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Lancaster City Morning Buzz: Tuesday, 4 March

Happy Fasnacht Day
Happy Fasnacht Day

Happy Fasnacht Day! Every Lancastrian knows this Pennsylvania Dutch tradition! Today is the day we use the lard in the house before Lent. Tradition holds that if you eat a Fasnacht – a donut – today, then you will have good luck for the rest of the year.

Roaring Brook Market will have their healthy interpretation of the beloved Lancaster tradition, the Fasnacht, today from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The donut dessert will be available for just $1.50/piece. Roaring Brook Market is located at 155 East King Street.

Lancaster Central Market will no doubt have a wide selection of fasnachts today as well. Stop by the Stoltzfus Homestyle Bakery for some good Pennsylvania Dutch foods. Shady Maple is another “must” on your stops today. The Market, located at 23 North Market Street, will be open 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

Today is also referred to as Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras, depending obviously on the ethnic background. No matter what you call, it is a great excuse to celebrate before Lent.

Commonwealth on Queen has announced its Mardi Gras Specials. Stop in the café at 301 North Queen Street for Smokey Sausage Gray and Herb Biscuits or the Market Muffaletta Sandwich. Naturally there will be King Cake Cookies. The cookies have pecan praline icing. Commonwealth on Queen is open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

Celebrate Irish Mardi Gras tonight at Tellus360 with Steely Jam and blues legends Willie Marble Xperience! The performance begins at 7 p.m. The fleadh (festival in Irish) will include Mardi Gras inspired drinks! Tellus360 is located at 24 East King Street.

The Belvedere is also hosting a Mardi Gras Party tonight. There is no cover charge tonight, but you do have to be 21, to enjoy DJ Jimmy Pretzel. The party goes 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the 402 North Queen Street location. Bring your own beads, masks and feathers!

Today is Taco Tuesday Community Meal Night. Hosted by Community Haus, every Tuesday at 6 p.m. friends and neighbors (city residents) are invited to a community dinner. Enjoy a free meal and conversation with your neighbors. The Community Haus is located at 428 South Prince Street.

The International Studies Program at Franklin & Marshall College will present The Politics of Humanitarianism. This is actually the third in a series of five talks. The lecture is free and open to the public. It will be held at 4:45 p.m. in the Lisa Bonchek Adams Auditorium in Kaufman Hall.

Tonight, the Library offers Legos & More as well as a Teen Gaming session. . On Tuesdays and Saturdays the 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.

Congratulations, Lindsay Gorsuch. She is the winner of the 10 Game Pack. The Lancaster Barnstormers are looking for host families. If you are interested in hosting a ballplayer for the season, click here. Applications are due by next Sunday, 9 March. Single game tickets for the Lancaster Barnstormers are now available. Stop by Clipper Stadium on Prince Street today to get your tickets.

“Folklore” will be the featured exhibit at the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (PCA&D) through 18 April. The contemporary works of art by Amy Cutler, Clare Grill, Clare Rojas and others will be featured during the month long exhibit. PCA&D is handicapped accessible. The school is located at 204 N Prince Street.

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 Lancaster Road Runners Club (LRRC) will meet up Tuesday run at Long’s Park. Click HERE for a list of upcoming runs.

Richardo Perry, 19, of Lancaster, has been charged with aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs. Perry was one of four people stopped by Maine State Police Sunday. The police had found 35 bags of heroin during the traffic stop, according to the Kennebec Journal. Perry’s bail was set at $15,000.

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