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Lunchtime Concert Series Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: Have your lunch at the Broad Street Market and enjoy a concert in the courtyard every Friday in August. Concerts run 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and feature local musicians. Contact 828-230-0451 or broadstreetmarketmanager@

Cultural Fest Aug. 1: The annual, free Cultural Fest at 2nd and Market streets, Harrisburg, will be held 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Celebrate diversity in Dauphin County with food, crafts, and music. Visit

Mt. Gretna Home Tour Aug. 2: Mt. Gretnans will open their homes for this self-guided walking home and garden tour. Tour runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 day of. Visit

India Day Festival Aug. 2: The annual free event features more than 30 performances and food, clothing and jewelry vendors. The festival takes place at HACC’s Harrisburg campus 12 to 8 p.m. Visit indiaday.

Bookstock Read-In Aug. 4: Celebrate the 45th anniversary of Woodstock with the Fredricksen Library at this summer read-out. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, snacks and a book. The free event takes place 5 to 8 p.m. Visit

National Night Out Aug. 5: Neighbors meet neighbors during National Night Out, which will be celebrated after work throughout greater Harrisburg. Check with your town or community group for happenings in your neighborhood and enjoy this annual community- building event.

34th Annual Central PA Jazz Festival Aug. 7-10: Support local music and Central PA Friends of Jazz at this year’s JazzFest. The weekend includes a jazz cruise, jazz party, jazz picnic and a jam session. More information is available in a story in this issue and at

Decked Out Live Aug. 8: Dauphin County Library System and Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey have teamed up to benefit the library. Tickets are $20, which includes a wine and beer tasting at 6 p.m. and a reserved seat for the Soul House Quartet at 7 p.m. at the winery/brewery. Contact Lori Lane at 234- 4961 x 110 or visit

Keystone Cluster Dog Show Aug. 8-10: See show dogs compete and participate in events, including an all-breed dog show and junior showmanship classes for children and their dogs. Event is at the PA Farm Show Complex. Admission is $6 and free for children 12 and under. Visit

Music at Gretna Aug. 8-10: Mt. Gretna Playhouse will host a weekend of music. On Aug. 8, Capitol Steps will perform political parodies. On Aug. 9, the Russian Festival Chamber orchestra will perform classic Russian masterpieces. On Aug. 10, the Lee Smith Group and Hendrik Meurkens Samba Jazz Quartet will perform as part of Central PA Jazz Festival. Visit

4th Annual Chocolate Tour Aug. 9: Support cancer research at Penn State by walking, running or cycling. Events range from 6-mile walk and run to a 10-, 25-, 35-, 50-, 75- and 100-mile bike ride. Samples of local chocolate and other foods will be available. Visit fundraising.

.5K Challenge Aug. 10: Join Keystone Rotary Club for its fun “.5K Endurance Challenge.” Registration for the “exhausting” race starts at noon at Appalachian Brewing Co., 50 N. Cameron St., Harrisburg. Fees are $25 for adults and $15 for kids. Proceeds benefit local service projects. Information is at

Automobile Show Aug. 10: Join the Blue/Gray Chapter of the Oldsmobile Club of America at the AACA Museum in Hershey for an Oldsmobile, Buick, Pontiac, classic and antique automobile show. Event takes place from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Visit

Genealogy & Adoption Aug. 10: Sandi Bornman, Act 101 representative for Dauphin County, will be at the Historical Society of Dauphin County research library 1 to 3 p.m. to answer questions about genealogy and adoption records. Event is free for members of the Society and $10 for non-members. Call 717- 233-3462 or visit

Twisted Stitchers Aug. 11: The August meeting of Twisted Stitchers at Fredricksen Library will take place 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The free event is for ages 16 and older who love to knit and crochet. Visit

Teaching Residencies Aug. 12: Perry County Council of the Arts will hold an information session for artists interested in a teaching residency in schools within PCCA’s service region. Event takes place at Landis House, 67 N. 4th Street, Newport, 6 to 7 p.m. Contact 717-567-7023 or

Fredricksen Reads Aug. 12: Be a part of Fredricksen Reads, a series of book discussions at the Fredricksen Library, with “Juliet in August” by Dianne Warren. You must have read the book to attend. Free event begins at 7 p.m. Visit

Business After Hours Aug. 14: Join Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC for an informal networking event at Penn National Insurance. Free event takes place 5 to 7 p.m. Call 717-232-4099 or visit

Woodstock Tribute Aug. 14: Shea Quinn & Friends will wrap up Concerts on the Lawn series at the Fredricksen Library with a tribute to Woodstock. Free event begins at 7 p.m. Rain date is Aug. 19. Visit

Build with Natural Materials Aug. 16: Furniture builder and author Bill Willow will teach the basics of building with natural materials. Event takes place 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Hershey Gardens. No experience is necessary. Students must bring their own hammers and pruning shears, but all other materials are provided. Visit

Farmers & Arts Fest Aug. 16: Broad Street Market will hold a produce- only farmers’ market in the courtyard, featuring farmers within 100 miles of Harrisburg. Deep Roots Fest, a concurrent celebration, will feature locally made art and community groups promoting positive change in Harrisburg. Join the celebration 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact 828-230- 0451 or

After Dark 7K Aug. 22: Harrisburg Area Road Runners Club will host this race at 7 p.m. starting at Kunkel Plaza in Harrisburg. Registration is $30. Prizes awarded to the top three runners in each age group. Visit

Yorkfest Aug. 22-24: Celebrate our neighboring city at the Yorkfest Fine Arts Festival, featuring about 100 fine artists from around the country, a juried exhibition at YorkArts, free family entertainment and more. Visit

Supercars on State Street Aug. 23: The annual showcase of exotic and supercars benefits Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and the American Cancer Society. Registration takes place 9 to 11:45 a.m. on City Island, and the event runs 12 to 3 p.m. Cost of registration is $40. Visit

Keystone State Triathlon Aug. 23-24: Challenge yourself in one of several triathlon courses, including an Olympic course, at Gifford Pinchot State Park in Lewisberry. The top three males and females in each age group will win awards. More information is available at

Transportation Briefing Aug. 26: Sheryl Connelly of Ford Motor Co. will reveal 10 transportation trends changing our world. Event will take place at the Radisson. Registration required. Cost is $45 and $35 for Harrisburg Regional Chamber members. Visit or call 717-232-4099.

Luminary Awards Luncheon Aug. 27: West Shore Chamber of Commerce will honor two businesswomen with the Visionary and Shining Star Luminary awards at this luncheon at the Radisson, which takes place 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $35 for members and $45 for non- members, with a portion benefiting a nonprofit chosen by the award winners. Call 717-761-0702 or visit

Kipona Aug. 30-Sept. 1: Harrisburg’s Kipona festival migrates to City Island with its “celebration of sparkling waters.” Each year, Kipona marks the conclusion of the summer festival season with the three-day event over the Labor Day weekend. Check the city’s website for more details at

Country Casual Aug. 31: Celebrate the arts at Hunters Valley Winery. Enjoy beer, Hunters Valley wine, food and music by local band Hemlock Hollow and participate in exciting Silent and Live Auctions. Event will take place 4 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $50. Visit

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