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NOW THRU WED., AUG. 5 - The Lancaster County Office of Aging  will offer free aquatic exercise classes at the Leola Community Pool, 23 East Main Street, Leola, Mondays and Wednesdays, at 12:00 noon. For participants 60 years of age or older. Registration required at pool site. No membership required.

WED., JULY 29 - Game Day will be held at Keystone Village, North State Street, Ephrata, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. For more info., call Gene Consylman at 717-733-8373,

THURS., JULY 30 - Free Community Meal at Bethany United Church of Christ, 140 East Main Street, Ephrata. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Serving at 6:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For more info., call 717-733-4134.

FRI., JULY 31 - A “Patriots for God and Republic” meeting will be held by the concert pavilion in Ephrata Boro park, Cocalico Drive, at 7:00 p.m., led by Ken Brenneman. Seminar will discuss issues of the day. For more info. or to RSVP, contact Ken at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

SAT., AUG. 1 - A “Kids Carnival” will be held at the Amvets, 614 South State Street, Ephrata, from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Games and food for kids and all. For more info., call Betty Evans at 717-209-0325.

SAT., AUG. 1 - The Ephrata Cloister will host a bus trip to New York City to see Ellis Island. There is a cost. Bus departs from the Cloister at 7:30 a.m. and returns at 11:30 p.m. For more info. or to make reservations, call 717-733-6600.

SAT., AUG. 1 - The Reinholds Fire Company will celebrate 100 years of service to the community with a parade and celebration. The parade will begin at 12:00 noon with a celebration to follow at the fire station on West Main Street, Reinholds.

SAT., AUG. 1 - Bethany United Church of Christ is planning a Car Wash at Martin’s Country Market, 1717 West Main Street, Ephrata, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Proceeds benefit a mission trip to Back Bay Mission in Biloxi, Mississippi.

SAT., AUG. 1 - The Reinholds Station Trinity Chapel Preservation Committee will be presenting its annual Craft Fair from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., located along Route 897 in the Village of Reinholds. For more info., call 717-336-6846.

SAT., AUG. 1 - The Caernarvon Fire Company is hosting their annual Pancake and Sausage Breakfast from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. There is a cost. Takeouts available.

SUN., AUG. 2 - THURS., AUG. 6 - New Life Fellowship will hold Everest Vacation Bible School at 420 East Fulton Street, Ephrata, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each day. For children age three to those who have completed grade five. For more info. or to register, call 717-738-0963.

SUN., AUG. 2 - The Historic Ephrata Cloister will hold its Annual Ice Cream Social from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 632 West Main Street, Ephrata. There is a cost for tickets. For more info. or tickets, call 717-733-6600. Proceeds benefit the educational programs of the Ephrata Cloister.

SUN., AUG. 2 - The Hahnstown United Zion Church will host a concert with the Horst Brothers at 7:00 p.m. Bring chairs. For more info., call 717-381-8878 or 717-572-8394.

MON., AUG. 3 - Lifetree Café will show “Faith and Science” at Keystone Villa, 100 North State Street, Ephrata, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Free to the public. For more info., call Rob at 717-733-1229.

MON., AUG. 3 - FRI., AUG. 7 - Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Brownstown, will present Hometown Nazareth: Where Jesus Was a Kid, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For more info. or to pre-register, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

MON., AUG. 3 - FRI., AUG. 7 - Grace E. C. Church and House of Blessings, 131 Terrace Avenue, Ephrata, will hold a Vacation Bible School, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for children ages four through grade five. To register, call Lisa at 717-381-9922.

TUES., AUG. 4 - The Ephrata Area Women’s Connection will meet at the Foxchase Golf Club, 300 Stevens Road, Stevens, at 11:45 a.m. The meeting is titled, “Victory Over Clutter.” There is a cost. For reservations, call Ruth Lausch at 717-733-3979 or Jan Moyer at 717-721-3627. Free childcare by reservation.

THURS., AUG. 6 - Free Community Meal at First United Methodist Church, 68 North Church Street, Ephrata. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Serving at 6:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For more info., call 717-733-4134.

