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Lancaster City Morning Buzz: A busy Friday ahead

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Lancaster is buzzing today! Put on the Ritz tonight with the Humane League. Receive free carnations just for donating blood today. Like any Friday, there are lots of musical events and reasons to eat out! If you are into anime and comics and such, then you may want to check out Zenkaikon.

Support the Humane League of Lancaster County at its Wags & Whiskers auction and dinner tonight. The theme of the evening is “The Great Gatsby!” The event will be held at 5 p.m. at the Trust Performing Arts Center, 27 N. Market Street. Admission is $65.

Flowers by Paulette will host an American Red Cross blood drive on 25 April. The drive will run noon to 4 p.m. Donors will receive a free half dozen of carnations from Flowers by Paulette, located at 258 North Queen Street.

CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocate – of Lancaster County is hosting its second annual “I Am For the Child” Community Awareness Breakfast on Friday, 25 April at Casa di Fiori at the Inn at Leola Village. The event is free and open to the community but advance registration is required as seating is limited. Call 717-208-3280 to register.

Lancaster’s top chefs will put together a five course meal for your dining pleasure Friday night. Chefs from the Lancaster Country Club, the Greenfield Restaurant & Bar, Carr’s Restaurant, FENZ Restaurant & Latenight and the Belvedere Inn will participate. The Chef’s Dinner and Auction will benefit the Water Street Health Services. It will be held at 6 p.m. at the Lancaster Country Club, 1466 New Holland Pike. Tickets are available at www.wsm.org/top-chefs.

POUR is hosting a Spring Showcase Prix Fixe today through Sunday. Enjoy a special four course meal for only $50 per person.

Grab your dancing shoes! Buddy Holly comes alive at the Fulton Theatre. Tonight’s performance begins at 7:30 p.m. The show continues through 11 May.

Corty Byron will perform at the Federal Taphouse on Friday. Byron takes the stage at 9 p.m. The Federal Taphouse is located at 201 North Queen Street.

“Freedom Riders” will be tonight at Zoetropolis at the Community Mennonite Church, 328 West Orange Street.

The Philatelic Society of Lancaster County will sponsor "Lancopex 2014" on Friday and Saturday, at the Farm & Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road. Admission is free to this stamp show which runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

The Lancaster Convention Center will be home to anime and comics and games today through Sunday as it hosts Zenkaikon VIII. Today’s shows hours are 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. The convention continues Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. and it concludes Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The admission cost is $60, which includes admission for all three days. The Convention Center is located at 25 S. Queen Street.

The Lancaster Barnstormers are in Texas to face the Sugar Land Skeeters. Both teams are in the Freedom Division of the Atlantic League. The next time the Barnstormers will be home is 1 May.

Lancaster Public Works is continuing the flushing of the water distribution system. The flushing will be done from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. through 30 May. If your water appears cloudy, let it run for a moment. If the problem continues, call the Water Quality Lab at 717-291-4818.

The City is full of things to do and see and therefore the events above listed are by no means a comprehensive list. Subscribe to receive updates on events and happenings that keep Lancaster City Buzz-ing!

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