Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era
·CLOTHING DRIVE: Lancaster Moravian Church, 1460 Eden Road, will kick off a series of opportunities for community sharing by sponsoring "Blue Jeans Knee-ded," a clothing drive for the Lancaster County Council of Churches Clothing Bank on Saturday, April 6, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Other clothing items needed are new underwear and clean T-shirts, socks, jackets and shorts in all sizes and colors.
The event also will include a chance to help select the winner of a Chili Cook-Off being held at the church that day. A vote will be earned for each item of clothing that is donated. The cookoff is free.
Anyone who can't drop off items on April 6 can call the church at 397-9722 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time.
Giving Tree Opportunities will be held the first Saturday of each month. The next event will be Saturday, May 4, when nonperishable food items will be collected for Water Street Ministries.
·CHOIR REHEARSALS: The Shepherd's Choir, a group of vocalists dedicated to the tradition of a cappella music, is seeking new members.
The group, which was formed in February 2011, is comprised of 12 Christian singers, ages 30 through 62 from Lancaster and Chester counties. The members come from a varied background of cultures and musical styles but are united in the goal of sharing their musical talents.
Rehearsals are held Thursday evenings at New Providence Church of God, 269 Cinder Road.
Anyone interested should contact Jacqui Stoner, the director, at 380-6715 or email her at email@example.com.
·ASTRONOMY PROGRAM: the Astronomy Enthusiasts of Lancaster County will present a night of fun for the family on Wednesday, April 3, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lititz Public Library, 651 Kissel Hill Road.
David Farina, president of the group and astronomy educator in the Manheim Township School District, will begin the program by reading the children's book "There Once Was a Sky Full of Stars."
Next the group will learn how telescopes are made by working together to assemble a telescope. Finally, they will move outside, weather permitting, to view the first-quarter moon with their scopes. AELC member telescopes also will be set up for viewing other objects in the night sky.
The program is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is requested by going online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1G3hi8bNwtlApeU2nQqpUPvI8bzOc1JEwNOLlN6XTjM8/edit or calling the library at 626-2255.
·CONCERT: An evening of music will be held Saturday April 6, at the Fivepointville Fire Hall, 1087 Dry Tavern Road, Denver.
Featured will be bluegrass band Nu-Blu from North Carolina. It was awarded "Country Band of the Year" in 2010 in the Carolina Music Awards.
Also appearing will be Chester Johnson & The Foggy Mountain Grass with Scott Eager.
Doors open at 5 p.m. and music starts at 6. Food will be available.
Tickets are $15.
For more information, call 610-573-0797.
·GARDEN CLUB: The Town & Country Garden Club will meet Wednesday, April 3, at 7 p.m. at Homestead Village, 1800 Village Circle.
Stephen Rannels will discuss "Pennsylvania Springtime," talking about spring's first signs of plants, animals and insect life.
For more information, call Susan Ketterman, 380-8923.
Community Calendar runs as space is available. To have an item included, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to P.O. Box 1328, Lancaster, PA 17608-1328. Mark the item to the attention of Jim Loose.