Another big name in music is coming to chocolate town, the Fall Harvest Fair is back, an evening of renaissance and baroque music coming to Lebanon Valley College, a 5K, and an Italian Festival. Here’s five things to do around Lebanon this weekend, along with other upcoming events.

  • One of the most iconic artists in the history of music is coming to Hershey next week. Elton John comes to Giant Center Friday, Sept. 23 for an 8 p.m. show. His band features Nigel Olsson - who was part of Elton’s original three-piece band – on drums, Davey Johnstone – who first recorded with Elton in 1971 and joined the band a year later – on guitar, John Mahon on percussion, Kim Bullard on keyboards and Matt Bissonette on bass. The night will include many of Elton’s popular classic hits, such as "Your Song," "Rocket Man," "Bennie and the Jets,” “Philadelphia Freedom,” “Crocodile Rock” and “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me.” Tickets are $41.85, $81.85 and $156.85. For tickets and more information, visit
  • The Fall Harvest Fair is back at Historic Schaefferstown. The fair runs Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Alexander Schaeffer Farm, located at 213 S. Carpenter St. Everyone in attendance can learn how to make apple cider and apple butter, or just simply enjoy Pennsylvania German food and crafts from the 1800s. There will also be ongoing farm events and demonstrations. Members are admitted free. Cost for non-members is $5 per person, and children 12 and under are free with an adult. For more information, call 949-2244.
  • A Renaissance and baroque musical group is coming to Lebanon Valley College today and tonight. Ensemble Chaccone, as part of the Burgner Chamber Music Series, will perform an introductory concert and demonstration in Lutz Hall of the Bertha Brossman Blair Music Center at 11 a.m., followed by the main concert at 7:30 p.m. Both events are free. The program features music by leading composers of Shakespeare’s time, with selections from “As You Like It,” “Twelfth Night,” “Hamlet,” Macbeth” and other plays. For more information, visit
  • Leadership Lebanon Valley Presents the Valley Life Dog Day 5K this Sunday. Registration is open now at Pretzel City Sports, which is $35. Registration includes a T-shirt, matching dog bandana, dog goodie bag, refreshments and a chance to win a medal within your age group. The run takes place from 3 to 6 p.m. at Union Canal Tunnel Park. For more information, visit
  • The Hazelton UNICO ninth annual Bell Italia Festival is this weekend. The event runs Friday from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Hazel Township Community Park, located at 141 Community Park Blvd. in Hazle Township. There will be a variety of food, free entertainment, along with community crafters, and a tricky tray. If you think you can make a great meatball, you’ll also want to enter the “Chef Lou Best Meatball Contest,” or see if you can eat the most spaghetti by entering the “Spaghetti Eating Contest.” In addition, a “Kiddie Korner” will be available for the little ones to enjoy. Admission is free. For more information, call 570-454-3757, email, or visit

Other events coming up:

What: Glengary Glen Ross

When: Sept. 8-17; Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 8 p.m.; Saturday matinees 2 p.m.

Where: Ephrata Performing Arts Center, 320 Cocalico St., Ephrata

Cost: $25-$32 for evening performances, and $25 for the matinee

Tickets: Visit

What: Art and Literature for school-aged children

When: Monday, Sept. 19 at 12:45 p.m.

Where: Bethel-Tulpehocken Library

Registration: Required. Call 933-4060.

What: American History for home schoolers in grades nine through 12

When: Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 11 a.m.

Where: Bethel-Tulpehocken Library

Registration: Deadline is Sept. 20. Call 933-4060.

Who: Governor Dick Environmental Cener

What: Upcoming events

When: Saturday, Sept. 24 at 1 p.m. "Junior Naturalists: Weather Watchers,"; Sunday, Sept. 25, 1:30 p.m. "Senior Walkabout."

Cost: $5 for Junior Naturalists: Weather Watchers program.

Registration: Required by leaving a name and phone number. Call 964-3808 or email

What: Apple butter making

When: Thursday, Sept. 29 at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Bethel-Tulpehocken Library

Registration: Deadline is Sept. 20. Call 933-4060.

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