May 2- Lititz Pretzel Fest- Chocolate-stuffed pretzel french toast. Caramel chocolate brownies. Is your mouth watering yet? Forgo your Saturday sampling spree at Costco and head instead to the 4th Annual Pretzel Fest Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Lititz presented by the Kiwanis Club. A variety of music, games, and activities, including a dunk tank. Benefits two charities, Project Eliminate, a word-wide effort to save newborns from tetanus, and CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates for foster children in Lancaster. Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for kids at the Train Station in Lititz Springs Park or online at LititzPretzelFest.com.
May 2- Clean-Up Day- If you haven’t used it in a year, get rid of it. Sell your spring cleaning cast-offs at the Lititz Women of Today’s annual Clean-Up Day at Bonfield Elementary Parking Lot, 101 N. Oak St., where you can reserve a sale space for only $15. Bring recyclables. For more info, call 717-449-3934.
May 2- Spring Thing- The annual St. Lukes United Community Church annual outdoor bazaar boasts opportunity for vendors and visitors alike. 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendor space available. Call 717-824-1984.
May 2-Lititz Farmer’s Market-Opening Day. 8 a.m. to noon. Parking lot on Water St., north of East Main St., Lititz.
May 2- Brunnerville Community Day- Don’t run through Brunnerville. Instead, saunter through the shops and stop to eat from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Soup and bake sale 10 a.m. to 12 noon at Brunnerville United Methodist Church. Call 717-625-0570.
May 2- Derby Day Fundraiser- If you want to pick a winner, count on The Lititz Woman’s Club Kentucky Derby Day fundraiser to be a success. Fundraiser held at the Siegrist Farm costs $40. Starts at 4 p.m. for more info, call 717-626-6397.
May 3- Bike to Benefit Cancer Patients- For the third year, Bike Towards the Cure will sponsor a benefit ride at 7:30 a.m. at Speedwell Forge, 255 W. Brubaker Valley Road. More info, including race lengths and options, go to biketowardsthecure.org.
May 3- Plant Exchange- You don’t need a green thumb to exchang3 plants at the annual Lititz Historical Foundation’s event. 1:30 p.m. Mary Oehme Gardens, behind the Lititz Musuem, 137-145 E. Main St., Lititz. The plants to be exchanged must be perennials and each plant must have an identification tag and be placed in a container for transportation.For more info:
May 8- 2nd Friday Downtown Lititz- Downtown Lititz buzzes with energy, activity and entertainment when merchants keep their doors open late from 5 to 9 p.m. Vendors, specials, and different offerings each month. Go to lititzpa.com for details about the May event.
May 9- US Postal Service Food Drive- All you have to do help Stamp Out Hunger is to place bagged, non-perishable food items out for pickup by postal carriers on Saturday.
May 9- Spring Car Show/Flea Market- Root’s Market, 705 Graystone Road, Manheim. 8:30 a.m. to 2p.m. Visit roots-market.com.
May 9- Charity Chicken BBQ/Dance Festival/Craft and Vendor Fair– This may be the most ambitious combination of events ever featured in our community calendar. The Occupational Development Center (ODC) will host their 58th BBQ, 10th Craft/Vendor Fair (over 60 vendors), and 2nd Dance Festival on Saturday, May 9, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 640 Martha Avenue, Lancaster. Rain or shine, you can make the future brighter for those with developmental disabilities in Lancaster County. Free entry. Puppet shows, dance performances, and more.
May 15-16- Warwick MiniTHON- An all-nighter to make all the difference for the Four Diamonds Fund, held at Warwick High School from May 15 at 5 p.m. until morning of May 16. Info: 717-626-3600.
May 18- Benefit Golf Tournament- The Lancaster AMBUCS are teaming up with the Occupational Development Center to host their 9th Annual Golf Tournament at the Four Seasons Golf Course to benefit adults with developmental disabilities. 11:30 a.m. registration, 12:30 shotgun start to the scramble tournament, wtih dinner at 4:30 p.m. Cost: $100 per person includes round of golf, cart, dinner, and prizes. For information and sponsorships contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 25- Lancaster Symphony Orchestra- The Lancaster Symphony will strike a chord in Lititz at a free concert at the Warwick High School Performing Arts Center, 301 W. Orange St., 2 p.m. Tickets available at email@example.com or by calling 7817-291-6440, x 200.
May 30- Rock-n-Glow 5K- For the third year in a row, runners will be aglow in downtown Manheim for the Rock-n-Glow 5K run. Register at Rock-n-Glow.