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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 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 22-24, 2016

April 22nd, 2016 No comments

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

5 Construction Zone for Learning, tomorrow (Saturday, April 23) 10:30am – noon at Lancaster Public Library West – Mountville Branch on College Ave. Children and Families can construct a building, a new gadget, a robot. No matter where the imagination leads, you will have a variety of building materials from the library’s Construction Zone. All children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. More Info: lancaster.lib.pa.us

4 Mechanicsburg’s Eighth Annual Earth Day Festival at The Rosemary House tomorrow (Saturday, April 23) from 9am-3pm. Live music and fun activities for children.  Complimentary Paper Shredding, Vendor Booths – Hosted by local merchants that sell or produce eco-friendly products.More Info: www.MechanicsburgEarthDayFest.com

3 The YMCA of Reading & Berks County Go Fly a Kite Day, tomorrow (Saturday April 23) from noon – 6pm. Non profits & business from all over Berks County will be onsite to offer health screenings, dental screenings, Zumba for kids, family yoga, arts & crafts, face painting, kite making & contests, hawk mountain sanctuary, hot air balloon demos, and much more!  More Info: http://www.ymca-berkscounty.org/healthy-kids-day/

2 Conewago Creek Earth Day Celebration on the banks of the creek at Aberdeen Mills, Mill Rd., Elizabethtown tomorrow (Saturday, April 23) from noon to 4 pm. Fun, free, family oriented event, informative activities including live animals, guided walks, and giveaways. Special presentations include Zoo America, wildflower walks, fish surveys, electro-fishing and more!  More Info: http://www.conewagocreek.org/

1 Sahd Metal Recycling Earth Day tomorrow (Saturday, April 23) 9am-1pm. Scrap Yard Tours, Over 25 educational and fun conservation and environmental exhibits. Food and Bake Sale to benefit the Columbia Food Bank. Contests and Prizes. Kids Passport book for Rita’s Ice Voucher. Kids Cookie Break Broadcasting Live. More Info: Recycleyourmetal.com/earth-day

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 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