Lancaster County Events -
February, 2009


Here is a listing and description of some of the special Lancaster County events taking place in February of 2009.

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.




Elizabethtown

Music for Cartoons by Fireworks Ensemble - Your entire family will have a great time as the eight talented musicians of the Fireworks Ensemble bring to life the great music that has accompanied some of the greatest cartoons during the golden era of animation.

  • Location: Leffler Chapel and Performance Center, Elizabethtown College, One Alpha Drive, Elizabethtown, PA 17022
  • Phone: (717) 361-1508
  • Date: February 28, 2009
  • Time: Starts at 7:30 PM
  • Admission:

    Adults: $18.00 / $25.00
    Ages 19 to 26: $9:00 / $12.50
    Ages 18 and under: $1.00


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: February 20, 2009
  • Time: 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free



Lancaster City

Agatha Christie's The Unexpected Guest - When a stranger crashes his car on a foggy night, he approaches the nearest house looking for help. What he finds is a man shot dead in his chair and the victim’s wife holding the murder weapon. Welcome to the mysterious world of Agatha Christie.

The undisputed Queen of Crime returns to the Fulton stage with another pulse-pounding tale filled with false leads, red herrings and a host of probable suspects. Get ready to have your mind twisted like a pretzel by this ultra-suspenseful whodunit.

  • Location: Fulton Theatre, 12 N. Prince St., Lancaster, PA 17608
  • Phone: (717) 397-7425
  • Date: January 29, 2009 through February 15, 2009
  • 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 $48 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.



The Ice Park - Skate under the stars in Lancaster's only outdoor ice skating rink. The special cooling system will make it possible to skate on the 135' x 80' ice rink in temperatures up to 60 degrees.

  • Location: Ice Park at Clipper Magazine Stadium, 650 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Phone: (717) 509-HITS
  • Date: Open Thursday through Sunday plus special holiday week hours.
  • Time:
    Thursdays: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Fridays: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Saturdays: 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Sundays: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    Please call for special holiday hours
  • Admission: Admission: $6 (skate as long as you’d like)Skate Rentals: $3 per rental (while supplies last)



Jewel - Singer-songwriter Jewel made her pop music debut with the album Pieces of You and the hit songs "Who Will Save Your Soul" and "Foolish Games" She has sold over 25 million albums worldwide.

She's been described by the Times of London as "the most sparkling female singer-songwriter since Joni Mitchell, "

With a recent stint as host of TV's Nashville Star, Jewel continues to branch out in new creative directions.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: February 4, 2009
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $53.50



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 6, 2009
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Admission: Free



Kenny Rogers - Kenny Rogers continues to entertain his legions of fans all over the world. As one of country music’s biggest crossover successes, there was a time you couldn’t pass a radio that wasn’t playing one of his numerous hits—42 in all, including: “Lady,” “Through the Years,” “You Decorated my Life,” “The Gambler,” “Lucille,” and “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town.”

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: February 6, 2009
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $75.00



Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt - You won't want to miss this special acoustic evening of singing’ and storytellin’ by two of America’s most celebrated musical journeymen.

Lyle Lovett is one of the most distinctive and original singers to emerge during the 1980s. Though initially labeled as a country singer, he unique style combines rock, R&B, country, folk, big band, swing and traditional pop sounds to produce an eclectic, multi-layered sound. Hit singles include “Farther Down the Line,” “Cowboy Man,” “God Will,” and “Why I Don't Know.”

Singer-songwriter John Hiatt has written folk, pop and blues songs for Three Dog Night, Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, and Conway Twitty. Hiatt’s albums include Bring Up the Family, Slow Turning and Stolen Moments.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: February 7, 2009
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $65.00



Pink Floyd Experience - This stunning recreation—including video, lighting, a 6 piece band, and giant flying pig!—of the phenomenon that was Pink Floyd will explode onto the American Music Theatre stage for the first time ever.

The Pink Floyd Experience will perform your favorite Floyd hits, including “Comfortably Numb” “Time,” “Money,” and “Wish You Were Here.”

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: February 8, 2009
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Admission: $35.00



Puppini Sisters - Step back into a night of boogie-woogie harmonies with the Puppini Sisters, a vocal trio from London, whose specialty is 1940’s style close harmony, a’capella vocals in the tradition of the Andrews’ or McGuire Sisters.

The Puppini Sisters are: Marcella Puppini, Stephanie O’Brien and Kate Mullins. Come and listen as they create an updated version of the beloved harmony vocals of the 30s, 40s and 50s.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: February 11, 2009
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $25.00



Willie Nelson with Asleep at the Wheel - The Willie & The Wheel Tour rolls into the American Music Theatre for a one-night-only engagement. This is guaranteed to be a soulful evening of Americana as two country legends take the stage together and perform a career retrospective of hits.

