Shippensburg Swing Band Host Halloween Dinner Dance

Shippensburg Swing Band Host Halloween Dinner Dance

The Shippensburg Swing Band will host the annual “Halloween Dinner Dance” on Friday October 26, 2018 at Premier Events, 429 East Orange Street. The dinner is a full buffet from salad to dessert and starts at 7:00 p.m., followed by dancing, live & silent auctions, a 50/50 raffle, and a costume contest. Live music for dancing will be provided by the Shippensburg Swing Band.

The Shippensburg Swing Band, under the direction of Vicki Baker, is a swing band located in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.  Our musicians hail from Shippensburg, Newville, Chambersburg, Waynesboro, and other surrounding towns. It is part of a three-band organization:  the Shippensburg Band, the Shippensburg Blaskapelle German Band and the Shippensburg Swing Band. The music selections span from the 1930s through the 1950s, concentrating on the 30s and 40s styles of music.

Tickets for dinner and dancing are $35 per individual and $65 per couple. Tickets can be purchased online at www.shipband.org or calling Tom at 717-377-2809.  For a “dancing only” option, tickets are $10 at the door starting at 8:00 p.m. Proceeds from the dance, auction, and raffle goes towards providing music scholarships for local high school musicians. The Shippensburg Band is a 501c-3 non-profit organization.

Allison-Antrim Museum Welcomes Dr. Edward Steers to Discuss Abraham Lincoln’s Impact

Allison-Antrim Museum Welcomes Dr. Edward Steers to Discuss Abraham Lincoln’s Impact

On Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 7 pm, Allison-Antrim Museum (AAMI), 365 South Ridge Avenue, Greencastle, PA, will hold the first fall monthly speaker meeting in the Barn. AAMI welcomes back Dr. Edward Steers, Jr., whose PowerPoint presentation is “Lincoln’s Image and Influence in the U.S. and Around the World.” Our 16th president has exercised more influence through his image and legacy than anyone else to hold that office. In all corners of the world, from Tokyo to London, Lincoln’s image is ever present. Please join us as Dr. Steers examines Lincoln’s legacy through the ages.

Steers is one of the leading Lincoln scholars in the country and has written over 60 articles in various magazines and historical journals including Civil War Times, North & South, Civil War History (Kent State), the Lincoln Herald, Louisiana Life, Civil War Regiments, and the Columbiad. In addition, he has written major articles for several newspapers including The Washington Times, The Newark Sunday Herald, and the Allentown Morning Call. Steers has appeared frequently on The History Channel, C -Span, and the Today Show. Steers is the author of more than 10 books on Lincoln and the Lincoln assassination, including the critically acclaimed Blood on the Moon: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Before Steers retired in 1994, he joined the staff of the National Institutes of Health, as a molecular biologist, and collaborated with Christian B. Anfinsen (Nobel Prize winner in 1972) until 1984 when he was appointed Deputy Science Director for intramural research in the National Institute Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases.

The public is welcome and there is no admission fee for the speaker’s meeting, but donations are greatly appreciated, and will be credited toward Allison-Antrim Museum’s annual speakers’ series.

For more information, please visit: www.greencastlemuseum.org, Facebook, on Twitter @greencastlemuzm, or call 717-597-9010. Allison-Antrim Museum, Inc. is open regularly Tuesday to Friday, from noon to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Benefit at Penn National Golf Supports Effort to Stop PA Power Line Project

Benefit at Penn National Golf Supports Effort to Stop PA Power Line Project

Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites the public to Penn National Golf Center on September 15, 4 PM to 9 PM, for the music of Stable Shakers and the messages of citizens, leaders, and officials, talking about the proposed 29-mile, 230 kV-electric line project. The outdoor concert is being held just off Orchard Drive in Fayetteville at Penn National Golf Course’s driving range. Food trucks will be onsite, and Penn National will have free mini golf for the kids. Tickets are $20 at the gate.

Hailing from the very farmlands that are impacted by the power line project, Stable Shakers guitarist and songwriter Spencer Pheil realized the sacrifice of Franklin County. With five to seven, 13.5-story towers proposed to mark each mile of the project, Pheil’s concern spurred him to join forces with the local group standing up and speaking out about the damaging consequences of such a project. Working with Penn National Golf Course Community, Pheil thought delivering the message with the self-described “twang jazz” sounds of Stable Shakers would go a long way to building a stronger awareness of the project and solidify the importance of saving the county’s land and lifestyle. Also performing at the benefit is blues rock band Ding.

