Junior League of York In the Spotlight Speaker Series
Strand Capitol Performing Arts Center
Phone: 717-252-2311 or 717-858-1057
50 N George St
Mrs. Bush will help the Junior League of York celebrate its 80th Anniversary as an organization of "women building better communities."The "In the Spotlight" Speaker Series program raises a significant portion of the Junior League's annual income. The net proceeds fromt he speaker Series events fund the grant-making process, helping to fund projects such as beautifying and helping to revitalize Downtown York, the YWCA's Olde Towne East Renaissance Plan, the Children's Advocacy Center, children's "Eating Healthy" initiatives, Crispus Attucks' Second Mile project for young teens and other endeavors that help improve the lives of those in the York area.
Dr. Benjamin Carson Lecture
Luhrs Performing Arcts Center,Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
Ben Carson knows what it takes to beat the odds. During this biographical presentation, he shares the story of his remarkable life's journey from a frustrated, bad tempered inner-city youth to a world-renowned surgeon who revolutionized pediatric surgery and saved countless lives. His story is chronicled in the TNT movie released in early 2008, Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story which stars Oscar Winner Cuba Gooding, Jr. Carson shares his recent struggle with an aggressive form of cancer which has opened a new chapter in his life. Carson draws on his own real-life anecdotes to demonstrate the impact of making the right choices when presented with the many dilemmas of life.