Derry Township eNews, September 27, 2019
Shred-It Event
A paper shredding event will be held on Saturday, October 5th from 8:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the Public Works Facility.

  • Derry Township Residents Only
  • Limit 2 (two) bags or boxes
Rain Barrel Workshop Provides a Free Rain Barrel
Rain barrels collect roof runoff and store the water for future use providing many environmental benefits. Rain barrels are inexpensive to install and maintain.
Dauphin County Conservation District in partnership with Derry Township Municipal Authority is hosting a rain barrel workshop. The workshop will be held at the Derry Township Municipal Authority (DTMA), located at 670 Clearwater Road, Hershey, on Wednesday, October 9, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The workshop is open to all who are interested in installing a rain barrel, but will be limited to the first 50 who register. There is no cost to attend the workshop. Workshop participants will receive a FREE RAIN BARREL (Limit one rain barrel per household).
If you have any questions about the workshops, call Mike Callahan at 717-566-3237, extension 319, or e-mail . Please register for the DTMA workshop by October 2nd. Mail the registration form to DTMA, 670 Clearwater Road, Hershey, PA 17033, or email it to  Mike Callahan .
Please note that water collected in a rain barrel contains some pollutants and is unfit for human consumption.
Join Us at The Library
Rotator Cuff Seminar
Wednesday, October 2 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

If you are experiencing shoulder pain, come to a Rotator Cuff Seminar presented by Joe Hribick at the Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033. Joe Hribick, Physical Therapist and Clinical Director of Madden Physical Therapy, will help you to understand the three most common causes of rotator cuff problems and what successful treatment looks like without medications, injections, or surgery. Please register online for this Adult Library Program at the library's Events Calendar at . If you have questions, please contact Julie Brnik at or call the Hershey Public Library at 717-533-6555 ext. 3708.
Dungeons & Dragons
Friday, September 27 and Friday, October 4 - 3:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Tweens and teens in grade 6 and higher can drop in to play this tabletop fantasy role-playing board game. If you are new to Dungeons & Dragons, you will fast become a fan of this enthralling game, and make some new friends along the way. Registration is not required.
Wednesday, October 2 - 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Children ages 6+ are welcome to register online at the library's Events Calendar at  or call 717-533-6555 ext 3708 to join a fun group building the world one brick at a time. Rita Smith, Children's Librarian, gives the children a building challenge--it is up to the children to decide what they create.
Play Day for Families
Friday, October 4 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Families with children ages 2-5 are welcome to register for an hour of center-based free play that encourages children and their adults to engage in the five practices of Early Literacy: talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing. Please register online  at the library's Events Calendar at  or call 717-533-6555.
Township Meetings and Events Calendar 

Library and Recycling Center Hours and Addresses
Recycling Center Hours   - 650 Clearwater Road 
Hershey Public Library Hours  - 701 Cocoa Avenue
Derry Township Community Cats to Hold Spay/Neuter Clinic
Derry Township residents can sign up to get help with trapping outdoor free-roaming cats and having them spayed/neutered and vaccinated for free through Derry Township Community Cats. The next clinic is on October 8. Reservations can be made by calling 717-592-8087. 

Residents can also schedule a low-cost spay or neuter and vaccinations for owned cats by calling the same number. Visit for more information about this program and ways you can support it.
Community News and Events
Historical Society's 7th annual Preservation Tour
The Hershey Derry Township Historical Society is hosting their 7th annual Preservation Tour on Sunday, October 6th.

The tour this year will feature the history of the township before Mr. Hershey left his mark here. Places like the Union Canal, the many quarry operations, old churches, early communities and businesses, and more will be featured as the Trolley transports us to the areas where these things took place.  

New this year, the museum will host an event-long Open House throughout the day. In addition to refreshments and an opportunity to see our new barnyard makeover, those taking the tour will be able to see additional displays about the points on the tour. 

Included in those displays will be a special selection of items on loan from the Hershey Story of items from Mr. Hershey's Early American collection once housed in the Indian Museum, an early Township home that now accommodates the American Legion. 

TROLLEY TIMES: 12:00, 2:00, and 4:00
FOR TICKETS: Phone 717-520-0748 or visit
Hershey Area Playhouse Presents The Mystery of Edwin Drood
October 3rd to 6th and 10th to 13th, 2019

Hershey Area Playhouse is proud to present a highlight of its 20th Anniversary Season, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, written by Rupert Holmes.

Based on Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel of the same name, The Mystery of Edwin Drood is the story of the young and charming Edwin Drood, who has been mysteriously murdered in a small town in England. The hilarious, interactive whodunit mystery musical gets the audience in on the action by allowing them to vote on the ending, which means that each show is a truly unique and unpredictable experience.

Come and help solve The Mystery of Edwin Drood, running October 3 to 6 and 10 to 14, 2019. Thursday through Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday performances begin at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $23 for teens/adults and $20 for those ages 12 and under. Tickets are available by visiting or by calling the Playhouse’s box office at 717-533-8525.
Women's Civic Club of Hershey Meeting
The next meeting of the Women’s Civic Club of Hershey is Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Traditions of Hershey, 100 North Larkspur Drive, Palmyra. This meeting is our Membership Drive. We welcome all women 18 years of age and older to come to this meeting to meet our members, learn more about the club and consider joining this worth-while organization.
On Saturday, November 2nd at the Hershey Lodge, approximately 300 guests will enjoy an evening celebrating our work to keep families together. Calling all flappers and gangsters – changes are coming to this year’s event as we take you back in time to the Roaring Twenties for this Gin & Jazz themed evening. Attendees will party like Gatsby as they roam around a speakeasy and enjoy delectable food, drink “giggle water” and dance the Charleston.

For 35 years, Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central PA (RMHC-CP) has served children and their families by providing compassionate support through family-focused programs and healthcare partnerships.

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