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 April Events
29 Friday  
  All Day Annual Greyhounds in Gettysburg Hosted by Nittany Greyhounds. Greyhounds in Gettysburg is a 3-day event designed to celebrate the retired racing greyhound! More than 60 vendors selling dog items (not necessarily all greyhound related), fun activities, a costume contest and games, and several educational sessions by dog professionals in the areas of health, nutrition, and behavior.
Any dog lovers may attend and well-behaved dogs over 50 pounds are welcome inside the Expo Center. Adoption groups will have adoptable greyhounds available. Visit our web site for details, and to register for the other events offered.

When you aren't participating in our greyhound-specific events, all of Gettysburg welcomes you. The history of the countryside is almost overwhelming, the shopping both downtown and at the Outlet Mall is outstanding, and the restaurants are second to none. This is a region steeped in local yore, ghost stories, and everything Civil War.

The event is held at Eisenhower Hotel & Conference Center
2638 Emmitsburg Road, Gettysburg.  For more information call 814-933-6981 or visit www.greyhoundsingettysburg.org

  All Day Historic East Berlin Antique Show Americana dealers from many states offer early samplers, quilts, folk art, country furniture and smalls, paintings, textiles, books and much more. Held at the East Berlin Area Community Center, 405 North Ave (1/2 block from the National Historic District; 12 mi. west of the York Fairgrounds). For more information visit www.ebhpspa.org
     
30 Saturday  
  All Day Annual Greyhounds in Gettysburg Hosted by Nittany Greyhounds. Greyhounds in Gettysburg is a 3-day event designed to celebrate the retired racing greyhound! More than 60 vendors selling dog items (not necessarily all greyhound related), fun activities, a costume contest and games, and several educational sessions by dog professionals in the areas of health, nutrition, and behavior.
Any dog lovers may attend and well-behaved dogs over 50 pounds are welcome inside the Expo Center. Adoption groups will have adoptable greyhounds available. Visit our web site for details, and to register for the other events offered.

When you aren't participating in our greyhound-specific events, all of Gettysburg welcomes you. The history of the countryside is almost overwhelming, the shopping both downtown and at the Outlet Mall is outstanding, and the restaurants are second to none. This is a region steeped in local yore, ghost stories, and everything Civil War.

The event is held at Eisenhower Hotel & Conference Center
2638 Emmitsburg Road, Gettysburg.  For more information call 814-933-6981 or visit www.greyhoundsingettysburg.org

  All day Granite Hill Camping Resort's 6th Annual Chili Cook off Competition . This is your invitation to compete in the 2016 Granite Hill Chili Cook-off for a chance at over $500 in cash and prizes. The competition will include two divisions - Pros (restaurants) & Joes. All coolers will be inspected and all chili must be cooked on site.

There is a $10 entry fee for Joe's and $40 entry fee for Pros. Entry fee includes space for a tent, electric and water for cooking. Entry fee is waived if you are camping at Granite Hill for the weekend. Proceeds in part donated to local charity.

Entry forms and rules are available online at www.granitehil
lcampingresort.com.  For more information call
717-642-8749.
  All Day Historic East Berlin Antique Show Americana dealers from many states offer early samplers, quilts, folk art, country furniture and smalls, paintings, textiles, books and much more. Held at the East Berlin Area Community Center, 405 North Ave (1/2 block from the National Historic District; 12 mi. west of the York Fairgrounds). For more information visit www.ebhpspa.org
  2 pm Gettysburg National Park's “Come Walk with Me” Community Wellness event – Healthy Adams County, Gettysburg National Military Park and numerous community partners invite you to our first Annual Adams County “Come Walk With Me” event at the Gettysburg Middle School Stadium. The rain date is May 1st at the same time. The fitness fair at Warrior Stadium in Gettysburg, with a large, group-walk through Gettysburg National Military Park’s Culp’s Hill. Participants can enjoy music, snacks and chances to win prizes. To register go to: www.adamscountycomewalkwithme.org
  6 pm Annual Emmitsburg Osteopathic Primary Care Center Fundraising Event, “April Showers Garden Party,” at St. Joseph’s Church Hall from 6-9 p.m. This year’s event will feature a sumptuous roast pork dinner, music, live and silent auctions, hat contest, and door prizes.

