LEBANON >> From rock and roll to a bike and car show, jazz to butterflies, summer festivals and a planetarium show, there's places to go and plenty to do not only this week, but for the remainder of the summer. Have fun!
6 P.M. TONIGHT >> The Womelsdorf Community Days Carnival will be held from 6-10 p.m. this evening, and from 6-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. It's all happening at the town park; midway rides, games, food and music. The frenetic rock band "Junior's Farm" will perform at 7 p.m. Friday and Elvis tribute artist Andy Svrcek will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
10 A.M. FRIDAY >> Tickets go on sale for Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter Rick Springfield, who will be performing at the Hershey Theatre on Saturday, August 22 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for this show range from $25 to $85 and are available at the Hershey Theatre Box Office. They can be charged by phone at (717) 534-3405 and online at www.HersheyEntertainment.com or www.TicketMaster.com.
10 A.M. FRIDAY >> Kids and adults, too, will be fascinated by "Metamorphosis," in the Butterfly House of Dreamscapes Water Gardens, located along Route 343, North Seventh Street, Lebanon. Metamorphosis features the four stages of butterfly maturation in an educational ecosystem. The butterfly house also features 100s of native Pennsylvania butterflies. Cost is $6 for adults; $3 for children, and $5 for senior citizens (ages 65 and up). Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (butterflies are not night owls.) Group tours are by request. For more information, call (717) 272- 6555.
10 A.M. FRIDAY >> Tickets go on sale for the comedian Wanda Sykes who will be coming to the Hershey Theatre on Friday, October 2 at 8 p.m. Tickets for this show range from $42.50 t0 $65. and are available at the Hershey Theatre Box Office. They can be charged by phone at (717) 534-3405 and online at www.HersheyEntertainment.com or www.TicketMaster.com. Sykes has been called "one of the funniest stand-up comics" by her peers and ranks among "Entertainment Weekly's "25 funniest people in America."
7 P.M. FRIDAY >> Come to Legends Cafe, 9 South Ninth St., to hear the area rock band "Nacho Daddy," one of the best bands around. They're into 80s and 90s rock; all the great songs you love and remember. They'll be playing until 9 p.m. Legends is open Thursday through Saturday, 5-10 p.m.
2 P.M. SATURDAY >> Downtown Lebanon will host the "Lebanon Motorcycle Show" on Cumberland Street from 2 to 6 p.m. This event will feature great food and merchant vendors, plus, a hot dog eating contest! Registration for bikes is $10, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at Sixth and Cumberland streets. Trophies will be awarded for most original, best paint, people's choice, best chrome, most lighting, and mayor's choice.
7 P.M. SATURDAY >> The Rockets, a super-powered rock group, will be appearing at Legends Cafe, 9 South Ninth St. The Rockets perform lively hits from the 70s, 80s, and 90s....so get ready to dance the night away. For more information, call (717) 273-7700.
7 P.M. SATURDAY >> The "Superjoint Ritual" will be playing some solid rock at The Chameleon Club, 223 N. Water St., Lancaster. Call 1-800-628-1403 for ticket availability. Hours to call for tickets are Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
7:30 P.M. SATURDAY >> Led Zeppelin cover band "Get The Led Out," will be playing at the Pat Garrett Amphitheater. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 the day of the show. General seating is available, bring a lawn chair or blanket. The amphitheater is located along Rt. 78, Exit 19 at Strausstown. To order tickets by phone, call (484) 638-0083.
9 A.M. SUNDAY >> The "Fifth Annual America's 911 and Military Tribute Bike and Car Show" will be held at the Fort Indiantown Gap Community Club 9-65 Fisher Avenue, Annville. Registration is open from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Registration is by donation and all hot rods, motorcycles, trucks, cars, emergency and military vehicles are welcome. This is a day of giving back to our troops and first responders. Dash plaques will be given to the first 100 registered vehicles. Arts and crafts vendors will be on the grounds and music will be provided by "Rockin' Charlie the DJ." For more information, call (717) 673-5732 or go to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
7 P.M. SUNDAY >> Jazz and swing music played by seasoned musicians comes to "Music in the Park" in Lebanon's Veterans Memorial Amphitheater in Coleman's Park. This is an eight-piece group covering all styles of jazz, including swing, blues, be-bop, rock and Latin music and it all takes place in the great outdoors at Coleman's Park, 1400 Maple Street. Admission is free; a collection will be taken. Bring your favorite comfy lawn chair.
