Summer Explore, Fairy Houses – The Institute

Summer Explore, Fairy Houses – The Institute

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 July 14 is Fairy Houses.
Fairy houses can be made with nature’s treasures.
After listening to the book, “Fairy Houses” by Tracy Kane, kids will take a hike in the woods, collecting treasures from nature along the way—leaves, rocks, sticks, vines and more—to build a fairy house in the woods.
Fairy houses can be created in any season in any outdoor setting.
Grades: K–5
Cost: $5 member, $6 non-member.
Pre-registration is required. Email us to sign up for these summer adventures! Email to:
EXPLORE! Nature Seekers, The Institute

EXPLORE! Nature Seekers, The Institute

Thursday March 11th, 2021 * 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
In addition to listening to a nature story book, students will go on a discovery hike searching for natural treasures and shapes found in nature and make a plant/seed garland for the birds.
Email us at to register for this program.
Instructor: Beth Skroban
Grades: K–5
Cost: $5 member, $6 non-member.
Limit: 10.
Location:Red Run Park
Participants will sign in & complete a waiver/contact form (available HERE).

NOTE: The PDF is fillable—you may type your information onto the form. However, we still need a printed copy, signed by hand.
If you can, please print, sign and scan it back to us at (preferred), or print the form, fill it out and bring it along to the event.
EXPLORE! Winter Nature Treasures

EXPLORE! Winter Nature Treasures

The Institute is offering the first program in their winter version of their EXPLORE! program series for kids.
Rescheduled for Thursday, January 7, 2021
from Thursday, December 17th * 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Red Run Park in Rouzerville, Pa.
The program, EXPLORE! Winter Nature Treasures, is designed for children in grades K through 5.
“We will explore the park on a winter nature treasure hunt, looking for things like squirrels’ nests, birds, moss, berries and animal tracks,” said Pam Rowland, Institute education director and program instructor.
Children will also listen to a nature Christmas story, play games, and help decorate a tree with natural ornaments like acorns, milkweed pods and coneflower seed heads, some of which are edible for wildlife.
All program activities are outside. In compliance with official guidelines, Covid-19 safety measures will be in place. Masks are required and social distancing will be followed.
Signed waivers are required for attendance. Find the waiver HERE, please print and sign and bring with you to the program if possible.
Pre-registration is required. The fee is $5 for members of The Institute, and $6 for non-members. Limit: 10 children.
To register, email The Institute at or call 717-762-0373.
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.