Find February fun in the Cumberland Valley for the your significant other or the entire family. This month's Top 10 includes family events, cooking classes, concerts, an outdoor show, and so much more! See the full Top 10 here...


1. Jack Hanna's Into The Wild Live


Jungle Jack Hanna was such a big hit with our audience last season that he's returning to the Luhrs Center with his amazing show of interesting and unusual animals! Jack Hanna explores the corners of the globe as one of the most respected animal ambassadors. His enthusiasm and "hands-on" approach to wildlife conservation has won him widespread acclaim as a conservationist, television personality, author and Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and the Wilds. Recognized as America's favorite zookeeper, Jack has made countless television appearances on shows such as Good Morning America, The Talk, and The Late Show with David Letterman. Jack took his infectious energy to the airwaves by creating three nationally televised programs. Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures ran for 10 years and is still currently in syndication. Most recently, the Columbus Zoo and Nationwide Insurance have partnered to sponsor the Emmy Award winning Jack Hanna's Into The Wild and a new show on ABC, Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown. A large video screen will appear on stage, so you won't miss on moment of the action!
Date: February 26, 2016 • Time: 7:30 PM
Location: H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center 
Address: 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg
Phone: 717-477-SHOW • Website:

2. Great American Outdoor Show

The Great American Outdoor Show is a nine-day event celebrating hunting, fishing, and outdoor traditions. The show features over 1,000 exhibitors ranging from shooting manufacturers to outfitters to fishing boats and RVs, archery and art covering 650,000 square feet of exhibit hall space. There is also a jam-packed schedule including country concerts, speaking events, archery competitions, celebrity appearances, seminars, demonstrations and much more!
Dates: February 6, 2016 to February 14, 2016 • Time: Feb. 6 & Feb. 13 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Feb. 8 through Feb. 12 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Feb. 7 and Feb. 14 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: PA Farm Show Complex & Expo Center
Address: 2300 North Cameron St, Harrisburg
Phone: 1-866-343-1805 • Website:

3. River City Brass "Brasstacular!"

In 1981, something special happened - a musical renaissance took place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Under the baton of conductor Robert Bernat, the River City Brass took to the Carnegie Music Hall stage for its inaugural concert on November 21. It was an evening of musical excellence and determination to bring about the revival of the grass-roots tradition of the American brass band. Since that time, the 28 member River City Brass (RCB) has been fulfilling their mission to entertain, educate and engage citizens locally, nationally and internationally in the American musical culture. Locally, RCB"s annual tradition is to present 51 regional concerts and to maintain an acclaimed youth band and Saturday Music Program. RCB also tours every several years and has produced 15 commercial recordings, the latest of which are River City Brass 30 Years and Christmas Brasstacular. Over its history, RCB has had three maestros. The astute selection of Dr. James Gourlay three years ago was a watershed moment for American brass band music. James, a Scotland native, is acknowledged as one of the world's greatest brass band conductors.
Date: February 4, 2016 • Time: 8:00 PM 
Location: H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center 
Address: 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg
Phone: 717-477-SHOW • Website:

4. Joe Nichols

One of country music's most praised traditional country artists, Joe Nichols is a 4x GRAMMY nominee, including Best Country Album and Best Country Male Vocal Performance (2 consecutive years) and Best Country Song for his #1 debut single "The Impossible." Nichols has six #1 and eight Top 10 singles to his credit including chart-toppers like "Brokenheartsville," "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off," and "Gimmie That Girl." He's also earned multiple RIAA platinum and gold certifications for his hit albums and singles. Nichols recently earned his sixth career #1 with his smash "Yeah," from his critically acclaimed album, Crickets, the follow-up to his #1 single "Sunny And 75." Both singles are now certified gold. "Hard to be Cool" is the third single to be released and debuted as the #2 most added country song in the U.S. with 48 first week monitored stations.
Date: February 13, 2016 • Time: 8:00 PM 
Location: H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center 
Address: 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg
Phone: 717-477-SHOW • Website:

