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Lancaster City Morning Buzz: Saturday, 1 February

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The Run FAR (For A Refugee) Campaign ended yesterday and today Tellus360 will help celebrate. Rich Lucchese set out six months ago to run 1,050 miles for TAK(E) CHARGE, a fundraising organization supporting Church World Service‘s work with refugees. Today, Tellus360 will celebrate with Lucchese with a “wrap up run” beginning at Oregon Dairy and continuing to a “wrap up reception” at Tellus360.

The Lancaster Road Runners Club (LRRC) will meet up today at the Sheetz on Oregon Pike. From there, car pools will travel to the Weiser State Forest in Pine Grove for the First Saturday run. Run, walk or ride.

Registration is now open for Run 4 Luck. The run itself will be Saturday, 15 March and runs through the School Lane Hills Neighborhood. The race benefits the Junior League of Lancaster. Run by yourself or with a team. For more information, go to http://www.run4luck.com/index.html. Registration closes on 13 March.

Biking more your thing? The Lancaster Bike Club has several rides scheduled. For more information, go to www.lancasterbikeclub.org.

Try a yoga session this morning at at Tellus360, 24 E King Street. Class will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday.

The 55th Annual Lancaster Muzzle Loading Rifle Association Gun Show will be held today at Lancaster Farm & Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road. Show times for today is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tomorrow the Show continues from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Lancaster Convention Center will be home to the Keystone Beach Blast Cheer and Dance Tournament on Saturday, 1 February. This is a cheerleading/dance competition.

Win a 10 game pack to the Lancaster Barnstormers for their 10th season The Lancaster Barnstormers wants your 10 favorite memories of the last nine years with the Barnstormers. Share them with the team. Ten winners will be selected. The deadline is 28 February. Winners will be announced on 1 March via the Barnstormers’ website and social media.

Regardless of what your activity is today, be advised there is an Air Quality Alert for the day. The PS Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has issued a Code Orange Alert for the area. This means the air pollution concentrations can become unhealthy enough to cause problems for individuals. Sensitive groups are children, elderly, those with respiratory problems and those with heart or lung issues. The effects can be minimized by limiting strenuous activity outdoors, including exercise.

A final note: Winter this year has been bitterly cold at times. It has taken its toll on everyone, including shelters. The Water Street Ministries has released a list of “immediate needs.” The list is too long to print here in its entirety but reads can go to www.wsm.org/needs to view it. It includes food, toiletries, items for babies and children, specific items for women, items specifically for men, medical items, dental items and miscellaneous items. The Collection Center is located on Conestoga Street at Prince Street.

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