The high-power line project also impacts York County PA and Washington and Harford Counties, MD. Not a redundancy project or one to provide electric to citizens and businesses without power, it is a market efficiency project that will implement eminent domain, if approved, to acquire land from property owners in Franklin and York Counties PA and Washington and Harford Counties, MD with the intent of trying to provide an unguaranteed cost-saving to electric users in northern VA, Baltimore, and Washington DC.

Stop PA Power Lines Benefit is fun with a purpose. Anyone unable to attend and wanting to find out more about the project impacts, can visit thinkfranklincountypa.com or can donate at GoFundMe.

 

 

Bring Your Dog To Fido’s First Friday

Bring Your Dog To Fido’s First Friday

The Downtown Business Council (DBC) and Council for the Arts of Chambersburg present the September First Friday celebration, “Fido’s First Friday”, sponsored by Noelker & Hull, on Friday September 7th from 5-8 pm in downtown Chambersburg.  For more information, call (717) 658-4372 or find the Downtown Business Council of Chambersburg and the Council for the Arts-Chambersburg on Facebook.  Artists interested in participating should call 717-816-7568.

Chambersburg’s Courthouse Plaza will be the center of activity for Fido’s First Friday, with music by Tresa Day and Soleil, and Dog Contests that will include Best Dressed, Cutest Face and “Animal’s Got Talent”. First Friday participants are encouraged to sign up their dog that evening and compete for prizes, with contests starting at 6:30. Also on the Courthouse Plaza will be a kids’ craft table and a Protection for Paws display.

Kindly Canines of Chambersburg will bring therapy dogs and information about their program to Fido’s First Friday. This group is an all-volunteer group of handlers with kind, gentle dogs that “make life a little better for people of all ages and needs”. Pet-related businesses will be featured as well: Perky Paws, Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter, Vintage Hounds Grooming Salon and Paw Spa Grooming. Also represented will be Operation Save a Vet, Save a Pet; Community Uniting and Boy Scout Troop 128.

On the Northwest (Square One) quadrant of the Square, Creatures Great and Small will entertain visitors with a Small Animals Petting Zoo.

Other activities continue throughout downtown.  First Friday participants are encouraged to stop by the Foundry, 100 South Main Street to see the exhibit “Dream It, Draw It: Whimsical Animals by Carrie Dietrich”; and Council for the Arts, 81 North Main Street, to meet and view the artwork of Cindy Haden Baker, Jean Frey and Janette Koons in their exhibit “A Brush with Nature”. Well-behaved dogs are welcome!

Helping Little Hands Rock and Ride Benefit

Helping Little Hands Rock and Ride Benefit

With Labor Day Weekend 2018 on hand, Franklin County Visitors Bureau recommends checking out Helping Little Hands Rock and Ride Benefit, set for August 31 and September 1. It is an annual fundraiser for Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital, organized by Back Road Riders, a group of cyclists with incredible heart. The two-day event, held at the Greencastle American Legion Picnic Grounds on Williamson Road in Greencastle, brings together bikers and music enthusiasts to support this worthwhile cause.

The centerpiece of the event is a motorcycle ride, where all makes and models of motorcycles and cars are welcome to join. Riders meet at M&S Harley Davidson on Falling Spring Road in Chambersburg and can register from 9:00-10:45 AM. Kick stands go up at 11 AM sharp.

Riders are welcome to come the evening of Friday, August 31, to the Greencastle American Legion Grounds to camp. Gates open at 4 PM and music begins at 7:30 PM. Slated for Friday are rock and metal bands Shadow Rising, Time Bomb, and Gun Metal Gray. Food, fun, vendors and auctions make it a great evening. Tickets are $5 for ages 15 and under and $15 for 16 and older. Tickets, purchased on Friday, also give entry on Saturday, September 1. After the Saturday morning ride, bands start at noon at the American Legion Picnic Grounds in Greencastle. The line-up includes acoustic bands Smileyfoot and Dave Front Chasing The Day. Also appearing are Nothingmen, Colt Wilbur, Rabid Assain, Monkey Foo—Tribute to Foo Fighter, Ghose of War, and Adrian Blitzer. Helping Little Hands Rock and Ride Benefit is rain or shine, and everyone is encouraged to bring lawn chairs and pop-ups.

Helping Little Hands Rock and Ride Benefit was started by Barry Sheeder after his daughter had a resistant staph infection in 2011. Out of his appreciation to the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital and his affection for children in need, the event has raised $30,000 to date.