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Community Corner: Notable April Events

April Community Corner 

Gardening ProgramApril 1: The Hershey Horticulture Society’s monthly program will be held at Brownstone Lodge, Hershey at 1 p.m. Penn State Master Gardener Kevin Kelly will present “Happy Hydrangeas—How to Grow Gorgeous Shrubs.” Open to the public, no fee or pre-registration required. 


Discover SalamandersApril 2: Kids ages 8 to 12 can learn about salamanders and what makes them unique at Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way, Harrisburg, 1 to 3 p.m. Go for a short hike and see if you can catch one. Make your own craft to take home. 

Tonight’s SkyApril 3, 6, 7: Families are invited to join the planetarium director at the State Museum of PA, 300 North St., Harrisburg, 2 p.m., to explore the night sky. Learn about the basic motions of the sky, constellations, planets and special celestial events.  


Business DayApril 5: Join Wildheart Ministries, 333 S. 13th St., Harrisburg, for its Business Day Out, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join in team building and meet other local business people to serve the community.  

Spring Fling April 6: Enjoy shopping, dining, local music, beer gardens, kid’s activities, outdoor games and fun activities along Market Street at Camp Hill’s Spring Fling. Event runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  

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HBG FleaApril 6: Shop the HBG Flea for local art, vintage treasures, curated curios and unique gifts, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Strawberry Square, 320 Market St., Harrisburg. The mission of the HBG Flea is to create a platform for community growth by bringing artists, small businesses and patrons together. 

Sensory-Friendly ShowApril 6: Lebanon Valley College Music Theatre will present a sensory-friendly performance of “Tuck Everlasting” in the university’s Leedy Theatre at the Allan W. Mund College Center at 1 p.m. Modifications include lowered lights, reduced sound and a quiet area.  

Broadway Gala  April 6: Art Association of Harrisburg hosts its annual gala, “BRD.WAY Bound Gala” at the Country Club of Harrisburg, 401 Fishing Creek Valley Rd., 6 to 10 p.m. Guests are invited to dress as their favorite Broadway musical characters and participate in a costume contest. Enjoy a cocktail hour, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, dinner, live music and dancing. 

Improvapalooza April 6: Get in some laughs at Improvalooza, an evening of improvisational comedy, with Harrisburg Improv Theatre, The Oxymorons and TMI Improv. Doors and bar open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m. Audience members choose from a menu of 20-minute performances for the evening.  

Book SaleApril 6, 20: Friends of the New Cumberland Public Library, 1 Benjamin Plaza, hosts pre-owned book sales on the first and third Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Foundation House. Find books, vintage items, jewelry, music, puzzles, kids’ books, records and more. 

Art in the WildApril 7: Take a self-guided, 3-mile trail walk to meet “Art in the Wild” artists as they put finishing touches on their trailside installations and observe their processes of creating outdoor art, 1 to 3 p.m.  

Bowling BenefitApril 7, 18, 25: Register your bowling team for Bowl for Kids’ Sake to raise funds for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region’s one-to-one youth mentoring program. Enjoy pizza, drinks, raffle prizes and bowling at Dutch Lanes, Ephrata, on April 7, Palmyra Bowling on April 18, and Midway Bowl, Carlisle, on April 25. 

Evening MixerApril 10: Join West Shore Chamber of Commerce for an evening mixer at F&M Trust, 6375 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, 4 to 6 p.m. This event is open to Chamber members. Potential members are welcome to attend two free Chamber events.  

Food RallyApril 11: 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. 

Mediterranean Cooking April 12: Learn how to cook healthy Mediterranean meals at home at Penn State Extension’s hands-on cooking class at its Lebanon County Office, 2120 Cornwall Rd., 12 to 2 p.m. Home cooks of all levels can discover the secrets of the Mediterranean diet, focused on fresh vegetables, whole grains and healthy fats.   

Organ Music April 12: Enjoy the festive sounds of Harrisburg’s newest pipe organ with organist Tyler Canonico and Messiah University faculty soloists and student ensembles at Market Square Presbyterian Church, 20 S. 2nd St., at 7:30 p.m. Free-will offering. 

Spring ShowcaseApril 12-13: The Hershey Area Art Association is sponsoring “April Artistry: A Spring Showcase” on April 12 and 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Ave, Hershey.    Fine art and 3D art will be for sale (over 100 items) from local artists. and Facebook

Earth Day April 13: Carlisle Arts Learning Center hosts an Earth Day Celebration for kids ages 5 to 12, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Kids can craft Earth Day-themed projects. Cost is $25 for CALC members and $30 for the general public, as well as a $5 material fee. 

People’s BallApril 13: Join Mayor Wanda Williams and other officials for The People’s Ball, a gala celebrating community heroes of Harrisburg. The event takes place, 6 to 9 p.m., at the Hilton Harrisburg, 1 N. 2nd St., Harrisburg.

Career FairApril 14: Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg hosts a free Career Fair and Professional Development Expo at Alexander Grass Campus for Jewish Life, 2986 N. 2nd St., Harrisburg, 12 to 3 p.m. Attend seminars on development and growth, get a professional headshot, and meet with representatives from area companies and organizations.  

Earth & Art FestApril 14: Head to New Cumberland Earth & Art Festival to celebrate the intersection of Earth and art at the New Cumberland Public Library, 1 Benjamin Plaza, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy hands-on learning, plein air painting, sustainable fashion fair, earth-friendly art, food trucks, live music and more. 