Willie Nelson, a true American troubadour, will be bringing his own unique brand of "outlaw" country to Central PA, backed by the unforgettable Texas swing of nine-time-Grammy-winners Asleep at the Wheel.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: February 13, 2009
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $75.00



Victorian Valentine Dinner - Come and enjoy a romantic dinner at Landis Valley Museum. Guests will begin theirevening with a glass of champagne and chocolates at the Visitor Center. From there, they will take a horse-drawn ride back in time to the 1856 Landis Valley House Hotel where a strolling musician will serenade diners as they enjoy a superb dinner in aromantic atmosphere.

  • Location: Landis Valley Museum, 2451 Kissel Hill Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Phone: (717)569-0401
  • Date: Friday, February 13, 2009 and Saturday, February 14, 2009
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Admission: The cost is $140.00 per couple. Seating is limited and advance, pre-paid reservations must be made.



Winter Institute - Traditional Craft Classes - Traditional craft workshops, as well as seminars relating to the Pennsylvania Dutch culture will be presented.

  • Location: Landis Valley Museum, 2451 Kissel Hill Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Phone: (717)569-0401
  • Date: Friday, February 13, 2009 through Sunday, February 15, 2009
  • Time: Please call for details
  • Admission: Pre-registration and fees required. Please call for details.



Basic Woodcarving Workshop - Learn and enjoy as the Lancaster County Woodcarver Association members lead instruction in knife cuts, sharpening techniques and carving safety.

Participants carve their own projects. Loaner knives are provided. Required $5 safety gloves will be sold, and optional kits and knives will be available for purchase. Find out about local carving clubs and sources for supplies. This event is limited to ages 14 and over only.

  • Location: Environmental Center, One Nature's Way, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 299-8215
  • Date: Saturday, February 14, 2009
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Admission: $2.00 per participant. Pre-registration is required. Call for details



Maple Sugaring - Join County Park Naturalists for ongoing maple sugaring demonstrations. Learn to identify sugar maple trees; participate as trees are tapped; and, help out as the sap boiled to syrup, and candy is made from the syrup. Maple products will be on sale.

On Saturday, February 21, 2009, from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM you can hear maple sugaring stories, try your luck at sugaring games, and listen to the sounds and songs of sugaring season with Naturalist Lee Amigh.

On Saturday, February 28, 2009, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Naturalist Clyde McMillan-Gamber will inform and entertain you with the history of maple syrup making.

  • Location: Pavilion 11, Lancaster County Central Park, 1050 Rockford Rd., Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 295-2055
  • Date: Sunday, February 15, 2009, Saturday, February 21, 2009, Sunday, February 22, 2009, Saturday, February 28, 2009
  • Time:
    Sunday, February 15, 2009: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Saturday, February 21, 2009: 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
    Sunday, February 22, 2009: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Saturday, February 28, 2009: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Admission: Call for details



The Neville Brothers with Dr.John - The Neville Brothers, the Funky First Family of New Orleans, headline an evening of Creole rock n' roll at the American Music Theatre. Be sure to catch Aaron, Cyril, Art, Charles and the band as they bring their decade's long career and unique swampy-funky soulful sounds in a rare appearance in Central PA.

Dr. John, a.k.a. "the Night Tripper" is a truly unique American artist who has created his own signature sound. His music intrinsically represents his beloved native New Orleans. Like a spicy gumbo, the good doctor will create a mixture of many ingredients live on stage: part New Orleans funk, infused with a little rock n' roll, a pinch of traditional blues and R&B, with a dash of Mardi Gras craziness.

This is a show not to be missed.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: February 19, 2009
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $67.00



CATS - What began as a musical about cats after Andrew Lloyd Webber picked up a book of T.S. Eliot poems in an airport bookshop, has become one of the longest running shows in Broadway's history. Winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, CATS features 20 of Andrew Lloyd Webber's timeless melodies, including the hit song, "Memory.”

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date:
    February 20, 2009 and February 21, 2009
  • Time:
    February 20, 2009: 8:00 PM
    February 21, 2009: 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $55.00



Feel the Passion with the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra - The Lancaster Symphony Orchestra presents Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings where the Russian master builds his love song sensuously through the sweetness and deep sonority of strings and percussion. Shchedrin/Bizet's work, Carmen Suite, in striking contrast, looks at love's raw, passionate side with the use of strings and percussion in wild abandon..

