Meeting Schedule

NOTE: New location and time for meetings.

NOTE: New location and time for Meetings and Socials!

Business Meetings: Business/Program Meetings are held at 6:30 pm on the first Tuesday of the month. We will be meeting at a new location this season but the details have yet to be firmed up. They will be posted here as soon as final arrangements have been made.

Dinner Socials: We meet at a local restaurant at 6:30 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, Ed Cook, knows his fellow Kick ‘n Gliders like to get together several times during the off season, he will schedule several activities that should be fun and give members a chance to socialize and stay in touch with the group in the summer.

Summer Activities 2023

Mt Gretna Breakfast, Bike Ride and Picnic – Sunday, June 11, 9:00 am

A Day of Biking and Dining at Mt. Gretna

Join in for a day full of enjoyment at Mt. Gretna, or enjoy as much of the activities with your fellow Kick ‘n Gliders as you can.

9 AM – meet for a delightful breakfast at the “Porch and Pantry”, 106 Chatauqua Drive, Mt. Gretna,

We’ll decide which direction to ride the bike trail after breakfast. Planned departure 10:30 AM,

Return to Mt. Gretna by 1:00 PM for grilling and picnicking at the cottage of  Tom and Judy Hoober, 208 Heights Ave., Mt. Gretna (formerly named Maple Ave.),

Bring your favorite meat to grill, a side dish to share, and beverages of your choice,

Please R.S.V.P. to Ed Cook via email (preferably: or by phone C: 717-940-9657 by June 5th, so that we can have an accurate count for breakfast if you are dining, and so we know who to wait for if you are joining later for just the trail ride or the social.

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Hike to Poole Steeple in Pine Grove Furnace SP – Thursday, June 21, 9:45 am


Watch for a reschedule.

Join Nan Reisinger Thursday, June 22, for a hike to Poole Steeple in Pine Grove Furnace State Park. After the hike we will go to the General Store for lunch and ice cream. And maybe the opportunity to chat with some AT hikers. This is where the AT Through hikers do the ice cream challenge. That is eat a half gallon of ice cream in one sitting. After lunch we can visit the AT Museum, which is the only museum dedicated entirely to a trail.

Meet at 9:45 at the Poole Steeple parking lot behind Laurel Lake, off Pine Grove Rd. We will leave some cars and drive to the Furnace Parking lot to begin our hike of 3+ miles.

Bring water, good hiking shoes, and a lunch if you do don’t want to buy lunch at the store. (the food is very good).

Longs Park Concert: Runa, a Celtic Music Group – July 8, 7:30

This is a reminder to everyone about the KNG event coming up this Sunday in Long’s Park in Lancaster at 7:30 PM. We’ll be there for a concert by Runa, a Celtic music group. They combine the traditional music of Ireland and Scotland with modern music such as folk and jazz. The band members are based in Philadelphia, Nashville, and Chicago – they come from Ireland, USA and Canada. Programs Coordinator, Ed Cook, chose this concert because he thought their “vibe” might well match most of our tastes. We’ll find out!

Many prefer parking in the Park City Mall lot because traffic is less congested after the event. there is a pedestrian underpass from the shopping center, under the highway, and into the “far” end of the park. This map illustrates concert parking areas.

How do we meet???? We will gather center stage about 100 yards (Sandy Stine’s preferred units of measure) or 98 meters (Ed’s preferred units) back from the stage. From there we can move anywhere we want. Ed’s first idea was to stick a ski pole in the ground as a rallying point – he may yet do that.

Park rules prohibit the consumption of alcohol. Lightning in the area will cancel the performance, but mere rain will not, so maybe bring a Rain jacket or umbrella. Food is sold there, but you’re welcomed to bring food. Bring chairs or a blanket to sit on.

