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Bike to 30 program


Date: Saturday June 20, 2015 through Sunday August 2, 2015.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Arts / Exhibits

Location: Lancaster PA
Price: 0.00
Ever wonder why we cycle? Because it’s fun! There’s nothing like riding downhill and saying weeeeeee all the way down. But if you’re new to cycling, we get it. We understand that 18 miles might be a little too steep to start. That’s why we are offering the Bike to 30K program!!!!
Each week, you will gradually increase your mileage. This program is designed to help you over time graduate to be a “D” rider while get acclimated to the club and its members.
*Please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time of the ride & make sure your bike is in working condition. Helmets are required & each rider assumes their own risk. Please note that Listening devices are not permitted and cyclists should obey all applicable traffic laws. For more info...

Fish Tacos

  • Fish Tacos
Trio Bar and Grill
Date: Event occurs every Friday of every month.
Time: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Category: Food / Beverage

Location: Trio Bar and Grill
Price: $8.95
Special dishes created by our in house chef

Outdoor Exploration Program

Outdoor Exploration Program

  • Outdoor Exploration Program
Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Date: Saturday July 4, 2015 through Thursday December 31, 2015.
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Category: Sports

Location: Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center
Price: $24 ages 5-13; $28 ages 14+
Another of our newer programs, the Outdoor Exploration offers many fun activities for families, couples, and small groups looking for a little adventure. It lasts about 1.5 hours and includes the Climbing Tower, Archery, and Sling Shots. http://refreshingmountain.com/activities/small-group-activities/ Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

Final Exhibition Day: The Artwork of Helen Rutter Cruess

  • Final Exhibition Day: The Artwork of Helen Rutter Cruess
Lancaster History.org
Date: Friday July 31, 2015
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Category: Arts / Exhibits

Location: LancasterHistory.org, 230 N President Avenue
Price: $0
Join us for a last look at the exhibit "Fashion from the 50s: The Artwork of Helen Rutter Cruess," and an opportunity to thank the donors of this great collection, Paul Montigny and Lynn K. Miller http://lancasterhistory.org/events

All Aboard Date Night Tour!

  • All Aboard Date Night Tour!
Strasburg Scooters
Date: Event occurs every other Friday.
Time: 5:30 pm
Category: Entertainment

Location: Strasburg Scooters, 242 Gap Rd., Strasburg, PA
Price: $69 per person
Enjoy a scaled down version of our, 5 star rated, covered bridge tour, followed up with an elegant wine and cheese ride on the rails. Hop onto a single---seat, 50cc scooter for an evening of exceptional views of the countryside, including Amish farms and school houses, as well as a visit to a 19th century covered bridge. Our tour continues for a 7 pm departure on Strasburg Rail Road's First Class Lounge Car, including wine and cheese service on board. This is sure to be a date to remember. Reserve your tour Strasburg Scooters

Whoopie Pie of the Month- July 2015

July Whoopie Pie 2015

  • Whoopie Pie of the Month- July 2015
Hershey Farm Restaurant & Inn
Date: Wednesday July 1, 2015 through Friday July 31, 2015.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Food / Beverage

Location: Hershey Farm
Chocolate Raspberry https://www.hersheyfarm.com/shop/index.php/bakery.html

Art Camp Registration

Art Camp Registration

  • Art Camp Registration
Jen's Pottery Den
Date: Wednesday April 22, 2015 through Monday August 24, 2015.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Family / Kids

Location: Jen's Pottery Den
Art Camps begin June 15th. Something for everyone ages 5 and up. Week long, morning and afternoon sessions available. For more info... Jen's Pottery Den

Seafood Buffet

Yoder's Country Market
Date: Event occurs every Friday of every month.
Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Category: Food / Beverage

Location: Yoder's Country Market
Price: 18.99
Featuring a variety of seafood on our buffet and grill station, Steamed Clams, Steamed Shrimp, Seafood Imperial, Scalloped Oysters, Breaded Shrimp, Mussels with Red Sauce, Hand Breaded Haddock, Fresh Salmon, Crab Clusters, London Broil, Crab Cakes, and Shrimp Stir-Fry! For More Information

Craig Heisey Memorial 5k Registration

  • Craig Heisey Memorial 5k Registration

Date: Monday April 27, 2015 through Saturday November 14, 2015.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Fitness / Health

Location: Donegal High School
Price: $25
Rainbow’s End youth Services is pleased to announce the 2015 Craig Heisey Memorial 5k and Victoria Heisey Kids Fun Run. This event is scheduled for Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 9:00am. The race proceeds will benefit Rainbow’s End Youth Services (REYS Youth Center), whose programs and services provide free community After-School and Evening Programs. Register Online

Canning Kitchen Demonstrations

  • Canning Kitchen Demonstrations
Intercourse Canning Company
Date: Event occurs every Friday of every month.
Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Category: Food / Beverage

Location: Intercourse Canning Company
See, smell and taste homemade recipes being made right in our kitchen! Learn about the canning process, ask questions and grab a jar of freshly-made product! Canning Kitchen Schedule

Live At 5! Live music in the courtyard


Date: Event occurs every Friday of every month.
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Category: Entertainment

Location: Marion Court Room Restaurant
Price: free
Live Music Every Friday
1 May - Radius
8 May - Pocketful 'O' Soul
15 May - 3rd Power
22 May - Wild Llama Band
29 May - Love Haters
5 June - Roof Rockers
12 June - Pocketful O' Soul
19 June - Screamin' Daiseys
26 June - The Confessionals
3 July - Full Tilt
10 July - Back In Motion
17 July - Love Haters
24 July - Maxwell Project
31 July - Pocketful O' Soul For more info...

Aerial Excursion Course

Aerial Excursion Course

  • Aerial Excursion Course
Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Date: Saturday July 4, 2015 through Thursday December 31, 2015.
Time: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Category: Other

Location: Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center
Price: $67 8-13 years old; $79 14 years+
The Aerial Excursion is our newer ziplining course. It includes 7 ziplines with a combined length of 3500 ft, 3 suspension bridges, and a 40 foot rappel at the end. It lasts between 2 and 2.5 hours and runs year round http://refreshingmountain.com/ziplines/pricing/ Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

Charlotte's Web

  • Charlotte's Web
Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
Date: Tuesday June 30, 2015 through Friday July 31, 2015.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Arts / Exhibits

All of your favorite characters from the classic book are here: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be "a true friend and a good writer." Determined to save Wilbur, Charlotte begins her campaign with the "miracle" of her web in which she writes, "Some pig." It's the beginning of a victorious campaign which ultimately ends with the now-safe Wilbur doing what is most important to Charlotte. This is a beautiful, knowing play about friendship that is sure to be enchanting for children and parents alike! Click for show and ticket information!

Bridges and Beer Tour

  • Bridges and Beer Tour
Strasburg Scooters
Date: Event occurs every other Friday.
Time: 1:00 pm
Category: Entertainment

Location: Strasburg Scooters, 242 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA
This guided tour will take you through the back roads of Amish Country on a 50cc scooter traveling at a leisurely pace to beautiful 19th century covered bridges...and will, no doubt, will leave you in need of a "cold beverage?. Our tour continues when we load everyone into the "Brewery Bus" (van) on our way to Downtown Lancaster to a restored tobacco warehouse now known as Lancaster Brewing Company The chefs at LBC have created a special five---course small plate meal exclusively for our tour. Each is paired with a tasting glass of Lancaster Brewing Company beer. More Information

SkyMania

  • SkyMania
Sky Zone
Date: Event occurs every Friday of every month.
Time: 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Category: Family / Kids

Location: Sky Zone Lancaster
Price: $20
EVERY FRIDAY, JOIN US FOR SKYMANIA!

STARTING AT 9:00PM, IT'S 90 MINUTES OF AMAZING, ACTIVE FUN FOR KIDS AGES 10 TO 15. EACH JUMPER GETS TWO SLICES OF FABULOUS VINNY VEGAS PIZZA, A DRINK AND AN AWESOME EXPERIENCE FOR ONE LOW PRICE... JUST 20 BUCKS! For more info... Sky Zone

Oklahoma!

  • Oklahoma!
Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
Date: Thursday June 18, 2015 through Saturday August 1, 2015.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Arts / Exhibits

Roger and Hammerstein's Oklahoma will be a rip-roarin' fun time! Set in a Western Indian territory, a handsome cowboy named Curly and a spunky farm girl name Laurey are stubborn, foolish, and in love. But their romance is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. Lasso tricks, can-can dances, a sneaky traveling salesman and a new state make Oklahoma a favorite! Click for show and ticket information!

