Gettysburg National Military Park’s Winter Lecture Series
Saturday and Sunday, January-February – Interested in the American Civil War and the Battle of Gettysburg? Come out and learn all about it from National Park Service rangers and historians at an hour-long talk.
Free. 1:30 p.m. Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg. www.gettysburgfoundation.org.
The Gettysburg Battlefield Book Series
Saturday, January-February – Join the discussion! Gettysburg park rangers will lead an informal discussion on historical topics. For these two months, the topic will examine “The War for the Common Solider” by Dr. Peter Carmichael.
Free. 11 a.m.-noon. Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg. www.gettysburgfoundation.org.
Winter Reading Adventures
Every Saturday, January-February – For children, their parents, and aspiring history buffs. Enjoy themed stories that will be read aloud by a park educator. The theme is One Great Historical Adventure.
Free. 11 a.m. Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg. www.gettysburgfoundation.org.
An Evening with Bill Engvall
Saturday, January 5 – In need of a good hearty laugh? Come out and see one of the funniest comedians in the country. He’s Grammy-nominated, is a multiplatinum-selling recording artist, and since 2016 has had a weekly podcast, “My Two Cents,” where he offers his unique perspective on thoughts and ideas.
Ticket costs start at $47. 6 p.m. Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St., York. appellcenter.org.
The York Emporium: Unplugged
Sundays, January 6-February 24 – Musically inclined? Bring your voice, instrument, or ears and meet in the artistry world of books for an all-acoustic open mic/jam session. Play or listen — doesn’t matter. As long as you enjoy yourself.
Free. 2 p.m.-5 p.m. 343 W. Market St., York
‘Love, Sex & IRS’
January 11-13 & 17-20 – A comedy perfect for tax time! Jon Trachtman and Leslie Arthur are evading not only the IRS, but also a fiancé, a meddling mother, and a secret love affair. It’s a slapstick comedy of epic proportions.
Visit website for costs and times. The Belmont Theatre, 27 S. Belmont St., York. www.thebelmont.org.
2019 Music, Gettysburg
January 12, 18, 27 & February 24 – In search for new and different music? Music, Gettysburg is a premier concert series for aspiring musicians in the south-central region of Pennsylvania, featuring artists from all over. Every date features a different artist.
Free. Visit website for schedule. United Lutheran Seminary Chapel, 147 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg. www.destinationgettysburg.com/event/details/12671.
Wedding Wonderland Bridal Show
Sunday, January 13 – Consult with over 50 of Central Pennsylvania’s best wedding professionals to choose the right dress for your special day.
$5 at the door. Free for children 5 and under. Noon-4 p.m. York Expo Center, 334 Carlisle Ave., York. www.weddingwonderlandpa.com.
Tyler Henry – The Hollywood Medium
January 16 – World-renowned for his ability to communicate with the other side. With his television show on E!, book, and live shows, he’s able to guide clients through their own personal griefs, bringing comfort, closure, and hope to those seeking it.
$58.25. 7:30 p.m. Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St., York. appellcenter.org.
January 17-19 – Join downtown York in its fourth season of ice mania. With 20,000 pounds of interactive ice displayed, friends and families will be amazed and entertained all weekend long. It will feature fire pits for roasting s’mores, live music, dancing with the FestivICE Yeti, a free 40-foot-long ice slide, and much more.
Visit website for times. Cherry Lane Park, S. Cherry Lane, York. www.festivice.com.
January 18-19 – Enjoy a memorable sacred choral concert by Music in the Valley. You can rehearse and even sing along with them. Featured clinicians will include Joseph Martin, Heather Sorenson, and Richard Nichols.
Visit website for costs and times. St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 30 W. Chestnut St., Hanover. www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/events?option=getdetails&event=305.
Saturday, January 19 – Support Project Gettysburg-Leon at the Nicaragua Night Auction. Funds raised benefit both Leon and Gettysburg in people empowerment and communities and organizations — building funds, education, and cultural exchange programs. A buffet dinner and childcare will be included.
$15. Free for children 5 and under. 4:15 p.m. Gettysburg College Field House, 300 N. Washington St., Gettysburg. www.gettysburg-leon.org/annual-auction.
Dancing with the Local Stars
Friday, January 25 – Enjoy an exciting dance with local celebrities and a trained choreographer, brought to you by the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County and Adams County Arts Council. After several months of practicing, the pairs will share their dance moves on stage for your entertainment. All proceeds benefit the YMCA and the arts council.
$39. $36. $33. 7:30 p.m. Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle St., Gettysburg. www.gettysburgmajestic.org.
Saturday, January 26 – Embrace the cold weather and join us for a day of ice celebration. Live ice and wood carvings will be featured, along with the Eagle Plunge, horse-drawn carriage rides, great music, delicious foods, crafts and activities and more.
Free. Visit website for times. Codorus State Park, Band Shell Area, Codorus State Park, Spring Grove. www.friendsofcodorus.org.
Country Jamboree: A Celebration of Classic Country Music
Saturday, January 26 – Celebrate country music roots and enjoy the music of Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette, Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard and more.
$28. 7:00 p.m. Eichelberger Performing Arts Center, 195 Stock St, Hanover. www.theeich.org.
