There is a nice variety of activities buzzing about Lancaster City this week. Art auctions, benefits, food drives, craft fairs and the annual Jefferson Awards are just a few of these activities. The Jefferson Awards for Public Service celebrates and recognizes remarkable volunteers each year. This year Lancaster County’s Melodie Dearolf will be among those recognized at a local award celebration on Monday, 4 November.
The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsman's Holiday Fine Craft Fair will be held 9 & 10 November at the Lancaster County Convention Center. The annual holiday fine craft fair will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $8. Guild members are admitted free.
“Skolos and Wedell: A Poster Retrospective,” will run through January at the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (PCA&D). The exhibit features the work of Nancy Skolos and Thomas Wedell. PCA&D is handicapped accessible. The school is located at 204 N Prince Street.
The Demuth Museum will hold its 15th Annual Auction on 7 November at the Elks Club, 219 N Duke Street. Tom Cook will be the Master of Ceremonies while Ron Pook will be the auctioneer. Tickets $15 will be sold at the Demuth Museum in advance and at the door. Preview starts at 5:30pm with heavy hors d'oeuvres and cash bar - Auction begins at 6:30pm. For information, call the museum at 717-299-9940.
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. Last year, nearly 500,000 meals were served through the Water Street Mission, the York Rescue Mission, the Lebanon Rescue Mission and Bethesda Mission. These meals were all provided through donations. The Rescue Mission Food Drive runs through 21 December. For more information, including drop off locations and specific needs, see http://wsm.org/file/rmfd_print.pdf.
The YMCA 5th Annual Turkey Drive encourages readers to 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 Dolan, a registered dietician with Capital Blue Cross, will offer a guide to healthy eating on Monday, 4 November 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.
Health & Fitness
Join your fellow walkers for the annual Iron Bridge 5K Run/Walk at Lancaster Mennonite School, 2176 Lincoln Hwy East, on Saturday, 16 November. The proceeds will benefit the track and field facility and the school in general. The entry fee through 6 November for the 5K: Students $15, Adults $25. All events held rain or shine. Fees are non-refundable. Interested runners can register three ways: (1) online at www.ironbridgerun.org (2) download entry form from website, complete and mail (3) request entry form by contacting Tina Campbell at 717-509-4459, ext. 709, or email@example.com. Visit race website for additional information on directions, course map, sponsorships, etc. Results will be posted on the website. For more information, visit http://www.ironbridgerun.org.
The Lancaster Symphony Orchestra and area choruses will join in performing Brahms' German Requiem at the Fulton Opera House this week. The event will be Friday, 8 November at 8; Saturday, 9 November at 3 p.m. and again at 8 p.m.; and a final performance will be on Sunday, 10 November at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.lancastersymphony.com.
The Central PA Friends of Jazz presents Freddy Cole at The Ware Center next Sunday. Cole, brother to Nat King Cole, brings jazz to the Center at 3 p.m. Sunday, 10 November. Cole is a pianist, a composer and a singer. Tickets are $28 for general admission. Students are $10 while CPJF members and seniors are $24. The Ware Center is located at 42 N Prince Street.
Remember to exercise your right to vote! Election Day is Tuesday, 5 November.
“Our Freedom – Their Courage – Honoring our Warriors” is a benefit fundraiser for the nonprofit Wounded Warrior Project. It will be held Sunday 10 November at the Mulberry Arts Studio, 19-21 N Mulberry Street. The event will showcase more than 30 vendors and will be held 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Hole in the Wall Puppet Theater presents “Rumplestiltskin” at its 126 N Water Street theater. The performance will run through 16 November. For more information, including specific show times, visit www.holeinthewallpuppets.org.
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