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 August Events

15 Tuesday
     
16 Wednesday  
  9 am Hollabaugh Bros hosts summer reading program: Read, Learn, Grow! A great summer activity for kids, ages 3-8!
Cost: $6/child/session – No registration required

Each week, children will pick a fruit or vegetable correlating to the week’s theme. Get the kids out of the house this summer for a fun time on the farm! Kids who participate in our Read, Learn, Grow program will: Immerse themselves on the farm, reading the stories at different spots around the farm pertinent to the book of the week, participate in an activity and take home something special each week – from hand-picked fruit to a hand-made craft! Learn not only about agriculture, but also about how fun it is to read! For more information call 717-334-6274.
     
17 Thursday  
     
18 Friday  
     
19 Saturday  
  8 am Peach & Pickle Festival/Yard sale at Johnsville United Methodist Church. All kinds of peach baked items available for sale. Food served all day with sandwiches, ice cream & peaches. Yard sale spaces for rent @ $15.00. For more information, call 410-775-7217.
  9 am

All you can eat peachy pancake breakfast! WhatÕs better than all you can eat pancakes? All you can eat pancakes topped with fresh peaches from the farm! Enjoy all you can eat pancakes, sausages, coffee, and juice. Then, round out your time at the farm by shopping in our beautiful retail market, picking out some peaches from our Bin Porch or doing our Fairy Tale Trail!

  11 am Summer Family Fun Day - Join the YWCA childcare at Adams Commerce Center for a summer family fun day. There will be games, a bake sale, snow cones, face painting, crafts, prizes and fun for the whole family. For $8 per person, you can enjoy a BBQ chicken dinner complete with potato salad, applesauce and a dinner roll.

All are invited to join us to tour the facility, check out our newly installed, dinosaur-themed playground, and enjoy some summer fun. The YWCA childcare at Adams Commerce Center is located at 50 Expedition Trail in Gettysburg. Call 717-334-7150 with questions, or to preorder your dinner. Hope you’ll join us!
  2 pm Pepper Fest. Did you know Adams County Winery grows peppers on their farm? Join them for their Pepper Fest and enjoy free live music with Finks Constant, vendors, wood fired pizza’s and appetizers, spicy drink specials, a gourmet food truck and wine tastings. This event is free. For more information, call 717-334-4631.
  4:30 pm 4th Gettysburg Brew Fest. The Gettysburg Brew Fest is a 3.5 hour unlimited sampling experience for craft beer (and hard cider) aficionados. The Brew Fest is a production of BrewFest Partners and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg (the non-profit beneficiary of the event and the event host).

Free parking and transportation is available. The address for the parking lot is 941 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg – it is the Tom Livelsberger Kia lot near the YWCA entrance. $1 Shuttle service is available from the downtown Transit Center to the Brew Fest (final pick-up time at the Rabbit Transit bus stop on Seminary Ridge). The 2017 Brew Fest shuttle schedule will be posted at least two (2) weeks prior to the event weekend to help you plan.
For more information, visit http://gettysburgbrewfest.com/
     
20 Sunday  
     
21 Monday  
     
     
22 Tuesday
6:30 pm

"Sunflower Parade" paint-along event. Cost includes all painting supplies needed to complete a 16 x 20Ó canvas panel, along with some light refreshments from Hollabaugh's bakery! A professional artist will walk you through the entire painting process. The basic design is pre-drawn for you. Beginners are most definitely welcome! Bring a friend (or two) and enjoy an evening of creativity and fun, or meet some new friends at Hollabaugh's!

  
23 Wed
  9 am Hollabaugh Bros hosts summer reading program: Read, Learn, Grow! A great summer activity for kids, ages 3-8!
Cost: $6/child/session – No registration required

Each week, children will pick a fruit or vegetable correlating to the week’s theme. Get the kids out of the house this summer for a fun time on the farm! Kids who participate in our Read, Learn, Grow program will: Immerse themselves on the farm, reading the stories at different spots around the farm pertinent to the book of the week, participate in an activity and take home something special each week – from hand-picked fruit to a hand-made craft! Learn not only about agriculture, but also about how fun it is to read! For more information call 717-334-6274.
     
