Lancaster City, as always, is buzzing with activity this week. From ongoing art exhibits to the theater and breast cancer awareness events to politics, and many other events in between, your calendar will be overflowing this week!
The fifth annual Mosaic Project at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design continues this week through Friday, 25 October. Featured artists are Gerald Cyrus and Laylah Ali. The Pennsylvania College of Art & Design is located at 204 N. Prince Street.
Breast Cancer Awareness
October is Breast Cancer Month and Lancaster General Hospital is hosting a mammogram party. Women over 40 should be tested annually. The mammogram party will also have Zumba demonstrations, clinical experts, retail vendors, footsie facials, fitness screenings, door prizes, refreshments and a free t-shirt when you schedule your mammogram. The event is Thursday, 24 October from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Suburban Outpatient Pavilion, 2100 Harrisburg Pike. RSVP by calling 888-LGH-INFO.
Roaring Brook Markets will be hosting a tea party on 27 October from 1-3 pm with neighbor, Chef Donna Lussier, from Petite Patisserie. Stop by The Roaring Brook Market & Café, located at 155 E. King Street, for delicious tea, sandwiches and delightful desserts. In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 10% of all proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure!
The Lancaster Chamber Business Expo will be held Friday, 25 October from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lancaster County Convention Center, 25 S Queen Street. The Lancaster County Community Foundation will be there (Booth 110) giving away five $100 donations to community benefit organizations of your choice!
The Shreiner-Concord Cemetery Foundation invites the community to participate in gravestone maintenance and Fall cleanup on Saturday, 26 October from 9 a.m. to noon. The historic cemetery is located at the corner of North Mulberry and West Chestnut Streets.
The Lancaster Public Library will host a free program concerning the steps to being a naturalized citizen. Rose Sallemi from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office will speak about the process. She will cover concerns from the eligibility requirements to information regarding the English and civics exams. The event is scheduled for 21 October.
Comets and asteroids will descend upon the North Museum of Natural History and Science, 400 College Avenue, through January! “Great Balls of Fire” is an interactive exhibit.
Food & Drink
Learn to cook Finnish and Irish style at the library. That’s right – the library! The Lancaster Public Library is holding a Cultures & Cooking series and on Wednesday, 23 October, Finnish cooking is featured. The following night will feature Irish cooking and culture. The sessions run 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. A $5 fee will be collected at the door. Registration is required. To register online for the Finnish lesson, click HERE. To register online for the Irish event, click HERE. The Library is located at 125 N Duke Street.
Lancaster Food Day is Thursday, 24 October but events fill the week. A proclamation by Mayor Rick Gray and the County Commissioners will be read on Monday, 21 October. The proclamation will be read at 5 p.m. at Central Market, 23 N Market Street. Tour the Central Market on Tuesday with a dietician. Learn how to shop local for healthy and seasonal foods. Tours are scheduled for 11 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. From 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday drop in for a cooking demonstration and tasting at the Lancaster County Community Foundation, 24 W King Street. On Wednesday, 23 October stop in at the Fair Trade Café for local organic soup and sandwiches, as well s cider press demonstrations. There is a small fee for the soup and sandwiches. The Fair Trade Café is located at the Caroline W & Robert S Wohlsen Center for Sustainable Environment and F&M College. Finish the week off on Saturday, 26 October with a drop in cooking easy healthy dishes at the Lancaster Central Market from 10 a.m. to noon.
Thursday, 24 October is day filled with various activities celebrating Lancaster Food Day. Events range from canning demonstrations to workshops to a potluck dinner to a movie!
- Learn how to preserve and can seasonal foods at the Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, from 9 a.m. to noon.
- Stop in at Tellus 360, 24 East King Street, for an Open House from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.!
- Stop by for an easy cooking session using local seasonal foods at the Roaring Brook Market, 155 East King Street. The session runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- Attend a cheese-making workshop at The Seed, 52 N. Queen Street, #8a, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- Enjoy a sustainable foods potluck dinner. Bring a dish to share. While you are eating, Annmarie Cantrell of GMO-Free PA, will lead a discussion on "GMOs and your Food". The event will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Caroline W. & Robert S. Wohlsen Center for the Sustainable Environment, Franklin & Marshall College.
- Wheatland Middle School, 919 Hamilton Park Drive, is hosting a potluck dinner at 7 p.m. in the Lancaster Community Gardens. Bring a dish to share!
- Finish the Lancaster Food Day with a movie and discussion on "A Place at the Table." The event will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.at the Weis College House Great Room, Franklin & Marshall College. The movie addresses poverty and hunger in America.
Health & Fitness
Trick or Trot 5K Run/Walk & Monster Mile for Kids (1K Fun Run) on Saturday, 26 October. Race, jog or walk a scenic 5K course through historic Woodward Hill Cemetery and Lancaster County Central Park. There will also be 1K Monster Mile within the cemetery gates for kids. Costumes prizes will be awarded! For more information, visit the YMCA online., corner of North Mulberry and West Chestnut Streets, Lancaster, on Saturday, October 26 from 9 AM until noon, weather permitting. This event prepares the property for the annual Halloween tours and treat gathering, Thursday, October 31.
Sally Meints, Nutrifreak, CPT, CCS will discuss “What it Means to Eat Clean” on Monday, 21 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.
Poet, songwriter and story teller John Terlazzo will be joined for an evening of literary delight by vocalist Kristina Machusick and Paul Wegman on guitar. The Lancaster Literary Guild presents An Evening of Original Songs & Poetry on 22 October featuring the trio at the Ware Center. Tickets range in price from $5 (students) to $15 (public).
A public debate, sponsored by the Lancaster Newspaper with the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce & Industry, will be held 23 October at 7:30 p.m. The debate will be at the Southern Market Center, 100 S Queen Street.
Fulton's Teen Lounge starts on Thursday! Gain access to Fulton artists through a preshow workshop, see the show and participate in a post-show Q&A. The Teen Lounge runs the second Thursday of every production and is open to students in grades six through 12. The cost is $20 per session or $99 for a subscription to participate in all six! Call the box office to purchase tickets! http://www.thefulton.org/education/academy/
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