Monday, March 18, 2013

Easter Bunny/Egg Hunts

Here is a brief list of Easter Bunny meet-and-greets and Easter Egg Hunts. If you know of more please let me know and I will update the list!

  • Meet the Easter Bunny at Brown's Orchard March 23rd (11:30am-2pm), 24th (11:30-2pm) and the 30th (10am-noon and 12:30-2pm) 
  • Muffins with the Easter Bunny at Brown's Orchard March 23rd 9-11am
  • Easter Egg Scramble at Stauffer's of Kissel Hill (all garden centers) March 23rd, 9am for 1-3 year olds and 9:30am for 4-6 year olds. 
  • Royal Manchester Golf Links will host a breakfast with the Easter Bunny March 23rd and 30th at 9am. Reservations are required. $14.95/adults, $9.95/kids (4-12) and kids under 4 eat free.
  • Macklin's Cafe is hosting an Easter Cupcake Decorating Class for kids on March 23rd 9:30am-10:30am. There is a fee and reservations are required. 
  • York Township will be hosting a Canine Egg Hunt, a Children's Egg Hunt (ages 1-10) and a Flashlight Egg Hunt for kids (11-18). All events are on the 23rd of March. Tickets are required and this year they are $3/child. ($1 for the dogs)
  • Atomic Bounce is hosting an Easter Bunny Bounce March 24th from 10am-noon. The cost is $8, which includes 5 Easter eggs. (Bring your camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny!)
  • The City of York will hold it's 38th annual Easter Egg Hunt March 23rd from 1:00-3:00pm at Kiwanis Lake/Farquhar Park. This is for kids 8 and under. 
  • Nixon Park will host a natural egg dyeing event on Friday March 29th from 9:30am-11:30am. The event is $2 and registration is required. (bring your own eggs too!)
  • Fairmount Park in Red Lion will host the Red Lion Easter Egg Hunt March 30th at noon. No registration is required! 
  • Windsor Area Recreation will have their Easter Party March 30th, but registration is required by the 22nd, at 11am. (come 15 minutes early to meet the Easter Bunny!)
  • Dover Township will hold its Easter Egg Hunt March 23rd, 10am, at Lehr Park. Check the link for start times by age group. 
  • Bogey Macaw's will have an Easter Day brunch, with the Easter Bunny on site, and stick around for the egg hunt at 1pm. Reservations are a must! 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Dr. Seuss Day!!

Many of you may know that Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, was a prolific children's author and a much celebrated figure in American history. But, did you also know that on his birthday many stores, libraries and kids museums celebrate "Read Across America" in honor of his work/dedication to make books fun for kids? Fortunately we have some Seuss enthusiasts in our area that are geared up for a fun Saturday, and your kids should join in on the fun! 

  1. Martin Library will host a Read Across America Celebration from 10-11am for kids of all ages, with a special appearance from The Cat in the Hat himself! 
  2.  The Arthur Hufnagel Library in Glen Rock with host a Dr. Seuss and Donuts open house from 9:30-11:30am, with donuts and stories.
  3. Northeastern High School's National Honor Society will host a Read Across America night, tonight, from 5-8pm at the Friendly's on Loucks Rd. in York. Students will read books, do some face painting and there will be a meet-and-greet with "Dr. Seuss". 
  4. The Cat in the Hat will visit kids at the East Berlin Community Library Thursday night after games and activities at 6:30pm. Bring your camera!!
  5. Red Land Community Library will celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday on Monday March 4th at 10:30am with cake and songs at their regularly scheduled story time. 
  6. The Railroad Museum of PA will host a breakfast with the conductor and catcher on Saturday the 2nd at 8:30am in Strasburg (for you early risers!). Here is the link to the flier, reservations are required!
  7. Michael's craft store on Pleasant Valley Rd. in York will have their regular Kids Club  from 10am-12pm featuring a special Read Across America craft! The cost for this class is $2, to register contact the store at 717-600-2512.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Joey Duffy 5K Run/Walk

Runners and walkers start your training now for a very worthy 5K coming on April 20th at 8:30am at John Rudy State Park. All of the proceeds of this race will go to one very special little guy, Joey Duffy. Joey is a 2 year-old boy who was recently diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). Joey will be having a bone marrow transplant in early 2013 at John Hopkins. This will require Joey to remain in the hospital and then live nearby for several months.

For more information see the attached flyer and the online registration is now open and ready for you! 

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Open House!

