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Lancaster has busy Week Ahead

The Historic Preservation Trust will hold a HIgh Tea
The Historic Preservation Trust will hold a HIgh Tea
Historical Preservation Trust

Lancaster City, as usual, has much to offer this week ahead. The Historic Preservation Trust will hold a high tea this week. The Barnstormers have a full week ahead. The Occupational Development Center will hold its 57th Annual Craft & Vendor Fair this week. Tellus360 not only offers a full musical week but also Yoga on the Roof is back. This weekend a short trip outside the City will entice with National Train Day and BrewFest.


If you missed Lancaster ArtWalk this past weekend, you can still view the various exhibits at galleries throughout the City. The majority of the galleries are open during the week and Saturdays.

The Senior Show continues at the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (PCA&D) through 30 May. Admission to the gallery is free. May gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays.

Wildlife lovers have until Wednesday to catch a look at Manheim photographer Chuck Rineer’s “The Eyes Have It, 3rd Edition.” Rineer’s exhibit is hosted in the Art Space of the East Building at the Lancaspeter Campus of HACC – Harrisburg Area Community College. Rineer’s photographs for this exhibit were taken at the Wolf Sanctuary of PA. The exhibit hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Aaron Shiflet will be the featured artist at Roaring Brook Market this month. On Saturday, 10 May aspiring artists can join Shiflet from 2 p.m.m to 5 p.m. in a Still Life Drawing Class. Shiflet is a Lancaster City artist, a realtor, a musician, and the founder of The Fulton Street Arts Cooperative. His exhibit, “From Local Life,” will run through 31 May. The Market is located at 155 East King Street.

James Warhol will exhibit at the Demuth Museum. The exhibit by Andy Warhol’s nephew will continue through 6 July.

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.


The Lancaster Barnstormers have a full schedule this week. Monday finishes up a home series against the Somerset Pirates. Tuesday the team heads to Long Island for three days. The Long Island Ducks then follow our Barnstormers home for three more games. Once here, Friday’s game is Catholic School Spirit Night. Saturday is Hempfield School Spirit Night as well as fireworks. Sunday is the 10th Anniversary Celebration Mother’s Day and the Home Depot Kids Work Shop.

Community Events

The 57th Annual Craft & Vendor Fair will be held Saturday at the ODC – the Occupational Development Center. Vendors, crafts, flower sale, a bake sale and entertainment will all be part of the day. The ODC is located at 640 Martha Avenue.

Food & Drink

Enjoy an English High Tea with the Historic Preservation Trust on Saturday. Reservations are required. The Tea will be held Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at the Sehner-Ellicott-von Hess House, 123 North Prince Street.

Carmen & David’s Creamery, 25 North Prince Street, has announced their spring hours. They will be open Sundays 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Mondays through Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays they will be open noon to 10 p.m. Saturday hours are 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

While not in the City, many Lancastrians will want to clear their Saturday schedule and head up the Renaissance Fairgrounds for the sixth annual BrewFest at Mount Hope. BrewFest offers unlimited beer sampling, free food and live music. Admission is $45 at the gate or $40 online.


Lancaster Public Works will continue to flush the water distribution system through 30 May. Each main will be cleaned during this period. The flushing may cause city residents to notice a cloudiness to their water and a drop in water pressure during the flushing. If your water appears cloudy, let it run for a moment. If the problem continues, call the Water Quality Lab at 717-291-4818.

Health & Fitness

Click HERE for a list of upcoming runs. The 38th Annual Red Rose Run is next month but you can register today! To register, go to

Biking more your thing? The Lancaster Bike Club has several rides scheduled. For more information, go to

Tellus360, 24 E King Street, offers yoga class on the roof on Tuesday and Wednesday at 6 p.m. and again on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Yoga on the Roof will also be held Sunday at 12:30 p.m. The West End Yoga, 221 West Walnut Street, holds classes throughout the week as well.

Library Events

Knitting can be a relaxing craft. Learn how to knit at the Library! This free session is held every Monday at 6:30 p.m. and is for children and teens. The Library also holds Citizenship Lancaster classes at 6 p.m. every Monday. The sessions are designed to help people become citizens of the US. Registration is required. To register, call the Library at 717-394-2651 ext. 105. Tuesday, the Library offers Legos & More as well as a Teen Gaming session. The Lancaster Public Library’s History Book Club meets Wednesday. Wednesday’s discussion will be chapters eight through 12 of The Making of Europe: Conquest, Colonization, and Cultural Change. The second Thursday of each month is SyFan Book Club at the Library. This Thursday is Star Wars: The Truce at Bakura. 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.

Music & Dance

The Gemini Syndrome is scheduled to perform at the Chameleon Club on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Kill Devil Hill will perform Saturday at 7 p.m. there.

On Thursday, the Donald Sinta Quartet will play at the Trust Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. The Center is located at 37 North Market Street.

The Sugarhill Gang will perform at The Village Nightclub on Saturday. The Hip-Hop band will take the stage at 8 p.m.

Grab your dancing shoes! Buddy Holly comes alive at the Fulton Theatre. The show continues through 11 May.

It’s a busy week at Tellus360 this week. Tuesday is Twang Tuesday. Hog/Maw will take the stage at 7 p.m. Wednesday is Wirelessless Wednesday with DJ Salinger. Lavacave will perform Thursday at 8 p.m. and Shrimpboat will perform Friday at 9 .m. On Saturday, the Duct Tape Band will perform at 8 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m. is another Jam Session. Corty Byron will the session. For tickets and more information on this week’s performances, visit Tellus360 at

National Train Days

This weekend – 10 & 11 May – is the 7th Annual National Train Days. The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Strasburg is celebrating! Activities over the weekend will include a scavenger hunt, events for the kids, an operating O gauge model train displays, Operation Lifesaver and more.


The Lancaster Butterfly and Entomological Club will meet from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday. The meeting will be held in the Kinsey Room of the North Museum.

On Thursday, the Lancaster Canoe and Kayak Club will meet to discuss a Western rafting trip. The meeting will be at 7 p.m., at 2173 Embassy Drive.

SACA – Spanish American Civic Association

SACA is holding a fundraiser Fiesta on Thursday, 15 May. The party is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 545 Pershing Avenue. Tickets are $40 per person.

Lancaster City is located in South Central Pennsylvania. Home to over 60,000 people, it is the County Seat. As such, this is by no means a comprehensive listing of events this week.

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