10 A.M. FRIDAY, JULY 24 >> The Governor Dick Environmental Center on Pinch Road in Mt. Gretna will present "Outdoor Adventurers," for kids ages 7 to 12. Cost is $5 per child. These fun adventures include "predator and prey" games for the kids, but are totally non-scary. To register, call (717) 964-3808 or go to:email@example.com Leave a name and phone number in case the program is cancelled.
5 P.M. FRIDAY, JULY 24 >> How about a live sing-a-long summertime music fest? Come on down to the Lebanon Farmer's Market at 35 South Eighth St. in Lebanon and enjoy the music with "Marty's One Man Orchestra," featuring Lee Moyer and vocalist Ricky Herb. How can just two people make such great music - they're good at it! You'll enjoy the evening. The guys are playing until 6:30 p.m. Cafe table seating is available, and food is on the premises for purchase.
6:30 P.M. FRIDAY, JULY 24 >> The whole family is invited to unplug and enjoy the world of nocturnal animals at the Governor Dick Environmental Center on Pinch Road in Mt. Gretna. Come on out for a fun and informative summer evening. Call 964-3808 to register or go to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
10 A.M. SATURDAY, JULY 25 >> Is it fair time already? Almost! Advance tickets are available now at the fair office for the Lebanon Area Fair, 80 Rocherty Road, which starts the 25th and lasts until August 1. The fair office is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. A weekly track pass is $45 and includes front gate and track gate admission. For more information, call (717) 273-3795 or go to:www.LebanonAreaFair.com.
8 P.M. FRIDAY, JULY 31 >> The Reading Public Museum and Planetarium present "Floyd Final Friday - Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon" at the planetarium at 500 Museum Road, Reading. The museum is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (610) 371-5850.
10 A.M. SATURDAY, AUG. 1 >> Come join the fun as the Reinholds Station Trinity Chapel celebrates with their annual summer festival. Located along East Main Street, in Reinholds, along Route 897, this historic landmark is entering its 118th year. The day will include traditional folk art, crafts, paintings, music, baked goods ad plenty of food. A raffle of craft items will also be held. The festival continues until 3 p.m.
8 P.M. SATURDAY, AUG. 1 >> "The Dream Kings" will be appearing at the Lantern Lodge Convention Center, 200 Garden Ave., Myerstown, delivering the best of the 'do-wop' sound, plus oldies galore and great Elvis songs. Tickets are $20, light snacks included, and a cash bar is available. All proceeds go to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. For tickets, call Darlene at (717) 628-1620.
6 P.M. FRIDAY, AUG. 7 >> Try out "The Cornwall Blast!" It's a beer and wine tasting event on the grounds of the historic Cornwall Iron Furnace. The event lasts until 9 p.m. and features local beers and wines. And that's not all - there's also a pig roast with all the trimmings, souvenir mugs, and root beer included in the ticket price.
The Wayne Fox Trio will provide the music for the evening. Advance ticket sales are $40, and $45 on the day of the event. To buy tickets, stop by the furnace or call (717) 272-9711.
Guests must be 21 to sample the alcohol and aged 18 to attend.
5 P.M. THURSDAY, AUG. 13 >> Get ready now for the Schaefferstown Firemens' Carnival, to held three consecutive days, including Friday, Aug. 14, and Saturday, Aug. 15. Admission is free and includes nightly bands, midway games, carnival rides and plenty of good food. This year, the bands include "New Found Grass," singer Lindsey Erin, "Phantom," and "Mitch and the Moodswings."
Goodies for the evenings include pulled pork and fresh sausage sandwiches, hamburgers, French fries, funnel cakes, ice cream, and homemade dinners. For more information, go to:www.stowncarnival.com.
10 A.M. SUNDAY, AUG. 30 >> Picture this - a family worship service, a summer picnic, and a faith-filled film to watch together. It's all happening at Tabor United Church of Christ at 124 S. 10th Street in Lebanon. The movie to be shown is "God's Not Dead," and the picnic and movie are free. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Come and join some friends for a relaxing Sunday.