Building connections to the past and to the natural world

Bringing the community together

Check out the following FREE family events:

SOAR Bird Walks (Studying Ornithology At Renfrew)
Saturdays in April & May, beginning April 1 • 7:30 to 10 a.m.
Underwriting support provided by Marge Kiersz; Lucinda D. Potter, CPA; and Smith, Elliott, Kearns & Company
Naturalist Jack Olzewski will lead weekly bird walks along the hiking trails at Renfrew Park. 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 morning sessions. See calendar entry in chronological order, below.
Note: Beginning in September, Larry and Sharon Williams will lead bird walks on the first and third Saturdays throughout fall and winter.
SOAR has a Facebook page, too—check it out!
Take a look at our Adult-Teen Education flyer to discover other opportunities to learn and have fun this year!

Renfrew Rocks! Geology Program: “What Do Our Local Landscapes Tell Us About the Geology?”
Thursday, April 6 • 7 p.m.
CHANGE OF VENUE: Community Room, Washington Township Offices, 13013 Welty Road in Waynesboro
Underwriting support provided by Marge Kiersz; Lucinda D. Potter, CPA; and Smith, Elliott, Kearns & Company
Geologist Jeri Jones presents a quick-paced and informative program on fascinating aspects of the local underground world. “What Do Our Local Landscapes Tell Us About the Geology?” combines fun with education and continues the popular “Renfrew Rocks!” annual geology series.
The program will highlight the types of rocks found in the local region and their importance to a geologist, as well as mineral resources, geologic hazards and some of the new geologic discoveries in the area.
“Waynesboro is positioned within the Great Valley Section known for its limestone,” Jones said. “To the west are the world-famous Appalachian Mountains and to the east is South Mountain, which contains some of the oldest rocks in the entire state.”
“South Mountain is also the northern extension of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and North Carolina,” Jones said. “Participants will be amazed to discover what this area went through over the past one billion years.”
Audience questions are welcome, and door prizes will be awarded. This free program will also be helpful to those attending the May and June geology field trips, led by Jones.
Take a look at our Adult-Teen Education flyer to discover other opportunities to learn and have fun this year!

Special Joint Program with Antietam Watershed Association—Antietam Creek Check-up  
Thursday, April 13 • 7 p.m.
Visitors Center, Renfrew Park
Presented in partnership with Antietam Watershed Association
Underwriting support provided by Marge Kiersz; Lucinda D. Potter, CPA; and Smith, Elliott, Kearns & Company
Visitors Center, Renfrew Park, Waynesboro PA
Learn about the health of our local streams and what area residents can do to maintain or improve water quality. Renfrew Institute and the Antietam Watershed Association (AWA) promote watershed education and healthy streams with a citizen stream-monitoring program. Presented by Melodie Anderson-Smith, monitoring program coordinator and Renfrew Institute executive director, and Shippensburg University interns, Lindsey Amsley and Nicole Wilt, the program covers the latest news on the health of both East and West Branches of the Antietam Creek in Pennsylvania. Stream monitors have been collecting stream data in the Waynesboro area for nearly ten years, documenting what has changed in local streams and what has not, during the past decade. Collective data housed at Renfrew Institute provides valuable information for watershed managers, local municipalities and the general public. Free. For more information, contact us at (717) 762-0373 or info@renfrewinstitute.org.
Take a look at our Adult-Teen Education flyer to discover other opportunities to learn and have fun this year!

Annual Fun Fly 2017
Saturday, April 15 • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Renfrew Park
Underwriting support provided by Buchanan Auto Park
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 12:00–1:30, all welcome; $1 materials donation. Check out the flyer with all the details. Watch this amazing video by local photographer, videographer, and video editor, Andrew Gehman, created during the 2013 Fun Fly. Watch the video here.
Take a look at our Adult-Teen Education flyer to discover other opportunities to learn and have fun this year!

