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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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May28
2:30 - 8:30pm
Pay-what-you-want

The Civil War: The Broadway Musical

Lititz Springs Park | Lititz, false 17543 event website

Servant Stage Company proudly presents its most epic production to date - "The Civil War: The Broadway Musical!"

Drawing on letters, diaries, firsthand accounts, and the words of Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and Walt Whitman, The Civil War is a thrilling and awe-inspiring "dramatic theatrical concert." This epic thematic revue puts a human face on the greatest tragedy of American history. It explores the experiences of the soldiers and leaders who fought for their way of life. It also examines the lives of the lovers and families they left behind, as well as the hopes and fears of the slaves whose freedom was at stake. This musical passionately asks us to consider our beliefs about freedom, honor, and faith.

This is an outdoor concert event. Pay-what-you-want; no tickets required. Performances are Sunday, May 28 at 2:30 p.m. & 6 p.m. at Lititz Springs Park.

Jun1
9am

Free Ice Cream Fridays

Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center | website | Stevens, false 17578 event website

Get free ice cream! Every Friday in June, enjoy a free single scoop of ice cream after having a full day of fun! Any person participating in an outdoor activity scheduled on Fridays in June will receive a free single scoop of ice cream at our camp store! Does not include pool admission, overnight retreat guests or large group day events. May not combine with other discounts.

Phone: (717) 738-1490
Jun3
12 - 5pm
varies

Summer Theater Workshops for Youth and Adults

Third Space Theater | website | Leola, false 17540 event website

Third Space Theatre. What would you like to say? We provide the space, you provide the words.

We're that in-between home and work space - a place to hang-out and express your creativity. Over the summer, we'll run acting camps for students ages 10 - 16. On the weekends, we'll host fun events like open-mic nights and local bands.

We are thrilled to provide a forum for playwrights, actors, musicians, singer-songwriters, theatre groups (and generally, anyone with a dream) to showcase their talents!

Check us out at www.thirdspacetheatre.com for more info about summer acting camps and weekend events.

Phone: 717-808-1312
Jun3
12 - 3pm
$8 - $15

Election Day Riot: 1857 Washington

LancasterHistory.org | website | Lancaster, false 17603 event website

Journey to Buchanan's 1857 White House this June during your visit to Wheatland. Meet with President Buchanan and his cabinet as they discuss a multitude of topics, from political appoints to recent Democratic victories at the polls to their concerns about troubles in Kansas. A sudden, panicked request from Washington Mayor William B. Magruder takes Buchanan by surprise. How will Buchanan respond? Experience the debate and learn about Magruder's request in this June's Living History at Wheatland!

The Living History at Wheatland program, Election Day Riot: 1857 Washington, takes place on Saturday, June 3, 2017 with tours on the hour starting at 12pm and the last starting at 3pm. Standard tours of Wheatland are also offered at 10am and 11am. Visit LancasterHistory.org or call 717-392-4633 to purchase your tickets. Advanced tickets strongly recommended as Living History tours often sell out and walk-in space is not guaranteed.

Phone: 7173924633
Jun4
3 - 9:30pm
Pay-what-you-want

The Civil War: The Broadway Musical

The Winter Center at Millersville University | Millersville, false 17551 event website

Servant Stage Company proudly presents its most epic production to date - "The Civil War: The Broadway Musical!"

Drawing on letters, diaries, firsthand accounts, and the words of Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and Walt Whitman, The Civil War is a thrilling and awe-inspiring "dramatic theatrical concert." This epic thematic revue puts a human face on the greatest tragedy of American history. It explores the experiences of the soldiers and leaders who fought for their way of life. It also examines the lives of the lovers and families they left behind, as well as the hopes and fears of the slaves whose freedom was at stake. This musical passionately asks us to consider our beliefs about freedom, honor, and faith.

Pay-what-you-want; tickets required. Performances are Sundays, June 4 & 11 at 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. at The Winter Center at Millersville University.

Phone: 717-871-7600
Jun7
10 - 10:30am
FREE

Your Applications in the Cloud (Webinar)

Online | website | Lancaster, false 17603 event website

Join us as we discuss hosting business applications in the cloud. Have you thought about the benefits and pitfalls of converting your business applications from on-premise to hosted in the cloud? Do you use a business application suite like Microsoft Office and are tired of paying for new versions every few years and are curious about Office 365 and the alternatives like Google’s G-Suite? We’ll discuss these topics and more.

