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Our hometown is full of excitement, fun and even the unexpected. The people, business and organizations in Adam County host special events in Gettysburg, PA year-round, and there is always something new to see. In addition to special battlefield celebrations and events that let you experience history in different and unforgettable ways, the area is home to unique festivals, fairs, exhibits, theater & concerts that you won't want to miss when visiting Central Pennsylvania.

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Beginner Stained Glass Classes

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

This four-week class will allow you to make a beautiful stained glass panel. Learn how to cut glass, lay out patterns, foil, solder and frame a panel. Complete with the applic...

East Berlin Area Community Center
405 North Avenue, East Berlin, PA 17316
717-259-8848
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OCT16

Beginning Oil Painting

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Here’s a fun intro to the joy of painting in oils and your chance to work with and learn about traditional and nontraditional methods, techniques and tools. This cl...

Arts Education Center
125 South Washington St., Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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OCT16

Mixed Media Art Class

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Students will create mixed media compositions with a variety of materials including paint, paper and boards, fabrics, ink, crayons, printmaking materials, gesso and gel medium...

Arts Education Center
125 South Washington St., Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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OCT16

Seldom Seen Tour

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Experience a 90 minute walking tour that takes you places off the beaten path in the town of Gettysburg. Hear unexpected stories from Gettysburg's varied history, that are...

Walking tour
Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-253-5737
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OCT16

The Plains of Mars Art Exhibit

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Over fifty original prints by renowned artists from the sixteenth through the early nineteenth century, including Albrecht Dürer, Lucas Cranach, Théodore Gé...

Schmucker Hall, Gettysburg College
300 N Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-6080
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OCT16

The Verbal Tapestry of the Gettysburg Address

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

To commemorate the 155th anniversary of the Battle. Dr. Chuck Teague returns to the GAR Hall to share his power point study on how Mr. Lincoln crafted his verbiage for a ...

GAR Hall
53 East Middle Street, Gettysburg, Pa 17325
717-334-8312
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OCT16

U-Pick Apples - 8 Different Varieties!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

We are proud to announce the opening of U-Pick Apples! Open NOW Through October 20, 2018. *end dates are subject to change We have 8 different varieties available for ...

Boyer Nurseries & Orchards
Boyer Nurseries & Orchards, Biglerville, PA 17307
717-677-8558
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OCT16

Farnsworth House Paint Along Series

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Join us for one of our paint along classes. Painting classes take roughly two hours to complete, so please arrive no later than 6:15pm so you have time to settle in and o...

Historic Farnsworth House Inn
401 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-8838
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OCT17

Life Story Course

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The course focus is how our stories shape our identities and our views about life. Each class invites you to review stories from a different life period and encourages mind-fu...

Arts Education Center
125 South Washington St., Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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OCT17

Open Mic Night - All Acts Welcome

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

All acts welcome to perform! Sign up will be at 6:30pm. Happy hour will last through the duration of the event. $1 off cold local brews and glasses of our awarding-winning win...

Knob Hall Gettysburg
100 Chambersburg Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-420-5171
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OCT17

Open Studio Pottery

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Here’s your chance to delve into a project you’d like to create and pace at your convenience with instructor quality time on the wheel or hand building your own wo...

Arts Education Center
125 South Washington St., Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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OCT17

Seldom Seen Tour

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Experience a 90 minute walking tour that takes you places off the beaten path in the town of Gettysburg. Hear unexpected stories from Gettysburg's varied history, that are...

Walking tour
Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-253-5737
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OCT17

U-Pick Apples - 8 Different Varieties!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

We are proud to announce the opening of U-Pick Apples! Open NOW Through October 20, 2018. *end dates are subject to change We have 8 different varieties available for ...

Boyer Nurseries & Orchards
Boyer Nurseries & Orchards, Biglerville, PA 17307
717-677-8558
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OCT17

Vinyasa Yoga

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Vinyasa means “breathe synchronized movement.” We will use flowing sequences and sun salutations to warm the body to reach new levels of flexibility, strength, bal...

Arts Education Center
125 South Washington St., Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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OCT17

3rdthursdaynoon

Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Adams County Arts Council’s brown bag lunch series ushers in autumn on September 20 with the mother daughter duo of Melinda Gorog and Lori Nelson. The noon-hour...

Adams County Arts Council
125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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OCT18

A Night with the Director: Barns of the Susquehanna Valley

Thursday, October 18, 2018

There will be a special screening of the documentary film, Barns of the Susquehanna Valley, at the Majestic Theater in Gettysburg presented by the Historic Gettysburg-Ada...

Majestic Theater
25 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-420-6500
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OCT18

Bands and Body Weight

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Join us for this 45-minute low impact class focusing on training using resistance bands, light dumbbells and body weight exercises. These exercises are designed to increa...

East Berlin Area Community Center
405 North Avenue, East Berlin, PA 17316
717-259-8848
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OCT18

Corn Husk Wreath

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Create and embellish a corn husk wreath perfect for outdoor use or indoors on wall or table. It’s a simple process of shredding and pinning the husks together and i...

Arts Education Center
125 South Washington St., Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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OCT18

Fall Empty Bowls

Thursday, October 18, 2018

For a $15 donation to The Gleaning Project of South Central PA, choose your favorite handmade ceramic bowl and fill it with a homemade apple treat topped off with a scoop of l...

Adams County Farmers Market
103 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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OCT18

High School Night

Thursday, October 18, 2018

High school students, defend your base, race your way to the finish line and step into virtual reality. Receive a full session of LASERTRON Laser Tag & a ride on the Go-ka...

Carlisle Sports Emporium
29 S. Middlesex Road, Carlisle, PA 17015
717-258-4741
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