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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do May 4-6, 2018

May 4th, 2018 2 comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
May 4-6, 2018

5 First Friday Lancaster. Tonight (Friday, May 4) 5-9 pm. Exhibitions, performances, art galleries, artisan studios, museums, performing groups, professional theater, symphony orchestra, and more all in Downtown Lancaster. More Info: VisitLancasterCity.com

4 Mayfest, tomorrow (Saturday May 5) 9am-4pm in Maytown. A walking tour of the historic area, house and garden tours, decorated door contest, roving characters from Maytown’s past, Revolutionary and Civil War re-enactors, Children’s activities and more.
More Info: The Mayfest Eventbrite Page

3 Family Day Farm Activities on Sunday (May 6) 1pm-5pm at Freedom Hills Therapeutic Riding in Port Deposit, MD. Live entertainment, Pony Rides, Face Painting, Games, Hay Rides, Groom a Pony, Animal Education Program, and more. More Info: FreedomHills.org

2 Beyond the Beat, Sunday (May 6) 2pm a Hershey Public Library Beyond the Beat is a percussion ensemble offering a high-energy, tightly choreographed performance infused with musicianship, humor, variety, instruction and audience participation. Musical genres from classical to ragtime, and improvisation on garbage cans and wooden stools. More Info: http://hersheylibrary.org/

1 Lancaster Loyalty Day Carnival, tonight (Friday, May 4) 5-11pm and tomorrow (Saturday, May 5) 1-11pm at Buchanan Park. Music, Entertainment, Rides, Games, and more. Fireworks Friday Night! Free admission. There is a cost for wristbands to ride rides. More Info: LancasterLoyaltyDay.com

 

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do April 27-29, 2018

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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
April 27-29, 2018

5 St. Peter’s Musical Arts Concert Series featuring The Mennonite Children’s Choir of Lancaster, tomorrow (Sat., April 28)7pm at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Delp Road, Lancaster. The Mennonite Children’s Choir of Lancaster are learning a lifetime of worship and service to the Christian community. Their Christ-centered repertoire reflects the musical diversity of the Church around the world and through time. More Info StPetersLutheran.org

4 The Lancaster Native Plant and Wildlife Festival, tomorrow (Saturday, April 28) 9am-4pm at Overlook Park, Lititz Pike Lancaster. Children’s crafts and activities; live animals, reptiles and insects; speakers, workshops and environmental displays by local conservation organizations. ZooAmerica will also be on hand. Presentations on Wetland Animals, Native Plant gardening and Bird of Prey and more. More Info: PennLive.com

3 Chili Cook-Off and Family Fun Day, tomorrow (Saturday, April 28) 8am-1pm at the Friendship Center, Commons Drive, Harrisburg. Chili competition, a children’s flea market, arts and craft show, display of vintage autos, music and more.
More Info: PennLive.com

2 Go Fly a Kite! Day & Healthy Kids Day, tomorrow (Saturday April 28) Noon-5pm at Youth Recreation Facility,County Road, Leesport in Berks County. Bring a store-bought kite or kids can make one in the Kite Workshop tent. See professional kite flying stunts. Vote for your favorite Law Enforcement Vehicle. Games and Health and wellness information. More Info: CO.Berks.PA.US/Parks

1 1 Manheim Christian Day School’s 42 Annual Benefit Auction and Family Fun Days, tonight and tomorrow (Friday & Saturday, April 27 & 28) at the school, just off Route 72 in Manheim. Kids fun area, a Performance by The DKers, a helicopter candy drop, Inflatable Obstacle Course, Pulled Pork Dinner Friday Night and Breakfast Saturday morning plus many auction items, all in support of the school. More Info: ManheimChristian.org

 

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do April 20-22, 2018

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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
April 20-22, 2018

5 Elizabethtown College Choral and Jazz Band Spring Concert, Sunday (April 22) 3pm at Leffler Chapel and Performance Center of Elizabethtown College, featuring performances by the Elizabethtown College Jazz Band and Choral Groups. More Info: Etown.edu

4 MU Day of Percussion Preview Concert, tonight (Friday, April 19) 7:30pm at Biemesderfert Concert Hall at the Winter Center on the Campus of Millersville University. Performances by guest high school percussion ensembles from the area, along with the Millersville University Percussion Ensemble. More Info: Community.PAS.org

3 The PA Family Travel Fair, tomorrow (Saturday, April 20) 9am-4pm at Calvary Church, Lancaster. Exhibitors from family-friendly Pennsylvania attractions and destinations will be handing out information and goodies.Fun activities for the kids. WJTL and Kids Cookie Break Broadcasting Live. More Info: pafamilytravel.com

