Tuesday, November 11, 2008

What's happening around Lancaster this week?

Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m., there is a meeting of Lancaster City Council in their chambers at Southern Market Center at S. Queen & Vine. The agenda can be found here. All city residents and taxpayers are welcome to attend.

Starting November 11, Rainbow Dinner Theatre is showing Deck the Halls and Clean the Kitchen. "Written by Cindy DiSavino, in 1997, this play is one of our most requested Christmas shows. We think we know why: because it's a story about everyone! All of us get so swept up in decorations, shopping and preparations, that we often forget the real meaning of the season. Deck The Halls And Clean The Kitchen reminds us all that when the big day finally arrives, our family and friends are the most important gifts we have!" Ticket prices and times vary. Visit http://www.rainbowdinnertheatre.com/shows.shtml for more information. The Rainbow Dinner Theatre is located on Route 30 East in Paradise.

On Thursday, Nov. 13, Millersville University is showing the film "Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone." The film is airing for free at 7:00 p.m. as part of the school's "Humanities Film Series." "In ‘Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone' actor Michael Douglas hosts a sobering look at exploited children in this war-torn country where diamonds are traded for weapons." The film is showing in the Reighard Multipurpose Room of the Student Memorial Center which is located at the end of South George St. in Millersville.

On Thursday the 13th, "Listen to 'The Odyssey' – comprised of Ticheli, 'American Elegy'; Galante, 'Redwood'; Van der Roost, 'Canterbury Chorale'; Camphouse, 'Symphonic Prelude'; Vaughan Williams, 'Toccata Marziale'; R.W. Smith, 'Symphony No. 2' – by the Franklin & Marshall Symphonic Wind Ensemble at the Barshinger Center for Musical Arts, F&M campus. 8 p.m. Free."

Also on Thursday the 13th, "Join other bookworms for a book discussion at the Lancaster Public Library, 125 N. Duke St. This group meets the second Thursday of every month. Today’s discussion is about “Five Quarters of the Orange,” by Joanne Harris. 10 a.m. in the Windolph Room. Free. 717-394-2651."

From Thursday the 13th to Saturday the 15th, Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church is The 8th Annual Underground Railroad Conference. "Join us for this exciting conference titled Education of the Enslaved African 1765-1865. You will learn valuable information about the Underground Railroad, education of those enslaved and free, and much more. Thursday: 5:30 -9; Friday: 7:30-8:45; Saturday: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm." There is no admission charge. Bethel A.M.E. is located at 512 East Strawberry St.

On Friday, November 14th, the Junior League of Lancaster is hosting an Author's Luncheon with David Oliver Relin, co-author of New York Times Bestseller Three Cups of Tea. Tickets are $60 and include lunch, presentation, and the book signing. The event is being held at the Eden Resort. Visit http://www.jllancaster.org/author.php for further information.

This Friday is Lovin' Lititz Every Second!, the borough's answer to First Friday. Every second Friday, "
Join downtown merchants in a lively evening of shopping, live music performances, art exhibits, poetry readings, jewelry shows, special Lovin’ Lititz Every 2nd dinner menus & tastings, and much more!" Lovin' Lititz Every Second! runs from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 15th at 6:00 p.m., a Wine & Cheese Train runs at the Strasburg Railroad. "While enjoying the sights, taste rich cheeses and flavorful wines, getting full authentic experience of the Wine & Cheese Train. Passengers must be 21 years or older, and a photo ID is required to board the car." $30 tickets required. Visit http://www.strasburgrailroad.com/wine-and-cheese.php for advance tickets and further information.

November 16th is Sunday Market in the 300 block of North Queen Street. "Sunday Market runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking area outside of Building Character. Look for a smattering of interesting finds, including antiques, collectibles, artists' handiwork and other delightful treasures. And DON’T MISS delicious treats from Nick’s Pizza, famous BBQ from Catering Concepts Unlimited and sweet creations from pastry chef Eric Moshier. Vendor spaces available." Visit http://buildingcharacter.biz/market for further information.