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January 2018

Ukrainian Egg Workshop

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Visitors Center, Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Workshop Filled! Email us at info@renfrewinstitute.org to be put on the waiting list. Create an exquisite pysanka, an intricately decorated egg, using techniques of the traditional Ukrainian folk craft. Workshop Fee: $25 for RI members, $30/non-member. Ages 15 and up, limited to 10. For more information, call 717-762-0373 or email to info@renfrewinstitute.org. Participants will learn to create an exquisite “pysanka,” an intricately decorated egg, using age-old techniques of the traditional Ukrainian folk craft. Holly Olszewski will lead the workshop with hands-on guidance.…

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February 2018

Astronomy Program: What Cassini Told Us About Saturn

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Visitors Center, Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Free

Presented in partnership with Tri-State Astronomers Dr. Lawrence Marschall, Professor of Physics Emeritus, Gettysburg College, presents a program on the dramatic end of the historic Cassini spacecraft mission to Saturn, and what astronomers learned from the nearly two decades the Cassini was in orbit. Night sky viewing after the program, weather permitting. Free. Image: Artist's rendering of Cassini's "grand finale" orbit. NASA.

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Creatures of the Night: Adult Owl Walk

February 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Free

Naturalist Lori Schlosser guides owl walks in fall and winter. Meet at Visitors Center, Renfrew Park Naturalist Lori Schlosser conducts an outdoor walk to areas of Renfrew Park likely to attract owls. A pre-walk information session teaches about the nocturnal creatures and methods to locate them. Ages 15 and up. Dress warmly and bring flashlights. Limit 60. Pre-registration required. Free. This popular event fills up fast—reserve your place now! For more information, call 717-762-0373 or email to info@renfrewinstitute.org. (snow date…

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Creatures of the Night: Adult Owl Walk

February 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Meet at Visitors Center, Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, 17268 United States
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Snow date To Be Announced. Updates on the website in case of bad weather. This winter excursion, led by Renfrew Institute staff member and naturalist, Lori Schlosser, is for participants aged 15 and up. The activity is free (donations accepted), but registration is required and limited to 60. Spaces fill up quickly for this popular event, so anyone wishing to join the walk should register soon. For more information or to register, call the institute at 717-762-0373 or email to:…

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March 2018

The Wheel That Grinds: Mills in Renfrew’s Past

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Visitors Center, Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Will Sheppard, Historic Archaeologist Part One of Annual Lecture Series 2018: Keep the Wheels Turning. Presented by Will Sheppard, Historic Archaeologist and Anthropology Instructor. Will Sheppard has been a historic archaeologist for 25 years, with a long-standing relationship to the Renfrew property. The program will focus on the mills associated with the Royers, the family who settled on the land now known as Renfrew Park. The talk will include early saw mills on South Mountain, Bark Mill at the tannery…

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Telescope Clinic—Learn How to Use Your Telescope!

March 10 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Visitors Center, Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Free

Dan Kaminsky of the Tri-State Astronomers checks out a telescope. Presented in partnership with Tri-State Astronomers. This “telescope clinic” is designed to help you learn how to maximize your use of a telescope. If you have a telescope and you’re not sure what to do next, bring it to the telescope clinic for some guidance. Registration is required to reserve consultation time. Free. For more information, call 717-762-0373 or email to info@renfrewinstitute.org.

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Keeping Antique Cars Rolling Along

March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Visitors Center, Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Free

Stanley Steamer car Part Two of Annual Lecture Series 2018: Keep the Wheels Turning. Presented by Bill Calimer, Wheelwright, Calimer’s Wheel Shop, Waynesboro, Pa. After a career in cancer research at Hershey Medical Center, Bill Calimer returned to Waynesboro and took over his father’s wheel and carriage shop in 1980. His father and grandfather were blacksmiths and wheelwrights, and Calimer had been around wheel-making all his life. Calimer’s Wheel Shop specializes in replacement wooden wheels for antique automobiles. These wheels require…

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April 2018

Renfrew Rocks! The Rock Detective Strikes Again

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Visitors Center, Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Geologist Jeri Jones In partnership with the Franklin Co. Rock & Mineral Club Geologist Jeri Jones presents a fun and educational program on the geology of the area between Gettysburg and Interstate 81. Imagine a slice of the Earth’s crust showing the bedrock—that would tell an incredible story about our landscape! The program is also an orientation for the May geology bus trip. Free. More details coming early in 2018. For more information, call 717-762-0373 or email to info@renfrewinstitute.org.

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“SOAR” Spring Weekly Bird Walks

April 7 @ 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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“SOAR” Spring Weekly Bird Walks

April 14 @ 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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“SOAR” Spring Weekly Bird Walks

April 21 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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“SOAR” Spring Weekly Bird Walks

April 28 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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May 2018

“SOAR” Spring Weekly Bird Walks

May 5 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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“SOAR” Spring Weekly Bird Walks

May 12 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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“SOAR” Spring Weekly Bird Walks

May 19 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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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“SOAR” Spring Weekly Bird Walks

May 26 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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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