The Ned Smith Center is proud to announce its 23rd annual Youth Art Contest. Students from across the country are invited to participate in the annual youth art contest designed to inspire the next generation of wildlife artists. Winning entries are exhibited at the Center during the Nature and Arts Festival, as well as at the Gratz Fair in Gratz, PA. This year’s theme is Threatened and Endangered Species of the World. Submission deadline is June 1, 2016 (must be post marked June 1, 2016 or hand delivered to the Center). Entry forms and details can be found on the Ned Smith Center website at www.nedsmithcenter.org/youthartcontest/
From June 1 until August 30 readers of all ages are invited to participate in The Library’s “On Your Mark, Get Set… Read!” Summer Reading Club. Again this year, participants can explore this reading club by going to dcls.org or visiting their local library to register. Make sure you also pick up a Summer Reading Club Guide or visit dcls.org to learn about all the fun planned at The Library this summer.
Purchase season pool passes beginning January 4, 2016 at the Parks and Rec Department, 415 Franklin St. in Carlisle. Membership Discounts: $15 off January-February, $10 off March-April, $5 off May. Effective July 18 passes will be 50% off. Take advantage of the pool member benefits including free lounge chair rentals, discounted guest rate, discounted pool rental rates, members only pool party, and early registration for swim lessons.
Thursday, May 26 Join The Library in May for a hands-on exploration of T-shirt Bleaching techniques. Adults and teens who attend will be walked through the process of creating a unique, wearable piece of art using a bleach solution and stencils. The Library will supply the materials for the bleach solution, the stencils and a practice shirt. Bring your own shirt for your final creation. Registration for this program is required. Visit dcls.org/adultevents or call 836-2130 for more information or to register.
Elizabethville Area Library 80 N. Market St, Elizabethville Thursday May 26 6:00 pm
May 27 & 28 Ellie's Bake Sale to benefit the Children's Miracle Network and Janet Weis Children's Hospital in the Geisinger Network: Friday, May 27 from 3 to 8 p.m and Saturday May 28 from 9 a.m until 2 p.m at the home of Derek and Diane Ritzman, 401 Walnut Street, Millerstown. Donations of baked goods, treats, etc will be appreciated by calling 363-6368 or 363-0578 for pickup or donations can be dropped off at their home.. Monetary donations may also be mailed to Ellie Ritzman, 401 Walnut Street, Millerstown, Pa 17062. Checks should be made Payable to Ellie's Bake Sale and put Children's Miracle Network in the memo.
June 3 thru June 18 Gamut Theatre Group’s Harrisburg Shakespeare Company (HSC) opens its 23rd Free Shakespeare in the Park production, The Merry Wives of Windsor, on June 3, 2016 at the Levitt Pavilion in Reservoir Park. The Merry Wives of Windsor will run through June 18, 2016 with performances Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m
June 5 - 9
The Millerstown United Methodist Church, Greenwood and High Streets in Millerstown will hold Bible School beginning on June 5 through June 9 from 6:30 p.m—8:45 p.m nightly. This year's theme is Cave-Quest—Following Jesus the Light of the World. Classes for 4-year olds through 5th grade will be held. To register your child, please contact Deb Roush at 717-589-3213.
Wednesday, June 8
The Annual Strawberry Festival at the St. John Lutheran Church in Berrysburg will be held on Wednesday, June 8 beginning at noon. The menu will include strawberry shortcake, strawberry ice cream, strawberry pie, strawberry sundaes, chicken corn soup, bean soup, BBQ, sausage, hot dogs. Also, a petting zoo, flea market, pony rides and baked goods. Entertainment by Brad Crum and Shotgunn.
June 11 & 12 The Dauphin County Music & Wine Festival will be held on Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12 at Fort Hunter Park. Featuring PA's best wineries, 2 stages, 4 national acts and 8 local bands all at scenic Fort Hunter Park along the Susquehanna River. Tickets are $30.00 in advance and $40.00 at the gate. Purchase in person at Dauphin Co's Parks & Rec office @ Fort Hunter Park or Mr. Mike's Records. Bring you lawn chairs and picnic baskets. Coolers will be checked at the door, no outside alcohol in permitted.
June 24,25 & 26 The LEEK 8th Annual Open House Fundraiser & Benefit Motorcycle Run will be held on Friday, June 24, Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26. All proceeds benefit wounded veterans. Visit www.leekpreserve.org for tickets, info or directions.
July 15-17, 2016
The 1st Annual Summer Music Festival to benefit the American Red Cross will be held July 15-17, 2016 at Millerstown Community Park just off 322. All 3 days will feature live bands on stage all day, silent auction, food court, kids zone, direct sale and craft vendors, pet picture contest and more. There will also be a collection of used clothing to go to CommunityAid that you will get your name put in for a drawing of prizes worth over $200. Each bag of clothing will get you once chance in the drawing. We are currently n need of vendors and businesses and organizations willing to sell tickets for this event. Tickets can be purchased at www.mkt.com/rcmf for 3 day passes $25 general admission, or $50 for VIP which includes early admission, access to the VIP food and beverage tent , and a free festival gift. . Please follow us on twitter @ RCmusicfestival and on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/RedCrossFestival/ for up to date information on the festival.