Greencastle-Antrim is full of events that will keep its residents and visitors busy. From golf tournaments to summer camps and concerts, there is something for everyone. Here are some of the exciting events happening in and around the area.
G-A Chamber Golf Tournament
The 35th Annual Greencastle-Antrim Chamber Golf Tournament is set to take place soon. The four-player scramble will be held at the Greencastle Golf Club. Registration is available online for $100 per player and includes breakfast, a Bloody Mary Bar, lunch during play, as well as awards and prizes. Interested individuals can register on the tournament website.
Women’s Leadership Seminar
Businesswomen are invited to join the Cumberland Valley Business Alliance for a half-day professional development seminar on the topic of “Kindle Your Fire.” The event is scheduled for Tuesday, May 23, from 8 – 11:30 a.m. Guests will enjoy breakfast, networking, and presentations by Angi Quigley, Holly Bertone, and Laura Wallace. Details about the event are available on the CVBA website.
The Jerome King Playground Association is about to start construction on Pickleball Courts by renovating two of the tennis courts to accommodate this fast-growing sport. The estimated cost of the project is $45,000-$50,000. A generous benefactor has agreed to match any contributions up to $20,000. Last summer, the Association launched a fundraising campaign and needs approximately $4,000 to reach their matching goal. Anyone interested in contributing to this new recreational venture can send a tax-deductible contribution to the Jerome King Playground Association with “Pickleball” noted on the check.
Relay for Life
The Greencastle-Antrim High School will host the Relay for Life event on Friday, May 19, from 4 – 11 p.m. The event is open to Franklin and Fulton County community members to honor those who are fighting cancer and cancer survivors. Interested individuals can register on the Relay for Life website.
Summer Camp Resources
Rhodes Grove, The Chatty Chameleon, and Camp Joy El are offering a variety of summer camps for children. Rhodes Grove offers Traditional, Equestrian, and Day Camp experiences, as well as some specialty camps for those interested in soccer or music. The Chatty Chameleon is planning fun and educational Day Camps in June and July, including Star Wars Camp, Art Camp, Coding Camp, Mystery Camp, and Disney’s Encanto Camp. Camp Joy El offers amazing experiences for families and children. Details for all these camps are available on their respective websites.
History Lectures at Allison-Antrim Museum
Community members are invited to hear the following monthly history lectures hosted by Allison-Antrim Museum at 365 South Ridge Avenue in Greencastle. On Thursday, May 11, Scott Sutton and John McDowell will present the history of the Highline train station and the history of the railroad system in Greencastle-Antrim. On Thursday, June 8, Bonnie Shockey, president of Allison-Antrim Museum, will speak on “Defying General Pickett – Dolly Harris Greencastle’s Flag-Waving Girl.” There is no fee to attend, but donations are greatly accepted toward Allison-Antrim Museum’s annual speaker series.
Trivia Night at Fireside Pub
Fireside Pub hosts a weekly trivia night every Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Interested individuals should make a reservation ahead of time if they would like a table.
Shalom will host the 45th Annual Shalom Dutchfest on May 5 and 6 at 126 Social Island Road in Chambersburg. The event will include delicious food, children’s activities,
auctions, crafts, and much more. Dutchfest begins on May 5 at 5 p.m. with food concessions, craft shows, children’s activities, and used book area. On May 6, food and fun continue with the annual SCA 5K, Children’s Fun Walk, and Chicken BBQ. Admission and parking are free, and the event is open rain or shine.
Christmas in July Golf Tournament
The Greencastle Exchange Club will hold its annual Christmas in July Golf Tournament, “Every Child Deserves a Gift,” on July 28 at the Greencastle Golf Club. All proceeds will be used to purchase gifts for children in the G-A School District. The cost is $100 per player, and sponsorships are also available. Registration and event details are available on the event website.
