Lancaster County Events -
March, 2009


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



Brownstown

West Earl Fire Company Annual Quilt & Consignment Auction - Local quilts are on sale, as well as a wide variety of quality donated and consigned items. All proceeds offset volunteer fire company's operating expenses.

  • Location: 14 School Lane Ave., Brownstown, PA 17508
  • Phone: (717) 665-5986
  • Date: March 21, 2009
  • Time: 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM
  • Admission: Free


Christiana

On Golden Pond - The love story of Ethel and Norman, returning to Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. They are visited by their divorced daughter and her fiancee, who go off to Europe and leave his teenage son with them for the summer. The boy becomes the grand child they have longed for. They are all brought even closer by the incident of a heart attack. Perhaps another summer on Golden Pond awaits.

  • Location: Freedom Chapel Dinner Theatre, 15 North Bridge Street, Christiana, PA 17509
  • Phone: (717) 610-593-7013 (
  • Date: March 17, 2009 through May 30, 2009
  • Time:Tuesdays through Fridays:Matinee Dinner: 11:30 AM
    Matinee Show: 1:00 PM
    Saturdays:Evening Dinner: 6:30 PM
    Evening Show: 8:00 PM
  • Admission:
    Dinner and Show: $49.00 a seat
    Show Only: $27.00 a seat



Elizabethtown

Haydn's Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross - Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross stands as one of the most enduring testaments of faith in music. The internationally acclaimed Colorado String Quartet will bring this Passion season masterpiece to life, with meditations on the meaning of the words by several of the region’s spiritual leaders.

  • Location: Leffler Chapel and Performance Center, Elizabethtown College, One Alpha Drive, Elizabethtown, PA 17022
  • Phone: (717) 361-1508
  • Date: March 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: March 20, 2009
  • Time: 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free



Gap

Gap Annual Spring Mud Sale : Annual event is a showcase for quilts, horse-drawn carriages, wagons, buggies, furniture, arts & crafts, and more.

  • Location: Gap Fire Company, 802 Pequea Avenue, Gap, PA 17527
  • Phone: (717) 442-8100
  • Date: March 28, 2009
  • Time: Beginning at 8:00 AM
  • Admission Free



Gordonville

Gordonville Spring Mud Sale & Auction : Don't miss this famous Mud Sale and auction featuring the sale of antiques, Amish quilts, farm animals, tools, equipment, and collectibles.

  • Location: Gordonville Fire Company, Old Leacock Road, Gordonville, PA 17529
  • Phone: (717) 768-3869
  • Date: March 14, 2009
  • Time: Beginning at 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Admission: Free



Lancaster City

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



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.

  • Location: Pavilion 11, Lancaster County Central Park, 1050 Rockford Rd., Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 295-2055
  • Date: Sunday, March 1, 2009
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Admission: 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: March 6, 2009
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Admission: Free



Spring Doo Wop Cavalcade - Join the American Music Theatre for an all-star line up of your favorites of the Doo Wop era, including: The Marcels, Frankie Ford, Larry Chance & the Earls, The Elegants, The Toys, The Demensions, The Knockouts, and Bill Haley's Comets.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: March 7, 2009
  • Time: 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $45.00



STOMP - The originators of STOMP, a group of street performers, created a pulsating rhythm using everyday objects in non-traditional ways. There's no speech, no dialogue, not even a plot. Just a lot of high-energy performances guaranteed to have you out of your seat and wanting to join in.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: March 10, 2009 through March 12, 2009
  • Time: 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $49.50



The Spitfire Grill - After her release from prison, Perchance Talbott needed a place to make a fresh start. Inspired by an image of "autumn colors along Copper Creek near Gilead, Wisconsin…" from an old travel guide, Percy picks a town on its last legs. The small, remaining population has been beaten down by years of adversity and false memories of a perfect past.

Hannah, the cantankerous owner of the Spitfire Grill — who just wants to sell the grill and move on, but can’t find a buyer — reluctantly takes Percy in. And the town will never be the same again. After the rumors and speculation about Percy's intentions die down, the denizens of Gilead uncover the hope that had been lying dormant for decades.

Filled with over a dozen soul-stirring bluegrass songs, The Spitfire Grill will lift and inspire even the most cynical heart. "Soulful and transcendent... It is not often that material moves me to tears, but this was one of those occasions. What even in normal times would be a joy is, in these troubled ones, sheer nourishment." -John Simon, New York Magazine

  • Location: Fulton Theatre, 12 N. Prince St., Lancaster, PA 17608
  • Phone: (717) 397-7425
  • Date: March 12, 2009 through March 29, 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 Brothers Four, New Christy Minstrels, Livingston Taylor, Chad Mitchell Trio - Come and hear folk music the way it was meant to be by some of the originators of the genre: The New Christy Minstrels (“This Land is Your Land”), The Brothers Four (“500 Miles,” “Across the Sea”), Livingston Taylor (“I Will be in Love with You”), and the Chad Mitchell Trio (“Four Strong Winds”).

