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The Week Ahead: Short work week leads to full week for Lancaster

It’s a short work week and that just means one thing: Lancaster has more events than usual going on!


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


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 Road Runners Club (LRRC) will meet up Tuesday run at Long’s Park and Thursday’s is at Tuquan Glen. Each Sunday the group meets at the Lancaster County Park. Biking more your thing? The Lancaster Bike Club has several rides scheduled. For more information, go to

Food & Drink

Character’s Pub and the Lancaster Brewing Company are jointly offering a four-course beer and cocktail dinner on 23 January! Cocktails made with Lancaster Brewing Company's signature beers will be paired with four courses of Characters' signature cuisine. Dinner is $45 a person. Readers can reserve a table by contacting or calling 717.824.3135.

The first Singer Songwriter event of 2014 at POUR - Wine & Beer Bar will be held Wednesday, 22 January! The talented duo of Mike McMonagle & Aaron Binder are sure to excite. Doors open at 7 p.m. There is a $5 cover charge. For all the details and to JOIN this event, go to

Immigration Reform

The League of Women Voters will hold a forum on immigration reform on Wednesday, 22 January. The intent of the forum is to educate on the topic of immigration reform and its possible impacts on Lancaster County and the Commonwealth.Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The forum will run 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and is free and open to the general public. It will be held at the Southern Market Center, 100 South Vine Street. Readers can register by clicking here.


Are you a poet? Have a poet’s soul? Tellus360 is hosting a Poetry Reading and Open Mic night on Saturday, 25 January. The event runs 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Lancaster writer/poet Daina Savage is among the scheduled featured readers.

March Fir Life

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., is the largest pro-life event in the world. This Wednesday, 22 January, is the 41st Annual March for Life and this year Congressman Joe Pitts and Commissioner Scott Martin invite you to join them. The Event is free but space is limited. Donations to the Manheim Central Food Bank are encouraged. Readers can register by contacting Angie at Angelino.eichel​​m or 717-940-8998.

There will be two buses going down from the Lancaster area. The Manheim Central Republican Committee/Congr​essman Joe Pitts Bus will leave from Manheim Borough. The Commissioner Scott Martin Bus will leave at 7 a.m. from the AC Moore parking lot at the Lancaster Shopping Center, 1515 Lititz Pike. That bus is expected back here around 8:30 p.m.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Monday, 20 January

City offices will be closed on Monday for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. There will be no street cleaning. There will however be regular trash and recycling collection.

In addition to the city offices, all county and federal government offices will be closed as well. Most banks will be closed. Readers should contact their specific bank and branch before heading out. There will be no mail delivery. The Pennsylvania College of Art & Design will be closed.

The Red Rose Transit Authority (RRTA) will operate on its regular bus schedule.

Start your day at the 26th Annual Martin Luther King Jr Breakfast Monday. The breakfast will be held at F&M’s Alumni Sports & Fitness Center, 929 Harrisburg Avenue, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. The event is hosted by the Crispus Attucks Community Center. Tickets are $65.

The United Way is looking for over 100 volunteers. United Way’s MLK Day of Service provides opportunities to respond to Dr. King’s call to service. There are 13 projects available throughout Lancaster County. To register for volunteer projects, please go to, click “Get Connected”, then click the tab that says “2014 MLK Day of Service.”


Tuesday night is Open Mic night with Corty Byron at Shank’s Tavern. He will also perform at TellUs360 on Friday, 24 January. Cover charge is $5. Show starts at 9 p.m.

Flowzone will perform Wednesday at the Chameleon Club while the Troy Issak Trio will entertain at the Pressroom. On Thursday, Adam Blessing will be at Annie Bailey’s on King Street.

Tickets are now on sale for many exciting events at the Ware Center, North Prince Street. Upcoming events include: Allegro Chamber Orchestra on 23 January; a play titled “Humble Honor Witness to Gettysburg” on 25 January; An Evening of Chamber Music on 31 January; the FamFunFest on 1 February; and the day long Red Rose & Shamrock Irish Music Festival on Saturday, 8 February.

The Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival is almost here. Do you have your tickets yet? This is probably the area’s largest music festival! Featuring a variety of Blues, Folk, Jazz, Bluegrass, Funk & Soul, Zydeco, Polka, Rock n'Roll, and Reggae, this Festival has something for everyone! The Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival will be 21 & 22 February. Five different venues throughout the City will host the various musicians on nine different stages. With the exception of the Ware Center, the acts are all 21+. For more information, and to order tickets, go to The Festival is still accepting volunteers too!

School Info

The School District of Lancaster has off Monday and Tuesday this week. Tuesday at 7 p.m. the public is invited to the regular school board meeting. The meeting will be held in the Recital Hall at JP McCaskey High School, 445 North Reservoir Street.

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!

Upcoming Events & Information Request

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