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Renfrew Institute

(717) 762-0373

May 2019

30th Anniversary Youth Festival!

May 26 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Waynesboro Area Middle School, 702 E 2nd St
Waynesboro, 17268 United States
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Free

Youth Festival: Be a Hero! 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. The featured guest performance is by the Maryland Entertainment Group (MEG), Heroic King Arthur and the Sword and the Stone. Click here to check out the "playshops" and all day fun activities planned for this year's 30th Anniversary Youth Festival! This year’s theme is Be a Hero!…

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June 2019

MARTIN’S Bags 4 My Cause Benefits the Institute

June 1 - June 30
$2.50

Renfrew Institute selected as MARTIN’S Bags 4 My Cause Program Beneficiary Renfrew Institute has been selected as a beneficiary of the MARTIN’S Bags 4 My Cause Program for the month of June. The MARTIN’S Bags 4 My Cause Program, which launched in March 2019, is a reusable bag program that facilitates community support with the goal to make a difference in the communities where shoppers live and work. Renfrew Institute was selected as the June beneficiary of the program by…

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Birding Field Trips to Gettysburg

June 1 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Saturday, repeating until June 8, 2019

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

Renfrew Institute's SOAR birding enthusiasts will lead off-site birding trips to Gettysburg battlefield. Some of the species 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 Renfrew Institute at 717-762-0373…

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Birding Field Trips to Gettysburg

June 8 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Saturday, repeating until June 8, 2019

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

Renfrew Institute's SOAR birding enthusiasts will lead off-site birding trips to Gettysburg battlefield. Some of the species 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 Renfrew Institute at 717-762-0373…

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Shakespeare in the Park: A Comedy of Errors

June 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Free Admission

Presented by Renfrew Institute. Enjoy a full theatrical production of William Shakespeare’s A Comedy of Errors under the trees in Renfrew Park. Staged behind the museum house, this MEG (Maryland Entertainment Group) production marks the sixth anniversary of the group’s Shakespeare in the Park performances. The Comedy of Errors is one of Shakespeare's early plays—a farce about two sets of identical twins who were separated at birth. Chaos ensues as identities are mistaken, false accusations are made, and puns run rampant.…

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Children’s Summer Stories—Summer Institute

June 18 @ 11:00 am - July 23 @ 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until June 18, 2019

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. This year, the theme is Oceans! If inclement weather, call Renfrew Institute at 717-762-0373 to confirm. Free. Underwriting support by John & Deb Beck See our Summer Institute schedule publication for more summer fun activities! (PDF file)

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22nd Annual Chesapeake Bay Supper Fundraiser

June 28 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Waynesboro Country Club, 11000 Country Club Road
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Last year's sponsors: Lead “Blue Crab” sponsor, FirstEnergy on behalf of West Penn Power “Landlubber” sponsor, Keller Stonebraker Insurance, Inc.  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.…

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August 2019

Jazz Festival

August 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Free

Renfrew Institute’s 28th annual Jazz Fest is going to be another very special concert!  Our annual jazz festival spotlights top professional artists with stellar performances that light up the outdoor stage with hot summer jazz. Details for this year's concert will be announced later. 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 . Check back later for a flier with all the details and artist…

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October 2019

Pumpkin Festival

October 19 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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$4 – $10

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. Check back for the flier with all the details! Free soup, cider, and bread included with admission fee. Hot dogs, sodas, and bake sale items sold separately. Admission fee $10…

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Halloween Storytelling

October 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Visitors Center, Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Free

Jennifer Vanderau in Halloween storytelling garb. Come hear tall tales of things that go bump in the night! Annual evening of spooky tales featuring local storyteller, Jennifer Vanderau. Held in the Wagon Shed 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…

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