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Line Dancing Events Planned September 12, 2018

Living God Lutheran Church, 3200 Horseshoe Pike (Route 322), Honey Brook, will offer line dancing and lessons on Sunday, Sept. 23, from 6 to 8 pm. Dancing and lessons will continue on Sundays through Nov. 18, except for Sunday, Oct. 21.

There is no charge to attend, but participants are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to be donated to a local food bank. For more information, call the church office at 610-273-9383.


2018-19 Travelogue Series Will Begin September 10, 2018

The first presentation of the Rotary Club of Lititz 2018-19 Travel and Adventure Series will take place on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Warwick High School Performing Arts Center, 301 W. Orange St., Lititz. One showing will take place at 2 p.m., with a musical prelude starting at 1:30 p.m. A second showing will take place at 7:30 p.m., with a musical prelude starting at 7 p.m.

The Rotary Club will show Marlin Darrah's "Wonders of the World." The film will examine natural and manmade wonders of the world, and feature the world's people, wildlife, jungles, mountains, beaches, architecture and temples, art treasures, old cities, towns and villages, and even some samples of international food.

Darrah is the executive director and cinematographer of the International Film and Video of Portland, Ore. His experience has taken him to more than 140 countries, yielding more than 70 documentary and travel-adventure programs to date. PBS, History Channel, and the Discovery Channel have aired Darrah's international footage or programs. Darrah's productions have screened and won awards at more than 15 national and international film festivals.

General admission tickets are available at the door only. Season tickets may be purchased from any Rotary Club of Lititz member or from the Lititz Public Library. For more details, readers may contact Dean Brandt at 717-626-4520.

All the net funds from these activities are given to more than 30 nonprofit service groups each year.

More information about the Rotary Club of Lititz is available at


Namaste Celebration To Offer A Taste Of India September 8, 2018

The Indian Organization of Lancaster County (IOLC) will host its annual Namaste celebration on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Millersville University's Student Memorial Center, 21 S. George St., Millersville. A cultural program will be held at about 2 p.m. in the multipurpose room.

Founded in 2007, the IOLC was created to facilitate and promote cultural and philanthropic activities in Lancaster County. The Namaste event has been designed as a hands-on cultural experience, with plenty of things to taste, see, and do.

At arts and crafts stations representing different regions of the Indian subcontinent, children and adults will be able to discover a world of creativity and expression while learning about a different ethnicity. One activity that has been highly popular at previous Namaste celebrations is the decorating of diyas - clay lamps - that signify hope, good will, and knowledge. Chess tournaments, poster sessions, a T-shirt design station, and a henna artist will keep visitors entertained and engaged. Additionally, "Cirque de Bollywood" will showcase Indian music and dance in combination with circus acts, and vendors will offer a colorful array of clothing, jewelry, and decor items for a bazaar-style shopping experience.

A wide variety of cuisine will be available for purchase at the event. Visitors will be greeted by a display of roadside snacks that can be found throughout India, reminiscent of the teeming streets of Old Delhi or the lanes of the remote countryside. Chefs will prepare vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals with exotic spices, herbs, and roots in front of guests.

South Indian fare will be featured this year as well. Just as in Italy cuisine is divided between north and south, cooking styles and dishes differ between northern and southern India.

There is no cost to attend the Namaste celebration, but participation in some of the activities will have a nominal artist fee. Walk-ins are welcome, but preregistration is appreciated. Folks may email with the number of individuals who will attend. For more information, readers may visit


Five To Vie For New Fair Queen Crown September 7, 2018

Five young women will compete in the inaugural Solanco Fair Queen Pageant on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m. in the East Drumore Township municipal building, 925 Robert Fulton Highway, Quarryville. The winner will represent the Solanco Fair at the 2019 Pennsylvania State Fair Queen Pageant, which will be held in Hershey in January.

"The committee is so excited to have this group of contestants represent the Solanco Fair at the Solanco Fair Queen Pageant," commented organizer Carly Foose. "They each are well-spoken and carry themselves with such poise. While every young lady has a unique background, their passion for the Solanco Fair and their community shines brightly."

The contestants will be evaluated on their speeches, essays, personal interviews, quality of poise, answers to on-stage questions, and overall interaction with the judges. The winner will receive a $500 scholarship, and the runner-up will receive a $250 scholarship. The scholarships are funded by the Solanco Fair board and will be disbursed once the winners complete their obligations.

"Although only two young ladies will be walking away with a title, it takes a lot of courage - especially in the first year of a program - to compete, and I admire each girl for taking the opportunity to participate," Foose remarked.

