Join the Lancaster County Community Foundation for “#LocalGood, an Ah-Ha! Conversation” on Tuesday. The Foundation invites you to explore business mobels that work for social good. Presenters include BIRD Ministries, Community Action Program, Tellus 360, and Ten Thousand Villages. The event will take place Tuesday, 29 October at 7:30 a.m. at Tellus 360, 24 E King Street. The East Side Community Kitchen will offer a fresh local breakfast for attendees. A tour of Tellus 360 will also be offered. The cost for the event is $10.
First Friday is always an artistic treat. It generally runs 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the first Friday of each month. On 1 November, the Mulberry Art Studios will feature a new exhibit called 'STRAY Exhibition No. 1.' The exhibit will remain on view throughout the entire month. Enjoy the varied artwork from Bradley Camerote, Elm, Tina Flowers, Joshua Geesaman, Lana Gentry, Judeth Pekala Hawkins, Jeff Kromer, Paul Lambert, Philip Malachowski, Salina Mayloni Almanzar, Kristen Oberly, Liz Randler (aka Elizabeth Joy), Maggie Rehr, Eric Weit and others.
Designers Nancy Skolos and Thomas Wedell will present an Artist Talk at the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (PCA&D) on 1 November at 4 p.m. The husband and wife duo will be the featured artists in the First Friday exhibit “Skolos and Wedell: A Poster Retrospective,” which will run through January. PCA&D is handicapped accessible. The school is located at 204 N Prince Street.
Originals by Paris Wyatt Llanso will be featured for First Friday at Christiane a Paris, 113 N Water Street. Just John & Britt, an acoustic blues/folk duo, will play during the 5 – 9 p.m. free event.
Ann Lawson, a fine arts painter who works predominantly in mixed media abstract art, will be the featured guest artist at Franz Fox Studios this month, beginning with First Friday. The studio is located at 136 N Prince Street.
It is almost that time. While the concerts are not until December, you should order your tickets soon if you would like to enjoy “Irish Christmas in America” or “Erin Cruises’ Christmas Show” at the Ware Center. The first concert is slated for Monday, 9 December. The latter is scheduled for Friday, 13 December. Both concerts are at 7:30 p.m. and both are nearly sold out. The Ware Center is located at 42 N Prince Street.
Thanksgiving and Christmas are times of giving and food drives. The Roaring Brook Market will hold a Thanksgiving Food Drive for the Water Street Missions beginning on First Friday (Friday, 1 November). Roaring Brook Market is located at 155 East King Street.
The YMCA kicks off its 5th Annual Turkey Drive this week. Beginning Monday, 28 October you can donates canned vegetables, gravy and cranberry sauce, as well as boxed stuffing and instant potatoes. For more information, visit http://lancasterymca.org/programs/annual-turkey-drive/.
Health & Fitness
Amanda McFerren, of InnerActive Fitness, will hold a Q&A session regarding health and wellness issues and concerns on Monday, 28 October at 6 p.m. at the Lancaster Public Library. The free session is part of the Step-Up Lancaster Challenge. The Library is located at 125 N Duke Street.
A ZumbaThon, organized through Leadership Lancaster, will benefit Milagro House. The ZumbaThon will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, 3 November at SuperFly Fitness. The fee is $15 for three hours of Zumba! Refreshments will be served. The first 75 people to arrive will get a Swag bag filled with free goodies!
The Columbia Historic Preservation Society’s Underground Railroad Origins Tour will feature the Shreiner-Concord Cemetery on Sunday, 3 November. The Tour will travel the routes escaped slaves made on their journey to freedom. It will begin in Columbia at River Park and traverse through several known stops until ending in Christiana. In Lancaster, the tour will visit the home and gravesite of Thaddeus Stevens, Fulton Opera House and St. James Episcopal Church. For more information, or to register, call 717-799-6093.
Get in a Halloween mood with the scary film “Mischief Night.” Emily Walton, a young woman suffering from psychosomatic blindness ever since the car accident that took her mother's life, must summon every instinct at her disposal to protect herself and her loved ones from a mysterious intruder. See the film in a sneak preview before it hits national release at the end of the week. The film will be shown Monday, 28 October at the Ware Center. Tickets are $7 or $5 for Seniors & Students. The Ware Center is located at 42 N Prince Street.
Trick or Treat is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, 31 October. The date is the same for all municipalities throughout Lancaster County.
Be safe! That’s the message Fred F Groff, Inc. and the Lancaster Coty Police want to convey. Fred F Groff will hold a Halloween Safety Night during trick or treat at his 234 W Orange Street location. Free safety kits will be distributed and the Lancaster City Police will be present to discuss safety issues, specific to Halloween. There will also be games and prizes, pumpkin decorating, refreshments and a magic show.
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Lancaster City Police
The Lancaster City Police swore in new police officer Oficer Jason Scott Windlebleck on Friday at City Hall. Ofc. Windlebleck, a 1997 graduate of Manheim Township High School, holds an Associates Degree from Cochise College and is a Sgt. 1st Class and Intelligence Analyst with the U.S. Army. He is currently attending the Police Academy at HACC and expects to graduate on 20 November.
The 2013 Author’s Luncheon is slated for Friday, 1 November. The guest of honor will be Therese Anne Fowler, best-selling author of Z, A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald. The $70/person luncheon will be at the Lancaster Marriott Convention Center. Proceeds will benefit the Junior League of Lancaster. Reservations are required. For more information, visit the Junior League of Lancaster website at www.jllancaster.org.
The Eastern Mennonite Missions invites you to attend The Hospitality of the Two Handed Tea. David and Grace Shenk and friends will delight attendees with stories at the Annual Mission Vision Banquet. The Tea will be held Friday, 1 November at 6:30 p.m. at the Lancaster County Convention Center in Freedom Hall B. The Convention Center is located at 25 S. Queen Street. Tickets are free online HERE. Reservations close on 25 October.
Friday, 1 November is the last day to submit your absentee ballots. They must be received by 5 p.m. by the County Board of Elections. The election is next Tuesday, 5 November.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lancaster County is hosting the fourth annual Heroes Gala and Benefit Auction on Friday, 1 November at Casa di Fiori at The Inn at Leola Village.
The Hole in the Wall Puppet Theater will host a night for adults complete with mediums and a séance. The event will be at 7:30 p.m. on 31 October. There is an admission of $15. The theater is located at 126 N Water Street. For more information, call 717-394-8398.
The Independent Eye Theater presents “Gifts”at Zoetropolis on 28 October. Donations will be accepted.
Shakespeare will be at First Friday this week! Okay, not the Bard himself but the Theater of the Seventh Sister will present Shakespeare Cabaret on Friday, 1 November. The performance will be held at 7 p.m. at the Community Mennonite Church, 328 West Orange Street. Tickets are $15.
The Ware Center will present the Rumschpringe International Film Festival on 1-2 November. Admission costs range from $7 to $50. The Ware Center is located at 42 N Prince Street.
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