SAT., AUG. 8 - The Ephrata Merchants Association will hold an Ephrata Deck Crawl with the choice of either a Siesta Tour or a Sunset Tour, both with optional start times and locations. There is a cost. For ages 21 and over. For more info. or to purchase tickets, call 717-875-1945.

SAT., AUG. 8 - Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue will hold its monthly “Meet and Greet the Goldens” from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at 60 Vera Cruz Road, Reinholds. No admission charge. For more info., contact Inza Adams at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 717-484-4799.

SUN., AUG. 9 - The Hahnstown United Zion Church will hold a concert at 6:30 p.m. with the Lebanon Valley Band. Bring chairs. For more info., call 717-381-8878 or 717-572-8394.

MON., AUG. 10, 17, 24 & 31 - The Adamstown Area Library, 3000 North Reading Road, Adamstown, will hold a program, “Conversational German” with Joseph Hirt from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Bring a notebook and a pen or pencil. For adults and teens only. For more info. or to register, call 717-484-4200.

MON., AUG. 10 - The Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver’s Support Group will meet at Garden Spot Village, 433 South Kinzer Avenue, New Holland, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. For more info., call Joanne Morton at 717-355-6076 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

MON., AUG. 10 - Lifetree Café will show “Stuck in a Rut?” at Keystone Villa, 100 North State Street, Ephrata, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Free to the public. For more info., call Rob at 717-733-1229.

THURS., AUG. 13 - Free Community Meal at First United Methodist Church, 68 North Church Street, Ephrata. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Serving at 6:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For more info., call 717-733-4134.

THURS., AUG. 13 - The Low Vision Support Group will meet at Garden Spot Village, 433 South Kinzer Avenue, New Holland, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The program is free and open to the public. For more info., call Judy Shaffer at 717-355-6259.

SAT., AUG. 15 - The family of the late Anna Zimmerman will hold a reunion at the Denver Park Pavilion #1 starting at 1:00 p.m. Bingo will be played. Come and enjoy.

MON., AUG. 17 - Lifetree Café will show “Facing Your Fears” at Keystone Villa, 100 North State Street, Ephrata, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Free to the public. For more info., call Rob at 717-733-1229.

THURS., AUG. 20 - Free Community Meal at First United Methodist Church, 68 North Church Street, Ephrata. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Serving at 6:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For more info., call 717-733-4134.

SAT., AUG. 22 - The 10th Annual VA Hospice Benefit Ride will meet at the Lititz American Legion, 109 North Broad Street, Lititz. Register at 10:00 a.m. Kickstands up at 12:00 noon. There is a cost. For more info., call 717-626-9906.

SUN., AUG. 23 - The Open Fun Show will be held at the Friendly Horseman’s Club, Stevens, at 8:00 a.m. For more info. or to register, call Kriss Phelps at 717-475-3047.

MON., AUG. 24 - The Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at Garden Spot Village, 433 South Kinzer Avenue, New Holland, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Open to all persons with Parkinson’s and their caregivers, family and friends. For more info., call Judy Shaffer at 717-355-6259 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

MON., AUG. 24 - Lifetree Café will show “A Reason to Live” at Keystone Villa, 100 North State Street, Ephrata, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Free to the public. For more info., call Rob at 717-733-1229.

TUES., AUG. 25 - The Warwick Education Foundation invites golfers to participate in the 15th Annual Golf Classic at Fairview Golf Course. Registration begins at 12:00 noon and golf starts at 1:00 p.m. Dinner, raffles and prizes follow at 6:00 p.m. Register by Monday, August 10 by calling 717-285-3141.

THURS., AUG. 27 - Free Community Meal at First United Methodist Church, 68 North Church Street, Ephrata. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Serving at 6:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For more info., call 717-733-4134.

THURS., AUG. 27 - Community Dinner at Wiest UM Methodist Church, 48 North King Street, Schoeneck, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Fun, fellowship and food.

