Wine and Art for Your Mount Joy Getaway Weekend

PaintNiteLooking for something fun and different to do on a Friday night? Book your favorite room at Olde Square Inn and head on out to The Vineyard at Grandview for Paint Nite on March 27. Check in then grab a bite to eat at one of the local restaurants. With the Vineyard less than 4 miles away from the Inn, you’ll still have plenty of time to make it to your creative painting session where you’ll replicate the beautiful meadow scene pictured above.

The Paint Nite folks provide everything you need – the paints, the brushes, the canvasses, smocks and, of course, instruction! You don’t even need talent or experience, because you’re guided through every one of the steps to create your own amazing masterpiece. No stress, a lot of fun, and in about two hours you’ll be headed out the door with your treasure. As the Paint Nite people say, they will “make sure your inner Picasso is unleashed.” How much fun is that?!!

Whether its a great couples’ weekend, mother/daughter time, or a night out will the girls, make some great memories with Paint Nite at the Vineyard and breakfast the next day at Olde Square Inn. The earlier session in March is already sold out so be sure you get your March 27  tickets soon for Paint Nite at The Vineyard at Grandview.


“Mount Joy” Movie in Lancaster at Zoetropolis

Mount Joy Movie PosterI was thumbing through LNP,  our Lancaster newspaper, Thursday and found this in the Entertainment section:

“After a year on the film festival circuit, Lancaster natives Jack Lewars and M. Angelo Mena are returning to Lancaster to screen their independent feature film “Mount Joy.”

The “indie-rock romance,” which was shot in Lancaster County in 2012, will show at Zoetropolis on Saturday in a kick-off event that will include a Q&A with cast and crew, followed by a week of screenings at Penn Cinema, Jan. 16-Jan. 22.

The kick-off event at Zoetropolis will have two screenings, at 7:15 p.m. and 9:35 p.m., as well as live music from local band Trio Agave, a Q & A with the cast and crew and collectible posters by a local artist.”

I love theater and, as some of you know, spent many of my 24 years’ teaching time directing middle school plays and acting in local productions. So the fact that “Mount Joy” director Jack Lewars and writer M. Angelo Mena attended high school together and are friends from way back touched my teacher heart. These aren’t just a couple of kids playing with a camera.

The film won awards at Philadelphia Independent Film Festival and at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival AND lead Katie Hyde won for best actress at the Pittsburgh Independent Film Festival.

I thought it would be a fun way to support them and honor their work by giving away a night for two in MOUNT JOY’s cozy bed and breakfast, Olde Square Inn. Attend the festivities tonight and you’re in the running for a lovely overnight stay. The drawing will be at the end of the evening, and I will contact the winner by email to deliver the gift certificate.

Next time you come to stay with us, be sure to take a look at the poster hanging at the Inn, compliments of “Mount Joy.” Do you love that or what?!  So exciting! Tickets for the film are only $10 and you can get more info at zoetropolis.comIMDB, and the official movie page.