Upcoming Events

BODY DIMENSION

ON-GOING ACTIVTIES & RESOURCES

Healing Through Movement

Date:  Held every Monday                              Time:  5:30 p.m.
Location:  WellSpan Adams Cancer Center (40 V-Twin Drive, Gettysburg, PA)

Healing Through Movement is committed to improving the physical and emotional well-being of cancer survivors and those with lymphedema, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, obesity, seniors and wellness program participants. Our goal is to elevate quality of life through therapeutic dance and movement – healing body, mind and spirit.  For more information call (717) 337-4407.

Volunteer with the Gleaning Project of South Central PA

For more information on how you can volunteer with the Gleaning Program of South Central PA please contact Lizzy Cooper at 717-884-8373 or email lcooper@sccap.org.

JULY – SEPTEMBER 2019 

Read, Learn, Grow

Date(s):  Wednesdays:  July 17, July 24, July 31 & August 7

Time:  9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Location:  Hollabaugh Bros (545 Carlisle Road, Biglerville, PA)

Get the kids out of the house this summer for a fun time on the farm!  Kids who participate will enjoy story time and activities.  This program is recommended for children, ages 3 – 7 years old.  Cost is $7/first child and $6/additional child/session.  Registration is not required.  For questions call 717-677-8412.

 

Adventures, Experiments and Other Exploits

Date(s):  Thursdays:  July 18, July 25, August 1 & August 8

Time:  10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Location:  Hollabaugh Bros (545 Carlisle Road, Biglerville, PA)

Calling adventurers ages 7-12 who are willing to go to great lengths learning and having fun this summer! Each week your child will embark on adventures, conduct experiments or enjoy other exploits, rotating between a Science, Cooking and Nature theme. Hands on learning and team work has never been this wildly fun before.  Registration is required and closes three days prior to the event.  Cost is $15/child.  For questions or to register call 717-677-8412.

 

Community Potluck Dinner – Food, Faith & Fellowship

Date(s):  Thursdays:  July 18, August 15 & September 19                                 Time:  6 p.m.

Location:  Under The Horizon (2650 Biglerville Road, Gettysburg, PA)

Under The Horizon LOVES the community and its people. Join us the third Thursday of every month at 6 pm to meet and eat! Come and experience the heart of community. If you are able, bring a dish to share. The studio will provide water, coffee, plates, napkins, forks and spoons.  For questions call 717-752-4593.

 

Mentor MOVEment 5K

Date:  Saturday, July 20, 2019                                           Time:  8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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

Join us as we celebrate the Mentor MOVEment that has been spreading throughout Adams County by attending or sponsoring Project Hope’s first-ever 5k, hosted by Healthy Adams County, Inc.! We look forward to meeting you, introducing you to current Project Hope matches and mentors, and enjoying some fun in the sun at Gettysburg Rec Park on Saturday, July 20th at 8am.

For questions or to register please contact Tessa Adams at 717-337-0110 or email tadams@adamscounty.us.

 

Community Learning at Adams County Farmer’s Market: Taste of Herbs & their Benefits

Date:  Saturday, July 20, 2019                                           Time:  8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location:  Gettysburg Transit Center (102 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, PA)

We are pleased to have one of our very own local farm vendors provide information at the Adams County Farmers Market about different health benefits and uses for a variety of native herbs.  Free.

 

Gettysburg National 19th Century Baseball Festival

Date(s):  Saturday, July 20 & Sunday, July 21

Time:  8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location:  Schroeder Farm (965 Pumping Station Road, Gettysburg, PA)

Vintage baseball teams from around the country will gather in Gettysburg to compete in a different kind of baseball tournament. The games will be played just as they were in 1863 – following the rules and wearing the uniforms from the 19th century.  The weekend kicks off Friday night with a kids clinic and all clubs match at the Gettysburg Area Recreation Park. Kids will get to throw, catch and hit using the balls and bats that players will be using the next day. During the all clubs match, spectators are encouraged to join in and try their hand at the game!  22 club teams from around the country will play in 22 games throughout Saturday, as well as another 22 games on Sunday.  Participate in the annual Base Ball Walk Saturday evening. Stroll down Steinwehr Avenue, learning about different aspects of 19th century baseball.  Free.  For more information call 410-967-7482 or visit www.gettysburgbaseballfestival.com.

 

Nature Bingo Hike

Date:  Saturday, July 20, 2019                                           Time:  10 a.m.

Location:  Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve (1537 Mount Hope Road, Fairfield, PA)

Join Strawberry Hill’s Education Coordinator, Lizzy, for a family-friendly nature bingo hike! All participants will receive a bingo card to fill in as we hike the Nature Trail and Quarry Trail. The first participant with bingo will receive a Strawberry Hill prize!  Free.

