Mt. Gretna Arts Council


Support for Arts and Artists in Mount Gretna

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Notice: Starting around Jan. 20, Rte. 117 west of Timber Bridge to Colebrook closes for bridge repairs. With favorable weather, the road should reopen in mid-February. Local motorists can use alternate route to Colebrook along Butler and Mine roads. Trucks and through traffic will detour around Rte. 322 and Mt. Wilson Road.

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* WinteritesWinterites

Time: 1:00 pm

Tuesday, April 1, 2014. "Virtual Tour" of Philhaven, our neighbor to the north. Learn more about the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities in addition to their regular ongoing programs Phil Hess, CEO Alicia LaFrance, Director of Community Engagement. Everyone is invited - women and men. Bring a Friend or Two. Dues are /per person/per year - Proceeds benefit the Fire Company. For information call Donna Kaplan 964-2174

* First FridayFirst Friday

Time: 5:00 pm

Artists' reception for photographer Madelaine Gray and two others at Lebanon Picture Frame & Fine Art Gallery. Ms. Gray says her first trip to the south of France in 1993 "awakened a love of villages and landscapes of Europe." Man y would say she expresses a similar love of Mt. Gretna, where she has lived for the past 12 years. 5 to 8 pm.

* Gretna FridayGretna Friday

Time: 5:30 pm

Featured Artist: CASEY DIXON My paintings are done in oil on panel or paper. I paint conventional subjects – land, objects, people – but I use paint in less traditional ways, to capture the immediate visual impact of form and color, almost as a glance, using brusque applications of color. Music By: RON WATERS Trumpet STEVE MEASHEY Upright Bass ANDY ROBERTS Piano JOHN MOSEMAN Drums Currently Displaying Artist: KATE DOLAN Jewelry Design

* Gourmet Fire HallGourmet Fire Hall

Time: 4:00 pm

Chicken Cordon Bleu night at the Fire Hall. "We wanted to try something different," says firefighter president Joe Shay: Baked breaded chicken breast filled with ham and cheese, roasted red potatoes, corn and green beans, glazed carrots and applesauce, rolls, dessert and beverages; adults, for children's chicken nuggets. 4 to 7 pm or until this "first-time ever event" is sold out.

* ConcertConcert

Time: 7:30 pm

Classical music concert: Shai Wosner performs Schubert's final two piano sonatas at Gretna Music's winter venue, Leffler Chapel & Performance Center, Elizabethtown College, 7:30 pm

* Fitness HikeFitness Hike

Time: 9:00 am

Fitness Hike (fast-paced, 4- to 5-miles), Gov. Dick Park. 9 am

* Music on the PorchMusic on the Porch

Time: 1:00 pm

Music on the Porch (or by fireside indoors), Bluegrass and Appalachian style, Gov. Dick Nature Center, 1-4 pm

* Lenten ServiceLenten Service

Time: 7:00 pm

Lenten service at Mt. Gretna United Methodist Church with guest minister Jim Heath of Cornwall UMC. 7 pm.

* Lenten ServiceLenten Service

Time: 7:00 pm

Lenten services begin at area churches, 7 pm. The Mt. Gretna service is April 9.

* Egg Dye NightEgg Dye Night

Time: 6:30 pm

Easter Egg Dye Night at Mt. Gretna United Methodist Church. Help decorate eggs for the forthcoming Big Egg Hunt (below). 6:30 pm.

* Egg HuntEgg Hunt

Time: 11:00 am

Easter Egg Hunt at the Chautauqua Playground. An event with prizes for five age groups, plotted by "eggstremely eggsperienced egg-hiders," says pun-loving Pastor Mike Remel. Starts 11 am (and is usually over at 11:05). Rain date April 19.

* WeebelosWeebelos

Time: 10:00 am

Webelos Forester Workshop, , Gov. Dick Park, 10 am - 1 pm.

* Brass EnsembleBrass Ensemble

Time: 7:00 pm

Basic'ly Brass ensemble concert to raise funds for a renovation project at Mt. Gretna United Methodist Church features Al Stokes, a French horn musician who moved to Otterbein Avenue two years ago and also performs with the Hershey Symphony and Dave Stahl Sacred Orchestra. At the church, 7 pm.

* Birds and FlowersBirds and Flowers

Time: 2:00 pm

Birds and Flowers Walk, bring binoculars and field guide, Gov. Dick Nature Center., 2 pm.

* Fun WalkFun Walk

Time: 10:00 am

Toddlers in Tow. Walk, crafts, activities for ages 1 to 5. (No strollers please.) Gov. Dick Park, 10 am

* Junior NaturalistJunior Naturalist

Time: 10:30 am

Junior Naturalist programs for ages 5 and up. Youngsters attending 6 of 8 monthly programs earn a Gov. Dick Park Jr. Naturalist patch. Choose a 10:30 am or 1 pm session.

* Dawn ServiceDawn Service

Time: 7:00 am

Easter Dawn Service at Soldiers Field by Mt. Gretna United Methodist Church minister Mike Remel, 7 am, followed by regular services at the Boehm Avenue sanctuary, 8:30 and 10 am.

* Easy-Paced WalkEasy-Paced Walk

Time: 3:00 pm

EXPLORE! A 50+ Walk About (a kinder pace for mature hikers). Gov. Dick Nature Center, 3 pm

* Postcard TalkPostcard Talk

Time: 2:00 pm

Mt. Gretna Area Historical Society's newly acquired postcards including scenes from the Campmeeting's forerunner in Stoverdale, near Hummelstown. At the Mt. Gretna Fire Hall, 2 pm

* WildflowersWildflowers

Time: 3:00 pm

Wildflower Investigations at Gov. Dick Park, 3 pm

Category Key
 Arts and Exhibits
 Concerts and Performances
 Kids and Family Fun
 Lectures and Seminars
 Recreation and Exercise

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