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From Memorial Day to the Summer Music Series, Lancaster has busy Week Ahead

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Monday is Memorial Day. Many businesses and services are closed or have special hours. A Memorial Day service, sponsored locally by the American Legion Post 34 and Flowers by Paulette, will take place at the Lancaster Cemetery on East Lemon Street. The program begins at 11:30 a.m. After the ceremony, graves will be decorated at the Lancaster Cemetery and St Mary’s Cemetery by those in attendance. Post 34 will also decorate those buried at the Stevens Greenland Ceremony, on South Duke Street.

Sunday, the 1st begins Long’s Park Summer Music Series. This week (25 – 31 May) is also Hurricane Preparedness Week.

Art

The Eighth Annual Compeer Lancaster Art Auction will be held Friday evening at the Mulberry Art Studios. The event will offer selections from various local artists, including Andy Smith and Mimi Shapiro. The fundraiser will benefit the Vet2Vet initiative which helps veterans suffering mental health issues. The items to be auctioned can be previewed at www.compeerlancaster.org. The Studio is located at 21 North Mulberry Street. The auction begins at 7 p.m. Previews begin an hour prior. Tickets are $15 per person.

The Rotary Club of Lancaster will hold a fundraiser at 6 p.m. on Friday, 30 May, at the Lancaster Museum of Art. The “Bands & Brews” fundraiser offers wine, beer, hors d’oeurves, and music. Tickets are $25 and are available by calling 717-387-2471. The Museum is located at 135 North Lime Street.

The Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (PCA&D) has a great selection for summer classes, both continuing education classes and youth specific classes. Online registration is now open at www.pcad.edu.

James Warhol’s exhibit, “Visiting a Pop Icon,” continues at the Demuth Museum. The exhibit by Andy Warhol’s nephew will continue through 6 July. The Museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturday and again Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Museum is located at 120 East King Street.

Miesse Candies is the theme of its sponsored art exhibit this month at the Friendship Heart Gallery. The Gallery is located at 118 North Water Street. The exhibit runs through 5 June.

The Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (PCA&D) has a great selection for summer classes, both continuing education classes and youth specific classes. Online registration is now open at www.pcad.edu.

Sunday, being the first Sunday, is Open Model Session at the Fulton Street Arts Cooperative. From 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. grab your own supplies and come to the studio at 321 East Fulton Street. The cost is $10. The event is for those 18 and older.

Barnstormers

The Lancaster Barnstormers are at York Monday but will return home Tuesday to play two series of triples. First they welcome the Long Island Ducks on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Then they face the Sugar Land Skeeters the next three days.

Business

Lancaster has been selected to be part of CRIZ – City Revitalization & Improvement Zone – which a state law created last year. The zone is designed to encourage growth and revitalization and will consist of roughly 130 acres in the City. Essentially taxes that local businesses pay in to the state will come back to directly benefit this effort here in Lancaster. This also mean however a little more paperwork for area businesses and property owners in the CRIZ zone. The first reporting deadline is approaching. State and local forms are due on or before 15 June. For more information on CRIZ, visit http://cityoflancasterpa.com/business/criz.

Club News

The relatively new Fossil and Mineral Club will meet Tuesday. Local geologist Kerry Matt will host the session. The 7 p.m. meeting will be held at Salem United Church of Christ, 2312 Marietta Avenue. There is a $3 charge for non members.

Diabetes Awareness

Help fight diabetes. The Lancaster Walk to Cure Diabetes will be held Sunday, 1 June. It is sponsored by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF) and will be held at the Clipper Magazine Stadium. You can still register to walk at www.walk.jdrf.org.

Food & Drink

Celebrate the grand opening of a new restaurant Issei Noodle Lancaster on Tuesday, 27 May. The ribbon cutting event will be held at 2:30 p.m. with Mayor Rick Gray attending. The restaurant is located at 44 North Queen Street.

Farmer’s markets are a great way to get fresh locally grown food. The Lancaster Central Market is the oldest continuing operating market in the nation! Stop by Tuesdays and Fridays, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Market is a great place to buy fresh seasonal items.

Lancaster chef and former White House chef will speak Tuesday at the St Anne-Neumann Seniors meeting. The meeting will be held at 1 p.m. at the Lancaster Farm & Home Center on Arcadia Road.

The Roaring Brook Market & Café is hosting a Pop Up Dinner on Saturday, titled “When Life Hands you Lemons.” The cost of the dinner is $35. It will run 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Market is located at 155 East King Street.

It is still Taco Night at Lancaster Dispensing Company on Monday. They will open at 5 p.m. Carmen & David's Creamery is also open Monday, with regular hours of 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Government

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will hold an open house on next Thursday, 29 May, concerning the nearby Peach Bottom nuclear power plant. The purpose of the open house is to discuss the agency’s annual review of safety performance at the plant. The open house will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and is open to the public. Exelon Generation Co. LLC operates the twin-reactor plant, which is located in Delta, York County. The meeting will be held at the Peach Bottom Inn, at 6085 Delta Road, Delta.

Government offices will be closed Monday due to Memorial Day.

The Women’s Infants and Children Program (WIC) has been in Lancaster County now for 40 years and is celebrating. On Wednesday, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. families are invited to the Community Action Program (CAP) building at 601 South Queen Street for a celebration. Steven Courtney will provide music and entertainment. There will be healthy cooking demonstrations, garden projects and face painting. Lancaster Barnstormer’s Cylo will even be stopping by then. The event is free and open to the public.

