Join South Mountain Partnership For Power of the Partnership Annual Breakfast

Join South Mountain Partnership For Power of the Partnership Annual Breakfast

The 7th-annual South Mountain Partnership‘s Power of the Partnership breakfast is slated for January 26, 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM, at Bongiorno Conference Center in Carlisle . It is a celebration of the South Mountain region, encompassing the South Mountain and Michaux Forest landscape of Franklin, Adams, Cumberland, and a small portion of York Counties. The region encompasses four state parks–Mont Alto, Caldeonia, Pine Grove, and King’s Gap– and such communities as Chambersburg, Waynesboro, Gettysburg, and Carlisle The mountain greenway is a special mix of heritage, culture, nature, and recreation and contributes a distinct character, attracting residents and visitors to the landscape.

South Mountain Partnership invites individuals, businesses, municipalities, and non-profits:

  • Celebrate our collective accomplishments in 2017, and look forward to what’s to come in 2018;
  • Connect with the Partnership as a whole and get an understanding of how the Partnership works and where we are going;
  • Network with folks in the region who are making a difference;
  • Hear about projects that have received funding through the 2016 South Mountain Mini-Grant Program.

Cost is $10 for a full-breakfast. Register here.

The South Mountain Partnership is a regional, landscape conservation project in south-central Pennsylvania. Launched in 2006, the Partnership operates as a public-private partnership between Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. It has grown into an alliance of citizens, businesses, non-profits, academic institutions, and local, state and federal government agencies and officials collaborating to envision and secure a sustainable future for the South Mountain landscape. This landscape is home to many. Together, the Partnership strives to collaborate in sustaining the South Mountain landscape.

Renfrew Institute Sponsors “What Cassini Told Us About Saturn”

Renfrew Institute Sponsors “What Cassini Told Us About Saturn”

Dr. Larry Marschall, professor of physics, emeritus, at Gettysburg College, will present “What Cassini Told Us About Saturn” on Thursday, February 1 at 7 p.m. in the Visitors Center at Renfrew Park in Waynesboro. The program is free and open to the public.

Marschall will discuss the dramatic end of the historic Cassini spacecraft mission to Saturn, and what astronomers learned from the nearly two decades the Cassini was in orbit. 

Before the Cassini mission, scientists had only minimal knowledge of Saturn’s complicated ring system, moons, and the planet’s magnetosphere.

The first spacecraft to orbit Saturn, Cassini provided the first up-close study of the system of Saturn’s rings and moons. Many discoveries were made via Cassini’s findings that changed the way scientists will approach future space exploration.

Marschall will talk about what was learned from the 20 years of Cassini’s mission, and why it was necessary for the Cassini mission to end with a dramatic and fiery descent into Saturn’s atmosphere. 

A professor of astronomy and physics for many years, Marschall was a visiting research scientist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, and at Yale University Observatory. He wrote The Supernova Story, published by Princeton University Press, and is a contributing editor for Smithsonian Air & Space Magazine and for several other professional journals. Marschall has a bachelor’s degree in engineering physics from Cornell University and a Ph.D in astronomy and astrophysics from University of Chicago. 

A question-and-answer session will follow Marschall’s presentation. Weather permitting, the Tri-State Astronomers club will set up telescopes for sky viewing after the program.

This program was arranged in cooperation with the Tri-State Astronomers. It 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 The John R. Hershey Jr. and Anna L. Hershey Family Foundation. Facility support is provided courtesy of Renfrew Museum and Park.

Parking is available behind the Visitor Center with additional parking in the lower lot off Welty Rd. For more information, call the institute at 762-0373 or email to: info@renfrewinstitute.org. 

CAPITOL THEATRE OFFERS EXCITING JANUARY SHOWS

CAPITOL THEATRE OFFERS EXCITING JANUARY SHOWS

There won’t be a dull moment at the Capitol Theatre in downtown Chambersburg this Winter! Check out these tremendous shows coming to the stage in January! Watch videos, learn more and buy tickets on our web site at https://www.thecapitoltheatre.org/shows-movies-events/live-shows/ or Call the Box Office at (717) 263-0202 M-F 11:00am – 4:00pm. Tickets are also available at the door beginning one hour before show time. The beautiful and historic Capitol Theatre located at 159 S. Main St. in Downtown Chambersburg, PA continues its 90th Anniversary season with these shows and more! Like the events on facebook and invite your friends! https://www.facebook.com/pg/capitoltheatrecenter/events/ .