Friday Dinner Special

Cheers Bar
Date: Event occurs every Friday of every month.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Food Special

Location: Mary's Cheers Bar Manheim
Price: varies
Every Friday Mary has something different cooking in the Kitchen. Come in have Dinner with us! http://www.Cheersbarmanheimpa.com

Challenge Adventure Course

Challenge Adventure Course

  • Challenge Adventure Course
Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Date: Saturday July 4, 2015 through Thursday December 31, 2015.
Time: - 5:00 pm
Category: Other

Location: Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center
Price: $49 5-13 years old; $59 14 years+
The Challenge Adventure Course was the first zipline course added to Refreshing Mountain. It has five ziplines, a skybridge, and 9 optional challenge elements. It lasts 1 to 2 hours and runs year round. http://refreshingmountain.com/ziplines/pricing/ Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

A Taste of Amish Country: Dinner Tour

Dinner Tour

  • A Taste of Amish Country: Dinner Tour
The Amish Farm and House
Date: Monday June 29, 2015 through Saturday September 5, 2015.
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Category: Food / Beverage

Location: Lancaster, PA
Price: 44.95 Adults, 34.95 Children, under 11
Come enjoy an evening in the Amish countryside. We’ll leave from our house property in our minibus and your highly trained driver-guide will take you on the backroads through Lancaster Country's heartland. You'll get a flavor of the real Lancaster County as you learn the area's history, culture, and local stories. Keep your camera ready as you see Amish schoolhouses, buggies, barns, farms, historic homes, and beautiful farmland vistas.

Along your trip, your driver guide will stop at some Amish businesses. There you’ll have the opportunity to purchase Amish made goods, interact with the Amish directly, and enjoy the fresh air of the countryside. Finally, you’ll stop for the best part – dinner. Included in your ticket price is a meal at a locally-owned restaurant with an exclusively Amish staff. Classic, homemade Pennsylvania Dutch options can be customized to your liking. Enjoy a whoopie pie on the bus as you return to the farm around 7 pm.

Tours available Monday through Saturday from June 22nd through September 5th.


Tours leave promptly at 4 PM from our farm located on Lincoln Highway East. Taste of Amish Country: Dinner Tour

Covered Bridge Tour

  • Covered Bridge Tour
Strasburg Scooters
Date: Wednesday April 1, 2015 through Monday October 5, 2015.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Entertainment

Location: Strasburg Scooter, 242 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA
There are some thrills of driving that you just don't get cooped up in a car. Enjoy a guided covered bridge tour of Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Hop onto a single---seat, 50cc scooter for a visit of 19th century covered bridges with an experienced guide. This tour offers exceptional views of the countryside, including Amish farms and schoolhouses, as well as an insightful look at some of Lancaster County's oldest covered bridges. With 40+ miles of Amish country back roads to explore, this tour will give you a uniquely exciting way to get back in touch with historic Pennsylvania...and reconnect with the open road. Schedule a Tour

Overnight at the North- Members Only

Overnight at the North

  • Overnight at the North- Members Only
North Museum
Date: Friday July 31, 2015 through Saturday August 1, 2015.
Time: 8:00 pm - 8:00 am
Category: Family / Kids

Location: North Museum of Nature and Science
For North Museum Members Only

Experience your very own Night at the Museum! From 8 p.m. to 8 a.m., this members only sleepover will include a selection of fun activities, a live interactive SciDome show and/or a movie in the new SciDome Theater, a flashlight tour of the Museum, time to explore on your own, and a late night snack. Finally you get to sleep under the stars. A light breakfast will be provided in the morning. All children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Register Online

June, July, August Inspections Now Available!

  • June, July, August Inspections Now Available!
Hartman Bridge Auto Service
Date: Monday June 1, 2015 through Monday August 31, 2015.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Auto / Motorsports

Location: Hartman Bridge Auto Service
Now performing June, July and August Pennsylvania State Inspections.

Please call (717) 687-9610 for an appointment.

Ride the Train

  • Ride the Train
Strasburg Rail Road
Date: Sunday March 29, 2015 through Saturday October 31, 2015.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Entertainment

Location: Strasburg Rail Road, 301 Gap Road, Ronks, PA
Climb aboard our larger-than-life steam train and enjoy a 45-minute, round-trip ride through the tranquil Amish countryside to Paradise, PA and back. Marvel at more than 1,000 acres of farm fields as they pass by your window. Disembark and enjoy old-fashioned fun at Groff’s Grove or Leaman Place Grove, convenient recreation areas along the train’s route for mid-way boarding or unloading. Ride aboard our First-Class Cars for an especially memorable experience. Visit Our Website

Pretzel Bakery Tours

  • Pretzel Bakery Tours
Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery
Date: Monday March 16, 2015 through Thursday December 31, 2015.
Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Category: Historical

Location: Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery
Price: Adults $3.50/Children $2.50
The Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery is located in historic Lititz, Pennsylvania in the middle of beautiful Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Visitors can tour the original pretzel bakery, get a hands-on lesson in pretzel twisting, observe our bakers twisting old-fashioned soft pretzels by hand, and shop for delicious treats and souvenirs in our bakery store.

We offer tours of the original bakery, during which each visitor is given their own piece of dough and taught how to twist a pretzel. Visitors will also see the original ovens built by Julius Sturgis and learn the history of pretzel baking in America. More Information

Josiah for President

  • Josiah for President
Bird in Hand Family Restaurant & Stage
Date: Wednesday April 1, 2015 through Saturday November 28, 2015.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Theatre / Dance

Location: Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Stage
Price: Tickets $35, Lunch & Dinner Packages Available
Just in time for the political season comes this fun, powerful and entertaining musical about a Lancaster County Amish farmer who gets spirited onto the national stage as a write-in candidate for President. A refreshing, nonpolitical take on Beltway politics and an inspiring love story, the original novel and script come from Emmy- and Dove-nominated Martha Bolton, the genius behind the stage adaptations of our first two musicals, “The Confession” and “Half-Stitched.” http://www.bird-in-hand.com/on-our-stage/

Nature Discovery Program

Nature Discovery Program

  • Nature Discovery Program
Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Date: Saturday July 4, 2015 through Thursday December 31, 2015.
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Category: Family / Kids

Location: Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center
Price: $21 5-13 years old; $24 14 years+
The Nature Discovery Program is one of our newest activity packages. It includes Geocaching, Archery, and an interactive nature exhibit where families can learn about all of PA's little critters and how best to interact with them in the wild. http://refreshingmountain.com/activities/small-group-activities/ Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

Free Slushy Fridays

Free Slushy Fridays

  • Free Slushy Fridays
Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Date: Event occurs every Friday of every month.
Time: 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Category: Food / Beverage

Location: Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center
Price: Free slushy with activity booking on Fridays
Every Friday in July, cool off after a day of fun activities with a free slushy! All customers who book activities on Fridays in July will receive a voucher for free slushies at our camp store! Must receive coupon from the Activities Pavilion or Front Office. Must book activities to be eligible.

Refreshing Mountain is a year-round retreat and adventure center providing family friendly fun and refreshment for over 30 years in Lancaster County, PA. We provide a variety of outdoor adventures, day field trips and corporate team building events with activities including zipline canopy tours, high ropes course, climbing tower, problem solving challenges and much more. We also provide facilities and services for large group retreats and rent cabins for overnight getaways. Our center is built on 80 acres of beautiful Pennsylvania woodland and is conveniently located just 25 minutes north of Lancaster, 30 minutes east of Hershey and 90 minutes west of Philadelphia. Come and be refreshed! http://refreshingmountain.com/activities/small-group-activities/

Play and Plunge at Refreshing Mountain

Play and Plunge

  • Play and Plunge at Refreshing Mountain
Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Date: Monday July 6, 2015 through Friday July 31, 2015.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Other

Location: Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Why not cool off in our pool after a day of fun activities at Refreshing Mountain? For the month of July, receive 50% off the pool admission price for each person reserving a spot on either our ziplines or any of our new activity packages. Only valid for those actually participating in the activity. Get your coupon from the activity pavilion or front office.

