2017-11-23 / Community Bulletin Board

Community Bulletin Board

RECREATION

Adult Basketball Adult basketball will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., every Tuesday night at the alumni community building. Questions, call Kathy Kendall at 717-377-3643

Elks HOOP Shoot Chambersburg Elks Lodge 600 will host its annual hoop shoot in the alumni community building in McConnellsburg January 13, 2018, starting at 4 p.m. This contest is open to any child between the ages of 8 thru 13. Age is determined as of April 1, 2018. Questions, please call Kathy Kendall at 717-377-3643.

Dodgeball Tournament To help the museums the Mc- Connellsburg Alumni and Friends Association will hold its annual dodgeball tournament for all ages in the alumni community gym Saturday, November 25. Registration will be from noon to 12:45 p.m., with dodgeball starting at 1 p.m. Any questions call 717-377-3643.

FOOD AND DINING

Thanksgiving Dinner Thanksgiving dinner will be held at Needmore Bible Church Thursday, November 23, at noon. This is a free event open to the public.

Community Thanksgiving Dinner A free turkey dinner with all the trimmings will be served Thursday, November 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at McConnellsburg United Methodist Church on the square. All are welcome. Please call 717-485-4815 with a count if attending. Delivery for shut-ins is also available. Call to arrange for delivery.

Potpie Meal There will be an all-you-can-eat hunter’s ham potpie dinner at Artemas American Legion on Big Creek Road, Tuesday, November 28. Dinner begins at 4 p.m. until gone. Takeouts will be available. Dinner includes drinks and desserts. Donations accepted. Everyone welcome, even non-hunters. All proceeds benefit Artemas Legion Postt 155.

Free Lunch Lunch will be served every first Friday of each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at McConnellsburg United Methodist Faith and Life Center, across from the courthouse. Parking available behind the church. Soup, sandwiches, salad bar, potato bar and dessert bar is served. Dine-in or carryout with donations accepted.

Free Meal A free meal will be served the second Tuesday of each month at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 220 North Third Street. Please join in for good fellowship.

HEALTH

NAR-ANON Meeting The Nar-Anon Family Group is primarily for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone very near to you. We have travelled that unhappy road too, and found the answer with serenity and peace of mind. When you come into the family group you are no longer alone, but among true friends who understand your problem as few others could. Meetings have been moved from Thursday at 7 p.m. to Saturday at 7 p.m., at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 228 North Second Street, McConnellsburg. More information may be obtained by calling 717-446-1005.

Autism Support Group Autism support group meets the last Tuesday of the month quarterly at 6 p.m. Call Lauren Everetts 717-485-6107 for details.

Alzheimer’s Support Group Do you have questions about caring for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s? Visit the support group the third Tuesday of each month, at 6 p.m., at Fulton County Medical Center in the Pearl Room. Light supper is provided. Meetings are free. There is a speaker each month focusing on different subjects dealing with this illness. As we travel this journey together there is help here, with daily, weekly and monthly challenges for all stages.

Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held every Monday morning at 11 a.m. (even holidays) in the Pearl Room, second floor of Fulton County Medical Center, and every Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the basement of McConnellsburg Alumni Building, located at 301 East Maple Street. Both are open meetings that anyone can attend.

Community Wellness/Silver Sneakers/Prime Community Wellness/Silver Sneakers/Prime will be held Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Wednesday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Fulton County Medical Center cardiopulmonary rehab gym. The cost is based on insurance. Call 717-485-6149 to see if insurance provider is accepted. Community Wellness is $40/month/person or $70/month/couple.

Narcotics Anonymous Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meets three times per week in McConnellsburg. NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. Membership is open to all drug addicts, regardless of the particular drug or combination of drugs used including alcohol. Members share their successes and challenges in overcoming active addiction and living drug-free, productive lives through the application of the principles contained within the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of NA. Anyone is welcome no matter what was used or how big the desire to stop using is. Meetings are held Sunday and Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Fulton County Medical Center (follow the signs at the main entrance to the Pearl Room) and Saturday at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 228 North Second Street, McConnellsburg. More information may be obtained by calling 814-448-3297.

THIS & THAT

Christmas Gift Sign-up Fulton County Catholic Mission is accepting applications for its annual Christmas gift program for those in need. To sign up call 485-5917.

