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Community Corner: Notable June Events

June Community Corner

Health Screenings June 1: PinnacleHealth will hold free blood pressure screenings at the Harrisburg Mall, 3501 Paxton St., from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more details, visit

Annual Breakfast June 2: The Nativity School will host its annual Breaking the Cycle Breakfast at Hilton Harrisburg, 1 N. 2nd St., 7:30 to 9 a.m., including an 8 a.m. program with Horace Madison. Visit for more details. 

Trail Hall of Famers June 2: Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame inductees Harlean James, Charles Parry, Mildred Norman Ryder and Matilda Wood will be honored at the Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame Banquet at the Comfort Suites, S. Hanover St., Carlisle. A reception begins at 6 p.m.; dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Visit

Free Shakespeare June 2-17: The annual “Free Shakespeare in the Park” returns this year with “Macbeth.” The Gamut Theatre production runs Wednesdays to Saturdays, starting at 7:30 p.m. at the band shell at Reservoir Park, Harrisburg. Visit 

Health Event June 3: Black Girl Health, a minority women’s health outreach and awareness platform, hosts its annual “Kickstart your Health” wellness expo at Harrisburg Hilton, 1 N. 2nd St., 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event includes access to health and fitness workshops, food, prizes and health screenings. Visit for details.

Back Pain Workshop June 3: Join Absolute Pilates for a free workshop on techniques to beat back pain, 10 a.m. at Zang Physical Therapy, 836 Market St., Lemoyne. Call 717-440-6197 or email

Spring HBG Flea June 3: Shop the HBG Flea for local art, vintage treasures and curated curios at Midtown Cinema, 250 Reily St., Harrisburg, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit for more details.

Family Garden Day June 3: Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County hosts a Family Garden Day, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Penn State Extension Office, 310 Allen Rd., Carlisle. Enjoy free activities, make-and-take projects and visits with 4-H club animals. Visit for details.

Harrisburg Hoopla June 3: Harrisburg Young Professionals and the Foundation for Enhancing Communities will host Harrisburg Hoopla at City Island, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Enjoy a friendly track-and-field day for adults, organized to build community, boost the economy and raise money for local nonprofits. Visit

Bridges Ride June 3: Go on a leisurely sightseeing bike ride, 5:30 to 7 p.m., sponsored by Bike Harrisburg and Recycle Bicycle. Riders will travel over the Harvey Taylor, State Street, Mulberry Street, Market Street and Walnut Street bridges before heading back to Midtown. For more details, visit

Night at the Museum June 3: Susquehanna Art Museum, 1401 N. 3rd St., Harrisburg, will host “A Night at the Museum,” a festive benefit featuring cocktails, a silent auction and a sneak preview of the upcoming exhibition, 6 to 9 p.m. Visit

Tour de Belt June 4: The Capital Area Greenbelt Association will host its 17th annual Tour de Belt bike ride, which starts at 9:30 a.m. at HACC and follows the 20-mile Greenbelt trail. Lunch and post-ride activities provided to riders. Proceeds go to Greenbelt restoration and maintenance. Visit

Plant Swap June 4: Head to Fredricken Library, 100 N. 19th St., Camp Hill, for a Community Plant Swap, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Bring as many plants as you would like to take home. Plants should be divided in containers in advance. Penn State Extension Master Gardeners will be on hand to assist. Visit

Painting Night June 5: SpiriTrust Lutheran LIFE will host a paint night fundraiser for its Alzheimer’s Walk “Lovin’ LIFE” team, 6 to 8 p.m. at LIFE Center, 1920 Good Hope Rd., Enola. Cost is $35, including supplies and a $10 donation to the team’s fundraising efforts. Painters can BYOB. Register at by June 4.

Summer Learning June 5-Aug. 10: Join Fredricksen Library, 100 N. 19th St., Camp Hill, for a summer of reading, learning and events for adults, children and teens. Register in the first five days (June 5 to June 9) and/or register for a new library card to be eligible to win prizes. Visit

Leads Over Lunch June 6: Mix and mingle with business leaders at this free lunch hosted by Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC at PricewaterhouseCoopers, 2 N. 2nd St., Harrisburg, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit for more details.

Women in Tech June 6: The Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania will host the 2017 Women In Technology Awards Gala at Spring Gate Vineyard and Winery, 5790 Devonshire Rd., Harrisburg, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. For more information, visit

Networking Mixer June 7: Join the West Shore Chamber and other local business professionals at the June Afternoon Networking Mixer, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Best Western Plus Harrisburg West, 4900 Woodland Dr. The event is free and open to chamber members. Visit for details.

