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Full Moon Hike
Date: W, Oct 24
Date: F, Nov 23
Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Trails & Trees Environmental Center
Fee: $5pp 
Join Trails and Trees for a "Full Moon Hike"!  Get to see craters up close and personal with our telescopes.  Evening activities will include an informative talk on the moon and a night sky lesson from an environmental educator.  Dress for indoor and outdoor activities and wear sneakers or other closed-toed shoes.  Come rain or "moonshine"!
Night Hike
Date: Su, Nov 4
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Trails & Trees Environmental Center
Fee: $5pp
Take in the night time wonders at Trails and Trees for a fun evening "Night Hike" with an environmental educator.  Dress for indoor and outdoor activities and wear sneakers or other closed-toed shoes.  Kids and parents will get to explore park trails listening for signs of nocturnal animals while conducting various experiments in the forest.  A theme related craft will be provided. 
Buccaneer Bash!
Date: F, Nov 16
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Mechanicsburg Senior High Pool
Fee: $9pp
Ages: 6+
Rrrrr mates! Join us for this annual pool party with your favorite pirate.  This is a mother son event.  Please bring your bathing suite and towel.  Price includes: swimming, snacks and drinks.
Operation Wildcat Yard Sale
Largest Yard Sale Ever XII will be held Oct 19 and 20, 2018 at Mechanicsburg Brethren in Christ Church (McBic).  Donations are accepted year-round.  Questions - call or email Maureen Ross at 717-773-1988,  Volunteers are needed all year long to help prepare for the sale.  Please contact Maureen with any questions or if you would like more information about helping with the sale.
27th Annual Arts and Craft Show
Upper Allen Woman's Club will sponsor the 27th Annual Arts and Craft Show on Saturday, Oct 27 at the Mechanicsburg Area High School.  More than 130 vendors will be selling unique items.  Baked goods and snacks can be purchased for those who get hungry while shopping.  The craft show hours are from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.  For more information about the Arts and Craft Show, contact  Subject: Show.  
All proceeds from this event benefit the community. 
Community Day
Wildcat Foundation - with exclusive sponsor Aetna - presents Community Day.  Saturday, November 3, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, indoors at Mechanicsburg Middle School. (1750 South Market Street, Mechanicsburg PA 17055)  FREE for non-profit clubs and associations, $25 for business vendors.  Registration forms available at and are due by Oct. 26.  Deliver your completed for to the School District Office, mail to Wildcat Foundation, 1225 S. Market Street, Mechanicsburg PA 17055 or email to  Questions?  Contact Holly Laufer at 717-691-4505.
Wildcat Foundation 5K Run &
1.5 Mile Fun Run/Walk

Date: November 3 @ Wildcat Foundation’s Community Day  

Location: Mechanicsburg Middle School, 1750 S Market Street 

5K Fees: Adults: $25 through 10/22* 

   Students 18 and Under: $15 through 10/22* 

*Registrants by 10/22 will receive a long sleeved, performance jersey; registrants after 10/22 will NOT receive a jersey. 

Important noteRunners age 8 and under must be accompanied by a registered adult! 



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Cookies with Mrs. Claus
Cookies with Mrs. Claus will be held Saturday, December 1, at the Upper Allen Township Building from 9:00 am - 11:00 am.  Morning activities will include crafts, games and face painting.  Children will be able to write their Christmas letters to Santa.  Cameras are welcome as there will be opportunities to take your child's picture with Mrs. Claus.  An adult must accompany all children who attend this event.  Tickets are $5 per child up to 12 years old and $2 per adult.  The Upper Allen Women's Club Foundation sponsors Cookies with Mrs. Claus.  Proceeds benefit the Foundation's community projects.  For more information contact
Wildcat Night: An Evening in the Spotlight
Mark your calendar for Wildcat Night - An Evening in the Spotlight.  This showcase of student talent is scheduled for Feb 22, 2019 at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg.  Proceeds from the event support the Wildcat Foundation, Mechanicsburg School District's educational foundation.