2 Barnstormers Free Fan Fest & Spring Training Game, tomorrow (Saturday, April 20) beginning at noon at Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster. Brain Safety Fair, Bike Helmet Giveaway, Free Turkey Hill Ice Cream Samples, and more The game between the Barnstormers and th eBlack Sox begins at 1pm. More Info: LancasterBarnstormers.com

1 12th Annual Earth Day Celebration, tomorrow (Saturday, April 20) 9am-1pm at SAHD Metal Recycling, Lancaster Ave, Columbia. Fill out your passport to receive a free Italian ice! Tour the facility, and visit many other local organizations at their booth. Lisa and Kids Cookie Break Broadcasting Live. Bring your Alluminum Cans to recycle. Most cans wins a prize. Recycle Donations benefit WJTL. More Info: RecycleYourMetal.com

 

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do April 6-8, 2018

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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
April 6-8, 2018

5 First Friday Lancaster. Tonight (Friday, April 6) 5-9 pm. Exhibitions, performances, art galleries, artisan studios, museums, performing groups, professional theater, symphony orchestra, and more all in Downtown Lancaster. More Info: VisitLancasterCity.com

4 Saturday Morning Bird Walk tomorrow (Sat. April 7) 9am at Olewine Nature Center at Wildwood Park in Harrisburg. Learn about all the birds that can be found at Wildwood. The walk will be along the North Boardwalk. Meet at the nature center. Beginners are welcome and binoculars will be available for use. More Info: http:/wildwoodlake.org

3 Spring Wildflower Walk tomorrow (Sat. April 7) 1pm-3pm at Gifford Pinchot State Park. The park naturalist will lead this easy to moderate walk, identifying the spring blossoms and sharing tidbits of interest. Meet in parking lot near Sunnyside pavilion #2. Appropriate for ages 10 and older. More Info: Events.DCNR.PA.Gov

2 Hammel Associates Architects in Lancaster First Friday Lego Building Party and Puppy Party tonight (Friday, Apr 6) 5-8:30pm at their offices on Grant Street in Lancaster. Architectural, Trains, Freestyle, Connects, Creator – more than 40,000 bricks, plates and specialty pieces to build with. Plus meet the special puppy guests. More Info: hammelarch.com

1 Lego Madness at New Cumberland Library tomorrow (Sat. April 7) 10:30am. A short storytime will start the session, then children can build based on the story theme or from their own imaginations. Drop in, no registration required. More Info: CumberlandCountyLibraries.org

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do March 23-25, 2018

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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
March 23-25, 2018

5 Easter Eggstravaganza at LifePoint Church Harrisburg tomorrow (Saturday, March 24) (rain or shine), noon-3pm. Carnival games, candy-stuffed eggs, prizes, snacks and refreshments. Children can get their picture taken with The LifePoint Bunny! Every child who attends will receive a free Bunny Bag to carry their eggs in. More Info: LifePointPA.org

4 Easter Fun at Salem United Methodist Church in Rothsville, tomorrow (Saturday, March 24) 10am-Noon. Easter egg hunt, candy drop, story time, games, PLUS learn how to make your own Easter candy. More Info: SalemUMCRothsville.org

3 Pleasureville UMC York Easter Parade, tomorrow (Saturday, March 24) at 10am. Children of all ages are invited to dress in their Easter finest or creative spring “costumes” and come Trunk or Treat for candy and treats – Easter style! More Info: PleasurevilleUMC.com

2 Easter Celebration & Egg Hunt at Grace Baptist Church in Lancaster tomorrow (Saturday, March 24) 10am-noon, rain or shine. For children ages infant thru 6th grade. The real meaning of Easter will be shared with all ages, as well as the egg hunt, games, crafts, live bunnies and food. More Info: GBCLancaster.org

1 EGGstra Special Easter Egg Hunt at Highland Presbyterian Church, Lancaster, tomorrow (Saturday, March 24) 9am-noon. Music, activities, an egg hunt and more – designed for children with physical limitations, sensory issues, siblings & buddies. Registration for the egg hunt is closed, but you can come out and meet Lisa, Kids Cookie Break broadcasting live with goodies like FREE Chick-fil-A cookies, games, giveaways and door prizes plus live requests with chances to talk on the radio! More Info: KidsCookieBreak.com

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do March 9-11, 2018

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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
March 9-11, 2018

5 1st annual K9 Veterans day observance tomorrow (Sat. March 10) 1pm-4pm at Leader Heights Animal Hospital in York. The event will recognize service animals from all organizations in the York area and is an opportunity to pay tribute to dogs and their handlers. The day includes: Hero awards for local service animals, K9 Demonstrations, Food, Fun, and More. More Info: 717-741-4618

4 Singer and songwriter Mark Cable in concert Sunday (March 11) at 4pm at Camp Hill Presbyterian Church. The concert is part of the church’s Music, Art & Drama series. Mark will be doing an acoustic concert in a coffeehouse setting. Admission is Free, donations are appreciated. More Info: TheCHPC.com

3 Spring Fling for Kids tomorrow (Sat. March 10) 11am-1pm at Capital Blue at Hampden Marketplace in Enola. Special guest: children’s author Floyd “SuperReader” Stokes will present a story time. The fun also includes kids’ crafts from Paint & Create, visits with players from Penn FC soccer (formerly the Harrisburg City Islanders) Games, healthy treats, prizes and face painting.
More Info: at the SpringFlingHMP Eventbrite page.

