Naturalist Adventure Fundraiser Hike, The Institute

Naturalist Adventure Fundraiser Hike, The Institute

Enter our NEW RAFFLE for a chance to WIN a private Appalachian Trail Hike for up to five (5) people, led by Institute Naturalist, Pam Rowland (our Director of Education).
Hike the AT with Pam! Her knowledge and expertise will ensure that you discover unknown treasures along the trail.
Your guide will share a wealth of stories and information—learn about wildflowers, wildlife, trees and other plants and the magic of forest ecology.
After your morning of fun & adventure, enjoy a picnic-style, delicious, packed lunch from Café del Sol.
Enter by 4 p.m. on June 30! Drawing on July 4 at our Salamander Scramble 5K.
Entry fee: $20. Grand Prize includes the guided hike and lunch for five people, plus 1 set of hiking poles.
Enter the drawing Here.  More entries = more chances to win!
Mail a check for $20 per entry (multiple entries welcome!!), along with your name, email address & phone number, to:
The Institute • PO Box 971 • Waynesboro, PA 17268
Mercersburg’s 43rd Annual Townsfest

Mercersburg’s 43rd Annual Townsfest

Saturday September 24th, 2022 * 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
43rd Annual Mercersburg Townfest – September 24th!
The Mercersburg Townfest is one of the largest festivals in Franklin County, PA.
Nestled in the foothills of the Tuscarora mountains; Mercersburg is a quaint town with a historic past.
This festival is a large one-day event attracting over 120 vendors and 6,000 – 8,000 visitors each year.
Register to become a vendor
If you have questions, please email Chris Ardinger, TACC Executive Director at or call 717.328.5827. 
Open Mic @ TBC at the Barrel House

Open Mic @ TBC at the Barrel House

Thursday April 21st, 2022 * 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
It’s another open mic night at the TBC Brewing at the Barrel House!
A fine venue for local musicians, hobbyist players and live music lovers alike!
Come out for a brew, some snacks, and for a good time!
Signups start at 6pm and music kicks off around 6:30pm. Some guidelines to consider:
– Be respectful of performers
– 3 song limit, 8-minute sets
– No full drum kits
– Have fun
If you have any questions, message TBC on Facebook or contact Evan Crider at 717.360.4857.
Charcuterie & Crafts at Dwire Woods, Loaded Lumber of Greencastle

Charcuterie & Crafts at Dwire Woods, Loaded Lumber of Greencastle

Friday April 29th, 2022 * 6:00 PM
Join Hammer Time DIY and Chargoaterie & Co. for Charcuterie & Crafts!
Come have fun, make memories, learn the art of Charcuterie and leave with a handcrafted sign made by you!
Class is limited to 15 guests so sign up fast!
ALL guests that plan to attend must register by the deadline of April 22, 2022!
ONLY those who have registered can participate in learning the art of Charcuterie and making a sign, so please be sure everyone registers.
Everyone attending a workshop must be 18 years of age or older or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Due to the nature of our designs being custom, once someone has registered and picked their design NO CHANGES, or refunds can be made.
While our talented team will assist you from start to finish, this is a Do-It-Yourself experience, and we cannot be held responsible for the outcome of the final product.
Register Here
Directions to Dwire Woods from Greencastle:   7240 Kuhn Road. If GPS tries to bring you in via turning onto Sportsmen Rd that, it will put you in the neighbor’s yard. DO NOT TAKE SPORTSMEN RD. Take either Rt 16 to Rabbit Rd North onto Kuhn Rd or Williamson Rd to Kuhn Rd.  Do not follow GPS direction and turn onto Sportsmen Road.  Any problems call 717 312 7879.