The topic of having a centralized calendar has long been a subject of discussion across York County. Thanks to the research help of Deb Robertson, director of the Kilgore Library, as well as the underwriting associated with putting it together from York County Development Corporation, York County Visitors Bureau and the York Chamber, we now have one! Since early April, a committee has been working on the logistics, and slowly fine-tuning it, rolling it out to each of our boards. After receiving and implementing end user feedback, we are now ready to share with York County . . . ONE COUNTY, ONE CALENDAR!

This new calendar will show countywide events from York County. The York and Henderson Chambers as well as York County Visitors Bureau and York County Development Corporation have embedded this calendar on their websites. Information tabs also include York Parks and Rec, Young Professionals, Kilgore Memorial Library, all York County School calendars and events for York County communities. So, this calendar will now show events from all around York County.

In addition, you may use the Team Up App, and set the URL associated with York so you are able to conveniently access the calendar on your phone as you are on the go. The TeamUp App is available on iTunes or Google. Deb Robertson also provided a link to take you to the instructions for setting the York URL on your app: http://libraries.ne.gov/york/one-county-one-calendar/

The two-legged supporters of their four-legged friends are having their annual York-Adopt-A-Pet garage sale on Saturday, June 1, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., at the YAAP shelter building. This sale will be even bigger and better as there are donations from several people that have moved and donated everything that they did not need in their new homes. Photos will be posted on the YAAP Facebook page after everything is set up on Thursday and Friday. In case of inclement weather, everything will be moved inside the shelter. Come support the paws cause!

Since farmer’s markets are gearing up for next week, please take note that the location for the York Farmer’s Market has been moved to the grassy, shaded area directly adjacent to the south parking lot of Kilgore Memorial Library. Hours will remain the same, from 5-7 p.m. We are excited about the new location and hope you are too. Our favorite vendors will be there along with a couple of new ones too. Someone has returned to jam/jelly production, and will have some amazing flavor combinations available for purchase. The library is also planning some fun events during that time period.

The last time YHS classmate and good friend, Janet Waller, visited her old hometown was about 10 years ago. Needless to say, we had a lot of catching up over Sunday brunch and a couple of hours touring some of our old haunts, former residences and all of the new additions and expansions to the York community. I drove slowly enough that people behind me thought I was a tourist gawking at everything on either side of the streets, but most recognized me and drove around chuckling, realizing I had a very captive audience on board. I hope you come back again soon, and bring your daughters . . . I have stories to share!

For your calendars:

May 31 -- “Barrel Fest” Polka Concert Fundraiser - Wessels Living History Farm 4:30 - 11 p.m.

June 1 -- York Adopt-A-Pet Garage Sale Fundraiser - YAAP Shelter Building 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

June 1 -- Evolution Corvette Car Club presents Swap Meet (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) and All Car Truck & Motorcycle Show (1 - 4 p.m.) - Old Benedict School Building, 445 Work Avenue, Benedict. For more information: wetzelpatty@gmail.com or call 402-335-1887

June 4 -- Henderson Farmer’s Market starts - Henderson City Park 5 - 7 p.m.

June 6 -- York Farmers Market starts - Grassy area directly south of Kilgore Memorial Library parking lot

June 8 -- Relay for Life - York County Fairgrounds 5 p.m.

June 8 -- Planting Festival - Wessels Living History Farm

June 9-15 -- Soul Quest - York College Campus

June 14 -- Annual York Ambassador Golf Tournament - York Country Club

June 14 -- York Public School’s 148th Birthday (It became a district on June 14, 1871.)

June 16 -- 22nd Annual Jason Barrett Memorial Shoot Fundraiser - York Gun Club 12:30 p.m.

June 23 -- Hunger Walk - East Hill Park 1 - 3 p.m.

July 3 -- Firecracker Frenzy -- York County Fairgrounds

July 9 -- Kid’s Camp: Russia to America - Henderson Mennonite Heritage Park 9 - 11 a.m.

July 12-14 -- Henderson Community Days - Citywide

July 13 -- Henderson Community Day Pancake Breakfast - Henderson Mennonite Heritage Park 6:30 - 9:30 a.m.

July 13 -- Henderson Community Days Exhibit Opening “Voices of Conscience: Peace Witness in the Great War” - Henderson Mennonite Heritage Park

July 13 -- 5K Run Fur Luv - York Adopt-A-Pet Building 7:30 a.m.

July 18 -- York General Hospital Auxiliary Golf Tournament - York Country Club All day

July 19-20 -- Annual Bradshaw Days Celebration - Citywide

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