May 9 Community Calendar | Community News

Join the Healthy Adams County Fitness Task Force for a walking party on Wednesday, May 11 at the Gettysburg Day Spa, 730 Chambersburg Road. Stroll the old golf cart path, admire the ponds and nature, part of the Gettysburg National Military Park. Treasure hunt for all ages. The walk is two miles, a few hiking trails, mostly flat and paved, from 1 to 6 p.m. The walks are free and open to everyone, rain or shine, except in bad weather. Dogs on leash accepted. Email your questions to [email protected] or visit

Gettysburg United Methodist Church, 30 W. High St., hosts Lynn Deardoff, dementia/Alzheimer’s specialist from the Adams County Office of Aging, for a free workshop Thursday, May 19, from 1 p.m. 30 to 3:30 p.m., at Gettysburg UMC. Deardoff will talk about early detection and how to relate to, live with, and support people who show signs of this disease. Call the church at 717-334-3032 for more information.

Amberson, a gospel group from Pennsylvania with musical influences toward classic country, will perform in person on Sunday, May 15 at 10 a.m. at the Heidlersburg Church of the United Brethren in Christ, 2736 Heidlersburg Road. There is no admission charge, but a freewill offering will be received. After the concert there will be a covered lunch, bring a dish to share and your own cutlery.

Anyone who enjoys knitting/crocheting as a hobby or wants to learn how to knit is invited to join a group at Memorial Baptist Church, 1096 Biglerville Road, Gettysburg, the first and third Thursdays of each month from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. is free for camaraderie, fun and knitting. Call Marybeth at 484-505-0470 for more information.

The Gettysburg Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Store, 10 Lincoln Square, will carry prom dresses priced at $10 to $40 through May 17. Wedding dresses are also available. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

The local chapter of RU Recovery Ministries meets at 7 p.m. every Friday at Lighthouse Baptist Church, 80 Apple Ave., Gettysburg. RU is a faith-based addiction recovery program. Whether you or someone you know is having difficulty, you are welcome. There are no fees, commitments or prerequisites to attend. There is daycare and children’s programs run by licensed staff. For more information, go to or call Jeremy at 717-745-7375.

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 the alcohol problems of others. Everyone is welcome. Parking behind the church. Enter through the side door under the portico, go straight to the stairs or the elevator. At the top of the stairs, go through the door on the right to a large room with several tables.

Just for Today Al-Anon Family Group offers support to those affected by someone else’s drinking. Meetings are held Mondays, 7-8 p.m., in the Music Room of St. James Lutheran Church, 109 York Street, Gettysburg. Park on the church grounds or on the street. Enter through the Stratton Street entrance. Follow the sign to the bedroom. Mandatory masks.

The Adams County Farmer’s Market, 108 N. Stratton St., Gettysburg, is open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through October with free parking accessible from North Stratton Street.

A Blossom Festival is scheduled for May 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the National Apple Museum, Biglerville, sponsored by the Biglerville Historical and Preservation Society, with 36 vendors, food trucks, face painting, a book signing, the Pa. Apple Queen, music by the Derr family and the Gettysburg Generation Big Band, orchard tours on horseback and wagon, tours of the Apple Museum and gift shop. Family event. Free parking and entry.

The girlfriends (formerly Red Hat group) will meet at the Elkhorn on Tuesday, May 17 at 5:30 p.m. Judy’s program.

Biglerville seniors will meet on Wednesday, May 11 at 12:30 p.m. at the Hunterstown Diner. New members are always welcome.

Benders Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1385 Rentzel Road, will be hosting a garage sale on Saturday, June 11, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Retail spaces are available. Call Josie at 717-677-8297 for more information or to reserve a spot.

The Biglerville Community Yard Sale is June 4, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the Farm Show Milkshake Truck and Taco Trailer Food Truck at 99 N. Main St., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Maps and info 98 N. Main St. Text 717-262-8960 with address if attending. People outside the borough can set up at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church by calling 717-677-6365 ahead of time.

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

The Gettysburg High School Class of 1953 will meet for lunch on Thursday, May 12 at 11:30 a.m. at the Gettysburg Family Restaurant, York Road.

New members are invited to join a group of Mah Jongg players who meet Mondays at 11:30 a.m. at the YWCA on Fairfield Road.

The Gettysburg Woman’s Club will hold its May meeting at Hoss’s on Wednesday, May 11 at 11:30 a.m. New members and guests welcome. Call Suzanne @ 717-677-8362 for reservations.

The Gettysburg United Methodist Church clothing closet, 30 W. High St., is open and stocked with spring and summer clothing starting at 0.25 cents. Open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. See Judy or Cory to volunteer.

The Gettysburg High School Class of 1949 will meet for lunch on Wednesday, May 11 at Hoss’s house at noon.

Gettysburg High School, Class of 1961, will meet for dinner May 10 at 6 p.m. at the Hunterstown Diner.

The Gettysburg Walking Club will meet in Greist Park, York Springs on Tuesday, May 10 at 10 a.m. to walk the area. For more information, call 717-339-9389. All welcome.

The monthly turkey dinner with dessert, $10, take-out only, will be held Sunday, May 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Parish Center, behind the church, 106 Carlisle St., with handicapped entrance at 101 , N. Peters St. This will be the last dinner until September. The Thrift Shop will be open during dinner with everything half price.

The second annual Plant Sale at the Blue Ridge Summit Free Library plaza takes place on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. There will be native plants, perennials, flowering annuals, herbs, heirloom vegetables, hanging baskets and Mother’s Day planter mixes. Due to the rainy forecast, it will be under tents.

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