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 Knights of Columbus Council 867 will be holding its annual Free Throw Contest on Jan. 7 at Sacred Heart School, 235 Nevin St., Lancaster. Registration is from noon to 1 p.m., and the contest is from 1-4 p.m. Age groups for girls and boys are 9-14. Winners will advance to districts, which will be held Jan. 21 at St. Leo’s School, 2427 Marietta Ave., Lancaster. Any questions, contact Bill Childs at 717-413-4562 or


 The winter floorball season is scheduled to begin Jan. 14, and the Lancaster Floorball Club plans to have six floorball sessions at the Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA, located at 800 Village Road, Lancaster. Kids will play from 3-4 p.m. and adults from 4-5:30 p.m. Floorball is an internationally popular, easy to learn, non-contact sport similar to ice hockey, street hockey and field hockey. The club will provide the equipment; players should wear shorts, a T-shirt and sneakers. Cost is $10 per session, or $15 per family. Prepay discount is $50 per person, $75 per family. For more information, contact Mark at 717-228-7633 or


 Manheim Township Youth Football will be electing a new president for its 2024 season. If you are interested in being considered for this position, please attend the board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at Stauffer Mansion, located at 1241 Lititz Pike, Lancaster. For more information, email Marc Alaimo at or Crystal Weaver at

 Private quarterback instruction for all ages with coach Jim Cantafio. Contact Cantafio for more information and scheduling. All sessions are indoors and are available Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings and on weekends. Call Cantafio at 717-468-7185 for information.


 Online volunteer registration is now available for the 79th U.S. Women’s Open, which will be contested at Lancaster Country Club May 27-June 2, 2024. Approximately 1,600 volunteers are needed to fill positions on 13 committees, including marshals, merchandise and corporate hospitality. Early submission of the application gives volunteers a better chance of being assigned to one of their three committee preferences. Interested volunteers should visit


 Pickleball is a fast-paced sport that is easier on the joints and quicker to learn than other racquet sports. If you’ve never played pickleball before, start out on the right foot with a beginner lesson from GEARS. Lessons cover everything you need to know to get started with the sport. This includes basic techniques, rules and strategies. All equipment is provided, and Brenda McBride will instruct. Ages 18 and up. Classes are held on Thursdays, from Feb. 22-March 7, from 6-7 p.m. (Intermediate) and 7-8 p.m. (Beginner) at the GEARS Community Center Gym, 70 S. Poplar St., Elizabethtown. Fee is $50, $56 for non-residents. Call the GEARS Recreation Office at 717-367-0355 or go online at for more information.


 The 19th annual “Run-4-Luck” four-mile road race will be held March 9, starting at 8 a.m. The start and finish will be in School Lane Hills at the Wilson Drive entrance to Baker Field. The Junior League of Lancaster sponsors the event, including a competitive 5K race, a 2-mile walk, and a kids’ fun run. For more information or to register, go online at

 The F&M Track Club welcomes competitive runners to join it at the Franklin & Marshall College track at 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesdays for weekly track workouts. More information regarding other aspects of the club, including membership, is available on the club website at

 The Lancaster Road Runners Club invites runners of all ages and abilities to participate in its fun runs, held at 6 p.m. most Tuesdays, rain or shine. Information on the club and its activities may be found on its website,


 GEARS will be holding the 2024 Elizabethtown Area Facility Scheduling Meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 8 at the GEARS Community Center, 70 S. Poplar St., Elizabethtown. This is a mandatory meeting for leagues, associations and groups interested in utilizing Elizabethtown Borough, West Donegal Township, Mount Joy Township and/or Elizabethtown Area School District athletic fields/facilities. Organizations should have a representative attend to review regulations, facility stipulations and to discuss facility requests. Make certain to bring specific dates, times and field requests to the meeting for consideration. For request forms or additional information, call 717-367-0355 or email


 Free squash court time is being offered at Lancaster Country Day School, 725 Hamilton Road, Lancaster. Racquets, balls and goggles are available to borrow, but indoor court sneakers with non-marking soles must be worn. Year-round times are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:15-7 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. No registration is necessary. To sign up for the mailing list in case of occasional schedule changes, email


 GEARS is offering Indoor Tennis Lessons this winter for youth ages 3-11. All classes will meet at the GEARS Community Center, 70 S. Poplar St., Elizabethtown, and will be taught by Carley Furlow, Level I Tennis Instructor. To register or for more information, go online at or call 717-367-0355. Iddy Biddy Tennis for ages 3-6 will teach children to play quickly using large-sized RED balls and smaller nets and courts. The ABC’s (agility, balance and coordination) will be developed. Class is Tuesdays Feb. 6-27, from 5:30-6 p.m. Beginner Tennis for ages 6-11 will teach children of any skill level the fundamentals of tennis using the ORANGE balls and smaller racquets, nets courts. Through the use of fun games and drills players will learn proper technique of forehand, backhand, serve and volley. Class times are 6-6:50 p.m. (ages 6-8) (A) and 7-7:50 p.m. (ages 9-11) (B).


