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Lancaster City Morning Buzz: Sunday, 9 February

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Forget snow and power outages. Let’s talk Walking Dead! The popular AMC show returns tonight! The Federal Taphouse is having a party to celebrate. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Watch the show on the 130 inch screen with state of the art sound system. Enjoy trivia, prizes, drink specials and a zombie themed menu! There is no cover charge for the 21+ event. The Federal Taphouse is located at 201 North Queen Street.

Valentine’s Day is this week already! Flowers by Paulette will be open today from noon to 3 p.m. to help with those last minute orders. The shop is located at 258 North Queen Street.

The Suburban Pennsylvania Spring Home Show will be held today at the Lancaster County Convention Center. Today at noon Kathy Wakile, dubbed the “Goddess of Cannoli” and a star from the Real Housewives of New Jersey, will appear on the Lifestyle Stage. Visit www.LancasterHomeShow.com for additional guests and presentations. The show will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door.

Arsenic and Old Lace is currently at the Fulton. The comedy runs through 16 February. The Fulton is located at 12 North Prince Street.

Millersville University will host the Louis Vyner Competition today at 2 p.m. at the Ware Center. Louis Vyner, a former professor at MU, was the first conductor for the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra in 1947. Tickets can be reserved at www.artsmu.com.

Time is running out to get your tickets for the Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival? This is probably the area’s largest music festival! 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 www.lancasterrrotsandblues.com. The Festival is still accepting volunteers too!

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.

It’s that time of year when Uncle Sam wants more money. 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 www.FreeTaxPrepLancaster.org. To schedule a free tax preparation appointment, residents should call 2-1-1.

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