TODAY
    Sunday Sep 24 @ 9:30 AM
Preschool Blessing
Hamilton Park Church Preschool – Please join Pastor Libby and the church members in blessing the preschool and our kids in hopes for a fantastic year!
 
TODAY
    Sunday Sep 24 @ 10:00 AM
Day of Retreat
East Petersburg Mennonite Church – We are planning a day of retreat on Sun, Sept 24. If you would you like to participate on a team to help make this time memorable, sign up at the Information Center. MORE TBA SOON
 
TODAY
    Sunday Sep 24 @ 10:00 AM
Enameling
Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen – Skill Level: No experience necessary Explore the endless possibilities that enameling jewelry can bring to light! Enameling is the process of fusing glass to metal and creates texture and color that can transform your jewelry. We have a myriad of enamels available to our students in every color imaginable so your vision can come to life. Jessica will cover the proper way to clean and prepare metals. We will use different kinds of enamels such as powder, liquid, and watercolor. Techniques covered will be sifting, wet packing, stencil, sgraffito, painting with liquids. Students will come out with a variety of samples, pendants, and earrings. Materials: A materials kit of $40 is included in your tuition. Supplies: Please bring gloves, index cards, and a sketchbook. If you have stencils or items you’d like to enamel, feel free to bring those as well.
 
TODAY
    Sunday Sep 24 @ 2:00 PM
Make It Yourself Workshop: Soda Bottle Rockets!
The Lancaster Science Factory – Sunday, September 24 from 2-3:30pm “Maker Spaces: Traveling to New Heights With Soda Bottle Rockets” Description: Take your creativity to new heights as you and your child construct soda bottle rockets. Watch how different designs of cones, vertical stabilizers and rudders impact flight. Does your design reach for the stars or harness lateral flight? Find out in this workshop! Instructed by Luke “Master of the Mess” Netherton *All activites are free with your paid LSF admission or membership.
 
TODAY
    Sunday Sep 24 @ 7:00 PM
Qristina & Quinn Bachand
Chestnut House Concerts – Born on Canada’s West Coast siblings Qristina & Quinn Bachand have developed their own ‘voice’, exploring various musical traditions, fusing styles such as Old-Time, Celtic, Folk and Jazz to create their own distinctive sound. The duo won 2010 Top Traditional Group and 2011 Top Duo at the Irish Music Awards as well as eight nominations at the Canadian Folk Music Awards.
 
TOMORROW
    Monday Sep 25 @ 8:00 AM
The Changing Central Pennsylvania Healthcare Landscape"
Central Penn Business Group on Health – Concerned about the changing healthcare environment and not sure where to get the straight talk on what the future looks like? You are not alone! In the last year, the healthcare landscape in Central Pennsylvania has changed dramatically and there is no projected end to changes as providers, insurers and employers continue to react to increasing costs, new regulatory requirements and new payment models. The trend of hospital consolidation and the diminishing number of private practices also continues to impact the way we purchase healthcare. Join us on September 25 at our annual Forecast Breakfast as our keynote speaker, Lawton Robert Burns, Ph.D., MBA, University of Pennsylvania, Professor of Health Care Management, The Wharton School educates us on the critical thinking we need regarding the consolidation in healthcare. Learn from our provider partners their vision for care in our region as well as about the new models in care and the potential impacts on your healthcare spend. Hear from both traditional suppliers of care and new thought leaders about the changes in the delivery system that will both improve the quality of care while also helping to control costs. Also, be the first to learn how area employers are handling the rising costs with the results from the 2017 Healthcare Survey.
 
TOMORROW
    Monday Sep 25 @ 1:00 PM
Be An Artist for Homeschoolers: Forbidden Art Special Edition
Ephrata Public Library – Tour the exhibition "Forbidden Art" and then create poem and visual reflections of the exhibition as well as from children's drawings and poems from Terezin. Ages 8-13.
 
TOMORROW
    Monday Sep 25 @ 4:00 PM
Write Here, Right Now Writing Workshop for Teens & Tweens
Ephrata Public Library – Perfect your writing skills in a supportive environment. Respond to writing prompts, share writing excerpts and learn how to give helpful critiques! Ages 10-18.
 
TOMORROW
    Monday Sep 25 @ 4:00 PM
Be An Artist for Public Schoolers: Forbidden Art Special Edition
Ephrata Public Library – Tour the exhibition "Forbidden Art" and then create poem and visual reflections of the exhibition as well as from children's drawings and poems from Terezin. Ages 8-13.
 
TOMORROW
    Monday Sep 25 @ 6:30 PM
Holocaust Remembrance Book Club (Banned Book Edition)
Ephrata Public Library – We’ll be discussing “The Collected Stories of Stefan Zweig” and the memoir “The World of Yesterday,” both translated by Anhea Bell.
 
