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5 things to do around Lebanon this weekend

A country star comes to Hershey, as well as a Gospel Music Festival and “Weird Al,” plus Glengarry Glen Ross is back in the area, and the truck pulls are back, as well. Here’s five things to do around Lebanon this weekend and other upcoming events.

One of country music’s biggest stars is coming to chocolate town. Jason Aldean hits the Hersheypark Stadium stage Thursday, Sept. 15 for a 7:30 p.m. show, as part of his Six String Circus Tour. The show includes special guests Thomas Rhett and A Thousand Horses. The show also continues Hershey’s big time run of bringing in the biggest names in music. Tickets are $28.35, $61.10 and $77.35 For more information and tickets, visit

Before Aldean invades the sweetest place on earth, two other big concerts are coming up. First is this weekend’s Gospel Music Festival, running Friday through Sunday at Hershey Theatre. The event will feature more than a dozen of Gospel Music’s most popular recording artists, including Triumphant Quartet, The Erwins, Karen Peck & New River, The Penny Loafers, The Perrys, The Collingsworth Family, Tim Lovelace, Gordon Mote, The Ball Brothers, The Hoppers, Greater Vision, Brian Free & Assurance and newly formed trio, Cana’s Voice, featuring TaRanda Greene, Doug Anderson and Jordy McBrayer. There will be a 7 p.m. concert Friday evening, Saturday sessions at 3 and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets for seating for all five sessions are $79, $99, $129 (Gold Circle), and individual sessions are $28 and $35. For tickets, call 877-392-9710.

The second is a four-time Grammy-winning artist is coming back to Hershey Theatre. “Weird Al” Yankovic brings his very successful Mandatory World Tour for a concert Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 8 p.m. The show will feature Yankovic’s well-known irreverent parodies of hit songs including “Eat It,” “Like a Surgeon” and “Smells Like Nirvana.” Tickets are $42.35, $47.85 and $62.365. For tickets and more information, visit

David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross hits the stage at Ephrata Performing Arts Center beginning Thursday. The show features Glengarry Glen Ross, named for key real estate property in the plot, casts a harsh light on deceptive business practices and the desperation driving people to compromise their morals for success. Note: the show contains adult themes and language that may be inappropriate for younger audiences. The show runs until Saturday, Sept. 17. Show times are Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Saturday matinees at 2 p.m. Cost is $25-$32 for evening performances and $25 for the matinee. For tickets and more information, visit

The Beast of the East Truck Pulls is Friday at the Lebanon Area Expo Center and Fairgrounds. The event runs from 7 to 11 p.m. This year’s pulling classes include Street-Diesel-Buck Motorsports rules, 2.5 Diesel-NADM rules, 2.6-Diesel-PPl rules, 3.0 Diesel-PPL rules, Street Semi-Buck Motorsports rules, and Mod Street Semi-Lucas East Coast rules. General admission is $10, with a spectator pit pass an additional $10. There is also a $20 hooking fee.

Other events coming up:

Who: Governor Dick Environmental Center

What: Upcoming events

When: “Toddlers in Tow,” Friday 10 a.m.; “SEEing Nature,” Saturday 2 p.m.; Saturday, "Intro to Bouldering Class," Sept. 17 1 to 4 p.m. (For all ages, $3 optional show rental fee) Rain Date is Sunday, Sept. 18.

Registration: Required. Call 964-3808 or email

September 17, 1 to 4 p.m. - Intro to Bouldering Class.  All ages can learn about the rock climbing sport. Optional shoe rental $3.  RAIN DATE:  September 18.

What: Berks Kids Closet Consignment Sale

When: Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Lebanon Area Expo Center and Fairgrounds

What: River of Hope’s Ministry Leaders’ Breakfast

When: Tuesday, Sept. 13, 8 to 9:30 a.m.

Where: United Zion Camp Grove, 2298 Camp Road, Manheim

Information: Shelly Hitz, 717-274-3950 ext. 101

What: Free community movie, “The Bridge”

When: Tuesday, Sept. 13 6 to 8 p.m.

Where: Cedar Crest High School

Information: Holly Leahy - 717-274-3415; HLeahy@lebcnty.org

When: Tuesday, Sept. 13 6 to 8 p.m.

Where: Cedar Crest High School Auditorium
Information: Holly Leahy/MHIDEI, 717-274-3415; HLeahy@lebcnty.org

What: Revolutionary War spy-themed event

When: Sunday, Sept. 18

Where: Rock Ford Plantation, 881 Rockford Road, Lancaster

Registration: Register by Sept. 14 by calling 717-392-7223

Cost: $6 for ages 6-12; $10 for ages 13 and up

What: Fall Harvest Fair

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m, Saturday, Sept. 17; 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18

Where: Alexander Schaeffer Farm, 213 S. Carpenter St., Historic Schaefferstown

Cost: Members are free; non-members $5 per person; children 12 and under are free with an adult.

Information: Call 717-949-2244

What: Ensemble Chaconne concert

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15

Where: Lebanon Valley College, 101 College Ave., Annville

What: “Spy for Washington” Children’s Event

When: Sunday, Sept. 18, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Rock Ford Plantation, 881 Rockford Road, Lancaster

Registration: Required. Call 392-7223 no later than Sept. 14.