Recycle/Reuse Earth Day Yard Sale, Combined with Earth Celebration Day & Festival of Art 2017  
Saturday, April 29 • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Underwriting support provided last year by two lead sponsors, Drs. Jerzy Kornilow O.D. & Alison Ridenour,O.D., Antietam EYE Associates and Dave Neterer, Sterling Financial Management; and by Hadley Farms Bakery and Total Vac
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! Get the registration form and flyer with more details. Contact us at (717) 762-0373 or info@renfrewinstitute.org.
Take a look at our Adult-Teen Education flyer to discover other opportunities to learn and have fun this year!

Earth Celebration Day & Festival of Art 2017
Saturday, April 29 • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Underwriting support provided last year by Angela Grove-Weagly in memory of Joyce L. Ceyler & in Honor of Richard D. Ceyler, and by Lucinda D. Potter, CPA and Millennium 3 Energy
Renfrew Institute celebrates spring with environmental exhibits, music, student clothesline display, food stand, and drum circle. At the Festival of Art area artists will display, demonstrate, and sell their works as part of Earth Celebration Day. Free admission. Check back in March 2017 for event flyer, exhibitors list and more information. [Rain Location: Waynesboro Area Middle School] Watch a video of the 2013 event, created by Andrew Gehman.
Take a look at our Adult-Teen Education flyer to discover other opportunities to learn and have fun this year!

Deer-Resistant Native Trees & Plants for Your Landscape
Thursday, May 4 • 7 p.m.
Visitors Center, Renfrew Park
Underwriting support provided in part by Marge Kiersz; Lucinda D. Potter, CPA; and Smith, Elliott, Kearns & Company
An illustrated PowerPoint talk by Dr. Doris Armstrong Goldman, Renfrew Institute staff biologist. Your own yard can provide a great habitat for endangered plants. Native plants provide four times more forage for beautiful butterflies and the birds that feed on them. Learn which native plants are tailored to your yard’s conditions, whether sunny or shady, wet or dry, high or low pH (acid or alkaline soil). Also learn which plants will best fit your landscaping desires—height, shape, color, season. Free.
Take a look at our Adult-Teen Education flyer to discover other opportunities to learn and have fun this year!

Renfrew Rocks! Family Geology Field Trip: Mining and Fossils
Saturday, May 20 • 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Meet at Visitors Center, Renfrew Park
Underwriting support provided by Marge Kiersz; Lucinda D. Potter, CPA; and Smith, Elliott, Kearns & Company
Stops vary each year, with a focus on the geologic history and topography of our region. This year, participants will travel by coach bus to Lansford, PA to tour the No. 9 Mine and Museum, once a rich anthracite coal operation. After the tour, we will travel a short distance south to New Ringgold, PA where there is an opportunity to collect fossils that represent a vast ocean about 385 million years ago. Geared for families, the trip includes collecting fossils, minerals and rocks along with some nifty geologic sites. Great opportunity to fulfill Boy Scout requirements or homeschooler project. Transportation by bus only, provided. Pre-registration required. Fee: TBA. Renfrew Institute member discount: $5 per seat (adult or child). Bring bag lunch. For more information, contact us at (717) 762-0373 or info@renfrewinstitute.org. Jones will lead another geologic field trip on June 10, see below.
Take a look at our Adult-Teen Education flyer to discover other opportunities to learn and have fun this year!

Youth Festival 2017
Theme to be announced!

Sunday, May 28, 2017 • 1 to 5:30 p.m.
Underwriting support provided by BB&T Bank
This fun event features a variety of workshops, demonstrations, activities, exhibits, and entertainment throughout the day, including a performance by the Waynesboro Children’s Theatre Troupe. Specialty playshops tie in the theme with all sorts of fun activities. Professional guest performers are always exciting, entertaining and fun! Pre-register for fun playshops. Youth Fest is the best-kept FUN SECRET in Waynesboro! Free admission. [Rain site Waynesboro Area Middle School] Check out this cool video from 2013, created for the institute by Andrew Gehman. Plus, visit our Flickr page to see great photos from 2015!

