February 15, 16, 17, 2013
5) Community Parents Night Out tonight (Fri. Feb. 15th) from 6pm to 8pm at York Springs United Methodist Church. A night of games, ice cream, food, movies, crafts, and more. More info:717-528-4314
4) A Night of Worship with the Jimmy Emig Band tomorrow (Sat. Feb. 16th) at 7pm at Strasburg Assembly of God, Gap Road, Strasburg. More info: (717) 687-6865
3) Chris Ivey “Character Juggler” will be performing at Central Manor Church of God in Washington Boro tonight (Friday February 15th) from 6:30-7:30PM. Donations accepted but not required. More info: 717-872-2772
2) THE NATIONAL CIVIL WAR MUSEUM, Resevoir Park, Harrisburg is having a Community Free Day tomorrow (February 16, 2013) from 10am-4pm. Family fun for all ages! Children’s games with Thompsons Battery C, Lectures, Living Historians, Music. More info: nationalcivilwarmuseum.org
1) Lititz Fire & Ice Festival, tonight, tomorrow and Sunday (Feb 15- Feb 17) Ice Sculptures, Chili Cook-offs, Friday night block party tonight 5-9 includes a fire eater, marshmallow roast, wing eating contest, and more. The weekend will continue with an art show and auction, live entertainment, a Winter Wonderland carnival and more! WJTL broadcasting live tonight. More info: lititzfireandicefestival.com
Feb 8, 9, 10 2013
5) FX Live is a 90-minute family production that builds character and faith – Glad Tidings Worship Center in West Lawn, tonight (February 8) 7pm (Doors open at 6 p.m.) Glad Tidings will be collecting diapers, baby bottles and wipes for local crisis pregnancy centers. More Info: 610.678.0266 ext 290
4) Free coffeehouse tomorrow (Sat. Feb. 9th) from 7-11pm at Immanuel Evangelical Free Church of York. August to October in concert. Open mic is before and after featured band. Games and activities are also provided. Held on the second Saturday of every month. More info: 717-755-2413
3) Family Hike in Landis Woods Park, tomorrow (Saturday, February 9) 9:30 am. One and a half mile hike on trails. Hikers meet at the outdoor theater at the park just off the Lititz Pike in Neffsville. More info: (717) 892-2026.
2) Former Newsboy, Phil Joel will perform a free concert at Grace Fellowship Church in Shillington tomorrow (Sat. Feb. 9th) at 7PM. Doors open at 6pm. Galen Crew will open the program. More info: 610-775-0151
1) Steven Courtney and Phredd Concert- Kids and family Show tomorrow (Sat Feb 9th) at 10:30 am at Manheim Brethren in Christ Church in Manheim. Donations will be accepted, and proceeds will be going to help fund “Truth Matters,” a youth-oriented apologetics conference featuring Sean McDowell, on November 1-2, also at Manheim BIC. More info: 717-682-4746
February 1, 2 & 3 , 2013
5) First Friday Lancaster tonight (Feb 1) 5-9p celebrate the arts in Lancaster. Music, art, special activities, vendors and more. More info: Lancasterarts.com
4) Solid Rock Café featuring Dan College and the band Youth of Zion tomorrow (Saturday, February 2nd) 7-9pm at Mount Zion Road Church of the Brethren, Lebanon. Free admission. More info: 717-933-4926
3) First Friday – LEGO Building Party, tonight (Friday, Feb 1) 5 -8:30p at Hammel Associates Architects of Lancaster. More than 10,000 Lego pieces. More info: hammelarch.com
2) Veritas Art Show featuring the art of various School District of Lancaster art teachers as part of Lancaster First Friday, tonight (February 1) from 6-9pm at the Community Room on Prince . Also enjoy live music by Lancaster’s own Ben Rothermel. More info: veritaspa.org
1) 11th Annual Ephrata Groundhog Day at Ephrata Park tomorrow (Sat. Feb. 2nd) from 9-9:30AM. Ephrata’s 200 pound Groundhog, Cocalico Cal, will again prognosticate the weather for the remainder of the winter after what is always a comical skit about his complicated life. Free coffee & doughnuts.
