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Lancaster City Morning Buzz: Monday, 17 February

Today is President’s Day. As such schools and government offices, banks and postal services are generally closed. The School District of Lancaster is among those closed. Lancaster County offices will be closed Monday. They will reopen Tuesday at 8:30 a.m.

The Historic Commission normally meets the third Monday of each month. However, due to President’s Day holiday, it will instead meet on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Southern Market Center, 100 South Queen Street.

The Housing Authority also normally meets the third Monday and will change its meeting to Tuesday. It meets at 4:30 p.m. at the Authority’s offices, 325 Church Street.

Building Character is having a large warehouse sale today. Sale hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

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.

Franklin & Marshall College will show “The Cultures Behind the Conflict: Israel and Palestinian Narratives in Film” Monday evening. Open to the public, this film is a story of two Palestinian childhood friends recruited for a terroristic attack. The film, titled “Paradise Now,” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. in the Stahr Auditorium in Stager Hall.

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

The Lancaster County Postcard Club will meet at 7 p.m. at the Farm and Home Center on Arcadia Road. This month’s program will be member participation using with the theme, A Favorite Postcard.

The Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival is this coming weekend. 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

Are you spending your day off working on your taxes? 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 To schedule a free tax preparation appointment, residents should call 2-1-1.

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