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Thorn Hill's Double Release PartyThorn Hill Vineyards | website | Lancaster, false 17601 event website
The time has finally arrived! Be the first to taste our Newest 2015 Pinot Noir & 2015 Old Vine Zinfandel!
Enjoy complimentary appetizers as we release our newest vintages of Thorn Hill Wines! Winemaker, Amy Thorn will be there in person to lead you through a guided tasting of each newly released wine. You are welcome to bring friends to the party!
2015 Old Vine Zinfandel, Lake County you will taste the dark plum and chocolate which culminates into a long peppery finish! This new 2015 Old Vine Zinfandel from Lake County, CA is remarkably delicious! You will also love the new 2015 Pinot Noir! We have waited a long time to make sure the Pinot Noir is perfect!
Trunk or Treat and Fall FestivalChurch of the Apostles UCC | website | Lancaster, false 17603 event website
JOIN US FOR A NIGHT OF FUN & TRICK OR TREATS IN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT
Where? Church of the Apostles (1850 Marietta Avenue, Lancaster)
When: Saturday, October 20 from 6 pm-8:30 pm
6 pm-7 pm – Trick or Treating – Church Parking Lot
7 pm-8:30 pm – Rader Park Events (church lower campus)
->Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin Movie
->Snacks & Crafts at Schellenberger Pavilion
Decorate your trunk and you might win a prize!
Children must be accompanied by adult.
Here is How it Works: The middle parking lot is designated for “Trunk or Treating.” Anyone wishing to participate in handing out treats should park in this section. The children will walk a “treat trail” to each car. We encourage you to decorate your vehicle, but it is not mandatory.
RAIN LOCATION: FELLOWSHIP HALL
Hedwig and the Angry Inch Benefit PerformanceTellUs360 | website | Lancaster, false 17602
Hedwig is bringing her tour to the Lancaster stage! Tellus360 will be hosting a special concert performance of Hedwig and the Angry Inch at 6PM on Sunday, October 21 st . Proceeds from the tickets ($25) will benefit Lancaster PA Pride and Waves Ahead , an organization working to reestablish and strengthen vulnerable and marginalized communities in Puerto Rico.
“Hedwig and the Angry Inch” runs from October 18th – November 3rd at the Ephrata Performing Arts Center. We will also be donating the proceeds from our preview night reception of “Hedwig” to Lancaster PA Pride and Waves Ahead. We are thrilled for the opportunities to help support both of these causes!
24 E. King Street, Lancaster, PA 17602
UNFRACTURED Lancaster ScreeningStager Hall - Stahr Auditorium | Lancaster, false 17603 event website
Pennsylvania’s own Better Path Coalition is honored to host the 5-city screening tour of UNFRACTURED this October!
Following the screening, award-winning director Chanda Chevannes and subject Sandra Steingraber will participate in a Q&A with the audience.
Hailed as a “toxic avenger” by Rolling Stone, Sandra Steingraber quickly emerges as one of the leaders of New York’s biggest grassroots movement. Determined to win an uncompromising battle with the oil and gas industry, she devotes all of her time, energy and money to the campaign. But as the film opens, Sandra’s personal life is thrown into crisis when her husband begins having one stroke after another. Although she knows her family needs home, Sandra won’t stop—not until she and her allies win a statewide ban on fracking.
Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Dance PartyChurch of the Apostles UCC | website | Lancaster, false 17603 event website
Join us to experience the world of Mexico’s ancestors this Halloween season!
On Saturday, October 27, Church of the Apostles will be hosting a Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Dance Party in the Fellowship Hall from 6-9 pm.
Where: Church of the Apostles Fellowship Hall
1850 Marietta Avenue, Lancaster · (717) 392-5718
Admission: Donations will be accepted
What is Dia De Los Muertos? Día de Muertos is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico (and elsewhere) that focuses on gatherings to remember and pray for friends and family members who have died. Traditions include colorful face painting, remembrance altars, and Mexican foods.
Come (and bring a friend!) for dancing, face painting, pumpkin decorating, and more. All ages are welcome! Appropriate costumes are encouraged.
The award-winning movie "Coco", the story of a boy named Miguel who embarks on a journey to the magical land of his ancestors, will be playing on the big screen throughout the night.
Women and the Great War: Posters from the Collection of Pamela Tronsor ReceptionELizabethtown College, Zug Recital Hall | website | Elizabethtown, false 17522 event website
World War I Posters exhibit reception in Hess Gallery, Zug Memorial Hall on Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
2018 Distinguished Lecture Series: DR. LOUISE ARONSON – Reading Old Age: Medicine, Literature, and Life’s Third ActPennsylvania College of Health Sciences - High Auditorium | website | Lancaster, false 17601 event website
This “edutainment” style talk will use images, quotations and various types of literature to explore one of the most important and fastest growing areas of health science: old age. The talk will help people see and understand aging more accurately, the first step in providing high-quality care to older patients. The speaker will explore medicine’s fraught relationship with old age, what works well, what doesn’t, and what matters most in life’s third act, as well as how reading and writing by and about key patient populations can inform clinical practice and relationships in critical ways.
