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Out and About in Lebanon: High school musicals hit the county

Start filling your summer calendars now, as the entertainment schedule in Hershey is heating up. There’s also a chance to run for local charities during Easter weekend, plus you can experience local art to help re-open a unique Lebanon business, and be a part of the 2016 High School Spring Musical season. Here’s more on those events and an update of what’s happening around the area.

Def Leppard is coming to HersheyPark Stadium during their extensive summer tour. The concert is Wednesday, June 29 at 7 p.m. REO Speedwagon and Tesla will also join in the fun. Tickets are $30.10, $54.60, $74.60 and $104.60 and are available at Giant Center Box Office. They can be charged by phone at 717-534-3911 or 800-745-3000, and online at or

Slipknot will bring their massive summer headline tour with Marilyn Manson and Of Mice & Men to Giant Center on Sunday, July 10 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for this show are $32.35, $47.85 and $62.35 and are available at Giant Center Box Office. They can be charged by phone at 717-534-3911 or 800-745-3000, and online at or Slipknot’s raw and poignant new single “Goodbye” is currently impacting Rock Radio outlets nationwide and following the success of the band’s Top 10 hit “Killpop.” For more information, visit

The Zac Brown Band is coming to HersheyPark Stadium as part of their sixth headlining U.S. concert tour, Black Out The Sun. The event is Saturday, July 23 at 7 p.m. Special guests include Drake White & The Big Fire. Tickets are $34.10, $49.00, $69.00 and $79.00 and are available at the Giant Center Box Office. They can be charged by phone at 717-534-3911 or 800-745-3000, and online at or
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If you were looking to see Brit Floyd but couldn’t get tickets, here’s your chance. Due to popular demand, a second show has been added for Brit Floyd, The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show at Hershey Theatre on Friday April 15 at 8 p.m. Tickets for this show are $37.35, $42.35, $52.35 and $62.35 (processing fees apply). They are available at Hershey Theatre Box Office. They can be charged by phone at 717-534-3405 or 800-745-3000, and online at or For more information, please visit

Enjoy local art and help the re-opening of a unique Lebanon business. A Local Artist Art Auction will be held March 13 at Brushtrokes on Canvas from 3-7 p.m. Admission is $10 and all proceeds go towards helping re-open the Re-Create Art Initiative. Admission is payable at the door or in advance online at The price includes Hors D-oeuvres, cocktails and bidding number for the silent auction. Parking is free. The event will be held rain or shine. Brushstrokes on Canvas is located at 720 Quentin Road. For more information, call Jandi at 717-269-3301 or email at or check out the Facebook page.

On March 10-13, Palmyra High School will present “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” Shows March 10-12 are at 7 p.m., and the March 13 show is at 2 p.m. Following the advice of a book entitled “How to Succeed in Business” a young window-cleaner, J. Pierrepont Finch, begins a meteoric rise from the mail-room to Vice President of Advertising at the World-Wide Wicket Company. Set in 1960, Finch’s unorthodox and morally-questionable business practices jeopardize not only his career but also his romance with secretary Rosemary Pilkington. Tickets are $12 for adults, and $10 for students, seniors, and district employees. To purchase tickets, call 717-832-0611 or online at

Check out more High School musical theater the following weekend, as the New Covenant Christian School Middle School/High School present "Peter Pan Jr." on March 17 at 7 p.m., 18 at 7:30 p.m.,and 19 at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for students. More information is available by contacting the school office.

Start the month of April with the 43rd Annual Woodcarving and Wildlife Art Festival. It runs Saturday, April 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday April 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Student Memorial Center at Millersville University. Admission is $5 and parking is free. Admission is free for those with Military ID. The theme for the Festival is “Welcoming Spring.” The Student Memorial Center is located on the opposite side of the street from 101 Shenks Lane.

Be a part of the largest Easter weekend run in the area. The Third Annual Bunny Run 5 K Run/Walk is Saturday, March 26 starting at 9 a.m., rain or shine. The race will begin and end at the Annville Cleona High School. The starting time is 9 a.m., rain or shine. Registration is open now and will be open online until noon on March 23. Race participants who register on or before March 14 pay the pre-registration fee of $25.00 and are guaranteed a race T-shirt and race bib with the Bunny Run logo. Race weekend registration is also available at ACHS from 4 to 8 p.m. on March 25 and 7 to 8:30 a.m. on the day of the race. Drinks and tasty snacks will be provided for all race participants. Money raised at this event will be donated to the Lebanon County Special Olympics, the Annville Cleona Cross Country teams and the Penn State Four Diamonds Fund. For additional information and updates on the race please visit our website: and like us on Facebook at bunnyrun5kannville. Register online at We''ll have more on this event in an upcoming edition of the Lebanon Daily News.

The Governor Dick Environmental Center has lots more events coming up. First on March 19 at 2 p.m. you can “See What's Green.” This walk will take you into the forest to look for signs of spring and maybe evidence of leprechauns. The next day, March 20, two more events will take place. At 10 a.m. there will be a DVOA (Delaware Valley Orienteering Association) Orienteering Event.  Beginners and experienced orienteers are welcome. Then at 11 a.m. they’ll be another Beginning Orienteering Class available. All events are for all ages. Participants should meet at the Environmental Center. All programs are free unless stated otherwise, but you must pre-register, by leaving a name and phone number in case program cancels. Governor Dick Environmental Center is located at 3283 Pinch Rd. in Mt. Gretna. For more information, e-mail or call 964-3808.