Recreation Programs, Classes & Events

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Discount Tickets have arrived!

2019 Consignment Ticket Prices

Tickets must be purchased at the Dover Township Building with CASH ONLY.  Ticket purchases are not refundable.  The blue tickets are here now.  We will update as more tickets arrive.  Updated 5/9/19


Dover Township Recreation Cookbook 

Need a gift idea for that “hard to buy for” person? Why not get them our Dover Township Recreation cookbook.

“Tastes From The Country” includes recipes collected in the 1990s from residents of Dover Township. There are also some newer recipes added by Dover Township staff.

You can purchase your cookbook at the Dover Township Building during normal hours (M-F 8-4:30) with check or cash. The cookbook sells for $12.

In 2019, we will begin collecting recipes for the second edition. Watch for announcements if you would like to add your recipe.


Upcoming Events: 

Essential Oils 101

Please watch this space for future essential oils classes.  Pre-registration is required –

There are about 300 oils on the earth, but you only need 10-20 of them to get started.  You don’t need to be an aromatherapist to use them safely.  There are several ways to use essential oils and thousands of reasons why.  Come learn the hows and whys of essential oils.

We will touch base on essential oil history.  We will find out if they work.  Are they safe?  There are different categories of essential oils.  Are they authentic?  Have they been manipulated?  Are they synthetic?  How are they made? Come find out the answers to these questions and many more.

At the end of the class, get scanned with The iTOVi, a class II medical devise that will scan you and tell you what essential oils your body needs for your health and wellness.
We are looking forward to seeing you and sharing some very valuable information about essential oils.

Hosted by Michele Hummel, Young Living Wellness Coach
Class is free


Mother’s Day Vendor Show

Saturday, May 11th 10-3 – Lehr Park (3700 Davidsburg Rd.)

Need a last minute gift for the moms in your life? Come find the perfect gift from one of our vendors!

Indoor and outdoor vendor spaces are available. Vendors may apply at You will be asked what you sell. You will receive an email if you are approved for the event. Then you can submit payment. You may email Chalet at with any questions.

Food vendors, please direct message or email ( for our food guidelines.


Summer Concert Series 

Sundays 6-8pm – Gazebo Dover Community Park (2481 W. Canal Rd.) – Rain location – Carousel (4054 Fox Run Rd.) unless otherwise noted

May 12 – JASPR (classic rock)

June 9 – Bushmaster Blues Ft. Gary Brown (blues/funk/soul)  Rain location – Dover Community Building (3700 Davidsburg Rd.)

July 14 – Tall in the Saddle (country)

August 11 – Spring Garden Band (concert band)


Pets & Essential Oils

Thursday, May 16th  6:30-8:00pm – Log House (2481 W. Canal Rd.)

Essential oils can be used on most animals – dogs, cats, birds, fish, horses, livestock, ferrets, guinea pigs and rabbits.  This class will focus mostly on dogs but will touch a little on cats.  Learn how to best help your pet the non-toxic way for their best life!  Do you know there are canine reflexology points?  Many essential oil enthusiasts report the correlation between points on a dog’s hind paws and the body.  Learn more about Young Living’s Animal Scents products.  This class is FREE!  Pre-register at

Public Night Sky Viewing

Saturday, May 18th 8:15pm – Lehr Park (3700 Davidsburg Rd.)

Join us at 8:15pm as we view a presentation from Night Wonders of Astronomy about what is up in the sky.  Once it gets dark, we will look through the telescope to find planets, stars and galaxies.  This event is FREE.

Take Me Fishing!

May 30 6-8pm – Pinchot Park – Conewago Day Use Area of off Alpine Rd.

Sponsored by York Area Recreation Directors  Pre-register at

Kids:  Bring a parent and learn how to fish.  Then you can fish together!  Bring your rod.  If you don’t have one, one will be available for you to use.  Don’t forget to grab a hot dog and drink before you go.  Parents:  We will be set up near the nature center.  Don’t forget to grab a hot dog and drink before you leave!


Summer Playground

June 17 – July 26 (M-F) 9am-12noon  – no playground on 7/4 & 7/24 

Two locations:  Brookside Park & Lehr Park

This program is for children ages 5-12 (must have completed kindergarten).  Cost is $70 for all six weeks of camp for Dover Township residents.  Early drop off (8:30am) is available for an additional $15.  Registration is available at  Space is limited, so sign up soon!


Preschool Playground

June 17-July 25 (M-Th) 9:30-11:30am – no playground on 7/4 &7/24.

Location:  Log House (2481 W. Canal Rd.)

  • Class size is limited to 20 participants.  (This program sells out!  Get your spot early!)
  • Pre-registration is required!
  • Ages 3-5. Children must meet the age requirement by 6/17/2019.
  • Children MUST be potty-trained.
  • Five year olds who have completed kindergarten may enroll in Summer Playground.

COST: $45 Dover Township residents/$55 non-residents.  Prices listed are for all six weeks of camp.


Summer Movies

Thursdays (see dates below) – Dusk – Lehr Park (3700 Davidsburg Rd.)

June 20 – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

July 11 – Mary Poppins Returns

July 18 – The Lego Movie 2

August 8 – Jumanji (2017)

August 22 – Incredibles 2


Public Night Sky Viewing

Wednesday, July 10th 9pm – Lehr Park (3700 Davidsburg Rd.)

Join us at 9pm as we view a presentation from Night Wonders of Astronomy about what is up in the sky.  Once it gets dark, we will look through the telescope to find planets, stars and galaxies.  This event is FREE.