Stop Transource Franklin Co is holding a public meeting public on Monday, February 26th at 6:00 PM at the New Franklin Ruritan Community Center, 2500 New Franklin Road in Chambersburg. ALL directly affected property owners, land owners, rate payers, and concerned citizens of Franklin County are requested to attend. (more…)
If those few warm, breezy days didn’t stir up thoughts of spring and summer, try signing up to make an Easter keepsake at the Waynesboro Ceramic Arts Center. During a 2-hour session on Thursday, March 8 from 7-9 PM, Carolyn Baker will guide students step-by-step to make their own ceramic Easter egg plate. The cost of the class is $30 and it includes all materials, glaze, and firings. Students will have the opportunity to use colorful underglaze paints to create a one-of-a-kind piece. Each egg tray is made from durable white stoneware clay and will be one of the highlights of Easter dinner. (more…)
Growing With Music, a Greencastle-based music school for all ages, and Off-Center Properties, invites you to join them for An Evening of Wine & Music at Green Grove Gardens on March 1, 5:30-9:30 PM. Proceeds from this fund raiser will be used to restore an historic building in the square in Greencastle, which will provide the students of Growing With Music and the local music community with updated learning facilities, a performance space, and Greencastle’s very first retailer of musical instruments, books, and accessories. (more…)
An Introductory to Handbuilding pottery class will be held at the Ceramic Arts Center, 13 South Church Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268, on Wednesday evenings on March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4 from 6:00-9:00. Throughout this course, Lesley Quesada will guide students, showing the principles of handbuilding and the life cycle of ceramics. This 15-hour class will focus on the steps to create basic forms by hand, such as cups and bowls that will build the foundation to create a variety of vessels. Finally, students will learn how to finish and glaze their pieces, creating ready-to-use, functional art!
The course has limited space for adult students and is geared towards those with little or no experience in pottery. Additionally, open studio time to practice your skills will be offered during the session on Saturdays.
Course 225.00 fees include step by step, hands-on guided instruction, stoneware clay, additional materials, glazes and firings. To register go to www.ceramics-nccs.org. Any questions? Contact Mary Ashe-Mahr at 717-404-3190 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a beginning pottery class for adults who will learn the basic principles of throwing on the wheel. By the end of the first lesson the student will learn how to center and pull, two actions which allow them to create their first masterpiece. Students with little or no experience are encouraged to register for this 15 hour course.
The class costs $225.00, which includes step by step hands-on guided instruction by Heather Forberger, 25 pounds of stoneware clay, all studio materials, 6 hours of weekend studio time, glazes and firings. A minimum of three students must register to hold the class.
To register go to www.ceramics-nccs.org. Any questions? Contact Mary Ashe-Mahr at 717-404-3190 or
Join Cumberland Valley School of Music (CVSM) at its “Wild West Ball” on February 24th at the Orchards in Chambersburg, PA. The Annual Dinner Dance and Auction kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with hors d’oeurves and a signature drink welcome, followed by a western-inspired meal by Chef Mike Kalathas, live and silent auctions, raffle, and musical entertainment provided by the Kenny i band. Wine and beer are complimentary with the purchase of a ticket.
The theme for this year’s event originated with CVSM alumna, Leah Gibson Serr. She and her team will create the mood and flavor of an upscale Wild West ball. Our Western-themed menu this year includes various choices of entrees including top round and beef brisket, both smoked to perfection. Also we will enjoy lightly charred BBQ chicken along with tasty shrimp. Our vegetarian entrée will be southwestern style quinoa stuffed peppers. Also being served will be a southwestern salad along with a baked potato bar. This year’s dessert station will include a variety of delicious pies and cobblers along with sweet pralines and vanilla ice cream.
Marie from the Kenny i band will teach several country line dances sprinkled in with crowd-pleasing favorites from all decades and genres of music for dancing. Kenny i, with his astounding violin virtuosity, will surprise the crowd with his fiddlin’ skills. “By all measures, this will be a great knee-slappin’ good time!” says Executive Director Paula Hepfer.
