Top 10 January Events

1 January 24-25
2nd Annual Festival of the Arts

Main Street Mount Joy

A variety of artists will be in downtown Mount Joy, exhibiting their work among the many retail shops and restaurants. Main Street, Mount Joy. January 24, 5-8 p.m. January 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Information: 717-653-4227 or mainstreetmountjoy.com.

2 January 10-18
Beach Party Blast

Prima Theatre

Here’s a sun-drenched cure for your winter blues! Enjoy all the top summer songs – past and present. Join Prima Under The Boardwalk for a theatrical concert experience that will have you Surfin’ U.S.A. 941 Wheatland Ave., Suite A. Information: 717-327-5124 or primalancaster.org.

3 January 24-February 9
Frozen Jr.


Growing up with sisters can be tough, especially when one has untamed ice powers. But, no matter how far they drift apart, love will always bring them back together, and quite possibly save the world. Disney’s Frozen (2013 movie), about sisters Elsa and Anna, became an instant worldwide sensation, thawing frozen hearts everywhere. Now, Disney’s Frozen, Jr. gives local kids a chance to star in the fan-favorite musical as part of EPAC’s Kids4Kids show. 320 Cocalico St., Ephrata. Information: 717-733-7966 or ephrataperformingartscenter.com.

4 January 19
Melhorn Manor Annual Open House

Melhorn Manor

Take a tour of the stunning Melhorn Manor! Guests will see and feel first-hand how magical their weddings can be. Meet the owners of Melhorn Manor and 40 amazingly talented vendors. Enjoy complimentary food samples, specialty drinks, fun music provided by professional DJs, door prizes and so much more. Tickets are $5. 977 W. Main St., Mount Joy. 1-4 p.m. Information: facebook.com/events/418616118846847 or eventbrite.com.

5 January 20
32nd Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast

Millersville University – Student Memorial Center

Each year over 700 community leaders gather to honor Dr. King’s legacy. The 32nd annual event is being presented by Crispus Attucks, a program of the Community Action Partnership.
This year’s theme – Peace in the Presence of Justice: Transforming Communities through Restorative Practices – will feature keynote speaker Dr. Fania Davis. Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as one of the “New Civil Rights Leaders of the 21st Century,” Dr. Davis is a social justice advocate, a restorative justice practitioner and scholar, and a former civil rights attorney. She grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, during the civil rights era and in 2005 founded Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth. The event will include a buffet breakfast, performances and the presentation of the Essence of Humanity Award, sponsored by the High Foundation, and the Ruby Payne Cook Award. It will be emceed by Ron Martin of WGAL. Registration/Coffee and Conversation begin at 6:30 a.m. Breakfast/Program is from 7-9 a.m. 81 Shenks Lane, Millersville. Information: eventbrite.com.

6 January 18
10th Anniversary Sierra Club-Lancaster Group
Polar Bear 5K Trail Run/Hike

Lancaster County Central Park

The Sierra Club–Lancaster Group invites runners and hikers to participate in its 5K Trail Run/Hike. The 3.1-mile race winds through the park on well-maintained trails (with some hills). Leashed dogs are welcome. All money raised by this major fundraising event supports local efforts to end global warming and will help finance the group’s “green project” grant program, which has awarded grants of up to $500 to 44 Lancaster County organizations over the past four years. The money will also help support the group’s free outdoor activities and educational programs that are designed to help people better appreciate, protect and preserve the environment. 1050 Rockford Rd. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Information: lancastersierraclub.org, facebook.com/sierraclublancaster or sierraclubevent@gmail.com.

7 January 9-February 15
The Savannah Sipping Society

Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre

In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women are drawn together by fate – and an impromptu happy hour – and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years.

Over the course of six months, filled with laughter, hilarious misadventures and the occasional liquid refreshment, these middle-aged women successfully bond and find the confidence to jumpstart their new lives. Recommended for ages 10 and up. 510 Centerville Rd. Information: 717-898-1900 or dutchapple.com.

8 January 11
Pound & Pour

Nissley Vineyards

Sweat, sculpt and rock with POUND Instructor Heather Cintron. Channel your inner rock-star with this full-body cardio jam session, inspired by drumming. Using Ripstix, lightly weighted exercise drumsticks, torch calories and tone while rocking out to your favorite music! Following a 45-minute workout, treat yourself to a complimentary sampling of six Nissley wines or one glass of your favorite Nissley wine. Event is held rain or shine. Limited spots are available. 140 Vintage Dr., Bainbridge. 10-11:30 a.m. Information: 717-426-3514 or nissleywine.com.

9 January 19
Lancaster Royal Princess Ball

Eden Resort & Suites

The Royal Princess Ball is the most magical family event of the year! Bring your little ones into the world of enchantment and wonder that makes childhood so beautiful and special. This event is designed to show that love and family are everything, magic is real, good always wins and dreams really do come true! The day includes amazing performances from the princesses, beautiful music, song, dance, fairytale stories and lots of smiles and hugs. Children are welcome to dress up as princesses! Children who are 1-year-old and under do not need a ticket. Tickets sell out quickly! 222 Eden Rd. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Information: eventbrite.com.

10 January
Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum Classes

Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum

Kick off the New Year by learning a new skill or crafting a new hobby! January 4: Needle Felting Class at Landis Valley – Snowman. January 18: Basket Making – Make a Cherokee Caddy Basket. January 19: Needle Felting Class at Landis Valley – Sheep. January 25: False Graining Class – Upcycle Frames. 2451 Kissel Hill Rd. Information: 717-569-0401 or landisvalleymuseum.org.

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