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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:

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!

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:

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do April 29-May 1, 2016

April 29th, 2016 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – April 29 – May 1, 2016

5 United States Air Force Band Concert tonight (Fri. April 29) at 7pm at Ephrata High School.  The Heritage of America Band consists of approximately 40 active-duty men and women stationed at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Virginia. A patriotic salute to honor veterans in attendance will also be included. More Info:

4 Kenbrook Bible Camp in Lebanon Open House with afternoon of free food, activities and fun tomorrow (Saturday, April 30) from 1-4pm. Tours of the summer camp facilities, the climbing tower, archery and slingshots, the craft hut and more. More Info:

3 The Conestoga Valley Church of Christ’s annual Community Faire tomorrow (Saturday, April 30) from 1-5pm at the church on Horseshoe Road, Lancaster. Games, Bounce Houses, face painting, food and more. More Info:

2 Lancaster Native Plant and Wildlife Festival tomorrow (Sat. April 30) from 9am-4pm at Overlook Park, across from the Manheim Township Public Library. Free community event includes food, art, and native plant vendors; live animal programs; speakers and workshops; free kids activities; and over 20 local environmental organizations with free information. More Info:

1 Manheim Christian Day School 40th Annual Benefit Auction tonight & tomorrow (Fri & Sat. April 29 & 30) tonight 3-9pm and tomorrow 6:30am-noon at the school, Lebanon Road, Manheim. Chicken Barbecue, Silent Auction, Music, Breakfast, Helicopter Candy Drop and more. More Info:

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 – April 9-10, 2016

April 8th, 2016 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – April 8-10, 2016

5 2nd Friday in downtown Lititz, tonight (Friday, April 8) 5-9pm
Musicians, dancers, artists and entertainers inhabit the shops, sidewalks, patios, and stores. Glass Blowing demonstrations and The Linden Hall International festival will be part of this month’s events. More Info:

4 West Shore Baptist Church “Come Fly Your Kite” event tomorrow (Saturday, April 9) 10am- noon at the Midway pavilion in Adams-Ricci Park in Enola. Fly a kite, or bring a lawn chair and watch. More Info:

3 YMCA Camp Family Fun Day – Sunday (April 10) from Noon-3pm at YMCA in Cornwall.  Try many of the activities available to campers including archery, canoeing, hiking, fishing, crafts, tours, games and more.  Hot dogs and smore’s provided. More Info: 717-272-8001

2 PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE & ART SHOW at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Mountville, fellowship hall tomorrow (Saturday, April 9) beginning at 6:30pm.  Entertainment at 7pm by Jesse Rothacker from Forgotten Friend Reptile Sanctuary. Refreshments served at 8pm.  More Info

1 The Mennonite Children’s Choir of Lancaster Spring Concert Series at Strasburg Mennonite Church tomorrow (Saturday, April 9) 7-8pm.  The 160-voice choir will also be joined by the MCCL Men’s Ensemble. 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 – 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:

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:

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

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do – February 26-28, 2016

February 26th, 2016 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
February 26-28, 2016

5 Fourth Fridays in The River Towns of Columbia, Marietta, and Wrightsville, tonight (Fri. Feb 26) 5-9pm.  Art, culture, and entertainment, restaurants, exhibits, antique and specialty shops along the Susquehanna River. More Info:

4 Lancaster’s Beyond Ourselves chamber ensemble is teaming up with Lancaster Mennonite School’s Campus Chorale and Sopa Sol to present a benefit concert Sunday, (February 28) at 3pm, at James Street Mennonite Church. The freewill offering will benefit a Mennonite Central Committee program in Nepal that provides scholarships for young people. More Info: 717-291-0514

3 Construction Zone for Learning at Lancaster Public Library West Mountville Branch today (Friday, February 26) 10:30 – 11:30am. A variety of building blocks and construction materials will provide preschoolers an opportunity to build whatever they like. Children must be accompanied by an adult. More Info:

2 The Money in Uncle George’s Suitcase is a play being performed by Blue Ball Church of the Brethren Youth Group tomorrow (Saturday February 27) at 7pm and Sunday (February 28) at 2:00 and 7:00 pm. More Info:

1 Marty Shaughnessy and The Stars are Spies Performing at Emmaus Road Cafe, Lincoln Hwy East in Lancaster, tomorrow (Saturday February 27) 7pm. More Info:

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do Feb 19-21, 2016

February 19th, 2016 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – February 19-21, 2016

5 Children’s Choir Musical – Back to the Cross will be performed tomorrow (Saturday, February 20) at 7pm, at Calvary Bible Church of Hanover. A series of time-traveling escapades take the children on a wild ride, immersing them in strange times and cultures, and leading to their discovery of the importance of the cross and message of the Gospel. More Info: .

