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Lancaster City Morning Buzz: Monday, 10 February

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Get out today and tomorrow and get your errands done. Enjoy a full day at work or school – as many have not for awhile! Today will be cold, just in the mid 20’s but no more precipitation is expected. Later this week however, specifically Wednesday into Thursday, may be a different story. Take in an art gallery today, learn to knit, just enjoy a walk around the City or stop in at one of many cafés along your way.

Valentine’s Day is this week already! Score twice with Flowers by Paulette! You could win a trip to the NBA Playoffs. If you send one of the participating bouquets, you could win a trip for four to a playoff game. Other prizes are also offered in this “Send and Score” sweepstakes. The florist offers same day delivery on most bouquets. It is a Teleflora shop, making your out of town deliveries smoother as well. The shop, located at 258 North Queen Street, is open today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Over 30 paintings and drawings by the late Robert Cunningham (1924-2010) will be on display at the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (PCA&D) through 28 February. PCA&D is handicapped accessible. The school is located at 204 N Prince Street.

Ruth Bernard, David Brumbach and Michael Allen are the three featured artists currently at Lancaster Galleries. The exhibit continues through Saturday, 15 February. The Gallery is located at 34 North Water Street.

Knitting can be a relaxing craft. Learn how to knit at the Library! This free session is held every Monday at 6:30 p.m. and is for children and teens. The Library is located at 125 North Duke Street.

It’s that time of year when Uncle Sam wants more money. The United Way of Lancaster County’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program helps income eligible residents with free tax preparation. There will be 14 different VITA locations throughout the County. VITA also offers a “Do-It-Yourself” option – a free online program that files both federal and state tax returns at www.FreeTaxPrepLancaster.org. To schedule a free tax preparation appointment, residents should call 2-1-1.

Time is running out to get your tickets for the Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival this weekend. 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 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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