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2020 VISITOR GUIDE & DIRECTORY

Columbia • Marietta Wrightsville

EXPERIENCE

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

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WELCOME Table of Contents Welcome ..........................Page 4-5 Columbia ............................Page 6 Marietta .............................Page 10 Wrightsville ......................Page 14 Events ...............................Page 18 Advertiser Directory ........Page 40 Maps ..........................Pages 44-45

The Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce with Engle Printing and Publishing Co., Inc. of Mount Joy, PA, publish the River Towns Visitor Guide as a service to visitors to the towns of Columbia, Marietta, and Wrightsville. The Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce has no control over the services offered, hours of operation, or quality of services. Printed in USA/Copyright 2020 by Engle Printing and Publishing Co., Inc., Mount Joy, PA, and the Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce www.townlively.com www.engleonline.com www.issuu.com/engleprintingandpublishing/docs/srt_2020

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SVCC: Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center


Experience

the River Towns of Columbia, Marietta, and Wrightsville!

“The river towns are unique because they combine a wealth of history and historical preservation, as well as outstanding recreational trails,” explains Beverly J. Shank, executive director of Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center. “The area is also well known for its antique shops, restaurants, and family-friendly attractions.” While the history-rich towns are known for their storied pasts and beloved traditions, the area is also bustling with new programs, initiatives, and attractions. Visitors are welcome to stop by to discover all the river towns have to offer - past, present, and future. PaRiverTowns.com

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The banks of the Susquehanna River are home to the unique towns of Columbia, Marietta, and Wrightsville. The three river towns provide attractions to entice visitors of all ages and interests.

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Columbia Some Signature Events Taste of River Towns – April

Columbia Hero Walk – June

Thunder on the River Car Show - June Antique, Art, and Craft Show – June Mardi Gras/Halloween Parade – October Haunted Lantern Tour - October Bridge Bust - October Photo by Heather Shenk

History Hightlights

Archaeological digs in Columbia have unearthed Native American artifacts that

date back thousands of years. Tribes such as the Shawanese and the Susquehannocks inhabited the area. Numerous locations, including the Susquehanna River, still bear their tribal names.

European influence arrived in the area in the 1720s when Robert Barber, John Wright, and Samuel Blunston settled in Shawannah, a Native American town. Founding families had close ties to William Penn and Benjamin Franklin. By 1730, the area was renamed Wright’s Ferry after John Wright’s lucrative ferrying business. Columbia became known as the Gateway to the West, due to this access to the western banks of the Susquehanna. A land lottery was set up in 1788 to establish the town of Columbia, which was named in honor of Christopher Columbus. The town came only a few votes short of being named the capital for the new nation of the United States of America. Canals helped the area prosper as a trade center. Railroads provided transportation for goods purchased in Columbia’s tanneries, foundries, and numerous mills. Columbia became a key stop on the Underground Railroad, with free African Americans working alongside white abolitionists. Historians have found evidence that Columbia was the birthplace of the term “Underground Railroad.” Stephen Smith, a free black man who operated a successful lumber yard by the railroad tracks, was an outspoken opponent of slavery and helped individuals escaping to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

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Local Historical Sites & Museums Columbia’s storied history is celebrated by several local museums and historical sites.

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olumbia Historic Preservation Society, 19-21 N. Second St., is dedicated to the preservation of this river town. The society’s collections include articles and books on the town’s history, as well as artifacts, a research room, and a microfilm collection. Columbia Historic Preservation Society also presents special events throughout the year, including Columbia Railroad Day in May, Albatwitch Day in October, and the Ed King Memorial Model Train Open House events in December and January. Another must-see stop for serious and casual history buffs alike is Columbia’s Mount Bethel Cemetery, which serves as the final resting place of many persons who played key roles in Columbia's history. Mount Bethel Cemetery dates back to 1730, and more than 10,000 individuals have been laid to rest in the 10-acre property. Names of members of Columbia's founding families, such as the Wrights, Blunstons, Houstons, and Barbers, occupy the memorials in the Brick Burial Yard, which is the oldest section of the cemetery. Three mausoleums stand out on the grounds, one of which belongs to prominent Columbia businessman William Fordney Lockard. The historic cemetery hosts special events, including various art-related events and also The Last Ride, a vehicle show featuring vintage and specialty hearses, flower cars, limousines, ambulances, and other service vehicles. To learn more about the cemetery, visit www.mtbethelcemetery.com/. Continued on page 8

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Wright’s Ferry Mansion, Second and Cherry streets, Columbia, was built in 1738 and spotlights the influence the Wright family had in the settlement of the region. The museum has been restored and furnished by The Von Hess Foundation to reflect the tastes and interests of its original owner, Susanna Wright, the daughter of John Wright and a friend of Benjamin Franklin. For more information, visit https://lancastercountymuseums.org/ wrights-ferry-mansion/. Also not to be missed are the National Watch & Clock Museum (the NAWCC), 514 Poplar St., Columbia, which is recognized as the largest and most comprehensive horological collection in North America, and Turkey Hill Experience, which boasts interactive exhibits that share the history of Turkey Hill Dairy and provide lessons about dairy culture and how Turkey Hill’s famous ice cream and iced tea are created. Further details are available at https://nawcc.org and https://www.turkeyhillexperience.com/, respectively.

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Columbia Crossing River Trail Center, the trailhead building for the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail, boasts a spectacular view and an abundant slate of varied programming. Columbia Crossing serves as the home of Susquehanna National Heritage Area’s Underground Railroad lecture series and is a hub for Susquehanna Heritage’s guided bicycle tours, paddling tours, and geology trail rides. The venue also hosts yoga classes, live music, art workshops, children’s programs, geocaching programs, and other special activities for people of all ages. Check out www.susquehannaheritage.org/explore-2/ columbia-crossing-river-trails-center/. Columbia is also known for its antiques stores and cooperatives and its burgeoning art scene. The revitalized Columbia Market House is slated to reopen in spring of 2020.

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Ask the Locals

Claire Storm, who serves as the secretary for the Mount Bethel Cemetery board of directors and the secretary for the Columbia Youth Aid Panel and is a member of the Columbia River Park Advisory Committee, and Diana Thomas, who volunteers in the local high school’s art department and at Columbia Crossing, answered a couple questions about their hometown. What do you love about living in Columbia? Claire: “I love Columbia’s rich history, the friendly people, and the opportunities for outdoor activities, especially the Susquehanna River.” Diana: “I love Columbia because it is a town with a lot of important history. I love the beautiful old mansions around town and the new businesses around downtown.” What are some attractions a visitor to Columbia should be sure to check out? Claire: “Visit the little shops downtown, the historic sites, the Wright’s Ferry Mansion, the NAWCC, Columbia Historic Preservation Society, the Turkey Hill Experience, and Columbia Crossing.” Diana: “Make sure to check out our beautiful Locust Street Park and see the art of Lloyd Mifflin in our lovely remodeled library. My favorite place is the Columbia Crossing at the Susquehanna River park, where you can find all kinds of information about the Northwest River Trail and other things to see and do in the area or sit for a while in a rocking chair on the veranda and gaze at the river.”


Marietta Some Signature Events Marietta Day - May

Marietta Fireworks and Community Events – July Historic Marietta Bike Race – July An Evening in the Studio Live & Silent Auctions – September Marietta Candlelight Tour of Homes – December

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History Hightlights

The town began as an American Indian trade outpost in the early 1700s. By 1736, it

was known as Anderson’s Ferry, named after James Anderson, the operator of a rivercrossing site. The town was a hub for commerce and industry during its history.

After smaller settlements developed around Anderson’s Ferry, the communities were

consolidated with some outlying farmland as the Borough of Marietta, named for several women named Mary and at least one Henrietta who were among the founding families.

In the early days, Marietta served as the processing center of raw timber that was floated down the river every spring from forests in the central part of the state.

The construction of the Pennsylvania Canal between 1825 and 1830 attracted

more workers and entrepreneurs. Many of the grand homes built by the successful entrepreneurs still stand in Marietta today.

The iron-smelting industry 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. This

economic downturn resulted in homes being largely unchanged during that time period, leaving their historic character intact. More than half of Marietta is now on the National Register of Historic Places.

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usquehanna Stage Company (SSC) has been part of the Marietta community since its 2009 debut production of “The Music Man.” Over the years, SSC has developed a positive reputation throughout the area, and the theater company’s productions attract audience members and performers from quite a distance. Now, as of 2019, the organization is staging its productions in a new, permanent space of its own in the Marietta Center for the Arts, 133 W. Market St. The historic venue, which originally served as a house of worship, has been renovated and now includes two theater spaces: the Eater Theater, which is the new main-stage theater, and the smaller Gallery Stage.

