‘Here Comes Santa Claus’

Santa Claus will return to Schaffner Memorial “Boro” Park in Hummelstown on Wednesday, Dec. 15, and Thursday, Dec. 16, 6-7:30 p.m., both days.

As always, Santa is sponsored by Hummelstown’s Fuzzy Few Organization, and everyone young and young at heart is welcome to come and sit on Santa’s lap. No tickets or money are required. Just bring your holiday spirit and a smile!

All You Can Eat Meatloaf

Hummelstown Chemical Fire Company will host a Meatloaf Dinner on Thursday, Dec. 16, 4-7 p.m., to support the fire company.

Adults are $8. Kids 4-11 are $4.

Hummelstown Rotary Report

David Kloser, author of “Stepping Up To The Plate,” was the speaker at the Dec. 1 meeting of the Hummelstown Rotary Club.

Kloser is a former college pitcher who interviewed over 300 major league players to find out how they handle the mental aspect associated with a game where even the greatest players fail seven out of every 10 times. Many of the coping techniques used by the players can be easily adapted to everyday situations.

President Dennis Adams announced that the club will not meet Dec. 22 or Dec. 29. Chairman Matt Lowry distributed the menu for the Dec. 11 Christmas party, which will be held at The Warwick.

Golden Age Club Meeting

The Golden Age Club will meet Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1:30 p.m., at Grace United Methodist Church.

The program of Christmas music will be presented by Lower Dauphin grade school students under the direction of Melissa Schaeffer.

9th Annual Moonlight Gala

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central PA will host The 9th Annual Moonlight Gala and Silent Auction at The Hershey Hotel on Dec. 17, 5:30 p.m.

Register online at For more info, call 533-4001, ext. 156.

Adopt-a-Thon At Leo’s

An adopt-a-thon and fundraiser benefiting the Harrisburg Humane Society will be held Dec. 12, noon to 4 p.m., at Leo’s on Chocolate Salon & Spa, 832 E. Chocolate Ave., Hershey.

Bring your own pet for a photo with Santa or adopt a new pet at the event. Donate dog or cat food and be entered in a raffle.

BNI Hershey

The BNI, Hershey Chapter meets every Wednesday, 7:50-9:30 a.m., at Events Etc., 814 E. Chocolate Ave., for a networking meeting.

For info, call Patti Hivner at 574-1295.

Holiday Sounds at Hershey AARP

The regular monthly meeting of Hershey Area AARP will be held Thursday, Dec. 16, 1:30 p.m., at Spring Creek Church of the Brethren, 335 E. Areba Ave.

Holiday music will be performed by the Milton Hershey School’s New Horizons group. Do not forget to bring cookies for the traditional Yultide refreshments. Bake a dozen for the meeting’s refreshments and a dozen to contribute to Love INC’s Parsonage and other local venues.

If you are interested in joining Hershey Area AARP, contact Barb Gaughan at 832-3282.

Ron Needs You!

Ronald McDonald House in Hershey and Ronald McDonald Family Room in the Penn State Children’s Hospital, Hershey, are in need of volunteers to cover four-hour shifts on the weekends.

Other shifts during the week may also be available. Duties include answering phones, interacting with families, and light housekeeping. Training is provided. Contact Pam Vesce at 533-4001, ext. 158 or email

Partnership Food Drive

The Hershey Partnership is hosting a food drive at its Information Center, located at 150 W. Chocolate Ave., until Dec. 31.

All food collected will go to the food bank at the Evangelical Free Church of Hershey. The Information Center is open seven days a week: M-F: 10-3, Sat: 9-1 and Sun: 10-1. There is a parking lot in the rear of the building that can be accessed from Ridge Road.

Harrisburg Beta Sigma Phi

The Harrisburg Laureate Zeta Delta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority will hold its December social dinner at Fenicci’s in Hershey, and then attend the Hershey Theatre performance of Ten Tenors on Saturday, Dec. 11.

Traditions Open House

Traditions of Hershey, an independent-living retirement community in Palmyra, will hold its Holiday Traditions Open House on Dec. 11, 1-3 p.m.

The event will feature live entertainment by Karl “The Piano Man” Hausman along with refreshments. For more info, contact Diane Rizio 838-2330 or at drizio@traditionsathershey. com.

Carter Earns Excelsior Degree

Ian Carter, a Derry Township resident, has earned an Associate in Science in Nursing degree from Excelsior College in Albany, N.Y.

Academy Honor Roll

Harrisburg Academy, in Wormleysburg, has announced its honors list for the first quarter of the 2010-11 academic year.

Sun Country students listed are Daryl Dorch, Clint Zhang, Matthew Lazarus and Jeremy Peisner.

Emily Wilson in Honor Society

Emily Wilson, a Derry Township resident, was inducted into Ithaca College’s Oracle Honor Society in November.

The fall ceremony honors students who have completed their first semester ranked in the top five percent of their academic schools.

Jingle Bell Bingo At Traditions

Join staff and residents of Traditions of Hershey in Palmyra for Jingle Bell Bingo on Dec. 15, 1 p.m.

The event will include a tour of the community and refreshments will be served. Those planning to attend are asked to make reservations at 838-2330 by Dec. 13.

Alpha Lambda Master Report

The November Meeting of Alpha Lambda Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority was held Thursday, Nov. 18, at the home of Sandy Bowman.

The chapter’s Christmas party was held Dec. 2 at Vingeto’s Restaurant in Hershey. The January service project will be collecting food for the Caring Cupboard Food Bank in Palmyra, as well as, collecting pull tabs and magazines for the Ronald McDonald House. Elaine Kiessling presented her program “New Paths To Friendship Through Decorating.”

