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Teas of the First Ladies Presentation at the Gettysburg Public Library

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Tell your friendsThe Gettysburg chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution invites the public to attend their October 15, 2021 gathering in the Eisenhower Room at the Adams County Library at 1:00 PM.  A wonderful program is planned. Drink and listen to surprising, funny, and poignant stories about First Ladies serving tea at the …

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Entertainment legend Rich Little to perform at Majestic Theater Oct. 15

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Tell your friendsGettysburg, PA (September 9, 2021) – Master mimic and show business legend Rich Little will make his Gettysburg debut live at the Majestic Theater on October 15 at 7:30 p.m.  Nicknamed “The Man of a Thousand Voices,” Rich Little has entertained millions with his uncanny characterizations for nearly seven decades. With a repertoire …

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Two New Exhibitions at Schmucker Art Gallery

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Tell your friendsTwo new exhibits open tomorrow at Gettysburg College’s Schmucker Art Gallery.  Across the West and Toward the North: Norwegian and American Landscape Photography September 8 – December 7, 2021 Across the West and Toward the North features stunning historical images of waterfalls, rocky mountains, glaciers, and geysers in Norway and the United States. …

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Work by Central PA Artist Robert Patierno on Display at Majestic Theater Art Gallery

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Tell your friends“A Moveable Feast,” a wide-ranging selection of wood block prints, charcoal drawings, and watercolor paintings by Central Pennsylvania artist Robert Patierno is on display daily at the Majestic Theater’s art gallery now through the end of November. The gallery is open daily during Majestic business hours.  “Art making is my attempt to make …

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Independent Filmmaking Comes to Adams County: David Noble and “Secret Within the Sphere”

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Tell your friendsBy Shane Carley On August 14, the independent science fiction steampunk feature film “Secret Within the Sphere” premiered in Gettysburg, at the R/C Gateway Theater 8. The film was filmed and produced in Central Pennsylvania, and the main cast are from Lancaster (Sugey Cruz, Alex Rudegeair, and Jeremy Good), Reading (Josh Spudeno), and …

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Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Season Kicks Off October 9 at the Gettysburg Majestic Theater

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Tell your friendsThe Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD presentations return to Gettysburg College’s Majestic Theater for the 2021-2022 season. The live presentations kick off Saturday, October 9 at 1 pm and include 10 operas from the Met’s 2021-2022 season. The 2021–22 Live in HD season opens on October 9, 2021, with a revival of Mussorgsky’s …

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Music Together® Classes to Return to ACAC

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Tell your friendsThe Adams County Arts Council (ACAC) is bringing Music Together® classes back to its Arts Education Center (AEC) beginning in September. Ten-week sessions for families with young children will be held on Friday and Saturday mornings beginning on September 17 at the AEC, located at 125 South Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA. To register, please …

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Adams County Arts Council to feature mixed media artist Lora Christine Vannoy

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Tell your friendsThe Adams County Arts Council will celebrate the First Friday opening reception of Lora Christine Vannoy in the reception hall of the Arts Education Center, 125 South Washington Street, Gettysburg, on Friday, August 6, 5-7:00 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.  Vannoy’s exhibition will remain up until August 27. Lora …

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Buzz Jones Jazz Quintet entertains at rec park amphitheater

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Tell your friendsThe Buzz Jones Jazz Quintet played a set in the Gettysburg rec park yesterday afternoon.  It was some cool jazz on a hot Sunday afternoon.  The concert was part of Music Gettysburg!s annual series. Music Gettysburg! is using the amphitheater while their usual concert locations on the Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary campus are being …

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Live music returns to Gettysburg

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Tell your friendsAfter a year of eerie quiet in the borough’s streets and establishments, tourists and locals are again filling the town. And with them are coming healthy doses of live music. As the various venues around the county fill up their schedules, local musicians are pleased to be back performing and earning a living …

