FAMILY RECREATION & SPECIAL EVENTS
Spend quality recreation time having fun with your children! We hold family programs throughout the year where parents and kids play together.
Daddy-Daughter Dance held in February
Young ladies, ages 5 & up, and their dates are cordially invited to attend the Daddy Daughter Dance. This is for COUPLES ONLY (daddy/daughter, grandfather/granddaughter, uncle/niece, etc). Attire will be dressy.
Family Bingo Night held in April
A fun night of bingo for parents and children! Play will be on hard cards (25c per card per game). Concessions available.
Giant Yard Sale held September 13
Earn cash selling your unwanted stuff or find inexpensive new treasures. 300+ vendors set up stands twice a year on a May and September Saturday at the Old Hamilton Watch parking lot off Rider and Columbia Avenue west of Clock Towers. Vendor space is $12.50 and public admission is free.
Playground Ice Cream Social: June
Join us at one of our six playground sites for ice cream & fun!
Summer Family Film Series: June-August
Enjoy a movie under the stars at Buchanan Park this summer. Movies begin at dusk. Free!
June 25 - The Emporer's New Groove
Family Pool Party: Wednesday, July 16
(will go towards the Youth Athletic Scholarship Fund)
Fall Family Fun Fest held in October
Hayrides, campfire with Smores, storytelling, flashlight tag and more! What else is better on a Friday night? Bring the family and have a Fall-tastic time. Held at Conestoga Pines Barn.
Mom/Son Fall Ball held in November
Young gentlemen, ages 5-13, and their dates are cordially invited to attend the Mom/Son Fall Ball. This is for COUPLES ONLY (mom/son, grandmother/grandson, aunt/nephew, etc). Attire will be dressy.
Family Cookie Decorating held in December
Decorate enough cookies to enjoy throughout the season. Let the mess be on us! Held at the Lancaster Rec Center, lower level.
Family Candy Cane Hunt held in December
Ages 2-14. Make a collection bag for a candy cane hunt at Musser Park. Hot chocolate and prizes available at the YWCA after the hunt. Remember your flashlight and dress warm!
Safe Sitter Babysitter's Course: Scheduled throughout school year
Get the skills and confidence to babysit for family, friends and neighbors at this medically accurate, hands-on class that teaches how to care for children and handle emergencies. One-day class for boys and girls ages 11-15 is held periodically during the school year at the Lancaster Rec Center. Class includes babysitter's manual, completion card and certificate. $29 for one-day class. Register online now.
Summer Food: June-August
Non-profit organizations within and surrounding Lancaster City can receive balanced and nutritious meals for children 18 years and under at no cost. Breakfast, lunch and snack are delivered to your site Monday through Friday. To participate, staff must attend training. Contact Lucy Zimmerman at 392-2115, x136.