Things To Do
All community events are open to the general public free of charge. Donations are accepted for the Fall Festival to benefit the Veterans Memorial.
Blood Drive & Food Trucks
June 18, 12pm to 5:30pm. Held at the Township Building, 8 Flowers Drive, Mechanicsburg PA 17050. Bring your ID to donate blood. Food trucks will be set-up in the parking lot next to the Township Building. Handicap parking is available.
National Night Out
Tuesday, August 4th, 6pm to 8pm. Silver Spring Township Police & other emergency response teams will host the event at Stony Ridge Park, 50 Bernheisel Bridge Road, Carlisle, PA 17015. Activities: bike rodeo, K-9 demonstration, child ID cards, bike helmet fitting for kids and adults, safety awareness, car seat safety checks, and displays for kids to get an up-close and personal experience with the crew and trucks/vehicles.
Community Tree Planting
Saturday, September 12th, 9am to 12pm. This Earth Day tree planting event has been rescheduled from the spring and will be held at the Vincent DiFilippo Nature Preserve. If you would like to volunteer, email your name, interest and age to email@example.com. Be advised that the bridge on Sample Bridge Road will be closed and you will need to follow the detour route to get to the Preserve. We will be planting up to 200 tree/shrub saplings, staining and picking up trash throughout the property. A light lunch will be provided by Jersey Mikes following the event. This event is being sponsored by the Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership and Pennsylvania American Water.
Fall Festival Saturday
Saturday, October 3rd, 11am to 4pm. This event is held at Stony Ridge Park, 50 Bernheisel Bridge Road, Carlisle. For information about the event or to apply to be a vendor, visit the Fall Festival Website
Lands Day Tree Planting
Saturday, October 10th, 9am to 11am. Held at Stony Ridge Park and Potteiger Park. If you would like to volunteer, email your name, interest and age to firstname.lastname@example.org. A light lunch will be provided following the event. A special thanks to Bobby Rahal Automotive Group for continuing to donate funds for the purchase of native trees! "National Public Lands Day is the largest single-day volunteer effort for America’s public lands"
Veterans Day Ceremony
Sunday, November 8th, 11am to 12pm. Each year, the Veterans Advisory Committee hosts a Veterans Day Ceremony to honor the sacrifice veterans have made, while inspiring service. This event is held at the Veterans Memorial, which is on the hill at Willow Mill Park, 80 Willow Mill Park Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050. Visitors are asked to bring a lawn chair. Some chairs will be provided. Light refreshments are available and special accommodations can be made for those with mobility limitations.
5K Jig Jog Run, Walk
Saturday, November 14th at 10am, Stony Ridge Park, 50 Bernheisel Bridge Road, Carlisle, PA 17015. Registration is OPEN! Cash prizes to top 3 male and female runners!
Winters Night & Sleigh Rides
Wednesday, December 2, 6pm to 8pm at the banquet hall of the Silver Spring Community Fire Hall. Visitors will enjoy visits with Santa, horse-drawn sleigh rides, caroling, light refreshments, candy and roasted peanuts (for sale), hot cocoa, and crafts. Donations will be accepted for the Veterans Memorial and giving boxes will be set-up for a food drive and donated items (a list of needed items will be posted here). Photo credit: Lincoln Harris Photography