2 Spring Makers Market at Supply in Manheim today (March 9) 6pm-9pm & tomorrow (Saturday, May 10) 9am-4pm. 60 local vendors and food trucks, Walk in Love pop-up shop and more. More Info: CreativelyLancaster.com/Supply

1 Pennsylvania Charter Day, Sunday (March 11, 2018) celebrate Pennsylvania’s history and visit PA museums for free noon-5pm. The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission invites Pennsylvania residents and visitors to celebrate the commonwealth’s birthday. Here are a few museums in our area that you can visit on Sunday for free:
Brandywine Battlefield Park, Chadds Ford
Conrad Weiser Homestead, Womelsdorf
Cornwall Iron Furnace, Cornwall
Ephrata Cloister, Ephrata
Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum, Lancaster
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Strasburg

More Info: StateMuseumPA.org

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do February 2-4, 2018

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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
February 2-4, 2018

5 Heart of Lewisburg Ice Festival, today (Friday, Feb 2) and Saturday (February 3) in downtown Lewsiburg and Hufnagle Park. Frosty 5k, Polar Bear Plunge, Chocolate Tour, Ice Sculptures and more. More Info: Lewisburgpa.com

4 Lego Madness, tomorrow (Sat. Feb. 3) 10:30am at the New Cumberland Public Library. A short story time will be presented by volunteers from the Lions Club. Families can create a masterpiece based on the theme – or from their own imagination. More Info: NewCumberlandLibrary.org

3 Cavod Dance Company “From the Dust” today (Friday, Feb 2) 7pm and tomorrow (Saturday, Feb 3) 2pm at Cavod Academy of the Arts, Main Street, New Holland. “From the Dust” features inspiring stories of human struggle told through contemporary dance. Donations Accepted. More Info: CavodAcademy.com

2 First Friday in Lancaster, tonight (Friday, Feb 2) 5-9 pm. Innovative exhibitions, performances, restaurants, art galleries, museums, music and more. More Info: VisitLancasterCity.com

1 Black Rock Retreat Open House, tomorrow (Sat. Feb. 3) from 8:30am-Noon.Wagon Tours, Laser Tag, Ga-Ga, 9 Square In The Air, Live Animals, Carnival Games, Smores, Campfires and more. Kids Cookie Break broadcasting live with free goodies. There is no cost, but please RSVPby calling 717-529-3370. More Info: BlackRockRetreat.com

 

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do January 26-28, 2018

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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
January 26-28, 2018

5 Fourth Friday in the Susquehanna River Towns of Columbia, Marietta, and Wrightsville tonight (Friday, January 26) . 5-9pm. Restaurants, shops, art, music, special events & more. More Info: LancasterPA.com/River-Towns

4 Annual Music Night, tomorrow (Saturday, Jan. 27) 7pm-8:30pm at Neffsville Mennonite Church. A variety of music including Ministers of Music, organist Gregory Gehman, and Lancaster Mennonite School’s alumni male ensemble. More Info: LMHS.org

3 Columbia Winter Shelter Benefit Concert, tomorrow (Saturday, January 27) 7-10pm at Real Life Church of God in East Petersburg. Three local bands – Simple Tenants, Blue Sky Falls, and Basic Connection are doing this concert in support of the Columbia Winter Shelter. Admission is free, but please bring a donation for the shelter: Grocery Gift Card, Laundry Detergent, Underwear, Socks, etc. More Info:  Landisville.Church/Concert

2 IceFest 2018, Today, Tomorrow and Sunday (Friday-Sunday, January 26-28) in downtown Chambersburg. More than 80 ice sculptures, A live carve-off , FREE double-wide ice slide, Snowfall Ball, Chili Cook-Off, Icing on the Cake, Polar Dunk Plunge, free Frozen Flicks, the Kids’ Zone, live glass blowing and more. More Info: IceFestPA.com

1 Zoo America Hershey Free Community Weekend, tomorrow & Sunday (Saturday, January 27 & Sunday, January 28) 10am-4:30pm. Visit more than 200 animals representing over 60 North American species. Experience up-close “animal encounters” hosted by ZooAmerica naturalists and visit with Ranger Scratch. More Info: ZooAmerica.com

 

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do January 5-7, 2018

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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
January 5-7, 2018

