November 1-3 | Friends of Lancaster Public Library’s 4th Annual Baubles & Bling Sale
Looking for new-to-you jewelry and accessories? This library benefit sale will feature a large selection of costume, fine and vintage jewelry pieces as well as an assortment of beautiful ladies’ scarves and handbags. Proceeds will benefit the Lancaster Public Library. November 1, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., November 2 & 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 125 N. Duke St. Information: 717-394-2651 or lancasterpubliclibrary.org.
November 16 | The Extraordinary Give
Over the course of the last six years, Lancaster’s largest online giving event, which is held over a 24-hour period, has raised over $31 million for more than 500 organizations.
The county-wide event has grown tremendously thanks in part to community support and the stretch pool of cash and prizes that will be provided by the Lancaster County Community Foundation, Rodgers & Associates, The High Foundation and other community partners this year.
Organizations benefiting from The Extraordinary Give have also gotten creative and now host special events that bring added focus to their missions. For example, Columbia will be the site of two events. The Extraordinary Give River Party will take place at Columbia Crossings from 4-8 p.m. A giving party is also being hosted by a number of Columbia-area nonprofit groups at Garth beginning at 7 p.m.
Of course, the big party is being held at the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square. Check the Extra Give website, as new events will be added in the weeks leading up to the event. Information: 717-397-1629 or extragive.org.
November 3-4 & 10-11 | Annual Fall Open House
Take a tour of the farm, hop on board a wagon ride, enjoy tasty food and, of course, meet the alpacas. There will also be an obstacle course demonstration by the Lancaster County 4-H Club and a food stand provided by Hempfield COB Youth Group. On November 3, WJTL will be on the grounds until noon with its Kids Cookie Break program. The farm’s store is open year-round by chance or appointment, but special hours are scheduled through the holidays. 2089 Risser Mill Rd., Mount Joy. November 3 & 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and November 4 & 11, 12-4 p.m. Information: 717-653-2757 or eastlandalpacas.com.
November 30 | 16th Annual Author’s Luncheon
The Junior League of Lancaster, in partnership with Lancaster County Reach Out and Read, welcomes bestselling author, novelist and short story writer, Alice Hoffman, who wrote The Rules of Magic, a prequel to Practical Magic, which was made into a feature film starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman. In her lectures, Hoffman discusses the art of storytelling, her influences, the experience of being a writer and the role of libraries in her life. Event will feature lunch, author’s presentation, raffle, silent auction, book signing and cash bar. Proceeds will benefit the Junior League of Lancaster and its community projects. 12 p.m.
25 S. Queen St. Information: jllancaster.org/authors-luncheon.
November 12 | Silent Samaritan Luncheon
The Silent Samaritans invite all women to attend the annual Silent Samaritan “Thanksgiving” Luncheon. The Silent Samaritans are women dedicated to helping and empowering women in the community by raising funds to subsidize counseling for women who are in need of financial support. This year’s featured speakers will be Manheim Township High School graduate Abby Stewart and her mother, Carol Reichler. Their message, “The Power of Individuality and Unconditional Love,” will focus on struggles Abby encountered as a teenager and how they persevered together. 11 a.m. 1051 Landis Valley Rd. For reservations and information, call 717-560-9969 or visit scclanc.org/silent-samaritans.
November 10 | A Race to Remember 5K
Proceeds from the 5K run/walk event, which has helped to raise more than $540,000, provide support and funding for further research to develop treatment and ultimately find a cure for Alzheimer’s and related dementias. This year marks 11 years since LMI Advertising’s founder, Gary Bellanca, was diagnosed with early on-set dementia at age 55. He was re-diagnosed with Frontotemporal Dementia three-and-a-half years later. Registration is 7:45-8:45 a.m. Race begins at 9 a.m. Fee is $25 until October 30; registration fee thereafter will be $30. 1001 Buckwalter Rd., Lititz. Information and registration: 717-569-8826 or lmiadvertising.com/AR2R.
November 23-December 22 | Santa’s Paradise Express
A Christmas tradition since 1959, Strasburg Rail Road welcomes a very special visitor every November and December. Santa will climb aboard the historic steam train to greet families as they travel down the tracks to Paradise and back. As a special treat, children ages 11 and under will receive a gift from Santa and his helper during this nostalgic 45-minute steam train ride. 301 Gap Road, Ronks. Information: 1-886-725-9666 or strasburgrailroad.com.
November 23-December 31 | Lancaster City for the Holidays and Mayor’s Tree Lighting & Tuba Christmas
Kick off the holiday season with the annual Mayor’s Tree Lighting & Tuba Christmas event on November 23. Start the day with Lancaster Central Market, open from 5-8 p.m. Entertainment starts at 5 p.m. Santa arrives at 7 p.m. followed by the Christmas Tree lighting at 7:15 p.m. The Tuba Christmas begins at 7:30 p.m., as well as visits with Santa at the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square (7:30-9 p.m.). Event is free and open to the public. 25 S. Queen St.
But, that’s not all! Through December 31, enjoy over 30 special events, activities, celebrations and, of course, holiday shopping during Lancaster City for the Holidays. Events include Visits with Santa at the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square, Breakfast with Santa, horse drawn wagon rides and much more. Information: 717-291-4758 or visitlancastercity.com.
November 24 | Creatively Lancaster Maker’s Market
Kick off the holiday shopping season with Creatively Lancaster at the November Makers Market. Get your shopping done early this year. With 100 talented local vendors in one place, you’re sure to find something for everyone on your list. 75 Champ Blvd., Manheim. Information: 717-945-7087 or facebook.
November 2-30 | Continuing Connectivity
Continuing Connectivity is the newest collection of dreamy beach scenes to come from painter Teri Edgeworth. The show opens with a First Friday reception on November 2 and will remain for the entire month. The title for this exhibit grew from Edgeworth’s desire to continue connecting people to her inside views on our waterways and oceans in her work. The pieces are painted in acrylics on deep-edge canvas with the painting continuing around the deep edges, allowing the piece to remain open and fluid. The paintings depict serene ocean scenes and lush bay-side marshes sprinkled with birds and wildlife to allow the viewer to come in and relax beside her and feel the tranquility nature provides. She hopes reminding us of the beauty of the beaches will inspire our natural instincts to protect our beaches and waterways for future generations. 21 N. Mulberry St. Regular gallery hours: weekdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., with evenings and weekends available by appointment. Information: 717-295-1949 or mulberryartstudios.com.