Start the new year off right with fun events around the Cumberland Valley. See the Top 10 below...
1. Three Dog Night
Legendary music icons, THREE DOG NIGHT, celebrate their 4th decade bringing with them some of the most astonishing statistics in popular music. In the years 1969 through 1974, no other group achieved more top 10 hits, moved more records or sold more concert tickets than Three Dog Night. Three Dog Night's hits wind through the fabric of pop culture today, whether on the radio where they are heard day in and day out, in TV commercials or in major motion pictures - songs like "Mama Told Me (Not To Come)," "Joy to the World," "Black and White," "Shambala" and "One" serve to heighten our emotions and crystallize Three Dog Night's continuing popularity. Boasting chart and sales records that are virtually unmatched in popular music, Three Dog Night had 21 consecutive Top 40 hits, including 3 #1 singles, 11 Top 10's, 18 straight Top 20's, 7 million-selling singles and 12 straight RIAA certified Gold LPs. 
Date: January 30, 2016 • Time: 8:00 PM
Location: H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center 
1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg
Phone: 717-477-SHOW •Website:

Celebrate agriculture at the 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show, the largest agricultural exposition in the country. With nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 300 commercial exhibits spread throughout 11 buildings, the Farm Show offers something for the whole family. See the most up-to-date farm equipment and learn about the farming practices and farming needs. Enjoy the animals -- both large and small. And, don't forget a stop at the Food Court for honey ice cream, potato donuts, milkshakes, pork barbecue sandwiches, fresh maple syrup, blooming onions, chicken breast sandwiches, fish sandwiches, and apple cider... just to name a few menu items.
Dates: January 9 - January 16, 2016 • Time: See website for hours 
Location: PA Farm Show Complex & Expo Center
Address: 2300 North Cameron St, Harrisburg
Phone: 717-787-5373 • Website:

Jeff and Hunter, two struggling writers, hear about a new musical theatre festival. However, the deadline for submission is a mere three weeks away. With nothing to lose, the pair decides to try to create something new with the help of their friends Susan, Heidi and Larry on the eighty-eights. With the cast in place, Jeff and Hunter begin a conversation about what to write about. Eventually, Jeff suggests they write about what to write about. They make a pact to write up until the festival's deadline and dream about the show changing their lives. [title of show]-follows Hunter and Jeff and their friends on their journey through the gauntlet of creative self-expression. In the span of 90 minutes they write and perform their show at the festival and learn lessons about themselves as people, friends and artists. [title of show] is, above all, a love letter to the musical theatre--a uniquely American art form--and to the joy of collaboration.
Date: January 22 - January 24, 2016 • Time: See website for performance time 
Location: Performed in the Cubiculo, the Black Box Theatre of the Carlisle Theatre
Address: 44 West High Street, Carlisle
Phone: 717-258-0666 • Website:

4. A Creative Night Out: Matisse Cut Outs!
The sensational Museum of Modern Art show from last year inspires organic formed collage shapes of hand-painted paper! CALC's Creative Night Out includes all materials and instruction, as well as refreshments, in a supportive and enjoyable atmosphere suitable for every experience level. Instructor: Cathy Stone.
Date: January 21, 2016 Time: 7:00 PM
Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC)
Address: 38 West Pomfret Street, Carlisle
Phone: 717-249-6973 • Website:
Admission: $35/member; $40 nonmember; plus $20 materials fee per session 

Join the Harrisburg Symphony for a magical journey into storytelling and music as only the timeless tales of Disney can evoke. Brought to life by the talents of four Broadway vocalists and featuring high definition Animated Feature Film sequences, Disney in Concert: Tale as Old as Time explores iconic moments, plot twists and feats of daring heroics from Frozem, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderalla, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King and many more.
Date: January 30 and January 31, 2016 • Time: Saturday @ 8:00 PM; Sunday @ 3:00 PM
Location: The Forum 
500 Walnut Street, Harrisburg
717-545-5527 • Website:

Don’t worry if you missed Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, here’s another chance to join. ALL ages and skill levels are welcome. Menu includes: Killer Chicken Salad, Three-Cheese Baked Chicken & Pasta, Oven-Poached Chicken with Vegetables, and Roasted Garlic Red Potatoes
Date: January 7, 2016 • Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM 
Location: The Kitchen Shoppe & Cooking School
Address: 101 Shady Lane, Carlisle
Phone: 800-391-2665 • Website:
Admission: $45.00/per person 

Free family fun for children of all ages. Visit our Lionel train layout with push-button operated buildings. See our new Rudolf Village layout. See vintage toys, dolls, and much more.
Date: Now through January 16, 2016 • Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM 
Location:  Mechanicsburg Museum Freight Station Museum 
3 W. Allen Street, Mechanicsburg
Phone: 717-697-6088 •Website:

Please join us for our continuing series of "First Saturday" art shows, held simultaneously at The Garden Gallery, Nancy Stamm's Galleria, and The Garden Gallery Annex. The galleries will feature original paintings, drawings, ceramics, glass, jewelry and handmade cards. The artists featured on First Saturday will continue to be displayed through the end of the month. Visit our website to see the featured exhibitors.
Dates: January 2, 2016 • Time: 10:00 PM to 3:00 PM 
Location: The Garden Gallery, Nancy Stamm's Galleria, The Garden Gallery Annex
Address: 10 North Hanover Street, Carlisle
Phone: 717-249-1721• Website:

9. HSO Presents 2015/16 Masterworks Series: Concert 3
For his debut appearance as a soloist with the HSO, Concertmaster Peter Sirotin has chosen the tuneful violin concerto from 1904 by the Russian composer, Alexander Glazunov, Stuart Malina also conducts the sparkling symphony that Mozart wrote for the city of Prague and concludes with Elgar's fantastic collection of ingenious musical portraits known, somewhat cryptically, as the Enigma Variations.
Dates: January 16 and January 17, 2016 • Time: Saturday @ 8:00 PM; Sunday @ 3:00 PM 
Location: The Forum
Address: 500 Walnut Street, Harrisburg
Phone: 717-545-5527 • Website:

Resolve to start the new year on the right foot with an easy 1.5 mile hike on fairly level trails in the Pine Plantation. Learn about the park's trail system and more hiking opportunities throughout the coming year. Waterproof footwear is recommended. Trekking poles will be available to use. Meet in the Pine Plantation parking lot. Registration is not required for this free hike. Leashed dogs are welcome. In the case of snow on the trails, snow shoes will be made available for use (limited sizes).
Dates: January 1, 2016 • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM 

Location: Kings Gap Environmental Education Center
Address: 500 Kings Gap Road, Carlisle
Phone: 717-486-3799