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: March 13, 2009
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $57.00



The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley - Based on a popular children’s book, Flat Stanley Lambchop makes the most of his flattened condition to educate children on the value of journal keeping and ways for kids to learn about other parts of the world. This family-friendly and educational show is sure to be a fun time for all.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: March 14, 2009
  • Time: 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM
  • Admission: $17.00



Yakov Smirnoff - Since he first arrived in the USA, comedian Yakov Smirnoff has built a career on his perpetually awe-struck Russian immigrant persona. The fall of Communism has not slowed him down one bit.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: March 14, 2009
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $45.00



The Oak Ridge Boys - The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of country hits. Throughout their career, the Oak Ridge Boys have received ten gold records, three platinum records, one double platinum record and one double platinum single.

Some of their hits include: “Elvira,” “Dream On,” “Bobby Sue,” “Fancy Free,” “American Made” and “Thank God for Kids.” Oak Ridge Boy and Philadelphia-native Joe Bonsall is the author of the book and song, GI Joe and Lillie, the touching story of his parents.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: March 21, 2009
  • Time: 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM
  • Admission: $41.00



Connie Francis - Since her signature hit, "Who's Sorry Now?" in 1958, and after 50 years in the entertainment industry, number one selling female recording artist Connie Francis continues to delight audiences everywhere she appears.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: March 22, 2009
  • Time: 3:00 PM
  • Admission: $53.00



American Idol Pop Tour -The talent show that changed how America finds its next “superstar” is taking some of its best and brightest contestants out on the road. Relive the excitement of past competitions and have the opportunity to see and hear some of your favorite finalists live.

Among those scheduled to appear: heart-throb Constantine Maroulis and vocalist-extraordinaire David Hernandez. More Idols will be added to the bill, so don’t miss this night of fantastic pop music.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: March 25, 2009
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $40.00



Eric Burdon & The Animals and Spencer Davis Group -Eric Burdon is one of the seminal figures of the 1960s British Invasion. During his tenure with The Animals, Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame member and legendary singer Eric Burdon has charted 25 Top 40 hits including classics like: “House of the Rising Sun,” “We’ve Gotta Get out of This Place, “ “Spill the Wine, ” “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood," and more.

Formed in 1963, The Spencer Davis Group was the epitome of blue-eyed soul, doing their part to bring British Rock and Roll to the rest of the world. Who can forget that blazing Hammond organ on their mega hits: “Gimme Some Lovin “ and “I’m a Man.“ Other hits included "Somebody Help Me," and "Keep on Runnin'." Early on, Spencer Davis Group toured with the likes of contemporaries The Who and The Rolling Stones.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: March 27, 2009
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $55.00



Jungle Jack Hanna -Former Executive Director of the Columbus Zoo, Jack Hanna brings his family-friendly animal show on the road. Through his nationally syndicated television show Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures, and hundreds of appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman, Good Morning America and Larry King Live, animal expert Jack Hanna has become a household name.

Jungle Jack’s live show features many of his favorite animal friends, as well as fascinating and humorous stories and footage from his adventures around the world. Audiences give Jack rave reviews – everyone from the youngest child to the oldest adult is entertained and inspired.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: March 28, 2009
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Admission: $29.00



An Evening with Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood -Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, stars of the Emmy-nominated program Whose Line Is It Anyway?, have teamed up to present an evening of extraordinary improvisational comedy.

Using their quick wit, Colin and Brad take contributions from the audience to create hilarious and original scenes. Throughout the evening, the show becomes truly interactive as audience members are called to the stage to participate in the fun.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: March 28, 2009
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $53.00



George Jones -Country legend George Jones continues to make his brand of county music, which has produced hits in every decade of the second half of the 20th century. In fact, Jones has had more charted singles than any other artist in any format of popular music. One of the greatest honky tonk singers of all time, his songs include: “White Lightning,” “Tender Years” and “He Stopped Loving Her Today.”

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: March 29, 2009
  • Time: 3:00 PM
  • Admission: $65.00



Movin' Out -5-time Grammy winner Billy Joel and legendary director/choreographer Twyla Tharp have joined forces to create the spectacular new musical Time Magazine declares "The #1 show of the year!" The New York Times calls MOVIN' OUT "a shimmering portrait of an American generation. These tornado driven dancers and rock musicians propel the audience into delirious ovations."

MOVIN' OUT brings 24 Billy Joel classics to electrifying new life as it tells the story of five life-long friends over two turbulent decades.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: March 31, 2009
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $55.00



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



Quarryville

45th Annual Bart Township Mud Sale : Catch a glimpse of some local color and enjoy sampling traditional Lancaster County farm fare.

This mud sale features antiques, quilts, furniture, new & used equipment, small goods, hay & straw, livestock, buggies, tools, crafts and food.

  • Location: Bart Township Fire Company, 11 Furnace Road, Quarryville, PA 17566
  • Phone: (717) 786-3348
  • Date: March 7, 2009
  • Time: Beginning at 8:30 AM
  • Admission: Free



Bart Township Building Materials Mud Sale : Annual Mud Sale featuring building materials, such as wood and aluminum siding, windows, doors, paneling, bath tubs, wash bowls, and lumber.

  • Location: Bart Township Fire Company, 11 Furnace Road, Quarryville, PA 17566
  • Phone: (717) 786-3348
  • Date: March 21, 2009
  • Time: Beginning at 8:30 AM
  • Admission: Free








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