Things to do around Lebanon this weekend
That nasty cabin fever won't have a chance if you check out all the happenings in the area. From viewing vintage cars to zipping by the zoo, plenty of places to go and things to do. You might also might want to try to solve a local interactive murder mystery. Indulge your inner Poirot.
7:30 p.m. Thursday: The Hershey Area Playhouse presents "Godspell:2012" at the playhouse at Country Meadows, Sandhill Road and Cherry Drive, Hershey. The production will also be offered this Friday and Saturday, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 21 at 2 p.m. For tickets or more information, call 717-533-8525 or go to www.HersheyAreaPlayhouse.com
9 a.m. Friday: The Antique Automobile Club of America has a cure for cabin fever with more than 100 vintage vehicles on display, interactive and changing exhibits, and lots more to explore. This month, two of the original "Herbie the Love Bug" cars from the movie of the same name are on display. The AACA museum, located at 161 Museum Drive, Hershey, is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institute. For more information, call 717-566-7100 or go to: info@AACAMuseum.org.
10 a.m. Friday: It's not too late to visit ZooAmerica for the $5.50 Fridays offered this winter. The zoo is located at 201 Park Ave., Hershey, and has plenty of animals to learn about, from bears to wolves to eagles. The zoo is open until 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 717-534-3900 or go to ZooAmerica@HersheyPa.com
8 p.m. Friday: Are you itching to hear "Kashmir" again? Who isn't? The good news is that the premier Led Zeppelin tribute band "Get The Led Out," will be appearing in the Santander Performing Arts Center, 136 N. Sixth St., Reading, ready to transport you to the past with their greatest hits. For tickets, call 800-515-2171.
8 p.m. Friday: The Hershey Symphony Orchestra will be performing in the Hershey Theatre with an evening called "Warm and Snuggly: Intimate Classics," featuring Gretchen Dekker on piano. For a relaxing evening of fine music, call for tickets at 800-683-8959.
9:30 p.m. Friday: The acoustic duo of "Shea and Swish" will be playing at the Blue Moose Bar and Grille at 6791 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg. They'll be playing your favorites until 1 a.m. Requests are encouraged.
10 a.m. Saturday: Embark on Hershey's Chocolate Dessert Journey as you taste six delectable sweets presented by chocolate connoisseurs stationed in Chocolate World. Cost for this tasty trip is $12.95 and is part of Hershey's Chocolate-Covered February. The dessert journey is also available on Sundays in February.
1 p.m. Saturday: Experience "Sweet Storytelling" at Hershey's Chocolate World every Saturday and Sunday in February as part of Hershey's Chocolate-Covered February events. In Chocolate World, listen to free interactive chocolate tales and get a tasty surprise at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. At 2:30 p.m., the Hersheypark Band will make an appearance along with a number of Hershey's characters for the Hersheypark Chocolate Parade.
2 p.m. Saturday: The movie "Under the Tuscan Sun" (PG-13) will be presented by "Italian Films for the Armchair Traveler" in the meeting room of the Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Ave., Hershey. This is a free event. For information, call 717-533-6555.
7 p.m. Saturday: For an evening of good food and good music, come out to Johnny and Hons' Smokehaus in Robesonia. The band "Pistol Whip'D will be on stage from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Have a drink, a sandwich or a meal while you listen to the music. For more information, call 610-589-6397.
7:30 p.m. Saturday: The Whitaker Center in Harrisburg will present comedian Earl David Reed and his show "The Secret of My Unsuccess" at the Sunoco Performance Theater. Reed has been called "an urban Don Rickles" and his brand of humor is appreciated by all. This particular show will be filmed for an upcoming TV broadcast. Tickets are $18, $19 and $20. For tickets, call 717-214-2787.
8 p.m. Saturday: "Future" will be rocking it at the Santander Arena, North Eighth and Cherry streets in Reading. For information, tickets, call 800-840-9227.
2 p.m. Sunday: "The History of the Patriotic Order Sons of America" will be presented by speaker Scott Shultz in the basement and meeting room at the Brendle Museum on North Market Street, Schaefferstown. This event is free and open to the public. The POS of A began in Philadelphia in 1847, and by the early 1900s, had camps in 38 states. Shultz is a former teacher and administrator of the Conrad Weiser School District. For more information, call 949-2244.
9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27: Learn the techniques used by 18th and 19th century Pennsylvania German potters during a folk art class with the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Denise Wilz, a local potter, will teach a workshop on redware sgraffito from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the historical society at 2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster. Cost for the course is $70 for Society members and $80 for nonmembers. The cost for the course includes all materials. Advance registration is required, and can be done by calling 717-393-9745 or online at lmhs.org.
