Wednesdays June 23rd – Wednesday July 28th * 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
The Institute is offering a series of six new outdoor adventure programs in June & July.
Designed for kids in grades K to 5, the EXPLORE! at Pine Hill Recreation Area in Waynesboro, Pa.
All program activities are outside. Each week will feature a different theme.
Taught by Institute educators, every program includes educational activities related to the season and theme.
The theme for June 30 is Beautiful Bugs.
The group will learn about the variety of insects, and play an insect game. They will take a discovery hike in the woods, read a cicada book, and make a cicada-themed craft to take home.
Cost: $5 member, $6 non-member. Pre-registration is required. Email us to sign up for these summer adventures! Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
A new StoryWalk® children’s story trail is open at Pine Hill Recreation Area off Mentzer Gap Road in Waynesboro. The park is open during daylight hours, and visiting the StoryWalk® is free. It will remain in place through February.
The StoryWalk® is presented by The Institute in partnership with Washington Township, Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library and the Waynesboro Area School District (WASD).
With pages of a children’s book mounted on signs along a park trail, a StoryWalk® is a fun way for visitors to enjoy being outdoors in a family-friendly activity, reading an adventure as they walk along the trail.
The StoryWalk® trail, at the top of the park (just past the Dunlap Family Skate Park) is about 500 ft. long, easily accessible and wheelchair friendly.
The story featured is “In the Snow: Who’s Been Here?” by Lindsay Barrett George. Two children and their dog explore the winter woods, searching for signs of animal life and clues to their activities, answering the question, “Who’s been here?”
The trail is open year-round, and plans call for a new book to be installed every month or two.
Participants should practice social distancing, giving others six feet of space, and follow official Covid-19 safety guidelines while in the park
|(Reposted from Downtown Happenings, a weekly update of Downtown Chambersburg Inc.)|
Northwood Books offers over eight miles of gently used and rare books for the casual reader or avid bookworm. We sat down with the owner, Ami Plessinger, to gain insight into her experiences from the past 11 years operating a business located in downtown Chambersburg.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
How did you get started in this industry?
What’s changed in your industry over the last few years?
We have also become more competitive by the atmosphere and interior. The bookstore is an inviting and comfortable place to encourage customers to return again and again. The interior design is also unique because we want to invoke thoughts that will lead you to read more. We have literary scenes scattered throughout the shop such as scenes from Charles Dickens’ Old Curiosity Shop and the wardrobe to Narnia.
Finally, our customers are our top priority, and we go to great lengths to find the book(s) our customers are searching for. We have more than 70 genres, click here for the full list.
What do you see in the future?
What is your proudest accomplishment?
What do you want to achieve next?
What do you do for fun?