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The Week Ahead: Mayor and Council get inaugurated

The Week Ahead: Mayor and Council get inaugurated
The Week Ahead: Mayor and Council get inaugurated
Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman

This week is a busy week in Lancaster. Mayor Rick Gray and the 2014 City Council will be sworn in at the inaugural ceremony on Monday, 6 January. City Council meetings are regularly scheduled for the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month in Council Chambers at the Southern Market Center, 100 South Vine Street at 7:30 p.m. In addition, the various art galleries have new exhibits showing. Stores and cafes are coping with the winter weather that the Farm Show always seems to bring. Two local chefs will present cooking demonstrations at the Farm Show this week.


Gallery360 presents a Juried Landscape Show. The Gallery360 is located on the second floor of Tellus360, located at 24 East King Street.

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.

The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen presents a new exhibit titled, “Adoring You” this week. The exhibit, which runs through 1 March, will feature works of love and desire, of passion, and of appreciation for loved ones. The Gallery, located at 335 North Queen Street, is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday noon to 4 p.m.

Animals and birds and other creatures have taken over the Red Raven Art Company. The Gallery presents Critters – a Group Show. Carlyn Stagle is the featured Emerging Artist fro the month. Other artists include Gaylen Bray, Laura Luce, Jean Zaun and Tamera Teets. Red Raven is located at 138 North Prince Street.

Chamber Events

The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry will hold its Lancaster City/Township Consortium on Tuesday, 7 January at 7:30 a.m. It will be held at the Southern Market Center, 100 S Queen Street. The Chamber’s strategic priorities for the new year will be discussed. On Friday, 10 January, the Chamber will present “How to Leave Your Business in Style.” The presentation will be held at 9 a.m. at the Southern Market Center. The program will feature Donald Feldman of Keystone Buissiness Transition and Thomas Bergen of Hartman Underhill & Brubaker, LLC.


The club Red Rose Lancaster USA Dance club will meet at 3 p.m. Sunday, 12 January, at the Farm & Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road. For more information, visit


The Sophie Stargazer Boutique is closed through Wednesday. They will be in New York picking out the finest fashions to bring home. The shop be open Friday at 10 a.m. with its regular hours. The Boutique is located at 149 East King Street.


The Lancaster Bike Club has several rides scheduled. For more information, go to

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.

The Lancaster YMCA will hold an Open House on Saturday, 11 January. Tour the facility, talk to the fitness trainers, and check it out for yourself. The Lancaster branch of the YMCA is located at 265 Harrisburg Avenue.

Food & Drink

Carmen & David’s Creamery is closed for their annual winter review. The popular ice cream parlor will re-open on Saturday, 1 February. The Creamery is located at 25 North Prince Street.

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. Register online here. The Library is located at 125 North Duke Street.

Museum Exhibits

The North Museum of Natural History & Science presents Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids and Meteors through 20 January. The museum is known for its hands-on learning experiences and large planetarium. It is located at 400 College Avenue.

PA Farm Show

This week is the 98th Pennsylvania Farm Show! It is the largest indoor agricultural event in the nation. The PA Preferred Culinary Connection stage, located in the Main Hall of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg, will feature a unique theme every day, from apples to veal, offering visitors ideas for enjoying the food produced in Pennsylvania. On Tuesday Andrew Aho, executive chef at POUR, will offer a cooking demonstration at noon. Former White House Chef John Moeller will bring White House cooking to the PA Farm Show. Chef Moeller, of Lancaster, has served as the White House Chef for three Presidents. On Friday, 10 January, at 2 p.m., he will prepare a potato entrée for attendees. The show will continue through Saturday, 11 January at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. Admission is free and parking is $10. Visit for details.

The events above listed are by no means a comprehensive list. Subscribe to receive free instant updates on events and happenings that keep Lancaster City Buzz-ing!

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