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

phredd : December 11, 2015 8:53 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

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

phredd : December 4, 2015 8:53 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

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

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Exciting On Air Changes

phredd : November 30, 2015 5:10 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

Eddie’s last day  as the daily Afternoon Drive host at WJTL was last Tuesday, November 24. Eddie and his wife, Sarah are starting their own fulltime business and we wish Eddie and Sarah well in their new endeavor. We will miss Eddie’s creativity, sense of humor and his voice being on the air at WJTL.

Eddie’s leaving has created a shuffling of shifts that will begin Monday, November 30, 2015.

After 22 years of being the evening on air host at WJTL, Radio Friend Phil has decided to switch to Afternoon Drive. Phil will now be on the air Monday through Friday 3pm-7pm.  New Tunes at 9 will now be New Tunes at 6pm. Phil will continue doing The Friday Request Show at 5pm.

John Shirk will add an hour to his daytime on air schedule. The Shirk at Work Network will now be Monday thru Friday 10am-3pm.

Another familiar WJTL voice in the evening will now be Nik at Night.  Nichole Curtis Beale will be on the air Monday thru Thursday 7pm-midnight.  Nik will host the Request Show on those evenings from 8 until 10pm.

Katlyn Jumper (former Intern Katlyn) will be on the air Fridays 7pm-10pm and will also be on the radio every other Saturday afternoon from 2-6pm, a time she will alternate with Rick Steimling.
We will also add Some Sort of Rock Show to Friday’s lineup from 10pm to midnight.  SSRS will re-air Sunday evening at it’s current slot as well.

Thank you for your support and encouragement during these changes!

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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

phredd : November 27, 2015 8:53 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
November 27-29, 2015

5  The Lime Valley Mill Preservation Society of Willow Street’s 18th annual Christmas at Lime Valley Mill. The arts and crafts show is tonight, tomorrow and Sunday (November 27 through 29) at the historic mill – Lime Valley Road, Willow Street. Friday and Saturday 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday noon to 4 pm. Admission if Free. Christmas Display and may Local artists and craftsmen. More Info:   https://www.facebook.com/limevalleymill

4 Festival of Trees tomorrow (Sat. Nov. 28) 12:30-4:30pm at Fort Hunter Park, overlooking the Susquehanna River in Harrisburg. View Christmas trees decorated by local Garden Clubs of the Harrisburg Area Civic Garden Center using many handmade ornaments. More Info:  www.forthunter.org

3 The Garden Spot Village Train Club annual model railroad open house tomorrow (Nov 28) 1:30-4pm at Garden Spot Village, S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland. . The interactive exhibit includes an O-gauge display as well as an HO-gauge display with more than 600 feet of main line track, a talking Thomas the Tank Engine and wireless video-cam that offers an engineer’s-eye view of the HO layout . More Info:  717-355-6000.

2 Drive Thru Nativity Sunday (Nov. 29) from 6:30-8:30pm at Silver Spring Presbyterian Church in Mechanicsburg.  Take a journey back in time to the birth of Jesus including a  “Live Nativity.” Christmas carols and petting zoo including sheep, llamas, alpacas, donkeys, and more. More Info:  www.silverspring.org

1 There are many Christmas Tree Lightings tonight including the Mayor’s Tree Lighting in Penn Square in Lancaster (tonight Fri. Nov. 27) 6-9pm. The tree lighting will include the annual favorite Tuba Christmas and evening hours for Lancaster Central Market. More Info: (717) 291-4758

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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

phredd : November 20, 2015 8:53 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

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

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Extra Give 2015 and WJTL

phredd : November 20, 2015 12:02 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

The Extraordinary Give, Lancaster County’s Largest Day of online giving begins tonight at Midnight and runs all day tomorrow (Friday November  20th) until Midnight!!!

Last year, WJTL listeners showed their generosity and helped WJTL raise $113,085 during Extraordinary Give 2014!

We would love to have your support this year! We know there are many worthy organizations vying for your attention and donations during Extra Give. We want to invite you support this radio ministry – WJTL!

Click here when you are ready to make your donation.

Any donation made online tomorrow – Friday, NOVEMBER 20th will be stretched by $250,000 from the Lancaster County Community Foundation and their sponsors. Plus, there are $50,000 in prizes we can win instantly from your donation!

Tell your friends and show your support for WJTL!

Thank You!


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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

phredd : November 13, 2015 8:53 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

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

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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

phredd : November 6, 2015 8:53 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

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

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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

phredd : October 30, 2015 8:53 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

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

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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

phredd : October 23, 2015 8:53 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – October 23-25, 2015
5 Wish Upon a Food Truck Festival, tomorrow (Saturday, Oct 24) 11am-5pm at Gander Mountain Parking Lot, Jonestown Road, Harrisburg, PA.  The event will benefit Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Northern Delaware and Susquehanna Valley. Admission is free and includes music, children’s activities, and meet and greets with local celebrities and more. The Festival will also feature 19 famous food trucks.More Info: visit http://www.wishuponafoodtruck.org/.

4 Fall Fun Fest at Grace Point Church in Paradise tonight (Friday October 23) 6-8:30pm. Food, candy, inflatables, inside and outside games.  No scary costumes or masks please. More Info: http://www.gracepointparadise.com/

3 Trunk or Treat tomorrow (Saturday, Oct. 24) from 6-8pm at Salem United Methodist Church in Rothsville. Kids and parents will be invited to ‘trick-or-treat’ from the trunks of decorated cars in the parking lot. There will be games, food, activities, fellowship and more!! Dress in your best costume but not a scary one please. More Info: http://www.salemumcrothsville.org/

2 Kenbrook Fall Family Fun Day tomorrow (Saturday October 24) 10am-4pm at Kenbrook Christian Retreat and Conference Center, Pine Meadow Road in Lebanon. Pumpkin Painting, Zipline, Tower Climbing, Free food, games, activities, wagon rides, fire trucks, and more. More Info: http://www.kenbrook.org/familyfunday/

1 Cross Roads Harvest Celebration tomorrow (Sat. Oct. 24) 4-8pm food, fun, games & rides.  Hayrides, Barrel Train Rides, Mechanical Bull Ride, Tethered Hot Air Balloon, Hay Maze, Carnival Games and WJTL Broadcasting Live. More Info: crossroadsbic.com

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