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Central Pennsylvania Events

  Central Pennsylvania Regional Programs & Events – May  2024

 

CHILDREN

 

Stories & Spies

Date: May 7th

Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm

Location: Trone Memorial Library, East Berlin

Ages: 3rd – 5th grades

Details: Listen to some spy stories & participate in spy challenges. Raffle to win a spy starter kit.

 

Read to the Dogs

Dates: May 7th, May 14th & May 21st

Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm

Location: Amelia Givens Memorial Library, Mt Holly Springs

Details: Register online for 15min slots to read to therapy dogs

 

Laugh Out Loud Storytime

Date: May 7th

Time: 4:30pm-5:15pm

Location: Trone Memorial Library, East Berlin

Ages: K-2nd grade

Details: Hear stories & do activities that make you laugh out loud. Snacks provided.

Books & Barks

Date: May 9th

Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm

Location: Trone Memorial Library, East Berlin

Details: Practice reading to a therapy dog. Call (717) 259-9000 to reserve a 15 min slot

Crafternoon

Date: April 11th

Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm

Ages: K-5th 

Location: Gettysburg Library

Details: Make reading craft for National Library Week

 

How Do Plants Grow?

Date: May 9th

Time: 6:30pm-7:15pm

Ages: 5yrs – 10yrs

Location: Carroll Valley Library, Fairfield

Details: Learn how plants grow & give them an artistic home to start their life cycle.

Register: Online registration required

Afterschool Adventure: Arts & Crafts

Date: May 9th

Time: 4:15pm-5:15 pm

Location: Amelia Given Memorial Library, Mt. Holly Springs

Ages: K- 6th grade

Details: Join friends in an afternoon of crafts

Registration: Online registration

Stories and STEM

Date: May 11th

Time: 10:30am-11:15am

Location: Trone Memorial Library, East Berlin

Details: Enjoy nonfiction story time on bees & pollination and enjoy STEM activity

Feathered Friends Flock: Bluebird Crafts & Discovery

Date: May 11th

Time: 10am-Noon

Location: Craighead House, Boiling Springs

Ages: K-5th grade

Details: Join the Girl Scouts in learning about the Pa Eastern Bluebird

Registration: Online registration at www.craigheadhouse.org/event/bluebird

Pages & Party

Date: May 11th

Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm

Location: Trone Memorial Library, East Berlin

Details: Join friends in a party & activities focused on spring

Registration: Online registration required

Kids Discover: Animals & Their Mothers

Date: May 12th

Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm

Location: Wildwood Park, Harrisburg

Ages: 5yrs-10yrs

Details: Join a naturalist to discover how mothers take care of their young in the wild.

Registration: https://explorewildwoodpark.org

Fee: $5.00 per child

Barks & Books

Date: May 14th

Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm

Location: Gettysburg Library

Details: Practice reading with the therapy dog.

Coding Club

Date: May 16th

Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm

Ages: 8yrs & up

Location: Dillsburg Library

Details: Remix monthly challenge or code your own project

Registration: Online registration required

Afterschool Adventures: STEM

Date: May 16th

Time: 4:15pm-5:15pm

Ages: K-6th grade

Location: Amelia Given Memorial Library, Mt Holly Springs

Details: Build a marble maze

Registration: Online registration required

Marble Mania

Date: May 16th

Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm

Location: Gettysburg Library

Details: Enjoy an afternoon of marble fun including marble mazes and marble painting

End of School Bad Art

Date: May 18th

Time: 10:00am-4:00pm

Ages: 5yrs-18yrs

Location: Littlestown Library

Details: Drop in to help clean out the closets by making bad art

Barks & Books

Date: May 20th

Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm

Location: Littlestown Library

Details: Practice reading with Danny, the therapy dog

Bunny Story Time

Date: May 30th

Time: 6:30pm-7:15pm

Location: Carroll Valley Library, Fairfield

Details: Listen to a rabbit story & learn facts about caring for pet rabbits. Practice reading to the rabbits

Register: Online registration required

Kids Craft Night

Date: May 29th

Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm

Location: Dillsburg Library

Details: Join friends for a night of crafts

Registration: Online registration required


 

TEENS /TWEENS

Teen Book Club

Date: May 7th

Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm

Location: Trone Memorial Library, East Berlin

Details: Bring & share your favorite adventure book. Snacks provided.

