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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do March 17-19, 2017

March 17th, 2017 No comments

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

5 Harrisburg St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2017 tomorrow (Sat. March 18th) beginning at 1pm on Walnut Street at Commonwealth Avenue, turn left on Fourth Street, right onto Market, right on Second, right onto North, ending at North Third Street. More Info: HarrisburgStPatricksDayParade.com

4 Historical Instrumental Treasures tomorrow (Saturday, March 18) 1:30pm at Lititz Public Library, Kissel Hill Road in Lititz. Gentry Stoltzfus will present historic instruments from the Lititz Moravian Archives Collection. Sponsored by the Lititz Historical Foundation. More Inf: 717 626-2255

3 The Keystone Brass Quintet 40th Anniversary Concert, tonight (Friday, March 17) 7pm at Bethany United Church of Christ, Main Street, Ephrata. The concert will include pieces arranged by members of the group past and present.

2 The Celtic Classic Dog Show at The York Expo Center in York today , Saturday and Sunday (March 17-19) beginning at 8am each day. The Lancaster Kennel Club, Delaware County and York County Kennel Clubs present The Celtic Classic Annual All Breed Dog Show. Over 800 entries each day in either Conformation, Obedience and Rally events. The Celtic Classic runs March 15-19, 2017. Admission is free. More Info: WP.TheCelticClassic.com

1 Building Industry Association of Lancaster County Spring Home Show Friday 1-8pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-4pm (March 17-19) at Nook Sports. Over 125 Local Conntractors, Giveaways, Food Drive and more. More Info: BIASpringHomeShow.com

 

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do March 10-12, 2017

March 10th, 2017 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
March 10-12, 2017

5 New Cumberland Library is hosting Susquehanna Service Dogs Sunday (March 12) from 3pm-4pm. Jane Jackson and her service dog will show how dogs can aid people with disabilities. Light refreshments served.  More Info: NewCumberlandLibrary.org

4 The 34th Annual York Saint Patrick Day’s Parade tomorrow (Sat. March 11) at 1pm.  The parade will step off from Market and Penn streets and proceed east on Market to the block between Duke and Queen Streets. More Info: YorkSaintPatricksDayParade.org

3 Winter Walks at Pinchot today (Fri.March 10) at 1pm. Experience Pinchot Park with easy to moderate walks led by the park naturalist. The walks will last about an hour to an hour and a half. Dress for the weather, and bring water. More Info: DCNR.PA.Gov

2 Spring Vintage Revival Market tomorrow (Saturday March 11) 8am-1pm at Akron Church of the Brethren. Over 45 Vendors. Proceeds benefit House of His Creation. More Info: The Vintage Revival Market Facebook Page.

1  Charter Day Sunday (March 12) noon-4pm. State Museums are free in celebration of Pennsylvania Charter Day celebrating the Commonwealth’s 332nd birthday. Free admission to many of the historic sites and museums along the Pennsylvania Trails of History such as State Museum, Landis Valley Museum, Brandywine Battlefield Park, Ephrata Cloister, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania and more. The Pennsylvania Charter and Great Law will also be on display at The State Museum. More Info: PA-Mag.com

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do February 10-12, 2017

February 10th, 2017 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
February 10-12, 2017

5 Indoor Winter Fest at Neffsville Christian Preschool tomorrow (Saturday, Feb. 11) from10am-Noon.  Free games, snacks, crafts, activities and lots of fun things to do. More Info: NeffsvilleChristianPreschool.com

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

3 Reading and Writing with Anne Frank traveling exhibit tomorrow (Saturday, February 11) 9am-4pm at The Milanof-Schock Library, Anderson Ferry Road, Mount Joy. The exhibit has never before been in Pennsylvania and is designed for young people and provides an overview of the personal life of the Frank family. More Info: mslibrary.org

2 Crispus Attucks and Edward Hand Middle School African American History Celebration tomorrow, (Saturday, Feb 11) 6pm at Edward Hand Middle School, Lancaster. Performances by Fusion Step Team, Millersville University’s Footprints, Enlite Steppers and The McCaskey Gospel Choir. More Info: cacc-lancaster.org

1 Blue Sky Falls in Concert at Emmaus Road Cafe in Lancaster tomorrow (Sat. Feb. 11) at 7pm.
Blue Sky Falls (formerly known as the Juan Catorce band) offers soaring three part harmonies, intricate instrumental work, and a love for making and sharing music. Emmaus Road Cafe is located on Lincoln Highway East in Lancaster. More Info: EmmausRoadCafe.org

