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Upcoming Events

May 2018

“SOAR” Spring Weekly Bird Walks

May 26 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30am on Saturday, repeating until May 26, 2018

Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Jack Olszewski leads weekly spring bird walks. “SOAR” stands for “Studying Ornithology At Renfrew” Naturalist Jack Olzewski will lead weekly bird walks along the hiking trails at Renfrew Park. Walks begin at Renfrew’s lower parking lot off Welty Road. Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes and may bring identification books and binoculars. Free and open to the public. Note—Off-site Birding Field Trips: A couple of off-site birding trips may be arranged with walkers during Saturday morning sessions. For more information,…

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Youth Festival!

May 27 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Free

The theme for this year is Full STEAM Ahead— Forces and Motion! (STEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) Geared for kids of all ages, the event features a variety of workshops, demonstrations, activities, and entertainment throughout the day, including a performance by the Waynesboro Children’s Theatre Troupe. “This year we have fun and exciting ways to explore the world of physics and how it affects our everyday lives,” said Jessica Watson, the institute’s assistant director. “Kids will enjoy an interactive…

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June 2018

Birding Field Trips to Gettysburg

June 2 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30am on Saturday, repeating until June 9, 2018

Gettysburg Battlefield, 1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg, PA 17325 United States
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Free

Naturalist Jack Olszewski leads off-site birding trips to Gettysburg battlefield. Some of the species Olszewski has spotted at Gettysburg include the American kestrel, pileated woodpecker, bluebird, meadowlark, indigo bunting, and red-tail hawk, along with robins, orioles, cardinals and others. Bring binoculars, bird identification books and cameras, and wear comfortable shoes for walking. Also suggested, water and snacks, or lunch. RSVPs are appreciated to plan for number of attendees expected. For more information or directions, call Jack at 301-241-3846, or Renfrew…

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Birding Field Trips to Gettysburg

June 9 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30am on Saturday, repeating until June 9, 2018

Gettysburg Battlefield, 1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg, PA 17325 United States
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Free

Naturalist Jack Olszewski leads off-site birding trips to Gettysburg battlefield. Some of the species Olszewski has spotted at Gettysburg include the American kestrel, pileated woodpecker, bluebird, meadowlark, indigo bunting, and red-tail hawk, along with robins, orioles, cardinals and others. Bring binoculars, bird identification books and cameras, and wear comfortable shoes for walking. Also suggested, water and snacks, or lunch. RSVPs are appreciated to plan for number of attendees expected. For more information or directions, call Jack at 301-241-3846, or Renfrew…

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Shakespeare in the Park: Hamlet

June 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Free Admission

Presented by Renfrew Institute, in partnership with the Arts Alliance of Greater Waynesboro. Enjoy a full theatrical production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet under the stars in Renfrew Park. Staged behind the museum house, this MEG (Maryland Entertainment Group) production marks the fifth anniversary of the group’s Shakespeare in the Park performances. Hamlet is among The Bard’s best-known plays, telling the story of a young man’s quest to avenge his father’s murder, and the madness that consumes him and those he touches in…

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Children’s Summer Stories—Summer Institute

June 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until July 24, 2018

Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Free

Children gather under the tree near the Visitors Center in Renfrew Park to listen to stories and enjoy related hands-on activities. If inclement weather, call Renfrew Institute at 717-762-0373 to confirm. Free. Underwriting support by John & Deb Beck

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Nose to Nose with Nature—Summer Institute

June 20 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Wednesday, repeating until July 25, 2018

Meet at Visitors Center, Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, 17268 United States
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Explore nature’s best spots in the Renfrew Park. Check out those weird, wild, wonderful creatures & plants that help make our life on earth possible. Tools, stories, secret missions, music & games will add to the fun and adventure. Bring old sneakers for wading in the creek. For kids from K–grade 3. Fee: Renfrew Institute members $4 per child/Non-members $5 per child, per session. Attend one or more sessions. Meet at Visitors Center. Please arrive 15 minutes early to register.…

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Pin Loom Weaving Workshop

June 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Visitors Center, Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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NEW this year for Summer Institute! Learn how to create your own colorful fabric with a pin loom. Materials include a 200-yard skein (your choice of colored yarn), personal loom, needle, and patterns for how to warp and weave. During the class we will complete one square, but the pattern shows ideas for further projects. Pre-register by June 15 so that materials can be gathered. Fee: $10 per child plus $20 materials fee. Limit 8. Students will keep their materials.…

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21st Annual Chesapeake Bay Supper Fundraiser

June 22 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Waynesboro Country Club, 11000 Country Club Road
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Lead “Blue Crab” sponsor, FirstEnergy on behalf of West Penn Power Here’s an event that’s definitely all it’s 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. A PayPal option is available for Bay…

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Children’s Summer Stories—Summer Institute

June 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until July 24, 2018

Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Free

Children gather under the tree near the Visitors Center in Renfrew Park to listen to stories and enjoy related hands-on activities. If inclement weather, call Renfrew Institute at 717-762-0373 to confirm. Free. Underwriting support by John & Deb Beck

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Nose to Nose with Nature—Summer Institute

June 27 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Wednesday, repeating until July 25, 2018

Meet at Visitors Center, Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, 17268 United States
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See description for fee

Explore nature’s best spots in the Renfrew Park. Check out those weird, wild, wonderful creatures & plants that help make our life on earth possible. Tools, stories, secret missions, music & games will add to the fun and adventure. Bring old sneakers for wading in the creek. For kids from K–grade 3. Fee: Renfrew Institute members $4 per child/Non-members $5 per child, per session. Attend one or more sessions. Meet at Visitors Center. Please arrive 15 minutes early to register.…

