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The Week Ahead in Lancaster

The Week Ahead in Lancaster
The Week Ahead in Lancaster
Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman

The Week Ahead in Lancaster will be the coldest since the polar vortex chill earlier this month but that is not putting the freeze on activities! Art galleries throughout the City offer a variety of exhibits. A new cafe is opening this week. Musical events this week include the Willie Marble Xperience. F&M offers several talks on a variety of issues. And these only scratch the surface of The Week Ahead in Lancaster.

PPL Electric Utilities plans to begin a project this week to replace old power lines and related electrical equipment in Lancaster’s Old Town neighborhood. The project will improve service reliability, according to PPL. Approximately 720 feet of underground and 480 feet of overhead power lines and six transformers will be replaced to improve reliability for about 65 customers on Church, S. Duke and Vine streets.

Art

Over 30 paintings and drawings by the late Robert Cunningham (1924-2010) will be on display at the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (PCA&D) from 10 January through 28 February. PCA&D is handicapped accessible. The school is located at 204 N Prince Street.

Gallery360 will hold a Closing Reception for the Juried Landscape Show that’s been exhibited this month. The reception will begin at 5 p.m. Enjoy the art, hors d’oeuvres and non alcoholic beverages. The cash bar will be open downstairs as well. The Gallery360 is located on the second floor of Tellus360, located at 24 East King Street.

Ruth Bernard, David Brumbach and Michael Allen are the three featured artists currently at Lancaster Galleries. The exhibit continues through Saturday, 15 February. The Gallery is located at 34 North Water Street.

On Friday, the Parrot Gallery features Elizabeth Schrock Rosenfeld's "The Masked Identity" exhibit. Liquid light emulsion on cotton cloth is sealed with beeswax to create Rosenfeld’s unique photography. The Parrot Gallery is located at 328 West Orange Street. Her exhibit runs through 23 February.

Civil War Reenactments

Do you history, in particular the Civil War? Company D of the 1st Penna. Reserves (30th PVI) is recruiting. Privates and civilians alike are needed. Get the whole family involved! If you are interested, go to http://www.1stpennsylvania.webs.com/.

Food & Drink

PAR Café has opened serving a variety of Hispanic and American foods. It is located at 604 Manor Street.

Health & Fitness

The Lancaster Road Runners Club (LRRC) will meet up Tuesday run at Long’s Park. The First Saturday run will be at Weiser State Forest in Pine Grove. Car pools will leave from the Oregon Pike Sheetz parking lot. Run, walk or ride. Each Sunday the group meets at the Lancaster County Park.

The Run FAR (For A Refugee) Campaign ends Friday, 31 January. Rich Lucchese set out six months ago to run 1,050 miles for TAK(E) CHARGE, a fundraising organization supporting Church World Service‘s work with refugees. On Saturday, 1 February, Tellus360 will celebrate with Lucchese with a “wrap up run” beginning at Oregon Dairy and continuing to a “wrap up reception” at Tellus360.

Registration is now open for Run 4 Luck. The run itself will be Saturday, 15 March and runs through the School Lane Hills Neighborhood. The race benefits the Junior League of Lancaster. Run by yourself or with a team. For more information, go to http://www.run4luck.com/index.html. Registration closes on 13 March.

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 Tellus360, 24 E King Street. Classes this week are at 6 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday and 9:30 a.m. on Saturday.

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 Library is located at 125 North Duke Street.

Literary

Poet Katie Peterson will be at F&M’s Philadelphia Alumni Writers’ House on Wednesday. She has authored several poetry collections. A Reading with Katie Peterson is open to the public. The session is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Music

The Unitarian Universalist Church will host a concert on Sunday, 26 January. The concert will be put on by the Music for Everyone Lancaster Community Chorus at 3 p.m. The church is located at 538 West Chestnut Street. The concert will be offered as a free will donation. Reservations are required due to limited space. Reserve your seat by calling 717-393-1733.

The Ware Center presents An Evening of Chamber Music on Friday, 31 January. The 7:30 p.m. performance is open to the public. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at MUTicketsOnline.com.

The Willie Marble Xperience will perform Thursday, 30 January at Tellus360. The blues group will start off a new series at Tellus360. The series will benefit local non profits. This month’s beneficiaries are the Lancaster County Conservancy and LIVE Green. There is a $10 cover charge. Doors open at 7 p.m. The show is scheduled to start at 8 p.m.

Local artist Mike McMonagle is up for Acoustic st of the Year as well! Do us a favor and vote! You can vote every 12 hours, so bookmark this page and vote often... Spread the word! THANKS! Artist of the Year. In addition, Tellus360 is up for the New Venue of the Year award at the Tri State Indie Music Awards! Readers can vote at http://awards.tristateindie.com/vote-2/.

Open House

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lancaster County is celebrating its move to new offices by hosting an open house on Friday, 31 January at 53 N Duke St, Suite 218 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Those who attend will receive a tour of the new location, light refreshments and an opportunity to view a video about CASA and its important mission and the effect it has on the lives of Lancaster’s young people. The open house is free but space is limited. Readers should reserve their space by calling CASA at 717-208-3280 or emailing casa@casalancaster.org.

School Events

There will be a District PAC Meeting Monday at 6:30 p.m. at McCaskey East High School. Tuesday Wharton Elementary School students will attend a Career Fair. On Wednesday, 29 January, there will be a Parent SIP Meeting at 6 p.m. at the Fulton Elementary School and an IB Recital at 7 p.m. at JP McCaskey High School. Thursday, students at Hamilton Elementary School will enjoy a Skating Party at 5:30 p.m. There will also be a Parent PSSA Night at King Elementary School and the District Spelling Bee at Reynolds Middle School.

Sports

The Lancaster Convention Center will be home to the Keystone Beach Blast Cheer and Dance Tournament on Saturday, 1 February. This is a cheerleading/dance competition.

Win a 10 game pack to the Lancaster Barnstormers for their 10th season The Lancaster Barnstormers wants your 10 favorite memories of the last nine years with the Barnstormers. Share them with the team. Ten winners will be selected. The deadline is 28 February. Winners will be announced on 1 March via the Barnstormers’ website and social media.

Talks

PA Superior Court Judge Jacqueline Shogan will speak on Privacy Rights in the Digital Age on Monday at 4:30 p.m. at F&M. The talk, which is open to the public, is part of the Bonchek House Presentation on Contemporary Issues. The talk will be held in the Benjamin Franklin Hall.

At 7:30 p.m. that same evening Michael Deibert will speak on his book “In The Shadow of Saint Death: The Gulf Cartel and the Price of America’s Drug War in Mexico.” The free talk will be in the Kauffman Hall and is open to the public. It is sponsored by the International Studies Program (ISP).

On Tuesday, the ISP at F&M presents “Looking for a Humanitarian Purpose: Endurance and Its Limits in a Palestinian Refugee Camp.” The speaker will be Ilana Feldman, Associate Professor of Anthropology, History and International Affairs at George Washington University. The free talk will be in the Kauffman Hall and is open to the public.

Theater

Arsenic and Old Lace opens at the Fulton on Tuesday. The comedy runs through 16 February. The Fulton is located at 12 North Prince Street.

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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