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2017 VISITOR GUIDE & DIRECTORY

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the amazing sights, great food, friendly folks, and entertainment that overflow the banks of these three Susquehanna River Towns

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Welcome:

Experience life along the scenic Susquehanna River. Nestled along the river’s bank, the Susquehanna River Towns of Columbia, Marietta and Wrightsville ďŹ nd their past, present and future all linked to this water source. Explore the area and learn of our rich history.

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Table of Contents Welcome ...........................Page 4 Columbia ..........................Page 8 Marietta ..........................Page 10 Wrightsville .....................Page 12 Events .............................Page 14 Advertiser Directory ......Page 32 Maps ........................Pages 36-37

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Life along the River A river may flow through our region, but there’s more to these river towns than meets the eye. When you visit the towns of Columbia, Marietta, and Wrightsville along the Susquehanna River, be sure to allow enough time to enjoy recreational activities, to explore local history, to visit local museums, and to browse in local establishments. This quaint area provides a wide variety of offerings that will suit almost any interest. Civil War buffs will want to schedule a visit to our local historical associations to learn why residents burned the wooden covered bridge that once crossed the Susquehanna River between Columbia and Wrightsville. Visit the Civil War Diorama in Wrightsville for a more detailed explanation of events that preceded the Battle of Gettysburg. Take a self-guided historic walking tour to learn how

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a railroad town gave birth to the term “Underground Railroad.” Stop by the Columbia Historic Preservation Society to hear about the clandestine activities of area abolitionists. History enthusiasts will be surprised at the key role this region played in our nation’s history. A variety of family-friendly museums call the river towns their home. The National Watch & Clock Museum offers handson activities as you travel through time-keeping history. Experience an international company’s history and processes as you visit The Turkey Hill Experience. Stop by Wright’s Ferry Mansion, one of the top curated homes on the Eastern seaboard, to learn about the influence this Quaker family had in


settling and developing this region in the 1730s. The area abounds in architectural gems. Take a walk in any of our three towns, but be sure to gaze upwards. Homes with façades in a multitude of styles can be enjoyed. Restoration efforts on historic buildings such as the Union Meeting House in Marietta add to the historic flavor of the area. The scenic Susquehanna River provides the backdrop for some of our recreational activities. Hike along our river trails, kayak on the river, or explore the petroglyphs created by ancient Native American civilizations. Families may enjoy a picnic in one of the river parks or may choose to just sit and enjoy the view of a truly majestic bridge. Be sure to stop by Columbia Crossing, the trail head building for the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail situated in Columbia’s river park, to take in a spectacular view! Allow some time to shop in local establishments. Visit one of the many antiques cooperatives. Enjoy the burgeoning art communities located here. Experience shopping in the Historic Columbia Market House, one of the few remaining nineteenth-centur y indoor markets. Over the summer months visit Marietta’s open air market. Still more fun may be enjoyed when you coordinate

your visit to our area with one of the many open air local events such as Marietta Days, Wrightsville Heritage Days, the Antique, Art and Craft Fair, or the Bridge Bust. Our hospitality can be experienced through our dining and accommodation offerings. Experience a restful night’s sleep in an area Bed and Breakfast hosted by our gracious innkeepers. Dine at one of the many restaurants in the vicinity. Personable hosts will guide you through tasty yet varied menus in many different culinary styles. Whether your palate yearns for French, Chinese, Italian, or traditional American cuisine, its desires will be met here. Allow time for a stop by a local coffee shop for more local flavor or enjoy one of the many local pubs. Enjoy your visit to Columbia, Marietta and Wrightsville. For more information or for help in planning your visit, contact the Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center at svcc@PaRivertowns.com or 717-684-5249.

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Columbia Brief histories of the three river towns based on "Images of America" by Frederic Abendschein

Since early times, the Susquehanna River provided the perfect setting for developing civilizations. Digs held near the water’s edge have unearthed Native American artifacts which date back thousands of years. Tribes such as the Shawanese and Susquehannocks inhabited the area; numerous locations – including the Susquehanna River – still bear their tribal names. European influence arrived to the area in the 1720s when Robert Barber, John Wright, and Samuel Blunston settled in Shawannah, the Indian town located here. With close ties to contemporaries such as William Penn and Benjamin Franklin, these founding families also brought culture and education to the area. The desire to cross the river spawned a lucrative business for John Wright, so much so that by 1730 the area was renamed Wright’s Ferry. This access to the

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western banks of the Susquehanna gave the town the distinction of being known far and wide as the Gateway to the West. The settlement flourished, and by 1788 a land lottery was set up to establish the town of Columbia. This new name was in line with movements of the time to name locations in honor of Christopher Columbus. The name change was also motivated by a desire to make the area a more attractive choice for a city to serve as the new nation’s capital. Only a few votes made the difference in the choice of location for the Capital after some backroom political maneuvering swayed key votes. Nevertheless, the area prospered. Transportation continued to play a key role in Columbia’s development. Canals along the shallow Susquehanna shoreline helped the area prosper as a trade

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center. Later, railroads would provide transportation for goods purchased in Columbia’s tanneries, foundries, and numerous mills. This busy hub moved more than goods; it moved escaped slaves to freedom. The town’s burgeoning free African American community worked quietly but effectively with the abolitionists, many guided by the Columbia founding fathers’ Quaker ideals of peace and justice. Historians recently have found evidence pointing to Columbia as the birthplace of the term “Underground Railroad.” Millionaire Stephen Smith, a free black man who operated a lumber yard by the railroad tracks, was an outspoken opponent of slavery and a willing accomplice to those on the path to freedom. Columbia’s role in the Civil War era extended beyond its Underground Railroad activity. The actions of local citizens undermined the plans of Confederate troops when Columbians burned the wooden covered bridge which spanned the Susquehanna River at that time. Confederate troops were forced to turn west on a path which led to Gettysburg and to a turning point in that Civil War. Columbia has continued to change with the time, diversifying its economy into tourism with such attractions as the world-renowned National Watch and Clock Museum and the Turkey Hill Experience. Culture still plays an important role here as seen in the numerous art galleries and antique shops. In 2014 the town was selected by The Smithsonian Magazine as one of the top 20 best small towns to visit. PaRiverTowns.com

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Marietta

Remarkable beauty and hospitality are in large supply just north of Columbia in the small river town of

Marietta lies along the Susquehanna River just north of Columbia, positioned for commerce and industry based on river usage. Marietta was once a rowdy, harddrinking, gritty center of the lumber and iron industries. The town began as an American Indian trade outpost in the early 1700s. By 1736, it was known as Anderson’s Ferry, named for James Anderson who operated a river-crossing site. Smaller settlements developed over the ensuing years, all clustered around Anderson’s Ferry. These communities consolidated with some outlying farmland to become the Borough of Marietta, named for the womenfolk of some of the founding families, which included many Marys and at least one Henrietta. In the early days, the lumber business was a key component of the town’s industry. Marietta was

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a processing center of raw timber floated down the river every spring from forests in the central part of the state. When the Pennsylvania Canal was built along the river between 1825 and 1830, it attracted more trade and itinerants who either worked on the canal boats or plied the river on rafts. The town grew quickly, and the river trade attracted entrepreneurs who hoped to strike it rich shipping and storing goods such as coal and whiskey. The entrepreneurs who succeeded became Marietta’s patriarchs who guided and stimulated the town’s early cultural and economic development. Naturally, these individuals had some of the most remarkable homes in town. Their grand homes still stand in contrast to the workers’ woodframed clapboard homes whose construction reflects the ready

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availability of lumber. While lumber production accounted for the town’s early prosperity, it was the iron-smelting industry that carried the town’s economy from the late 19th century into the early 20th century. At one time as many as eight iron furnaces operated just east of the borough. Over time, the iron industry had trouble competing with emerging industries, and Marietta’s business economy slowly ebbed. Ironically, it was that economic downturn that positioned Marietta to become the jewel that it is today. Homes were largely unchanged during that time period, leaving their historic character intact. More than half of Marietta is now designated a National Historic District. The town is a recognized center for restoration. Today, Marietta is known for its bed and breakfast inns, unique restaurants, and historic charm.

