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 September Events

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  All day 4th Annual Early American Living History Event.  This Early American Living History event will take you back to America of the 1750's, when colonists were not even considering Independence from Britain. Activities will include a re-enactment involving Gettysburg at that time when Indians came into town and kidnapped Mary Jameson ... an actual event in Gettysburg history more than a century before the epic Civil War battle. There will be food and drink vendors and vintage sutlers on site for your shopping pleasure. This event at is hosted by the American Living History Education Society located at the Daniel Lady Farm, 980 Hanover Road, Gettysburg and is a Family Friendly event. For more information call 717-338-1776 or visit www.gbpa.org
  10 am Ladies’ Fall Tea at Hollabaugh Bros. Fruit Farm and MarketWe’ll start with an informal tea, featuring our wonderful late summer and early fall fruits. After some time for chatting and getting to know one another, it will be time for our project! We’re going to be helping you get your house ready for fall with a lovely autumn leaf luminary. Cost is $20 per person and is payable at the time of registration. Our teas are very popular and have been filling quickly – so register today! Visit www.hollabaughbros.com or call 717-677-8412 for more information or to register for this event.
     
6 Sunday  
  All day 4th Annual Early American Living History Event.  This Early American Living History event will take you back to America of the 1750's, when colonists were not even considering Independence from Britain. Activities will include a re-enactment involving Gettysburg at that time when Indians came into town and kidnapped Mary Jameson ... an actual event in Gettysburg history more than a century before the epic Civil War battle. There will be food and drink vendors and vintage sutlers on site for your shopping pleasure. This event at is hosted by the American Living History Education Society located at the Daniel Lady Farm, 980 Hanover Road, Gettysburg and is a Family Friendly event. For more information call 717-338-1776 or visit www.gbpa.org
  Noon The 71st Annual Keilholtz Reunion will be held at the Thurmont Community Park. All descendants of John David and Anna Missouri Bell Keilholtz are welcome! Please send any family updates to DMoehring@columbus.rr.com. Come and enjoy a meal, games and Bingo with all your extended family. Fried Chicken will be purchased, so bring a dish to share, your own drink and table settings and a fun Bingo prize! We look forward to seeing all the family, sharing stories and having a time to reconnect.
     
7 Monday  
  All day 4th Annual Early American Living History Event.  This Early American Living History event will take you back to America of the 1750's, when colonists were not even considering Independence from Britain. Activities will include a re-enactment involving Gettysburg at that time when Indians came into town and kidnapped Mary Jameson ... an actual event in Gettysburg history more than a century before the epic Civil War battle. There will be food and drink vendors and vintage sutlers on site for your shopping pleasure. This event at is hosted by the American Living History Education Society located at the Daniel Lady Farm, 980 Hanover Road, Gettysburg and is a Family Friendly event. For more information call 717-338-1776 or visit www.gbpa.org
  Noon St. Anthony's Church's Annual Labor Day Festival  at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Thurmont.  Family Style Fried Chicken and Ham Dinner (adults $13.00/Children 6-12 $6.50/under 5 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.emmitsburg.net/sasolmc.
     
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11 Friday  
  6 pm Emmitsburg and Thurmont Community Show
     
12 Saturday  
  All day Emmitsburg and Thurmont Community Show
  All Day 41st Annual East Berlin Colonial Day.  Juried vendors of fine traditional and contemporary crafts set up on West King St. in the National Historic District. Forged iron, copper and tinware, scherenschnitte, folk art, furniture, baskets, toleware, floor cloths, woven rugs, handloomed textiles, antiques and much more. Free entertainment. Delicious food available. Free admission. Event is held rain or shine. The U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps will perform as part of Colonial Day. The performance will begin at noon on West King Street, State Route 234).  For more information, please contact the Society at 717-259-7049 or 717-259-0822 or visit www.ebhpspa.org
  All day 11th Annual Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival Celebrate the grape harvest and enjoy a fantastic fall weekend in historic Adams County, while you savor the flavors of hundreds of Pennsylvania wines. The festival will feature fine wines from over 20 Pennsylvania wineries, great live music, spectacular food, art, handmade jewelry, clothing, wine accessories and more! One and two day passes are available with a discount for advanced tickets.

