Tips: Amazing Maize Maze, antiques, Stevie Nicks

July 28, 2012 by  
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Get Lost … opens Tuesday

We’re not sure if the corn’s as high as an elephant’s eye quite yet, but Cherry Crest Adventure Farm, 150 Cherry Hill Road, Ronks, is officially opening its Amazing Maize Maze Tuesday, so it’s got to be pretty tall. This marks the 17th year for the maze, made up of five acres of corn cut out to create a maze. This year the theme is baseball, as shown here in a computer-generated graphic. Not only does the maze look like a batter, but there will be baseball trivia; the chance, thanks to some fancy Photoshopping, to get your photo taken with famous ball players; and a speed pitch machine, all set up around the maze. The maze can be walked through on three different levels — easy, intermediate and advanced for the diehard maze-goers, who will be seeking the Kernels of Knowledge and 15 hidden puzzle pieces to complete the map. Cherry Crest also offers more than 50 activities, games and rides at the farm. new this year is the Discovery Barn, which is home to a baby chick hatchery, poultry and dairy interactive displays and an exhibit of antique farm equipment. and don’t forget that Cherry Crest is a working farm. take a wagon ride through the 300-acre cattle, poultry and farming operations. Food is available for those made hungry by the corn maze, including the farm’s fresh-picked roasted sweet corn. The summer boomerang special is $15 and allows visitors to come back as often as they wish through Sept. 21. for more information, go to CherryCrestAdventureFarm.com or call (toll free) 866-546-1799.

Old & new … Friday, Saturday

The future weekend ahead will be filled with the past in both Columbia and Lititz, where two long-time antique shows are being held. The Lititz Historical Foundation is holding its 50th annual Lititz Antique show at Bonfield Elementary School, 101 N. Oak St. Forty dealers will be selling wares from the past. “This is an old-timey antique show, not unlike the shows of yesteryear,” says Ken Martin, the show chairman. “It features country antiques and rural material culture such as might have been employed for daily life in Lititz, Brickerville or Rothsville.” The show is a fundraiser for the 1792 Johannes Mueller House, located next door to the Lititz Historical Foundation on Main Street. The show runs Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $6. go to lititzhistoricalfoundation.com for more information. in Columbia, the 32nd annual Antique, Art & Craft show will be held in Locust Street Park Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The show, which features a mixture of artwork, crafts, antiques and entertainment by the VFW Band and Sneakers the Clown, will have 200 vendors. It’s free. for information about parking and a free shuttle service, go to PaRivertowns.com or call 684-5249.

Pick Nicks … Tuesday

Stevie Nicks, with her billowing skirts, platform boots and a truckload of great hit songs, will be performing at Hersheypark Stadium’s Star Pavilion Tuesday, along with Marc Cohn of “Walking in Memphis” fame. Through her work with Fleetwood Mac and her solo career, Nicks has sold more than 140 million albums and had more than 40 top-50 hits. With her mystical image, Nicks first gained fame when she and then-boyfriend Lindsey Buckingham joined the long-established Fleetwood Mac in 1974. The group was suddenly huge, thanks in part to the Nicks songs “Rhiannon” and “Landslide.” in 1977, “Rumours” exploded, becoming one of the top-selling albums of all time and giving the band four top ten hits, including the no. 1 “Dreams.” her first solo album, 1981’s “Bella Donna,” sold 8 million copies and produced the hits “Edge of Seventeen” “After the Glitter Fades” and two duets, “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” with Tom Petty and “Leather and Lace” with Don Henley. her first studio album in 10 years, “In your Dreams,” was released last year and Nicks, who is 64 (feel old, don’t you?) has been touring since last August. Tickets are $39.50, $49.50, $59.50 and $85. go to hersheyparkstadium.com or call 534-3911.

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