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Skerryvore, Scottish folk-rock band, kicks off the Majestic’s return to live concerts Sept. 10

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Tell your friendsGettysburg College’s Majestic Theater welcomes Scotland’s sensational folk-rock band Skerryvore to the stage Friday, September 10 at 7:30 p.m. The band’s performance marks the opening of the Majestic’s 2021-2022 live Celebrity Series and the return of live performance to the historic stage for the first time since March 2020. “Skerryvore’s band members are …

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ACAC hosts 17th annual juried art exhibition

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Tell your friendsThe Adams County Arts Council in coordination with the Gettysburg College Schmucker Gallery is hosting their 17th Annual Juried Art Exhibition. The art is on display in the Schmucker Gallery until June 25. Due to COVID-19 restrictions for on campus visitors, an opening reception was held on Friday, June 5 at the Adams …

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Adams County Arts Council Releases The People Project 2021

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Tell your friendsAfter-school programming looked very different over the 2020-21 academic year. The Adams County Arts Council (ACAC) redesigned the format of classes and outreach programs to accommodate challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the result of one of those reinventions is a video called The People Project 2021: Stories of the Unexpected, which will …

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Gettysburg Children’s Choir presents virtual spring concert next weekend

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Tell your friendsThe theme of the Gettysburg Children’s Choir’s spring concert is “Listen: A Concert of Stories that Matter.” This concept appears frequently in the pieces the children’s choir and chamber chorale will perform. With so much turmoil in our world, the choir wants to explore with our singers various ways we can better understand …

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Nanette Hatzes Retrospective Opens this Friday at ACAC

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Tell your friendsThe Adams County Arts Council will celebrate the opening art exhibition of Nanette Hatzes with a First Friday reception on Friday, May 7, 5:00-7:30 p.m. at the ACAC’s Arts Education Center, 125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg.  The reception is free and open to the public.  Temperature check and mask wearing are required.  The …

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Lisa McLeod-Simmons Wins Monthly Photo Contest

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Tell your friendsThis winner of the Gettysburg Connection photo contest for April is this incredible photo, “Smooth Landing” taken by Lisa McLeod-Simmons. Lisa wins a $25 gift certificate to the Adams County Arts Council.. Please check out all of the past winners, and send us your pics! Gift certificates awarded monthly thanks to the Adams …

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Adams County Arts Council Offers Resilience Skills Workshop

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Tell your friendsAs part of its Healing Arts initiative, the Adams County Arts Council (ACAC) has invited Karen W. Jones, LPC, of Cognitive Health Solutions (www.cognitivehealthsolutions.com) to present interactive workshops that empower participants to practice resilience skills and manage stress. ACAC instructors are invited to participate in the workshops, which will include lunch, at no …

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Gettysburg Borough Appoints Initial Human Relations Board * New ACAC Director Checks In

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Tell your friendsThe Gettysburg Borough Council has chosen the first members of its new Human Relations Committee, which is charged with mediating any complaints that might arise under its new human rights ordinance designed to protect LGBT residents. Although the standard term is five years, each member was elected to a different length term so …

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Adams County Arts Council to Feature Land Conservancy Auction Artwork and the 26th Annual Recyclable Art Contest Exhibition

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Tell your friendsThe Adams County Arts Council will celebrate the opening reception of the LCAC Art Auction Artwork Show and the Annual Recyclable Art Contest & Exhibition on First Friday, April 2, 5:00-7; 30 p.m. at the Arts Education Center, located at 125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg.  The reception is free and open to the …

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As Gettysburg Ends Live Outdoor Music at Ploughman Taproom, Wenk Will Expand in Biglerville

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Tell your friendsThe proprietor of Ploughman Cider Taproom on the Gettysburg Square, Ben Wenk, said he will expand his outdoor musical offerings at Biglerville’s National Apple Museum after the Gettysburg Borough Council announced Monday they would not renew his outdoor amplified music permit. The issue came to a head last year after a resident who …

