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Morning Buzz: Busy Saturday with lots to do today

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Being hungry is a horrible thing. Today, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its 22nd annual food drive to combat hunger. Letter carriers will collect non-perishable food donations on that day as they deliver mail along their postal routes. Simply leave an item or two – or even fill a bag – at your mailbox of non perishables (canned goods, crackers, pasta, etc.) and your mail-person will collect them. The food collected will go to local food banks.

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The Long Island Ducks came out hitting last night at the Clipper Magazine Stadium taking an early lead. The Lancaster Barnstormers finally got on the scoreboard in the third inning but it just wasn’t enough last night. The final score was 10-8 witht the Ducks winning. The two face off again tonight here in Lancaster. The Barnstormers are now 10-4.

Lancaster Central Market is open until 2 p.m. today. The Market can trace its roots to 1730 when the City was in its infancy. The Market is sure to offer great ideas for Mother’s Day, including a variety of fresh cut flowers!

Have you been considering joining the YMCA? Enjoy a free one-week guest pass to any Lancaster Family YMCA branch. This offer is valid through 31 May.

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.

Buddy Holly comes alive at the Fulton Theatre. This is the last weekend for the showing. There will be two performances today: 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday the show concludes with a 2 p.m. showing.

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

The Duct Tape Band will perform at Tellus360 tonight. They take the stage at 8 p.m.

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.

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.

A heads up … On Saturday, 24 May there will be a March Against Monsanto at Penn Square. The March will begin at 2 p.m. There will be speakers and workshops as well as vendors and GMO free food samples available to help raise awareness.

While not in the City, many Lancastrians will want to clear their 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.

Next month, Lancaster Area Habitat for Humanity will complete four new energy efficient homes in southwest Lancaster as part of Habitat for Humanity’s Home Builders Blitz 2014. For more information on the Home Builders Blitz or to volunteer and/or make a donation, contact Lancaster Area Habitat for Humanity at 717-392-8836.

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!

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