MON., AUG. 31 - Lifetree Café will show “Blowing the Whistle on Abuse” at Keystone Villa, 100 North State Street, Ephrata, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Free to the public. For more info., call Rob at 717-733-1229.

TUES., SEPT. 1 - The Ephrata Area Women’s Connection will meet at the Foxchase Golf Club, 300 Stevens Road, Stevens, at 11:45 a.m. The meeting is titled, “Lasting Promise.” There is a cost. For reservations, call Ruth Lausch at 717-733-3979 or Jan Moyer at 717-721-3627. Free childcare by reservation.

SAT., SEPT. 19 - The 3rd Annual Family Outdoor Sports Day and Picnic will be held by the Cocalico Sportsmen’s Association at 585 Sportsman Road, Denver. Instructors available from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Picnic from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There is a cost. For more info. or tickets, call 717-333-0649 or 717-336-5265.

SUN., SEPT. 27 - The Arabian Horse Showcase Festival will be held at Crescendo Training Centre, LLC, 288 South Fairmount Road, Ephrata, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Rain or shine. Admission is free.

THURS., OCT. 8 - Fairmount Homes, 1100 Farm Crest Drive, Ephrata, will hold a Health Expo from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more info., call 717-354-1895.

SAT., OCT. 10 - Big John Nolt Chicken BBQ Dinner to benefit the Schoeneck Fire Company, 125 North King Street, Denver, from 9:00 a.m. to ? There is a cost. For more info., call 717-336-6767.

SAT., OCT. 24 - Soup and Sub Sale at the Schoeneck Fire Company, 125 North King Street, Denver, from 8:00 a.m. until sold out. There is a cost. For more info., call 717-336-6767.

SAT., NOV. 21 - Craft Show to benefit the Schoeneck Fire Company, 125 North King Street, Denver, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For more info., call 717-336-6767.

FIRST MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH – Meeting of the Cocalico Creek Watershed Association, 7:00 p.m. at the Cocalico Sportsman Club Building on Sportsman Road, just north of Reinholds.

SECOND MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH – Memory Loss Support Group meet from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the 3rd floor Conference Room at Lancaster General Health Suburban Outpatient Pavilion. For more info., call Shelby Swartley at 717-544-3280.

THIRD MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH – The Cancer Support Group meets at the Ephrata Cancer Center, 460 North Reading Road, Ephrata. For more information call Ephrata Cancer Center at 717-738-4070.

THIRD MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH – Tri-County Scrollers meet from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Stevens Fire Hall. All Scrollers, lathe turners and decorative woodburning are welcome. For info call Charles Long, President, at 717-733-1004.

SECOND AND FOURTH MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH Ephrata Cloister Toastmasters meet at the WellSpan Ephrata Hospital, 6:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. For more info., call 717-336-0321.

SECOND AND FOURTH MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH – East Cocalico Lions Club meeting held at Reamstown Fire Hall, 12 West Church Street, starting at 6:30 p.m. For info call 717-336-5311.

FOURTH MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH – Grief and Loss Support Group at Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church, 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. For more info., call 888-262-8545 or 717-285-2639.

EVERY TUESDAY - Hosanna Church, 29 Green Acre Road, Lititz, will host a weekly one-hour meeting to provide support for those who are providing care for others. There is no cost to attend. For more info., call 717-626-2560.

EVERY TUESDAY - Akron Church of the Brethren, 613 Main Street, Akron, will hold “Walking Down God’s Path” at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome. For more info., call 717-859-2156.

EVERY TUESDAY – Al-Anon Family Group, 12 Step Program of Recovery, United Methodist Church, 120 West Main Street, New Holland, 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

EVERY TUESDAY – Al-Anon Family Group, 12 Step Program of Recovery, Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center, 1500 Highland Drive, Lititz, 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

EVERY OTHER TUESDAY PATH will meet at Ephrata Reformed Presbyterian Church, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. For more information call Patty at 717-682-9976.

