Summer Program Community and Special Events
To register call the Visitor’s Center phone at 964-1830 after May 31. Registration for craft classes is made by phone at least one week ahead of time and confirmed upon receipt of the check; sorry there are no refunds unless someone else registers in your place.
Send your check to Summer Programs, PO Box 622, Mt. Gretna, PA 17064
 
Saturday, May 25
3:30 pm           Mt. Gretna Summer Premiere & Art Auction.  Greet your friends and neighbors after the long winter. Announcements for 2019 Summer Events, Reception.  $20  HP/ACN
 
Monday, June 24
5:30 pm           Mt. Gretna Supper Club:  Join neighbors and friends for dinner by Chef on the Go. Entertainment by wonderfully talented pianist Andy Roberts, from the Timbers. All are welcome. Register by June 17. $25. HP/CHP
Supper Club
Monday, June 24th with Andy Roberts, pianist
Fee is $25 per person.

Thursday, July 4
7:00 pm           4th of July Celebration & Band Concert. Keystone Band of Rehrersburg’s 60th annual Mt. Gretna concert. Donation requested.  PH/CHP 
 
Thursday, July 4
9:00 pm           Grand Illumination:  Follow the luminaries for a post-concert walk along Pennsylvania Avenue and the illumination near tennis courts. S’mores at the tennis gazebo or pavilion. Co-sponsored with Mt. Gretna Tennis Club. TC/CHP
 
Saturday, July 13
8:30 am           Chautauqua University for a Day: 
“Jackie Robinson: A Spiritual Biography”. Author Michael Long explores the faith that carried him through the torment and abuse he suffered for integrating the major leagues and drove him to get involved in the civil rights movement. 
“Refugees - A  Worldwide Crisis Development”.  Stephanie Gromek,  development and communication director for Church World Service  Lancaster, will speak about the current refugee and humanitarian crisis worldwide, and how Lancaster is responding, and how to shift perceptions and  understanding of refugees. 
“Conestoga: The Largely Untold Story of the Founding of America.”  Dr.  Marlene Arnold describes some of the colorful characters and riveting events  that took place in 18th-century Lancaster County and Southeastern Pennsylvania, where more than 10 different cultural groups were speaking different languages and following different religions, and faiths sometimes collaborated but often clashed. 
“Comedy, Satire and Farce.”  A scholarly and humorous look at the history of comedy in literature and performance with Kevin Pry. 
Wine and cheese tasting at 4pm with Dr. Jody Dosh.
Register by July 6.
$50 fee includes lunch. HP/CH
Chautauqua University For A Day
Saturday, July 13th from 8:30-4:00 at the HOP.
Fee is $50 per person.
 
Friday, July 19
7:30 pm           Annual Chautauqua Stockholders Meeting in the Hall of Philosophy.  HP
 
Saturday, July 20
9:00 am           3rd Annual Photo Scavenger Hunt.  Identify 20 images found around Mt. Gretna. Call 717-507-2667. Pick up clue sheets at the Visitors’ Center  between 9 - 10 am or have sheet e-mailed to you.  For all ages. Prizes! Ends at 4 pm with Reveal Reception in Hall of Philosophy.  HP/CHP
 
Saturday, July 20
9:00 am           Chautauqua New Resident Reception.  Light breakfast plus meet and greet your neighbors and representatives from the Board of Managers, then watch the PBS documentary “Chautauqua,” and find out what initiated the Chautauqua movement and its inception in Mt. Gretna.  HP/CHP
 
Saturday, July 20
10:00 am         Chautauqua 101. All are welcome to watch the PBS documentary “Chautauqua,” and find out what initiated the Chautauqua movement and its inception in Mt. Gretna. Q & A afterwards. HP/CHP
 
Monday, July 22
5:30 pm           Mt. Gretna Supper Club:  Join neighbors across Mt. Gretna for dinner by Chef on the Go. Barbershoppers, The Catoctones, from Frederick, Maryland, will  delight us with their harmonizing. All are welcome. Register by July 15.  $25.  HP/CHP
Supper Club
Monday, July 22nd with The Catactones, barbershop quartet
Fee is $25 per person.
           
Saturday, August 3
11:00 am         House Tour Café.  Stop by the Hall of Philosophy until 3pm.  Stop by between houses for light snacks and drinks.
Donations benefit Gretna Music and Chautauqua Summer Programs.  HP/CHP
 
Monday, August 26
5:30 pm           Mt. Gretna Supper Club: Join neighbors and friends for dinner by Chef on the Go. Entertainment by Anything but Quiet. All are welcome. Register  by August 19.  $25. HP/CHP
Supper Club
Monday, August 26th
Anything But Quiet, a women’s a cappella ensemble
Fee is $25 per person.
 
Sunday, September 1
5:00 pm           End-of-summer picnic and lowering of the gavel. Join Mt. Gretna friends and neighbors for a carry-in meal and wrap-up of the summer.  All are welcome. Beverages and paper goods provided.  Register by August 29 717-964-1830; leave name, number in party, and if you will be bringing entrée, salad or dessert to share.  HP/CHP