Michaux State Forest Seeks Environmental Education Specialist

Michaux State Forest Seeks Environmental Education Specialist

Michaux State Forest is looking for an educational specialist to support the work our service foresters do in technical service provision with educational curriculum and program development, implementation, and evaluation. We are also hoping this person can take a lead role in helping us create several demonstration areas on the Michaux that can “model” creative forest tending practices appropriate for smaller woodlots and/or “backyard forests” to incidental forest visitors and for planned educational programming for critical private lands audiences and groups.

This person will also be working with our current EES and our recreation management staff to broadly use our state forest infrastructure and operational communication efforts to ensure Michaux forest stakeholders generally recognize that most forest land in PA is privately owned; and therefore, many of the regional quality of life and public ecosystem benefits that accrue from forested landscapes depend on the decisions made in the private lands context.

For complete details of the position, please visit here.

Winter Solstice Ride

Winter Solstice Ride

Franklin County Cyclists are planning a Winter Solstice Ride on Sunday, December 18, 2022 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. The ride begins at the Jerome King Playground, 240 North Carlisle Street in Greencastle. Riders should meet at the tennis courts.

The ride is less than 10 miles and is a chance to see Greencastle’s beautiful Christmas lights. Riders are encouraged to decorate their bikes – the more lights the merrier – and dress themselves in Christmas spirit!
RIDER’S MUST USE FRONT AND REAR LIGHTS FOR THIS RIDE. THIS IS A SOCIAL RIDE; RIDERS WILL STAY IN A CLOSE-KNIT GROUP. NO SAG, CUES, OR GPS. RIDERS WILL STAY TOGETHER.

Enjoy cycling? Think of joining Franklin County Cyclists. More information here.

 

Tavern Night – October 22

Tavern Night – October 22

Fort Loudoun is having a Tavern Night on October 22, 6 PM-10 PM. Enjoy a fun filled evening at Tavern Night. Axe throwing, games, music and more. Bring a date and/or friends and spend a candle lit evening enjoying the evening pastimes of the 18th Century. This event is FREE and includes complementary beverages and food refreshments.  Door prizes.  Great live music by Forbes Road Frolic!  Our friends from Dills Tavern will be helping with the event.  Dills Tavern is raffling a rifle to support their operations, please buy a ticket or two for a chance to win this great rifle.  The rifle will be at each Tavern Night for you to see. Tavern Nights sponsored by Olympia Candy Kitchen and the Franklin County Visitors Bureau.

Artist Studio Tour at Penn National

Artist Studio Tour at Penn National

Want an easy and local way to enjoy a day of art? Mark your calendar because on Saturday, December 3, and Sunday, December 4, 11 AM to 3 PM. Eleven artists will be showing and selling their work in Penn National at six different home studio locations. Participating artists are, Jean Frey, Linda Gottfried, Steve Jaczun, Jack Kier, Carol Labashosky, and Pierre Mion (represented by his wife, Sandra). Guest artists at various locations include: Cindy Baker, Janette Koons, Felicity Sidwell, Mary Grassell and Deb Slocum.

Here’s what to expect:
• Meet the artists, learn about their process and experience their individual studios.
• Spend as much time as you like in each studio, and enjoy a day of original artwork created by local artists.
• Explore artists’ studios in any order, and keep track so you see all the participating artists in Penn National.
• Light refreshments are provided at some studios(depending on space).
• Not all artists accept credit cards, so be prepared to pay with cash or check.
• Studios are in the artist’s home and are not usually open to the public. Most studios are not handicapped accessible.
• Restroom facilities will be made available at the PennNational Club House
• Look for the Artists Studio Tour signs. Maps for the Artists Studio Tour at Penn National will be available atthe Penn National Club House starting November 15. Or, email here for a copy.

Rocky Horror Picture Show Experience

Rocky Horror Picture Show Experience

The Capitol Theatre, in downtown Chambersburg, is bringing back the Rocky Horror Picture Show event on October 29. The event features the 1975 musical-comedy horror movie (R). The 2021 event was very popular!  Dress up as your favorite Rocky Horror character and join the 9 PM costume parade, immediately before the movie. Concessions, wine, and beer are available for purchase.

Admission is $10 plus $3 processin feeg and a $5 prop bag will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Purchase tickets here. It is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that patrons no younger than 16 years of age attend, and that those under 18 be accompanied by an adult.

You may bring props, but absolutely NO REAL FOODS OR DRINKS PERMITTED, including rice. NO OPEN FLAMES including lighters and candles. Please review Capitol Theatre ETIQUETTE for further details of what is and isn’t allowed. We want you to have FUN while watching the movie and participating in the follow-along-activities including Doing the Time Warp! Who knows, we might even do it twice!