Lancaster Italian Cultural Society
Lancaster Italian Cultural Society

LICS 2023 Upcoming Events:


Sunday, March 19th, is the LICS new Board election meeting with lunch for all, at The Knights of Columbus, located on New Danville Pike.


Tuesday, May 16th to May 29th is the Trip to Italy.
More detailed information to follow.


Sunday, June 25th - LICS Family Picnic at The Salunga Fire House.


Saturday, September 16th - Lititz Italian Fest.


October - Spaghetti & Meatballs Dinner. Place and date to follow.


Sunday, November 5th  - Matinee Movie & Pizza at the Oaks at 2 PM.


Saturday, November 26th - Tombola game at The Oaks at 1 PM.


Saturday, December 2nd - Christmas Party at the Conestoga Country Club. Details to follow.


SEPTEMBER 11, 2022
Franklin & Marshall College
Lancaster, PA


The One World Festival was born out of a beautiful coincidence, when on September 22, 2018, three vastly different cultures, Hispanic, Asian Indian, and Africans were being celebrated on the same day in different locations around the county.

One of the attendees brought that to the attention of the Asian Indian Festival planner, Deepa Balepur, who reached out to the other two, and eventually other local ethnic groups. The seed for the One World Festival was now planted.

The initial planning groups are from the Asian Indian, Greek, Latin/Hispanic, African, Irish, German, Italian and Jewish communities. We anticipate and hope to add more as the Festival grows.

The One World Festival allows us to share our common values and uniqueness on one day, and in one place. Acceptance of one another’s traditions is a choice, and we in the Lancaster County community are joyfully proclaiming our intention to do just that.

September 18, 2022

LICS Summer Picnic

Salunga Pavilion at Hempfield Fire Company

Please Click to download the Picnic Flyer/Sign-up.
LICS Summer Picnic Flyer 2022.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [521.9 KB]

October 8, 2022

Annual Spaghetti Dinner

Lancaster Italian Cultural Society Annual Spaghetti Dinner Flyer
Saturday, October 8, 2022, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church School Cafeteria
521 East Orange Street, Lancaster, PA 17602
Adults $12.00 - Children (5-12) $6.00 - Age 4 and under – FREE
Spaghetti, meatballs, salad, roll, drink & dessert!
LICS Spaghetti Dinner 2022.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [5.4 MB]

Please note: We need your help as a volunteer for the Spaghetti Dinner. If you can help,  there will be an important Spaghetti Dinner Volunteer meeting on September 8, 2022 in the St. Anthony Cafeteria @ 6pm for all who are helping.  Please enter on the church side lower door to the cafeteria.

October 18-21, 2022

Villa Roma Resort Trip

Villa Roma Resort Trip Flyer
Please click here to download flyer.
FLYER- Villa Roma 2022.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [343.1 KB]

December 17, 2022

Christmas Party at

The Conestoga Country Club

     (Save the Date - details soon!)


May 29, 2022, 12:00 PM

The Italian American Experience in Lancaster

A presentation by Jim Lombardo

Oaks Condominium Clubhouse
291 Black Oak Drive, Lancaster, PA 17602

The Italian American Experience in Lancaster Presentation
Lunch including subs and salads will be offered. Bring a favorite dessert to share.
Cost $17. Children 10 and under are free.

Italian Americans have been in Lancaster County since the turn of the century. Immigrants arrived here, as in other American cities, to find a better life for themselves and their families.
What happened to them and how they settled here has often been neglected with little or no recorded history.
This presentation will look at those hidden years and shed some light on how the immigrants to
Lancaster settled, socialized and formed a community, which, due to a successful assimilation, never evolved into a "Little Italy" style community but nevertheless left its mark to this day.

Our presenter, Jim Lombardo, is a native Lancastrian who wrote three short histories
J Lombardo Flyer May 2022.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [172.2 KB]

February 27, 2022

Archaeology At Oplontis in Pompeii

How contemporary visualization tools are giving shape to scientific research at the Villa of Poppaea, near Pompeii. Free Admission. Guests are invited to bring snacks to share; Coffee, tea, and water will be provided.
Oplontis x LICS Event Feb 2020.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.6 MB]

May 15, 2022

Sorrenti Family Estate and Winery Trip

FLYER - Sorrenti Family Estate and Winer[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [227.7 KB]

September 12, 2021

LICS Summer Picnic

October 20-22, 2021

Villa Roma Resort Trip

Click here to download the picnic flyer - reservation form.
LICS Summer Picnic 2021.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [761.4 KB]
Please click here to view and download the Villa Roma Trip Flyer!
Villa Roma Trip Flyer.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [206.5 KB]

Please click on the above flyer to order tickets online.

Due to the current Covid-19 guidelines and restrictions, and our goal to keep our members safe,

we have only one upcoming event scheduled at this time, Italian Movie Night at Clipper Stadium, on October 7, 2020. Click on the above flyer to order movie tickets. This is an outside event under the stars!

