Tuesday, October 21, 2008

What's happening around Lancaster this week?

Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 7:00 p.m, the League of Woman Voters is hosting a debate on the proposed Home Rule Charter to appear on the Nov. 4 ballot. The debate will be held in the Booth-Ferris Room in the Steinman College Center at Franklin & Marshall College. Speaking in support of the Charter will be Government Study Commission Chair Carol Phillips and GSC member Jim Miller. Speaking against the Charter will be GSC members Greg Sahd and Jim Bednar. The debate will feature a question and answer session from a panel of questioners, and will conclude with questions from the audience.

On Thursday, Oct. 23, Millersville University will be showing the film "Road to Guantanamo" at 7:00 p.m. in Myers Auditorium. "Winner of the Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival, the Road to Guantanamo is a terrifying, first-hand account of three British citizens who were held for two years without charges in the American military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba." Admission is free and open to the public. Myers auditorium is located in McComsey Hall off of West Frederick St. in Millersville.

Thursday, Oct. 23rd is the opening night of “Glorious,” at the Fulton Opera House. Runs through Nov. 8. 7:30 p.m. $20- $48. 12 N. Prince St., 717-397-7425. The true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, who in the first half of the 20th century, consistently sang off-key yet had legions of devoted fans that eventually took her to a sold-out show at Carnegie Hall.

Thursday is also the opening night of “Stones in His Pockets” by Theater of the Seventh Sister at Stahr Performing Arts Center, 438 N. Queen St. Runs through Nov. 9. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. $25. 717-396-7764. The play, by Marie Jones and directed by Charlie DelMarcelle, explores how the lives of the residents of a small Irish community are turned upside down when a Hollywood film crew comes to town. A cast of two performs all 15 characters in this award-winning comedy.

On Friday evening, Oct. 24, at 8 p.m, Millersville University will host a musical performance by the instrumental group Bearfoot. "
Bearfoot is deeply American music. Airy Northern ballads are tempered by back-alley Southern blues, while jazz stomp meets Appalachian breakdown, the whole fused with a signature sexy bluegrass passion. Boasting five distinctive young lead voices, the group showcases a remarkable breadth of rich, original songs." General admission is $10 or $7 for students or senior citizens. The location is Lyte Auditorium. You can purchase tickets in advance at http://www.muticketsonline.com.

The Leola Freeze & Frizz is showing free movies on both Friday, Oct. 24 and Saturday, Oct. 25 at 7:00 p.m. Friday's movie is Aladdin and Saturday's is
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

On Friday, Oct. 24, be spooked by the Legend of Sleepy Hollow at Rock Ford Plantation in Lancaster. "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 for seniors & students. Rockford plantation is located at 881 Rockford Road in Lancaster near Central Park. For more information, visit http://www.rockfordplantation.org.

Saturday, Oct. 25th is the Charity Vendor Fair, Auction, and Food Sale at the Ephrata Recreation Center. "October is breast cancer awareness month! Help raise money for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk while beginning some holiday shopping! Come enjoy over 20 different vendors to shop from, a Chinese raffle, and incredible food!" From 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 130 South Academy Drive in Ephrata. There is no charge for admission.

Saturday, Oct. 25 is "Happy Hauntings" at Dutch Wonderland. "
Enjoy hauntingly friendly fun ideal for families! A Kingdome for Kids! will feature themed rides and attractions, trick-or-treating, magic shows, ghoulish games, storytelling by the princess and knight and so much more!" 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Admission is $17.25. Dutch Wonderland is located at 2249 Lincoln Highway East. Visit http://www.dutchwonderland.com for more information.

On Saturday, Oct. 25, Lancaster Mennonite High School is holding
Sing For Hope: Make a Dream Come True Concert. "Inspired by the mission of the Mennonite Central Committee Global Family Program, renowned operatic soprano Madeline Bender and fellow artists have donated their time and talent to the creation of an evening of music in celebration of families around the world." Starts at 8:00 p.m. Suggested donation is $15. Located at 2176 Lincoln Highway East.

The Strasburg Wine & Cheese Train runs on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 6:00 p.m. Enjoy a 45-minute train ride through the scenic countryside while tasting fine wines and cheeses. Other beverages and snacks also available for purchase. Tickets are $30. Visit http://www.strasburgrailroad.com/wine-and-cheese.php for tickets and further information.

On Sunday Oct. 26th,
Deborah J. Vagins, Policy Counsel for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties for the American Civil Liberties Union's Washington Legislative Office will be speaking at Franklin & Marshall College. The subject of her talk is: The Election and the Constitution: What's on the ballot? What's on the line? The talk will take place at 1:00 p.m. in Stahr Auditorium of Stager Hall.

Sunday, Oct 26th is Sunday Market in downtown Lancaster from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the 300 block of N. Queen St. For more information, visit http://buildingcharacter.biz/market.