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June 2017
Free

Birding Field Trips to Gettysburg

June 3 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30am on Saturday, repeating until June 10, 2017

Gettysburg Battlefield, 1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg, PA 17325 United States
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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 10 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30am on Saturday, repeating until June 10, 2017

Gettysburg Battlefield, 1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg, PA 17325 United States
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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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$50

Renfrew Rocks! Geology Field Trip to Historic Delta, PA

June 10 @ 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Meet at Visitors Center, Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, 17268 United States
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Coulsontown, historic stone structure near Delta, Pennsylvania. An exciting small-group adventure with geologist Jeri Jones, who leads this historic-based tour to Delta, PA. Here the world-famous Peach Bottom Slate was quarried from 1840s into the 1940s. In 1840, Peach Bottom Slate was voted the best building slate in the world at the London Expo, and was used in many government buildings and famous structures including the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. “For this trip, a small…

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Free

SUMMER “SOAR” Bird Walks

June 17 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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SOAR (“Studying Ornithology At Renfrew”) is now virtually year-round! First and third Saturday summer, fall and winter bird walks begin on June 17! Birding enthusiasts Sharon and Larry Williams of Waynesboro will lead the walks along the hiking trails at Renfrew Park throughout the summer, and continue in the fall and winter this year. 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.…

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Free

Children’s Summer Stories

June 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until July 25, 2017

Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Children from pre-school age and up gather under the tree near the Visitors Center 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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$4 - $5

Nose to Nose With Nature

June 21 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Wednesday, repeating until July 26, 2017

Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Explore nature’s best spots in the 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. Underwriting…

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$4 - $5

Take a Hike

June 22 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Discover park trails and hidden wonders! Come hike the trails of Renfrew. Learn about the natural world around you as you explore some of the less-travelled areas of the park. We’ll hike trails called Great Blue Heron, Edmajoda, Salty Grimes and more, stopping along the way for nature related activities. For kids in grades 4–6. Limit: 20. Fee: Renfrew Institute members $4 per child/ Non-members $5. Please arrive 15 minutes early to register.­

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20th Annual Chesapeake Bay Supper Fundraiser

June 23 @ 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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Free

Children’s Summer Stories

June 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until July 25, 2017

Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Children from pre-school age and up gather under the tree near the Visitors Center 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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$4 - $5

Nose to Nose With Nature

June 28 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Wednesday, repeating until July 26, 2017

Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Explore nature’s best spots in the 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. Underwriting…

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July 2017
Free for spectators. Entry fee for Team Salamander members. Details on registration flyer.

Tenth 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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In conjunction with Waynesboro’s Fourth of July Jubilee Firecracker 5K Run. Race starts at Summer Jubilee grounds, across from Waynesboro Hospital. Discount on entry fee for early bird registrations before May 31!  See registration form for details. 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.…

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Free

Children’s Summer Stories

July 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until July 25, 2017

Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Children from pre-school age and up gather under the tree near the Visitors Center 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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$4 - $5

Nose to Nose With Nature

July 5 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Wednesday, repeating until July 26, 2017

Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Explore nature’s best spots in the 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. Underwriting…

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$4 - $5

Down a Garden Path

July 10 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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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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Free

Children’s Summer Stories

July 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until July 25, 2017

Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Children from pre-school age and up gather under the tree near the Visitors Center 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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$4 - $5

Nose to Nose With Nature

July 12 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Wednesday, repeating until July 26, 2017

Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Explore nature’s best spots in the 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. Underwriting…

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Free

Children’s Summer Stories

July 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until July 25, 2017

Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Children from pre-school age and up gather under the tree near the Visitors Center 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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$4 - $5

Nose to Nose With Nature

July 19 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Wednesday, repeating until July 26, 2017

Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Explore nature’s best spots in the 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. Underwriting…

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Free

Children’s Summer Stories

July 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until July 25, 2017

Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Children from pre-school age and up gather under the tree near the Visitors Center 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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$4 - $5

Nose to Nose With Nature

July 26 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Wednesday, repeating until July 26, 2017

Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Explore nature’s best spots in the 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. Underwriting…

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August 2017
Free

Jazz Festival

August 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Date to be confirmed Renfrew Institute’s annual jazz festival spotlights top professional artists each year with stellar performing artists that light up the outdoor stage with hot summer jazz. The concert is followed by an informal question and answer period. Free and open to the public. On the lawn behind the Renfrew Museum house. Flier will all details coming soon.   Underwriting support provided last year by lead sponsor, FirstEnergy Foundation on behalf of West…

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September 2017
Free

Fall and Winter “SOAR” Bird Walks

September 2 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Birding enthusiasts Sharon and Larry Williams of Waynesboro will lead bird walks along the hiking trails at Renfrew Park throughout the fall and winter this year on the first and third Saturday of each month beginning on September 2. 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: Our regular spring weekly bird walks with Jack Olzewski resume on…

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October 2017
$4 - $8

Pumpkin Festival

October 21 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Co-sponsored by Renfrew Institute and Renfrew Museum as a joint fundraiser The Pumpkin Festival has become a family tradition. Visitors enjoy the exciting pumpkin-chuckin’ trebuchet, pumpkin carving, hayrides, live music, children’s 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, steamers, country chicken sandwiches, fries, sodas, and bake sale items sold separately. Admission fee $8 adults, $4 kids aged…

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Free

Halloween Storytelling

October 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Visitors Center, Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Jennifer Vanderau in Halloween storytelling garb. Annual evening of spooky tales featuring a local storyteller. Held in the Wagon Room, inside the Visitor Center at Renfrew Park. The program is free of charge and open to the public. Storytelling will be divided into two sessions. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., the first half hour of stories will be suitable for children of all ages. All children must be accompanied by an adult. At 7 p.m., families with…

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