For questions or to register email info@strawberryhill.org or call 717-642-5840.

 

Family Cooking Class – Sushi

Date:  Saturday, August 3, 2019                                       Time:  10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Location:  Hollabaugh Bros (545 Carlisle Road, Biglerville, PA)

Don’t let that word scare you! Sushi isn’t as hard or as fishy as you may think! Join us and discover the fun that the whole family can have making sushi. You will leave the class with both a veggie sushi roll and a fruit sushi roll, but more importantly, you will leave with skills to make any type of sushi at home!  This class is open to ALL ages! To participate without a grownup, you must be at least 8 years old and up.  Registration is required.  Cost is $15/person.  For questions or to register call 717-677-8412.

 

Breakfast on the Farm

Date(s):  Saturdays, August 3 & September 7                                   Time:  9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (seating times)

Location:  Oyler’s Organic Farms & Market (400 Pleasant Valley Road, Biglerville, PA)

Enjoy a fresh, local, organic Saturday morning breakfast on the farm! Guests will be served breakfast in a causal setting outside at Oyler’s Organic Farms, weather permitting. Preregistration is required.  Cost:  Small breakfast $12/person; large breakfast $15/person; child $8/child.  For more information or to register call 717-677-8411.

 

Physical Fitness Task Force’s Summer Fitness Hike

Date:  Monday, August 5, 2019                     Time:  6:00 p.m.

Location:  Gettysburg College Painted Turtle Farm Walk

Join the Healthy Options community for a walk around Gettysburg College campus for a 2.0 mile walk.  Park at the athletic field/center parking lot near Constitution and Lincoln Ave.  Free.  Registration is not required.

For questions email jgastley2@wellspan.org or call 717-337-4137.

 

Bounty of the County

Date(s):  August 9 through August 18                             Time:  Various

Location(s):  Gettysburg & Biglerville Restaurants

Celebrate the bounty of harvest from orchards around Adams County with the 2nd annual Bounty of the County foodie event. Chefs at restaurants around Adams County have crafted special menus that feature locally grown produce in new dishes and beverages. The event is a new way to connect locals and tourists to the best that our county offers – produce from the orchards of the South Mountain Fruit Belt. Local farms have donated their peaches, apples, and other in-season produce to  turn into special appetizers, entrees, desserts and beverages that highlight the great tastes and textures that come from farms right here in Adams County.

To participate, spend a night out at one of the restaurants on our list located at www.acfga.info/restaurants. Order off a special “Bounty of the County” menu of items made specifically for this event and that support the Adams County Fruit Growers Association. Enjoy your meal!

The Adams County Fruit Growers Association holds this event to promote our local fruit industry. We hope that Bounty of the County will remind our community of the orchards and farms right in our backyards as we celebrate the harvest season. We want to connect with both locals and tourists that don’t make it out to the farm markets and special events in the fruit industry. We want to bring them delicious fresh produce straight from the orchards and fields. We want to bring local produce to local restaurants and put “local” top of mind as we kick harvest into high gear. A portion of every purchase supports research and education for fruit growers. Both are vitally important for the survival of our local industry.  For more information, please visit www.acfga.info/bounty, find us on Facebook at @ACBountyoftheCounty or call 717-677-7444.

 

Sunset at the Seminary Walking Tours

Date(s):  Friday, August 9 & Friday, September 6                            Time:  7:00 p.m.

Location:  Seminary Ridge Museum (111 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg, PA) – meet at the Portico on the western side of the museum building

This summer join Dr. Daryl Black and Peter Miele for special battlefield walking tours. Each tour will examine a specific aspect of fighting on Seminary Ridge before, during and after the Battle of Gettysburg. Special focus will be paid to people who lived here and people who fought here.  Each tour will be followed by a gathering at a local establishment.  Pre-registration is appreciated.  Free.  For questions or to register call 717-339-1300 or email Rob Williams at rwilliams@seminaryridge.org.

 

29th Annual Peach Festival

Date(s):  Saturday, August 10 & Sunday, August 11                       Time:  12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location:  Hollabaugh Bros (545 Carlisle Road, Biglerville, PA)

Our annual Peach Fest weekend is always full of great family activities and awesome food. And, of course peaches, peaches and MORE PEACHES! Nothing beats our fresh peach ice cream sundaes! We hope you will plan to join us for Peach Fest 2019!  Free admission, Parking $1.  For questions call 717-677-8412.

 

Deciphering Grief

Date:  Thursday, August 15, 2019                                     Time:  12 p.m.

Location:  Adams County Arts Council (125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA)

Deciphering Grief will examine the language of grief, discover how to find understanding and meaning as we cope with loss, and discern how to support others through their own experiences.  Free.  For questions call 717-334-5006 or email aa@adamsarts.org.

