A country music star coming to American Music Theatre, a full day to spend at Governor Dick Environmental Center, and already something to put on your Labor Day weekend calendar. More on those events and another look at what's happening around the area.

A Grammy and ACM award-winning country singer/songwriter Chris Young is coming to American Music Theatre. You remember him from when he first grabbed the country music biz’s attention on “Nashville Star” in 2006. Since then, his career has taken off, and he’ll be performing in the area Saturday, May 28 at 8 p.m. All tickets are $79. Hear Young perform hits like “The Man I Want to Be,” and “Getting You Home (The Black Dress Song.)” For more information, visit

Be sure to plan a full day at Governor Dick Environmental Center Sunday, June 5. First at 8 a.m. is a Fitness Hike, which is fast-paced for four to six miles. Then from 1 to 4 p.m., it's another afternoon of “Music on the Porch” with bluegrass and old country-style music jam. Be sure to bring a lawn chair. As always, be sure to pre-register by leaving a name and phone number in case a program cancels. To register and for more information, call 964-3808 or email at

The Perseverance Band Concert will be held Sunday, September 4 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Coleman Memorial Park, located at 1400 W. Maple St. in Lebanon. For more information, visit http://www/ or contact Wayne Fox at

Start the new work week off with a nice 45-minute walk. The Walk Hershey Walk with Shelly meets Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m. at Palmyra Middle School parking lot. For more information, visit

The Allen Theatre Chess Club will meet again Tuesday, May 31. Anyone interested in playing should meet at the theater, located at 36 E. Main St. in Annville. The event will be held from 7:30 to 10 p.m.

Dance the night away again at Metropolitan Area Dance Club. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with music and dancing starting at 7 p.m. and will go on until 10 p.m. If you’re a new dancer, admission for your first night is free. For more information, call 774-2171.

The next Professional Referral Exchange of Hershey Breakfast is Tuesday, May 31 at 11:30 a.m. at Hershey Country Club, located at 1000 East Derry Road in Hershey. For more information, call 330-1850 or visit www.facebookcom/HersheyPre.

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