First Thursday Program – Going Green, Grove Family Library

First Thursday Program – Going Green, Grove Family Library

Thursday August 4th, 2022 * 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Learn about practices that can lead to more environmentally friendly decisions and lifestyles.
Hear about issues such as recycling, proper disposal of medications, solar energy, composting food waste, battery recycling, and energy conservation.
Program is led by John Luetzelschwab, Menno-Haven Retirement Communities’ Green Team coordinator, who will review how individuals and institutions can get involved.
Light refreshments offered.
101 S Ragged Edge Rd, Chambersburg, PA 17202 
Mondays: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesdays: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Wednesdays: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Thursdays: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Fridays: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Saturdays: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
We will be closed on Monday, June 20th in honor of Juneteenth and Monday, July 4th for Independence Day.
Stop at the library or look on our website or Facebook page to find out about other events and programs at our library.
https://www.fclspa.org/locations/grove-family-library/
https://www.facebook.com/GroveFamilyLibrary
Antietam Watershed Wonders: Nature Photographs, The Institute

Antietam Watershed Wonders: Nature Photographs, The Institute

Thursday April 21st * 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Join us for this joint program of the Antietam Watershed Association & The Institute.
Led by The Institute’s Watershed Science Coordinator/Environmental Educator, Dave Graff.
The wonders of our glorious watershed area will be explored and shared through magical photographs by talented nature photographers.
Enjoy the watershed’s natural beauty as you learn about its flora and fauna.
More details to be announced.

 

StoryWalk® Sundays, The Institute

StoryWalk® Sundays, The Institute

Sunday April 3rd, 2022 * 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Our series of StoryWalk® Sunday adventures for kids continues in April.
The story posted on the StoryWalk® trail at Pine Hill Park will change monthly, and plans call for a special event to accompany each one on the second Sunday of each month. For April, we are holding StoryWalk® Sunday on the first Sunday.
Kids will enjoy a guided walk along the story trail as they read the book, then make a special craft project to take home—and warm up with a campfire and yummy s’mores!
April’s storybook is “Our Big Home” by Linda Glaser, a perfect choice for Earth Month.
Glaser’s beautiful poem is a wonderful way to gently lead children toward the understanding of caring for our environment—our home is our planet, Earth. In a lyrical, child-oriented style, the book presents the idea that our ‘big home’ is shared not only with all people but with all plants and animals as well—we share the air, the water, the soil, and other elements that affect and sustain all of us who live on Earth.
Elisa Kleven’s vibrant illustrations enhance the concept as she takes young readers to an African plain, a Caribbean Island, a South American mountain, and around the world to see people and animals reveling in the beauty and abundance of our shared home.
The event is FREE, but pre-registration is required by April 1. To register, email to: info@natureandcultureinstitute.org or call 717-762-0373. Limited to 20 children. 
Children in grades K–5 may be dropped off and picked up at 3 p.m. All families are welcome, but activities are geared for preschool and elementary age kids.
Stay tuned for the May book title to be announced. 
Current Covid safety guidelines are being followed.
Earth Day Celebration, Downtown Chambersburg

Earth Day Celebration, Downtown Chambersburg

SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2022 * 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Join us as we celebrate and recognize Earth Day with Chambersburg Waste Paper Company, Downtown Business Council of Chambersburg and Downtown Chambersburg Inc.
This is a community event that starts in the Square of Chambersburg and radiates out to North and South Main Street, including Chambers Fort Park.
Educators, environmental vendors and groups are being invited to partake in this event.
Attendees are invited to stroll throughout the downtown to learn about recycling and the environment.
More details to come. Follow us on Facebook for updates.
Cumberland Valley Woodcarvers’ Show at The Charles Brightbill Environmental Center

Cumberland Valley Woodcarvers’ Show at The Charles Brightbill Environmental Center

Saturday October 2nd, 2021 * 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The Cumberland Valley Woodcarvers with their Wood mobile will be on site, Saturday.
The PA Woodmobile tours the state with a specialist on board who will speak about PA forests. 
They will be displaying a large variety of their work – animals, birds, decoys, toys, whimsical characters, Santas, boxes, etc.
Sunday October 3rd, 2021 * 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Open to the public
    Donations appreciated
    Concessions available – Ice cream from the Williamson Ruritan.
    Check www.twep.org for more information about the even