‘Something to Crow About’ is back

By on December 28, 2016

“Something To Crow About” heralds the return of the migrating crows to Lancaster each winter. The annual event is actually a series of events comprised of arts, educational programs, and community tie-ins with crows as the theme. It takes place throughout Lancaster County January and February 2017.

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“Something To Crow About” 2017 events:

  • Jan. 7: Crow Walk & Talk at Manheim Township Library, 1 p.m.. Lancaster Crow Coalition presents “Get to Know the Misunderstood Crow.” After the talk, take a walk in Overlook Park and watch for crows. Warm up with a burger and a brew at the new Stoner’s Grill.
  • Jan. 13: Lancaster’s annual “All-Crow” Community Art Show opens at Manheim Township Library, 5 to 8:30 p.m. Help create a group art piece to add to the show. Enjoy a snack of hot crow-coa and crow-ssants.
  • Jan. 16: Lancaster Crow Coalition presents “Crows: Smarter than You (Think)” at Mount Joy’s Milanof-Schock Library, 10:30 a.m.
  • Jan. 20: Crow Open Beak Night at Rabbit and Dragonfly, 7 to 9 p.m. Bring Your Crow-themed stories, haiku, poetry, and songs. Win a free cup of caw-fee.
  • Jan 23: Lancaster Crow Coalition presents “The American Crow: Everything You Need to Know,” at Mount Joy’s Milanof-Schock Library, 10:30 a.m.
  • Feb. 3: Friendship Heart Gallery Crow Art Show opens on Water Street in Lancaster.
  • Feb. 7: Reading of the play “Crow-drophenia” by Edgar Alan Crow.
  • Feb. 10: Lancaster’s annual “All-Crow” Community Art Show closes.
  • Feb. 17: Crow Open Beak Night and Farewell to Crows party, 7 to 9 p.m., at Rabbit and Dragonfly. Share crow stories, crow haiku, poetry, and songs or just come out and listen. Win a free cup of caw-fee and a chance to be nominated “Best in Crow” and Lancaster’s 2017 crow-et laureate.

Additional community partners so far include Rachel’s Café & Creperie, Lancaster (blackbird crepe); Mr. Suit Records, Lancaster (“Something To Crow About” music specials); Lititz Family Cupboard (chicken crow-quettes); and As The Crow Flies, Mount Joy (crow primitives).

Something To Crow About is still accepting crow-themed haiku, poetry, stories, and songs for its 2017 “Crow Literary Arts” contest. The contest is open to all-ages. Writers, poets, storytellers, and songwriters compete for honors like “Best in Crow,” “Feather in Yer Cap,” free caw-fee, and to be crowned Lancaster’s 2017 “Crow-et Laureate.” Email your “odes to crow” to somethingtocrow@gmail.com.

For more detailed information, visit SomethingToCrowAbout.net.

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