7 things to do this week in Carlisle, Wrightsville, York
19th Century Firehouses Walking Tour: Carlisle: Take an informative walking tour of Carlisle's firehouses from the 1800s at 6 p.m. Aug. 17, departing the Cumberland County Historical Society, 21 N. Pitt St. Visit six firehouses, look at Carlisle's most burned block, learn about a tragedy where a young lad was run over by a steamer, visit a firehouse where an undercover detective broke an arson ring, and talk about dozens of other interesting events. Tickets are $8 for members and $12 for non-members. Reservations required by calling 717-249-7610.
Love Sick Blues: Fayetteville: Don't miss a special tribute to two country music legends as Love Sick Blues runs for eight performances only, Aug. 18 through 23 at Totem Pole Playhouse, 9555 Golf Course Road. The concert features Robbie Limon (from Lost Highway) as Hank Williams, Sr. and Denise Patton (from Ring of Fire) as Patsy Cline, performing greatest hits and the duet of their respective hit Love Sick Blues. Tickets range $30 to $50. Visit totempoleplayhouse.org for details.
Lake Tobias Wildlife Park: Halifax: Spend an exciting day at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park, 760 Tobias Road. Enjoy a Safari Tour in an open-air cruiser that takes you across 150 acres of rolling hills to see herds of wild and exotic animals from around the world. Park admission is $7; Safari Tour is $6. Children age 2 and younger are free for all attractions. Visit laketobias.com for details.
Stand-Up Paddleboard Class: Wrightsville: Get an introduction to the sport of Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at Shank's Mare, 2092 Long Level Road. On-land, learn handling your paddle, mounting the paddleboard and proper body position for balance. On-water instruction includes launching, various stroke techniques, maneuvering the board, and safety and rescue techniques. Fee is $44 for members, $49 for non-members. Pre-registration is required by calling 717-252-1616.
South Mountain Fair: Arendtsville: Visit the South Mountain Fair, located 10 miles northwest of historic Gettysburg, PA on Route 234. This agricultural country fair runs Aug. 18 through 22 with rides, entertainment, games, food, livestock shows and sales, homemade needlework exhibits, photography, home-canned fruits and vegetables, fresh produce and more. For details, visit southmountainfair.com.
Summer Reading Program Celebration: York: Children who participated in the York County Libraries Summer Reading Program are invited to attend Reader Celebration Night at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at the York Revolution, Santander Stadium, 5 Brooks Robinson Way. A free game ticket is the child's reward for reading at least 800 minutes this summer. Visit yorklibraries.org for more information.
Country Rock and Rewind Festival: Hershey: Enjoy a festival that is the perfect event for music fans across all genres at 6 p.m. Aug. 22 at Hersheypark Stadium, 100 Hersheypark Drive. The Country Rock and Rewind Festival will feature performances by Rascal Flatts, Rick Springfield and Ashley Monroe. It's a little bit country and a little bit rock 'n' roll. Tickets are $30.10, $54.60 and $84.60. Visit hersheyparkstadium.com for details.
Gettysburg Brew Fest: Gettysburg: Try a variety of beer and hard cider from regional and national brewers from 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Lutheran Theological Seminary Grounds, 61 Seminary Ridge. This distinctive sampling experience will feature an impressive array of craft brews and hard ciders from Pennsylvania, the Mid-Atlantic and the United States. General admission is $45, VIP is $70 and designated driver is $20. For details and tickets, visit gettysburgbrewfest.com.
Concert in the Park: Red Lion: Enjoy a concert in the park at 6 p.m. Aug. 23 at Fairmount Park, along Boundary Avenue. The concert will feature the Spring Garden Band, a membership of 55 musicians who perform modern and traditional concert band music. Call the Red Lion Recreation Office at 717-244-6896 or visit redlionpa.org for more information.