Mardi Gras. Fat Tuesday. Fastnacht Day. Shrove Tuesday. Whatever you call it, the holiday will bring fun and fried food to the area.


Mardi Gras celebration benefit: Hanover Chamber hosts a Mardi Gras Gala to benefit Main Street Hanover 6 to 10 p.m. March 8 at Bay City Restaurant, 110 Eisenhower Drive, Hanover. There will be live music and games. Cost is $60 per person and $100 per couple. For details and tickets, call 717-637-6130 or visit at


Mardi Gras party: Celebrate March 8 at Roundtop Mountain Resort, 925 Roundtop Road, Warrington Township. There will be a mogul competition and chili cookoff. For details and to register, call 717-432-9631 or visit A pond skim event slated for March 9 has been postponed due to continued cold weather.


Related: Try these Mardi Gras cocktails.