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2018. After renovations, the building was ready to host its first show in February of 2019, when SSC presented “Plaza Suite” on the Gallery Stage. After further renovations to the venue, the first production in the Eater Theater, “Evita,” hit the stage in July of 2019. At the time of the “Evita” production, Eater Theater could seat 156 people, and additional planned renovations to the former church sanctuary include adding balcony seating to further increase seating capacity. The main-stage venue is sponsored by the Eater Family Foundation. Information on future productions is available at www.susquehannastageco.com, and tickets may be purchased in advance online or by calling the box office at 717-426-1277. Guests attending shows at Marietta Center of the Arts may park at the rear of the building and on the streets around it. Due to the age of the building, the facility is not handicappedaccessible. Individuals with special needs are invited to call the box office, and the theater staff will make every effort to provide accommodations. In addition to being the home of SSC, the Marietta Center for the Arts serves as a hub for educational opportunities with art-focused classes offered year-round for children and adults. Going forward, the venue will be available for rentals, including weddings and gatherings of various sizes. To learn more, visit https://mariettaarts.org.

Ask the Locals

Darlene Pruett, who is a volunteer for the Candlelight Tour of Homes and the wife of a volunteer on the board of the Marietta Community House, and Linda Ross, who is involved with Marietta Planning Commission and Our Marietta (www.ourmarietta. com) and also curates the art exhibits at Marietta’s Heart Café, answered a couple questions about their hometown. What do you love about living in Marietta? Darlene: “I love living in the community of Marietta for the train, the deep history, the parades, and the hometown feel of the Pioneer Fire Company selling chicken barbecue off the truck. This is a great place to live.” Linda: “I love Marietta’s small scale and the town's charming walkability. There are interesting historic streetscapes to take in and, of course, the wonderful river and trail. Then there's the Susquehanna Stage Company, which produces first-rate productions I can walk to! Many interesting, creative people live here!” What are some attractions a visitor to Marietta should be sure to check out? Darlene: “Visitors will enjoy biking on the Northwest River Trail and our great restaurants/pubs. In addition, we have many special events throughout the year.” Linda: “The beautiful Northwest River Trail, of course, and the historic architecture throughout town. A good start would be to visit Discover Marietta PA, a digital walking tour of parts of town (www.tutouria.com). Visit the Musselman Vesta Furnace Office, the beautiful repurposed building housing Lancaster Recumbent, First National Escape, Heart Café, McCleary's, The Railroad House, and Shank’s Tavern. I love the view from the public boat launch.”

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Marietta is known for its historic buildings, and Marietta Restoration Associates (MRA) has been working to preserve the cultural and architectural heritage of Marietta since 1965. While MRA has hosted the annual Candlelight Tour of Homes at Christmastime for decades, the organization helped to debut a new holiday tradition in 2019 when it partnered with local residents to present Haunted Marietta, a free haunted house attraction at Union Meeting House, 82 N. Waterford Ave., Marietta. For more information on MRA, visit www.mariettarestoration.org.

Those who are interested in learning more about the town’s interesting and varied history should head to Marietta Community House, another of Marietta’s historic buildings, where the Photo by Seth Dochter Town Talks series is presented on select Sunday afternoons. The board of the Marietta Community House sponsors the talks free of charge as a community service initiative in accordance the organization’s mission to promote the spiritual, intellectual, educational, social, and physical welfare of men, women, and children. Marietta Community House marked its 100th year of service to the community in 2019. For information on upcoming events, visit https://mariettacommunityhouse.org. Marietta’s Front Street is home to a number of historic pubs and restaurants, which serve up food and beverages with a side of local history. The establishments are conveniently located near the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail, which is a boon for hungry or thirsty hikers and bicyclists.

Homemade Italian Meals, Soups and Breads with a Wide Variety of Craft Beers, Cocktails and Desserts!

Order and Pay Online! www.marcos-pizza.net 1410 River Road (Rts. 441 & 743) • Marietta OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK • FREE DELIVERY Mon. & Tues. 10am-11pm; Wed., Thurs., Sun. 10am-12am; Fri. & Sat. 10am-1am

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Wrightsville Some Signature Events Missy Glenn Memorial River Run – May

Heritage Day Celebration - May RiverFest – June Art & Outdoor Fest - August Bridge Bust – October Photo by Heather Shenk

History Hightlights Early settlers in America crossed the Susquehanna River at Wright’s Ferry (now Columbia). John Wright operated the east shore of the ferry, while 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 as Westphalia and Wrightsville Extended to the south. 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, crossed over the river from the Pennsylvania Canal at Columbia to the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal’s start at Wrightsville. Traffic consisting of grain, iron, lumber, and coal barges peaked in 1870.

During the Civil War, invading Confederate troops approached Wrightsville on Sunday, June 28, 1863. After a brief encounter, the hastily assembled defending Union forces retreated across the bridge to Columbia. The defenders attempted to destroy the bridge’s center section to prevent the Confederates from advancing toward Harrisburg or Philadelphia. Instead, fire destroyed the whole bridge, while the Confederates helped to quell the flames and protect Wrightsville from the blaze. The troops then 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 innkeeping.

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the property to Susquehanna Heritage in 2007, when it was opened to the public and officially dedicated as The John and Kathryn Zimmerman Center for Heritage. In the summer of 2019, Susquehanna National Heritage Area (SNHA), which operates the Zimmerman Center, launched its pilot season of River Discovery Boat Tours with resounding success. The tours begin and end at the dock across the street from the Zimmerman Center. Due to the popularity of the pontoon boat tours in the summer, the season was extended through October and tours will be offered again in 2020. The tours last approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, as participants aboard the 10-passenger pontoon boat ride south on the Lake Clarke portion of the river to the Safe Harbor Dam before circling up to Columbia and continuing back to Wrightsville. Southern portions of the approximately 17-mile tour give participants a glimpse of sections of the river that cannot be seen from the roadways. Tourgoers saw plenty of wildlife on the summer tours, including numerous sightings of the often-elusive bald eagles. Tour participants will get a glimpse of life along the Susquehanna River as it as today and hear about what it was like in years gone by. Stories about the rich history of the Lake Clarke portion of the river date back to when the area was the heartland of the Native American Susquehannock people. More recent history includes the construction of the railways along the river, thriving shad fisheries, and communities that grew as the Holtwood and Safe Harbor Dams were built. According to SNHA president Mark Platts, the River Discovery Boat Tours are the first new initiative of SNHA since the Congressional designation of Lancaster and York counties as the United States' 55th National Heritage Area in March 2019. The tours were developed as part of the Zimmerman Center's official role as a National Park Service Visitor Contact & Passport Station for the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail. Children ages 6 to 12 can become National Park Service (NPS) Junior Rangers at any time by visiting the Zimmerman Center to pick up a free workbook to complete. The center is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays through Sundays. Guided tours of the historic house are offered throughout the day on the weekends. Visitors can also enjoy hiking, launch a kayak or canoe, and view art and Native American artifacts. The Zimmerman Center also hosts a Heritage Lecture series. For more information, readers may visit www.susquehannaheritage.org.

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Wrightsville Historical Museum, 309 Locust St., Wrightsville, is the home of Historic Wrightsville Inc., which strives to preserve the rich heritage of the town. A first-floor museum contains permanent exhibits on the history of the town, as well as special exhibits. For an indepth look at Wrightsville’s storied role in the Civil War, head to the Burning of the Bridge Diorama, 124 Hellam St., Wrightsville, which tells the story of the pivotal part Wrightsville and the burning of the bridge across the Susquehanna played in the Civil War in late June 1863. For information on either location, visit www.historicwrightsvillepa.org.

The banks of the Susquehanna are home to a number of visit-worthy businesses, including Shank’s Mare Outfitters, Moon Dancer Vineyards & Winery, and John Wright Restaurant. Nature enthusiasts should be sure to check out nearby Samuel S. Lewis State Park and Highpoint Scenic Vista & Recreation Area.

