Adams County Heritage Festival

 

Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, 12 to 4 p.m.

Gettysburg Rec Park, 545 Long Lane

Join the Interfaith Center for Peace and Justice and the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County for the 27th annual Adams County Heritage Festival on September 16! Held at the Gettysburg Recreation Park, this free event is a celebration of unity in our community!

The Adams County Heritage Festival is a celebration of ethnic music, food, and crafts that reflects the multicultural atmosphere of Adams County, Pennsylvania. It is a way of sharing our various traditions and appreciating the best that each ethnic group has to offer, as well as a commitment to community and the goal of living together in harmony.

Family-oriented entertainment includes music, dance, and a children’s play, as well as a full afternoon of children’s activities, including games, storytelling, and piñatas. Continuously throughout the afternoon, craft vendors and demonstrators have displays in booths on the park grounds. Ethnic foods are offered for sale by local citizens, church groups, restaurateurs, and community organizations. Local non-profit organizations have display booths, usually grouped in tents. Carriage and pony rides are offered by a local vendor.

Mainstage performances:

12:00 Bagpiper Rodney Yeaple
12:15 Celtic Duo: “ROVIN’ BOGHOPPERS”
1:00 Indian Dancers: SHREE ACADEMY OF DANCE
2:00 Afro- Colombian Singers: “REBOLÚ”
3:00 Zydeco & Roots Music: “KLINGER McFRY”    

Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Course

img_1062This is a Basic First Aid and Adult, Child and Infant CPR/AED blended learning course taught through the American Red Cross.  This course is designed for anyone over the age of 16, who would like to be certified.  This certification is good for two years.

This is a blended learning course.  You will be expected to spend about 2-3 hours online.  The online portion of this course is expected to be completed prior to the skills day scheduled at the YWCA.

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Students are to register for this course by paying the YWCA fee for the skills/teaching portion of this course.  Everyone must pay prior to the class date.  Once this fee is paid, the student must contact the Aquatics Director, Cora Rhoads, via email crhoads@ywcagettysburg.org to have the online course link emailed to them.

Upcoming Blended Learning Class Dates:  Registration is now open for all dates.

Wednesdays 6:00pm- 9:00pm
Session 10: October 17        (filled-closed)
Session 11: November 14    Register by November 12

YWCA Fee: $80   Pay Online

 

 

FREE YW Days

Thanks to our generous Hallmark Sponsors, the YWCA is open to the public for free on the following days:

  • Monday, January 22: open to close, pool 8am-10am
  • Tuesday, April 17: open to close, pool 4pm-8pm
  • Wednesday, July 11: open to close, pool noon-8pm
  • Thursday, October 4: open to close, pool 4pm-8pm

Come in and enjoy our indoor pool and whirlpool, fitness center, gymnasium, and racquetball courts, all at no charge.

Brown Bag Lunch Series

Everyone is welcome to the YWCA’s Brown Bag Lunch Series! This series is held at noon in the YWCA Community Room at 909 Fairfield Road. Registration is recommended; call 717-334-9171, ext. 115 or email nlilley@ywcagettysburg.org.

Our 2018 series will again feature leaders throughout Adams County. The series is free to attend and open to the public. This year’s theme is “Around the YWCA Community” featuring stories of YWCA members and those living in Gettysburg & Adams County.

Details will be updated as information becomes available. 

January 16: Pamela Haze, a retired Senior Policy official, will be speaking on her journey and experiences of 39 years in the Department of the Interior. Pam was responsible for oversight and management of the Department of the Interior’s budget finance, performance and acquisition programs and policies including annual development and issuance of the budget and annual financial report. In an article about her retirement, Pam was described as a “rock star” by two Interior colleagues and credited with helping to keep the department afloat during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the federal sequester and the government shutdown of October 2013.

February 20: Adrienne Marvin, YWCA member, will be speaking about her experiences in Mozambique as a Peace Corps worker.

April 3 (rescheduled date due to snow): Wendy Allen, local artist and owner of Lincoln Into Art Studio and Gallery, will speak about her journey on becoming a businesswoman here in Gettysburg and her Lincoln passion.

April 17: Nancie Gudmestad, another local businesswoman, will speak about her work with the restoration of the Shriver House, an award winning Gettysburg museum that presents the story of the Battle of Gettysburg as seen through the eyes of the residents of Gettysburg.

May 1 (Please note the change from the third Tuesday of the month to the first for this presentation): Tom Deloe, a YWCA member and a member of Fair Districts PA Adams County, will be speaking to the group on the timely topic of gerrymandering.

September 18: Yeimi K Gagliardi will share her experience with the immersion program hosted by the Boarder Servant Corps in El Paso, TX in early June.  The presentation will feature highlights from the interviews and meetings with border patrol, immigrants living in El Paso, people living in colonias on both sides of the boarder, human rights workers and other community leaders.  This trip was possible thanks to the Gettysburg College- Center for Public Service.

Yeimi (Jamie) Gagliardi, is a Latino health educator in Adams County for WellSpan Health. She also serves as chairperson for the Latino Services Task Force and the Tobacco Prevention Task Force of Healthy Adams County where she leads and collaborates, with other community based organizations, in the development, implementation and evaluation of initiatives to reach underserved communities in Adams County.

