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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do July 29-31, 2016

July 29th, 2016 No comments

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

5 New Cumberland Town Band Concert on Sunday (July 31) from 6:30-7:30pm at Anna & Bailey Streets Park in New Cumberland. Music will include marches, popular tunes, patriotic numbers, and classic wind ensemble compositions. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets for a shady concert in the park. In case of rain, the concert will be moved indoors to Trinity United Methodist Church, New Cumberland. More Info:

4 Mount Joy Music In The Park Outdoor Music Series, Sunday (July 31) 5:30-7:30pm at Memorial Park in Mount Joy featuring the music of husband and wife duo – SweetLife. More Info:

3 The 50th Annual Lititz Outdoor Fine Art Show tomorrow (Sat. July 30) from 9am-5pm at Lititz Springs Park.   Art from over 125 artists ranging from several states along the East coast as well as Pennsylvania. Admission is free and the show is held rain or shine.  More Info:
2 Annual Day African American Festival tonight (Friday, July 29) and tomorrow (Saturday, July 30) beginning at 6pm each evening at Martin Luther King Elementary School  in Lancaster. Dance, music, seminars and more celebrating African American Culture. Also a Parade Saturday beginning at 1pm forming at Hand Middle School.  More Info:

1 33rd Annual Hispanic Cultural Festival tonight (Friday, July 29) 6-11pm and tomorrow (Saturday, July 30) 4-11pm at San Juan Bautista Catholic Church, Duke Street in Lancaster.  Carnival Games, Arts & Crafts, Native Costumes and live music.  More Info:

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do July 22-24, 2016

July 22nd, 2016 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
July 22-24, 2016

5 Free Coffee House at Enola First Church of God tonight (Friday, July 22) from 7pm-8:30pm with The Blue Grass Meadow Band. Freewill Offering will be taken. More Info:

4 Lebanon Area Fair will have Free admission all day Sunday (July 24) 9am-10pm at the Lebanon Fairgrounds on Rocherty Road, kicking off at 9am with a worship service with On Fire Ministries, then exhibits, animal showings, Juggler Chris Ivey, Poney Rides, Fireman’s Competition and more.More Info:

3 Main Street Mount Joy Cruisin Cuisine Car Show tomorrow (Sat. July 23) 11am-2:30pm on  Main Street in Mount Joy from New Haven Street to Barbara Street .  Over 200 cars, local food vendors,live music & more. More Info:

2 The BIG Event sponsored by the Bible Fellowship Church of Ephrata at the Tom Grater Park in Ephrata Sunday (July 24) from 6pm-7:30pm. FREE food, inflatables, games, spin art, barrel train, candy scramble, a caricature artist and more! More Info: 717-733-2526

Teen Challenge Celebrate 2016 tonight, all day tomorrow and Sunday morning (July 22-24) at the Teen Challenge Training Center in Rehresburg.  Food, inflatables, games, special music, worship concerts, fireworks & more! WJTL Broadcasting Live Friday Night! More Info:

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do June 24-26, 2016

June 24th, 2016 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – June 24-26, 2016

5 Fourth Friday at Aspire Community Center, 45 E Main St, Mount Joy, tonight (June 24) 5-8pm. Games, Fellowship and Live Music. Part of Downtown Mount Joy’s Fourth Friday Festivities.  More Info: The Aspire Community Center Facebook Page

4 Singer/Songwriter Matt Wheeler & Vintage Heart in concert at Emmaus Road Cafe in Lancaster, tomorrow (Saturday, June 25) at 7pm.  The cafe is located at 1886 Lincoln Highway East in Lancaster. More Info: 717-478-3672.

3 Boehm’s Chapel of Willow Street’s  225th anniversary weekend, tonight (Friday, June 24), tomorrow  (Saturday, June 25) and Sunday (June 26).  Bonfire, Water games, Inflatable water slide, a performance by the This Way Up Band. Members of the 9th Pennsylvania Regiment Colonial Militia will camp and offer demonstrations. A blacksmith demonstrations, an illusionist, Free Ice cream and more. More Info: BoehmsUMC.Org

2 Celebrate Lancaster today (Friday, June 24) 11:30am-10pm along North Queen Street, Penn Square and Binns Park in Downtown Lancaster.  Two stages of music, over 20 food vendors, and fireworks from on top the Duke Street Parking Garage. More Info:

1 The Central Penn Family Festival at Longs Park Lancaster, tomorrow (Saturday, June 25) from 10am-4pm.  Live music and stage performances, a petting zoo and pony rides, Atomic bounce houses, storytime corner, and lots of exhibitors with child-friendly activities. Children are also invited to dress up and walk in the costume parade or bring their favorite stuffed animal for a check-up. Kids Cookie Break and WJTL broadcasting LIVE. More Info:

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:

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:

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:

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

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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 with the goal of loaning $1,000,000 in $25 loan increments to people around the world who are living in poverty. More Info:

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:

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:

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:

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!

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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: