What's Happening In Our Community

Calendar of Events for Hanover Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Hanover


September 14, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm: ArtsFest ft. Chalk It Up- We invite you to participate in our new art-centered event called ArtsFest, featuring the Chalk It Up competition. ArtsFest will feature art vendors selling their works, live art, as well as interactive and community art. Artists of all ages are invited to come to Downtown Hanover to participate in an event that celebrates local artists! Participants of the Chalk It Up event will create their own works of art on sidewalk slabs for all to see. Judges will choose a favorite and prizes will be awarded to the winner. Check back for registration information.


September 30, 12:00pm-5:00pm: Tee Off for Heroes is a golf tournament being held at Regents Glen Country Club to support our nation’s heroes and homeless veterans. Contact Christine Waltz at 717-451-2511 or "chris@fortheloveofaveteran.org" for more information. Cost to golf is $125.00 per golfer.


Concert Schedule for Fine Arts at First Lutheran Church: The First Lutheran Church, 21 S. Bedford Street, Carlisle, posted its concert schedule for this fall and winter/spring.  These concerts are free to attend and open to the public so mark your calendars for some fine afternoons in Carlisle:

  Sunday, October 20, 2019, 3:00pm—John Bullard, Classical Banjo;

  Sunday, November 17, 2019, 3:00pm—Thomas Gaynor, Organ; 

  Sunday, December 15, 2019 4:00pm—Festival of Lessons and Carols;   

  Sunday, March1, 2020 4:00pm—Westminster Kantorei, Choral Ensemble.


Samaritan Safe Church Workshop: September 22, 2:00-4:30pm, St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Spring Grove is hosting a Child on Child Sexual Abuse Workshop—Recognize, Respond, Intervene. This workshop is free to attend.  Contact the church office at 717-225-6357 for more information.


Christian Music Nights: Magic Elm Skateland is, once again, planning its Christian Music Nights to benefit HACC’s many programs—PAL, Ruth’s Harvest, Changing Lives Shelter, Clothing Bank—from October 2019 through April 2020 on the third Monday of each month. The cost is $6.00 for admission and $3.00 for skate rental but the admission fee will be waived if you donate to the program of the evening.


Yard Sales, Flea Markets, and More

            -St. Paul’s, 127 York Street, 717-637-5941: September 14, 8:00am-4:00pm, Yard Sale, with something for everyone!                       And, as if this is not enough, they are hosting a free Community Pot Pie Dinner on the 18th! 

            -St. Paul’s (Dubs) Church, 1958 Dubs Church Road, 717-637-2419:  September 21, 7:00am-1:00pm, Craft and Flea                           Market.

            -Hanover Church of the Brethren, 601 Wilson Ave.: September 28, 7:00am-2:00pm, Yard Sale.

            -Granny’s Second Chance Boutique, Trinity UCC, 116 York St.: September 21, 9:00am-1:00pm, a morning of bargains                   and treasures in lieu of the Holiday Bells Bazaar.

            -Sacred Heart Parish Center, 1031 Sprenkle Road, Spring Grove, www.sacredheartsg.com: September 27 and 28,                         Yard Sale with a Ham & Green Bean Dinner! Starting at 4:00pm, everything you can fit into a shopping bag for                      $5.00!


Senior GEMS Program: Do you know someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia? Are you afraid your forgetfulness might be an early sign that you have it? The Senior GEMS Program has been created in conjunction with a dementia specialist and endorsed by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of American and the American Socity on Aging. For free registration to attend on Tuesday, September 17, 6:00-8:00pm, at the Guthrie Memorial Library, call 717-632-5183. And, speaking of Alzheimer’s, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s is September 21st for Adams/Franklin Counties, Pennsylvania. See Pat or Stephen Keefer for more information about walking and/or donating to this important cause.


Wellness Program Annual Blood Analysis: The American Legion, 201 Carlisle Street, is sponsoring a Blood Analysis performed by Quest Diagnostics on September 28, from 6:00am-10:00am. For more information and to register, call 1-800-234-8888 or ask Diana Weaver


Volunteer Opportunities: Our Hanover Area Council of Churches (HACC) has a plethora of volunteer opportunities for anyone looking for that little something extra in their lives! There are even some part-time employment opportunities!  Please contact HACC 717-633-6353 for more information about PAL; driving needs; substitutes; clothing bank sorters, organizers, baggers, cashiers; Meals-On-Wheels drivers and runners; Changing Lives shelter staff; receptionist needs.


Around the Synod

September 8: "God's work. Our hands." Sunday

New this year is the hymn “God’s Work, Our Hands,” written by Wayne Wold. Selected as the winning entry in the ELCA’s “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday hymn contest, “God’s Work, Our Hands” references the official tagline of the ELCA and expresses how the people of this church live in service for the life of the world. The hymn includes music to a familiar tune as well as music to an original composition, and is available as a year-round worship resource.


“Living Lutheran” reader call: From Ruth and Naomi to Moses and Aaron, the Bible is rich with tales of friendship. How do friendships enrich your faith?


By Oct. 30, send your 300-word story, with the subject line “Friendship", to livinglutheran@elca.org for an opportunity to be published in “Living Lutheran.”