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The Week Ahead: 10 March – 16 March 2014

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Spring is in the air. St. Paddy’s Day is fast approaching and with it the first King Street Seisiún. The Lancaster Barnstormers are busy preparing for opening day. Lancaster is again full of various events and happenings this week.

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Art

“Folklore” will be the featured exhibit at the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (PCA&D) through 18 April. The contemporary works of art by Amy Cutler, Clare Grill, Clare Rojas and others will be featured during the month long exhibit. Multidisciplinary artist Elizabeth Duffy will speak at the “Artist Talk” on 11 March. Her work is influenced by feminist art, an itinerant way of life, and the confluence of art with everyday life, according to her own site. The talk is scheduled for 10 a.m. PCA&D is handicapped accessible. The school is located at 204 N Prince Street.

Mulberry Art Studio will hold its Wednesday Evening Artist Open Studio this evening. Artists (18+) may draw, sketch or paint a live nude model. Artists should bring their own art supplies. Chairs and tables will be provided. The instructor is fine oil painter and graphic designer Beth Bathe. The Studio is located at 19-21 North Mulberry Street.

Barnstormers

Single game tickets for the Lancaster Barnstormers are now available. Stop by Clipper Stadium on Prince Street today to get your tickets. The first home game is scheduled for 1 May.

Blood Drive

Lancaster General Hospital (LGH) will hold a blood drive at Thaddeus Stevens College on Wednesday, 12 March and Thursday, 13 March. The Drive will be held in the Miller Conference Room from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The College is located at 750 East King Street. Donors must be 16 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds.

Community

VisionCorps is holding its 2nd Look Lancaster monthly Awareness Event on Thursday, 13 March. The event will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Hamilton Ballroom at Wheatland Place and will feature Shumaker PDT. The Wheatland Place was home of the Hamilton Watch Company in the 50's. Learn about the mission of VisionCorps mission during this fun social gathering. Light refreshments and food will be provided by Greenfield Inn. This event is free.

Water Street Ministries’ Annual Dinner will be held on Thursday, 13 March at Calvary Church, 1051 Landis Valley Road. The dinner is scheduled for 6 p.m. RSVP to Karen Hoffman at khoffman@wsm.org.

Strut your stuff Sunday in the 1st Annual Kiss Me I’m __-rish Pub Parade. This unique parade, which will be led by Lancaster City Police’s Mounted Units, will step off at 1:30 p.m. at POUR. About 3:30 p.m. the party will parade over to the Springhouse Taproom. At 5 p.m. the party joins in at Tellus360 before heading next door to Annie Bailey’s at 6 p.m. The event is sponsored by ThingsToDoLancasterPA.com and Roda Marketing.

Winter this year has been bitterly cold at times. It has taken its toll on everyone, including shelters. The Water Street Ministries has released a list of “immediate needs.” The list is too long to print here in its entirety but reads can go to www.wsm.org/needs to view it. It includes food, toiletries, items for babies and children, specific items for women, items specifically for men, medical items, dental items and miscellaneous items. The Collection Center is located on Conestoga Street at Prince Street.

Food & Drinks

Monday is Service Industry Night at the Federal Taphouse, 201 North Queen Street, from 9 p.m. to midnight. Tuesday is Flight Night from 5 p.m. to close and Trivia Night by CNP Trivia from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesdays are Dirty Dozen and every Sunday is a Walking Dead Party. Watch the Walking Dead on the large screen and play some related trivia.

Government

Lancaster City Council will meet Tuesday. The meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Southern Market Center, 100 South Queen Street, in Room 4.

Health & Fitness

The Lancaster Road Runners Club (LRRC) will meet up Tuesday run at Long’s Park. Click HERE for a list of upcoming runs.

Biking more your thing? The Lancaster Bike Club has several rides scheduled. For more information, go to www.lancasterbikeclub.org.

Is getting fit your New Year Resolution? Try a yoga session at West End Yoga, 221 West Walnut Street. Tellus360, 24 E King Street, also offers a yoga class on Saturday at 9:30 a.m.

Join Justin from Prana Functional Manual Therapy for a running symposium for all age levels on 18 March. There will be a Fun Run around Lancaster’s West End at 6:30 p.m. followed by symposium at 7:15 p.m. The first presentation will be a running presentation by physical therapist Justin Geissinger. Next Mark Amway, owner of The Inside Track, will speak on Shoe and Inserts. The final talk will be Running Specific Strength and Endurance Training by Angela Myers. Myers is a personal trainer and the co-owner of Empower Training Systems. Readers interested in attending should RSVP to info@pranapt.com by 14 March.Running Presentation by Physical Therapist Justin Geissinger, Shoe and Insert Talk by Mark Amway, Owner - The Inside Track and Running-specific Strength and Endurance Training by Angela Myers, Personal Trainer & Co-owner of Empower Training Systems

History

The 2014 Gourmet Gala, the annual fundraiser for the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County, will be held on Sunday, 18 May, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the historic Mylin House (1787) and the Cultural Center at Willow Valley Communities in Willow Street. A Gourmet Gala ticket costs $75 for members of the Historic Preservation Trust or the Central Pennsylvania Preservation Society or $85 for non-members. A block of 10 tickets may be purchased for $650. Visit www.hptrust.org for additional information.