Ask the Locals

Wrightsville residents Gina Frey-Jones, who is on the board of directors of Rivertownes PA USA and owner of Half Nuts Popcorn Co., and Don Keen answered a couple questions about the town. What do you love about living in Wrightsville? Don: I love being so close to the river in the summer for boating and fishing, plus all the history that Wrightsville has. Gina: Never outgrow where you came from … Wrightsville is that kind of place. It's such a quaint little river town with some of the finest folks you'll ever meet. Being a historic town along the banks of the Susquehanna makes Wrightsville a true gem and such a comfortable place to visit. What are some attractions a visitor to Wrightsville should be sure to check out? Don: John Wright Restaurant is a great place to eat with an amazing view of the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge and the Susquehanna River. The Burning Bridge Tavern has great barbecue and wings. Visitors should also walk the Civil War Trail and read the various informational signs and monuments throughout the borough. Samuel Lewis State Park has an awesome view of the Susquehanna River and surrounding valley from an overlook. It’s also fun to see all the boats along the river down at Long Level Boat Marina in the summer. Gina: While visiting, check out a few of our hometown gems such as JillyBeans Sweet Shoppe, the Cycle Works Coffee House, Half Nuts Popcorn Co., our great restaurants, and of course a picturesque drive along the Susquehanna River. Come explore the secrets of a small town!

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Calendar of Community EVENTS... EVERY THIRD SUNDAY

Open House at the Haldeman Mansion –

1-3 pm Haldeman Mansion – 230 Locust Grove Road, Bainbridge Small donation requested. Contact Elaine Jackson at 717-426-3794 for more information.

MONDAY MORNINGS

During the School Year PreSchool Pals – 10:30 am Columbia Library – 24 S. Sixth St., Columbia Children ages 2 to 5 and their caregivers are invited to join Monday mornings for stories and a craft in the downstairs Community Room. No sign-up is needed, and a caregiver must stay with the child.

FIRST MONDAY OF EACH MONTH

March through November

Columbia Middle School Book Club – 1:50 pm Columbia High School Library Grades 7 and 8. See Mr. White, high school librarian, for more details. Family Fun Night! – 6 pm

Columbia Library – 24 S. Sixth St., Columbia Crafts, bingo, and more. Activities rotate. Ages 3 to 12. Caregiver must stay. Downstairs Community Room. Please call library at 717-684-2255 for exact dates.

ONE WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH Family Movie Night – 6 pm

Columbia Library – 24 S. Sixth St., Columbia Enjoy a family-rated film (G or PG) at the library in the downstairs Community Room. Call 717-684-2255 for exact Wednesday evening dates.

Community Program for Teenagers and Adults – 6 pm

Columbia Library – 24 S. Sixth St., Columbia Speakers discuss Columbia’s history and current borough activities. 6 pm in the Upstairs Conference Room.

Fall Lecture Series – 6-8 pm Zimmerman Center for Heritage – 1706 Long Level Road, Wrightsville Explore the stories of the Susquehanna from the National Heritage Area in these lectures on the second Wednesday of the month. Visit www.susquehanna heritage.org for more information.

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SELECT THURSDAYS

Columbia Library – 24 S. Sixth St., Columbia For both newbies and experienced crocheters – enjoy an evening out! Instructor is Kasey Patterson. Kasey’s projects change periodically; she provides clear instruction for beginners. Downstairs in Community Room. Please call library at 717-684-2255 for exact dates.

Columbia Library – 24 S. Sixth St., Columbia For both newbies and experienced knitters – enjoy an evening out! Instructor is Gaile Morrison. Downstairs in the Community Room. Please call library at 717-684-2255 for exact dates.

Crocheting With Kasey – 6:30 pm

SELECT WEDNESDAYS

The “Prime Timers” – 11 am

Columbia Public Library – 24 S. Sixth St., Columbia Some programs will be held at St. Peter’s or Trinity House Apartments Life is FUN after 50! Join once a month for a special program, presenter, or activity. Past programs include using your tech devices, chair yoga, and painting. Please call library at 717-684-2255 for exact dates.

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Knitting With Gaile – 7 pm

SUNDAYS

April through October

Musselman/Vesta Iron Furnace Center – 1-3 pm Musselman/Vesta Iron Furnace Center – Chickies Rock Park – 26 Furnace Road, Marietta Explore the Lancaster County iron industry by viewing the exhibits inside the center and walking through the ruins of the last iron furnace in Lancaster County. Group tours are available by contacting David Haneman at 717-314-4060 or Lenny Droege at 717-887-5952.


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MONDAYS

Columbia Library – 24 S. Sixth St., Columbia Bring in nonperishable food items for the Columbia Food Bank, winter shelters, and community meal programs. Each item donated takes $1 off your late fees. Good for Columbia materials only. Maximum $10.

Make and Take Clock Workshop –

Food for Fines

Book Club with Patti

Columbia Library – 24 S. Sixth St., Columbia Patti Fischer is just getting this new program started! If you would like to join a monthly book club with Patti, please email pfischer@ columbiapubliclibrary.org. She will let you know dates and times.

YEAR-ROUND Family Fun

Turkey Hill Experience – 301 Linden St., Columbia Call 717-684-0134 or visit www.turkeyhill experience.com for more information.

CareerLink Connections with Tammy Garza – By appointment

Columbia Public Library – 24 S. Sixth St., Columbia Tammy uses the library as her “home base” to meet with job seekers. She can help you with anything from writing resumes and cover letters to completing online applications and interviewing tips. Jumpstart your future! “Less-than-perfect” backgrounds welcome! Contact Tammy at tgarza@ jobs4lancaster.com – she will set up a time at your convenience to meet with you at the library.

JANUARY, MARCH, MAY, JULY, SEPTEMBER, NOVEMBER Time Talk Saturday – 11 am

National Watch and Clock Museum – 514 Poplar St., Columbia Check the website NAWCC.org for topics and details.

FEBRUARY, APRIL, JUNE, AUGUST, OCTOBER, DECEMBER Lunch “Time” Wednesday – 12 noon National Watch and Clock Museum 514 Poplar St., Columbia Please see website NAWCC.org for details.

MAY – SEPTEMBER

SNHA River Discovery Boat Tours

1706 Long Level Road, Wrightsville Take a cruise on the river with Susquehanna NHA. Learn about history, culture, and wildlife during your trip. Must preregister online. Visit www.susquehannaheritage.org for more information.

JUNE THROUGH AUGUST

Summer Reading Programs – 10 am

Columbia Library – 24 S. Sixth St., Columbia Dates will vary – alternating with the Edible Classroom gardening experience. Held at Park School’s gym … come to back entrance by the playground equipment and ring the doorbell. Some musical performances will be held in the park gazebo. Please call 717-684-2255 for exact dates. No registration is required; there is room for all!

June through August

11:30 am-2 pm 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.museumof time.org.

NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER Mitten Tree

Columbia Library – 24 S. Sixth St., Columbia Donate your hats, scarves, mittens, gloves, and socks to benefit the Columbia Clothing Bank. Can be handmade or purchased.

January JANUARY 10

The Susquehanna Plays a Role in the Birth of Our Nation – 6 pm

Guest Speaker – James McClure – Author and Editor Shank’s Mare – 2092 Long Level Road, Wrightsville The Continental Congress was hard at work drafting the framework of our new nation. At the same time, the British were threatening the area. Jim McClure, retired newspaper editor and history blogger, will set the stage for the founding fathers’ hasty exit from Philadelphia and how they used the Susquehanna River for protection while they drafted the Articles of Confederation.

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Free Know-How Clinic Series – 10:30 am-12:30 pm

How to Get Started in Disc Golf Shank’s Mare – 2092 Long Level Road, Wrightsville With plenty of disc golf courses in both York and Lancaster counties, your opportunities abound to enjoy this fun outdoor activity. You’ll receive the rules and regulations, along with tips on techniques and putting together your first set of discs. You won’t believe how much engineering goes into the discs used to play this ever–growing outdoor sport! You can get some good know-how in this clinic and then check out the “Hike & Hot Lunch – Taste of Disc Golf” programs scheduled for February and March. All clinics are free, but please preregister online at www.shanksmare.com or by calling 717-252-1616.

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Time Talk – 11 am National Watch and Clock Museum – 514 Poplar St., Columbia Check www.NAWCC.org for topics and details.

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JANUARY 30

Oh Deer Cigar Dinner – 6:30-9 pm

John Wright Restaurant – 234 N. Front St., Wrightsville Come to the John Wright Restaurant on the last Thursday of each month for a different spectacular themed dinner. Tickets: https://jwrpa.com/restaurant–events/

February

ENTIRE MONTH OF FEBRUARY Train Display

National Watch and Clock Museum – 514 Poplar St., Columbia

FEBRUARY 1

A Taste of Disc Golf Play & Lunch –

10:30 am-1:30 pm Shank’s Mare – 2092 Long Level Road, Wrightsville A beautiful 18–hole disc golf course is located just up the road from Shank’s Mare at Kline’s Run Park. This park with rolling hills and lots of foliage offers a challenging round of disc golf and hiking at the same time! Follow a guide as you try your hand at this fun sport. Then head to Shank’s Mare for a hearty hot lunch afterward. Fee of $35 per person includes disc starter set & lunch; deduct $20 if you have your own discs.

