Get out your calendar. Lancaster readers will need a calendar or a scorecard to keep track of this week’s events. The city is buzz-ing with fall activities.
Business & Networking
Peter Barber, president of Two Dudes Painting Co, will be the featured speaker at the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s Excellence Exchange. The session will focus on “Small Business Mentoring: A Mutually Beneficial Relationship.” The event will be held at the Lancaster Country Club, 1466 New Holland Pike on Wednesday, 9 October from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. The cost to attend is $25 for Chamber members and $50 for prospective members. Readers can register at www.lancasterchamber.com under the Calendar of Events. The cost includes breakfast, the presentation and a roundtable discussion.
Lancaster County WoodCarvers hosts Beginner Carving Class at Lancaster County Central Park’s Shuts Environmental Library for individuals aged 14 and older. The class is designed for those new to the art or who need a refresher. It will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.lancarvers.com.
Food & Drink
The Roaring Brook Market and Café has extended their hours. The new hours are: Monday-Friday, 8 am-8 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 9 am-5 pm. The Roaring Brook Market & Café is located at 155 E. King Street.
The Pressroom Restaurant is celebrating Oktoberfest on Saturday, 12 October in Steinman Park. The event runs 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. There will be specials offered on Hacker-Pschorr German beers. The Bavarian Barons German Band will be providing music throughout the day.
Lancaster General Hospital will host PINK: A Women’s Event on Saturday, 12 October from 1 – 7 p.m. at the Lancaster County Convention Center. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, special guests Giuliana and Bill Rancic will share their personal story on the effects of breast cancer and treatment on the family and the importance of early detection. Throughout the afternoon there will be mini seminars covering various health related topics. The cost to attend is $20 at the door. Advanced tickets are $15 and are available at the Stauffers of Kissel Hills in Lancaster and Lititz. Show your Smart Health for Women ID card and receive an additional $4 discount.
Music & Entertainment
If you like spirituals, jazz and gospel music, Ware Center is the place to be on Wednesday, 9 October. Maria Corley will present “Ride the Chariot: African American Songs.” Corley, a pianist, will be joined by soprano Jessica Gondwe, mezzo-soprano Naomi Christine Leaphart, tenor Christyan Seay, and baritone Rashard Allen. The performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. The cost is $20 for general admission, $15 for seniors and $5 for Millersville University students.
Eye Empire, Needtobreathe, and Badfish will all perform at the Chameleon Club this week. Tuesday night features the Eye Empire plus Stardog Champion. The 7 p.m. performance is for those 18 or older. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Needtobreathe plays Thursday evening at 7 p.m. Tickets are $26 in advance or $31 at the door for this all ages performance. Friday night Badfish takes the stage at 7 p.m. for an all ages performance. Tickets are $13 in advance or $15 at the door. DJ Kiltboy will be there Saturday night for the New Wave 80s Dance Night at 9 p.m. Tickets are $5 and you must be 21 years of age. The Chameleon Club is located at 223 N. Water Street. For more information, visit www.chameleonclub.net.
There will be a public forum for the Mayoral Candidates on Tuesday, 8 October at In The Light Ministries, 415 S Shippen St. at 7:30 p.m.
The first Letterpress Printers Fair will be held Sunday, 13 October at BUiLDiNG CHARACTER, 342 N Queen Street, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is sponsored by The .918 Club’s Heritage Press Museum and BUiLDiNG CHARACTER. Admission is free. There will be live demonstrations throughout the day. There will also be food vendors and print supplies for sale. For more information, visit www.buildingcharacter.biz/events.
On Saturday, October 12, Pennsylvania Hempland Security (PHS) will hold the Lancaster Hemp Harvest Rally in Penn Square at 2 p.m. The PHS advocates full legalization. The rally is expected to last two hours, after which many participants are expected to join the March Against Monsanto.
At the same time Saturday on the other side of the Square there will also be a March Against Monsanto. The March Against Monsanto is a worldwide event, appropriately scheduled on World Food Day, is planned in 36 different countries. All the demonstrations will occur at 11 a.m. Pacific time (2 p.m. here) and is expected to last until 5 p.m. ET.
The Lancaster Road Runners Club (LRRC) holds regularly scheduled runs on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday in August. Every Sunday LRRC members meet at the Lancaster County Park for a run from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday runs will vary in location and are scheduled beginning at 6:30 p.m. Visit http://www.lrrclub.org/schedule.asp for more information, including specific locations and directions.
Correr for Care will be held on Saturday, 12 October at the Lancaster County Central Park. The 5k benefit run/walk is presented by the Central American Relief Efforts. The 5k will start at 9 a.m. and a one mile fun run/walk will begin at 9:45 a.m. Both begin at Pavilion 2. Readers can still register online (before 9 October) or register the day of the race. Timing will be by Pretzel City Sports. The proceeds will help a building project in Los Ranchos de Esquimay. The children there attend school outside sitting on rocks. They need a roof and desks. For more information, visit www.correrforCARE.org.
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