FIRST TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH – The Worship Center, 2384 New Holland Pike, Lancaster, is offering “Standing Together” a cancer support group to those with cancer, their caregivers and cancer survivors, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

FIRST AND THIRD TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH – Bible Study Group at the Lititz Church of the Brethren, 300 West Orange Street, Lititz, at 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., in classroom #218. All are invited to attend.

SECOND TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH – Brownstown Young At Heart Seniors meet at the Ephrata Diner at 11:30 a.m. There is a cost. All seniors are welcome. For more info., call Abe Shrom at 717-859-1091.

THIRD TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH - Loyal Christian Benefit Association (LCBA) Local Branch 1557 holds monthly meetings at 6:00 p.m. at the Udder Choice Restaurant. New members welcome. Bring a friend.

THIRD TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH – PALS (Pregnancy After Loss Support Group) is open to anyone pregnant after a miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss. Meets at the Lancaster General Health Campus, second floor Pain Center, 2100 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. For more info., contact Share of Lancaster at 717-823-2789.

SECOND AND FOURTH TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH – New Holland Lions Club meeting at Yoder’s Restaurant, New Holland, at 6:30 p.m. For more info or to get involved with the Lions Club, contact Les Prizer at 717-354-2748.

EVERY TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY Pre-school story time at 10:00 a.m. for children ages 2 to 6 at Adamstown Area Library, 3000 North Reading Road, Adamstown.

EVERY WEDNESDAY (DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR) - Bible Fellowship Church of Ephrata, located at the corner of Fulton Street and Diamond Station Road, Ephrata, will hold Awana from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Awana provides fun time learning about the Bible, Jesus and God.

EVERY WEDNESDAY - St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, 222 North Broad Street (Route 501-N), Lititz, serves a Free Lunch from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome. All ages. For more info., call 717-626-7100.

EVERY WEDNESDAY – Al-Anon Family Group, 12 Step Program of Recovery – Hope United Methodist Church, 3474 Rothsville Road, Ephrata, 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

EVERY WEDNESDAY – Overeaters Anonymous meeting at Ephrata Community Hospital, Cafeteria Conference Room, at 7:00 p.m. For more info., call 717-391-2950.

EVERY WEDNESDAY – Gam-Anon Meeting every Wednesday evening, 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Ephrata Church of the Brethren, 201 Crescent Avenue, Ephrata. For more info., call Shirley at 717-413-6789.

THIRD WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH – Historic Conservation Trust of the Ephrata Area will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Old Railroad Station in Ephrata. The public is invited. Use the rear entrance of the building.

THIRD WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH – Vietnam Veterans of America, Lancaster County, Chapter 1008 meets at the Park City Community Room at 7:00 p.m.

FOURTH WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH – Epilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania will host a support group meeting at Lancaster General Hospital in Stager Room 5 on Duke Street from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Meetings are free and open to the public. For more info. or to register, call Kerri Michnya at 1-800-887-7165 ext. 104.

FIRST AND THIRD WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH – Lititz United Methodist Church in partnership with Bethany Christian Services invites you to The Adoptive Parents’ Group meeting at Lititz United Methodist Church, 201 East Market Street, Lititz, 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Adoptive families in all stages of the adoption journey are welcome. Free childcare is provided. For more info call Kelly Kirk-Wentzel at 717-808-4138.

EVERY THURSDAY - Akron Grace Church, 101 North 7th Street, Akron, will hold Thursday Worship from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. For more info., call Pastor Les Cool at 717-951-8433 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

EVERY THURSDAY – East Cocalico Church of the Brethren, 4 Bunker Hill Road, Reamstown, Ladies’ Bible Study, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. For more info., call 717-336-7616.

EVERY THURSDAY LAPSIT and Toddler program at 10:30 a.m. A program with stories, music fingerplays and crafts for ages 2 to 3. At the Adamstown Area Library, 3000 North Reading Road, Adamstown.

