6 To-Dos January 2019

January 19 | Full Moon Fundraiser Event

Wolf Sanctuary of PA

The Wolf Sanctuary’s Full Moon Fundraiser event features a roaring bonfire (weather permitting), live entertainment and self-guided tours. Guides are stationed at each pack throughout the event to provide information on the wolves at the sanctuary as well as facts and information about wolf conservation and biology. Bring a blanket, a flashlight, a chair and maybe some hot dogs and marshmallows. 16+ event (no children permitted). 465 Speedwell Forge Rd., Lititz. Plan to arrive between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. No guests admitted after 8:30 p.m. The duration of the event lasts two-and-a-half hours. Information: 717-626-4617 or wolfsanctuarypa.org.


January 11 | Hamiltunes: An American Sing-Along


Bring the Hamilton fan in your life to this family-friendly sing-along! Join professional performers in My Shot, Wait for It, The Room Where it Happens, and all your favorite Hamilton songs. Want to be a revolutionary? Guests will have an opportunity to lead a solo by prior submission. Whether you’ve seen the show, know every word of every song, or just want to find out what the excitement is all about, Hamiltunes is an unmissable experience. 941 Wheatland Ave., Suite A. Information: 717-327-5124 or primalancaster.org.


January 19-March 24 | Orchid Extravaganza

Longwood Gardens

Warm up this winter with thousands of vibrant, artfully presented blooms. View rare and unique orchids, such as the Phalaenopsis Sogo Yukidian ‘V3’ hybrid, which has as many as 18-20 blooms per flowering stem. Be amazed this season with 200 colorful Vanda orchids hanging from above in the Silver Garden, giant orbs of orchids inside the Conservatory, a waterfall of Oncidium orchids in the Cascade Garden and more. Visit during March and explore Longwood Gardens’ jaw-dropping blue poppies. 1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square. Open daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: 610-388-1000 or longwoodgardens.org.


January 19 | Sierra Club – Lancaster Group 9th Annual Polar Bear 5K Trail Run/Hike

Lancaster County Central Park

The Sierra Club – Lancaster Group invites runners and hikers to participate in its popular 5K Trail Run/Hike. The unique 3.1-mile race winds through the park on well-maintained trails (with some hills). Leashed dogs are welcome. Money raised supports the club’s efforts in Lancaster County. Last day for $30 registration and guaranteed T-shirt is January 4; last day for online registration is January 16. Prizes will be awarded to the overall top three male & female runners and the top three male & female runners in each age category. The first three finishers with dogs will also receive prizes. Plus, miscellaneous fun prizes will be given out. 1050 Rockford Rd. 10 a.m. Information: lancastersierraclub.org or facebook.com/sierraclublancaster.


January 5-12 | 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show

PA Farm Show Complex

The largest indoor agricultural exposition in the nation features nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 300 commercial exhibits. It continues to showcase the quality of the state’s agriculture industry and the people who make it succeed. The show offers attendees delicious food, lively entertainment, up-close views of how food goes from farm to fork, cutting-edge farm equipment, the diversity of PA agriculture and a view of the industry that employs nearly half a million people and contributes $185 billion to Pennsylvania’s economy every year. 2300 N. Cameron St., Harrisburg. Information: 717-787-2905 or farmshow.pa.gov.


January 20 | Melhorn Manor Wedding Expo

Melhorn Manor

Melhorn Manor and Rachel Stebbins Consulting, LLC are teaming up to present a Wedding Expo for local couples. This exclusive event will feature personally-selected vendors from the area. Guests will have a unique opportunity to tour the beautiful Melhorn Manor wedding venue, which will be filled with vendors that will help make your wedding day dreams come true. Tickets are required. 977 W. Main St., Mount Joy. 1-5 p.m. Information: 717-928-6126, 717-596-0298 or rachel-stebbins-consulting-llc.ticketleap.com/melhorn-manor-wedding-expo.