Cage of Oppression – Monologues of Social Oppression

September 22, 2019

This event will feature stories gathered from the experiences of local community members and performed by local community members under the direction of Chad Alan-Carr, Gettysburg Community Theatre Director.
The event is scheduled for September 22, 2019, with September 23, 2019 held in reserve for a sell out on Sept. 22. There will be 30 to 45 minutes of stories to be followed by a Q & A.
Admission is free but reservations for the open seating will be required. GCT will take the reservations. Call 717-334-2692 or email to make a reservation. You can also make reservations at the box office from 5 to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday. Reservations will be open on June 1.

Adams County Heritage Festival


Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, 12 to 4 p.m.

Gettysburg Rec Park, 545 Long Lane

The 28th Annual Adams County Heritage Festival will be held on Sunday, September 15, 2019, at the Gettysburg Area Rec Park, from noon to 4 p.m.
For the third year, it is jointly sponsored by the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County and the Interfaith Center for Peace and Justice. The event will take place at the YWCA in the event of seriously inclement weather. For further information, contact 717-334-0752 or

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

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American Red Cross
Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Course

This is an Adult & Pediatric 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 2 years.

Class Details

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.

Fee: $80

Register at

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 to have the online course link emailed to them.

Upcoming Blended Learning Class Dates & Times

Registration is now open for all dates. Register online at least 3 days before the course begins to allow time to do the online course work.

Session 6

June 12, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Register by June 9th

Session 7

July 17, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

 Register by July 14th

Session 8

August 14, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Register by August 11th





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

  • Saturday, January 5: open to close, pool 8am-4:30pm
  • Saturday, April 6: open to close, pool 8am-4:30pm
  • Tuesday, July 9: open to close, outdoor pool noon-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

June 18: Jeff Rioux and Analy Blanco – Casa de la Cultura

July 23: Robert Witt – Youth Advocate Programs

September 17: Kay Hollabaugh – fruit growers & immigrant issues

October 15: Jessica Ritter – Survivors, Inc.

November 19: Peter Miele – The Colors of Courage – Gettysburg’s Forgotten History

Attendees may bring their lunch or order from the Ragged Edge II, located inside of the YWCA. For more information, contact Nany Lilley at or 717-334-9171, ext. 115.
The YWCA is located at 909 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg.


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.

Mondays, 11:30 a.m.

Rec Free     Basic $2     Non $4

Nearly New Sale

October 18- 19, 2019

Pre-Sale: Thursday, October 17 from 6:00-8:00 pm
(*** Open only to those who volunteered 5 hours prior to Wednesday at 8pm)
Sale: Friday, Oct. 18, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Half Price Sale: Saturday, Oct. 19 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Bag Sale: Saturday, Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. – noon

Consignments will be accepted from Sunday, October 13 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm and Monday, October 14 from 8:00 am– 8:00 pm. Please review the Consignment rules and agreement.

Donations will be accepted from Sunday, Oct. 13 through Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 3 pm.

Volunteers are needed:
• Sunday, Oct. 13 from 10 am – 4 p.m. to help set up the gym and begin to sort and tag items.
• Monday, Oct. 14 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m Tuesday, Oct. 15 and Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. We will be tagging, pricing and sorting items and distributing them to the appropriate tables for the sale.
• Thursday, Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – we will be putting on the finishing touches, finalizing pricing, tagging the final items, posting signs, and making sure everything is ready for the pre-sale. There is a possibility we will be done Wednesday evening or Thursday morning.
• Thursday, Oct. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. – Volunteers are needed to help with check out at the pre-sale. Responsibilities include bagging, adding, scrolling, and anything to help keep the check out running smoothly.
• Friday, Oct. 18 from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Volunteers will help with check out which includes bagging, adding, scrolling.
• Saturday, Oct. 19 from 8:30 a.m. to Noon – Volunteers will continue to help with check out. From Noon until approximately 1:30 p.m., volunteers are needed to help with clearing out and tearing down everything and putting the gym back to its normal working order.

Thank you for your willingness to help with this event!

Contact: Nancy Lilley at or 1717-334-9171, ext. 115 for more information or with questions.

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.