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do January 20-22, 2017

January 20th, 2017 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
January 20-22, 2017

5 Music Friday, tonight (Friday, January 20) 6-9pm. Each third Friday of the month Lancaster is host of Music Fridays. Performances throughout Downtown Lancaster at various retailers, restaurants, and attractions. More Info: VisitLancasterCity.com

4 Trust Community Concert with Kēnòr tonight (FRIDAY, JANUARY 20) at 7:30pm. Kēnòr is an improvised modern chamber music ensemble of violin, percussion, vocals and accordion performing classical world music and poetry. An offering will be taken. More Info: LancasterTrust.com

3  “Encounter” is an artistic production involving theater, music, dance, and visual art on Sunday (Jan. 22) from 7pm-8:45pm at Calvary Church of Lebanon. “Encounter” is the Story of God told in a fresh way. More Info: Calvary-Lebanon.org

2 York County History Center and the Cultural Alliance Family Day tomorrow (Saturday, January 21) from 10am-2pm. Steven Courtney and the Suitcase Musicians, hands-on science and art activities, and more for the whole family.  More Info: YorkHistoryCenter.org

1 Free Community Weekend at ZooAmerica in Hershey Tomorrow and Sunday (Sat. Jan 21 & 22)  from 10:30am-4:30pm. More than 200 animals from the five regions of North America. Zoo Naturalists host up-close encounters with a variety of animals.More Info: ZooAmerica.com

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do Jan 6-8, 2017

January 6th, 2017 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
January 6-8, 2017

5 First Friday Lancaster in Downtown Lancaster tonight (Friday, January 6)  5-9pm.  Art galleries, studios, museums, music, and more in downtown Lancaster.   More Info: VisitLancasterCity.com

4 Music Friday at Speckled Hen in Strasburg tonight (Friday, January 6) 6-9pm. Music performed by local artist Josh Leininger; attnedees will have an opprortunity to support support building wells in countries without clean drinking water through charitywater.  More Info: The Speckled Hen Coffee Facebook page

3 We The People: First Friday Initiative is a series of free First Friday performances. This Friday will feature The Gospel of Lancaster – a celebration of spiritual music rooted in many churches across Lancaster County. The concert is tonight (Friday, January 6) at The Ware Center, downtown Lancaster at 7:30pm. The performance will include music, dance and spoken word from a wide range of area churches.  More Info: artsmu.com

2 Musical Art Society Soiree Of Musical Styles, Sunday (January 8) 3pm at the Bachman Center in Lancaster. The Lancaster Woodwind Quintet will perform.   The concert is free, however donations may be made to the scholarship fund. More Info: LancasterConservatory.org/events

1 The One Hundred and First Annual Pennsylvania Farm Show opens to the public tomorrow (Saturday, Jan. 7) 8am-9pm at the Farm Show complex in Harrisburg. Saturday features opening ceremonies with Gov. Tom Wolfe, Swine and Horse comptetitions, cooking demonstrations, rodeo and so much more.  The event continues through Saturday, Jan. 14. All events are free but there is a fee for parking. More Info:  FarmShow.State.PA.US

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do Dec 16-18, 2016

December 16th, 2016 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
December 16-18, 2016

5 Messick’s 4th Annual Christmas Drive-Thur animated light show, featuring over 70,000 lights choreographed to Christmas Music. Continues today, tomorrow and Sunday (Dec 16-18) 6:30p-9pm with shows beginning every 15 minutes at Messicks Farm Equipment in Elizabethtown. Donations benefit local nonprofits. More Info: Messicks.com

4 Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas event tonight (Dec 16) 6pm-8:30pm. Wagon rides, Decorated historic buildings, bonfire and carols accompanied by the Lititz Moravian Trombone Choir.  Cookies & hot cider in the yellow barn. The event is free, please bring one or more non-perishable food itemsfor Lancaster Food Bank. More Info: LandisValleyMuseum.org

3 The Christmas Story Live Nativity at Woodcrest Retreat, Ephrata, today 6-8:30pm and tomorrow 5-8:30pm (Friday, Dec 16 and Saturday Dec.17) Actors and animals in six unique scenes. Guests will depart every 10 minutes to travel with Biblical characters and receive items to assist them on the outdoor journey along candlelit wooded trails.  More Info: WoodCrestRetreat.org

