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Morning Buzz: Have a safe Memorial Day Weekend

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Do you really know how safe your food is? Join the March Against Monsanto at Penn Square this afternoon. 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.

The McCaskey Gospel Choir will perform at concert at the high school tonight. The concert is slated for 7 p.m. The school is located at 455 North Reservoir Street.

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

The Lancaster Central Market is open today until 2 p.m. What a great place to get local produce, bread, fresh cut flowers and more!

Art galleries are open throughout the City. Marlin Bert is the featured painter at Artisans Gallery. The Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and is located at 114 North Prince Street. Various artists are featured at the Lancaster County Art Association Downtown Group. The Association is located at 112 West Orange Street. The Red Raven Art Company features Melissa Bryant, Alecia Thomasson and more! Located at 138 North Prince Street, the gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. James Warhol’s exhibit, “Visiting a Pop Icon,” continues at the Demuth Museum. The Museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is located at 120 East King Street. These are just a few of the many galleries and artists that call Lancaster home.

The Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (PCA&D) has a great selection for summer classes, both continuing education classes and youth specific classes. Online registration is now open at www.pcad.edu.

Lancaster’s Urban Olive will be at the Great PA FlavorFest this weekend at the Renaissance Faire. The FlavorFest will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Admission is free! So is the parking and wine sampling. There will be more than 20 different wineries on hand as well as food and craft vendors.

Tellus360, 24 E King Street, offers yoga class on the roof at 9:30 a.m. Things speed up after that though. An Irish Set Dancing Class is scheduled at 11 a.m. Tonight the American Aquarium will perform at 8 p.m. and Aortic Valve will go on stage at 11 p.m.

Books A Million, in Park City, is hosting a book signing today to kick off the Summer Reading Program. Michele White, author of Go Away Worries will be at the store from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. today. Students will be able to pick up papers for the Summer Reading Program at that time.

The Lancaster Public Library is holding a Dungeons & Dragons session today at 1 p.m. Enthusiasts aged 11 to 20 are invited to participate. The Library is located at 125 North Duke Street.

“Wizard of Oz” will be delight children today at the Hole in the Wall Puppet Theatre. The show is scheduled for 11 a.m. and costs $10. Later tonight, at 7:30 p.m., “Legends: Dames & Divas” will be performed. Tickets are $15. Tonight is the final showing. The Theatre is located at 126 North Water Street.

Lavacave will perform tonight at the Pressroom Restaurant. The performance is scheduled for 9 p.m. to midnight. The Pressroom is located at 26 West King Street.

Zoetropolis is showing “Le Weekend” this evening. The film follows a long married couple on vacation in Paris with hopes of finding their romance again, or deciding to cut their losses. Tonight’s showing is 6:30 p.m. The cost is $6-$8. The theater is located at 315 West James Street.

Registration closes today for the annual Smith’s Challenge. The Lancaster Road Runners Club will hold the annual Smith’s Challenge on Sunday, 15 June. The run is held through the County Park. This year is the 26th anniversary of the Smith's Challenge & the 16th for the Mrs. Smith race. The two races will be held on the same day this year. Race time for both is 9 a.m. The men will still run seven miles and the women will run five miles.

The Lancaster Barnstormers fell to the York Revolution last night, 5-7. The two teams will meet again today in York. The Barnstormers are now 18-9 for the season. The Revolution is now 15-12.

The African American Historical Society of South Central Pennsylvania is sponsoring a bus trip to New York today. Those who left early this morning will enjoy a “do as you please” day in the Big Apple. Safe travels to all who are participating.

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

Crashes in the City, or any place where there is a lot of drivers, is not that unusual. However yesterday afternoon, at the corner of West Vine and South Water Streets, the collision involved two Lancaster Coty Police cruisers. According to WGAL, the officers, who were responding to an emergency back-up call, were fine all though both cars had to be towed from the scene.

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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