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Lancaster City Morning Buzz: Thursday, 6 February

Tickets on sale now for the Lancaster Roots & Blues
Lancaster Roots & Blues

A re-freeze overnight and power outages have caused many schools and businesses to issue delays this morning. The Snow Emergency in Lancaster City has expired but the problem now is power outages and downed trees. PPL Electric Utilities is reporting over 17,000 outages in Lancaster County, as of 5 a.m. Amtrak service is still disrupted due to the icy storm.

Ann Johnson will present “Pollinator Garden Design,” beginning today at the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (PCA&D). Learn how to use a variety of native plants to create a pollinator friendly garden. Students will also learn how to create a habitat for bees. Classes will be held Thursdays from 6 February through 10 April. Class time is 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The cost for the 10 session class, non credit class is $300.

Misty Bastian is scheduled to speak at Franklin & Marshall College today on "The Tangibility of Ancestors: Being in Touch with Spirits on Two Continents." Bastian is a Lewis Audenreid Professor of History and Archaeology, Department of Anthropology, F&M. The talk is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. at the Ann & Richard Barshinger Center for Musical Arts. The lecture is free and open to the public.

David Saladik, of MASS Design, will speak at F&M today at 5 p.m. as part of the Conrad Nelson Lecture Series. His presentation is titled “Designed to Heal.” The lecture is free and open to the public. It will be held in the Stahr Auditorium.

Arsenic and Old Lace is currently at the Fulton. The comedy runs through 16 February. The Fulton is located at 12 North Prince Street. Tonight’s performance begins at 7:30 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) from 10 January through 28 February. PCA&D is handicapped accessible. The school is located at 204 N Prince Street.

Ruth Bernard, David Brumbach and Michael Allen are the three featured artists currently at Lancaster Galleries. The exhibit continues through Saturday, 15 February. The Gallery is located at 34 North Water Street.

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 The Festival is still accepting volunteers too!

The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics begin tonight. You can watch the events beginning at 8 p.m. on NBC,

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