Wonderful Winter Events in Shippensburg to End 2017 with a Bang

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The holidays are all about getting together with friends and family and enjoying a magical time of year. Try something new and exciting this year by checking out these great winter events in Shippensburg this December. At H&H Chevrolet, we picked out our favorite upcoming events that are sure to offer something for everyone!

 

Cookies with the Clauses

Bring the whole family to Cookies with the Clauses this year to enjoy arts and crafts, delicious food, and pictures with Santa. The event will take place between 2 pm and 4 pm on December 2nd. Don’t miss your last chance to get your Christmas list in!

Ladies Pint Night Out and Ugly Sweater Competition

Shippensburg University Alumni shouldn’t miss the 1st Ladies Pint Night Out & Ugly Sweater Competition on December 1st at Knute’s Pub & Grill. Ladies, grab your friends and your most hideous sweater and show up for a crazy fun time.

The TEN Tenors “Home for the Holidays”

On December 9th The TEN Tenors will be at Luhrs Performing Arts Center as part of their “Home for the Holidays Tour.” Featuring holiday favorites and modern hits, this event will appeal to music lovers of all ages.

 

As temperatures drop, don’t keep yourself cooped up until next spring. Instead, check out these great winter events in Shippensburg!

Make a Fall Bucket List With Your Family

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Making a bucket list is a great chance for anyone to set goals and have life experiences they might not have done otherwise. And with the changing seasons, it’s a great time of year to sit down and pen a fall bucket list with your loved ones. But what should you put on it?

Hiking

Whether you’re setting out on a real weekend camping trip or just heading for a nature walk in a nearby park, hiking is a great way to get out of the house and see the changing fall foliage.

Pick Apples and Pumpkins

Its harvest time for local orchards and pumpkins patches, which means you can find nearby spots that allow you and your family to pick fresh apples or cut your own pumpkin off the vine.

Baking

Now that you have fresh, local produce from going apple-picking, you can use these ingredients to make goodies from scratch – like fresh apple pie or candy apples. You can even make use of pumpkins for treats like pumpkin spice pancakes!

Crafts With Leaves

With all the pretty leaves dropping from the trees, it’s a great opportunity to get your kids thinking creatively by making arts and crafts out of fallen leaves.

Farm Activities

Local farms, in addition to letting you pick seasonal produce, may also have events like corn mazes or hayrides that let people come to their farm and play.

Put these on your fall bucket list for a season the whole family will enjoy.

Unique Homemade Halloween Costumes For Kids

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Homemade Halloween costumes can be unique and cool without spending too much money. How about these suggestions?

Static Electricity

This simple costume makes for an easy and funny Halloween. All you need is a normal outfit plus a lot of socks. If you’re gifted in sewing, you can sew the socks to the outfit, but you can also use a glue gun, safety pins, tape, or whatever works for you.

Jellyfish

A ruffled dress and a matching hat made to look like a jellyfish with trailing strings is all it takes to dress up your little one like a jellyfish so they can terrorize the neighborhood with their stingers.

Raining Cats and Dogs

Want a cute visual pun? Put your child in a raincoat and give them an umbrella – but make sure to decorate the umbrella with little cut-outs of clipart of cats and dogs first!

Knight

Armor made out of cardboard and spray-painted with metallic silver paint can be worn over a makeshift tunic and pants for a simple, easy knight costume.

Scuba Diver

If you can find footie pajamas with a hood, you can pull off this scuba diver costume! Just pair it with a set of goggles and some flippers, and you’re set.

Making homemade Halloween costumes for your kids that will stand out from the crowd doesn’t have to be difficult if you consider options like these.

Delightful October Events in Lancaster, PA

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There’s always something fun happening here in our neck of the Pennsylvania woods. If you’re on the lookout for some family-friendly fun to do this October, there are plenty of special events in Lancaster to keep your whole crew entertained! Here’s just a few:

Check out the Fall Antiques Extravaganza at Antiques Capital, USA in Adamstown from September 28-October 1. With booths indoors and out and special antiques fit for any price range, you’re sure to find something unique — it is an extravaganza, anyway.

Take part in The Spooky Scoot across all the haunted places in Lancaster. Run by Strasburg Scooters, this bone-chilling tour is by far the most fun way to discover the scariest folklore and history from across the county. The tours take place at 7:00 PM on October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28.

Get lost in the Quilt Corn Maze at the Amish Farm & House. Have a blast trying to find your way out of this enormous corn maze for some down-home autumn fun, then relax with the farm animals, cruise in an authentic buggy ride, or do a little learning in the Amish Schoolhouse. The Maze is open until Halloween.

Need a new car to get to and from all these awesome events in Lancaster? Stop by H&H Chevy today to see our robust selection of top-of-the-line Chevy vehicles.

What’s on Your Summer Bucket List?

Summer is right around the corner. You may have had a list of things you wanted to accomplish last year, but didn’t quite get to. That’s why we’ve put together a summer bucket list to help you make the most of this year. From camping to movie night, there are some simple things you can do with family and friends to have a truly memorable summer.summer bucket list - H&H Chevrolet - Shippensburg, PA

 

Some of the top ideas are listed on Pinterest. For instance, one thing many people love to do with their families is back-yard camping. Put up the tent, bring some supplies, and make smores. Camping is great, but it can require quite a commitment. By doing it in the back yard you can have most of the experience without being stranded outdoors.

Next, have a movie night. Make a list of all the movies you’ve wanted to see over the year with family and friends and sit down and watch a few. Many suggest choosing your top three and making a night of it. Make cocktails and have dinner, or you can simply get soda and chips—what you make of it is up to you.

