Derry Township eNews, April 20, 2018
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Architectural Designs of New Community Center to be Presented at May 8 Board of Supervisors Meeting
The public is invited to attend the Tuesday, May 8 Board of Supervisors meeting for a presentation on the schematic designs for the proposed Hershey Community Center. The Board will consider authorization to proceed to design development.

The meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 600 Clearwater Road, Hershey.
Check Travel Conditions On the Go at PaDOT's 511PA
Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 miles of roadway by visiting . 511PA is free and available 24 hours a day and provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 850 traffic cameras, 99 of which are in the Midstate.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.
And the Winner Is...
The winning films in the Friends of the Hershey Public Library's 6th Annual Student Film Festival have been selected. The winning short movies, created by local talented student film makers, will be featured on Saturday, April 21 at 2:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. No registration is required. Snacks will be provided. The library is located at 701 Cocoa Avenue.
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The Spring Shred It Event is Saturday, April 21
If you have documents that contain information that you want to protect, bring them to the Derry Township Shred It event to have them destroyed.

The event will be held on Saturday, April 21 at the Public Works facility, 650 Clearwater Road from 8:00 to 10:45 a.m.

The event is for Derry Township residents only and there is a limit of two bags/boxes per household.
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Community News and Events
Learn More About Recycling at the Recyclables Roadshow
The Derry Environmental Action Committee (DEAC) will present "You CAN Recycle That: Recyclables Roadshow” on Saturday, April 21, at 2:00 p.m. at the Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue.

Tom Stang of Waste Management of Central Pennsylvania will speak about how we can better reduce our contributions to the landfill by recycling curbside. DEAC member Chuck Gassert will discuss options for unwanted items in our homes and plastic pollution. Erin Cartwright will talk about the Township's Recyclebank program.
As on Antiques Roadshow , the "value" of items brought in by the audience and whether they are recyclable in some way, or not, will be presented. Attendees are asked to bring in one or two ( thoroughly washed, please!) items. Everyone who attends will receive a reusable bag.
Vigil for Victims of School Shootings
Friday, April 20, a vigil will be held in remembrance of the victims of school violence at 7:00 p.m. at ChocolateTown Square. The event is part of a national effort to say, “Enough is Enough,” as we remember the 13 victims of the 1999 Columbine tragedy, as well as the many others killed or wounded since then. The vigil will last about an hour and will feature youth and adult speakers on these tragic events.
“Choose the Children” and the Hershey Indivisible Team will co-sponsor the vigil along with local churches and non-partisan organizations. Participants are encouraged to bring LED candles, as wind conditions could make real candles a challenge.

Please bring a package of diapers to be distributed to local missions. As we remember the loss of children and youth, let us do something to help and support the youngest generation of children in need.

Email for more information.
Presentation on Human Trafficking to be Held in Pursuit of the Girl Scout Gold Award
A Human Trafficking Awareness Program will be held at the Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue, on Thursday, April 26 at 6:45 p.m. Sarah Frick will present the program as her Girl Scout Gold Award Project. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award in Girl Scouts.

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) defines human trafficking as a "form of modern-day slavery involving the use of force, fraud, or coercion to exploit human beings for some type of labor or commercial sex purpose." The DHS reports that millions of men, women, and children worldwide, including in the United States, are victims of human trafficking each year.

Those attending are asked to bring a donation of soap, dish detergent, or paper products to be donated to local agencies helping victims.  
Landscape Your Yard with Native Plants
18th Annual Manada Conservancy Native Plant Sale
Saturday, April 28
Native plants s upport wildlife by providing food and habitat and improve air and water quality. Did you know that landscaping with native plants saves you money and time? Because native plants have occurred naturally in our region, they require less water and care.

The Manada Conservancy’s 18th Annual Spring Native Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, April 28 at Schaffner Park in Hummelstown. The event will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., rain or shine.

Manada members enjoy early bird sales from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m., as well as a 10% discount on all plants purchased from Manada Conservancy throughout the day. 

Browse native trees, shrubs, and perennials from fellow regional native plant nurseries, shop nature-themed art from local vendors, and tap your toes to live music. 