Renfrew Rocks! Geology Field Trip to Historic Delta, Pennsylvania
Saturday, June 10 • 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m. (time to be confirmed)
Visitors Center, Renfrew Park
Underwriting support provided by Marge Kiersz; Lucinda D. Potter, CPA; and Smith, Elliott, Kearns & Company
An exciting small-group adventure with geologist Jeri Jones, who leads this historic-based tour to Delta, PA. Here the world-famous Peach Bottom Slate was quarried from 1840s into the 1940s. In 1840, Peach Bottom Slate was voted the best building slate in the world at the London Expo, and was used in many government buildings and famous structures including the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC.
“For this trip, a small coach bus will transport participants back into time to visit the Old Line Museum, Rehoboth Welsh Church (one of only three remaining such congregations in North America), Slateville Presbyterian Church cemetery, Coulsontown (a restored Welsh village) and the Jones Quarry, one of the remaining easily accessible quarries in the area,” Jones said. Transportation by bus only, provided. Pre-registration required. Fee: TBA. Renfrew Institute member discount: $5 per seat. Bring bag lunch. For more information, contact us at (717) 762-0373 or info@renfrewinstitute.org.
Take a look at our Adult-Teen Education flyer to discover other opportunities to learn and have fun this year!

Off-Site Birding Field Trips to Gettysburg Battlefield 2017  
Two Saturdays in June, TBA • 7:30 a.m. to approx. 10 a.m.
Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Virginia Memorial on Confederate Avenue, on the Gettysburg battlefield
Underwriting support provided by Marge Kiersz; Lucinda D. Potter, CPA; and Smith, Elliott, Kearns & Company
Naturalist Jack Olszewski leads off-site birding trips to Gettysburg battlefield. Some of the species Olszewski has 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 Jack at 301-241-3846, or Renfrew Institute at 717-762-0373. Free and open to the public.
Take a look at our Adult-Teen Education flyer to discover other opportunities to learn and have fun this year!

Renfrew Institute’s 20th Annual Chesapeake Bay Supper Fundraiser 2017
Friday, June 23, 2017 • 5:30 p.m.
Underwriting support provided in 2016 by lead “Blue Crab” sponsor, FirstEnergy on behalf of West Penn Power, and by Advanced Financial Security, Caroline Dean, Denny’s Garage, Foreman’s Rare Coins, Matt Gunder, Kirsten Hubbard, Chet and Betsy Mauk, Noelker and Hull Associates, Inc., Savage Family Pharmacy and Dr. and Mrs. Ronald Schultz
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. Admission fee. At Waynesboro Country Club. A PayPal option is available for Bay Supper reservations! See the Bay Supper listing on the Fundraisers page for this convenient reservation payment option. See a video of the 2013 event here! And visit our Flickr page for lots of great photos from the 2015 event!

Tenth Anniversary Salamander Scramble 5K 2017 
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 • Start time 8:00 a.m.
In conjunction with Waynesboro’s Fourth of July Jubilee Firecracker 5K Run
Underwriting for this event provided in 2016 by lead underwriter Arlene Unger Re/Max Associates, Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Cornerstone Dentistry, John Hershey, RBC Wealth Management, WACCO Properties, Waynesboro Physical Therapy, CFAR/Waynesboro Running, Eichholz Flowers and Waynesboro Waterworks

Lace up your running/walking shoes and join Team Salamander as we “scramble” around Waynesboro to raise funds for Renfrew Institute. 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 you get a free, made-in-the-USA eco performance shirt emblazoned with the Team Salamander logo! Check back in spring 2017 for registration form and pledge form. Contact Renfrew Institute at (717) 762-0373 or info@renfrewinstitute.org for more information. Check out what Scrambling's all about with this video! Sponsoring a Scrambler or making a donation? You can use the Paypal button on our Fundraisers page.