24 Thursday
     
25 Friday  
     
26 Saturday  
  2 pm

Join us for a Mommy and Me "Under the Sea" Tea (for all ages), where we will feast on yummy treats and visit with friends. We will enjoy a special time together, create a craft to take home and make lots of fun memories. This event is open to all ages, but is intended for children, their mommies and their grandmommies.

     
27 Sunday  
     
28 Monday  
  6:30 pm Mackenzie's Light Addiction Awareness Program will meet at the Thurmont Regional Library, Thurmont. These meetings are open to all who are seeking information or have been impacted by drug abuse in the family. For more information, call 301-524-8064.
     
19 Tuesday  
     
30 Wed  
  9 am Hollabaugh Bros hosts summer reading program: Read, Learn, Grow! A great summer activity for kids, ages 3-8!
Cost: $6/child/session – No registration required

Each week, children will pick a fruit or vegetable correlating to the week’s theme. Get the kids out of the house this summer for a fun time on the farm! Kids who participate in our Read, Learn, Grow program will: Immerse themselves on the farm, reading the stories at different spots around the farm pertinent to the book of the week, participate in an activity and take home something special each week – from hand-picked fruit to a hand-made craft! Learn not only about agriculture, but also about how fun it is to read! For more information call 717-334-6274.
     
31 Thursday  
     
 September Events
1 Friday  
     
2 Saturday  
     
3 Sunday  
     
4 Monday  
  noon Annual Labor Day at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, Thurmont. (on the Church grounds on Church Street in downtown Thurmont). Family Style Fried Chicken and Ham Dinner (adults - $14, children 6 to 12- $6.50, 5 and under - free). Air conditioned dining room and ample parking. Live Music by the Home Comfort Bluegrass Band, Bingo, Large White Elephant Sale, Bake Sale and Raffle. Carry outs available. Enjoy a day with us! For directions visit our Website: www. sasolmc.org
     
5 Tuesday  
     
6 Wed  
     
7 Thursday  
     
8 Friday  
     
9 Saturday  
  7 am Fort Ritchie Community Center's Cobblestone Hotel & Suites Bass Fishing Tournament (grand prize is cash!). Bring the whole family for some friendly outdoor competition! Each tournament will have a grand cash prize winner! Second and third place prizes will be given out as well! $35/adult, $15/youth.
  noon 13th Annual Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival. Enjoy a fall weekend at central PA's premier wine event located at Gateway Gettysburg. Savor hundreds of wines from over 25 Pennsylvania wineries and enjoy great live music. Proper ID is required to enter the festival grounds. No pets, weapons, or outside food may be brought onto the grounds. Chairs, portable tents (in designated area), blankets, and empty coolers are welcome.For more information, call 717-334-8151 or visit http://www.gettysburgwineandmusicfestival.com/
     
10 Sunday  
  noon 13th Annual Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival. Enjoy a fall weekend at central PA's premier wine event located at Gateway Gettysburg. Savor hundreds of wines from over 25 Pennsylvania wineries and enjoy great live music. Proper ID is required to enter the festival grounds. No pets, weapons, or outside food may be brought onto the grounds. Chairs, portable tents (in designated area), blankets, and empty coolers are welcome.For more information, call 717-334-8151 or visit http://www.gettysburgwineandmusicfestival.com/
     
11 Monday
     
12 Tuesday
     
13 Wednesday  
     
14 Thursday  
  2 pm Stitch and Chat at the Emmitsburg Library Activity Room. Bring your current work in progress or a new project for a get together with others who enjoy knitting, crocheting, cross stitch, embroidery, quilting, etc. All experience levels welcome.
     
