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Lancaster City Morning Buzz: Saturday, 18 January

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Today – like most days – is a busy day in Lancaster. Today provides residents a day to get out and get active, to prepare for the future and to help others. Try some yoga. Join other runners on the Polar Bear run this morning. Attend an Admissions Open House at a local art school. Donate blood. End your day supporting the Big Brothers, Big Sisters. And of course, there is always the arts to explore.

Is getting fit your New Year Resolution? Try a yoga session at Tellus360, 24 E King Street. Class today is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Is cycling more your speed? The Lancaster Bike Club has several rides scheduled. For more information, go to www.lancasterbikeclub.org.

The Sierra Club-Lancaster Group will host the 4th Annual Polar Bear 5K (2014). This trail race shows support for the environment and specifically the plight of polar bears, the most well-known victims of global warming. The event will be held in beautiful snow covered Lancaster County Central Park. It starts at 10 a.m.

Are you interested in taking classes? PCA&D will hold an Open House on Saturday, 18 January from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Bring your portfolio. Meet the faculty as well as current students and alumni. Discuss financial aid options. Readers should register to attend the open house at http://www.pcad.edu/openhouse. The application fee will be waived for those who apply during the Open House. The spring catalog is available at www.pcad.edu/ce.

January is National Volunteer Blood Donor Month. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church is hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive on 18 January. The drive will run 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The church is located at 440 St Joseph Street. This drive is sponsored by Troop 16.

Lancaster is full of volunteer opportunities and events this week. Big Brother, Big Sisters are holding their 5th Annual Men Cooking from the Heart on Saturday. Local celebrities and elected officials will be cooking up a delightful dinner. There will also be a silent auction of various items to fitness centers, sports events, performance events, local businesses, and other items. For more information, visit www.bbbslancastre.org.

The North Museum of Natural History & Science presents Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids and Meteors through 20 January. The museum is known for its hands-on learning experiences and large planetarium. It is located at 400 College Avenue. On Saturday, 18 January, the North Museum is holding its Chocolate Moose Gala fundraiser at The Ware Center, 42 North Prince Street. Come out at 6 p.m. for a chocolate filled benefit auction fundraiser.

The F&M Players will perform "Into the Woods"16 – 18 January in the Schnader Theater at the Roschell Performing Arts Center. The play is based on a book by F&M '71 alum James Lapine.

The Lancaster Symphony Orchestra will perform an 18th-century-style performance of Mozart this week. The performances will be at 3 and 8 p.m. today. They will be at the Fulton Opera House, 12 N. Prince Street.

Tickets are now on sale for many exciting events at the Ware Center, North Prince Street. Upcoming events include: Allegro Chamber Orchestra on 23 January; a play titled “Humble Honor Witness to Gettysburg” on 25 January; An Evening of Chamber Music on 31 January; the FamFunFest on 1 February; and the day long Red Rose & Shamrock Irish Music Festival on Saturday, 8 February.

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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