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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 – Jan 15-17, 2016

January 15th, 2016 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – January 15-17, 2016

5 2nd Annual Reading Fire & Ice Fest tonight 5:30-10pm and tomorrow 10am-10pm (Fri and Sat Jan 15 & 16). On the 500 Block of Penn Street in Reading.  Indoor and outdoor festivities  including ice carving competitions, fire performers, chili cook-off, live music and more. More Info: readingfireandicefest.com

4 The Music For Everyone Lancaster Community Chorus Concert – “The Joy of Singing” Sunday (Jan 17) 3pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Street, Lancaster.  The concert will commemorate the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr.

3 Local singer-songwriter – Christine Fry will be at Emmaus Road  Cafe, Lincoln Highway, Lancaster on Saturday, (January 16) at 7pm. Christine repertoire ranges from the whimsical to the classical. More Info: http://emmausroadcafe.org

2 Community Room on King Lancaster Music Friday Coffeehouse and Open Mic tonight (Friday January 15) at 7pm featuring husband and wife duo Chris and Jenna. More Info at Community Room on King’s Facebook Page.

1 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show – the largest indoor agricultural exposition in the nation, today and tomorrow (Friday and Saturday Jan 15 & 16) 8am-9pm both days at The Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 300 commercial exhibits. The Farm Show is free, however there is a cost for parking. More Info: farmshow.state.pa.us

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do – Dec 11-13

December 11th, 2015 2 comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – December 11-13, 2015

5 Columbia Old Fashioned Christmas – Downtown Columbia – Sunday (December 13) 1pm-7pm. Strolling Carolers, horse-drawn carriage rides, cookie decorating and more holiday fun. Luminaries will be lit at 5pm. More Info: parivertowns.com

4 Winterstown United Methodist Church (route 24) in Felton, York County Christmas Drive-Thru Nativity tonight, tomorrow and Sunday (Dec 11-13) 6:30pm-8:30pm each evening. A Drive Thru Nativity featuring 10 different scenes with over 40 cast members along with live camels, sheep, goats and cows and more. The event is free, donations accepted and benefit Red Lion Area Community Services and Servants Organization. More Info: 717-244-1984.

3 Third Annual Messick’s Christmas Drive-Through Light Show tonight, tomorrow and Sunday (Dec 11-13) 6:30pm-9pm each evening at Messick’s Farm Equipment, Mertz Drive in Elizabethtown. More than 70,000 animated lights that dance to choreographed Christmas Music. Free, but donations are accepted and benefit local non-profits. More info: Messicks.com

2 Gifts That Give Hope Alternative Gift Fair, tomorrow (Saturday, Dec 12) 10am-4pm at the Lancaster Farm & Home Center. 30 Nonprofit Organizations marketplace: fair trade, sustainable gifts that promote microbusinesses and end poverty. Food, crafts and more. Kids Cookie Break broadcasting live with free Chick-Fil-A Cookies, requests, prizes and more. More Info:  http://giftsthatgivehope.org/lancaster

1 Journey with Jesus tomorrow (Sat. Dec. 12) 6-8pm at Ed’s Landscaping 2 miles west of the square in Elizabethtown. Walk thru a rustic barn and experience the story of Jesus from birth to resurrection. Dozens of actors & live animals including a Camel. WJTL will be broadcasting live. Donations benefit WJTL. More Info: http://www.edslandscapingsupply.com/jwj

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do – Dec 4-6

December 4th, 2015 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – December 4-6, 2015

5 Lego Building Party tonight (Friday, Dec 4) 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

4 Lampeter-Strasburg Community Band Christmas Concert, Sunday (Dec 6) 7pm at West Willow United Methodist Church in Willow Street.  Many Holiday Favorites performed. Free.  More Info:717 330-5495

3 BREAKFAST WITH SANTA tomorrow (Sat Dec 5) beginning at 9am at ZION UMC OF YORK. Free Breakfast, stories with Santa, Crafts and Music with PHREDD. The event is free but please bring a canned good to be donated to a local food bank. More Info: zionumcyork Facebook page.

