Fall DuffieldFest at Hip Gypsy Emporium

Fall DuffieldFest at Hip Gypsy Emporium

Fall DuffieldFest is set for Saturday, September 26, 2020 from 10 AM to 5 PM. There will food, crafts, artisans, and upcyclers. The event is rain or shine.

Catch the high energy of JESTER, who will take the Hip Gypsy Stage from 1-4 PM, playing current and classic rock. Dancing is always welcome!

DuffieldFest and Hip Gypsy Emporium are in the former Duffield School, located amid the beautiful farmland along the base of South Mountain, 2168 Mont Alto Road.

The 1930s, brick school served tens of thousands of elementary students from the 1930s until 2008. Step back to another time—a classroom with a black board. Then, enjoy shopping the treasures of Hip Gypsy and visiting artists and crafters outdoors.

Hip Gypsy is still accepting.vendors. Download an application for more information.

DufieldFest 2020

36 Artists Create Collaborative Painting To Benefit Women in Need!

36 Artists Create Collaborative Painting To Benefit Women in Need!

The Foundry Artist Cooperative, located at 100 South Main Street, Chambersburg, is currently displaying a collaborative painting by 36 women artists from the area, with individual canvases being sponsored to benefit Women in Need of Chambersburg. “Women@Work” will be on view at the Foundry through November 1, with gallery hours Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11am-3pm.

“We had to work creatively to find a way to foster this collaboration while in-person events were not possible,” explained Foundry artist Anne Finucane.  “We reached out to artists outside the Foundry and were very gratified to have 23 artists from the community join 13 artists from the Foundry in contributing individual squares to create the whole “mosaic” painting.

The 36 women artists have each worked in their home studios – not knowing what the final product would be –  to create panels which have been brought together and assembled to form a large multi-media mosaic painting. The 36 panels represent diverse artistic expressions unique to each individual artist, but when viewed together, the work speaks with one voice depicting Women@Work.

The painting depicts Chambersburg’s beloved Falafel Shack restaurant, located on the Square, at 9 North Main Street.  The Falafel Shack was created by the family of Amer Chaudry and Jasmina Ademovic, with the goal of “expanding peoples’ palates and minds with their food!”  They began with a stand at the North Square Farmers Market in 2013 and have just celebrated the 3rd anniversary of the restaurant. The painting depicts their kitchen on a typical summer day, with workers including Daniela Crawford, Aaron McKenzie, and in the background, Amer Chaudry.

The Foundry artists have decided to use the painting to raise awareness and funds to support Women in Need. WIN has provided services to victims, survivors and significant others of individuals who have experienced domestic violence and sexual assault for over three decades.  With a suggested sponsorship donation of $50 to $100 per panel the Foundry hopes to achieve a fundraising goal of $2,500 for WIN. Each sponsorship will go directly to Women in Need, while the squares will remain together as a tribute to women in the community.  Sponsorships can be purchased in person at the Foundry, or online at www.foundryartmarket.com

Home to an eclectic mix of handmade works by artists from around the Cumberland Valley, the FOUNDRY houses a retail shop where guests can purchase unique, one-of-a-kind pieces that are made locally, view rotating exhibits featuring the work of artists both local & regional, and shop the Salvage Supply area of the store, where used art and craft supplies are available at rock-bottom prices!

For more information about the Foundry, call (717)261-0706, email  foundryarts@gmail.com  or visit www.foundryartmarket.com

The Institute at Renfrew Launches Fall Programs for Adults & Kids

The Institute at Renfrew Launches Fall Programs for Adults & Kids

The Institute at Renfrew is launching a “baker’s dozen” of 13 new programs for adults, teens and kids, all starting in September. The programs fall into three categories, Naturalist Discovery Series and Common Threads, for adults, families, and teens age 15 and up, and EXPLORE!, a variety of programs designed for youth. With safety measures in place, the programs are offered in various locations within Waynesboro’s Renfrew Park. Participants will be required to register in advance, sign a waiver, and agree to abide by safety protocols. Program fees reflect a discount for members of the Institute at Renfrew. Three programs are designed for adults, teens age 15 and up, and families:

Naturalist Discovery Series: Nature ID on the Go with your Smartphone!

Saturday, Sept. 12, 9–10:30 a.m.

Age: Adults & teens age 15 & up; Cost: $12 for members; $15 for nonmembers; Limit: 20. 

Technology meets nature! Learn about the use of nature identification apps on the smartphone. With step-by-step guidance, participants learn how to make and record observations in nature and share to a database with over 48 million observations. Must have a smartphone connected to the internet.

 

Naturalist Discovery Series: Blacklight Bug Discovery

Friday, September 25, 7:30–9:00 p.m.

Age: Families with children, 6 years and up; Cost: $10 adults/$5 children (members of Institute at Renfrew); $12 adults/$6 children (nonmembers); Limit: 25. 