2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27: If you remember the days of "doo wop," then this is the event for you: the "Spring Doo Wop Cavalcade," held in the American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster. This line-up will really bring back the musical memories, as groups including Lou Christie, Jimmy Beaumont and the Skyliners, The Passions, The Capris, and The Happenings take the stage. For tickets, information, call 800-648-4102.
6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27: Immerse yourself in a tricky murder mystery when you enter "Murder, Marriage and the Mob" at The Franklin House Restaurant at 101 N. Market St., Schaefferstown. This is a dinner and theater all in one, with the help of "2-Shea Productions." This show has a bride, a groom, and a mob boss, and mayhem ensues. For reservations, call 717-949-2122.
7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 27: Rockers Dave Mason and Leon Russell will be performing in the Santander Performing Arts Center at 136 N. Sixth St., Reading. Mason is a master of guitar and vocals and is a former member of the band "Traffic." His debut solo album, "Alone Together" came out way back in 1970. Russell, on keyboards, is guest musician for the evening. For tickets, call 800-515-2171.
11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 28: The AACA Museum at 161 Museum Drive, Hershey, will host the Seventh Annual Museum Wedding Show. This event showcases all sorts of wedding vendors, including caterers, photographers, bridal attire, cakes, and more. For information, call 717-566-7100 or go to: info@AACAMuseum.org.
9:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 1: ZooAmerica has the perfect antidote for kids who've been bored over the long winter. Also on 3/8, 3/15 and 3/22, a fun program is offered for 3- and 4-year-olds and 5-year-old kindergarten kids. This includes an animal-friendly story, craft activity, short zoo walk, snack and a special meeting with a different animal each week. The morning program lasts until 11 a.m. and an afternoon program is available from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Pre-registration is required and the day costs $25 for ZooAmerica members or holders of Hersheypark passes, $30 for non-members. For more information, go to ZooAmerica@HersheyPa.com or call 717-534-3900.
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 1: "A Night With Janis Joplin" will be presented in the Santander Performing Arts Center, 136 N. Sixth St., Reading. If you want to hear a good rendition of that gritty, soulful voice, call 866-820-4553 for tickets.
10 p.m. Friday, March 4: The rock and roll music of the "Luv Gods" will be on hand at Gullifty's, 1104 Carlisle Road, Camp Hill, and they'll be performing until 1:30 a.m. for one wild night.
7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5: The Reading Symphony Orchestra will present Joyce Yong, offering the music of Prokofiev, Mozart and Mendelssohn. This event will take place in the Santander Performing Arts Center at 136 N. Sixth St., Reading. Call 866-820-4553 for tickets.
8 p.m., Saturday, March 5: Regional rockers the "Luv Gods" will be performing at the Hollywood Casino at Penn National, 777 Hollywood Blvd., Grantville. They'll be on stage until midnight. It's a sure bet they've got the music you want to hear.
7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 6: "Close To You: The Music of the Carpenters" will be presented in the Santander Performing Arts Center in Reading. Call 866-820-4553 for tickets.
7 p.m. Tuesday, March 8: The Harlem Globetrotters will bring their family show to the Santander Arena in Reading during their 90th anniversary world tour. Ticket prices start at $10 and are available at the VF Outlet Box Office. Charge by phone or online at TicketMaster.com.
7:30 p.m., Friday, March 11: Local illusionist Jason Bishop returns to Reading for what promises to be an unforgettable show on March 11 in the Santander Performing Arts Center, 136 North Sixth Street, Reading.
Bishop is an award-winning illusionist who was the youngest performer to win the Magicians' Alliance of Eastern States Stage Award. Tickets begin at $15.50 and are available at the VF Outlet Box Office at Santander Arena, by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at TicketMaster.com.
7 p.m., Thursday, March 17: Yes, it's St. Patrick's Day, and it's also the first day of "Disney On Ice: Let's Celebrate" the premier ice show to be held in the Santander Arena in Reading. The show will also be presented at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 18; and at 11 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 19; and at noon and 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 20. Tickets range from $27 to $164. For tickets, call 800-840-9227.
8 p.m. Friday, March 18: The Chameleon Club, 223 N. Water St., Lancaster, will be hosting the progressive rock band "Rjd2." If you want something different, this is the ticket. Speaking of tickets, the box office is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. until 12 a.m., so call 800-840-9227 for a fantastic musical evening.
7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 26: For a novel experience, try the "I Love the 90s" show, featuring rapper Vanilla Ice, in the Santander Arena in Reading. For tickets, more information, call 800-840-9227.
7:30 p.m., Sunday, June 12: It's not too early to start scraping cash together for a ticket to see Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band, who will be performing in the Santander Arena in Reading. Ticket prices range from $87 to $647, and when you consider it's a Beatle in concert, you'll realize it's a bargain. Call 800-840-9227 for tickets.