2 LBC production of Handel’s Messiah, tonight and tomorrow (Fri & Sat, Dec 4 & 5) 7pm tonight and twice Saturday at 2pm and 7pm at The Good Shepherd Chapel on Eden Road, Lancaster.  The Lancaster Bible College Chorale is joined by a cast of student and professional artists to present a fresh rendering of Handel’s masterpiece that includes usic, theater and dance. Free, but tickets are required. More Info: lbc.edu/events

1 Lebanon Christkindl Market tomorrow (Sat Dec. 5) from 9am-4pm at Coleman Memorial Park.  Lebanon’s version of an authentic Christmas Market, inspired by the 700-year-old traditional German Christkindl Market – a festive event prepared by various churches, organizations, and residents featuring outdoor booths, handmade crafts, music by many local community groups as well as some traditional Christkindl treats.  More Info: http://www.lebanonchristkindlmarket.org

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

November 6th, 2015 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – November 6-8, 2015

5 The story of Florence Nightingale presented buy Hinkletown Youth Fellowship tomorrow (Saturday, November 7) at 7 pm and Sunday (November 8) at 2 & 7pm at Cocalico Middle School. This is the story of the courageous woman who organized the nursing of sick and wounded solders and influenced modern nursing. A free will offering will be taken. More Info: www.hinkletownmennonitechurch.org

4 Fall Bazaar & Craft show, tonight (Friday, Nov 6) 6p-9p & Saturday (Nov 7) from 8am-2pm at Lititz UMC, East Market Street in Lititz. Crafts, Vendors, Antiques, Homemade soup, and a Silent Auction for a Doll House. Bring a canned food item for the Lititz Community chest. More Info:717-626-2710

3 The Lancaster County Department of Parks & Recreation is hosting nighttime star watches conducted by the Astronomy Enthusiasts of Lancaster County (AELC) tonight (Fri. Nov. 6) from 7-9pm at Lancaster County Central Park.  The star watches will provide an understanding of the moon, planets, stars and star clusters, galaxies, constellations, comets and different types of nebulae. These objects will be viewed through telescopes set up by club members. To Register for this free event and for More Info:717-295-2055

2 First Friday in Lancaster – arts extravaganza – tonight (Friday, November 6) 5 to 9pm. Discover innovative exhibitions, performances, artisan studios, museums, performing groups, and more in Downtown Lancaster. More Info: http://www.visitlancastercity.com/first-friday/

1 13th Annual Open House at Eastland Alpacas  tomorrow (Sat. Nov 7) 10am-4pm in Mount Joy. Tour the farm and get up close and personal with over 100 alpacas. Feed the Alpacas – Lead an Alpaca – Visit with a newborn cria – Take a Wagon Ride around the Farm – Learn about Alpacas – Watch an Obstacle Course Demonstration by the “Alpacas with an Agenda 4-H Club”
and more.  Kids Cookie Break Broadcasting Live 9-noon. More Info: www.eastlandalpacas.com

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

October 30th, 2015 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – October 30 – Nov 1, 2015

5 Free Fall Community Celebration at Weaverland Mennonite Church in East Earl tomorrow (Saturday October 31) from 6-8pm. Festivities include, hay rides, inflatable games, corn dig, and a variety of  prize games for all different ages. Free food and of candy! More Info: weaverland.org
4 Lancaster Bible College’s Harvest Party tomorrow (Sat. Oct. 31) from 9AM-Noon.  Free Community festival with games, activities, candy, prizes, and food! All activities and booths will be run by volunteer college students who want the opportunity to serve their community by providing fun activities for families of all ages! Kids Cookie Break Broadcasting LIVE. More Info: LBC.edu

3 A Halloween Alternative at Bethany EC Church of Creswel – Letort Road in Conestoga – tonight (Friday, Oct. 30) from 6-8pm. A concert by the band “This Way Up”! Also, musical crafts, and snacks. More Info:  717-872-2548

2 The 2nd Annual Community Bonfire at East Petersburg Mennonite Church – tonight (Friday, October 30), from 7-9pm. Barrel train rides, bounce houses and balloon creations. More Info: www.eastpetemc.org

1 The First Annual FALL FEST at Victory Church Columbia tomorrow (Saturday Oct. 31) from 4-7pm.  Kids are encouraged to dress up for Games, Crafts, Prizes, Basket giveaways, Trunk or Treat, Free Food, Baked Goods, Hot Chocolate, and Candy. More Info: victorychurch.org

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

October 23rd, 2015 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – October 23-25, 2015
5 Wish Upon a Food Truck Festival, tomorrow (Saturday, Oct 24) 11am-5pm at Gander Mountain Parking Lot, Jonestown Road, Harrisburg, PA.  The event will benefit Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Northern Delaware and Susquehanna Valley. Admission is free and includes music, children’s activities, and meet and greets with local celebrities and more. The Festival will also feature 19 famous food trucks.More Info: visit http://www.wishuponafoodtruck.org/.

