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Easter will soon be here. Grab the kids and your basket and enjoy some Easter Egg hunts. The First United Methodist Church of Lancaster, 29 East Walnut Street, is holding their annual free egg hunt from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. today. Be sure to sign up first and bring your own basket. Peter Cottontail is hopping on over to the Hall in the Wall Puppet Theatre this morning. The doors open at 10:30 a.m. for “Here Comes Peter Cottontail” which will begin at 11 a.m. Tickets are $10 for this all age appropriate production of a holiday favorite. The Theatre is located at 126 North Water Street. Be sure to stop by Lancaster Central Market today to gather up your Easter basket needs! The Market will be open until 2 p.m. today.

Enjoy the County Park this morning while GPS treasure hunting. Naturalist Mary Ann Schlegel has hidden several caches around the Environmental Center area of the park and it is your turn to find them. The cost of the event is $3. There is an additional fee if you need to borrow GPS units. The event runs 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Take in art gallery today. The Demuth Museum will exhibit James Warhol, nephew of famous artist Andy Warhol. The exhibit will continue through 6 July. Stephen Gambone’s “Fusion Art: Mixed Media by Stephen Gambone” throughout April at the Community Room on King. “Folklore” continues at the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (PCA&D) through 18 April. Local realtor and artist Andy Shiflet is the featured artist this month at Roaring Brook Market. The Hess Gallery always has delightful treasures in store. Metal sculpture John Sokolovich will hold a demonstration this afternoon at the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, 335 North Queen Street. This free demonstration will run 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The works of the late American artist Theresa Bernstein are on display today at the Phillips Museum of Art at Franklin & Marshall College. The Museum is open 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. today.

April is Autism Awareness Month. The Stella & Dot Trunk Show at Sophie Stargazer Boutique aims to raise awareness of Autism. Any online purchases made through the Stella & Dot Page this month will go to the Hollyrod Foundation for Autism Awareness. Penn Cinemas will hold a Sensory Sensitive Cinema this morning. The lights and sound will be adjusted to accommodate sensory- sensitive concerns, according to The Arc of Lancaster County. At 10 a.m. Penn Cinema will show the G-rated animated movie Rio 2. Tickets will be $8 a person!

The Lancaster Public Library holds regular Literacy Classes for those wishing to communicate better in English. Classes are held Tuesdays and Saturdays. Today’s classes are at 11 a.m. Classes are free but do require registration. The Library is located at 125 North Duke Street.

The Library is also hosting a free Superhero Party this morning. While the teens head over to Penn Cinema to watch Chris Evans in the latest Captain America flick, the younger children, aged three to seven, will enjoy donning their favorite superhero outfits and having a superhero party at the Lancaster Public Library. The party starts at 10:30 a.m. in the Bates Auditorium.

The Red Rose Council of the Blind will meet today at the Ware Center, 42 North Prince Street. The open meeting will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Community Room.

The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer is holding a Battle of the Bands this afternoon at the Lancaster Farm & Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road. Four local bands will be performing. Tickets are $15 at the door.

Nicole Zell will perform this evening at The Pressroom, 26 West King Street. She takes the stage 9 p.m. to midnight. The Fishtank Ensemble will perform at Tellus360, 24 East King Street, at 8 p.m. tonight. Tickets are $15.

The City is full of things to do and see and therefore the events above listed are by no means a comprehensive list, especially on such a beautiful day as today. Subscribe to receive updates on events and happenings that keep Lancaster City Buzz-ing!

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