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Calendar of Events

York County

Community Programs/Support Groups Free and open to the public

Senior Center Activities

Jan. 2, 7 p.m. Surviving Spouse Socials of York County Faith United Church of Christ 509 Pacific Ave., York (717) 266-2784

Crispus Attucks Active Living Center (717) 848-3610,

Jan. 5, 10:30 a.m. Partners in Thyme Herb Club of Southern York County Glenview Alliance Church 10037 Susquehanna Trail, Glen Rock (717) 428-2210

Jan. 16, 7-8 p.m. Alzheimer’s Support Group Providence Place 3377 Fox Run Road, Dover (717) 767-4500 If you have an event you would like to include, please email information to for consideration.

Parks and Recreation Jan. 7, 1-4 p.m. – Beekeeping: Is it for You?, Nixon Park Jan. 26, 7-9:30 p.m. – Owl Walk, Nixon Park Jan. 28, 2-3:30 p.m. – “Penguins to Leopards” Safari by Photo, Nixon Park

Collinsville Community Library, 2632 Delta Road, Brogue, (717) 927-9014 Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m. – Purls of Brogue Knitting Club Glatfelter Memorial Library, 101 Glenview Road, Spring Grove, (717) 225-3220 Mondays, 6-8 p.m. – Knitters Group

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Dillsburg Senior Activity Center – (717) 432-2216 Eastern Area Senior Center, Inc. – (717) 252-1641 Golden Connections Community Center (717) 244-7229, Weekdays, 9 a.m. – Games Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – Pinochle Fridays, 9:15 a.m. – Computers 101 Golden Visions Senior Community Center (717) 633-5072, Heritage Senior Center, Inc. – (717) 292-7471 Northeastern Senior Community Center (717) 266-1400,

Library Programs

spoke to the quality of the object. The leather was in good condition, which means that the dolls were probably not stored somewhere hot, such as an attic, or damp, such as a basement. Remember, when it comes to deteriorating leather, dryness is the culprit. The two dolls dated to the early 1900s and were worth nearly $1,000 on the market today. A young man who enjoys yard-sale shopping told me that he was learning about 19th and 20th century art by reading my blog and visiting museums. He knew that he had a winner when he recognized the butterfly mark on a landscape print for sale at a local yard sale. That butterfly mark was the famous mark of American expatriate artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler (of Whistler’s Mother fame). According to this young man, for just $5, that print was not going to stay at the yard sale for long. I authenticated the print by Whistler, because the mark is not the only indicator of credibility on an old print, and dated it to the late 19th century. Then I revealed that this savvy shopper

Delta Area Senior Center, Inc. – (717) 456-5753

had a work of art worth $1,500. Prints hate direct sunlight. Keep your prints framed to protect them, and hang them in a dark area of your home. A fine Tiffany Studios favrile glass lamp was a most interesting antique and one that surprised its owner. The lamp was worth $11,000 and was handed down in the owner’s family. She remembers her grandfather reading by it. Got something you are curious about? Want to know what should be handed down to your children and what should be sold off to take advantage of a strong art and antiques market? Have me appraise your antiques and collectibles, and I’ll tell you if it’s trash or treasure. Dr. Lori Verderame is an antiques appraiser, internationally syndicated columnist and author, and award-winning TV personality on History’s The Curse of Oak Island and Discovery’s Auction Kings. With a Ph.D. from Penn State University and experience appraising 20,000 antiques every year, Dr. Lori presents antique appraisal events worldwide. Visit or call 888-431-1010.

Red Land Senior Center – (717) 938-4649 September House – (717) 848-4417 South Central Senior Community Center (717) 235-6060 Weekdays, 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – Billiards Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 10:15 a.m. – Tai Chi Chih Classes Thursdays, 9 a.m. – Zumba Gold Exercise Class Stewartstown Senior Center – (717) 993-3488 Susquehanna Senior Center – (717) 244-0340 Mondays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. – Chorus Practice Tuesdays, 6-10 p.m. – Bluegrass/Country Music Jam Session White Rose Senior Center – (717) 843-9704 Windy Hill On the Campus – (717) 225-0733 Jan. 16, 12:30 p.m. – Monthly Book Club Yorktown Senior Center – (717) 854-0693 Just a snippet of what you may be missing … please call or visit their website for more information.

50plus LIFE York County January 2018  

50plus LIFE — formerly 50plus Senior News — is a monthly publication for and about Central Pennsylvania’s baby boomers and seniors, offering...

50plus LIFE York County January 2018  

50plus LIFE — formerly 50plus Senior News — is a monthly publication for and about Central Pennsylvania’s baby boomers and seniors, offering...