Refreshing Mountain is a year-round retreat and adventure center providing family friendly fun and refreshment for over 30 years in Lancaster County, PA. We provide a variety of outdoor adventures, day field trips and corporate team building events with activities including zipline canopy tours, high ropes course, climbing tower, problem solving challenges and much more. We also provide facilities and services for large group retreats and rent cabins for overnight getaways. Our center is built on 80 acres of beautiful Pennsylvania woodland and is conveniently located just 25 minutes north of Lancaster, 30 minutes east of Hershey and 90 minutes west of Philadelphia. Come and be refreshed! http://refreshingmountain.com/activities/small-group-activities/ Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

Bike to 30 program


Date: Saturday June 20, 2015 through Sunday August 2, 2015.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Arts / Exhibits

Location: Lancaster PA
Price: 0.00
Ever wonder why we cycle? Because it’s fun! There’s nothing like riding downhill and saying weeeeeee all the way down. But if you’re new to cycling, we get it. We understand that 18 miles might be a little too steep to start. That’s why we are offering the Bike to 30K program!!!!
Each week, you will gradually increase your mileage. This program is designed to help you over time graduate to be a “D” rider while get acclimated to the club and its members.
*Please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time of the ride & make sure your bike is in working condition. Helmets are required & each rider assumes their own risk. Please note that Listening devices are not permitted and cyclists should obey all applicable traffic laws. For more info...

Outdoor Exploration Program

Outdoor Exploration Program

  • Outdoor Exploration Program
Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Date: Saturday July 4, 2015 through Thursday December 31, 2015.
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Category: Sports

Location: Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center
Price: $24 ages 5-13; $28 ages 14+
Another of our newer programs, the Outdoor Exploration offers many fun activities for families, couples, and small groups looking for a little adventure. It lasts about 1.5 hours and includes the Climbing Tower, Archery, and Sling Shots. http://refreshingmountain.com/activities/small-group-activities/ Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

Youth Art Saturdays

Youth Art Saturdays

  • Youth Art Saturdays
Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen
Date: Saturday August 1, 2015
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Category: Arts / Exhibits

Location: 335 N. Queen St. Lancaster, PA 17527
Price: $15 $10 for additional siblings
Saturdays, from 10-noon

335 N. Queen St. Lancaster, PA 17602

Parking available

Ages: 8-12

Lancaster Central Market and the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen are teaming up to offer families this art drop-off program. From fish printing (gyotaku) to pastels, to knitting, paper making, and more, your kids will be encouraged to explore the world using the lense of art.

When we fish print, we challenge them to think about biology and ecology, too. When we create a sketchbook, students not only learn about book binding, they have an opportunity to consider how audience affects their writing and art. They will also gain confidence in their own creative process and build knowledge about various visual art tools.


•The tuition of $15 includes all supplies for the class. Additional siblings are $10. Our registration deadline is noon on the day before the session you wish to attend.


•Please send your child with clothes that can get messy, and let us know of any allergies or food sensitivities by emailing mackenzie.pacrafts@gmail.com.


Upcoming Topics:

July 11 – Paper Quilling, taught by Mackenzie Snader & Maria Tomassetti.

July 18 – Book Sculptures, taught by Mackenzie Snader & Maria Tomassetti.

August 1 – Paste Paper Painting, taught by Mackenzie Snader & Maria Tomassetti.

August 15 – Linoleum Block Printing, taught by Mackenzie Snader & Maria Tomassetti.

August 22 – Bobblehead Contour Drawing, taught by Mackenzie Snader & Maria Tomassetti

August 29 – Making Books from One Sheet of Paper, taught by Mackenzie Snader & Maria Tomassetti

Register online or call at 717-431-8706
http://www.pacrafts.org/workshops/central-market-art-drop-off-saturdays/ http://www.pacrafts.org/workshops/central-market-art-drop-off-saturdays/

Art Camp Registration

Art Camp Registration

  • Art Camp Registration
Jen's Pottery Den
Date: Wednesday April 22, 2015 through Monday August 24, 2015.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Family / Kids

Location: Jen's Pottery Den
Art Camps begin June 15th. Something for everyone ages 5 and up. Week long, morning and afternoon sessions available. For more info... Jen's Pottery Den

Craig Heisey Memorial 5k Registration

  • Craig Heisey Memorial 5k Registration

Date: Monday April 27, 2015 through Saturday November 14, 2015.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Fitness / Health

Location: Donegal High School
Price: $25
Rainbow’s End youth Services is pleased to announce the 2015 Craig Heisey Memorial 5k and Victoria Heisey Kids Fun Run. This event is scheduled for Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 9:00am. The race proceeds will benefit Rainbow’s End Youth Services (REYS Youth Center), whose programs and services provide free community After-School and Evening Programs. Register Online

Fish and Chips

  • Fish and Chips
Trio Bar and Grill
Date: Event occurs every Saturday of every month.
Time: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Category: Food / Beverage

Location: Trio Bar and Grill
Homemade fish and chips

Lampworking for Everyone

Lampworking for Everyone

  • Lampworking for Everyone
Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen
Date: Saturday August 1, 2015 through Sunday August 2, 2015.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Educational

Location: 335 N Queen St Lancaster, PA 17603
Price: 260.00
OK, we admit it. There’s something awesome about bending fire to your purposes in making fine craft. This 2-day workshop will give you a basis in creating glass beads on a torch.

This class is designed for anyone interested in glass. If you have experience and want more skills, there will be a chance to develop individual projects. http://www.pacrafts.org/workshops/flameworking-for-everyone-august-1-2-2015/

Youth Art Saturdays

Youth Art Saturdays

  • Youth Art Saturdays
Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen
Date: Saturday August 1, 2015
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Category: Arts / Exhibits

Saturdays, from 10-noon

335 N. Queen St. Lancaster, PA 17602

Parking available

Ages: 8-12

•Lancaster Central Market and the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen are teaming up to offer families this art drop-off program. From fish printing (gyotaku) to pastels, to knitting, paper making, and more, your kids will be encouraged to explore the world using the lense of art. When


•we fish print, we challenge them to think about biology and ecology, too. When we create a sketchbook, students not only learn about book binding, they have an opportunity to consider how audience affects their writing and art. They will also gain confidence in their own creative process and build knowledge about various visual art tools.


•The tuition of $15 includes all supplies for the class. Additional siblings are $10. Our registration deadline is noon on the day before the session you wish to attend.


•Please send your child with clothes that can get messy, and let us know of any allergies or food sensitivities by emailing mackenzie.pacrafts@gmail.com.


Upcoming Topics:

July 11 – Paper Quilling, taught by Mackenzie Snader & Maria Tomassetti.

July 18 – Book Sculptures, taught by Mackenzie Snader & Maria Tomassetti.

August 1 – Paste Paper Painting, taught by Mackenzie Snader & Maria Tomassetti.

August 15 – Linoleum Block Printing, taught by Mackenzie Snader & Maria Tomassetti.

August 22 – Bobblehead Contour Drawing, taught by Mackenzie Snader & Maria Tomassetti

August 29 – Making Books from One Sheet of Paper, taught by Mackenzie Snader & Maria Tomassetti
Register online or call at 717-431-8706 http://www.pacrafts.org/workshops/central-market-art-drop-off-saturdays/

Aerial Excursion Course

Aerial Excursion Course

  • Aerial Excursion Course
Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Date: Saturday July 4, 2015 through Thursday December 31, 2015.
Time: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Category: Other

Location: Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center
Price: $67 8-13 years old; $79 14 years+
The Aerial Excursion is our newer ziplining course. It includes 7 ziplines with a combined length of 3500 ft, 3 suspension bridges, and a 40 foot rappel at the end. It lasts between 2 and 2.5 hours and runs year round http://refreshingmountain.com/ziplines/pricing/ Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

Canning Kitchen Demonstrations

  • Canning Kitchen Demonstrations
Intercourse Canning Company
Date: Event occurs every Saturday of every month.
Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Category: Food / Beverage

Location: Intercourse Canning Company
See, smell and taste homemade recipes being made right in our kitchen! Learn about the canning process, ask questions and grab a jar of freshly-made product! Canning Kitchen Schedule

SkyJam

  • SkyJam
Sky Zone
Date: Event occurs every Saturday of every month.
Time: 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Category: Family / Kids

Location: Sky Zone Lancaster
Price: $20
Saturday Nights just got way more awesome. Grab your friends and rock the courts all night for one low price. SkySlam, Ultimate Dodgeball, the Foam Zone and more are all there to get you flying, spinning and flipping out. This isn’t your typical night out, so get ready to fly high!