Discover nocturnal insects at Renfrew Park! An introduction to insects not normally seen during the daytime, and their special attributes allowing them to live at night. The group will examine insects they can catch up-close. Bring flashlights, and a blanket or chairs to sit on. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

 

Common Threads…Textile Traditions and Handicrafts: Flax to Linen 

Saturday, September 26, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Age: Adults & teens age 15 & up; Cost: $45 members; $50 nonmembers      

Materials fee: $5.00; Limit: 10. 

Participants learn how the flax plant is transformed into beautiful linen cloth. The program covers the history of flax and how it contributed to our culture. Participants visit Renfrew’s flax patch and use antique tools to process flax into linen, including spinning on a drop spindle, and creating a woven bookmark using the thread they spun. 

 

Ten EXPLORE! programs are designed for children and students:

 

EXPLORE! Art and Nature, 2-Day Series  

Monday & Tuesday, Sept. 14 & 15, 4–5:30 p.m. [offered again Sept. 28–29]

Grades: K–5; Cost: $24 member, $30 nonmember; Materials fee: $6; Limit: 10.

Kids observe nature in the park and forest, and create guided art projects based on nature. They will create a wax-resist wall hanging on fabric with oil pastels and liquid watercolor paint, and make line drawings based on patterns seen in nature, while exploring the use of natural items as paintbrushes. Class is outdoors, so participants should dress for the weather. Fee includes both days.

 

EXPLORE! Knitting Class for Grade 5 & Up 

Six classes: Thursdays, Sept. 15–Oct. 20, 9:30–11:30 a.m. 

Age: grade 5 & up; Cost: $55 member, $60  nonmember; Materials fee: $22.00; Limit: 8.

Students learn the basics of knitting such as casting on, knit stitch, binding off, and i-cord edging, by working on a simple knitted headband, perfect to wear outside on chilly days.

 

EXPLORE! Knitting Class for Middle/High School

Six classes: Thursdays, Sept. 15–Oct. 20, 3–5:00 p.m.

Age: middle/high school students; Cost: $55 member, $60 nonmember; Materials fee: $22.00; Limit: 8.

Students learn the basics of knitting such as casting on, knit stitch, binding off, and i-cord edging, by working on a simple knitted headband, perfect to wear outside on chilly days.

 

EXPLORE! Textiles Crafts 

Three classes: Wednesdays, Sept.16–30, 1–3 p.m.

Age: grades: 3–5; Cost: $42 members, $45 nonmember; Materials fee: $15; Limit: 10.

Students engage in a variety of textile activities from hand-painting yarn, making pom-poms, weaving on a potholder loom, and creating a small tapestry wall hanging from their hand painted yarn. 

 

EXPLORE! Garden Adventures

Wednesday, Sept. 16, 9:30–11 a.m. [offered again Sept. 24]

Grades: K–5; Cost: $10 members; $12 nonmembers; Limit: 15.

A hands-on opportunity to learn about plants including digging in the dirt and seeing how food is grown in the historic four-square garden at Renfrew Park. Kids get a close-up look at various garden plants, explore the ways humans depend on plants, and help tend the garden by preparing soil, planting seeds and watering vegetables.

 

EXPLORE! Bugging Out!

Thursday, Sept.17, 4–5:30 p.m.

Grades: K-5; Cost: $10 members, $12 nonmembers; Limit: 15.

In the early fall, insects are everywhere! Kids use their senses of sight and hearing to search out various “critters” in different habitats, learning about and viewing a wide variety of insects with bug boxes and magnifying glasses.

 

EXPLORE! Amphibian Hunt  

Monday, Sept. 21, 4–5:30 p.m.

Grades: 3–5; Cost: $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers; Limit: 15.

What makes an amphibian unique? Why are they important? Where can we find amphibians? All this and more will be answered on a guided hike and talk through Renfrew Park as kids discover what amphibians may be living in our backyard! 

 

EXPLORE! Beginning Birders

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 9:30–11 a.m.

Grades: K-5; Cost: $10 members, $12 nonmembers; Limit: 15.

Students learn about the many adaptations found in birds, and learn what makes a bird, a bird. Activities include walking park trails to search for winged creatures, learning to recognize common species by appearance and individual calls, and using a field guide to identify birds in their native habitats.

EXPLORE! Garden Adventures

Thursday, Sept. 24, 4–5:30 p.m.

Grades: K–5; Cost: $10 members; $12 nonmembers; Limit: 15.

A hands-on opportunity to learn about plants including digging in the dirt and seeing how food is grown in the historic four-square garden at Renfrew Park. Kids get a close-up look at various garden plants, explore the ways humans depend on plants, and help tend the garden by preparing soil, planting seeds and watering vegetables.

EXPLORE! Art and Nature 2-Day Series     

Monday & Tuesday, Sept. 28 & 29, 4–5:30 p.m.

