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Chocolate Excursion, Posh Party, live music

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March might be the best time of year to try something new.

This month’s events will highlight a variety of things Franklin County has to offer, from chocolate and beverages to performing arts and fashion.

Discover our selections of things to do this month.

Take a “chocolate excursion” in Waynesboro

When: 2-5 p.m. Saturday March 5

Or: Throughout Downtown Waynesboro

Tickets: $25 in advance at bit.ly/3HuMrBq or $30 at the door

Chocolate will flow through downtown Waynesboro on the premiere chocolate excursion, hosted by Mainstreet Waynesboro.

Sample chocolate treats at downtown restaurants and two candy stores. There will also be local chocolate vendors and samples from the Rough Edges Brewery.

Begin your excursion by picking up your “tasting passport” at Joe Stickell American Legion Post 15. The event will end at the legion, where local singer Kerensa Gray will perform and champagne and liquor will be served.

Proceeds from Chocolate Excursion go to revitalization efforts in downtown Waynesboro.

‘Cumberland Valley Sampler’

When: Shows at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Saturday March 5

Or: Capitol Theater, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg

Tickets: Free entrance

Producer Woody Payne will present the 25th “Cumberland Valley Sampler”. The theme for the family variety show featuring performers of all ages will be “Hi to Fashion.”

Let’s celebrate the Irish

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Chambersburg’s Capitol Theater and Shippensburg University’s H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center will host Irish-themed events.

Celtic Thunder IRELAND will be at the H Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University on March 10.

Celtic group at the Luhrs Center

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10

Tickets: $49 to $89 at luhrscenterboxoffice.com

Celtic Thunder, a world-renowned musical and theatrical ensemble, will present “IRELAND”, a new revue show which revisits the band’s most popular Irish and Celtic songs from the past decade and celebrates the influence of Irish and Celtic music on worldwide.

Masks are mandatory, regardless of vaccination status.

Actress Kristin Chenoweth will be among the other performers at the Luhrs Center this month. Learn more at luhrscenter.com.

Irish Happy Hour at the Capitol Theater

When: 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, March 18

Tickets: $15, will be available at the door only

Listen to authentic Irish music from the Celtic band Across the Pond. There will also be adult Irish drinks and Irish food as well as beer, wine and soft drinks.

Also, don’t miss the Irish dancers and the Irish-themed raffle.

The party is open to adults 21 and older. It is expected to be fully booked, so customers are encouraged to arrive early.

Learn more about this and other Capitol Theater productions at thecapitoltheatre.org.

Music and Food Festival

When: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. (doors at 10 a.m.) Saturday, March 19

Or: Amvets Post Building 224, 750 Fifth Ave., Chambersburg

Tickets: Give non-perishable food

Discover musicians from the region and beyond who play hip-hop, reggae, pop, soul, funk, Latin pop, reggaeton, dubstep and R&B.

There will also be food vendors on site, including Step’s Graceful Flavors LLC, The Chubby Unicorn, and Hadez Food Truck.

Get more information at bit.ly/3IDE7AP.

A classy party

When: 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday March 19

Or: Grant Street Loft, 227 Grant Street, Chambersburg

Tickets: $30, grant-street-loft.ticketleap.com

A fashion show of looks from Black & Blush Boutique and Here’s Looking at You, both of downtown Chambersburg, will benefit Homeless Matters of Franklin County. The organization works to ease the burden faced by local homeless families.

The models display clothes that were available at the Black & Blush store when it opened.

Chambersburg Sip and Walk

When: Saturday March 26

Or: Downtown Chambersburg

Tickets: $30 ($5 for designated drivers), bit.ly/3sAeuem

This popular seasonal event returns to downtown Chambersburg for the spring. Visit local businesses while tasting a variety of beers, wines, ciders, and spirits.

The event will take place in three waves: 12:30-3:30 p.m., 1:30-4:30 p.m. and 2:30-5:30 p.m. There will be a registration tent in the square.

In case of bad weather, the event will be moved to April 2. It is organized by Downtown Chambersburg Inc.

Amber South can be reached at [email protected]