15 Friday  
  5:30 pm 11th Annual Salsa on the Square in Gettysburg Sponsored by Project Gettysburg-Leon (PGL). The event will observe the 32 years of Gettysburg's Sister City relationship with Leon, Nicaragua. Salsa on the Square is also a Fiesta to celebrate the contributions of Latino people to the economy and culture of Adams County.

The Dance will take place on the first block of Carlisle Street, which will be closed from Lincoln Square to the railroad tracks. For the seventh consecutive year, the Salsa Dance will feature the Latino music of Hector Rosado and his Orquesta A-CHE. DJ Solalinda will be on hand to play dance music between the sets and before the band begins.

Local food vendors will include Ragged Edge,the Gettysburg College Servo Express and local mexican restaurants. Gettysburg College students will organize children's games and activities. The Gigantona, a large Nicaraguan folk doll will again make her appearance. Gettysburg Mayor Ted Streeter will make a proclamation declaring September 16 Hispanic Heritage Day in Gettysburg. For more information, call 717-337-6490.
     
16 Saturday  
  8 am Fort Ritchie Community Yard Sale, Vendors wanted, $15 per space.
     
17 Sunday  
  noon 26th Annual Adams County Heritage Festival The Adams County Heritage Festival is a celebration of ethnic music, food, and crafts that reflects the multicultural atmosphere of Adams County, Pennsylvania. The event will take place at the Gettysburg Area Recreation Park

Family-oriented entertainment includes music, dance, and a children's play, as well as a full afternoon of children's activities, including games, storytelling, and piñatas. Continuously throughout the afternoon, craft vendors and demonstrators have displays in booths on the park grounds. Ethnic foods are offered for sale by local citizens, church groups, restaurateurs, and community organizations. Local non-profit organizations have display booths, usually grouped in tents. Carriage and pony rides are offered by a local vendor. For more information, call 717-334-8943 or visit http://icpj-gettysburg.org/
     
18 Monday  
     
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21 Thursday
     
22 Friday  
  4 pm Elias Lutheran Church of Emmitsburg will host Bluegrass Music with Spaghetti Dinner. Eat In, Adults $10 Children under 8 yrs: $5, Carry Outs $12. Dinner is a benefit for Emmitsburg Council of Churches Mission to Kenya 2018.
  6 pm An Evening with Laura Lippman, New York Times Bestselling Author at the Gettysburg Hotel. During “An Evening with Laura Lippman,” a fundraiser benefiting the Adams County Library System, Laura will discuss her latest book and answer questions from the audience. Hope you can join us! Advance Tickets are Required. General Admission includes a reception, dinner with keynote address from Laura Lippman, silent auction, and a book signing opportunity. Includes one drink ticket. ($100)

The VIP Experience includes the above and a private reception with Laura and an autographed copy of Laura’s latest book. Includes 2 drink tickets. ($150. Limited Seats Available.)
     
23 Saturday  
  7 am Gettysburg Outdoor Antique Show. More than 120 antique dealers and collectors from the North and the South will converge on Gettysburg. Sprawling out from Gettysburg’s historic Lincoln Square, the antique event is billed as a “buyers and sellers” paradise, with high quality antiques and collectibles. Items range from primitive cupboards, sideboards, benches, farm tables, and wooden boxes, to lamps, coins, pattern glass, art glass, Depression-era glass, and ironstone. You will also find clocks, gold jewelry, rings, pictures, pocket knives, bottles, old toys, crocks, jugs, old linens, lace, dolls, pocket watches, old guns, holiday collectibles, postcards, and country farm items. Brand name pieces of Heisey, Cambridge, Fostoria, R.S. Prussia, Limoges, Haviland, Rockwood, Roseville, and carnival glass will also be featured.

