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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do Feb 5-7, 2016

February 5th, 2016 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – February 5-7, 2016

5 Dog Wagging Story Time tomorrow (Sat. Feb. 6) from 10:30 -11:30am at Lancaster Public Library West – Mountville Branch, AND Lancaster Public Library East – Leola Branch. For grades K through 5 – Practice your reading skills and Read to Read Assistance Dogs that have received special training and are registered therapy dogs. More Info: lancaster.lib.pa.us

4 First Friday York, tonight (Friday, February 5) 5-9pm. A celebration of downtown York at The Central Marekt House, Royal Square and all downtown districts. Special events, live entertainment and more. More Info: 717-849-2331

3 “Sounds of Sankofa” a program about the history of African American music and melody Sunday (February 7) 3pm at Avon United Methodist Church, Old Cumberland St. Lebanon. The program will feature spirituals, African American art songs from the Civil Rights movement, and pay homage to the music history of African American music. More Info: 717-383-5568

2 The Muskingum University Concert Choir and Chamber Singers of New Concord OH will be in concert at the First Presbyterian Church of Lancaster, tonight (Friday, February 5) at 7:30pm. Their program includes music from Spain, Germany and Brazil. A Free Will Offering will be taken. More Info: (717) 394-6854.

1 First Friday Lancaster tonight (Friday, February 5) 5-9pm in downtown Lancaster. Music, Galleries, museums, artist studios, artisans, exhibits, and special openings. More Info: visitlancastercity.com

Five Fun Free Family Things This Weekend – Jan 29-31

January 29th, 2016 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – January 29-31, 2016

5 Lancaster’s 2nd annual “All-Crow” Art Show continuing this weekend at the Manheim Township Public Library, tomorrow (Saturday, January 30) 10am-4pm. The crow-themed exhibit features professional, amateur, and student artwork. More Info: http://www.somethingtocrowabout.net/

4 Guest Artist Jocelyn Swigger will perform a free concert of piano Etudes and Asides at DeMeester Recital Hall, York College of Pennsylvania tonight (Friday, January 29) 7pm. Jocelyn is Associate Professor of Music and Keyboard Studies at the Sunderman Conservatory of Gettysburg College. More Info: 717-815-1354

3 Folk & Modern Violinist Caleb Brown will perform at Emmaus Road Cafe tomorrow (Sat. Jan. 30th) 7pm. The cafe is located at 1886 Lincoln Highway East in Lancaster.  Donations will be taken for the artist. More Info: http://emmausroadcafe.org

2 30th annual Free Community Weekend at ZooAmerica has been rescheduled for this weekend – tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday (January 30 & 31) 10am-4:30pm both days. More than 60 North American animal species, up-close “animal encounters’ hosted by ZooAmerica naturalists, and more. More Info: http://www.zooamerica.com

1 Cardboard Derby at Ski Roundtop Resort on Sun. Jan. 31st.
Check-in begins at noon, judging at 2:00 pm, race at 3:00 pm.  Adult and youth divisions.  This year’s theme is “Race through the Galaxies”.  Free to watch. Come cheer on the teams!  Be sure to stop by the WJTL Table. More Info:  http://www.skiroundtop.com/events

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do – Jan 15-17, 2016

January 15th, 2016 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – January 15-17, 2016

5 2nd Annual Reading Fire & Ice Fest tonight 5:30-10pm and tomorrow 10am-10pm (Fri and Sat Jan 15 & 16). On the 500 Block of Penn Street in Reading.  Indoor and outdoor festivities  including ice carving competitions, fire performers, chili cook-off, live music and more. More Info: readingfireandicefest.com

4 The Music For Everyone Lancaster Community Chorus Concert – “The Joy of Singing” Sunday (Jan 17) 3pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Street, Lancaster.  The concert will commemorate the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr.

3 Local singer-songwriter – Christine Fry will be at Emmaus Road  Cafe, Lincoln Highway, Lancaster on Saturday, (January 16) at 7pm. Christine repertoire ranges from the whimsical to the classical. More Info: http://emmausroadcafe.org

2 Community Room on King Lancaster Music Friday Coffeehouse and Open Mic tonight (Friday January 15) at 7pm featuring husband and wife duo Chris and Jenna. More Info at Community Room on King’s Facebook Page.

1 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show – the largest indoor agricultural exposition in the nation, today and tomorrow (Friday and Saturday Jan 15 & 16) 8am-9pm both days at The Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 300 commercial exhibits. The Farm Show is free, however there is a cost for parking. More Info: farmshow.state.pa.us

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do Jan 8-10,2016

January 8th, 2016 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – January 8-10, 2016

5 East Shore YMCA Health Fair, tomorrow (Saturday, January 9) beginning at 8am – North Front Street in Harrisburg. Free and open to the public. The event will include health screenings, over 25 health related vendors and healthy cooking Demonstrations and classes. More Info: 717-433-7500.

