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Lancaster City Morning Buzz: Saturday, 22 February

It’s finally here! This weekend is the Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival. In addition, there is a huge book sale, art galleries and of course Central Market to enjoy today.

Featuring a variety of Blues, Folk, Jazz, Bluegrass, Funk & Soul, Zydeco, Polka, Rock n'Roll, and Reggae, the Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival has something for everyone! Venues are located throughout the City. They are: Tellus360, the Chameleon Club, the Federal Taphouse, the Ware Center, and the Convention Center. With the exception of the Taphouse, each venue will offer two stages. With the exception of the Ware Center, the acts are all 21+.

Tickets range in price from $40 to $169. Readers can purchase tickets online or in person at Tellus360, 24 East King Street. Many groups and organizations have joined together to sponsor this exciting event. The Mayor’s Office of Special Events (MOOSE), Fig Magazine, Series 42,, Tristate Indie, Switch It Up Designs, Vogel marketing Solutions, and WXPN. Follow Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival on Facebook or at

In addition to being one of the host sites for the Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival, Tellus360 will hold a blues music jam session at noon. The session will be led by Corty Byron and Leo DiSanto. Tellus360 is located at 24 East King Street.

Are you a bibliophile?

The Friends of the Lancaster Public Library will hold their annual Winter ReSort Book Sale today through 23 February. The sale is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day and Sunday is half-price day. Over 20,000 books are for sale in a variety of subject matters. The ReSort Center is located at 225 North Marshall Street.

Lancaster Central Market is open today from 6 a.m. to 2 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.

Is getting fit your New Year Resolution? Yoga is a great way to relax, distress and work out. Try Hatha with Beth this morning at 7 a.m. at the West End Yoga Studio. Is 7 a.m. too early? Head over to Tellus360, 24 E King Street. Class is at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Later, at 5 p.m. Tellus360 will hold an informational session concerning their first Tellus360 Trek to Nepal. The trip was scheduled for 12 to 29 October of this year. Joe Devoy, owner at Tellus360, will join Nepal insider Jerry Lapp for this trek about Nepal, Kathmandu and the Himalaya.

February may be Black History Month but mark your calendars now for the African American History Conference on 5 April. The Conference is sponsored by the African American Historical Society of South Central Pennsylvania and will be held at the Thaddeus Stevens School of Technology, 750 East King Street.

The new parking garage in the 400 block of North Queen Street will open Monday!

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