The candidates for 2018 Solanco Fair Queen are Lydia Fetterman, Alexis Findley, Kelsey Peifer, Amber Pownall, and Alicia Rohrer.

Lydia is the 18-year-old daughter of Dan and Amie Fetterman of Kirkwood. Before graduating from Solanco High School this past June, Lydia was a member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish Honor Society. She currently serves as the vice president of the Solanco 4-H Community Club. Lydia is studying ultrasound at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences.

Alexis is the 17-year-old daughter of Jake and Crystal Findley of Holtwood. She is a senior at Solanco High School and is involved in 4-H, FFA, and the High School Rodeo Association. Alexis enjoys showing dairy animals at local fairs and the Pennsylvania Farm Show. She helps on her family's farm, working with crops, cows, and heifers. In the future, Alexis hopes to have her own dairy herd and milk full-time.

Kelsey is the 17-year-old daughter of Dwayne and Karen Peifer of Kirkwood. She is currently a senior at Lancaster Mennonite School, where she is a member of Hans Herr FFA and Campus Chorale, and she volunteers as the varsity girls' soccer manager. She is involved with her family's dairy farm. Kelsey attends youth group at her church, and she hopes to study occupational therapy in college.

Amber is the 16-year-old daughter of Betsy Pownall of Little Britain. She attends Solanco High School, where she is a junior. Amber is involved in the Solanco FFA and serves as the chapter's chaplain. She is an active member of the Milk Duds and Dairy Beef 4-H clubs, and she raises cows for dairy shows. As a representative of the Lancaster County Junior Holstein Club, Amber competes in the Dairy Bowl and Jeopardy competition at both the state and national levels. She also serves as the club's news reporter. After graduation, Amber plans to either attend Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology to complete the welding program or find a position at a calf care facility.

Alicia is the 20-year-old daughter of Greg and Veronica Rohrer of Quarryville. She is a junior at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, where she is studying special education and early childhood education. She is a member of the Bloomsburg University equestrian team and the Student Council of Exceptional Children, a sister of Delta Phi Epsilon sorority, and a volunteer at the Danville SPCA.

The pageant will be open to the public free of charge. To learn more about the Sept. 15 event, readers may contact Foose at or 717-847-3742.


Special Fair Contests Slated September 6, 2018

To celebrate its 100th year, Ephrata Fair organizers will offer special contests. The Ephrata Fair will take place from Tuesday, Sept. 25, to Saturday, Sept. 29.

For the Adult and Youth Needlecraft competition, entrants may create a fashion accessory or household item using 100 fabric pieces or patches, knitted or crocheted rows, or decorative stitches. The item must be finished and ready for use. Entrants must specify and be able to count 100 of the specified item.

In addition, for the Adult and Youth Craft category, entrants may create a craft (any class listed in the Craft Department) using 100 buttons. The craft must be finished and ready for use or display. Entrants must be able to count the buttons.

The Celebrate 100th cake competition will showcase 100th celebration cakes judged on taste, creativity, originality, and overall appearance to honor the 100th celebration. Entrants may preregister (for amateur bakers, only the first 24 entrants will be accepted); the cake recipe must accompany the entry.

A 100th Contest Heirloom Flower Arrangement competition will feature a floral design or arrangement using heirloom flowers; fresh, dried, or combination; homegrown; or purchased blooms. The container must be in harmony with the flowers. A staging panel and underlay are required and must be provided by the exhibitor. The staging panel must be 15 inches high and 12 inches wide. The underlay must be 12 inches wide and 10 inches deep.

A Youth Models competition will challenge youngsters to create a diorama using 100 Legos with the theme "Honoring the Past - Celebrating the Future."

For a complete list of competitions, more details on contests, prize information and entry forms, readers may obtain a Premium Book at the fair office or at For more information, readers may call 717-733-4451.


Gaelic Singer To Perform Concert September 5, 2018

The Susquehanna Folk Music Society (SFMS) will sponsor a concert by award-winning Gaelic singer Julie Fowlis on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will take place at The Abbey Bar, Appalachian Brewing Company, 50 N. Cameron St., Harrisburg. Attendees must be age 21 to enter the venue.

Fowlis, who grew up in the Outer Hebridean island of North Uist, was nominated as Folk Singer of the Year in this year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. She has created five studio albums and has participated in numerous high-profile collaborations. She has performed on stages around the world, from Highlands village halls to stages in New York City, the Philharmonie de Paris, and Shakespeare's Globe in London.

