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Visit Lancaster on a budget
If you are near the Lancaster area and want something fun and frugal to do this week, check out these events happening in and around town.
Lancaster Public Library invites parents and children ages 3 to 6 to a Summer Story Spree at Park City Center. Join a medley of local storytellers who will introduce stories to children featuring song, drama, science, other cultures and more. Story hours will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning and last for about 30 minutes. July 13 through August 22. For more info, visit http://www.parkcitycenter.com/events/lancaster-librarys-summer-story-spree.
Museum Fun on First Fridays
Celebrate Lancaster's First Friday with a stop at the North Museum of Natural History and Science. The North Museum makes for an engaging and educational stop during your next visit to Lancaster County. Admission is just $5 from 5-7 p.m. For more information, visit www.northmuseum.org. For more information about First Fridays in Lancaster, visit http://www.lancasterarts.com/events-and-resources/first-fridays/about-first-fridays.asp. Next event is Friday, July 6.
Summer Movie Express: $1 Movies at Regal Cinemas Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. through Aug. 15. During this 9-week festival, participating theatres will offer selected G- or PG-rated movies for $1. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Will Rogers Institute. Lancaster location is at Manor Stadium 16, 1246 Millersville Pike. For more info, call 717-392-7059 or visit http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx?state=PA.
Step Back In Time for an Independence Celebration
Be sure to visit President James Buchanan's Wheatland for a living history adventure on July 7. According to the website, “In the mid-nineteenth century, Independence Day was one of the most highly anticipated celebrations of the year. Not only was summertime in full swing, but Independence Day meant that many Americans could spend a rare day of leisure, enjoying picnics, parties, games, and music.” In that same spirit, the site will offer a variety of indoor and outdoor activities for kids and adults July 7 from noon to 3 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to pack their own picnic, bring a blanket and enjoy an afternoon on the shaded grounds of Wheatland. Free. Donations accepted. For more information, visit http://www.lancasterhistory.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=44&Itemid=53.
Visiting Lancaster this summer? Don’t miss the Lancaster Barnstormers baseball team in action! The Barnstormers have plenty of fun kids’ activities, with affordable ticket prices in conjunction with discount promotions and AAA membership discounts.
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