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Out and About in Lebanon: Zac Brown headlines Hersheypark

Another popular act coming to Hersheypark Stadium, a half-century celebration and a powerful walk through the area. More on those events and another look at what’s happening around the area.

The big names keep on coming to the sweetest place on earth. This time Zac Brown Band comes to chocolate town Saturday, July 23 for a 7 p.m. show at Hersheypark Stadium, as part of their sixth headlining U.S. concert Black Out The Sun Tour. Special guests for the show include Drake White and The Big Fire. The show will include the band's hot new single “Jekyll and Hyde,” which debuted No. 1 on billboard’s Top 200 chart, earning the Grammy Award-winning band its third straight No. 1 hit. Tickets are $34.10, $49.00, $69.00 and $79.00. Tickets can be purchased at The Hersheypark Event Deal is in effect.

Historic Schaefferstown is celebrating its 50th Anniversary and you can be a part of it. An old-fashioned barn dance will take place Saturday, July 30 at the Alexander Schaeffer Farm from 5 to 10 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. and music starts at 7:30 p.m. There will be live music by Keith Brintzenhoff and the Toad Creek Ramblers. There will also be food and games, and more fun for the whole family. Admission is free. The farm is located at 213 S. Carpenter St. in Schaefferstown.

The SARCC “Walk A Mile in Her Shoes” is Friday at midnight. It will start in the Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce parking lot at Sixth and Cumberland streets. The event is part of an international march to raise awareness about rape, sexual assault and gender violence within our communities. For more information, contact Kathleen Dugan at 270-6972 or email

The Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey is celebrating its fifth annual “World Famous Merlot and Pumpkin Beer Release Party” with a concert performance by national recording artist Everclear Saturday, August 27. The event will be an all-day music festival featuring the release of the new vintage of Merlot and Pumpkin Beer, along with several opening acts leading to up Everclear’s performance. There will also be a food truck mashup, and other artisan vendors. Tickets are on sale now and are $20. Guests are encouraged to arrive early and bring blankets and lawn chairs. There are also ticket packages with transportation and lodging in partnership with Premiere No. 1 Limousine. For more information and tickets, visit

The Hershey Story Museum continues their “Selections From the Collections” for the month of July this week. This week from today through Wednesday, July 27 features the Hersheypark Bathhouse Storage Basket and Postcard from 1929-1966. The postcard is the Hersheypark Swimming Pool, which opened in July 1929. Selections from the Collections is located in the museum’s Grand Lobby and offered free of charge. Visitors will also not be required to purchase admission to the Museum Experience to view the display.

The Lancaster International Piano Festival closes Saturday with two performances. First at 3 p.m., at the Winter Center on the campus of Millersville University, it’s the LIPF 2016 Student Concert. The show features the talent of all festival participants and exemplary student pianists from around the world. Following the show at 7:30 p.m., the LIPF Piano Gala takes the stage at Ware Center. It will be a formal evening of piano expertise, as the top performing students, selected by LIPF judges, will perform.

The Summer Concert Series at Bethany Children’s Home continues Friday at 7 p.m. “Buccaneers and Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps” will perform. The event will be held rain or shine, and concessions will be available. Be sure to bring a chair or blanket. For more information, visit

Two summer book review series are coming up Monday and Tuesday. First on Monday is a review of “Us vs. Them: Poems by Them That Have Inspired You; Poems by You to Inspire Us.” It will be held at 1:45 p.m. at Cornwall Manor, in the Freeman Auditorium in Cornwall. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 867-6034. Tuesday will be a review of “Independence: The Tangled Roots of the American Revolution,” at 9:45 a.m. at the PA Chautauqua Community Building in Mount Gretna. Admission is free. For more information, call 867-6034.