WINTER, SPRING, SUMMER & FALL “SOAR” Bird Walks, The Institute

WINTER, SPRING, SUMMER & FALL “SOAR” Bird Walks, The Institute

SOAR (“Studying Ornithology Around the Region”) bird walks
IMPORTANT: Locations rotate year-round among several parks in the region, with Waynesboro’s Antietam Meadow Park as “home base.”
The monthly schedule for the first six months of 2023 is below.
Check back for additional locations.
 (If in doubt about the weather—check The Institute’s Facebook page)
First and third Saturdays ONLY
Start time: 8:00 AM 
January: Antietam Meadow Park (meet in parking lot)
February: Carroll Valley Community Park – 5685 Fairfield Rd, Carroll Valley—across Fairfield Rd (PA 116) from Liberty Mountain Ski Resort. Meet in front of Borough Bldg/Library
March: Caledonia State Park (meet at park office)
April: Pine Hill Recreation Area (meet in parking lot)
May: Conococheague Institute (meet at visitor center)
June: Gettysburg National Battlefield (meet at Virginia monument)
First and third Saturday spring, summer, fall and winter bird walks find birding enthusiasts Sharon and Larry Williams of Waynesboro leading the walks along the hiking trails at varying locations throughout the area.
Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes and may bring identification books and binoculars.
Free and open to the public.
Just show up—no reservations required!
For more information call 717-762-0373 or email us at
End of Summer Hopyard BBQ at GearHouse Brewing Co

End of Summer Hopyard BBQ at GearHouse Brewing Co

Saturday August 27th, 2022 * 5:00 PM
Hey party people! We’ve got our August event planned for you!
The end of summer is approaching before we know it!
As sad as this makes us, we want to have one last summer get together with you all for the season to celebrate what a great summer it’s been and all the good times that are ahead in the remainder of the year.
Our BBQ will feature a limited menu, special cocktails, grilled burgers and dogs, smoked pork, delicious sides, yard games, and live music from Nick Staver Trio.
This event is dog friendly; we highly encourage you bring your pooches out to celebrate the end of summer with you!
Seating is limited in the Hopyard, so we also highly encourage bringing a back-up blanket or lawn chair.
We can’t wait get in one last relaxing, kicked-back hang with you all before it starts to get too chilly.
See you there!
Beach Boys Tribute, Capitol Theatre Center

Beach Boys Tribute, Capitol Theatre Center

Sunday September 4th, 2022 * 2:00 PM
Sail On is the #1 booked Beach Boys Tribute in the world!
Performing all of the group’s classic hits, plus some treasures from The Beach Boys’ brilliant extended catalog, Sail On faithfully recreates the timeless songs of surfing, cruising, dancing, and dreaming for all ages, and anybody that wants to have Fun, Fun, Fun.
Come see them perform on a Sunday afternoon at the Capitol! Beer, wine, non-alcoholic drinks & concessions will be available.
Purchase tickets
Yoga in the Park at Memorial Park in Chambersburg

Yoga in the Park at Memorial Park in Chambersburg

Wednesday nights July 13th – August 3rd, 2022 * 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Join Wellspan for an evening of yoga in the park!
This summer, improve your balance, increase your flexibility and strength and decrease stress and fatigue with WellSpan Health’s “Yoga in the Park”.
No experience is needed for this free evening exercise break.
Registration is preferred – Minimum age: 18
Please bring a yoga mat or beach towel and water.
A strap or old necktie and a blanket are optional.
Classes cancelled due to rain will not be rescheduled.
Chambersburg Memorial Park Bandshell