Summer Institute: Mornings In The Park: Down a Garden Path 2017
Date in July, TBA • 9:30 to 11 a.m. (One session only!!)
For children completing grades K through 3
Underwriting support by Max Creager, in memory of Nancy Hess Creager
Step into the four-square garden with Renfrew Institute garden expert, Doris Goldman. Join in the fun as we look for hidden treasures and hunt for butterflies and ladybugs. Make garden crafts, explore an old barn, listen to stories, or make rain with watering bells. We will water, dig, pick and play! Wear shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Cost is $4 per child for members of Renfrew Institute, and $5 per child for non-members. Pre-registration not required. Meet at Visitors Center. Please arrive 15 minutes early to register. Call 717-762-0373 or email us for more information. Check out our full color Summer Institute brochure.

Summer Institute: Children’s Summer Stories at Renfrew 2017  
Tuesdays in the summer, TBA • 11 a.m.
Preschoolers and up
Underwriting support provided last year by John and Deb Beck

Children gather under the tree near the Visitor’s Center to listen to stories and enjoy related hands-on activities. Free admission. (If inclement weather, call 717-762-0373 to confirm.)

Summer Institute: Mornings In The Park: Nose To Nose With Nature 2017 
Wednesdays in the summer, TBA • 9:30–11 a.m.
For children completing grades K through 3
Underwriting support provided last year by Stephen and Maxine Beck
Explore nature’s best spots with Renfrew Institute’s environmental instructors. Check out those weird, wild, wonderful creatures and plants that help make our life on earth possible. Tools, stories, secret missions, music, and games will add to the fun and adventure. Bring old sneakers for wading. Cost is $4 per child for members of Renfrew Institute, and $5 per child for non-members, per session. Attend one or more. Pre-registration not required. Meet at Visitors Center. Please arrive 15 minutes early to register.  *Member discount for memberships of $25 or more.

26th Annual Jazz Festival 2017
Sunday in August, TBA • 2 to 4 p.m.
Underwriting support provided last year by lead sponsor, FirstEnergy on behalf of West Penn Power, plus a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional support provided by Franklin County Visitors Bureau, Hamilton Nissan, and Hamilton Hyundai. Additional sponsors welcome!
Renfrew Institute’s annual jazz festival spotlights top professional artists each year. Last year's 2016 concert marked the 25th annual Jazz Festival and organizers “pulled out all the stops” with a fabulously memorable anniversary celebration! For 2017, expect more stellar performing artists to light up the stage with hot summer jazz. The concert is followed by an informal question and answer period. Free and open to the public. On the lawn behind the museum house. [Rain site: Waynesboro Area High School auditorium] Enjoy a taste of the Jazz Fest with this video!

Fall and Winter SOAR Bird Walks (Studying Ornithology At Renfrew) 2017–2018  
First and Third Saturdays beginning on September 2, 2017 • 7:30 to 10 a.m.
Underwriting support provided last year by Marge Kiersz; Lucinda D. Potter, CPA; and Smith, Elliott, Kearns & Company
Birding enthusiasts Sharon and Larry Williams of Waynesboro will lead bird walks along the hiking trails at Renfrew Park throughout 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. Note: Our regular spring weekly bird walks with Jack Olzewski resume on the first Saturday in April.
SOAR has a Facebook page, too—check it out!

Annual Renfrew Pumpkin Festival 2017 
Saturday, October 21 (Date to be confirmed) • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Co-sponsored by Renfrew Institute and Renfrew Museum as a joint fundraiser
Underwriting support provided last year by M&T Bank

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. Free soup, cider, and bread included with admission fee. Hot dogs, steamers, country chicken sandwiches, fries, sodas, and bake sale items sold separately. Admission fee $8 adults, $4 kids aged 4-12, and kids age 3 and under are free. Check back in early fall for a flyer and all the details. For a visual treat, see a video of this fun event here!

Halloween Storytelling 2017
Wednesday, October 26 • 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Annual evening of spooky tales featuring a local storyteller. Held in the Wagon 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 be accompanied by an adult. At 7 p.m., families with younger children may leave if they wish.

Creatures of the Night: Family Owl Walk 2017
Thursday in November, TBA • 6:00 p.m.
Meet at Visitors Center, Renfrew Park
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 and bring flashlights. This event is free (donations accepted). Enrollment is limited to 50 and pre-registration is required; register by calling (717) 762-0373 or via email at info@renfrewinstitute.org.