October 16: Andrea Niedererr of Respective Solutions will speak about her work in helping our community become a Trauma Informed Community.

November 20: Linda Raymond, YWCA member, yoga instructor, and Board member, will wrap up the 2018 series by talking about her experiences as one of the first females to play with the US Army Band.

Bridge

A group currently meets at the YWCA to review and improve through playing. This is a relaxed atmosphere of casual play. Anyone with a working knowledge of the basic skills of bridge may join us.

Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Rec Free     Basic $2     Non $4

 

Mah Jongg

submitted by Ruth Sullivan

Join the fun!

Mah Jongg is a game that originated in China. Commonly played by four players, it is a game of skill, strategy and calculation and involves a certain degree of chance.

We play the American 4-player version that includes, along with the three suites, winds (honors), flowers and joker tiles.

We welcome new players. You do not need your own set to play.

Fridays, 12:15 p.m.

Rec Free     Basic $2     Non $4

Nearly New Sale

Our semiannual (spring and fall) Children’s Nearly New sale provides area families the opportunity to buy and sell good-quality, gently used, seasonal children’s clothing (infant – size 14), shoes (bagged in pairs), baby equipment, furnishings, toys and MORE!

Like many YWCA fundraisers, the Nearly New Sale relies on volunteers. Those who volunteer for at least five hours prior to the sale are invited to shop a special volunteer-only pre-sale. To volunteer for our spring or fall sales, call Nancy Lilley at 717-334-9171, ext. 115 or email nlilley@ywcagettysburg.org.

Click here for important information about volunteer hours and unaccompanied children at the Nearly New Sale (adopted by the YWCA Board of Directors March 2014).

Nearly New Schedule

Consignments accepted: Oct. 14, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 15, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Donations accepted: Oct. 16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Volunteer pre-sale: Oct. 18, 6 to 8 p.m.
Sale: Friday, Oct. 19, 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Nearly New Rules

Click here for our Consignment Agreement

Violation of these rules will result in a $10 penalty accessed against your consignment proceeds.

1. Only seasonal clothing may be consigned – off season items will be considered a donation to the YW. Seasonal clothing includes: Fall & Winter clothing in the fall sale; Spring & Summer clothing in the spring sale.

2. Only clothing for infants and children up to the age of 18 years old, will be accepted.

3. All clothing must be washed, folded and sorted by size.

4. Stained/torn clothing will not be accepted.

5. Items may not reference weapons, violence, alcohol or drugs.

6. Movies and related apparel must be Rated “G” or “PG”. Video games must be rated “E”.

7. No computer games can be accepted due to copyright issues.

8. Shoes must be tied together, bagged or boxed together or otherwise attached to one another.

9. No bras, nursing or otherwise, underwear or boxers will be accepted for consignment or donation, new or used.

10. Outfit sets must be safety-pinned together.

11. No car seats can be accepted.

12. Baby equipment cannot be more than 3 years old, and must meet current safety regulations. All belts, straps, etc must be attached in the proper place.

13. Toys must be in working condition and include all pieces. Pieces must be bagged and attached to the main item.

14. No stuffed animals will be accepted.

Nearly New Processes and Fees

1. Consignment fees are as follows – $5.00 for first 100 items, $10.00 for 101-250 items, $15.00 for 251-400 items, and $20.00 for 401-500 items. Cost for consignments over 500 items will be at the discretion of the committee.

2. The consignment income is split: 55% for consignor, 45% for the YWCA.

a. The YWCA portion of all sold items is considered a donation to the YWCA. You will receive a receipt with the amount of the donation along with your consignment check.

b. Items not sold will not be referenced as a donation.

c. Instead of consigning, you may make an outright donation of all of your goods to the YWCA. In this case, all items will be considered a donation. Please ask for a donation receipt when you drop off your donation.

3. Consignors may not tag their own items

4. Items, consigned or donated, may only be dropped off at posted drop-off times.

5. Consignors must accept the pricing established by the committee. These prices are based on our experiences at prior sales. If a consignor wants to set a price on a specific item, that must be discussed with a committee member at drop-off. Self-price items must be clearly more valuable than standard items of the same type (e.g. sleigh-bed style crib).

6. Items determined to be not sellable by committee members will be put in the rummage pile outside of the gymnasium. These items are given away for free. We will do our best to notify consignors if a large or expensive item is deemed not sellable, but there are no guarantees you will be notified. Once consigned/donated items have entered the gym, including plastic containers, they cannot leave the gym until everything has been tagged and placed on the tables for sale, or approved for the rummage pile as stained/torn.

7. Items not sold by the end of the day on Friday will be sold for ½ price on Saturday morning. Items not sold at the ½ price sale will be sold at a “bag sale” or given to other charities. Consignors receive no compensation or donation information for items sold at the bag sale or given to other charities. Consignors may claim unsold items between 5 and 6 p.m. on Friday to avoid losing half or all of the consignment income.

8. Consignors may not shop the pre-sale unless they volunteer for a minimum of 5 hours organizing for the sale. The pre-sale is for volunteers only.