Meeting Schedule

Program Meetings: Program Meetings are held at 7:00 pm on the first Tuesday of the month at Center Street Grille at 4 Center St, Enola, PA.

Center Street Grille, 717-732-6900, is just south of PA-944/Wertzville Rd. Find it on Google Maps. Or follow these directions from the intersection of I-83 / PA-322 / I-283:

Directions From PA-283 at Exit to I-283
  1. Follow I-83 S toward Harrisburg
  2. Take exit 42 toward Lemoyne onto Lowther St
  3. Turn right onto S 3rd St
  4. Turn right onto Market St
  5. Take the 1st left onto S Front St/S Enola Rd
  6. Turn left onto PA-944 W
  7. Turn left onto PA-944 W/?Wertzville Rd
  8. Turn left onto Center St
  9. Destination will be on the left
Directions From I-81 N at PA-581
  1. Follow I-81 N (1.2 mi)
  2. Exit 61 for PA-944/Wertzville Rd (0.2 mi)
  3. R onto PA-944 E/Wertzville Rd (2.1 mi)
  4. R onto Center St. Destination on left. (135 ft)
Directions From I-83 and I-76, PA Turnpike
  1. Follow I-83 N (1.8 mi)
  2. Exit 41B for Lemoyne (0.5 mi)
  3. L onto Lowther St (0.2 mi)
  4. L onto S 3rd St (0.5 mi)
  5. R onto Market St (0.4 mi)
  6. L onto S Front St (2.0 mi)
  7. Continue onto US-11 N/US-15/501 N (1.0 mi)
  8. L onto Enola St (259 ft)
  9. Slight L onto South St (0.1 mi)
  10. R onto PA-944 W (0.4 mi)
  11. L onto PA-944 W/Wertzville Rd (0.6 mi)
  12. L onto Center St. Destination will be on the left. (135 ft)

Dinner Socials: We meet at a local restaurant at 7:00 pm on the Wednesday fifteen days after each program meeting. We eat, gab and do a little informal business at these affairs. It’s a nice time to get to know each other a little better.

Summer Activities: Since Program Chair, Mike McMullen, knows his fellow Kick ‘n Gliders like to get together several times during the off season, he’s scheduled several activities that should be fun and give members a chance to socialize and stay in touch with the group in the summer.

Program Meetings and Socials 2019/2020

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Season Opener - Ox Roast at LeRoy/Kauhl’s - 3:30 pm, Sat, October 5, 2019

What you are expected to bring: Your favorite potluck dish to share (salads, baked beans, veggies or desserts), your beverage (alcoholic) of choice, $5 event fee (to cover the cost of the meat and paper products), lawn chair if the weather is nice, and your checkbook if you want to make deposits/payments on any of this season’s ski trips.

What will be provided: Meat (“ox” roasted over an open fire and sausages on the grill), soda, ice, paper plates, plastic cups, plastic utensils, napkins, and coffee. Some serving utensils will also be available.

Want to help? Your help keeping the fire going, grilling sausages, welcoming newcomers, or set-up and clean-up will be much appreciated. If you are willing to help with any of these, please offer when you make your reservation so the hosts can plan accordingly.

Reservations are required: Let Nancy know (717-582-2562 or by October 3, 2019, if you are coming, who/how many you are making reservations for (so we know how much meat to prepare), and what potluck dish you plan to bring. If you need directions to Black Birch Hollow, let Nancy know and she’ll email them to you.

Program Meeting - PA Forest Insects and Disease - 7:00 pm, Tue, Nov 12, 2019

John Schwartzer, a forester with DCNR will present a talk on "PA Forest Insects and Disease."

NOTE: This is the second Tuesday of the month to avoid Election Day!

5:30 pm – Meet for dinner prior to the meeting.

  • If interested in dinner, RSVP to (preferred) or 717-730-6073.

7:00 pm – Business Meeting followed by “PA Forest Insects and Disease”.  While the subject may “bug” us, John is an engaging speaker!

Trail Clearing Day at Crystal Lake - Nov 16, 2019

Crystal Lake Ski and Outdoor Center's Annual Trail Clearing

  • Saturday afternoon, November 16, 2019

Two meeting locations are available for carpooling:

  • West of Lancaster along Route 283 (Exit TBD) at 9:30 a.m.
  • North of Dauphin, at Park & Ride lot, at 10:30 a.m.