FEBRUARY 8

Free Know-How Clinic Series –

10:30 am-12:30 pm How to Buy Your First Kayak or SUP Shank’s Mare – 2092 Long Level Road, Wrightsville We always say buying your first kayak is the toughest. This clinic will educate you in what you should know to make a good purchase. We’ll cover analyzing where and what type of paddling you anticipate doing and what kayaks or SUPs will handle those conditions the best. Remember, just because your buddy loves his or her boat doesn’t mean it’s the right one for you. And not all kayaks

and SUPs are created equal, so you’ll get tips on what to look for in materials and design. All in all, the goal is to make sure you buy your second kayak the first time! All clinics are free, but please preregister online at www.shanksmare.com or by calling 717-252-1616.

FEBRUARY 13

Lunch “Time� – 12 Noon

National Watch and Clock Museum – 514 Poplar St., Columbia Pack a lunch and join the National Watch and Clock Museum for its Lunch “Time� presentation.

FEBRUARY 14-16, 20-23 “The Mountaintop� –

Thurs/Fri/Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2 pm Marietta Center for the Arts – 133 W. Market St., Marietta This play, performed by Susquehanna Stage, is a fictional retelling of how Martin Luther King Jr. spent his last night on Earth. Tickets can be purchased at www.susquehannastageco.com.

FEBRUARY 22

Free Know-How Clinic Series –

10:30 am-12:30 pm Outfitting You and Your Gear for Cool Weather Paddling Shank’s Mare – 2092 Long Level Road, Wrightsville Join this on-land safety clinic geared to all paddlers. Learn about properly outfitting your kayak or board, trip planning and preparation, and weather and water conditions. When paddling in early spring, it is important to be properly outfitted with both your gear and your clothing. Learn about drysuits, wetsuits, appropriate layers and fabrics, and how to be sure your kayak/SUP and you are geared up for the conditions. All clinics are free, but please preregister online at www.shanks mare.com or by calling 717-252-1616.

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Make and Take Mother & Daughter Tea/ Make and Take Father & Son Tea National Watch and Clock Museum – 514 Poplar St., Columbia Please check the website NAWCC.org for details.

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FEBRUARY 27

Rye Whiskey and Local Beef Cigar Dinner – 6:30-9 pm

Come to the John Wright Restaurant on the last Thursday of each month for a different spectacular themed dinner. Tickets: https://jwrpa.com/restaurant–events/

Spring Lecture Series – 6-8 pm

Zimmerman Center for Heritage – 1706 Long Level Road, Wrightsville Explore the stories of the Susquehanna from the National Heritage Area in these lectures on the second Wednesday of the month. Visit www.susquehanna heritage.org for more information.

FEBRUARY 29

To the Dogs Hike & Lunch – 10:30 am-1:30 pm Shank’s Mare – 2092 Long Level Road, Wrightsville Back by popular demand … a guided hike with man’s and woman’s best friend! Grab your leashes and your dog and head down to Shank’s Mare for a guided hike on the Mason-Dixon Trail. This beautiful trail overlooks the river and offers the perfect place for a winter hike with your favorite dog. Then, head back to Shank’s Mare for a hearty hot lunch. Fee of $25 per person includes donation to a local animal shelter and hot lunch.

10:30 am-12:30 pm How to Buy Your First Kayak or SUP Shank’s Mare – 2092 Long Level Road, Wrightsville We always say buying your first kayak is the toughest. This clinic will educate you in what you should know to make a good purchase. We’ll cover analyzing where and what type of paddling you anticipate doing and what kayaks or SUPs will handle those conditions the best. Remember, just because your buddy loves his or her boat doesn’t mean it’s the right one for you. And not all kayaks and SUPs are created equal, so you’ll get tips on what to look for in materials and design. All in all, the goal is to make sure you buy your second kayak the first time! All clinics are free, but please preregister online at www.shanksmare.com or by calling 717-252-1616.

MARCH 13, 14, 20, 21

The Last Five Years – 8 pm Marietta Center for the Arts – 133 W. Market St., Marietta An emotionally powerful and intimate musical, performed by Susquehanna Stage, about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. Tickets can be purchased at www.susquehannastageco.com.

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Breakfast & Baked Goods – 7-10 am

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Time Talk – 11 am

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MARCH 18

Annual Homeschool Day – 9 am-4 pm

Turkey Hill Experience – 301 Linden St., Columbia 717-684-0134 Enjoy an action-packed day of learning and fun! Explore the food science and quality assurance behind your favorite Turkey Hill products with hands-on experiences and more! Age 4 and up: $12.50; children under 4: $5.45. Reservations are required. Make your reservation today at www.turkeyhillexperience.com.

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Free Know-How Clinic Series –

10:30 am-12:30 pm Loading, Securing & Hauling Your Paddlesports Gear – New Ideas for Easier Handling Shank’s Mare – 2092 Long Level Road, Wrightsville Shank’s Mare often gets requests for lighter kayaks for easier loading. Actually, it’s far easier to look at load-assist options than trying to trim weight off of gear that can only get so light. This clinic begins with racking your vehicle for any number of kayaks or SUPs. Then, you’ll get tips on load-assist options and securing your load for transport. Also covered will be trailers and your options available with them. This clinic will provide you loading options and the safest methods to haul and protect your vehicle and gear. All clinics are free, but please preregister online at www.shanksmare.com or by calling 717-252-1616.

MARCH 26

Beijing Street Food Cigar Dinner –

6:30-9 pm John Wright Restaurant – 234 N. Front St., Wrightsville Join us on the last Thursday of each month for a different spectacular themed dinner. Tickets: https://jwrpa.com/restaurant–events/.

MARCH 31

Veterans’ Expo and Job Fair

Wyndham Hotel – York The Veterans’ Expo and Job Fair is intended for active military and veterans, men and women, from all branches of service and their families. Visit www.VeteransExpo.com.

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Children 3 and under are free. Sponsored by the Maytown Historical Society. For more information, contact Linda Good at 717-725-2437. A Taste of Disc Golf Play & Lunch – 10:30 am-1:30 pm Moderate Difficulty Shank’s Mare – 2092 Long Level Road, Wrightsville A beautiful 18–hole disc golf course is located just up the road from Shank’s Mare at Kline’s Run Park. This park with rolling hills and lots of foliage offers a challenging round of disc golf and hiking at the same time! Follow a guide as you try your hand at this fun sport. Then head to Shank’s Mare for a hearty hot lunch afterward. Fee of $35 per person includes disc starter set & lunch; deduct $20 if you have your own discs.

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April

National Junior Ranger Day. Participate in Junior Ranger programs and earn a badge or patch. Free! Preregistration appreciated at 717-252-0229.

5th Annual Marietta Chowderfest – 11 am The Railroad House Inn/Perry Street Cellar, Marietta

The Civil War Comes to Wrightsville – Easy Hike – 10:30 am-1:30 pm

APRIL 4-5 APRIL 7

Iron Furnace Walking Tour – 1-3 pm 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 mid-1800s to the early 1900s. For more information or to register, contact David Haneman at dshaneman@embarqmail.com.

APRIL 17

Lunch “Time” – 12 Noon

National Watch and Clock Museum – 514 Poplar St., Columbia Pack a lunch and join the National Watch and Clock Museum for its Lunch “Time” presentation.

APRIL 17, 18, 24, 25

Murder at the Miller Mansion

Art Printing Company, Columbia Rivertown Theatre Productions presents an original murder mystery written by Columbia resident Sara Mimnall. With the story taking place in the 1800s, guests can expect to enjoy the perfect balance of suspense and comedy while posed with one important question: Who killed Diana!? For more information, contact the Haunted Lantern Tour Committee at hauntedlanterntour@gmail.com.

