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.

Summer Camps at Totem Pole Playhouse

Summer Camps at Totem Pole Playhouse

Amidst the thick forest of Caledonia State Park in Michaux State Forest, children and teens will be found singing, dancing and acting.   Enrollment is now open for Totem Pole Playhouse’s Theatrical Summer Camps and with our current, amended Covid 19 Health Policies and Procedures in place, we can promise a safe environment for all involved.  Shippensburg resident and Drama Teacher, Luke Reed has been appointed Director of Children’s Theatre & Educational Outreach and will take the lead on this summer’s camps.  Since graduating from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, he has been working steadily in the field of theatrical arts.  Most notably he was a longtime member of the internationally acclaimed and awarded Department of Education at Lenox’s Shakespeare & Company.  Luke has also been a tremendous asset to Totem Pole and has Stage Managed, Directed and Choreographed several different productions.

SHAKESPEARE INTENSIVE – Campers will access and explore Shakespeare’s timeless language, characters, and stories.  Instruction will focus on bringing the text alive, creative play, and dynamic scene work, culminating in a performance of the Bard’s work performed in one of our scenic outdoor spaces.

Two Week Intensive for those going into the 5th Grade through the 8th Grade

Two Week Intensive for those going into the 9th Grade through the 12th Grade

CREATIVE DRAMATICS INTENSIVE – Creative Dramatics is an improvisational, non-scripted, form of dramatic play that helps children explore their imaginations to their fullest potential.  This work is authentic, brave and confidence building, helping campers develop a profound sense of awareness and self-esteem, while bringing out the magic in every child.  A short performance highlighting their work will be preformed in one of our scenic outdoor spaces.

One week Intensive for those going into the 2nd Grade through the 5th Grade

MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE – Campers will become a company of young actors, experiencing all aspects of producing a show.  Instruction will focus on character creation, self-discovery, and becoming a valued part of a working theatre company.  The intensive will culminate in a fully realized stage musical, performed in one of our scenic outdoor spaces.

Three week Intensive for those going into the 5th Grade through the 10th Grade

“This summer is going to be fabulous.  We have an amazing group of counselors and staff that are poised and ready to share their talents with children thirsty for the dramatics,” stated Sue McMurtray, Director of Marketing & Communications.   “Partial and Full scholarships are also being awarded thanks to generous sponsors like the Rotary Club of Chambersburg.” said James Nadeau, Interim Executive Director.

Where: Totem Pole Playhouse, 9555 Golf Course Rd, Fayetteville, PA 17222

When: SHAKESPEARE INTENSIVE – June 21 through July 2

CREATIVE DRAMATICS – July 12 through July 16

MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE – July 19 through August 6

Camp Schedule: Monday through Friday 9:00am to 3:00pm

Cost:   SHAKESPEARE INTENSIVE – $200.00 per week for 2 weeks – Total $400.00

CREATIVE DRAMATICS – $250.00 per week for 1 weeks – Total $250.00

MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE – $200.00 per week for 3 weeks – Total $600.00

Class sizes are limited; please contact 717-352-2164 option 1 or email for more information boxoffice@totempoleplayhouse.org