90 minutes of jump time (10pm-11:30pm)
2 slices of Fabulous Vinny Vegas pizza & a soda.
Music, friends & plenty of AWESOME!
Ages 16+ only!
Only 20 Bucks! For more info... Sky Zone

Whoopie Pie of the Month- August 2015

August Whoopie Pie 2015

  • Whoopie Pie of the Month- August 2015
Hershey Farm Restaurant & Inn
Date: Saturday August 1, 2015 through Monday August 31, 2015.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Food / Beverage

Location: Hershey Farm
Vanilla Bean https://www.hersheyfarm.com/shop/index.php/bakery.html

PA Dutch Buffet

Yoder's Country Market
Date: Event occurs every Saturday of every month.
Time: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Category: Food / Beverage

Location: Yoder's Country Market
Price: Adult: $14.49
Featuring a variety of entrees that made Lancaster Famous- Hamballs, Buttered Noodles, Potato Filling, Homemade Soup, Carving Meat and much much more! For More Information

Oklahoma!

  • Oklahoma!
Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
Date: Thursday June 18, 2015 through Saturday August 1, 2015.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Arts / Exhibits

Roger and Hammerstein's Oklahoma will be a rip-roarin' fun time! Set in a Western Indian territory, a handsome cowboy named Curly and a spunky farm girl name Laurey are stubborn, foolish, and in love. But their romance is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. Lasso tricks, can-can dances, a sneaky traveling salesman and a new state make Oklahoma a favorite! Click for show and ticket information!

Challenge Adventure Course

Challenge Adventure Course

  • Challenge Adventure Course
Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Date: Saturday July 4, 2015 through Thursday December 31, 2015.
Time: - 5:00 pm
Category: Other

Location: Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center
Price: $49 5-13 years old; $59 14 years+
The Challenge Adventure Course was the first zipline course added to Refreshing Mountain. It has five ziplines, a skybridge, and 9 optional challenge elements. It lasts 1 to 2 hours and runs year round. http://refreshingmountain.com/ziplines/pricing/ Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

A Taste of Amish Country: Dinner Tour

Dinner Tour

  • A Taste of Amish Country: Dinner Tour
The Amish Farm and House
Date: Monday June 29, 2015 through Saturday September 5, 2015.
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Category: Food / Beverage

Location: Lancaster, PA
Price: 44.95 Adults, 34.95 Children, under 11
Come enjoy an evening in the Amish countryside. We’ll leave from our house property in our minibus and your highly trained driver-guide will take you on the backroads through Lancaster Country's heartland. You'll get a flavor of the real Lancaster County as you learn the area's history, culture, and local stories. Keep your camera ready as you see Amish schoolhouses, buggies, barns, farms, historic homes, and beautiful farmland vistas.

Along your trip, your driver guide will stop at some Amish businesses. There you’ll have the opportunity to purchase Amish made goods, interact with the Amish directly, and enjoy the fresh air of the countryside. Finally, you’ll stop for the best part – dinner. Included in your ticket price is a meal at a locally-owned restaurant with an exclusively Amish staff. Classic, homemade Pennsylvania Dutch options can be customized to your liking. Enjoy a whoopie pie on the bus as you return to the farm around 7 pm.

Tours available Monday through Saturday from June 22nd through September 5th.


Tours leave promptly at 4 PM from our farm located on Lincoln Highway East. Taste of Amish Country: Dinner Tour

Covered Bridge Tour

  • Covered Bridge Tour
Strasburg Scooters
Date: Wednesday April 1, 2015 through Monday October 5, 2015.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Entertainment

Location: Strasburg Scooter, 242 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA
There are some thrills of driving that you just don't get cooped up in a car. Enjoy a guided covered bridge tour of Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Hop onto a single---seat, 50cc scooter for a visit of 19th century covered bridges with an experienced guide. This tour offers exceptional views of the countryside, including Amish farms and schoolhouses, as well as an insightful look at some of Lancaster County's oldest covered bridges. With 40+ miles of Amish country back roads to explore, this tour will give you a uniquely exciting way to get back in touch with historic Pennsylvania...and reconnect with the open road. Schedule a Tour

GOAT RACES

GOAT RACES

  • GOAT RACES
Lancaster Barnstormers
Date: Saturday August 1, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm
Category: Family / Kids

Location: Clipper Magazine Stadium
See the Falmouth Goat Races on smaller scale but just as cool! http://lancasterbarnstormers.com/index.cfm

Overnight at the North- Members Only

Overnight at the North

  • Overnight at the North- Members Only
North Museum
Date: Friday July 31, 2015 through Saturday August 1, 2015.
Time: 8:00 pm - 8:00 am
Category: Family / Kids

Location: North Museum of Nature and Science
For North Museum Members Only

Experience your very own Night at the Museum! From 8 p.m. to 8 a.m., this members only sleepover will include a selection of fun activities, a live interactive SciDome show and/or a movie in the new SciDome Theater, a flashlight tour of the Museum, time to explore on your own, and a late night snack. Finally you get to sleep under the stars. A light breakfast will be provided in the morning. All children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Register Online

June, July, August Inspections Now Available!

  • June, July, August Inspections Now Available!
Hartman Bridge Auto Service
Date: Monday June 1, 2015 through Monday August 31, 2015.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Auto / Motorsports

Location: Hartman Bridge Auto Service
Now performing June, July and August Pennsylvania State Inspections.

Please call (717) 687-9610 for an appointment.

Ride the Train

  • Ride the Train
Strasburg Rail Road
Date: Sunday March 29, 2015 through Saturday October 31, 2015.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Entertainment

Location: Strasburg Rail Road, 301 Gap Road, Ronks, PA
Climb aboard our larger-than-life steam train and enjoy a 45-minute, round-trip ride through the tranquil Amish countryside to Paradise, PA and back. Marvel at more than 1,000 acres of farm fields as they pass by your window. Disembark and enjoy old-fashioned fun at Groff’s Grove or Leaman Place Grove, convenient recreation areas along the train’s route for mid-way boarding or unloading. Ride aboard our First-Class Cars for an especially memorable experience. Visit Our Website

Pretzel Bakery Tours

  • Pretzel Bakery Tours
Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery
Date: Monday March 16, 2015 through Thursday December 31, 2015.
Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Category: Historical

Location: Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery
Price: Adults $3.50/Children $2.50
The Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery is located in historic Lititz, Pennsylvania in the middle of beautiful Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Visitors can tour the original pretzel bakery, get a hands-on lesson in pretzel twisting, observe our bakers twisting old-fashioned soft pretzels by hand, and shop for delicious treats and souvenirs in our bakery store.

We offer tours of the original bakery, during which each visitor is given their own piece of dough and taught how to twist a pretzel. Visitors will also see the original ovens built by Julius Sturgis and learn the history of pretzel baking in America. More Information

Knits & Pearls


Date: Event occurs the first Saturday of every month.
Time: 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Category: Community

Location: Woodcrest Villa, 2001 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA
Price: Free
Knits & Pearls will meet at Woodcrest Villa, 2001 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, in Bluebird Commons. Formed in early 2015, Knits & Pearls is a group of individuals of all ages who enjoy knitting and crocheting. The event is free and anyone is invited to attend. Light refreshments are served.

Josiah for President

  • Josiah for President
Bird in Hand Family Restaurant & Stage
Date: Wednesday April 1, 2015 through Saturday November 28, 2015.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Theatre / Dance

Location: Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Stage
Price: Tickets $35, Lunch & Dinner Packages Available
Just in time for the political season comes this fun, powerful and entertaining musical about a Lancaster County Amish farmer who gets spirited onto the national stage as a write-in candidate for President. A refreshing, nonpolitical take on Beltway politics and an inspiring love story, the original novel and script come from Emmy- and Dove-nominated Martha Bolton, the genius behind the stage adaptations of our first two musicals, “The Confession” and “Half-Stitched.” http://www.bird-in-hand.com/on-our-stage/

Saturday Karaoke

Cheers Bar
Date: Event occurs every Saturday of every month.
Time: 9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Category: Entertainment

Location: Mary's Cheers Bar Manheim
Price: none
Every Saturday have Karaoke with L&B Entertainment.
. http://www.Cheersbarmanheimpa.com

Nature Discovery Program

Nature Discovery Program

  • Nature Discovery Program
Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Date: Saturday July 4, 2015 through Thursday December 31, 2015.
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Category: Family / Kids

Location: Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center
Price: $21 5-13 years old; $24 14 years+
The Nature Discovery Program is one of our newest activity packages. It includes Geocaching, Archery, and an interactive nature exhibit where families can learn about all of PA's little critters and how best to interact with them in the wild. http://refreshingmountain.com/activities/small-group-activities/ Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

Life Below Stairs: A Servant's Life

  • Life Below Stairs: A Servant's Life
Lancaster History.org
Date: Saturday August 1, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Category: Historical

Location: LancasterHistory.org, 230 N President Avenue
Price: $10
It is August 1865 and James Buchanan has been retired from the Presidency for over four years. While Buchanan is away on his usual summer pilgrimage to Bedford Springs Resort, his domestic servants are busy turning Wheatland inside out for a thorough cleaning. Their stressful work soon doubles when they learn that Buchanan's niece, Mrs. Johnston, is visiting soon after Buchanan's return from vacation! Discover the experience of many nineteenth-century Americans who spent their life "below stairs" during your tour of Wheatland.

