Charlie Weaver’s carvings on display at Soldiers National Museum
A selection of the wooden figurine carvings of Clifford Charles Arquette, best known as Charlie Weaver, are now on display at the Soldiers National Museum located at 777 Baltimore St., Gettysburg.
Arquette was born in Ohio and went on to become a comedian, actor and pianist, as well as a wood carver and Civil War enthusiast. The grandfather of such celebrity personalities as David Arquette, Clifford opened the Soldiers Museum in Gettysburg in 1959. He later sold the museum to Leroy Smith who operated the facility under the name American Museum of the Civil War.
The Soldiers National Museum is now showing a selection of the 57 wood-carved figurines that Arquette made. Arquette did 25 years of research to carefully reproduce the uniforms and guns that the figures wear and hold.
For more information, call (717) 334-4890.
Art exhibition now open at Federal Pointe Inn
To continue the celebration of its recent opening, the new Federal Pointe Inn, located at 75 Springs Avenue in Gettysburg, is now featuring a special exhibition of paintings by Pennsylvania artist Maciek von Ato.
The exhibition, entitled “Reflections on Historic Gettysburg,” consists of pieces executed by Von Ato in watercolor and gouache. The artist, who received a master’s degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, arrived in the United States in 1994. After living in New York City, Von Ato moved to Pennsylvania in 1999 and has been devoting his time to painting and sculpture in his Delaware County studio.
Von Ato’s work primarily focuses on the use of oils, watercolors and gouache, although his is versatile in all forms of media. His pieces are found in private collections in Australia, Brazil, France, Japan and many other countries, including the United States and Canada.
“Reflections on Historic Gettysburg” is currently open at the Federal Pointe Inn and will be available for viewing through the end of August.
For more information, call (717) 334-7800.
Pride of the Susquehanna to offer free cruise to armed forces members, families
This year marks the 25th anniversary season for the Harrisburg Area Riverboat Society and the Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat. As a community service organization, the Riverboat Society has always offered a free monthly cruise during the summer to the Lebanon VA Hospital. As further thanks to current and past members of the military, the Riverboat Society has announced that it will be extending free admission on any 45-minute Public Sightseeing Cruise during the 2013 season to veterans, active duty members of the military and their immediate families (with appropriate identification). These cruises occur from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and weekends in the fall.
For more information, visit www.harrisburgriverboat.com or call (717) 234-6500.
Adult and child CPR/AED course offered at Strawberry Hill
Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve is offering an Adult and Child CPR/AED course on Sunday, June 2 from 12-4:30 p.m. at the Preserve, 1537 Mount Hope Road in Fairfield. The American Red Cross training will give participants the knowledge and skills needed to respond to a life-threatening situation with confidence. A two-year certification is awarded upon completion of the course.
Space is limited and pre-registration is required. The cost for the course is $95 for members and $105 for non-members. For more information, visit www.strawberryhill.org.
Nature Arts and Crafts Summer Series to be held on June 4
Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve is offering a four-part Nature Arts and Crafts Summer Series at the Preserve, 1537 Mount Hope Road in Fairfield. The second class in the series will be focused on painting and will be held on Tuesday, June 4 from 7-8:30 p.m. During this part of the summer series, participants will take to the outdoors to experience painting a landscape or outdoor scene.
Pre-registration is preferred. The cost for the series is $65 for members and $75 for non-members, or $20 per class for members and $25 per class for non-members. For more information, visit www.strawberryhill.org.
‘Wine for the Cure’ to be held at Hauser Estate Winery
A fundraiser for the Victoria A. Getty Memorial Fund will be held on Saturday, May 18 from 12-4 p.m. at Hauser Estate Winery, 410 Cashtown Road, just west of Gettysburg.
The Victoria A. Getty Memorial Fund is a non-profit organization established in 2002 through the Foundation for Enhancing Communities. This particular fundraiser is in memory of cancer victim Victoria Ann Getty. The fund provides financial support to cancer research, treatment, prevention and awareness.
The “Wine for the Cure” event will feature wine tasting, vineyard tours, production tours, musical entertainment by DJ Matt Claeys and door prize raffles. For more information, email email@example.com or call (717) 334-4888.
This information was released the Gettysburg Convention & Visitors Bureau on May 15th, 2013