4 Fall Fun Fest at Grace Point Church in Paradise tonight (Friday October 23) 6-8:30pm. Food, candy, inflatables, inside and outside games.  No scary costumes or masks please. More Info: http://www.gracepointparadise.com/

3 Trunk or Treat tomorrow (Saturday, Oct. 24) from 6-8pm at Salem United Methodist Church in Rothsville. Kids and parents will be invited to ‘trick-or-treat’ from the trunks of decorated cars in the parking lot. There will be games, food, activities, fellowship and more!! Dress in your best costume but not a scary one please. More Info: http://www.salemumcrothsville.org/

2 Kenbrook Fall Family Fun Day tomorrow (Saturday October 24) 10am-4pm at Kenbrook Christian Retreat and Conference Center, Pine Meadow Road in Lebanon. Pumpkin Painting, Zipline, Tower Climbing, Free food, games, activities, wagon rides, fire trucks, and more. More Info: http://www.kenbrook.org/familyfunday/

1 Cross Roads Harvest Celebration tomorrow (Sat. Oct. 24) 4-8pm food, fun, games & rides.  Hayrides, Barrel Train Rides, Mechanical Bull Ride, Tethered Hot Air Balloon, Hay Maze, Carnival Games and WJTL Broadcasting Live. More Info: crossroadsbic.com

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

October 9th, 2015 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – October 9-11, 2015

5. Tailwagger’s Trot tomorrow (Saturday, Oct. 10) at Buchanan Park beginning at 10am. Live music, vendors, and activities for the whole family (well-behaved & leashed dogs included) in the park until 2PM! The event is free to public, dog walkers must register in advance and all. proceeds benefit the animals and programs of the Humane League of Lancaster County. More Info: humane.org

4. Antique Car Show – AACA Eastern Fall Show tomorrow (Saturday, Oct 10) 7am-7pm on the grounds of The Giant Center in Hershey. Antique Car Show, Vintage Car Demonstrations, over 1300 cars on display.  More Info: hersheyaaca.org

3. Family Safety Day tomorrow (Saturday, Oct 10) 10am-2pm hands on demonstrations, activities, fire trucks and more. On the grounds of The Worship Center, New Holland Pike, Lancaster, More Info. worshipcenter.org

2. The 62nd Annual Manheim Community Farm Show -last day, tonight (Friday, Oct 9) Farm exhibits, animals, art, contests and more in the Community of Manheim, near the High School. More Info: http://www.manheimfarmshow.org/

1 Dr. Seuss Reader’s Night tonight (Friday, Oct. 9) at Dayspring Christian Academy in Mountville from 6-8pm. Enjoy readings, entertainment, prizes for best costumes, movie, gift bags, and refreshments. Event is free and designed for children preschool through grade 5.  More Info: dayspringchristian.com

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

October 2nd, 2015 2 comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – October 2-4, 2015

5. Fall Festival tomorrow (Sat. Oct. 3) from 9am-3pm – Hosted by the Ephrata Area Church of Christ.  An outdoor event with FREE Kid’s Activities like games, Bounce House, Face Painting, etc., Clothing Drive , Prayer Room, Local Area Businesses & Non-Profits showcasing their products & service, food & drinks available for purchase, and more! More Info: www.ephrataareachurchofchrist.org

4. Annual Fall Festival at Family Life Community Church in Strasburg, tomorrow (Saturday, October 3) 11am-3pm. Games, Petting Zoo, Pony Cart Rides, Food, Prizes and More. More Info: http://www.iflcc.com/