January 25, 26 & 27, 2013
5) Bobby and JR Wehner in concert tonight (Friday, Jan 25) 6:30pm-8:30pm. Hear singer-songwriter Bobby Wehner and his dad perform two generations of music: From bluegrass/country to modern folk/rock at Ten Thousand Villages Cafe in Ephrata. More info: ephrata.tenthousandvillages.com
4) Salem Hellers Church Movie Night, Horseshoe Rd, Lancaster tonight (January 25) at 7pm featuring “End of the Spear,” the story of the unlikely friendship forged between tribesman from the jungles of Ecuador and the son of a man he killed, Steve Saint. Admission is free and popcorn and drinks will be provided. More info: 717-656-9249
3) Fourth Friday – Mount Joy - Tonight (January 25) 5-8pm in Downtown Mount Joy. Stroll the town, Browse shops, Special events, music, art and more. More info: mainstreetmountjoy.com
2) Frosty Full Moon Hike – tomorrow (Saturday, Jan 26)
9 -10:30pm. Bundle up for a frosty hike into the woods of Lancaster County Central Park with Naturalist Karen Waltemyer Free but registration is required. More info:717-295-2055.
1) Join WJTL and Ski Roundtop for the Cardboard Derby Sunday (Jan. 27th) Check-in begins at 3:00 pm, judging at 4:00 pm. Teams build crazy cardboard contraptions and you can watch them ride down the tubing runs. Free for spectators! More info: skiroundtop.com
FRED MCNAUGHTON – January 18, 19 and 20, 2013.
5) Showing of the movie “Last Ounce of Courage” at the Living Waters Theater; tomorrow and Sunday (Jan 19 & 20)7pm. Doors open at 6pm. Freewill offering, no reservations needed. More Info: (717) 687-4263
4) FREE showing of the movie October Baby tomorrow (Sat. Jan. 19th) at 6:30pm at Manheim Brethren in Christ Church. Before and after the movie meet local ministries involved in promoting the value of human life. More info: 717-538-4889
3) October Baby, a feature length film will be shown at Jerusalem Church 1620 Newport Rd Manheim at 6:30pm Sunday (January 20th). Following the movie, Lisa Hosler of Susquehanna Valley Pregnancy Services will share. Light refreshments will be served afterwards. The movie is rated PG-13 and deals with the serious emotions of abortion. Parents should use discretion in bringing children. More info: 717 665-6565
2) A string quartet of present and past members of the Philadelphia Orchestra will be in concert Sunday (Jan. 20th) at 6:30pm at Calvary Monument Bible Church in Paradise. More info: calvarymonument.org
1) Coffeehouse and Open Mic night with Unusual Suspects
Tonight (Friday, Jan 18) 7-9p at the Community Room on Prince in downtown Lancaster. The event is free, there will be an opportunity to donate to support the music of Unusual Suspects.
FRED MCNAUGHTON – January 11, 12, 13 2013
5) SECOND FRIDAY in LITITZ tonight (January 11, 2013) 5-9pm. Historic Downtown Lititz streets filled with family activities and entertainments, free and open to the public. More info: venturelititz.com
4) Ichthus Coffeehouse, Games and open mic for music or spoken word, tomorrow (Saturday, Jan 12) 7pm-11pm at Immanuel Evangelical Free Church of York. More Info:717-755-2413
3) E-town 2nd Fridays, tonight (Saturday, Jan 11) 5-9 pm. Downtown Elizabethtown. Music, Art and Kids Activities. More Info: facebook.com/Etown2ndFridays
2) Family R We Conference tonight 7-9p and tomorrow 8:30am to noon (Fri & Sat Jan 11 & 12) Moms, Dads Grandparents and Kids engaged in interactive activities that help them discover what makes family, family. Wesley United Methodist Church, Quarryville. Presented by House on the Rock Ministries.
1) 97th Pennsylvania Farm Show. continues tonight and tomorrow (Friday and Saturday Jan 11 & 12) at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center, 2300 N. Cameron St., Harrisburg. Hundreds of exhibits, contests, all celebrating PA agriculture. Admission is free, there is a cost for parking. More Info: farmshow.state.pa.us
FIVE FUN FREE FAMILY THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND!!!
