Join us as we raise funds for our programs through these popular events:
Renfrew Institutes 16th Annual Chesapeake Bay Supper Fundraiser 2013
Friday, June 21, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.
Underwriting support provided by sponsors TBA
Heres an event thats definitely all its cracked up to be! Members, friends, and families come together to support Renfrew Institute with a fabulous evening of food, fun, and frolic featuring steamed blue crabs from the Bay, delectable side dishes, dessert, and Bay-related activities. Bid it up on lots of great items during the silent and live auctions. Reservations required. Admission fee. At Waynesboro Country Club. See the details from last year's event (a sell-out!) on our Bay Supper flyer or download a reservation form here. A Paypal option is available for Bay Supper reservations! See the Bay Supper listing on the Fundraisers page for this convenient reservation payment option. Photos from last year and more information may be found at our Bay Supper website.
Sixth Annual Salamander Scramble 5K 2013
Thursday, July 4, 2013 • Start time 8:30 a.m.
In conjunction with Waynesboros Fourth of July Jubilee Firecracker 5K Run
Underwriting for this event provided by sponsors TBA
Lace up your running/walking shoes and join Team Salamander as we scramble around Waynesboro to raise funds for Renfrew Institute. Team members secure funding pledges from friends, family, and co-workers. All athletic levels are welcome. Pre-race training runs are offered for team members. Your race fees are covered and you get a free eco performance shirt emblazoned with the Team Salamander logo! Get our 2013 registration form and pledge form here, see the flyer for details, check out the Team Benefits, or contact Renfrew Institute at (717) 762-0373 or email@example.com for more information. Sponsoring a Scrambler or making a donation? You can use the Paypal button on our Fundraisers page.
Annual Renfrew Pumpkin Festival 2013
Saturday in October, date TBA 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Co-sponsored by Renfrew Institute and Renfrew Museum as a joint fundraiser
Come out and enjoy pumpkin carving, hayrides, live music, childrens activities and fun games at this popular joint fundraising event benefiting both Renfrew Institute and Renfrew Museum and Park. Free soup, cider, and bread included with admission fee. Hot dogs, sodas, and bake sale items sold separately. Admission fee $8 adults, $4 kids aged 4-12, and kids age 3 and under are free. Check out last year's Pumpkin Fest flyer, and check back for updated information closer to the event.
Dates for 2013 to be announced
Meet at Visitors Center, Renfrew Park
In partnership with the Tri-State Astronomers, the Institute presents a combination “star party”—a telescope viewing of the night sky—and telescope information session. The event is free and registration is not required.
The event will be held regardless of sky condition. If the sky is clear, telescopes will be set up in the back yard of the museum house for viewing outdoors. The informational session will be indoors. Event coordinator, Andy Smetzer said, “If anyone is wondering what kind of telescope to buy, our club members will share expert opinions and advice on telescopes.”
Viewers may come and go anytime during the event. Those attending may bring their own telescope and binoculars to use for sky viewing, as well as lawn chairs or blankets. Flashlights are not permitted in the telescope viewing area but may be used to reach the area from the parking lot. Participants may park in Renfrew’s lower lot off Welty Road. Limited parking for those needing assistance is available behind the visitors center.
Underwriting support provided in part by Sponsors TBA
Presented in partnership with the Franklin County Rock & Mineral Club
• Seminar: Usually an evening in March, TBA • 7 p.m., Visitors Center
• Family Field Trip: Usually a Saturday in May, TBA • 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Seminar: Popular geologist Jeri Jones of Jones Geological Services in Spring Grove, Pa., presents a program on some fascinating aspect of local geology. Bring your “mystery rocks” for Jeri to identify either before or after the program. Ages 12 and up. Free (donations appreciated). Seating is limited, please call ahead.
Family Field Trip: Date TBA • 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Geologist Jeri Jones escorts a group on a fossil-hunting expedition to area sites of geological interest. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. Fee applies. Bring bag lunch. Supper stop on return trip, food not included.
Saturday in April, TBA • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Underwriting support provided by Buchanan Auto Park
Free kite flying (all ages) with expert flying help from Kite Masters, Sam & George Adams, in the meadow behind the museum house at Renfrew Park. Bring your own kite. A "Build a Kite" workshop is scheduled from noon to 1:30, all welcome; $1 materials fee. Check back for our Fun Fly flyer with all the details. Watch this amazing video by local photographer, videographer, and video editor, Andrew Gehman, created during the annual Fun Fly on Saturday, April 13, 2013. Watch the video here
Recycle/Reuse Earth Day Yard Sale, Combined with Earth Celebration Day & Festival of Art 2014
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (date to be confirmed)
Underwriting support provided by sponsors TBA
Enjoy the thrill of the chase as you look for bargains or sell your own discards at this annual event coinciding with Earth Celebration Day & Festival of Art. Your throw-aways may be just what someone else is looking for. Make some extra cash for yourself, your family, or your organization. And Renfrew Institute makes money on the space rentals! For more information and a registration form, contact us at (717) 762-0373 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information or to register (if necessary), call (717) 762-0373 or email us at email@example.com. Flyers for these programs are available upon request.
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Renfrew Institute for Cultural & Environmental Studies
1010 East Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268
(717) 762-0373; firstname.lastname@example.org