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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

June 19th, 2015 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – June 19-21, 2015

5. Celebrate World Juggling Day tomorrow (Sat. June 20th)  The Lancaster Throwback Juggling Club will gather in Lancaster’s Long’s Park near the Amphitheater from 1pm to 4pm. Stop by for free juggling lessons, or just to watch the jugglers practice and perform. More Info:  www.lancasterjugglers.com

4. Family Day: A Midsummer Daydream at the PA Agricultural & Industrial Museum, Princess Street in York – tomorrow (Saturday, June 20) 10am – 2pm. Celebrate creativity and imagination at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum. Art stations, storytelling, musicians, demonstrations, and hands-on activities will allow families to explore at their own pace in a festival atmosphere.  More Info: www.yorkheritage.org

3. Heritage Days at Intercourse Community Park tonight, tomorrow and Sunday (June 19-21) Shoofly Pie Baking Contest, Pedal Tractor Pull, Tractor Rides, Bounce Houses, Petting Zoo, Volleyball Tournament, Ryan & Friends, DKers Juggling, Music and More. More Info: http://www.intercourseheritagedays.com/

2. Thunder on the River Car Show tomorrow (Sat. June 20) from 10am-3pm.
Located on Locust Street in downtown Columbia, from 10am-3pm. Vintage cars, music and more. Admission for spectators is free. More Info: www.parivertowns.com

1. WJTL’s Family Movie Night tonight (Fri. June 19) beginning 7pm at The Junction Center Tent in Manheim. Free tickets available at the door.  Kettle Corn and Turkey Hill products available for purchase. Come early to ride the WJTL Pedal Cars! More Info: The Junction Center tab at WJTL.com

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

June 12th, 2015 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – June 12-14, 2015

5. Community Bash tomorrow (Saturday, June 13) 11am-3pm at Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Trinity Road in York. FREE Family Fun Day featuring Pony Rides, Medivac Helicopter, Art Pavillion, Crafts, Juggler, Cake Walks and more.  Also, Be part of creating York County’s largest PAPER PRAYER CHAIN. More Info: saintpaul-trinity.org

4. Randy Stonehill concert tonight (Friday, June 12) 7:30pm at Lititz United Methodist Church. Randy Stonehill is best known as one of the “Pioneers of Contemporary Christian Music” – known for “Shut De Do” “Who Will Save the Children” and many other favorites. The Concert is Free. More Info: http://randystonehill.com/tour.html

3. Summer Reading Program kickoff at Middletown Public Library tomorrow (Sat. June 13) from 9am- Noon. Live music, activities, cookies, face painting, Caring Hearts Pet Therapy animals, and more! Where your Super Hero Costume. Kids Cookie Break broadcasting LIVE with Chick-Fil-A Cookies and chance to win prizes. More Info:middletownpubliclib.org

2. LCBC Church 16th Annual Motorsports Show and BBQ at the Manheim Campus tomorrow (Saturday, June 13) 9am-2pm.Hundreds of cruisers, tuners, street rods, motorcycles, RC exhibits, model cars, music, food and prizes. People’s Choice trophies will be awarded so vote for your favorites!
More Info:  LCBCchurch.com

1. Servant Stage Company presentations of Gilbert & Sullivan’s comic opera, HMS Pinafore tonight, tomorrow and Sunday (June 12-14) at Lancaster Bible College All performances are free, donations accepted to help Servant Stage’s mission to make family-friendly performances easily accessible. Reserve tickets encouraged. More Info: http://www.servantstagecompany.com/hms-pinafore

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

June 5th, 2015 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend June 5-7, 2015

5) Ephrata Community Health Foundation’s 62nd Annual “Day in the Park” tomorrow (Saturday, June 6) in Grater Memorial Park in Ephrata7am-3pm. Health Fair, Arts & Crafts exhibitors, Business Expo, Car Cruise, children’s games, bouncing castles, music and entertainment. More Info: Wellspan.org/events

4) Blessing of the Bikes – One Big Roar – Sunday,(June 7) 10:30am – 1pm at Lancaster Harley Davidson in Willow Street. Live Music by Christian Rock and Blues Band – Raging Grace, Kids Games, Free Hot Dogs, Prizes and more. Bring Lawn Chairs. More Info: www.bikerblessing.org

3) The 7th annual Central Penn Parent Harrisburg Family Festival will take place tomorrow (Saturday, June 6) from 10am-4pm, at the HACC Harrisburg campus. This FREE event includes live music and stage performances, a petting zoo and pony rides, Atomic bounce houses, storytime corner, and lots of exhibitors with child-friendly activities. Steven Courtney and the Suitcase Musicians at 1:15pm.  Children are also invited to dress up and walk in the costume parade or bring their favorite stuffed animal for a check-up. More Info: www.familyfavoritesfestival.com/harrisburg

2) Crispus Attucks an Cavod Academy Block Party at the Crispus Attucks Community Center, Howard Ave, Lancaster tonight (June 5) 4-9pm.Live Performances, Free Food, Games, Face Painting, mini-classes from Cavod in hip-hop dancing, theatre and more.

