Five Fun Free Family Things to do This Weekend

phredd : June 21, 2013 8:45 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

June 21, 22 & 23, 2013

5)  Praise In The Park tomorrow (Saturday, June 22) from 5-8pm at Lititz Springs Park. Worship bands from Pearl Street United Methodist Church of Lancaster and Long Memorial UMC will perform. Praise in the Park is Rain or shine and is a free community event. More Info: 717-560-0321
4) Hope Fellowship in Manchester Family Community Day at the Manchester Playground (N. Liverpool Street) tomorrow (Saturday, June 22) – 11am to 4pm. FREE Food and Drinks, Kids Games, Face Painting, Live Music, Auto and Motorcycle Show and Red Cross Blood Drive.More info: 717-600-5195

3) Coffeehouse and Open Mic Night with featured performer Joy Ike tonight (Fri. June 21) from 7-9pm at Community Room on Prince in Lancaster.  There will be two sets by Joy, an open mic portion of the night, as well as food and coffee. More info: 717-572-5914

2) RED LION ALIVE – a Free Music Festival tomorrow and Sunday (Sat. June 22 & Sun. June 23rd) at Red Lion Zion United Methodist Church in Red Lion.  A Community Unity event with  Steven Courtney, Mark Cable, Derek Sandstrom, and more! Craft Show featuring local aritsans (Saturday only), food vendors & fun activities for children, including a Bounce House.  More Info: 717-244-2585

1)  Lisa Landis and The Kids Cookie Break broadcasting live at Spooky Nook Sports in Manheim tomorrow (Sat. June 22) from 9AM-Noon. Games, Prizes, the Cookie Car and more.  More info: spookynooksports.com

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Five Fun Free Family Things to do This Weekend

phredd : June 14, 2013 8:54 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

June 14, 15 and 16 (Father’s Day weekend) 2013

5)  2nd Friday in Lititz, tonight (Friday, June 14) 5-9pm. Music, Art, Crafts, Food and local vendors on Main & Broad Streets, Lititz, PA
4) Waystock is a free music and fun fest Sunday (June 16) noon-7pm at Wayside Presbyterian Church in Landisville. The event benefits the Hempfield Area Food Pantry. Bring a non-perishable food item to donate. Six local church praise bands will participate. There will also be picnic games, bounce house and more. Bring your lawn chairs. More info: waysidepc.org

3) Saint Paul’s Lutheran’s Annual Community Bash Sunday (June 16) featuring fun, food and games from 11am-3pm at Saint Paul Lutheran Church in York. There will be a bounce house, art pavilion, games, service vehicles, medivac helicopter, and more. More info: 717-792-1650

2) Kids Free Carnival with Free games and food for kids Sunday (June 16) 10am-Noon at St. John’s UMC in Grantville. Games, rides, bounce house and more. More info: grantvilleumc.org

1) Camp Swatara Family Camp Open House, tomorrow (Sat. June 15)  Boating, Mini-Golf, Swimming, Games and more. Find out about Summer Family Camp. Lisa and Kids Cookie Break Broadcasting live from 9am to noon. More info: campswatara.org

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Five Fun Free Family Things to do This Weekend

phredd : June 7, 2013 8:52 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

June 7, 8 & 9, 2013

5) A night of Christian Rock with the bands Souls Set Free and Emerson, tonight (Friday, June 7) at Conoy Brethren in Christ Church in Elizabethtown.  Doors open at 6pm.  Concert begins at 7pm. More Info: 717-367-7915

4) Lititz Area Mennonite School Auction tonight and tomorrow (Fri June 7 and Sat. June 8) at the school.   The event kicks off  tonight at 4 with the Down Home Dinner.  Sat. begins with breakfast at 6.  KCB live 9-noon with games, giveaways, free Chick-Fil-A cookies and more!  More info: lamsauction.info

3) Get Outdoors Day, Sunday (June 9th) from 1-5pm at Kings Gap Environmental Education Center in Carlisle. Information and interactive samples of recreational activities at PA State Parks, including: disc golf, geocaching, kayaking, camping, and fishing. There is no pre-registration for this FREE event which will be held rain or shine on the mansion lawn at Kings Gap. More info: (717)486-3799

