Lancaster County Events -
February, 2010


Here is a listing and description of some of the special Lancaster County events taking place in February of 2010.

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

Brewer's 2nd Annual Winterfest - Beer aficionados, rejoice. There's something about the bitter cold winter season that just begs to be paired with fine craft brews. STOUDTS Brewing will be headlining a repetoire of strong, unique and specialty aged beers from Lancaster Brewing, Yards, Allagash, Great Divide, Smuttynose, 21st Amendment.

Enjoy the great lagers and ales. Delicious food will be served and live entertainment will be on hand, featuring Octavia and the EarthBlood Blues Band.

  • Location: Stoudt's Black Angus Restaurant & Brew Pub, 2800 North Reading Road, Route 272, Adamstown, PA 19501
  • Phone: (717) 484-4386
  • Date: February 27, 2010
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Food will be served from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM
  • Admission: $35. Minimum age: 21 years old



Columbia

Chinese New Year Celebration - Activities for families included with museum admission. Demonstrations and performances of traditional Asian singing, dancing, creating racing dragon boat puppets, creating Tangram puzzles, making a Chinese yo-yo and more.

  • Location: The National Watch and Clock Musem, 514 Poplar St., Columbia, PA 17512
  • Phone: (717) 684-8261
  • Date: February 6, 2010
  • Time: 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM
  • Admission: Activities are included with admission.
    Adults - Ages 17 to 64: $8.00
    Senior Citizen - Ages 65 and up: $7.00
    Children - Ages 5 to 16: $4.00
    Young Children - Ages 4 and under: Free
    Family Rate - Family consists of two adults and all children from the same household under 18: $20



Third Annual Taste of the Rivertowns - Taste of The Rivertowns will showcase the best of the area's antiques, collectibles, art and edibles. A variety of restaurants will be on hand with samples and food for sale.

  • Location: Columbia Market House, Third and Locust Streets, Columbia, PA 17512
  • Phone: (717) 684-5249
  • Date: February 20, 2010
  • Time: 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM
  • Admission: Free



Elizabethtown

Wu Man, Pipa - Romance and music are truly international languages. Renowned in the USA for her show stopping appearances with Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road project, Chinese pipa virtuoso, Wu Man, will give a rare and passionate solo performance perfect for the occasion.

Chinese-inspired dinner before show also available.

  • Location: Leffler Chapel and Performance Center, Elizabethtown College, One Alpha Drive, Elizabethtown, PA 17022
  • Phone: (717) 361-1508
  • Date: February 14, 2010
  • 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


Gap

Wine & Chocolate Month - The wineries of the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail will be featuring Wine & Chocolate specials all month. Days and hours that wineries are open do vary, so be sure to call ahead for updated information and offerings.

  • Location: All wineries of the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail, 5697 Strasburg Road, Gap, PA 17527
  • Phone: (866) 390-4367
  • Date: February 1, 2010 through February 28, 2010
  • Time: 12:00 PM until 5:00 PM



Holtwood

Rawlinsville Farm Equipment & Antique Mud Sale : Sales begin at 8:30 a.m. sharp, but activities continue throughout the day for those who wish to catch a glimpse of some local color and enjoy sampling traditional Lancaster County farm fare.

  • Location: Rawlinsville Fire Company, 33 Martic Heights Drive, Holtwood.
  • Phone: (717) 284-3943
  • Date:
    Thursday, February 25, 2010: New and used farm equipment
    Friday, February 26, 2010: Antiques, antique tractors and engines.
  • Time: Beginning at 8:30 AM
  • Admission Free



Lancaster City

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 5, 2010
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Admission: Free



Ice Park at Clipper Magazine Stadium - The Ice Park at Clipper Magazine Stadium opens its gates for another season of outdoor ice skating.

Treat your family to fun and exercise at the only outdoor ice rink in Lancaster.

  • Location: Clipper Magazine Stadium, 650 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Phone: (717) 509-HITS (4487)
  • Date: December 12, 2009 through February 28, 2010
  • Admission: $6.00 to Skate; $3:00 for Skate Rentals



Driving Miss Daisy - Alfred Uhry's funny, touching and poignant Pulitzer Prize winning play spans some of the most tumultuous years in American Civil Rights history.

The place is the Deep South, the time 1948, and the rich, crusty and sharp-tongued 72-year-old Jewish widow Daisy Werthan has demolished another car. Her businessman son, Boolie, hires Hoke, a thoughtful, unemployed black man to serve as his mother's chauffeur.

