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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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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

March 18th, 2016 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – March 18-20, 2016

5 Zion Lutheran Church in Leola Easter Egg Hunt tomorrow (Saturday, March 19) at 1pm for toddlers to 3rd graders and Wise Sage Hunt for 4th to 6th graders. There will also be music and a puppet show. Rain or shine. More Info:

4 Community Egg Hunt tomorrow (Saturday, March 19), at 11 am, at Victory Christian Fellowship in Palmyra for children Ages 2-10 years.  Children are encouraged to bring their own basket or bag. More Info:

3 Easter Eggstravaganza tomorrow (Saturday, March 19) beginning at 8am at Life Point Church in Harrisburg.  Carnival games, candy eggs, and Easter Egg Hunt. Children can get their picture taken with Life Point’s very own Bunny and will receive a FREE Bunny Bucket!! More Info:

2 Grace Church Lititz 10th annual Easter Party and Helicopter Egg Drop, tomorrow (Saturday, March 19) at the church in Lititz beginning at 9am. Bounce houses, games, prizes, and more! More Info:

1 New Life Church Easter Egg Hunt, tomorrow (Saturday, March 19) Registration and entertainment begins at noon at The Junction Center in Manheim. Over 40,000 candy filled eggs, prizes, food, and games. Children 4-12 years old will be hunting in separate marked off areas. Birth to 3 years old will receive a gift bag of candy and prize filled eggs. 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:

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

November 27th, 2015 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
November 27-29, 2015

5  The Lime Valley Mill Preservation Society of Willow Street’s 18th annual Christmas at Lime Valley Mill. The arts and crafts show is tonight, tomorrow and Sunday (November 27 through 29) at the historic mill – Lime Valley Road, Willow Street. Friday and Saturday 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday noon to 4 pm. Admission if Free. Christmas Display and may Local artists and craftsmen. More Info:

4 Festival of Trees tomorrow (Sat. Nov. 28) 12:30-4:30pm at Fort Hunter Park, overlooking the Susquehanna River in Harrisburg. View Christmas trees decorated by local Garden Clubs of the Harrisburg Area Civic Garden Center using many handmade ornaments. More Info:

3 The Garden Spot Village Train Club annual model railroad open house tomorrow (Nov 28) 1:30-4pm at Garden Spot Village, S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland. . The interactive exhibit includes an O-gauge display as well as an HO-gauge display with more than 600 feet of main line track, a talking Thomas the Tank Engine and wireless video-cam that offers an engineer’s-eye view of the HO layout . More Info:  717-355-6000.

2 Drive Thru Nativity Sunday (Nov. 29) from 6:30-8:30pm at Silver Spring Presbyterian Church in Mechanicsburg.  Take a journey back in time to the birth of Jesus including a  “Live Nativity.” Christmas carols and petting zoo including sheep, llamas, alpacas, donkeys, and more. More Info:

1 There are many Christmas Tree Lightings tonight including the Mayor’s Tree Lighting in Penn Square in Lancaster (tonight Fri. Nov. 27) 6-9pm. The tree lighting will include the annual favorite Tuba Christmas and evening hours for Lancaster Central Market. More Info: (717) 291-4758

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

October 16th, 2015 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – Oct 16-18, 2015

5 Spring Creek Church of the Brethren in Hershey’s 5th Annual Harvest Party tomorrow (Saturday, October 17) 5-8pm.  Hayrides, hot chocolate, and hot dogs & s’mores over the campfire. Bring your carved or decorated entry for the Pumpkin Contest. Kids and adults enter to win prizes for the Costume Contest with your family-friendly costume!More Info:

4 FREE Family Fall Fest! tomorrow (Saturday, October 17) 3-7pm at Denver Park FREE Hayrides, inflatable games, face painting, food, entertainment, door prizes, and more. Sponsored by Harvest Fellowship Church and surrounding Churches and community groups.

3 WJTL’s Free Family Movie Night tonight (Fri. Oct. 16) at 7pm at The Junction Center Tent in Manheim.  Ride the pedal cars before the movie! More Info:

2 Conestoga Christian School BBQ  &  Country Auction, Main Street, Morgantown tonight and tomorrow (Friday, Oct 16 and Sat Oct 17) BBQ and Auction Preview on Friday, then Saturday 8am – 2pm there will be the live auction, food tent, kids area with crafts and Kids Cookie Break broadcasting live from 9-noon. More Info:

1 Disguise and Prize Event and Corn Maze in the Fields of Penryn tomorrow (Sat Oct 17) 1-4pm at Jerusalem Church, Newport Road in Manheim. Disguise & Prize is a fall activity that allows children in costume to visit decorated vehicles in the church parking lot and receive small prizes and candy. More Info:

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

August 14th, 2015 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – August 14-16

5. 4th Annual Back To School Fun Day at Winterstown United Methodist Church near Felton (South of York) tomorrow (Saturday, August 15) from 10am-1pm.  Inflatable rides, games, wagon rides, face painting and food. Backpacks and school supplies will be given away while they last to all elementary and preschool children. The York Revolution mascot “Downtown” will be on hand. Pre-registration is encouraged but not necessary. More Info:

4. Back-to-school FREE All-You-Can-Shop event at Pleasureville United Methodist Church, North Sherman St. in York, tomorrow (Saturday, August 15) 9am–2pm. This annual back-to-school event offers a range of men, women’s, baby, youth, children’s clothing and accessories for FREE.  Bring your bags and fill them!  Leave your wallets at home. More Info:

3. Free Outdoor Worship Night at Marietta Community Chapel 1125 River Road, Sunday (August 16) at 6pm. featuring Vibrations Dance Ministry, a lyrical dance group for girls K-12, Matt Wheeler music, ice cream, and worship. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.  More Info: (717)426-4584

2. Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum Henry K Landis Birthday Party. Sunday (Aug. 16) from Noon-4pm. Immerse yourself in the year 1865 and join in the celebration of the museum founder’s birth! Roam the grounds and interact with re-enactors, learn to dance a reel, take in a lecture about what was happening in the world in 1865, take a wagon ride, play some games, learn about historic food, and enjoy a piece of birthday cake in Henry K. Landis’s honor. Free admission. More Info:

1. Palmyra Public Library and Flightpath Sports Park will host an end of the summer party tomorrow (Saturday, August 15) from 9am-1pm at Palmyra Public Library and throughout Flightpath Sports. This is a wrap up celebration of the Summer Reading Program, “Every Hero has a Story”. Activities will include a Bounce House,superhero themed photo booth, crafts, games, face painting, and more. KCB broadcasting live 9am-noon.  The event is free, however there will be a fee for some of the activities. Dress up as your favorite superhero. There will be a superhero parade at noon. Food trucks will be available from the Twistin’ Pig, 3J’s Coffee House, the Mad Dash Grilled Cheese Truck, and more.  More Info:

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

August 7th, 2015 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – Aug 7-9, 2015

5. Chiques Church of the Brethren Family Fun Event, Sunday (August 9) at the church located Northwest of Manheim by Elizabethtown and Sunnyside Roads.  Children’s games start at 3:30 followed by a free picnic meal for everyone at 5pm.  Gospel group “Set Free” performs at 7pm. A free will offering will be taken. More Info: Chiques

4. Dauphin County Cultural Fest  tonight (Fri. August 7) from 4:30-10pm, 2nd & Market Sts in Center City Harrisburg. The Fest is a free, open air street festival celebrating cultural diversity in Dauphin County. National and local recording artists, ethnic foods, crafts, Kid’s Corner and more. Bring your lawn chairs.  More Info:

3. The Rotary Club of Lititz Craft Show tomorrow (Saturday, August 8) 8am-4pm Held along the first four blocks of  E. Main Street, along three blocks of Broad Street and in Lititz Springs Park. The Craft show features over 700 crafters from the United States and Canada.  More Info:

4. Barry’s Paint Shop Car and Truck Show, tomorrow (Saturday, Aug 8) 10am-3pm, Long Ave, Ephrata. Antique Cars, Muscle Cars, Trucks, Hot Rods, Sport Cars and more. Bouncy House and Barrel Train Rides and Free Ice Cream. Proceeds benefit R.E.A.L. Youth Ministries.

1) The Kids Cookie Break broadcasting live tomorrow (Saturday, August 8) at the Trust Performing Arts Center, 37 North Market Street in Lancaster.  Free KCB goodies, including Chick-Fil-A chocolate chip cookies, door prizes, & song requests.  Plus, Two PHREDD concerts at 10am and 11am. KCB games & the Cookie Car live on location.  And don’t miss Maggie and Ned Bustard’s THE FLOOD exibit at The Trust’s Square Halo Gallery. More Info:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

July 3rd, 2015 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend July 3-5

5) New Cumberland Public Library Celebrate the Fourth of July event, on the  lawn, 1 Benjamin Plaza, New Cumberland, tomorrow (Sat July 4) beginning at 10:30am.  The New Cumberland Town Band will present a concert of patriotic music and show tunes. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. If it rains, the concert will be moved inside at Trinity United Methodist Church of New Cumberland. More Info:

4) East Petersburg Movie In The Park tomorrow ( Sat. July 4) From 8:30-10:15 at East Petersburg Community Park. After the movie, Lancaster Toyota will present an Indepenence Day Fireworks Display.

3) Ephrata 4th of July Celebration tomorrow (Sat July 4) beginning at 6pm at 201 Crescent Avenue, Ephrata, adjacent to the Lincoln Heights area. Live music, juggling, pony rides, games for children. Admission is free. Fireworks will follow at 9:30 pm.  More Info: 717-738-9222

2) Lititz 4th of July Parade tonight (Friday, July 3) beginning at 6:30 pm
Look for WJTL. The Parade starts at West Lincoln Ave. and Warwick St and travels through downtown Lititz. Entertainment follows the parade in Lititz Springs Park. More Info:

1) Patriotic Concert and Fireworks at Longs Park Sunday, JULY 5 at 7:30pm. The U.S. Army Concert Band “Pershing’s Own”. Fireworks, Cannons and more. Rain or Shine. More Info:

Take Dad Out to the Ballpark 2015

June 17th, 2015 No comments

Father’s Day is coming up on Sunday (June 21st). You could add some fun to your Father’s Day Weekend celebration by taking Dad out to the ballpark to see a Lancaster Barnstormers game Saturday night, June 20th!

Listen to WJTL all week for chances to call in and win a family 5-pack of tickets to the game this Saturday.  You can call to win tickets if you’re a dad or if you want to take your dad out to the ballpark.  Keep our number handy: 717-392-3690!

Vote for WJTL Today!

June 13th, 2014 No comments

FRED MCNAUGHTON – Please vote for WJTL in the 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards sponsored by the Lancaster Newspapers Inc. WJTL is up for Favorite Radio Station and The Junction Center for Favorite Venue AND we’d be honored to have your vote for both!

Click Here to Vote

Look for the Favorite Radio Category in Miscellaneous and the Favorite Concert Venue Category in Leisure.

Voting ends at midnight this Sunday, June 15!  Fill out all of the pertinent information so that your vote is counted!  Results will be published in  the Sunday News on August 24th.

Let everyone know that WJTL and The Junction Center are your favorites!