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Just across the bridge from Columbia on the York side of the Susquehanna, there's plenty of interesting local history in

Wrightsville

Early settlers in America headed west, crossing the Susquehanna River at Wright’s Ferry (now Columbia). John Wright operated the east shore of the ferry, and John Wright Jr. directed the west shore operation for his father at what is now the foot of Hellam Street in Wrightsville. Settlements sprang up in areas both north and south of that operation. William Wright laid out the 101-lot town of Wrightsville to the north of present day Hellam Street, while Susanna Houston laid out the 273 lots that became known

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as Westphalia and Wrightsville Extended to the south of Hellam Street. All were incorporated into Wrightsville Borough in 1834. The Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal opened in 1840 and ran 45 miles downstream to the Chesapeake Bay. Canal boats, pulled by mules on a special double-deck towpath section of the wooden covered bridge that spanned the Susquehanna River at that time, crossed over the river from the Pennsylvania Canal at Columbia to the Susquehanna and Tidewater


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General John Gordon’s brigade of Early’s Division of the invading Confederate army approached Wrightsville on Sunday, June 28, 1863. After a brief encounter, hastily assembled defending Union forces retreated across the bridge toward Columbia. The defenders attempted to destroy the bridge’s center section, but instead fire destroyed the whole bridge. The Confederates turned

back only to fight the Union army again a few days later at Gettysburg. Over the years, Wrightsville has been home to such diverse businesses as cigar manufacturing, quarries, limekilns, lumber mills, a silk miller, a flour and feed mill, hardware manufacturing, and inn-keeping. One of the oldest buildings in Wrightsville is the Wrightsville House, a restored tavern from 1800 that overlooks the Susquehanna River where the ferry crossed from Columbia.

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Calendar of Events Community Events... EVERY SUNDAY

MONDAY MORNINGS

Open House at the Haldeman Mansion

Preschool Pals

May through September

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Haldeman Mansion – 230 Locust Grove Road, Bainbridge Contact Elaine Jackson at 717-426-3794 for more information.

EVERY MONDAY June through August

Make and Take Clock Workshop 11:30am – 2pm

National Watch and Clock Museum 514 Poplar St, Columbia At the National Watch and Clock Museum you don’t have to just visit time. You can take time home with you! Participants can choose the clock they want to make for themselves or for a gift. Cost is just $8 per clock. For more information, visit www.museumoftime.org.

FIRST MONDAY Community Program for Teens and Adults 6pm

Columbia Library – 24 S Sixth Street, Columbia Speakers discuss Columbia’s History and current borough activities in our Upstairs Conference Room. Call 717-684-2255 for information.

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During the School Year 10:30am

Columbia Library – 24 S Sixth Street, Columbia Children ages 2 to 5 and their caregivers are invited to join us Monday mornings for stories and a craft. No sign up is needed, but the caregiver must stay with child. Call 717-684-2255 for information.

MONDAY & TUESDAY MORNINGS Throughout the Summer

Summer Reading Programs for the Community 10am

Park Elementary School – 50 S Sixth Street, Columbia Held at Park School’s gym. Come to the back entrance by the playground equipment and ring the doorbell. Some musical performances will be held in the park Gazebo. Call 717-684-2255 for information and dates.

EVERY OTHER TUESDAY Crocheting With Mitzi 6pm

Columbia Library – 24 S Sixth Street, Columbia Bring yarn and scissors – Mitzi will guide you as to what size crochet hooks you will need. For both newbies and experienced crocheters – enjoy an evening out! Instructor: Mitzi Sanchez. Sessions are held in our Upstairs Conference Room. Please call the library for exact dates: 717-684-2255.


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During the School Year

“Girlz Rizin Up” 5pm

Columbia Library – 24 S Sixth Street, Columbia Reverend Rochenda Dorsey will work with girls in grades 6 through 12. Sessions meet in our Downstairs Community Room. Call 717-684-2255 for information.

ONE WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH Family Movie Night

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Columbia Library – 24 S Sixth Street, Columbia Enjoy a family-rated film (G or PG) at the library in our Upstairs Conference Room. Call 717-684-2255 for exact date!

WEDNESDAY MID MONTH

January 27 Fourth Friday 5 – 9pm

Fourth Friday is a monthly happening inviting the public to enjoy an evening visiting galleries, antique, restaurants, specialty shops & various venues in Columbia, Marietta, and Wrightsville. The evening provides opportunities to view exhibits from local and regional artists, to enjoy refreshments, special events and promotions, while discovering the distinct charm of the Susquehanna River communities. Visit www.parivertowns.com/fourthfriday for more information.

February February 8 Heritage Lecture

Zimmerman Center – 1706 Long Level Road, Wrightsville ‘The Rise & Fall of a Powerful People’. Barry Kent will share the history of the Susquehannock Indians. Reservations required. Call 717-252-0229 X6.

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February 24 Fourth Friday

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Fourth Friday is a monthly happening inviting the public to enjoy an evening visiting galleries, antique, restaurants, specialty shops & various venues in Columbia, Marietta, and Wrightsville. The evening provides opportunities to view exhibits from local and regional artists, to enjoy refreshments, special events and promotions, while discovering the distinct charm of the Susquehanna River communities. Visit www.parivertowns.com/fourthfriday for more information.

January 1 Traditional Sauerkraut and Pork Dinner

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Family Fun Night! Columbia Library – 24 S Sixth St, Columbia Crafts, bingo, and more (activities rotate) for children ages 3 to 12 with caregiver. Call 717-684-2255 for exact dates. Sessions are held in the Library’s Downstairs Community Room at 5:30 and 6:30 PM

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St. John’s Episcopal Church - 239 E. Market Street, Marietta Start the New Year by enjoying this PA Dutch specialty! Tradition promises wealth and happiness when you eat greens (cabbage) on this day. Beverage and dessert included! For more information and tickets call the church at 717-426-3189.

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March 8 Heritage Lecture

Zimmerman Center – 1706 Long Level Road, Wrightsville ‘A River to Draw on: The Power of Inspiration’. Rob Evans will share the artistic inspiration of the river. Reservations required. Call 717-252-0229 X6.