Special Astronomy Program 2018: Topic TBA
Usually a Thursday in February, TBA • 7 p.m.
Visitors Center, Renfrew Park
Presented in partnership with Tri-State Astronomers
Underwriting support provided in part by Marge Kiersz; Lucinda D. Potter, CPA; and Smith, Elliott, Kearns & Company
Dr. Lawrence Marschall, Professor of Physics Emeritus, Gettysburg College, presents a program on an aspect of astronomy. Always entertaining and informative, Dr. Marschall’s past topics have included cosmic gravitational waves, the status of the dwarf planet, Pluto, asteroids and comets, the tides and astronomy, and many more! Star viewing after the program, weather permitting. Free.

Creatures of the Night: Adult Owl Walk 2018
Thursday in February, TBA • 6:30 p.m.
Meet at Visitors Center, Renfrew Park
Underwriting support provided last year by Marge Kiersz; Lucinda D. Potter, CPA; and Smith, Elliott, Kearns & Company
Naturalist Lori Schlosser conducts these popular outdoor walks 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. Ages 15 and up. Dress warmly and bring flashlights. This event is free (donations accepted). Enrollment is limited to 50 and pre-registration is required; register by calling (717) 762-0373 or via email at info@renfrewinstitute.org.

Annual Lecture Series—Topic for 2018 TBA
Three Thursdays in late winter or early spring, 2018 • 7 p.m.
Visitors Center, Renfrew Park
Underwriting support provided by Robert and Grace Brown  
Renfrew Institute’s Annual Lecture Series spotlights various cultural and environmental aspects of our community with three presentations. See individual program descriptions below. All lectures are free, and reservations are not required.


PAST PROGRAMS, ON HOLD for POSSIBLE FUTURE REVIVAL:

Basketry Workshop
Date and Time TBA
Visitors Center, Renfrew Park
Underwriting support provided in 2017 by Marge Kiersz; Lucinda D. Potter, CPA; and Smith, Elliott, Kearns & Company
Create a charming and functional basket in this fun workshop. Projects are suitable for beginners, and fun for the more experienced. Instruction by Sue Matson. Workshop and materials fees apply. Ages 15 and up, limited to 10 participants. To register call 717-762-0373 or email info@renfrewinstitute.org.

Art Workshop
Topic TBA
 
Date and Time TBA • 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Renfrew Institute regularly offers creative workshops taught by local artisans. Check back from time to time and see what's offered next!

An Evening with Ed: Talking about Renfrew—Check back for future date  
TBA • 7 p.m.
Visitor Center, Renfrew Park
Co-sponsored by Renfrew Institute and Renfrew Museum and Park
Occasional programs in a series by Ed Miller, long-time caretaker of the Renfrew property, who shares his memories and knowledge of the Renfrew Museum & Park farmstead. Free admission. Check back for upcoming programs.

Fly Fishing Workshop—Check back for future dates
Date & Time TBA
Visitor Center & Antietam Creek
Presented in partnership with Antietam Fly Anglers

This is an occasional workshop offered by the Institute. Learn about equipment, casting techniques and the “secrets” of fly-fishing. Led by instructors from Antietam Fly Anglers, this workshop launches you into this popular sport. Instruction is primarily on dry land, but may include time at the stream within Renfrew Park. Practice rods and other equipment loaned by Antietam Fly Anglers for the workshop. Fee applies. Pre-registration required. To register, call 717-762-0373 or email us at info@renfrewinstitute.org. Ages 15 and up. Younger participants (ages 10–15) will be considered if coming with an adult registrant.

All About Telescopes: Advisory Session
Thursday in December, TBA • 7 p.m.
Meet at Visitors Center, Renfrew Park
In partnership with the Tri-State Astronomers, the Institute presents a telescope information and advisory session for those in the market for a telescope. The event is held indoors, and is free. Registration is not required. Event coordinator, Andy Smetzer said, “If anyone is wondering what kind of telescope to buy, our club members will share expert opinions and advice on telescopes.” Participants may park in Renfrew’s lower lot off Welty Road, or behind the visitors center (access using service lane off Route 16).

