Support group will meet July 16 Storm Riders, a free support group for people who have family members struggling with addiction, will meet at 7 p.m. at Memorial United Methodist Church, 101 S. Hess St., Quarryville. There is no cost to attend.
Ice cream social to be held July 17 Oxford United Methodist Church, 18 Addison St., will host a free ice cream social from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
Next Gen to host open house July 18 Next Gen Senior Center, 184 S. Lime St., Quarryville, will host an open house from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The center and its programs are available at no charge to people age 60 and older.
Mint's first director topic of July 20 talk Retired teacher, author, and historian Stephen J. Shaw will present a program about David Rittenhouse, the first director of the United States Mint. Rittenhouse was also a surveyor who laid out the borders between New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The program will be given during the meeting of the Southern Lancaster County Historical Society. The society will meet at 1:30 p.m. at the Archives, 1932 Robert Fulton Highway (Rt. 222). The meeting is open to the public; admission is free.
Ladies-only block shoot will be held on July 27 Lancaster County Sportsmen Association, 573 Hilldale Rd., will host a ladies-only block shoot. Doors open at noon; competition begins at 1 p.m. This is the first time the association has hosted a ladies-only block shoot.
Buffet breakfast to be served July 27 Oxford United Methodist Church, 18 Addison St., will host a buffet breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for children age three through 10; children younger than three may eat free.
Summit Hill Bluegrass will perform on July 27 Summit Hill Bluegrass band will perform at 7 p.m. at Huffnagle Park, Oak Ln., Quarryville. Admission is free. Please bring your own lawn chairs or blankets. If it rains, the concert will be at Memorial United Methodist Church, 101 S. Hess St., Quarryville.
Vacation Bible School set for July 28 - Aug. 1 Oxford United Methodist Church, 18 Addison St., will host The Incredible Race Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be classes for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. For more information or to register, call the church office at 610-932-9698.
Holocaust surviver to speak on July 30 Holocaust survivor and author David Tuck will present a program at the meeting of the World War II Oral History Club. The club will meet at 7 p.m. at St. Anne's Home, 3952 Columbia Ave., Columbia . The meeting is open to the public. admission is free.
Band will perform in concert on Aug. 31 Flip Side Big Band will perform at 7 p.m. at Huffnagle Park, Oak Ln., Quarryville. Admission is free. Please bring your own lawn chairs or blankets. If it rains, the concert will be at Memorial United Methodist Church, 101 S. Hess St., Quarryville.
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The Quarryville Library, 357 Buck Rd., has scheduled the following events and programs:
Tuesday, July 16: 10:30 a.m. to noon, Preschool Meetup. A casual, weekly meet-up for parents with preschool-age children. The program is best for children ages three through five and their caregivers. Older and younger siblings are welcome. 2 to 3 p.m., Phredd, A One-Man Ukelele Band. Enjoy ukulele strumming, harmonica wailing, suitcase drum kicking, quirky singer-songwriter of unmitigated joy performing original tunes about pirates, electric tricycles, monkeys and more. The performance is appropriate for all all ages. Registration is required.
Wednesday, July 17 10:30 a.m. to noon, Toddler Meet-Up. A casual meet-up for parents with toddlers. The program is best for ages one through three and their caregivers. Older siblings are welcome. 11 a.m. to noon, Mini Science. Science, technology, engineering and math games, activities and projects. Kids and their adult partners will explore something different each session. The program is appropriate for children entering grades K-2 with responsible adult. Registration requested. 1 to 2 p.m., Summer Sampler, Baby's First Story Time. Babies ages birth through 17 months will share stories, rhymes, and finger plays with adults. Babies must be accompanied by a caregiver. Other family members are welcome. Registration is requested. 6 to 7 p.m., Summer Lego Club. Build creations with the library's collection of Lego bricks and accessories. The program is for ages five and older; children under the age of three may watch if monitored by a responsible adult. closely monitored by a responsible adult.
Thursday, July 18 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., The Wonderful World of Words. A summer program for ages nine to 11 who are aspiring writers, poets, or just want to learn some new words. Join a local educator for books and activities for fun and for vocabulary enrichment. 6 to 7:30 p.m., Family Science Night. A night of hands-on science experimentation for the whole family. This program is hands-on, using kits provided by Agilent Technologies, that attendees get to keep at the end. Best for families with children ages 8 – 12 years of age. Registration required.
Friday, July 19 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Kids' Parachute Challenge. Popular parachute games and activities for ages seven through 12. 2 to 3:30 p.m., Teen-Led Clay and Drama Workshops. Some weeks you’ll work with clay, others you’ll learn acting techniques. Both topics are taught by skilled area teens. The program is for ages 10 and older. Please register in advance.
Saturday, July 20 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friends' Book Sale. The Friends of the Quarryville Library will hold their monthly book sale. This month's theme will be Christmas in July. 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Teen Board Games. Bring your favorite board game to share with the group. This program is for ages 12 through 19.
Tuesday, July 23 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friends' Book Sale. The Friends of the Quarryville Library will hold their monthly book sale. This month's theme will be Christmas in July. 10:30 a.m. to noon, Preschool Meetup. A casual, weekly meet-up for parents with preschool-age children. The program is best for children ages three through five and their caregivers. Older and younger siblings are welcome.
Wednesday, July 24 10:30 a.m. to noon, Toddler Meet-Up. A casual meet-up for parents with toddlers. The program is best for ages one through three and their caregivers. Older siblings are welcome. Book Club. The Book Club will meet at the library at 1:30 p.m. This month's book is The Chimes by Anna Small. The meeting is open to the public. 1 to 2 p.m., STEM for Tweens. A NASA-based engineering challenge for children in grades five through eight. Registration requested.
For more information about the library and its programs or to register for an event, call 717-786-1336, go to the library's website at www.quarryvillelibrary.org, or emailing email@example.com.
The Southern End Community Association, Park Ave., Quarryville, has scheduled the following programs: Tues., July 16: Pool closes at 4 p.m. for swim meet; Karate, 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. Wed., July 17: Senior Aquatics, 9 to 10 a.m.; Zumba, 7 to 8 p.m. Thurs., July 18: Karate, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Fri., July 19: Senior Aquatics, 9 to 10 a.m.; Teen Night at the pool, 7 to 9 p.m., admission is $8 per person. Sat. July 20: Zumba, 9 to 10 a.m. Mon., July 22: Senior Aquatics, 9 to 10 a.m., Zumba, 7 to 8 p.m. For more information about the programs, call SECA at 717-806-0123.