The trail event will end at 4 p.m. and we will select a supper location along the route home. If you would like to stay informed and join this happy group, please call, write or email to Roberta Strickler in any one of these ways:

  • 717-576-2099
Social Meeting - Nov 20, 7:00 pm - Marzoni’s, Mechanicsburg

Marzoni’s Brick Oven & Brewing Company

4925 Ritter Road, Mechanicsburg


RSVP to (preferred) or 717-730-6073.

Program Meeting - 7:00 pm, Tue, Dec 3, 2019 - Native American History in the Susquehanna River Basin

Native American History in the Susquehanna River Basin Region from the time of First Contact

5:30 pm – Meet for dinner prior to the meeting.

  • If interested in dinner, RSVP to (preferred) or 717-730-6073.

7:00 pm – Business Meeting followed by one of our favorite presenters, Steve Runkle, will speak and share pictures on this subject.

Holiday Party - 7:00 pm, Wed, Dec 18, 2019

Bill and Sandy are delighted to host the annual Kick 'n Glider Christmas Party at their home in Landisville. Join your fellow Kick 'n Gliders for this festive holiday gathering. It’s a chance to meet new members, swap stories about past exploits on the ski trails, and plan for an exciting 2019 ski season.

As usual, bring a dish to share with others and a beverage of your choice.


Program Meeting - 7:00 pm, Tue, Jan 7, 2020 - Beekeeper, Joyce Wilder's, 'Bee Talk'

Joyce Wilder will give her 'Bee Talk'

Joyce is a long time bee-keeper in New Cumberland and bee-related crafts advocate. This program has been well received wherever she gives her presentation.

Join us for dinner at the Center Street Grill for dinner prior to the meeting!

5:30 pm – Meet for dinner prior to the meeting.

  • If interested in dinner, RSVP to (preferred) or 717-730-6073.

7:00 pm – Business Meeting followed by Joyce's talk.

Social Meeting - 7:00 pm, Jan 22, 7:00 pm - Herby's El Mexicano Restaurant


The social at Herby's will be at 7pm on the 22nd instead of the standard date.

Herby's El Mexicano Restaurant
720 Main St, Harrisburg, PA
(717) 939-0624

RSVP to (preferred) or 717-730-6073.

Program Meeting - Winter in the Lives of Indigenous People of this Land - 7:00 pm,Tue, Feb 11, 2020

Winter is a time when some of us head indoors, turn up the heat, and settle down with a good book. Have you ever wondered how our area’s Native Peoples spent their winters?  Paul Nevin, Director of the Susquehanna Heritage Center, just south of Wrightsville at Long Level, will offer a glimpse of winter life in the days of longhouses and bearskin blankets, early style toboggans and snowshoes. Learn how the indigenous people of this land survived and celebrated this time of the year.

Thanks to Roberta Strickler for this recommendation.

5:30 pm – Meet for dinner prior to the meeting.

  • If interested in dinner, RSVP to (preferred) or 717-730-6073.

7:00 pm – Business Meeting followed by the presentation.

Social Meeting - 7:00 pm, Wed, February 26 - Fenicci's of Hershey

This month’s social will be at our old favorite, Fenicci's of Hershey.

We should avoid the crowds since we will be safely past the Valentines Day rush.

RSVP to (preferred) or 717-730-6073.

Program Meeting - Fred & Tanya Richter’s 2019 Travelogue - 7:00 pm,Tue, Mar 10, 2020

As Fred & Tanya describe it "We crossed or nearly crossed several contentious borders: Israel/Jordan and Armenia/Georgia and straddled Lebanon, Syria, Russia and Azerbaijan.  It got us thinking about border crossings. We'll share our experiences,  including hiking a small portion of  the TransCaucasuian Trail (TCT) crossing 12 language "borders", with these and other border crossings like US/Mexico and through Europe".

With our well traveled Kick 'n Gliders, hopefully, others will also share their border stories.

5:30 pm – Meet for dinner prior to the meeting.

  • If interested in dinner, RSVP to (preferred) or 717-730-6073.

7:00 pm – Business Meeting followed by the presentation.

Social Meeting – Wed, March 18 - John Wright Restaurant in Wrightsville

We're going to try something new, the John Wright Restaurant in Wrightsville.

Shouldn't be too busy since this is the day after Saint Patrick's Day.

  • 234 N Front St, Wrightsville, PA 17368
  • Phone: (717) 252-0416
  • Website:

RSVP to (preferred) or 717-730-6073.

Election of Officers and Trip Planning - 7:00 pm, Tue, Apr 7, 2020

Last general meeting of the year.

Election of new officers and trip planning for the 2020 season.