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  • Wish movie cover

    Sunset Music & Movie Series: Wish

    , Harrisburg
    Enjoy a movie night outdoors under the stars at Fort Hunter Park. The whole family is sure to love "Wish" which has a “PG” rating and a run time of 1 hour and 42 minutes. The Friends of Fort Hunter will operate a concession stand with movie snacks and drinks.
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    Intrusive Invasives

    , Dauphin
    Give them an inch and they might take an acre! Join a Naturalist for a hike at Detweiler Park to learn about unwanted invasive species that are bullying our native diversity. Participants will learn how to identify these undesirables, the impacts they have on our native plant populations and how to stop their invasion. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy hiking shoes! This program is part of the Dauphin County Park Rx series of programs sponsored by Highmark Blue Shield. Space is limited. Pre-registration required. 
  • People enjoying an elegant dinner on the lawn of a historic mansion.

    Bella Serata: An Evening of Elegance and Community

    , Harrisburg
    Join us for an enchanting evening at Fort Hunter Mansion & Park! The Bella Serata fundraising dinner promises to be a celebration of fine cuisine, camaraderie, and the beauty of Central Pennsylvania.
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    Educator Workshop: Aquatic Wild

    , Harrisburg
    This workshop is for any educator interested in teaching about aquatic wildlife & ecology such as classroom teachers, non-formal educators, college students studying to be teachers (pre-service), school administrators, homeschool teachers and youth leaders. Morning refreshments and snack provided. ACT 48 hours are available for PA Certified Teachers. The workshop will be held indoors and outdoors. 
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    Stories on the Stairs: “Three Sisters Garden”

    , Harrisburg
    Join us on the front stairs of Fort Hunter Mansion as we read “Three Sisters Garden” written by Sandy Baker. After the story, we will discuss Native American gardening practices and learn how to make your own three sisters garden. Pre-registration is required.
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    AfroCardio Dance Fitness

    , Harrisburg
    AfroCardio is a one-of-a-kind dance fitness workshop. This invigorating, uplifting workshop is taught by Certified Group Fitness Instructor Ashia J. AshiaJ AfroCardio, LLC brings a unique Afrocentric experience to dance fitness where participants will learn Afro Beat dance moves along with signature cardio training dance moves that help shred the core, strengthen muscles, and increase flexibility. No dance or fitness experience is needed for this fun, energetic workshop. ALL levels are encouraged to participate. A Park Rx wellness program sponsored by Highmark Blue Shield.
  • Child smelling sunflower

    Kids Discover: The 5 Senses (Ages 5-7)

    , Dauphin
    Engage all your senses in the fields and forests of Detweiler Park. Smell summer blooms, listen to the birds, touch and feel trees of all kinds and more. Practice your observation skills and learn about some of the plants and animals that call Detweiler home. Registrants must be accompanied by a chaperone for the duration of the program. A maximum of one chaperone per child is permitted. Space is limited. Pre-registration required. 
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    Sunset Music & Movie Series: Gamut Theatre - Popcorn Hat Players present "Tales from Ancient Greece"

    , Harrisburg
    Join us for a FREE concert at Fort Hunter Park as Gamut Theatre: Popcorn Hat Players present "Tales from Ancient Greece". Dauphin County Parks & Recreation is excited to offer a summer of fun events for the whole family with our Sunset Music & Movie Series! Food Trucks: Sarah’s Creamery is available beginning at 6:30 pm.
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    Kids Discover: Biomimicry (Ages 8-12)

    , Harrisburg
    Did you ever wonder how people think of ideas for inventions, like helicopters or wind turbines? Many ideas- and even designs- come from nature! During this program we will explore the connections between nature and inventions, take a short hike to examine the many shapes, colors and structures found in wild plants and animals and use our observations to create a design based on nature. Registrants must be accompanied by a chaperone for the duration of the program. A maximum of one chaperone per child is permitted. Space is limited. Pre-registration required. 
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    Volunteer Work Day

    , Harrisburg
    Take this opportunity to work outside and help Wildwood’s continued park and habitat enhancement projects. Tools and work gloves provided. This program is part of the Dauphin County Park Rx series of programs sponsored by Highmark Blue Shield. Pre-registration required.