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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

August 14th, 2015 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – August 14-16

5. 4th Annual Back To School Fun Day at Winterstown United Methodist Church near Felton (South of York) tomorrow (Saturday, August 15) from 10am-1pm.  Inflatable rides, games, wagon rides, face painting and food. Backpacks and school supplies will be given away while they last to all elementary and preschool children. The York Revolution mascot “Downtown” will be on hand. Pre-registration is encouraged but not necessary. More Info: www.winterstownumc.org

4. Back-to-school FREE All-You-Can-Shop event at Pleasureville United Methodist Church, North Sherman St. in York, tomorrow (Saturday, August 15) 9am–2pm. This annual back-to-school event offers a range of men, women’s, baby, youth, children’s clothing and accessories for FREE.  Bring your bags and fill them!  Leave your wallets at home. More Info: Pleasurevilleumc.org

3. Free Outdoor Worship Night at Marietta Community Chapel 1125 River Road, Sunday (August 16) at 6pm. featuring Vibrations Dance Ministry, a lyrical dance group for girls K-12, Matt Wheeler music, ice cream, and worship. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.  More Info: (717)426-4584

2. Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum Henry K Landis Birthday Party. Sunday (Aug. 16) from Noon-4pm. Immerse yourself in the year 1865 and join in the celebration of the museum founder’s birth! Roam the grounds and interact with re-enactors, learn to dance a reel, take in a lecture about what was happening in the world in 1865, take a wagon ride, play some games, learn about historic food, and enjoy a piece of birthday cake in Henry K. Landis’s honor. Free admission. More Info: www.landisvalleymuseum.org

1. Palmyra Public Library and Flightpath Sports Park will host an end of the summer party tomorrow (Saturday, August 15) from 9am-1pm at Palmyra Public Library and throughout Flightpath Sports. This is a wrap up celebration of the Summer Reading Program, “Every Hero has a Story”. Activities will include a Bounce House,superhero themed photo booth, crafts, games, face painting, and more. KCB broadcasting live 9am-noon.  The event is free, however there will be a fee for some of the activities. Dress up as your favorite superhero. There will be a superhero parade at noon. Food trucks will be available from the Twistin’ Pig, 3J’s Coffee House, the Mad Dash Grilled Cheese Truck, and more.  More Info: http://lclibs.org/palmyra/

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

August 7th, 2015 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – Aug 7-9, 2015

5. Chiques Church of the Brethren Family Fun Event, Sunday (August 9) at the church located Northwest of Manheim by Elizabethtown and Sunnyside Roads.  Children’s games start at 3:30 followed by a free picnic meal for everyone at 5pm.  Gospel group “Set Free” performs at 7pm. A free will offering will be taken. More Info: Chiques COB.org

4. Dauphin County Cultural Fest  tonight (Fri. August 7) from 4:30-10pm, 2nd & Market Sts in Center City Harrisburg. The Fest is a free, open air street festival celebrating cultural diversity in Dauphin County. National and local recording artists, ethnic foods, crafts, Kid’s Corner and more. Bring your lawn chairs.  More Info: www.dauphincounty.org

3. The Rotary Club of Lititz Craft Show tomorrow (Saturday, August 8) 8am-4pm Held along the first four blocks of  E. Main Street, along three blocks of Broad Street and in Lititz Springs Park. The Craft show features over 700 crafters from the United States and Canada.  More Info: LititzRotary.com

4. Barry’s Paint Shop Car and Truck Show, tomorrow (Saturday, Aug 8) 10am-3pm, Long Ave, Ephrata. Antique Cars, Muscle Cars, Trucks, Hot Rods, Sport Cars and more. Bouncy House and Barrel Train Rides and Free Ice Cream. Proceeds benefit R.E.A.L. Youth Ministries.

1) The Kids Cookie Break broadcasting live tomorrow (Saturday, August 8) at the Trust Performing Arts Center, 37 North Market Street in Lancaster.  Free KCB goodies, including Chick-Fil-A chocolate chip cookies, door prizes, & song requests.  Plus, Two PHREDD concerts at 10am and 11am. KCB games & the Cookie Car live on location.  And don’t miss Maggie and Ned Bustard’s THE FLOOD exibit at The Trust’s Square Halo Gallery. More Info:  http://www.lancastertrust.com/

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

July 31st, 2015 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – July 31-Aug 2, 2015

5 John Deere Day at Bomberger’s in Lititz tomorrow (Saturday, August 1) 9-2pm.  KCB broadcasting live 9-noon.  Mini-horses, games, food, antique tractors, prizes and more!  FREE Chick-Fil-A chocolate chip cookies, free KCB goodies, door prizes and more! More Info:  Bombergers.com

4 Servant Stage Company jukebox musical “Forever Plaid” at the Living Waters Theatre in Strasburg Sunday (August 2) at 3pm & 7pm.  Both performances are free, donations will be accepted and benefit Servant Stage. Reserve your free tickets in advance. More Info:  http://www.servantstagecompany.com

3 Upshift Summer Bash tomorrow (Saturday August 1) from 3-9pm at Leg Up Farm in Mt Wolf. Cars, food, large zero-barrier playground. The event is free and benefits Drive For Independence, helping adults with disabilities obtain wheelchair accessible vehicles to get to work and live a more independent life.  More Info:
https://driveforindependence.wordpress.com/

2 Third Annual “Civil War Living History Encampment” today and tomorrow  (Friday and Saturday, July 31-August 1) at Pequea Valley Public Library in Intercourse. Generals Grant and Lee reanactors will reflect on the war, their strategies, opinions, and personal lives. A President Lincoln will also be on hand. The camps open to the public today from 3-9pm and tomorrow 9am-4pm. More Info: Intercourse.lib.pa.us

1 Lancaster Family Day. Fostering Love in Lancaster tomorrow (August 1) 10am-3pm at Musser Park, Corner of Lime & Chestnut Street in Lancaster .  This day is to thank Foster Families & help others discover foster family opportunities in our area. Bruce Fite, Jesse and Forgotten Friend Reptiles, juggling by the DKers, food, games, and more. More Info: www.lancasterfamilyday.com

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

July 17th, 2015 No comments

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

5. The Annual Washington Boro Tomato Festival, tomorrow (Saturday, July 18) 4-10pm at Washington Boro Community Park at the corner of Routes 441 and 999.. Live Music, games, and lots of tomatoes. More Info: http://www.everything-tomatoes.net

4. Harrisburg Christian Performing Arts Center Family Fun Fair in Middletown tomorrow (Saturday, July 18) 2-7 pm. Two performance groups at the outdoor stage and a concert on the lawn! All proceeds benefit HCPAC’s Build Our Future Campaign. Bring your lawn chairs. More Info: hbg-cpac.org

3. Bible Fellowship Church of Ephrata’s “The BIG Event” at Ephrata Tom Grater Park – Sunday (July 19) beginning at 6pm.  FREE food, inflatables, candy scramble, spin art, games and more. More Info: www.ephratabfc.com

2. York County Libraries Hero Fest – tomorrow (Saturday, July 18) 10am-2pm at Gifford Pinchot State Park. KCB broadcasting live 9-noon.  Each of the York County Library will have an ineractive booth. There will also be a central performance area with storybook reading, puppets, and music. More Info: yorklibraries.org

1. WJTL Family Movie Night – tonight (July 17) 7pm at The Junction Center in Manheim. Tickets will be available at the door. Pedal cars available to ride around before the movie. More Info: http://www.thejunctioncenter.com/

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/