On Friday, March 7, 2014, beginning at 6:30 p.m., the Gettysburg Community Theatre will be hosting the Cinderella Ball in the ballroom at the Gettysburg Hotel. The event will include hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, silent auction, a professional concert, and a theatre production by the Penguin Project. The professional concert will feature singers from throughout the community, including alumni of Gettysburg College and Gettysburg Area High School, and performers from the Gettysburg Community Theatre. The Penguin Project is the theatre's newest venture, which is a theatre program for youth with disabilities as the actors.
As released by the National Civil War Museum:
The National Civil War Museum will host four lectures as the 150th Civil War Spring Lecture Series begins on March 29, 2014. Each lecture is scheduled from 1 - 2 p.m. in the Education Gallery and is included in the cost of admission and Free to members.
The second annual Jersey Mike Rock + Run 5K is scheduled to be held at noon on Saturday, April 19, 2014, on City Island and Riverfront Park in Harrisburg.
Last year the event was put together to raise money for the K+L Guardian foundation, a college fund for the children of concert promoter "Jersey" Mike Van Jura, who passed away from a heart attack in 2012 at the age of 36. Van Jura played a huge role in keeping local music alive and thriving in Central Pennsylvania, and those closest to him founded this 5K as a way to keep his memory alive and to give his children with a future. This year's race will not only benefit the K+L Guardian foundation again, but a new family will be helped as well. Van Jura's children, Kaiya and Lennon, will help present the family that has recently suffered the loss of a parent.
On Saturday, March 1, 2014, from 7 – 11 p.m., the Art Association of Harrisburg will be hosting its annual masquerade event, the Bal Masque at the Abbey Bar at the Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg. The Bal Masque is the Art Association's own version of Mardi Gras, and this year's theme will be Literary Allusions.
This year, the Honorary Chairman of the Bal Masque will be Harrisburg's new mayor, Eric Papenfuse. Guests that purchase tickets at the Reserved Seating level will be able to attend a special Meet-and-Greet with the mayor before the event begins, at 6:30 p.m.
The board of the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency has approved $16.8 million in low-income housing tax credits and $1.9 million in PennHOMES funding for the construction of affordable multifamily housing developments located in urban centers throughout Pennsylvania. The tax credits awarded to developers will be used to attract more than $160 million in funding for building, and rehabilitating, multifamily housing offering affordable rents.
"Today's investment to expand affordable rental housing across Pennsylvania will benefit the state for decades," said PHFA Executive Director and CEO Brian A. Hudson Sr. "In the short term, these tax credits will help fund the construction of multifamily housing, which stimulates jobs. Plus, once they are built, these new developments will provide much-needed affordable housing for Pennsylvania families and seniors. The benefits generated by this investment in housing will be significant."
On Sunday, February 23, 2014, the Antique Auto Museum in Hershey will be featuring the museum's annual wedding show. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for VIP guests, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for regular admission, guests will be able to visit dozens of Central Pennsylvania vendors that will be eager to help with the details of brides' special days, from caterers to photographers, bridal attire, cakes and more. The Wedding Show will also be holding its most famous event, the cake dive. Brides-to-be will all get to dig through a large cake in hopes to be the lucky winner of the prize inside. Brides are also encouraged to attend the bridal gown fashion show, presented by Taylored for You Bridal, where some of the season's best dresses will be modeled.
As Released by the West Shore Chamber of Commerce:
The West Shore Chamber of Commerce will showcase the region's culinary offerings at its third annual Taste of the Chamber event on April 9, 2014, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Sun Motor Cars Porsche/Audi. This event, which is open to the public, will feature local food vendors, catering, and restaurant members who will provide samples of their finest cuisine. A portion of the event proceeds will benefit West Shore Chamber non-profit members Family Promise of Harrisburg Capital Region, as well as the Women's Fund, a special initiative of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities.
On Sunday, February 2, 2014, guests of the Keystone Human Services' Chocolatefest were able to sample mostly chocolate creations by area confectioners, restaurants, hotels, and caterers. The event also featured live entertainment, a silent auction, children's activities, and a cake competition.
On Saturday, February 1, 2014, William Penn Bar and Restaurant in Lebanon held its first ever PJ Party, where guests dressed in their favorite pajamas and competed for cash and other great prizes.
On Tuesday, January 14, 2014, Jump Street unveiled a photography exhibit that will be on display until Friday, February 28, 2014. The exhibit features photographs from 13 area photographers that took part in a Jump Street sponsored photography workshop and contest in the fall of 2013.