Grades: K–5; Cost: $24 member, $30 nonmember; Materials fee: $6; Limit: 10.

Kids observe nature in the park and forest, and create guided art projects based on nature. They will create a wax-resist wall hanging on fabric with oil pastels and liquid watercolor paint, and make line drawings based on patterns seen in nature, while exploring the use of natural items as paintbrushes. Class is outdoors, so participants should dress for the weather. Fee includes both days.

Pre-registration is required for all programs. To register, email the Institute at info@instituteatrenfrew.org or call 717-762-0373.

Sponsors for these programs include Bruce and Pam Rowland, Matt and Jessica Watson, Max Creager in memory of Nancy Hess Creager, with additional support from The Institute’s Today’s Horizon Fund Contributors: The Nora Roberts Foundation; The John R. Hershey Jr. and Anna L. Hershey Family Foundation; APX Enclosures, Inc.; The Carolyn Terry Eddy Family: Carolyn, with daughters Connie Fleagle & Kim Larkin. Facility support courtesy of Renfrew Museum and Park.

For more information, visit www.instituteatrenfrew.org.

Parking is available behind the visitors center, or in Renfrew’s lower lot off Welty Road.

 

Allison-Antrim Museum Presents Virtual Presentation on Aviation by Kurtis Meyers

Allison-Antrim Museum Presents Virtual Presentation on Aviation by Kurtis Meyers

Allison-Antrim Museum’s “virtual” September speaker is Kurtis Meyers, a graduate of Greencastle-Antrim High School. Kurtis spoke to the Museum’s membership and the public in March 2005.  His presentation was “The Aviation Industry in Hagerstown:  The Post-war Years,” with emphasis placed on Fairchild.  Meyers’ first presentation, in May 1998, covered the aviation history in Hagerstown from 1916 – 1945.  Meyers is a leading authority on Fairchild and aviation in the Cumberland Valley.

Sherman Mills Fairchild was born in 1895, the only child of a congressman, who was also a founder of IBM.  The Fairchild Aviation Corporation was born out of Sherman’s interest in photography, specifically aerial photography.  Fairchild invented a camera in which the shutter was inside the lens.  Fairchild’s camera produced much clearer aerial photographs than the standard cameras of the day because the standard camera’s shutter speed was too slow compared to the speed at which planes flew.

In February 1920, the Fairchild Aerial Camera Corporation was formed so that Fairchild could produce his aerial cameras.  A second company, Fairchild Aerial Surveys, was created for his mapmaking and aerial survey business, which existed until 1965.  Fairchild decided to build his own plane after realizing that there were no planes suitable for aerial photography.  As a result of this decision, the Fairchild Aviation Corporation was formed in 1925.

Sherman Fairchild died March 28, 1971.  In March 1987, the long illustrious aircraft history of numerous Fairchild companies came to an end.  For over 60 years, the Fairchild name was associated with the design and manufacture of airplanes.

To watch Kurtis Meyers’ 50-minute presentation,click here.

Allison-Antrim Museum, 365 South Ridge Avenue, Greencastle, PA 17225 is open “by appointment,” by calling 717-597-9010, Tuesday to Friday, noon to 4 pm and Saturday 11 am to 1 pm.  Masks are required. For more information, please visit: www.greencastlemuseum.org, daily on Facebook, or on Twitter @greencastlemuzm.

11/30 Open Mic

11/30 Open Mic

The Franklin County Visitors Bureau (FCVB) is hosting 11/30 Open Mic on September 4 at 6:30 PM during First Friday in downtown Chambersburg. It will be held outdoors on the south side of the 11/30 Visitors Center, 15 South Main Street. Join us as a performer or to enjoy the evening’s talent. 11/30 Open Mic celebrates talent and is open to all ages. It is friendly, supportive, and encouraging atmosphere for all to perform and enjoy. FCVB welcome talent from within Franklin County, PA, or beyond.

A live-sound system, microphone and cables will be provided for use during the open mic. Performers using instruments, mobile devices, or other pieces of equipment must bring their own for their performance. A few guidelines for this open mic:

  • Maximum of 3 songs per musical performance
  • Other performers will have maximum of 15 minutes per performance
  • Material must be family friendly and in good taste
  • Performances will be live streamed via Facebook.com/FCVBen

To perform, sign up here on Eventbrite. For questions, please contact Evan Crider at 717.552.2977 or email ecrider@explorefranklincountypa.com.

Listeners are welcome to bring lawn chairs. FCVB will provide seating for 20 outside the visitors bureau. Please remember PA mask requirements and social distancing. In case of rain, the event will move indoors to the 11/30 Visitors Center.

Open Mic is just one way to enjoy Franklin County. The Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites all to explore history, arts and architecture, recreation, natural beauty, fresh foods and the warm hospitality of communities like Chambersburg, Greencastle, Mercersburg, Shippensburg, and Waynesboro. Learn more at www. ExploreFranklinCountyPA.com