Events

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Our campus is open, inviting and welcoming to everyone! Please visit and participate in the excitement as often as you'd like.

A variety of interesting and engaging events are always happening at Garden Spot Village. Some are exclusively for residents so you have to live here to experience those, however, many are open to the public. Garden Spot Village strives to be a good neighbor; welcoming people of all ages, graciously extending hospitality. Come! Join in all the wonderful things that are happening here.

The Garden Variety is available online here! The Garden Variety is a monthly publication that typically includes "Resident Only" or "Future Resident" events, but it also serves as a window into our community.

 

Click here to read The Garden Variety magazine


November

15

Paint Night

6:00pm - 8:00pm / Village Square

Celebrate your creativity with Paint Nights at Garden Spot Village! Full-instruction and one-to-one guidance will be provided as you create your own painting featuring a Christmas tree with the word "Joy." Beginners and advanced alike will enjoy this evening! $35 per person includes supplies, instruction and a Starbucks specialty drink of your choice. Call 717.355.6500 to register.



16

Saturday Evening Concert Series: Then Sings My Soul

7:00pm - 8:00pm / The Chapel

The November Saturday Evening Concert, "Then Sings My Soul," features 4 professional vocalists and live piano accompaniment. This show highlights historical moments in Reverend Billy Graham's ministry, and takes a look at the history behind some of the most famous hymns, many of which were written as a result of tragic and trying circumstances. Featuring favorites such as How Great Thou Art, I’d Rather Have Jesus, His Eye is on the Sparrow and Just As I Am. Pay-what-you-will admission.



18

Book Chat

6:00pm - 7:00pm / Refresh Lounge

Katie Mable, Garden Spot Village team member and author, and Betsy Peterson, illustrator, will share their newly published book, The Orphans and the Oak. The whimsical story of an aspiring acorn presents a common desire, even in the very young, to find triumph despite pain. Discover happiness through giving, joy while grieving and the value of being yourself. Books will be available for purchase in the Linden store following the event. 



19

Look & Learn

10:30am - 2:00pm / Village Square

A luncheon to learn more about life at Garden Spot Village. Visit gsvlookandlearn.org to find out more and register. Seating is limited. For the public 50+.



23

John McDonald Concert

7:00pm - 8:00pm / The Chapel

John McDonald, who was born blind, found his love for music at a very young age. Now, well-schooled in both piano and accordion, the 28-year-old musician has recently moved ot the area and is beginning to perform locally. A love offering will be accepted.



25

Swipe Out Hunger Community Meal

5:30pm - 6:30pm / CrossNet Youth Ministries

Garden Spot Village residents and team members will serve a free community meal at the CrossNet Youth Ministries building on Franklin Street in New Holland. This event is free and open to the public.



29

Joy to the World by Servant Stage

7:00pm - 8:00pm / The Chapel

Experience the spirit of Christmas with Servant Stage's Joy to the World. With stunning arrangements and soaring vocals, Joy to the World is sure to fill your heart with Christmas Spirit. Pay-what-you-will admission.



30

Train Room Open House

1:30pm - 4:00pm / Train Room

The Garden Spot Village Train Club will host an Open House in the Train Room. The HO-gauge train layout includes Thomasville and the ever-popular “Talk with Thomas” event. The O-gauge train layout includes waterfalls, a drive-in movie theater, a Ford dealership showroom and more. Both layouts provide plenty of train action complemented with heavily detailed scenery. Free and open to the public.



30

Joy to the World by Servant Stage

7:00pm - 8:00pm / The Chapel

Experience the spirit of Christmas with Servant Stage's Joy to the World. With stunning arrangements and soaring vocals, Joy to the World is sure to fill your heart with Christmas Spirit. Pay-what-you-will admission.



December

7

Holiday Train Room Open House

1:30pm - 4:00pm / Train Room

The Garden Spot Village Train Club will host a Holiday Open House in the Train Room. The HO-gauge train layout includes Thomasville and the ever-popular “Talk with Thomas” event. The O-gauge train layout includes waterfalls, a drive-in movie theater, a Ford dealership showroom and more. Both layouts provide plenty of train action complemented with heavily detailed scenery. Free and open to the public.



11

Live Nativity Cantata

7:00pm - 8:00pm / The Chapel

The Village Voices and a Live Nativity cast present Glorious Impossible. The Christmas season will come alive through this Village Voices cantata, complete with audience participation. Please join us for this Christmas tradition. This event is free and open to the public.



14

Breakfast with Santa

08:00am - 09:30am / The Harvest Table

Children and accompanying adults can enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet plus photo opportunities with Santa and Mrs. Claus and a private tour of the Garden Spot Village Train Room. $14.95 per adult; $9.95 children 3-10; children 2 and under are free. Order tickets online here.



14

Holiday Train Room Open House

1:30pm - 4:00pm / Train Room

The Garden Spot Village Train Club will host a Holiday Open House in the Train Room. The HO-gauge train layout includes Thomasville and the ever-popular “Talk with Thomas” event. The O-gauge train layout includes waterfalls, a drive-in movie theater, a Ford dealership showroom and more. Both layouts provide plenty of train action complemented with heavily detailed scenery. Free and open to the public.



16

Swipe Out Hunger Community Meal

5:30pm - 6:30pm / CrossNet Youth Ministries

Garden Spot Village residents and team members will serve a free community meal at the CrossNet Youth Ministries building on Franklin Street in New Holland. This event is free and open to the public. Please note the change in date for this month, only.



21

Holiday Train Room Open House

1:30pm - 4:00pm / Train Room

The Garden Spot Village Train Club will host a Holiday Open House in the Train Room. The HO-gauge train layout includes Thomasville and the ever-popular “Talk with Thomas” event. The O-gauge train layout includes waterfalls, a drive-in movie theater, a Ford dealership showroom and more. Both layouts provide plenty of train action complemented with heavily detailed scenery. Free and open to the public.



21

Saturday Evening Concert Series: Brenten Megee

7:00pm - 8:00pm / The Chapel

The December Saturday Evening Concert, will feature Christmas with Brenten Megee. Benten is a well-known tenor from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Brenten is a vocalist, actor, conductor, director, and pianist with experience in ensembles, operas, musicals, and choral productions. He has been performing solo concerts since the age of ten and is best known for his Christian concerts and classical performances. To learn more about Brenten, visit his website



24

Christmas Eve Service

3:00pm - 4:00pm / The Chapel

Join us as we celebrate the miracle of Christmas with a traditional service of lessons and carols. Join us at 2pm for cookies and fellowship before the service.



28

Holiday Train Room Open House

1:30pm - 4:00pm / Train Room

The Garden Spot Village Train Club will host a Holiday Open House in the Train Room. The HO-gauge train layout includes Thomasville and the ever-popular “Talk with Thomas” event. The O-gauge train layout includes waterfalls, a drive-in movie theater, a Ford dealership showroom and more. Both layouts provide plenty of train action complemented with heavily detailed scenery. Free and open to the public.



30

Holiday Train Room Open House

1:30pm - 4:00pm / Train Room

The Garden Spot Village Train Club will host a Holiday Open House in the Train Room. The HO-gauge train layout includes Thomasville and the ever-popular “Talk with Thomas” event. The O-gauge train layout includes waterfalls, a drive-in movie theater, a Ford dealership showroom and more. Both layouts provide plenty of train action complemented with heavily detailed scenery. Free and open to the public.