Lancaster County Events -
April, 2008

Here is a listing and description of some of the upcoming Lancaster County events taking place during April of 2008.

The dates, times, and admission prices are accurate as of the time of this posting. However, it is possible that changes may occur as the year progresses.

Therefore, please check back periodically to see if there have been any updates. We plan to list more events as information becomes available.





Adamstown

Spring Antiques Extravaganza : You will enjoy this special weekend devoted to antiques. Within a 3-mile radius, over 5,000 antique dealers display their wares at special outdoor displays.

  • Location: Throughout Adamstown, Route 272, Adamstown, PA 19501
  • Phone: (717) 738-9010
  • Date: April 25, 2008 through April 27, 2008
  • admission: Free


Columbia

Class of 2010 Antique, Art and Craft Show : An antique, art and craft show held at the Historic Columbia Market House. The event is sponsored by the Columbia High School Class of 2010

  • Location: Columbia Market House, 308 Locust Street, Columbia, PA 17512
  • Phone: (717) 684-5249
  • Date: April 19, 2008
  • admission: Free


Elizabethtown

Russell Malone Jazz Concert : Witness one of the truly great jazz artists of his generation, Georgia native Russell Malone.

  • Location: Leffler Chapel and Perfomance Center, One Alpha Drive, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA 17022
  • Phone: (717) 361-1508
  • Date: April 6, 2008
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Admission: For those over 26 years of age: tickets are $18 to $25; for those between 19 to 26 years of age: tickets are 1/2 price; for those 18 years of age and younger, tickets are $1


Chanticleer Concert : Enjoy the seamless blend ofa cappella male voice with the GRAMMY award-winning Chanticleer.

  • Location: Leffler Chapel and Perfomance Center, One Alpha Drive, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA 17022
  • Phone: (717) 361-1508
  • Date: April 12, 2008
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Admission: Please call for admission prices


Sounds of Spring: Ephrata's Musical Heritage : The Ephrata Cloister Chorus will present music from the historic Cloister and early America--all dedicated to portraying the sounds of the past.

  • Location: Elizabethtown College, 1 Alpha Drive, Elizabethtown, PA 17022
  • Phone: (717) 733-6600
  • Date: April 13, 2008
  • Time: 4:00 PM
  • Admission: Donations will be collected


Ephrata

3rd Friday's A Charm - On every third Friday of the month, the shops of downtown Ephrata invite you to a special celebration. The monthly event serves as the perfect introduction to this Lancaster County city as well as something to look forward to for regular visitors.

Enjoy great deals on shopping, exciting entertainment, delicious local food and so much more. New events will be held each night.

Ride the Red Rose Historic Trolley to your favorite downtown destination for only 25 cents.

  • Location: Throughout Ephrata
  • Phone: (717) 738-5060
  • Date: April 18, 2008
  • Time: 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

Community Days - Discover the activities of the Cloister during this special hands-on educational program. Stations present a variety of activities such as colonial clothing, printing, and the life of Ephrata’s earliest residents. Advance registration is strongly encouraged.

  • Location: Ephrata Cloister, 632 West Main Street, Ephrata, PA 17522
  • Phone: (717) 733-6600
  • Date: April 30, 2008
  • Time: 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Admission: Please call for Admission charge




Holtwood

Rawlinsville Annual Farm Equipment & Antique Mud Sale: Annual sale featuring quilts, arts & crafts, horses, furniture, homemade food, and more.

  • Location: Rawlinsville Fire Company, 33 Martic Heights Drive, Holtwood, PA 17532
  • Phone: (717) 284-3943
  • Date: April 12, 2008
  • Time: Begins at 8:30 AM
  • Admission: Free


Lancaster County Longrifles' 18th Century Living History Event & Black Powder Shoot: Visit an 18th century encampment. Step back in time and see blacksmiths, weavers, spinners, shooting comepetitions, archery and tomahawk throwing, participants living in canvas lodges, cooking over an open fire and much more.