The Living History at Wheatland program "Life Below Stairs: A Servant's Life" will take place from 12pm to 4pm (with the last tour at 3pm). Standard history tours available at 10am and 11am. Please arrive at the main building, LancasterHistory.org, 230 N President Avenue, to check in at least 15 minutes before your tour begins. Reservations can be made online by clicking the link provided below or over the phone by calling 717-392-4633. Reservations for both the Living History tours and the Standard history tours are highly recommended. Purchase tickets online!

Bike to 30 program


Date: Saturday June 20, 2015 through Sunday August 2, 2015.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Arts / Exhibits

Location: Lancaster PA
Price: 0.00
Ever wonder why we cycle? Because it’s fun! There’s nothing like riding downhill and saying weeeeeee all the way down. But if you’re new to cycling, we get it. We understand that 18 miles might be a little too steep to start. That’s why we are offering the Bike to 30K program!!!!
Each week, you will gradually increase your mileage. This program is designed to help you over time graduate to be a “D” rider while get acclimated to the club and its members.
*Please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time of the ride & make sure your bike is in working condition. Helmets are required & each rider assumes their own risk. Please note that Listening devices are not permitted and cyclists should obey all applicable traffic laws. For more info...

Outdoor Exploration Program

Outdoor Exploration Program

  • Outdoor Exploration Program
Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Date: Saturday July 4, 2015 through Thursday December 31, 2015.
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Category: Sports

Location: Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center
Price: $24 ages 5-13; $28 ages 14+
Another of our newer programs, the Outdoor Exploration offers many fun activities for families, couples, and small groups looking for a little adventure. It lasts about 1.5 hours and includes the Climbing Tower, Archery, and Sling Shots. http://refreshingmountain.com/activities/small-group-activities/ Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

Art Camp Registration

Art Camp Registration

  • Art Camp Registration
Jen's Pottery Den
Date: Wednesday April 22, 2015 through Monday August 24, 2015.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Family / Kids

Location: Jen's Pottery Den
Art Camps begin June 15th. Something for everyone ages 5 and up. Week long, morning and afternoon sessions available. For more info... Jen's Pottery Den

Sunday Brunch at Federal Taphouse

Federal Taphouse Bellinis

  • Sunday Brunch at Federal Taphouse
Federal Taphouse
Date: Event occurs every Sunday of every month.
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Category: Food Special

Location: Federal Taphouse, 201 N. Queen St, Lancaster
Special Brunch Menu featuring Seasonal French Toast and Bellini Specials! For more Taphouse info... Federal Taphouse

Craig Heisey Memorial 5k Registration

  • Craig Heisey Memorial 5k Registration

Date: Monday April 27, 2015 through Saturday November 14, 2015.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Fitness / Health

Location: Donegal High School
Price: $25
Rainbow’s End youth Services is pleased to announce the 2015 Craig Heisey Memorial 5k and Victoria Heisey Kids Fun Run. This event is scheduled for Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 9:00am. The race proceeds will benefit Rainbow’s End Youth Services (REYS Youth Center), whose programs and services provide free community After-School and Evening Programs. Register Online

Lampworking for Everyone

Lampworking for Everyone

  • Lampworking for Everyone
Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen
Date: Saturday August 1, 2015 through Sunday August 2, 2015.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Educational

Location: 335 N Queen St Lancaster, PA 17603
Price: 260.00
OK, we admit it. There’s something awesome about bending fire to your purposes in making fine craft. This 2-day workshop will give you a basis in creating glass beads on a torch.

This class is designed for anyone interested in glass. If you have experience and want more skills, there will be a chance to develop individual projects. http://www.pacrafts.org/workshops/flameworking-for-everyone-august-1-2-2015/

Aerial Excursion Course

Aerial Excursion Course

  • Aerial Excursion Course
Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Date: Saturday July 4, 2015 through Thursday December 31, 2015.
Time: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Category: Other

Location: Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center
Price: $67 8-13 years old; $79 14 years+
The Aerial Excursion is our newer ziplining course. It includes 7 ziplines with a combined length of 3500 ft, 3 suspension bridges, and a 40 foot rappel at the end. It lasts between 2 and 2.5 hours and runs year round http://refreshingmountain.com/ziplines/pricing/ Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

Whoopie Pie of the Month- August 2015

August Whoopie Pie 2015

  • Whoopie Pie of the Month- August 2015
Hershey Farm Restaurant & Inn
Date: Saturday August 1, 2015 through Monday August 31, 2015.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Food / Beverage

Location: Hershey Farm
Vanilla Bean https://www.hersheyfarm.com/shop/index.php/bakery.html

Sunday Food Special

Cheers Bar
Date: Event occurs every Sunday of every month.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Food Special

Location: Mary's Cheer Bar
Price: $9.00
Mary is making her own Crabcakes and serving them every Sunday on a great roll. http://www.cheersbarmanheimpa.com

Challenge Adventure Course

Challenge Adventure Course

  • Challenge Adventure Course
Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Date: Saturday July 4, 2015 through Thursday December 31, 2015.
Time: - 5:00 pm
Category: Other

Location: Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center
Price: $49 5-13 years old; $59 14 years+
The Challenge Adventure Course was the first zipline course added to Refreshing Mountain. It has five ziplines, a skybridge, and 9 optional challenge elements. It lasts 1 to 2 hours and runs year round. http://refreshingmountain.com/ziplines/pricing/ Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

A Taste of Amish Country: Dinner Tour

Dinner Tour

  • A Taste of Amish Country: Dinner Tour
The Amish Farm and House
Date: Monday June 29, 2015 through Saturday September 5, 2015.
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Category: Food / Beverage

Location: Lancaster, PA
Price: 44.95 Adults, 34.95 Children, under 11
Come enjoy an evening in the Amish countryside. We’ll leave from our house property in our minibus and your highly trained driver-guide will take you on the backroads through Lancaster Country's heartland. You'll get a flavor of the real Lancaster County as you learn the area's history, culture, and local stories. Keep your camera ready as you see Amish schoolhouses, buggies, barns, farms, historic homes, and beautiful farmland vistas.

Along your trip, your driver guide will stop at some Amish businesses. There you’ll have the opportunity to purchase Amish made goods, interact with the Amish directly, and enjoy the fresh air of the countryside. Finally, you’ll stop for the best part – dinner. Included in your ticket price is a meal at a locally-owned restaurant with an exclusively Amish staff. Classic, homemade Pennsylvania Dutch options can be customized to your liking. Enjoy a whoopie pie on the bus as you return to the farm around 7 pm.

Tours available Monday through Saturday from June 22nd through September 5th.


Tours leave promptly at 4 PM from our farm located on Lincoln Highway East. Taste of Amish Country: Dinner Tour

Covered Bridge Tour

  • Covered Bridge Tour
Strasburg Scooters
Date: Wednesday April 1, 2015 through Monday October 5, 2015.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Entertainment

Location: Strasburg Scooter, 242 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA
There are some thrills of driving that you just don't get cooped up in a car. Enjoy a guided covered bridge tour of Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Hop onto a single---seat, 50cc scooter for a visit of 19th century covered bridges with an experienced guide. This tour offers exceptional views of the countryside, including Amish farms and schoolhouses, as well as an insightful look at some of Lancaster County's oldest covered bridges. With 40+ miles of Amish country back roads to explore, this tour will give you a uniquely exciting way to get back in touch with historic Pennsylvania...and reconnect with the open road. Schedule a Tour

June, July, August Inspections Now Available!

