BPO Elks Lodge No. 213 in York will host a three-day Beatles Extravaganza Feb. 7 to 9.

The celebration kicks off with a party 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 7 -- the 50th anniversary of The Beatles landing in America. The Stray Catechisms will perform and the dining room will be open at the lodge, 223 N. George St., York. There is no cover charge, but reservations are suggested. Doors open at 5 p.m.

Festivities continue noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 8 with a Retro event. Visitors can pay 1964 prices for some food, including burgers, hot dogs, candy and beverages. Clothing and hairstyles from the '60s are encouraged but not required. There will be live music and attendees can sing along to Beatles music on the big screen. Cover is $5.

The evening continues with trivia and contests 4 to 6 p.m., a screening of The Beatles movie "A Hard Day's Night" 6 to 8 p.m. and a screening of "Help!" 8 to 10 p.m. Popcorn and candy will be available.

The extravaganza wraps 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 9 with a 1964 Sunday dinner, which includes roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, sides, rolls and dessert. The event marks the 50th anniversary of when The Beatles first played "The Ed Sullivan Show." Tickets are available in advance for $10. Tables can be reserved.

Diners can listen to "The Beatles Anthology" before screening film clips of "The Ed Sullivan Show" at 5:30 p.m. and "The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles," which airs 8 p.m. on CBS.

Event organizer Phyllis Tolhurst said she was 12 when The Beatles first hit the American airwaves. She said that people are encouraged to share their Beatles memories during extravaganza events.

For details and tickets, call 717-848-2785 or email bpoeno.213@gmail.com.


Look for a Remember story about The Bealtes Feb. 9 in the York Sunday News.

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