APRIL 18

SNHA National Junior Ranger Day – 1-4 pm Zimmerman Center for Heritage – 1706 Long Level Road, Wrightsville Come to the Zimmerman Center and celebrate

Shank’s Mare – 2092 Long Level Road, Wrightsville Join Shank’s Mare and guest leader Scott Mingus Sr. to hike the streets of Wrightsville and trace the steps of the Civil War conflict as it comes to the Susquehanna. You’ll venture into little-known areas of the town and see where the Union and Confederate troops positioned themselves prior to the burning of the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge. You’ll hear interesting stories of the town’s people, local militia, and military troops. Following the hike, head back to Shank’s Mare for a hearty hot lunch. Reservations required. The fee of $37 per person includes the guided hike and hot lunch.

Earth Day Celebration – 9 am-1 pm

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

APRIL 19

11th Annual Taste of River Towns – 4-6 pm St. John’s Herr Estate – 200 Luther Lane, Columbia This traditional restaurant fair held on the first Sunday after Easter offers tastings from a variety of local eateries. Sample the wares of local restaurants and food vendors. Proceeds benefit the Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center. To purchase your tickets, contact the Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce at 717-684-5249.

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APRIL 22

APRIL 25

Shady Maple Conference Center – East Earl Presented by OLP Events, this one-day event brings businesses and the community together on a more personal level. 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.

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APRIL 24, 25, 26

AVA Rivertowns Walk Weekend –

Wind Cave Exploration, Hike & Lunch – Moderate Difficulty

Shank’s Mare – 2092 Long Level Road, Wrightsville Did you know that the Lower Susquehanna is the site of a tectonic cave – a cavern formed by layers of shifting rock versus the typical limestone and water formation? Following a hike to the entrance, enter the cave and explore the twists and turns of this unique formation located on the Conestoga Trail in Lancaster County. Then, back at Shank’s Mare following your spelunking adventure, enjoy a hearty hot lunch. The fee of $45 per person includes shuttle, guide, and lunch.

APRIL 26

9 am-3 pm Columbia Crossing – 41 Walnut St., Columbia Explore the river towns through self-guided walking trips. Volksmarchers can get special patches for each walk. Visit www.susquehannaheritage.org for more information.

“A Spice of Life at Mt. Bethel” – 2-4 pm Mount Bethel Cemetery – 700 Locust St., Columbia Free art exhibit by artist and educator Joanna Spicer. Visit www.mtbethelcemetery.com for more information.

APRIL 24

Italian Wine Paring Cigar Dinner – 6:30-9 pm

“A Spice of Life at Mt. Bethel” – 5-8 pm

Mount Bethel Cemetery – 700 Locust St., Columbia Free art exhibit by artist and educator Joanna Spicer. Visit www.mtbethelcemetery.com for more information.

Stars Over the Susquehanna –

Join us at John Wright Restaurant on the last Thursday of each month for a different spectacular themed dinner. Tickets: https://jwrpa.com/restaurant–events/.

May

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Heritage Day Celebration – 9 am-3 pm 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.

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MAY 2

Mayfest – A Celebration of Maytown’s History – 10 am-3 pm

Maytown Square, Maytown History comes alive in Maytown! Coming back from history … a wedding on the square! The day features music on the square, the famous MHS food stand, food trucks, a true penny candy store, exhibits, an auction, children’s games and crafts, a local car show, vendors, historical demonstrators, a cake walk, a children’s art contest, and, of course, the traditional maypole dance and songs done by local school children. Come enjoy this unique celebration! Sponsored by Maytown Historical Society. For more information, contact Linda Good at 717-725-2437.

MAY 8-10, 14-17 “Bye, Bye, Birdie”

Thurs/Fri/Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2 pm Additional performance at 2 pm on Sat, May 16 Marietta Center for the Arts – 133 W. Market St., Marietta The year is 1958, and the much-adored rock ’n’ roll idol Conrad Birdie has been drafted into the U.S. Army! He, his agent, and girlfriend hatch a plan for a farewell performance on the Ed Sullivan Show. This musical, performed by Susquehanna Stage, will feature local youth and teenage performers. Tickets can be purchased at www.susquehannastageco.com.

MAY 9

this event brings more than 6,000 people looking for bargains. Plenty of food and fun! This is a rainor-shine event. Vendors can get an application at the Marietta Area Business Association website, www.mariettapabusiness.com.

Market Street, Marietta Visit Marietta’s annual craft show and yard sale. A mixture of quality crafts and town-wide yard sale,

Shank’s Mare – 2092 Long Level Road, Wrightsville Check out 2020 recreational, light touring, full touring, and fishing kayaks and stand-up paddleboards on display with on-the-water test paddles available. Kayak and SUP paddles, kayak fishing accessories, paddlesports gear, and clothing is in stock year-round at Shank’s Mare. The 2020 kayak brands include Jackson, Bonafide, Liquidlogic, Kaku, Crescent, and Evoke, with SUPs from Pau Hana and Bic. Chat with experienced staff and learn about and test paddle the right kayak or SUP for you. Free.

MAY 16

“The Last Ride” and “Macabre Creations” – 11 am-3 pm

Mount Bethel Cemetery – 700 Locust St., Columbia Free professional car show featuring vehicles used in funerals. Cemetery tours available. Rain date: May 17. Contact Jane Moore at 717-575-9760 for more information.

11th Annual Red, White, and Blueberry Jamboree – 10 am-2 pm

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Kayak & SUP Demo Days 2020

St. John’s Herr Estate – 200 Luther Lane, Columbia The Luthercare senior living community at St. John’s Herr Estate will have fun festivities and will feature the famous 300-pound blueberry pie and activities for the children.

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10th Annual Red, White, and Blueberry Jamboree – 10 am-2 pm

St. John’s Herr Estate – 200 Luther Lane, Columbia The Luthercare senior living community will host fun festivities including the famous 300–pound blueberry pie and activities for the children.

Annual Hops ‘N Clocks – 6-9 pm National Watch and Clock Museum 514 Poplar St., Columbia Contact the Museum for ticket information for this popular annual microbrew and food tasting event. Cost is $30 or $15 for the designated driver. Visit www.museumoftime.org for more information.

MAY 24

Memorial Day Service – 1 pm

MAY 18

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Time Talk – 11 am

National Watch and Clock Museum – 514 Poplar St., Columbia Check the web site NAWCC.org for topics and details.

Memorial Day Parade – 2:30 pm

MAY 23

MAY 25

8:30 am The course for this event is a popular one. It is held in memory of former SVCC executive director, Missy Glenn. Donation proceeds from registrations benefit the Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Visitor Center. We are combining our Fall Flash 5K with the River Run 5K to make a more dynamic event for the runners. Participants are encouraged to wear red, white, and blue in the spirit of this Memorial Day weekend event. The course crosses the Susquehanna River via the Veterans Memorial Bridge (Route 462) between Lancaster and York counties which is closed to vehicular traffic during the event. Registration begins at 7:30 am; the 5K race starts at 8:30 am. Preregistration is available. The 5K run is held rain or shine. Walkers and those with strollers are welcome to participate. Please, no pets. Go to VisitSusquehannaValley.com for more information or for a registration form. You may call 717-684-5249 for assistance in registering.

11 am-1 pm No parking along the parade route which starts at the school and ends in the cemetery.

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MAY 28

Peru Cigar Dinner – 6:30-9 pm

Join us at John Wright Restaurant on the last Thursday of each month for a different spectacular themed dinner. Tickets: https://jwrpa.com/restaurant–events/

MAY 30

Maytown American Legion Auxiliary #809 - Annual Antiques, Craft & Collectibles Show – 8 am-4 pm

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June JUNE 7

Strawberry Festival – Noon–4 pm 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.

JUNE 3, 4, 5, 6

Holy Trinity Parish Family Festival

Nightly 6 – 10 pm 404 Cherry St., Columbia Food, games, raffle, rides, and fun! Rides by Penn Valley Shows. Bingo 7 pm, Thurs/Sat; Spaghetti dinner, Fri. 4-7 pm; Live music featuring The Kellys, Friday 7-9 pm. Benefits Holy Trinity Parish, OLA School, and the Columbia Community.For more information, call the Rectory Office at 717-684-2711.

JUNE 6

Riverlands Trail Festival – 11 am-3 pm

Northwest River Trail at Columbia Crossing – 41 Walnut St., Columbia Fun activities along the Northwest River Trail allow you to hike and bike through the stops. Paddle activities also available. Visit www.susquehanna riverlands.com for more information.

Summer Season

Shank’s Mare – 2092 Long Level Road, Wrightsville For those of you waiting for warmer conditions, this is the Kayak Demo Weekend for you. Once again, all of Shank’s Mare’s kayaks and SUPs will be riverside for on-water test paddles. Visit with experienced staff who are happy to help you make just the right choice for your individual paddling needs. Gear

up and go play outside with Shank’s Mare. Free. Can’t make the set demo events? No worries, just give Shank’s Mare a call any time and the staff can arrange a test paddle for you on the kayak or SUP choices you are considering to purchase.