4 Saturday Lego Madness, tomorrow (Saturday, January 9) 10:30-11:30am at the New Cumberland Public Library. Children of all ages are invited to hear Mr. Tom Gross, from the Lions’ Club, read a story and then are encouraged to create a Lego piece that reflects the story. Legos are provided. No registration is required. Sponsored by The New Cumberland Lions Club. More Info: 717-774-7820

3 LaLaLuna, a new women’s vocal ensemble, Epiphany Concert at East Chestnut Street Mennonite Church, Lancaster, Sunday (Jan 10) at 3pm with special guest singer/songwriter Daryl Snider. The concert is free but you are invited to help assemble hygiene kits for Mennonite Central Committee. LaLaLuna performs a mix of classical choral music and contemporary jazz and pop. Christmas music arrangements will also be performed. More Info: TownLively.com

2 Experimental Finger Tapping Guitarist Alex Brubaker will perform at Emmaus Road Cafe, Lincoln Hwy East in Lancaster tomorrow (Saturday, January 9) at 7pm. Alex is known for his percussive finger style, live looping, multiple guitars, and fretboard experimentation. More Info: http://emmausroadcafe.org

1 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show – the largest indoor agricultural exposition in the nation, tomorrow and Sunday (January 9 & 10) 8am-9pm both days at The Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 300 commercial exhibits. The Farm Show is free, however there is a cost for parking. More Info: farmshow.state.pa.us

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do Dec 18-20

December 18th, 2015 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – December 18-20, 2015

5 Live Nativity at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Granville tonight, tomorrow and Sunday (December 18-20) from 7pm – 8:30pm each evening. Free Hot chocolate and cookies! More Info: http://www.grantvilleumc.org

4 Walk Through Bethlehem at St. John’s Blymires United Church of Christ in  Dallastown, tonight and tomorrow (Friday Dec 18 and Saturday Dec 19) Hear the stores about the birth of the Christ child, meet the people and animals who were there on that “very special  night”. Includes a display of nativities from around the world. Also Craft making for children. More Info: www.stjohnsblymiresucc.com

3 Third Annual Messick’s Christmas Drive-Through Light Show tonight, tomorrow and Sunday (Dec 18-20) 6:30pm-9pm each evening at Messick’s Farm Equipment, Mertz Drive in Elizabethtown. More than 70,000 animated lights that dance to choreographed Christmas Music. Free, but donations are accepted and benefit local non-profits. More info: Messicks.com

2 Journey with Jesus tomorrow (Sat. Dec. 19) 6-8pm at Ed’s Landscaping 2 miles west of the square in Elizabethtown. Walk thru a rustic barn and experience the story of Jesus from birth to resurrection. Dozens of actors & live animals including a Camel. Donations benefit WJTL. More Info:edslandscapingsupply.com

1 Servant Stage Company’s presentation of A Christmas Carol tomorrow, 11am, 3pm and 7pm and Sunday 3pm and 7pm (December 19 & 20) at Lancaster Church of the Brethren, Sunset Ave, Lancaster. A faithful rendition of Charles Dickens’ holiday tale of redemption, charity, and the spirit of Christmas. The performances are free however, reservations are required and donations are accepted. More Info: servantstagecompany.com

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do – Dec 11-13

December 11th, 2015 2 comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – December 11-13, 2015

5 Columbia Old Fashioned Christmas – Downtown Columbia – Sunday (December 13) 1pm-7pm. Strolling Carolers, horse-drawn carriage rides, cookie decorating and more holiday fun. Luminaries will be lit at 5pm. More Info: parivertowns.com

4 Winterstown United Methodist Church (route 24) in Felton, York County Christmas Drive-Thru Nativity tonight, tomorrow and Sunday (Dec 11-13) 6:30pm-8:30pm each evening. A Drive Thru Nativity featuring 10 different scenes with over 40 cast members along with live camels, sheep, goats and cows and more. The event is free, donations accepted and benefit Red Lion Area Community Services and Servants Organization. More Info: 717-244-1984.

3 Third Annual Messick’s Christmas Drive-Through Light Show tonight, tomorrow and Sunday (Dec 11-13) 6:30pm-9pm each evening at Messick’s Farm Equipment, Mertz Drive in Elizabethtown. More than 70,000 animated lights that dance to choreographed Christmas Music. Free, but donations are accepted and benefit local non-profits. More info: Messicks.com

2 Gifts That Give Hope Alternative Gift Fair, tomorrow (Saturday, Dec 12) 10am-4pm at the Lancaster Farm & Home Center. 30 Nonprofit Organizations marketplace: fair trade, sustainable gifts that promote microbusinesses and end poverty. Food, crafts and more. Kids Cookie Break broadcasting live with free Chick-Fil-A Cookies, requests, prizes and more. More Info:  http://giftsthatgivehope.org/lancaster

1 Journey with Jesus tomorrow (Sat. Dec. 12) 6-8pm at Ed’s Landscaping 2 miles west of the square in Elizabethtown. Walk thru a rustic barn and experience the story of Jesus from birth to resurrection. Dozens of actors & live animals including a Camel. WJTL will be broadcasting live. Donations benefit WJTL. More Info: http://www.edslandscapingsupply.com/jwj

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do – Dec 4-6

December 4th, 2015 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – December 4-6, 2015

5 Lego Building Party tonight (Friday, Dec 4) 5-8:30pm at Hammel Associates Architects, Grant Street, Lancaster. Architectural, Trains, Freestyle, Connects, Creator, and over 40,000 lego pieces. More Info: hammelarch.com

4 Lampeter-Strasburg Community Band Christmas Concert, Sunday (Dec 6) 7pm at West Willow United Methodist Church in Willow Street.  Many Holiday Favorites performed. Free.  More Info:717 330-5495

3 BREAKFAST WITH SANTA tomorrow (Sat Dec 5) beginning at 9am at ZION UMC OF YORK. Free Breakfast, stories with Santa, Crafts and Music with PHREDD. The event is free but please bring a canned good to be donated to a local food bank. More Info: zionumcyork Facebook page.

2 LBC production of Handel’s Messiah, tonight and tomorrow (Fri & Sat, Dec 4 & 5) 7pm tonight and twice Saturday at 2pm and 7pm at The Good Shepherd Chapel on Eden Road, Lancaster.  The Lancaster Bible College Chorale is joined by a cast of student and professional artists to present a fresh rendering of Handel’s masterpiece that includes usic, theater and dance. Free, but tickets are required. More Info: lbc.edu/events

1 Lebanon Christkindl Market tomorrow (Sat Dec. 5) from 9am-4pm at Coleman Memorial Park.  Lebanon’s version of an authentic Christmas Market, inspired by the 700-year-old traditional German Christkindl Market – a festive event prepared by various churches, organizations, and residents featuring outdoor booths, handmade crafts, music by many local community groups as well as some traditional Christkindl treats.  More Info: http://www.lebanonchristkindlmarket.org

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

November 20th, 2015 1 comment

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – November 20-22, 2015

5 Global Disciples Extraordinary Give Worship Event, tonight (Friday, November 20) 7:30-9pm in Penn Square, Lancaster to celebrate the generosity of Lancaster County! Led by Fervency and Reality Church Worship Leaders. More Info: GlobalDisciples.com

4 Christ’s AmBrassadors Concert with classical, jazz, and upbeat brass music performed by 5 high-school aged musicians from the local community – Sunday (November 22) at 4pm at Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church in Lititz.  A free-will offering will be taken, and all donations will be given to Hospice of Mt. Joy. More Info:  http://thegiftintl.org/

3 National touring and recording group 3 WEST will perform at  Emmaus Road Cafe, Lincoln Highway East in Lancaster, tomorrow (Saturday, November 21). More Info:  http://emmausroadcafe.org

2 Elizabethtown Borough’s Annual Holiday Parade, tomorrow (Saturday, November 21) at 6pm (Raindate Sunday, December 6th – 6pm). The parade will begin at the intersection of West Bainbridge and South Market Streets and conclude at Mechanics Alley and North Market Street. This year’s theme is A Beary Special Holiday. More Info: (717) 367-1700

1 Hempfield Community Tree Lighting at Hempfield Rec Center, tomorrow (Sat., Nov.21) from 4–5 p.m! Carol Singing and Entertainment by Lancaster Liederkranz Chorus and Alpenrose Kindergruppe. Photo opportunities with Old St. Nick! Co-sponsored by Hempfield Rec Center and the Hempfield Business Coalition.  More Info: http://www.hempfieldrec.com

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

November 13th, 2015 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – November 13-15, 2015

5 Friendship Community Harmony Concert Sunday (Nov. 15) from 7-9pm at Forest Hills Mennonite Church in Leola. Featuring performances by: The Friendship Community Worship Team, Spare Parts, OMPH Children’s Choir, Landis Homes Men’s Ensemble, and Lancaster Mennonite Men’s Ensemble. A freewill offering will be collected and all proceeds benefit adults with developmental disabilities served by Friendship Community. More Info: www.friendshipcommunity.net

