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Community Corner: Notable June Events

June Community Corner

Summer Reading
June 1-Aug. 30: Dauphin County Library System invites readers of all ages to participate in its “On Your Mark, Get Set… Read!” summer reading club. Participants can learn more at or by visiting a Dauphin County library.

Free Shakespeare
June 3-18: The annual “Free Shakespeare in the Park” returns this year with a showing of “The Merry Wives of Windsor.” The Gamut Theatre production runs Wednesdays to Saturdays, starting at 7:30 p.m. at the band shell at Reservoir Park, Harrisburg. More information is at 

HBG Flea
June 4: The HBG Flea outdoor market will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on N. 3rd Street between Herr and Cumberland streets. Enjoy local art among vendors, food trucks, music and more. For more details, visit

Hilltop Fun Fest
June 4: Slate Hill Mennonite Church, 1352 Slate Hill Rd., Camp Hill, will host its free Hilltop Fun Fest from 5 to 9 p.m. Enjoy free food, children’s activities, interacting with non-profit and service organizations, as well as live music. Visit for more details.

Concert Celebration
June 5: The Jewish Community Center, 3301 N. Front St., Harrisburg, will host a concert celebration at 4 p.m. featuring the Western Wind and Kol HaNeshama, in memory of local philanthropist Janet Staub. Visit

Leads Over Lunch
June 7: Mix and mingle with business leaders at this free lunch hosted by Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC at Country Club of Harrisburg, 401 Fishing Creek Valley Rd., 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit

Chorale Auditions
June 7-13: Susquehanna Chorale will hold general auditions on June 13 and 20, 6:30 to 9 p.m., at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 212 Cocoa Ave., Hershey, as well as youth auditions on June 7, 6:30 to 9 p.m., and June 11, 12 to 2:30 p.m., at Camp Hill High School, 100 S. 24th St. Visit

Networking Mixer
June 8: Join the West Shore Chamber and other local business professionals at the June Evening Networking Mixer, 5 to 7 p.m., at Holy Spirit Hospital, 503 N. 21st St., Camp Hill. The event is free and open to chamber members. Visit

Ladies Who Lead
June 9: The Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC will host the “Ladies Who Lead” conference at Best Western Premier, 800 E. Park Dr., Harrisburg, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Coquese Washington, head coach of the Penn State women’s basketball program, will speak. Visit

Waterway Workshop
June 9: Learn how to improve ponds and waterways at a workshop sponsored by the Cumberland Woodland Owners Association. The free event will be held 7 to 9 p.m. at the Penn State Extension Office, 310 Allen Rd., Carlisle. To learn more, contact Mike Waldron at 717-677-7317 or

Outdoor Movies
June 10 & 24: Friends of Midtown and Midtown Cinema will host two outdoor movies in June: “Grease” (sing-a-long) on June 10 and “Guardians of the Galaxy” on June 24 at Midtown Cinema, 250 Reily St., Harrisburg. Both films begin at dusk and, in case of rain, will be delayed until Saturday. Admission is free. Visit

Bike & Walk Tour
June 11: Brethren Housing Association, 219 Hummel St., Harrisburg, will host a 20-mile “Mission Possible Bike and Walk” via the Capital Area Greenbelt loop, beginning at 8 a.m., to raise funds to provide housing and opportunities to homeless families. For more information, visit

Pilates Studio Opening
June 11: Join Absolute Pilates for the grand opening of its studio at Blue Ridge Golf and Tennis Club, 3940 Linglestown Rd., Harrisburg, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Enjoy free Pilates classes, raffle prizes and snacks. For more details, visit

Volunteer Work Day
June 11: Head to Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way, Harrisburg, to help with park and habitat enhancement projects, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Snacks, tools and work gloves will be provided. Please bring along a water bottle. Refreshments will be available. Visit

Local Lunch
June 11: Join Friends of Midtown at its monthly community lunch, which will be held at the Millworks, 340 Verbeke St., Harrisburg, 12 to 2 p.m. Email or visit

Night at the Museum
June 11: Susquehanna Art Museum, 1401 N. 3rd St., Harrisburg, will host “Night at the Museum,” a festive benefit featuring fine food and beverage, a gallery exhibition and a silent auction, 6 to 9 p.m. The museum will also honor former Gov. Ed Rendell for his service to the arts. Visit

Music & Wine Fest
June 11-12: Listen to national and local recording artists at Fort Hunter Park, 5300 N. Front St., Harrisburg, 3 to 9 p.m. Sample wine from some of central Pennsylvania’s top wineries and visit with craft and food vendors. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic baskets. Tickets are $30 in advance, $40 at the door. Visit

