The Little Buffalo State Park swimming pool, boat rental and food concession will be closed Monday, August 24, 2015, through Friday, August 28, 2015, and Monday, August 31, 2015, through Friday, September 4, 2015. The swimming pool and concessions will reopen for weekend operation Saturday and Sunday, August, 29 - 30, 2015, and for Labor Day Weekend, September 5, 6, and 7, 2015. September 7, 2015, will be the last day of operation for the season. The 2016 season will commence Memorial Day weekend.
Pool admission prices remain the same as last year: $6, general admission; $4, senior citizen admission (age 62 and up); $4, late day admission (after 4 p.m.). Children under 42 inches tall are free.For information on the Little Buffalo State Park, or any of Pennsylvania’s 120 state parks, visit www.dcnr.state.pa.us.
Make a difference in our community and become a victim advocate! Sexual Assault/ Rape Crisis Services of Cumberland County and Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland & Perry Counties will be offering a 40 hour training for members of the community to become rape crisis and domestic violence advocates. The training will be hosted by YWCA Carlisle every Saturday from 9:00am-3:00pm, lunch included, and every Wednesday evening from 6:00pm-8:30pm during May. Registration is required and applications are currently being accepted.
The training is free and a Pennsylvania Criminal Background, Child Abuse and FBI clearances are required. Please contact the Sexual Assault/Rape Crisis Volunteer Coordinator, Valentina Cucuzza at email@example.com or 717.258.4324, or reach the Domestic Violence Services Volunteer Coordinator, Suzanne Hoedemaker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717.258.4806 for more information about registration requirements and to request an application.
The Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art is proud to announce the next installment of its year-long, multi-artist exhibition entitled “Pennsylvania Artists: A Tribute,” which will feature eight different Pennsylvania-based artists on a rotating basis. The work of Mark Anderson and Susan Bankey Yoder will be on exhibit from now until August 22 in the Olewine Gallery. Admission to the Ned Smith Center Galleries is $7.00 for adults, $2.00 for seniors and FREE for members and children under 12.
The Sunset Movie Schedule at Fort Hunter Park.
Fort Hunter Park
Fort Hunter Park
The Neverending Story
Fort Hunter Park
An American Tail
Shope Park, Middletown
Fort Hunter Park
Liberty Hose Company #2 Band Shell 569 South Second Street, Lykens, PA
The Uptown Trio with Erich Cawalla & Friends
Fort Hunter Park
Saturday, August 29
Come out to BBQ & Blues at the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art in Millersburg on Saturday, August 29. Tickets for the event are $25 and include performances by Whiskey Shooter and Gabe Stillman & The Billtown Giants, raffle tickets, Homes for Our Troops veteran stories, and all-you-can-eat pulled-pork BBQ, plus three drink tickets to be redeemed at the cash bar. All proceeds raised from the event benefit the MIWD Foundation and will be used for local outreach projects. Presented by MIWD, Valley Forge Financial Group, and Interrupt.
To reserve tickets, email email@example.com or call 570-765-4287. Tickets may be picked up at MI Windows and Doors Operational Support (650 W. Market Street, Gratz, PA 17030) or at the event doors. Payment required by cash or checks made payable to the MIWD Charitable Foundation at time of purchase. Must be 21 or older with valid ID.
An AM Hike will be held on Saturday, August 29 from 9:30am - 10:45am at Little Buffalo State Park. Join them for a nice hike on the western part of the Buffalo Ridge Trail. Please wear sturdy shoes or boots, and bring drinking water. Trail difficulty - easy to moderate. Meet in pool parking area nearest to pool entrance. For information or directions to Little Buffalo State Park please contact the Little Buffalo State Park office at (717) 567-9255.
Saturday, September 5
A Meet the Trees Walk will be held on Saturday, September 5 from 9:00 to 9:50am at Little Buffalo State Park. How much do you know about the trees of our local forests? Enjoy a walk in the shade and get to know these important friends. You’ll cover a bit about tree identification and a find out some remarkable characteristics they have. Why is it good to have so many different types? Come walk with the Park naturalist and find out. Walk will be less than 1 mile. Sturdy shoes recommended. Meet at the entertainment pavilion in the park’s East Day Use Area. Call 717-567-9255 for more info.
Stream Stomp will be held on Saturday, Sept. 5 from 10:00to 11:00 am at Little Buffalo State Park. Adults and kids, get your feet wet and help them do a stream stomp. Find out what lives in the creek by catching the interesting critters that live at the water’s bottom. You’ll identify what you caught and learn what that can tell us about the health of the stream. Afterwards you set them all free. Meet by the performance stage in the park’s east area. Closed toe water shoes recommended. Call 717-567-9255 for info or directions
A Special Mill Program – Iron & Corn will be held on Saturday, September 5 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm. Shoaff’s Mill, and staff are pleased to offer a special mill program including the unveiling of a restored Juniata Furnace stove. They will run some machines that normally sit still. The iron and corn will bring it all together. Gather outside of the mill for this unique program. For information or directions to Little Buffalo State Park please contact the Little Buffalo State Park office at (717) 567-9255.
