Derry Township eNews, July 26, 2019
Current News
Repairs to U.S. 422 in North Londonderry Township Anticipated to Take Be Completed Late November 
PennDOT has reported that work on U.S. 422 in North Londonderry Township near Palmyra Borough will take longer than expected.

Since the beginning of July, geotechnical and structural engineers have assessed the site and ground conditions and have completed a design for a concrete slab to cover the eastbound and westbound section of U.S. 422. The contractor will be installing 84 steel columns referred to as micropiles, which will be embedded into the rock bed below the surface to support the slab. Excavation at the site is scheduled to begin, weather permitting, Monday, July 29, with the micropile work beginning on August 5.
 
While the department had previously anticipated opening the road before the beginning of the school year, the void and subsequent work needed to restore the roadway to safe conditions will require a closure until late November 2019.
 
The official detour, which is currently in place, involves Route 117 to U.S. 322 to Route 934 and back to U.S. 422. Motorists are asked to use the official detour as local roads are not designed for the volume of traffic that is typically on U.S. 422.
 
Although not part of the official detour, adjustments were recently made to the signals at the intersection of U.S. 422 and Apple Blossom Road to accommodate local traffic.
Repairs Planned for Sand Hill Road
Road work will occur on Sand Hill Road between Forest Avenue and Roush Road the week of August 12. The process of Cold In Place recycling will require several days and result in traffic delays and short-term closures.

Traffic will be controlled by flagmen during the day and the roadway will be open when work crews are done for the day. The road must cure approximately one week depending on weather conditions before final paving can occur.
Events
It's Almost Time for the Friends Annual Book Sale
The Hershey Public Library will be closed on Friday, August 2 in preparation for the Friends of the Hershey Public Library Annual Book Sale. 

The Friends Annual Book Sale Preview Night will be held Friday, August 2 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friends members may enjoy making early purchases and the best bargains. Renew your Friends membership or join Friends at Preview Night. For information, please visit the Friends website .

Book Sale Schedule:

Saturday, August 3: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 4: 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. (Family Fun Day)
Monday, August 5 to Wednesday, August 7: 9:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 8: 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The library is located at 701 Cocoa Avenue.
It's Bicyclefest at Market on Chocolate!
s Saturday’s Market on Chocolate is a celebration of bicycles! Ride your bike to Market and interact with the area bike advocacy groups and cycle clubs in attendance from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. You can stop by to ask questions or even shop, as In Gear Cycling and Fitness will be on-site for all your bike-related needs.

Whether you’re a road captain or just interested in learning more about bikes, you won’t want to miss this Market! Participating organizations include Harrisburg Bicycle Club, Bicycle South Central PA, the Hershey Medical Center, Susquehanna Area Mountain Bike Association, In-Gear and the JDRF ride team.
This week we’ll have music from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with Nick Pozza taking the stage. Kids will love face painting with the Hershey Presbyterian Church and craft-making with SPLAT Studio. The Bloodmobile will also be back, and we know you love an opportunity to support them—as each donation helps to save three lives.

Julie from the Baker’s Tree is returning with her hand-crafted cookies and ice-cream pops. Grandma Rose will be there with the biscotti you crave. We also have a new food truck coming this week. Wich Way features hand-crafted sandwiches for every appetite. They’ll be joined by Lucky Penny Burger Company, Grappling Crab Shack, and Rola’s Lebanese Food. Come join us for lunch!

As always, we have so many wonderful artisan vendors. From leather earrings to hand-carved wall signs, our vendors have everything you need to style yourself and your home. If you’re looking for jewelry or home decor, this is a great weekend to stop by.
You can check r our full vendor and activity listing for this week—and every week this summer. See you Saturday!
Sign up here to help at the Market.
Friends Film Festival Presents Night at the Museum
The Friends of the Hershey Public Library will present a film festival, Based on the Books, on Sunday, July 28 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Night at the Museum,  rated PG, stars Ben Stiller. A newly recruited night security guard at the Museum of Natural History discovers that an ancient curse causes the animals and exhibits on display to come to life and wreak havoc. Everyone is welcome. Friends provide snacks. Registration is not required. 
Sunday is Family Fun Day at the Friends Book Sale
A Family Fun Day will be held at the Book Sale on Sunday, August 4 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Bring the kids for FREE fun activities and games while you visit the book sale.

