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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do June 17-19, 2016

June 17th, 2016 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – June 17-19, 2016

5 The Harrisburg National Civil War Museum Community Free Day activities and entertainment tomorrow (Sat. June 18) from 9am-4pm. The museum is completely free of charge to visitors in conjunction with Civil War Days in Harrisburg. Special panel presentations, children’s activities and a living history encampment.  More Info: www.nationalcivilwarmuseum.org

4 Hopewell UMC’s Drama Ministry’s presentation of Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, tonight and tomorrow (June 17 & 18) at 7:30 PM and Sunday, June 19 at 2PM at the church’s outdoor amphitheater. More Info: http://www.hopewellumc.org/

3 Manheim BIC Family Circus of Faith tomorrow
Saturday, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM in the MBIC Parking Lot at the church on Penryn Rd. Games, Face Painting, mini horses, barrel train rides, and a closing Concert by Phredd. More Info: http://www.manheimbic.org/circus

2 Annual Intercourse Heritage Days tonight (Friday, June 17) from 5pm-9pm, tomorrow (Saturday, June 18) 6:30am-9:30pm & and Sunday (June, 19), from 10am – noon at Intercourse Community Park. Children’s activities, a pie baking contest, music, candy drop, tractor rides, volleyball, fireworks display, a reptile show, gingerbread cookie decorating, jugglers, antique tractor show, tractor parade, face painting, pedal cart drag racing, and more. More Info www.intercourseheritagedays.com

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1 The Music For Everyone Festival hosted by Kitchen Kettle Village tomorrow Saturday June 18th 10am – 8pm at Kitchen Kettle Village in Intercourse featuring performances by The Music For Everyone Choir, Blue Sky Falls, Banjo Jimmy and more. Proceeds benefit Music for Everyone. More Info:http://www.kitchenkettle.com/events/music-for-everyone.asp

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do June 10-12, 2016

June 10th, 2016 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – June 10-12, 2016

5 Camp Swatara Family Camp Free Preview, tomorrow (Saturday, June 11) from 9-noon.  Check out the hiking, swimming, and other fun outdoor activities at Camp Swatara in Bethel during their Family Camp preview weekend!  Kids Cookie Break will be on hand with a Pop Up Part, the cookie car and will be Broadcasting Live. More Info:  campswatara.org

4 Living Hope Angels Concert, Sunday (June 12) at 6:30pm  at Manheim BIC. Living Hope Children’s Homes “Angels” will entertain audiences with their message of hope. Their program consists of traditional Chinese dance, singing, and personal testimonies.

3 Eicher Arts Center Jigger Day and Family Community Day at Tom Grater Park in Ephrata, Sunday, (June 12) from 3-8pm Entertainment, food and plenty of activities. Wildlife Guy Jack Hubley, Juggling team The DKers, One Man Band Nick DiSanto, face painting, balloon sculpting and jigger style Ice Cream Sundaes! Help Celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the Ephrata Borough! More Info: Eicher Arts Facebook page.

2 Free Family Movie Night, Tonight (Friday, June 10) at 7pm at The Junction Center. Come early and ride the pedal cars before the movie. Tickets are free and will be available at the Door. More Info: http://www.thejunctioncenter.com/

1 The WJTL Talent Challenge, (Sunday, June 12) beginning at 3pm at The Junction Center in Manheim.  Come and vote for your favorite performer!  Freedom Lights – last year’s Talent Challenge Winner, will also perform.

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do May 27-29, 2016

May 27th, 2016 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – May 27-29, 2016

5 Construction Zone for Learning – Family Style tomorrow (Saturday, May 28) from 10:30am-noon at the Lancaster Public Library West – Mountville Branch.  Construct a building, a new gadget, or a robot with a variety of building materials. All children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. More Info:  lancaster.lib.pa.us

4 Columbia Memorial Day Parade,  Sunday (May 29) starting at 2:30 pm. The parade commemorates America’s war veterans. Bands, floats, special cars and trucks and a speaker from the military prior to the parade.More Info: http://lancasterpa.com/memorial-day-weekend-events/

3 The Mount Joy Memorial Day Parade tomorrow (Sat. May 28) beginning at 2pm.Look for WJTL! The Mount Joy parade has become a well known Memorial Day Parade in Lancaster County, with its origin in the late 1800’s. More Info: http://www.mountjoychamber.com/event/memorial-day-parade/

2 9th Annual For One Life Softball Tournament & Community Weekend tonight and tomorrow (Friday, May 27 & Saturday, 28) at Salisbury Township Park (aka Gap Park) The 30-team softball tournament runs from 11am-10pm today and 7am-9pm on Saturday. There will also be a concert Friday night at 7pm by Conrad Fisher & His Band and Saturday and on Saturday at 10am by Phredd and at 1pm by ventriliquist and comedian Ryan & Friends. Bring your lawn chairs. More Info: http://www.foronelife.org/events/softball-tournament/

