Two years ago we stumbled across a gem! Now every time we travel to Lancaster, PA we make it a priority to stop at The Speckled Hen. Located in the heart of Starsburg this charming cafe is known for its fresh, local and delicious menu. The Speckled Hen Coffee is the perfect place to get breakfast while vacationing in Lancaster because of its ideal location, atmosphere and appetizing menu. Some of their featured items include craft coffee, espresso and tea and an array of pastries and fresh off the skillet recipes that are fresh, local & simple.
One of the things I love the most about this cafe is its atmosphere. While at the same time as it being simple and elegant it is also warm and inviting. You can tell that The Speckled Hen is kid friendly and family focused by their ability to recognize the needs of parents and their little ones. They truly show that they value families by incorporating a scrumptious and healthy kids menu, plethora of high chairs and children’s corner nearby tables so families can relax and unwind while children play.
It’s nice to enjoy delicacies and the beauty in little things; which most of the time as a mom I feel I’m not the audience typically catered to. At the Speckled Hen presentation is everything from fresh flowers on the table to heart shaped designs in the coffee, every thing has a special touch. I wish we had a place like this in Southern Maryland; with the only options being Star Bucks and Dunkin Donuts at home the Speckled Hen is definitely a special treat.
A few years ago while visiting the Outer Banks my family and I had the chance to enjoy Duck Donuts. We were super excited to find out that a new location just opened up in Lancaster, PA. Our family LOVES fresh donuts. We especial love Duck Donuts!
When arriving you don’t have to worry about your favorite donuts selling out because the donuts are made fresh to order. When ordering you get to choose a glaze and toppings. Than you can step back and watch the process. It’s pretty cool to see the dough made, mixed, poured and cooked than dipped in a glaze and drizzled with toppings. The donuts are placed in a box and are ready to eat. They are always served fresh and warm!
Calories don’t count on vacation so I always get at least two and a hot cup of coffee to pair with. I also love how darn cute the store is. Murals and posters of a duck character and quotes are displayed around the restaurant. They are whimsical and hilarious- this place is sure to bring a smile to your face.
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Details: Visit the library from the comfort of your couch. There are plenty of ways to enjoy your local library while at home or on the go. Check out the children’s section for recommended books, educational resources, activity ideas and virtual events.
Details: “Sunflower September” is our annual event redesigned for safety and joy all month long. Next year we’ll return to a full Sunflower Festival!
Enjoy 8 acres of pick-your-own sunflowers. Sunflower picking is included in the ticket price. Bring your own shears!
Masks are required in all indoor spaces and outdoor spaces if physical distancing of at least 6 feet is not possible.
Only pre-paid tickets will be accepted for entry. Choose the date and time frame of your visit.
$10.00 per Adult, Children 7 & under are FREE. Tickets are limited! _________________________________
In an effort to ensure the safety of our visitors and volunteers, advance online ticketing for various arrival times is required, with a limited number of tickets available for each time frame. Advance tickets are required for admission, and no walk-ins will be allowed.
Please keep in mind these important safety protocols: * Follow all physical distancing recommendations, maintaining a six-foot distance between you, other guests, and volunteers. * Visitors are required to have face coverings handy, wearing them inside the Harvest House at all times, or outdoors whenever physical distancing is difficult to maintain. * Follow all posted safety protocols, including directional signage and limitations to the number of guests allowed in contained areas. * Please do not visit if you are ill or exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19.
Details: Calling all outdoor explorers! Nature crafts, interactive scavenger hunts, insect observation, and plant identification will bring your child closer to nature in a truly fun and exciting way. Our helpful staff will introduce the use of the iNaturalist app and have your child identifying different species and organisms during their outdoor adventure.
Ages: 6-12 Resident Fee: $20 per class Online Registration: https://bit.ly/31rOsgt
Calvert County Health & Resource Fair will be held Saturday September 19, 2020. Come out and see what local resources are available in Calvert County. Walgreens will be providing Free Flu Shots. Vendors to include Seedco(Maryland Health Connection Local Entity) Calvert Hospice, Calvert County Health Department, A+ Counseling, W-holistic Health, Hustle with Heart, Gateau Physical Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Pathways. Calvert County Behavioral Health will have staff on hand to provide information and support to families who are having anxiety regarding the upcoming online school year. We are still accepting vendors. If you are interested, please email Lisa Easter email@example.com
FAIR FOOD DRIVE THRU Date: 9/19/2020 Time: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM Location: Charles County Fairgrounds
Details: The fairs are cancelled but the food is not! Join us September 18-20th from 4-9 pm on Friday and 12-9 pm on Saturday and 12-8 on Sunday to feed your fair food cravings! We will be offering everything from “Classic Eats” such as Italian Sausage, Gyros, Hand Cut Fries, Funnel Cakes and more. Or venture to the “Only at the Fair!” menu and try an award winning Krispy Kreme Doughnut Cheeseburger, Texas Toast Grilled Cheese Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich, or Cheesy Bacon Bombs! The following vendors will also be there: Sir Pops A Lot, Pizza Hotline and Lennys with lots of classic eats and ice cream. Visit PhelpsConcessions.com for a full menu! W
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