 

Native Forests Plants Hike

Date:  Sunday, August 18, 2019                                        Time:  10 a.m.

Location:  Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve (1537 Mount Hope Road, Fairfield, PA)

Join Strawberry Hill board member and Adams County Master Gardener, Heather, as she takes you on a morning hike to explore and identify native forest plants. Free.

For questions or to register email info@strawberryhill.org or call 717-642-5840.

 

Alzheimer’s Disease: Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body

Date:  Monday, August 19, 2019                                                          Time:  1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Location:  Old Friends at New Oxford (500 N. Bolton Street, New Oxford, PA)

Learn about how healthy living habits can benefit your brain and body.

For questions or to register email Lynn James at lxj11@psu.edu or call 717-334-6271.

 

First Annual Ice Cream Walk

Date:  Tuesday, August 20, 2019                                                          Time:  All Day

Location:  Various

Please support our first-ever fundraiser for the Physical Fitness Task Force of Healthy Adams County and the Adams County Literacy Council.  Seven ice cream parlors in Gettysburg have agreed to donate ice cream and we’ve put together a 2-mile walk that visits all 7 stores.  For $10 you get to sample 5 cones (or cups) from 5 different shops.  For more information please visit www.facebook.com/healthyadamscounty.  For questions or to purchase an ice cream ticket email jgastley2@wellspan.org or

call 717-337-4137.

 

Fall Walking Parties

Date(s):  Wednesdays, August 28 to October 9                               Time:  Registration:  4:45 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Location:  Various Adams County Locations

Sponsored by the Physical Fitness Task Force, an affiliate of Healthy Adams County

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.

 

Labor Day Free 5K

Date:  Monday, September 2, 2019                                                     Time:  8:00 a.m. (registration opens at 7:30 a.m.)

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

Sponsored by the Physical Fitness Task Force, an affiliate of Healthy Adams County

Race/walk kicks off from the Wyndham Hotel in the Gateway Complex off routes 30 and 15.  Free. Pre-registration is not required.

For questions email jgastley2@wellspan.org or call 717-337-4137.

 

28th Annual Adams County Heritage Festival

Date:  Saturday, September 15, 2019                                                 Time:  12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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

Celebrate the ethnic and cultural traditions of Adams County through foods, arts and crafts, music, and drama. Sponsored by the Interfaith Center for Peace and Justice and the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County.  Free.

 

YW Brown Bag Series at Noon

Date:  Tuesday, September 17, 2019                                                   Time:  12 p.m.

Location:  YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County (909 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA)

Presentation by Kay Hollabaugh of Hollabaugh Brothers regarding fruit growers and immigrant issues.  Free.  Registration recommended.  For questions or to register email Nancy Lilley at nlilley@ywcagettysburg.org or call 717-334-9171, x. 115.

 

Run for Peace

Date:  Wednesday, September 18, 2019                                            Time:  tbd

The International Day of Peace (Peace Day) is observed around the world each year on September 21. Established in 1981 by a unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.

The YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County kicks off our local celebration of the day with a free 5K, open to the public, and the first 100 participants to arrive will receive a free peace t-shirt thanks to the YWCA’s generous Hallmark Sponsors. Our goal is to bring the community together to remind one another of our common humanity.  Details of the location and course will be forthcoming!

For questions or more information call 717-334-9171.

 

Healthy Food Sampling

Date:  Friday, September 20, 2019                                                       Time:  4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Location:  Kennie’s Market Gettysburg (217 W. Middle Street, Gettysburg, PA)

Free healthy fresh food samples provided by Healthy Adams County’s Children’s Health and Nutrition Task Force and Kennie’s Market.

For questions call 717-337-4137 or email jgastley2@wellspan.org.

 

Downtown Scavenger Hunt

Date:  Saturday, September 21, 2019                                                 Time:  Registration begins at 12:30 p.m.; Hunt is from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Location:  Start & End Point:  Arts Education Center (125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA)

Join us for a family-friendly Scavenger Hunt through downtown Gettysburg on Saturday, September 21.  Participants will match arty images in the event program with the participating business where they can be found. For the Downtown Hunt, businesses are within walking distance of the Scavenger Hunt’s start/ end point.  Cash prizes of $100/$50/$25 will be awarded. The cost is $10/person; up to four persons per team; children eight and under are free and not counted as a team member.  Advance registration is encouraged but not required.  For questions please call 717-334-5006 or email aa@adamsarts.org.

