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Lancaster City Morning Buzz: Friday, 31 January

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Today marks the Chinese New Year. It is the Year of the Horse! Tanger Outlet Center, down on Route 30, is celebrating with a Chinese New Year Sale. The Sale runs through Sunday, 9 February. Enjoy lunch or dinner today at 88 Orlando Express, 31 North Queen Street. Eat in, take out or have it delivered to you! The Good Taste Restaurant, 480 South Duke Street, also offers delivery. Over near F&M College, the Peking Palace Restaurant is located at 1025 Dillerville Road. The Evergreen Chinese & Japanese Restaurant is located at 798 New Holland Avenue.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lancaster County is celebrating its move to new offices by hosting an open house on Friday, 31 January at 53 N Duke St, Suite 218 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Those who attend will receive a tour of the new location, light refreshments and an opportunity to view a video about CASA and its important mission and the effect it has on the lives of Lancaster’s young people. The open house is free but space is limited. Readers should reserve their space by calling CASA at 717-208-3280 or emailing casa@casalancaster.org.

Get out and enjoy the precipitation-free evening tonight! Lancaster’s own Sonic Tonic will perform tonight at the Federal Tap House.

Arsenic and Old Lace is currently at the Fulton. The comedy runs through 16 February. The Fulton is located at 12 North Prince Street.

The Ware Center presents An Evening of Chamber Music on Friday, 31 January. The 7:30 p.m. performance is open to the public. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at MUTicketsOnline.com.

There is still time to order your tickets for the Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival? This is probably the area’s largest music festival! Featuring a variety of Blues, Folk, Jazz, Bluegrass, Funk & Soul, Zydeco, Polka, Rock n'Roll, and Reggae, this Festival has something for everyone! The Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival will be 21 & 22 February. Five different venues throughout the City will host the various musicians on nine different stages. With the exception of the Ware Center, the acts are all 21+. For more information, and to order tickets, go to www.lancasterrrotsandblues.com. The Festival is still accepting volunteers too!

A word of caution and preparation: While Lancaster does not see snow in its immediate forecast, it may soon. Weather models (different than a forecast) indicate we are in for a major blizzard next week. S&S Storm Chasing posted a possibility of a storm early next week. The Weather Channel’s 10 day forecast indicates snow showers on Tuesday. The weekend however may be a different story. Both S&S Storm Chasing Team and the Mid Atlantic Storm Watch indicate we may get two to three feet between 8-10 February. Yes, we said feet. Again, these are models and not a forecast. Keep an eye on local forecasts and be prepared.

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