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Memorial Day is a day - or a weekend - when we recall and honor those who gave their lives in military service. Today the Lancaster Chapter of Vietnam Veterans of America and Associates will hold a wreath laying ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in the Greenwood Cemetery on South Queen Street.

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Memorial Day weekend also is the time most pools open. The Lancaster County Park Pool is no different. It is open today 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and tomorrow noon to 7 p.m. The pool will open daily 10 June. Until then, it will be open on the weekends.

The Common Wheel, Lancaster's new community bike center, will host a Sunday Funday bike ride and picnic this mornig. Meet at the Pump house in Reservoir Park at 11 a.m. Join other bike enthusiasts as they bike to County Park and around. Bring your lunch and beverages. The Common Wheel is asking for a $5 donation to support The Common Wheel and future Sunday Funday events.

The Lancaster East Side Market is open today 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The Market premiered last week and will continue on Sundays throughout 26 October. The open air market features organic produce, honey, baked goods, other food items as well as music and art. It is held in Musser Park, 135 North Lime Street.

The Fridge will be tempting pallets today with their Smoked Meat-Morial Weekend. Stop by their place at 534 North Mulberry Street for brisket, pork, ham, sausages, smoked ribs, and more.

Lancaster’s Urban Olive will be at the Great PA FlavorFest today at the Renaissance Faire. The FlavorFest will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free! So is the parking and wine sampling. The FlavorFest offers some of the region’s finest wineries sampling and selling their vintages, cooking demos by area culinary experts, specialty foods for sampling and sale, master artisans, live music, and an interactive crafty kid’s area.

Tellus360, 24 E King Street, offers yoga class on the roof at 12:30 a.m. Things speed up after that though. An Irish Set Dancing Class is scheduled at 5 p.m.

The Mulberry Arts Studio is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ invasion. Various artists use a variety of mediums to express appreciation of the Beatles’. Mulberry Art Studios is located at 21 North Mulberry Street.

The Chameleon Club is celebrating the 80s this afternoon. Sunday at 3 pm and 7 pm! PRiMA Theatre will perform the “80s Re-Lived” at 3 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. today. The Chameleon Club is located at 223 North Water Street.

The Lancaster Barnstormers fell to the York Revolution again last night, 1-2. The two teams will meet again today in York. The Barnstormers are now 18-10 for the season. The loss now places the Barnstormers to the tied for first place position in the League with the Somerset Patriots.

Yesterday nearly 100 people participated in the March Against Monsanto. The event began at Penn Square and, after maybe 20 minutes, moved North up Queen Street to the courtyard at the Hotel Brunswick, across from Binn’s Park. There the GMO Free Lancaster County had arranged several vendors and informational displays and talks. The organization will also have an informational table next Sunday at Long’s Park’s first Summer Music Session.

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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