Habitat for Humanity Seeking Land
Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County is seeking a building lot for an upcoming project in the Greencastle-Antrim school district. Public sewer is required, and public water is preferred but not required. Prospective properties cannot require a larger than a 1,200 sq. ft. home, construction of a garage or stone/brick facing on the structure. Anyone with prospective land availability details should contact Mark Story by emailing email@example.com.
Spring Concerts with Penn State Mont Alto
Penn State Mont Alto is hosting a series of spring concerts, including the Mont Alto Chorale spring concert on April 28 and the Annual Mont Alto Choral Festival on May 6. Both events are free to the public and held at the Penn State Mont Alto Auditorium. More information is available on the Mont Alto Chorale website.
The shop and consign & collect are hosting the Spring Market on May 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 136 East Baltimore Street in Greencastle. Local artisans and crafters will be selling a variety of jewelry, fresh and silk florals, live plants, candles, and more.
Greencastle-Antrim Food Pantry
The G-A Food Pantry is in need of donations due to a record number of families in need. They are currently accepting donations of non-perishable food items, including cereal, pasta sauce in cans or plastic, rice mixes, pasta mixes, potato mixes, canned pasta, canned meats, baked beans, soups, vegetables except green beans and corn, fruit, applesauce, and toilet paper. The pantry will be open on May 4, 10, and 17, and donations should be scheduled by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 717-597-8333 ext. 2.
Vendor Openings at Sidewalk Days
Vendor spaces are available for the 56th Annual Greencastle Sidewalk Days on July 7 and 8. The event is sponsored by Blaise Alexander Chevrolet and runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Interested vendors should visit the G-ACC website for more information.
Concert Series at Hagerstown Community College
The Hagerstown Community College’s Alumni Association is hosting a free and public Funky Fridays concert series featuring The Holders, The Plate Scrapers, Cazhmiere Band, and The Jill Fulton Band. The concerts will be held at 6:15 p.m. in HCC’s Alumni Amphitheater, and food trucks, beer, and wine will be available on site.
Greencastle Farm Market & Food Truck Fridays
The Greencastle Farm Market and Food Truck Fridays are hosted by the shop and consign & collect on June 2, July 7, and August
4 on the lawn between 136 and 144 East Baltimore Street in Greencastle. Vendor spaces are available for $20 per space or $40 for food trucks. More details are available on the event website.
The Tide Shoe Drive
The Tide Shoe Drive is part of the Your Soles ~ Their Souls fundraiser, which aims to make a difference in the lives of many around the world. The drive is collecting gently used or new shoes of any style through May 10. The goal is to fill 100 bags of 25 pairs each, and drop-off locations and other details are available on the event website.
Franklin County Library System Fundraiser
The Franklin County Library System is hosting a Kentucky Derby Party on May 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. Attendees will watch the race in style at Menno Haven Life Center, and tickets are available on the event website.
Mont Alto LaunchBox
The Mont Alto LaunchBox is a free resource for entrepreneurs in Franklin County. Small business owners or potential small business owners can learn about resources and services available through Penn State Mont Alto’s LaunchBox. The LaunchBox will be at The Aura Building on May 16, June 20, July 18, and August 1 and 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. No appointment is necessary, and more information is available on the LaunchBox website.
Fiddlin in the Field
Enjoy an evening of bluegrass music featuring Danny Paisley on June 15 at 6 p.m. at 10437 Grant Shook Road in Greencastle. Bring your own lawn chair, and Leah’s Cookie Bite Bake Shop and Lizzy’s food truck will be on site. Tickets are available on leahslegacy.net for $27 each (including service fee) or $25 each by mailing a check payable to Leah’s Legacy to 10631 Grant Shook Rd., Greencastle, PA 17225. More details are available on the event website.
Looking for More Things To Do?
The CVBA Calendar of Events has information about a variety of events, including Wee Wonders Nature Walks, book sales, and medicinal uses for herbs. More information is available on the CVBA website.