Organ music performance

The Chambersburg Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will present a program of organ music at Central Presbyterian Church on the Square of Chambersburg on Old Market Day, Saturday, July 20, from 11 a.m. until noon. Participating organists include: Carol Ann Day, Linda Peppernick and Ingrid Winckler. Contact Phil Shuman for further information at: (717) 377-4715.

The Invisible String Grief Workshop

Thanks to a grant from the Partnership for Better Health in Carlisle, PA, the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation is excited to offer its next child/family workshop at the DMTF Center for Grieving Families, 7 S. Earl St., Shippensburg.

The Invisible String Grief Workshop will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 21. We will read the book, “The Invisible String” by Patrice Karst and offer numerous activities to help children process their grief related to the death of a loved one. The activities are designed for children in the 4-12 age range. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Space at this workshop is limited. Contact the DMTF at: (717) 532-8922 (leave a detailed message if we’re not there) or email: drewmichaeltaylor@pa.net, to reserve your spot.

The DMTF is a local charitable organization created by Randy and Marcie Taylor of Shippensburg, to honor the memory of their 3-year-old son, Drew. The foundation’s mission is to provide grief education and support programs to children, teens and adults who are grieving the death of a loved one. The DMTF offers multiple grief support groups for adults, and the

Drew’s Hope grief support program for grieving children and families in Shippensburg, as well as various grief-related workshops and a grief and loss lending library for community use. For more information about this event or the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation, visit: www.drewmichaeltaylor.org.

MDA Motorcycle Ride

M&S Harley-Davidson is showing its continued support for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) as its members kick off the 31st Annual MDA Benefit Ride to raise critical funds to help transform the lives of kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases.

Continuing the decades-long tradition of giving strength to the MDA community, members of  M&S Harley-Davidson and the community alike will hit the streets on their motorcycles to raise money for MDA on Aug. 18. Riders will start from the parking lot at M&S Harley-Davidson, and ride about 60 miles, ending their route at Maria and Sal’s Pizzeria in Fayetteville where they will have a pizza party.

We are thrilled to be working with M&S Harley-Davidson for another year to help provide the funds needed to find treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases that severely limit strength and mobility,” said Development Coordinator Rachel Whitney. “The dedication of these H.O.G. Chapter members to MDA’s mission is unwavering. We know that their devotion to our families will make this year’s ride a success.”

Funds raised through this 31st Annual MDA Benefit Ride in 2019 will help the MDA save lives and lift those up in need, by providing the MDA with vital resources to advance their mission of driving innovations in science and care for the neuromuscular community. Contributions have helped fund groundbreaking research and life-enhancing programs such as state-of-the-art support groups and Care Centers, including the MDA Care Center at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey.

Donations for this event can be made on behalf of M&S Harley-Davidson, and mailed to: The Muscular Dystrophy Association, 2080 Linglestown Road, Suite 104, Harrisburg, Pa.  17110.

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