Over the years, she has been nominated for and won several BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and Scottish Traditional Music Awards. She was the first Gaelic solo artist to win a Scottish Music Award, which she earned in December 2014.

Fowlis also performed the songs "Into Open Air" and "Touch the Sky" on the soundtrack of the movie "Brave."

She has collaborated, recorded, and performed with artists such as violin virtuoso Nicola Benedetti and acclaimed singers Aled Jones, James Taylor, and Mary Chapin Carpenter. She has collaborated with Quebecois band Le Vent du Nord, Galician singer Rosa Cedrón, Welsh singer Julie Murphy, and Irish singer and musician Muireann Nic Amhlaoinh.

Fowlis also deepens her knowledge of Highland and Gaelic culture, tradition, and history through continued research and academic projects.

Separate ticket prices have been set for general admission, for SFMS members, and for students through age 22. Advance tickets are available through or by calling 800-838-3006. For more information, readers may visit


Printers Fair Will Attempt To Set A World Record August 23, 2018

The sixth Lancaster Printers Fair will be one for the record books as new events - including a world record attempt - have been added to the printing event for people of all ages that will be held in downtown Lancaster on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14 and 15.

New this year, "Printing on Penn Square" will offer a number of activities from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 14 at 38 Penn Square, Lancaster. The activities will include a demonstration by nationally known itinerant printer Chris Fritton, custom coaster printing with the Heritage Press Museum, and custom T-shirt printing. Attendees may also grab a special printmakers' beverage at a nearby restaurant and help to raise funds for the construction of the .918 Club's Heritage Press Education Center by participating in an auction of prizes donated by local businesses.

The Printers Fair will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 15. The 300 block of North Queen Street, Lancaster, will be closed to vehicular traffic for the event. Parking will be available for a flat fee in the North Queen Street parking garage. All nearby merchants will remain open for business. The street will be filled with vendors from across the region, printing demonstrations, food trucks, and live music. A highlight of the fair will include the attempt at setting a new world record for printing with potatoes, which will take place between noon and 3 p.m. Participants of all ages may design and cut their own potatoes on-site prior to printing.

New this year, a beverage garden will feature a libation crafted from a recipe by Benjamin Franklin, who among many other occupations was a pioneering printer in 1700s Philadelphia. A percentage of the sales of the beverages available in the garden will go to finishing construction at the .918 Club's Heritage Press Education Center on the campus of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology in Lancaster.

"The Printers Fair is the largest of its kind on the East Coast," said Ken Kulakowsky, president of the nonprofit .918 Club, which organizes the annual event. "The fair is a wonderful way to witness history and the future at the same time. Letterpress and other forms of printing are widely popular, and examples can be seen everywhere in society."

The letterpress event started in 2013 as a nod to Lancaster's place in printing history and features vendors and suppliers of letterpress equipment, foundry type, cards, posters, broadsides, ephemera, and more. Print-related vendors hailing from as far away as Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, and New York will be represented at the Printers Fair.

Six gallery shows will run in conjunction with the Lancaster Printers Fair. These include Ryan Keates at Foxduck, 11 W. King St.; Valerie Leuth of Tugboat Press at Realm and Reason, 213 W. King St.; Milt Friedly at the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, 335 N. Queen St.; "Print & Labor" by Salina Almanzar, Candy Gonzalez, Josh Graupera, Andrew Perez, and Joy Ude at Tec Centro, 102 Chester St.; interactive screenprinting at Annex 24 Gallery, 24A W. Walnut St.; and Karen Swallow Prior, author of "On Reading Well," at Square Halo Gallery, first floor at the Trust Performing Arts Center, 37 N. Market St. Swallow Prior will have a book release party on Sept. 15.

For more information about the Lancaster Printers Fair, readers may email or visit


Community Singers To Begin Rehearsals August 15, 2018

The Hummelstown Community Singers will begin rehearsals for the fall season with registration on Mondays, Aug. 27 and Sept. 10, in the sanctuary of Hummelstown United Church of Christ, 104 E. Main St., Hummelstown. The church is located at the corner of Main and Water streets.

Registration will begin at 7:15 p.m. and is open to people age 16 and older. No audition is required. The only requirement for membership is a registration fee to cover the cost of the music. Practices are every Monday from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

The group performs two concerts each year. It also performs at many retirement and life care communities and at many local events.

For more information, contact Valerie at 717-566-9312 or Barbara at 717-566-6601 or search for "Hummelstown Community Singers" on Facebook.


