Quick bites: 1850s food, Elvis luau, wine with karaoke

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Freedom Center

An 1850s-style Fourth of July

Step back in time for a Fourth of July celebration at the Goodridge Freedom Center, 123 E. Philadelphia St., York.

The fun starts at 4 p.m. Friday, July 7, at the center. Visitors can snack on homemade sesame cookies and corn bread and quench their thirst with instant lemonade, 1850s-style. The hosts will explain how the Goodridges got their ingredients and made and sold these treats in the days before electricity and supermarkets.

For more details, visit www.goodridgefreedomcenter.org or downtownyorkpa.com.

Brown’s Orchards

Feast with Elvis

Join the King for a Hawaiian-style luau from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, July 7, at Brown’s Orchards, 8892 Susquehanna Trail near Loganville.

The menu features fruit, vegetables and cheese-and-cracker appetizers with grilled huli-huli chicken quarters, shrimp kabobs, Hawaiian fried rice and mango cole slaw. To satisfy a sweet tooth, try the Portuguese sweet roll, pineapple upside-down cake and haupia custard. Included drinks are fruit punch, infused water and sweet tea. Craft beer by Molly Pitcher Brewing Co. is available at an additional cost.

Live entertainment will be provided by Jeff Swider performing as Elvis Presley.

Tickets are $35 per person.

For more information, visit www.brownsorchards.com or call 717-428-2036.

wine and song

After Hours fun

Grab your crew and plan to party with a karaoke night at Hauser After Hours from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday.

Hauser Estate Winery, 410 Cashtown Road, Biglerville, will sell wine and hard cider by the glass or the bottle. Food will be pay-per-plate by Gary’s Pig Roast. Admission is free — and getting up to sing some karaoke might only cost you your pride.

For more information, visit www.hauserestate.com or call 717-334-4888.

Did you know? Independence Day is also officially National Barbecue Day. Fire up the grill!