Registration is not required, and everyone is welcome. Fun Day is sponsored by the Friends of the Hershey Public Library.
Come out for a Community Gathering Against Crime
The Derry Township Police Department will hold National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on the 1st block of W. Caracas Avenue.

Join in on a fun evening to promote community unity against crime.

Free food and games!
Township Meetings and Events Calendar 

Services
Library and Recycling Center Hours and Addresses
Recycling Center Hours   - 650 Clearwater Road 
Hershey Public Library Hours  - 701 Cocoa Avenue
Practice Your Game at Chess Club
Drop in for some checkerboard fun on Saturday, July 27 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. at the Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue.

Need some instruction? Experienced players are on hand to help. Beginners are always welcome. Registration is not required. Children under the age of 12 must have an adult in the library building.
Is Computer Science Your Thing?
Experienced computer science students will be at the library on Thursday, August 1 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. to help you to complete Harvard’s introductory computer science course, CS50 Certification Assistance.

The course is for teens and adults to help you to further your professional career or break into the lucrative field of computer science. 

Registration is not required. The library has a limited supply of laptops, so please bring your own, if possible. Headphones will be required. The library has some for purchase for $1 at the circulation desk.
Community News and Events
Hershey Figure Skating Club Offers Star Wars Learn to Skate and Padawan Training
Star Wars fans are invited to join us on the planet Hoth at the Hersheypark Arena for a learn to skate
class with a professional ice-skating Jedi followed by a special on-ice performance by the Capital City Jedi Knights on Sunday, August 4 at 1:30 p.m.

This out of this galaxy event also includes make your own lightsaber, participation in Padawan lightsaber training, and plenty of character photo opportunities! Character costumes strongly encouraged!

The event is $40 per skater. Skate rental is included. All ages and skating levels are welcome. Gloves and helmets
are recommended. Parking is free.

Registration is required. Space is strictly limited. For more information and to register online visit
Auditions Open for This Is My Brave High School Edition 
This Is My Brave (TIMB) was co-founded in Virginia by Jennifer Marshall and Anne Marie Ames (1958-2017), two women passionate about ending the stigma surrounding mental illness and saving lives through storytelling. In May of 2014, TIMB debuted its first ever live show in Arlington, Virginia, at the Spectrum Theatre to a sold-out crowd of nearly 400. Over the past four years, the nonprofit organization has hosted performances across the United States and in Australia.

TIMB has been featured in The Washington Post and O, The Oprah Magazine, Stage-Directions Magazine, as well as many other publications. In 2019, TIMB will celebrate five years of brave storytelling. 

This Is My Brave will host its first High School Edition performance on Thursday, November 7, 7:00 p.m. at the Hershey Theatre. 

Auditions will be held August 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and August 18 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue, Hershey.



Jennifer Marshall, TIMB Executive Director and Co-Founder, is a Hershey native. “Bringing This Is My Brave to my hometown is an honor for me,” said Marshall. “For five years, our organization has been shining a light on mental illness and the brave people who live and thrive with it all across the U.S. It’s incredibly meaningful to come back to Hershey and share the mission of This Is My Brave by helping our young people talk openly about mental health issues.”

Last Chance to See Ariel, Under the Sea, at the Hershey Area Playhouse
This is the last weekend of Hershey Area Playhouse's performance of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday performances begin at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are $23 for teens/adults and $20 for ages 12 and under. Tickets are available by visiting www.HersheyAreaPlayhouse.com or by calling the Playhouse's box office at 717-533-8525.
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