1) Lititz Area Mennonite School Auction tonight 4-8pm and tomorrow 6am-4pm (Fri June 5 & Sat June 6) at the school in Littiz. Down Home Dinner, All You Can Eat Breakfast Children’s Outdoor Games and Kids Cookie Break Live broadcasting live Saturday morning. More info:  http://www.lams.info/auction

Relationship Building Principle-Revival Of Family

June 4th, 2015 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Relationship-Building Principle comes from Malachi 4:5 and 6.

“See I will send you the prophet Elijah before that great and dreadful day of the LORD comes. He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers; or else I will come and strike the land with a curse.”

Elijah was used of God in a mighty way to stir revival among the Israelites. At Mount Carmel, he challenged the people, “How long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him.”

There is often a connection between moral decay in society and the breakdown of the family. Similarly, where revival happens in society, the family unit is strengthened. Whenever we take a stand for the Lord or bring family members to a point of reconciliation, our actions resemble the ministry of Elijah.

Standing for God and family are vital relationship-building principles to take to heart in the Year of Connection.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Five Fun Free Things To Do This Weekend

May 29th, 2015 No comments

Five Fun Free Things To Do This Weekend May 29-31, 2015

5)  3rd Saturday Potluck Game Night at Aspire Community Center in Mount Joy, tomorrow (Saturday May 30) 5-9pm.  Cards, boardgames, trivia, charades, videogames and more. Free for all ages. Bring food & a game to share. Aspire is located at 45 East Main Street in Mount Joy. More Info: www.AspireMtJoy.com

4)  Kids Penny Fair tomorrow (Saturday, May 30) 10am to 2pm at St. Jacob’s Lutheran Church in York New Salem. The family event will feature games, prizes, surprises and giveaways. Kid Safety info provided by West Manchester Township. More Info: (717) 792-9531

3)  The Summer Reading Club and GO York! Kick-Off Event tomorrow (Saturday, May 30) from 10am-1pm at the Dover Community Building, Davidsburg Road in Dover, next to Dover Library. Music by Steven Courtney, Face Painting by Changing Faces 4 Fun, and trucks and equipment from the Dover Township Fire Department. Food trucks and a picnic pavilion too. More Info:  http://www.yorklibraries.org/hero

2)  Summer Reading Program Family Friendly kick-off tomorrow (Saturday, may 30) from 11am-1pm at the Lancaster Public Libraray, 125 North Duke Street. A visit from Clifford the Big Red Dog, Music by The Dancing Bears and fun interactive activities. More info: lancaster.lib.pa.us

1)  The Millersville Business Association’s Second Annual “Saturday in the Park” tomorrow (Saturday, May 30) in Millersville Borough’s Freedom Memorial Park from 11am-4pm.  Free carnival-style games and activities for children along with the Blue Rock Fire Rescue apparatus on display. Concert by Steven Courtney at 3pm, and Forgotten Friend Reptile Sanctuary, featuring Jesse Rothacker at 11:30 and 1:00. Many local Food Trucks on location. The event will be held rain or shine. More Info at their Facebook event page.

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

May 22nd, 2015 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend May 22-25

5) Bethany Christian Services 5K Walk and Run, tomorrow (May 23) from 8am – noon at The Junction Center in Manheim. All proceeds support the Safe Families for Children ministry of Bethany Christian Services of Central PA. The run is professionally timed. Lisa and the Kids Cookie Break Broadcasting Live! Chick-Fil-A Cookies, prizes and a chance to win Hershepark Tickets and Slugs and Bugs Concert tickets. More Info: http://www.bethany.org/lancaster/5kcentralpa

4) Celebrate Fourth Friday at the Susquehanna River Towns of Columbia, Marietta, and Wrightsville, tonight (Friday, May 22) from 5-9pm. Take a self-guided tour and visit galleries, antique shops, specialty shops, and restaurants throughout the area. View exhibits from local artists and more: More Info:  http://lancasterpa.com/river-towns/

3) Jazz on the Hill tonight (Fri. May 22) from 5-8pm at Lincoln Middle School in Lancaster featuring the Lincoln Middle School Jazz Band & Jazz Chorus, JP McCaskey High School Jazz Band, Burrowes Elementary Musicians Plus an Art Show by Lincoln Middle School Students.

