Monday, November 17, 2008

What's happening around Lancaster this week

On Monday, Nov. 17th, "If you’re into politics or public radio, then you can’t miss Lancaster native David Greene, the White House correspondent for National Public Radio, as he presents "TALES FROM THE TRAIL: A Reporter’s Account of the 2008 Presidential Election.” Schnader Theatre, Roschel Performing Arts Center, Franklin & Marshall College campus, 7:30 p.m. Free."

On Tuesday, November 18th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., the Lancaster Young Professionals will be holding a "Non-Profit Networking Mixer" at the Plain & Fancy Farm Restaurant, 3121 Old Philadelphia Pike. "Join Lancaster Young Professionals as we learn about over 15 of the area’s non-profit groups, their missions and volunteer needs. Also, with the holiday season just around the corner, please help us by bringing a new and unwrapped toy to this event to be donated to the Marine Corp Reserve Toys for Tots and the Boys and Girls Club." Admission is free.

Also Tuesday, Nov. 18th, "Teens who want to be a rock star should check out the Lancaster Public Library’s “Teen Video Night” in the Teen Hub. Try “Rock Band” on X-Box 360 in the Bates Auditorium. The library supplies the guitar, bass, microphone and drums; you supply the enthusiasm. 6 p.m. 125 N. Duke St. 717-396-9313."

On Wednesday, Nov. 19, "Bonjour. A French Conversation Group, a new group has formed in the city, meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month. French only is spoken. Oui, francais. The next meeting is at Chestnut Hill Café from 6:30 to 8 p.m.. For details, e-mail here."

On Thursday, Nov. 20 from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., the Demuth Museum will be holding the "11th Demuth Auction for Artists and Collectors." "
Auction will feature over 60 works, including David Brumbachs, Luigi Rists, and all of Lancaster’s local and regional favorites, to benefit the Demuth Museum." The Demuth Museum is located at 323 N. Duke St. Admission is $15.

November 21 is a"Music Friday" in downtown Lancaster. "Music Fridays are each third Friday of the month in the 200 & 300 Blocks of North Queen Street. Performances will abound on sidewalks and inside stores." Performances from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Also Friday night, at Ten Thousand Villages Home Decor in Ephrata, they will be having "African Dance and Drumming" from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m." "Providing visual and aural counterpoint to our Africa night in the Cafe, Cocalikuimba will present a program of West African drumming and dance at 7 and 8 p.m. in the store. This year, Cocalikuimba is enjoying additional direction by dancer in residence Janet Peck. Janet is a West African dancer, teacher and choreographer." There is no charge for admission.

Starting Friday, Nov. 21 at Sight & Sound Theatre in Strasburg, it's The Miracle of Christmas. "
Presenting the lives of Mary and Joseph focusing on their relationship, experience of angelic visits, the disgrace of a "questionable" pregnancy in their culture and the miracle of their son's birth. The show culminates in a joyful celebration as kings, angels and shepherds converge to welcome the infant King." Tickets start at $40 for adults and $16 for children. Prices and showtimes vary. Visit the website for details.

This weekend, children can have Breakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus at Hershey's Chocolate World. Tickets are about $20. Visit the website for times and additional information.

On Saturday, Nov. 22, Hole in the Wall Puppet Theatre presents Cinderella. "
Enjoy the kid-friendly reproduction of the classic fairytale, Cinderella, all in puppet form and as a special holiday presentation! Performances at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m." Admission is $9.

Saturday, Nov. 22 is the
Lancaster "Gifts That Give" Alternative Gift Fair at the Farm & Home Center. "'Gifts that Give' offers holiday shoppers an alternative to traditional gift giving for the holiday season. Over 30 local and non-profit organizations will be participating along with local food vendors, musicians and kid's activities. Bring the family and do your Christmas shopping at the Alternative Gift Fair!" 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The Farm & Home Center is located at 1383 Arcadia Road. Admission is free.

On Saturday (Nov. 22) at 6:00 p.m., see the "
Lancaster's Women's Roller Derby team, the Dutchland Rollers, as they host the Wilmington City Ruff Rollers for thier final bout of the 2008 Season. Portion of the proceeds benefit the American Spinal Injury Association." Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Children under 10 attend free. Location is the Overlook Activities Center at 2040 Lititz Pike. Visit for further info.

The classic rock group The Eagles will be performing at the Giant Center in Hershey on Sunday, November 23 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $60. Visit for tickets and further info.