Finally, go hiking. Summer is great for experiencing the outdoors, and hiking doesn’t usually require too many supplies. We suggest visiting a nature preserve or state park in the area to make the most of your experience. Many places have trails labelled with different difficulties to help you get an idea what’s ahead. Be sure to bring plenty of water, a snack, first-aid supplies, and bug spray.

Have other ideas? We here at H&H Chevrolet would love to hear them.

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A Bizarre Tradition: April Fool’s Day Pranks

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History On The Big Prank Day

There are many memorable April Fool’s Day pranks, and we here at H&H Chevrolet truly love this spring tradition. April Fool’s Day actually dates back the 1500s when the modern calendar was first introduced. Because many were still on the old system (which began in April), those who were up to speed played pranks on the fools who still celebrated the start of the year in the spring. Since then, this tradition has grown to become an international phenomenon.

Funny Pranks Galore

According to Deal News, one of the best pranks involves a paper cup and marker. Simply flip the cup upside down and write “spider underneath!” on the top (any similar phrase will work). Now you can leave it on someone’s desk, in a conference room, or around the house.

Another trick is to fill a sleeping person’s hand with shaving cream and to tickle their nose with a feather. As they react to the feather, their hand will smack their face—a hand full of shaving cream. This is a good prank for close friends, but be sure to choose your victims wisely! Not everyone enjoys being the butt of a joke.

Another great one involves simple gelatin. If you have a friend or family member who leaves drinks around the house, simply take their drink, add gelatin, and put it in the refrigerator before bed. This works best with cool aid. When they try to drink it the next day, they’ll be surprised to find a jell-like substance instead.

There so many other hilarious pranks and hoaxes, so be sure to leave a comment with your favorites below. Just be sure they are fun and safe!

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The History of St. Patrick’s Day

These days, Americans tend to think of St. Patrick’s Day as our national drinking holiday—we even invented green beer to celebrate it. But the history of St. Patrick’s Day is a lot deeper than that. It goes all the way back to St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, who lived in the 400s AD. He was a missionary in Ireland during the late fifth century and is said to be the founder of Christianity in Ireland.

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Patrick was captured by pirates as a teenager and taken to Ireland as a slave, then escaped six years later and returned to England, his home country. He eventually became a cleric and went back to Ireland, and by the seventh century he was already thought of as the country’s patron saint.

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on the supposed day of Patrick’s death, and it’s a much more solemn holiday in Ireland than it is in the States. It is celebrated by the Irish diaspora worldwide as it celebrates Irish culture as well as the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and it’s one of the most widely celebrated holidays in the world.

Those of us at H&H Chevrolet hope you had a great St. Patrick’s Day!

Best Big Game Snacks

When it comes to Big game parties, there’s a lot to think about, and snacks are an important factor. Here are some of the best Big game snacks you can make for your party.

Buffalo Cheese Sausage Balls

These are easy to make in a slow cooker and have “game night” written all over them with a yummier take on your average meatballs.

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Corn Dog Fritters

What’s even better than corn dogs? Bite-sized corn dogs! Your guests will love this handmade finger food.

Brown Sugar Chicken Wings

Sugar, spice, everything nice. These chicken wings have the perfect combination of sugar and salt. The roasted red pepper cream sauce is a perfect touch.

Buffalo Pickle Chips

Fried pickles are a favorite – and they go hand-in-hand with chicken wings. This recipe also comes gluten-free so that everyone can enjoy them.

Loaded Nacho Fries

Sure, you can do loaded nachos, but why not replace chips with fries? You and your guests won’t be able to get enough of these fries, peppers, and ground beef.

Avocado Spinach Dip

If you want to go a little healthier (but still yummy), this dip is perfect for your veggie tray.

So which of these snacks will you cook up for the party?

Keeping New Year’s Resolutions Is Easier with These Tips

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Only about 8% of Americans who set New Year’s resolutions actually keep them. That’s why we’ve put together a list of statistically proven methods for increasing the likelihood that you keep your resolution. Whether you’re giving up smoking, junk food, bad driving habits, or something else, you’re bound to do better if you follow these simple tips.

According to WebMD, psychiatrists suggest exercising when you get the urge to cheat on your resolution. Keeping New Year’s resolutions is easier when you distract yourself from cravings—for cigarettes, junk food, or drinks, for instance—when you work out. In fact, this can increase the likelihood that you succeed by up to 27%.

Next, break up your resolution. If you’re trying to “get in shape” over the course of the year, it’s more realistic to set definitive goals. For example, try to quit eating junk food. Then, when that is mastered, try to drop five pounds. You get the idea. By breaking it up, it’s easier to succeed.

Finally, try to build a network of support. Start a resolution club with friends, or try to make your goals public. If you have other people watching and supporting you, you’re more likely to reach your goals and to keep resolutions. Plus, if you do fail, it’s always good to have friends and family around to help you persist.

Fun Family Christmas Traditions

Christmas TraditionsThe Christmas season is a time for bringing people together and there’s no better way to do that than by establishing some fun family Christmas traditions. Here are just a few that you can start with your family this holiday season.

 

Christmas Countdown

 

Christmas is an exciting time, and one way to make it even more exciting is to begin a countdown to the big day. There are all kinds of calendars, boards, and other ways to keep track of the countdown.

 

Pick Out a Tree

 

Although some families prefer to use fake trees, other families swear by the tradition of visiting a tree farm each year to pick out their favorite tree.

 

Decorate the Tree Together

 

The Christmas tree is a symbol for a lot of different things, and it’s fun to allow your entire family to show their personality by decorating the tree together.

 

Christmas Cards

 

Another fun tradition that some families partake in is to send out a Christmas card each year with a nice (or funny) family photo.

 

No matter what you decide to do with your family, find a way to make it your own. Christmas is a great time for bonding with family and friends, so make the most of it.