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Renfrew Institute

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September 2018

Letterkenny’s Northern Bobwhite Quail Reintroduction

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Visitors Center, Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Free

To celebrate 2018's designation as the Year of the Bird, Tom Keller, the bobwhite quail and wild pheasant biologist with the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC), will discuss the reintroduction of the Northern Bobwhite Quail to the Letterkenny Army Depot area. Once a popular game bird and a beloved mascot of the Pennsylvania farmer, the bobwhite quail has virtually vanished from the farms and fields of the Commonwealth. In this program, Keller will discuss the quail’s storied history within the state and talk…

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October 2018

SUMMER, FALL & WINTER “SOAR” Bird Walks

October 6 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
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First and Third Saturdays
Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Free

SOAR (“Studying Ornithology At Renfrew”) is now virtually year-round! First and third Saturday summer, fall and winter bird walks began on June 16! 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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SUMMER, FALL & WINTER “SOAR” Bird Walks

October 20 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
First & Third Saturdays
Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Free

SOAR (“Studying Ornithology At Renfrew”) is now virtually year-round! First and third Saturday summer, fall and winter bird walks began on June 16! 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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Pumpkin Festival

October 20 @ 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 by Mountain Ride, children’s activities and fun games at this popular joint fundraising event benefiting both Renfrew Institute and Renfrew Museum and Park. Check out 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…

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Halloween Storytelling

October 24 @ 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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November 2018

SUMMER, FALL & WINTER “SOAR” Bird Walks

November 3 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
First and Third Saturdays
Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Free

SOAR (“Studying Ornithology At Renfrew”) is now virtually year-round! First and third Saturday summer, fall and winter bird walks began on June 16! 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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Creatures of the Night: Family Owl Walk

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

Contact us to put your name on the WAITING LIST for this popular event! Naturalist Lori Schlosser will conduct this outdoor walk to areas of Renfrew Park most likely to attract owls, including Screech, Barred, and Great Horned owls. A brief pre-walk information session will help participants learn more about these nocturnal creatures and the methods used to locate them. The walk is is geared toward families and children are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. Dress warmly…

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SUMMER, FALL & WINTER “SOAR” Bird Walks

November 17 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
First & Third Saturdays
Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Free

SOAR (“Studying Ornithology At Renfrew”) is now virtually year-round! First and third Saturday summer, fall and winter bird walks began on June 16! 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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December 2018

SUMMER, FALL & WINTER “SOAR” Bird Walks

December 1 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
First and Third Saturdays
Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Free

SOAR (“Studying Ornithology At Renfrew”) is now virtually year-round! First and third Saturday summer, fall and winter bird walks began on June 16! 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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Star Party

December 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Free

In partnership with the Tri-State Astronomers, a telescope viewing of the night sky. Big telescopes will be set up in the backyard of the Renfrew Museum house at Renfrew Park. Members of the Tri-State Astronomers club will be on hand with guidance on specific celestial things to look for, and how to find them. Warm up with cookies and hot chocolate in the visitor center. Free.

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SUMMER, FALL & WINTER “SOAR” Bird Walks

December 15 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
First & Third Saturdays
Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Free

SOAR (“Studying Ornithology At Renfrew”) is now virtually year-round! First and third Saturday summer, fall and winter bird walks began on June 16! 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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January 2019

SUMMER, FALL & WINTER “SOAR” Bird Walks

January 5, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
First and Third Saturdays
Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
+ Google Map
Free

SOAR (“Studying Ornithology At Renfrew”) is now virtually year-round! First and third Saturday summer, fall and winter bird walks began on June 16! 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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SUMMER, FALL & WINTER “SOAR” Bird Walks

January 19, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
First & Third Saturdays
Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
+ Google Map
Free

SOAR (“Studying Ornithology At Renfrew”) is now virtually year-round! First and third Saturday summer, fall and winter bird walks began on June 16! 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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Fraktur Workshop

January 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Visitors Center, Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Fee applies, see description for details

Donna Selfridge Spangler will lead a workshop to teach the historic art of the fraktur, a Pennsylvania German tradition to decorate documents such as birth or marriage certificates. Using pens, ink and watercolors, and their choice of laid or woven paper, both used during the time period of fraktur, participants will learn basic fraktur lettering and what the designs symbolize as they create their own fraktur. Workshop Fee: $25 for RI members, $30/non-member. Ages 15 and up, limited to 10. About the instructor,…

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Project SNOWStorm and Project OwlNet

January 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Visitors Center, Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Free

From Project SNOWstorm website: MEET BALTIMORE, A RETURNING OWL FROM THE WINTER OF 2013/2014. HE WAS ONLY BANDED LAST YEAR, BUT IS NOW BEING TRACKED WITH A GPS/GSM TRANSMITTER. (©CHRIS HUDSON) Program by Steve Huy, a founding member of Project SNOWstorm, which uses innovative science to track and understand snowy owls, and to engage people in their conservation through outreach and education. Huy will also discuss Project Owlnet, which facilitates communication, cooperation and innovation among a network of owl-migration researchers…

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February 2019

SUMMER, FALL & WINTER “SOAR” Bird Walks

February 2, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
First and Third Saturdays
Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Free

SOAR (“Studying Ornithology At Renfrew”) is now virtually year-round! First and third Saturday summer, fall and winter bird walks began on June 16! 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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SUMMER, FALL & WINTER “SOAR” Bird Walks

February 16, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
First & Third Saturdays
Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Free

SOAR (“Studying Ornithology At Renfrew”) is now virtually year-round! First and third Saturday summer, fall and winter bird walks began on June 16! 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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March 2019

SUMMER, FALL & WINTER “SOAR” Bird Walks

March 2, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
First and Third Saturdays
Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
+ Google Map
Free

SOAR (“Studying Ornithology At Renfrew”) is now virtually year-round! First and third Saturday summer, fall and winter bird walks began on June 16! 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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SUMMER, FALL & WINTER “SOAR” Bird Walks

March 16, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
First & Third Saturdays
Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Free

SOAR (“Studying Ornithology At Renfrew”) is now virtually year-round! First and third Saturday summer, fall and winter bird walks began on June 16! 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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