Bring your own special hat or decorate one of ours for the hat contest. Check out the auction items featuring specialty baskets filled with goodies, including gift certificates for restaurants, resorts, and services.

Cost for the dinner is $25 per person or reserve a table for 6 for $125.00 A cash bar will be available for wine and beer. All tickets must be pre-purchased, please. Contact the EOPCC website at www.eopcc.com and look under “Events” for a registration form OR call Cathy Bodin at 301-447-2690. You may also email Cathy at cbodin@mcdaniel.edu.

  5 pm Polka Night, at the Fayetteville Volunteer Fire Co. Social Hall, 101 W. Main St., Fayetteville. Buffet of Polish foods, beverages & desserts, Dancing to the music of The Shoreliners. Benefit: local charities. Sponsored by Chambersburg Polk Charities. Tickets: $25.00 Call: Gus & Diana Alexiou 717-263-3673
     
 May Events
1 Sunday  
  All Day Annual Greyhounds in Gettysburg Hosted by Nittany Greyhounds. Greyhounds in Gettysburg is a 3-day event designed to celebrate the retired racing greyhound! More than 60 vendors selling dog items (not necessarily all greyhound related), fun activities, a costume contest and games, and several educational sessions by dog professionals in the areas of health, nutrition, and behavior.
Any dog lovers may attend and well-behaved dogs over 50 pounds are welcome inside the Expo Center. Adoption groups will have adoptable greyhounds available. Visit our web site for details, and to register for the other events offered.

When you aren't participating in our greyhound-specific events, all of Gettysburg welcomes you. The history of the countryside is almost overwhelming, the shopping both downtown and at the Outlet Mall is outstanding, and the restaurants are second to none. This is a region steeped in local yore, ghost stories, and everything Civil War.

The event is held at Eisenhower Hotel & Conference Center
2638 Emmitsburg Road, Gettysburg.  For more information call 814-933-6981 or visit www.greyhoundsingettysburg.org

  All day 5th Annual Spring Pickin' Bluegrass Festival featuring Hackensaw Boys, Drew Emmitt, The Larry Keel Experience, Still Hand String Band, Serene Green, Andy Thorn and Mountain Ride. South Mountain Fairgrounds, 615 Narrows Road, Biglerville, PA 17307. For more information visit www.songkick.com/festivals
     
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7 Saturday  
  All day 61st Annual Apple Blossom Festival. Spring has finally sprung and what better way to celebrate spring than attending to the 61st Annual Apple Blossom Festival with a ton of fun new activities for all members of the family!

With over 200 crafters and a variety of things to do, visitors can spend a fun-filled day in the heart of Apple Country, USA. Activities include meeting the growers of the Adams County Fruit Growers Association and taking a guided tour through the fruit belt. Listeners can hear stories about growing fruit and the growers' multi-generational family businesses. While riding through the 20,000 acres of fragrant fruit orchards and exploring the historic yellow hills, local historian Deb McCauslin will tell about the Underground Railroad and the story of Mary Jemison, who was captured by Native Americans more than 200 years ago.

Families and food-lovers alike can delight in wine, chocolate and cheese tastings, as well as compete in apple bobbing contests and apple pie eating contests. Children can enjoy the petting zoo, magic shows, pony rides, moon bounces and puppet shows by the entertaining Puppen Meister. There will be hundreds of handmade crafts and gifts as well as an antique cars and corvettes show.

he cost is $5 for those 12 and older. Children under 12 are free. South Mountain Fairgrounds, 615 Narrows Road, Route 234, Biglerville, PA 17307.  For more information visit
www.appleblossomfestival.info

  10 am Mother’s Day Create-a-Gift Event at Hollabaugh’s! Hollabaugh Bros. invites children of all ages to come create a “luxurious gift” (we’re not telling!) and handmade card for Mom at our Mother’s Day event – pop in any time between 10 and 4 to join us for this fun event…and leave Mom at home if you want to keep it a secret!  For more information visit www.hollabaughbros.com or call 717-677-8412.
  10 am Celebrate Mother’s Day weekend in the historic village of Catoctin Furnace and experience art, live music, food and more. Admission to the festival is free. Parking and shuttle service is available at the Cunningham Falls State Park Manor Area.