Best Wedding Showcase Bridal Show
Sunday, January 27 – Find your dream dress on the runway fashion show, discover new ideas and the latest trends, consult with local wedding professionals, and sample delicious cakes.
$10 all day. $7 after 1 p.m. 11:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Wyndham Garden York, 2000 Louks Road, York. www.bestweddingshowcase.com.
Winter Fitness Hiking: Indian Lookout
Sunday, January 27 & Sunday, February 24 – If you enjoy hiking, join the Healthy Adams County guided hikes for beautiful views of Gettysburg. This 2½-mile hike offers the view of Indian Lookout. It is a more challenging hike due to some steep hills. Hiking boots are recommended.
Free. Visit website for detailed directions. 1:45 p.m. Adams County Area, Adams County Area, Gettysburg. www.facebook.com/healthyadamscounty.
The Original Semi-Annual York Antiques Show and Sale
February 1-3 – Approximately 96 vendors available, exhibitors will feature 18th- and 19th-century period furniture, original painted country pieces, fine early porcelain, pottery, oriental carpets, quilts, hooked rugs, estate jewelry, Native American pottery and weavings, early kitchen and fireplace pieces, and much more.
Visit website for costs and times. York Expo Center, 334 Carlisle Ave., York. www.theoriginalyorkantiquesshow.com.
Saturday, February 2 – Come celebrate his music and see how tribute band the Spin Outs brings Elvis back to our hearts. Cody Ray Slaughter will have you believing the King is still alive.
$29 orchestra/balcony. $34 preferred. 3 p.m. Eichelberger Performing Arts Center, 195 Stock St., Hanover. www.theeich.org.
York Builders Home and Garden Show
February 8-10 – York Builders Association brings more than 150 experts to advise you on your future home plans. Also, the Home and Garden Show will present four beautiful garden displays and have fun activities for kids.
Visit website for times. York Expo Center, Utz Arena, 334 Carlisle Ave., York. yorkbuilders.com/events/.
February 8-10 – The bi-annual music festival is back. Raising funds for The Four Diamonds Fund to assist children with cancer and their families, over 160 bands will perform live across 14 venues for your entertainment.
Various locations, Gettysburg. www.destinationgettysburg.com.
Hibrewnation: Festival of Beer
Saturday, February 9 – Taste a new beer. With approximately 100 hand-selected craft and local brews, you can sample rare flavors. Food vendors and snacks will be available.
Visit website for costs and times. York Expo Center, 334 Carlisle Ave., York. www.hibrewnation.com.
Gettysburg Times ‘With This Ring’ Wedding Show
Saturday, February 10 – Bridal specialists are here to showcase everything you’ll need and more to make your day memorable.
$7 in advance. $10 at door. But all brides admitted free. 1-4 p.m. Wyndham Gettysburg, 95 Presidential Circle, Gettysburg.
Tom Rooney, ‘Gettysburg Watercolors’ Artist Reception
Sunday, February 12 – Tom Rooney will hold a meet-and-greet and a Q&A on his Gettysburg-themed watercolor art collection. His art will also be displayed at HACC’s Gettysburg campus from January 4-March 1.
Free. 10:45 a.m.-11 a.m. HACC Gettysburg campus, 717-337-3855.
‘Little Shop of Horrors’
February 15-17 & 21-24 – A horrific comedy about a meek flower shop assistant and his plant. Seymore Krelborn happens upon a special plant that grants wishes. But with every wish comes a cost. Find out what that cost is in this musical of odd hilarity.
Visit website for costs and times. The Belmont Theatre, 27 S. Belmont St., York. www.thebelmont.org.
Friday, February 15 – Enjoy an evening of jazz. Proclaimed the “leaders of New York’s jazz revival” by “CBS This Morning”, the Hot Sardines deliver smooth horn pieces, piano melodies, and chanteuse vocals that will transport you back to when jazz was the soundtrack of New York speakeasies, Paris cabarets, and New Orleans jazz halls.
$49, $52, $35. 7:30 p.m. Majestic Theatre, 25 Carlisle St., Gettysburg. www.gettysburgmajestic.org.
Anti-Valentine’s Day at The Outlook
Saturday, February 16 – For those uninterested in flowers and boxed chocolates, come celebrate an evening with no pressure and no expectations. Snacks and live music will be available, featuring LNT (Like No Other), TxBxDx, and Ruin By Design. BYOB (21 and over with valid ID).
$10. 6 p.m.-11:30 p.m. David’s Outlook, 228 E. Chestnut St., Hanover. www.facebook.com/events/504111473435265/?active_tab=about.
‘Legally Blond: The Musical’
Sunday, February 17 – Based off Amanda Brown’s 2001 novel of the same name and later adapted to film, Elle Woods endures — and overcomes — a host of obstacles.
$52.88. 6:30 p.m. Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St., York. appellcenter.org.
17th Annual A Taste of York City
Friday, February 22 – Various York City restaurants will provide a gourmet dinner for your dining pleasure, along with silent and live auctions, live entertainment, and a hosted cocktail reception beforehand.
Visit website for costs. 6:30 p.m. Voni B. Grimes Gym, 125 E. College Ave., York. www.atasteofyorkcity.org.