Grand Opening Civil War Garden, Monterey Pass Battlefield Museum.

Grand Opening Civil War Garden, Monterey Pass Battlefield Museum.

Saturday May 21st, 2022 * 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Join us for a special celebration and Grand Opening of our new Civil War era designed garden!
Based on extensive research and planned and installed by master gardeners, this garden will be an educational tool for area school children and for visitors to Monterey Pass Battlefield Museum.
Brief remarks
Light refreshments
Garden tours
Hands-on garden activity for children
Community Garden Workshop, Wellspan – Virtual

Community Garden Workshop, Wellspan – Virtual

Saturday March 20th, 2021 * 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Join us for a free virtual community garden workshop that will focus on “Creating Your Own Working Homestead.”
There will be a variety of workshops centered around the theme of homesteading that explore foodscaping, foraging, how to build an herb spiral and more.
A keynote presentation by Jessy Varisano, owner of Foot of the Mountain Farms, will show one local farmers journey toward creating their own working homestead.
This event is coordinated by Healthy Franklin County and is a partnership between Wilson College and WellSpan Health.
Click on “Register” to reserve your virtual spot by March 18th.
For questions, email
Downtown & Around Town Open House

Downtown & Around Town Open House

Downtown Greencastle
Saturday, November 7, 2020 * 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
The Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with its retail and merchant members announces the 2020 Downtown & Around Town Open House to be held on Saturday, November 7 during normal business hours.
Anchor for the Downtown & Around Town event is the shop, located at 144 E. Baltimore St. Owner and designer, Chris Johnston relates, “We’ve decorated every room with merchandise and gift items. You’ll find unique treasures for everyone on your gift list. Come be inspired!” The shop will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Learn more by calling 717-593-9990 or online at
Just down the street is All Things County at 9 E. Baltimore St. offering a treasure trove of country wares, including home and garden decor, locally inspired items and handcrafted furniture. For a sampling of what they’ll offer for the Open House check out or call 717-895-3622.
Located at 32 N. Allison Street, Alternative Choices will be giving away a number of specialty gift baskets for the event as well as offering a huge sale on immune supplement. They feature amazing, unusual and handmade gifts. Find more at or 717-597-1228.
Newly opened, The Bean & Biscuit at 18 E. Baltimore St., is offering 10% off all orders with a drawing for a Bean & Biscuit gift bag which includes a $25 gift card, t-shirt and other goodies. You can reach them at 717-643-1580 and find them online at Their hours will be 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Center of Balance, which plans to be open from 1o:oo a.m. to 4:00 p.m.,  relates, “Why not get your holiday shopping done early? Purchase a gift certificate for your loved one and get 10% off. We’ll also be drawing a door prize every hour! Please stop by our shop, schedule your next appointment and don’t forget to ask about our wonderful new services!” Find information about The Center of Balance at or Their number is 717-0643-1404.
Around the Square other participating members include E.L.M. Department Store offering 20% to 50% off men’s sweaters, jackets & long sleeve shirts. Available by phone at 717-597-3710, E.L.M is located at 12 Center Square and can be found on-line at or
Also offering specials of the day is ELM Shoes just next door at 3 Center Square. Learn more at and They can also be reached at 717-597-9475.
Now a branch of Cumberland Valley School of Music, Growing With Music, at 42 Center Square, will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and is offering 10% off purchases of $10 or more. Put your name in for a gift drawing of CVSM travel cup, plus kazoo, egg shake and CVSM gift card. They can be reached at or 717-643-1426.
If your shopping day starts early, head to Lumber Direct at 10 E. Walter Ave. which will open at 7:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. Find them also at and by phone at 717-597-9928.
Teal Blossom Boutique is a new shop you’ll not want to miss! Just opened at 38 Center Square, Teal Blossom will be offering refreshments and gift drawings throughout the day. For a sample of their offerings or to download their app go to You can also reach them at 717-491-7135.



EXPLORE! Garden Adventures

EXPLORE! Garden Adventures

Renfrew Park

Wednesday, Sept. 16, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. 

Participants have a hands-on opportunity to learn about plants as they spend time digging in the dirt and seeing how food is grown in the historic four-square garden at Renfrew Park. They will look at different garden plants up close and explore the many ways humans depend on plants. Students will assist in tending the garden by preparing the soil, planting seeds and watering vegetables.

Age: Grades K–5
Cost: $10 member of Institute of Renfrew, $12 non-member
Limit: 15.

To Register: call the Institute at 717-762-0373 or email us at