Sunday, September 6
There will be a Butterfly Program on Sunday, September 6 from 3:30 – 4:15pm at Little Buffalo State Park. Bring the kids out for a butterfly safari. Then you’ll use the park’s butterfly nets to catch some of these beautiful insects. Together you’ll try to identify what you caught and set them all free. Long pants recommended for walking in tall grass. Meet at the park office. For information or directions to Little Buffalo State Park please contact the Little Buffalo State Park office at (717) 567-9255.
The movie – On the Trail of PA Black Bears will be shown on Sunday, September 6 from 8:00 to 8:35 p.m. at Little Buffalo State Park. Join them for an abbreviated showing of the thrilling Game Commission film "On the Trail of PA Black Bears". This movie is 100 minutes in length, they are showing a shorter version. The full version will be shown later this year. There is stunning wildlife footage and information to make you the bear expert on your block. Meet at the Reception Hall (the big metal building on Black Hill Road). Call 717-567-9255 for more info or directions.
Monday, September 7
"Civil War Stories from the Cemetery" will be held on Monday, September 7 from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Join the Park Naturalist at 9:30 AM on Labor Day for a short walk to the Sulphur Springs Cemetery. You`ll be learning a little about the very different, and sometimes surprising, experiences of three Perry County Civil War soldiers buried within. Meet at the Park Office. Little Buffalo State Park. For information or directions to Little Buffalo State Park please contact the Little Buffalo State Park office at (717) 567-9255.
Saturday, September 12
On Saturday, September 12 from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm will be the Third Annual Millerstown Outdoor Sportsman's Expo and Gun Show at the Millerstown Area Community Park, 110 W Juniata Parkway, Millerstown. Bow Fishing Tournament, National Wildlife Turkey Open Turkey Call Junior Competition,3D Archery Shoot minimum of 16 targets, Educational Seminars, Outdoor Sports Show and Swap Meet. Outdoor vendors accepted, guns, ammo, hunting, fishing, archery, trapping, camping/RV, Taxidermist, Outdoor photography, boating, ATV, etc. For additional information, phone Willard Benner at 717 579-9184 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attention all men & ladies: Have you been fishing for info about health & wellness? Well, you can stop hunting for info and make a stop at the Men & Ladies Wealth Thru Health on Saturday, September 12 from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Short Mtn. Conservation Club, 200 Gun Club Road in Lykens. There will be financial health, health screening, outdoor sports, vendor village offering info and much more. For more info call Bonnie at 905-2700.
There will be a Rabies Vaccinating Clinic to Benefit the Elizabethville Bicentennial on Saturday, September 12 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Elizabethville Veterinary Hospital Parking Lot, 269 Camp Street in Elzabethville. Cost will $15.00 per animal. For more information call 717-362-3003
Saturday, September 19
You are invited to golf for a cause! Hope’s Haven is hosting a benefit golf tournament on Saturday, September 19, at the Lykens Valley Golf Resort in Millersburg. This tournament is a Four-Person Scramble with a 1:30 P.M. shotgun start. Both men and women are welcome to participate. The cost is $65 (pre-registration) or $70 the day of the event. Entry forms are found at www.hopeshavencamp.org, or you may call and request one at 570-850-9443. All proceeds will benefit HopeÂ’s HavenÂ’s summer camps for foster and adopted children.
Saturday, September 19 is the date for the 6th Annual Millerstown Moose Golf Tournament being held at Lost Creek Golf Course. Rain or shine starts at 8:00am. The purpose of the tournament is to raise money for various charities in the local area (Central PA/Perry County) and for Mooseheart (a school and residential facility to care for children and teens in need, founded and supported by the Moose Fraternity). I’m proud to say, in the past five years we were able to raise and donate over $5,000.00 to the Perry County Animal Rescue and to Mooseheart.
Fayette Area Lions' Den 10k Race will be held on Saturday, September 19. Registration begins at 9:00am and the race begins at 10:00am. Cost $25.00. This race is a 6.2 course around McAlisterville. Prizes awarded to the top 2, male and female, finishers in each age category. For more info visit http://www.fayettelionsden.org/races.html
Saturday, September 26
The members of the Millerstown United Methodist Church will be having their Annual Fall Bazaar on Saturday, September 26 from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the church on the corner of High and Greenwood Streets in Millerstown Borough. The event is noted for its creative displays and theme areas to sell a variety of Christmas, fall, autumn, and gift items, most of them made by members of the church family. Also, there will be all types of baked goods, jellies, plants, fall mums, canned items, snacks, stocking stuffers, and candy. The event will be held rain or shine and all proceeds from the annual event will benefit the general fund and outreach ministry of the church. For additional information, readers may call 589-3723.