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February 2020

Astronomy Program: An Astronomer’s Perspective on Climate Change

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Visitors Center, Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Free

Dr. Lawrence Marschall, Professor of Physics Emeritus, Gettysburg College, discusses what astronomical conditions can affect the climate of a planet. He asks, “How do we know that current climate change is not caused by astronomical changes?” Come to this free program to learn more about this “hot topic.” Night sky viewing after the program, weather permitting. Free. A professor of astronomy and physics for many years, Marschall was a visiting research scientist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, the University…

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March 2020

Telescope Clinic—Learn How to Use Your Telescope!

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Visitors Center, Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Free

Dan Kaminsky of the Tri-State Astronomers checks out a telescope. Presented in partnership with Tri-State Astronomers. This “telescope clinic” is designed to help you learn how to maximize your use of a telescope. If you have a telescope and you’re not sure what to do next, bring it to the telescope clinic for some guidance. Registration is required to reserve consultation time. Free. For more information, call 717-762-0373 or email to info@instituteatrenfrew.org. See our 2020 Adult-Teen Education flier for more…

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Pennsylvania’s Native Americans—Part I of Penn’s Woods Over Time: People and the Forest

March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Visitors Center, Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Presented by Roger Swartz, Author, Educator & Historian and Deborah ‘Turtle’ Swartz, Native American Living Historian & Authority An illustrated overview of the history and way of life of Pennsylvania’s Native Americans will be presented. Covering the period from circa 1525 through 1800, the Swartzes will talk about the major groups of Native Americans living in or near Penn’s Woods. Groups include the Iroquois, Shawnee, Susquehannock, and Lanape (Delaware), with discussion of where they were, and when. The contrast between…

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Charcoal Hearths, Collier Huts, and Haul Roads: Traces of the Iron Industry Across South Mountain—Part II of Penn’s Woods Over Time: People and the Forest

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Visitors Center, Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Free

Presented by Andre Weltman, Chairman, Friends of Pine Grove Furnace State Park. Andre Weltman will discuss the impact of the iron industry—in terms of ore pits, greenhouse gasses, and labor—plus the largest (and lasting) legacy of ironmaking in our region, its affect on the forests. This impact on the forests affected the way of life for area residents. “Once you know what you’re looking for, you can recognize the shadow of the charcoal iron industry truly everywhere in the Michaux…

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April 2020

Renfrew Rocks! Prehistoric Life of Pennsylvania

April 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Visitors Center, Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Phacops trilobite fossil In partnership with the Franklin Co. Rock & Mineral Club Presented by geologist Jeri Jones, the program covers life that once lived in Pennsylvania from the ancient seas 541 million years ago, up through the Ice Age ending about 8,000 years ago. Fossils help to tell scientists what our area was like over geologic time. Free. For more information, call 717-762-0373 or email to info@instituteatrenfrew.org. Check out our 2019–2020 Adult-Teen Education flier for more great programs and…

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“SOAR” Spring Bird Walks

April 4 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 7:30 am on day First of the month, repeating until April 4, 2020

An event every month that begins at 7:30 am on day Third of the month, repeating until May 30, 2020

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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Gone with the Wind: Kite Power

April 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Visitors Center, Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Free

To celebrate 25 years of the Institute at Renfrew’s spring kite fly event, kite masters George and Sam Adams will present a program on kite power. Learn how kites have been used historically—not just for recreation, but to move machines and generate electricity. The Adams brothers will then help guests build their own kite from simple materials like string, dowel rods and a plastic garbage bag. Free, materials provided.

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Annual Kite Fun Fly 2020

April 11 @ 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 18 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:30 am on day First of the month, repeating until April 4, 2020

An event every month that begins at 7:30 am on day Third of the month, repeating until May 30, 2020

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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Recycling: Answers from the Experts!

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Visitors Center, Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Free

Raised hands with trash and recycle sign, vector illustration Co-sponsored by Antietam Watershed Association and The Institute at Renfrew. Still confused about what’s recyclable and what isn’t? Local experts address the status of recycling in the Waynesboro area and Franklin County. Panelists include: Washington Township Manager, Jeff Geesaman; Waynesboro Boro Manager, Jason Stains; Franklin County Planning Dept. Director, Steve Thomas; Franklin County Planner, Rochelle Barvinchack; Apple Valley Recycling representative. Submit questions ahead by email or phone (info@instituteatrenfrew.org or 717-762-0373). Free,…

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Recycle/Reuse Yard Sale 2020

April 25 @ 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 The Institute at Renfrew makes money on the space rentals! Shoppers attend and browse for free! Check back in…

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Earth Celebration Day & Festival of Art 2020

April 25 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Free Admission

The Institute at Renfrew’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 15th annual Recycle/Reuse Yard Sale is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the picnic area of the park. The Institute celebrates spring with environmental exhibits, live music, food stand, and drum circle. At the Festival of Art area artists will display, demonstrate, and sell their works as part of Earth…

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May 2020

Geology Field Trip: Fossils Tell Stories!     

