n WALK: The sixth annual "Edge of Autism" walk and festival will be held at Schreiber Pediatric Rehabilitation Center on Saturday, April 13, at 9 a.m.
The event will feature both a 5K walk and a 5K run, plus family-friendly activities and access to sensory equipment, games, an enclosed playground and a bounce house.
The event, part of Autism Awareness Month, is Lancaster's largest autism event. Registration is available at edgeofautism.com.
The Schreiber center is at 625 Community Way, off Good Drive just west of Lancaster.
For more information, contact Sugey Cruz-Everts at 283-7920 or sugey@tommy land.org.
n BINGO: The teens of St. Mary's Youth Ministry of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lancaster will hold a "Bags 'n' Baskets Bingo" fundraiser Sunday, April 7, at the Knights of Columbus, 1575 New Danville Pike.
Doors open at noon and games start at 1 p.m.
Longaberger baskets and Thirty-one gifts will be featured. The event will include 20 games of three-card bingo, four special Bags 'n' Baskets Bingo games, raffles and door prizes.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Refreshments will be sold.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call Silvia Doe, 872-8985.
Proceeds will be put toward a missions trip to a Catholic Heart Workcamp in the Applachian Mountains of western Maryland.
n PROGRAM: The Rev. Chezaire Dominique, local pastor and Haitian Connection Network director, and Kristen Hertzog, excecutive director of HCN will speak at a program at Fairmount Homes at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
The presentation will be held in the Crest View Gathering Room, 1100 Farm Crest Drive, Ephrata.
The mission of HCN, located in Brownstown, is to provide a safe facility in Haiti where Haitian students can attend American-based colleges online. It helps students obtain funding for their education and find employment upon graduation.
The event is free and open to the public.
n PANCAKES: A pancake breakfast at St. John's Episcopal Church in Marietta on Saturday will feature a visit by the Easter bunny.
The breakfast, from 7:30 to 10 a.m., will offer pancakes, sausage, fresh fruit, juice and coffee and cost $4 for adults, $2 for children under 12 and free for children under 5.
The Easter bunny will hand out candy to all children under 12. Also, children can help color Easter eggs for the annual Easter egg hunt on Sunday after worship.
Proceeds from the breakfast benefit the church's youth programs.
n ADOPTION: COBYS Family Services will offer a resource family orientation session at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, at 1417 Oregon Road, Leola.
The session is designed for families who want to learn about infant adoption, foster care and adoption through foster care.
The session is free and places no obligation on those attending.
For information or to reserve a spot, contact Kristen Bomberger at 656-6580 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
n SUGAR CAKE SALE: Orders are being taken for the Moravian sugar cake sale at Lancaster Moravian Church, 1460 Eden Road.
Cost is $4 for an 8-inch-round cake. To place an order, call 392-2580 by April 5.
Orders can be picked up at the church between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9.
Proceeds benefit outreach projects of the Moravian women's group.
n WALK: The Penn Dutch Pacers Volksmarch Club will sponsor a walk in Columbia on Saturday, April 6, and Sunday, April 7.
There will be a 10K trail and a shorter trail. The walk will start and end at the Turkey Hill Experience, 301 Linden St.
Walkers can start anytime between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. and finish by 4.
Every participant must register and carry a start card. Cost is $2.
For more information, visit penndutchpacers.org or call Don at 656-6873, Barry at 625-3533 or Pete at 393-6700.
n GARDEN CLUB: The Lancaster County Women's Garden Club will meet Thursday at 1 p.m., at Blossom Hill Mennonite Church, 333 Delp Road.
Guest speaker will be Linda Stoltzfus, who will discuss "Life of a Gourd -- Seed to Birdhouse." She will explain how a gourd grows, matures and becomes a home for birds. Birdhouse gourds will be available.
A tea follows the program, which is free.
For more information, call Julie, 560-9101.
n SPRING LUNCHEON: The Pioneer Roses Club will hold its spring luncheon Thursday, April 25, at Meadia Heights Country Club.
Doors open at 11:30 a.m., and the meal, featuring chicken marsala, will be served at noon.
Retirees from Bell Telephone, Verizon, D&E and AT&T are welcome.
Cost is $18.
For more information or reservations, call Al Lichty, 397-8036.
n SEAFOOD NIGHT: The Schoeneck Fire Company will hold an all-you-can-eat seafood night Saturday, April 20, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the fire hall, 125 N. King St., Denver.
The dinner will include breaded oysters, steamed shrimp and fried fish. It is dine-in only.
Advance tickets are available until April 13 or sold out by calling 336-6767.
Proceeds will benefit the fire company.
n BAKE SALE: The Manor Shopping Center office of Fulton Bank will host a bake sale to raise funds for the Multiple Sclerosis Society on Thursday and Friday, April 4 and 5, during normal business hours, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
All funds that are raised will go directly to the society.