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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 16-18, 2018

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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
March 16-18, 2018

5 The State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg Celebrate Nature Indoors today (Friday, March 16) 5:30pm-7:30pm at The State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg. Hands-on tree identification and learning with Weiser State Forest staff and an appearance from Smokey Bear. This after hours event, held as part of 3rd in the Burg, will be held on the third floor in Mammal Hall. Free admission and refreshments. More Info: http://statemuseumpa.org/events/

4 FREE Easter egg Hunt tomorrow (Saturday, March 17) beginning at 9:30am at Fleetwood Bible Church North of Reading. Entertainment provided by Marian & Friends. The Easter Egg Hunt is for ages 1 thru 12. Bring your basket! More Info: FleetwoodBible.org

3 A Celtic concert with Seasons, Sunday (March 18) 1:30pm at Fredricksen Library in Camp Hill. Seasons is comprised of siblings Mary-Kate, Mary-Teresa, Mary-Grace, Mary-Clare and Peter who play Celtic and American folk music featuring Celtic harp,hammered dulcimer, violin, mandolin, guitar, penny whistle and piano. More Info: FredricksenLibrary.org

2 The 35th Annual York St. Patrick’s Day Parade, tomorrow (Sat. March 17) begninning 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, with several related activities before and after. More Info: YorkSaintPatrickDayParade.org

1 Harrisburg St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Sunday (March 18) beginning at 2pm. Pipe and drum bands, marching bands, floats and Irish dance groups. The Parade begins at Walnut Street, heads down 2nd Street and ends on North Street. The Lucky Charm 5K/10K Race will take place prior to the parade. More Info: HarrisburgStPatricksDayParade.com

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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 March 2-4,2018

March 2nd, 2018 No comments

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

5 First Friday Lancaster. Tonight (Friday, March 2) 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 Local Young Artist Art Exhibition, beginning tomorrow, (Saturday, March 3) 10am at The Demuth Museum and Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster. View hundreds of works of art by Lancaster County students participating in two artistic competitions. Gold, Silver, and Exhibition award artists in a dozen categories will be on display. Celebrate the wealth of artistic talent found in the students of Lancaster County. More Info: http://www.demuth.org/

3 Lego Madness, tomorrow (Saturday, March 3) 10:30am-11:30am at New Cumberland Public Library. Short story time with a thematic book choice led by volunteers from the Lions Club. After the story, families can create a Lego masterpiece based on the theme or from their own imagination. More Info: http://newcumberlandlibrary.org

2 Lancaster County Central Park Free Maple Sugaring demonstrations, Sunday (March 4) 1-4pm. No registration required. Experience Maple Sugar demonstrations in Lancaster County Central Park in the Sugar Shack are near Pavillion 11. More Info: LancasterCountyParks.org

1 Ice & Fire Winter Street Festival, tomorrow (Saturday March 3) 1pm-9pm in Downtown Harrisburg. Festival will feature an ice skating rink on Second Street, dozens of illuminated ice sculptures, a 50-foot winter-themed snow mountain slide, toboggan snow tunnel, ice castle, live musical performances and fire dancers. More Info: http://harrisburgpa.gov

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

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

5 Servant Stage Company presents, THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES, featuring the top hits of the ‘50s and ‘60s at Emerald Foundation Community Campus, Lancaster, tonight, tomorrow and Sunday (Feb 23-25). THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES, is a cotton-candy-colored musical trip down memory lane to the 1958 Springfield High School prom. All performances are Pay-What-You-Will. More Info: ServantStageCompany.com

4 Fourth Friday at the River Towns, tonight (Friday, Feb 23) 5-9pm. Fourth Friday is a special community celebration in the Susquehanna River Towns of Columbia, Marietta, and Wrightsville featuring special events at restaurants, shops, galleries, antique shops, specialty shops, music and more.More Info: PARiverTowns.com

3 From Tree to Table: Maple Sugaring 101, tomorrow (Saturday Feb. 24) 1pm-3pm at Angora Fruit Farm, Reading. Explore maple sugaring from start to finish: tap trees, boil the sap, and taste the final product. More Info & To Register: 484-509-2667 ext. 3

2 Folk duo Homestead Collective in concert at Emmaus Road Cafe, Lincoln Highway East in Lancaster, tomorrow (Sat. Feb. 24) Doors open at 7pm and the music starts at 7:30pm. Homestead Collective is an indie-folk duo based just outside of Philadelphia. More Info: 717-478-3672.