New this year is a juried art show of vendors from across Maryland on the furnace grounds, blacksmithing demonstrations under the historic “Isabella” furnace casting shed. Children’s activities provided by Frederick County Public Libraries and Rose Hill Manor Children’s Museum will be on site along with live Birds of Prey from the Maryland Park Service’s Scales and Tales program.

Featured events include the annual Sarah’s Garden Social presented by Harriet Chapel which features garden plants, herbs and mother’s day decorative plants, a beekeeping display and honey products, a gardener’s yard sale, traditional music, craft vendors, hot sandwiches, soups, fresh fruit cups and delicious baked goods. The Catoctin Furnace Historical Society will have their historic workers cottages open for public tour, craft vendors and a wine event with local winery Springfield Manor. Contact the Catoctin Furnace Historical Society for details at www. catoctinfurnace.org.

For more information: Call 301-271-7574 or 443-463-6437 or visit the following websites: www.catoctinforestalliance.org www.catoctinfurnace.org
  11 am Gettysburg National Park's Doors Open Gettysburg -  The National Park Service will open eight buildings on the Gettysburg battlefield to the public for a rare look at recent preservation projects and buildings badly in need of repair. For more information call 717-338-4469, or go to www.nps.gov/gett/ National Park Service Centennial Event - FindYourPark.com
  Noon St. John's Lutheran Church, Creagerstown, Community Dinner,  Fried Chicken and Country Ham, Slippery Chicken Pot Pie and Slippery Ham Pot Pie, Creamed Peas, Harvard Beets, Creamy Cole Slaw, Fruit Cocktail and Cake. Served Family style, Adults $16, Ages 6 to 10 $ 7, Children under 6 free, Carry outs $17, Pot Pie $5. There will be Baked Goods and a Fancy Table. The proceeds will benefit Cemetery up-keep and lights. St. John's Lutheran Church Parish House, 8619 Blacksmill Road, Creagerstown.
     
8 Sunday  
  All day 61st Annual Apple Blossom Festival. Spring has finally sprung and what better way to celebrate spring than attending to the 61st Annual Apple Blossom Festival with a ton of fun new activities for all members of the family!

With over 200 crafters and a variety of things to do, visitors can spend a fun-filled day in the heart of Apple Country, USA. Activities include meeting the growers of the Adams County Fruit Growers Association and taking a guided tour through the fruit belt. Listeners can hear stories about growing fruit and the growers' multi-generational family businesses. While riding through the 20,000 acres of fragrant fruit orchards and exploring the historic yellow hills, local historian Deb McCauslin will tell about the Underground Railroad and the story of Mary Jemison, who was captured by Native Americans more than 200 years ago.

Families and food-lovers alike can delight in wine, chocolate and cheese tastings, as well as compete in apple bobbing contests and apple pie eating contests. Children can enjoy the petting zoo, magic shows, pony rides, moon bounces and puppet shows by the entertaining Puppen Meister. There will be hundreds of handmade crafts and gifts as well as an antique cars and corvettes show.

he cost is $5 for those 12 and older. Children under 12 are free. South Mountain Fairgrounds, 615 Narrows Road, Route 234, Biglerville, PA 17307.  For more information visit
www.appleblossomfestival.info

  7 am St. Joseph's Catholic Church's nights of Columbus's Mothers' Day all you can eat country style breakfast buffet at St. Joseph's Catholic Church social hall, 44 Frederick St.,
Taneytown

In this celebration of motherhood, all mothers will receive a Marigold flower in their honor. All children - youth and adult alike - will be given a flower to give too their mother in her honor. The flower cups carry the message, "Thank you for choosing Life for me".

