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Renfrew Institute

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April 2019

Renfrew Rocks! Gold and Fossils Under Your Feet

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Visitors Center, Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Free

Geologist Jeri Jones In partnership with the Franklin Co. Rock & Mineral Club, geologist Jeri Jones presents a fun and educational program. There have been many reports of gold found in southeastern Pennsylvania and Maryland, where commercial mines operated into the 1940s. Also, learn how fossils are formed and how to find them. Jones will also be selling his new kids’ geology book of Pennsylvania.  For more information, call 717-762-0373 or email to info@renfrewinstitute.org. Check out our 2019 Adult-Teen Education flier…

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“SOAR” Spring Bird Walks

April 6 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 7:30am on day First of the month, repeating until May 18, 2019

An event every month that begins at 7:30am on day Third of the month, repeating until May 18, 2019

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

“SOAR” stands for “Studying Ornithology At Renfrew” Birding enthusiasts, Larry and Sharon Williams, continue to lead bird walks along the hiking trails at Renfrew Park on the first and third Saturdays of each month. 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…

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Annual Fun Fly 2019

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Free

Kite Masters, Sam and George Adams Free kite flying (all ages) with expert flying help from our Kite Masters—brothers Sam and George Adams—in the meadow behind the museum house at Renfrew Park. Bring your own kite. Build a Kite workshop is scheduled for 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m., all welcome; $1 materials donation for the workshop. Watch this amazing video by local photographer, videographer, and video editor, Andrew Gehman, created during the 2013 Fun Fly. Underwriting support provided by Buchanan Auto Park…

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“SOAR” Spring Bird Walks

April 20 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 7:30am on day First of the month, repeating until May 18, 2019

An event every month that begins at 7:30am on day Third of the month, repeating until May 18, 2019

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

“SOAR” stands for “Studying Ornithology At Renfrew” Birding enthusiasts, Larry and Sharon Williams, continue to lead bird walks along the hiking trails at Renfrew Park on the first and third Saturdays of each month. 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…

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What’s Up With the Chesapeake Bay?

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Visitors Center, Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Free

Sunset on the Chesapeake Bay Co-sponsored by Antietam Watershed Association and Renfrew Institute, Lane Whigham of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (and WASHS graduate) will explore the current health of the Chesapeake Bay, its fisheries, water quality, land-use issues and other factors that effect the health of the Bay. Free. For more information, call 717-762-0373 or email to info@renfrewinstitute.org.

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Recycle/Reuse Yard Sale 2019

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Free to shop, fee applies for sales table rental.

Bargains abound at the Recycle-Reuse Earth Day Yard Sale. 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! Check back soon for the Yard Sale 2019 flier, with all the…

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Earth Celebration Day & Festival of Art 2019

April 27 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Free Admission

Renfrew Institute’s Earth Celebration Day and Festival of Art is a full day of discovery, education, music, and art.  Held in conjunction with the event, the 14th annual Recycle/Reuse Yard Sale is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the picnic area of the park. CHECK OUT THE RECYCLE/REUSE YARD SALE, SAME DAY, SAME LOCATION! Renfrew Institute celebrates spring with environmental exhibits, live music, food stand, and drum circle. At the Festival of Art area artists will display, demonstrate,…

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May 2019

“SOAR” Spring Bird Walks

May 4 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:30am on day First of the month, repeating until May 18, 2019

An event every month that begins at 7:30am on day Third of the month, repeating until May 18, 2019

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

“SOAR” stands for “Studying Ornithology At Renfrew” Birding enthusiasts, Larry and Sharon Williams, continue to lead bird walks along the hiking trails at Renfrew Park on the first and third Saturdays of each month. 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…

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Renfrew Rocks! Geology Field Trip 2019: Almost Heaven Fossil Trip

May 4 @ 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Meet at Visitors Center, Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, 17268 United States
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$50

Wild, wonderful West Virginia will be the destination of this year's fossil-hunting field trip. Renfrew Institute member discount: $5 per seat. Geologist Jeri Jones takes us on a geological journey to West Virginia. As we travel some “country roads,” we’ll learn about and collect fossils. Adults only, age 15 and up.  A geologist for more than 30 years, Jones has conducted extensive research on Pennsylvania mining practices, authored several publications, and narrated a 3-part video series on regional geology known…

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“SOAR” Spring Bird Walks

May 18 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 7:30am on day First of the month, repeating until May 18, 2019

An event every month that begins at 7:30am on day Third of the month, repeating until May 18, 2019

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

“SOAR” stands for “Studying Ornithology At Renfrew” Birding enthusiasts, Larry and Sharon Williams, continue to lead bird walks along the hiking trails at Renfrew Park on the first and third Saturdays of each month. 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…

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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

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. Youth Festival: Be a Hero! A variety of workshops, demonstrations, activities, and entertainment throughout the day, including a performance by the Waynesboro Children’s Theatre Troupe. This year’s theme is Be a Hero! Heroes are found in all walks of life—we are celebrating community heroes, anti-bullying heroes, first responders, and many more everyday…

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June 2019

Birding Field Trips to Gettysburg

June 1 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30am 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 7:30am 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 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Free Admission

Performance time to be confirmed! Presented by Renfrew Institute. Enjoy a full theatrical production of William Shakespeare’s A Comedy of Errors under the stars 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…

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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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