Registration: Online registration required

 

Table Tennis

Dates: Wednesday & Friday Nights

Time: 2:45pm-5:00pm

Location: Harbaugh Thomas Memorial Library, Biglerville

Details: Stop by for casual or competitive table tennis

Registration: Online registration required

Diamond Painting

Date: May 16th

Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm

Ages: Teens & Adults

Location: Harbaugh Thomas Memorial Library, Biglerville

Details: Drop in and try a sparkling diamond painting project

Registration: Online registration required

Writers Workshop

Dates: May 14th & May 28th

Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm

Location: Gettysburg Library

Details: Explore writing and discuss elements of writing 

Registration: Online registration required

Spanish Conversation Club

Dates: May 8th & May 22nd

Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm

Ages: Teens & Adults

Location: New Oxford Library

Details: Join club to practice conversational Spanish club led by ESL teacher, Minerva Medina. Club for beginners

Registration: Online registration required

Crafting in the Afternoon

Date: May 9th & May 23rd

Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm

Ages: Teens & Adults

Location: Harbaugh Thomas Memorial Library, Biglerville

Details: Bring your crafting supplies and join friends in crafting

Mario Kart Tournament

Date: May 10th

Time: 3:00pm-6:00pm

Ages: 7th – 12th grades

Location: Harbaugh Thomas Memorial Library, Biglerville

Details: Put your gaming skills to the test competing in Mario Kart tournament. Chance to win a prize. Limited space.

Registration: Online registration required

Decorate a Candle!

Date: May 13th

Time: 11:00am-2:30pm

Ages: 11yrs-18yrs

Location: Carroll Valley Library, Fairfield

Details: Make a personalized drawing to transfer onto a candle

Registration: Online registration required

Great Stories Book Club for Teens

Date: May 13th

Time: 6:30pm

Location: Guthrie Library, Hanover

Details: Discuss the book, Piecing Me Together by Renee Wilson

Registration: Register by calling (717) 632-5183

Tuesday Trivia Trap

Date: May 14th

Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm

Location: Gettysburg Library

Ages: Teens & Adults

Details: Trivia competition. Prizes to winning team. Come as a team or join a team.

Registration: Online registration required

Teen Time

Date: May 16th

Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm

Location: Trone Memorial Library, East Berlin

Details: Hangout and create a felt succulent craft project. Snacks & supplies provided.

Registration: Online registration required

End of School Bad Art

Date: May 18th

Time: 10:00am-4:00pm

Location: Littlestown Library

Details: Drop in to help clean out the closets by making bad art to celebrate the end of the school year.

Teen Time Tuesday

Date: May 21st

Time: 2:30-pm-4:00pm

Ages: 12yrs-18yrs

Location: New Oxford Library

Details: Unwind after school with friends, games, crafts & music

Summer Reading Program Volunteer Sign Up Night

Date: May 21st

Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm

Ages: Teens 

Location: Trone Memorial Library, East Berlin

Details: Sign up to help out with the summer reading program.

Disney Trivia Game

Date: May 22nd

Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm

Location: Harbaugh Thomas Memorial Library, Biglerville

Details: Compete in Disney trivia. Two time slots available with first game from 3:00pm-4:00pm and the second game from 4:00pm-5:00pm

Register: Online registration required


 

Senior Send-off Night

Date: May 23rd

Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm

Location: Trone Memorial Library, East Berlin

Details: Graduating seniors invited for evening of celebration. Attempt to escape a Western Jailhouse. Prizes for fastest escape. Snacks & pizza provided

Registration: Online registration required


 

FAMILIES

 

Fun with Chess

Dates: Mondays starting April 1st

Time: 6:00pm-7:45pm

Ages: All ages and skill levels

Details: Drop-in chess games for all skill levels

Where: Littlestown Library


 

Homeschool Skates

Dates: Wednesdays

Time: 1:00pm-3:30pm

Ages: Everyone

Location: Magic Elm Skateland, Hanover

Fees: $8 admission including skate rental

Knot Another Stitch

Dates: Tuesdays in May

Time: 12:30pm-2:00pm

Ages: All Ages

Location: New Oxford Library

Details: Drop in to do needle crafts with friends. No registration needed. All skill levels welcome


 

Sign Time

Date: May 8th

Time: 4:30pm-6:00pm

Ages: 7yrs and up

Location: Trone Memorial Library, East Berlin

Details: Learn American Sign Language. All ages and levels welcome.

