Upcoming Events

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

*New on-going activity added:  

*Insight Meditation Community of Gettysburg

Date:  Meets every Sunday                             Time:  6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location:  Unitarian Universalists of Gettysburg (136 S. Stratton Street, Gettysburg, PA)

We welcome people of all beliefs and faiths to join us in the practices of meditation, mindfulness and contemplation.

Ongoing, third Monday of each month (except June & July):  Senior ACTS of Adams County (monthly play readings and fellowship), 1:30 – 2:30 pm at the social hall of SpiriTrust Lutheran, 1075 Old Harrisburg Rd., Gettysburg.  This event is FREE and registration is not required.  For questions or further informaiton please contact Virgil Gibson at 717-334-8614 or email virggib@gmail.com.

This is a gathering of adults who enjoy the intellectual stimulation of dramatic reading of plays, poetry and other readings.  Members form ‘casts’ for each performance and select plays from traditional and contemporary authors – recent performances included CATS, The Odd Couple and coming include Blind Date and Tuesdays with Morrie.  After the reading, we have a time of fellowship to discuss the work and get better acquainted.

Ongoing, Monday-Friday: Low-Impact Senior Exercise, 9:30-10:30 am at the Fairfield Senior Center in the Fairfield Fire Hall, 106 Steelman St. Free. No pre-registration required. Sponsored by the Adams County Office of Aging. Info: (717) 334-9296.

Ongoing, Tuesdays & Thursdays: Low-Impact Senior Exercise, 10:30-11 am at the East Berlin Senior Center in the East Berlin Area Community Center, 4th St. & North Ave. Free. No pre-registration required, but donations requested. Sponsored by the Adams County Office of Aging. Info: (717) 334-9296.

Ongoing, Tuesdays & Thursdays: Low-Impact Senior Exercise, 9:30-10 am at the York Springs Senior Center in the Lions’ Club, Main St. Free. No pre-registration required, but donations requested. Sponsored by the Adams County Office of Aging. Info: (717) 334-9296.

Ongoing, first & third Wednesdays: Community Drum Circle, 6:30-7:30 pm at Waldo’s, 17 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg. Everyone welcome, drums and percussion to share. No pre-registration required. Info here.

Ongoing, Saturdays: Informal evening worship service and dinner at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 665 St. John’s Rd., Littlestown. Worship at 5:30 pm followed by free dinner. A time for families, singles, the troubled, joyful, lonely, and thankful to come together as a community to grow our faith and share a meal together. Information: 717-359-4825.

SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES

Gettysburg College Wind Symphony Concert

Date:  Friday, April 13, 2018                           Time:  8:00 p.m.
Location:  Majestic Theater (25 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, PA)

$5.00 per person or free for children 18 and under and those with a Gettysburg College ID.

Tickets available at www.gettysburgmajestic.org or at the door.

Gettysburg College Faculty Recital: Ari Isaacman-Beck

Date:  Saturday, April 14, 2018  Time:  1:00 p.m.
Location: Gettysburg College Schmucker Hall, 222 Recital Hall

Free.

Gettysburg College Spring Choral Concert

Date:  Saturday, April 14, 2018 Time:  8:00 p.m.
Location:  Gettysburg College Christ Chapel (Located at the Corner of Washington St and, W Stevens St, Gettysburg, PA)

$5.00 per person or free for children 18 and under and those with a Gettysburg College ID.

Tickets available at the door.

Free YW Day at the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County

Date:  Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Time:  4:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Location:  YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County (909 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA)

Come in and enjoy our indoor pool and whirlpool (4 p.m. to 8 p.m.), gymnasium and racquetball courts at no charge.  Registration is not required.

YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County Brown Bag Lunch Series

Date:  Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Time:  12:00 p.m.
Location:  YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County (909 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA)

Nancie Gudmestad, a local businesswoman, will speak about her work with the restoration of the Shriver House, an award-winning Gettysburg museum that presents the story of the Battle of Gettysburg as seen through the eyes of the residents of Gettysburg.  Registration recommended.  Call 717-334-9171, ext. 115 or email nlilley@ywcagettysburg.org to register.  Free.

Adams County Arts Council’s 3rdthursdaynoon Series:

Steve Bleinberger Water Color Demonstration Paint it Fast.  Paint it Loose                                   

Date:  Thursday, April 19, 2018                     Time:  12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location:  Adams County Arts Council Arts Education Center (125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA)

Steve Bleinberger will “race the clock” in a demonstration of his favorite technique which he uses in creating dramatic sea and sailing watercolors.  Free.

Michaux State Forest Volunteer Work Day at Old Forge Road

Date:  Saturday, April 21, 2018  Time:  9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location:  Meeting Place:  Old Forge Picnic Area (8006 Old Forge Road, Waynesboro, PA)

Please come and help us clean up the Old Forge Road.  We will be cleaning up litter along the road side within the Michaux State Forest.  This event is rain or shine, so please come dressed for the weather.  Garbage bags, gloves, orange vests, snacks and water will be provided.  Free.

Sign up to volunteer at www.volunteers.dcnr.state.pa.us.

Get Fit For Felines Zumbathon & Gift Basket Raffle

Date:  Saturday, April 21, 2018  Time:  1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location:  Fairfield Area High School Gym (4840 Fairfield Road, Fairfield, PA)

Join Adams County SPCA and Nobody’s Cats Foundation for a Zumbathon dedicated in memory of Pamela Mikesell (1945 – 2018) who was a generous supporter and volunteer of Adams County Community Cats TNR Program.

Registration at the door.  $10 per person and a donation of a bag of cat food.

Proceeds benefit the Adams County Community Cats Program, Nobody’s Cats Foundation and the Community Cats of Carroll Valley and Fairfield.

Gettysburg College Jazz Ensemble Concert

Date:  Saturday, April 21, 2018  Time:  8:00 p.m.

Location:  Majestic Theater (25 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, PA)

$5.00 per person or free for children 18 and under and those with a Gettysburg College ID.

Tickets available at www.gettysburgmajestic.org or at the door.

Gettysburg College Symphony Band Concert

Date:  Sunday, April 22, 2018                         Time:  3:00 p.m.

Location:  Majestic Theater (25 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, PA)

$5.00 per person or free for children 18 and under and those with a Gettysburg College ID.

Tickets available at www.gettysburgmajestic.org or at the door.

Spring Walking Parties

Date(s):  Wednesdays, April 25, 2018 to June 13, 2018                 Time:  Registration:  4:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Location:  Various Adams County Locations

Join Healthy Adams County’s Physical Fitness Task Force for a free walk at various locations in and around Adams County.  Walks are between two to four miles in length and are open to everyone.  Wear good walking shoes and bring a bottle of water!  Walks are held rain or shine (except for thunderstorms and severe weather).  Pre-registration is not required.  Call (717) 337-4137 or visit Healthy Adams County’s Facebook page for locations of the walk and cancellation information. Free.

 Gettysburg College Opera Performance

Date(s):  Thursday, April 26, 2018 & Friday, April 27, 2018                              Time:  8:00 p.m.

Location:  Majestic Theater (25 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, PA)

$5.00 per person or free for children 18 and under and those with a Gettysburg College ID.

Tickets available at www.gettysburgmajestic.org or at the door.

Collaborating for Youth’s FREE Medication Take Back

Date:  Saturday, April 28, 2018  Time:  10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location:  Various Adams County Locations

Safely dispose of unused or expired prescriptions and OTC (over-the-counter) medications (loose pills, liquids, creams, and pill packs).  No needles, sharps or intravenous solutions.

Call (717) 338-0300, ext. 24 for a list of medication collection sites.  Free.

Gettysburg College Symphony Orchestra Concert

Date:  Saturday, April 28, 2018  Time:  8:00 p.m.

Location:  Majestic Theater (25 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, PA)

$5.00 per person or free for children 18 and under and those with a Gettysburg College ID.

Tickets available at www.gettysburgmajestic.org or at the door.

