Lancaster City always has much to offer on a daily basis. This coming week two events stand above the rest: ArtWalk and the Harvest Breakfast. This weekend is the much anticipated ArtWalk. This self guided tour runs Saturday, 5 October from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 6 October from noon to 5 p.m. A map of the participating galleries and venues can be downloaded at www.lancasterartwalk.org. As you enjoy and explore the artists of Lancaster, be sure to share your thoughts at #lancphotowalk. Start your morning Saturday at the Lancaster Central Market’s annual Harvest Breakfast. Held from 8 a.m. to noon, join in for delicious food provided, kids activities and wonderful music.
This past week POUR has begun to celebrate its second anniversary; former White House Chef John Moeller released his Dining at the White House book; Miesse Candies has opened a downtown location at 118 N Water Street;
Lancaster has truly become a haven for artists. On Friday, 4 October, First Friday will offer many treats will the majority of the galleries staying open late, as has become the custom on First Fridays.
The ArtWalk has grown over the years. Over 30 galleries and venues are registered stops, including the Liz Hess Gallery, 140 N Prince Street. This year, as part of the event, check out the ArtWalk City Parks Bus Tour. These free tours will take you to four different parks within the city: Buchanan Dog Park, Rodney Park, St. Anne Peace Garden, and the Sixth Ward Park. Specific busses follow a set loop with the last stop being the Lancaster Brewing Company. The tours run from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. You can “join” the event on Facebook!
The Lancaster Museum of Art will hold Tasteful Crafting on Sunday, 6 October from noon to 4 p.m. This family friendly event will feature handmade wares. The Museum is located at 135 N Lime Street. There is a $12 fee to attend. To reserve your spot, call the Museum at 717-394-3497.
The 70th Annual Pennsylvania Ballroom Scrimmage will be held Sunday, 6 October at the Lancaster Marriott and Convention Center at Penn Square. The competition will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is a cost. For more information, visit www.paballroomscrimmage.com.
Food & Cooking
Franklin & Marshall College is presenting "Cooking Throughout the Year with the Pennsylvania Dutch" on Wednesday, 2 October at 4:30 p.m. in Stahr Auditorium, Stager Hall. The event is free with a reception following in the lobby. The lecture will look at varoius foods, grown, preserved and throughout the year by the Pennsylvania Dutch. Presenters are Nancy Roan and Alan G. Keyser.
Carmen & David’s Creamery will remain closed until Wednesday, 2 October due to clean up after an unexpected power loss. The Creamery is located at 25 N Prince Street but will be open in time for First Friday!
Fresh food markets are becoming increasingly popular. Roaring Brook Market and Café will hold an Open House showcasing its fresh meats, produce and dairy at First Friday on 4 October. The foods and goods are locally grown. The Market is located at 155 East King Street.
Leon Bates will open the season for the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra with his performance of Tchaikovsky this weekend. Performances are Friday, 4 October at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 3 p.m. and again at 8 p.m.; and at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Fulton Opera House, 12 N Prince Street. For more information, visit www.lancastersymphony.org.
The Allegretto Youth Orchestra will perform at The Ware Center on Sunday, 6 October. Also at the Ware Center this week is a culturally rich performance by the Golden Dragon Chinese Acrobats. The acrobats are scheduled to perform Tuesday, 1 October at 7 p.m. as part of the Fam Fun Fest. Purchase your tickets online at www.artsmu.com.
Ragtime Willy, Vinegar Creek Constituency, Curious Kin and Main Street Mystics will be providing music at the Lancaster Central Market’s annual Harvest Breakfast. The free event is held outside in the courtyard of the market.
Bring your sheet music to The Belvedere Inn on Sundays. The Inn, located at 402 N Queen Street, welcomes Frizado's Downtown Cabaret, in Crazy Shirley's on Sundays. Enjoy live piano and vocalists.
The mayoral race is heating up between current Mayor Rick Gray and former mayor Charlie Smithgall. A public forum will be held Wednesday, 2 October at 8:30 a.m. at McCaskey East Auditorium. Election day is Tuesday, 5 November.
The Woodward Hill Cemetery will hold their annual Gravedigger’s Ball on Friday, 4 October. The theme of this year’s fundraiser is “Night of Music, Magic & Mystery.” The Hamilton Club will be providing the food and drink. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are $200 a person. Dress is costumed or cocktail attire. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senator Lloyd Smucker is hosting a Kids Expo on Saturday, 5 October at McCaskey East High Gymnasium. This is a free family event designed to provide valuable information to parents while providing various fun filled activities for the kids. There will be alpacas and bracelet making, crafts and UDS dogs. The Imani Edu-tainers African Dance Company will perform. The Expo will run 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be held rain or shine.
Sports & Fitness
Looking for a group to get fit with in the City? Join “Power Hour” in Buchanan Park at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and 10 a.m. Saturdays. There is a $5 fee. The park is located at Buchanan & Race Avenues. This is an event sponsored by the Lancaster Rec Center.
Support F&M Basketball. The Diplomats will hold the annual Fummer 5K Run/Walk.
The Southern Pennsylvania Home & Hot Tub Show will be at the Lancaster Convention Center on 4-6 October. The Center is located at 25 S. Queen Street. The show hours are Friday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.homeshowpaper.com.
From its restaurants to its art galleries to community events, there is always something going on. The events above listed are by no means a comprehensive list. Subscribe to receive free instant updates on events and happenings that keep Lancaster City Buzz-ing!
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