The next 25 years show a story of stubbornness, independence, and the gentle evolution of a most unlikely friendship.

  • Location: Fulton Theatre, 12 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 176032
  • Phone: (717) 397-7425
  • Date: January 27, 2010 through February 14, 2010
  • Time:
    February's Schedule:
    Tuesdays: February 2, 2010 and February 9, 2010 - There will be a 7:30 PM show only
    Wednesdays: February 3, 2010 and February 10, 2010 - There will be a 2:30 PM and a 7:30 PM show
    Thursdays: February 4, 2010 and February 11, 2010 - There will be a 7:30 PM show only
    Fridays: February 5, 2010 and February 12, 2010 - There will be an 8:00 PM show only
    Saturdays: February 6, 2010 and February 13, 2010 There will be 2:00 PM show and an 8:00 PM show
    Sunday: February 7, 2010 and February 14, 2010 There will be a 2:00 PM show only
  • Admission: $20 to $55



Twenty-Eight...a collection of new work by Bob Smith Artist Reception - Come and see the debut of a new body of work by Bob Smith. The exhibit isinspired by his fascination with repetition and identity, two subject interests of both ancient China and Andy Warhol.

  • Location: Gallery dePau, 226 North Arch Street, Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Phone: (717) 299-6846
  • Date: February 5, 2010 through February 27, 2010
  • Time: 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM
  • Admission: Free



WHO'S BAD - The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band - Who’s Bad – the Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute, brings the essence of the late King of Pop live to our stage. Keeping Michael’s memory alive, Who’s Bad performs uncanny interpretations of MJ classics—from Billie Jean to Beat It.…Ben to Bad….and of course Thriller.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: February 5, 2010
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $28



Phil Vassar - Contemporary country singer Phil Vassar— often called ‘the hardest working man in country music,’ had been a chart-topping songwriter, long before making his mark as a singer. He has written material for every other country singer like, Alan Jackson, Collin Raye, Jo Dee Messina, Tim McGraw —even Engelbert Humperdinck.

These days, he sings his own songs. His current album is entitled “Prayer of a Common Man.” His hits include, “Just Another Day in Paradise,” “Prayer of a Common Man,” “Six Pack Summer,” and “That’s When I Love You,” to name a few.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: February 10, 2010
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $45



Michael Amante- One of the most talked about American tenors on either side of the pop/classical divide, Michael Amante creates buzz among everyone who hears his voice. A charismatic, romantic tenor, Amante captures in song the heart and soul of pure romance.

His self-titled debut album took the world by storm, placing him #1 on Billboard Magazine’s 2002 Year-End Top Midline Classical Artists chart and putting him in the company of the world’s great tenors Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, and José Carreras.

Regis Philbin called him “The Fourth Tenor…” Tony Bennett called him “the next Mario Lanza…” and Pavarotti called him to perform in his place due to illness. Clearly Michael Amante is a world-class talent whose time has come.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: February 12, 2010
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $32



Cirque Dreams Illumination- An international cast of world-class acrobats, athletes, musicians and one of a kind artists populate this imaginative, colorful metropolis and breathe life into over 100 inventive costumes, an original score, and magical sights that transform the landscape of a city into thrills and disbelief.

Cirque Dreams Illumination is sure to live up to the Cirque Dreams brand of notoriety as hailed "jaw dropping and family friendly" by the Los Angeles Times and "The grandest circus spectacle east of Vegas" by New York Magazine.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: February 16, 2010 and February 17, 2010
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $38, $48, $58



Authentic Mozart" presented by Lancaster Symphony Orchestray - Featuring three of Mozart's greatest works: Overture to the Opera "Don Giovanni," Piano concerto No. 21 "Elvira Madigan" with guest artist Gayane Gasparyan on piano, and Symphony No. 38 "Prague."

  • Location: Fulton Theatre, 12 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 176032
  • Phone: (717) 397-7425
  • Date: February 19, 2010 through February 21, 2010
  • Time:
    Friday, February 19, 2010: There will be 8:00 PM show only
    Saturday, February 20, 2010: There will be 3:00 PM show and an 8:00 PM show
    Sunday, February 21, 2010: There will be 7:30 PM show only
  • Admission: Depending on your seats, admission ranges from $17 to $62



Music Friday - Each third Friday of the month, downtown Lancaster hosts Music Fridays. Sponsored by WXPN, live performances will explode throughout the 300 block of North Queen Street as well as retailers, restaurants, and attractions throughout Downtown.