JUNE 7

Annual Historic Marietta Garden Tour and Pork Barbecue – 10 am-4 pm The Marietta Community House – 264 W. Market St., Marietta Visit beautiful and unique private gardens in full bloom. Gather ideas to incorporate into your landscape. Enjoy a delicious pork barbecue dinner offered for sale during the tour. Contact kaleaman51@gmail.com for more information.

JUNE 20

Thunder on the River Car Show (Seventh Year) – 10 am-2 pm

Locust Street, Columbia Located on Locust Street in downtown Columbia, this event will run from 10 am to 2 pm. Take a walk down memory lane with vintage cars, great music, and great food. A collaborative effort of the Columbia Lions Club and SVCC featuring numerous awards and trophies including Best of Show. Oldies music will serve as a backdrop for a fun-filled day. Admission for spectators is free. (Usually the Saturday before Father’s Day.)

JUNE 25

Mexican Tequila Cigar Dinner – 6:30-9 pm Come to John Wright Restaurant on the last Thursday of each month for a different spectacular themed dinner. Tickets: https://jwrpa.com/restaurant–events/.

JUNE 27

Antique, Art, and Craft Show (AAC) – 8 am–2 pm

Locust Street, Columbia This marks the 39th year for this popular outdoor event featuring more than 200 vendors located in Locust Street Park and lining the main thoroughfare. Look for a mixture of crafts, antiques, food, and

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

JUNE 28

RiverFest 2020 – 6:30 am-9 pm John Wright Restaurant – 234 N Front St, Wrightsville Commemorate the burning of the Columbia/ Wrightsville covered bridge that occurred during the Civil War. General Gordon had advanced from York to the Susquehanna River. The only thing standing in his way of getting to Lancaster County was the mile-long covered bridge. The bridge was set on fire to prevent the crossing. The event is held on the lawn of John Wright Restaurant, and includes music and the lighting of the original covered bridge piers.

July

JULY 11

Historic Marietta Criterium Bike Race –

10:30 am-4 pm This four-corner, 1-mile bike race in downtown Marietta will feature the best bike racers in the midAtlantic region. Bring the family and have your kids ages 4 to 12 race too; helmets are 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, contact Rich Kushner at 717-426-2202.

JULY 20

Time Talk – 11 am

National Watch and Clock Museum – 514 Poplar St., Columbia Check www.NAWCC.org for topics and details

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JULY 4

Marietta Fireworks and Community Events – 4-11 pm

War Memorial Park, Marietta Starting at 4 pm, enjoy various community events – Chris Ivey, local bands, and a patriotic presentation with the Air Force Band. Additional activities and viewing locations are at the Community Bible Church. Fireworks start at 9:15 pm or when conditions permit. Organizers strive to make each year better than the last! For additional information, contact Gary Schatz at Gary Schatz Garage LLC, 1090 W. Main St., Mount Joy, or 717–653–0216.

Thurs/Fri/Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2 pm Marietta Center for the Arts – 133 W. Market St., Marietta Based on the first nine chapters of Genesis, this musical, performed by Susquehanna Stage, is an epic story about love, family, and salvation. Tickets can be purchased at www.susquehannastageco.com.

JULY 30

American Regional BBQ Cigar Dinner – 6:30-9 pm Come to John Wright Restaurant on the last Thursday of each month for a different spectacular themed dinner. Tickets: https://jwrpa.com/restaurant–events/.

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August

September

Annual Art & Outdoor Fest – 10 am-4 pm

Clöktoberfest Family Fun Day – 10 am-3 pm National Watch and Clock Museum – 514 Poplar St., 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.234.

AUGUST 1

Shank’s Mare – 2092 Long Level Road, Wrightsville Enjoy this 10th annual event celebrating Shank’s Mare’s 42nd birthday. See local artists displaying their works on the lawn, as well as local outdoor, historic, and cultural organizations. Enjoy interactive displays for the whole family, informative booths, arts and crafts, and food and refreshments, and top off the day with free live music. This is a great day to savor the flavor of the Susquehanna with art, activity, food, and entertainment.

AUGUST 4

National Night Out Celebration – 6-9 pm Glatfelter Field – Lancaster Pike, Columbia Local nonprofit organizations will gather in Glatfelter Field to offer hands-on activities for the family in a festival atmosphere. The event will close with a firework display. This free event is open to the public.

AUGUST 8

River Town Hops (Third Year) – 4-8 pm

Columbia Animal Shelter – 265 S. 10th St., Columbia Taste a variety of fare presented by beer vendors and food trucks/vendors. Come to downtown Columbia for the third year of this ticketed event, which will run from 4 to 8 pm. Proceeds benefit the Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center. This is a ticketed event that will have a special ticket price for designated drivers. Visit www.rivertownhops.com for information, to purchase tickets, or to volunteer. You may call 717684-5249 for more information. Held rain or shine.

AUGUST 14

Lunch “Time” – 12 noon

National Watch and Clock Museum 514 Poplar St., Columbia Pack a lunch and join the National Watch and Clock Museum for its Lunch “Time” presentation.

AUGUST 15

Geology Walk – 10 am-12 noon

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SEPTEMBER 11

“Fête en Noir” – 6-9 pm

Mount Bethel Cemetery – 700 Locust St., Columbia Enjoy an evening with your friends at an outdoor picnic. Dress in black if possible. Music for listening or dancing is included in the $15 per-person fee. Reservations may be made by emailing Claire Storm at astorm495@comcast.net or calling Jane Moore at 717-575-9760. Rain date: September 12.

SEPTEMBER 12

Victorian Tea – 4-6 pm

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 283-7740 or 717-426-3794.

SEPTEMBER 13

Wags on Wright – 11am-3pm

John Wright Restaurant – 234 N. Front St., Wrightsville The eighth annual event will benefit the York County SPCA! Bring man's best friend to the river for a day of vendors and exhibitions! Enjoy food from the Pizza Patio, where dogs will be allowed to join their owners once again this year! Looking to adopt a dog? The YCSPCA will bring dogs that are available to be adopted!

SEPTEMBER 16 50Plus Expo

Spooky Nook Sports – 2913 Spooky Nook Road, Manheim Presented by OLP Events, this one-day event brings businesses and the community together on a more personal level. 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.

Geology Walk with Jeri Jones Local Geologist, Jeri Jones shares his expertise on this walk at the Haldeman Mansion property and surrounding area. In case of rain, Jeri will do an indoor program. This is the 34th year for the event. You will learn about the three kinds of stone that are part of the Haldeman Mansion. He also shows areas where the Native Americans lived. A quarry is also located on the grounds. The cost to attend is $5.00 per adult and $2 for children and youth to age 16. Bottled Water is provided. No reservations are required. For .additional information, contact Elaine Jackson at 717-426-3794 or 717-283-7740

Fall Fest – 8 am-2 pm St. John’s Herr Estate – 200 Luther Lane, Columbia Join us for food and a huge indoor yard sale!

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SEPTEMBER 23

Greece Cigar Dinner – 6:30-9 pm

Come to the John Wright Restaurant on the last Thursday of each month for a different spectacular themed dinner. Tickets: https://jwrpa.com/restaurant–events/.

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York County – 50Plus Expo

York Expo Center – 334 Carlisle Ave., York Presented by OLP Events, this one-day event brings businesses and the community together on a more personal level. 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 24

Irish Whiskey Cigar Dinner – 6:30-9 pm Come to the John Wright Restaurant on the last Thursday of each month for a different spectacular themed dinner. Tickets: https://jwrpa.com/restaurant–events/.

SEPTEMBER 25, 26, OCTOBER 2, 3 “Tigers Be Still” – 8 pm

Marietta Center for the Arts – 133 W. Market St., Marietta This comedy, performed by Susquehanna Stage, follows the misadventures of an unemployed woman, her dysfunctional family, and a tiger that escaped from the local zoo. Tickets can be purchased at www.susquehannastageco.com.

An Evening in the Studio Live & Silent Auctions – 5:30-10 pm

The Marietta Community House – 264 W. Market St., Marietta Come check out the Studio. This is an annual fundraiser and your opportunity to enjoy a fun evening with dinner and entertainment. Contact kaleaman51@gmail.com for more information.

