Lancaster is buzzing with activity today as the ArtWalk, the Lancaster Barnstormers and gardening sessions are just a few of the many activities throughout the area today. Among the many activities today is also the 32nd Commencement at the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design. And of course, Central Market is open today until 2 p.m.
The ArtWalk is an incredible event held every spring and fall in Lancaster. Today the event runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and it concludes Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Be sure to share your images and thoughts this weekend, using the hashtag #lancartwalk.
The Lancaster Barnstormers fell to the Somerset Patriots 8-6 last night in the first of a three day series at home. Tonight is Lampeter-Strasburg Spirit School Night, sponsored by Engle Printing. Fireworks tonight too! Tickets are still available for tonight’s 7 p.m. game. The Barnstormers are now 4-3.
The Penn State Master Gardeners of Lancaster County will hold their 11th annual plant sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road (off Rt. 72 at the Honda Sign --- turn onto Service Road) in Lancaster. The prices will range from $2 for drought-resistant plants, perennials and annuals. Soil test kits will also be available.
The Community Days Carnival concludes today at Buchanan Park, on Race Avenue. The Bond House will be dedicated in a ceremony honoring area WWII veterans. There will be rides, live music and carnival style games.
The PCA&D will hold its 32nd annual commencement Saturday. The commencement speaker will be Deborah Obalil, executive director for the Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design. During the ceremonies, Gail Anderson, designer, writer, and educator, will receive an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, according to Mary Colleen Heil, PCA&D president. The commencement will be held at 11 a.m. in the Ann & Richard Barshinger Center for Musical Arts in Hensel Hall at Franklin & Marshall College.
The Senior Show & Celebration will be on exhibit at the PCA&D through 30 May. Admission to the gallery is free. May gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays.
Handcrafted works by Czech and Slovak women will be exhibited at Delikatni, 24 North Mulberry Street. The exhibit is “Honoring Mothers.”
Tellus360, 24 E King Street, offers yoga class on the roof on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. At 1 p.m. join in a screen-printing Workshop at Tellus360. The cost of the workshop is $40 and is open to all ages.
On Tuesdays and Saturdays the Library holds regular Literacy Classes for those wishing to communicate better in English. Saturday classes are at 11 a.m. Classes are free but do require registration. The Library will also hold their annual Library Lovers Art Auction today. The Library is located at 125 North Duke Street.
Aaron Shiflet will be the featured artist at Roaring Brook Market this month. 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.
James Warhol will exhibit at the Demuth Museum. The exhibit by Andy Warhol’s nephew will continue through 6 July.
Thorton Wilder’s Our Town will be performed at the Ware Center, 42 North Prince Street. Performances are 7:30 p.m. tonight and at 2 p.m. on Sunday.
Buddy Holly comes alive at the Fulton Theatre. The show continues through 11 May.
Carmen & David’s Creamery, 25 North Prince Street, has announced their spring hours. They will also be open Saturdays 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sundays 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Mondays through Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays they will be open noon to 10 p.m.
Pianist Robin Spielberg will perform her “Dreaming of Summer” concert at the Ware Center tonight. General admission for the 7:30 p.m. show is $20. Seniors are $18 and students are $5. The Ware Center is located at 42 North Prince Street.
Chris Rattie & The Brush Valley Rumblers will perform at Tellus360 tonight.
The Lancaster Group of the Sierra Club will hold a Great PA Cleanup event at Landis Woods Park in nearby Manheim Township. The Park is located up Route 501/Lititz Pike, just before Neffsville off of Meadow Road. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon and will consist of pulling out invasive plants.
The flushing of the water distribution system by Lancaster Public Works is continues through 30 May. If your water appears cloudy, let it run for a moment. If the problem continues, call the Water Quality Lab at 717-291-4818.
The City is full of things to do and see and therefore the events above listed are by no means a comprehensive list. Subscribe to receive updates on events and happenings that keep Lancaster City Buzz-ing!