Fall in love with the happenings around the Cumberland Valley this November! Enjoy concerts, fall fun, performances and more!

1. Martina McBride: Live in Concert

Multiple GRAMMY nominee Martina McBride has sold over 18 million albums to date, which includes 20 Top 10 singles and six #1 hits. On February 26th she released her first single, “Reckless,” the title track from her new album which is now available. McBride has earned more than 15 major music awards, including four wins for Female Vocalist of the Year from the Country Music Association and won three Academy of Country Music for Top Female Vocalist. Martina has been awarded 14 Gold Records, nine Platinum honors, three Double Platinum Records, and two Triple Platinum Awards. Martina was awarded the Covenant House Beacon of Hope Award and Music Business Association’s prestigious 2015 Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award for her philanthropic efforts on behalf of domestic violence. Martina will bring her passion for family and music to help Sarah Cannon launch their national Band Against Cancer campaign this year with special concerts in selected markets. Recently, Martina released her first book, Around the Table, a full-color illustrated collection of her favorite recipes, hosting tips, practical menu planning advice, and themed décor inspiration.

Date: November 12, 2016 • Time: 8:00 PM
LocationH. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University
Address: 475 Lancaster Drive, Shippensburg
Phone: 717-477-SHOW • Website: www.luhrscenter.com

2. Eric Paslay with Guest Adam Sanders

Fans who have seen him on stage will testify there is so much more to the tall, Texas redhead than his excellent songwriting chops. Paslay is a charismatic performer and a potent vocalist who knows how to connect with an audience. As his debut album’s lead single “Friday Night” reached the No. 1 spot, Paslay has arrived as an artist in his own right.

Date: November 5, 2016 • Time: 7:15 PM
LocationCarlisle Theatre
Address: 40 West High Street, Carlisle
Phone: 717-258-0666 • Website: http://carlisletheatre.org

3. Ken Burns

Ken Burns has been making films for almost 40 years. Since the Academy-Award nominated "Brooklyn Bridge" in 1981, he has directed and produced some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made. Burns' films have won 14 Emmy Awards and two Oscar nominations. Current projects include films about Jackie Robinson, Ernest Hemingway, and the history of stand-up comedy.

Date: November 15, 2016 • Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Messiah College, Parmer Hall, High Center for Worship & Performing Arts
Address: One College Avenue, Mechanicsburg
Website: www.messiah.edu/arts-events

4. WSSO Masterworks Concert I: Fate and Fame

Join the West Shore Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Music Director and Conductor Matthew Hooper, for the exciting performance of:

  • Delius - Air and Dance
  • Bruch - Concerto No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 36 - Mira Khomik, Soloist
  • Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4 in F-minor

Matthew Hooper will present a pre-concert talk at 2:15 PM, filled with anecdotes and facts about the pieces of music and composers featured on each concert.

Date: November 13, 2016 • Time: 3:00 PM
LocationCarlisle Theatre
Address: 40 West High Street, Carlisle
Phone: 717-919-5350 • Website: http://westshoresymphony.org


5. Bye Bye Birdie

BYE BYE BIRDIE tells the story of Conrad Birdie, a rock and roll singer who is about to be inducted into the army. Albert Peterson, is Conrad's agent, and Albert's faithful secretary, Rose Alvarez, keep him and Birdie moving forward in the world. Rosie concocts one final national publicity plan before Conrad's induction: Conrad will bid a typical American teen-age girl goodbye with an all-American kiss. Kim MacAfee in Sweet Apple, Ohio wins the honor. The arrival of Birdie in Sweet Apple causes people of all ages to swoon. The MacAfee household is completely upset by the visiting celebrity. It is decided that Birdie will give his kiss on the Ed Sullivan show.

Date: November 4 - November 20, 2016 • Time: Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 8:00 PM; Sunday at 2:00 PM
Location: Oyster Mill Playhouse
Address: 1001 Oyster Mill Road, Camp Hill
Phone: 717-737-6768 • Website:  http://oystermill.com

6. An Evening of Jazz in the Mansion

Join us at the Mansion for Jazz pianist Steve Rudolph and friends in concert. This event sells out every year. Advance tickets required. Cost is $35. Admission includes hors d'oeuvres and wine. Call June Morgan at 717-776-3814 for tickets.

Dates: November 4, 2016 • Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
LocationKings Gap Environmental Education Center
Address: 500 Kings Gap Road, Carlisle
Phone: 717-776-4604 • Website: www.friendsofkingsgap.org

7. One Block, 300 Years of Cumberland County History

The first block of W. High Street is full of history. Randy Watts will discuss some of the highlights of the County's history. This includes famous people like Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, President Grant, and Geronimo. We will hear about significant events in our Country's history including the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, and the Civil War.

Date: November 9, 2016 • Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
Address: 21 North Pitt Street, Carlisle
Phone: 717-249-7610 • Website: www.historicalsociety.com

8. 7th Annual Carlisle Christmas Craft Show

Enjoy a one-stop Christmas shopping experience with over 200 vendors! Come see all the hand-crafted and truly unique Christmas gifts made by craftspeople and fine artisans. The CHS Culinary Arts students will create wonderful breakfast and lunch items in the Christmas Café. Two traveling coffee carts will roam the halls for all your beverage needs. A branch of Members 1st FCU will be available during the show! And a raffle will also occur featuring over 150 donated items by the artisans ranging in value from $10-$100. All proceeds benefit the CHS Model UN team.

Dates: November 5, 2016 • Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Carlisle High School
Address: 623 West Penn Street, Carlisle
Phone: 717-240-6800 • Website: www.carlisleschools.org

9. Fall Fun at Paulus Farm Market

Fall is extra special on the farm. Our greenhouse transforms from a place where we grow and nurture plants to a place where kids can grown and be nurtured through exploratory and imaginary play. The fall fun fort is an enclosed farm play space for wee ones (ages 1 to 10) featuring corn and soybean boxes, bouncy horses, mini maze, slides farm books, a coloring table and more.  The outdoor hay play is tent-covered  and filled with giant straw bales and tires and tubes for exploring. Farm animals are here all the time. On the weekends, enjoy hayrides, corn maze, pumpkin picking and pumpkin chunking!

Date: Now - November 18, 2016 • Time: Monday to Friday 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Saturday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM: Sunday 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Paulus Farm Market
Address: 1216 South York Street, Mechanicsburg
Phone: 717-697-4330 • Website: www.paulusfarmmarket.com

10. Veterans Day Ceremony in Silver Spring

The Veterans Memorial in Silver Spring will hold its sixth annual Veterans Day ceremony on Sunday, November 6, starting at 1:00 PM in Willow Mill Park. The public is invited to remember those who served our country, tour this unique memorial before or after the ceremony, and participate in a community blood drive from noon to 3:00 PM.

Date: November 6, 2016 • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
LocationWillow Mill Park
Address: 80 Willow Mill Park Road, Mechanicsburg
Phone: 717-766-0178 • Website: www.sstveteransmemorial.com

Check out the entire event calendar for November here.