Community Calendar for March 15 | Community News

Veterans of the Army Air Corp, Army Air Force, Air Force will meet for breakfast Thursday at 9 am at Dunlap’s Restaurant, Buford Avenue, Gettysburg, across from the post office. All veterans are invited.

The Adams County Bar Association is sponsoring its ninth annual essay and scholarship contest. Any high school senior in Adams County who has at least a B average and is considering a legal career is welcome to submit an essay on this year’s theme, “The Constitution in Times of Change.” First place winner to receive $2,500; second place, $1,500; and $500 will be awarded up to three honorable mentions. Winners will be announced in a ceremony in the Historic Courtroom of the Adams County Bar Association on Friday, April 29 at 1 pm Entries are due by Monday, April 4. For more information and applications, contact the Adams County Bar Association at 717-337 -9812 or visit

St. Francis Xavier Parish will host its 11th annual Lenten Fish Fry Dinners on Fridays, March 18 and 25, and April 1, 5-7 pm, at Xavier Center, 465 Table Rock Road, Gettysburg. Dine-in or take-out available. Call 717-334-4048, 845-325-5916, or visit, for menu, more information and updates.

Adams County Literacy Council and Murder Mysteries Will Travel will present “Sour Grapes” on Friday, April 8, at 6 pm, at the Looking Barn, Littlestown. This mystery, dinner, and dessert fundraiser will be catered by Country Class Catering with cash bar by Brookmere Winery. Tickets are $55. Adult education programs will benefit from the proceeds. For more information, call Alison at 717-479-7032.

Al Anon meets Tuesdays at noon at the Gettysburg Presbyterian Church, 208 Baltimore St. The 12-step program is for friends and family concerned about drinking problems of others. All are welcome. Parking behind the church. Enter through side door under the portico, go straight to stairs or elevator. At stair top, go through door to right to large room with several tables.

Just for Today Al-Anon Family Group offers support to those affected by someone else’s drinking. Meetings are Mondays, 7-8 pm in the Music Room at St. James Lutheran Church, 109 York St., Gettysburg. Park in church lot or on the street. Enter through Stratton Street entrance. Follow sign to room. Masks required.

The YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County is hosting the 22nd Annual Callies Awards program, March 17, 7- 8:30 pm Keynote speaker will be Jen Bryant, author and Gettysburg College graduate. The Outstanding Adams County Young Woman scholarship will also be awarded. Zoom link — or Meeting ID: 865 6250 8006; Passcode: 811840.

Cashtown Community Lions Club Talent Show is open to Adams County students, first through 12th grades. Cash prizes. Auditions are March 25 at 7 pm; rehearsal, April 8, 7 pm; and show, April 9, 7 pm For more information, contact Gary Rebert at 717-334-3050 or

The East Berlin Area Community Center will host a meatloaf platter take out fundraiser. Price per meal is $10, which includes mashed potatoes, green beans with ham, and roll. Orders must be made no later than March 18 for pick up March 24, between 3 pm and 6 pm Call East Berlin Area Community Center at 717-259-8848 to order or for more information.

East Berlin Area Community Center, 405 North Ave., is holding an Indoor Yard Sale, March 16, 17, 18 and 19. Wednesday, 9 am to 3 pm, $10 per bag; Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., $5 per bag; Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., $3 per bag; and Saturday, 8 am to 12 noon, pay $5 admission and take as many items as you want.

The Fairfield Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets Wednesdays at 7 pm at 201 W. Main St. This is a closed meeting.

The Gettysburg High School Class of 1960 will meet for lunch at Gettysburg Family Restaurant, York Road, on Thursday, March 17, at 11:30 am All classmates, spouses and friends are welcome.

The Men’s Interfaith Fellowship will meet at noon on Wednesday at the Gettysburg Presbyterian Church. The speaker will be Rev. John VanMeerbeke, pastor of Living Hope Presbyterian Church. All men are welcome.

The Gettysburg High School Class of 1958 will meet Thursday, March 17, at 11:30 am at Hoss’s, York Road. All classmates, spouses and friends are welcome.

Gettysburg VFW Post 15 Auxiliary is hosting a Chili Cook Off fundraiser open to the public on March 19 at the VFW Post 15, 369 E. Middle St. Cost is $10 to enter and $5 to judge. Cash prizes for the winners. To enter or judge, call Linda at 717-398-7119.

The Gettysburg Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop, 10 Lincoln Square, is holding a half-price clothing sale until March 26. All winter clothing, purses, and shoes are included.

The Hanover Area Arts Guild is hosting the 40th Annual Student Art Show at the Gallery, 32 Carlisle St. Students’ artwork from local middle and high schools are on display through March 19, including Bermudian Springs Middle and High schools, Hanover Middle and High schools , New Oxford High School, Southwestern Middle and High schools, and Spring Grove High School. Hours are Tuesday—Friday, 12-5 pm, and Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm For more information, call 717-632-2521 or visit

Heidlersburg Fire Company, 2720 Heidlersburg Road, Gettysburg, will host a Roast Beef and Fried Oyster Carry-Out Only Dinner on March 19, 3-6 pm Dinner consists of roast beef and fried oysters or fried shrimp or fried fish patty, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, corn and dessert. Cost per dinner is $20. Orders accepted on site that day only. No pre-orders accepted.

The Heidlersburg Fire Company, 2720 Heidlersburg Road, Gettysburg will host bingo on Sunday, March 27. Doors open at 12 noon; bingo starts at 1:30 pm Regular and games of chance. Limited food available. Call Dawn at 717-677-8029 for more information.

Flohrs Cemetery Association request all grave site decorations, including Christmas and Easter decorations, be removed by May 1, to prepare for the upcoming mowing season. The cemetery association will not be responsible for items left on grave sites after May 1.

The Immaculate Conception Parish monthly turkey dinner with dessert, $10, take out only, will be held Sunday, March 20, 11 am to 2 pm at the parish center, behind Immaculate Conception Church, 106 Carlisle St., with handicap entrance at 101 N Peter St. The April dinner will be held the second Sunday, April 10, due to Easter being the third Sunday.

The Wenksville Cemetery Association requests all overwintered grave decorations be removed by April 2. Easter flowers may be placed on or after Palm Sunday, April 10.

Mikele Stillman will be the featured speaker at the annual dinner meeting of Ye Olde Sulfur Spa Historical Society on March 21 at 6:30 pm at the York Springs Fire Hall. Stillman will speak about Alice Roosevelt. The public is invited to attend. Tickets for the stuffed chicken breast dinner and speaker are $20 per person; orders must be made by March 11 by calling 717-528-4869.

The 36th Annual Friends of Legal Services Book Sale drop-off days are Saturdays, May 14 and 21, 9 am to 1 pm at the Chambersburg Mall to donate new and used books of all types, artwork, CDs including audio books, DVDs, sheet music, puzzles, and board games. Do not drop off encyclopedias or textbooks. Proceeds help provide legal services in civil cases to local low-income families. Follow the signs to the drop-off site entrance; volunteers will help unload books. Receipts for tax purposes available on request.


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