GEARS Programs In East Donegal Township

The East Donegal Township is now part of GEARS (Greater Elizabethtown Area Recreation & Community Services).  This relationship enables the Township to bring an offering of GEARS recreational programs to the Township.  By bringing programs into the Township, residents receive preferred registration fees and have the opportunity to enjoy activities here locally in Township parks and facilities.  Be sure to watch the Township website (along with the GEARS website for future programs here in East Donegal Township.


Register at or call 717-367-0355


Here is a list of programs that are being specifically held in East Donegal Township facilities this upcoming season:

Let’s Line Dance
Want to learn line dancing? Local lessons designed for both the beginner, as well as
those who just want to get out and learn a few dances in a fun, enjoyable, pressure
free atmosphere! Not just for country folk believe it or not, line dances are for many
kinds of music! Join us on the dance floor! Ages 14+
Tue 6:30-8 pm

Jan 10-March 7 (I)

March 21-May 9 (II)
Donegal Int. School Cafe

$80 ($90 NM) 


Find Your Sweet Spot (Tennis for Beginners)
Children of any skill level will learn the fundamentals of tennis using the larger RED
balls and smaller courts. Through the use of fun games and drills players will learn proper technique of forehands and backhands focusing on hand/eye coordination. Taught by Pam Kaylor, DHS Assistant Tennis Coach. Ages 8-14
Tue May 2-23 

5:30-6:20 pm

Legion Park Tennis Courts
$65 ($75 NM) 


The Grand Slammers (Tennis for Players with Experience)
Class is for players that have some experience playing tennis. Instruction will focus on continuing to develop forehand and backhand and introduce players to serve and volley. Taught by Pam Kaylor, DHS Assistant Tennis Coach. Ages 8-14
Tue May 2-23 

6:30-7:30 pm
Legion Park Tennis Courts

$65 ($75 NM) 


Flow Yoga
Using flowing sequences and sun salutations, we will move from one pose to the next while connecting breath to movement. Each class incorporates strength, flexibility and balance in addition to breath work and relaxation. Designed for all fitness levels and can be modified depending on the individual needs and abilities. Ages 14+
Wed 6-7 pm
Jan 11-March 8 (I) 

March 29-May 24 (II)
Donegal Intermediate School Cafeteria
$75 ($85 NM)


Medicare Madness (Intro to Medicare)
If you are about to turn age 65 and confused by Medicare, this class is designed specifically for you! The basics of Medicare will be explained, including how and when to sign up for Medicare, what is covered by the different parts of Medicare (A, B, C and D), and what the difference is between a Medicare Supplemental (Medigap) and a Medicare Advantage plan. Additionally, we will walk through how to find a plan that best fits your needs. This class is beneficial for seniors because it clears away the confusion, answers many questions, and empowers participants through education.
Wed March 22 
EDT Municipal Building
6-8 pm
$15 ($21 NM)


Game Changer Canine Training
Group training classes via fun games and exercises, that teach concepts and skills that help our dogs better cope with the real life situations they face every day! Get calmness, optimism, impulse control, disengagement from distractions and more! Raquel Neighoff is a certified pro trainer. Ages 16+
Mon April 3-May 22 (II)
6:30-7:30 pm
Legion Park
$100 ($110 NM)


AARP Driver Safety Program
4-hour refresher course for people who have previously taken the eight-hour
course. Course may fulfill requirements for a continuing insurance discount from
any auto insurer doing business in PA. All participants MUST bring evidence of previous course completion to receive a certificate. Participants must also bring a valid PA drivers license. Bill Pearson will instruct. Ages 50+
Mon March 13

8 am-12 noon
EDT Municipal Building
$20 AARP Member ($25 AARP NM)


Smart Driver
8-hour classroom course is designed to meet the needs of older drivers. Participants
sharpen driving skills, develop strategies for adjusting to age related changes in
vision, hearing and reaction time, and learn about the effects of medication on driving
performance. Available to all motorists age 50 and older. This is a Penn Dot approved course and may entitle you to a discount on your auto insurance (check with your agent). Participants must bring a current driver’s license. Ages 50+
Wed & Thu April 19 & 20 

8 am-12 noon
EDT Municipal Building
$20 AARP Member ($25 AARP NM)


Intro to Kayaking
Program will cover basic paddling instruction and safety. Two-hour guided paddle on the beautiful Susquehanna River with either a single or tandem sit-on-top kayak that is designed for all shapes and sizes with a large ergonomic cockpit. Ages 12+
Registration Deadline is May 26. 

Sat June 3 

12-2 pm
Chickies Rock Outfitters
Single $60 Tandem $85



15th Annual
Daddy/Daughter Dance

Fathers, escort your daughters to a special night of fun! Dad not available? Bring your grandfather, uncle, older adult brother or your favorite family friend (18+) as your escort. Enjoy arts & crafts, snacks, professional photo and of course, dancing! Registration deadline is Fri, Jan 27.
Fri, Feb 3
6-7:30 pm
MV Salon #1
$40/couple ($48 NM)


Mother/Son Superhero Bowling
Put on your Superhero cape and strike into Spring! Join us for unlimited bowling with pizza and drinks. There will be prizes and plenty of fun for this mother/son bowling and bonding event. Registration deadline is Feb 26.
Sat, March 4
1-3 pm
Clearview Bowling Lanes
$35/couple ($43 NM)


Mars Wrigley Presents

Join the Easter Bunny for a FREE egg hunt for kids ages 12 and under! Other activities will include inflatables, games, food trucks and more! Adult & senior egg hunt $5 with great prizes!! Check online for exact egg hunt times.
Sat, April 1
10 am
Elizabethtown Fairgrounds


Register at or call 717-367-0355