We hope to see you there. Please don’t hesitate to contact Ed if you have any questions or if he overlooked something,

Ed Cook


Hike & Paddle Pinchot SP – July 13, 10:00

Nan Reisinger hopes everyone is having a good summer and staying cool.  It’s time to get you more details for the outing this Thursday.   Meet at 10:00 at Boat Mooring #2 off PA Rt 177 (it will come up on your GPS).  We will take a 3 to 4 mile hike and than have some lunch before we launch our boats for a paddle around the lake.  Bring sunscreen, hat, lunch and lots to drink.  And of course a canoe/kayak if you plan to paddle.  We are going to paddle in a State Park so a launch permit is required.  If you do not have a season pass a one day permit, $5, can be bought at the park office.  There are also canoe rentals available.  If you plan to get a rental you can get information from the park office.  If you plan to take a dip in the lake remember that you may only swim at beach areas.

Please let me know if you plan to attend so no one is left behind.

Nan – cell 717-364-9824 or respond to this email. 

Hike & Paddle or Bike Little Buffalo SP – August 3

Time for another summer get together with friends and fellow skiers.  Looks like a good chance of rain on Thru but the heat has eased a bit.  Lets plan to meet at the Park Office at 10.  We will do a 3 or 4 mile hike and then have lunch.  After lunch we can launch canoes/kayaks for a paddle.  Life jackets and permits are required in the state park.  If you plan to  paddle and do not have a permit you can buy one at the park office.  Swimming is not permitted in the lake but there is a pool if anyone wants to take a dip.  There are canoe/kayak rentals.

Bring your lunch, water, sun screen, happy faces and good energies.

Please let me know if you plan to come so no one is left behind.

Nan – cell: 717-364-9824

Nissley Vineyards Summerfest – August 5, 6:30 pm

Join us at Nissley Vineyards in Bainbridge, PA (140 Vintage Drive), for an evening of music, wine and dancing. Bill and Kay Pickering are hosting this event, so contact Kay at if you have questions.

Annual Ox Roast – October 7, 1:00 pm

Nancy Kauhl will host the annual Ox Roast at her home in the woods of Perry County.

More details to follow at a later date.

Program and Social Meetings 2023-2024

Dinner Social – T J Rockwell’s – Wed, Nov 1, 2023, 6:30 pm

An American & Bar with a varied menu that includes vegetarian friendly, vegan Options and gluten free options.

T J Rockwell’s, 800 Mt. Gretna Road, Elizabethtown, PA


Business Meeting – Tue, Nov 7, 2023, 6:30 pm

Lori Yeich Passinger, DCNR Manager, Central PA Bureau of Recreation and Conservation

Business Meeting – Tue, Dec 5, 2023, 6:30 pm

Tom Sexton, Rails to Trails Reg. Mgr.

Holiday Party – Wed, Dec 13, 2023, 6:30 pm

Home of Bill & Sandy Stine, 1501 Bloomfield Way, Landisville, PA

Business Meeting – Tue, Jan 2, 2023, 6:30 pm

Tentative – Friends of Acadia

Dinner Social – Sawasdee Thai – Wed, Jan 17, 2024, 6:30 pm

Genuine, highly rated Thai cuisine served right in downtown Hershey.

Sawasdee Thai, 1319 Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA


Dinner Social – Black Gryphon – Wed, Feb 21, 2024, 6:30 pm

Bar & grill with carefully sourced American, Welsh & Italian food.

Black Gryphon, 54 Mt. Gretna road, Elizabethtown, PA


Business Meeting – Tue, Mar 5, 2023, 6:30 pm

Program TBD

Dinner Social – Fenicci’s – Wed, Mar 20, 2024, 6:30 pm

Circa-1935 Italian eatery & bar is a casual spot for pizzas & pastas, plus a family-style menu.

Fenicci’s, 102 W Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA


Business Meeting – Tue, Apr 2, 2023, 6:30 pm

Election of Officers and Annual Trip Planning Meeting

Dinner Social – Bluebird Inn – Wed, Apr 17, 2024, 6:30 pm

This historic eatery serves hearty American fare, including steaks & seafood, with a full bar.

Bluebird Inn, 2387 Cornwall Rd, Lebanon, PA