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Pin Loom Weaving Workshop: Summer Institute

June 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Visitors Center, Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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$30

Learn how to create your own colorful fabric with a pin loom. Materials include a 200-yard skein (your choice of colored yarn), personal loom, needle, and patterns for how to warp and weave. During the class we will complete one square, but the pattern shows ideas for further projects. Pre-register by June 18 so that materials can be gathered. Fee: $10 per child plus $20 materials fee. Students will keep their materials. We will have a lunch break, so bring…

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July 2018

Children’s Summer Stories—Summer Institute

July 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until July 24, 2018

Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Free

Children gather under the tree near the Visitors Center in Renfrew Park to listen to stories and enjoy related hands-on activities. If inclement weather, call Renfrew Institute at 717-762-0373 to confirm. Free. Underwriting support by John & Deb Beck

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11th Anniversary Salamander Scramble 5K

July 4 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Summer Jubilee grounds, 501 East Main Street
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Free for spectators. Entry fee for Team Salamander members. Details on registration flyer.

In conjunction with Waynesboro’s Fourth of July Jubilee Firecracker 5K Run. Race starts at Summer Jubilee grounds, across from Waynesboro Hospital. 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. Team member race fee for the Firecracker 5K is covered and new team members get a…

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Nose to Nose with Nature—Summer Institute

July 4 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Wednesday, repeating until July 25, 2018

Meet at Visitors Center, Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, 17268 United States
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See description for fee

Explore nature’s best spots in the Renfrew Park. Check out those weird, wild, wonderful creatures & plants that help make our life on earth possible. Tools, stories, secret missions, music & games will add to the fun and adventure. Bring old sneakers for wading in the creek. For kids from K–grade 3. Fee: Renfrew Institute members $4 per child/Non-members $5 per child, per session. Attend one or more sessions. Meet at Visitors Center. Please arrive 15 minutes early to register.…

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Children’s Summer Stories—Summer Institute

July 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until July 24, 2018

Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Free

Children gather under the tree near the Visitors Center in Renfrew Park to listen to stories and enjoy related hands-on activities. If inclement weather, call Renfrew Institute at 717-762-0373 to confirm. Free. Underwriting support by John & Deb Beck

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Take a Hike

July 11 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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$4 - $5

Discover park trails and hidden wonders! Come hike the trails of Renfrew.  Hikers will discover park trails and hidden wonders, accompanied by institute staff member Kathy Seiler and others. As they explore some of the less-traveled areas of the park, participants will learn about the natural world around them.  “We’ll hike trails called Great Blue Heron, Edmajoda, Salty Grimes and more, stopping along the way for nature related activities,” Sieler said. The cost is $4 per child for Renfrew Institute…

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Nose to Nose with Nature—Summer Institute

July 11 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Wednesday, repeating until July 25, 2018

Meet at Visitors Center, Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, 17268 United States
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See description for fee

Explore nature’s best spots in the Renfrew Park. Check out those weird, wild, wonderful creatures & plants that help make our life on earth possible. Tools, stories, secret missions, music & games will add to the fun and adventure. Bring old sneakers for wading in the creek. For kids from K–grade 3. Fee: Renfrew Institute members $4 per child/Non-members $5 per child, per session. Attend one or more sessions. Meet at Visitors Center. Please arrive 15 minutes early to register.…

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Children’s Summer Stories—Summer Institute

July 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until July 24, 2018

Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Free

Children gather under the tree near the Visitors Center in Renfrew Park to listen to stories and enjoy related hands-on activities. If inclement weather, call Renfrew Institute at 717-762-0373 to confirm. Free. Underwriting support by John & Deb Beck

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Nose to Nose with Nature—Summer Institute

July 18 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Wednesday, repeating until July 25, 2018

Meet at Visitors Center, Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, 17268 United States
+ Google Map
See description for fee

Explore nature’s best spots in the Renfrew Park. Check out those weird, wild, wonderful creatures & plants that help make our life on earth possible. Tools, stories, secret missions, music & games will add to the fun and adventure. Bring old sneakers for wading in the creek. For kids from K–grade 3. Fee: Renfrew Institute members $4 per child/Non-members $5 per child, per session. Attend one or more sessions. Meet at Visitors Center. Please arrive 15 minutes early to register.…

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Down a Garden Path

July 19 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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$4 - $5

Step into the four-square garden with Renfrew Institute garden expert, Doris Goldman. Join in the fun as we harvest, plant seeds and discover ladybugs and other garden critters. Take home your own mini-garden and a garden craft, and learn to “make rain” with watering bells. We’ll water, dig, pick and play! Wear shoes and clothes that can get dirty. For kids from K–grade 3. Limit: 20. Fee: Renfrew Institute members $4 per child/Non-members $5­. Meet at Visitors Center.­­ Please arrive…

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Children’s Summer Stories—Summer Institute

July 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until July 24, 2018

Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Free

Children gather under the tree near the Visitors Center in Renfrew Park to listen to stories and enjoy related hands-on activities. If inclement weather, call Renfrew Institute at 717-762-0373 to confirm. Free. Underwriting support by John & Deb Beck

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Nose to Nose with Nature—Summer Institute

July 25 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Wednesday, repeating until July 25, 2018

Meet at Visitors Center, Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, 17268 United States
+ Google Map
See description for fee

Explore nature’s best spots in the Renfrew Park. Check out those weird, wild, wonderful creatures & plants that help make our life on earth possible. Tools, stories, secret missions, music & games will add to the fun and adventure. Bring old sneakers for wading in the creek. For kids from K–grade 3. Fee: Renfrew Institute members $4 per child/Non-members $5 per child, per session. Attend one or more sessions. Meet at Visitors Center. Please arrive 15 minutes early to register.…

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