January 13 and 14 Bass Fest

March 11 Olde Town Night

Susquehanna Fishing Tackle – 3992 Locust Grove Road, Columbia Stop by for free seminars, boats on display, fishing clubs, and sale items.

Wrightsville Program - History of the Susquehanna Trail presented by Stephen Smith, Historian and York’s Past Blogger. Call 717-252-1169 for more information.

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National Watch and Clock Museum - 514 Poplar Street, Columbia Visit with Tinkerbell and come for tea, crafts, and tour the museum. Cost is $18/child and $12/adult. For more information, visit www.museumoftime.org.

March 16 - 18 Cabin Fever Sale

Susquehanna Fishing Tackle – 3992 Locust Grove Road, Columbia Stop by for free seminars, casting clinics and more.

March 24 Fourth Friday 5 – 9pm

Fourth Friday is a monthly happening inviting the public to enjoy an evening visiting galleries, antique, restaurants, specialty shops & various venues in Columbia, Marietta, and Wrightsville. The evening provides opportunities to view exhibits from local and regional artists, to enjoy refreshments, special events and promotions, while discovering the distinct charm of the Susquehanna River communities. Visit www.parivertowns.com/fourthfriday for more information.

National Watch & Clock Museum 514 Poplar Street, Columbia, PA 17512 (717) 684-8261 ext. 234 www.museumoftime.org

April April 2 Iron Furnace Walking Tour led by Dr. June Evans 1 - 3pm

Meet at Breezy View Overlook (Columbia) to begin this walking tour that covers the history of the iron furnace industry located between Columbia and Marietta from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. Hike along the trail to view the ruins with narration provided by Dr. June Evans. For more information or to register for this event, contact rivertownes@comcast.net.

April 15 Breakfast with the Easter Bunny 7:30 - 10am

St. John’s Episcopal Church - 239 E. Market Street, Marietta All ages will enjoy a freshly prepared breakfast of pancakes, sausages and fruit. Come prepared for a visit with the Easter Bunny at this event held in the church’s Parish Hall. Donations are requested.

April 22 Earth Day Observance 9am – 1pm

Sahd Metal Recycling – 1045 Lancaster Avenue, Columbia Learn more about the importance of recycling and the related logistics. The public is invited to take part in the activities geared to all ages.

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April 22 Annual Meeting of HMPS

provides opportunities to view exhibits from local and regional artists, to enjoy refreshments, special events and promotions, while discovering the distinct charm of the Susquehanna River communities. Visit www.parivertowns.com/fourthfriday for more information.

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Haldeman Mansion - 230 Locust Grove Road, Bainbridge Contact Elaine Jackson at 717-426-3794 for more information.

April 28 Columbia Arbor Day Celebration 6pm

April 22 Grand Opening Celebration 1 - 4pm

Columbia Historic Preservation Society – 19-21 N Second Street, Columbia Civil War Encampment, historical displays and lectures will be part of the celebration.

April 28 and April 30 Art Exhibit 5-9pm

April 23 8th Annual Taste of River Towns 4 – 6:30pm

St John’s Herr Estate – 200 Luther Lane, Columbia This restaurant fair offers tastings from a variety of local eateries. Sample the wares of local restaurants and food vendors. This ticketed event features open seating from 4:00 to 6:30 pm. To purchase your tickets, contact SVCC at 717-684-5249.

Mt. Bethel Cemetery Cottage – 700 Locust Street, Columbia Featuring works by Diana Thomas. Visit www.mtbethelcemetery.com for more information.

May May 13 Mother’s Day Victorian Lunch

April 28 Fourth Friday

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St. John’s Episcopal Church - 239 E. Market Street, Marietta The luncheon was started eight years ago by the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) to honor all mothers on their special day. This annual fundraiser is held the

Fourth Friday is a monthly happening inviting the public to enjoy an evening visiting galleries, antique, restaurants, specialty shops & various venues in Columbia, Marietta, and Wrightsville. The evening

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Saturday before Mother’s Day. The food is prepared and served by the women of St. John’s and is all homemade. Since its inception word has spread and many continue to return bringing along their friends. In the past, attendees have ranged from 5 years old to 90 years young. Although the wearing of hats is optional, this is a very festive affair and the ladies and girls are encouraged to wear decorated hats. Proceeds from this event are used to support various programs: local food bank, church ministries and capital improvements. Reservations are required. Contact Dani at 717-604-1208.

May 20 Marietta Day

May 13 Red, White & Blueberry Jamboree

May 20 “The Last Ride: Professional Car Show”

10am – 2pm

St. John's Herr Estate Retirement Community, 200 Luther Lane, Columbia Fun for all ages, from the youngest to the eldest! Entertainment, games, food, and an open house showing their beautiful cottages, apartments and Personal Care for senior living.

May 13 and 14 Kayak Demo Weekend

10am - 4pm Saturday; noon - 4pm Sunday Shank’s Mare – 2092 Long Level Road, Wrightsville Kick off the 2017 paddling season at Shank’s Mare’s Kayak Demo Weekend. Meet with factory reps and the experienced staff of Shank’s Mare, view and on-water test paddle the new kayak and paddle gear for 2017. More details are available at www.shanksmare.com.

May 18 50plus EXPO 9am – 2pm

Shady Maple Conference Center – 129 Toddy Drive, East Earl Presented by OLP Events, the Expo will feature exhibitors providing up-to-date information for baby boomers and seniors. With free health screenings, door prizes, educational seminars and live entertainment, the 50plus Expo is a unique fusion of timely, relevant information, and a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Visit www.50plusexpopa.com for more information.

May 19 Music in the Park 5:45 – 8:30pm

Locust Street Park – Columbia Enjoy food trucks and a variety of local music groups featured every third Friday from May through September. These monthly music events, coordinated by Columbia Lions Club and promoted by Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce, are located in and around the gazebo of Columbia’s Locust Street Park. The free events feature food trucks from 5:45 to 6:30pm, a first set of music from 6:30 to 7:15pm, dinner break from 7:15 to 7:45pm, and a final set of music from 7:45 to 8:30pm. For more information or a listing of the scheduled music, visit www.parivertowns.com.

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9am – 3pm

Market Street, Marietta Visit Marietta’s annual craft show and yard sale. A mixture of quality crafts and town-wide yard sale, this event brings over 6,000 people looking for bargains. Plenty of food and fun! This is a rain or shine event. Vendors can get an application at the Marietta Area Business Association website www.mariettapabusiness.com.

11am – 3pm

Mt. Bethel Cemetery Cottage - 700 Locust Street, Columbia Visit www.mtbethelcemetery.com for more information.

May 26 Fourth Friday Feast: Spring Edition 5 – 8:30pm

It’s back! What could be better than a spring edition of Fourth Friday with food trucks? Enjoy a variety of fare from 5 to 8:30 pm at this progressive feast. Ride the trolley to each participating gallery and venue area in Columbia, sample the fare from a selection of food trucks at each location, and then visit our Fourth Friday participants. Visit www.parivertowns.com for more information.

