February 1 | A Taste of Western Lancaster County
Elizabethtown Public Library
Experience the “most fun you can have in a library” during this annual “celebration of good food and fellowship.” Sample tastes from local restaurants, food vendors, caterers and purveyors of various beverages serving the Greater Elizabethtown area. Live entertainment will be featured on two floors. All proceeds will benefit the library and Elizabethtown Rotary Club service projects. Tickets are limited and may be purchased at the Elizabethtown Public Library, through Rotary Club members or online at Eventbrite.com. The event is restricted to adults (ages 21 and up). 10 S. Market St., Elizabethtown. 4:30-9 p.m. Information: 717-367-7467, etownpubliclibrary.org or Facebook.
February 2 | Lancaster Heart Ball
Lancaster Country Club
The 2019 Lancaster Heart Ball will raise funds and promote the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association. This year’s theme is Fire & Ice; the evening will feature auctions, cocktails, a heart-healthy dinner, entertainment and dancing. 1466 New Holland Pike. 5:30-11:30 p.m. Information: 717-730-1736 or lancasterheartball.heart.org.
February 22-24 | Lancaster Roots & Blues
Come and celebrate the roots of American music! This annual festival, now in its sixth year, features artists from across the nation and beyond. With more than 70 artists at various venues, all within a few blocks of each other, music fanatics will be blown away by the talents that will be harnessed within the downtown area. Enjoy the sounds of jazz, Americana, folk, rock n’ roll, bluegrass, funk, soul and, of course, the blues. Information: 717-875-2772 or lancasterrootsandblues.com.
February 1-26 | The Road to Freedom Takes Many Paths
City of Lancaster Visitors Center
This year, Black History Month will be commemorated with a special exhibit that is a project of the African American Historical Society of South Central Pennsylvania and LancasterHistory.org. Presented in collaboration with the City of Lancaster Office of Promotions, the exhibit, which offers free admission, will fill the second floor of the Visitors Center. 38 Penn Square. Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Information: 717-808-2941; firstname.lastname@example.org or visitlancastercity.com.
February 23 | “Mr. Mike” Dinorific Scientific Name Game Show!
Oregon Dairy’s Warehouse Theater
Experience this all-about-dinosaurs, interactive, fun-loving show with prizes. Mr. Mike shares his amazing facts about well-known dinosaurs and helps children discover some lesser-known species, along with his dinosaur poetry – or what he calls fact-packed dino-rhymes! Kids will be able to play Mr. Mike’s Dinorific Scientific Name Game Show, where they decide the difference between real dinosaur names and the ones that he makes up. 2900 Oregon Pike, Lititz. 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Information: 717-656-2856 or oregondairy.com.
February 14 | Valentine’s Dinner & Dancing in the Star Barn
Star Barn Village
Treat your valentine to an evening out. The 5-star dinner menu will be designed and prepared by C&J Catering, while music will be provided by The Jazz Me Rhythm & Blues Band, which performs everything from Sinatra to Santana, Motown to ZZ Top and everything in between. 1 Hollinger Lane, Elizabethtown. 6-9 p.m. Information: 717-902-9791 or thestarbarn.com.
February 8 | Wine Decanter Terrarium Workshop
Enjoy an evening of creativity, succulents and wine! Participants will create their very own wine decanter terrariums. This workshop includes a large 10-inch-by-15-inch glass decanter, four succulents, a Hoya (heart-shaped succulent), decorative stones and soil. Come with a date and make one together, or come solo and enjoy meeting new people. 140 Vintage Dr., Bainbridge. 6:30 p.m. Information: 267-343-9033 or facebook.com/terrariumworkshops.
February 14-March 16 | Lucky Stiff
Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
A hapless shoe salesman named Harry discovers that his dearly departed uncle, a New Jersey casino owner, has left him $6 million. But there’s a catch; he must first take his uncle’s body to Monte Carlo for that last trip of a lifetime. Why should a stiff be denied the joys of skydiving, snorkeling and around-the-clock roulette? If Harry fails to fulfill his uncle’s posthumous instructions exactly, the bucks go to the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn. From the team that created Once On This Island and Ragtime, Lucky Stiff is an audience charmer. Recommended for ages 12 and up.
510 Centerville Rd. Information: 717-898-1900 or dutchapple.com.