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Top 10 April To-Dos

As of press time, the following events were scheduled to be held. We recommend that you call or check the websites to verify they will be taking place.

1April 18
The Grand Purple Gala

Drumore Estate

**This event has been postponed until August 15** Spring Into the Light is the theme of this annual event that raises awareness and strives to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease. The magical garden party is being held at one of the most beautiful estates in Lancaster County! The night will be filled with amazing food offered by multiple local food venues, as well as entertainment. Live and silent auction items will include sports memorabilia and getaways. There will also be a wine raffle. All proceeds will support the programs and research for the Alzheimer’s Association and stay local to Lancaster County. 331 Red Hill Road, Pequea. 4:30 p.m. Information: 717-587-2209 or facebook.com/thegrandpurplegala/. 

2April 10-12
Easter Bunny Train 

Strasburg Rail Road

**The Easter Bunny Train has been canceled** Welcome the Easter season with a train ride through beautiful farmland with the Easter Bunny as your conductor. Included in the purchase of your train ticket, enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt and other fun activities around the station. 301 Gap Road, Ronks. Trains depart hourly from the station starting at 11 a.m. Information: 866-725-9666 or strasburgrailroad.com.

3April 25
Race Against Racism

Musser Park

**This event is now a virtual race** YWCA Lancaster invites you to attend and/or participate in this benefit race, which is celebrating its 22nd anniversary. Lancaster’s race is the longest consecutive-running Race Against Racism event in the U.S., attracting more than 3,000 participants annually. Proceeds support the YWCA Lancaster’s Social Justice and Advocacy programs. Rain or shine event. 135 N Lime Street, Lancaster. The 5K will begin at 9 a.m. The Kids’ Fun Run, a dash for kids through age 12, will begin at approximately 10:30 a.m. Information: 717-393-1735 or ywcalancaster.org/raceagainstracism.

4April 11
Terre Hill Easter Egg Hunt

Terre Hill Park

**This event is postponed.** Have some Easter fun at Terre Hill’s Egg Hunt for children ages 10 and under. Kids ages 11 and over can participate in a Flashlight Egg Hunt at night. Eggs will be hidden throughout Terre Hill Park and contain candy and opportunities to win special prizes like gift baskets, food and other goodies. 210 Lancaster Avenue, Terre Hill. Easter Egg Hunt starts at 1 p.m. Flashlight Egg Hunt starts at 8 p.m. Information: 717-445-4581 or terrehilldays.com.

5April 4
Rails & Ales

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

**This event has been canceled** This beer festival, now in its 5th year, offers craft brews and food from over 20 breweries and vendors and is held among a world-class collection of historic trains. Must be 21 or older to attend. ID will be required for entry. 300 Gap Road, Strasburg. VIP Hour is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. General admission begins at 7:30 p.m. Information: 717-687-8628 or railsandales.org.

6April 17
Kickin’ Up Kindness

Brick Gables

**This event has been canceled** Join Girls on the Run Lancaster for a special evening supporting the next generation of leaders. Enjoy dinner, a silent auction, live music and the opportunity to connect with local business leaders. All proceeds from the event will support girls’ participation in the organization’s programs. Dress code is “casual with a splash of pink.” 800 E. Newport Road, Lititz. 6:30-10 p.m. Information: 717-869-5655 or gotrlancaster.org/kindness.

7April 22-24
Earth Day 

Sahd Metal Recycling

Learn all about reducing, reusing and recycling this Earth Day. Take a yard tour to see all the big equipment in action, like cranes, trains and shears. With preregistration, enjoy a free hot dog dinner on Friday night at the antique and collectible open house. Vendors will be on location to demonstrate how they reduce, reuse and recycle. Preregister and download the safety waiver for faster check in. 1045 Lancaster Avenue, Columbia. Tours starting at 10 a.m. each day. Rain or shine event. Information: 717-684-8506 or 2020earthdaysahd.eventbrite.com.

8April 9-25
Lancaster Best Kept Secrets Tour

Various Locations

**This tour has been moved to May** Explore every corner of Lancaster County on your own timeline and discover handmade crafts, unusual gifts, artisan wares housed in restored barns, historic buildings, greenhouses, farmers markets and art galleries. The tour features 40 stops, coupons from each business and the chance to win over $1,000 in prizes. Information: 717-721-9409 or bestkeptsecretstour.com/lancaster-county.

9April 18
Spring Benefit Auction

Landis Valley Museum

**This event has been canceled** This annual fundraiser offers the opportunity to buy handcrafted, heirloom-quality items made right at Landis Valley Museum, including art, crafts, and collector-quality items. The auction will benefit the museum’s efforts to preserve local German immigrant history, as well as education and farm-related services provided to the community. 2451 Kissel Hill Road, Lancaster. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Information: 717-569-9312 or landisvalleymuseum.org.

10April 18
PA Family Travel Fair

Calvary Church Campus

**This event has been canceled** We live in a beautiful state full of natural wonders, rich history and family fun attractions. Explore all the destinations and attractions that Pennsylvania has to offer at the PA Family Travel Fair. Enjoy tons of giveaways, activities, food trucks and shows for the kids. 1051 Landis Valley Road, Lancaster. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: 717-492-2544 or pafamilytravel.com.

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