Plants+PintsApril 14: Enjoy delicious plant-based food, vegan-friendly vendors and craft beverages at Plants+Pints at Strawberry Square, Harrisburg, 1 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 under 21, with proceeds benefiting Downtown Daily Bread.

Wine Event  April 14: Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation will host a Sip & Savor event at The Winery at Hunters Valley, 3 Orchard Rd., Liverpool, with local wine, farm-to-table charcuterie, chocolate treats, a silent auction of unique Pennsylvania experiences and live music, 2 to 4 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance. 

Fundraising EventApril 18: Vision Resources of Central PA hosts the 24th annual Visions of Monte Carlo benefit fundraiser at the Sheraton Harrisburg/Hershey, 4650 Lindle Rd., Harrisburg, for a dinner, live and silent auctions, live music, dancing, casino-style games and more, 5:30 to 10 p.m.  

Farm Soiree April 18: West Shore Chamber of Commerce hosts “Soiree at the Farm,” with live music, dancing and hors d’oeuvres by the water at Farm 1840, 101 State Rd., Mechanicsburg, 6 to 9 p.m. Wear your best formal attire.  

Foreign Policy  April 18: Col. Benjamin Ogden, a teacher at the U.S. Army War College, will discuss the militarization of space at a gathering of the Foreign Policy Association of Central Pennsylvania at the Susquehanna Club, New Cumberland, 7:30 p.m. Talk is free and open to the public.  

Book Sale April 18-21: Head to Fredricksen Library, Camp Hill, for its Spring Book and Media Sale, featuring a wide variety of books, media, games and more.   

Earth DayApril 18, 20: State Museum of PA, 300 North St., Harrisburg, invites families to learn how long it takes items in the trash to decompose, the history of Earth Day and how what you plant in your yard can impact the environment. Take home a ninebark seedling to start a pollinator garden. 

3rd in The BurgApril 19: 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.  

Guitar ShowApril 19-21: Artisan Guitar Show will be held at Best Western Premier and Conference Center, 800 E. Park Dr., Harrisburg. Visit with guitar exhibitors, attend master classes and enjoy a concert series. 

Litter CleanupApril 20: Help make Harrisburg cleaner and safer at the 12th annual Great Harrisburg Litter Cleanup, 8 to 11 a.m. Event brings together hundreds of volunteers to make a positive impact on our community by tackling litter and promoting environmental sustainability.  

Block PartyApril 20: Join Wildheart Ministries for its Church Day Out and Spring Block Party at 333 S. 13th St., Harrisburg, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wildheart is partnering with the Great Harrisburg Litter Clean-Up for a service day, followed by its spring block party. 

Retirement WorkshopApril 20: Dauphin County Chapter of the PA Association of School Employees will host a pre-retirement workshop at Unitarian Church of Harrisburg, 1280 Clover Lane, and on Zoom, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., for Dauphin County school employees eligible to receive PSERS benefits and planning to retire within four years.  

Community Day April 20: National Civil War Museum, 1 Lincoln Circle at Reservoir Park, Harrisburg, will host its rescheduled Community Free Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy a day of free activities and entertainment like a coloring activity grab-and-go station, live music and more.  

Navigating Death April 20: Join The Butterfly Beth for a unique exploration of the topics of death, dying and grief at The Englewood, 1219 Research Blvd., Hummelstown, 11 a.m. Learn how to navigate and nurture this part of our collective journey. Lunch and resources are included in the free event, but you must register to receive lunch.  

History on StageApril 20: National Civil War Museum, 1 Lincoln Circle, Harrisburg, hosts “Independence—The True Story of Dr. Mary Walker,” a one-act play starring Kathie Barnes and a Q&A, 1 to 2:30 p.m.  

Opera for Kids April 20: Harrisburg Opera Association presents the world premiere of Adam C.J. Klein’s “Goldie Locks and the 3 Bears” children’s opera at Harrisburg Academy’s McCormick Auditorium, 10 Erford Rd., Wormleysburg, 2 p.m. The opera highlights themes of tolerance and individuality. Q&A session will follow.   

Tip Your Hat April 24: Beacon Clinic for Health and Hope hosts the “Tip Your Hat” gala at West Shore Country Club, 100 Brentwater Rd., Camp Hill, to celebrate nine years of bringing free health care to uninsured adults. Reception begins at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. Wear your favorite hat! 

Plant SaleApril 27: Friends of New Cumberland Public Library, 1 Benjamin Plaza, hosts their annual plant sale at Foundation House, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shop for annuals, vegetables, herbs, perennials and hanging baskets. Event includes a free presentation about hydroponic gardening at 10 a.m.  

Wetlands FestivalApril 27: Celebrate Wildwood Park’s treasured wetlands with a day of free activities at the 24th Annual Wetlands Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy live music, food trucks, wildlife exhibits and walks, and interact with members of environmental groups.  

Mansion Concert April 27: The Manor on Front, 2917 N. Front St., Harrisburg, will host a Mansion Concert with Trevor Gordon Hall at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is a $35 recommended donation, but guests are asked to register online. Bring a lawn chair, picnic food and a cold beverage. 

Gamut GalaApril 28: Gamut Theatre hosts its annual fundraiser, The Gamut Gala, from 4 to 7 p.m., at its home at 15 N. 4th St., Harrisburg. The event features great food, open bar, entertainment and live and silent auctions. 


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