Library Party June 9: Celebrate 60 years of Fredricksen Library, 100 N. 19th St., Camp Hill, with an all-ages birthday party, 3 to 8 p.m. Enjoy food, music, giveaways, activities and games, a Quidditch exhibition, a preview of “Hamiltunes,” book character costume parade, mini book sale, birthday cupcakes and more. Visit

Outdoor Movies June 9 & 23: Friends of Midtown and Midtown Cinema will host two free outdoor movies in June, “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” on June 9 and “Superman” on June 23 at Midtown Cinema, 250 Reily St., Harrisburg. Both films begin at dusk and, in case of rain, will be delayed until Saturday. Visit

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

Summer Soiree June 10: Art Association of Harrisburg will host a summer soiree at Marc Kurowski’s restored historic home at 1421 N. Front St., Harrisburg, 1 to 4 p.m. Featured artists will include Ann Benton Yeager, Brian Eppley, Danielle Klebes and Dalton James. Visit

Let’s Talk Race June 10-24: Fredericksen Library and the YWCA Harrisburg continue a six-week series on how racism reveals itself. Held on Saturdays at the library, 100 N. 19th St., Camp Hill, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., “Let’s Talk” is a dialogue intended to create change and eliminate racism in our community. Visit or

Explore Wildwood June 10-25: Celebrate summer with a family adventure at Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way, Harrisburg, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Grab a packet at the nature center, then walk the Towpath Trail to explore the natural world on a 2-mile hike. Stop at stations and use clues to solve nature’s mysteries. Visit

Concert Series June 11: Harrisburg Young Professionals kicks off its free Italian Lake Concert series with The Jayplayers at Italian Lake, N. 3rd and Division streets, Harrisburg, at 6 p.m. Bring a lawn chair, some picnic blankets and snacks. Visit for the full lineup of summer concerts.

Garden Camp June 13-Aug. 8: Penn State Master Gardeners hosts a Summer Garden Camp for children ages 7 to 12 or in grades 3 to 6 at the Penn State Extension office, 310 Allen Rd., Carlisle. There will be five sessions on Tuesday mornings, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Visit

Horticulture Camp June 14 and 28: Master Gardeners of Cumberland County will host Summer H.E.A.T., a horticulture program designed for teens ages 12 to 15 (or grades 6 to 9), on June 14 and June 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Penn State Extension Office, 310 Allen Rd., Carlisle. For details, visit

3rd in The Burg June 16: 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

Civil War Days June 16-18: 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 roster of events is on the Facebook page: Civil War Days in Harrisburg.

Free Museum Day June 17: The National Civil War Museum presents its Community Free Day, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join NCWM staff and volunteers to celebrate Civil War Days with a day of activities designed to present history in a fun and educational setting. Visit

Fairies & Flowers June 17: Kids can join the fairies at Hershey Gardens, 170 Hotel Rd., Hershey, for a hunt for the Magic Tree and to gather secrets about their favorite flowers, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Children can dress in their favorite fairy costume and create jewelry and magic fairy doors. Visit for event details.

Garden Tour June 17: Visit 12 beautiful gardens, including a rooftop garden, a fairy garden and a mushroom garden on the New Cumberland Public Library’s Garden Tour, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 day of. Friends and members are $5. Visit for more information.

Local Lunch June 17: Join Friends of Midtown at its community lunch, held this month at the Broad Street Market, 1233 N. 3rd St., 12 to 2 p.m. Support a Midtown business, meet fellow neighbors and enjoy a meal. 2017 Shop Midtown coupon books will be available. Email or visit

Brewers Fest June 17: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Central Pennsylvania will host its 14th Annual Harrisburg Brewers Fest from 2 to 7 p.m. at 2nd and Locust streets. The $50 ticket price includes beer samples, a collector’s sampling mug and live entertainment. Food concessions will also be available. Visit

Fathers’ Free Day June 18: Head to Hershey Gardens, 170 Hotel Rd., Hershey, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., to celebrate Father’s Day and enjoy free admission for all dads. For more details, visit

Art Tour June 18: Celebrate Father’s Day with a tour of Michael Ennis’s art collection, displayed in his historic home on Briggs Street in Harrisburg, 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Visit for more details.

Day Camp June 19-June 30: Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way, Harrisburg, will host Wildwood Way Day Camp for children ages 6 to 8 in two sessions, June 19 to 23 and June 26 to 30, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration fee is $115 per camper and is required in advance. Visit

Business After Hours June 22: Mingle with business professionals at Harrisburg Regional Chamber and CREDC’s free networking event at Sacunas Integrated Communications, 2201 N. Front St., Harrisburg, 5 to 7 p.m. Visit

Dress For Success June 22-25: Suits to Careers and Dress for Success will sell new and gently used professional clothing and shoes, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., on the lower level of Harrisburg Mall, 3501 Paxton St., next to Payless Shoes. Make a donation of $20 on Sunday and receive a bag to fill. Visit

Summer Tea Party June 25: The Art Association of Harrisburg, 21 N. Front St., will host a traditional tea party in its garden, 12 to 2 p.m., with the choice of freshly baked scones, lemon curd, preserves, tea sandwiches, mini-pastries and individual pots of tea. Reservations are required and are $25 per person. Visit

Garden Tour June 25: Join Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County, 1 to 6 p.m., for “A Summer Celebration” garden tour. Visit each of six unique private gardens in the Carlisle area, from Monroe to Dickinson Township, as well as the Master Gardener demonstration gardens, 310 Allen Rd., Carlisle. Visit

Rock Band Camp June 26-30: Learn guitar basics in a classroom band setting and experiment with different arrangements of classic rock-and-roll songs, during this weeklong camp, held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Visit

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