Tuesday, September 23, 2008

What's happening around Lancaster this week?

On Thursday, September 25, PNC Bank is holding a free "open house networking breakfast." "Start your morning off by joining the PNC Bank Fruitville Pike staff for an open house networking breakfast. Bring cards and conversation." It's being held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the PNC Bank at 1966 Fruitville Pike.

The Pennsylvania Academy of Music, as part of its American Inspired Series is holding an "All Gershwin Concert." "
A salute to the genius of the legendary George Gershwin on the occasion of his 110th birthday by recording artists Veri & Jamanis, duo pianists. Recreating their original Lincoln Center performance of Rhapsody in Blue, I've Got Rhythm, and Second Rhapsody." The concert is at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 26. Tickets are $45. Visit http://www.paacademymusic.com/concerts.php for further information.

Lancaster Mennonite School is having a "
Fall Festival and Homecoming" this weekend. "Friday will feature a golf tournament at the Lancaster Host Resort at 12:30, a pig roast/chicken BBQ, 12:30-8 at the Alumni Dining Hall; and a campus chorale reunion concert at 7 pm. Saturday will include various sports starting at 8 am and an alumni reception. Also featured will be an auction." For more information, visit http://www.lancastermennonite.org.

On Friday (Sep. 26) at 7:00 p.m., the Leola Freeze & Frizz is showing another free movie as part of its ongoing Outdoor Movie series. Friday's film is "Bee Movie" Attendees should bring their own lawn chair or blankets. Concessions are available for purchase but outside food is not allowed. The Freeze & Frizz is located at 2250 New Holland Pike in Leola.

On Saturday at 7:00 p.m, the Freeze & Frizz is showing the James Bond film "Casino Royale."

Friday, Sep. 26 is "Greek Day" at the Red Rose Restaurant in Lancaster. "
Originally started in 2004 to commemorate the return of the Olympic games to Athens, Greek Day has become a mainstay of the Red Rose calendar. Enjoy home-cooked authentic Greek food, such as spanakopita and mousaka (to name a few) and yummy pastries!" From 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The Red Rose Restaurant is located at 101 East King Street.

Have a thing for mapping and surveying? This weekend at the Holiday Inn is the
Surveying and Cartography Regional Meeting hosted by the Philadelphia Chapter of Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation. "Excellent opportunity for folks who share an interest in the acquisition, measurement, recordation and mapping of our country to intermingle, learn from each other, exchange ideas and make new friends." The conference is free to attend. For more information, including a schedule of events, visit http://www.lewisandclarkphila.org. The conference is being held at the Holiday Inn at 521 Greenfield Road.

The Lancaster County Department of Parks and Recreation invites everyone to a free garden swap on Saturday, September 27. "Participants can bring fruits, vegetables, jellies, preserves, birdhouses, books, tools, houseplants, perennial plants, but no invasive species, please." 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Lancaster County Environmental Center. For more information, visit http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/parks/ical/calendar.asp?date=9%2F27%2F2008&calendar_ID=0

For more local events, visit http://www.padutchcountry.com/events_calendar.