Volunteers needed for Alcohol Awareness Day

True or False: Drinking alcohol can only hurt you if you are an alcoholic? The answer is false: Men who drink more than 14 drinks per week and women who drink more than seven drinks per week are at greater risk for significant health and other alcohol-related problems, even if they are not alcoholic. Many people are simply not aware of these and other risk factors. However, early screening for alcohol-related health problems can reduce those risks.

National Alcohol Screening Day will be observed on Thursday, April 6 in Chester County and volunteers are needed to provide information to area residents. Throughout the county Free, Anonymous and Confidential screenings will be offered to anyone interested in learning if their use of alcohol might have negative effects on their health, their families, and their lives. Volunteers will receive free training on alcohol use and health risks and will be prepared to provide information to others in a one-to-one format. For more information on how you could volunteer, please contact Priscilla Weishew at 215-345-6644 or 1-800-221-6333.

John Zook calendars on display

The Historical Society of Salisbury Township presents John Zook's Calendars from his collection of one for every year in the Twentieth Century depicting the art ad culture of the times. Display will be held on March 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Salisbury Township Municipal Building, 5581 Old Philadelphia Pike, Gap.

Atglen Seniors to meet

The March meeting of SURF, Seniors United for Recreation and Fellowship will meet on Wednesday, March 15 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Penningtonville Presbyterian Church, Main Street and Ridge Avenue, Atglen. This is a time of fun and fellowship with various activities and crafts offered each month. As usual, a light lunch will be served. All seniors in the Atglen area are cordially invited to join with us. We look forward to seeing you there. For information or transportation, please call the church office at 610-593-2173.

Library story time set

Come join the fun! Moores Memorial Library, 326 North Bridge Street, Christiana, offers a Story Time every Thursday at 1:30 p.m. for 3-7 year olds. Join us for stories, crafts, puppets and more. Our Jan. theme is "Winter Wonders." Home school parents are invited to supplement their home school program with Story Time. For more information, call 610-593-6683 after 1 p.m.

Support Group offered

A self-help group struggling with stress, tension, anxiety, panic, depression, fatigue, sleep problems, worry, angel, fears, helplessness, hopelessness, and other related conditions. Recovery, Inc. is a non-profit organization. No fee required. For more information, contact Recovery, Inc. at 215-332-0722.

Octorara Community Recreation events slated

March Madness Basketball Tournament will be on Saturday, March 11: The Hot Shot contest starts at 10 a.m. and the 3 on 3 tournament starts at 1 p.m. The tournament will be held at the West Fallowfield Community Center.

The Annual Beef and Beer Fundraiser will be Friday, March 17, 7 p.m. to midnight at the Christiana American Legion in Christiana. Be Irish for a Night! There will be karaoke, door prizes and giveaways, and catering by Triple Fresh.

Visit www.OctoraraRec.com for complete details or call 610-593-5963.

Weight Watchers in Cochranville held

Are you looking for a Weight Watchers program in Cochranville? The OCRC is looking for a group of at least 20 people interested in a weight watcher's program. The program would be held at the West Fallowfield Community Center, 3095 Limestone Road, Cochranville. If you are interested or would like more information, contact Shelly Hurley at 610-593-5963 ext. 4438.

Parkesburg Fire Co. Auxiliary to hold meeting

The Parkesburg Fire Company Auxiliary will be holding an Open Membership Night Monday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Parkesburg Borough Hall. Membership is a $2 annual fee. Light refreshments will be served. Come out and meet the current members and see what the Auxiliary does for the Fire Company and for the community.

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