Author Archives: Maria Shea

Latin American Festival

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with music, dancing, authentic food, children’s activities and nonstop entertainment headlined by Miriam Cruz, La Diva del Merengue. Hosted by the Latin American Alliance, the festival runs 12-9 p.m. Admission and parking are free. For details, click here.  

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Genticorum

The Celtic power trio from Quebec weaves precise and intricate fiddle, flute and accordion work, gorgeous vocal harmonies, energetic foot percussion and guitar accompaniment into a jubilant musical feast. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Folk Music Society, the concert is 7:30 p.m. in the Owen Salon. For details, click here.  

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Picnic in the Fields

The benefit includes a catered buffet by Miller’s along with Homefields food samples, music from Bobbi Carmitchell and Friends, a signature cocktail, silent auction, lawn games and a children’s area. The event runs 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and supports the nonprofit Homefields, a CSA farm near Millersville that serves the intellectually disabled and the local community. For details, click here.  

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25th Annual York Bike Night

The street party will feature entertainment, food, vendors, a display of 2020 Harley-Davidson models and more, from 4-10 p.m. in and around Continental Square, with the parade leaving the York Expo Center at 5 p.m. The Appell Center will host a free screening of “Easy Rider” at 7 p.m. Bike Night is held in conjunction with York Bike Week, which ...

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Sports Meets Science with Rashaun Sligh

Professional athlete, motivational speaker and philanthropist Rashaun Sligh will share his inspirational story of being a Philadelphia Eagles walk-on hopeful. The talk and Q&A session will be 3-5 p.m. Visitors can enjoy sports and science during September with physical challenges and experiments throughout the museum. For details, click here.  

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Celebrate Wildwood

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Olewine Nature Center with exhibits and vendors, food, an educational scavenger hunt, a live reptile program with Lake Tobias, the Monkey Man and his live monkey, music, pumpkin painting and more. The free event runs 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Olewine Nature Center. A free Walk for Wildwood 5K walk/run begins at 1 p.m. ...

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“Cirque de la Symphonie”

In a fusion of circus and music, the 70-piece Hershey Symphony Orchestra will provide the live soundtrack for a showcase of artists including aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers and strongmen. The program includes music from the stage and screen including “Star Wars,” “Harry Potter,” “Mission Impossible,” “Superman,” “Carousel,” “Chicago” and more. Performances are 2 and 8 p.m. For ...

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Lancaster City Restaurant Week

Nearly three dozen restaurants are offering prix fixe menus starting at $10, with delicious deals served up for breakfast, lunch and dinner so you can try something new every day. The city’s dining showcase chose Meals on Wheels of Lancaster as its social mission partner. For details, click here.  

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“The Kitchen Witches”

Bitter rivals Isobel Lomax and Dolly Biddle reluctantly team up to co-host a cable-access cooking show that’s a combination of Martha Stewart and Jerry Springer, where the insults are flung harder than the food. The comedy runs 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. For details, click here.  

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“Bridge (the gap)”

This new play, featuring spoken-word poetry and music, tells the story of a young African American woman who returns to her small hometown and ends up unraveling long-held secrets that change nearly everything. Following the performances, Johntrae Williams, trained in facilitating discussions on race relations, will moderate a post-show conversation. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday in ...

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Pumpkin Fest 2019

A day of fun will feature four live bands, pumpkin chunkin’ and pumpkin dunkin’, a mega waterslide, regional artisans, a beer garden with Tattered Flag Brewery & Still Works, wine tasting, chicken barbecue, chicken corn soup, barrel train and hay rides, children’s activities and more. The fest is 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and benefits the nonprofit senior living facility. Bring your ...

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Wish Upon a Food Truck Festival

Thirty-five local and regional food trucks will offer their specialties at this Make-A-Wish benefit, which also features celebrity guests chef Edmund “Eddie” Konrad of Bravo’s “Top Chef” and the Food Network’s “Chopped Junior” champion Danielle McNerney. The event runs 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and also includes entertainment from the Dave Root Band and Timeless. Admission is free. For details, click here. ...

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An Evening with James Poniewozik

The New York Times Chief Television Critic will present his new book, “Audience of One: Donald Trump, Television, and the Fracturing of America,” an incisive cultural history that captures a fractious nation through the prism of television and the rattled mind of a celebrity president. The interview with Penn Live’s Cate Barron begins at 6 p.m. Admission is free. For ...

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38th Annual Hummelstown Arts Festival

The street festival will feature 170 juried artists, a food court, expanded children’s activities and entertainment from DJ Bill Runkle and Hershey School of Dance students. The festival will run 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and supports scholarships and art in the Lower Dauphin community. For details, click here.  

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