May 27 17th Annual River Run

The course for this event is a popular one – it crosses the Susquehanna River via the Veterans Memorial Bridge (Rt. 462) between Lancaster & York County which is closed to vehicular traffic during the event. River Run begins in Wrightsville at 8:30 am and finishes in “record time” against this scenic backdrop. Pre-registration is available through Friday, May 26 at 6 pm. Registrations received through May 12 qualify for the early entry fee of $20 and are guaranteed to receive a T-shirt before the River Run. Entries after May 12 are $25; after this time, T-shirts will be provided as long as our supplies last. Participants may also register on the day of the run beginning at 7:30 am at the Wrightsville Elementary School at 300 Chestnut St., Wrightsville. The 5k run is held rain or shine. For more information or a registration form, call 717-684-5249 or visit www.PaRivertowns.com. Walkers and those with strollers welcome to participate. Please, no pets. Visit www.parivertowns.com or call 684-5249 to register.

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May 27 Heritage Day Celebration

June 3 National Trail Day Celebration

Constitution Square, Fourth and Hellam Streets, Wrightsville The festivities will feature craft and food vendors, music, demonstrations, auto show, and more. Call 717-252-1169 for more information.

June 4 Strawberry Festival

9am - 3pm

8am – 4pm

East High and South River Streets, Maytown Enjoy food, antiques, art, crafts, collectibles and more at this annual outdoor show located on East High and South River Street and in the square in Maytown. The event is held rain or shine.

June 9 Friday Nite Unwind 6 – 9pm

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Shank’s Mare – 2092 Long Level Road, Wrightsville Shank’s Mare’s front porch sets the stage for this summer music series. Grab some friends, kids, dogs, chairs, blankets and coolers and head down to the river for live local music. No tickets are required. Find more details at www.shanksmare.com.

June 2 ‘River Experience’

River Room at John Wright Restaurant – 234 N Front Street, Wrightsville Susquehanna Heritage ‘River Experience’ fundraising event. Reservations required. Call 717-252-0229 X6.

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June 9 CEDC Second Annual Golf Outing 8am

Cool Creek Golf Club - Wrightsville All Are Welcome! Call 717-940-0946 for Information.

June 10 Garden Tour 10am – 4pm

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Sundays, May 7- October 29 Open House with tours from 1 to 4 PM Sunday, June 4 - Strawberry Festival noon to 4 PM Saturday, July 15 - Victorian Tea at 4 PM Saturday, Aug. (TBD) - Geology & Archaeology Tour Saturday, Sept. 9 - Tavern Dinner at 4 PM Sunday, Oct. 8 - Apple Fall Festival noon to 4 PM Saturday, Nov. 4 - Kristkindle Mart 9 AM to 3:30 PM E LAINE J ACKSON 717-426-3794 W W W .H A L D E M A N -M A N S I O N . O R G

Local gardens beckon you to this ticketed tour which runs from 10 am to 4 pm. Share the pride shown in the design and care of this year’s hidden oases. Visit www.parivertowns.com or call 717-684-5249 for more information.

June 16 Music in the Park 5:45 – 8:30pm

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Haldeman Mansion - 230 Locust Grove Road, Bainbridge Coordinated by the Haldeman Mansion Preservation Society, the Strawberry Festival takes place on the grounds of the Haldeman Mansion. Enjoy music provided by local bands, tours of the mansion, a PowerPoint presentation, a silent auction, and strawberry dessert. Call 717-426-3794 for more information.

May 29 Maytown American Legion Auxiliary #809 Annual Antiques, Craft & Collectibles Show

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Columbia Crossing Visit www.susquehannariverlands.com for more information.

Locust Street Park – Columbia Enjoy food trucks and a variety of local music groups featured every third Friday from May through September. These monthly music events, coordinated by Columbia Lions Club and promoted by Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce, are located in and around the gazebo of Columbia’s Locust Street Park. The free events feature food trucks from 5:45 to 6:30pm, a first set of music from 6:30 to 7:15pm, dinner break from 7:15 to 7:45pm, and a final set of music from 7:45 to 8:30pm. For more information or a listing of the scheduled music, visit www.parivertowns.com.


June 17 Thunder on the River Car Show 10am – 2pm

Locust Street, Columbia Take a walk down memory lane with vintage cars, great music, good friends, and great food. A collaborative effort of the Columbia Lions Club and SVCC, this event features show awards, with numerous trophies to be awarded including Best of Show. Oldies music will serve as a backdrop for a fun-filled day. Admission for spectators is free. Visit www.parivertowns.com for more information.

June 23 Friday Nite Unwind 6 – 9pm

Shank’s Mare – 2092 Long Level Road, Wrightsville Shank’s Mare’s front porch sets the stage for this summer music series. Grab some friends, kids, dogs, chairs, blankets and coolers and head down to the river for live local music. No tickets are required. Find more details at www.shanksmare.com.

June 23 Fourth Friday

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5 – 9pm

Fourth Friday is a monthly happening inviting the public to enjoy an evening visiting galleries, antique, restaurants, specialty shops & various venues in Columbia, Marietta, and Wrightsville. The evening provides opportunities to view exhibits from local and regional artists, to enjoy refreshments, special events and promotions, while discovering the distinct charm of the Susquehanna River communities. Visit www. parivertowns.com/fourthfriday for more information.

June 24 Annual Book Sale 9am - 3pm

Columbia Public Library – 24 S Sixth Street, Columbia The annual book sale serves as a fundraiser for the Columbia Public Library. For more information, call 717-684-2255.

June 24 Antique, Art and Craft Show Locust Street, Columbia This marks the 36th year for this popular outdoor event featuring over 200 vendors filling Locust Street Park and lining the main thoroughfare. Look for a mixture of crafts, antiques, food, and entertainment. Free parking & free shuttle service is available. Visit www.parivertowns.com or call 717-684-5249 for more information or a vendor application. Please, no pets. Rain date: Saturday, July 8, 2017.

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June 25 RiverFest 2017 5 - 9pm

John Wright Restaurant – 234 N Front Street, Wrightsville This event is sponsored by Rivertownes PA USA. For more information, email rivertownes@comcast.net.

June 30 “A Dying Art and Spirits” 7 - 9pm

Mt. Bethel Cemetery - 700 Locust Street, Columbia All art materials are provided for this paint and sip event. BYOB. Visit www.mtbethelcemetery.com for more information.

July July 7 Annual Hops ‘N Clocks 6 - 9pm

National Watch and Clock Museum - 514 Poplar Street, Columbia Contact the Museum for ticket information for this popular annual micro-brew and food tasting event. Cost is $30 or $15 for the designated driver. Visit www.museumoftime.org for more information.

July 8 Historic Marietta Criterium Bike Race This four corner, one-mile bike race in downtown Marietta will be featuring the best bike racers in the

Mid-Atlantic region. Bring the family and have your kids race too (ages 4 to 12; helmets required). Marietta is a spectator friendly spot for a bike race because there are ample areas to watch the racers. People can watch the racers pass at one corner and then run a block up to the next corner in time to see the bikes go flying by again with a new person in the lead. During and after the high-speed fun of the bike races, participants and their guests, along with spectators, may enjoy some fun activities and vendors throughout town and along the riverfront. For more information, visit www.bikereg. com or contact rich@swedishmotors.com.