5. Murder Mystery Weekends: An Unconventional Murder

The Allenberry reservation books have been misplaced and we are left in the lurch! See what happens when an arrogant motivational fitness guru, a hippie dippy animal rights activist group, and a nerdy science fiction convention are triple booked at Allenberry for the same weekend. Will sharing space in this resort cause them resort to murder? No matter what happens during this Murder Mystery Mix-up, Allenberry will be sure to accommodate you and your guests for a fun-filled weekend with fantastic food, live music with dancing and top quality thrilling entertainment. Check-in on Friday afternoon and get ready for an adventure that is an unconventionally fun 48 hours until its unbelievable conclusion at Sunday brunch. Secure your reservation in our books now... before they disappear! Allenberry is in its 28th year of producing these original, interactive, mysterious, murderous, comedic, musical weekends.
Date: February 19, 2016 to April 24, 2016  

Location: Allenberry Resort Inn and Playhouse 
Address: 1559 Boiling Springs Road, Boiling Springs
Phone: 800-430-5468 • Website:

6. Drew Thomas Magic "MATERIALIZE"

Drew Thomas, the masterful illusionist, powerful entertainer and passionate storyteller was hand-picked by David Copperfield's manager to be the successor to Copperfield at large theatrical venues. He was propelled to stardom when America voted him into the finals of America's Got Talent, where over 100 million viewers worldwide experienced the full-throttle entertainment of Drew Thomas Magic. Imagine the grittiness of Stomp and the creativity of Blue Man Group combined with the most unique approach to magic in 50 years! That's "Materializer!" - Drew's brand new Broadway and Vegas-calibre, edgy, hip, sexy production backed by a heart-pounding soundtrack. This fantastic all-out theatrical show is heralded as one of the most innovative, authentic and magical productions in the industry. Once the stage is set, all of the magic evolves from the objects on stage. No smoke, no mirrors, no fancy boxes, no magic cliches . . . just hard hitting original illusions, hilarious comedy and Drew's 3 "Sensational Angels" creating indescribable magic.
Date: February 19, 2016 • Time: 8:00 PM 

Location: H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center 
Address: 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg
Phone: 717-477-SHOW • Website:

7. Hill Harper: "Building a Foundation for Your Life"

Hill Harper is an award-winning actor, best selling author, and philanthropist. Harper starred on the CBS TV drama CSI: NY from 2004 to 2013. As of March 2013, he joined the USA network spy drama Covert Affairs. Harper is the author of four New York Times bestsellers and he has earned seven NAACP Image Awards for his writing and acting. He is founder of the Manifest Your Destiny Foundation, dedicated to empowering underserved youth through mentorship, scholarship, and grant programs. Harper graduated magna cum laude as valedictorian of his department with a bachelor's degree from Brown University and cum laude with a Juris Doctorate degree from Harvard Law School. He also holds a master's degree with honors from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and has Honorary Doctoral Degrees from Winston-Salem State University, Cheyney University, Westfield State College, Tougaloo College, Dillard University and Howard University.
Date: February 25, 2016 • Time: 8:00 PM 

Location: H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center 
Address: 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg
Phone: 717-477-SHOW • Website:
Guest artist Stuart Malina, music director and conductor of the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, joins Messiah faculty members Ya-Ting Chang, Patrice Ewoldt, and Richard Roberson in an evening of two-piano masterpieces. This program will includes Mozart's "Sonata for two pianos," the "Concertino" by Shostakovich, the "Introduction and Rondo Burlesca" by Britten, and Rachmaninoff's "Second Suite." All four pianists will join forces to end the program with Smetana's rousing "Rondo."
Dates: February 6, 2016 • Time: 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM 
Location: Parmer Hall, Calvin & Janet High Center 
Address: One College Avenue, Mechanicsburg
Phone: 717-766-3511 • Website:

9. 5th Annual USAHEC Re-enactor Recruitment Day

The US Army Heritage and Education Center invites the public to meet and greet a variety of living history organizations and reenacting groups representing a range of historical periods from world military history. There will be special presentations and fun for everyone. Enjoy our museum exhibits and gift shop. Shop our expanded book sale and purchase lunch at Cafe Cumberland. Admission is free. Parking is also free, and the USAHEC facility is handicapped accessible.
Date: February 20, 2016 • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM 
Location: US Army Heritage and Education Center 
Address: 950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle
Phone: 717-245-3972 • Website:

10. 50 Shades of Chocolate

There’s nothing we desire more than… chocolate! This class is just in time to inspire your Valentines Day menu. Join Janice as she shows you all the wonderful things you can do with white, milk and dark chocolate – not only in desserts, but in savory dishes as well.
Dates: February 5, 2016   • Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM 

Location: The Kitchen Shoppe & Cooking School


Address: 101 Shady Lane, Carlisle
Phone: 800-391-2665 • Website: