An Open Air Market opens today at Musser Park. The Lancaster East Side Market will be held Sundays today through the end of October. The market, which runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will grow to be a combination farmer’s market and entertainment venue. Today’s music will be provided by Nick diSanto, Ben & Joe, and Dixie Cats.
Those who served during the Second World War will be honored today at the Lancaster County Historical Society at its WWII Encampment. Re-enactors will bring to life the war as well as the Homefront. The encampment will be held today 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Historical Society, North President and Marietta Avenues. The event is free. A WWII bi-plane is scheduled for a flyover this afternoon as well.
The Lancaster Irish American Cultural Society is meeting today at Tellus360, 24 East King Street. The Society will meet at 1:30 p.m. For more information, go to www.lancasterirish.org.
The Lancaster Barnstormers shut out the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (SOMD) last night, winning 6-0. The Barnstormers are now 14-7. They are in Maryland again today. This afternoon is the final game in a three game series at SOMD. The Barnstormers return home tomorrow.
Cassette Tapes. Big hair. Do you remember the 80’s? Prima Theatre will bring them alive again today at 3 p.m. the Chameleon Club, 223 North Water Street. Tickets can be purchased yet at www.primatheatre.com.
The Lancaster School of Ballet will host a fairy tale tea party today at the Iris Club. There will be tea sandwiches, petit fours, desserts, raffle prizes, baskets, and crafts for children. The tea will benefit the ballet school’s scholarship fund. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children under 12. The Iris Club is located at 323 North Duke Street.
The Lancaster Symphony will perform Beethoven and Brahms this evening. They will perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 and Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2. The 7:30 p.m. performance will be at the Fulton Theater, 12 North Prince Street.
No yoga experience is necessary. Everyone is invited to a Core Yoga Workshop at West End Yoga Studio, 221 West Walnut Street. Jonina Turzi will be incorporating yoga poses with therapeutic alignment principles. The workshop is from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $25.
Do you really know how safe your food is? Tonight’s monthly Environmental Movie Night at Tellus360 is a “must see.” The movie, Genetic Roulette – The Gamble of Our Lives, will be shown at 7 p.m. The movie reveals how genetically modified food is actually causing many diseases and illness rates to rise. The movie is 85 minutes.
Do you know how to preserve your own food? Is food safety a priority for you and your family? The Environmental Education Center of the County Department of Parks and Recreation will host a class at 2 p.m. today on food safety and preservation. The class is designed for those 18 or older and will be led by naturalist Lisa Sanchez. There is a $5 per person cost for this two hour session.
Genetic Roulette – The Gamble of Our LiveOn 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.
Brett Hart, founder of ParadoxLabs, became one of the first in the eCommerce field to become a Magento Certified Solution Specialist at the recent eCommerce event, Magento Imagine. ParadoxLabs is a web development company, founded by Hart in 2002, that specializes in Magento Imagine. Paradox Labs is located at 153 East King Street, Suite 210.
A new indoor trampoline park is set to open next month. The Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park is now hiring more than 100 employees for its new park at 1701 Hempstead Road. The park is set to open in late June 2014.
CASA – the Court Appointed Special Advocates – raised $50,000 last month at its second annual “I Am for the Child” Community Awareness Breakfast. Learn more about CASA at www.casalancaster.org.
Friday night there was another hanging at the Lancaster County Prison. Nathan Nixdorf, in prison for a parole violation, hung himself, according to Associated Press reports. This is the second apparent suicide at the prison in less than a month.
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!