2) St. David’s Evangelical Congregational Church in Dover is having a Carnival for the Community tomorrow (Saturday, June 8) from noon to 3pm. Fun, food, entertainment, speakers, games, and local community organizations. More Info: 717-764-0033

1) LCBC Church will hold its 14th Annual Motorsports Show & BBQ tomorrow (Sat. June 8) from 9am-2pm at the Manheim Campus. The event is free to vehicle exhibitors and spectators; and features muscle cars, street rods, new & antique cars and motorcycles, scooters, trucks, and RC cars, airplanes and helicopters. More info: 717-653-6266


Five Fun Free Family Things to do This Weekend

phredd : May 31, 2013 8:42 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

May 31, June 1 & 2, 2013

5) Central Penn Parents FAMILY FAVORITES FESTIVAL tomorrow (Saturday, June 1) 10am-4pm at the HACC Campus- Harrisburg. This annual FREE festival features live entertainment, bounce houses, pony rides, theatrical performances, concerts, games, activities, face painting, storytelling, food samples, live animals and Steven Courtney and the Suitcase Musicians in concert. More info: centralpennparent.com

4) Soccer Shots of Lancaster/Lebanon/Berks will be at Red Rose Arena offering FREE Soccer Clinics for kids ages 2-8 tomorrow (Saturday June 1) from 9-11am. There will be games, prizes, music and more! More info: lancaster.ssreg.org

3) Free Family Fun Day event at Pleasant View Church in Red Lion tomorrow (Saturday June 1) from 10am-2pm. Activities include bounce house, obstacle course, and wrecking ball inflatables, face painting, crafts, free cotton candy, and an animal learning center and more. More info: 717-244-6323

2) Rockvale Outlets Lancaster will welcome Eagles players,  and Eagles mascot Swoop tomorrow (Saturday June 1) 11am-3pm in the parking area across from the Eagles End Zone. Players will be available for autographs and pictures. More info:  717-293-9292.

1) York County Library Kick Off Event at the West Manchester mall tomorrow (Sat. June 1st) from 10am-1pm. York County Libraries and Get Outdoors York are gearing up for the 2013 Summer Reading Club.The two groups have combined efforts to encourage kids to be mentally and physically active over the summer months. Clowns, Face Painting, activities and Kids Cookie Break Broadcasting Live! More info:yorklibraries.org

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Five Fun Free Family Things to do This Memorial Day Weekend

phredd : May 24, 2013 8:39 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

Memorial Day Weekend – May 24-27, 2013

5) Fourth Friday Mount Joy, tonight (Friday, May 24) 5-8pm food, prizes, art, music and  Bobby Wehner in concert at the Aspire Community Center Mount Joy. More info: Mainstreetmountjoy.com

4) Carlisle Memorial Day Parade, Monday (May 27th) beginning at 9am at Hanover St. and ending at High Street. The Carlisle Memorial Day Parade features trucks, floats, bands and many local organizations. More info: 717 226-1966

3) Free Coffee House at Enola First Church of God in  Enola tonight,(Fri. May 24)  at 7pm, Featuring “Heartsong”.   Refreshments will be served.  A freewill offering will be received.

2) Strasburg Memorial Day Parade and Memorial Service,  Mon. May 27th. The parade begins at 9am. Colonel Stuart Roop, a 1984 graduate of Lampeter-Strasburg High School and a West Point graduate, will be the keynote speaker at the memorial service.  He is currently the Chief of Medicine at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.  There will also be a Hotdog Picnic following the parade at First Presbyterian Church in Strasburg.  More info: www.co.lancaster.pa.us/strasburg_boro

1) . Mount Joy Memorial Day Parade, tomorrow (Sat. May 25th) beginning at 2pm. The Mount Joy parade has its origin in the late 1800′s. This event is organized by volunteers and features many local fire companies, bands and organizations. Look for WJTL! More info: mountjoyborough.com