  • Location: Muddy Run Park, 172 Bethesda Church Road, E, Holtwood, PA 17532
  • Phone: (717) 533-3652
  • Date: April 30, 2008 through May 3, 2008
  • Time: Begins at 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Admission: $3.00 for Adults



Lancaster City

All Shook Up : A fun musical about a young girl’s dream of hitting the open road. Into her life comes a charismatic guitar-playing roustabout who turns the whole town upside down with his hip-swiveling, lip-curling and sexy singin’. Featuring 24 classic Elvis Presley tunes, "All Shook Up" is surefire fun for rock n’ roll rebels of all ages.

  • Location: Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, 510 Centerville Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Phone: (717) 898-1900
  • Date: February 14, 2008 – April 5, 2008
  • Time:
    Shows tend to begin at 1:15 PM and 8:00 PM with the meals beginning at 11:45 AM and 6:00 PM, respectively. Please call for details.
  • Admission: Tickets vary depending seating arrangements and other factors. Please call for details.


First Friday - It is always a great time to visit Lancaster City on the first Friday of each month. Experience the downtown as 0ver 60 galleries, museums, shops, and restaurants extend their hours.

  • Location: Downtown Lancaster City
  • Phone: (717) 509-ARTS
  • Date: April 4, 2008
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Admission: Free


Bluegrass Fest: Live Performance - American Bluegrass music is known for its unique acoustic stringed instruments and vocal harmonies. Loyal fans of Bluegrass, as well as those experiencing it for the first time, will enjoy this full line-up including: Peter Rowan & the Tony Rice Quartet; Bobby Osborne & the Rocky Top X-Press; Rhonda Vincent & the Rage; and Dr. Ralph Stanley.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: April 5, 2008
  • Time: 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $35.00


Where The Wild Things Are: Maurice Sendak in His Own Words and Pictures - Fun-filled family exhibit based on the work of the beloved children's author and illustrator, Maurice Sendak. Lots of hands-on elements are designed to provide insight into Sendak's vision and inspirations.

  • Location: Lancaster Museum of Art, 135 North Lime Street, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 394-3497
  • Date: April 5, 2008 to May 18, 2008
  • Time: Museum hours are:
    Mondays through Saturdays: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM; and,
    Sundays: Noon until 4:00 PM
  • Admission: Free. However, $2 donations per person are suggested


Family Science Sunday : Family Science Sunday is truly science fun for everyone. Various hands-on activities, science demonstrations, interactive events are available along with an opportunity to witness some of the animals a little closer than normal in the Live Animal Room.

Please note that there is a Special Exhibit running from January 25, 2008 until May 30, 2008 called, "Snakes, Rattles & Holes." Look at life through a snake's eyes at this exhibit by Purdue University. Feel a snake's skin, see how snakes slither, or help a snake get his dinner - on a video game.

  • Location: North Museum of Natural History and Science, 400 College Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Phone: (717) 291-3941
  • Date: April 6, 2008
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Admission:
    General Museum Admission: $7.00
    Children ages 3 to 12 years: $6.00
    Senior - over 65 years: $6.00
    Young Children - Under 3 years - Free


Lancaster Symphony Orchestra: Audience Requests - Celebrate the 60th anniversary season of the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra. Experience a concert where the audience selects what songs the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra will perform.

  • Location: Fulton Theater, 12 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17608
  • Phone: (717) 291-6440 ext.235
  • Date: April 11, 2008 through April 13, 2008
  • Time:
    Friday, April 11, 2008: 8:00 PM;
    Saturday, April 12, 2008: 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM;
    Sunday, April 13, 2008: 3:00 PM;
  • Admission: Tickets range from $21 to $58


2008 Senior Exhibition : Artwork from graduating seniors, including photography, illustration and graphic design.

  • Location: Pennsylvania College of Art & Design - 204 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Phone: (717) 396-7833
  • Date: April 14 through May 30, 2008
  • Time: Please call for details.