1 12th Annual Fireman’s Festival and Country Cruise tomorrow (Sat. May 28) from 8am-1pm at Oregon Dairy in Lititz. Over a hundred classic and vintage cars and awards for the best in show. Lots of activities for families and kids, including fire engine rides, door prizes, Jump Pad, and a Pancake Breakfast on the Oregon Dairy Deck. Free to attend, food available for purchase.
All proceeds benefit Neffsville Volunteer Fire Company. More Info:  http://www.oregondairy.com/special-events

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do May 20-22, 2016

May 20th, 2016 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – May 20-22, 2016

5 Ugandan Kids Choir Concert at First UMC, Chocolate Ave, Hershey Sunday, (May 22) at 7pm. The choir is made up of 10 sponsored children who come from the poorest parts of Uganda. More Info: 717-533-9668

4 33rd Annual Rhubarb Festival tonight and tomorrow (Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21) 9am-6pm both days at Kitchen Kettle Village in Intercourse. Demonstrations, music, contests, rhubarb car racing derby, samples and more. More Info: kitchenkettle.com

3 FREE Family Fun Night at Garden Spot High School in New Holland tonight (Friday, May 20) from 5-8pm.  Bounce houses, carnival games, a movieand SILENT AUCTION. Proceeds benefit the schools’ “One Million Dollar Team” on Kiva.org with the goal of loaning $1,000,000 in $25 loan increments to people around the world who are living in poverty. More Info:
https://www.kiva.org/team/onemilliondollarteam

2 Pequea Church Bids For Kids tonight and tomorrow (Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21) Friday 7-9pm and Saturday 8am-1pm at Pequea Church in Lancaster. Auction, kid’s play area, live entertainment, dessert social. WJTL broadcasting live tonite. More Info: http://www.pequeachurch.com/auction/

1 64th Annual Sertoma Chicken BBQ and WJTL 10th Annual Talent Challenge at Long’s Park in Lancaster. Kids Cookie Break Broadcasting Live 9-noon. Performances from noon to 5pm by Jared Erb, Blue Sky Falls, The DKers, Steven Courtney and The Suitcase Musicians and the Ten WJTL Talent Challenge Participants. More Info: http://www.lancastersertomabbq.com/

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do May 6-8, 2016

May 6th, 2016 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – May 6-8, 2016

5 Bicycle Bonanza at First United Methodist Church in Mechanicsburg tomorrow (Saturday, May 7) from 10am to noon. Bike decorating, helmet fitting and sales by the American Trauma Society, tips for simple bike repairs, information on local bike trails, and Prudential’s ID a Kid program. Bring your used bikes to donate to Life Cycle. More Info: www.fumchurch.com

4 The 27th Annual Mother’s Day Truck Convoy, Sunday (May 8) from 8:30am-5pm at Burle Industries in Lancaster. The Mother’s Day Truck Convoy celebrates the Make-A-Wish kids and their families. Food, & Fun Activities. Watch over 400 Big Trucks form a convoy of hope.More Info:  717-283-4878

3 10,000 Villages Mother’s Day Event at Milanof-Schock Library in Mount Joy, tomorrow (Saturday, May 7) 9am-1pm. Fun Activities, Concert by Phredd and items to purchase for Mom from Ten Thousand Villages, providing opportunities for Fair-trade Artisans in underdeveloped countries.  More Info at The Ten Thousand Villages Facebook Events Page.

2 The Rafiki African Festival and 5k Run at Buchanan Park, Lancaster, tomorrow (Saturday, May 7) 10am-1pm. African dancing, drumming, food and Kids Cookie Break Live!  http://www.rafikiafrica.org

1 Susquehanna Valley Pregnancy Services Walk For Life and 5K Run tomorrow (Sat. May 7) 7:30am-11:30am at Calvary Church in Lancaster and South Hills Park Lebanon. Walk, 5K Run, Kids’ Zones, Kids’ Stage, and more. Performances by Phredd in Lancaster and The DKers Juggling Team in Lebanon. WJTL broadcasting Live at both locations. More Info: SVPS.org

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do April 29-May 1, 2016

April 29th, 2016 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – April 29 – May 1, 2016

5 United States Air Force Band Concert tonight (Fri. April 29) at 7pm at Ephrata High School.  The Heritage of America Band consists of approximately 40 active-duty men and women stationed at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Virginia. A patriotic salute to honor veterans in attendance will also be included. More Info: easdpa.org