1 Strasburg Spring Consignment & Mud Sale today 5-8pm and tomrrow starting at 8am (Friday & Saturday February 23 & 24) at The Strasburg Fire Company. Antiques, Quilts, Crafts, Tools, Sporting Goods, Horses, Farm Machinery, Sheds & more. More Info: StrasburgFire.com

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do February 16-18, 2018

February 16th, 2018 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
February 16-18, 2018

5 Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Christ, Sunday (February 18)6:30pm-8pm at Westminster Prebyterian Church Lancaster featuring the David Kim Quartet. David is concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra. The quartet will present Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Christ. Originally an orchestral work commissioned in 1787. More Info: WestPCA.com

4 Random Act of Kindness Day tomorrow (Sat. Feb. 17) at 1pm at East Shore Area Library in Lower Paxton Twp.Musician and artist Mark DeRose will celebrate kindness and encourage doong nice things for others. Registration required.More Info: DCLS.org

3 Community Free Day at The National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, tomorrow (Saturday, February 17) 10am-4pm. Activities and entertainment celebrating Black History Month, ncluding a period station for children and adults to try on clothing and other items; a coloring activity station, music throughout the day by the Long Hill String Band, and actors portraying Abraham Lincoln, Major Martin R. Delaney and others. More Info: NationalCivilWarMuseum.org

2 The Paloma Irish Arts Foundation 2018 Rose & Shamrock Festival, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Feb. 16-Feb 18) at the Downtown Marriott Convention Center, Lancaster. Celtic Bands, Irish Dance Competition, Celtic Living History, vendors, food and more. More Info: RoseAndShamrock.org

1 13th Annual Lititz Fire & Ice, tonight 5pm to 9pm and tomorrow (Friday, Feb 16 & Saturday Feb 17) in downtown Lititz. Live music in the square, Ice carving, Ice sculptures, Chili Cook-off, Kid’s Carnival, and the Vendor Fair at Warwick High School. Look for WJTL, broadcasting Live Friday Night. More Info:LititzFireandIce.com

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

February 9th, 2018 No comments

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

5 Second Friday in Lititz, tonight (Friday, February 9) 5-9pm in Downtown Lititz. Music, Special Events, downtown shops, restaurants, galleries & more. More Info: LititzPA.com

4 . Candy Land House Extravaganza, tomorrow (Saturday, February 10) 10:30am-1:30pm at East Pennsboro Branch Library, Enola. Play Life-Size Candy Land! Sign up as a family or a team. All ages welcome. Under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. More Info: EastPennsboroBranch.org

3 Neffsville Christian PreSchool Winterfest, tomorrow (Sat. Feb. 10) 9am-11am at Long Memorial United Methodist, Lititz Pike, Lancaster. Games, activities, snacks and crafts to get ready for the Winter Olympics. More Info: NeffsvilleChristianPreschool.com

2 Carlisle’s Ice Art Fest today 4pm-9pm, tomorrow 9am-9pm and Sunday10am-5pm (Feb 9-11) in downtown Carlisle. Ice Sculptures, food vendors, digital scavenger hunt, glass blowing demonstrations, carriage rides, live ice carving, a chili cook-off, movies, concerts and more. More Info: IceArtFest.com

1 FREE Winter Carnival at Central Manor Church of God tonight (Friday, Feb. 9) 5pm-9pm. Indoor Winter Carnival including games, juggler Chris Ivey, bounce houses, a craft, balloon animals, photo booth, free food and more. More Info: CentralManorChurch.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