Opioid crisis series will start March 21 Middle Octorara Presbyterian Church, 1199 Valley Rd. (Rt. 372), will host a three-part series on the opioid crisis. The first session will be March 21 and will deal with the scope of the problem. The second session will be March 28 and will be about faith's place in recovery, and the third will be April 4 and will deal with opioid's impacts on the family. All sessions start at 7 p.m.
Buffet breakfast to be served March 23 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. The public is invited to attend.
Oak Ministry benefit breakfast March 30 RSVP by March 23 for the spring-themed buds and blossoms breakfast on March 30. The buffet will be served at Wesley Church, 1104 Kirkwood Pike, from 7 to 10 a.m. To make reservations, call 484-368-7268 or email@example.com with name, number attending and contact number. The breakfast is free but donations will be accepted to help fund outreach programs of The Oaks Ministry.
Benefit concert set for March 23 The Octorara Covenanter Presbyterian Foundation will host a benefit concert at 7 p.m., at Middle Octorara Presbyterian Church, 1199 Valley Rd. (Rt. 372). There will be performances by Charlie Zahm, Kendra Tozzo, and the Paloma School of Irish Dance. Tickets will be available at the door. There will be an open house at the historic Covenanter Church from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The Covenanter Church is across Valley Rd. from Middle Octorara Presbyterian Church.
Block shoot set for March 30 The West Willow Fire Company will host a block shoot at the Pequea Valley Sportsman Club, 195 Rawlinsville Rd., from 1 to 5 p.m. There will be cash and meat prizes. Admission is $5 at the door.
Free meal to be served March 30 Flowing Oil Café will serve a free meal at 5:30 p.m. at Faith Reformed Presbyterian Church, 611 Robert Fulton Highway, Quarryville. The public is invited to attend.
Spaghetti dinner to be held March 30 Members of Boy Scout Troop 91 will hold an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church Family Life Center, 1068 Chestnut Level Rd. For more information, call 717-419-5031.
Men's breakfast to be served March 31 Oxford United Methodist Church, 18 Addison St., will present its 56th annual men's Lenten program starting with a 7 a.m. service followed by a breakfast in the fellowship hall. Admission is free.
Indoor yard sale set for April 5 & 6 An indoor yard sale will be held at Wesley United Methodist Church, 40 W. Main St., Strasburg, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. To rent a space, call 717-371-8753 by March 25.
Turkey supper to be served April 6 Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church, 1713 Liberty Grove Rd., Colora, Md., will host a turkey supper from 4 to 6 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults and $5 for children age five to 12; children age four and younger may eat free. Takeouts will be $1 extra. Proceeds benefit local charities.
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The Quarryville Library, 357 Buck Rd., has scheduled the following wevents:
Tuesday, March 19 10:30 a.m. to noon, Preschool Meet-Up. A casual, weekly meet-up for parents with preschool-age children. Best for children ages three through five and their parents or caregivers. Older and younger siblings welcome. 6:30 – 7:30 pm: Invasive Species Management. Invasive plants can be incredibly damaging to our ecosystems and pose management problems. What are they and how do you take your land back from these pests? Learn the basics of invasive plant control from biologist Ryan Davis, the Pennsylvania Forests Program Manager for the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay. Wednesday, March 20 10:30 a.m. to noon, Toddler Meet-Up. A casual meet-up for parents with toddlers. A great way to meet other local parents and caregivers and for your toddler to make new friends. Best for children ages one through three and their caregivers. Older siblings are welcome. 4:30 to 5:15 p.m., Study Buddies. Students can practice spelling and reading skills with help from volunteers. Be sure to bring the spelling or vocabulary list that needs to be learned, or a book to read for practice. The program is limited to eight participants a week; register in advance to guarantee a spot. The program is for ages five through 10 who need extra guided help in spelling or reading.
Thursday, March 21 6 p.m., Eclectic Readers Book Sharing Group. Each participant will bring a different book and share a brief description of the book and their thoughts and/or recommendation. If attending, please contact the library at 717-786-1336 with your name, contact information and the title of the book you will be sharing with the group.
Friday, March 22 10:30 to 11 a.m., Wee Readers. A story time that also includes crafts and songs. The program is for ages one through five with their caregivers.
Saturday, March 23 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Book Sale. The Friends of the Quarryville Library will hold their monthly book sale. This sale will feature games and puzzles. Some baked goods will also be available. 10 to 11:30 a.m, STEM Saturday. This is a hands-on program using kits provided by Agilent Technologies. Participants can keep their kits at the end of the program. Limited to 12 participants, so registration is requested; walk-ins will be welcome as class size allows. The program is best for ages eight to 12. 1 to 4:30 p.m., Teen Dungeons & Dragons Club. The role-playing game club is for ages 12 through 19.
Tuesday, March 26 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Book Sale. The Friends of the Quarryville Library will hold their monthly book sale. This sale will feature games and puzzles. Some baked goods will also be available. 6 to 7:30 p.m., Writers' Series. Author Carol A. Park will cover the topic of creating three-dimensional main characters, character motivation, character arcs, conveying emotions and how your chosen point of view affects your characters. If time allows, she’ll also discuss crafting believable antagonists and interesting side characters.
Thursday, March 28 6 p.m., The Importance of Seeds. The Longwood Gardens Community Read Program will be a discussion of Thor Hanson’s book, The Triumph of Seeds with Kris Barry, owner of Groff’s Plant Farm. This year’s Longwood Gardens Community Read selection discusses how each part of a seed has a unique and very important role to fill in the life of the plant. You will also learn tips and tricks for starting seeds at home in anticipation of the garden season. A seed exchange will follow the discussion, so bring your extra seed packets.
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.