October 11, 2008

Classes Special Events Support Groups Health


ADOPTION: Adoptions From The Heart, 1525 Oregon Pike, will present "October 2008 Adoption Education Class: What Your Commitment Means to Me" from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15.

The class addresses what the commitment means to a birth mother.

Cost is $10 per person or $15 per couple.

For more information or to register, call 399-7766.

GENEALOGY: The Lancaster County Historical Society, 230 N. President Ave., will offer "Tackling Genealogy Problems: Advanced Genealogy" from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15.

Kevin Shue, a genealogist at the society, will address the use of military records.

Cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Registration is requested by calling 392-4633.

BOOK: The Mountville branch of the Lancaster Public Library, 2 College Ave., Mountville, will host a book discussion of "The Grace that Keeps this World" by Tom Bailey at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16.

For more information or reservations, call 285-3231.

TEEN BOOK: The Leola branch of the Lancaster Public Library, 46 Hillcrest Ave., Leola, will host a Teen Twilight Book Party at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16.

The Stephanie Meyers' Twilight series will be explored. Discuss the books and plans for the movie. Bring a Twilight-inspired snack to share. Drinks will be provided. A trivia contest will be held.

For more information or to make reservations, call 656-7920.

BENEFIT DINNER: The Welsh Mountain Home's Fall Benefit Dinner will be held at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at Yoder's Restaurant, 14 S. Tower Road, New Holland.

Southern gospel singers The Harmenaires will perform.

Tickets are $17 for adults and $10 for children. A freewill offering will be received.

For more information or reservations, call 355-9522.

DIABETES: Ephrata Community Hospital's Diabetes Support Group will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Center for Health at Garden Spot Village, 435 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland.

"Diabetes Conversation Maps" will be presented by registered nurse Grace Robuck.

Registration is required by calling 336-6578.

STROKE: The Stroke Survivor's Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in the conference room of the Ephrata Health Pavilion, 175 Martin Ave., Ephrata.

The topic is "Coping with Chronic Disease for the Caregiver and Stroke Survivor".

The meeting is free. For more information, call Anita Hershey at 738-6797.

WELLNESS: In conjunction with National Physical Therapy Month, Kauffman-Gamber Physical Therapy will host a free Health and Wellness Fair from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at its office, 804 New Holland Ave.

Free health screenings for balance, posture, pulse, oxygen, body composition, BMI and grip strength will be offered, as well as bone density screenings, nutritional and osteoporosis information, a home exercise program review and healthy refreshments.

For more information, call 396-8877.

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