4 FREE F&M College Orchestra in Concert tomorrow (Saturday, November 14) 8pm at the Barshinger Center on the Campus of F&M College. More Info: FandM.edu

3 Building LEGOS and the Food Bank in Lititz tonight (Friday, November 13) 5-8pm at Beers and Hoffman Architecture, North Water Street in Lititz, PA. Bring canned food items for the Warwick/Lititz Community Food Drive and then stay and build with Thousands of Legos. More Info: 717-625-0400

2 Rock the Asylum Concert featuring Stuart Young and Mariah Keener, tomorrow (Saturday, November 14) 7-9:15pm at Lifepoint Church, Hillcrest Avenue in Harrisburg. Concert and FREE food. More Info: lifepointpa.org

1 The Beggar Folk in concert at Emmaus Road Cafe tomorrow (Sat. Nov. 14) beginning at 7pm.  The Beggar Folk are Josh and Trista Lamb, folk singer-songwriters from Lancaster. Emmaus Road Cafe is located on Lincoln Highway East in Lancaster. More Info: emmausroadcafe.org

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

November 6th, 2015 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – November 6-8, 2015

5 The story of Florence Nightingale presented buy Hinkletown Youth Fellowship tomorrow (Saturday, November 7) at 7 pm and Sunday (November 8) at 2 & 7pm at Cocalico Middle School. This is the story of the courageous woman who organized the nursing of sick and wounded solders and influenced modern nursing. A free will offering will be taken. More Info: www.hinkletownmennonitechurch.org

4 Fall Bazaar & Craft show, tonight (Friday, Nov 6) 6p-9p & Saturday (Nov 7) from 8am-2pm at Lititz UMC, East Market Street in Lititz. Crafts, Vendors, Antiques, Homemade soup, and a Silent Auction for a Doll House. Bring a canned food item for the Lititz Community chest. More Info:717-626-2710

3 The Lancaster County Department of Parks & Recreation is hosting nighttime star watches conducted by the Astronomy Enthusiasts of Lancaster County (AELC) tonight (Fri. Nov. 6) from 7-9pm at Lancaster County Central Park.  The star watches will provide an understanding of the moon, planets, stars and star clusters, galaxies, constellations, comets and different types of nebulae. These objects will be viewed through telescopes set up by club members. To Register for this free event and for More Info:717-295-2055

2 First Friday in Lancaster – arts extravaganza – tonight (Friday, November 6) 5 to 9pm. Discover innovative exhibitions, performances, artisan studios, museums, performing groups, and more in Downtown Lancaster. More Info: http://www.visitlancastercity.com/first-friday/

1 13th Annual Open House at Eastland Alpacas  tomorrow (Sat. Nov 7) 10am-4pm in Mount Joy. Tour the farm and get up close and personal with over 100 alpacas. Feed the Alpacas – Lead an Alpaca – Visit with a newborn cria – Take a Wagon Ride around the Farm – Learn about Alpacas – Watch an Obstacle Course Demonstration by the “Alpacas with an Agenda 4-H Club”
and more.  Kids Cookie Break Broadcasting Live 9-noon. More Info: www.eastlandalpacas.com

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

October 30th, 2015 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – October 30 – Nov 1, 2015

5 Free Fall Community Celebration at Weaverland Mennonite Church in East Earl tomorrow (Saturday October 31) from 6-8pm. Festivities include, hay rides, inflatable games, corn dig, and a variety of  prize games for all different ages. Free food and of candy! More Info: weaverland.org
4 Lancaster Bible College’s Harvest Party tomorrow (Sat. Oct. 31) from 9AM-Noon.  Free Community festival with games, activities, candy, prizes, and food! All activities and booths will be run by volunteer college students who want the opportunity to serve their community by providing fun activities for families of all ages! Kids Cookie Break Broadcasting LIVE. More Info: LBC.edu

3 A Halloween Alternative at Bethany EC Church of Creswel – Letort Road in Conestoga – tonight (Friday, Oct. 30) from 6-8pm. A concert by the band “This Way Up”! Also, musical crafts, and snacks. More Info:  717-872-2548

2 The 2nd Annual Community Bonfire at East Petersburg Mennonite Church – tonight (Friday, October 30), from 7-9pm. Barrel train rides, bounce houses and balloon creations. More Info: www.eastpetemc.org

1 The First Annual FALL FEST at Victory Church Columbia tomorrow (Saturday Oct. 31) from 4-7pm.  Kids are encouraged to dress up for Games, Crafts, Prizes, Basket giveaways, Trunk or Treat, Free Food, Baked Goods, Hot Chocolate, and Candy. More Info: victorychurch.org