Tuesday, September 16, 2008

What's Happening around Lancaster This Week?

Millersville University is showing the film, "Innocent Voices," Thursday (Sep. 18) as part of its Humanities Film Series. Based on the true story of screenwriter Oscar Torres's embattled childhood, Luis Mandoki's Innocent Voices is the poignant tale of Chava (Carlos Padilla), an eleven-year-old boy who suddenly becomes the ‘man of the house’ after his father abandons the family in the middle of a civil war." The film is showing at 7:30 p.m. in Myers Auditorium. Myers Auditorium is located directly inside McComsey Hall, which is located along Frederick Street.

The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce is having a job fair on Thursday, Sep. 18 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Eden Resort Inn & Suites at 222 Eden Road. "
Meet face-to-face with local employers from a variety of industries at Lancaster County’s largest employment recruitment event. Representatives from top area companies will be on-hand looking to fill full and part-time positions, from general labor to management. For more information, visit www.lcci.com/jobseekers."

Also on Thursday, Sep. 18, Franklin & Marshall College will host a talk by Joe Szabo, president and editorial director of Witty World International Features, He will discuss “America's Image Abroad in Political Cartoons.” Szabo is a graphic artist who came to the U.S. from Hungary in the 1980s, founded and edits WittyWorld International Cartoon Magazine and is preparing a book on America's image in cartoons. The free lecture will occur in Stahr Auditorium of Stager Hall at 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.fandm.edu.

Later that evening (Thurs, Sep. 18), Progressives for Pennsylvania presents, "Single-Payer Guaranteed Healthcare For All: A Mainstream Solution!" A panel of local experts will discuss the issue starting at 7 p.m. in F&M's Roschel Performing Arts Center at 628 College Avenue. Please RSVP by e-mailing progressives4pa@gmail.com or by calling Jerry Policoff at 717.295.0237. See the flyer for the event at http://www.progressives4pennsylvania.com/pdf/conference01.pdf.
Biographies of the panelists can be found here.

September 19 is a "Music Friday" in downtown Lancaster. "
Shops and restaurants spread throughout the 200 and 300 blocks of N. Queen Street host an evening dedicated to music! Different artists are scheduled each third Friday, both inside local stores and on the sidewalks. Committed performances include belly dancing, a jazz quintet, solo, acoustic, rock and American groups." Music Friday occurs between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m.

The Lancaster Barnstormers play home games on Saturday and Sunday (Sep. 19-20) against the York Revolution. Saturday's game is at 7:05 p.m. and will feature fireworks. Sunday's game is at 1:35 p.m. and will feature a team poster giveaway. For more information, including advance tickets, visit http://www.lancasterbarnstormers.com.

For more area events, see http://www.padutchcountry.com/events_calendar.