July 14 Friday Nite Unwind 6 – 9pm

Shank’s Mare – 2092 Long Level Road, Wrightsville Shank’s Mare’s front porch sets the stage for this summer music series. Grab some friends, kids, dogs, chairs, blankets and coolers and head down to the river for live local music. No tickets are required. Find more details at www.shanksmare.com.

July 15 CHPS Benefit Auction 9am – 4pm

Columbia Historic Preservation Society – 19-21 N Second Street, Columbia Antiques, bottles, collectibles and food will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit Columbia Historic Preservation Society.

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July 15 Victorian Tea 4 – 6pm

Haldeman Mansion, 230 Locust Grove Road, Bainbridge Feast on homemade soup, salad, scones with jams and lemon curd at this ticketed fundraiser to benefit the Haldeman Mansion. Enjoy music while dining in the ambiance of this historic building. Cost is $25. For reservations, call Elaine Jackson at 717-283-7740 or 717-426-3794.

July 21 Music in the Park 5:45 – 8:30pm

Locust Street Park – Columbia Enjoy food trucks and a variety of local music groups featured every third Friday from May through September. These monthly music events, coordinated by Columbia Lions Club and promoted by Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce, are located in and around the gazebo of Columbia’s Locust Street Park. The free events feature food trucks from 5:45 to 6:30pm, a first set of music from 6:30 to 7:15pm, dinner break from 7:15 to 7:45pm, and a final set of music from 7:45 to 8:30pm. For more information or a listing of the scheduled music, visit www.parivertowns.com.

July 28 Fourth Friday

July 28 Friday Nite Unwind 6 – 9pm

Shank’s Mare – 2092 Long Level Road, Wrightsville Shank’s Mare’s front porch sets the stage for this summer music series. Grab some friends, kids, dogs, chairs, blankets and coolers and head down to the river for live local music. No tickets are required. Find more details at www.shanksmare.com.

July 28 CEF Golf Outing

Cool Creek Golf Course – Wrightsville Join in this fundraiser for the Columbia Education Foundation. For more information contact dhcunningham@comcast.net.

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August August 1 National Night Out 5:30 – 8:30pm

Glatfelter Field – Lancaster Pike, Columbia Local non-profit organizations will gather in Glatfelter’s Field to offer hands-on activities in a festival atmosphere. This free event is open to the public.

August 5 Annual Art & Outdoor Fest 10am - 5pm

Shank’s Mare – 2092 Long Level Road, Wrightsville Enjoy this annual event celebrating Shank’s Mare’s 38th anniversary. See local artists displaying their works on the lawn, as well as local outdoor, historic and cultural organizations presenting their information in booths along the front porch. Enjoy food and ice cream at the Lock 2 Café, and top off the day with free live music. Find more details at www.shanksmare.com.

August 5 River Town Hops 4 - 8pm

Locust Street, Columbia It’s beer sampling with some food trucks and vendors! Taste a variety of fare presented by approximately 30 beer vendors and 15 food trucks/vendors. Visit www. parivertowns.com or call 717-684-5249 for more information.

August 11 Friday Nite Unwind 6 – 9pm

Shank’s Mare – 2092 Long Level Road, Wrightsville Shank’s Mare’s front porch sets the stage for this summer music series. Grab some friends, kids, dogs, chairs, blankets and coolers and head down to the river for live local music. No tickets are required. Find more details at www.shanksmare.com.

August 12 Chiques Challenge

This duathlon will begin with registration in Columbia’s River Park, transportation to Vinegar Ferry Road, and a run along the river to and through Marietta. From Marietta, participants will kayak back to Columbia’s River Park. Offered again this year: team registration. Visit www.parivertowns.com or call 717-684-5249 for more information.

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August 18 Music in the Park 5:45 – 8:30pm

Locust Street Park – Columbia Enjoy food trucks and a variety of local music groups featured every third Friday from May through September. These monthly music events, coordinated by Columbia Lions Club and promoted by Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce, are located in and around the gazebo of Columbia’s Locust Street Park. The free events feature food trucks from 5:45 to 6:30pm, a first set of music from 6:30 to 7:15pm, dinner break from 7:15 to 7:45pm, and a final set of music from 7:45 to 8:30pm. For more information or a listing of the scheduled music, visit www.parivertowns.com.

August 20 First Annual Fishing Tournament 4 – 11pm

Columbia Crossing & River Park Adult, boats and children competitions will be featured. Contact Chris Vera at cverachps@gmail.com for more information.

August 25 Fourth Friday 5 – 9pm

Fourth Friday is a monthly happening inviting the public to enjoy an evening visiting galleries, antique, restaurants, specialty shops & various venues in Columbia, Marietta, and Wrightsville. The evening provides opportunities to view exhibits from local and regional artists, to enjoy refreshments, special events and promotions, while discovering the distinct charm of the Susquehanna River communities. Visit www.parivertowns.com/fourthfriday for more information.

August 25 Friday Nite Unwind 6 – 9pm

Shank’s Mare – 2092 Long Level Road, Wrightsville Shank’s Mare’s front porch sets the stage for this summer music series. Grab some friends, kids, dogs, chairs, blankets and coolers and head down to the river for live local music. No tickets are required. Find more details at www.shanksmare.com.

September September 8 Friday Nite Unwind 6 – 9pm

Shank’s Mare – 2092 Long Level Road, Wrightsville Shank’s Mare’s front porch sets the stage for this summer music series. Grab some friends, kids, dogs,


chairs, blankets and coolers and head down to the river for live local music. No tickets are required. Find more details at www.shanksmare.com.

September 8 “A Dying Art and Spirits” 7 – 9pm

Mt. Bethel Cemetery - 700 Locust Street, Columbia All art materials are provided for this paint and sip event. BYOB. Visit www.mtbethelcemetery.com for more information.

September 9 “Not Just a Yard Sale” 8am – 1pm

Columbia United Methodist Church – 510 Walnut Street, Columbia Crafts, yard sale vendors, book sale, boutique, food, and baked goods. Indoors, handicapped accessible. Call 717-684 -2356 for more information.

September 9 Tavern Dinner at Haldeman Mansion 4:30 – 6:30pm

Haldeman Mansion - 230 Locust Grove Road, Bainbridge Wine, cheese and other snacks start the evening at this adults-only dinner which includes soup, salad, a full course meal, and dessert cooked and served by volunteers. Music, conversation and atmosphere all mix to create a delightful evening. For more information, contact Elaine Jackson at 717-426-3794.

September 15 Music in the Park 5:45 – 8:30pm

Locust Street Park – Columbia Enjoy food trucks and a variety of local music groups featured every third Friday from May through September. These monthly music events, coordinated by Columbia Lions Club and promoted by Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce, are located in and around the gazebo of Columbia’s Locust Street Park. The free events feature food trucks from 5:45 to 6:30pm, a first set of music from 6:30 to 7:15pm, dinner break from 7:15 to 7:45pm, and a final set of music from 7:45 to 8:30pm. For more information or a listing of the scheduled music, visit www.parivertowns.com.

September 21 50plus EXPO 9am – 2pm

Spooky Nook Sports – 2913 Spooky Nook Road, Manheim Presented by OLP Events, the Expo will feature exhibitors providing up-to-date information for baby boomers and seniors. With free health screenings, door prizes, educational seminars and live entertainment, the 50plus Expo is a unique fusion of timely, relevant information, and a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Visit www.50plusexpopa.com for more information.