2 The Music for Everyone (MFE) Community Chorus accompanied by Big Boy Brass will perform a free Holiday Concert in the festive lobby of the Marriott Hotel at Penn Square tonight (Friday Dec. 16th) at 7pm. All ages are welcome to share in this joyful community event and join The Chorus in a traditional Holiday Sing-a-Long. MFE Chorus Facebook Page

1 15th Annual Journey With Jesus at Ed’s Landscaping in Elizabethtown tomorrow (Sat. Dec. 17) from 6pm-8pm on North Market Street in Elizabethtown, two miles from the square.  Journey with Jesus is a walk through event with key scenes from the life of Jesus.  Donations benefit the ministry of WJTL. More Info: (717) 367-1006

 

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do – Dec 9-11, 2016

December 9th, 2016 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
December 9-11, 2016

5 Messick’s 4th Annual Christmas Drive-Thur animated light show, featuring over 70,000 lights choreographed to Christmas Music. Opens tonight (Friday, Dec 9) and runs this weekend 6:30p-9pm with shows beginning every 15 minutes at Messicks Farm Equipment in Elizabethtown. Donations benefit local nonprofits. More Info: Messicks.com

4 Pathway Community Church of York 3rd Annual Night Of Lights tomorrow (Saturday, December 10) from 6-8pm. Christmas lights, choirs, food trucks, free Christmas trees, horse & carriage rides, story-time & a free gift for children, and free family photos (with your pets). More Info: www.pathwaycc.org

3 Happy Birthday Jesus Family Event – Sunday (Dec. 11) from 10am-11:30am at Kochenderfer UMC of Lebanon. Drama, games, and a birthday celebration for Jesus. More Info: kochenderfer.org

2 Lancaster Gifts That Give Hope Alternative Gift Fair tomorrow (Saturday, December 10) 10-4pm. 30 non-profits and a Marketplace featuring non-profits offering fair trade, sustainable, or social enterprise goods for sale.  KCB live on location 10-noon. with FREE goodies, Chick-fil-A cookies, door prizes, games, chances to request songs and talk on the radio and more! More Info: giftsthatgivehope.org

1 15th Annual Journey With Jesus at Ed’s Landscaping in Elizabethtown tomorrow (Sat. Dec. 10) from 6pm-8pm on North Market Street in Elizabethtown, two miles from the square.  Journey with Jesus is a walk through event with key scenes from the life of Jesus.  WJTL broadcasting Live and donations benefit the ministry of WJTL. More Info: (717) 367-1006

 

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do Dec 2-4, 2016

December 2nd, 2016 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
December 2-4, 2016

5 An Evening of  Christmas Worship featuring Brad and Rebekah at Grace Fellowship, Shrewsbury Sunday (December 4) at 7pm.  A love offering will be taken. More Info:  gfcshrewsbury.org

4 Community Christmas at Grace, West Lincoln Avenue in Lititz, tomorrow (Saturday December 3) 3-6 p.m. Music, movies, refreshments, wagon rides, a live nativity and more. More Info: meetgrace.org

3 Lebanon Christkindl Market, tomorrow (Saturday, Dec. 3) from 9am-4pm at Coleman Memorial Park in Lebanon. Inspired by the 700-year-old traditional German Christkindl market, this is a festive event prepared by various churches, organizations, and residents featuring outdoor booth, crafts and traditional Christkindl treats.  More Info: LebanonChristKindlMarket.org

2 The Mennonite Children’s Choir of Lancaster, a 130-voice choir composed of singers in grades 2 – 12, will present a Celtic-themed Christmas Concert with guests The Irish Blessing Band and friends Sunday (Dec. 4) 4pm-5:30pm at Highland Presbyterian Church in Lancaster. More Info: MennoniteChildrensChoir.org

1 After 257 years, the Lancaster Public Library has decided to throw a birthday party for itself.  The library is hosting a free, family-friendly birthday party tomorrow (Saturday, Dec 3) at 2pm which will include a story time, a birthday cake and giveaways. More Info:  lancaster.lib.pa.us.