  • Location: Fulton Opera House, 12 N. Prince St., Lancaster, PA 17608
  • Phone: (717) 397-7425
  • Date: February 20, 2009 through February 22, 2009
  • Time:
    Opening Night Friday at 8:00 PM
    Saturday at 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM BR>Sunday at 7:30 PM
  • Admission: Please call for admission details. Generally, prices range from $25 to $62 depending on seating location.



Toad the Wet Sprocket with Special Guest Jeffrey Gaines - One of the foremost alternative rock bands of the '90s, Toad the Wet Sprocket takes its unusual name from a Monty Python sketch. Their unique, melodic, rock n’ roll sound inspired several chart-toppers throughout the decade, including: “Walk on the Ocean,” “Good Intentions,” “All I Want,” “Something’s Always Wrong” and ”Fall Down.” !

The Boston Globe declared that Harrisburg native Jeffrey Gaines’ “soulful, wounded vocals make a case for his being one of pop’s finest singers…an artist who deserves far more attention than some of his more hyped, yet less talented peers.” His style has been influenced by New Wave and British Rock artists like The Who, The Kinks and The Jam, as well as the soulful works of Otis Redding and Aretha Franklin. His songs include: “Hero In Me,” and his cover of Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes.”

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: February 25, 2009
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $42.00



The Tragedy of King Richard the Third - In this compelling masterpiece by Shakespeare, Richard betrays, seduces, and slaughters his way to the throne. Unstoppable in his ambition he is the bloody personification of unchecked personal ambition.

  • Location: Theater of the Seventh Sister, The Stahr Performing Arts Center, 438 North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Phone: (717) 396-7764
  • Date: February 26, 2009 through March 13, 2009
  • Time:
    Thursdays: 7:30 PM
    Fridays and Saturdays: 8:00 PM
    Sundays: 2:30 PM
  • Admission:
    General Admission: $25;
    Seniors: $23;
    Students (Ages 13 to 18 and College students): $20;
    Juniors (Ages 12 and under): $15



Man in Black - A Johnny Cash Tribute - Johnny Cash’s music has spanned five decades and crossed-over many musical genres. Just prior to his death, Johhny Cash was discovered by a whole new audience, as a result of exposure on MTV and VH1.

The Man in Black is an outstanding tribute to this legendary icon of modern American pop culture. Shawn Barker not only bears a striking resemblance to Johnny Cash, but delivers a pure and vintage portrayal of The Man and his Music.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: February 27, 2009
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $26.00



Eddie Money with John Waite - Eddie Money brings his rockin’ road show to American Music Theatre and Central PA for the first time ever. Years ago, the former NYC policeman went off to follow his rock ‘n’ roll dream, and quickly went on to become one of rock’s quintessential icons with hits like: “Two Tickets to Paradise,” “I Wanna Go Back,” “Take Me Home Tonight,” and “Baby Hold on to Me.” His latest release is a duet with Vince Gill entitled “Gimme Some Water.”

John Waite’s career spans well over three decades in several incarnations—The Babys (“Isn’t it Time?”), supergroup Bad English (“When I See You Smile”), and solo (“Missing You”)— and was a favorite in MTV’s rotation in its early days. A child of Lancaster, England, John brings his romantic tones to Lancaster, PA.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: February 28, 2009
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $42.00



Lititz

Downtown Lititz Farmers Market - The Downtown Lititz Farmers Market opening. Enjoy shopping for your fresh produce, meats, cheeses, flowers, etc. in the lively friendly atmosphere of the market.

  • Location: Water Street Parking Lot of Susquehanna Bank,1/2 block off of Main Street
  • Date: Every Saturday
  • Time: Market hours are 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Admission: Free Admission



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 13, 2009
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free



Semi-Chocolate Stroll - Stroll through the halls of United Zion Retirement Community and taste great chocolate recipes.

All proceeds will be donated to the Schreiber Pediatric Clinic.

  • Location: United Zion Retirement Community
  • Phone: Please contact Jessica at (717)626-2071 (x1006)
  • Date: February 13, 2009
  • Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Admission: $2.00



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 13, 2009 through February 15, 2009
  • Admission: Free


Manheim

Wine, Dine, and Seance - Your dining experience features a séance, fortunetelling and a four-course dinner complimented by Mount Hope’s Wines, the Swashbuckler Brew Pub’s Beers and savory desserts. Must be 18 or older.

  • Location: Mount Hope Estate & Winery, 2775 Lebanon Rd., Manheim, PA 17545
  • Phone: (717) 665-7021
  • Date: February 13, 2009, February 14, 2009, February 20, 2009, February 21, 2009
  • Time: Starts at 6:00 PM
  • Admission: $59.95







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