7 things to do this week in the Lancaster, Hanover, York area
Changes In Latitudes: Jimmy Buffett Tribute: Lancaster: The country's premiere tribute show to the Mayor of Margaritaville, Jimmy Buffett, will offer a concert experience at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 30 and 31 at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, 510 Centerville Road. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. This nationally acclaimed band is complete with beach balls and leis, dancing conga lines, and fun for all. Tickets are $53, or $34 for the show only. Visit dutchapple.com for details.
No Sweat in the Park, Circuits: West Manchester Township: Laura Bair will lead a fat-blasting workout from 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 1 on the back lawn at the York Daily Record, 1891 Loucks Road. The session will feature high-intensity interval training and body-weight-only circuits. Yoga for the kids will be led by Joni Shaffer. This event is free and open to the public. All fitness levels welcome. Visit ydr.com for details.
Wildlife on the Water: Hanover: Enjoy a guided kayak program from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2 at Codorus State Park, 2600 Smith Station Road. The trip is a leisurely paddle through the coves of Lake Marburg to quietly observe wildlife on the water's edges. Turtles, eagles and osprey, waterfowl and wading birds abound. Boats, paddles, vests and binoculars are provided. Cost is $15 per person. Reservations are required. Call 717-637-2816 for details.
Steam Engine Show: Mechanicsburg: The Annual Show at Steam Engine Hill runs Aug. 30 through Sept. 7 at the Williams Grove Historical Steam Engine Association Show Grounds on Williams Grove Road. Enjoy a wide variety of activities, including steam train rides, entertainment, and a car show. For admission prices and more information, call 717-766-4001 or visit wghsea.org.
Boutique Days at The Stone Mill 1792: Glenville: Check out an event to showcase the beautiful property and venue as well as a vintage and one-of-a-kind boutique from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 4 and 5, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 6 at The Stone Mill 1792, 6210 Smoketown Road. Local artists and crafters will be onsite, along with live music, wine, and local food on the lawn. For details, visit thestonemill1792.com.
McLain Celtic Festival: Carlisle: The Cumberland County Historical Society will host a family-oriented event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 5 at the The Two Mile House, 1189 Walnut Bottom Road. The festival will feature Highland Athletics, Border Collie demonstrations, Scottish Clans, vendors with Celtic goods, and entertainment such as Celtic folk singers, bands, dancers and international performers. For details, visit historicalsociety.com.
Whoopie Pie Festival: Strasburg: Who can resist a Whoopie Pie? Enjoy a delicious day that includes more than 100 different flavors from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 5 at Hershey Farm Restaurant & Inn, Route 896, Lancaster County. Crafts, face painting, pony rides, and a whoopie pie eating contest will be available. Visit whoopiepiefestival.com for more information.
Chili Cook Off: Hanover: Spend the day tasting award-winning chili from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 6 during the Hanover Chili Cook Off at the Good Field Complex on North Forney Avenue. The event is held rain or shine, and will also offer live entertainment and family fun. Proceeds benefit local non-profit organizations. Here are six reasons you should check out the cook off. For details and ticket information, visit hanoverchilicookoff.com.