Library Events

Knitting can be a relaxing craft. Learn how to knit at the Library! This free session is held every Monday at 6:30 p.m. and is for children and teens. Tuesday, the Library offers Legos & More as well as a Teen Gaming session. The Lancaster Public Library’s History Book Club meets Wednesday. On Tuesdays and Saturdays the Library holds regular Literacy Classes for those wishing to communicate better in English. Tuesday classes are at 1 p.m. and Saturday classes are at 11 a.m. Classes are free but do require registration. The Library is located at 125 North Duke Street.

Music

Tellus360 is putting a wee Irish twist on some of your favorite Tröegs beers on Tuesday, 11 March. Enjoy Colebrook Road’s great bluegrass music. Wednesday is Wirelessless Wednesday with DJ Sallinger. Show starts at 8 p.m. Fire in the Glen will be performing at Tellus360 on Thursday. Performance is scheduled for 9 p.m. There is no cover for this event. Friday night, Miss Tess and the Talkbacks will entertain. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show will start at 9 p.m. Cover charge is just $5. Saturday, Tellus360 will be open during the King Street Seisiún, which begins at 2 p.m. At 5 p.m., separate to the Seisiún, The Barren Wells will perform from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. There is no cover charge for this folk rock band. Solas will perform Sunday, 16 March. The doors open at 7 p.m. and the band takes the stage at 8 p.m. The cover charge is $30. Tellus360 is located at 24 East King Street.

Canyon & Friends will perform Friday night at Commonwealth on Queen. The performance is slated for 7 p.m. Admission is free and open to all ages. Commonwealth on Queen is located at 301 North Queen Street.

The Allegro Chamber Orchestra's Music in the Round, "If It's Not Baroque," will be performed at the Ware Center, 42 North Prince Street, on Friday evening. A reception will be held at 6:45 followed by the performance at 7:30 p.m. The Jammin Divas will perform on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with the doors opening at 7 p.m. General admission for both performances are $25. Tickets can be secured at www.MUTicketsOnline.com.

Quilt Week

Lancaster County is well known for its quilts. This year the American Quilter’s Society will hold its annual QuiltWeek 12-15 March at the Lancaster Convention Center. For more information on the show, go to www.amiericanquilter.com.

(Early) St. Paddy’s Day Celebrations

St. Paddy’s Day is fast approaching and with it the first King Street Seisiún. Tellus360 and Annie Bailey’s Irish Pub, together with the Mayor’s Office of Special Events (MOOSE), is hosting Lancaster’s first Irish block party. The event will be held from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, 15 March in the zero block of East King Street, in which both Irish pubs are located. The festival includes Irish music of course. The Kilmaine Saints, The Ogham Stones and Seasons are slated to perform. The Hooley School of Irish Dance will perform. There will be a special ticketed area for those 21 and older. Tickets are for sale at both Annie Bailey's and Tellus360 and are $15. The event will benefit The Junior League of Lancaster, MOOSE, Music For Everyone and VisionCorps.

The Roaring Brook Market will serve “green eggs and ham” all day, Saturday, 15 March. This is in celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday (2 March) and St. Patrick’s Day (17 March). Enjoy an egg and cheese sandwich with pureed spinach! On Sunday join Kenor for a St. Patty’s Day Concert from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Roaring Brook Market is located at 155 East King Street.

Character’s Pub will hold an Irish Whiskey Dinner on Thursday, 13 March. Chef Meghan is preparing four extraordinary courses. The cost will be $45 per person (does not include tax or gratuity). Reservations are required. To reserve your space, call 717-824-3135. The dinner will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

On Sunday, Roaring Brook Market will hold a St. Patrick’s Day Concert starring Kenor. The concert is scheduled for 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Market is located at 155 East King Street.

Tax Time

It’s that time of year when Uncle Sam wants more money. The United Way of Lancaster County’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program helps income eligible residents with free tax preparation. There will be 14 different VITA locations throughout the County. VITA also offers a “Do-It-Yourself” option – a free online program that files both federal and state tax returns at www.FreeTaxPrepLancaster.org. To schedule a free tax preparation appointment, residents should call 2-1-1.

Theater

“A Day in the Life of Miss. Hiccup” will be performed at the Ware Center, 42 North Prince Street. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show is slated for 7 p.m. General admission is $8. The show is sponsored by the Association of Performing Arts.

Youth Events

Lancaster County youth, ages 11 to 13, are encouraged to apply for Camp Cadet. The camp runs 10 – 15 August by the PA State Police (PSP). This free week long camp offers youth an overnight camping experience focusing on discipline, self-esteem and teamwork. Applications are due 15 April. For more information, go to www.campcadetoflancastercounty.com.

Upcoming Events & Information Request

Lancaster City is located in South Central Pennsylvania. Home to over 60,000 people, it is the County Seat. Do you have an upcoming event or information that would interest the Lancaster community? If so, please email Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman at jeanne.eckman@comcast.net.

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