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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 717.258.4324, or reach the Domestic Violence Services Volunteer Coordinator, Suzanne Hoedemaker at email@example.com or 717.258.4806 for more information about registration requirements and to request an application.
May 22 & 23
The National High School Step Championship will be held at the Harrisburg High School on Friday, May 22 and Saturday, May 23. The cost is $20.00 for teens and adults and $10.00 for kids under 10. Tickets can be purchased online at youthstepusa.org.
Saturday, May 23
The Buffalo Ridge Loop Hike will be held on Saturday May 23 from 4:00 pm to 5:10 pm at Little Buffalo State Park. Join the park Naturalist for a hike on the Fisherman’s Trail and half of the Buffalo Ridge Trail to make a 1 hr. loop. Enjoy the large hemlocks and the charcoal hearths of the early 1800’s. Hikers should wear sturdy footwear and bring drinking water. Meet at the stage in the parks East Day Area
Sunday, May 24
Buffalo Valley Singers will be performing at Central Oak Heights, 75 Heritage Drive, West Milton. Sunday, May 24 at 7 pm. "A Grand Night for Singing" that includes patriotic music and show tunes. Donation accepted. Funding in part, by the Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts, Inc.
Fish For Free Day will be held on Sunday, May 24 at 6:00am to 11:59pm. Fish-for-Free Days allow anyone (resident or non-resident) to legally fish on Pennsylvania waterways on the designated days with no fishing license required (Trout/Salmon and Lake Erie permits are also not required). All other fishing regulations still apply.
Monday, May 25
Listen to Civil War Stories from the Cemetery on Monday May 25 from 9:30 to 10:15 am at Little Buffalo State Park. Join the Park Naturalist 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.
Saturday, May 30
The Ned Smith Center is proud to host the talented young dancers of the Pennsylvania Regional Ballet for the very first performance of the 2015 DeSoto Amphitheater season on Saturday, May 30 at 7:00 p.m. Known for its contemporary repertoire, Pennsylvania Regional Ballet (PRB) is a pre-professional training facility based in Enola, PA. This performance will feature advanced dancers of Pennsylvania Regional Ballet in original pieces of choreography. Dancers range in age from 11 to 18 and represent many of the school districts in the Central Pennsylvania region.
Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art, 176 Water Company Road, Millersburg PA 17061
Explore Wildwood: An Outdoor Family Adventure on May 30-31 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Free to all. An Outdoor Family Adventure awaits at Wildwood Park! Pick up a packet at the nature center, then head out on the 3.1-mile loop trail to explore the natural world. Stop at self-guided stations along the way to complete naturalist challenges. After the adventure, visit the nature center to learn more about the challenges. This activity is suitable for family teams and small groups of friends.
For more info call 221-0292 or visit www.wildwoodlake.org
Sunday, May 31
Wild about Art Flower Pressing will be held at Wildwood Park on Sunday, May 31 from 1:30 to 3:00pm. Cost is $8.00 per person. Pre-register at 221-0292. Learn how to press flowers for a profect. Bring an old phone book and flowers from you garden or use flowers provided by a florist. DO NOT PICK flowrs at Wildwood Park. For children ages 8 to adult.
Explore Wildwood: An Outdoor Family Adventure on June 2-7 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Free to all. An Outdoor Family Adventure awaits at Wildwood Park! Pick up a packet at the nature center, then head out on the 3.1-mile loop trail to explore the natural world. Stop at self-guided stations along the way to complete naturalist challenges. After the adventure, visit the nature center to learn more about the challenges. This activity is suitable for family teams and small groups of friends.
For more info call 221-0292 or visit www.wildwoodlake.org
June 7 thru June 11
Bible School will be held at the Millerstown United Methodist Church from 6:30-8:45pm beginning Sunday, June 7 through Thursday, June 11. The theme for this year is Everest-Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power. The church is located on the corner of Greenwood and High Streets. We will be having groups for 4 year olds through 5th Grade. To register your child please contact Deb Roush at 589-3213. We hope you will join us!
Saturday, June 13
The Muir Volunteer Fire Company will be having the 8th Annual Hosey Run on Saturday, June 13. Registration will be from 10:00am-noon. 1st bike out noon and last bike in 5:00pm. The cost will be $25.00/player; $15.00/non-playing rider. Prizes for 1st and 2nd Highest hand and Lowest hand. Players pre-register by May 7 and receive a t-shirt. Entertainment by “Deuce” For more information please contact Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, July 4
Old Fashioned July 4th at the AACA Museum in Hershey. They’re keeping the Museum open late on July 4th! Tour the Museum from 5:00 to 9:00 pm for just $7.00 per person. Don’t forget your blankets and chairs to enjoy an old-fashioned picnic on the grass while you await the fireworks by Hersheypark. Perched up on the hill overlooking the town of Hershey, this is the perfect place to stay and watch the fireworks! They currently have an ice cream and beverage vendor that is scheduled to be with them or feel free to bring your own snacks. No alcoholic beverages permitted.
Saturday, July 11
The 2nd Annual Millersburg Football Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, July 11 at the Lykens Valley Golf Resort, 1724 Route 25, Millersburg. Deadline to register is June 29. It will have a 1:00pm shotgun start, 4 person scramble, prizes and lunch included. The cost is $70.00 each or $280.00 per team. Contact Andy at 692-3822 or email@example.com
Saturday, July 18
Motorcyclist will rumble the Elizabethville Mountain on Saturday, July 18 as part of the Lykens Valley Campmeeting. The rally will begin at 9:00am with a ride to Bloomsburg to visit Old Bill's Bike Barn. The ride will benefit Church Worlk Services and will cost $30.00 and will cover the admission to the Bike Barn plus a blanket and T-shirt. The cost without a T-shirt is $20.00. Half the proceeds from the lunch stand will benefit Hellfighter's Rescue Mission a drug & alcohol rehab center. For more info call 365-3168 or bisit lykensvalleycamp.com
Saturday, July 25
The 3rd Annual Starry Night at the Vineyard will be held on Saturday, July 25 from 7:00 to 10:00pm at the Armstrong Valley Winery. There will be wine tastings, light Hors D'oeuvres, music, basket raffles, and 50/50 raffles. Tickets are $30.00 each and benefits the Elizabethville Area Bicentennial Celebration. For tickets visit http://www.elizatethville2017.org or phone 312-7937. In person Klinger Lumber Co. or Deibler, Struab and Troutman Insurance Group.
Sunday, July 26
The Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art is accepting entries for its 22nd Annual Youth Art Contest. This year's theme is "Wildlife and Water," and submissions are being accepted until June 1.
Aspiring artists grades 1 through 12 (or equivalent) are encouraged to enter the contest - all entrants will receive a Ned Smith Center Signature Series patch. All artwork must represent wildlife of the world in its natural habitat. All subjects depicted in the artwork must be identified (scientific and common name) and listed on the entry form.
Entries are categorized by the artist's age: grades 1-3, grades 4-6, grades 7-9 and grades 10-12. First, second, and third place winners and an honorable mention winner will be selected from each category. Certificates and ribbons will be awarded at the Ned Smith Center Nature and Arts Festival on July 26, 2014.
All entries must be submitted with an official entry form, available for download on the Ned Smith Center’s website (www.nedsmithcenter.org). Complete contest rules are available on the Center's website as well.
Questions about the Youth Art Contest should be directed to Beth Sanders, Director of Education, at 717-692-3699, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.