  • June, July, August Inspections Now Available!
Hartman Bridge Auto Service
Date: Monday June 1, 2015 through Monday August 31, 2015.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Auto / Motorsports

Location: Hartman Bridge Auto Service
Now performing June, July and August Pennsylvania State Inspections.

Please call (717) 687-9610 for an appointment.

Ride the Train

  • Ride the Train
Strasburg Rail Road
Date: Sunday March 29, 2015 through Saturday October 31, 2015.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Entertainment

Location: Strasburg Rail Road, 301 Gap Road, Ronks, PA
Climb aboard our larger-than-life steam train and enjoy a 45-minute, round-trip ride through the tranquil Amish countryside to Paradise, PA and back. Marvel at more than 1,000 acres of farm fields as they pass by your window. Disembark and enjoy old-fashioned fun at Groff’s Grove or Leaman Place Grove, convenient recreation areas along the train’s route for mid-way boarding or unloading. Ride aboard our First-Class Cars for an especially memorable experience. Visit Our Website

Pretzel Bakery Tours

  • Pretzel Bakery Tours
Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery
Date: Monday March 16, 2015 through Thursday December 31, 2015.
Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Category: Historical

Location: Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery
Price: Adults $3.50/Children $2.50
The Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery is located in historic Lititz, Pennsylvania in the middle of beautiful Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Visitors can tour the original pretzel bakery, get a hands-on lesson in pretzel twisting, observe our bakers twisting old-fashioned soft pretzels by hand, and shop for delicious treats and souvenirs in our bakery store.

We offer tours of the original bakery, during which each visitor is given their own piece of dough and taught how to twist a pretzel. Visitors will also see the original ovens built by Julius Sturgis and learn the history of pretzel baking in America. More Information

Champagne Sunday Brunch

  • Champagne Sunday Brunch
Eden Resort & Suites
Date: Event occurs every Sunday of every month.
Time: 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Category: Food Special

Location: The Eden Resort & Suites
Champagne Sunday Brunch at The Eden Resort & Suites is a Lancaster tradition. Each week our chef creates a menu to feature Lancaster’s best seasonal ingredients, giving our guests one more reason to visit often.

Served in the beautiful Eden Courtyard and Arthur’s Terrace Restaurant with seating overlooking the large Stone Tiered water fountain, Sunday Lancaster Champagne Brunch at The Eden Resort is a culinary dream, reminiscent of a bygone era of grand buffets and lavish feasts. Live piano music and genuine, friendly service make this an event to remember. Join us in Lancaster for the best Champagne Sunday Brunch you’ve ever experienced. Award winning Sunday Brunch information Eden Resort & Suites

Josiah for President

  • Josiah for President
Bird in Hand Family Restaurant & Stage
Date: Wednesday April 1, 2015 through Saturday November 28, 2015.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Theatre / Dance

Location: Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Stage
Price: Tickets $35, Lunch & Dinner Packages Available
Just in time for the political season comes this fun, powerful and entertaining musical about a Lancaster County Amish farmer who gets spirited onto the national stage as a write-in candidate for President. A refreshing, nonpolitical take on Beltway politics and an inspiring love story, the original novel and script come from Emmy- and Dove-nominated Martha Bolton, the genius behind the stage adaptations of our first two musicals, “The Confession” and “Half-Stitched.” http://www.bird-in-hand.com/on-our-stage/

Yoder's Sunday Brunch

Yoder's Country Market
Date: Event occurs every Sunday of every month.
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Category: Food / Beverage

Location: Yoder's Country Market Restaurant & Buffet
Enjoy a HUGE selection....Grill Station, Eggs, Corn Fritters, Quiche, Bacon, Sausage, Creamed Beef, Baked French Toast, Baked Oatmeal, Fresh Fruit, Donuts, Assorted Muffins, Bread Bar, Salad Bar, Dessert Bar. Also features roasted chicken, baked fish, hot entrees, PA Dutch Potato Filling, real Mashed Potatoes, and home-made soup. Brunch and SO MUCH MORE at Yoder's!

Nature Discovery Program

Nature Discovery Program

  • Nature Discovery Program
Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Date: Saturday July 4, 2015 through Thursday December 31, 2015.
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Category: Family / Kids

Location: Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center
Price: $21 5-13 years old; $24 14 years+
The Nature Discovery Program is one of our newest activity packages. It includes Geocaching, Archery, and an interactive nature exhibit where families can learn about all of PA's little critters and how best to interact with them in the wild. http://refreshingmountain.com/activities/small-group-activities/ Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

Service Industry Night

  • Service Industry Night
Federal Taphouse
Date: Event occurs every Monday of every month.
Time: 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Category: Food / Beverage

Location: Federal Taphouse, 201 N. Queen St, Lancaster
Service Industry Night
• 9pm-11pm •
$1 Fed Fries
10 Half Price Drafts
1/2 Price Wings More about Federal Taphouse

Outdoor Exploration Program

Outdoor Exploration Program

  • Outdoor Exploration Program
Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Date: Saturday July 4, 2015 through Thursday December 31, 2015.
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Category: Sports

Location: Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center
Price: $24 ages 5-13; $28 ages 14+
Another of our newer programs, the Outdoor Exploration offers many fun activities for families, couples, and small groups looking for a little adventure. It lasts about 1.5 hours and includes the Climbing Tower, Archery, and Sling Shots. http://refreshingmountain.com/activities/small-group-activities/ Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

Monday Food Specioal

Cheers Bar
Date: Event occurs every Monday of every month.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Food Special

Location: Mary's Cheers Bar
Price: 3 for $3.00
Every Monday all day we serve Tacos..If you come after 6pm we will be sampling some new beers. http://www.cheersbarmanheimpa.com

Art Camp Registration

Art Camp Registration

  • Art Camp Registration
Jen's Pottery Den
Date: Wednesday April 22, 2015 through Monday August 24, 2015.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Family / Kids

Location: Jen's Pottery Den
Art Camps begin June 15th. Something for everyone ages 5 and up. Week long, morning and afternoon sessions available. For more info... Jen's Pottery Den

Craig Heisey Memorial 5k Registration

  • Craig Heisey Memorial 5k Registration

Date: Monday April 27, 2015 through Saturday November 14, 2015.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Fitness / Health

Location: Donegal High School
Price: $25
Rainbow’s End youth Services is pleased to announce the 2015 Craig Heisey Memorial 5k and Victoria Heisey Kids Fun Run. This event is scheduled for Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 9:00am. The race proceeds will benefit Rainbow’s End Youth Services (REYS Youth Center), whose programs and services provide free community After-School and Evening Programs. Register Online

Mommy and Me

Mommy and Me

  • Mommy and Me
North Museum
Date: Event occurs every Monday of every month.
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Category: Family / Kids

Location: North Museum of Nature and Science
Enjoy free coffee and meet other Lancaster mommies. Bring your little ones, 5 and under, to the Explore Nature Gallery for a hands-on introduction to science and nature. Daddies and caretakers are also invited to attend. This program is free with general museum admission and children 5 and under are free.

As part of our Early Childhood Initiative, we are introducing a new Mommy and Me program where local parents and caregivers can exchange tips and information in an informal setting. Each Monday, we will provide the venue and the coffee and introduce a topic of discussion like The Importance of Play or The Sound of Music. Children will enjoy specially selected items that complement the theme while parents receive resources and get to know each other. Discover how Duck, Duck, Goose and play dough can advance your child’s math and reading skills. Introduce the colors of the rainbow with prisms and butterflies from our collections. Mommy and Me

Aerial Excursion Course

Aerial Excursion Course

  • Aerial Excursion Course
Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Date: Saturday July 4, 2015 through Thursday December 31, 2015.
Time: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Category: Other

Location: Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center
Price: $67 8-13 years old; $79 14 years+
The Aerial Excursion is our newer ziplining course. It includes 7 ziplines with a combined length of 3500 ft, 3 suspension bridges, and a 40 foot rappel at the end. It lasts between 2 and 2.5 hours and runs year round http://refreshingmountain.com/ziplines/pricing/ Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

Whoopie Pie of the Month- August 2015

August Whoopie Pie 2015

  • Whoopie Pie of the Month- August 2015
Hershey Farm Restaurant & Inn
Date: Saturday August 1, 2015 through Monday August 31, 2015.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Food / Beverage