Cost: Adults $8, Children 7-10, $4, (6 & under Free)
Menu: Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Pancakes, home fried potatoes, French Toast, toast, Chip Beef gravy, Orange Juice, Tea, Hot Cocoa, and Coffee. All proceeds support the Council's charitable and service programs. We welcome our local media to join us at this event!

  Noon Celebrate Mother’s Day weekend in the historic village of Catoctin Furnace and experience art, live music, food and more. Admission to the festival is free. Parking and shuttle service is available at the Cunningham Falls State Park Manor Area.

New this year is a juried art show of vendors from across Maryland on the furnace grounds, blacksmithing demonstrations under the historic “Isabella” furnace casting shed. Children’s activities provided by Frederick County Public Libraries and Rose Hill Manor Children’s Museum will be on site along with live Birds of Prey from the Maryland Park Service’s Scales and Tales program.

Featured events include the annual Sarah’s Garden Social presented by Harriet Chapel which features garden plants, herbs and mother’s day decorative plants, a beekeeping display and honey products, a gardener’s yard sale, traditional music, craft vendors, hot sandwiches, soups, fresh fruit cups and delicious baked goods. The Catoctin Furnace Historical Society will have their historic workers cottages open for public tour, craft vendors and a wine event with local winery Springfield Manor. Contact the Catoctin Furnace Historical Society for details at www. catoctinfurnace.org.

For more information: Call 301-271-7574 or 443-463-6437 or visit the following websites: www.catoctinforestalliance.org www.catoctinfurnace.org
  4 pm Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra presents "Nothing but Mozart", including the astounding Requiem, featuring the Schola Cantorum of Gettysburg, plus the Overture to the Marriage of Figaro and the Sinfonie Concertate.  For more infromation visit www.musicgettysburg.org
     
9 Monday  
  7 pm Mother Seton School Fine Arts Night. You’re invited to come browse fine works of art and music created by our talented students, grades Pre-K through 8. For more information, contact us at 301-447-3161 or visit www.mothersetonschool.org.
     
10 Tuesday  
     
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12 Thursday  
  7 pm Hollabaugh Bros May Cooking Class – All About Asparagus!

Join us to learn several recipes utilizing our fresh-from-the-field asparagus. Here at Hollabaugh Bros. Fruit Farm & Market, we love good food and great company. That’s why our cooking classes are the best way to spend an evening! Join us on Thursday, May 12th at 7:00pm to learn several recipes utilizing our fresh-from-the-field asparagus. April through June is peak season for this delicious spring vegetable, and that means the time to brush up on your asparagus cooking skills is right now! Class fee is $30 which includes recipe booklet, all ingredients and supplies. Our classes fill quickly, so call today to register! For more  information visit www.hollabaughbros.com or call 717-677-8412 for more information.
     
13 Friday  
     
14 Saturday  
  All day National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive. For 24 years this collaboration between the community, city and rural carriers, post office management, county food banks, the Religious Coalition, volunteers and sponsors have made this food drive a mainstay for our food banks. The timing restocks the shelves for the summer when families don’t have access to school breakfast and lunch. You can participate by placing bags of non perishable food by your mailbox for your carrier to pick up on May 14. You may also leave clearly marked checks made out to your local food bank with outgoing mail, or take your food donation to the lobby of your post office where there will be a collection bin during the week of the food drive. All donations stay in your immediate community to help those who need it most.
  All day Gettysburg National Parks's World War I Day. A living history encampment featuring World War I soldiers and vintage vehicles. Park rangers present programs on Eisenhower’s World War I experience at Camp Colt, Saturday, 9-5 and included in site admission. For more information call 717-338-9114 or visit www.nps.gov/eise.
     
15 Sunday  
  1:30 pm The Adams County Extension 100th Anniversary  Celebration on Sunday, May 15, 2016 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at the Adams County Agricultural and Natural Resources Center rain or shine. The afternoon will be filled with family oriented activities. Bring your lawn chair and visit with friends and neighbors. A formal program is scheduled from 2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Cake and Penn State Creamery Ice cream will be served after the program.
     