Festivities will include live and silent auctions plus a raffle of jewelry donated by Ludwig Jewelers of Chambersburg. Among the exciting auction items will be two tickets to see Jay Leno perform live at the Luhrs Center and a full 5 course meal + wine served in-home by Chef Grayson Bowman. Other items available for bidding at the auction include: a beautiful sunflower field picture printed on acrylic; a fully stocked whiskey bar; a Penn State tailgate package; many gift cards to various locations, along with other items too numerous to mention.
New auction items are being received daily, and a complete list will be posted on the CVSM website closer to the event date. John Kohler of Gateway Gallery Auction will serve as auctioneer for the live auction. All proceeds benefit CVSM, a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization. Cash, checks and major credit cards will be accepted.
“Wild West Ball” is so much more than a celebration; it is about raising funds to enhance our musical community. The live auction will also include a “Fund-a-Need” component, where attendees can pledge contributions to the school. CVSM awards both need-based and merit-based scholarships to area students and provides music education opportunities throughout the community.
Tickets are $100.00 per person or $750.00 for a table for eight. Tickets can be purchased now by contacting the school at (717) 261-1220 or online at www.cvsmusic.org/product/dinner-dance. You may also view the auction items through the same website link.
CVSM is marking its 22nd year of hosting the event. F&M Trust is continuing as a dedicated corporate sponsor, a role it adopted with the event’s inception in 1996. The Dinner Dance & Auction is now CVSM’s largest fundraising event of the year.
In its 28th year, Cumberland Valley School of Music (CVSM) is committed to creating a musical community where high quality instruction and performance opportunities are available to all. Over 750 students – newborn through senior citizens – are served by CVSM with instruction provided in music, voice and drama through individual and group lessons, camps and classes. Live performance opportunities are provided through events such as recitals, concerts and the annual student Performathon. Additionally, the school sponsors scholarship programs open to young musicians in the Chambersburg, Waynesboro, Mercersburg and Hagerstown areas. CVSM strongly believes that the benefits of the study of music and the participation in musical activities extend beyond musical proficiency to academic and vocational performance, social skills and enriching one’s life experiences.
An owl walk along the hiking trails of Renfrew Park in Waynesboro is scheduled for Thursday, February 8, at 6:00 p.m. This winter excursion, led by Renfrew Institute staff member and naturalist, Lori Schlosser, is for participants aged 15 and up.
The activity is free (donations accepted), but registration is required and limited to 60. Spaces are filling for this popular event, so anyone wishing to join the walk should register as soon as possible. For more information or to register, call the institute at 717-762-0373 or email to: email@example.com.
Just before the walk, Schlosser will present a brief introduction to owls and a preview of various owl calls at Renfrew’s visitors center. Schlosser will then lead the group along trails in the park. During several stops, the group will pause and call various owls, including the great horned owl, the barred owl and the screech owl.
Several owls have recently been spotted in the park, but patience is required when trying to call them. “If the calls are too loud, you can scare them off,” Schlosser said. Participants must stand quietly for short periods of time to watch for owl flight and listen for owl reply calls.
Participants should dress appropriately for the weather, as the walk may last up to an hour. Flashlights are permitted; however, participants will be asked to turn them off during the walk to allow their eyes to adjust to the darkness.
This program is underwritten in part by Marge Kiersz, Lucinda D. Potter, CPA, and Smith, Elliott, Kearns & Company, with additional support from Renfrew Institute’s Today’s Horizon Fund contributors: The Nora Roberts Foundation; Alma W. Oyer; APX Enclosures, Inc.; The Carolyn Terry Eddy Family: Carolyn, with daughters Connie Fleagle & Kim Larkin; and The John R. Hershey Jr. and Anna L. Hershey Family Foundation. Facility support is provided courtesy of Renfrew Museum and Park.
For more information, visit www.renfrewinstitute.org. Parking is available near the visitor center, or in Renfrew’s lower lot. |