Master Gardener Workshop Penn State Master Gardeners of Fulton County invite all to participate in a holiday workshop at Penn State Extension Office, 610 East North Street, McConnellsburg. For more information stop into the office or call 717-325-4870 or 717-325-4874 or email fultonmg@psu.edu. Money must accompany reservation. Workshop will be conducted Saturday, December 9, at 9 a.m. to noon and a second offering from 1 p.m. to 3p.m. Must have at least five registrations to run either workshop – fresh holiday centerpiece workshop. Cost is $20/person. Confirmation e-mails will be forwarded to attendees with more details prior to workshop.

Scouts Accepting Members Troop 43, chartered by the United Presbyterian Church of McConnellsburg, is accepting boys age 11-17. Meetings are held in the education building of the UPC Fridays from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information contact Scoutmastr Brad Dickerson at 717-485-5328 or 717-830-5426. Pack 43, chartered also by the UPC, is accepting boys ages 7-11. Meetings are also held in the education building of UPC Mondays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For more information contact Ron Grove at 717-485-5160 or 717- 404-9250.

Parenting Power Hour A Parenting Power Hour of learning exploring and relaxing together is held every Monday from 11 a.m. to noon at Fulton County Family Partnership, 22438 Great Cove Road (use COPE entrance). Open to any caregiver interested in improving parent/child relationships, self-awareness and communication with children all while interacting with other parents. To register call 717-830-3177 or astoner@fcfpinc.org.

Preschool Story Hour Preschool story hour is held weekly through the school year at 10:30 a.m. Hustontown Branch Library hosts on Tuesdays; McConnellsburg library, Wednesdays; and southern Fulton County at Dott Store, Thursdays. Contact April Leese with any questions or concerns at 717-485- 5327, Ext. 207, or e-mail aleese@fclspa.org., or the Web at fultoncountylibrary.org; on Facebook (@fultoncountylibrary); or in the library news column in this newspaper for updates.

Save The Date McConnellsburg Alumni and Friends Association will honor the third class of Fulton County All- Sports Hall of Fame April 6, 2018. Members to be inducted will be Don Fowler, Ralph Fraker, C. Owen Fries, John Glazier, Herb Hardin, Fran Mellott, Carole Palmer and Larry Palmer.

Festival Of Lights Looking For Help The Festival of Lights committee is looking for help with the live nativity. Any organization or church who would be interested in helping to do part of the exhibit or all of it, please let them know. Also still looking for more light displays. Contact Michele DeShong at 717-485-3613 for either event. Don’t forget to turn in the “Christmas In Fulton County” picture.

Meals Available Once a month volunteers pack up boxes of food to be given to anyone in need in the Waterfall area. Pickup is at Center United Methodist Church community building on Doran Road, Waterfall. More information may be obtained by calling 814-685-3780. Calls will be kept strictly confidential.

RELIGION

Christmas Play “Christmas At The Lodge,” a play by Jeanne Ward, featuring Hancock Arts Council Players, will be held at Hancock Performing Arts Center. Show times are Saturday, November 25, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, November 26, at 2 p.m. Free with donations appreciated. Lots of good, old Christmas songs to sing along to.

BINGO

Bingo Bingo will be held November 26 at Needmore Firehall. Doors open at noon and games at 2 p.m. Six-pack of games for $25 with exception of early bird quickie additional $1. Extras are available for purchase. Kitchen will be open.

McCbg. Bingo McConnellsburg Fire Co. will hold bingo every Friday. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. and doors open at 5:30 p.m.

MEETINGS

PARSE Meetings PARSE Chapter 127 retired state employees will meet on the second Wednesday of each month at the McConnellsburg VFW at 10:00 AM. Your attendance is important to our chapter.

Democratic Club Meeting Fulton County Democratic Club meets the second Tuesday of each month at Democratic headquarters, 123 South Second Street, McConnellsburg. All are welcome. More information may be obtained by calling 717-485-3386.

Friends Of Meadow Grounds Meeting The Friends of Meadow Grounds Lake now meets irregularly so please visit http://meadowgroundsfriends.org and click on the Update tab at the far right top for the next meeting date, time and location. Come support this worthy cause and find out the latest developments.

Legion Meeting American Legion Post 561 active members regular meeting is the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. Auxiliary members meet the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. SAL meeting is the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. Members of the organizations are urged to attend.

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