So it’s Monday. You’re wincing at the start of the work week (or maybe, depending on how much you
indulged participated in national festivities over the weekend, just wincing in general). But you don’t want to be caught unawares. Here’s what you should keep a heads up for this week. These events might require reservations, advance tickets, a little extra planning, or all of the above, so get those calendars out and texting thumbs ready.
The US Women’s Open in Lancaster (July 6-12)
Ah, the smell of fresh-cut grass is in the air, the birds are singing sweetly, and even fewer people in downtown Lancaster City seem to understand the concept of a one-way street than usual. This can only mean one thing – the US Women’s Open has come to town at last. The Lancaster Country Club, as you probably know, is hosting the event, and tickets for even the practice rounds are selling incredibly quickly. You’d better grab them while you can – and make dinner reservations if you plan to eat out at any time between tomorrow and the 12th. You know. Just in case. (Speaking of which, if you or someone you know is in town for the USWO and have no idea where to eat or drink, Fly’s July print edition has a handy-dandy guide. Pick up a copy at your favorite bar or restaurant, or at one of our snazzy new print boxes, located throughout Lancaster City. Also, sorry about that one-way joke. Mostly.)
Iron Hill Beer Dinner (July 7)
Get tickets now for the Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant beer dinner. Reservations are required and they run $60 a pop for this swanky 6 p.m. meal. Price of admission includes five sumptuous courses paired with some of the best brews Iron Hill puts out. Highlights include summer melon gazpacho paired with their Witberry concoction and the pepper crusted beef tenderloin medallions matched with local favorite, the Pig Iron Porter. Don’t miss this shindig.
Thursday Therapy at the Vineyard: Cheese and Wine Pairing Edition (July 8)
If you missed last week’s Thursday Therapy, where the brilliant brains from the Vineyard at Hershey taught a class on making wine salt scrubs, now’s your chance to make up for it. This $30 session runs from 6-8 p.m. and promises to teach you how to pair vino and cheese with abandon. You also get to make and take home your own cheeseboard, which is très classy. Snap these tickets up now – last week, sales closed at noon the day before.
Live on Vine music festival (July 11)
This first annual Live on Vine – a 21+ live music block party – is finally happening this Saturday from 5-11 p.m. There are two stages hosting acts like headliner Sara Evans, rising songstress Jana Kramer and local favorites Slimfit and the Corty Byron Band. Food trucks galore will be there, from Lancaster BRGR Company to Mad Dash Artisan Grilled Cheese (a thing you never knew you desperately needed ’til now.) St. Boniface Brewing, Zims Vodka, and Riunite will all be there peddlin’ their wares – and so much more! Get your tickets now – they’re limited, they’re selling fast, and they’re $5 cheaper ahead of time ($15 now, plus processing fee, as compared to $20, if there are any remaining, at the gate). If you want to save yourself that processing fee, you can purchase tickets at the Park Bar in Steinman Park outside the Pressroom Restaurant, or the Rohrerstown Road, Lititz Pike, or Oregon Pike locations of Stauffers. Bring your party face and some paper money money money when gates open at 5 p.m. on Saturday (several vendors, including all bars, are cash only) – and, if you’ve got a ways to go back home, a contact number for a sober friend.
What are you doing this week?