Derry Township eNews - January 8, 2021
Current News
Derry Township Supervisors Meeting
Watch the Derry Township Board of Supervisors 2021 Reorganization Meeting from January 4, 2021 on the Township YouTube channel.
Don't Forget to Clear Snow From Around Fire Hydrants
Pennsylvania American Water asks homeowners to help keep fire hydrants clear from snow. By doing so, the public can help firefighters easily locate the hydrants and access water quickly, preserving valuable time when lives and properties are at risk.
Township Events
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Join Us at The Library
Photoshop Class presented by with Bryson Leidich on Zoom
January 9 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

In this virtual class, learn about control over tone and color in Lightroom and Photoshop. For anyone age 16 and older. The class fee is $20. Please register online. More information can be found on the library's website at www.hersheylibrary.org 
Budding architects and LEGO fanatics
Wednesday, January 13 - 3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Children ages 6+ are welcome to join LEGO Club. A Zoom link will be provided along with the week's challenge via email prior to the club meeting. We will share related stories and videos and participants will have the opportunity to share the creations they made to meet the week's challenge. Please register online.
Connect for Your Health: Evaluating Online Health Information
Saturday, January 16 - 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  
Please register online to attend a free virtual information health program made possible by a grant from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and will be presented online by Librarians from PennState Health and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. If you need a laptop and/or hotspot to participate in this program you can check them out at the library by contacting Aly Tran at 717-533-6555 ext. 3725. Please register for the program prior to requesting the laptop and/or hotspot. 
Community News and Events
Hershey Area All Things Diversity Event:
Religious Inclusion In Our Community
As the number of religions globally, nationally, and in our community continues to grow, understanding and appreciating our differences from a spirituality perspective will increase our sense of community and respect. During this session on January 13 at 7 p.m., participants will learn about the major observances of diverse religious communities, with a focus on those in the central Pennsylvania area. Our goal will be to determine how we support religious differences in our community in a way that allows everyone to feel accepted and welcome. 
 
The presenter for this session will be Dr. Jeffery D. Long, professor of Religion and Asian Studies at Elizabethtown College. The January virtual program is free and will be livestreamed on the Derry Township YouTube channel. You may register through Event Brite.   
 
Hershey Area All Things Diversity is a free series of programs to create awareness and promote acceptance and inclusion in our community. It is coordinated by Derry Township, The Hershey Story Museum, Derry Township School District, Milton Hershey School, The Hershey Company, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey Entertainment & Resorts, Downtown Hershey Association, and The Hershey Trust Company. 
Mortel High Hopes for Haiti Foundation
Sunday, January 10, 2021 - 4:00 p.m. (Zoom Webinar)

The Mortel High Hopes for Haiti Foundation continues to feed and educate the poorest of the poor children in Haiti. We are excited to host an upcoming virtual cooking class, Mangia with Mariella: Cooking with Love to Bring Hope to Haiti. This event will feature chef Mariella Amato from Mangia Mangia Italian Grill who will instruct participants on how to make an authentic 3-course Italian meal while we raise funds to support the feeding programs at our schools in Haiti. This is a FREE event! Please visit our website to register.
Pennsylvania American Water Offers Virtual Information Sessions on Customer Assistance Programs
Pennsylvania American Water is hosting a virtual information session about its customer assistance programs on January 14 at 4 p.m. Representatives from Pennsylvania American Water and the company’s H2O Help to Others program administrator, Dollar Energy Fund, will provide information about financial assistance for income-eligible customers. Assistance includes grants of up to $500 per year, discounts on monthly water and wastewater charges, and water-saving devices and education. The company will also explain how all customers – regardless of income – can set up payment arrangements, sign up for budget billing, and reduce water usage to lower their monthly bills.
 
To access the live session, visit https://bit.ly/2JWLHNA a few minutes prior to the event. Pre-registration not required and there is no password to join. Participants will be able to ask questions live during the event. The session will be recorded and posted to the company’s YouTube channel for customers who cannot participate live.
 
Pennsylvania Master Naturalist program opens registration
A Pennsylvania Master Naturalist is an individual with a passion for the natural world who participates in an intensive training program and uses his or her knowledge by giving back to the community through volunteer service. This year-round program has three components: an initial volunteer training course, volunteer service hours, and advanced training classes.

Spring training begins on April 1 and will run 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays through June 17. There also will be four field sessions scheduled on Saturdays. Application deadline is Feb. 1, but a discounted application fee is applied to all applications received by Jan. 15.

To apply or to find more information visit their website at https://pamasternaturalist.org/
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