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October – November 2014

Rescue Mission Food Drive
Oct 24 – Dec 20 all-day

373 West Market St, York, PA 17401

The York Rescue Mission along with our friends; Lancaster Water Street Ministries, Dauphin Bethesda Rescue Mission and Lebanon Rescue Mission are planning our Annual Rescue Mission Food Drive (RMFD) through Dec 20. You can help by shopping for the Mission. All food collected in York County stays in York County. Drop off your donations at the York Rescue Mission, all M&T Bank Branches, all Turkey Hill Minit Marts or the York Newspaper Company. FMI: or 717-812-1692

Fill the Trailer- food drive
Nov 11 – Dec 8 all-day

5971 Division Highway
Gap, Pennsylvania 17555
United States

Fill the trailer and help feed the hungry at Bridgeville E.C. Church. Trailer will be open for people to drop off food items to benefit local food banks. It will be there through Dec. 8th. Help us help those in need.

And Then There Were 12 !
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 23 @ 10:00 pm

Ephrata Business Center., 400 W Main St, Ephrata, PA 17522

Born to be Different Productions Presents a drama for the whole family to benefit Hands of Compassion Children’s home and Love and Compassion Children’s home in Guatemala.

Family Support Group of No Longer Alone Ministries
Nov 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Rossmere Mennonite Church, 741 Janet Ave, Lancaster, PA 17601

Bringing hope and encouragement for family and friends of persons living with mental illness. Nov topic is Practicing good self-care through the holidays, presented by Bob Musser, NLAM Program Director. Care and Share groups follow presentation. FMI:  390-4891.

Welsh & Thanksgiving Hymn Concert
Nov 23 @ 4:30 pm

Neffsville Mennonite Church, 2371 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601

A Thanksgiving and Welsh Hymn Concert: vigorous congregational singing will be led by Glenn Lehman, assisted by the Harmonies Vocal Ensemble, the Bravura Brass quintet, and organ. A suggested $5 donation at the door will defray expenses and benefit

Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Nov 27 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Columbia United Methodist Church, 510 Walnut St, Columbia, PA 17512

All are welcome. Free transportation will be provided within the Columbia area. Help those who need a family at Thanksgiving: bring them. FMI: 717-684-2356 or or visit Columbia United Methodist Church on Facebook

Celebrate Recovery
Nov 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Conestoga Valley Church of Christ, 2045 Horseshoe Rd, Lancaster, PA 17602

Celebrate Recovery is a program for those who struggle with addictions of all kinds, not just drugs and alcohol – fear, anxiety, anger, or guilt. Give it a try. You have nothing to lose but your addiction. Please join us for this Christ centered Recovery Program every Thurs; registration is not required. FMI: 717-842-0088, 717-393-4281, or by email,

Touch-A-Truck event
Nov 28 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

901 Eden Road
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17601
United States

Touch-A-Truck is designed to engage families in a fun-filled day (post turkey and while mom is busy Black Friday shopping!) of learning about and interacting with some of the most interesting “vehicles” around. We’ll have everything from fire trucks to earth movers, agricultural equipment and even the Life Lion EMS Mobile Intensive Care Unit on site. A local food truck, inflatables and some guests from WJTL FM90.3 with the Kid’s Cookie Break car will also join us. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Ronald McDonald House in Hershey, PA and also the athletic programs at Lancaster Bible College.

Free Coffee House
Nov 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Enola First Church of God, 9 Sherwood Dr, Enola, PA 17025

“Variety Show,” efreshments served. FWO / FMI: 717-732-4253 or

Holiday Model Railroad Open House
Nov 29 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Saturdays, Nov 29-Dec. 27, 1:30-4pm   /  Garden Spot Village, 433 S Kinzer Ave, New Holland, PA 17557

Create a great holiday memory. The Garden Spot Village Train Club invites area families and train enthusiasts of all ages to enjoy the sights and sounds of its annual model railroad open house. The interactive exhibit includes a brand-new O-gauge display and an HO-gauge display with more than 600 feet of main line track, a talking Thomas the Tank Engine, wireless video-cam and more. FWO / FMI: 717-355-6000.