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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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5 - 9pm

Bruno Miguel

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

Bruno Miguel is a Brazilian artist who makes art from found objects. Miguel has a talent for transforming junk into art in a most playful way and is He is influenced by Brazilian Tropicália, International Pop Art, and Rio Carnival. Miguel earned a degree in Fine Arts and Painting from the School of Visual Arts at Federal University in Rio de Janeiro.He has had solo exhibitions at Largo das Artes, Rio de Janeiro (2010); Museum Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro (2016); Centro Cultural da Caixa Econômica Federal, Rio de Janeiro; and Centro Cultural São Paulo (2016).

Phone: 717-396-7833
7 - 8:30pm

The Music of Strangers Film Screening

Elizabethtown College, Gibble Auditorium | website | Elizabethtown, false 17022

This Grammy-nominated documentary follows musicians as they gather in locations across the world, exploring the ways art can both preserve traditions and shape cultural evolution. Blending performance footage, personal interviews, and archival film, it focuses on the personal journeys of a small group of Silk Road Ensemble musicians to chronicle passion, talent, and sacrifice. Through these moving individual stories, the filmmakers paint a vivid portrait of a bold musical experiment and a global search for the ties that bind.

Phone: 7173611000
7 - 8:30pm

Departures (Japan)

Elizabethtown College, Gibble Auditorium | website | Elizabethtown, false 17022

Loosely based on Coffinman, a memoir by Shinmon Aoki, the film follows a young man who returns to his hometown after a failed career as a cellist and stumbles across work as a nōkanshi—a traditional Japanese ritual mortician. He is subjected to prejudice from those around him, including from his wife, because of strong social taboos against people who deal with death. Eventually he earns their respect and learns the importance of interpersonal connections through the beauty and dignity of his work.

Phone: 7173611000
11am - 12pm

Mars Wrigley Confectionery Executive Lecture Series: Marshall Snively, President, Lancaster City Alliance

Elizabethtown College, Hoover Center for Business, 212 | website | Elizabethtown, false 17022 event website

Mars Wrigley Confectionery partnered with the Elizabethtown College Department of Business to create an Executive Lecture Series geared toward bringing senior level executives from various industries to talk about their businesses and engage the audience in discussions about programs that are offered to customers.

Phone: 7173611000
2/22/19-3/3/19 - 7pm,2pm&7pm,4pm
student $12, adult $17, reserved $25, door $19

Secret Garden, the Musical

Cavod Academy of the Arts | website | New Holland, false 17557 event website

Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved victorian classic, The Secret Garden, blossoms anew in this enchanting musical by Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon. When young Mary Lennox loses her parents to a cholera outbreak in India, she is sent to live with her uncle, hermit Archibald Craven, who lives in an imposing, secluded manor on the British heath. Inside the haunting house upon the hill, Mary finds a reclusive, long-suffering collection of souls. Since her aunt Lily’s death, Mary’s uncle has pushed away his surviving loved ones, leaving his bedridden son, Colin, alone. Sickly Colin, hidden away in the depths of the manner, bears the guilt of his mother’s death on his crippled shoulders. When Mary discovers her Aunt Lily’s hidden garden, locked shot and overgrown with vines, stubborn Mary is determined to revive the beauty that once was. Surrounded by spirits from the past, who both warn and welcome her, determined Mary begins to peel away the layers of sadness that cover

Phone: 717-354-3355
4 - 7pm
Free Admission

Autumn Brew is Playing!

Thorn Hill Vineyards | website | Pennsylvania, false 17601 event website

Autumn Brew is an acoustic duo from central Pennsylvania, consisting of Greg Kendig and Leanne Spurlin, backed by Dennis McLaughlin on percussion, and Bob Leabhart on bass. Greg plays acoustic and electric guitars and wows audiences with his strong, bluesy voice and inspiring guitar leads. Leanne's acoustic guitar, dobro, blues harmonica, and vocal harmonies accent Autumn Brew's unique sound.

They cover artists like The Beatles, Eric Clapton, CSNY, The Rolling Stones, The Temptations, Neil Young, Otis Redding, Lucinda Williams, and pretty much whatever is requested! Their original cd "Only Time Will Tell" debuted in 2011 and is available on iTunes and cdBaby. Their original songs are frequently requested and fast-becoming local favorites.

Phone: 717-517-7839
10:30am - 2:30pm

"Mr. Mike's" Dinorific Scientific Name Game Show

Oregon Dairy | Lititz, false 17543 event website

All About Dinosaurs! Come Play the Dinorific Scientific Name Game Show, where you have to decide the difference between real dinosaur names and the ones that he makes up! Learn about all the species of dinosaurs - the ones we know and one's we've never heard of!
Tickets are $3/person - children 2 and under - FREE! 2 Shows - 10:30am and 1:30pm - tickets available at customer service desk.

2 - 4pm

Semi Chocolate Stroll

United Zion Retirement Community | website | Lititz, false 17543 event website

Join us for an afternoon of delicious treats, numerous silent auction items and fantastic fun for all! All proceeds raised from this event will go towards benevolent care. Help support United Zion Retirement Community and enjoy some great chocolate goodies. Admission is $5.00 per person, with tickets available at the door on the day of the event.

Phone: 7176262071
7:30 - 8:30pm

Lift Every Voice and Sing: A Celebration of African-American Poets

Elizabethtown College, Zug Recital Hall | website | Elizabethtown, false 17022

In celebration of African-American History Month, Elizabethtown students are performing the poetry of a wide range of African-American poets in a concert of songs and dramatic readings. Paul Laurence Dunbar, Langston Hughes and Gwendolyn Brooks are just a few of the poets whose works will be featured in the program. Our singers are organized by Anne Gross from the Fine and Performing Arts Division; readers will be directed by John Rohrkemper from the English Department. A small dessert reception will immediately follow the performance outside of Zug Recital Hall.

Phone: 7173611000
10:30am - 3pm

Knufffle Bunny

Dutch Apple DInner Theatre | website | Lancaster, false 17601 event website

February 26 – March 15, 2019

Based on the beloved Caldecott Honor-winning picture book. Six-time Emmy Award winner, Mo Willems, teams up with Grammy Award-winning composer, Michael Silversher, to create this heart-warming and hilarious musical.

The story: girl loves stuffed animal. Girl loses beloved animal. Girl fights to get animal back. Trixie, her father, and her favorite stuffed bunny set off on a trip to the Laundromat. The trip brings wonder, excitement and joy to the lively toddler until she realizes that she has left her Knuffle Bunny back at the laundromat. Trixie does everything in her power to make her father understand the emergency, but her father fails to see the issue at hand.

Phone: 717-898-1900

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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Find the Village of Mascot and Tour Ressler's Mill

Mascot Roller Mills and Ressler Family Home

Mascot Roller Mills and Ressler Family Home
website | map it | (717) 656-7616 | Stumptown Road and Newport Road, Ronks, Pennsylvania, 17572

Visitors to the site, which features a remarkably preserved water-powered grain mill, step back in time to learn about milling history along the banks of scenic Mill Creek. The adjacent 1855 miller's house, home to three generations of Resslers, is a clear window to early 20th century housekeeping and family life. The home is preserved just as it was when brother and sister Franklin and Anna Ressler offered their neighbors the finest flour, along with neighborly hospitality.

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