Health & Fitness

Many places may well have special hours on Memorial Day. Universal Athletic Club will be open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday.

The Lancaster City Football Club is organizing a soccer squad together to represent Lancaster. The goal is to start playing here in August. Coaches will be Bryan Fossi and Steve Small. Follow them on Twitter @FCLancasterCity or on Facebook.

Tellus360 is hosting the AO Lancaster Watch Party - U.S. v Azerbaijan Tuesday at 10 p.m. Tellus360 is located at 24 East King Street.

The Lancaster Bike Club has several rides scheduled. For more information, go to www.lancasterbikeclub.org If you live in Lancaster City, you must register your bike with the LCPD. In the event that your bike should ever be lost and then turned in, LCPD would be able identify the owner by the registration sticker. The cost is just $1 per bike. Registration is done at the station.

Refresh your body with yoga! Wednesday morning, enjoy a Pop Up Yoga session at Commonwealth on Queen, 301 North Queen. Pop in for a great morning workout at 7 a.m. Tellus360, 24 E King Street, offers yoga class on the roof on Tuesday and Wednesday at 6 p.m. and again on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Yoga on the Roof will also be held Sunday at 12:30 p.m. The West End Yoga, 221 West Walnut Street, holds classes throughout the week as well.

The Lancaster County Park Pool is open Memorial Day Weekend and then on weekends until 10 June when it opens every day.

Did you miss Lancaster’s March Against Monsanto? Interested in food safety and gaining more knowledge as to what is actually in your food? GMO Free Lancaster County will have an informational table next Sunday at Long’s Park’s first Summer Music Session.

History

The Lancaster County Historical Society will present a Regional History Colloquium on Thursday afternoon. The session will focus on the Pow-Wow as the Pennsylvania German people practiced it. C. Eugene Moore will be leading the discussion. According to the LCHS, the pow-wow can trace its origins to the Middle Ages and is still practiced today by some persons of Pennsylvania German descent. The Colloquium will be held at 4 p.m. at the Society, 230 North President Avenue.

Library Events

Knitting can be a relaxing craft. Learn how to knit at the Library! This free session is held every Monday at 6:30 p.m. and is for children and teens. The Library also holds Citizenship Lancaster classes at 6 p.m. every Monday. The sessions are designed to help people become citizens of the US. Registration is required. To register, call the Library at 717-394-2651 ext. 105. Tuesday, the Library offers Legos & More as well as a Teen Gaming session. The Lancaster Public Library’s History Book Club meets Wednesday. On Tuesdays and Saturdays the Library holds regular Literacy Classes for those wishing to communicate better in English. Tuesday classes are at 1 p.m. and Saturday classes are at 11 a.m. Classes are free but do require registration. The Library is located at 125 North Duke Street.

Museum

The Lancaster Science Factory will demonstrate a model steam engine on Monday, 26 May from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Factory is located at 454 New Holland Avenue.

Music

It’s another busy week at Tellus360. Twang Tuesday brings the bluegrass band Brummy Brothers to the stage at 7 p.m. Steve Patterson will host the Singer Songwriter Showcase on Thursday. Bob Esbenshade is the featured performer this month. The Showcase is scheduled for 8 p.m. and there is a $5 cover. Friday, Lavacave will perform at 9 p.m. Cover charge is $5.

Sunday, 1 June, begins the Long’s Park Summer Music Series. Rain or shine, each week, notable bands perform at the amphitheater at Long’ Park. This first week, Mingo Fishtrap will get the sounds started. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Bring your own blankets or lawn chairs. Food or non-alcoholic drinks are allowed as well. Dogs must be on leashes.

The Unstoppables Drill Team invites the community to celebrate their one year anniversary with them next Saturday, 7 June. They will hold the first annual Unstoppable Drill Team & Drum Squad Parade & Festival at 1 p.m. then. The festival will feature food and craft vendors from Lancaster and the surrounding areas. The deadline to register as a vendor is 27 May. The group is also looking for volunteers. For more information, contact 717-394-6604 extension 126.

Outdoors

The Lancaster County Department of Parks & Recreation is holding a bluebird trail walk on Tuesday. The walk will be 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult. On Saturday, learn how to identify trees at the “Be the Tree: ID Walk” session. The cost is just $1 per person, with a $5 limit per family. Call 717-295-2055 to register for the programs or for more information.

PPL

PPL Electric Utilities has posted its quarterly price. The new price, effective 1 June, will be 9.036 cents per kilowatt-hour. It is currently 8.754 cents per kWh. The price to compare for small business customers will be 9.585 cents per kilowatt-hour. That current price is 10.391 cents per kWh.

PPL also announced a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.3725 per share payable 1 July to shareowners of record as of 10 June 2014.

Theater

“Wizard of Oz” will be delight children Friday at the Hole in the Wall Puppet Theatre. The show is scheduled for 11 a.m. and costs $10. The Theatre is located at 126 North Water Street.

The City is full of things to do and see and therefore the events above listed are by no means a comprehensive list. Subscribe to receive updates on events and happenings that keep Lancaster City Buzz-ing!

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