Volunteer training day, healing symposium and astronomy events

Volunteer training day planned at the Ma & Pa Railroad Heritage Village

The Ma&Pa Railroad Heritage Village located at 1258 Muddy Creek Forks Road in Airville will be holding a volunteer training day for the upcoming season on Saturday, May 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The museum is looking for people interested in becoming: Store Clerk, Historical Interpreters, Mill Interpreters, Tour Guides and Motor Train Drivers.

Reservations are required to attend and can be made by emailing: [email protected]

Union Fire & Hose Co. hosts events

The Union Fire & Hose Co. #1 of Dover located at 30 E. Canal Road in Dover will be hosting a Meat Drawing/Dinner, Tool Bingo and Cash and Gun Party.

The meat drawing and dinner will take place on Friday, May 13, with dinner being served at 6 p.m. and the meat drawing following at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for the raffle and items will also be collected for the SPCA.

For more information, contact Elaine Kroft at (717) 292-1392.

A tool bingo will be held on Sunday, June 12 with doors opening at noon and bingo starting at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

A Cash and Gun Bash will take place on Saturday August 6th.

For tickets or more information on any of these events, contact Louise at 717-586-9394.

Social Healing Symposium at York College

York College, in partnership with Millersville University, Lincoln University, and the Mid-Atlantic Family Council, will host a free Social Healing Symposium via Zoom on Friday, May 13 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This annual symposium brings together researchers, educators, policy makers and community leaders.

Click here for more information.

Clinic for Solar and Radio Astronomy and Public Star Watch

The York County Astronomical Society will be hosting a solar and radio astronomy clinic and public star gazing at the viewing area located in John Rudy Park, 400 Mundis Race Road.

The Solar Astronomy and Radio Astronomy Clinic will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 21. Attendees will also be able to view the sun through the company’s solar telescope.

A public star watch will be held from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 14. Attendees will see a host of astronomical events.

Both events are free and open to the public, with donations accepted.

The company will also hold the following shows at York Learning Center, 301 E. 6th Ave. :

Friday, May 13:

  • 7 p.m.: Quest for Extrasolar Worlds
  • 7:40 p.m.: Star Watch
  • 8:20 p.m.: The Sun, our living star

Saturday May 14

  • 2 p.m.: One world, one sky
  • 2:40 p.m.: Star Watch
  • 3:20 p.m.: Adventure Flight

Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for children. Admission to any second or third show is $1.

For more information, visit AstroYork.com.

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