We are hopeful that we will be able to schedule some more events for later this fall and winter.

Please check the LICS Website for updates.

Events / Calendar

Please note: Under new Federal and State restrictions due to the Covid-19 virus, the    20th Anniversary celebration for the Lancaster Italian Cultural Society that was to be held at the Conestoga Country Club on April 25, 2020 is CANCELLED.
Currently, there are no plans for rescheduling. Please allow some time for our newly elected Treasurer to return your monies.
Keep safe and well, as we hope for the best.
Please check back for future updates.

LICS Celebrazione del Ventesimo Anniversario

Save the date! April 25, 2020

The Lancaster Italian Cultural Society is celebrating its 20th anniversary. This semi-formal event will take place at the Conestoga Country Club on April 25, 2020. The evening starts with hors d’oeuvres, a full course dinner and for your entertainment, live music. An invitation will be mailed to you via USPS with all the information. Seats are limited, so early registration is strongly recommended to ensure your participation. Hope you can join us!

Sunday, March 15, 2020
Resorts Casino, Atlantic City New Jersey

October 21-23, 2020

Villa Roma Resort Trip

Click here for more information on Bus Trips

Atlantic City Resorts Casino Flyer
Please click on the link below to download the flyer.
LICS AC Trip 2020 flyer.pdf
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LICS 2019 Christmas Party Flyer
The Lancaster Italian Cultural Society cordially invites you to our Christmas Dinner Party, Sunday, December 8, 2019, from 12-4 PM, at the Eden Resort, 222 Eden Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
Please click on the link below to download the flyer.
LICS 2019 Christmas Party Flyer.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [43.3 KB]
LICS November General Meeting Flyer
Please click to download the meeting flyer.
LICS Nov 2019 General Meeting.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.0 MB]

October 26, 2019.

Please save the date for the return of

LICS Spaghetti Dinner, which will be held at

St. Philip the Apostle Church in Millersville.

Please click the PDF icon to download the Spaghetti Dinner Flyer.
LICS Spaghetti Dinner Flyer 2019 09-03.p[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [1.5 MB]

September 8, 2019.

Old-Fashioned Family Picnic at Salunga Park 

Food and Fun, activities for all ages. Starts at Noon.

LICS Summer Picnic Flyer
Click to open, view or download flyer.
LICS 2019 Summer Picnic Flyer.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [80.7 KB]

Artist Reception - August 2, 2019 from 5-7 p.m. for

Guglielmo Botter, an Italian artist, displaying his work during August and September at Lancaster City Visitor Center, 38 Penn Square, Lancaster, PA

(M-Sat. 9am-4pm; Sun. 11am-3pm).  


Guglielmo has extended a special invitation to members of Lancaster Italian Cultural Society to attend an Opening reception is  Friday, August 2nd from 5 to 7 pm.

August 21, 2019

Adams County Wine-Around Tour

Enjoy a delightful day touring through the Adams County area, visiting wineries and orchards along the way! Please see below for details.

LICS Adams County Wine-Around Tour
Please click below to download the flyer for this bus trip.
LICS Adams Co Wine Tour Flyer.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [23.0 KB]

May 19th, 2019

General Membership Luncheon Meeting

"Italian Art" by LICS member, artist Fred Rodger (back by popular demand because of his informative and entertaining presentations).  A great program for all LICS members and perhaps essential for anyone planning a trip to Italy this summer. Please see below for details!

Please click here to download the LICS May 2019 General Meeting Flyer.
LICS May 2019 Meeting Flyer.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [101.6 KB]

Please join us for some fun trips & programs!

Sunday, March 10th, Winter Picnic and March Election Meeting

Sunday, March 17th, Resorts Casino in Atlantic City Trip

Friday, June 14-16, Niagara Falls (United States Side) Trip


Please see the January 2019 Newsletter for details and flyers for the above trips and event.

Click here to download the newsletter.
LICS Newsletter January 2019.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.1 MB]

Ladies Luncheon - 12:30 p.m., First Wednesday of the Month

The next luncheon is scheduled as follows:


Please call Dolores Biedenkapp at 717-394-3823  for location and to make a reservation.

Recent - Past Events

LICS Ladies Luncheon

Wednesday, October 3rd at 12:30PM

T. Burk & Co
2433 Old Philadelphia Pike
Lancaster, PA. 17602

RSVP - by Friday, September 28th
             to Dolores Bidenkapp at 717-394-3823
We will order from the regular menu & separate checks will be provided.

If you need a ride, please let us know!

Save the Date for the November General Meeting on Genealogy , Nov. 11, 2018

LICS Nov 2018 General Meeting Flyer.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [92.2 KB]

Christmas Party Flyer

LICS 2018 Christmas Party Flyer.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [57.3 KB]

Sands Casino Bus Trip - September 23, 2018

LICS Sands Trip Flyer.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [89.1 KB]

2019 Board of Directors Meetings are  held at 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month at DeLaurentis Studio (Subject to change).

Il Duomo, Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence Italy
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