Tuesday, October 14, 2008

What's Happening around Lancaster This Week?

On Wednesday, Oct. 15, legendary musician Elton John comes to the Giant Center in Hershey. Tickets start at $67 and will go fast. The concert is at 8:00 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.hersheypa.com/events/giant_center.

On Thursday, Oct. 16, Millersville University is showing the film "Ezra." "Newton I. Aduaka’s scorching portrait of an African child who is kidnapped and turned into a soldier for a rebel militia." The film is showing at 7 p.m. in Myers Auditorium in McComsey Hall off of Frederick Street in Millersville. The event is free and open to the public.

Speaking of free movies, you can catch one Friday and Saturday at the Leola Freeze & Frizz at 2250 New Holland Ave. Friday, Oct. 17th's movie is Hairspray and Saturday, Oct. 18th's movie is 27 Dresses. Showing at 7:00 p.m. each day. Admission is free but outside food is not permitted on the premises. Bring your own blankets or chairs.

October 17th is "Music Fridays" in downtown Lancaster. "
Shops and restaurants spread throughout the 200 and 300 blocks of N. Queen Street host an evening dedicated to music! Different artists are scheduled each third Friday, both inside local stores and on the sidewalks. Committed performances include belly dancing, a jazz quintet, solo, acoustic, rock and American groups." This occurs between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. For more information, visit http://buildingcharacter.biz/lancaster.

On Friday, Oct. 17 at the Historic Rock Ford Plantation, "
Join Ichabod Crane and Katrina Van Tassel at an autumn ball - Just be on the look out of the headless horseman... Performances begin at 6, 7, and 8 p.m. Note: This is NOT geared towards younger children, please use your discretion." Admission is $8.50 for adults or $7.00 for seniors and students. The Rock Ford Plantation is located at 881 Rockford Road near Lancaster County Central Park. For more information, visit http://www.rockfordplantation.org.

Saturday morning, Oct. 18 in Lancaster County Central Park is the "
4th Annual Dutch Knob Equestrian Pace Event." "Rain date Sun. Oct. 19th. Course is off Golf Rd. and is approximately 5 miles; jumps are optional. Open to all ages and disciplines. Riders under age 15 must have at least one adult on their team. For more information, special needs or concerns, contact Chandra Mast, 717-314-4635, or email QC@LancasterHorse.com." The cost is $35 per rider. For more information, visit http://www.LancasterHorse.com.

Manheim is holding a "Classic Car Show" on Oct. 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. "on the square" - at the intersection of Routes 72 and 772. "
Show off your classic car at the square in Manheim. Enjoy the fall weather and win prizes by class for your car. Last year's show brought well over 200 entrants. Door prizes, raffles and great food!" Free to the public, it is $10 to show off your classic car or $8 if you register in advance. For more information, visit http://www.manheimdowntown.org.

This weekend is the "Fall Art Walk" in downtown Lancaster. From 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Fall Art Walk is "A new kind of event featuring a fusion of visual, performance and culinary arts. Music in the galleries, dance in the streets, artists and artisans in their studios, art installations, and Art on a Plate - special culinary offerings created by local restaurants exclusively for ArtWalk." For more information, visit http://www.LancasterArts.com.

This weekend is also the "
Fall Harvest Festival" in Conestoga. "The 11th annual Fall Harvest Festival featuring Cider making, blacksmithing, open hearth cooking, squirrel tail oven baking, and log sawing will be among the demonstrated events on both days. In addition, master craft persons will be demonstrating colonial arts and crafts including tinsmithing, pottery, woodworking, weaving and spinning." The event is open to the public but a donation is requested. 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the area of 51 Kendig Road. For more information, visit the Conestoga Area Historical Society.

Halloween-themed attractions will be available at Hershey Park, Hershey Chocolate World, and Dutch Wonderland this weekend. For details, visit http://www.hersheypark.com,
http://www.HersheysChocolateWorld.com, and http://www.dutchwonderland.com.

Also opening for the Halloween season is Jason's Woods in Conestoga. Attractions include haunted hayrides, mystery mazes, and pitch black terrors. For all the spooky details, visit http://www.jasonswoods.com. Located at 99 Stehman Road.

For more local events, check the community calendar at http://www.padutchcountry.com/events_calendar