TOMORROW
    Monday Sep 25 @ 7:00 PM
Creative Integration Through the Art of Mask Making
Tellus360 – We are inviting all members and ages of the community to participate in the art of mask making! Mask making invites the creator to explore various aspects of his or her own personality. This process can be quite revealing as it will take participants out of their realm of words and inspire imagination and nonverbal action. Each participant will create larger than life, highly expressive, mixed media masks. No prior experience is necessary. We are asking for community members to donate cardboard, toilet paper and paper towel rolls, plastic lids, newspaper and any other recyclable material that can be used in a creative way. The necessary supplies to finish and adorn the masks will be provided by LSJ Studios. Every participant will be invited to walk in the Parade on the Arts on Sunday, October 22 with their created mask, celebrating arts in our city. For more information, you can contact: Loryn (717) 381-5032 lsjmixedmedia@gmail.com OR Kayla Forgrave (717) 291-4758 kforgrave@cityoflancasterpa.com
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 10:00 AM
Lapsit Story Time
Ephrata Public Library – Young toddlers and their caregivers join in singing songs and learning Mother Goose nursery rhymes, along with a short book. Participants also learn basic sign language and have play time. Ages 6-24 months.
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Sep 26 - Sep 27 @ 11:00 AM
Ephrata Fair
Houghton Enterprises, Inc. – 99TH ANNUAL EPHRATA FAIR. LOG ONTO WWW.EPHRATAFAIR.ORG FOR HOURS OF OPERATION AND FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS. RIDES-GAMES-FOOD. RIDE ALL RIDES FOR ONE LOW PRICE. TO SAVE $5.00 PER BAND, LOG ONTO WWW.HOUGHTONCARNIVAL.COM. HEIGHT RESTRICTIONS APPLY, SOME RIDES DO NOT ALLOW SINGLE RIDERS. ****PLEASE NOTE**** ON THURSDAY AND SATURDAY, THERE WILL BE TWO DIFFERENT WRISTBANDS. ONE WILL BE GOOD FROM 1PM-5PM, SECOND WILL BE GOOD FROM 5PM-10PM. PLEASE PURCHASE WISELY, ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS. CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED, ATMS ON SITE. AFFORDABLE FAMILY FUN!
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 3:30 PM
Tween & Teen Gamers Club
Ephrata Public Library – Play some of your favorite Nintendo Wii or Wii U games on the Library’s big screen! If you have a Nintendo 3DS, feel free to bring it along to play with while others are taking their turns. Ages 10-12.
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 7:00 PM
Veterans Lecture Series: Leigh Ann Gosney, USAF Major
Ephrata Public Library – A Major in the U.S. Air Force, Leigh Ann will talk about the balancing act involved with being a successful military member/mom/spouse and how being a woman creates a different set of issues that most people don't realize. These are all things to consider as we encourage our daughters/sisters/friends to join the military, so they can make informed decisions about balancing the sacrifices of personal life and professional life to make it all work.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Sep 27 @ 10:00 AM
Little Explorer & Me: Insects
North Museum of Nature & Science – Each month, the Little Explorer and Me program will introduce a new topic to our preschool guests. Sessions will include hands-on activities as well as experiments, demonstrations, and more. Coffee is also included! Buzzerks Insects see the world very differently than humans. Buzzerks will allow little explorers to see the world like bugs. Ant Trails How many ants does it take to the yummy food in the forest? Little explorers need to find the log with the right number of ants so they can eat. (NOTE: for further extension on the floor, build in Cartesian coordinates for older age groups) Butterfly Symmetry Paintings All butterflies have two, almost perfectly symmetrical wings. With a bit of paint and a simple fold, little explorers will make their own butterflies to take home. Insect Collections What makes a bug a bug? Little explorers need to use their counting skills and powers of observation to decide whether the critter is a bug or not. This is a drop-in program and no preregistration is required. Non-Members: Little Explorer & Me activities are included in admission price, children 2 and under are free. Members: Little Explorer & Me activities are free with Museum Membership ID.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Sep 27 @ 12:30 PM
Afternoon Tea with the BBC
Ephrata Public Library – Join us and enjoy watching different BBC selections while sipping tea and devouring delicious treats.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Sep 27 @ 12:30 PM
Afternoon Tea with the BBC
Ephrata Public Library – Join us and enjoy watching different BBC selections while sipping tea and devouring delicious treats.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Sep 27 @ 4:00 PM
Girls Who Code
Ephrata Public Library – Girls Who Code is a program created to inspire, educate, and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities. We'll be exploring loops, variables, and functions that form the basis of all programming languages! All skill levels welcome. Grades 6 & up. Registration required.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Sep 27 @ 6:00 PM
Firestone Walker Tap Takeover
Bulls Head Public House – September is a busy month for beer lovers at the Bulls Head! Join us on September 27th at 6pm for a Firestone Walker Brewing Co. event in the pub. We will have the following beers on tap, along with the several bottles for sale. • Firestone Walker Generation 1 • Firestone Walker West Side Beavo (Collaboration with Beavertown in the UK) • Firestone Walker Bretta Weisse • Firestone Walker Velvet Merlin Bottles: • Union Jack IPA • Agrestic Wild Red Ale Batch No. 005 Beers will be sold at market price and will be available in the pub and lounge.