 

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do – Nov 18-20, 2016

November 18th, 2016 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
November 18-20, 2016
5 International Games Day at Lancaster Public Library tomorrow  (Sat. Nov. 19). 10am-12noon and 1pm-4:30pm. Board Game Collections available to play, and a number of volunteers on hand to teach the rules. The program is free but registration is required. More Info: lancaster.lib.pa.us

4 Science of Star Wars, today (Friday, Nov 18) 3-6pm at The Lancaster Science Factory. Capital City Jedi Knights will perform a lightsaber battle! Related Movie activities in the Science Cafe. FREE ADMISSION from 3 – 6 pm. More Info: LancasterScienceFactory.org

3 Elizabethtown Holiday Parade tomorrow (Sat. Nov. 19) at 2pm.  The parade begins at the corner of South Market and West Bainbridge Streets, and travels North on Market Street to the intersection of North Market Street and Mechanics Alley.  More Info: etownonline.com

2 Extraordinary Night of Joy Community Concert tonight (Fri, Nov 18) at The Conestoga Valley High School from 7pm-8:30pm. Featuring CV grads Alex Arias and Liz Fulmer, Rich Lucchese, CV Choral Group and several church Praise bands. More Info: CVCCS.org

ExtraGive FEST – tonight (Friday, Nov 18) 5pm-midnight. Celebrate the Extraordinary Give with a finale event featuring 10 bands at 2 locations – Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square and Lancaster County Convention Center. Don’t forget to check out the Greist Building lights. More Info: ExtraGive.org

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do October 28-30, 2016

October 28th, 2016 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
October 28-30, 2016

5 Community Trunk or Treat at Grace Church, Lancaster tomorrow (Sautrday Oct. 29) from 1-4pm. Games, crafts, movie and more. More Info: Grace Church Lancaster’s Facebook Page

4 Harvest Party at Grace Fellowship Church-Shrewsbury tonight (Friday Oct. 28) from 6:30pm-8:30pm.  Trunk or Treat, Hayride, Games, Moon Bounces, Face Painting and more. More Info: Staging.GFCShrewsbury.com

3 Faith Outreach Center, Marietta Harvest Fest, tomorrow (Saturday, Oct. 29) from 2-6pm. Games, Prizes, Hay rides, Bounce House, Live Music, Food, Drinks, and Lots of Candy! Bring a non perishable item for the food bank. More Info: FaithOutreachPA.com

2 Fall Fun Fest tonight (Friday, October 28) from 6-8:30pm at Grace Point Church of Paradise. Indoor and outdoor games; free meal tickets and more. More Info: GracePointParadise.com

1 Fall Fest at Petra Church, tonight 5-9pm (Friday, October 28)  Carnival games, inflatables, bonfires, crafts, and more!  More Info: Petra.Church

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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do – October 7-9, 2016

October 7th, 2016 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
October 7-9, 2016

5 63rd Anual Manheim Community Farm Show, tonight (Friday, October 7) Adele Ave, Manheim. Animals, Exhibits, Contests, Many local organizations with booths and info, Jesse Rothacker and Forgotten Friend Reptile doing 3 shows today at  1pm, 3pm and 5pm on the Exhibition Hall Stage. More Info: ManheimFarmShow.org

4 Lancaster Art Walk, tomorrow (Saturday, October 8) 10am-5pm and Sunday (October 9) noon-4pm in Downtown Lancaster. This biannual event celebrates the mix of independent Artists and Galleries in Lancaster. More Info: lancasterartwalk.org

3 Outback Toys’ Jump-Start Christmas Event today (Friday, Oct. 7) 10am-8pm and tomorrow (Saturday, Oct 8) from 8am-2pm both days at Outback Toys, Lincoln Ave in Lititz. Family-friendly event will feature games, giveaways, food trucks, and an appearance by Tractor Mac. More Info: outbacktoystore.com

2 Dutch Way Farm Market Fall Celebration tomorrow (Sat. Oct. 8) 9am-Noon at their store in Myerstown. They will be having a 200 foot hoagie and Keystone and Goodwil Fire Companies on hand to kick off fire Prevention Week. Lisa and Kids Cookie Break broadcasting live with Chick-Fil-A Cookies, contests and more. More Info: KCB Web page.

1 Hinklefest 2016 & Benefit Auction tonight and tomorrow (Friday, October 7 & Saturday, October 8) at Hinkletown Mennonite School between Ephrata and New Holland.   Chicken Chase and Family Fun Run, Bounce House, Photo Booth, Barrel Train Rides, Face Painting and More. Rain or Shine. More Info: HMSK8. org