Volunteer for the 15th Annual Gettysburg United…Give It Up For Good Sale

Date:  Various dates in May to volunteer Time:  Various times to volunteer

Location:  Gettysburg College Field House & Various Collection Sites at Gettysburg College

Volunteer with United Way of Adams County to collect, sort and sell tons of items from Gettysburg College for the annual Give It Up For Good Sale (sale date is May 26th).  Registration to volunteer is required by calling Erin Messenger or Vickie Corbett, United Way of Adams County, at 717-334-5809 or after May 10th at 717-253-8891(cell).

YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County Brown Bag Lunch Series

Date:  Tuesday, May 1, 2018                         Time:  12:00 p.m.
Location:  YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County (909 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA)

Tom Deloe, a YWCA member and a member of Fair Districts PA Adams County, will be speaking to the group on the timely topic of gerrymandering.  Registration recommended.  Call 717-334-9171, ext. 115 or email nlilley@ywcagettysburg.org to register.  Free.

WellSpan Health’s Steps Toward A Healthy You (part of the “Healthy You” series)

Date:  Thursday, May 3, 2018    Time:  6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location:  WellSpan Adams Health Center (40 V-Twin Drive, Gettysburg, PA)

Are you thinking about becoming active and eating healthier?  Then his free 90 minute information session for adults may be for you!  In this class you will learn up-to-date physical activity and nutrition guidelines and explore steps for developing a personal wellness plan.  Registration is required.  Please call HealthSource at 717-851-3500 or 1-800-840-5905 to register.  Free.

3rd Annual Adams County Come Walk With Me Walking Event

Date:  Saturday, May 5, 2018                         Time:  1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location:  Gettysburg Area School District’s Warrior Stadium (37 Lefever Street, Gettysburg, PA)

Adams County Come Walk With Me is a free community wide event to motivate people to walk, socialize and have fun!  There will be two walk options varying in length, fitness stations, a Pico de Gallo contest, snacks, music and prizes!

Visit www.adamscountycomewalkwithme.org for further information or call 717-337-4137/email jgastley2@wellspan.org.

Health Literacy Fair – Resources to Support Your Health Care

Date:  Thursday, May 10, 2018  Time:  11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location:  HACC – Gettysburg Campus (731 Old Harrisburg Road, Gettysburg, PA)

Learning opportunities!  Agencies, educator and various tools and resources to help you navigate your own health care.

Lite lunch and door prizes provided.

Pre-registration is not required. Call 717-337-4137 or email jgastley2@wellspan.org for more information.  Free.

Celebrate Mother Earth Day at Strawberry Hill

Date:  Saturday, May 12, 2018  Time:  7:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Location:  Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve (1537 Mt Hope Rd, Fairfield, PA)

Enjoy this full day of activities, with options for adults and families, including nature walks, workshops, old-time mountain music and more!

Please bring picnic baskets (food, drinks, water bottle and a trash bag) and chairs/sit-upons.

For more information visit www.strawberryhill.org/celebrate-mother-earth-day.  Free.

Adams County SPCA Loyalty Walk & 5k Run

Date:  Saturday, May 12, 2018  Time:  8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

(8:30 a.m. 5k run; 9 a.m. registration; 9:30 a.m. doggy costume contest; 10 a.m. loyalty walk starts)

Location:  Gettysburg Area Middle School (37 Lefever Street, Gettysburg, PA)

It’s time to start gathering pledges for our 28th Annual Loyalty Dog Walk! This is a pledge walk for people and dogs. We ask that all walkers collect donations prior to the event and turn in funds at the time of registration. Collect $50 and receive a free Loyalty Walk T-shirt. Pledge Sheets are now available at the shelter or you may also print them out! All proceeds benefit homeless dogs and cats in the care of Adams County SPCA.  Pre-registration preferred for 5K run participants.

For more information call 717-334-8876.

HABPI Bicycle Ride on the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail from Newville to Shippensburg Township Park and Back

Date:  Saturday, May 12, 2018                     Time:  9:15 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. *(see below)

Location:  Participants can meet in the Winebrenner Parking Lot of the Gettysburg Recreation Park (on South Howard Avenue) at 9:15 a.m.  and drive together to Newville or meet at 10:30 a.m. at the Newville Trailhead at 23 McFarland Street.