EVERY THURSDAY – Al-Anon Family Group, 12 Step Program of Recovery, Ephrata Community Hospital, 169 Martin Avenue, Ephrata, use main entrance, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

EVERY THURSDAY – Al-Anon Family Group, 12 Step Program of Recovery, St. James Catholic Church, 505 Woodcrest Avenue, Lititz, 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

SECOND THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH – Blainsport Women’s Fellowship in the Fellowship Hall of Blainsport Mennonite Church, 85 South Blainsport Road, Reinholds, 9:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Nursery care and pre-school classes are provided.

SECOND AND FOURTH THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH - A M.O.M. Group will be held at Ephrata Church of the Nazarene from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Childcare will be provided for school aged children. There is a cost.

SECOND AND FOURTH THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH – Ephrata Area Sertoma Club meets at the Ephrata Diner, Route 272 and Rothsville Road, Ephrata, for meetings from 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Come join them! For more info., call Lorraine at 717-368-0318.

THIRD THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH - Cocalico Area Women’s Christian Fellowship will hold a meeting at Weaver’s Banquet Hall. Meal served at 12:00 noon. There is a cost. Reservations are required. Call Jeanne Lorah at 717-336-2499.

THIRD THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH – MOMS Club of Ephrata Monthly Business Meeting and Social, 10:00 a.m. at the Ephrata Public Library in the Multi-Purpose Room. For more info. email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

EVERY FRIDAY - Live Country Music at the Denver Fire Hall, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. For more info., call 717-738-3323.

FIRST AND THIRD FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH - St. James Catholic Church, 505 Woodcrest Avenue, Lititz, will hold Memory Café (a memory support group), at 6:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. For more info., call Mary Read at 717-333-0689 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

SECOND FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH – Lovin’ Lititz Every 2nd in downtown Lititz on Main and Broad Streets, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sponsored by Downtown Lititz Merchants. For more info., call 717-626-6332.

FIRST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH - Faith United Evangelical Lutheran Church, 357 Walnut Street, Denver, will distribute food to families in need, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. For more info., call 717-336-2141.

SECOND SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH - Free Clothing Giveaway at Bible Fellowship Church of Ephrata, 491 Peach Road, Ephrata, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. For more info., call the church at 717-733-2526.

SECOND SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH – Widow 2 Widow in Room #132 at Worship Center, 2384 New Holland Pike, Lancaster, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. A ministry to bring comfort, support, encouragement and guidance to women who have lost their husbands through death. For more info contact Elaine Severein at 717-397-1272.

SECOND, THIRD AND FOURTH SATURDAY EVERY MONTH – East Cocalico Church of the Brethren Men’s Bible Study meets 7:00 a.m. at the church at Bunker Hill Road, Reamstown. Call 717-336-7616 for details.

SECOND AND FOURTH SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH – Paws to Read, holds three sessions at 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 11:00 a.m. at the Lititz Public Library, 651 Kissel Hill Road, Lititz.

EVERY SUNDAY Celebrate Recovery, at Ephrata Church of the Nazarene, 30 East Main Street, Ephrata, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Call 717-733-2000.

EVERY SUNDAY - Non-denominational Bible Talks will be held at the YMCA, 123 North Shirk Road, New Holland, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, February 1 through Sunday, March 8. Everyone is welcome. For more info., call S. Shaw or D. Wentz at 717-978-9780 or 573-579-8225.

EVERY SUNDAY – Al-Anon Family Group, 12th Step Program of Recovery, Zion Lutheran Church, 18 Quarry Road, Leola, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

THIRD SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH - Motorcycle Show and Breakfast Ride to Amvets Post 136, 614 South State Street, Ephrata. Best in show gets a free breakfast! For more info., call 717-738-1367.

THIRD SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH THRU SEPTEMBER - Cushion Peak Rod and Gun Club, 180 Vinemont Road, Reinholds, will hold a 3D Archery Shoot, from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. There is a cost. For more info., call 610-670-9558.

FOURTH SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH (SEPT. THRU APRIL) - Reamstown Fire Company, 12 West Church Street, Reamstown, will hold a Breakfast at the Fire house, from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

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