THE MAGIC OF MOTOWN Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 7pm $35, 30, 20
Group Discount available for 10 or more
Wine & Beer available for purchase when the doors open at 6pm
– The Capitol Theatre audience will take a stroll down memory lane as they relive, or experience for the first time, the incredible harmonies and smooth moves made famous by The Temptations, The Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Earth, Wind & Fire, James Brown, The Spinners, The O’Jays and many more! In the 1960’s, some of the most iconic names in music history were discovered in the Motor City of Detroit, which ushered a worldwide craze that transformed into 1970’s soul. The Magic of Motown is a celebration of these artists, their music and timeless style. This dynamic and driving tribute spans more than a decade of Motown and soul classics – every one of these songs among the most recognizable and culture-defining songs in pop music history. The show features stylishly-costumed, smoothly choreographed performances, the hallmark sounds of Detroit Motown and Philadelphia soul, backed by a seven-piece band. Includes a moving tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvGn3-5g1jY

TAPESTRY – TRIBUTE TO CAROLE KING Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 7pm $35, 30, 20
Group Discount available for 10 or more
Wine and Beer available for purchase when the doors open at 6pm
-This show is some kind of wonderful and beautifully and faithfully recreates the glorious sound of a Carole King concert, which will leave the Capitol Theatre audience with memories of the great music she wrote and recorded, including “You’ve Got a Friend”, Natural Woman”, “It’s Too Late”, “So Far Away”, “I Feel the Earth Move” and “Beautiful” – the title song of the mega-hit Broadway musical about the life and times of one of America’s most prolific, honored, and revered singer-songwriters. Tapestry: Tribute to Carole King stars national touring Jeannie Austin on piano and vocals with her back-up singers and live band. Carole King is without question the most successful and revered female singer-songwriter in pop music history. More than 400 of her compositions have been recorded by over 1000 artists, resulting in 100 hit singles – from “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” for the Shirelles to “Take Good Care of My Baby: and “Run to Him” (#1 and #2 hits for Bobby Vee in 1961), “Crying in the Rain” (The Everly Brothers, #6 in 1962), “The Loco-Motion” (Little Eva, #1 in 1962), “Up on the Roof” (The Drifters, #5 in 1962), “One Fine Day” (The Chiffons, #5 in 1963), I’m Into Something Good” (Herman’s Hermits, #13 in 1964), “Just Once in My Life” (written with Phil Spector for The Righteous Brothers, #9 in 1965), and “Don’t Bring Me Down” (The Animals, #12 in 1966). It was her 1971 album “Tapestry” that took King to the pinnacle, winning all 3 of the key Grammy Awards – record, song and album of the year as well as best female vocalist honors for King. With more than 25 million units sold, Tapestry remained the best-selling album by a femal artist for a quarter century, and King went on to amass three other platinum and seven gold albums.
https://youtu.be/gRaMi5C2jPw

MARK NIZER – 4D Entertainer and World Class Juggler Sunday, January 28, 2018 – 4pm The perfect way to end IceFest $23, 20, 15
Group Discount available for 10 or more.
– The only live 4D show in the World!
Entertainment Magazine states, “Without a doubt the hottest juggler on the entertainment market, Mark Nizer is simply incredible.” Don’t miss the combination of original comedy, world class juggling, movement, music and technology that promises a spellbinding evening. Nizer has opened for dozens of major Hollywood personalities and performed in dozens of major venues around the world. Imagine a concert experience that incorporates light, sound, and color to create a multidimensional 4D visual feast for the eyes. Throw in world-class juggling, a good dose of outrageous humor, and some unexpected technology and you have Mark Nizer’s unique, one-of-a-kind show that has been described by Performance Magazine as “nothing less than brilliant.” The fun begins from the moment Nizer takes the stage. While most performers ask people to turn off their cell phones, Nizer asks his audience to turn ON their phones. With the help of his virtual assistant, Siri Nizer (of iPhone fame), he then uses the devices as an interactive lighting element.
Great for the entire family! At the show, 4D glasses will be available while supplies last through the generosity of The Toy Box in Downtown Chambersburg. Special glasses not needed to enjoy the show!
https://youtu.be/AdG_7BxCqkM

Renfrew Institute Sets Ukrainian Egg Workshop

Renfrew Institute Sets Ukrainian Egg Workshop

Renfrew Institute is sponsoring a Ukrainian Egg workshop on Saturday, January 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the visitors center at Renfrew Park. The program is limited to ten participants age 15 and up.