4 Kenbrook Bible Camp in Lebanon Open House with afternoon of free food, activities and fun tomorrow (Saturday, April 30) from 1-4pm. Tours of the summer camp facilities, the climbing tower, archery and slingshots, the craft hut and more. More Info:  http://www.kenbrook.org/openhouse/

3 The Conestoga Valley Church of Christ’s annual Community Faire tomorrow (Saturday, April 30) from 1-5pm at the church on Horseshoe Road, Lancaster. Games, Bounce Houses, face painting, food and more. More Info: http://www.cvchurchofchrist.org

2 Lancaster Native Plant and Wildlife Festival tomorrow (Sat. April 30) from 9am-4pm at Overlook Park, across from the Manheim Township Public Library. Free community event includes food, art, and native plant vendors; live animal programs; speakers and workshops; free kids activities; and over 20 local environmental organizations with free information. More Info: https://habitatmt.wordpress.com/

1 Manheim Christian Day School 40th Annual Benefit Auction tonight & tomorrow (Fri & Sat. April 29 & 30) tonight 3-9pm and tomorrow 6:30am-noon at the school, Lebanon Road, Manheim. Chicken Barbecue, Silent Auction, Music, Breakfast, Helicopter Candy Drop and more. More Info: http://www.manheimchristian.org/auction-schedule/

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do April 1-3, 2016

April 1st, 2016 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – April 1-3, 2016

5 Haitian Festival tomorrow (April 2) from 2-5pm at Ascension Lutheran Church, Willow Street. Learn about Haitian culture while raising funds to support Haitian College Students Jean and Karl – two young men attending college in the U.S. with the mission to return to their home country. Music, Dance and a Beans & Rice Cookoff. More Info:  http://ascensionws.org

4 Lancaster Mennonite High School  will perform Ben-Hur – tonight , tomorrow and Sunday (April 1, 2, 3) each evening at 7pm at their Fine Arts Center in Lancaster. Event is free, Donations Benefit Life Mennonite Youth Group’s Mission trip to Uganda. More Info: 717-872-5552

3 The Mennonite Children’s Choir of Lancaster in concert on Sun. (April 3) from 4-5pm at Lititz Moravian Congregation in Lititz.  Free concert. More Info:  www.mennonitechildrenschoir.org

2 First Friday in Lancaster tomight  (April 1) – 5 to 9 pm in downtown Lancaster. Discover innovative exhibitions, performances and a few surprises. Art galleries, museums, performing groups, professional theater, symphony orchestra, and more from Lancaster’s arts community. More Info: http://www.visitlancastercity.com/first-friday/

1 Lego Building Party tonight (Friday, April 1) 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

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do – March 11-13. 2016

March 11th, 2016 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – March 11-13, 2016

5 Servant Stage Company will perform “Embraceable You: Rhapsody in Gershwin” tomorrow and Sunday (Saturday, March 12 & Sunday, March 13) at The Trust Performing Arts Center, North Market Street, in Lancaster at 3 & 7pm both days. All performances are free but tickets are required and donations will be accepted. More Info: www.servantstagecompany.com.

4 Lancaster County Council of Churches Roadside Party Benefiting the LCCC Food Bank Sunday (March 13) 1-5pm at the corner of Manheim Pike and Plaza Blvd in Lancaster. FREE Food, Entertainment, Vendor Fair, and Bring food items to donate to the LCCC Food Pantry. More Info: 717-947-4422

3 Spring Forward Event, tomorrow (Saturday, March 12) 1-3pm at Antietam Lake Park, Court Street near Reading, Berks County.   Search for signs of Spring while exploring trails via the Spring Outdoor Observation Activity checklist. Bring binoculars. More Info: www.countyofberks.com/parks

2 Cabin Fever Out Door  tomorrow (Saturday, March 12) 11am-2pm at Moore’s Chapel United Methodist Church in  Elkton, Maryland FREE activities, crafts and demonstrations from Cecil County Master Gardeners, Elk Neck State Park, Rising Sun Arts Alliance, Plumpton Park Zoo, Freedom Hills Therapeutic Riding Program and many more. More INfo: 443-553-8420

1 Charter Day The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission invites Pennsylvania residents and visitors to celebrate the commonwealth’s 335th birthday on Charter Day, Sunday, (March 13), with free admission to many historic sites and museums. Here are few local museums that are participating :Brandywine Battlefield Park in Chadds Ford, Conrad Weiser Homestead in Womelsdorf, Ephrata Cloister, Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum in Lancaster, The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Strasburg, State Museum and Planeterium in Harrisburg More Info: statemuseumpa.org

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do – March 4-6, 2016

March 4th, 2016 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – March 4, 2016