For more details visit www.gettysburgwine
andmusicfestival.com
  9 am Old time baseball returns to Harney

In 1946, 15 men from Harney, Carroll County, Maryland and neighboring communities formed a baseball club known as the Harney Baseball Club, Inc. On any given Sunday during baseball season many baseball teams from neighboring communities played at the Harney ballfield located at Conover and Bowers road in Harney. Friends and neighbors would turn out to support their favorite teams. Thus, the Harney ballfield began and became a popular family fun day.

The last known meeting of the ball club was in March, 2001, with Elwood "Woodie" Strickhouser presiding as the president of the club. In August, 2001, the ball club disbanded and the property was deeded to Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church in Harney.

In 2012, the Harney ball field of dreams came alive again. Representatives of the Harney VFW, Harney Volunteer Fire Department and Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church will relive the ballfield memories by hosting the fourth annual softball tournament at the ball field on Saturday, September 12th. from 9 am to 8 pm and on Sunday, the September 13th from 10 noon to 2 pm.

All neighboring fire departments, service clubs and local ball clubs are invited to participate in this Class low-D softball tournament at the Harney ballfield. Food and drinks will be available at a nominal price.

The entry fee is $125.00. Cash awards will be given to the top three teams in the eliminations, as well as gift certificates to all teams.

First, second and third place trophies will be awarded to the respective teams. Participating medals will be awarded for each registered team.

The previous year teams have been very generous in support of the child and the family who are dealing with their child’s serious illness and the mounting medical bills. Last year, 2014, the tournament donated $3,000 to the family to help with medical expenses for their child.

This year all proceeds from the tournament will be given to a family to help with medical bills of their 2 year old son who sustained serious burns to the body. We hope to have the family and their child present on Saturday, September 12th for the opening of the ceremonies.

Additional information can be obtained by calling Frank M. Rauschenberg at 410-756-5444.

  11 am The Blue Ridge Summit Free Library will be presenting hometown author, Allison Hanson, for a book signing from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the library’s Community Room. The author will be selling and signing copies of her introductory novel in the Blue Ridge Romance Series, “When Least Expected”. This event is free and open to the public. The library is located at 13676 Monterey Lane, Blue Ridge Summit. For additional information contact the library at 717-794-2240 or the author’s website at www.allisonbhanson.com
     
13 Sunday  
  All day 11th Annual Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival Celebrate the grape harvest and enjoy a fantastic fall weekend in historic Adams County, while you savor the flavors of hundreds of Pennsylvania wines. The festival will feature fine wines from over 20 Pennsylvania wineries, great live music, spectacular food, art, handmade jewelry, clothing, wine accessories and more! One and two day passes are available with a discount for advanced tickets.

For more details visit www.gettysburgwine
andmusicfestival.com
  Noon Emmitsburg and Thurmont Community Show
  Noon Old time baseball returns to Harney

In 1946, 15 men from Harney, Carroll County, Maryland and neighboring communities formed a baseball club known as the Harney Baseball Club, Inc. On any given Sunday during baseball season many baseball teams from neighboring communities played at the Harney ballfield located at Conover and Bowers road in Harney. Friends and neighbors would turn out to support their favorite teams. Thus, the Harney ballfield began and became a popular family fun day.

The last known meeting of the ball club was in March, 2001, with Elwood "Woodie" Strickhouser presiding as the president of the club. In August, 2001, the ball club disbanded and the property was deeded to Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church in Harney.

In 2012, the Harney ball field of dreams came alive again. Representatives of the Harney VFW, Harney Volunteer Fire Department and Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church will relive the ballfield memories by hosting the fourth annual softball tournament at the ball field on Saturday, September 12th. from 9 am to 8 pm and on Sunday, the September 13th from 10 noon to 2 pm.

All neighboring fire departments, service clubs and local ball clubs are invited to participate in this Class low-D softball tournament at the Harney ballfield. Food and drinks will be available at a nominal price.

The entry fee is $125.00. Cash awards will be given to the top three teams in the eliminations, as well as gift certificates to all teams.