2) Memorial Day Patriotic Benefit Concert to benefit the Lebanon VA Hospital – Memorial Day Monday (May 25) 7pm at St. John’s Lutheran Church  in Maytown. This Patriotic concert will also feature Broadway and Pop selections. An Ice Cream socail to follow. More Info: 717 426-1163

1) Mount Joy Memorial Day Parade tomorrow (Saturday, May 23) The parade will begin at the upper end of W. Main Street in Mount Joy at 2 pm. The parade will head east thru Mount Joy and will feature local bands, fire companies, floats and of course, be sure to look for the WJTL team!  More Info:  (717) 653-4227

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

May 8th, 2015 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – May 8-10, 2015

5. The Underground Skate Park, an outdoor portable skate park, will be at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mechanicsburg tomorrow (Saturday, May 9) from 10am-4pm. Skaters 10 and over can ride on ramps, rails and kickers. Youth on skateboards, scooters and roller blades welcome. Helmets a must, riders will have access to loaners. Lunch provided. More Info & Downloadable Waiver available at: www.undergroundskatepark.org

4. All you can eat pig roast and auction tomorrow (Saturday, May 9) from 3pm-9:30pm at Lancaster Mennonite School’s – Kraybill Campus outside of Mount Joy.  Entertainment for the kids; BERG go-carts, face painting, and an outdoor movie at 8:30 pm.  Quilts, vacation getaways, gift items and housewares to be auctioned to support Kraybill school.  Hess’s Barbecue and the famous strawberry pie desserts available! More Info:
http://kraybillauction.com/

3. Hershey Christian School Spring Benefit Auction (tomorrow, Saturday May 9) 9am-3pm. Sports memorabilia, quilts, plants, a signed Hershey Bears jersey, X-box 360, and much more!  All proceeds benefit the school’s general fund. Open Gym for the kids. More Info: hersheychristian.org

2. Friendship Community 22nd Annual Fest & Auction tonight and tomorrow (Friday and Saturday, May 8 and 9).Family fun & fellowship.  Live Music Friday night. Plants & Flowers , Food & baked goods, and Much More!  Proceeds benefit the ministry of Friendship Community. More Info:  http://www.friendshipcommunity.net/events

1. SVPS 5k Run and Walk for Life, tomorrow (Sat. May 9) 7:30am-1pm at 2 locations – Calvary Church in Lancaster and South Hills Park in Lebanon. Join with hundreds of believers across Lancaster and Lebanon counties to uphold the sacredness of human life and support the ministry of SVPS. Walk, 5K Run, Kids’ Zones, Kids’ Stage featuring Steven Courtney, Phredd and Jesse Rothacker and Forgotten Friend Reptiles. Lisa and Kids Cookie Break broadcasting live in Lancaster and Fred and WJTL broadcasting live in Lebanon. More Info:  http://www.svps.org/

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

April 24th, 2015 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – April 24-26, 2015

5) Young Artist Concert Series featuring West Chester University’s Trombone Ensemble (Sun, Apr 26) 4pm at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Pleasure Rd, Lancaster. A free will offering will be received. More info: 717 569-0588

4) Pure Hope Coffeehouse tomorrow (Saturday, April 25) from 6:30-10 pm in the Social Room of St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Highspire.  Seasons, the Etown College Saxophone Quartet, and more. The event is a fundraiser for Hope for Justice and Blood-Water Mission. More Info: at the Pure Hope Coffeehouse Facebook Page.

3)  3rd Annual Community Family Fair tomorrow (Saturday, Apr 25) from 1-pm at Conestoga Valley Church of Christ, at The Corner Of Horseshoe & Willow Rd. Bounce houses, a fire truck, games, food and more. More Info:   Cvchurchofchrist.org

2) Manheim Christian Day School Family Fun Day and 39th Annual Auction and Barbecue tonight and tomorrow (Fri & Sat Apr 24 & 25) at the school on Lebanon Rd in Manheim. Helicoptor Candy Drop, Pedal Car Races, Music by “This Way Up”, Bounce House, Train Barrel Rides and More. More Info: http://www.manheimchristian.org/home/auction-schedule/

1) Sahd Salvage Earth Day Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Event tomorrow (Saturday, April 25) 9am-1pm. Over 25 conservation minded vendors to learn from, tour the scrap yard, enter contests and join WJTL’s Kids Cookie Break Broadcasting Live. Bring your aluminum cans. Donations benefit the ministry of WJTL and the Columbia Food Bank. More Info: http://www.recycleyourmetal.com/earth-day/

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

April 17th, 2015 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – April 17-19, 2015

5) 59th Annual Mennonite Central Committee Pennsylvania Relief Sale tonight 4-9pm and tomorrow beginning at 6:30am(Friday and Saturday April 17 and 18) at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. Handmade quilts, furniture, original artwork and much more. Fun activities for children will also be available throughout the sale. The auction benefits the relief efforts of MCC. More Info: MCC.org

