Derry Township eNews, February 22, 2019
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Public Invited to Community Center Open House March 23
The public is invited to an open house to learn more about the new Hershey Community Center on Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to noon.

After brief opening comments, attendees can talk to Derry Township Parks & Recreation staff and other project leaders as they view the latest renderings, explore the design elements for the building, hear more about the project timetable and learn more about the capital campaign.

No registration is necessary and community members can stop by anytime during the event. Light refreshments will be provided. Visit for more information.
Public Hearing to be Held on Zoning Revisions
The Board of Supervisors will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at 6:00 p.m., at the Municipal Building, 600 Clearwater Road, Hershey.

The purpose of the hearing is to receive public comment regarding proposed Ordinance No. 713, which would amend Chapter 225 (Zoning) of the Code of the Township of Derry to make general revisions, corrections, and clarifications relative to regulations described in Article II (Form and Function); Article III (Zoning Districts and Overlays); Article IV (Performance Standards and Supplementary Regulations); and Article V (Conditional Uses and Special Exceptions).

Pennsylvania Rules of the Road
Derry Township reminds motorists of very important laws to be aware of. The following laws are the subject of public awareness to improve safety on Pennsylvania roadways:

The 'Steer Clear' law requires drivers to move over or slow down when they encounter an emergency scene, traffic stop or disabled vehicle to help prevent injuries and save lives.

Motorists are required to clear snow and ice from their vehicle to prevent it from falling from the moving vehicle and causing an accident or injury. Please remember to clear the roof. When snow or ice is dislodged or falls from a moving vehicle and strikes another vehicle or pedestrian it can cause death or serious bodily injury.

When your wipers are on, your headlights are required to be on. Any time when the vehicle's windshield wipers are in continuous or intermittent use due to precipitation or atmospheric moisture, including rain, snow, sleet or mist, headlights must be on.
Friends Winter Film Festival to Show Hidden Figures
Saturday, February 23, Friends of the Hershey Public Library will present Hidden Figures at 2:00 p.m., 701 Cocoa Avenue.

Hidden Figures (rated PG) is the final film for this "Based on the Book" film festival. The movie tells the incredible untold story of Katherine Jonson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer), and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae) – brilliant African-American women working at NASA who served as the brains behind the launch into orbit of astronaut John Glenn, a stunning achievement that turned around the Space Race. The visionary trio crossed all gender and racial lines and inspired generations. Registration is not needed. Friends will provide snacks. 
One Book, One Community Book Discussion Group
Monday, February 25, 6:30-7:45 p.m.
Killers of the Flower Moon   by David Grann, chosen as the 2019 One Book, One Community selection, is the topic for this book discussion group. This New York Times best seller will invoke thought provoking talks on this story of the Osage murders related to discovered oil in the early 1920s.
Township Meetings and Events Calendar 

Dungeons & Dragons to be Played at the Hershey Public Library
Register to join a fantasy tabletop role-playing game with other students in grades 6-12 at the Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue, on Friday, February 22 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Make a Celtic Knot Collage with SPLAT Studio
Join us for a lesson on how to make collage art laid out in a Celtic knot pattern on Sunday, February 24, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue.

A variety of materials such as paint, paper, gems, fabric and more will be offered for this art making experience. Participants are welcome to bring photos or other memorabilia significant to their creative expression with the understanding that these items will become a permanent part of their artwork. No art experience is needed. All supplies for this 12" x 12" collage art are included in the registration fee. This class is for adults and teens 13 and older accompanied by an adult. Please register in person at the library.
Library and Recycling Center Hours and Addresses
Recycling Center Hours   - 650 Clearwater Road 
Hershey Public Library Hours  - 701 Cocoa Avenue
Community News and Events
Hershey Camera Club Meeting Presents Program on Photo Editing
The Hershey Camera Club will present a program entitled "Editing, Selections, Masks and Layers in Adobe Imaging Programs" on Thursday, February 28th, 2019.

Professional photographer Bryson Leidich will use Adobe Imaging programs to edit HCC images. His program will be a live demonstration, detailing methods to process digital photographs on your computer. Photoshop, Lightroom, and Elements will be covered in his presentation. Additionally, he will spend time hosting a Q/A period. 

This program starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. at Country Meadows, 451 Sandhill Road, Hershey, in the Rose Room on the second floor. The program is free, and the public is always welcome!

For more information, go to and/or Facebook Friends of the Hershey Camera Club: https// 
Build a Terrarium at the Hershey Horticultural Society Meeting
The Hershey Horticultural Society will meet on Monday, March 4, at 1:00 p.m. at the Brownstone Lodge, 215 W. Governor Road, Hershey. Club member Elaine King will lead a participatory workshop demonstrating how to create and maintain a terrarium. Participants must bring their own container and some plants. Soil, charcoal, and pebbles will be provided. Contact Elaine King at 717-652-6045 for more information. 