September 22 Feet in the Street Art Show 5 – 7:30pm

Locust Street Park - Columbia Look for sidewalk chalk drawing, entertainment, hands-on art activities for the young and young-at-heart,

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and a limited number of food vendors who will linger until 8 pm. Visit www.parivertowns.com or call 717-684-5249 for more information.

September 22 Fourth Friday 5 – 9pm

Fourth Friday is a monthly happening inviting the public to enjoy an evening visiting galleries, antique, restaurants, specialty shops & various venues in Columbia, Marietta, and Wrightsville. The evening provides opportunities to view exhibits from local and regional artists, to enjoy refreshments, special events and promotions, while discovering the distinct charm of the Susquehanna River communities. Visit www.parivertowns.com/fourthfriday for more information.

September 23 National Museum Day 9am - 3pm

Historic Museum, 309 Locust Street, Wrightsville Displays focused on Wrightsville’s historic buildings, businesses, and community life, including its participation in the Civil War.

October 7 Bridge Bust 8am – 4pm

Veterans Memorial Bridge - Columbia For the 29th year, over 300 vendors will offer their wares in the categories of antiques, art, crafts, food and distinctive items in this unique and popular event. The venue is the Rt. 462 Veterans Memorial Bridge between Columbia and Wrightsville (Lancaster & York County.) The 1.25 mile bridge is closed to traffic for this event. Free parking and free shuttle service is available from both sides of the bridge. Admission is $2 for those over 12 years of age, $1 for ages 6 to 12, and free for those under 6 years of age. Please, NO pets. For more information or a vendor application, visit www.parivertowns.com or call 717-684-5249. Rain date: Saturday, October 14, 2017.

October 8 Apple Festival Noon - 4pm

Musselman Iron Furnace Center Chickies Rock Park, Marietta The event sponsored by Rivertownes PA USA includes fun, food, and more for the whole family. For more information, contact rivertownes@comcast.net.

Haldeman Mansion - 230 Locust Grove Road, Bainbridge Enjoy the Apple Festival featuring Johnny Appleseed, a PowerPoint presentation, tours, apple dessert contest, apple bobbing, games, an apple peeling contest, live local music, and a silent auction with items from local merchants and members. This fundraiser coordinated by the Haldeman Mansion Preservation Society would not be complete without a variety of apple based foods including apple dumplings, apple cakes, apple crisp, applesauce, and apple cider to complement other food selections available for purchase. For more information call 717-426-3794.

September 30 Cloktoberfest

October 14 Albatwitch Day

National Watch and Clock Museum 514 Poplar Street, Columbia Music-food-craft, gift, and clock vendors all with free admission. For more information, visit www.museumoftime.org or call 717-684-8261 ext.237.

Columbia Historic Preservation Society – 19-21 N Second St, Columbia Arts@Hinkle’s – 247 Locust St, Columbia Apple Pie contest, costume contest, dungeon tours, lectures and trolley rides will be part of the fun.

September 24 Pig Iron Fest 11 - 4pm

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October October 1 Marietta Community House Tea 1pm and 3pm

Marietta Community House – 264 W Market Street, Marietta Visit www.mariettacommunityhouse.org for more information.

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October 14 Women’s EXPO 9am – 2pm

Spooky Nook Sports – 2913 Spooky Nook Road, Manheim The Women’s Expo brings together women of all ages to shop, enjoy mini spa treatments, watch demonstrations, learn about products and services for themselves and their families, and be entertained. Visit www.agreatwaytospendmyday.com for more information.


October 17 Annual Homeschool Day

October 27 Fourth Friday

National Watch and Clock Museum - 514 Poplar Street, Columbia Join us for our annual homeschool day with a variety of hands-on time related activities for children in K-8 grades. For more information, call 717-684-8261 ext 237 or visit www.museumoftime.org.

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October 21 Pig Iron Pedal

Musselman Iron Furnace Center - Chickies Rock Park, Marietta Historical ride/walk along the Northwest River Trail. Tours of Vesta Iron Furnace, music and food.

October 21, 22 Trick or Treat 2 – 4pm

Turkey Hill Experience – 301 Linden Street, Columbia The Turkey Hill Experience Trick or Treat event is filled with great surprises. There are a total of 13 trick or treat stops and 6 of those stops are free while the others do require admission into the paid portion of the Experience. There are plenty of good treats for everyone! Be sure to wear your favorite Halloween costume, too!

October 27 & 28 “Spirits Rising”

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October 28, 29 Trick or Treat 2 – 4pm

Turkey Hill Experience – 301 Linden Street, Columbia The Turkey Hill Experience Trick or Treat event is filled with great surprises. There are a total of 13 trick or treat stops and 6 of those stops are free while the others do require admission into the paid portion of the Experience. There are plenty of good treats for everyone! Be sure to wear your favorite Halloween costume, too!

November November 2 Veteran’s Expo & Job Fair 9am – 2pm

Mt. Bethel Cemetery - 700 Locust Street, Columbia For more information go to www.mtbethelcemetery.com

Spooky Nook Sports – 2913 Spooky Nook Road, Manheim Presented by OLP Events, the Expo will connect active

For Outdoor Fun & Cultural Discovery

Visit Us at TWO locations along the Susquehanna River

Official Visitor Contact & Passport Station for the Captain John Smith Chesapeake Trail 1706 Long Level Rd. Wrightsville, PA

COLUMBIA CROSSING River Trails Center

Trailhead of the Northwest River Trail, Visitor Information & Educational Center 41 Walnut Street Columbia, PA

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and retired military members of all ages and their families with the benefits and resources available. In addition, the job fair will provide an opportunity for veterans and employers to meet face-to-face to discuss available positions. Visit www.veteransexpo.com for more information.

November 4 Fall Flash

Wrightsville Elementary School – 320 Chestnut Street, Wrightsville The course for this event is a popular one – it crosses the Susquehanna River via the Veterans Memorial Bridge (Rt. 462) between Lancaster & York County which is closed to vehicular traffic during the event. Enjoy the scenic course against the fall foliage of the river valley. The run begins in Wrightsville at 8:30 am and finishes in “record time” against this autumn backdrop. Pre-registration is available through Friday, November 3 at 6 pm. Registrations received through October 19 qualify for the early entry fee based on shirt selection: $20 for a short sleeve T-shirt; $25 for long sleeve T-shirt and $30 for a hoodie. These items are guaranteed before the Fall Flash. Entries after October 19 are $25 and include only a short sleeve T-shirt while supplies last. Participants may also register on the day of the 5k run beginning at 7:30 am at the Wrightsville Elementary School at 300 Chestnut St., Wrightsville. The Fall Flash is held rain or shine. For more information or a registration form, visit www.parivertowns.com or call 717-684-5249. Walkers and those with strollers welcome to participate. Please, no pets.