Garden and Art Tour
June 12: Perry County Council of the Arts and Perry County Master Gardeners will host the Country Garden and Art Tour, 1 to 6 p.m. Enjoy the sights and smells of Perry County gardens, learn gardening tricks and view local artwork. Tour books serve as tickets and are $10 in advance, $12 the day of the tour. Visit or

“First Pennsylvanians”
June 12: Historical Society of Dauphin County will host a presentation with Kurt Carr, archaeologist and author of “First Pennsylvanians,” at John Harris-Simon Cameron Mansion, 219 S. Front St., Harrisburg, 2:30 p.m. Admission is $5; Historical Society members are free. Visit 

Italian Lake Concert
June 12: Listen to the sounds of Rachel B. during the first of three summer concerts at Italian Lake in Harrisburg. The concert begins at 6 p.m. and is sponsored by Harrisburg Young Professionals. More information is at 

Railroad Information
June 14: National Railway Historical Society Harrisburg Chapter will host “Information and the Railroad Industry,” an illustrated talk with J. Alex Lang, at Hoss’s Restaurant, 743 Wertzville Rd., Enola. Business meeting and speaker begin at 7 p.m., with a meal available as early as 5 p.m. Call 717-439-9744 or email

PA Author Lunchtime Lecture
June 15: The State Library of Pennsylvania will host Wade Fowler, journalist and local author of “Rising Sun Descending,” during its Pennsylvania Authors Lunchtime Lecture Series beginning at 12 p.m., Room 321 of the Forum building, 607 South Dr., Harrisburg. Contact librarian Ellen Shenk at 783-5969 or

Jazz Camp
June 15-18: The 2016 Central PA Jazz Camp will be held at Messiah College, 1 College Ave., Mechanicsburg, for students 10 to 21. Saxophonist and educator Steve Wilson and vibraphonist Stefon Harris will head the faculty of the four-day camp, which will feature a concert on Friday evening with Wilson and Harris, as well as a student concert on Saturday evening. Visit

3rd in The Burg
June 17: Enjoy the best of Harrisburg during 3rd in the Burg, the monthly arts and culture event at galleries, restaurants and art spaces throughout downtown and Midtown. Check out all the action at

Ask a Lawyer
June 17: Lawyers from the Dauphin County Bar Association’s “Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts” program will have an “Ask-A-Lawyer” table at City House Bed & Breakfast, 915 N. Front St., Harrisburg, for 3rd in the Burg, 6 to 9 p.m. The VLA program provides free legal services to qualifying local artists and non-profit organizations. Come and meet a lawyer!

Civil War Days
June 17-19: Immerse yourself in local history during a three-day event focused on the Harrisburg area’s role in the Civil War. Go on a battlefield tour, visit a re-enactor encampment and enjoy socials, among other activities. A full roster of events is at the Facebook page: Civil War Days in Harrisburg.

River Sojourn
June 17-19: Susquehanna Greenway Partnership’s annual Susquehanna River Sojourn is a three-day, 46-mile canoe and kayak trip along the North Branch of the Susquehanna River from Shickshinny to Sunbury. Join the sojourn for one day or all three. Daily registration is $65 for adults, $33 for children under 12. Visit

Brewers Fest
June 18: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Central Pennsylvania will host its 13th Annual Harrisburg Brewers Fest from 12 to 3:30 p.m. and 5 to 8:30 p.m. at Locust and N. 3rd streets. The $50 ticket price includes beer samples, a collector’s sampling mug and live entertainment. Food concessions will also be available. Visit

Digital Security
June 22: West Shore Chamber of Commerce and West Shore Young Professionals present “Staying Secure in Today’s Digital World,” at the Coliseum MegaPlex/What If…West, Camp Hill, 7:30 to 9 a.m. An expert panel will cover topics like information security, payment processing, HIPAA and fraud. Visit for more.

Celebrate Diversity
June 23: Join the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC for a “Celebrate Diversity” reception at the State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St., Harrisburg, 5:15 to 7 p.m. For more information, visit

Foreign Film Friday
June 24: Join Fredricksen Library for “The Iran Job,” a film about an American basketball player who accepts a job to play in Iran. Two showings are scheduled for 2 and 7 p.m. Not recommended for viewers under 17. Visit

Founders’ Day
June 25: Historical Society of Dauphin County will host Founders’ Day at the Harris-Cameron Mansion, 219 S. Front St., Harrisburg, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The outdoor festival is free and open to the public and will feature Revolutionary War encampments, food vendors and children’s activities. For more details, visit

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