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Lancaster City Morning Buzz: Saturday, 5 April

The African American History Conference will be held today.
The African American History Conference will be held today.
African American History Conference

There is much ado in Lancaster today. The Relay for Life continues. Lancaster Central Market is open until 2 p.m. today. Begin your day de-stressing with Yoga in the Studio at Tellus360 at 9:30 a.m.

Over 1 million new cancer cases will be diagnosed this year alone, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS) statistics. Cancer remains the second most common cause of death in America. Each year, thousands of people across the nations join together for their local annual Relay for Life. This weekend Franklin & Marshall will host Relay for Life. The event will be held 5 p.m. today through 5 a.m. Saturday. Registration is at 5 p.m. followed by an Opening Ceremony at 6 p.m. A Luminaria Ceremony will be held at 9 p.m. At 10 p.m. will be Pantene Beautiful Lengths. The Closing Ceremony will be at 4 p.m. There will be dance performances and food and prizes.

The African American History Conference will be 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.

Several Lancaster area artists showed their artwork last night during First Friday. Most of the exhibits will run throughout April.

On Tuesdays and Saturdays the Lancaster Public Library holds regular Literacy Classes for those wishing to communicate better in English. Tuesday classes are at 1 p.m. and Saturday classes are at 11 a.m. Classes are free but do require registration. The Library is located at 125 North Duke Street.

The Red Rose Coin Club of Lancaster will hold its semi-annual coin show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Lancaster Farm & Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road.

Do you like chocolate? Clear your calendar then for the Peter Cottontail Tea Party with La Petite Patisserie and Miesse Candies on Saturday, 5 April. The party will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will be held at Miesse Candy Factory. The charge is $15 for children 12 and under. Adults are $30. On the menu is salad, chocolate chip scones, tea sandwhiches, raspberry fruit tarts, Miesse chocolate salted caramels and more!

Today is free admission day at the North Museum of Natural History and Science. The museum features a health exhibit and will be open today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is located at 400 College Avenue.

Lancaster Catholic High School will be putting on Oklahoma! The musical is scheduled through 6 April. The shows on Saturday are at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday matinee is at 2 p.m. Reserved seating is $14. General admission is $12 for adults and $7 for students. Contact Tony Brill at or call the Performing Arts Office at 717-509-0310 to reserve your tickets.

Congratulations to 22 year old Envincii Dixon, a boxer from here in Lancaster. He faced Edgardo Torres at the Liacouras Center yesterday in Philadelphia. Dixon won both bouts, the first being a KO and the second was won by a technical. Dixon, who weighed in at 144, now stands at 4-4-1, according to David P Greisman of

Blue Light Special will perform tonight at 551 West. They take the stage at 9 p.m.

Lancaster City Public Works will be flushing water distribution mains beginning 6 April. The flushing will be done between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Get out your calendars and save these dates! Tellus360 will host the 6th annual LAUNCH Music Conference on 18 & 19 April. The Second Annual Lancaster Roots & Blues is slated for Friday, 6 February and Saturday, 7 February, 2015. For a limited time, you can reserve your tickets early at just $85 for both days.

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