FOSTER PARENT ORIENTATION: Families United Network will host foster parent orientation from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at 412 S. Angle St., Mount Joy. Families United Network provides specialized foster family care for children requiring temporary out-of-home placement and strives to ensure permanency for children through reunification, kinship placement or adoption. Information: 717-492-9338.
BLOOD DRIVE: The Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank will sponsor a community blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13, in the Farm Crest Community Room at Fairmount Homes, 1100 Farm Crest Drive, Ephrata. Photo ID required to donate. All donors will receive a free T-shirt, two Lancaster Barnstomers admission vouchers, a Papa John’s certificate for a BOGO large pizza and an Oregon Dairy certificate for a BOGO single-dip ice-cream cone or dish. Appointments are suggested, but walk-ins are welcome until 6 p.m. Information or to schedule an appointment: 800-771-0059.
CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE: The Lancaster Civil War Round Table will hear Kathleen Thompson at its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at Lititz Public Library, 651 Kissel Hill Road, Lititz. Her presentation will analyze the events of May 2, 1863, when Gen. Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson stealthily led his Confederate troops in an attack on the XI Corps of the Army of the Potomac. Admission is free. Information: Micky, 717-940-7411.
FOSSIL AND MINERAL SHOW: The Lancaster County Fossil and Mineral Club will host its fourth annual Fossil and Mineral Show from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, June 14, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m Saturday, June 15, in the Hoffman Building at the Solanco Fairgrounds, Park Avenue, Quarryville. The event will feature over 90 vendor tables of gems, jewelry, fossils and minerals for sale. Geological presentations will be given every hour on the hour for both kids and adults. Hot food will be provided by the Paradise Lions Club and all proceeds from food purchases will go to charity. Information: email@example.com or Lancaster County Fossil and Mineral Club on Facebook.
INTERCOURSE HERITAGE DAYS: Intercourse Heritage Days will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, June 14, and 9 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at Intercourse Community Park, 3730 Old Philadelphia Pike, Gordonville. Admission is free. Family-friendly festivities include food, fun and fellowship, as well as the eighth annual Together Run Ride Walk. Information: 747-768-8585 or intercourseheritagedays.com. Registration for the Run Ride Walk opens at 6:30 a.m., with breakfast available for purchase. Bike rides begin at 7 a.m., followed by the Kids’ Fun Run at 9 a.m., and 5K race and walk at 9:30 a.m. Early registration packet pickup from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, June 14, at the Together Community Center, 3923 Lincoln Highway East, Paradise. Medals will be awarded to the top male and female runners of each age category, as well as trophies for the overall top male and female runner. The bike ride will have door prizes, as well as gift card prizes for the optional King of the Mountain challenge. Information or to register: bit.ly/TogetherRunRideWalk.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY: The Solanco Historical Society will meet at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at the Solanco Historical Society Archives Building, 1932 Robert Fulton Highway (Route 222), Quarryville. The presenter will be Suzanne Lamborn on “The Underground Railroad.” Admission is free.
BENEFIT RIDE: Kinsey’s Outdoors, 1658 Steel Way, Mount Joy, will host its Hunt of a Lifetime second annual Benefit Ride at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 15. The foundation sends youth with life-threatening illnesses on hunting and fishing trips of their dreams. The event will consist of a motorcycle ride from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., live music, cornhole competition, arts and crafts, raffles, food vendors, ticket auctions, kids activities and more. Registration is required for the motorcycle ride. Cost is $25 for riders; $10 for passengers.The ride also includes a pork roast lunch at Dela-Ches Fishing Association. Information or to register: www.eventbrite.com/o/17152676094 or call Patch at 717-330-9542.
PRESSURE CANNING CLASS: Penn State Extension will offer a Pressure Canning class from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 15, at the Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road. The class will cover the basics of using a pressure canner under current U.S. Department of Agriculture canning guidelines. The class is presented as a canning demonstration and lecture. Registration is $15. Information or to register: bit.ly/Pressurecanning0615 or Penn State Extension at 877-345-0691, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m Monday-Friday.
BREAKFAST: Florin Church of the Brethren, 815 Bruce Ave., Mount Joy, will host a breakfast from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 15. A wide variety of breakfast foods will be offered, and free parking is available. Reservations not required. Information: 717-653-1202, ext. 2.
CARNIVAL: The 30th annual Ride for Sight event and Farewell Carnival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Denver Memorial Park, 801 Main St., Denver. The Covered Bridge Ride, a 40-mile hard surface road tour, begins at the park. Riders may arrive at 7 a.m. Breakfast will be available for purchase. Ride begins at 10 a.m. and concludes at the back of the park. Prizes will be awarded. The Farewell Carnival includes a car and vehicle show, cornhole tournament, karaoke, carnival games and face painting. Cash prizes will be awarded. Preregistration is required for participation in the car and vehicle show, cornhole tournament and karaoke. Attendees are asked to bring a donation of canned goods, used eyeglasses or used hearing aids. Information or to register: Walter Lesher, 717-336-2408 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY: The African American Historical Society of South Central Pennsylvania will meet at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 16, at Thaddeus Stevens on Orange, 1100 E. Orange St. Open to the public. Robert Neuhauser will speak on “Breaking the Radial Discrimination Patterns in Housing: Lancaster City and County.”
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