Hike, Bike Walk to Support The Longest Day

Hike, Bike Walk to Support The Longest Day

The Longest Day® is the day with the most light — the summer solstice. Hike Franklin County! ,Bike Franklin County!  Walk Franklin County! On June 20,thousands of participants from across the world come together to fight the darkness of Alzheimer’s through an activity of their choice. Together, they use their creativity and passion to raise funds and awareness for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association®.

It’s easy — choose an activity you like to do and turn it into a fundraiser to fight Alzheimer’s! Follow the steps below to get started.
–Select an activity you enjoy at alz.org/thelongestday.  The Longest Day is a fundraiser to advance critically needed research and provide care for those with Alzheimer’s. Each participant is asked to raise funds through their activity for the Alzheimer’s Association. Any activity can be a fundraiser for The Longest Day:
» If you’re a talented artist, lead an art class for friends and family. Then host an art sale and donate the proceeds as your fundraiser.
» If you like to golf, organize a golf game with friends and ask each player to pledge $50 for every birdie.
» Host a BBQ and ask friends and family for a donation in exchange for a delicious meal.
» Raise extra funds by adding a silent auction, challenge or competition to your activity. You can even ask for donations instead of birthday gifts!

–Ask others to join you by:
» Making a donation – Facebook Fundraisers are an easy way for friends and family to support your fundraising efforts.
»  Invite your friends, family, colleagues and neighbors to join you for The Longest Day.

Register now at alz.org/thelongestday

Fort Loudoun Market Fair – June 25-27

Fort Loudoun Market Fair – June 25-27

Save the dates: June 25,26 and 27 for the Fort Loudoun Market Fair, featuring the best artisan craftspeople of the Eastern United States who specialize in dead trades of the 18th Century; blacksmithing, tinsmithing, leatherwork, pottery, hornworkers, textiles, glassblowing, etc.  They will be demonstrating their trades while selling their product.

The three-day, inaugural event promises family fun, opportunities to learn and experience for history buffs, and access to 60 beautiful acres of the more than 200-acre site of Fort Loudoun. The Market Fair is open Friday, June 25 and Saturday, June 26 from 9 AM to 5 PM. Sunday hours are 9 AM to 4 PM. Some of the highlights are:

  • 50+ Artisan Craft Vendors
  • Demonstrations all day
  • Purchase one-of-a-kind items
  • Artisan Food Vendors & Ice Cream
  • Games for Kids
  • Traditional/Celtic Music from Sons of Liberty and Across the Pond

Cost is $5 for adults and free to those 17 and under. For more about Fort Loudoun, visit fortloudounpa.com

Fort Loudoun Market Fair 2021

Fort Loudoun Historical Society

The Institute Offers “Bloomin’ Walks”

The Institute Offers “Bloomin’ Walks”

The Institute is offering two early summer “Bloomin’ Walks” to view blossoming mountain laurel and rhododendron. The walks are on Saturdays, June 12 and 26 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Part of The Institute’s Naturalist Discovery Series, the walks are led by Institute naturalist, Dr. Doris Goldman. Hikers will explore trails in Michaux Forest and in Happel’s Meadow. 

On June 12, we’ll mark National Get Outside Day with a hike along the Appalachian Trail in Michaux Forest,” said Goldman. “We will see blooming mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia), which is the state flower of Pennsylvania. 

The blossoms look like folded origami flowers.”

The June 26 hike, Celebrate the Summer Solstice, is on the John Birely Memorial Trail at Happel’s Meadow, where blooming rosebay or great rhododendron (Rhododendron maximum) can be found. The clusters of flowers are a hummingbird favorite. 

“This walk is quite shady and mossy, and always cooler than in the valley or most of the drier areas in the mountains,” Goldman said. 

The walks are free, but pre-registration is required. Register via email at info@natureandcultureinstitute.org. Rendezvous point for the hike and more details will be sent upon registration.

COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed, and signed waivers are required for registration.

This program is sponsored by 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.

More information is available at www.natureandcultureinstitute.org.

Conococheague Institute Presents Sewing Seamstresses Saturday

Conococheague Institute Presents Sewing Seamstresses Saturday

Women’s roles in colonial America are often underrepresented. Join us in celebrating all the contributions that women made, and learn about the hardships they faced.

Our frontier farm makes the perfect location to highlight an everyday woman’s life: From tending the kitchen garden, educating the children, laundry, keeping the hearth, and of course making and mending clothing.

Members of the local colonial sewing circle will be on site throughout the day practicing their craft. Working together as a group or on individual projects, they perform research based textile crafts and interpretation.

Learn more about this fascinating subject, enjoy the camaraderie, and perhaps even put in a few stitches yourself!

Ongoing interactive activities will be occurring throughout the day, with the chance to learn about women’s skills, fashion and lifestyles. Immerse yourself by trying on some of our visitor clothing, or bring a needle and help with some of the community projects. Join our team for a group cricket match in the afternoon, or try your hand at colonial tavern games throughout the day.

This will be a free, in-person, outdoor family-friendly event. Social distancing will be observed.

CI Special Program June 5


3rd Saturdays on the Square in Greencastle

3rd Saturdays on the Square in Greencastle

Mark your calendars for 3rd Saturdays in the Square in Greencastle, PA, starting May 15, from 9 Am to 1 PM. Brought to the public by the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by West Penn Power as premiere sponsor and The Cara Sheaffer Group as Entertainment Sponsor. Visit the square in Greencastle for hand-crafted artisan wares and food vendors. 3rd Saturdays run through August. Want to be a vendor? Contact 717-597-4610.