Guys and Dolls : The classic story of small time gamblers and the ladies in their lives. Nathan Detroit bets his pal, the slick, high-rolling Sky Masterson, that he can’t get the next lady he sees to fall in love with him. Unfortunately for Sky, it’s the prim and proper neighborhood missionary Sarah Brown who is out to save their very souls. And while Sky is wooing Miss Brown, Nathan has trouble of his own with Adelaide, the chronically ill nightclub performer whose condition is brought on by the fact she's been engaged to Nathan for 14 years.

  • Location: Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, 510 Centerville Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Phone: (717) 898-1900
  • Date: April 10, 2008 through May 15, 2008
  • Time:
    Shows tend to begin at 1:15 PM and 8:00 PM with the meals beginning at 11:45 AM and 6:00 PM, respectively. Please call for details.
  • Admission: Tickets vary depending seating arrangements and other factors. Please call for details.


Spring ArtWalk - The 24th Anniversary of the Lancaster Spring ArtWalk encompasses a wide variety of arts including: art exhibits/demonstrations, children's and student's art, some musical performances and returning this year, a Kid's ArtWalk.

During ArtWalk, Lancaster artists open their studios and galleries for the weekend and invite the public to stroll around downtown Lancaster and visit with the artists.

Area restaurants and shops will also open their doors with special exhibits.

  • Location: Throughout downtown Lancaster, Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Phone: (717) 509-9869
  • Date: April 19, 2008 and April 20, 2008
  • Time:
    Saturday, April 19, 2008: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    Sunday, April 20, 2008: Noon to 5:00 PM
  • Admission: Free


Doubt: A Parable - The story of Sister Aloysius, the no-nonsense principal of St. Nicholas Catholic School in 1964, who suspects the Parish priest of inappropriate behavior. A firm adherent to church doctrine and procedure, and with no firm evidence of wrongdoing, Sister Aloysius must decide whether to trust her instincts or to accept Father Flynn's protestations of innocence. John Patrick Shanley's play won the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best Play and was called the "best play of 2005" by over ten national newspapers and magazines.

  • Location: Fulton Theater, 12 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17608
  • Phone: (717) 397-7425
  • Date: April 24, 2008 through May 11, 2008
  • Time: Evening shows usually begin at 7:30 PM or 8:00 PM
    Matinees usually begin at 2:00 PM. Please call for details.
  • Admission: Tickets range from $20 to $45 depending on whether you purchase a student ticket, regular ticket, or senior ticket. The price also depends on the placement of your seats. Please call for details.


Lancaster Barnstormers Opening Day Home Game - The whole family will enjoying a day at the ballpark for the opening weekend of the fourth season, where the Barnstormers will take on the Bridgeport Bluefish Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

  • Location: Clipper Magazine Stadium, 650 N. Prince St., Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Phone: (717) 509-HITS (4487)
  • Date: April 25, 2008 – April 27, 2008
  • Time: Please call for details
  • Admission: Tickets prices vary based upon seating. Please call for details.


American Spirit Parade : Come celebrate at this patriotic parade which honors all the First Responders, including Military, Police, Firefighters and EMTs.

The parade starts at Lime and Orange Street, with a reviewing stand at Buchanan Park.

  • Location: Throughout downtown Lancaster, Lancaster, PA 17608
  • Phone: (717) 397-4683 x4241
  • Date: April 26, 2008
  • Time: Starts at 1:00 PM
  • Admission: Free


Race Against Racism - 5K run/walk uniting people of all races to demonstrate their commitment to racial equality and opportunity.

As a 10th anniversary celebration, Humanity Fest, a free community event featuring a variety of multi-cultural entertainment, will be held at Musser Park after the race.

  • Location: Musser Park, Lime and Chestnut Streets, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 393-1735
  • Date: April 26, 2008
  • Time: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Admission: $20.00 to register for the race


Community Days at Buchanan Park - This community festival at Buchanan Park offers loads of activities and event, including carnival rides, games, music and food.

  • Location: Buchanan Park, 120 North Duke Street, Lancaster, PA 17608-1599
  • Phone: (717) 392-4683
  • Date: April 30, 2008 through May 3, 2008
  • Time:
    Wednesday, April 30, 2008: 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Thursday, May 1, 2008: 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Friday, May 2, 2008: 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM
    Saturday, May 3, 2008: Noon to 11:00 PM
  • Admission: Free



Lititz

Lovin' Litiz Every Second! - A great way to see historic downtown Lititz, Pennsylvania is to visit on the second Friday of every month when the town erupts for a special celebration for everyone.

