Wednesday, July 23, 2008

What's Happening Around Lancaster This Week?

The City of Lancaster's Dinner and a Movie series continues this week with Harold & Maude (1971). The film shows at 9:00 p.m. on Thrusday, July 24 in Binns Park. Admission is free.

The Lancaster Barnstormers play home games against the Newark Bears, Thursday the 24th, Friday, the 25th, and Saturday the 26th at 7 p.m., and Sunday the 27th at 6 p.m. Thursday night, there will be a waffle bat & ball giveaway for the first 1,500 fans, Friday night's game will include fireworks, and Saturday's game will include a frisbee giveaway (first 2,000 fans), and Sunday's game will include a tote bag giveaway. Visit for more information.

The Wine & Cheese Train continues at the Strasburg Railroad this weekend. On Friday (25th) and Saturday (26th) at 7:00 p.m., riders can sample wines and cheeses. "The $30 fare includes First-Class accommodations on the Parlor Car and complimentary wine, cheese and crackers. Beer, mixed drinks, premium wines, non-alcoholic hot and cold beverages are also available for purchase." Visit for more information and to purchase tickets in advance.

There will be a buffet-style breakfast and yard sale in Terre Hill Community Memorial Park on Saturday, July 26 from 7:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The buffet includes ham, bacon, pancakes, country fried potatoes, sausage, coffee, orange juice, toast, milk, fresh fruit, and more. The cost is $6.50 for adults and $3 for kids under 12. The yard sales run during the same period. Spaces are available in the yard sale for a cost of $10. Bring your own table and chairs. Terre Hill Community Memorial Park is located at 210 Lancaster Ave. in Terre Hill.

Lititz Springs Park will hold its 42nd Annual Outdoor Art Show on Saturday, July 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Hosted by the Village Art Association of Lititz, local artists will showcase and sell their work. Admission is free and the event will be held rain or shine. Lititz Springs Park is located at 7 South Broad Street in Lititz. For additional information, visit

The bands 3 Doors Down, Staind, and Hinder will be performing at Hershey Park Stadium this Sunday, July 27th at 6:30 p.m. Tickets range from $25 to $75. For additional information, and to buy tickets, visit or call 717-534-3911.

Also on Sunday the 27th, there is a Rubber Duckie Race & Festival at Lancaster County Central Park. There will be a chicken barbecue, games, and prizes, and at 5:00 p.m., 25,000 "ducks" will "race" down a portion of the Conestoga River. The event takes place from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Lancaster County Central Park and benefits the Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center.

This is the final week of the musical Jesus Christ Superstar at the Ephrata Performing Arts Center. Showtimes July 23rd, 24th, 25th, and 26th are at 8:00 p.m. There is also a 2:00 p.m. matinee on Saturday, July 26th. Tickets are $20, but matinee tickets sold after 1:45 p.m. on Saturday will be offered at any price. The Ephrata Performing Arts Center is located at 320 Cocalico Street in Ephrata. For more information, visit