 The Track and Field and Cross Country officials of the Lancaster-Lebanon League have a pressing need for new officials. This is a great way to stay in touch with the sport as well as the outstanding young people who participate. Previous experience is not necessary, as training and mentoring may be provided. To become an official, go to, click on Officials, then click on Become an Official. For additional information, contact John Waggoner at 717-951-6689.


 GEARS is accepting teams for its Winter/Spring Coed Sixes Volleyball League, scheduled to begin Feb. 5 and conclude on April 15. Teams interested in playing should submit a team roster and registration fee no later than Jan. 22 to be included in the league schedule. Games will be on Mondays, between 6:30-10:30 p.m. at the GEARS Community Center. The league is a 10-match season with playoffs. Minimum 6-/maximum 15-player roster. Teams must have two females on the court at all times. League fee is $220 per team. For additional information, go online at or call 717-367-0355.


 The Lampeter-Strasburg Athletic Department has several coaching vacancies open for the fall season of the 2024-25 school year. In boys soccer, the district is seeking a high school head coach (posting closes Jan. 19), plus a high school assistant coach, junior high head coach and junior high assistant coach (the latter three will be open until filled). Qualified candidates should have prior playing and/or coaching experience. Interested candidates should apply online at EOE.

 Cocalico School District is accepting applications for the following positions: varsity assistant girls lacrosse coach (spring 2023-24), varsity assistant field hockey coach (fall 2024-25) and varsity assistant boys soccer coach (fall 2024-25). Acts 34, 114, and 151 clearances required. Applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume to: Cocalico School District, Attention: Roger Czerwinski – Director of Athletics, 800 S. Fourth St., P.O. Box 800, Denver, PA 17517. Any questions regarding this position contact the athletic office at 717-336-1450 or email Accepting applications until positions filled. The Cocalico School District is an equal opportunity employer.

 Elizabethtown Area School District is seeking a girls assistant lacrosse coach and a junior high wrestling assistant coach. Interested individuals should go online at for details and to apply.

 McCaskey High School is seeking head coaching candidates for both the boys and girls varsity volleyball teams. McCaskey is a 3A school that will compete in Lancaster-Lebanon League Section Three beginning in 2024-25. Interested parties can reach out to McCaskey athletic director Jon Mitchell ( ) or apply online at


 Brightside Opportunities Center, 515 Hershey Ave., Lancaster, offers a variety of programs for all ages, with a diverse population — yoga, family yoga, Tai Chi, nutritionist, fitness center and personal trainers, to name a few. If you are interested in signing up for programs or looking for information, go online to or contact Willetta Calvin at or 717-509-1342, ext. 241.

 Ephrata recCenter, 130 S. Academy Drive, offers a wide variety of programs for all ages, including sports, fitness, wellness, aquatics and special events. For information, visit or call 717-738-1167.

 Greater Elizabethtown Area Recreation & Community Services offers programs and activities for all ages. Registration is accepted online at, by phone at 717-367-0355 or fax to 717-367-4138 with a Visa or MasterCard credit card, and by walk-in or mail-in at 600 E. High St., Elizabethtown, PA 17022.

 Hempfield recCenter, 950 Church St., Landisville, offers instructional, group exercise and sports programs for all ages. Opportunities include aquatics, fitness, lifeguarding, personal training, sport-specific training, tennis, wellness and special events. For information, visit or call 717-898-3102.

 The Lancaster Rec Commission offers programs including youth and adult instructional sports programs and leagues, senior centers, fitness and wellness classes, summer playgrounds and day camps, full-day child care for infants through age 5, club activities, before- and after-school care, preschool education and seasonal family events. Call 717-392-2115 or visit

 Lititz recCenter, 301 W. Maple St., Lititz, offers a variety of programs for all ages, including sports, fitness, wellness, aquatics, American Red Cross classes, massage/facials and special events. For information, visit or call 717-626-5096.

 Lititz recROC, 201 Rock Lititz Blvd., Lititz, offers a variety of physical fitness activities, including bouldering, obstacle course — ninja warrior style, traditional fitness and special events. For information, visit or call 717-874-3281.

 Manheim Township Recreation Department offers a selection of sports leagues and programs. For more information, call 717-290-7180, ext. 3100, or visit

 Southern End Community Association in Quarryville offers a wide variety of recreational, exercise, sports programs and leagues. For more information, call 717-806-0123 or see

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