Derry Township eNews, February 23, 2018
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Stop By the Library to Donate Blood

A Central PA Blood Bank-Blood Drive will be at the Hershey Public Library on Monday, February 26 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. No appointment is necessary. Please bring identification and eat within four hours before you donate.

Donors will receive two admission vouchers to a Harrisburg Comedy Zone Show!
Friends Winter Film Festival: Tribute to Roger Moore
Saturday, February 24, 2:00 p.m.

Come to watch the final film in this series, starring the handsome and debonair Roger Moore as the British Secret Service agent, 007. The Spy Who Loved Me , (PG), 1973, will be presented at the Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue.

Registration is not required. The Friends will provide snacks to enjoy during the movie.
Your Favorite Stuffed Animal is Invited to a Sleepover at the Library

Bring your stuffed animal to the library on Saturday, February 24 at 4:15 p.m. for a short Storytime and afterwards, the stuffies take over the library! The library staff and volunteers will provide your stuffy with fun in the library all night long while you take a well-deserved rest at home.

Come back on Sunday, February 25 at 1:00 p.m. and enjoy a slide show of your stuffy having fun with new friends before you take your special friend back home.
Township Meetings and Events Calendar 

Want to Play Chess?

Chess Club will be held from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 24 at the Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue.

This is a family-friendly event and all levels of experience are welcome to play. No registration is required. Please note that children ages 12+ may be in the library alone, but younger children will need an adult in the building.
Storytime for Grown Ups
Relax while listening to stories that will amuse, thrill and even inspire you. Storytime for Grown Ups will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Teen and Tween Writing Event

The Flash Fiction Story Writing Challenge continues with Annika Sundberg. Writers in 6th grade and up are invited to the Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue, on Wednesday, February 28 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Do you have a story brewing inside of you? Make your writing stronger and craft the best story you can write.

Participants' stories will be bound in a book and put in the library! Copies can be ordered. 
Library and Recycling Center Hours of Operation
Community News and Events
Hershey Area Playhouse
Announces a Spring Surprise! 
Hershey Area Playhouse (HAP) has changed their spring production. HAP is delighted to announce that they have obtained the rights to do a popular revival of a 60's farce- Boeing Boeing by Marc Camoletti, Beverly Cross and Francis Evans, produced by special arrangement with Samuel French. 

This classic fast paced comedy will be performed in the place of Italian American Reconciliation , April 12-15 and 19-22, at the Playhouse. 

Auditions will be held on Friday, February 23 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the theatre. Please come with a prepared monologue. Visit for more information.

In this 1960’s French farce, self-styled Parisian swinging single Bernard is engaged. The only problem is he is engaged to not one, but three women at the same time. All three are “air hostesses” working for three different airlines and carrying on their romance with Bernard during their layovers in Paris. It all works perfectly as one departs, another arrives, until one day when storms and a newer faster airplane throws the schedule out the window, leaving Bernard, his friend Robert, and long-suffering maid Bertha to cope with the consequences. 
Vista Presents "Night Under the Stars"

Vista invites you to "Night Under the Stars", a gala celebrating the unique potential of children and adults with autism, on Saturday, April 14, 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. at The Milton & Catherine Hershey Conservatory at Hershey Gardens.

The evening will feature special guest Curt Warner, former Seattle Seahawks All-Pro Running Back and Two-Time All-American at Penn State, and father of adult twins with autism.

Enjoy a delicious dinner, music, dancing, and the Butterfly House as Vista bids farewell to Founder Mike Jarman.

Fresh Air Fund Seeks Host Families
The Fresh Air Fund is seeking host families in the Hershey area to open their homes to inner city children ages 7-12 for one week this summer. Hosts can be singles, couples, or families with children. You select the gender and age of the child (7-12).
Open your heart and home and give a child a chance to experience summer as it is meant to be! 
Contact Jennifer Nahm at (717) 756-5429 or and visit for information.
Hershey Indivisible Team Presents
"Demystifying Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Chain Migration"

One of the hot button issues today in our country is immigration. We are assaulted daily with news, yet many of us know few facts and not much about the people who work directly on this difficult situation. 

The Hershey Indivisible Team’s (HIT) speaker for their March meeting has been directly involved with immigration and its powerful influences on our government legislation, social services and families for over ten years. Currently serving as the Director of Immigration Legal Services at Catholic Charities of Harrisburg, John Leedock manages the daily operations of the Immigration Legal Services Clinic that serves low income clients. He provides legal services to clients as a United States Department of Justice Accredited Representative and specializes in family reunification and humanitarian immigration law. 

The meeting will be held on Thursday, March 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the  Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue, Hershey.   
Learn Basic Floral Design at the Hershey Horticulture Society Meeting

The Hershey Horticulture Society will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, March 5, at the Brownstone in Hershey, 215 W. Governor Road. The program is “Why Did I Say Yes?” - basic flower design by Eileen Hoover, on understanding the flower show schedule and creative design.

The business meeting begins at 11:00 a.m., followed by lunch and the program at 1:00 p.m.  Guests are welcome! Call 717-579-6635 for more information.
Hershey Area Art Association's March Meeting Features Marietta Artist
The monthly meeting of the Hershey Area Art Association will be held on Tuesday, March 13 at 7:00 p.m. and will feature Marietta based artist Jennifer VonStein.

VonStein paints lush and colorful flora and fauna of the Susquehanna Valley. She uses acrylics and oils to create vibrant and fun works, each of which has a story behind it. She will demonstrate her approach to the challenge of painting animals, fish, feathers, and furs.  
The presentation is free and open to the public. Monthly meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month September through May, at the Hershey Derry Township Historical Society, 40 Northeast Drive, Hershey, located behind the Tanger Outlets.
More information about Hershey Area Art Association can be found on the HAAA website at hersheyareaart .
Derry Seniors Welcome Student Musicians from Lebanon Valley College
Four talented student musicians from Lebanon Valley College will present a recital at the March 20 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.

Under the direction Shelly Moorman-Stahlman, Professor of Music, Patrick McMullen and Rachel Schulz will perform organ works of J. S. Bach and Franck, Abigail Stoner will play Rachmaninoff's Prelude in G# on piano, and Scott Joplin’s The Entertainer on handbells, and Catherine Achenbach will present You Raise Me Up as a piano/organ duet.

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 aged 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). 
Hershey Area Neighbors and Newcomers Club to Hold March Meeting

The Hershey Area Neighbors and Newcomers Club (HANNC) will meet at the Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue, at 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, March 8. Susan Mitton from the Hershey Derry Township Historical Society will be the speaker.

HANNC is a social club that was created over 32 years ago to build friendships through various interest groups and guest speakers. Guests are encouraged to attend and join in the activities. Contact Kathy at 717-412-4726 or, or Suzette at 717-861-4660 or for more information.
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