November 4 Kristkindtle Mart 9am - 3pm

Bainbridge Fire Hall - 34 South 2nd Street, Bainbridge Benefitting the Haldeman Mansion, this event takes place at the Bainbridge Fire Hall located at 34 South 2nd Street in Bainbridge. Modeled after the outdoor Christmas markets in Germany, this event features local artists and crafts persons displaying a variety of unique and unusual handmade gifts. Look for jewelry, candles, Christmas decorations, wreaths, hand crocheted hats, note cards, art drawings and paintings, and more! There is no admission fee. Activities for children are available. Look for a variety of food for your nibbling pleasure. For more information, contact Elaine Jackson at 717-426-3794.

November 5 Iron Furnace Walking Tour led by Dr. June Evans 1 - 3pm

Meet at Breezy View Overlook (Columbia) to begin this walking tour that covers the history of the iron furnace industry located between Columbia and Marietta from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. Hike along the trail to view the ruins with narration provided by Dr. June Evans. For more information, or to register for this event, contact rivertownes@comcast.net.

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November 17 Be ExtraOrdinary in the River Towns

November 25 Santa, Caroling and Tree Lighting

Support local non-profit organizations who are among the recipients in the 2017 Extraordinary Give. Learn about the impact these organizations have in our river town communities, then take a few moments to support financially those organizations whose missions match your interest. This festive event will feature several computer stations for your use to donate. Live music and light fare available throughout the evening. For information on location, visit www.parivertowns.com.

Old Town Hall – 5 W Walnut Street, Marietta This free event is sponsored by Marietta Restoration Associates. Santa and Mrs. Claus come to Marietta to help kick off the season at our Christmas Tree Lighting at the Old Town Hall Museum with live entertainment and refreshments. All children are invited to sit on Santa’s lap, share their gift requests, and receive a free goodie bag. Don’t forget your camera! For more information, contact Darlene Pruett at 717-426-4048.

November 17 Annual Banquet and Business Meeting 6pm

Join Historic Wrightsville, Inc. for this annual dinner meeting. Call 717-252-1169 for more information.

November 24 Fourth Friday 5 – 9pm

Fourth Friday is a monthly happening inviting the public to enjoy an evening visiting galleries, antique, restaurants, specialty shops & various venues in Columbia, Marietta, and Wrightsville. The evening provides opportunities to view exhibits from local and regional artists, to enjoy refreshments, special events and promotions, while discovering the distinct charm of the Susquehanna River communities. Watch for the return of our Gingerbread Contest. Visit www.parivertowns.com/fourthfriday for more information.

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November 26 Community Christmas Celebration and Tree of Remembrance 6pm

Constitution Square, Fourth and Hellam Streets, Wrightsville

December Saturdays and Sundays Ed King Memorial Model Train Open House 1 - 4pm

Columbia Historic Preservation Society – 19-21 N Second St, Columbia Santa comes to town along with two train displays for families to enjoy.

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December 3 Annual Marietta Candlelight Tour 11am - 7pm

Marietta Restoration Associates are proud to host one of the oldest, continuous holiday walking tours in Pennsylvania. A splendid array of 8-10 private homes, public buildings, and a variety of special events make this a tour you will not want to miss. Funds generated by the Tour are utilized in the maintenance and preservation of Old Town Hall, Union Meeting House, the Bank Building, restoration of the Historic Marietta Theater project, and Musselman/Vesta Office Building. Free parking and convenient shuttle bus service. Advance tickets are available at a reduced rate prior to the tour, and may also be purchased on the day of the tour. For ticket information/availability, please call 717-426-4048 or visit www.MariettaRestoration.org.

December 3 Christmas Sweet Shoppe and Cafe 11am - 5pm

St. John’s Episcopal Church - 239 E. Market Street, Marietta Visit the Episcopal Church Women’s Christmas Sweet Shoppe. This fundraiser is an annual event held on the first Sunday in December and features delicious homemade goodies that promise to make everyone with a sweet tooth happy.  Come, sample and enjoy our treats.  The women make four flavors of fudge: peanut butter, chocolate, vanilla and butterscotch as well as chocolate covered pretzels, peanut brittle, assorted cookies and gift trays.  St. John’s has added a café where you can get a light lunch or something to

drink. Soup, sandwiches and desserts from the Sweet Shoppe are on the menu. Proceeds from this event are used to support various programs, local food bank, and other community outreach.

December 9 Breakfast with Santa 7:30–10:30am

St. John’s Episcopal Church - 239 E. Market St, Marietta Good boys and girls of all ages will enjoy a pancake breakfast and a visit with St. Nicholas in the church’s Parish House. Donations are requested.

December 9 Ice Cream with Santa 6 - 8pm

Turkey Hill Experience – 301 Linden St, Columbia The stockings will be hung above the fireplace with care while Mr. and Mrs. Claus rock on the porch to welcome all.  The Turkey Hill Experience is beautifully decorated to celebrate the season, including several themed Christmas trees. Kids ages 2-12, will create a holiday card that will be mailed to someone special, sit and listen while Santa reads Christmas stories, make a Christmas craft, enjoy a special Christmas ice cream treat and one of  Mrs. Claus’ freshly baked cookies!  Turkey Hill drinks will be provided during the event. Reservations are required for this event.

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December 10 An Old-Fashioned Christmas 11am – 7pm

Think gingerbread decorating, cocoa, caroling, holiday decorations, and home tours. Wear your mittens and mufflers when you attend this holiday happening slated to run from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. Visit www.parivertowns.com for more information.

December 16 Ice Cream with Santa 6 - 8pm

Turkey Hill Experience – 301 Linden St, Columbia The stockings will be hung above the fireplace with care while Mr. and Mrs. Claus rock on the porch to welcome all.  The Turkey Hill Experience is beautifully decorated to celebrate the season, including several themed Christmas trees. Kids ages 2-12, will create a holiday card that will be mailed to someone special, sit and listen while Santa reads Christmas stories, make a Christmas craft, enjoy a special Christmas ice cream treat and one of  Mrs. Claus’ freshly baked cookies!  Turkey Hill drinks will be provided during the event. Reservations are required for this event.

December 22 Fourth Friday 5 – 9pm

Fourth Friday is a monthly happening inviting the public to enjoy an evening visiting galleries, antique, restaurants, specialty shops & various venues in Columbia, Marietta, and Wrightsville. The evening provides opportunities to view exhibits from local and regional artists, to enjoy refreshments, special events and promotions, while discovering the distinct charm of the Susquehanna River communities. Participation varies this month due to the impending holiday. Visit www.parivertowns.com/fourthfriday for more information.

December 31 New Year’s Eve at Noon 10am – 1pm

National Watch and Clock Museum - 514 Poplar Street, Columbia Dance party with Father Time, balloon drop at noon, face painting, games, craft activities, and more! All activities are free with paid Museum admission. For more information, visit www.museumoftime.org or call 717-684-8261 ext. 237.