We will ride the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail from Newville to Shippensburg Township Park and back, but riders can stop at any point and turn around for a shorter ride.  The total ride is about 22 miles.  The plan is to have lunch in Shippensburg before returning to Newville but riders can choose to have lunch anywhere on the trail or return without lunch.  Our ride leader has done this several times with friends and knows a fun place for lunch.  Visit Cumberland Valley Rail Trail for trail information.

Help Stamp Out Hunger: 26th annual National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive

Date:  Saturday, May 12, 2018 Time:  12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Location:  Gettysburg Area Recreation Park, 545 Long Lane, Gettysburg, PA (Charlie Sterner Recreation Building)

“Help Stamp Out Hunger” by volunteering to sort food collected during the 26th annual National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive.  Donated food is distributed to area food pantries, shelters, soup kitchen and home-bound seniors.  Registration to volunteer is preferred by calling United Way of Adams County at 717-334-5809 or email emessinger@uwadams.org.

Adams County Arts Council’s 3rdthursdaynoon Series: Brandon Stone and the Hall of Presidents Murals                                    

Date:  Thursday, May 17, 2018 Time:  12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location:  Adams County Arts Council Arts Education Center (125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA)

Free.

WellSpan Health’s A Healthy You (part of the “Healthy You” series)

Date(s):  Thursdays, May 17, 24, 31 & June 7 & 28 (2018)            Time:  6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location:  WellSpan Adams Health Center (40 V-Twin Drive, Gettysburg, PA)

Have you decided to eat healthy, be active and lose weight?  We can help!  This five-class program will help you use a step counter to increase daily physical activity, choose and eat healthy foods, lose and maintain weight, set healthy and realistic goals and overcome barriers that get in the way of being active and eating healthy.  Registration is required.  Please call HealthSource at 717-851-3500 or 1-800-840-5905 to register.  $15 per person.

Free Memorial Day 5K

Date:  Monday, May 28, 2018   Time:  8:00 a.m.

Location:  Wyndham Hotel, Gateway Complex (95 Presidential Circle, Gettysburg, PA)

Race/walk kicks off from the Wyndham Hotel in the Gateway Complex off routes 30 and 15.  Medals for all children who complete the 3 miles.

Arrive 15 minutes early to register.

Call 717-337-4137 or email jgastley2@wellspan.org for more information.

Adams County Office for Aging & PA Link Spring Fling

Date:  Wednesday, May 30, 2018                 Time:  9:00 a.m.

Location:  Gettysburg College Hauser Field House

Spring Fling is a health and wellness information fair as well as a celebration of Older Americans Month.

Call Linda Thompson at 717-334-9296 or email lthomp@acofa.org for more information.  Free.

Adams County Library FunFest

Date:  Friday, June 8, 2018                             Time:  4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Location:  Gettysburg Rec Park (545 Long Lane, Gettysburg, PA)

FunFest features free activities for the entire family.  Face painting, balloon artists and more!

Call 717-334-5716 for more information.

Adams County Community Health Assessment Forum

Date:  Wednesday, June 13, 2018                Time:  8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location:  HACC – Gettysburg Campus (731 Old Harrisburg Road, Gettysburg, PA)

Join Healthy Adams County as they present the key findings from this year’s community health assessment.  Learn about top health and wellness needs for the community and participate in an initial planning session to help us develop priority areas for the next three years.  Registration required.  Call Healthy Adams County at (717) 337-4137 or email jgastley2@wellspan.org for more information or to register.  Free.

HABPI Ice Cream Bicycle Ride (“faster” ride)

Date:  Wednesday, June 13, 2018                Time:  5:30 p.m.

Location:  Meet in the parking lot behind Mr. G’s Ice Cream Store located in downtown Gettysburg

This “faster” ride (11 – 14 mph) will be on country roads around Gettysburg beginning in the parking lot behind Mr. G’s Ice Cream Store.  The 20-mile ride will take around 90 minutes.

YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County Spirit of Gettysburg 5K

Date:  Saturday, June 16, 2018
Please visit http://www.ywcagettysburg.org/spirit-of-gettysburg-5k/ for further details and registration information.

Call Alex Hayes at 717-334-9171, ext. 116 or email ahayes@ywcagettysburg.org with any questions.

 

 

 

 

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