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Five Fun Free Family Things to do This Weekend

phredd : May 17, 2013 8:56 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

May 17, 18 & 19, 2013

5) Tonight (Friday May 17) from 7-9:30pm at the Community Room on Prince in Lancaster – a Film Screening of the movie Blue Like Jazz followed by discussion around the themes within the movie.  Blue Like Jazz is adapted from the book by author Donald Miller and Produced and Directed by Steve Taylor. More info: 717-572-5914

4) Children of the World Choir will perform at Linville Hill School, Kinzer Rd., Paradise, Sunday evening, (May 19) at 7pm.   The choir is made up of disadvantaged and orphaned children from several countries around the globe.  More info: 717.687.5118

3) Emazing Grace (Emily & Grace) who have a song on the KCB4 cd, will be playing Christian Bluegrass on Sunday evening (May 19)7pm at the Church of God of Landisville.  A free will offering will be taken for the band. More info: 717-898-8144

2) Freedom Fun Fair tomorrow(Saturday, May 18)10am-2pm at Lebanon Valley Bible Church on the front lawn, Horseshoe Pike, Lebanon. Free Food, face painting, Angry Birds Booth, bounce houses, and more. More info: lvbiblechurch.org

1) 60th Annual Sertoma Chicken Barbecue, tomorrow (Saturday, May 18) 10am-6pm at Long’s Park, Lancaster – Kids Cookie Break Broadcasting Live, Concerts on the Weaver’s Garage Stage by Dan and Lauren Smith Band, Jeremiah Coyne Band, The Talent Challenge and more. Proceeds from the Chicken Barbecue meals benefits Long’s Park and it’s many benefits to kids and the community. More info: lancastersertomabbq.com

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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

phredd : May 10, 2013 8:47 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

May 10, 11 & 12, 2013

5) 20th Annual Friendship Community Fest and Auction tonight and tomorrow (Friday and Saturday May 10 & 11) beginning at 4pm tonight and 7am tomorrow at the Friendship campus on East Oregon Road in Lititz. Auction Barbecue, Bounce Castle Balloon Rides, Jugglers and more.  More info: friendshipcommunity.net

4)  Kraybill Mennonite School Auction and Barbecue tonight and tomorrow (Friday and Saturday May 10 & 11) beginning at 4:30pm tonight and 7:30am tomorrow at the Kraybill Campus just outside of Mount Joy. Auction, Barbecue, Children’s activities and more. More info: lancastermennonite.org

3)Help Celebrate the Coolest Small Town in America with Lititz, tonight (Friday,May 10) 5-9pm. Music, Jugglers, Celebrations and more. Lititz will also be trying to break the record for people wearing sunglasses in the dark as it hosts the festival “America’s Coolest Small Town.” Organizers will be handing out over 2,000 pairs of sunglasses. More Info: at the Downtown Lititz Facebook Page

2) Life Church in Middletown is Hosting John James former lead sing of the Newsboys, tomorrow (Saturday, May 11th). From 2-4pm there is a special session for worship leaders and musicians, which is also free – but registration is required. Then, the Saturday evening special worship service is for everyone and begins at 7pm. To register or more info:  717-944-4455

1) Susquehanna Valley Pregnancy Services Walk/5K Run and Bike for Life, tomorrow (Saturday, May 11) 8am-noon, join with believers from across Lancaster and Lebanon counties to support the ongoing work of SVPS. Two locations Calvary Church, Lancaster and South Hills Park, Lebanon. Kids Zone, After Party, and WJTL and KCB Broadcasting Live. More info at SVPS.org


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WJTL Presented with 2013 Excellence in Broadcasting Award

phredd : May 7, 2013 7:08 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

FRED MCNAUGHTON – Congratulations to the WJTL team, winner of this years PAB (Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters) Excellence in Broadcasting Outstanding Station Sponsored Event, for the 2012 Kids Cookie Break Fest.  Kids Cookie Break Host Lisa Landis and WJTL Office Manager, Stacey Gagne attended the May 6 Awards Ceremony in Hershey where they accepted the award on behalf of WJTL.

In the past WJTL has won the Prestigious Excellence in Broadcasting Award several times  for Outstanding Promotional Announcement, Outstanding Radio Website, and Outstanding Radio Promotion.  Lisa and Kids Cookie Break has been honored eight times for Outstanding Radio Program for Children for the Kids Cookie Break. This year the PAB did not have a category for Children’s Radio Programming.

