Tuesday, August 12, 2008

What's Happening around Lancaster This Week?

Lancaster City's "Dinner and a Movie" series continues this week with "The Pursuit of Happyness." The free movie is showing at 9:00 p.m., Thursday (Aug. 14) at Binns Park.

Hole in the Wall Puppet Theater presents a marionette version of "Rumplestiltskin" on Saturday August 16th at 11 a.m. Hole in the Wall Puppet Theatre is located at 126 N. Water St. Tickets are $9. For more information and additional showtimes, visit http://www.holeinthewallpuppets.com/.

Between 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Friday, August 15th, Penn Square at King & Queen Streets in Lancaster will once again be serenaded with instrumental music. This week featuring the "Bravura Brass." They will be performing classical pieces, marches, and jazz. The "2008 Brown Bag Musical Variety Series," as it's being called, is brought to you by "The Greater Lancaster Federation of Musicians" and the "Music Performance Trust Fund of the Recording Industries", and is sponsored chiefly by Fulton Financial.

And don't forget to pick up a NewsLanc newsletter from the guys in the yellow t-shirts!

The Lancaster Barnstormers play home games Friday, Saturday, and Sunday this week:
Friday, Aug. 15 against the Newark Bears (7:05 p.m.)
Saturday, Aug. 16 against the Newark Bears (7:05 p.m.) - and-
Sunday, Aug. 17 against the Newark Bears (6:05 p.m.)

Saturday's game features a rubber baseball giveaway and fireworks display, and Sunday's game features an umbrella giveaway. For more information and to purchase tickets in advance visit, http://www.lancasterbarnstormers.com

On Saturday, Aug. 16, it's "Art in the Park" at Musser Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Art in the Park is "a celebration of the arts featuring free hands-on projects for children of all ages! Activities range from jewelry making to painting in the children's art gallery to fun in a toddler tent. Musser Park is bordered by Lime, Chestnut, Marion, and Shippen Streets in downtown Lancaster. This event is free and open to the public.

On Saturday (Aug. 16), Emily Osment, Hannah Montana's best friend Lily on the show "Hannah Montana," will be signing autographs and on Sunday (Aug. 17), Vanessa Hudgens of "High School Musical" will also be signing autographs. They will both greet fans at a tent in front of the Disney Store at Rockvale Outlets, and do a 10 mintue interview broadcast on a widescreen. The greetings and interviews take place between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. each day. For more information, visit http://www.rockvaleoutletslancaster.com/.

Also Saturday, August 16th, Strasburg Railroad is having its "Wine and Cheese Train." With a $30 ticket, you can take a scenic 45-minute train ride while sampling a variety of wines and cheeses. It is recommended that you reserve tickets in advance to ensure your spot. Visit http://www.strasburgrailroad.com/wine-and-cheese.php for further information.

On Sunday August 17th, interested persons can take a guided bicycle ride in the Lancaster Bicycle Club's "30th annual Covered Bridge Metric Century." "These 100, 50 and 25 kilometer (62, 31 & 15 mile) rides wind their way through some of Pennsylvania's most famous rural scenery, including six covered bridges. The terrain is rolling with a few hills on the 100K ride and flat to moderately rolling on the 50K & 25K rides. The rewards are stunning vistas of the richest farmland in America." Registration is $30 for any race. "The fee covers lunch, water stops, sag wagons, cue sheets, road markings, ice cream and a general good time. Additionally, a commemorative T-shirt can be purchased for $15 by July 18, 2008." Proceeds benefit the Lancaster Bicycle Club's grants program. Children under 12 ride free. For more information, visit http://www.lancasterbikeclub.org/cbm.php.

Also Sunday (Aug. 19), the Long's Park Summer Concert Series features blues slide guitarist Sonny Landreth. Admission is free and the performance begins at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit

And on Tuesday, August 19, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band come to Hershey Park Stadium. Tickets start at $28.95 and are going fast. The show is at 8:00 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.hersheypa.com/events/hersheypark_stadium/