First, second and third place trophies will be awarded to the respective teams. Participating medals will be awarded for each registered team.

The previous year teams have been very generous in support of the child and the family who are dealing with their child’s serious illness and the mounting medical bills. Last year, 2014, the tournament donated $3,000 to the family to help with medical expenses for their child.

This year all proceeds from the tournament will be given to a family to help with medical bills of their 2 year old son who sustained serious burns to the body. We hope to have the family and their child present on Saturday, September 12th for the opening of the ceremonies.

AAdditional information can be obtained by calling Frank M. Rauschenberg at 410-756-5444.

  1 pm Skeet Shoot for Teens - sponsored by  the Adams County Young Conservatives, at the York-Adams Fish and Game Association in Abbottstown.  Rebekah Brillhart, a member of ACYC said, “ This event is so much fun, I encourage everyone to try it. People do not have to have their own shot gun.”Those who are interested in participating and making reservations, are encouraged to contact 717-338-9085 (leave phone number if no answer), for more information.
     
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16 Wednesday  
  10 am Hollabaugh Bros. Farm Market's Big and Wee Folk Story Time. Young friends ages 3-5 are invited to Hollabaugh Bros., Inc. Farm Market for story time, crafts and fun snacks! We’ll have great stories, fun activities, and some hands-on snacks designed to teach our young friends some basic kitchen skills. It’s going to be a great time full of fairy tales, heroes and magic fruits! Cost is $15 per adult-child pair (additional children are $6) and registration is required. Activities are geared for friends ages 3-5. For more information call 717-677-8412 or visit www.hollabaughbros.com
     
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  All day Gettysburg National Park's World War II Weekend. Join us for a living history encampment at the Eisenhower National Historic Site with Allied soldiers, a German camp, World War II jeeps and trucks, and USO Dance (off-site). Programs are scheduled Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and included in site admission. Shuttle service is available. Weather permitting, on-site parking is also available this weekend only. For more information contact the site 717-338-9114 or visit www.nps.gov/eise.
  Noon Wesley Chapel UMC's Annual Fall Festival - Featuring live music of Blue Grass Chapel Band, homemade foods including fried oyster sandwiches, soups, French fries, baked goods and all the fixins'. 654 Old Waynesboro Road, Fairfield.
  8 pm Maryland Symphony Orchestra Classical Mystery Tour: a Tribute to the Beatles

Tickets are now on sale for the Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to The Beatles concert with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra at the historic Maryland Theatre in downtown Hagerstown.

The four musicians in Classical Mystery Tour look and sound like The Beatles, but Classical Mystery Tour is more than just a rock concert. The show presents more than two dozen Beatles tunes transcribed note-for-note and performed exactly as they were originally recorded. Hear "Penny Lane" with a live trumpet section, experience the beauty of "Yesterday" with an acoustic guitar and string quartet, and enjoy the classical/rock blend on "I Am the Walrus." This concert is the best of The Beatles—from early Beatles music on through the solo years—like you’ve never heard them before. Many have called it "the best show The Beatles never did."

Since its initial performance at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in 1996, Classical Mystery Tour has become one of the top Symphony Pops attractions in the country. The group has performed with more than 100 orchestras across the United Stated and around the world, receiving accolades from fans and the media. The Los Angeles Times called the show "more than just an incredible simulation…the swelling strings and the soaring French horn lines gave the performance a high goose-bump quotient…the crowd stood and bellowed for more."

"We really want to make an effort to sound exactly like the originals," explains Jim Owen, who conceived the show and performs as John Lennon. "The orchestra score is exact, right down to every note and instrument that was on the original recording. On "Got to Get You into My Life" we have two tenor saxophones and three trumpets. That’s what it was written for, and that’s what we use. And on "A Day in the Life" that final big orchestra crescendo sounds amazing when it’s played live."

Tickets for adults range in price from $25 to $65 and for children, $15 to $55. Tickets may be purchased online at www.marylandsymphony.org, in person at 30 W. Washington Street, Hagerstown or by calling 301-797-4000, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Maryland Symphony Orchestra is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive.