Phone: The Internet
Jun7
6:30 - 8pm

Bereavement Workshop: Pets You Have Loved and Lost

WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital, Apple Hill Health Campus | York, false 17402

This workshop for adults will offer suggestions on ways to remember your special friend, whether “furry, feathered or finned.” Please bring a photo of your pet if you have one. Space is limited; registration required. If interested, call (717) 391-2413 or (800) 924-7610 by May 31.

Phone: 7177932113
Jun8
4 - 5:30pm
Free

Say the Wrong Thing: Stories and Strategies for Racial Justice and Authentic Community

LancasterHistory.org | website | Lancaster, false 17603 event website

On Thursday, June 8, LancasterHistory.org will host Dr. Amanda Kemp for a reading and discussion of her book Say the Wrong Thing: Stories and Strategies for Racial Justice and Authentic Community. Part memoir and part social commentary, Dr. Kemp’s book provides insight and strategies for creating racial justice and a strong sense of shared community. Through a short collection of essays, Kemp reflects on her own interracial relationship, parenting her Black teenage son, and making art in the age of Black Lives Matter.

This event will take place on Thursday, June 8, 2017 in Ryder Hall at LancasterHistory.org, 230 N. President Avenue Lancaster. An author’s reception and book signing will begin at 4pm, followed by the reading and discussion from 4:30-5:30. This event is free and open to the public.

Phone: 7173924633
Jun8
7:30pm

The Cripple of Inishmann

Ephrata Performing Arts Center | website | Ephrata, false 17522 event website

The Cripple of Inishmaan is a dark yet surprisingly touching comedy-drama by Martin McDonagh. Witness a remote Irish village in the 1930s in which everyone goes a little crazy — and they’re rather crazy under normal circumstances — when they hear that filmmakers from Hollywood will be making a movie in their town. The play is set on the small Aran Islands community of Inishmaan off the western coast of Ireland in 1934, where the inhabitants are excited to learn of a Hollywood film crew's arrival in neighboring Inishmore to make a documentary about life on the islands. "Cripple" Billy Claven, eager to escape the gossip, poverty, and boredom of Inishmaan, vies for a part in the film; and to everyone's surprise, the orphan and outcast gets his chance . . . or so some believe. The Cripple of Inishmaan is a major play from one of our best modern playwrights. Sweet and sentimental as well as dark and brooding, it is as sweet and savory as a hearty Irish stew.
June 8-17

Phone: 717-733-7966
Jun10
7 - 9pm
25.00

Nissley Vineyards Presents a Taste of Spring: Wine Tasting and Social Event

Nissley Vineyards | website | Bainbridge, false 17502 event website

Join us for an exceptional ‘Spring Wine Tasting’ on the beautiful grounds at Nissley Vineyards. In-depth knowledge of wine not required, just an appreciation for the diversity of flavor!

Each attendee will enjoy:

• Guided tour by our winemaker Jen Wampler, and Melody Nissley.
• Informative sampling of 6 Nissley wines, paired with cheese and chocolate.
• Opportunity to enjoy the winery and vineyard grounds.
• A Nissley logo wine glass to take home.
• 10% off of wine purchases.

Cost: $25 per person. Limited to 50 attendees.

Tickets available online only. Sales end June 7.

Tasting will take place outside if weather permits. In the event of rain, tasting will be held in the lofty main room of the winery.

Contact marketing@nissleywine.com or call 717-715-4483 for more information.

Phone: 800-522-2387
 

Cherry Crest Adventure Farm

Ronks, PA
 

Katie's Kitchen

Ronks, PA
 

Strasburg Country Store & Creamery, The

Strasburg, PA
 

Uncle Leroy's Ice Cream & Candy Kitchen

Strasburg, PA

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Ramble through Tucquan Glen or Kelly's Run Glen

Kelly’s Run Pinnacle

Trail, Hiking, Bucket
website | map it | No direct road access (see LCC website), Martic Township, Pennsylvania, 17532

The remains of an old rocky road are visible where flat schistic rocks have been placed side by side in and beside the stream. The Conservancy’s “Kelly’s Run Pinnacle Preserve” now encompasses the Conservancy’s Kelly’s Run trails, the former PPL Pinnacle preserve and the former PPL Holtwood Nature Preserve.

Tucquan Glen

Trail, Hiking, Bucket
website | map it | River Road, Martic Township, Pennsylvania, 17532

A largely abandoned dirt road and well-worn trail meander through the heart of the ravine for nearly a mile. Occasionally the road and trail run together for short distances, but are generally apart. We suggest taking the trail down to the railroad and returning via the road. The round trip trail length is estimated at 2.4 miles.

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