What’s Happening | February 9, 10, & 11

Here’s a list of opportunities to get out and about this weekend in Carlisle, Shippensburg, Chambersburg and Beyond!


Book Nook at the Shippensburg Public Library has all Multimedia buy one get one free in February. 

On Saturday, February 10 from 9AM – Noon, the Ridge Church of the Brethren will have a free clothing giveaway for those in need.

Valentine’s Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser will be held at the Local Gathering on Saturday, February 10 at 6:30PM.  Drama with Torn Curtain from Shalom Christian Academy.  Come and join an evening with various skits, human videos and improvs.  Tickets $5.

The H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University presents So Good for the Soul:  A Tribute to the Music of Motown, Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 8PM. Reserved tickets are $34, $29, $24 & $20 and are now on sale.


The Blue Mountain Skating Rink is located 1 mile west of Roxbury, PA on Rt 641. The roller skating rink is open for public skating on Friday evenings from 7-9PM.


Downtown Carlisle’s Ice Art Fest will feature 70 plus ice sculptures this weekend.  Friday, February 9, 2018 at 4PM:  Official start of the festival with the ice sculptures being unveiled, Food vendors, Digital scavenger hunt, and Carriage rides.  Saturday, February 10, 2018:  Live ice sculpture carvings, Snow Sisters sing along, Snow Sister meet & greet, Penguin toss, Chili cook-off and Beer tasting, REACH performance, and a Keating Jazz Orchestra performance.  The festival will also continue with ice sculptures available for viewing (including the Ice Bar), food vendors, the digital scavenger hunt, glass blowing demonstrations & workshops, and the carriage rides.  Sunday, February 11, 2018: Two different free movies (Frozen & Edward Scissorhands) at the Carlisle Theatre, Cookies & Cocoa with the Snow Sisters, and the Diamond Dig. The festival will also continue with ice sculptures available for viewing (including the Ice Bar), food vendors, the digital scavenger hunt, glass blowing demonstrations & workshops, and the carriage rides.


Chambersburg Rotary Club sponsors a Family Pancake Breakfast, Saturday, February 10, 8AM – 11AM at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 750 Norland Avenue. Menu: pancakes, sausage, juice, fruit cup, beverages. Adults: $7.00, Children 12 – 3: $5.00, Children under 2: FREE.

Bring the kids to the Chambersburg Mall on Friday (5PM – 8PM), Saturday and Sunday (Noon – 5PM) to bounce and have some fun!  AE Bounce House Rentals will have 3 inflatables set up at the mall.  $5 child.

Canceled:  The 2018 Motorsports Show will be February 8 – 10 at the Chambersburg Mall.  Friday night will be a special kids night.  There will be a Saturday evening autograph session will be from 5PM – 6PM.


An Evening with Chonda Pierce is Saturday, February 10  (7PM) at Antrim Brethren In Christ Church.  Emmy-nominated and best-selling comedian Chonda Pierce has been making audiences laugh for more than two decades with her winning combination of fierce wit and southern charm. A stand-up comedian, television hostess, author and now actress, Pierce has channeled her life experiences into positivity, bringing laughter to audiences around the country.  For tickets ($30), go HERE.

Men Are From Mars Women Are From Venus Live will be at the Capitol Theatre on Saturday, February 10 at 7PM.  This hysterical show will have couples elbowing each other all evening as they see themselves on stage.  Ticket Prices:  Adults: $56 | *60+: $46 | Youth 3-22: $46.


The Winter Bounce Festival with Phantom Shadow Entertainment is a fun family event for kids 12 and under. There will be inflatables, a DJ, games, mini -golf, food, and much more.  Walk-ins welcome or you may want to book your own party area.  Every Friday, Saturday, & Sunday in January & February 2018.  Friday Hours 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM; Saturday Hours 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM; Sunday Hours 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Ages 12 and under $10 — Ages 2 and Under $5.


Gettysburg Rocks is coming February 9 – 11.  During the Gettysburg Rocks event, live performances of more than 160 bands in and around Gettysburg will help conquer childhood cancer by assisting children treated at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital and their families. Admission is free at all venues with 100 percent of the donations going to the Four Diamonds Fund benefiting THON. Multiple genres of music will be performed. For a complete list of shows, including times, schedules and all bands performing, visit www.gburgrocks.com.


The Great American Outdoor Show is a nine-day event (Feb 3 – 11) celebrating hunting, fishing, and outdoor traditions. The show features over 1,000 exhibitors ranging from shooting manufacturers to outfitters to fishing boats and RVs, archery and art. The schedule includes country concerts, fundraising dinners, speaking events, archery competitions, and more. Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center, Harrisburg.  Monday-Friday 10AM to 7PM; Saturdays 9AM to 7PM; Sundays 10AM to 5PM.


Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society’s 8th Annual Ice Skating Party is Friday, February 9 from 7PM – 9PM in the historic Hersheypark Arena. Kids will have an opportunity to skate with Coco, taste some treats, and have fun.  Local historian Bob Shaffer will host a lecture on how arena ice is made and how the Zamboni is used to create an ideal ice-skating surface.  Admission price is $5 with advance purchase of tickets HERE or $7 at the door. The price of tickets includes skate rentals, tours, lectures, and light refreshments. Children under five skate free.

Zoo America has $6 Fridays where all visitors get in for $6 every Friday during the winter through March 2018.

Join the Hershey’s Characters and Hersheypark Band on Saturdays and Sundays in February as they perform and parade through Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction.  Admission is free and great for all ages!  February 10-11, 17-18 & 24-25 at 2:30PM.


Lincoln Caverns and Whisper Rocks, 7703 William Penn Drive Huntingdon, is holding their annual Batfest 2018 on Saturday February 10, 10AM-4PM.  Attendees may warm up in 52-degree cavern comfort and observe bats. Workshops will be available for all ages. Offerings will include a visit from wildlife rehabilitator Robyn Graboski and bat Betsy, games, crafts, and a pizza lunch. Advance tickets are required.


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