May 9 @ 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Meet at Visitors Center, Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, 17268 United States
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Fee charged, see event description

Geologist Jeri Jones takes us to northern Pennsylvania to the St. Clair fern fossil site and the New Ringgold fossil site. Adults only, age 15 and up. Transportation by bus only, provided. Pre-registration required. Fee: $50. Institute at Renfrew member discount: $5 per seat. Bring bag lunch and wear sturdy shoes. For more information, call 717-762-0373 or visit www.instituteatrenfrew.org. Check out our 2020 Adult Ed Calendar of Events here for more great programs and events.

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“SOAR” Spring Bird Walks

May 16 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:30 am on day First of the month, repeating until April 4, 2020

An event every month that begins at 7:30 am on day Third of the month, repeating until May 30, 2020

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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Youth Festival: “Prehistoric in the Park”

May 24 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
Free

The 31st annual Youth Festival, a FREE day of fun for kids of all ages.  This year’s special theme is “Prehistoric in the Park,” with theme-related activities! Youth Fest is the best-kept FUN SECRET in Waynesboro! . For more information, call 717-762-0373 or visit www.instituteatrenfrew.org. Check back for more details and an event flier. See our 2020 Adult Ed Calendar of Events for more great programs and events.

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June 2020

Shakespeare in the Park: The Tragedy of Julius Caesar

June 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Free

PERFORMANCE TIME TO BE CONFIRMED. Presented by The Institute at Renfrew. Enjoy a full theatrical production of William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar in the magical outdoor setting of Renfrew Park. Staged behind the museum house, this MEG (Maryland Entertainment Group) production marks the seventh anniversary of the group’s Shakespeare in the Park performances. In Shakespeare’s story of Julius Caesar, you will witness what can happen when suspicion, flattery, conspiracy, doubt, and treachery plague the ruling class. Have we learned…

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23rd Annual Chesapeake Bay Supper Fundraiser

June 26 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Waynesboro Country Club, 11000 Country Club Road
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Thank you to our 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.…

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July 2020

13th Anniversary Salamander Scramble 5K

July 4 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Summer Jubilee grounds, 501 East Main Street
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Free for spectators. Entry fee for Team Salamander members. Details on registration flyer.

In conjunction with Waynesboro’s Fourth of July Jubilee Firecracker 5K Run. Race starts at Summer Jubilee grounds, across from Waynesboro Hospital. Lace up your running/walking shoes and join Team Salamander as we “scramble” around Waynesboro to raise funds for The Institute at Renfrew. Team members secure funding pledges from friends, family, and co-workers. All athletic levels are welcome. Pre-race training runs are offered for team members. Team member race fee for the Firecracker 5K is covered and all team members…

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August 2020

Jazz Festival 2020

August 30 @ 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 29th annual FREE Jazz Fest! The Institute at Renfrew’s 29th annual jazz festival spotlights stellar performing artists that light up the outdoor stage with hot summer jazz. An informal question and answer period follows the show. Free and open to the public. On the lawn behind the Renfrew Museum house . For more information, call 717-762-0373 or email to info@instituteatrenfrew.org. Check back later for a flier with all the details and artist bio information.  See a history of the…

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September 2020

Rotary: Battle of the Minds

September 24 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Green Grove Gardens, 1032 Buchanan Trail E
Greencastle, PA 17225 United States
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Cost to be determined

Battle of the Minds—the ultimate trivia challenge! The Institute at Renfrew was selected as The Rotary Club of Waynesboro’s non-profit co-sponsor of the 2020 Battle of the Minds fundraiser event. Plan to enjoy an evening at Green Grove Gardens that includes a silent auction, live auction, cocktail hour, fabulous meal—and the main attraction, the Battle of the Minds trivia game—all while raising funds for not one but TWO great community causes! The game pits each table against the others in a…

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October 2020

Pumpkin Festival

October 17 @ 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 The Institute at Renfrew and Renfrew Museum and Park 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 The Institute at Renfrew 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…

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