Community Corner: Notable November Events


home school days
Nov. 2-3: Students in grades 2-6 and their parents are invited to Fort Hunter, 5300 N. Front St., Harrisburg, for a Native American workshop, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Students will discover how Native Americans once lived in the Fort Hunter/Harrisburg area with hands-on activities and a tour of Fort Hunter Mansion.

Dinner for a cause
Nov. 3: Vision Resources of Central PA will host the 11th Annual Evening in the Shadows at Allenberry Carriage House, 1559 Boiling Springs Rd., for a multi-course dinner and blindness awareness event, beginning at 6 p.m. h.

Cars and beers
November 4: Join the AACA Museum, 161 Museum Dr., Hershey, for Autos & Ales, featuring regional brews, dozens of craft beers to sample, live music, catered dinner and the event’s signature beer brewed by Englewood Brewing, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Indigenous history
Nov. 5: Experience the lives of Native Americans living along the Susquehanna River at Fort Hunter Centennial Barn, 5300 N. Front St., Harrisburg, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Adults and children can hear stories, play games, exploring a wigwam and manipulating artifacts.

Ornaments Workshop
Nov. 5: Join the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Cumberland County for their Wild Tree Ornament Workshop at the Penn State Extension office, 310 Allen Rd., Carlisle, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Children ages 5 to 14 can make and take home natural feeders and ornaments. The workshop fee is $10 and includes supplies.

HBG chip
Nov. 5: Shop HBG Flea for local art, vintage treasures, trinkets and unique gifts, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Strawberry Square, 320 Market St., Harrisburg. HBG Flea’s mission is to create a platform for community growth by bringing together artists, small businesses and philanthropists.

History gala
November 5: Support local history by attending the Hershey History Center Preservation Gala. The event begins at 6 p.m. at the new Hershey Fresh Market, 121 Towne Square Dr., Hershey. Buy your tickets online at or visit

20 in his twenties
November 9: Harrisburg Young Professionals honors “20 in Their 20s,” a group of young people who are already doing amazing things, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Hilton Harrisburg, 1 N. 2nd St. The celebration will include food and drink stations as well as a presentation to honor the nominees.

Evening blender
Nov. 10: Build new relationships with local professionals at the West Shore Chamber of Commerce November Networking Night, 5-7 p.m., at AES Hearth & Patio, 4303 Carlisle Pike, Camp Hill. The event is free and open to chamber members.

Gastronomic rally
November 10: Enjoy fresh, tasty food at the New Cumberland Food Truck & Restaurant Rally every second Thursday of the month, 5-8 p.m. Grab dinner at area food trucks or restaurants in New Cumberland and enjoy shopping and special promotions at local businesses.

Curiosity Children
Nov. 10-17: Children ages 3-6 are invited to Curiosity Kids to explore communication on Nov. 10 and shapes in “Art of the State” on Nov. 17 at the State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St., Harrisburg, 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Curiosity Kids events are included with general admission to the museum, but seating is limited.

veterans day
November 11: The National Civil War Museum will offer free admission to veterans, active duty military personnel and military retirees from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ladies night
Nov. 11: Gather with friends for Ladies’ Night Out to have fun exploring downtown Newport businesses and local restaurants, while doing your holiday shopping, 6-9 p.m. Dress up in this year’s theme as “Rosie the Riveter”.

craft fair
November 11-12: Winters Heritage House Museum, 47 E. High St., Elizabethtown, hosts its annual Heritage Craft Show, featuring local artisans selling handmade gifts, jewelry, decorations, clothes, food and more.

volunteer day
November 12: Head to Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way, Harrisburg, to enjoy the outdoors and help continue park and habitat improvement projects, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tools and work gloves provided. Pre-registration required.

Harrisburg Marathon
Nov. 13: Celebrate 50 years of the Enders Harrisburg Marathon at central Pennsylvania’s largest running event, with thousands of runners and spectators, from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This fast, flat marathon winds down urban streets, wooded trails, across bridges and through natural features unique to the capital.

Conference and signing
November 14: Milton Hershey School welcomes Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Andrea Elliott and Trymaine Lee on campus for a community conference and book signing event at 6 p.m. in the Milton Hershey School Founders Hall, 801 Spartan Lane, Hershey. Elliot wrote the 2021 national bestseller, “Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival and Hope in an American City” and fellow author Trymaine Lee is an MHS alumnus. Tickets are free but registration is required.

