Lancaster County events- February, 2008

Here is a listing and description of some of the special Lancaster County events taking place in February 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.


Adele Anthony - Adele Anthony is a world-class who will perform Bach's Complete Partitas and Sonatas.

  • Location: Leffler Chapel and Performance Center, One Alpha Drive, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA 17022
  • Phone: (717) 361-1508
  • Date: February 2, 2008
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Admission: Depending upon the seats, concert tickets will be either $20 and $15 for those over 26 years of age; tickets will be half price for those between the ages of 19 and 26; tickets will be $1.00 for students 18 years of age and younger.

Figures Circa 1950 Exhibit, Chocolate and Jazz : Jazz-influenced art. From the sketchbooks and journals of Fran Wagner Williams and Florence Starr Taylor.

There will be an opening night reception on Friday, February 15, 2008 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM. The reception features a jazz performance by the Ryan Kauffman Trio.

  • Location: Lynden Gallery, 117 S. Market Street, Elizabethtown, PA 17022
  • Phone: (717) 367-9236
  • Date: February 15, 2008 through March 22, 2008
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Admission: $5.00 cover charge

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: February 15, 2008
  • Time: 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free


Rawlinsville Farm Equipment & Antique Mud Sale - Unless you are looking for farm equipment or are a farm enthusiast, this two-day event which specializes in outdoor equipment may not appeal to you. However, if you are interested in local community events, you will find plenty to enjoy here. Also, there will be antiques on hand that might be of interest. On Friday, February 28, 2007, new and used farm equipment will be on sale. On Saturday, February 29, 2007, the focus will be various antiques, antique tractors and engines.

  • Location: Rawlinsville Fire Company, 33 Martic Heights Drive, Holtwood, PA 17532
  • Phone: 717-284-3943
  • Date: February 28, 2008 and February 29, 2008
  • Time: Starts at 8:30 AM
  • Admission: Free

Lancaster City

Local Artist Exhibition - View the art from four very talented local artists in four separate exhibitions: Shalya Marsh will present her clay sculptures; Thomas Scullin presents his paintings; Erik Miley presents his sculptures; and, Claire Giblin presents her painting. There will be a reception Reception Friday, January 4, 2008 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM.
  • Location: Lancaster Museum of Art, 135 North Lime Street, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 394-3497
  • Date: January 5, 2008, 2007 to March 2, 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

Bus Stop : Enjoy the famous play in which William Inge’s sparkling dialogue vividly brings to life a busload of colorful characters forced to spend the night at a 24-hour roadside diner.

  • Location: Fulton Theater, 12 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17608
  • Phone: 717-397-7425
  • Date: January 24, 2008 – February 10, 2008
  • Time:
    Evening shows usually begin at 7:30 PM or 8:00 PM
    Matinees usually begin at 2:00 PM. 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.

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: February 1, 2008
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

Handcranked Film Projects : Boston-area filmmakers Jake Mahaffy, Bryan Papciak, Jeff Sias, and Dan Sousa will present independent films that have been shown at festivals worldwide. Their sculptures, drawings, photography and more will also be showcased.

  • Location: Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, 204 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Phone: 717-396-7833
  • Date: February 1, 2008 – March 28, 2008

Chinese New Year Celebration : In celebration of the Chinese New Year, there will be games, performances and other fun activities for the entire family to enjoy.

  • Location: Harrisburg Area Community College - Lancaster Campus, 1641 Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: 717-293-5000
  • Date: February 2, 2008
  • Time: Noon until 4:00 PM

Oak Ridge Boys - Live performance from this legendary group with three decades of chart-topping hits, million-selling albums, an endless highway of personal appearances, and a permanent place in the pantheon of country music.

Their string of hits includes "Elvira," as well as "Bobbie Sue," "Dream On," "Thank God For Kids," "American Made," "I Guess It Never Hurts to Hurt Sometimes," "Fancy Free," "Gonna Take A Lot of River" and many others. They've scored 11 gold, three platinum and one double platinum album, and had more than a dozen national #1 singles.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: February 9, 2008
  • Time: 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM
  • Admission: $41.00

Victorian Valentine Dinner: A night not like any other. Snuggle up to your loved one on a horse drawn ride to the Landis Valley Hotel, a charmingly authentic historic setting that's been serving travelers since 1855. Dine on a delicious romantic meal accompanied by a wandering violinist. Advance reservations required.

  • Location: Landis Valley Museum, 2451 Kissel Hill Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Phone: Cindy Kirby-Reedy at(717)581-0591
  • Date: Saturday, February 9, 2008 and Thursday, February 14, 2008
  • Time: 6:00 PM until 10:00 PM

An Evening with Anne Murray - Canadian songstress Anne Murray has created over 31 albums and sold more than 30 million copies worldwide. The album Snowbird earned her the distinction of being the first Canadian solo female artist to receive a gold record in the United States. Some of her hits include “You Needed Me,” “Could I Have this Dance,” “Love Song” and “Snowbird.”

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: Tuesday, February, 12, 2008 and Wednesday, February, 13, 2008
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $75.00

Lancaster Symphony Orchestra: Classic Concert Series - Celebrate the 60th anniversary season of the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra. Soundscapes of Grieg and Sibelius. Internationally acclaimed, Russian born pianist Yuliya Gorenman will perform Edvard Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor and Sigurd Jorsalfar as well as Jean Sibelius' Symphony No. 2. The beautiful music is evocative of the Scandinavian landscape.

  • Location: Fulton Theater, 12 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17608
  • Phone: (717) 291-6440 ext.235
  • Date: February 15, 2008 to February 17, 2008
  • Time:
    Friday, February 15, 2008: 8:00 PM followed by a reception where you can meet the musicians;
    Saturday, February 16, 2008: 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM
    Sunday, February 17, 2008: 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM
  • Admission: Tickets range from $21 to $58

Miranda Lambert - Live performance from the Country Music Award nominee for Top Female Vocalist. Miranda Lambert's debut album Kerosene went to number one on the country charts. She is a singer songwriter with staying power, and a take-no-prisoners, old school, rockin’ country style. Her current album is entitled, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: February 15, 2008
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $49.50

Mark Lowry - Mark Lowry has been making people laugh, cry and think for over twenty years. Beginning in 1988, Mark’s antics on stage as the baritone with the Gaither Vocal Band were an instant hit with the Vocal Band audiences and their comedy evolved into the highlight of the evening when the Homecoming Tour was born. In 1984, Mark wrote the lyric to the beautiful song, “Mary, Did You Know?” which has become a modern Christmas standard, recorded by more than thirty different artists including Kenny Rogers, Wynonna Judd, Clay Aiken, Natalie Cole, and Donny Osmond.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: February 16, 2008 and February 17, 2008
  • Time:
    Saturday, February 16, 2008: 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM
    Sunday, February 17, 2008: 3:00 PM
  • Admission: $30.00

Maple Sugaring Exhibit - Your entire family will enjoy this park naturalists' exhibit of showcasing the maple sugaring processes including its history, tree identification and selection, proper tapping, sap collection, sap boiling, syrup finishing and candy making.

  • Location: Lancaster County Central Park, Pavilion 11, 1050 Rockford Rd., Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 295-2055
  • Date: February 17, 2008, February 23, 2008, and February 24, 2008
  • Admission: Free

Pure Gold Tour - The Pure Gold Tour features an eclectic blend of Country Music Legends, including: T.G. Sheppard (“Last Cheater’s Waltz,” “Do you Wanna Go to Heaven”), John Conlee (“Back Side of Thirty,” “ Before My Time,” “Friday Night Blues”), Ronnie McDowell (“The King is Gone,” “Older Women”), Exile (“Kiss You All Over”), and hosted by Steve Hall w/ Shotgun Red.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: February 23, 2008
  • Time: Saturday, February 23, 2008: 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $35.00