3. Lego Building Party at Hammel Associates Architects, Grant Street in Lancaster, tonight (Friday, October 2) 5-8:30p. Over 40,000 bricks, plates and specialty peices to build freestyle, trains, architecture and more. For all ages. More info: hammelarch.com

2. Latin American Alliance Festival tomorrow (Saturday, October 3) noon-9pm at Long’s Park, Lancaster. Authentic Hispanic Food, fun acitivites for children, music and more. More info – 717 538-9498

1. Lancaster Fall ArtWalk – Tonight, tomorrow and Sunday (Oct 2-4) in downtown Lancaster. The ArtWalk kicks off on First Friday from 5-9pm, runs Sautrday 10am-5pm and Sunday noon to 4pm. Special Exhibits, meet artists events, children’s activities and live art demonstrations. More Info: visitlancastercity.com

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

September 18th, 2015 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – September 18-20, 2015

5. The 14th annual Rothsville Community Day tomorrow (Saturday, September 19) 10am-10pm, at Forney Field, Church Street in Rothsville.  Face painting, spin art, bouncy castle, barrel train rides, games and a helicopter candy drop. Music, Entertainment, egg toss, wheel barrow race and three legged race too. More Info:  717-733-3787

4. World of Wheels Cruise – if it has wheels you can see it at World of Wheels Cruise, tomorrow (Saturday, September 19) 3-7pm at Encounter Church in Quarryville.  Free food, fun, and fellowship!!  More Info:
www.encounterchurchpa.org
3. Homestead Family Day, tomorrow (Saturday, Sept. 19) from 10am-2pm at Homestead Village Retirement Community, Marietta Avenue in Lancaster, Music, children’s games, crafts, Wagon Rides, Apple Cider Pressing, and a concert by Phredd. More Info: 717-397-4831

2. Central Penn Parent and Memorial Hospital Fall Event, tomorrow  (Saturday, Sept. 19) from 10am to 4pm at Cousler Park in York. Live Music, Pony Rides, Bounce Houses, Baby Animal Petting Zoo, Pirate Treasure Hunt, Stuffed Animal Check-ups, Fire Apparatus and more. More than 75 exhibitors will have information, giveaways and activities for the family. More Info: www.CentralPennParent.com/Family-Fest

1. WJTL’s FREE Family Movie Night tonight (Friday, Sept. 18) at 7PM at The Junction Center in Manheim. Come out early and ride the pedal cars. More Info: thejunctioncenter.com

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

July 31st, 2015 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – July 31-Aug 2, 2015

5 John Deere Day at Bomberger’s in Lititz tomorrow (Saturday, August 1) 9-2pm.  KCB broadcasting live 9-noon.  Mini-horses, games, food, antique tractors, prizes and more!  FREE Chick-Fil-A chocolate chip cookies, free KCB goodies, door prizes and more! More Info:  Bombergers.com

4 Servant Stage Company jukebox musical “Forever Plaid” at the Living Waters Theatre in Strasburg Sunday (August 2) at 3pm & 7pm.  Both performances are free, donations will be accepted and benefit Servant Stage. Reserve your free tickets in advance. More Info:  http://www.servantstagecompany.com

3 Upshift Summer Bash tomorrow (Saturday August 1) from 3-9pm at Leg Up Farm in Mt Wolf. Cars, food, large zero-barrier playground. The event is free and benefits Drive For Independence, helping adults with disabilities obtain wheelchair accessible vehicles to get to work and live a more independent life.  More Info:
https://driveforindependence.wordpress.com/

2 Third Annual “Civil War Living History Encampment” today and tomorrow  (Friday and Saturday, July 31-August 1) at Pequea Valley Public Library in Intercourse. Generals Grant and Lee reanactors will reflect on the war, their strategies, opinions, and personal lives. A President Lincoln will also be on hand. The camps open to the public today from 3-9pm and tomorrow 9am-4pm. More Info: Intercourse.lib.pa.us

1 Lancaster Family Day. Fostering Love in Lancaster tomorrow (August 1) 10am-3pm at Musser Park, Corner of Lime & Chestnut Street in Lancaster .  This day is to thank Foster Families & help others discover foster family opportunities in our area. Bruce Fite, Jesse and Forgotten Friend Reptiles, juggling by the DKers, food, games, and more. More Info: www.lancasterfamilyday.com