Each month will bring new entertainment to the streets of downtown Lancaster.

  • Location: Downtown Lancaster City, 300 block of North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Phone: (717) 399-7977
  • Date: February 19, 2010
  • Time: Time vary starting at 6:00 PM
  • Admission: Venues are free unless a charge is noted at the location.



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.

You can hear maple sugaring stories, learn about the history of maple syrup making, try your luck at sugaring games, and listen to the sounds and songs of sugaring season with Naturalist Lee Amigh.

  • Location: Pavilion 11, Lancaster County Central Park, 1050 Rockford Rd., Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 295-2055
  • Date: Saturday, February 20, 2010, Sunday, February 21, 2010, Saturday, February 27, 2010, Sunday, February 28, 2010
  • Time:
    Saturday, February 20, 2010: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    Sunday, February 21, 2010: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Saturday, February 27, 2010: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    Sunday, February 28, 2010: 1:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Admission: Call for details



Foreigner- With over 65 million albums sold and scores of smash hits, multi-platinum albums, and sold out concert tours, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world.

From "Cold As Ice" to "Hot Blooded", "Urgent" to "Jukebox Hero" and "Waiting For A Girl Like You" to the chart topper "I Want To Know What Love Is", Foreigner's thrilling mix of blues and impeccably crafted pop continues to captivate generation after generation of music fans.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: February 24, 2010
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $65



Air Supply & Christopher Cross- A soft rock extravaganza. Air Supply's hits include "Lost in Love," "All Out of Love," "The One That You Love," "Making Love Out of Nothing at All," "Every Woman in the World," "Even the Nights are Better" & "Just as I Am."

Christopher Cross' hits include "Sailing," "Ride Like the Wind," "Never Be the Same," & "Arthur's Theme.".

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: February 26, 2010
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $57



Lancaster Historic Home Show- Lancaster is the oldest inland city in the United States of America. It is a diverse, thriving community dedicated to preserving its' architectural heritage.

Nationally famous for the varied local architectural styles reflecting over 250 years of settlement, growth, and change this area has experienced.

This event will bring together owners of older buildings with professionals to help them care for, furnish, and upgrade their buildings in a historically sensitive manner. There will be demonstrations of traditional crafts and building methods, as well as, educational seminars.

  • Location: Lancaster County Convention Center, 341 East Liberty Street, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 606-5417
  • Date: February 26, 2010 through February 28, 2010
  • Time: There will be a Gala Reception (includes hors d’oeuvres, dessert bar, wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages) on Friday, February 26, 2010 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
    Saturday, February 27, 2010. The show will last from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM
    Sunday, February 28, 2010. The show will last from 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM
  • Admission:
    Admission for Friday evening's Gala Reception is $25.00
    Admission for Saturday and Sunday's shows are:
    Adults are $12.00
    Children under 12 are free



Sandi Patty & Larnelle Harris- A truly inspirational concert event. Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductee, Sandi Patty, has earned 39 Dove Awards, five Grammy's, and an armload of platinum and gold albums during her 30-plus year career.

Admired for his majestic tenor voice, Christian artist Larnelle Harris has been awarded five Grammy's and 11 Dove Awards.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: February 28, 2010
  • Time: 3:00 PM
  • Admission: $49



Lititz

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 12, 2010 through February 15, 2010
  • Admission: Free



Mount Joy

Fourth Friday in Mount Joy - Every fourth Friday of the month, downtown Mount Joy comes alive and offers unique entertainment and activities for your entire family. Enjoy a leisurely walk and browse the many little shops and dine in the many quaint restaurants. With a different theme each month, there will be plenty of fun as you and your family spend time together exploring this special town.

  • Location: Downtown Mount Joy, 15 Marietta Ave, Mount Joy, PA 17552
  • Phone: (717) 653-4227
  • Date: February 26, 2010
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free



Strasburg

Strasburg Spring Consignment & Mud Sale : Items to be sold include: Quilts, Crafts, Furniture, Farm Equipment, Horses, Yard Equipment, Bicycles, Misc. Stuff, Building Equipment, and much more.

  • Location: Strasburg Fire Company #1, 203 Franklin St., Strasburg, PA 17579
  • Phone: (717)687-7232
  • Date: February 27, 2010
  • Time: Beginning at 8:00 AM
  • Admission Free








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