Ah, Friday! Today begins the long Memorial Day weekend. The weather is expected to be nicer than the last few days. What a great night for a first anniversary celebration too!
Zoetropolis is one year old! This weekend Zoetropolis is celebrating its belated one year anniversary from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. The anniversary event is fee. The theater 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. Tonight is also Beer and Wine Night at Zoetropolis. That will begin at 7 p.m. and is $8. The theater is located at 315 West James Street.
The Lancaster Seminary’s book sale concludes today. The sale will run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sale will be held on the lower level of the Schaff Library, at the corner of West James Street and College Avenue.
Herbie will perform tonight at 8 p.m. at Tellus360. Grab your dancing shoes! Cover charge is just $5. For tickets and more information, visit Tellus360 at www.tellus360.com.
Local favorite Corty Byron will perform next door at Annie Bailey’s tonight. He will perform from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. The Pub is located at 28-30 East King Street.
Today is the deadline for pre-registration for the the Lancaster Red Rose Run. The Run will be Saturday, 7 June. The five mile run begins at 8 a.m. There will also be a wheelchair race at 7:55 a.m. and a kids run at 9:30 a.m. The kids run is a fun run designed for youth age 10 and under and is about a mile and a half. You may also register as a team with a minimum of three people. Nearly 50 awards – medals and monetary – will be awarded for the top finishers. To register, go to www.lancasterredroserun.com.
The Lancaster Barnstormers won last night, with a two run homer in the bottom of the 10th inning! The Barnstormers finished the first inning on top of the Bridgeport Bluefish, leading 2-1. Lancaster scored one more run in the fourth and the Bluefish followed with one in the fifth. The Bluefish then tied it up, 3 all, in the eighth. In the 10th inning, Cole Garner hit the winning two run homer, ending 5-3. The Barnstormers now stand at 18-8 for the season. Today the team travels to York for a four day series with the York Revolution. The Revolution is 14-11 for the season currently.
Registration closes tomorrow, Saturday, 24 May, 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.
Tomorrow, 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.
The Common Wheel, Lancaster's new community bike center, will host a Sunday Funday bike ride and picnic on Sunday, 25 May. Meet at the Pumphouse in Reservoir Park at 11 a.m. Join other bike enthusiasts as they bike to Central 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 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.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will hold an open house on next Thursday, 29 May, concerning the nearby Peach Bottom nuclear power plant. The purpose of the open house is to discuss the agency’s annual review of safety performance at the plant. The open house will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and is open to the public. Exelon Generation Co. LLC operates the twin-reactor plant, which is located in Delta, York County. The meeting will be held at the Peach Bottom Inn, at 6085 Delta Road, Delta.
PPL Electric Utilities has posted its quarterly price. The new price, effective 1 June, will be 9.036 cents per kilowatt-hour. It is currently 8.754 cents per kWh. The price to compare for small business customers will be 9.585 cents per kilowatt-hour. That current price is 10.391 cents per kWh. PPL also announced a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.3725 per share payable 1 July to shareowners of record as of 10 June 2014.
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!