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May 2017

$15


Homeschool Class: Solar Science

May 4 @ 9:30 am2:30 pm

Lancaster Science Factory,

454 New Holland Ave #300

Lancaster,

PA

17602

United States


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Explore the Power of Radiant Energy from Sun Screen to Desalination. While tempting your taste buds with solar refractive cooking and get your creative juices flowing while you create Solar Art.

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Lecture Series: Remember Paoli

May 4 @ 5:00 pm6:30 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


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Jim Christ, Vice President of the Paoli Battlefield Preservation Fund, will present a lecture on the Battle of Paoli, sometimes called the Paoli Massacre, which was fought on the night of September 20th, 1777 and was the 9th bloodiest battle of the Revolutionary War.  The nighttime bayonet raid by General Charles “No Flint” Grey on the camp of General Anthony Wayne left the continentals reeling and left the door open for the British to finally capture Philadelphia with no opposition.…

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Free


The Arrest of An American Dictator: William Walker

May 6 @ 12:00 pm3:00 pm

LancasterHistory.org,

230 North President Avenue

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


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Join us as we transport you back to 1857 and 1858. President James Buchanan and Secretary of State Lewis Cass discuss intelligence and strategy to capture the freebooter William Walker and his private army which has invaded Nicaragua. Experience and learn of the challenges faced by United States Senate which debated the invasion, as well as the Navy’s arrest of Walker. Did his arrest violate the Neutrality Laws? Experience the debate and learn of Walker’s fate in this May’s Living…

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$5 – $10


Ephrata Cloister Chorus Concert

May 7 @ 4:00 pm5:30 pm

Ephrata Cloister,

632 W Main St.

Ephrata,

PA

17522

United States


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Enjoy a sampling of the music created by the Brothers and Sisters at Ephrata Cloister in the room where this music was first performed. Selections from other early communities will also be included in this musical afternoon program.

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Herb & Garden Faire at Landis Valley

May 12 @ 9:00 am5:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until May 13, 2017

Landis Valley Museum,

2451 Kissel Hill Rd.

Lancaster,

PA

17601

United States


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Landis Valley is transformed into a gardener’s paradise at this annual sale.  With more than 80 vendors of heirlooms, natives, and other hard-to-find varieties as well as herbal skin care products, garden art, and jewelry spread out over the historic village area of the site, it’s a delightful shopping experience that’s quickly becoming a Mother’s Day weekend tradition.  Visitors can also grab a bite from our food vendors, listen to beautiful music, or tour gardens run by the museum’s Heirloom…

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$10


WEBELOS Engineer Adventure Workshop

May 13 @ 2:00 pm6:00 pm

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An event every 4 weeks that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until June 10, 2017

Lancaster Science Factory,

454 New Holland Ave #300

Lancaster,

PA

17602

United States


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Lancaster Science Factory

Bring your WEBELOS Cub Scouts to the Lancaster Science Factory to earn their Webelos/Arrow of Light Elective Adventure: Engineer Pin!

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Free


The Nurses of Pearl Harbor

May 18 @ 4:00 pm5:30 pm

LancasterHistory.org,

230 North President Avenue

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


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On Thursday, May 18, LancasterHistory.org will welcome Winifred Woll for The Nurses of Pearl Harbor. This colloquium tells the stories of the United States Army and Navy nurses stationed at both Pearl Harbor and Oahu on December 7, 1941. A Lancaster-native, Ms. Woll’s mother, Teresa Stauffer Foster, was among the nurses stationed at Tripler Army Hospital on the day of the attacks. Winifred Woll, a resident of Reading, PA, is the daughter of Army nurse Teresa Stauffer Foster who was a…

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$90


Girls Code Club

May 20 @ 9:30 am11:00 am

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on the 3rd Saturday of the month

Lancaster Science Factory,

454 New Holland Ave #300

Lancaster,

PA

17602

United States


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Girls ages 8-13 will learn to design their own website, video game, or computer program based on their individual interests.

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May Fair Celebration

May 21 @ 10:00 am3:00 pm

Rock Ford Plantation,

881 Rockford Rd

Lancaster,

PA

17603

United States


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Celebrate the arrival of Spring at Rock Ford’s annual May Fair Celebration with a variety of craftsmen and vendors, 18th century entertainments, and dancing around the Maypole! All outdoor activities are free and open to the public and also weather permitting. Guided tours of the mansion will be on every half hour from 10 am until 3 pm. There is an admission charge to tour the mansion. No reservations required. $8 Adults $7 Seniors (65+) $6 Children 6 to 12 Free…

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The Mills of Lancaster County

May 24 @ 7:00 pm8:30 pm

Ephrata Public Library,

550 S Reading Road

Ephrata,

PA

17522

United States


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In the early days of Lancaster County water power was a significant source of energy. The many streams in the area were host to mills that ground grain, sawed lumber and machined iron. Some of these mills lasted into the 20th century. Their refuse and remains have a story to tell and their uncovered history has been examined by Dr. Dorothy Merritts of F&M’s Earth and Environment Department. Prof. Merritts will tell of her many interesting and unusual discoveries, mostly…

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