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The Week Ahead: Spring Training, Beekeeping and more

POUR celebrates Earth Day with a bee keeping session
POUR celebrates Earth Day with a bee keeping session
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This week begins with another Frost Advisory issued by the National Weather Service (NWS). It remains in effect until 8 a.m. Monday. The Barnstormers continue Spring Training this week. Tuesday is Earth Day and POUR will celebrate by holding a 6 p.m. session on beekeeping and bee awareness.


A special photographic exhibit will be displayed Tuesday will center on bullying. “Bullying: Through Their Eyes” will be at the Ware Center, 42 North Price Street, at 6 p.m. Admission is free but tickets are required. Tickets can be obtained at

The Community Room on King will feature “Fusion Art: Mixed Media by Stephen Gambone” throughout April. Gambone tells a story in each simple detail. His artistic expression consists of recycled stories and emotion. The Community Room on King is located at 106 West King Street.

Carol Galligan’s exhibit, Mountains & Waterways, is featured at the Regitz Gallery at the Ware Center this month. The Ware Center is located at 42 North Prince Street. Her exhibit will be shown through 27 April.

“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. PCA&D is handicapped accessible. The school is located at 204 N Prince Street.

Aaron Shiflet will be the featured artist at Roaring Brook Market this month. Shiflet is a Lancaster City artist, a realtor, a musician, and the founder of The Fulton Street Arts Cooperative. His exhibit, “From Local Life,” will run through 31 May.

James Warhola will exhibit at the Demuth Museum. The exhibit by Andy Warhol’s nephew will continue through 6 July.

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.

Autism Awareness

The Stella & Dot Trunk Show at Sophie Stargazer Boutique aims to raise awareness of Autism. All net proceeds from this, as well as any online purchases made through the Stella & Dot Page this month will go to the Hollyrod Foundation for Autism Awareness.


The Lancaster Barnstormers invites fans to watch their Spring Training Game vs. York Revolution at 11 a.m. Monday. Gates open at 10:00 AM. Tuesday the Barnstormers continue Spring Training by taking on the Lancaster Bible College at 2 p.m. Gates open at 1 p.m. Admission is free both days and you are permitted to bring your own food into the ballpark these two days. Wednesday the team has off before traveling to the Sugar Land Skeeters for four days. The first home game is scheduled for 1 May.

Blood Donations

Flowers by Paulette will host an American Red Cross blood drive on 25 April. The drive will run noon to 4 p.m. Donors will receive a free half dozen of carnations from Flowers by Paulette, located at 258 North Queen Street.

Community Awareness

CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocate – of Lancaster County is hosting its second annual “I Am For the Child” Community Awareness Breakfast on Friday, 25 April at Casa di Fiori at the Inn at Leola Village. The event is free and open to the community but advance registration is required as seating is limited. Call 717-208-3280 to register.


The PPL Electric Utilities Electrical Safety Poster Contest for students in kindergarten through 8th grade is now accepting entries but the deadline is fast approaching. 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


The Ware Center will show “The Enemy,” a psychological erotic film, on Monday. There are two showings: 5 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. General admission is $7. Students and seniors are $5. The Ware Center is located at 42 North Prince Street.

“Freedom Riders” will be shown twice this week. First, on Monday, at Zoetropolis. The second day is Friday, 25 April at the Community Mennonite Church, 328 West Orange Street.

Food & Drink

Lancaster’s top chefs will put together a five course meal for your dining pleasure Friday night. Chefs from the Lancaster Country Club, the Greenfield Restaurant & Bar, Carr’s Restaurant, FENZ Restaurant & Latenight and the Belvedere Inn will participate. The Chef’s Dinner and Auction will benefit the Water Street Health Services. It will be held at 6 p.m. at the Lancaster Country Club, 1466 New Holland Pike. Tickets are available at

This Earth Day (22 April) go vegan! Tellus360 is hosting a free vegan plant based whole food potluck dinner. There are some simple rules. All dishes naturally must be vegan and use plant based whole food ingredients. Use as few processes ingredients as possible and no animal products. Bring the recipe to share with others and a to-go container for left-overs. Tellus360 will provide the plates, silverware and water. The dinner is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tellus360 is located at 24 East King Street.

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.


Lancaster Public Works continue to flush the water distribution system. The flushing will be done from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. through 30 May. Each main will be cleaned during this period. The flushing may cause city residents to notice a cloudiness to their water and a drop in water pressure during the flushing. If your water appears cloudy, let it run for a moment. If the problem continues, call the Water Quality Lab at 717-291-4818.

Health & Fitness

Registration is open for the annual YWCA Race Against Racism will be this Saturday, 26 April. Click HERE for a list of other upcoming runs.

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

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

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. The Library also holds Citizenship Lancaster classes at 6 p.m. every Monday. The sessions are designed to help people become citizens of the US. Registration is required. To register, call the Library at 717-394-2651 ext. 105. 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 & Dance

Music for Everyone (MFE) will hold a benefit concert and silent auction on 24 April at the Elk’s Lodge. Admission for the event will be by donation. The event runs 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Elk’s Lodge is located at 219 North Duke Street.

Catalyst Quartet will perform at the Ware Center Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. General admission is $23. Seniors are $20. Students are $5. The Ware Center is located at 42 North Prince Street.

The NetCo Dance Company returns to the Ware Center next Sunday, the 29th. The company will perform “Under the Bed” at 4 p.m. General admission tickets are $15. Students are $5.

Tellus360 presents “Old Woods New Sounds” on Tuesday. Soloist Kristin Sims and Pianist Maria Thompson Corley will perform at 8 p.m. The doors open at 7 p.m. and the cover charge is $12. Patrick Coman, Greg Klyma, Corty Byron & Vinegar Creek Constituency will perform Wednesday as part of the “For the Sake of the Song,” a concert series and traveling roadshow. The doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert begins at 8 p.m. The cover charge is $10. Nicole Atkins will perform there Thursday, 24 April. She will take the stage at 8 p.m. The cover charge is $15. Tellus360 is located at 24 East King Street.

Grab your dancing shoes! Buddy Holly comes alive at the Fulton Theatre. Tuesday is Pay What You Want night. Wednesday is the FIG Preview Night. The official Opening Night will then be Thursday. All three of these performances begin at 7:30 p.m. The show continues through 11 May.

Corty Byron will perform at the Federal Taphouse on Friday. Byron takes the stage at 9 p.m. The Federal Taphouse is located at 201 North Queen Street.

School News

The School District of Lancaster is closed on Monday. The Sacred Heart School will hold its annual spring benefit on 26 April at 6:30 p.m. at The Hamilton Club.

Stamp Show

The Philatelic Society of Lancaster County will sponsor "Lancopex 2014" on Friday and Saturday, at the Farm & Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road. Admission is free to this stamp show which runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.


Tellus360 is heading to Nepal for two and a half weeks of soaking up the culture, religion and natural beauty. The final information session will be Tuesday, 22 April at 6 p.m. The trip is scheduled for 12-29 October. Tellus360 is located at 24 East King Street.

Lancaster City is located in South Central Pennsylvania. Home to over 60,000 people, it is the County Seat. As such, this is by no means a comprehensive listing of events this week.

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