Dance Chapter Sets Social August 8, 2018

York USA Dance Chapter 3008 will sponsor a ballroom dance social themed "Surf's Up" on Sunday, Aug. 19, at the Jewish Community Center, 2000 Hollywood Drive, York. The event will begin with a Night Club Two Step lesson by Keith Stremmel from 3 to 3:45 p.m., followed by opportunities to dance to a mix of ballroom, Latin, and swing music by disc jockey Ken Pandozzi.

There will be a couples tango formation performance by a group from Hummelstown. The routine will incorporate Argentine and traditional tango with some paso doble.

A few months ago, the York chapter introduced a new feature, Dancing Dots. Men and women who are willing to switch dance partners throughout the evening wear round colored stickers to let others know whom they may comfortably ask to dance.

Dancers of all ages and experience levels are welcome. Separate admission fees, which include the lesson, have been set for USA Dance members, for guests and for students through college age. Light refreshments will be available. More information is available by visiting or calling 717-225-6433.


Two Concerts Slated August 8, 2018

The New Holland Summer Arts Program will host two upcoming concerts at New Holland Community Park, located on the 400 block of Jackson Street, New Holland.

Mitch and the Mood Swings will return to the park with soul, Motown, and rock 'n' roll on Saturday, Aug. 18, and Rizzetta's Tones, a Celtic/American band, will take the stage on Sunday, Aug. 19. Both concerts will begin at 7 p.m.

The public is invited to attend.


Brass Quintet To Present Program August 3, 2018

The 2018 Summer at the Tabernacle season will continue with a program of instrumental music by QuintEssentially Brass, a quintet, on Sunday, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m. at the Tabernacle. The event will mark the conclusion of the 126th year of campmeeting programs at the Mount Gretna location.

There is never an admission charge, but a freewill offering will be received.

To reach the Gretna Campmeeting grounds, attendees should use the Mount Gretna exit of Route 72 and turn left on Route 117, continuing for about 3 miles. Campmeeting is on the south side of Route 117. Parking is available on the lot beside the Mount Gretna Fire Hall.


Concert To Feature The Girls Of Summer August 2, 2018

The Girls of Summer will be featured in a concert titled "The Great Girl Songs of the '60s to Now" at the historic, open-air Mount Gretna Tabernacle on Saturday, Aug. 18, at 7:30 p.m. The Mount Gretna Tabernacle is located at Third Street and Glossbrenner Avenue in the Campmeeting area of Mount Gretna.

The concert will feature well-known songs by girl groups, such as "Where the Boys Are," "One Fine Day," "Locomotion," "My Guy," "You Can't Hurry Love," and "Last Dance," along with more modern selections by artists such as Meghan Trainor, Katrina and the Waves, and Taylor Swift.

Starring in the show will be Rachel Hendrickson, Maria Panvini, and Kate Nice. Band members will be Tom Whitney on saxophone, Nolan Maher on guitar and bass, Harry Schonleber on drums, and Larry McKenna on piano.

The concert will be the seventh in a 10-concert series that is being organized and hosted by McKenna. This is the third year that McKenna has organized and hosted the series, which highlights an array of music from performers such as Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Buffett, Lesley Gore, Johnny Mathis, Carole King, and more. To view the full schedule, readers may visit

Rather than a set admission fee for the concert, there will be a pay-what-you-want collection during intermission at the event.


MOPC To Host Special Events August 2, 2018

Middle Octorara Presbyterian Church (MOPC), 1199 Valley Road, located 4 miles east of Quarryville on Route 372, will host two special events this month.

Singer, songwriter, and storyteller Mark Cable will be the featured speaker and musician during the worship service at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12. The presentation is described on promotional materials as "a special morning of music, ministry, renewal, laughter, and encouragement." An offering will be received to offset the costs of the event.

Adults are welcome to attend Sunday school at 9 a.m. A time of fellowship will be held from 10 to 10:20 a.m. An unstaffed nursery will be available during Sunday school and worship.

The Presbyterian Women's group will hold its annual clothing giveaway on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 7 a.m. to noon. Clothing and shoes will be available free of charge, but those who are able are asked to bring nonperishable food items for the food bank at Solanco Neighborhood Ministries. While anyone who needs clothing is welcome to attend, the organizers respectfully request that resellers not participate in this event. Additionally, program coordinator Boni Henry noted that the giveaway will occur only on Saturday morning, as she has received calls to open the event on other days in past years.

