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.
Family Mini Olympics held in January
Lancaster Rec Center
Daddy-Daughter Dance: Wednesday, February 20 or Thursday, February 21, 2013
Family Bingo Night: Friday, March 8, 2013
Family Puppet Show: Peter Cotton Tail: Sunday, March 10
Easter Egg Hunt: Saturday, March 23
11 a.m. SHARP!
Giant Yard Sale: Saturday, May 4, 2013
(Rain date May 18)
Family Film Series: June-August
Watch family movies under the stars every summer Wednesday starting at dusk at Buchanan Park. Candy and popcorn are sold just like in the movie theatre, but there's no admission fee. Bring your blankets and chairs. Movies begin at dusk.
Playground Ice Cream Social: June
Join us at one of our six playground sites for ice cream & fun!
Family Pool Party: July
Enjoy a warm summer night at the pool (for FREE!)! Games for parents & kids to compete against each other. Special food items & prizes!
Family Playground Penny Bingo: July
Join us at one of our six playground sites for an evening of Bingo!
Fall Family Fun Fest: 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: 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. The evening will include dinner for 2, photos of the evening, dancing and games. Held at the Lancaster Convention Center.
Family Cookie Decorating: 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: 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 Jill Diller at 392-2115, x128.