Congratulations to the WJTL team and thanks to PAB for honoring us with this award. It is encouraging to be recognized by our peers in the Broadcasting Industry.

2013 PAB Award

PAB President Richard Wyckoff presents Lisa with the 2013 Excellence in Broadcasting Award.



Five Fun Free Family Things to do This Weekend

phredd : May 3, 2013 8:52 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

May 3, 4 and 5, 2013

5) Lancaster Art Walk – Take a contemplative walk with Lancaster’s gallery community tomorrow (Saturday, May 4) and Sunday (May 5) including Julia Swartz Gallery, who will have the Rafiki benefit painting on display. This painting is based on a Photo Lisa Landis took while working with Rafiki in Kenya  and will be auctioned Aug 9 in support of Rafiki Africa. More info: Lancasterartwalk.org

4) Family Fun Day at Blue Ball Church of the Brethren tomorrow (Sat. May 4th) from 11am-2pm.  Free Kingdom themed games, prizes, entertainment, craft, horse rides, a bounce castle, a box maze, Duckling Castle Slip & Slide & more!!   Special guest Jeremy the Illusionist will perform, More info:  www.BlueBallBrethren.org

3) First Friday Lancaster tonight (May 3) in Downtown Lancaster from 5-9pm. Celebrate the arts in Lancaster with the artwalk, concerts and much more. More info at Lancasterarts.com

2) Hallelujah Hands Puppets are presenting “I Can See Clearly Now” on Sunday (May 5th) at 5pm at Grace Community Church Herndon. (near Millersburg) More info: 570-758-6214

1) Rafiki Africa 5K & African Festival – tomorrow (Sat. May 4th) beginning at 7:30am and running throughout the afternoon. at Lancaster County Christian School in Lancaster.  (next to the Worship Center) The run/walk will be followed by the African Festival featuring African music, food, fashion,face painting, African story telling, games and more.  More info: rafikiafrica.org

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Five Fun Free Family Things to do This Weekend

phredd : April 26, 2013 8:52 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

April 26, 27 & 28, 2013

5) The 7 Project at Night Festival, Garden Spot High School in New Holland, tonight (Fri. April 26th) at 7pm A fun family and community event that churches, youth, and students from around the community have planned together to help unite the community and the church. Free food, Free prizes, Games and giveaways. Pro Skater Zach Wenrich and World’s Strongest Redneck – Steve McGranahan will give presentations. More Info: (717) 390- 7950

4) FAMILY DAY ON THE FARM, Sunday (April 28, 2013) 1-5pm, Rolling Hills Ranch Lane, Port Deposit, MD.  Live Music, Pony Rides, Animals To Pet, Moon Bounces, Vendors, Yard Sale Items, Face Painting, Children’s Games, Hay Rides, Tour the Extreme Makeover Home from the hit TV Show Extreme Makeover:  Home Edition and equestrian demonstrations. All Proceeds go to Freedom Hills Therapeutic Riding Program More info: www.freedomhills.org,

3) St. Jacob’s UCC & St. Jacob’s Lutheran are having a Rip Roaring Fun Fair tomorrow (April 27th) 11am-2pm at 100 E. George St, York New Salem. Games, face painting, hair dying, Clowns, food and more.  More info: 717-792-4326

2) Kiss Hershey Back, a beautification effort spanning Derry Township,led by Penn State College of Medicine students, tomorrow (Saturday, April 27) 10am-1pm. Plant flowers and trees and pick up litter. A pre-event breakfast will take place at 8am. on the campus of Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Register to volunteer at www.kisshersheyback.blogspot.com.

1) Earth Day event at Sahd Salvage Center in Columbia tomorrow (Sat. April 27th) from 9am-1pm. FREE Family fun! 30 Vendors teaching families how to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, learning about alternative fuels, processes and countless forms of recycling. Kids Cookie Break Broadcasting Live, Free Paper Shredding by Shred-It and clothing and houshold goods recycling by Goodwill. More Info: http://recycleyourmetal.com/

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