Participants will learn to create an exquisite “pysanka,” an intricately decorated egg, using age-old techniques of the traditional Ukrainian folk craft.

Holly Olszewski will lead the workshop with hands-on guidance. Olszewski has taught the craft for many years after learning it from a friend in Connecticut.

“My friend Tamara asked me if I’d like to learn the traditional craft of making Ukrainian eggs,” Olszewski said. “The techniques she taught me had been passed down through her mother and grandmother. I like traditions, and making these eggs became a tradition in my family, too.”

The process requires pure beeswax and special dyes. Olszewski has samples of traditional design elements, but also encourages each person to create a unique design meaningful to them.

“I love these eggs because the elements used on them are full of symbolism,” Olszewski said. “Even the colors are symbolic.”

Eggs have been decorated for centuries in the Ukraine and other parts of Eastern Europe with intricate and brightly colored designs. Ancient motifs like the “tree of life” and Christian symbols are popular. In addition, images from nature, like plants, animals and insects are often featured.

With her husband, Jack, Olszewski operates Mother Earth’s Creations, buying and selling crystals, fossils, shark teeth, geodes and other semi-precious stones.

The cost of the workshop is $25 for members of Renfrew Institute and $30 for non-members. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, email info@renfrewinstitute.org or call 717-762-0373.

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: 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 The John R. Hershey Jr. and Anna L. Hershey Family Foundation. Facility support is provided courtesy of Renfrew Museum and Park.

Parking is available behind the Visitor Center with additional parking in the lower lot off Welty Rd. For more information, visit www.renfrewinstitute.org or call the institute at 717-762-0373.

Celebrate National Tea Month with Tea House, Herbal Teas & More

Celebrate National Tea Month with Tea House, Herbal Teas & More

January is National Tea Month and the Franklin County Visitors Bureau asks visitors to celebrate in Franklin County this month of new beginnings with delicious tea and relaxation.

Step back in time and relax at TranquilaTEA in Waynesboro. This tea house and gift shop is designed in the traditional tea room atmosphere, where people can reacquaint themselves with family and friends in an environment where one can tune out the hustle and bustle of the outside world. A mother-daughter team runs this shop, specializing in lunch specials, private parties, fresh baked goods and loose-leaf tea.

Kristtany Tea Room & Gifts, located at the Winebrenner Theological Seminary campus in Scotland, hosts delicious full teas with many different types of teas and delicious handmade scones. Make sure to give them a call to schedule a time for one of their delicious full teas or Wednesday and Friday for a walk-in tea experience.

Teas can be used to help make herbal remedies as well as taste delicious and Gardens by Grace in downtown Chambersburg has among the most options to choose from. Specializing in certified organic black tea, green tea, white tea, red tea and wild-harvested herbs, Gardens by Grace hopes to treat a wide variety of disorders. Qualified herbalists can treat many different conditions including skin problems, heart and circulation issues, hormonal disorders and common conditions such as arthritis, insomnia, stress, migraines and headaches.

Drinking tea is one of many ways to help in relaxation and a great way to start healthy eating habits. Alternative Choices in Greencastle has natural products to achieve health and balance, including organic foods, supplements, aromatherapy, herbs, teas, organic health and beauty products, products for pets and more! For those eating healthier or wanting to go gluten-free, this store is the place to stock up.

As the new year approaches and resolutions are made, check out “On the Move in Franklin County,” one of the Franklin County Visitors Bureau’s newest publications. This publication focuses on healthy choices that can be made for a healthy life including a healthy mind and body through exercise. It is available at the Franklin County Visitors Bureau’s office or online at http://www.issuu.com/fcvb or on http://www.ExploreFranklinCountyPA.com.

Kick Off 2018 with Destination ARTS! in downtown Waynesboro

Kick Off 2018 with Destination ARTS! in downtown Waynesboro

Destinations ARTS! is off to a strong start for the new year. All events are free unless otherwise indicated. Special activities and performances are indicated below. For more information, please visit www.artsalliancegw.org or contact artsalliancegw@gmail.com. 