Location: Hershey Farm
Vanilla Bean https://www.hersheyfarm.com/shop/index.php/bakery.html

Bounce & Build Summer Camp

Sky Zone
Date: Event occurs every other Monday.
Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Category: Family / Kids

Location: Sky Zone Lancaster
Price: $199
Sky Zone Lancaster
Bounce & Build Summer Camp
Exercise your brain and body this summer at Sky Zone Lancaster!
Activities:
• 90 minutes of Bricks 4 Kidz
• 90 Minutes Open Jump
• Lunch (a slice of pizza and a soda)

5 Available Weeks
June 15-19 Super Hero Academy
June 22-26 minute To Win it
July 6-10 Angry Birds
July 20-24 Amusement Park
August 3-7 Mining & Crafting http://www.skyzone.com/lancaster Sky Zone

Challenge Adventure Course

Challenge Adventure Course

  • Challenge Adventure Course
Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Date: Saturday July 4, 2015 through Thursday December 31, 2015.
Time: - 5:00 pm
Category: Other

Location: Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center
Price: $49 5-13 years old; $59 14 years+
The Challenge Adventure Course was the first zipline course added to Refreshing Mountain. It has five ziplines, a skybridge, and 9 optional challenge elements. It lasts 1 to 2 hours and runs year round. http://refreshingmountain.com/ziplines/pricing/ Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

Free Popcorn Mondays

Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Date: Event occurs every Monday of every month.
Time: 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Category: Food Special

Location: Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Who doesn't get the munchies after a day of ziplining and fun activities? On Mondays in August, enjoy free popcorn from our camp store when you reserve any zipline tour or our new activity packages. Valid only for those who participated in a paid activity. Must receive coupon from the activity pavilion or front office.

Refreshing Mountain is the perfect destination for family fun. We have many different outdoor adventures including ziplines, climbing tower, archery, paintball target shooting, and more. Cool off in our refreshing pool and stay for the weekend in one of our family cabins. http://refreshingmountain.com/activities/small-group-activities/ Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

A Taste of Amish Country: Dinner Tour

Dinner Tour

  • A Taste of Amish Country: Dinner Tour
The Amish Farm and House
Date: Monday June 29, 2015 through Saturday September 5, 2015.
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Category: Food / Beverage

Location: Lancaster, PA
Price: 44.95 Adults, 34.95 Children, under 11
Come enjoy an evening in the Amish countryside. We’ll leave from our house property in our minibus and your highly trained driver-guide will take you on the backroads through Lancaster Country's heartland. You'll get a flavor of the real Lancaster County as you learn the area's history, culture, and local stories. Keep your camera ready as you see Amish schoolhouses, buggies, barns, farms, historic homes, and beautiful farmland vistas.

Along your trip, your driver guide will stop at some Amish businesses. There you’ll have the opportunity to purchase Amish made goods, interact with the Amish directly, and enjoy the fresh air of the countryside. Finally, you’ll stop for the best part – dinner. Included in your ticket price is a meal at a locally-owned restaurant with an exclusively Amish staff. Classic, homemade Pennsylvania Dutch options can be customized to your liking. Enjoy a whoopie pie on the bus as you return to the farm around 7 pm.

Tours available Monday through Saturday from June 22nd through September 5th.


Tours leave promptly at 4 PM from our farm located on Lincoln Highway East. Taste of Amish Country: Dinner Tour

Covered Bridge Tour

  • Covered Bridge Tour
Strasburg Scooters
Date: Wednesday April 1, 2015 through Monday October 5, 2015.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Entertainment

Location: Strasburg Scooter, 242 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA
There are some thrills of driving that you just don't get cooped up in a car. Enjoy a guided covered bridge tour of Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Hop onto a single---seat, 50cc scooter for a visit of 19th century covered bridges with an experienced guide. This tour offers exceptional views of the countryside, including Amish farms and schoolhouses, as well as an insightful look at some of Lancaster County's oldest covered bridges. With 40+ miles of Amish country back roads to explore, this tour will give you a uniquely exciting way to get back in touch with historic Pennsylvania...and reconnect with the open road. Schedule a Tour

June, July, August Inspections Now Available!

  • June, July, August Inspections Now Available!
Hartman Bridge Auto Service
Date: Monday June 1, 2015 through Monday August 31, 2015.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Auto / Motorsports

Location: Hartman Bridge Auto Service
Now performing June, July and August Pennsylvania State Inspections.

Please call (717) 687-9610 for an appointment.

Ride the Train

  • Ride the Train
Strasburg Rail Road
Date: Sunday March 29, 2015 through Saturday October 31, 2015.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Entertainment

Location: Strasburg Rail Road, 301 Gap Road, Ronks, PA
Climb aboard our larger-than-life steam train and enjoy a 45-minute, round-trip ride through the tranquil Amish countryside to Paradise, PA and back. Marvel at more than 1,000 acres of farm fields as they pass by your window. Disembark and enjoy old-fashioned fun at Groff’s Grove or Leaman Place Grove, convenient recreation areas along the train’s route for mid-way boarding or unloading. Ride aboard our First-Class Cars for an especially memorable experience. Visit Our Website

Pretzel Bakery Tours

  • Pretzel Bakery Tours
Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery
Date: Monday March 16, 2015 through Thursday December 31, 2015.
Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Category: Historical

Location: Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery
Price: Adults $3.50/Children $2.50
The Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery is located in historic Lititz, Pennsylvania in the middle of beautiful Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Visitors can tour the original pretzel bakery, get a hands-on lesson in pretzel twisting, observe our bakers twisting old-fashioned soft pretzels by hand, and shop for delicious treats and souvenirs in our bakery store.

We offer tours of the original bakery, during which each visitor is given their own piece of dough and taught how to twist a pretzel. Visitors will also see the original ovens built by Julius Sturgis and learn the history of pretzel baking in America. More Information

Josiah for President

  • Josiah for President
Bird in Hand Family Restaurant & Stage
Date: Wednesday April 1, 2015 through Saturday November 28, 2015.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Theatre / Dance

Location: Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Stage
Price: Tickets $35, Lunch & Dinner Packages Available
Just in time for the political season comes this fun, powerful and entertaining musical about a Lancaster County Amish farmer who gets spirited onto the national stage as a write-in candidate for President. A refreshing, nonpolitical take on Beltway politics and an inspiring love story, the original novel and script come from Emmy- and Dove-nominated Martha Bolton, the genius behind the stage adaptations of our first two musicals, “The Confession” and “Half-Stitched.” http://www.bird-in-hand.com/on-our-stage/

Nature Discovery Program

Nature Discovery Program

  • Nature Discovery Program
Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Date: Saturday July 4, 2015 through Thursday December 31, 2015.
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Category: Family / Kids

Location: Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center
Price: $21 5-13 years old; $24 14 years+
The Nature Discovery Program is one of our newest activity packages. It includes Geocaching, Archery, and an interactive nature exhibit where families can learn about all of PA's little critters and how best to interact with them in the wild. http://refreshingmountain.com/activities/small-group-activities/ Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

Monday Food Specioal

Cheers Bar
Date: Event occurs every Monday of every month.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Food Special

Location: Mary's Cheers Bar
Price: 3 for $3.00
Every Monday all day we serve Tacos..If you come after 6pm we will be sampling some new beers. http://www.cheersbarmanheimpa.com

Outdoor Exploration Program

Outdoor Exploration Program

  • Outdoor Exploration Program
Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Date: Saturday July 4, 2015 through Thursday December 31, 2015.
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Category: Sports

Location: Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center
Price: $24 ages 5-13; $28 ages 14+
Another of our newer programs, the Outdoor Exploration offers many fun activities for families, couples, and small groups looking for a little adventure. It lasts about 1.5 hours and includes the Climbing Tower, Archery, and Sling Shots. http://refreshingmountain.com/activities/small-group-activities/ Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

Art Camp Registration

Art Camp Registration

  • Art Camp Registration
Jen's Pottery Den
Date: Wednesday April 22, 2015 through Monday August 24, 2015.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Family / Kids

Location: Jen's Pottery Den
Art Camps begin June 15th. Something for everyone ages 5 and up. Week long, morning and afternoon sessions available. For more info... Jen's Pottery Den

Craig Heisey Memorial 5k Registration

  • Craig Heisey Memorial 5k Registration

Date: Monday April 27, 2015 through Saturday November 14, 2015.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Fitness / Health

Location: Donegal High School
Price: $25
Rainbow’s End youth Services is pleased to announce the 2015 Craig Heisey Memorial 5k and Victoria Heisey Kids Fun Run. This event is scheduled for Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 9:00am. The race proceeds will benefit Rainbow’s End Youth Services (REYS Youth Center), whose programs and services provide free community After-School and Evening Programs. Register Online

Foster Care/Adoption Orientation

Foster Care Orientation

  • Foster Care/Adoption Orientation
Bethany Christian Services of Central PA
Date: Event occurs the first Tuesday of every month.
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Category: Family / Kids

Location: 1681 Crown Avenue, Suite 201 Lancaster, PA 17601
Price: REGISTRATION REQUIRED 717-399-3213
Join us for an introduction to Bethany Christian Services and explanation of SWAN "Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network". The adoption process will be discussed as well as the qualifications necessary to proceed. There will be opportunity for questions and answers.

