Community Events

Things to do in Mechanicsburg!


Welcome to the Fred beans Ford of Mechanicsburg community events page. We complied this list of events so our customers in Mechanicsburg can be more aware of what's going on in the local community.


We hope you enjoy reading this page and come back each month to see the new happenings around the town! 

Things to do in Mechanicsburg in May 2018


Author Visit with Christine Trent

May 19, 2018 ; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm 

Mechanicsburg Mystery Bookshop - 6 Clouser Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

You probably know Florence Nightingale as the "Lady with the Lamp" and as the nurse who was revered as the "Angel of the Crimea," but do you know the real Florence Nightingale? Who was the great love of Florence's life? Why did her mother stand in her way of reforming nursing? What illness nearly destroyed all of Florence's plans? Spend time with Christine Trent, author of No Cure for the Dead, the first book in the Florence Nightingale Mysteries series, as she interprets this remarkable woman's life in full regalia and answers your questions about Nightingale's life and work.

Bowl for Kids' Sake

May 23, 2018 ; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

ABC West Lanes - 6454 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

Every spring, over 700 individuals across five counties come together to raise money to support our vital mentoring programs at Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region. Bowl for Kids' Sake is the perfect event for families, friends, company team building and anyone looking for a fun way to support a great cause! It's easy, register at, select your date to bowl, recruit your team, ask friends and family to help you fundraise & join us for bowling, food and fun to celebrate your success! Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.


Evening Weed Walk

May 30, 2018 ; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

The Rosemary House - 120 South Market Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Have you always wanted to learn what weeds are edible, medicinal or possible harmful? While strolling the back alleys of Mechanicsburg, we will identify some common weeds and their uses. Have a fun and relaxing evening. Gather in the garden before the walk.

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