Summer Programs Supper Clubs, Chautauqua University for a Day, Special Events/ Potpourri
To register call the Visitor’s Center phone at (717) 964-1830 after May 31. Registration can be 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 637, Mt. Gretna, PA 17064
 
Saturday, June 11, 2022 10:00 AM at Soldiers Field
Dog Parade: Bring a notecard with your well-behaved furry friend's name and a fun fact to be shared. Every dog wins a prize.
 
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 5:30 PM 
Mount Gretna Supper Club. Join neighbors and friends for dinner by Chef on the Go with entertainment afterwards by Sviraj-Sviraj which means “Play On!” The members of Sviraj are life-long friends who grew up together in ethnically diverse steel town (Steelton) in Pennsylvania. Music from the ethnic communities in the United States and the Balkans. Register by June 21st, online at www.pachautauqua.info or call 717-964-1830. $25 BYOB.
 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 7:00 PM
A New Champion for PA. Meet Pennsylvania's first Director for Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Nathan Reigner. Learn how the land is managed scientifically, and what his job for the commonwealth entails in putting a focus on the connections between having fun outside, the health of people and communities, and the outdoor industry.
 
Saturday, June 18, 2022  11:00 AM
History on the Porch @ the Mount Gretna Area Historical Society, 206 Pennsylvania Avenue. Join local historians and other curious-minded folks for coffee and conversation.
 
Monday, June 27, 2022 9:00 AM
Hidden Secrets of Mount Gretna. We turn on our faucets and and take for granted all of the other infrastructure that keeps us comfortable. Take a walkabout with Bill Care to see beneath the surface and hear stories from the past. Meet at the Porch & Pantry.
 
Saturday, July 2 - July 30 2022 10:00 AM
Fifth Annual Photo Scavenger Hunt. See how many places you can identify this month in Mount Gretna. Clue sheets and details can be downloaded starting July 1st at pachautauqua.info or check our Facebook page or stop by the Visitors Center. Answers on or about July 30.
 
Monday, July 04, 2022 7:00 PM
The Keystone Rehrersburg Band-Annual Independence Day Concert held in the Mt. Gretna Playhouse. Their 62nd annual Mount Gretna concert. Donation requested.
 
Saturday, July 09, 2022 9:00 AM
1. Honey Bees and Beekeeping-The Basics. Local resident and beekeeper, Jean Miller will show us the difference between honey bees and other stinging insects, their development, including how and why queens are made, castes of bees and their "jobs", nectar into honey, challenges they face and what we can do to help them.
2. Making Sense of Putin's Russia. Abby Schrader, Professor of History at F & M College, asks and : Who is Putin and how did he rise from obscurity to Russia's "new tsar"? What is his agenda? How has he distorted democracy, demonized liberalism, deployed a cult of personality and weaponized an ethno-nationalist historical worldview to justify wars to achieve his endgame?
3. Hinduism in America. The influence of Hindu thought and practice in American culture is far greater than most people realize. From meditation and yoga to Star Wars and The Matrix, Hindu ideas are everywhere. Dr. Jeffery Long, Religious Studies scholar at Elizabethtown College, will trace the history of Hinduism and its influence on American culture.
Register by July 4th, online at www.pachautauqua.info or call 717-964-1830. $50 fee includes morning blueberry buckle and lunch.
 
Friday, July 15, 2022 7:00 PM
Annual Chautauqua Stockholders Meeting in the Hall of Philosophy.
 
Saturday, July 16, 2022 10:00 AM
Chautauqua New Resident Reception and Mount Gretna 101- Light breakfast plus meet and greet your neighbors and representatives from the Board of Managers. Questions answered through a brief overview about the history and workings of our Chautauqua.
 
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 7:00 PM
The Genius of Gutenberg. After a brief overview of Gutenberg and how his invention impacted the world of communications, participants will have the opportunity to print a keepsake using a small table top printing press. $5 donation requested. Register by July 12. 717-964-1830.
 
Saturday, July 23, 2022 10:00 AM
History on the Porch @ the Mount Gretna Area Historical Society, 206 Pennsylvania Avenue. Join local historians and other curious-minded folks for coffee and conversation.
 
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 5:30 PM
Mount Gretna Supper Club. Join neighbors and friends for dinner by Chef on the Go with musical entertainment by the Amy Banks Trio-Singer Amy Banks and her two friends jazz up the Hall of Philosophy! Register by July 19th, online at www.pachautauqua.info or call 717-964-1830. $25 BYOB.
 
Saturday, July 30, 2022 10:00 AM
A historical review of the Campmeeting and how it influenced cottage designs then followed by a walking tour to identify architectural styles and details. William Barlow is a practicing Pennsylvania architect with experience in commercial, residential, educational and historical preservation projects. He has been a fulltime resident of Mt. Gretna since 2007.
 
Saturday, August 13, 2022 10:00 AM
History on the Porch @ the Mount Gretna Area Historical Society, 206 Pennsylvania Avenue. Join local historians and other curious-minded folks for coffee and conversation.
 
Thursday, August 25, 2022 7:00 PM
Chasing Chickadees. Dan Ardia, professor and chair of Biology at Franklin & Marshall College will talk about his local wildlife research, which involves trail cameras to capture mammals on preserves across Lancaster and York counties, including in Lancaster city and local bird work on chickadees.
 
Monday, August 29, 2022 5:30 PM
Mount Gretna Supper Club. Join neighbors and friends for dinner by Chef on the Go with entertainment Seasons, a sibling band from Harrisburg, PA that has performed throughout the US and Ireland. The trio plays Celtic and Americana music on a variety of instruments including Hammered Dulcimer, Guitar, Celtic Harp, Concertina and Mandolin. Their goal is to treat the rich music tradition they inhabit not as history, but as a living breathing entity that they continue with their own original compositions. Register by August 22nd, online at www.pachautauqua.info or call 717-964-1830. $25 BYOB.
 
Sunday, September 04, 2022 5:00 PM
End of summer picnic and lowering of the gavel. Join Mt. Gretna friends and neighbors for a carry-in meal, conversation and short wrap-up of the summer. All Mount Gretnans are welcome. Beverages and paper goods provided. Call 717-964-1830 for reservations by August 27th. Leave name, number in party and if you will be bringing entrée, salad or dessert to share.