5 The Musical Mansion- A Christian concert showcasing various genres of music For Individuals 8 & up tonight (Friday March 4) from 7 pm to 10 p.m. at The Hugh McCall Mansion in York.  More Info: 717 318 3971

4 26th Annual Lancaster Quilt Show at The Continental Inn, Lancaster, today and tomorrow (Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5) Today – 9am-6pm, and tomorrow 9am-4pm. Antique wool quilt exhibit and vendors mall featuring 40 vendors.More Info: 717-299-0421

3 35th Annual School Art Show tomorrow (Sat. March 5) 10am-3pm at Hanover Area Arts Guild in Hanover.  Eleven area middle schools and high schools show off their best work at the show, which includes painting, pottery, sculpture and a variety of other work. More Info: http://www.hanoverareaarts.com/

2 First Friday Lancaster! Tonight (Friday, March 4) from 5 to 9 pm in downtown Lancaster. Discover innovative exhibitions, performances and a few surprises. Art galleries, museums, performing groups, professional theater, symphony orchestra, and more from Lancaster’s arts community. More Info:
http://www.visitlancastercity.com/first-friday/

1 Camp Rock Preview Day is a fun day of singing, dancing, games, and special performances for 1st – 7th graders interested in rocking out this summer at Camp Rock! tomorrow (Saturday, March 5) from 8:30am to Noon at Harvest Bible Chapel Lancaster. Camp Rock is Lancaster County’s premier creative arts camp. More Info www.camprocklancaster.com

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do – February 26-28, 2016

February 26th, 2016 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
February 26-28, 2016

5 Fourth Fridays in The River Towns of Columbia, Marietta, and Wrightsville, tonight (Fri. Feb 26) 5-9pm.  Art, culture, and entertainment, restaurants, exhibits, antique and specialty shops along the Susquehanna River. More Info:  http://lancasterpa.com/river-towns/

4 Lancaster’s Beyond Ourselves chamber ensemble is teaming up with Lancaster Mennonite School’s Campus Chorale and Sopa Sol to present a benefit concert Sunday, (February 28) at 3pm, at James Street Mennonite Church. The freewill offering will benefit a Mennonite Central Committee program in Nepal that provides scholarships for young people. More Info: 717-291-0514

3 Construction Zone for Learning at Lancaster Public Library West Mountville Branch today (Friday, February 26) 10:30 – 11:30am. A variety of building blocks and construction materials will provide preschoolers an opportunity to build whatever they like. Children must be accompanied by an adult. More Info: lancaster.lib.pa.us

2 The Money in Uncle George’s Suitcase is a play being performed by Blue Ball Church of the Brethren Youth Group tomorrow (Saturday February 27) at 7pm and Sunday (February 28) at 2:00 and 7:00 pm. More Info: www.blueballbrethren.org

1 Marty Shaughnessy and The Stars are Spies Performing at Emmaus Road Cafe, Lincoln Hwy East in Lancaster, tomorrow (Saturday February 27) 7pm. More Info: http://www.facebook.com/EmmausRoadCafe

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do Feb 19-21, 2016

February 19th, 2016 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – February 19-21, 2016

5 Children’s Choir Musical – Back to the Cross will be performed tomorrow (Saturday, February 20) at 7pm, at Calvary Bible Church of Hanover. A series of time-traveling escapades take the children on a wild ride, immersing them in strange times and cultures, and leading to their discovery of the importance of the cross and message of the Gospel. More Info: www.cbc-hanover.org .

4 Talent Show and Benefit Concert, tomorrow (Saturday, February 20) ALL DAY from 6am – 7pm at Evangel Assembly of God, Ephrata. Local kids and teens will present their talents in a concert to benefit the Dare to Dream Single Moms’ Day Out outreach of H.O.P.E Single Moms Group. More Info: http://www.evangelephrata.com

3 Construction Zone for Learning at Lancaster Public Library West Mountville Branch today (Friday, February 19) 10:30 – 11:30am. A variety of building blocks and construction materials will provide preschoolers an opportunity to build whatever they like. Children must be accompanied by an adult. More Info: lancaster.lib.pa.us

2 Third Annual Lancaster Scholastic Chess League Free Chess Tournament, tomorrow (Sat February 20) Registration begins at 8am. The 5 round Swiss Tournament continues thru morning and early afternoon at Lancaster Mennonite School on Lincoln Highway East. This tournament is open to Individuals, grades 8-12 from the surrounding area.

1 Maple Sugaring demonstrations in the Sugar Bush of Central Park, Lancaster, tomorrow (Saturday, Feb 20) 10am-11:30am. See trees being tapped, sap boiled to syrup, and candy made from syrup.  Maple products will be available. Donations appreciated. More Info: www.lancastercountyparks.org