5 The Palmyra Community Band, Seasonal Favorites Concert at Sunday, (January 7) 3pm at Palmyra Church of the Brethren,a free will offering will be collected. More Info: PalmyraCOB.org

4 “Twelfth Night of Christmas” Trombone Choir Concert tonight (Friday Jan 5) 7pm at Derry Presbyterian Church in Hershey. Dr. Rob Spence of Elizabethtown College will direct the ensemble.  Admission is free and a free-will offering will go to the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence.  Reception follows in Fellowship Hall. More Info: DerryPres.org

3 Starlight Tea Epiphany Concert, Sunday (January 7) 7pm at Lancaster Church of the Brethren. The Chancel Choir, Carillion Bell Choir and many soloists and instrumentalists will share the music of Advent, Christmas and beyond. Refreshments to follow. More Info: LanCOB.org

2 WE THE PEOPLE First Friday Initiative Concert – The Gospel Sounds of Lancaster tonight (Friday, Jan 5) 7pm at The Ware Center, Lancaster. Bright Side Baptist Church Choir, The Kingdom Dancers, In the Light Ministries, Ray’s Temple Choir, The Back Bench Boys and more will showcase area Gospel Groups. More Info: ArtsMU.com

1 The One Hundred and Second Annual Pennsylvania Farm Show kicks off this weekend, tomorrow (Sat. Jan. 6) 8am-9pm and Sunday (Jan 7) 8am-8apm at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. The PA Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural exposition under one roof in the nation. 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 300 commercial exhibits. Free Admission but their is a fee for parking. More Info: www.farmshow.pa.gov

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do Dec 15-17, 2017

December 15th, 2017 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
December 15-17, 2017

5 Family Christmas Spectacular tomorrow (Saturday Dec. 16) 6pm-8:30pm at Bethany Felton UMC. Christmas craft, Christmas movie, Food, Christmas cookies & Santa stopping by for pictures. Each child will receive a gift. To register and more info: www.bethanyfelton.one

4 Messick’s 2017 Christmas Light Show. Drive through Messick’s property in Elizabethtown and see thousands of lights set to Christmas Music,this weekend thru December 30, 6-9:30pm each evening. Donations to support charities collected at the end of the show. More Info: messicks.com

3 Canned Food Friday today (Friday, Dec 15) at the Choo Choo Barn Holiday Miniature Train Display. Admission is FREE when donating one non-perishable food item. More Info: https://www.choochoobarn.com

2 Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas tonight (Friday December 15) 6-8:30pm. Wagon rides, tour decorated historic buildings, sing carols around the campfire accompanied by the Lititz Moravian Trombone Choir, cookies and hot cider. Bring a non-perishable food item for the Lancaster Food Bank. More Info: http://www.landisvalleymuseum.org/

1 Servant Stage Companies Old-Time Gospel Radio Hour Holiday show tonight, tomorrow and Sunday (Dec. 15-17) at Lancaster Alliance Church. Foot-stompin’, toe-tappin’ tidings of comfort and joy! Classic Christmas favorites by various groups done in an old time radio setting. More Info: at Servant Stage’s Event Brite page.

 

Five Fun Free Things To Do Nov 17-19, 2017

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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
November 17-19, 2017

5 Elizabethtown College Community Orchestra Annual Fall Concert, Sunday (Nov 19) 3pm at the Leffler Chapel and Performance Center on the Campus of Elizabethtown College. More Info: etown.edu

4 Root’s 13th Annual Christmas Open House tomorrow (Saturday, Nov. 18) 9am-3pm at Roots Country Market in Manheim. Crafts, Handmade Items, Antiques, Wreaths, & Collectables, Christmas Music, Door Prizes & more. Free Admission and Free Parking. More Info: 717-898-7443

3 Hempfield Community Tree Lighting tomorrow (Saturday, Nov. 18) at the Hempfield Rec Center. Irish Dancers, Liederkranz Chorus, Tree Lighting and more. More Info:
www.hempfieldbusinesscoalition.org

2 Harrisburg Holiday Parade, tomorrow (Saturday, November 18) beginning at noon in Downtown Harrisburg. Marching groups, floats, large parade balloons, musical acts and more. Parade forms on City Island and begins at the corner of Front and Market streets. More Info: HarrisburgPA.gov/HolidayParade

1 ExtraGive Fest, today (Friday, Nov 17) 4pm-midnight at The Lancaster Marriot, Penn Square and the Lancaster County Convention Center. Celebrate Lancaster County’s biggest day of giving with 12 Artists including Steven Courtney, Mark DeRose, Music For Everyone, and many others. Special Children’s Activities from 4-6 – Greenfish Labs Demonstrations, Fig Magazine’s Mini-Mural paintings and more. More Info:lancfound.org