DR. LOUISE ARONSON is a Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco. Louise’s research and scholarship focus on geriatrics education, reflective learning, and Public Medical Communication. Louise is also a writer and has won the Sonora Review Prize, the
New Millennium Short Fiction Award, and three Pushcart nominations.
Fall 2018 Theatre Musical: "If/Then"Elizabethtown College, Tempest Theatre | website | Elizabethtown, false 17522 event website
With unforgettable songs and a moving story by the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning creators of Next to Normal, If / Then simultaneously follows one woman's two possible life paths, painting a portrait of the lives that we lead and those that we might have led. Elizabeth moves back to New York to restart her life in the city of infinite possibilities. When her plans collide with the whims of fate, her life splits into two parallel paths. If / Then follows both stories, as this modern woman faces the intersection of choice and chance.
Choose Happiness Book Discussion: Proud, by Ibtihaj MuhammadElizabethtown College, High Library | website | Elizabethtown, false 17522 event website
This year's Leffler Lecture speaker, Ibtihaj Muhammad is the first Muslim American woman in hijab to compete for the United States in the Olympic Games, and the first female Muslim American to medal at the Olympic Games, winning bronze in the Women's Saber event.
But her path to Olympic Greatness has been marked with opposition and near-debilitating challenges because of her race, religion, and gender.
"Proud" is the inspiring story of how Ibtihaj pushed past stereotypes, misconceptions, and negativity to find her own path to success and Olympic glory.
Lecture and Discussion: Hibakusha and Peacemaking in JapanElizabethtown College, Esbenshade Hall | website | Elizabethtown, false 17522 event website
Shigeko Sasamori, Hiroshima Bombing Survivor and one of the so-called Hiroshima Maidens, was a thirteen-year-old walking down the street with her friend and schoolmate when she looked up in childish wonderment as they saw an airplane pass overhead. A peculiar object fell from the aircraft and, within seconds, a raucous, resounding ‘boom’ blasted around them and Ms. Sasamori was knocked to the ground. The world went black. Ms. Sasamori woke from the darkness to a city in ruin and to those in her community - dead or injured. Join us as she shares her story of miraculously surviving severe trauma and burns and her work toward peace.
Ms. Sasamori is being invited back to campus following her visit five years ago because we were so touched as she shared her firsthand experience and testimony of what she is doing for peace. Dr. Nobuaki Takahashi, associate professor of Japanese and Asian studies who hosted Sasamori the first session said, “All I knew was what I had learned from school, but
An Afternoon of Bagpipe MusicTellus360 | Lancaster, false 17603 event website
An afternoon of bagpipe music with an emphasis on Ceol Mor (the Great Music) of the great highland bagpipe. Piobaireachd (Pibroch) is the classical music of the clans with music spanning from 1400's to present day. The Piobaireachd Society of Central Pennsylvania will present several performances of piobaireachd with some light music (marches, strathspeys, reels, hornpipes, and jigs) throughout the afternoon at An Sibin or Speakeasy room of Tellus360. Various performers. Free music.
Senior Recital: Jennifer Noyd, Cello and Hayley Spriggs, VoiceELizabethtown College, Zug Recital Hall | website | Elizabethtown, false 17522 event website
The Department of Fine and Performing Arts presents in senior recital music therapy majors Jennifer Noyd, cello and Hayley Spriggs, voice. This recital is free and open to the public.
A Christmas to Remember - Unexpected Treasures…in Unlikely PlacesBird-in-Hand Stage | website | Bird-in-Hand, false 17505 event website
In this live holiday musical, Matthew and Mary face unforeseen challenges as the new owners of a thrift store in Paradise, Ohio, and caregivers for an elderly parent with Alzheimer's. The play’s intriguing characters, unique situations and universal themes reveal unexpected treasures in the most unlikely places.
Join us this Christmas season on an inspirational journey!
November 6 – December 29, 2018
11am; 1pm; 3pm; 7pm Show Times
Magic & Wonder: Christmas - Holiday Fun for the Whole FamilyBird-in-Hand Stage | website | Bird-in-Hand, false 17505 event website
Brett Myers and his talented cast combine astounding illusions and heartwarming comedy with the best of the holiday spirit in a journey of joy, hope and celebration that offers seasonal holiday fun for all ages.
Create lifelong memories as you rediscover the wonder and true meaning of Christmas.
November 7, 2018 – January 1, 2019
11am; 3pm; 7pm Show Times
Leffler Lecture, A Conversation with Ibithaj MuhammadELizabethtown College, Leffler Chapel | website | Elizabethtown , false 17522 event website
Olympic medalist fencer, named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People, Ibtihaj Muhammad tells a story of the tremendous obstacles, racism, and pressures she has overcome as the first Muslim American woman to compete in hijab in a sport. Her story is an unforgettable tale of perseverance and faith. Raised in a working-class community in New Jersey with five siblings, Ibtihaj sought out sports as a means to fund college and fencing was one of the only sports in which she could participate fully clothed. She was fast, hardworking, and devoted to her faith. Her path to Olympic greatness has been marked with painful moments and near-debilitating obstacles—from the financial hardship her family endured in support of her to the ongoing bigotry she rose above with passion and grace, bigotry which emerged not just from competitors but also from coaches and teammates who continuously told her she'd never get far in the sport, even after she qualified for the Olympics.Ibtihaj Muhammad
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