Church members have donated shoes and attire in a variety of sizes, and there should be clothing suitable for most people from birth through adulthood. Clothing donations - especially children's items - are welcome, and folks may call Shirley Miller at 717-786-3690 to make arrangements.

"We want to help families in need, especially those with kids," Henry remarked. "This is another way (for us) to reach out and help the community."


Two Festivals Will Mark National Recovery Month August 2, 2018

Community celebrations will be held in Lancaster to kick off and conclude National Recovery Month, which is observed in September. Both events will be held rain or shine at Buchanan Park, located at the corner of Buchanan and Race avenues, Lancaster.

Recovery Rocks, a music festival celebrating recovery from addiction, will start things off on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 1 to 6 p.m. Live music will be performed by Rick's One Man Band, Apes of the State, Bad Luck Charms, and Half Past Dead. Admission, along with games and activities for children, will be free of charge. Food trucks will be on-site selling refreshments.

The festival was previously hosted at The 521 Club, which is a sober club located in Manheim Township, but the club opted to move the event to the park so that more people can attend, said event committee member Matt Supplee. "We wanted it to be more visible and overall accessible to the community," added committee member Shawn "Kate" McNichol.

For more information about Recovery Rocks, readers may contact Supplee at 717-940-9993 or or call James Severson at 717-250-8582. Event updates will also be posted on The 521 Club's Facebook page.

Recovery Day Lancaster 2018 will be held at the park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22. The event will feature the Walk for Recovery, in which participants will circumnavigate the approximately 1-mile perimeter of the Franklin & Marshall College campus at 11 a.m. A barbecue lunch will be served for a small fee from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Three bands - Apes of the State, A Day Without Love, and Wallace - will perform beginning at noon. Activities for children and adults, including face painting, balloons, crafts, and a traveling magician, will be offered throughout the day, and the event will conclude with a Serenity Circle.

Scott Theurer, an organizer for Recovery Day Lancaster and a person in recovery, explained that the Walk for Recovery is not a fundraising event. "It's to raise awareness and show that recovery is real in Lancaster. We want to put a face to addiction," he said. "We want to show people we do recover and come back to being contributing members of the community."

The theme of National Recovery Month this year is "Join the Voices for Recovery: Invest in Health, Home, Purpose, and Community." Theurer noted that strong communities are important to reduce the number of people developing addictions and to support those in recovery. "Lancaster County is known for having a vibrant and alive recovery community," he said. "People move here for it."

Theurer reported that in the last quarter, the number of deaths from overdose in Lancaster County had dropped from the previous quarter, and this quarter looks to continue that trend. "To see the numbers coming down is exciting. Recovery is having an effect," he said. "Hope is a huge part of recovery. That's why we do these events: Everybody there is joyous and alive."

Information on how to access local resources for recovery will be available at the Recovery Day Lancaster event. Support groups, rehabilitation centers, and other programs will be represented. For immediate assistance, readers may contact the RASE Project at 717-295-3080 or visit

There is no cost to attend Recovery Day Lancaster, but those who plan to enjoy the barbecue lunch are asked to register at For more information about the event, readers may visit the website or contact Amy Sechrist at Folks may also visit


Sunnyside To Perform Concert July 13, 2018

As part of its 70th anniversary season, Fivepointville Bible Conference will host Sunnyside, a bluegrass gospel band, on Saturday, July 21, at 7 p.m. The program will be held rain or shine in the enclosed tabernacle, located in the grove to the rear of the Fivepointville Fire Company at 528 Chapel Lane, Denver.

Sunnyside, featuring Ken Cox and friends, has been singing bluegrass gospel for more than 40 years and has appeared numerous times in Fivepointville. The band performs three- and four-part harmonies to the accompaniment of guitar, banjo, mandolin, and more.

Future events will include the Hagans Family on Saturday, July 28, and a hymn sing plus the speaking ministry of Dr. Bill Finnigan on Saturday, Aug. 18.

Fivepointville Bible Conference is a 501(c)3 ministry that has served the community with Christian family music, drama performances, Bible teaching, and more since 1948.

A freewill offering will be received, and food will be available. For directions or more information, readers may call 717-445-4789.


Virtually Visiting German-Speaking Countries July 12, 2018

Sommer Singspiel Day Camp Set For Aug. 6 To 9

This year's Sommer Singspiel, a day camp hosted by the Lancaster Liederkranz, will take students entering grades three through 12 on a virtual journey through Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The camp will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 6, through Thursday, Aug. 9.