In York we are blessed with great teachers and great schools, both public and private. As we approach the mid-way point in the school year many private schools gear up for their open house season; let the tours begin! Since I have been seeing a LOT of posts about them I thought I would make a quick list, with links, to the individual schools and their websites. Keep in mind this is NOT about advocating one school over another, I know people in both public and private schools that are extremely pleased with their schools and I support them all! If anyone has any questions about any of these schools feel free to post something on the Facebook page, Mom's Around York, or ask me personally and I can have a contact person get a hold of you.

Happy Hunting!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Fall Fun Around Town

One of the best times of year to be a Yorker is FALL! Living in a farming community means a lot of options for fall festivals, hay rides, pumpkin and apple picking and so much more. SMART magazine, a great publication for residents in SouthCentral Pa., put together a comprehensive list of fall activities in and around our community. If you subscribe to Smart magazine you can find this list is in their September/October 2012 issue, pg. 28-29.

  • Barefoot Farms- 6621 Bluebird Lane, Dover Township
    • Pick your own pumpkin patch, hayrides, a straw fort, ice-cream shop,apple dumplings and apple cider.
    • 10am-Dusk Mon, Tues, Thursday, Friday. Saturday's (9-5pm) starting Sept. 29th-Oct. 30th.
    • Hayrides $3, Free for kids under 3
  • Brown's Orchards and Family Farms- 8892 Susquehanna Trail South, Springfield Township
    • Hayrides, pumpkin and apple picking. 
    • Sept.29th Kids Fall Day with games and crafts, facepainting and scarecrow making.
    • Oct. 20th Pumpkin Day
    • Check out their website for more information.
  • Flinchbaugh's Orchard and Farm Market- 110 Ducktown Rd., Hellam Township
    • Pick your own pumpkids, corn maze
    • FALL FEST- October 6th and 9th featuring pumpkin bowling, pumpkin painting, wagon rides, face painting and more. (activites are al a carte) 
    • For more information visit
  • Halloween In the Park, Codorus State Park- 2600 Smith Station Rd., North Codorus Township
    • Friends of Codorus State Park sponsors family fun nights featuring trick-or-treating, hayrides, kids games, food vendors and more.
    • October 26th and 27th 6-10pm. 
    • $10 donation per car/benefits Codorus State Park
    • For more information visit
  • Maize Quest Adventure Farm- 2885 New Park Road, Fawn Township
    • Corn, rope, fence, bamboo, turf, straw bale and tile mazes as well as pumpkin pucking, slide and wagon rides.
    • 10am-4pm Sept. 26th, Oct. 1 to 4,8 and Nov. 5 and 6; 10am-10pm, Firdays and Saturdays through Nov. 10; 1 to 7pm. Sundays through Nov. 11th.
    • Admission $10 for13+, $8 for kids 2-12.
    • For more information visit.
  • Markets at Shrewsbury- 12025 Susqehanna Trail, Shrewsbury Township
    • Children's straw adventure maize, scavenger hunt, pumpkin painting and scarecrow making, Harvest Fest will be 10am to 4pm Oct. 13th
    • For more information visit
  • Stauffers of Kissel Hill- 3949 Carlisle Road (Dover) and 4450 Lincoln Highway (Hellam)
    • Fall Festival 11am-3pm September 29th to 30th and October 6th-7th.
    • FREE, some activities require a fee (the pumpkins for painting) and scarecrow making is $12.99 with a portion of the proceeds going towards the Children's Miracle Network.
    • Pumpkin bowling, face-painting, straw maze and corn box. The Hellam location will offer FREE hayrides.
    • For more information visit

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Family Day at York Heritage Trust

Third Annual Family Day
April 28 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Agricultural & Industrial Museum and Colonial Complex

New for 2012, Family Day has expanded to the Colonial Complex. Join the Trust for a day of educational, entertaining, and fun family activities at both the Agricultural & Industrial Museum and Colonial Complex. At the Agricultural & Industrial Museum activities will include airplane making, a grain activity station, a full G scale model railroad display, dance workshops by the York Swing Dance Club, and musical stories from performer Matt Dodd, focusing on the historic canal era.

At the Colonial Complex try your hand at rope making, explore the four square garden with members from the Mason & Dixon Herb Unit, learn about historic clocks, clock making and gear systems with the York Time Institute, and enjoy special tours of the complex buildings with programs featuring colonial children’s life and the early founding of Pennsylvania. Be sure to check out downtown York while completing a York Murals scavenger hunt. For more information and detailed information on all of the day’s events please visit the Trust website.