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Come experience beautiful Lancaster County, situated in the rolling green countryside of southeastern Pennsylvania. Whether you’re here to explore Amish country as a family, or enjoy a romantic getaway with your sweetheart, Lancaster County has something for everyone.

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The picturesque quality of Lancaster County’s lush fertile land makes it the perfect destination for the road-tripper and photography enthusiast alike.

After a fun day of discovery, dine at one of Lancaster County’s premier restaurants and get a restful night of sleep at one of many comfortable accommodations.

Kids can take a ride on the enchanting Strasburg rail road, and history buffs will enjoy the abundant notable sites.

Wake up and do it all over again the next day!

Come and Visit Lancaster County for the Weekend.

Lancaster County, PA is a remarkably diverse community with rolling hills, glorious farmland, and an artsy metropolis. During your visit, make sure you do these things!

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Fun Home at EPAC

Ephrata Performing Arts Center | Ephrata, false 17522

Fun Home is a tragicomedy musical about growing up and coming out. The book and lyrics are written by Lisa Kron with music by Jeanine Tesori, based on the graphic novel memoir of the same name by Alison Bechdel. The story follows Alison through the most influential stages of her life. As a young girl growing up in her family’s funeral home, Alison begins to question her identity and to unravel the mysteries of her father’s identity too. In college, Alison experiences her sexual awakening with her friend Joan. Adult Alison narrates these experiences to the audience and captions the significant moments of her life that made her the woman she is today.
Join the fun at EPAC and watch Alison grow up into a very interesting character!

11am - 2pm

EPAC's Got Talent Auditions!

Ephrata Performing Arts Center | Ephrata, false 17522

The Ephrata Performing Arts Center is looking for singers, dancers, actors, jugglers, magicians, or others to audition for its third annual "EPAC's Got Talent" on Sunday, April 29, 2018, from 11am-2pm. Please prepare an act up to 3-1/2 minutes long. Applicants are required to provide all props, music, or any other necessary materials for their act. A CD player will be provided within the audition room. Applicants will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Auditions are open to young performers ages 6 to 18.
This is a one night event, and rehearsals are limited, sign-ups coming soon. The public performance and competition for "EPAC's Got Talent" will be held on Saturday, May 19, at 7:30pm.


Rend Collective

Calvary Church | website | Lancaster, false 17601 event website

The Good News Tour with Rend Collective on Sunday. April 29th at 7pm at Calvary Church in Lancaster. 717-459-3701 or

Phone: 717-459-3701
6pm - 12am

Silent Sanctuary Retreats

Black Rock Retreat | website | Quarryville, false 17566 event website

People struggle to stay focused and keep God in the forefront of busy and cluttered lives. Our Silent Sanctuary Retreats offer an exceptional program held in a serene setting that allows you to hear the voice of the Lord and connect with His heart.

Held in the lovely and comfortable Maranatha Retreat Center, the Silent Sanctuary Retreat will include extended hours of silence with optional resources for you to make the most of your time with God such as prayer stations, handouts, music and art areas and an evening prayer walk with a campfire. Included in the weekend is an optional “Creative Journaling Session” led by local artist Priscilla Williams. Black Rock Retreat is the perfect location for guests to see God’s handiwork as they meander along the trails or sit on the deck or enjoy the warmth of a fireplace. New this season is a Prayer Labyrinth for all guests to “walk the path”.

Single Occupancy – $220/person
Double Occupancy – $195/person
5 Day Retreat – $390/person
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Phone: 717-529-3232
9am - 5pm
Free with purchase of any guided tour

Sheep Shearing Days

The Amish Farm and House | website | Lancaster, false 17602-1300 event website

Join us for our Annual Sheep Shearing days on May 4th and May 11th from 9:00 to 5:00 p.m. We will have live sheep shearing demonstrations done by a professional. Watch as our sheep take off their winter coat and prepare for the hot summer months. We encourage you to bring the whole family and learn hands on what life is like on the farm.
After the sheep shearing demonstrations watch as professional spinners and weavers use the wool to make crafts. There will also be demonstrations done by an Amish farrier and a blacksmith. Our resident artisans- Chris Lubkemann, our woodcarver, and Esther O’Hara, our clay artist, will also join in on the fun. Don’t forget to visit our petting zoo and take a buggy ride while you’re here. Be sure to bring cash to buy handmade crafts from the demonstrators and to buy sweet Amish baked goods.

Phone: 717-394-6185
5 - 8pm

PCA&D Senior Show & Celebration

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design | website | Lancaster, false 17603 event website

Senior Show and Celebration
Artwork will fill five floors of the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, as the Class of 2018 exhibits professional-level senior thesis projects in a variety of media, the culminating work of PCA&D’s graduates. In addition, One piece of work from each graduating senior will be on display in PCA&D’s Main Gallery.

Families are invited to join their graduates for an exclusive look at the Family Preview from 4 – 5 p.m.

Following the Family Preview the College will open the Senior Show & Celebration to the public from 5 to 8 p.m. The community is invited to meet the artists, view the artwork and enjoy live music and refreshments. Many works are for sale at this event, often described as the largest annual one-day gallery event in Lancaster. Live music, refreshments, friends and family also make this celebration special and unique in Lancaster.

Phone: 717-396-7833
5:30 - 8:30pm

Who I Am

Friendship Heart Gallery | website | Lancaster, false 17603 event website

A Series Of Unconventional Portraits

View the stories of the artists' work as they describe visually and through written record the value of people, activities, beliefs and dreams that are most important to them and ultimately represent—WHO I AM.

•Meet the Featured Heart Artists of the month
•Live music by local musician, Garrett Moore
•Light refreshments provided

Phone: 717.945.6904

City Rockfest Tour 2018

The Junction Center - Landis Hall | website | Manheim, false 17545 event website

City Rockfest Tour 2018 on Friday, May 4th at 6:30pm at The Junction Center / Landis Hall in Manheim. Disciple, Seventh Day Slumber, The Letter Black, Spoken, & As We Ascend 717-459-3701 or

Phone: 717-459-3701

Michael W. Smith

Lancaster Bible College | website | Lancaster, false 17601 event website

Michael W. Smith on his Surrounded By A Million Lights Tour with Nathan Tasker on Sat. May 5th at 7pm at Lancaster Bible College. 717-459-3701 or

Phone: 717-459-3701
3 - 4:30pm
$10 - In Advance;
$15 - At the Door;
Children 18 and under are free;

Lancaster Chamber Singers - 40th Anniversary Concert

Lancaster Church of the Brethren | Lancaster, false 17601 event website

Join us as the Lancaster Chamber Singers celebrate their 40th anniversary! LCS celebrates anniversary milestones by performing a major work and this year is no exception. This program will feature W. A. Mozart’s most famous choral Mass, Coronation Mass in C Major, and will be accompanied by orchestra and organ. This program will also feature music written by Leonard Bernstein, Eriks Esenvalds, and Dan Forrest. This is sure to be a wonderful concert – please join us!


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View the Geese at Middle Creek and Visit the Wildlife Museum There

Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area

Bucket, Self-Guided Tour, Wildflowers, Birds, Hunting, Fishing
website | map it | (717) 733-1512 | 100 Museum Road, Stevens, Pennsylvania, 17039

The Visitors Center is closed Mondays and from Thanksgiving through January 31. Its hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, from noon to 5 p.m. The facility is handicapped accessible and has public restrooms and ample parking. Vending machines with drinks and snacks also are found in the Visitors Center.

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