Join downtown merchants in a lively evening of shopping, live music performances, art exhibits, poetry readings, jewelry shows, special dinner menus & local food tastings, and much more.

  • Location: Downtown Lititz
  • Phone: (717) 627-1919
  • Date: April 11, 2008
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

Manheim

Swashbuckler Pyrate Feast: An Evening of Booty and Bounty: A raucous band of 16th century pirates have commandeered the Swashbuckler Brew Pub and await you with a plethora of overflowing pitchers of ale and wine, platters piled high with hardy comestibles and a hogshead of seaworthy hilarity.

Period costumes encouraged but not required.

  • Location: Swashbuckler Brew Pub, on the grounds of the Mount Hope Estate & Winery, 2775 Lebanon Rd., Manheim, PA 17545
  • Phone: (717) 665-7021
  • Date:
    Weekend of April 4-5, 2008;
    Weekend of April 11-12, 2008;
    Weekend of April 14-15, 2008
  • Time: Begins at 6:00 PM
  • Admission: $35.95 for adult admission. Must be 21 years of age or older.

Paradise

Paris is Out: Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Brand as they try to plan the perfect trip. Unfortunately, Mrs. Brand dreams of Europe and Mr. Brand dreams of Pittsburgh.

Follow the entire family as the vacation changes and everyone tries to arrive at the proper destination.

  • Location: Rainbow Dinner Theatre, Route 30 East, Paradise, PA 17652
  • Phone: (717) 687-4300
  • Date: February 6, 2008 through April 26, 2008
  • Time: Please call for details.
  • Admission: Please call for details.


Peach Bottom

Wakefield Annual Spring Mud Sale: Annual sale featuring arts & crafts, quilts, furniture, farm animals, farm equipment, and homemade food.

  • Location: Rober Fulton Fire Company, 2271 Robert Fulton Hwy, Peach Bottom, PA 17563
  • Phone: (717) 548-2483
  • Date: April 3, 2008
  • Time: Begins at 8:00 AM
  • Admission: Free



Strasburg

Daniel and the Lions' Den - This musical drama features memorable moments such as the refusal of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego to bow to the massive golden statute followed by their punishment in the furnace, along with Daniel's experience in a den of hungry lions.

  • Location: Sight & Sound Millennium Theatre®, 300 Hartman Bridge Road, on Route 896 South off Route 30, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: (717) 687-7800(
  • Date: February 16, 2008, 2007 to May 17, 2008
  • Time: There is a show every day except on Mondays. Please telephone for show times.
  • Admission:
    Weekday (Tues-Thurs: adults-$47.00; teens-$28.00, children-$16.00Weekend (Fri-Sat): adults-$54.00, teens-$28.00, children-$16.00


Abraham and Sarah - Follow Abraham and Sarah throughout their lives and discover their overwhelming faith in God.

  • Location: Sight & Sound Millennium Theatre®, 300 Hartman Bridge Road, on Route 896 South off Route 30, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: (717) 687-7800(
  • Date: March 28, 2008 through September 20, 2008
  • Time: There is a show every day except on Mondays. Please telephone for show times.
  • Admission:
    Adults: $34.00; Teens: $16.00; Children: $12.00


Wine & Cheese Train - Complimentary wine, cheese and crackers are provided with First-Class accommodations on the Parlor Car. Beer, mixed drinks, non-alcoholic hot & cold beverages are also available for purchase.

  • Location: Strasburg Rail Road, Route 741 East, Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: 717-687-7522
  • Date: April 5, 2008, April 12, 2008, April 19, 2008, and April 26, 2008
  • Time: 6:00 PM
  • Admission: $30.00. Note: People riding aboard the First Class Parlor Car on designated Wine & Cheese Trains must be 21 years or older. A photo ID is required to board the train.





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