Health Presentations

November 15-16: Penn State Health will host “Information for Dementia Caregivers,” educational sessions for people caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. The sessions will offer tips, community resources and how-to tools at three central PA locations, including Hershey.

To take a walk
November 17: Grab your hiking boots, family, and friends for National Hiking Day at Detweiler Park or Fort Hunter Conservancy, 8-10 a.m. Hike with a naturalist or at your own pace over a variety of terrain exploring the trails and wildlife. All ages are welcome.

3rd at Burg
November 18: Explore the best of Harrisburg at 3rd in the Burg, the monthly arts and culture event, where you can visit and enjoy downtown and Midtown galleries, restaurants and art spaces, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Holiday Parade
November 19: Enjoy the annual Harrisburg Holiday Parade featuring marching bands, giant parade balloons, dance performances, decorated floats, characters, Santa and more. After the parade, head to Strawberry Square to meet Santa and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies.

Historical visits
Nov. 19: Join the Harrisburg Historical Association for a walking tour of Old Uptown and Cottage Ridge Mansions, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The tour begins at the historic Donaldson Mansion, 2005 N. 3rd St., Harrisburg.

Old House Fair
November 19: The Historic Harrisburg Association hosts the Old House Fair, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., at the historic Donaldson Mansion. Enjoy tours of the newly renovated mansion and shop at a vendor’s fair with local artisans, artisans, contractors, and vendors restoring and repairing old homes. Collect information, gather business cards and ask your questions to experts.

Monte Carlo night
Nov. 19: Gambling and casino excitement makes its triumphant return to the Jewish Community Center, 3301 N. Front St, Harrisburg, at 7 p.m. The event includes exclusive drinks and beer, camp-themed snacks, appetizers and more. for the benefit of the JCC summer camp.

Art Studio Tour
November 19-20: The Foothills Artists will hold their 15th annual studio tour at six locations in Fairfield and Cashtown in Adams County, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Many types of art will be presented to be seen and sold in the self-guided tour.

Youth concert
November 20: The Susquehanna Choir and three of its educational choirs will hold their annual Youth Choir Festival at 4 p.m. at the High Center, Messiah University, Mechanicsburg. The concert will include selections from the traditional choral repertoire, spirituals and folk songs from around the world.

light show
25 Nov-Dec 31: Check out the Christmas Spirit Light Show at Clipper Magazine Stadium, 650 N. Prince St., Lancaster, for a festive drive-in light show featuring hundreds of thousands of color-changing lights synchronized to Christmas music.

Christmas park
Nov. 26: Enjoy Christmas in the Park with craft and food vendors, live music and Santa Claus, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Basom Park, 6972 Heister Valley Rd., Richfield.

The bizarre odds
Nov. 26: The Millworks, 340 Verbeke St., Harrisburg, holds its annual The Odd Ones Holiday Bizarre, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shop for unique items and crafts for the holiday season at this annual alternative arts and crafts event.

crown workshop
November 26-29: Meet at Wildwood Lake, 100 Wildwood Way, Harrisburg, at 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. to make an evergreen wreath from natural materials. The cost of the workshop is $30 per person, which includes supplies to make a wreath with natural decorations like cones, berries, nuts and seed pods. Bring personal work gloves and/or decorations.

Arbor Festival
26 Nov-Dec 6:00 PM View Christmas trees decorated with handmade ornaments trimmed by local garden clubs at the Fort Hunter Tavern House, 5300 N. Front St., Harrisburg, Saturdays and Sundays, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Trees will be raffled off, and a selection of ornaments will be available for purchase.

Exhibition of toy trains
26 Nov-Dec 18: The Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society returns to Fort Hunter Centennial Barn, 5300 N. Front St., Harrisburg, with an exhibit of HO gauge trains that run on a large layout representing communities in central Pennsylvania, on Saturdays and Sundays, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

United States-Mexico relations
November 29: Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera, associate professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University, will discuss US-Mexico relations during a dinner at 6:30 p.m. the Susquehanna Club, 5079 Mifflin Ave., New Cumberland. The event is organized by the Foreign Policy Association of Central Pennsylvania.

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