Hillbilly Elegy – book discussion

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance

The book discussion group is reading Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance.

The discussion group will meet at 7 pm at the Stanton’s home on Wednesday, April 26.

 From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class.

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LanChester Chorus to present Spring Concert

The LanChester Chorus will present a Spring Concert at Oxford Friends Meeting on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 7:30 PM.

The Chorus consists of 25-30 mixed voices from communities within Lancaster and Chester Counties and has been meeting in Christiana, PA for the past 60+ years.

Music performed at spring concerts is a combination of traditional, patriotic, show tunes, and fun numbers.

The current Director is Kimberly Kusnersyk and Accompanist is Christine Keiffer.

Doors open at 7:00 pm and starts at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $8 for adults, Children 12 and under are free. Refreshments are available at a reasonable price.

The Oxford Friends Meeting, at 260 S. 5th Street, Oxford, PA, is a century old Quaker Meetinghouse with great acoustics. For more information: Call 717-575-2435 or email info@oxfordfriends.org.

Climate Change and Your Health

LANCASTER FRIENDS MEETING (QUAKER) INVITES YOU TO ATTEND A PUBLIC FORUM

“CLIMATE CHANGE AND YOUR HEALTH”

PRESENTER: Alan Peterson, MD
WHERE: Society of Friends (Quaker) Meetinghouse
110 Tulane Terrace, Lancaster, PA 17603
WHEN: 12:00 noon on Sunday March 26, 2017

Dr. Peterson points out that over 97% of peer reviewed climatologists state that the climate is changing due to human activities at a rate that has never been seen on earth before. Climate change is the cause of a broad range of adverse health effects including, among others- chronic lung diseases, heart disease, cancer, and stroke.  He has tremendous concerns for his children and grandchildren, as well as those in the rest of the world.  Dr. Peterson will present the scientific data and those of others on what we can do to try to prevent climate change from ending life on earth as we have lived it and enjoyed it.

“Between 2011 and 2014, Greenland lost a trillion tons of ice.”

“The World Health Organization says climate change is the most significant medical issue of our century.”

Dr. Peterson is Emeritus Director of Environmental and Community Medicine of Lancaster General Health, having started in 1979.  He helped to educate each of the Family Medicine Residents who graduated from Lancaster General Health. Dr. Peterson has received numerous awards and recognition including the Henry Wentz Award in Medical Education and the American Lung Association 2013 National Volunteer Excellence Award.  He has spoken to the public on a wide range of health issues and has offered testimony to many public government groups including members of the Pennsylvania legislature and most recently the Pennsylvania Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee in Harrisburg.