Bridge Church DivorceCare

Suffering because of divorce? The Bridge Church in Hummelstown is offering DivorceCare sessions in the new year Tuesday evenings beginning Jan. 18 until April 12 at 7 p.m.

The church office is located at 220 S. Hanover St., Hummelstown. Call 566- 6578 for more information.

‘A World Of Christmas’

The Chancel Choir and the Children’s Sunday School of the United Church of Christ Hummelstown will combine to present “A World of Christmas” on Sunday, Dec. 12, 10:30 a.m.

Hear about Christmas customs from around the world! For more info, call 566-8893.

Let It Rain

RAIN – A Tribute To The Beatles makes its return to the Hershey Theatre on March 10 and 11.

Tickets for this show are $65, $55 and $45 and are available at the Hershey Theatre Box Office. They can be charged at 534-3405 and at

HE&R Sets Job Fair

Hershey Entertainment & Resorts will host a Job Fair on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 3-7 p.m. at the Giant Center.

A wide variety of parttime and seasonal positions for the 2011 summer season are available for people ages 16 and older. Numerous lifeguard positions are available for The Boardwalk at Hersheypark and at Hershey Resorts. Hershey Resorts also will be hiring for other openings in the recreation department, including activities attendants and childcare attendants.

Representatives from Hersheypark will be available to meet applicants and answer questions about positions in the following departments: Entertainment, Finance, Food & Beverage, Games, Guest Services, Retail, Rides Operations, Safety & Security, Utility and Wardrobe.

For more info, visit or call 520-5627.

Hershey Kids Rock Handel

The Hershey Children’s Choir will perform as part of a national touring group’s holiday musical event “Handel’s Messiah Rocks” coming to The Hershey Theatre on Dec. 22 at 7:30 p.m.

This event also benefits the Hershey Area Playhouse with $10 donated for each ticket sold. Area residents will also receive a ticket discount of $10 by mentioning the Children’s Choir at the time of ticket purchase. Call the Hershey Theatre box office at 534-3405.

Tai Chi and Qigong for Health

Laura Reazer, certified Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Instructor, will teach a six-week class in Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi and Qigong at Free Spirit Yoga in Hershey on Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m., beginning Jan. 13

Please call 272-3148 to register. The fee for the entire six-week class is $50.

You’ve Got A Guitar

James “Fire and Rain” Taylor and his band are coming to The Hershey Theatre on Friday, April 1.

Tickets go on sale Friday, Dec. 10, 10 a.m., at the Theatre box office, HersheyTheatre. com and 534- 3405.

Helping Others Thru Tough Times

Laid off? Company out of business? Illness squeezing your food budget? HOTTT wants to warm you with a hot, free meal Dec. 14, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at the social hall of the Spring Creek Church of the Brethren, 335 E. Areba Ave., Hershey.

There’s no donation and no fees. The cooks are genuine housewives making home-cooked meals. They don’t want leftovers! Just call 533-7192 to confirm your reservation.

Christmas Event at Hershey Gardens

Enjoy Hershey Gardens this winter by participating in holiday activities during the “Classic Christmas” event Saturday, Dec. 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Hershey Gardens will also feature a Winter Walk until Dec. 30, which includes 16 decorated Christmas trees.

For more info, visit or call 534-3492.

Elmo in Hershey

“1-2-3 Imagine! with Elmo & Friends” will perform at Giant Center from Jan. 6 to 9.

For more info, call Giant Center Box Office 534-3911. Tickets may be purchased online at www.

Are You Disturbed?

Korn and Disturbed are coming to Giant Center on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 7 p.m.

Tickets for this show are $39.75 (processing fees apply) and are available by calling 534-3911 and at

‘Rush’ to Giant Center

The Rush “Time Machine Tour” will make a stop at Giant Center on Friday, Apr. 8.

For tickets and more into, visit or

H’town Singers ‘Welcome Christmas’

The Hummelstown Community Singers will present their 20th annual Christmas concert – “Welcome Christmas” – on Sunday, Dec. 12, 3 p.m., at the United Church of Christ, 104 E. Main St., Hummelstown.

The concert is free, and tickets are not required. A reception will follow in Fellowship Hall.

For more info, call Valerie at 566-9312 or Bonnie at 566-9410.

Hershey Hotline To North Pole

Gemma’s Angels, a charitable group based in Hershey, will operate the North Pole Hotline, Dec. 13-15, 6-8 p.m.

Volunteers, acting as Santa and Mrs. Claus’s “helpers,” will place calls to children at their homes.

Readers who want the North Pole to call a child, should go to www.northpolehotline. org for more info.

Family Christmas Spectacular

The ‘Family Christmas Spectacular’ Christian Public Entertainment Network, a division of USA Theaters, a portable outdoor theater that travels throughout central Pennsylvania, will present its first indoor movie event, “Family Christmas Spectacular,” on Saturday, Dec. 11, The 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., at TPC Center in York. The event will host a live ballet pre-show called “The Christmas Gift”, followed by an updated version of the Charles Dickens’ classic, “A Christmas Carol,” which will be digitally projected on two screens.

For more information, visit

The Hershey Chorus Christmas Concert

Hershey Community Chorus will feature an all-inclusive Children’s Chorus at the Hershey Theatre on Sunday, Dec. 12, 3 p.m.

Tickets are available from any Chorus member, the Theatre box office or by calling 534-3405. The price of the tickets in advance is $12 for adults age 12 and over, and $6 for children between the ages of 5 and 11. Children under 5 are admitted free accompanied by an adult.

For more info, visit HersheyCommunityChorus. org or call 232-7262.

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