Tuesday Community Talks

We are excited to announce the launch an all new program to the North Hanover YMCA- Tuesday Community Talks. Starting January 9, 2018 at 11:15 AM, the Y will host a series of speakers from our around our local area that will include a broad spectrum of interests such as nature, wildlife, arts, local history, music, genealogy, and fine arts. The talk series will take place the second Tuesday of each month and last approximately 45 minutes in the Family Lounge. No sign up is needed. 

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Karen Lippy, Hanover Naturalist, Photographer, Author and Hanover Eagle Expert


January 9, 2018 at 11:15 AM

For more than 30 years, Lippy has wandered the pathways of Codorus State Park observing, photographing, and chronicling the habits and habitats of birds. As a volunteer naturalist at the park, she has shared her passion for nature with visitors while guiding hikes, pontoon, and kayak tours. With a desire to reach out to others, Lippy has published several books including A Year With the Eagles: The Unseen Story of the Hanover Eagle Nest as well as a series of three children’s books about the baby eagles which are written in rhyme.

To learn more about Karen, please click the Learn More below.






Walt Maust, founding member of the Hanover Symphony Orchestra and President of the HSO Board of Directors:  Trans-Siberia Orchestra Resounds, Founding member of the TSO.

February 13, 2018 at 11:15 AM

The final concert of the Hanover Symphony Orchestra' s 22nd season is scheduled on March 11, 2018, at the Spring Grove Area High School at 3 PM.  It will feature Mark Wood and his group performing with the HSO in a concert titled “HSO on the Edge.”  Mark Wood is a founding member of the Trans Siberian Orchestra and now focuses his energies toward promoting music education in schools around the world.  The HSO is proud to partner with Mark Wood and his group to invite up to 600 local students from six local school –Hanover, Delone, Southwestern, Littlestown, New Oxford and Spring Grove to participate in a two day educational experience. The program will be open to middle and high school students involved in chorus, band, or chorus.  To culminate the experience, there will be two concerts presented, at the Spring Grove Area High School on Saturday, March 10, 2018, where students will join with Mark Wood and his group.  The HSO hopes not only to provide a musical educational experience, but to also share the concerts with the participating school districts for their music programs.

The Hanover Symphony is an all-volunteer community orchestra founded in 1995 for the purpose of promoting classical music in the greater Hanover Area.  Participation is open for middle students and other interested musicians of all ages.  The HSO has provided an annual scholarship to a local high school student who desires to continue with music in college.  The HSO has assisted several individuals who have become professional musicians.


Coming Up

March 13:  Julie Moul, Adult Services Manager, Guthrie Memorial Library: Genealogy Research Online and Historical Research in the PA Room

April 10:  Donna Martini, Member Friendship Force- A Month in Morocco

May 8:  Jack Stewart- Healing Though Therapy for Animals

June 12:  Emily Shoey-  Paintings in Clay