 

Trailgating

Date:  Saturday, September 21, 2019                                                 Time:  3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location:  Strawberry Hill (1537 Mount Hope Road, Fairfield, PA)

Join us for a relaxing evening in the woods featuring live music by The Brahman Noodles. Enjoy yard/organized games including a cornhole competition ($5 entry fee/team) with friends and family. Food, beer and ice cream will be available for purchase; showcasing J & M Barbeque and Antietam Dairy! End the evening with an old-fashioned campfire, tasty s’mores and storytelling by Anne Griffith. Looking forward to hanging at “The Hill” with you!  For updates please visit our website at www.strawberryhill.org/trailgating/ or call 717-642-5840.

 

Traditional Nicaraguan Folk Dance and Basic Salsa Lesson

Date:  Tuesday, September 24, 2019                                                   Time:  1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Location:  Robert C. Hoffman Community Room at HACC Gettysburg Campus (731 Old Harrisburg Road, Gettysburg, PA)

Join members of Fundacion Xuchialt, a small artists’ delegation from Leon Nicaraguan and hosted by Project Gettysburg-Leon, for an introductory lesson in traditional Nicaraguan folk dance and salsa.  Free. Space is limited.  Register at 717-339-3509 or jareddin@hacc.edu.

 

Annual Salsa on the Square

Date:  Friday, September 27, 2019                                                       Time:  5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Location:  Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA

A fiesta to celebrate the contributions of Latino people to the economy and culture of Adams County. The Salsa Dance will take place on the first block of Carlisle Street featuring live Latino music. Also enjoy Mexican food and other family-friendly games and activities.

 

Fall Open Farm Day

Date:  Saturday, September 28, 2019                                                 Time:  10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location:  Oyler’s Organic Farms & Market (400 Pleasant Valley Road, Biglerville, PA)

Come join us for a day filled with fun activities for the whole family on the farm! Oyler’s Organic Farms & Market is a 6th generation family owned farm market featuring a variety of local, certified organic products. Come check us out on our Open Farm Day to welcome in Fall.  For question call 717-677-8411.

 

Steinwehr Avenue Scavenger Hunt

Date:  Saturday, September 21, 2019                                                 Time:  Registration begins at 12:30 p.m.; Hunt is from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Location:  Start & End Point:  The Dobbin House (89 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg, PA)

Join us for a family-friendly Scavenger Hunt along Steinwehr Avenue on Saturday, September 28.  Participants will match arty images in the event program with the participating business where they can be found.  Businesses are within walking distance of the Steinwehr Hunt’s start/end point.  Cash prizes of $100/$50/$25 will be awarded. The cost is $10/person; up to four persons per team; children eight and under are free and not counted as a team member.  Advance registration is encouraged but not required.  For questions please call 717-334-5006 or email aa@adamsarts.org.

 

HABPI’s Ride for Trails Charity Bike Ride

Date:  Saturday, September 28, 2019                                                 Time:  8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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

This year’s Ride for Trails begins and ends at the Rec Park in Gettysburg. Three different routes are being offered this year: 12-miles, 25-miles and 37-miles. All rides travel through the Gettysburg National Military Park and over picturesque Sachs Covered Bridge. The longer rides also wind through the quiet country roads to the south of Gettysburg with a rest stop part way through to recharge.  Preregistration is available online through the end of the day on September 26. Ride-day registration is also available and opens at 8:15am. The cost is just $35 for pre-registered riders and $40 on the day of ride.  A free BBQ lunch is provided starting at 11am. A t-shirt is included in the price of registration for those registering by September 3.

For more information about the 4th Annual Ride for Trails, please visit the HABPI web site at www.habpi.org or call 717-398-2949.

 

Johnny Appleseed Make and Take Event

Date:  Saturday, September 28, 2019                                                 Time:  10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Location:  Hollabaugh Bros (545 Carlisle Road, Biglerville, PA)

It’s time to celebrate Johnny Appleseed’s 245th Birthday! Join us for a very special apple-themed make and take event for the kids. They will make a Johnny Appleseed Book and learn all about this famous American and make an apple pinch pot out of clay to remind them all about apples all year long!

Cost is $10 per child. No registration necessary. Show up anytime between 10am and Noon. Please pay at the register when you come and then head to the Bee Room to start.  For questions call 717-677-8412.

 

May I Be Happy Movie Screening  

Date:  Monday, September 30, 2019                                                  Time:  Doors Open:  6:15 p.m.; Movie:  7:00 p.m.; Discussion to follow

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

May I Be Happy reveals the significance of mindfulness practice in transforming the lives of young people.
Through poetic cinematography and sequences of teachers leading sensitive or boisterous practices to kids from different backgrounds, the film brings awareness to the benefits of mindfulness as a way out of violence and suffering, and as an attainable solution for younger generations. Tickets are required.  FREE tickets to be available soon by contacting Majestic Theater at 717-337-8200.  For questions call 717-337-4137 or email jgastley2@wellspan.org.