Are you struggling to find plans for the weekend? If youâ€™re in to the strange and often times disturbing world of the underground, then you may want to join some fellow horror hopefuls on November 14 and 15 at a ghastly event sponsored by the Chestnut Hall Bed and Breakfast in New Oxford, PA: A Ghost Hunterâ€™s Weekend Pursuit.
After you check in to the hotel of your choice on Friday evening, you may never leaveâ€¦I mean, youâ€™ll head over to the Beechmont Bed and Breakfast in Hanover to get a personal look at some genuine ghost hunterâ€™s equipment. After examining the tools of the trade, you travel to the haunted Bechtel Victorian Mansion in East Berlin where you and your associate spirit seekers will unite with Allen Gross, renowned Spirit Photographer, and youâ€™ll listen in as he explains how photography is used in exploring the paranormal.
Saturday morning is up to you: explore the battlefields, visit the outlets, take a walking tour of downtown Gettysburg, or do some ghost hunting of your own. After your personal adventure, reconvene with the group for a nice dinner at the Atland House in Abbotstown. Following your meal of Crab cakes, Chicken Chesapeake, or New York strip steak, you will head to Chestnut Hall for a lecture by psychic mediums Allyson and Adele. The twins will discuss all things psychic in paranormal investigations.
After the lecture, Steve McNaughton, Allen Gross, and the Psy-dentical twins Allyson and Adele will lead you through the haunted streets of New Oxford. As you wander through town your guides will recount the tails that few are brave enough to tell, and perhaps an authentic ghost hunt will arise.
The Ghost Hunterâ€™s Weekend Pursuit is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the amenities of a cozy inn while at the same time exploring the world of the unknown. Advanced registration is required so hurry up and find more information by contacting the Inn Keepers, Tina and Steve McNaughton at 717-624-8988 or toll free 1-888-886-5660.
The East Berlin Area Community Center offers classes for local area residents (and visitors, if you care to spend your vacation learning something). Some upcoming classes that you might have an interest in include:
- How To Make Money On The Internet – Offered October 21 or November 25
- How To Build And Market First Website Locally – Offered October 14 or November 18
- Blogging For Love And Money – Offered October 23 or November 20
- Quilting, Twist Quilt – Starts September 16 and runs through October 21
- Patchwork Quilted Christmas Stocking – Starts October 28 and runs through November 18
- Baby Layette Set – Starts October 30 and runs through December 11
- Runner & Place Mats – Starts September 17 and runs through October 22
The Internet marketing classes will be taught by Allen Taylor, author and publisher of the Gettysburg Pennsylvania Blog. The quilting classes will be taught by Theresa Taylor, my wife and expert Web designer. The quilting classes each run from the beginning date to the end date one day a week.
EBACC also offers other classes this fall. For more information, visit the EBACC website or call 717-259-8848. For more information on the above classes call 717-528-4005.
Get your hog maw taste buds ready because there’s enough to go round. Colonial Day in East Berlin is just around the corner and hog maw platters are going for $5.50 a plate. MMMMM-mmmmm. We’re talking gooder than good.
Colonial Day will take place at the East Berlin Community Center in East Berlin on September 13, 2008. Located at 405 North Ave. in East Berlin, you’ll want to get there early before someone takes your seat. There will also be soups, sandwiches, and other goodies to snack on. You can eat in or take out. Park on grounds all day for $3 and get a free coupon for food. Yummy yummy.
Call 259-8848 for more information and don’t forget to say the secret password: Hog Maw.
The East Berlin Community Center in conjunction with Grammies Dolls and the Capital Area Pregnancy Center are hosting a free quilting class beginning Tuesday June 10, 2008. The class will run for two hours a night each Tuesday night for two weeks. The instructor will be Theresa Taylor, owner of Grammies Dolls. Taylor teaches quilting at EBACC and at the Gettysburg campus of HACC. The free class will go to benefit CAPC and all quilts made will be donated to CAPC. EBACC is donating the room.
For more information about the quilting class you may call EBACC or Theresa Taylor at 717-528-4005.