4 Talent Show and Benefit Concert, tomorrow (Saturday, February 20) ALL DAY from 6am – 7pm at Evangel Assembly of God, Ephrata. Local kids and teens will present their talents in a concert to benefit the Dare to Dream Single Moms’ Day Out outreach of H.O.P.E Single Moms Group. More Info:

3 Construction Zone for Learning at Lancaster Public Library West Mountville Branch today (Friday, February 19) 10:30 – 11:30am. A variety of building blocks and construction materials will provide preschoolers an opportunity to build whatever they like. Children must be accompanied by an adult. More Info:

2 Third Annual Lancaster Scholastic Chess League Free Chess Tournament, tomorrow (Sat February 20) Registration begins at 8am. The 5 round Swiss Tournament continues thru morning and early afternoon at Lancaster Mennonite School on Lincoln Highway East. This tournament is open to Individuals, grades 8-12 from the surrounding area.

1 Maple Sugaring demonstrations in the Sugar Bush of Central Park, Lancaster, tomorrow (Saturday, Feb 20) 10am-11:30am. See trees being tapped, sap boiled to syrup, and candy made from syrup.  Maple products will be available. Donations appreciated. More Info:

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do – February 12-14, 2016

February 12th, 2016 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – February 12-14, 2016

5 Now C Here a multi keyboard concert by Robert Horton – Sunday (February 14) 4pm at Free Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Duke Street in Lancaster. More Info: 717 397-2734.

4 Owl Prowl tomorrow (Feb. 13) from 5:30-7:30pm at Angora Fruit farm in Berks County. Learn about Pennsylvania’s native owls, their calls, and other fun facts. A hike into the woods of Antietam Lake Park will follow a discussion and show & tell More Info:

3 Indoor Carnival at Central Manor Church of God tonight
(Feb. 12) from 5-9pm. Free hot dogs, chips, drinks, carnival games, bounce houses, ice cream, hot chocolate, balloon artist, prizes, and concert by PHREDD. More Info:

2 Lancaster Art and Coffee Crawl. Saturday (Feb 13) 11am-4pm, 12 downtown galleries will offer coffee and treats during this first time free event. Lancaster Galleries, Friendship Heart Gallery, Square Halo, Annex24, and Liz Hess Gallery are just a few of the local galleries involved. More Info: 717 394-7737

1 Lititz Fire & Ice Festival – Party in the Park, tonight, tomorrow and Sunday (Feb 12-14) from 5-9pm tonight, Saturday 11am-3pm and Sunday beginning at 1pm. Various events at Lititz Springs Park & Downtown at Main St. & Broad St in Lititz.  Winter Wonderland Carnival, Chile Cook-off, Dodgeball Tournament, Ice Sculptures and more. Stop by the WJTL table on Friday! More Info:

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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do Feb 5-7, 2016

February 5th, 2016 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – February 5-7, 2016

5 Dog Wagging Story Time tomorrow (Sat. Feb. 6) from 10:30 -11:30am at Lancaster Public Library West – Mountville Branch, AND Lancaster Public Library East – Leola Branch. For grades K through 5 – Practice your reading skills and Read to Read Assistance Dogs that have received special training and are registered therapy dogs. More Info:

4 First Friday York, tonight (Friday, February 5) 5-9pm. A celebration of downtown York at The Central Marekt House, Royal Square and all downtown districts. Special events, live entertainment and more. More Info: 717-849-2331

3 “Sounds of Sankofa” a program about the history of African American music and melody Sunday (February 7) 3pm at Avon United Methodist Church, Old Cumberland St. Lebanon. The program will feature spirituals, African American art songs from the Civil Rights movement, and pay homage to the music history of African American music. More Info: 717-383-5568

2 The Muskingum University Concert Choir and Chamber Singers of New Concord OH will be in concert at the First Presbyterian Church of Lancaster, tonight (Friday, February 5) at 7:30pm. Their program includes music from Spain, Germany and Brazil. A Free Will Offering will be taken. More Info: (717) 394-6854.

1 First Friday Lancaster tonight (Friday, February 5) 5-9pm in downtown Lancaster. Music, Galleries, museums, artist studios, artisans, exhibits, and special openings. More Info: