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Lancaster City Morning Buzz: Wednesday, 26 February

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Tonight is Celebrity Bartender Night! Local community members, or “celebrities”, will come behind the bar, raising money and awareness for their favorite non-profits. Tonight’s celebrities are Marshall Snively, Executive Vice President of the Lancaster City Alliance, Martha Good, board member of the YWCA of Lancaster, and Joe Devoy of Tellus360. This first Celebrity Bartender Night will be held at Character's Pub, 38 North Christian Street. The event runs 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The evening benefits the Lancaster City Alliance, YWCA of Lancaster, and Music For Everyone.

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.

Mulberry Art Studio will hold its Wednesday Evening Artist Open Studio this evening. Artists (18+) may draw, sketch or paint a live nude model. Artists should bring their own art supplies. Chairs and tables will be provided. The instructor is fine oil painter and graphic designer Beth Bathe. The Studio is located at 19-21 North Mulberry Street.

Wednesday is Wirelessless Wednesday at Tellus360. This Wednesday enjoy a special performance by Florida-based reggae/funk band Morning Fatty. Show starts at 8 p.m. There is no cover charge. Tonight’s show benefits the Humane League of Lancaster.

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 Lancaster Area Habitat for Humanity is now accepting applications for its homeownership program. There are seven new townhomes in the 600 block of Fairview Avenue. An information session, for those interested, will be held this Saturday, 1 March at 10 a.m. and again on Monday, 3 March at 6:30 p.m. Interested readers should call 717-392-8836 to reserve a seat.

The American Red Cross is in the midst of its Totes of Hope campaign. The Campaign assists local homeless veterans. It is collecting personal care items. Items can be dropped off at any Red Cross office in Central PA. The local office is located at 430 West Orange Street.

Congratulations to Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology. The College has been named as one of the top two-year colleges in the United States by The Aspen Institute.

This winter has wreaked havoc on so many levels, including graduation dates. The School District of Lancaster will hold its graduation ceremony on Wednesday, 11 June. The ceremony will be at 7 pm in the Lancaster County Convention Center.

Tom Wolf is leading the Democratic gubernatorial primary with 36%, according to a tweet this morning from Terry Madonna. Madonna is the director for the Center for Politics and Public Affairs at Franklin & Marshall College.

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