"The students will learn vocabulary about the different modes of transportation available in Europe as well as packing items and famous destinations," said Lisa Sempsey, who is one of four certified educators who will teach various aspects of German music and dances during the camp. "The music will be a wonderful mix of traditional pieces as well as students experiencing and creating music to accompany their 'journey' across the German-speaking parts of Europe. Additionally, the campers will get the opportunity to create and play instruments from some nontraditional materials," she explained. "It's going to be a blast!"

Sommer Singspiel, which in German means "play and sing in the summer," is in its fourth year. The camp is an outgrowth of the Cultural Grant and Scholarship Fund of the Liederkranz, which aims to provide opportunities for students to experience German language and culture. In addition to music, the camp will focus on experiences with German language, authentic food, cultural traditions, and soccer and other outdoor games. A sharing showcase on the final afternoon will give students a venue in which to share their experiences with their friends and families.

"It is going to be very much a learn-by-doing camp, and while it will be very valuable and meaningful, it will be taught in a fun, kid-friendly way," said founding director Drue Bullington. "(Sommer Singspiel) engages the younger family members and promotes in them a love of community music-making (and) a sense of cultural heritage and gives exposure to singing, playing, and moving - all things kids love to do naturally - in tandem with developmentally appropriate German language learning interspersed with experiences that stem from German cultural traditions."

Bullington shared one parent's perspective, quoting the individual as saying, "I love that German language, music, and culture is experienced rather than taught. For instance, rather than just telling the kids the word for 'apple strudel'' and that it is a popular German dish and maybe giving them a taste of strudel, they involve the children in making strudel."

The Lancaster Liederkranz, 722 S. Chiques Road, Manheim, was founded in 1880 as a singing society by German immigrants in Lancaster city. It continues today as a dynamic family organization dedicated to perpetuating and amplifying the founders' original purpose through song, dance, language, art, education, and international cultural exchange.

The Sommer Singspiel camp will be held at the Liederkranz. There is a cost per student to attend, with discounts for Liederkranz members and for multiple family members. Registrations may be submitted at For more information about the camp, readers may contact Bullington at or 717-940-9927.


True Heart To Present Concert July 12, 2018

Woodcrest Retreat, 225 Woodcrest Road, Ephrata, will present "A Night of Christian Country Music" with the group True Heart on Saturday, Aug. 4, at 7 p.m. The outdoor concert will take place on the ballfield at Woodcrest, so attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. In the case of inclement weather, it will be held indoors at Alive Church Ephrata, 510 Stevens Road, Ephrata.

True Heart is a Christian country music ministry from central Pennsylvania. Members Scott Bordner and Joe Kantz have been sharing gospel-infused music for more than 22 years. They have won numerous awards over the years and had the No. 1 song in inspirational country music in 2016.

A freewill offering will be received to help support Woodcrest's summer camp ministry fund, which helps keep camp fees manageable for families.

Additionally, a chicken barbecue meal will be served from 4 to 6 p.m. in the retreat dining hall. To reserve a meal, readers may call 717-738-2233 up until one week before the event.


Concerts Set In New Holland July 11, 2018

The New Holland Summer Arts Program will present a concert by Polka Whoo on Saturday, July 21, at 7 p.m. On Sunday, July 22, the Rampart Street Ramblers will perform traditional jazz at 7 p.m., and on Wednesday, July 25, the country duo of Conley and Watson will play at 7 p.m.

The concerts will take place at New Holland Community Park in the 400 block of Jackson Street, New Holland. The public is invited to attend.


Orchestra Sets Free Concert July 5, 2018

The West Shore Symphony Orchestra will perform a free outdoor pops concert, composed of light classical, patriotic, film, stage, and popular music, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, at South Middleton Township Park, located on Recreation Way off Park Drive in Boiling Springs.

For more information, readers may visit


Free Summer Concert Posted July 5, 2018

The Twin Rose Community Band will present the second in a series of free summer concerts on Sunday, July 15, at 6:30 p.m. The one-hour performance will take place in the Lampeter YMCA's amphitheater, 800 Village Road (Route 741), Lancaster. The band was formerly known as the Columbia VFW Band and is now based in Wrightsville.

The final concert in the series will feature the Flipside Big Band on Sunday, Aug. 19, at 6:30 p.m.

Attendees should bring lawn chairs. In the case of rain, the concerts will be performed in the Lampeter United Methodist Church, 1101 Village Road, Lancaster. Readers may call 717-330-5495 or visit for more information.

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