Rick Springfield - Live Performance by the multi-talented Australian-born Rick Springfield. Springfield has been a constant in the popular music scene since the early ‘70s, creating two monster albums, "Working Class Dog" in 1981, and "Success Hasn’t Spoiled Me Yet" in 1982. These albums yielded the hits “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “I’ve Done Everything for You,” and his signature song, “Jessie’s Girl.” He also performed as Dr. Noah Drake on “General Hospital" as well as in many TV movies throughout the years.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: February 24, 2008
  • Time: Sunday, February 24, 2008: 7:00 PM
  • Admission: $60.00

Living the Experience: The Underground Railroad - Learn about the African-American experience of the Underground Railroad in Lancaster County. Discover the fascinating historical accounts of travelers as their stories are brought to life and listen to the spirituals of enslaved Africans for encoded messages.

  • Location: Lancaster Campus of the Harrisburg Area Community College, 1641 Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: 717-293-5000
  • Date: February 27, 2008
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

The Temptations and The Four Tops - Live Performance.

The Temptations were the most consistently commercially successful and critically acclaimed male vocal group of the 1960’s and early 1970’s. Some of their many hits include “Get Ready,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” “Ball of Confusion,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” “It’s Just My Imagination” and “My Girl.”

The Four Tops were another of Motown’s most consistent hit-makers in the 1960’s, and its longest-lived lineup (40 years). The Four Tops also produced hit after hit including “Baby I Need Your Loving,” “I Can’t Help Myself,” “Reach Out and I’ll Be There” and “Standing in the Shadows of Love.”.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: February 27, 2008
  • Time: Wednesday, February 27, 2008: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $70.00

The Beach Boys - Live Performance by the legendary popular group whose classic songs epitomize the spirit of the California lifestyle. The Beach Boys’ first hit “Surfin’” launched a string of huge hit songs that span nearly forty years and includes eternal anthems of American youth: “Surfer Girl,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “California Girls,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “Good Vibrations,” “Rock and Roll Music,” “Kokomo,” and more.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: February 28, 2008
  • Time: Thursday, February 28, 2008: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $70.00


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: February 8, 2008
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

Fire & Ice Festival - Enjoy this Friday night block party with a Winter Wonderland Carnival, on-site ice carvings, games, interactive activities, lots of great food and much more. The "fire" refers chili cook-off on Saturday.

  • Location: Downtown Lititz
  • Phone: (717) 625-2388
  • Date: February 15, 2008 through February 17, 2008
  • Admission: Free

New Holland

Chocolate Covered Romance Weekend: Explore the sweet side of Lancaster by day and the romance of a Bed & Breakfast by night.

Three innkeepers (Artist's Inn, Sheep Hill, and Harvest Moon) have created a chocolate tour you won't want to miss. Events include a “chocolate getting to know you evening”, great chocolate inspired breakfast, tours of local confectioners, a chocolate themed dinner on Saturday, recipes to bring home, transportation and a special gift just for the romantic couple.

All costs included (chocolate party, tastings, tours, dinner, transportation, tax, and gratuity). Lodging is extra - contact inns. All are welcome

  • Location: Harvest Moon, Artist's Inn and Sheep Hill B&Bs, 311 East Main St., New Holland, PA 17557
  • Phone: (717) 354-0213
  • Date: February 29, 2008 through March 1, 2008
  • Time: Please call for details for the times of the events.
  • Admission: $275.00 per couple


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.


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

Strasburg Spring Consignment & Mud Sale - Visit this annual Mud sale and watch (or participate!)as lots of items including home-made furniture, antiques, quilts, crafts, farm machinery, horses, mules, farm animals, tools, groceries, fruit, and homemade food will be auctioned off.

  • Location: Strasburg Fire Company, 46 W. Main St., Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: (717)-687-7232
  • Date: February 23, 2008
  • Time: Starts at 8:00 AM
  • Admission: Free

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