Musical performances at Destination ARTS! are supported in part by the Arts for All Partnership, a collaboration between the Foundation for Enhancing Communities and the Cultural Enrichment Fund, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Jan. 3, 2018 – Oil Painting Class: 12 to 3 p.m. 42 West ARTS Co-Op – 42 W. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. Join Donna Bingaman at her weekly painting class every Wednesday while Patric Schlee provides ambient music designed to inspire! Students benefits from Bingaman’s personal instruction and 40 years of experience. Each class is $15. For more info, call 717-762-8394.  

Jan. 3, 2018 – Writer’s Forum: 6:30 p.m. Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library, 45 E Main St, Waynesboro, PA. Writers of all genres are welcome to join the monthly Writers Forum, meeting on the second-floor classroom of the library. The theme this month is the trials and tribulations and joys of aging. For information on how to join the group, please contact Jerry Kowallis at 717-352-8059 or gk6684@netscape.net.

The Writers Forum meets on the first Wednesday of each month to share contributions that usually pertain to a selected subject. After the initial ‘round and round’ contributors can share works on other subjects—be it prose, memoirs, or storytelling. Visitors are welcome, as well as ideas for future meetings.

Jan. 4, 2018 – Oil Painting Demonstration: 1 to 4 p.m. Gallery 50 – 50 W. Main St, Waynesboro, PA. Gallery 50 Curator and Director Marjorie Tressler will be conducting an oil painting demonstration featuring a large landscape. While there, visitors should check our Winter White display with Samantha the Snow Queen and artwork featuring winter scenes. 

Jan. 5, 2018 – Musical Demonstration: 5:30 to 8 p.m. 42 West ARTS Co-Op – 42 W. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. Patric Schlee will entertain visitors with a variety of musical instruments, including the didgeridoo, flute, and drums. While there, enjoy pieces from January’s featured artist, Terry Lynn Benson, which include oil paintings, photographs, and photo & document restoration work. Wine and light refreshments served. For more information, contact the co-op at 717-762-8394.

Jan. 5, 2018 – Live Music Friday: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Music Makers – 46 W. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. Popular singer/songwriter Jon Ingels will be performing his blend of bluegrass, rock, and blues music. Wine and light refreshments served. For more information, visit www.artsalliancegw.org or call 717-655-2500.

Jon Ingels is a singer/songwriter from Waynesboro, PA and has written songs and performed with several local groups, including the Boro Boogie Pickers. Ingles’ lyrical content is a mixture of storytelling and geographic imagery backed by folk chord patterns, simple melodies, and blues-driven rhythm. 

Jan. 6, 2018 – Rock ’N Swap: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Music Makers – 46 W. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. Free admission for shoppers to this big indoor musical yard sale! Shop for instruments, amps, audio/visual equipment, CDs, records and other musical goodness! Have just a couple items to swap or sell? No registration needed, just stop by with them. More info: contact Jonathan Ingels at 717-762-7131.

Jan. 6, 2018 – Book Binding Demonstration: 1 to 3 p.m. 42 West ARTS Co-Op – 42 W. Main St., Pamela Soaring Raven demonstrates the basic techniques of book binding, including the use of templates, sewing with waxed linen thread, preparing the text block, creating a solid case cover, and putting the text block and cover together. For more information, contact the co-op at 717-762-8394.

Jan. 7, 2018 – Drum Circle: 2 to 3:30 p.m. 42 West ARTS Co-Op – 42 W. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. Enjoy the rhythm and fun of a drum circle with Patric Schlee. No experience necessary. Bring your own drums or use one of the co-op’s. For more information, contact the co-op at 717-762-8394.

Jan. 8, 2018 – Painting Class: 12 to 3 p.m. Gallery 50 – 50 W. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. Join Marjorie Tressler for a painting class for artists of all ability levels. $65 for 6 classes, which you attend at your own flexibility. For more info, contact Marjorie at 717-762-6791 or at marjorietressler@comcast.net.

Jan. 8, 2018 – Songwriters Workshop: 6:30 p.m. Music Makers – 46 W. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. Participants encouraged to write a song, lyrics, or instrumental piece to share, using the chosen prompt for the month. This month the prompt is “That Butt, Though.” The prompt is a starting point for your song. It may be used as the song title, a lyric, or simply as inspiration for your song. All genres welcome. For more info, contact Jonathan Ingels at jkingels@gmail.com or 717-762-7131.