Become a member today! Visit the Manada Conservancy  membership page .
Hershey Symphony Orchestra Presents Verdi's Requiem Mass
The Hershey Symphony Orchestra brings you one of the most powerful expressions of the 19th Century, “Verdi’s Requiem Mass” as their season finale, Friday, April 27, at 8:00 p.m. at the Hershey Theatre. Collaborating with the Symphony will be nearly 200 voices from the Hershey Symphony Festival Chorus, the Dickinson College Chorus, the Elizabethtown College Chorus, and guest soloists.

Verdi combines operatic intensity with the searching questions of man’s place in the scheme of eternity, in one of the most soul-rattling pieces for orchestra and voices ever written. Everyone who experiences the Requiem ever looks at the world, or the afterlife, the same way again. From the building-shaking intensity of the Dies Irae to the wispiness of disembodied souls in the Libera me Domine, this is music from another plane entirely. 
Tickets are available at the Hershey Theatre Box Office and can be ordered by calling 717- 534-3405.
Support the Hershey Community Chorus at their May 1 Spaghetti Dinner and Bake Sale
The Hershey Community Chorus will hold a Spaghetti Dinner and Bake Sale on Tuesday, May 1, at the Mohler Senior Center located at 25 Hope Drive, Hershey. The meal includes spaghetti with homemade meat or marinara sauce, tossed salad, bread, butter, and a beverage. The dinner will be served from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., or until it's sold out. Take-out is available. 

Tickets are $8.00 for adults and $6.00 for children under 12. Advance sale tickets are available from any chorus member, by emailing a request to , or by calling 717- 508-4400. Tickets will also be available at the door. 
Proceeds from the event will help to fund the upcoming spring concerts scheduled for Friday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 20 at 3:00 p.m., at Grace United Methodist Church located at 433 E. Main Street, Hummelstown.

This year's spring concert titled "The Road Less Traveled," will feature unique vocal techniques and compositional ideas.  
Visit , or call Chorus Executive Director, Lee Boltz, at 717-439-6482 for more information.
Learn How to Have a Greenhouse Hobby
The Hershey Horticulture Society will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, May 7, at 11:00 a.m. at the Brownstone in Hershey, 215 W. Governor Road.

Jay Stanton, from the Hershey Horticulture Society, will talk about hobby greenhouses following the business meeting and lunch.
State Police Museum Announces Saturday Hours
The Pennsylvania State Police Museum will now be open Saturdays April 28 through December 29. The hours of operation are 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Museum is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. throughout the year, excluding holidays.
The Museum is located behind the State Police Academy, which is directly across from the Tanger Outlets on Hershey Park Drive.
Admission to the Museum is $5 for adults and $3 for students 7-17 years old. Children under the age of 7 are free. Guided tours are also available and may be scheduled two weeks in advance by contacting the Museum office at 717-534-0565, or emailing
Golfers! Sign-Up for the Hershey Food Bank's 10th Annual Mission Classic
The Hershey Food Bank will hold the 10th Annual Mission Classic on Saturday, June 2 at Deer Valley Golf Course, 101 Stoudt Road, Hummelstown.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:00 a.m. The tournament will include a four-person scramble, skills contest, flighted awards, door prizes, a raffle, and a chicken and ribs lunch.

Mulligans will be available for $5.00, or a donation of 10 canned goods. Visit for more information.
Don't Miss Hershey Area Playhouse's Final Performance of Boeing Boeing
Boeing Boeing, runs tonight through Sunday April 22. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday performances begin at 2:00 p.m.

Boeing Boeing is a comedy about a self-styled Parisian swinging single, Bernard, who is engaged to three women at the same time. All three are "air hostesses" for three different airlines and carrying on their romance with Bernard during their layovers in Paris. As one departs, another arrives, until one day the schedule goes out the window, leaving Bernard, his friend and maid to cope with the consequences.

This French farce was listed in the Guinness Book of Records in 1991 as the most performed French play throughout the world.

Tickets are $20 for teens and adults and $17 for those 12 years old and under. Tickets are available at, or by calling the Playhouse's box office at 717-533-8525.
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