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Lancaster City Morning Buzz: Friday, 4 April

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There is much ado in Lancaster today. The Relay for Life begins tonight. Artists and art lovers will mingle tonight during First Friday. The Ware Center will celebrate National Poetry Month today. Lancaster Central Market is open until 4 p.m. today.

Over 1 million new cancer cases will be diagnosed this year alone, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS) statistics. Cancer remains the second most common cause of death in America. Each year, thousands of people across the nations join together for their local annual Relay for Life. This weekend Franklin & Marshall will host Relay for Life. The event will be held 5 p.m. today through 5 a.m. Saturday. Registration is at 5 p.m. followed by an Opening Ceremony at 6 p.m. A Luminaria Ceremony will be held at 9 p.m. At 10 p.m. will be Pantene Beautiful Lengths. The Closing Ceremony will be at 4 p.m. There will be dance performances and food and prizes.

Several Lancaster area artists will show their artwork tonight during First Friday. Take your umbrella tonight.

April is National Poetry Month and The Ware Center is kicking it off on First Friday. “Poetry Aloud” will feature Lancaster’s own Amanda Kemp. Brooklyn poet Jon Sands will also be in attendance. The literary event will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Ware Center is located at 42 North Prince Street.

What is an effective leader? The Office of Student and Post-Graduate Development at F&M will look at “What Makes an Effective Leader?” today. Join the discussion at 3 p.m.

DogStar Books, 401 West Lemon Street, is offering 20% off books store wide today during First Friday. The sale will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Christopher Paul Stelling, a songwriter from Brooklyn, will perform from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Tellus360. The cover charge is $5. At 8 p.m. Big Red takes the stage.

The F&M Symphonic Wind Ensemble will hold a concert at 8 p.m. tonight. This is a free concert and the public is encouraged to attend. It will be held in the Ann & Richard Barshinger Center for Musical Arts.

The Ware Center will show Noel Coward's Classic "Private Lives" at 8 p.m. this evening in the Steinman Hall. General admission is $7. Seniors and students are just $5. The Ware Center is located at 42 North Prince Street.

Penn Stone is holding its Spring Kickoff tonight. It is a great night to take a first look at the 2014 collections of outdoor furniture and outdoor living accessories. Live music will be provided by Rue De La Pompe. There will also be an assortment of heavy appetizers and wine, beer and soft drinks. The event will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Penn Stone is located at 190 West Ross Street.

Seven new shops will open at BUiLDiNG CHARACTER. They are Hip Thrift, Egnerama, lil Red Brick House, Steve's Man Cave Man-tiques, sandraCycled, The Brown House, Spoiled Silly Boutique, and Wood 'n Glass. They will be open until 9 p.m. today.

Lancaster City Public Works will be flushing water distribution mains beginning 6 April. The flushing will be done between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Get out your calendars and save these dates! Tellus360 will host the 6th annual LAUNCH Music Conference on 18 & 19 April. The Second Annual Lancaster Roots & Blues is slated for Friday, 6 February and Saturday, 7 February, 2015. For a limited time, you can reserve your tickets early at just $85 for both days.

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