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21 Saturday  
  All Day Grace United Learning Center Yard Sale Fundraiser.
Proceeds will support a local family with medical bills. The event will be held at the Grace United Church of Christ Parking Lot located at 49 W. Baltimore Street in Taneytown. In event of rain, it will be moved to the GUCC Parish Hall. The cost for vendor space is $10 for a table. For more information and to reserve your space call Katie at 410-756-2696.
  All day Gettysburg Outdoor Antique Show.  More than 120 antique dealers and collectors from the North and the South.  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.

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. Proceeds from this semi-annual event continue to support the community activities of the Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association.
www.gettysburgretailmerchants.com.
  9 am - 1 pm Master Gardener Plant Sale – as part of the Gettysburg Green Gathering located at the Agricultural and Natural Resource Center, 670 Old Harrisburg Road, Gettysburg
     
22 Sunday  
  2 pm Hollabaugh Bros' May Kids’ Cooking Class – Pretzel Making Palooza! It’s gonna get twisted in the kitchen, as we learn how to make homemade soft pretzels and more!

Hollabaugh Bros Fruit Farm & Market invites their young friends, ages 9-13, to join us for the second class of our Spring Kids’ Cooking Series. Good pretzel making is a little bit of cooking mixed with a little bit of chemistry. Join us for this fun class where you will roll out a batch of soft pretzels and learn some bonus recipes that utilize pretzels as a key ingredient. For more information visit www.hollabaughbros.com or call 717-677-8412.
  3 pm Elias Lutheran Church will present a Choir and Special Music event to promote awareness about local children who suffer from Hunger and/or Homelessness. Featured will be the Elias Choir, Mother Seton School Children's Choir, and other special soloists. A free will offering will be taken to benefit area children or you may bring a food item for the Emmitsburg Food Bank. For more information call 301-447-6239
  3 pm Apples Church's presents the Emmitsburg Community Chorus spring season with Spirituals and Patriotic music. The chorus invites anyone who loves to sing to join us in the fall for our new season. The first fall rehearsal will be Tuesday, September 13th. This will be a year of celebration, as the chorus will be celebrating 50 years in the Emmitsburg community. If you are interested in participating, please contact Betsy Graham at 301-898-7821 for more information.
     
23 Monday  
  6 pm Mother Seton School Carnival. Sponsored by Mother Seton School and located at 100 Creamery Road, Emmitsburg, MD. Rides, games, food, and entertainment available each night. An annual tradition in Emmitsburg. Come and join the fun! For more information, visit www.mothersetonschool.org.
     
24 Tuesday
  6 pm Mother Seton School Carnival. Sponsored by Mother Seton School and located at 100 Creamery Road, Emmitsburg, MD. Rides, games, food, and entertainment available each night. An annual tradition in Emmitsburg. Come and join the fun! For more information, visit www.mothersetonschool.org.
  
25 Wed
  6 pm Mother Seton School Carnival. Sponsored by Mother Seton School and located at 100 Creamery Road, Emmitsburg, MD. Rides, games, food, and entertainment available each night. An annual tradition in Emmitsburg. Come and join the fun! For more information, visit www.mothersetonschool.org.
     
26 Thursday
  6 pm Mother Seton School Carnival. Sponsored by Mother Seton School and located at 100 Creamery Road, Emmitsburg, MD. Rides, games, food, and entertainment available each night. An annual tradition in Emmitsburg. Come and join the fun! For more information, visit www.mothersetonschool.org.
     
27 Friday  
  6 pm Mother Seton School Carnival. Sponsored by Mother Seton School and located at 100 Creamery Road, Emmitsburg, MD. Rides, games, food, and entertainment available each night. An annual tradition in Emmitsburg. Come and join the fun! For more information, visit www.mothersetonschool.org.
     
28 Saturday  
  All day Mother Seton School Carnival. Sponsored by Mother Seton School and located at 100 Creamery Road, Emmitsburg, MD. Rides, games, food, and entertainment available each night. An annual tradition in Emmitsburg. Come and join the fun! For more information, visit www.mothersetonschool.org.
     
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31 Tuesday