GEARS Programs In East Donegal Township

The East Donegal Township Park Commission has been working with GEARS (Greater Elizabethtown Area Recreation & Community Services) to bring an offering of 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 www.GetintoGears.org) for future programs here in East Donegal Township.

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Astronomy 101

Enjoy a night of fun as we share the love of astronomy with you! There will be a presentation that will focus on astronomy basics. You will learn to navigate the night sky using only your eyes. You will even get to take home your very own planisphere to practice your newly learned skills at home. You will get pro tips on how to maximize your ability to see objects and the best time to observe objects. Live demonstrations that will be fun for all ages. If conditions allow, there could be a possibility for a special guest. Ages 6-20. Parent/Guardian must be present for under age 16.

Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021
Time: 8:15 pm – 9:45 pm
Where: Chickies Creek Day Use Area  
Cost: $15

Register online at GetintoGEARS.org or call GEARS at 717-367-0355. 

Food Smarts, Healthy Choices

Want to start eating healthy but don’t know how? Or maybe you just want the peace of mind knowing you are on the right path to achieving your health goals. Join Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Mallory Ziegler, as she discusses good nutrition and simple strategies for eating healthy. Ages 18+

Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm 
Where: East Donegal Township Municipal Building
Cost: $15

Register online at GetintoGEARS.org or call GEARS at 717-367-0355.

Seniors Eating Well

Are you a caregiver to an older adult? Do you have questions about how to provide the best nutrition care to enhance their quality of life? This class is taught by Mallory Zeigler, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist working with seniors and caregivers. Join us as we discuss topics like food textures, changes in taste/smell, how to combat weight loss, and much more. Ages 18+

Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: East Donegal Township Municipal Building  
Cost: $15

Register online at GetintoGEARS.org or call GEARS at 717-367-0355. 

Hatha Flow Yoga
Multi-level class incorporates yoga poses, conscious breathing and a meditative focus to foster strength, flexibility and relaxation. Each class includes the following phases: checking in and warming up; building heat and awakening energy; focused strength, balance and breath work; deep stretching and a final relaxation. Various options will be provided for more or less intensity throughout the class so that it is tailored to individual participant needs. Taught by Charla Lorenzen, an experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200). No experience necessary. Ages 14+     ZOOM only

Dates: Wednesdays, March 24, 2021 – May 26, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Dates: Saturdays, March 27, 2021 – June 5, 2021 (no 5/29)
Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am

$65/day ($100 both days) ($75/$110 NM)

Register online at GetintoGEARS.org or call GEARS at 717-367-0355. 

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 8. 

Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Where: Chiques Rock Outfitters LLC
$50 single kayak
$65 tandem kayak


Pedal to Paddle
Bike the Northwest River Trail with a premium bike from the Cycle Works and experience a guided paddle on the 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 17.

Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Chiques Rock Outfitters LLC
$105 single bike and kayak
$180 2 bikes and tandem kayak