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Community Corner: Notable June Events

June Community Corner

 Summer Reading
June 1-Aug. 15: Swim into Dauphin County Library System’s summer reading program, with activities related to “Oceans of Possibilities.” Register online and then stop by the library to grab your summer reading grab and go bag, while supplies last. www.dcls.org

Free Shakespeare
June 3-18: Don’t miss the 25th annual “Free Shakespeare in the Park” event with “The Winter’s Tale.” The Gamut Theatre production runs 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Reservoir Park, Harrisburg. www.gamuttheatre.org  

HBG Flea
June 4: Shop the HBG Flea for local art, vintage treasures, curated curios and unique gifts, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Midtown Cinema, 250 Reily St., Harrisburg. The mission of the HBG Flea is to create a platform for community growth by bringing artists, small businesses and patrons together. www.hbgflea.com

Tour de Belt
June 5: Capital Area Greenbelt Association hosts its annual Tour de Belt bike ride, starting at 10 a.m. at HACC, 1 HACC Dr., Harrisburg, and following the 20-mile Greenbelt trail. Proceeds go to Greenbelt restoration and maintenance. www.CAGA.org

Bingo
June 5: Join JFT Recovery and Veterans Support Services for a benefit Bingo at Enola Fire Co., 118 Chester Rd. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and games begin at 1 p.m. Prizes include cash and gift baskets. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Food and drink will be sold separately. www.jft-rvss.org

Business After Hours
June 8: Mingle with business professionals at Harrisburg Regional Chamber and CREDC’s free networking event, hosted by the Country Club of Harrisburg, 401 Fishing Creek Valley Rd., 4 to 6 p.m. www.harrisburgregionalchamber.org

Discover Herps
June 9: Young explorers ages 5 to 10 are invited to Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way, Harrisburg, 1 to 3 p.m., for the Kids Discover series on herping, the act of searching for amphibians or reptiles. See frogs, turtles and snakes up close and learn about what makes each one special. www.explorewildwoodpark.org

Food Rally
June 9: Enjoy fresh, savory foods at the New Cumberland Food Truck & Restaurant Rally every second Thursday of the month, 5 to 8 p.m. Grab dinner from area food trucks or New Cumberland restaurants, and enjoy shopping and special promotions at local businesses. www.newcumberlandpa.org

Film Fridays
June 10, 24: Fredricksen Library, 100 N. 19th St., Camp Hill, will show “The Sapphires,” an Australian film, on June 10 at 7 p.m. and June 24 at 2 p.m. The film follows four Australian Aboriginal women, who become unlikely stars by singing for troops in Vietnam with the help of an R&B-loving musician. www.fredricksenlibrary.org

Outdoor Movies
June 10, 24: Dauphin County Parks and Recreation presents “Sunset Series Movie Night” at Fort Hunter Park, 5300 N. Front St., Harrisburg, with screenings of “Coco” on June 10 and “Raya and the Last Dragon” on June 24. The movies begin at 8:30 p.m. Bring a picnic or grab refreshments from the Friends of Fort Hunter concession stand. www.forthunter.org

Golf Tournament
June 11: JFT Recovery and Veterans Support Services hosts its Annual Benefit Golf Tournament at Rich Valley Golf Course, 227 Rich Valley Rd., Mechanicsburg, starting at 7:30 a.m. Each golf package includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, beverages and food, with the opportunity to win a variety of prizes. www.jft-rvss.org

Bloom Festival
June 11: The Shippensburg Area Chamber of Commerce presents the 7th annual Bloom Festival, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in downtown Shippensburg. Shop for food, crafts, plants, flowers and local produce and enjoy kids’ activities. www.shippensburgbloomfestival.com

Volunteer Day 
June 11: Enjoy the outdoors and help with park and habitat enhancement projects at Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way, Harrisburg, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tools and work gloves provided and refreshments available. www.explorewildwoodpark.org

Proudly PA
June 11: Enjoy the Proudly PA! Festival at Fort Hunter Park, 5300 N. Front St., Harrisburg, 12 to 8 p.m., with locally sourced food, live music and wine, craft beer and distilled spirits. Bring your own lawn chairs and picnic baskets. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door. www.dauphincounty.org

Book Signing
June 11: Laurie J. Edwards, author of four books in the “Unicorns of the Secret Stable” series for young readers will be at Cupboard Maker Books, 157 N. Enola Rd., Enola, 1 to 3 p.m., signing copies of her books. www.cupboardmaker.com

Pollinator Workshop
June 11: Kids ages 6 to 12 are invited to Penn State Master Gardeners’ “Gardening with Nature—Plant a Pollinator Container for Youth,” a hands-on workshop at the Fredricksen Library, 100 N. 19th St., Camp Hill, 1 to 3 p.m. Students will learn how to create their own pollinator garden that helps preserve a healthy environment. www.extension.psu.edu

Cancer Benefit
June 11: Head to Bucks Valley Winery and Vineyards, 333 Meadow Grove Rd., Newport, for the 8th annual “Toasting a Cure at the Vineyard,” benefitting PA Breast Cancer Coalition, 1:30 to 7 p.m. The event will feature live music, cornhole, a silent and live auction and a pig roast. www.pbccbenefit.com

Spring Dinner
June 11: BBW and Admirers Central PA chapter will host a late spring dinner and meeting at the Glass Lounge, 4745 N. Front St., Harrisburg, 7:30 p.m. For more details, contact 609-870-8853 or bbwadmirer2007@aol.com.

Climate Convergence
June 11-13: Pennsylvania Climate Convergence will meet in Harrisburg for a three-day event featuring numerous speakers, a festival of art, music and theater in Riverfront Park, accompanied by a rally and march on the state Capitol and the installation of a 6′ Climate Countdown Clock in the East Wing. Click here for more information and a full lineup of events.

Agnes Commemoration
June 11-27: Historic Harrisburg Association and Shipoke Neighborhood Association host a series of events to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the devastating Tropical Storm Agnes flood. These include a community celebration on June 11, a garden tour on June 12, an exhibit opening on June 17 and a program on June 27. For more information, see the story in this issue of TheBurg and visit www.historicharrisburg.org.

Cleanup Days
June 11, 18, 26: Wildheart Ministries hosts “Love the Hill” cleanup events, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Volunteer to work outside picking up trash, doing basic landscaping, helping with dumpsite removal or planting flowers in the neighborhood. Bring a pair of gloves, a water bottle, sunscreen, bug spray and any tools you may have. www.lovethehillpa.com

Juneteenth Week
June 11-19: Juneteenth will be celebrated with a weeklong series of events in Harrisburg, organized by Juneteenth HBG and Young Professionals of Color-Greater Harrisburg. Events include a conference, social events, a concert and a jubilee. For more information, see the story in this issue of TheBurg and visit www.ypoc-hbg.org.

Secret Gardens
June 12: Join Historic Harrisburg Association for the “Secret Gardens of Historic Harrisburg” garden tour, 1 to 5 p.m. Explore Historic Midtown and Shipoke gardens and outdoor living spaces, get landscaper and contractor referrals, and shop a vendor market.www.historicharrisburg.org

Jubilee Day
June 16: Jubilee Day returns to downtown Mechanicsburg for its 92nd year and the first since 2019. Enjoy vendors, games, carnival rides, festival food and more, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. www.mechanicsburgchamber.org/event/jubilee-day.

3rd in The Burg
June 17: Explore the best of Harrisburg during 3rd in the Burg, the monthly arts and culture event, where you can visit and enjoy galleries, restaurants and art spaces throughout downtown and Midtown, 6 to 9 p.m. www.thirdintheburg.org

Juneteenth Free Day
June 18: National Civil War Museum, 1 Lincoln Circle, Reservoir Park, Harrisburg, hosts a Juneteenth Community Free Day with family-friendly activities, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attend an American genealogy workshop and presentation on local African American cemeteries, listen to a reading of the Emancipation Proclamation, and witness living history. www.nationalcivilwarmuseum.org

Art on the Farm
June 18: Carlisle Arts Learning Center and Farmers on the Square host “Art on the Farm,” at Talking Breads, 1619 W Lisburn Rd., Mechanicsburg, 3:30 p.m. Enjoy farm strolls, artist demos, farm education, live music, and local food and drinks. A silent auction will feature baskets and artwork. Tickets are $75 per person or $575 per table. www.carlislearts.org

Father’s Day
June 19: Take dad to Hershey Gardens, 170 Hotel Rd., Hershey, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., to celebrate Father’s Day, with free admission for all dads. www.hersheygardens.org

Flower Walk
June 19: Take a walk at Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way, Harrisburg, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., to view fragrant water lilies, yarrow, white beardtongue, blue-eyed grass and common milkweed. Learn how these and other flowers were named and some of their uses by early settlers and Native Americans. www.explorewildwoodpark.org

 Nature Camp
June 20-July 1: Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way, Harrisburg, hosts Nature Explorers Day Camp for kids ages 6 to 8. Kids will learn about animal adaptations, explore aquatic life in Paxton Creek and enjoy a live animal presentation. The camp is held over two separate weeks; campers should register for one week only. www.explorewildwoodpark.org

Jazz Party
June 23: Enjoy “Flowers & All that Jazz—A Jazz Age Lawn Party” at John Harris-Simon Cameron Mansion, 219 S. Front St., Harrisburg, with live music, food, dessert, wine and beer, a specialty cocktail, raffles, croquet, music, flowers, mansion tours and more, beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets start at $60. www.dauphincountyhistory.org

Picnic Celebration
June 26: Perry County Council of the Arts hosts its 40th Anniversary Celebration and Membership Picnic at Millerstown Community Park, 110 W. Juniata Parkway, 12 to 4 p.m. Grab lunch from food trucks, take in live performances, have fun with kids’ activities and face painting, and hear from guest speakers and dignitaries. www.perrycountyarts.org

PA Flag
June 30: Kids ages 3 to 6 are invited to Curiosity Kids to learn about the design of the official state flag of Pennsylvania and create their own personalized state flag, at the State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St., Harrisburg, 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. This event is included with general admission to the museum, but space is limited.  www.statemuseumpa.org

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