November 17 | Extraordinary Give
Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square
Join Lancaster County’s largest online giving event. Over the past five years, this event has raised $22.5 million for more than 500 organizations. This year every dollar donated will be stretched by at least $500,000 – the biggest stretch pool yet – being provided by the Lancaster County Community Foundation, Rodgers & Associates, The S. Dale High Family Foundation and community partners.
Back again this year is community favorite, Give Mobile. But, everyone knows that two is better than one; therefore, two Give Mobiles will be roaming around the area this year from 6 a.m.-6 p.m.: one will be traversing around Lancaster City, while the other will journey across the rest of the county.
In addition to Midnight Madness, the Golden Ticket and Grand Prizes, two more opportunities to win have been announced: New $2,500 prizes will be awarded for the Best Marketing Campaign and Best Collaborative Event. Having partnered with Lancaster Young Professionals, Office Hours – a new and free, consulting session on topics of your choice about ExtraGive strategy or tactics and tips – is being offered.
Also, new this year is the ExtraGive Family FEST, which is a fun event that lets you share in the culture of philanthropy and celebration of giving with your family.
Enjoy light food, drinks, interactive activities, live music and more starting at 4 p.m. at the Lancaster Marriott and Lancaster County Convention Center. And, as in years past, enjoy live music from two stages from 6 p.m. to midnight, as the crowd counts down the final hours of the Extraordinary Give.
More than 80 community events were held last year throughout the county, including whoopie-pie tosses, pop-up virtual reality stations, downtown tennis tournaments and more. This year two such events will include the Humane League’s 100th Anniversary Celebration, which is being held at the Lancaster Marriott, and a giving party at The Gallery at Garth in Columbia, which will benefit several Columbia-area organizations, including Field of Hope. Take part and celebrate during this 24-hour giving marathon that will benefit hundreds of deserving organizations. 25 S. Queen St. 12 a.m.-11:59 p.m. Information: 717-397-1629 or extragive.org.
November 11 & December 9 | Farmhouse Tea Luncheon
Enjoy afternoon tea in a historic farmhouse. The luncheon includes gougères, soup, salad, assorted tea sandwiches, house-made scones and pastries, lemon curd, whipped cream, iced tea, lemonade and Pureblend Tea. The cost is $36 (Including tax and gratuity) per person. Reservations are available from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and can be made for parties of up to 10 guests. Pre-payment is required. 150 Wyebrook Rd., Honey Brook. Information: 610-942-7481, ext. 4, or wyebrookfarm.com.
November 2-4 | Friends of Lancaster Public Library’s 3rd Annual Baubles & Bling Sale
Looking for new-to-you jewelry and accessories? This library benefit sale will feature a selection of costume, fine and vintage jewelry pieces as well as an assortment of beautiful ladies’ scarves and handbags. Jewelry prices range from 50 cents to a few dollars for most items. Proceeds will benefit the Lancaster Public Library. November 2, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. November 3 & 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 125 N. Duke St. Information: 717-394-2651 or lancasterpubliclibrary.org.
November 4 | 8th Annual Kristkindle Mart 2017
Bainbridge Fire Hall
Enjoy a meal while shopping for Christmas gifts and helping a local nonprofit organization. Feast on muffins, chili, chicken corn soup, hot dogs, hamburgers, applesauce, chips, desserts and more. A silent auction of vendors’ donations and other donations will be on the agenda for the day’s event. Bring the kids and let them create cards for U.S. soldiers and others. Money raised will go toward the heating fund for the Haldeman Mansion. 34 S. 2nd St., Bainbridge. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Information: 717-426-3794, 717-283-7740 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 27 | Silent Samaritan Luncheon
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton
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 support. This year’s featured speaker is Warwick High School graduate, Jacy Good – a nationally known, awarded advocate and public speaker for cell-free roads. In May of 2008, both of her parents were killed, and Jacy was severely injured in an automobile accident on their way home from her graduation ceremony at Muhlenberg College in Allentown. The wreck was caused by a distracted driver who was having a conversation on his cell phone. Jacy, along with her husband, Steve Johnson, will present her message titled Overcoming the Unimaginable, which will focus on her story of tragedy and recovery. 2400 Willow Street Pike. 11 a.m. Information: 717-560-9969 or scclanc.org/silent-samaritans.
November 4-5 & 11-12 | 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 4-H Club and a food stand provided by Hempfield COB Youth Group. On November 4, WJTL will be on the grounds until noon with its Kids Cookie Break program. The store is open year-round by chance or appointment, but special hours are scheduled through the holidays. 2089 Risser Mill Rd., Mount Joy. November 4 & 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. November 5 & 12, 12-4 p.m. Information: 717-653-2757 or eastlandalpacas.com.
November 1-December 30 | The 2017 Christmas Show: Home for the Holidays
American Music Theatre
Celebrate the season with American Music Theatre’s all-new Christmas show, featuring live, original music and a new cast that delivers Broadway-caliber performances. The production embraces the cherished memories of family Christmases, joyous gatherings with friends and loved ones. Experience Santa’s Candy Factory filled with brilliant colors and Candy Elves. The show finishes with a “midnight” candlelight service with songs of worship and traditional carols. View new set designs, costumes and color palettes and hear the amazing musical arrangements by the theatre’s orchestra. Bring your friends and family to witness this magical performance and celebrate the spirit of Christmas. 2425 Lincoln Hwy. East. Information: 717-397-7700 or amtshows.com.
November 7 | Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science
Alton Brown, author, chef and star of the Food Network’s show Good Eats, is coming to Hershey. While visiting Lancaster earlier this year, Brown named Ma(i)son one of his top two favorite restaurants for 2016. Attendees can expect “all-new everything including songs, new comedy, new puppets, and bigger and better potentially dangerous food demonstrations.” 15 E. Caracas Ave., Hershey. Information: 717-534-3405 or hersheyentertainment.com/hershey-theatre.
Through November 19 | Chrysanthemum Festival
Explore the conservatory and witness thousands of mums nurtured by Longwood Gardens’ experts to resemble orbs, spirals, pagodas and more. View the Thousand Bloom Mum with more than 1,500 chrysanthemum flowers arranged on one single stem. Wander through the Meadow Garden, Pumpkin Playground and Garden Railway. 1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square. Information: 610-388-1000 or longwoodgardens.org.
November 10 | Taste the World: Chef’s Favorites
You don’t have to leave Lancaster to “taste the world.” This walking and sampling tour features various downtown eateries. Tickets are required. You will receive a Taste the World passport, which includes a map and allows you access to all the servings at those participating restaurants. Allow a suggested minimum of 75-90 minutes to visit all locations. 5-8 p.m. Information: 717-723-8787 or tastetheworldlancaster.com.