Registration: Online registration required

Youth Ag Day

Date: May 11th

Time: 2:00pm-6:00pm

Location: Gettysburg High School

Details: Interactive discovery stations, farm animals, games and face painting. Sponsored by the Battlefield FFA

Saturday Matinee

Date: May 18th

Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm

Location: New Oxford Library

Details: enjoy a classic film. Contact library at (717) 624-2182 for a list of the monthly films

Club 1399

Date: May 20th

Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm

Location: Gettysburg Library

Details: Interactive program for adults and teens with developmental disabilities

Registration: Online registration required

Schools Out Family Movie Night

Date: May 23rd

Time: 5:30pm-7:45pm

Ages: Everyone

Location: New Oxford Library

Details: Live action movie of an adventurous young mermaid exploring the human world

Ice Cream & a Movie

Date: May 30th

Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm

Location: Gettysburg Library

Details: Enjoy family film and ice cream

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources (DCNR) provides many free programs and events for the entire family. These events include bird walks, wildflower walks, orienteering programs, and forestry/natural resource programs. Many parks also offer Pa history programs and have summer youth camps/programs. More information can be found at the DCNR Calendar of Events at https://events.dcnr.pa.gov.


 

VIRTUAL PROGRAMS

Knot Another Stitch: Knit & Needle Crafts

Dates: Mondays in May (No program on May 27th)

Ages: Everyone

Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm

Details: Learn how to knit and do needle crafts via Zoom. Sponsored by Adams County Library

Registration: Online registration or call New Oxford Library

Online Summer Spanish Camp

Dates: July & August

Details: Two week/one hour per day Spanish camps. Contact www.academiabilingualbridges.com for more information


 

MISCELLANEOUS /FUTURE EVENTS/CAMPS

4-H Club of Adams County

Dates: June 23rd-June 26th

Ages: 8yrs-13yrs

Location: Camp Nawakwa, Biglerville

Details: Overnight camp with daily workshops, science, crafts. Recreation, campfires & shooting sports.

Costs: $200 per child

Contact: Pam Tracy    pat14@psu.edu

Messiah College

Messiah offers a variety of summer camps for 2024. Camps are as follows:

Sports Camps (various dates)

Oakes Museum Science Camps (varies dates)

Healthcare Camp – June 10th- June 12th

Cyber Camp – June 10th-June 13th

Jazz Camp – June 12th-June 15th

Elementary & Junior High Theatre Camp – June 17th - June 21

Dance Academy – June 23rd – June 28Th

Young Filmmaker’s Workshop – June 23rd-June 28th

Young Writer’s Workshop – June 23rd-June 28th

Psychology Camp – June 23rd-June 28th

Orchestra Camp – July 14th – July 19th

Elementary Orchestra – July 14th – July 19th

 

NYCHAPS Archeology Camp

Dates: June 17th – July 21st

Times: 9:00am-Noon

Location: Dills Tavern, Dillsburg 

Ages: Students entering 6th – 8th grades

Details: Hands-on archaeology camp at a living history farm led by Geologist Jeri Jones

 

NYCHAPS History Camp

Dates: July 15th-July 19th

Times: 9:00am-Noon

Location: Dills Tavern, Dillsburg

Ages: Students entering 4th – 6th grades

Details: Hands-on history activities and programs at a living history farm

Oakes Museum- Homeschool Science Classes & Labs

Details: Numerous Homeschool science classes and labs for all ages of students. Curator Club also offers Saturday morning science classes for 3rd-5th graders.  CC2 provides labs on Thursday nights and Saturday afternoons for 6th-8th graders. Check Oakes Museum website at www.messiah.edu

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