Crop Walk, political debates are among Lancaster’s many activities this…

Lancaster begins the week on a holiday note. Most schools are closed on Columbus Day. The city and federal government, including the US Post Office, will be closed. The Lancaster County Museum Fest continues and in fact the North Museum is open on Monday. However the big community event this week that will have every buzzing is the Annual Crop Walk.

The Annual Crop Walk raises funds each year to raise awareness and end hunger. Similar walks are held across the nation but here in Lancaster, the Walk will be at the Clipper Magazine Stadium, 650 N Prince Street. Walk individually or register as a team. Registration is at 12:45 p.m. and the Walk begins at 1:30 p.m. For more information, contact Father Alexander Veronis at 717-538-2808 or via email at


The Lancaster Family YMCA will hold a Meet the Teachers Night on Monday, 14 October from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Parents will be able to meet teachers and tour the new child care center, slated to open Monday, 21 October. The YMCA is located at 252 Harrisburg Pike.

Food & Drink

Join POUR for the Fall Wine Tasting featuring 24 wines from around the world by CBL Wine Company, plus light hors d’oeuvres on Thursday, 17 October. The cost is $30 per person. RSVP is required. POUR is located at 114 N Prince Street. For more information, call 717.290.8080 or email

Annie Baileys is holding their 2nd Annual Firkin Fest on Saturday, 19 October. The cost is $35. Annie Baileys is located at 28-30 E. King Street.

Celebrate Oktoberfest every Friday, Saturday and Sunday now through 20 October at the Lancaster Brewing Company. Enjoy German food and beer! Try a Bavarian Soft Pretzel while you await a traditional German style meal. Be sure to finish your meal with a slice of heaven in the form of a rich German Chocolate Cake. Oktoberfest commemorative mugs are also available. The company is located at 302 N Plum Street.


Halloween has becomes more of a season in and of itself rather than simply a night or two. For Halloween related events, read “Halloween season descends upon Lancaster.”


Joshua Henkin, author of “The World Without You,” will speak at Franklin & Marshall College on 17 October. This is a free event.

The F&M Library will hold a book sale Monday and Tuesday, 14 & 15 October. The sale will be in the Periodicals Reading Room, which is located on the first floor of Sadek-Fackenthal, College Avenue off of James Street. Monday the sale will run 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday. The proceeds will benefit the Library’s Special Collections.


Election Day is now less than a month away. The NAACP has organized a public forum for the Mayoral Race on 14 October at the Bright Side Opportunities Center at 7:30 p.m. The Bright Side Opportunities Center is located at 515 Hershey Avenue.

Occupy Lancaster is celebrating its two year anniversary with a potluck dinner. The dinner will be Tuesday, 15 October at 6 p.m. at Art Park. The park is located at the corner of Prince and Chestnut Streets.

The Charles Smithgall campaign has announced a question and answer session on WLCH 91.3 FM radio. The show will run 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on 16 October. The first hour will be questions by the radio personality. The second hour will open up the floor to call in questions for Smithgall.


“The Woman In Black” comes to the Fulton Theatre this week. This mystery runs from 15 October through 3 November. Tickets range from $25 to $65.

OperaLancaster presents “Opera Macabre” at Millersville University’s Ware Center this week. The production will run 18 October thru 20 October. Tickets range in price from $14 to $21.

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