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Adams County Arts Council Invites Young Chefs to Connect with Family and Friends

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Tell your friendsThe Adams County Arts Council is offering a new after-school program that gives students an opportunity to explore the culinary arts with their families from the comfort of their own homes. The Kids Dinner Club Zoom class will run on six Wednesday evenings from 5 to 6:30 p.m. beginning April 14. Scholarships and …

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Gettysburg Will Revise Special Events Permitting in Response to Noise Concerns

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Tell your friendsResponding to concerns raised by Gettysburg resident Eve English who resides at 3 Baltimore St. near the Gettysburg Square, the Gettysburg Borough Council will reassess its special permitting process, particularly in regard to exceptions to the noise ordinance.  “I don’t have a problem with live music. I have problem with live music that …

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ACAC to Feature Members Show During Month of March

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Tell your friendsThe Adams County Arts Council will feature an outdoor themed collection of ACAC member artwork in the Reception Hall of the Arts Education Center, 125 South Washington Street, Gettysburg, during the month of March.  A First Friday reception is scheduled for Friday, March 5, 5-7:30 p.m. and is open to the public.  The …

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Arts Council Annual Meeting set for March 2, 2021

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Tell your friendsThe Adams County Arts Council will hold its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, March 2, 6pm to 7pm virtually.   This year’s hour-long program begins at 6pm.  Members and anyone interested in learning more about the organization are welcome to attend this free event virtually by requesting a link to access the meeting. Applause Awards will be …

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ACHS Announces Partnership with Gettysburg Black History Museum

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Tell your friendsThe Adams County Historical Society (ACHS) is thrilled to announce the formalization of a key partnership with Gettysburg Black History Museum, Inc. This grassroots organization was established to preserve and promote Black history and culture in our community. Like ACHS, GBHM holds precious archival materials that are key to understanding the story of Gettysburg and …

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Last Chance: New Oxford Library Virtual Valentine Murder Cruise

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Tell your friendsVirtual Valentine Murder Cruise Friday, February 12 at 7:00pm Must register by Tuesday, February 9 https://adamslibrary.org/events/virtual-valentine-murder-cruise-murder-mystery-event Everything is going wrong on the “Valentine in Venice” harbor cruise aboard the Love Bucket. First, the water is unusually choppy so people are feeling queasy. Second, the package deal, priced at $9.99 per couple, went viral …

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All-County High School Artwork at the Adams County Arts Council

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Tell your friendsThe Adams County Arts Council will showcase artwork of high-school artists from across Adams County in February for the tenth annual All-County Student Show. The exhibition will feature the best work of some of the county’s most talented high school artists, as selected by Adams County high school art educators from Littlestown, Fairfield, …

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ACAC Instructors Exhibition at the Adams County Arts Council

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Tell your friendsThe Adams County Arts Council will feature their annual Instructors Show during the month of February. A First Friday reception is scheduled for Friday, February 5, 5-7:30 p.m. and is open to the public.The Instructors Show, exhibited in the Gallery, features 2D and 3D artwork relating to classes offered at the AECenter by Instructor …

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Gettysburg Resident Dora Lewis Townsend Will Present on Women’s Suffrage

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Tell your friendsGettysburg resident Dora Lewis Townsend will give a presentation at noon on Thursday, November 19, on the American Suffrage Movement and the important role that her great grandmother played in that story. The program is part of the Adams County Arts Council’s 3rdthursdaynoon series and will be held via Zoom. The program is …

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Carr Wins National Theater Award

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Tell your friendsGettysburg Community Theatre Founding Executive/Artistic Director Chad-Alan Carr has been honored with the Shining Star Award by the American Association of Community Theatre (AACT). Carr The 2020 AACT National Awards will be presented at an awards ceremony during the AACTFest 2021 National Festival in Louisville, Kentucky, June 14–19, 2021. The AACT Shining Star …

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