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41 Walnut Street Columbia, PA 17512 717-449-5607 www.facebook.com/columbiapacrossing

Columbia Market House

15 S 3rd Street Columbia, PA 17512 www.columbiamarkethouse.com

First National Escape Room 100 W Market Street Marietta, PA 17547 717-384-5625 www.firstnationalescape.com

Haldeman Mansion Preservation Society

230 Locust Grove Road, P.O. Box 417 Bainbridge, PA 17502 717-426-3794 www.haldeman-mansion.org

Hans Herr House & Lancaster Longhouse 1849 Hans Herr Drive Willow Street, PA 17584 717-464-4438 www.hansherr.org

LancasterHistory.org/President James Buchanan’s Wheatland 230 North President Avenue Lancaster, PA 17603 717-392-4633 www.lancasterhistory.org

National Watch & Clock Museum 514 Poplar Street Columbia, PA 17512 (717) 684-8261 ext. 234 www.museumoftime.org

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Nissley Vineyards & Winery 140 Vintage Drive Bainbridge, PA 17502 717-426-3514 www.nissleywine.com

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Musselman Vesta Iron Furnace Center 26 Furnace Road Marietta, PA 17547 www.rivertownes.org

Shank's Mare Outfitters 2092 Long Level Road Wrightsville, PA 17368 717-252-1616 www.shanksmare.com

Susquehanna Heritage – Zimmerman Center for Heritage 1706 Long Level Road Wrightsville, PA 17368 717-252-0229 www.susquehannaheritage.org

Susquehanna Stage Company

264 West Market Street-Rear, P.O. Box 23 Marietta, PA 17547 717-426-1277 www.susquehannastageco.com

Turkey Hill Experience

301 Linden Street Columbia, PA 17512 844-847-4884 www.turkeyhillexperience.com

Wright’s Ferry Mansion

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SHOPPING

Partners & Friends Antique Center

Forry’s Country Store 820 Ivy Drive Lancaster, PA 17601 717-285-5050 www.forryscountrystore.com

Half Nuts Popcorn Company 450 S Front Street Wrightsville, PA 17368 717-515-2290 www.halfnutspopcorn.com

Hinkle's Pharmacy, Restaurant & Gift Shop 261 Locust Street Columbia, PA 17512 717-684-2888 www.hinklespharmacy.com

403 North 3rd Street Columbia, PA 17512 717-684-5364 www.parivertowns.com/m/listing/view/skyball5

Shank's Mare Outfitters 2092 Long Level Road Wrightsville, PA 17368 717-252-1616 www.shanksmare.com

BREWERIES Columbia Kettle Works

40 North 3rd Street Columbia, PA 17512 717-342-2375 www.columbiakettleworks.com

Little’s Beverage

1224 Lancaster Avenue Columbia, PA 17512 717-684-2714 www.facebook.com/LittlesBev

Nissley Vineyards & Winery 140 Vintage Drive Bainbridge, PA 17502 717-426-3514 www.nissleywine.com

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Café Capriccio Pizzeria & Restaurant

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316 Honeysuckle Drive Marietta, PA 17547 717-426-2000 www.cafecapricciopizzeria.com

Hinkle's Pharmacy & Restaurant

722 East Market Street Marietta, PA 17547 717-426-8415 www.bfhiestandhouse.com

The Inn at Bully’s Restaurant & Pub

261 Locust Street Columbia, PA 17512 717-684-2888 www.hinklespharmacy.com

647 Union Street Columbia, PA 17512 717-684-2854 www.bullys-restaurant.com

The Inn at Bully’s Restaurant & Pub

Mainstay Suites

647 Union Street Columbia, PA 17512 717-684-2854 www.bullys-restaurant.com

John Wright Restaurant 234 North Front Street Wrightsville, PA 17368 717-252-0416 www.jwrpa.com

Marco’s Italian Restaurant and Pizza 1410 River Road Marietta, PA 17547 717-426-2210 www.marcos-pizza.net

McCleary’s Public House 130 W Front Street Marietta, PA 17547 717-426-2225 www.mcclearyspub.com

The Railroad House Inn, Restaurant & Bar 280 W Front Street Marietta, PA 17547 717-426-4141 www.railroadhouseinn.com

Scoops Ice Cream & Grille 312 Primrose Lane Mountville, PA 17554 717-285-2055 www.scoopsgrille.com

Shank’s Tavern

36 S Waterford Avenue Marietta, PA 17547 717-426-1205 www.shankstavern.com

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314 Primrose Lane Mountville, PA 17554 717-285-2500 www.choicehotels.com/pennsylvania/mountville/mainstay-hotels/pa302

The Railroad House Inn, Restaurant & Bar 280 W Front Street Marietta, PA 17547 717-426-4141 www.railroadhouseinn.com

Sleep Inn & Suites

310 Primrose Lane Mountville, PA 17554 717-285-0444 www.choicehotels.com/pennsylvania/ mountville/sleep-inn-hotels/pa041

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Church Columbia UMC

510 Walnut Street Columbia, PA 17512 717.684.2356 www.columbiaunitedmethodist.org

Saint Paul Episcopal Church 340 Locust Street, P. O. Box 96 Columbia , PA 17512--0096 717-684-8496 wwww.stpaulepchcolumbia.org

Retirement & Nursing Facilities St. John’s Herr Estate – A Luthercare Community 200 Luther Lane Columbia, PA 17512 717-478-7126 www.stjohnsherrestate.org

Health Care Hinkle's Pharmacy, Restaurant & Gift Shop 261 Locust Street Columbia, PA 17512 717-684-2888 www.hinklespharmacy.com

Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health Urgent Care 2118 Spring Valley Road Lancaster, PA 17601 717-544-0150 www.lghealthurgentcare.org

Insurance Donegal Mutual Insurance Company 1195 River Road, P.O. Box 302 Marietta, PA 17547 717-426-1931 www.donegalgroup.com

Real Estate Donegal Real Estate 27 West Market Street

Marietta, PA 17547 717-426-4350 www.donegalrealestate.homesand land.com

Government Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority Waste to Energy Facility Tours 1911 River Road Bainbridge, PA 17502 717-397-9968 www.lcswma.org/tours

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LEGENDARY CHEESE STEAKS FRESH ANGUS BURGERS SANDWICHES, WRAPS, & MORE FAMILY ATMOSTPHERE/OUTDOOR DINING

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NEXT TO BOULDERS MINI GOLF

HINKLE’S Pharmacy 261 Locust Street / Columbia, PA

HINKLE’S Pharmacy Restaurant

www.hinklespharmacy.com

Complete Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Menu with Specials Served Daily

Personal Professional Care Specializing in Prescription Compounding

Full menu takeout service available. Call (717) 684-2888 for Restaurant Take-out.

Mon-Fri 8:30am-9:00pm Sat 8:30am-7:30pm(Pharmacy 5:00pm) Sunday 11:00am-3:00pm

Complete Home Medical Equipment Department Sales / Rentals / Repairs

The Gift Shop at HINKLE’S –

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the area’s most distinctive collection of gifts from Country Primitive to Nostalgic Victorian

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Antique Center

403 North Third Street, Columbia, PA 17512

(717) 684-5364 OPEN SEVEN DAYS - CLOSED HOLIDAYS Monday thru Saturday 10-5 & Sunday 12-5

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(Only One Block From the Turkey Hill Experience)

Just one of a jillion flavors you can create, taste, and make a commercial for at \the Turkey Hill Experience. Place your reservation and buy tickets now at TurkeyHillExperience.com.

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Columbia Exit of Rt. 30, 301 Linden Street, Columbia, PA 17512 1-844-VISIT-TH (1-844-847-4884)

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