SEPTEMBER 27

Pig Iron Fest – 9 am-3 pm

Musselman/Vesta Iron Furnace Center Chickies Rock Park, Marietta The event sponsored by the East Donegal Rotary Club and Rivertownes PA USA includes a car show, music, food and tours of the Musselman/ Vesta Iron Furnace. Fun for the whole family. For more information contact David Haneman at dshaneman@embarqmail.com

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Dam Bridge Race

Shank’s Mare – 2092 Long Level Road, Wrightsville Sponsored by the Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper. Choose three race options – 1 mile, 3.5 mile, or 10 mile – for kayaks or SUPs. For more information, contact lowsusriver@hotmail.com.

Disc Golf at Sam Lewis State Park & Kline’s Run Park

Shank’s Mare – 2092 Long Level Road, Wrightsville Within just a few miles of Shank’s Mare, visit two disc golf courses – 9 holes at Sam Lewis or 18 holes at Kline’s Run. Be sure to visit Shank’s Mare’s new disc golf department, and check out www.pdga.com.

Family-Fun Halloween Activities

Turkey Hill Experience – 301 Linden St., Columbia Visit our website at www.turkeyhillexperience.com

OCTOBER 3

Bridge Bust – 8 am-4 pm

Veterans Memorial Bridge – Columbia/Wrightsville For the 32nd year, more than a mile of vendors will offer their wares in the categories of crafts, art, antiques, food, and distinctive items in this unique and popular event. The venue is the Route 462 Veterans Memorial Bridge between Columbia and Wrightsville (Lancaster and York counties). The 1.25-mile bridge is closed to traffic for this event. Free parking and free

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shuttle service are available from both sides of the bridge. There is limited handicapped-accesible parking available. Proceeds benefit the Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center. Admission is $3 for those over 12 years of age, $1 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for those under 6 years of age. Please, NO pets or skateboards. For more information or a vendor application, go to VisitSusquehanna Valley.com or call 717-684-5249. Rain date: October 10.

OCTOBER 10

Lancaster County Fall Women’s Expo

Spooky Nook Sports – 75 Champ Blvd., Manheim The premier women’s expos hosted by BusinessWoman magazine, this one-day event features exhibitors, demonstrations, shopping, and information that encompasses many aspects of a woman’s life. Guests can also relax and enjoy free spa treatments.

OCTOBER 11

Apple Festival – 12 noon-4 pm

Haldeman Mansion – 230 Locust Grove Road, Bainbridge Enjoy the Apple Festival featuring Johnny Appleseed, a PowerPoint presentation, tours, an 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.

Fall Blues Fest & Pub Crawl – 3-9 pm

Shank’s Tavern, McCleary’s Public House, Pig Iron Brewing, Railroad House & Nick’s Bistro – Marietta

OCTOBER 13

Annual Homeschool Day – 10 am-3 pm

National Watch and Clock Museum – 514 Poplar St., 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, visit www.museum oftime.org or call 717-684-8261, ext. 234.

OCTOBER 15

Annual Homeschool Day – 10 am-3 pm National Watch and Clock Museum – 514 Poplar St., Columbia Enjoy the annual homeschool day with a variety of hands-on, time-related activities for children in kindergarten through eighth grade. For more information, visit www.museumoftime.org or call 717-684-8261, ext. 237.

OCTOBER 16

Lunch “Time” – 12 noon

National Watch and Clock Museum – 514 Poplar St., Columbia Pack a lunch and join the National Watch and Clock Museum for its Lunch “Time” presentation.

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OCTOBER 17 & 24

Halloween at the Museum – 5-9 pm National Watch and Clock Museum 514 Poplar St., Columbia For more information, visit www.museumoftime.org or call 717-684-8261, ext. 234.

OCTOBER 20 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 23 AND 24

Columbia’s Haunted Lantern Tour

Columbia Presented by Rivertown Theatre Productions, a nonprofit organization. Columbia’s Haunted Lantern Tour is a community-based group that invites guests on an hourlong tour to meet enticing characters who explore Columbia's haunted lore while traveling the path of those who lived before us. For more information, contact the Haunted Lantern Tour Committee at hauntedlanterntour@ gmail.com.

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Cabaret – Thurs/Fri/Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2 pm Marietta Center for the Arts – 133 W. Market St., Marietta The year is 1931, and the Nazis are rising to power, but the nightlife inside the seedy Kit Kat Klub rages on. This musical, performed by Susquehanna Stage, revolves around English cabaret performer Sally Bowles, and Cliff, an American writer. Tickets can be purchased at www.susquehannastageco.com.

OCTOBER 24

SNHA Pumpkin Painting Party –

10:30 am-3 pm Columbia Crossing – 41 Walnut St., Columbia Pick out a pumpkin for just $2 and paint it. Provided will be all the supplies you need to get creative. For more information, visit www.susquehanna heritage.org/events.

OCTOBER 29

Apples and Apple Jack Cigar Dinner – 6:30-9 pm Come to the John Wright Restaurant on the last Thursday of each month for a different spectacular themed dinner. Tickets: https://jwrpa.com/restaurant–events/.

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Trick or Treat Night – “Sweats for the Mind” – 6-8 pm

Columbia Library – 24 S. Sixth St., Columbia Held on trick-or-treat night; call the library at 717-684-2255 for the exact date. Free children’s book between 6 and 8 pm.


NOVEMBER 1

Rocks, Ridges, Caves, & Curiosities on the Susquehanna – 6 pm

Guest Speaker – Jeri Jones, Geologist and Author Shank’s Mare – 2092 Long Level Road, Wrightsville Shank’s Mare is pleased to present its Dining & Learning Series. The guest speakers will present interesting and varied stories centered on the Susquehanna. This year’s theme explores Susquehanna history from its formation up to the birth of the nation. The Dining & Learning Series takes place in Shank’s Mare’s banquet room, The Rookery, and includes a delicious dinner with the program presented over dessert and coffee. BYOB is welcome. Mysteries still exist regarding the formation of the Lower Susquehanna River gorge. With the help of visual aids, local geologist Jeri Jones will take attendees on an exploration of the unique area and give attendees a new appreciation of this river that locals explore each season. He may even help solve some geological mysteries. Fee for all Dining & Learning programs – $43 per person – includes dinner and speaker.

“Dia de Muertos” (Day of the Dead Celebration) – 3-5 pm

Perfect Settings – Second & Locust streets, Columbia Ethnic food, music, an ofrenda, and luminarias in honor of loved ones. This is a ticketed event and a fundraiser for Mount Bethel Cemetery. For more information, visit www.mtbethelcemetery.com.

NOVEMBER 7–DECEMBER 31 Parade of Trees!

Turkey Hill Experience – 301 Linden St., Columbia Visit during the holiday season and see the beautifully decorated Parade of Trees! Visit www.turkeyhillexperience.com or call 717-684-0134 for more information.

NOVEMBER 8

Whiskey & Watches – 6-9 pm National Watch and Clock Museum – 514 Poplar St., Columbia Veterans Day Celebration – 2 pm Marietta Community House – 264 W. Market St., Marietta A Veterans Day celebration and dedications in honor of all veterans. Light refreshments will be served. Contact kaleaman51@gmail.com for more information. Early River Dwellers Leave Their Mark – Native American Rock Art – 6 pm

Guest Speaker – Paul Nevin, Author and Anthropologist Shank’s Mare – 2092 Long Level Road, Wrightsville Shank’s Mare is pleased to present its Dining & Learning Series. The guest speakers will present interesting and varied stories centered on the Susquehanna. This year’s theme explores Susquehanna history from its formation up to the birth of the nation. The Dining & Learning Series takes place in Shank’s Mare’s banquet room, The Rookery, and includes a delicious dinner with the program presented over dessert and coffee. BYOB is welcome. For many years Shank’s Mare has worked with Paul Nevin leading a paddle tour to Little and Big Indian Rocks on Lake Aldred. Paul’s presentation will bring this area alive with pictures of the rock art and his studies surrounding how these unique drawings came about and the meanings they hold to the Native people. Fee for all Dining & Learning programs – $43 per person – includes dinner and speaker.

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NOVEMBER 12

Veterans’ Expo and Job Fair

Farm and Home Center – 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster The Veterans’ Expo and Job Fair is intended for active military and veterans, men and women, from all branches of service and their families. Events in Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, and Berks counties. Visit www.VeteransExpo.com.

NOVEMBER 16 Time Talk – 11 am

BYOB is welcome. The Susquehanna River is now designated as a national water trail, named The Capt. John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Water Trail. Learn about the history surrounding the first meetings of the Native American river dwellers and the early explorers, including Capt. Smith, more than 150 years before the birth of the country. Fee for all Dining & Learning programs – $43 per person – includes dinner and speaker.