5) The Solid Rock Cafe in Lebanon is featuring the band Once Called Saul Saturday evening (January 5, 2013) from 7-9pm, for a night of music & fellowship. Free admission. For More Info: 717-933-4926
4) RiSE Youth Revival at York Christian Church (2901 Pleasant Valley Road, York,) beginning Sunday (January 6, 2013) and running thru January10th each evening from 6:30pm-8:30pm. The theme for this year is “Target the Heart” based on 1 Timothy 1:5. Each night will include worship, a speaker, and youth group time. For more info: 717-755-1893
3) First Fridays! Downtown Lancaster – tonight (January 4, 2013) from 5-9pm. Celebrate the arts in Lancaster with fun, food and music. More Info: Lancasterarts.com
2) CHiPS HO Model RailRoad Open House Sunday (Jan 6, 2013) from 1-4pm at the Columbia Historic Preservation Society
21 N. Second St., Columbia. 1000sq.ft. HO model railroad located on second floor of museum. A 200sq.ft diorama of Columbia circa 1930. Free admission–donations accepted
1) 97th Pennsylvania Farm Show. beginning Saturday (Jan. 5th through Jan 12) at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center, 2300 N. Cameron St., Harrisburg. Hundreds of exhibits, contests, all celebrating PA agriculture. Admission is free, there is a cost for parking. More Info: farmshow.state.pa.us
FRED MCNAUGHTON – Time to take one last check at the WJTL 2012 End of the Year Donation Thermometer. Three hundred and six thousand dollars was the target to reach budget by the end of the year. Your December donations have totaled - $351,808
Which surpassed the goal!!! Thank you to everyone who made an end of year Donation!
Please join us in Celebrating God’s Faithfulness and your Generosity!
FRED MCNAUGHTON – Jenn Paules is going to interview poem author Cameo Smith from Mount Wolf, PA this morning at 10am. Cameo wrote this poem in response to the Newtown, CT School shooting.
11 Days before Christmas 2012
T’was 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38
When 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven’s gate.
Their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air,
They could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there.
They were filled with such joy, they didn’t know what to say,
They remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day.
“Where are we?” asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse.
“This is heaven.” declared a small boy. “We’re spending Christmas at God’s house.”
When what to their wondering eyes did appear,
But Jesus, their savior, the children gathered near.
He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same,
Then He opened His arms and He called them by name.
And in that moment was joy that only heaven can bring
Those children all flew into the arms of their King.
And as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace,
One small girl turned and looked at Jesus’ face.
And as if He could read all the questions she had
He gently whispered to her, “I’ll take care of mom and dad.”
Then He looked down on earth, the world far below,
He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe.
Then He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand,
“Let My power and presence re-enter this land!”
“May this country be delivered from the hands of fools,”
“I’m taking back my nation. I’m taking back my schools!”
Then He and the children stood up without a sound,
“Come now my children, let me show you around.”
Excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran,
All displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can.
And I heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight,
“In the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT.”
Written by Cameo Smith, Mt. Wolf, PA
FIVE FUN FREE FAMILY THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND!!! Dec 21, 22 and 23, 2012
5) Kids Cookie Break Talent Show tomorrow (Sat. Dec. 22nd) from 9AM-Noon. Tune in and hear KCB listeners share such talents as singing, playing instruments and extreme Hulahooping. A festive Christmas tradition on WJTL.
4) Upper Leacock Fire Company and the Keystone Majorette Corps have teamed up to host Leola Community Christmas, an indoor Christmas display walk- through with 40+ displays of Christmas trees, manger scenes, train sets, etc. The inspiration behind the indoor display is from the “Moon Room” at Rebman’s Holiday Store that closed in 2005 after 56 years of business. tonight and tomorrow 6p-10p and Sunday 6p-9p (Dec 21, 22 and 23) More info:leolacommunitychristmas.weebly.com
3) The Music for Everyone Chorus is holding its second annual Carols with the County event at the Marriott at Penn Square at tonight (Friday Dec 21) at 7PM. Following a performance of international music, the chorus will lead a community Christmas Carol Sing-along for all ages. More info: (717) 239-1600
2) 10th Annual 2012 Red Lion Train Station Model Railroad Holiday Open House, tomorrow (Sat, Dec 22, 2012) from 1 to 5pm at Red Lion Train Station, 73 N. Main St., Red Lion. Admission is FREE, but donations are greatly appreciated. More info: redlionpa.org
1) A live drive-thru nativity featuring children, adults, and animals at St. Paul’s Church of Quarryville tonight (Fri. Dec. 21st) from 7-10PM. Admission is free, a donation of a non-perishable item or personal care item will gladly be accepted to support the Solanco Food Bank. More info: 717-786-3708