The event is held on Carlisle, Chambersburg, Baltimore and York Streets, along with Lincoln Square, all in Historic Downtown Gettysburg. The show is held rain or shine.The proceeds from this semi-annual event continue to support the community activities of the Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association. For more information call 717-253-5750 or visit  http://www.gettysburgretailmerchants.com/
  8 am Pippinfest in Fairfield. The Borough of Fairfield and the Pippinfest Committee invite you to join us for two days of fun, food, crafts and entertainment. Community yard sales as well as some craft  and food vendors. Held rain or shine! Fun for Kids! Inflatable rides by Phantom Shadow, games, pony rides (small fee), Buchanan Valley Bunnies, etc. There will also be a Quilt Show & Demonstration in Village Hall. Self-Guided Walking Tour - Free brochures available at the Information Booth in front of the Village Hall. For more information, visit www.pippinfest.com.
     
24 Sunday  
  9 am Pippinfest in Fairfield. The Borough of Fairfield and the Pippinfest Committee invite you to join us for two days of fun, food, crafts and entertainment. Cruise-In Car Show and Swap Meet: welcomes antique autos, hot rods, vintage race cars, muscle cars, rat rods, street rods, motorcycles, trucks scooters, trikes! No required entry fee for Auto Show, donations will be accepted. Other activities include: Quilt Show & Demonstration in Village Hall, Self-Guided Walking Tour - Free brochures available at the Information Booth in front of the Village Hall, Photo Apple in Kids Area, Meet Polly Nator and Mr. Newt, Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve's Ambassadors), a Mr. Lincoln reenactor will be present at Honest Abe's Root Beer Float stand at 20 West Main Street to pay tribute to the great President Lincoln, and Inflatable rides by Phantom Shadow, games, pony rides (small fee), Buchanan Valley Bunnies, etc.  For more information, visit www.pippinfest.com.
     
25 Monday  
     
26 Tuesday  
     
27 Wed  
     
28 Thursday
  2 pm Stitch and Chat at the Emmitsburg Library Activity Room. Bring your current work in progress or a new project for a get together with others who enjoy knitting, crocheting, cross stitch, embroidery, quilting, etc. All experience levels welcome.
     
29 Friday  
  6 pm Oktoberfest at the Frederick Fairgrounds. Bratwurst, Oktoberfest beer, German wines, dancing, music, children’s events and much more! And it all benefits Frederick County charities. Spearheaded by the Rotary Club of Carroll Creek, and the Rotary Club of Southern Frederick County this annual, family-friendly event not only promotes cultural exchange, but it also supports both clubs’ efforts in the community to raise tens of thousands of dollars for local non-profits. Kick off event featuring Flying Dog Brewery. Join us for an exclusive Oktoberfest Kickoff Event (Age 21+). Enjoy Flying Dog’s Brewhouse Rarities and Limited Releases, special food pairings and live music. Friday night attendees receive four beer samples, one full beer, unlimited food pairings, and entertainment by Fuzzy Match. For more information, visit http://www.frederickoktoberfest.org/friday/
  6:30 pm Fort Ritchie Community Center's Speaker Series: Journey Through the Hallowed Ground. The mission of The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership is dedicated to raising national and international awareness of the unparalleled history in the region extending from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, through Maryland and Harpers Ferry, West Virginia to Jefferson's Monticello in Albemarle County, Virginia. Tickets - $15/person or $25 per couple.
     
30 Saturday  
  6 pm Bingo at Upper Hall at St. Anthony Shrine, Emmitsburg. To benefit the cemetery perpetual care fund. 50/50 Bingo Games, 50/50 Raffle, Tip Jar games (must be 18 to buy or play tip jar games). food available for purchase.
  11 am Bratwurst, Oktoberfest beer, German wines, dancing, music, children’s events and much more! And it all benefits Frederick County charities. Spearheaded by the Rotary Club of Carroll Creek, and the Rotary Club of Southern Frederick County this annual, family-friendly event not only promotes cultural exchange, but it also supports both clubs’ efforts in the community to raise tens of thousands of dollars for local non-profits. This event will be held rain or shine. For more information, visit http://www.frederickoktoberfest.org/friday/