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The Week Ahead 17 March – 23 March 2014

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May the luck o’ the Irish be with you as we start out this week with St. Paddy’s Day. Start your day with a traditional Irish breakfast. Finish it with some Irish music at Tellus360. The Ogham Stones and Seasons will perform Monday at Tellus360. Performances start at 5 p.m.

Tellus360, 24 East King Street, will open at 7 a.m. Monday to serve it up! Brendee’s Irish Pub, 449 West Lemon Street, will also be serving breakfast. Get your made to order waffles beginning at 7 a.m. The proceeds from Brenee’s will benefit the Power Packs Project. The Federal Taphouse, 201 North Queen Street, will serve a “proper Irish breakfast” from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Irish meals will be the featured items on the menu for the remainder of the day as well. On Orange's Irish Breakfast Special includes Corned Beef, Layered with Baked Beans, Mashed Potatoes & Melted Cheddar Cheese, Topped with 2 Eggs any Style. On Orange, 108 West Orange Street, will be serving the specials from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Art

The Lancaster County Young Artists Exhibition is an annual juried show featuring hundreds of works by students in grades 7-12. Selected artwork is then displayed at Demuth Museum, 120 E. King Street, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays.

Local artist Diane La Fontaine’s reflections of rocks, rivers and stream beds will be displayed at the Artisan Gallery, 114 N. Prince Street, this month. The Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

“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. An Open House will be held on 22 March for interested prospective students. 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.

Community

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.

Contests

The PPL Electric Utilities Electrical Safety Poster Contest for students in kindergarten through 8th grade is now accepting entries. Grand prize winners in each category will receive $500, and their teachers will receive a $500 classroom grant. The three finalists in each category will each receive $200. Entries must be postmarked no later than 30 April. For contest rules, entry forms and electrical safety tips, visit www.pplelectric.com/safetyposter.

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. Only two episodes left this season!

Gardening

The 22nd annual Garden Symposium sponsored by the Penn State Master Gardeners and Cooperative Extension of Lancaster County is scheduled for Saturday, March 22nd from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road. The doors open at 7:30 a.m. The program will begin at 8:50 a.m. Vendors will be available until 4 p.m. Seating is limited; therefore, registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

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.

Prana Functional Manual Therapy will hold a running symposium for all age levels on Tuesday, 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. 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.

Humane League Fundraiser

The Humane League of Lancaster County invites you to help Leo celebrate his birthday! This is the fourth-annual celebration of Leo, the poodle mascot, to benefit homeless pets. The birthday bash will be held Saturday, 22 March at Natural Stoneworks, 455 Ice Avenue from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, call 717-393-6551.

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

The Willie Marble Xperience will perform Thursday at Tellus360. Show starts at 8 p.m. Cover charge is $10. Tellus360 is located at 24 East King Street.

Friday is Music Friday! MOOSE, Series 42 and Music For Everyone are the movers behind Music Friday. JP Harris and Chance McCoy will perform Friday at Tellus360. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show is slated to start at 8 p.m. There is a $15 cover charge.

Marieann Meringolo will perform Friday night at the Ware Center, 42 North Prince Street. Meringolo is an award winning cabaret singer. The performance will be at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $25 and are available at www.MUTicketsOnline.com.

Saturday the Spirit Family Reunion will perform at Tellus360. The show begins at 8 p.m. Cover charge is $15.

Postcard Club

The Lancaster County Postcard Club will meet Monday, at 7 p.m. at the Farm and Home Center, Arcadia Road. This month’s program will be a “Member’s Market”. The public is invited to buy only. Members will start to sell and trade postcards/paper goods beginning from 5:30 p.m. A brief 7 p.m. business meeting is planned.

Sierra Club

The Sierra Club will meet on 19 March at the Lancaster Country Day School, 725 Hamilton Road in Room 111. The meeting, which is open to members and non-members, will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Tax Time

Taxes are due in less than one month on 15 April. 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 & Plays

The one-man play starring Tom Wiggin, "Remarkable Radical The Life and Times of Thaddeus Stevens," will be performed at the Ware Center, Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 for general admission and can be purchased at www.MUTicketsOnline.com. The Ware Center is located at 42 North Prince Street.

“Young Frankenstein” will be performed on the Fulton Theatre stage this month. Evening shows are 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays and 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Matinees will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. The Fulton is located at 12 N. Prince Street.

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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