All are welcome to join HHS at 11:00 a.m. for the business portion of the meeting and to learn more about the organization. 
Skate with Your Favorite Princess at Hershey Figure Skating Club’s Princess Skate and Tea Party
Princesses across the land are invited to enjoy the magic and fantasy at Hershey Figure Skating Club’s Princess Skate & Tea on Sunday, March 10 at 12:30 p.m. at the Hersheypark Arena.

This enchanted tea party will feature learn-to-skate lessons by professional ice skaters and favorite princesses followed by afternoon tea, tea sandwiches, cookies, and plenty of photo opportunities. Princess dresses and tiaras are highly encouraged!

The event is $20 per skater and includes skate rental. All ages and skating levels are welcome. Gloves are
recommended and helmets are optional. Parking is free.

Register now to reserve your spot at

Established in 1934, with Milton S. Hershey as its first member, the Hershey Figure Skating Club offers learn to
skate classes and programs for skaters from the beginner to competitive levels.
See the Hershey Coralette's Last Performance at the Hershey Recreation Center
The Hershey Recreation Center will close its doors in March in preparation for the groundbreaking for the new Hershey Community Center. Don't miss the Hershey Coralette's last performance on Sunday, March 10 at 6:00 p.m. The community is invited to the final show, "Passport Synchro", as they travel around the world in 60 minutes! No need to pack a bag and the Coralettes will even provide your passport!

There is no admission charge. Donations will be accepted.
Hershey Symphony Orchestra Adds Second Performance of Jesus Christ Superstar
Hershey Symphony Orchestra is proud to present the acclaimed musical Jesus Christ Superstar on stage at The Hershey Theatre, March 16, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, this groundbreaking musical brings rock and opera together to tell the story of the Easter Passion. Jesus Christ Superstar is a timeless work that tells the familiar story through the unfamiliar lens of Jesus’ betrayer.

“We were looking for ambitious concerts to mark our 50 th season and staging one of the most popular Broadway musicals in the world with rock band, nearly twenty cast members and a 70-piece orchestra certainly fits that bill. To hear the score live from beginning to end, with a big symphony orchestra, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” said Hershey Symphony Orchestra Executive Director Paul Metzger.

The cast features Sean Young as Jesus Christ, Clayton Lee as Judas Iscariot, Stacia Smith as Mary Magdalene, Dennis Norton as Pontius Pilate, Gene Ellis as Caiaphas, Eric Pope as Annas, Todd Snovel as Herod and Nick Smith as Peter. Other cast members include Preston Cuer, Cara Ditzler, Karey Getz, Erica Young, Kristie Ohlinger, Susan Cort, Kevin Ditzler, Rick Graybill and Jeff Zufelt. JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is presented by arrangement with The Musical Company, LP.

Tickets start at $17 and may be purchased at the Hershey Theatre Box Office at (717) 534-3405 or through Ticketmaster. For more information, please visit .
Chamber Ensemble Will Perform Rarely Heard Works
The Arts Alive Cultural Series of Derry Church will present an enchanting concert of “Musical Rarities” at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, March 17 in the Sanctuary at Derry Presbyterian Church, 248 East Derry Road, Hershey.

Selections will include the engaging Flute Quintet in D Major by Italian composer Luigi Boccherini, the rarely heard String Trio by English composer E. J. Moeran, String Quartet by a 16-year-old W.A. Mozart, a soulful Interludium by Russian composer A. Glazunov, and the lively Irish Reel composed by Swiss violinist Alfred Pochon.

A free will offering will be received. Handicapped parking and an elevator are available.

The performers include violinist Dr. Marcus Smolensky, Professor of Music at Bucknell and Susquehanna Universities; violinist Mabel Tang, Professor of Music
at York College of Pennsylvania, and member of the York Symphony Orchestra; violist Dr. Christopher Para, Professor of Music at Bucknell University; cellist Rachel Stambach, Professor of Music at York College of Pennsylvania and Principal Cellist of the York Symphony Orchestra; and flutist Lyla Bowser, a 2018 graduate of Messiah College.
Musicians from Lebanon Valley College to Perform for Derry Seniors
Five talented student musicians from Lebanon Valley College will present a recital at the March 19 gathering of the Derry Seniors. The program will begin at 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary at Derry Presbyterian Church, 248 East Derry Road, Hershey.
MacKenzie Kyzer, Rachel Cheston, Rachel Schulz, Faith Brown, and Kevin Gane will perform selections on piano, organ, voice, flute, cello, and handbells under the direction of Shelly Moorman-Stahlman, Professor of Music.
No reservations are needed, and no admission will be charged. Handicapped parking and an elevator are available.
Following devotions and the program, lunch will be available for $3 per person. A pharmacist will also be on hand to answer questions regarding medications.

The Derry Seniors offer adults 55 and older an opportunity to gather, socialize, and learn about people and places within the community. The group is affiliated with Derry Presbyterian Church, a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA). 
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