Community Christmas Celebration and Tree of Remembrance – 6 pm

National Watch and Clock Museum – 514 Poplar St., Columbia Check www.NAWCC.org for topics and details.

Constitution Square – Fourth and Hellam streets, Wrightsville

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NOVEMBER 25

Columbia Crossing – 41 Walnut St., Columbia Support Susquehanna National Heritage Area during Lancaster County’s largest day of giving! Celebrate the river at a cocktail party with local brews, wine, and food.

Come to the John Wright Restaurant on Thanksgiving Eve for the annual pig roast! Tickets: https://jwrpa.com/restaurant–events/.

SNHA ExtraGive River Party – 5-8 pm

NOVEMBER 22

Native Americans Meet the Early Europeans – 6 pm

Guest Speaker – Stephen Runkle – Susquehanna River Basin Commission Shank’s Mare – 2092 Long Level Road, Wrightsville Shank’s Mare is pleased to present its Dining & Learning Series. The guest speakers will present interesting and varied stories centered on the Susquehanna. This year’s theme explores Susquehanna history from its formation up to the birth of the nation. The Dining & Learning Series takes place in Shank’s Mare’s banquet room, The Rookery, and includes a delicious dinner with the program presented over dessert and coffee.

Pig Roast Cigar Dinner – 6:30-9 pm

NOVEMBER 28

Small Business Saturday – Kickoff Christmas Season

Small Business Saturday encourages shoppers to patronize small businesses the Saturday after Thanksgiving and throughout the holiday season. Shoppers will delight in the specialty shops, restaurants, and museums in the historic river towns of Columbia, Marietta, and Wrightsville. Check out VisitSusquehannaValley.com for a listing of events and promotions. Choose Events then Christmas Events to see the entire listing for the holiday season.

Santa’s Visit!

Columbia Library – 24 S. Sixth St., Columbia Following a parade of firetrucks transporting Santa from Locust Street to the library, you can visit the grand old elf (Santa) at the library! Sponsored by the Columbia Q.R.S. team. Time to be determined by Q.R.S. and will coordinate with additional Small Business Saturday events. Please call library at 717-684-2255 for details.

Santa, Caroling, and Tree Lighting – 6-8 pm

Old Town Hall – 5 W. Walnut St., Marietta This free event is sponsored by Marietta Restoration Associates. Santa and Mrs. Claus come to Marietta to help kick off the season at the 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.

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Annual Marietta Candlelight Tour – 11 am-7 pm Marietta Restoration Associates is proud to host one of the oldest continuous holiday walking tours in


Pennsylvania, featuring a splendid array of eight to 10 private homes, public buildings, and a variety of special events. Free parking and convenient shuttle bus service. 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.Marietta Restoration.org. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center, 717-684-5249.

DECEMBER 12

Never Built – The Town of Pleasant Garden & Other Curiosities – 6 pm

Ice Cream With Santa – 4-8pm Turkey Hill Experience – 301 Linden St., Columbia 717-684-0134 You are invited to join Santa for an evening filled with fun activities, beautiful decorations, and, of course, plenty of delicious Turkey Hill Ice Cream! Reservations are required for this event. Make reservations online by visiting www.turkeyhillexperience.com.

Guest Speaker – Stephen Smith – Author & Historian Shank’s Mare – 2092 Long Level Road, Wrightsville Shank’s Mare is pleased to present its Dining & Learning Series. The guest speakers will present interesting and varied stories centered on the Susquehanna. This year’s theme explores Susquehanna history from its formation up to the birth of the nation. The Dining & Learning Series takes place in Shank’s Mare’s banquet room, The Rookery, and includes a delicious dinner with the program presented over dessert and coffee. BYOB is welcome. Shank’s Mare welcomes Stephen Smith, local historian and blogger. He will explore an early mystery about the neighborhood. The files of the York County Heritage Trust contain an old hand-drawn plan of the Town of Pleasant Garden. The town has named streets and contained 175 lots; however, it is not dated. This town was never built, and until recently, the planned location was unknown. The event explore what may have happened if the town was ever started. Fee for all Dining & Learning programs – $43 per person – includes dinner and speaker.

DECEMBER 7

Holiday Make & Take With Santa

SNHA Natural Ornament Making –

10:30 am-3 pm Columbia Crossing – 41 Walnut St., Columbia Create beautiful season ornaments with natural materials like acorns, twigs, pine cones, and wood slices. Provided will be all the supplies you need to get creative. For more information, visit www.susquehannaheritage.org/events.

DECEMBER 12 AND 19

DECEMBER 19

“Wreaths Across America” – 12 noon Mount Bethel Cemetery – 700 Locust St., Columbia Ceremony honoring all veterans. Visit www.mtbethelcemetery.com for more information. To sponsor a wreath, visit https://wreaths acrossamerica.org. Use Group ID PA0358P and Location ID PAMBCC.

DECEMBER 31

New Year’s Eve at Noon – 10 am-1 pm

National Watch and Clock Museum 514 Poplar St., 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. 234.

National Watch and Clock Museum – 514 Poplar St., Columbia

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“All Is Calm” – Thurs/Fri/Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2 pm Marietta Center for the Arts – 133 W. Market St., Marietta This musical, performed by Susquehanna Stage, recounts the events of the WWI Christmas Truce of 1914. Relive the remarkable true story, told in the words and songs of the men who lived it. Tickets can be purchased at www.susquehannastageco.com.

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264 West Market Street Marietta, PA 17547 717-341-1196 or 717-487-8002 www.mariettacommunityhouse.org

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

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ENROLLING NOW: MIXED-AGE KINDERGARTEN THROUGH GRADE 8


Health Care

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

SCHOOL Susquehanna Waldorf School 15 W. Walnut Street Marietta, PA 17547 717-426-4506 ext. 224 susquehannawaldorf.org

Insurance

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

Daily Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials

Real Estate

Donegal Real Estate

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

Susquehanna Valley Nursing And Rehabilitation Center 745 Old Chiques Hill Road Columbia, PA 17512 717-684-7555 https://susquehannarehab.com

Serving ty Coun LancasterYears for 36

3985 Columbia Ave. Columbia, PA 17512

Off of Rt. 30, 717-285-0780 Prospect Exit and Hours: Rt. 462 at the Shops at Mon.-Sat. 6am-8pm; Prospect next to Kmart. Sun. 6am-4pm

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Retirement & Nursing Facilities

W here Good Friends Meet and Eat

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27 West Market Street Marietta, PA 17547 717-426-4350

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America’s 55th

National Heritage Area ISTORIC 20+ HSITES

CENIC 10 SOVERLOOKS

O V E R MILES OF

100 TRAILS

Columbia Crossing River Trails Center 41 Walnut Street, Columbia

www.SusquehannaHeritage.org

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START YOUR ADVENTURE AT:

Zimmerman Center for Heritage 1706 Long Level Rd, Wrightsville


MARIETTA

COLUMBIA

WRIGHTSVILLE


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THE PERFEC T BAL ANCE OF

Fun, Well-Beingg & Support pp Discover a life well lived at St. John’s Herr Estate! Our charming rivertown community offers beautifully appointed cottages, apartments and personal care suites. Here, you decide how you want to live without worrying about the future.

Schedule your personal visit today!

717.478.7126

Independent Living | Personal Care | Respite Care Luthercare complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

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200 Luther Lane | Columbia, PA 17512 www.luthercare.org

Find Luthercare on:

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Historic Hospitality Since 1903 Restaurant & Pub Hours: Dinner Monday thru Thursday: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday & Saturday: 4 p.m. to Close • Closed Sundays Private events available for Lunch & Sundays by reservation only. Please call for information.

Ample Off-Street Parking

Award-Winning Restaurant & Bar

Full-Service Inn r 11 well-appointed private rooms r Private tiled bathroom in every room r Flat screen TV in each room r Wireless internet throughout the facility r Continental plus breakfast r Wedding packages

r Light fare and pub menu r Nightly & weekend specials r Interesting & distinctive entrees r Best selection of craft & import bottles r Home of Bully’s Beer Bible r Boutique wine list and fine spirits r Special occasions

647 Union Street, Columbia, PA 17512 (717) 684-2854 | www.bullys-restaurant.com 48 PaRiverTowns.com

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For room availability and reservations, book online 24/7 or call for more details.

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2020 Visitor Guide & Directory Susquehanna River Towns  

2020 Visitor Guide & Directory Susquehanna River Towns