4) The Chamber Singers of Lancaster Bible College will perform their last concert of the seasong tomorrow (Saturday, April 18) 7pm at Garden Spot Village.  “Travelers Have Tales to Tell,” is a collection of a cappella masterpieces from both sides of the Atlantic More Info: gardenspotvillage.org

3) An evening full of laughter and joy with the A-Team Talent Show tonight (Friday, April 19) 6pm at Wesley Church in Quarryville. The A-Team Performers have all overcome physical and mental challenges and want to share their love, laughter and God’s overcoming Grace. More Info: 717-529-0904

2) Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum Spring Benefit Auction tomorrow (Saturday, April 18) Preview and silent auction begin at 4pm.  Live auction begins at 5:30pm. Heirloom-quality handcrafted items:  artwork, toys, collectibles, jewelry, and more—as well as many other unique objects and services will be auctioned off at this annual sale to benefit Landis Valley’s programming. More Info: http://www.landisvalleymuseum.org

1) Barnstormers Free Fanfest tomorrow (Saturday, April 18) beginning at noon at Clipper Magazine Stadium. Barnstormer mascot Cylo will be joined by Hershey Bar and Turkey Hilda. Activities for the kids include face painting, cookie decorating, lego table and a chance to meet the Barnstormers. At 1pm the Barnstormers and the Blue Crabs will face of for a specail pre-season exhibition game. More Info: lancasterbarnstormers.com  

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

April 10th, 2015 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – April 10-12, 2015

5 -Starlight Tea Presents Principally Harps, tomorrow (Saturday, April 11) at 7pm at Lancaster Church of the Brethren, Sunset Ave in Lancaster. Principally Harps are duo harpists, Mindy Cutcher and Janet Witman blending the virtuosity of two of America’s finest harpists. More Info: lancob.org

4 – Stand Up For Mental Health Comedy Show, tonight (Friday, April 10) 7:30 pm, at York College of Pennsylvania, Waldner performing Arts Center in York. featuring David Granirer is a counselor, stand-up comic, mental health keynote speaker and author. He also has a Stand Up for Mental Health program, teaching stand-up comedy to people with mental illness. The event will also feature a group of York County comics that David has trained. More Info:  http://smhcomedyshow.eventbrite.com

3 – Lancaster Christian singer/songwriter Lindsay Graham will be at Emmaus Road Cafe tomorrow ( Saturday, April 11), at 7pm  Admission is free. The cafe is located at 1886 Lincoln Highway East in Lancaster.  More Info: 717-478-3672.

2 – A Civil War 150 Year Commemoration Concert by Dearest Home – an ensemlbe of Civil War Music Re-enactors tonight (Friday, April 10) 7:30pm at St. Edward’s Episcopal church, Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster.  More info: dearesthome.com

1 – Aaron Gillespie in concert at Lancaster Evangelical Free Church in Lititz, along with RESET Movement speaker, Josh Brewer and Local Worship Leader Stuart Young. Sunday (April 12)  Doors open at 6:15 pm. The concert is FREE, but free will donations will be accepted. Sponsored by Crossover Student Ministries.  More Info: http://www.lefc.net/

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

March 27th, 2015 No comments

FIVE FUN FREE FAMILY THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND!!! March 27-29, 2015

5.  Pequea Church Community Egg Hunt tomorrow (Saturday, March 28) at 1pm at Pequea Church.  Kids 10 and Under come and fill your Easter basket, watch a zany skit and enjoy snacks and time together.  More Info: 717.872.5679

4. Spring Creek Church of the Brethren in Hershey Free Movie Night, tonight (Friday, March 27) A double feature showing two “G” rated films about a group of toys and their adventures. Movie watching will start in the Chapel at 6pm.  Kids and their adults can bring their sleeping bag, pillow, and friends. Popcorn will be served. More Info: http://www.springcreekcob.org/

3.  Limeville United Methodist Church in Gap Easter Egg Hunt tomorrow (Saturday, March 28) at 2 pm. There will be over 4300 eggs filled with candy. Everyone is welcome.  More Info: 717-442-4010

2. Grace Baptist Church of Lancaster will be holding their annual Easter Celebration and Egg Hunt tomorrow (Saturday, March 28) from 10am-noon.  Games, bounce house, crafts, an egg hunt and The Easter story will be shared. The entire family is welcome but the egg hunt is for infant through 6th grade.More Info: 717-394-6991

1.  New Life Church Easter Egg Hunt in Lancaster tomorrow (Saturday, March 28) with 40,000 candy filled eggs, prizes, food, games and grand prize bicycles!!! And it is all for FREE!!!!  Registration and entertainment will begin at 9am and the hunt will begin at 10am on Saturday, March 28. Kids will be hunting in separate marked off areas according to age from birth through 12 years old. More info and to pre-register: https://www.newlifelancaster.org/