     
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  All day Gettysburg National Park's World War II Weekend. Join us for a living history encampment at the Eisenhower National Historic Site with Allied soldiers, a German camp, World War II jeeps and trucks, and USO Dance (off-site). Programs are scheduled Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and included in site admission. Shuttle service is available. Weather permitting, on-site parking is also available this weekend only. For more information contact the site 717-338-9114 or visit www.nps.gov/eise.
  All Day 24th 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. It is a way of sharing our various traditions and appreciating the best that each ethnic group has to offer, as well as a commitment to community and the goal of living together in harmony.

Family-oriented entertainment includes music, dance, and a children's play, as well as a full afternoon of children's activities, including games, and storytelling. 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. A nominal fee is charged to all vendors and non-profit groups who exhibit at the Festival. Carriage and pony rides are offered by a local vendor.

Gettysburg Area Recreation Park, 545 Long Lane,
Gettsyburg.  For more information call 717-334-8943 or visit
www.icpj-gettysburg.org

     
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  Call for Times Hollabaugh Bros., Inc. Retail Farm Market's September Cooking Class – Apple Dumplings! Learn all the secrets to making our famous Apple Dumplings – and have a great time here in the kitchen at Hollabaugh’s! Here at Hollabaugh Bros., Inc. Retail Farm Market, we love good food and great company! That’s why our fun, hands-on cooking classes are the best way to spend an evening! One of our signature tastes here at Hollabaugh’s is our wonderful apple dumplings – and we’re going to share our recipe and walk you through all the steps! We’ll also be learning about and sampling a number of our favorite apple varieties. Class fee is $30 which includes recipe booklet, all ingredients and supplies. Our classes have been filling quickly, so call today to register! Visit www.hollabaughbros.com or call 717-677-8412 for more information.
     
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  All day Fairfield Pippinfest - An annual, old-time country street festival featuring arts & crafts, apple products, live country music, antiques, vintage cars and great food! Located just 8 miles west of Gettysburg.  Saturday events include crafts, yard sales, flea market and an antique tractor show from 7am-5pm. On Sunday, there will be more crafts, demonstrations, a quilt show, an antique tractor show and vintage car show from 9am-5pm. Throughout the weekend there will be cash-prizes, raffles and music.

 For more information, contact the Fairfield Borough office at 717-642-5640 or visit www.pippinfest.com
  All day Hollabaugh Bros., Inc. celebrates the birthday of Johnny Appleseed! Stop by for a fun celebration of the 151st birthday of Johnny Appleseed!  Come and celebrate the birthday of this great American pioneer! We’ll have story time throughout the day, sampling of heirloom apple varieties, and great activities for kids of all ages and more! Be on the look-out for a special birthday weekend treasure hunt, too! Visit www.hollabaughbros.com or call 717-677-8412 for more information.
  All day Gettysburg Fall 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 www.gettysburgretailmerchants.com
  10 am Cornhole Tournament Fundraiser benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at Emmitsburg Community Park.
Cash prizes for winners of tournament and long shot toss. Tip jars, raffle, 50/50 and concessions available. For more information call Kelly 240-674-6444 with questions.
     
27 Sunday  
  All day Fairfield Pippinfest - An annual, old-time country street festival featuring arts & crafts, apple products, live country music, antiques, vintage cars and great food! Located just 8 miles west of Gettysburg.  Saturday events include crafts, yard sales, flea market and an antique tractor show from 7am-5pm. On Sunday, there will be more crafts, demonstrations, a quilt show, an antique tractor show and vintage car show from 9am-5pm. Throughout the weekend there will be cash-prizes, raffles and music.

 For more information, contact the Fairfield Borough office at 717-642-5640 or visit www.pippinfest.com
  All day Hollabaugh Bros., Inc. celebrates the birthday of Johnny Appleseed! Stop by for a fun celebration of the 151st birthday of Johnny Appleseed!  Come and celebrate the birthday of this great American pioneer! We’ll have story time throughout the day, sampling of heirloom apple varieties, and great activities for kids of all ages and more! Be on the look-out for a special birthday weekend treasure hunt, too! Visit www.hollabaughbros.com or call 717-677-8412 for more information.
     
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