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From Primaries to art and music, the Week Ahead is full of choices

On Saturday, 24 May there will be a March Against Monsanto at Penn Square.
On Saturday, 24 May there will be a March Against Monsanto at Penn Square.
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The Week Ahead begins with knitting a book sales and quickly changes pace with the Primary Elections on Tuesday. Art, music, and baseball are among the various other activities this week. Then on Saturday, 24 May there will be a March Against Monsanto at Penn Square. The March will begin at 2 p.m. There will be speakers and workshops as well as vendors and GMO free food samples available to help raise awareness. The week is simply full of many many choices.


The Senior Show continues at the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (PCA&D) through 30 May. Admission to the gallery is free. May gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays.

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.

Sharp Thoughts by Abby Rudisill is the featured exhibit at Lancaster Galleries. The gallery is located at 34 North Water Street.

Those who attended First Friday got a sneak peek at “Ripping and Sticking The Art of Collage.” If you missed it, that’s ok. Wednesday night Gallery360, located within Tellus360 at 24 North King Street, will hold an Opening Reception from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Gallery is located upstairs.

What could be more special than Springtime in Paris? Liz Hess’ current exhibit centers upon that theme. The Liz Hess Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


The Lancaster Barnstormers start their week at home in a four-game series against the Bridgeport Bluefish. Monday is the Warwick School Spirit Night. It is also Military Monday, sponsored by the US Air Force. Military members will get in free with their Military ID. Tuesday, is a t-shirt giveaway, sponsored by Sabrosa Mexican Grill. Both games are at 7 p.m. Wednesday’s game is an 11 a.m. game. It is also Baseball in Education Day. Thursday the Barnstormers will hold a pre-game ceremony at 5:30 p.m. honoring those who have served at the PA State Representatives’ Salute to Veterans Night. The game will begin at 7 p.m. The team then travels to York for a four game series.


The Lancaster Seminary is holding a book sale Thursday and Friday. The sale will run 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. the first day and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday. The sale will be held on the lower level of the Schaff Library, at the corner of West James Street and College Avenue.

The Lancaster Public Library will also hold its huge book sale this week. The sale will be held in the F&M Alumni Sports & Fitness Center. Sale hours are: Monday, 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Tuesday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Wednesday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. The last day is half price day.

Club Meetings

The Aquarium Club of Lancaster County will meet Tuesday night. The 7:30 p.m. meeting will be held at the Hempfield United Methodist Church, Stoney Battery Road.

The Lancaster County Postcard Club will meet Monday, 19 May at 7 p.m. at the Farm and Home Center in Lancaster on Arcadia Road off the Manheim Pike (Rt. 72). Tom Beck will discuss comic cards. A brief 7 p.m. business meeting is planned.

The Sierra Club will meet on Wednesday at the Lancaster Country Day School, 725 Hamilton Road in Room 111. The meeting, which is open to members and non-members, will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The Towne Club of Lancaster will hold its annual luncheon and officer installation at the Lancaster County Club, New Holland Pike, on Tuesday. The Club will also introduce seven area students who will receive scholarships from the club.


Tuesday is Primary Election Day. Polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Essentially Tuesday is simply a day to select who wins the right to get the Party nod. So for example, using the much publicized race for the Governor’s seat, that means Republicans will vote between incumbent Governor Thomas Corbett and fellow Republican Robert Guzzardi. Democrats will have a wider selection. They will vote between Robert McCord, Kathleen McGinty, Allyson Schwartz and Thomas Wolf. There are two other candidates vying for the Governor’s seat. They are Libertarian Kenneth Krawchuk and Green Party’s Paul Glover. Neither will see any votes Tuesday since Pennsylvania is a closed Primary state.

Health & Fitness

Do you enjoy soccer? The Lancaster City Football Club are in the process of putting 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.

May is Bike Month. The Lancaster Bike Club has several rides scheduled. For more information, go to 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.

Do you enjoy running? The annual 5K River Run will be Saturday, 24 May. This walk steps off on the Wrightsville side of the River. Runners will cross over the Susquehanna River on the old Route 462 bridge to Columbia and back. The race steps off at 8:30 a.m. Timing will be by Pretzel City Sports.

The Lancaster Red Rose Run will be Saturday, 7 June. The five mile run begins at 8 a.m. There will also be a wheelchair race at 7:55 a.m. and a kids run at 9:30 a.m. The kids run is a fun run designed for youth age 10 and under and is about a mile and a half. You may also register as a team with a minimum of three people. Register by 23 May to receive your official Red Rose Run t-shirt. Nearly 50 awards – medals and monetary – will be awarded for the top finishers. To register, go to

Registration closes this Saturday, 24 May, for the annual Smith’s Challenge. The Lancaster Road Runners Club will hold the annual Smith’s Challenge on Sunday, 15 June. The run is held through the County Park. This year is the 26th anniversary of the Smith's Challenge & the 16th for the Mrs. Smith race. The two races will be held on the same day this year. Race time for both is 9 a.m. The men will still run seven miles and the women will run five miles.

Relax your soul and 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.

VisionCorps and the Millersville Lions Club are teaming up Monday to host a Golf Tournament at Conestoga Country Club. Choose your tee time. You can choose either 8 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Both times provide lunch and a tee shirt. The attire is traditional (golf) dress code. There will also be prizes and a silent auction. The registration is $125 per person. You can register by yourself or as a foursome. The Club is at 1950 Stone Mill Road. Fore more information, call Linda at VisionCorps at 717-393-5894 extension 4116.

Hiring Now

A new indoor trampoline park is set to open next month. The Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park is now hiring more than 100 employees for its new park at 1701 Hempstead Road. The park is set to open in late June 2014. The company will hold two job fairs this week: Tuesday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The job fairs will be held at Lancaster Catholic High School, 650 Juliette Avenue.

The Lancaster County Conservancy is seeking applicants for the Master Naturalist certification training session this fall. The deadline to apply is 2 June. For more information, go to

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.

Memorial Day Events

What better movie to watch today – Memorial Day – than Honor Flight? Honor Flight: One Last Mission is a documentary that follows four World War II veterans and their Midwest community. In 2004 thousands of WWII veterans traveled to Washington, DC to see the then-newly constructed memorial in their honor. Tickets for the movie can be downloaded and printed from The movie will be shown on Tuesday, 20 May from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Penn Cinema, 541 Airport Road, just south of Lititz. Tickets are $10 per person. The event is organized by Hospice & Community Care.

Music & Dance

It’s a busy week at Tellus360 this week. Monday NakedEye Ensemble will perform as part of the Old Wood New Sounds series. The doors open at 7 p.m. and the music is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. There is a $12 cover charge. The Unseen Strangers will delight on Twang Tuesday. The 7 p.m. has a $5 cover fee. Bronze Radio Return will be featured Thursday at 8 p.m. The doors open an hour prior to the show. There is a $12 cover charge. Herbie will perform Friday night at 8 p.m. Grab your dancing shoes! Cover charge is just $5. For tickets and more information on this week’s performances, visit Tellus360 at

Annie Bailey’s will welcome local favorite Corty Byron to the stage on Friday night. He will perform from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. The Pub is located at 28-30 East King Street.

Looking Ahead …

Next month, Lancaster Area Habitat for Humanity will complete four new energy efficient homes in southwest Lancaster as part of Habitat for Humanity’s Home Builders Blitz 2014. For more information on the Home Builders Blitz or to volunteer and/or make a donation, contact Lancaster Area Habitat for Humanity at 717-392-8836.

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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