Scherenschnitte Workshop: Intricate Paper Cutting Gift Certificates Available for Workshops— See sample here!
Date and Time TBA
Visitors Center, Renfrew Park
Underwriting support provided in the past by Marge Kiersz; Lucinda D. Potter, CPA; and Smith, Elliott, Kearns & Company
Scherenschnitte is the traditional German folk craft of paper-cutting. Artist Bill Hammann will demonstrate cutting techniques and participants will create a work of art to take home. Ages 15 & up. Limit 15. Workshop fee: $25 for members of Renfrew Institute, $30/non-members. Supplies provided if needed for materials fee of $12. Pre-registration required. To register call 717-762-0373 or email us at info@renfrewinstitute.org.

Chair Caning Workshop
Dates and time TBA
Visitors Center, Renfrew Park
Underwriting support provided last year by Marge Kiersz; Lucinda D. Potter, CPA; and Smith, Elliott, Kearns & Company
Check back to see if this workshop will be offered again. Local craftsman, Merri Tabor, will guide participants in the caning of a beautiful finished stool. Merri has been providing caning and rushing services in her husband’s furniture restoration shop (Golden Eagle Cabinet Shop) for more than 35 years. Pre-registration required. Ages 15 and up. Limit 10. Basic Workshop Fee: $25 for members of Renfrew Institute, $30/non-member.
Materials fees may vary by participant: $65 Stool: high quality, hand-crafted and finished except for cane seat (the stool must be purchased for this workshop); $25 Caning kit: includes all tools needed, cane and booklet; $17 Cane only, for those with their own caning tools.
We hope these options will be helpful and encourage all levels of participation. Merri will work with each participant individually as well as with the whole group for basic instruction. To register call 717-762-0373 or email info@renfrewinstitute.org.

Star Party
Scheduled occasionally in winter months
Backyard of the Renfrew Museum house, Renfrew Park
In partnership with the Tri-State Astronomers
Underwriting support provided in 2016 by Marge Kiersz; Lucinda D. Potter, CPA; and Smith, Elliott, Kearns & Company
Area residents are invited to a “star party”—a telescope viewing of the night sky. Members of the Tri-State Astronomers will set up big telescopes, and be on hand with guidance on what to look for. Cookies and hot chocolate in the visitor center available throughout the event. FREE.

Ocarina Workshop (2-part) Gift Certificates Available for Workshops— See sample here!
In partnership with the Waynesboro Ceramic Arts Center
Underwriting support provided by Marge Kiersz; Lucinda D. Potter, CPA; and Smith, Elliott, Kearns & Company

Future workshop TBA • 6:30–8:30 p.m.
NOTE LOCATION! Waynesboro Ceramic Arts Center, 13 South Church Street, Waynesboro
During two sessions, participants will hand craft a simple wind instrument called an ocarina, made of clay. It has finger holes and a mouthpiece, and produces beautiful, hollow tones. Presenter is Tom McFarland. Pre-registration required. Ages 15 & up. Limit 12. All materials provided. Fee: $25 for members of Renfrew Institute, $30/non-members. To register call 717-762-0373 or email info@renfrewinstitute.org.

Telescope Clinic—Learn How to Use Your Telescope!  
Future clinics TBA • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Visitors Center, Renfrew Park
Presented in partnership with Tri-State Astronomers
Underwriting support provided in the past by Marge Kiersz, Lucinda D. Potter, CPA, and Smith, Elliott, Kearns & Company
This “telescope clinic” is designed to help you learn how to maximize your use of a telescope. A telescope isn’t much fun if you don’t know how to use it—if you have a telescope and you’re not sure what to do next, bring it to the telescope clinic for some guidance. Free, but registration is required to reserve consultation time. For more information or to book your time slot, call 717-762-0373 or email us at info@renfrewinstitute.org.


 

For more information or to register (if necessary), call (717) 762-0373 or email us at info@renfrewinstitute.org. Flyers for these programs are available upon request.