Peckin Thyme Farms Color Walk/Run

Saturday September 10th, 2022 * 10:00 AM
Peckin Thyme Farms is holding their first annual color walk/run.
This is a 5k – 3.1 miles right in our hometown!
Guest DJ Speaks will be here to join the party!
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18th Annual Tim & Susan Cook Memorial Race

Saturday July 9th, 2022 * 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Participate in the 18th Annual Tim & Susan Cook Memorial 1-Mile Race/Walk.
Registration begins at 7 a.m. at the Chambersburg Area Senior High School (CASHS) upper stadium area, with the women’s race/walk at 8 a.m. and the men’s race/walk at 8:30 a.m.
Money raised from this event is contributed to the Tim & Susan Cook Memorial Scholarship Fund, which annually awards scholarships to two seniors from CASHS.
Day-of registration is $25 with a T-shirt (if available).
Register here or call 717-264-7101.
Coordinated by the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce.

Beginner Birder Workshop, Caledonia State Park

Saturday June 4th, 2022 * 7:45 AM – 12:00 PM
All Families Adults Teens, and children age 6 or older are welcome.
Activities include; Bird Walks, Kid’s Corner, Nature Walk, Birding Bingo Scavenger Hunt, and refreshments.
“Birding Buddies” will help participants identify birds.
Register Early by Contacting Dave Cooney at 717.264.2116 or
Meet at the first parking lot beyond the Visitors’ Center in Caledonia State Park.
Bring binoculars and field guide if you have them.  A few loaners will be available.

StoryWalk® Sundays-May 2022, The Institute

Sunday May 8th, 2022 * 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Our series of StoryWalk® Sunday adventures for kids continues in May.
The story posted on the StoryWalk® trail at Pine Hill Park will change monthly, and plans call for a special event to accompany each one on the second Sunday of each month.
May’s StoryWalk® Sunday is the perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day!
Kids will join a guided walk along the story trail as they read the book, then make a special craft project to take home—and enjoy a campfire and yummy s’mores!
May’s storybook is “My Busy Green Garden” by Terry Pierce, a perfect choice as the season of gardens begins.
This charming book is a lyrical tribute to the bugs, bees, and birds that make a garden such a busy place.
More garden visitors appear on with each page, and all the while the “surprise”―a chrysalis―changes unnoticed until, on the last page, a butterfly emerges and flies away across the garden’s well-tended borders.
A lovely and lively portrait of backyard nature, which is also a gentle meditation on the rewards of paying attention.
Richly colored illustrations by Carol Schwartz bring the story to life. A chipmunk hides on every page to divert and engage young readers.
The event is FREE, but pre-registration is required by May 2. To register, email to: or call 717-762-0373. Limited to 20 children. 
Children in grades K–5 may be dropped off and picked up at 3 p.m. All families are welcome, but activities are geared for preschool and elementary age kids.
The book for June is “And Then Summer Comes” by Tom Brenner.    
Current Covid safety guidelines are being followed.

Walking Librarian In-Person Walk, Conococheague Institute Museum and Library

Wednesday May 18th, 2022 * 9:30 PM – 11:00 AM
Won’t you join the Walking Librarian for this fun program geared for all ages?
Come for the walk.
Come with your camera or cell phone to take pictures.
Come to soak up the nature.
Come for the fun.
Conococheague Institute is located at 12995 Bain Road, Mercersburg, PA. Plug the address into your GPS and meet us there!
Event by Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library and Conococheague Institute Museum and Library