Offered the First Tuesday of every month.

Reservations are required. Please contact - 717.399.3213 For more info... Bethany Christian Services of Central PA

Aerial Excursion Course

Aerial Excursion Course

  • Aerial Excursion Course
Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Date: Saturday July 4, 2015 through Thursday December 31, 2015.
Time: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Category: Other

Location: Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center
Price: $67 8-13 years old; $79 14 years+
The Aerial Excursion is our newer ziplining course. It includes 7 ziplines with a combined length of 3500 ft, 3 suspension bridges, and a 40 foot rappel at the end. It lasts between 2 and 2.5 hours and runs year round http://refreshingmountain.com/ziplines/pricing/ Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

Trivia Night & Flight Night

Trivia NIght

  • Trivia Night & Flight Night
Federal Taphouse
Date: Event occurs every Tuesday of every month.
Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Category: Entertainment

Location: Federal Taphouse, 201 N. Queen St, Lancaster
Trivia Night & Flight Night

3 Tapmaster select flights $8 or Choose your own flight for $12 More about Federal Taphouse

Whoopie Pie of the Month- August 2015

August Whoopie Pie 2015

  • Whoopie Pie of the Month- August 2015
Hershey Farm Restaurant & Inn
Date: Saturday August 1, 2015 through Monday August 31, 2015.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Food / Beverage

Location: Hershey Farm
Vanilla Bean https://www.hersheyfarm.com/shop/index.php/bakery.html

New Tuesday Dinner Special

Cheers Bar
Date: Event occurs every Tuesday of every month.
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Category: Food Special

Location: Mary's Cheers Bar
Price: Manheim PA
Every Tuesday we are Baking a Half of Chicken with a great Sauce with two sidesand a roll. Mary will choose the sauce each week and deciding the sides since Summer brings so many options.. http://www.cheersbarmanheimpa.com

Prime Rib Night

Trio Bar and Grill
Date: Event occurs every Tuesday of every month.
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Category: Food Special

Location: Trio Bar and Grill
12 oz. Prime Rib served with starch and vegetable $13.95 For more info

Challenge Adventure Course

Challenge Adventure Course

  • Challenge Adventure Course
Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Date: Saturday July 4, 2015 through Thursday December 31, 2015.
Time: - 5:00 pm
Category: Other

Location: Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center
Price: $49 5-13 years old; $59 14 years+
The Challenge Adventure Course was the first zipline course added to Refreshing Mountain. It has five ziplines, a skybridge, and 9 optional challenge elements. It lasts 1 to 2 hours and runs year round. http://refreshingmountain.com/ziplines/pricing/ Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

A Taste of Amish Country: Dinner Tour

Dinner Tour

  • A Taste of Amish Country: Dinner Tour
The Amish Farm and House
Date: Monday June 29, 2015 through Saturday September 5, 2015.
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Category: Food / Beverage

Location: Lancaster, PA
Price: 44.95 Adults, 34.95 Children, under 11
Come enjoy an evening in the Amish countryside. We’ll leave from our house property in our minibus and your highly trained driver-guide will take you on the backroads through Lancaster Country's heartland. You'll get a flavor of the real Lancaster County as you learn the area's history, culture, and local stories. Keep your camera ready as you see Amish schoolhouses, buggies, barns, farms, historic homes, and beautiful farmland vistas.

Along your trip, your driver guide will stop at some Amish businesses. There you’ll have the opportunity to purchase Amish made goods, interact with the Amish directly, and enjoy the fresh air of the countryside. Finally, you’ll stop for the best part – dinner. Included in your ticket price is a meal at a locally-owned restaurant with an exclusively Amish staff. Classic, homemade Pennsylvania Dutch options can be customized to your liking. Enjoy a whoopie pie on the bus as you return to the farm around 7 pm.

Tours available Monday through Saturday from June 22nd through September 5th.


Tours leave promptly at 4 PM from our farm located on Lincoln Highway East. Taste of Amish Country: Dinner Tour

Covered Bridge Tour

  • Covered Bridge Tour
Strasburg Scooters
Date: Wednesday April 1, 2015 through Monday October 5, 2015.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Entertainment

Location: Strasburg Scooter, 242 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA
There are some thrills of driving that you just don't get cooped up in a car. Enjoy a guided covered bridge tour of Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Hop onto a single---seat, 50cc scooter for a visit of 19th century covered bridges with an experienced guide. This tour offers exceptional views of the countryside, including Amish farms and schoolhouses, as well as an insightful look at some of Lancaster County's oldest covered bridges. With 40+ miles of Amish country back roads to explore, this tour will give you a uniquely exciting way to get back in touch with historic Pennsylvania...and reconnect with the open road. Schedule a Tour

June, July, August Inspections Now Available!

  • June, July, August Inspections Now Available!
Hartman Bridge Auto Service
Date: Monday June 1, 2015 through Monday August 31, 2015.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Auto / Motorsports

Location: Hartman Bridge Auto Service
Now performing June, July and August Pennsylvania State Inspections.

Please call (717) 687-9610 for an appointment.

Ride the Train

  • Ride the Train
Strasburg Rail Road
Date: Sunday March 29, 2015 through Saturday October 31, 2015.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Entertainment

Location: Strasburg Rail Road, 301 Gap Road, Ronks, PA
Climb aboard our larger-than-life steam train and enjoy a 45-minute, round-trip ride through the tranquil Amish countryside to Paradise, PA and back. Marvel at more than 1,000 acres of farm fields as they pass by your window. Disembark and enjoy old-fashioned fun at Groff’s Grove or Leaman Place Grove, convenient recreation areas along the train’s route for mid-way boarding or unloading. Ride aboard our First-Class Cars for an especially memorable experience. Visit Our Website

Pretzel Bakery Tours

  • Pretzel Bakery Tours
Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery
Date: Monday March 16, 2015 through Thursday December 31, 2015.
Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Category: Historical

Location: Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery
Price: Adults $3.50/Children $2.50
The Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery is located in historic Lititz, Pennsylvania in the middle of beautiful Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Visitors can tour the original pretzel bakery, get a hands-on lesson in pretzel twisting, observe our bakers twisting old-fashioned soft pretzels by hand, and shop for delicious treats and souvenirs in our bakery store.

We offer tours of the original bakery, during which each visitor is given their own piece of dough and taught how to twist a pretzel. Visitors will also see the original ovens built by Julius Sturgis and learn the history of pretzel baking in America. More Information

Josiah for President

  • Josiah for President
Bird in Hand Family Restaurant & Stage
Date: Wednesday April 1, 2015 through Saturday November 28, 2015.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Theatre / Dance

Location: Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Stage
Price: Tickets $35, Lunch & Dinner Packages Available
Just in time for the political season comes this fun, powerful and entertaining musical about a Lancaster County Amish farmer who gets spirited onto the national stage as a write-in candidate for President. A refreshing, nonpolitical take on Beltway politics and an inspiring love story, the original novel and script come from Emmy- and Dove-nominated Martha Bolton, the genius behind the stage adaptations of our first two musicals, “The Confession” and “Half-Stitched.” http://www.bird-in-hand.com/on-our-stage/

Nature Discovery Program

Nature Discovery Program

  • Nature Discovery Program
Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center
Date: Saturday July 4, 2015 through Thursday December 31, 2015.
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Category: Family / Kids

Location: Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center
Price: $21 5-13 years old; $24 14 years+
The Nature Discovery Program is one of our newest activity packages. It includes Geocaching, Archery, and an interactive nature exhibit where families can learn about all of PA's little critters and how best to interact with them in the wild. http://refreshingmountain.com/activities/small-group-activities/ Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center