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Photo contributed by Russell Frost Your FREE online guide to Lancaster’s Urban Lifestyle Volume 104, April 2009 Downtown Springs into Action this Month! The Barnstormers celebrate the beginning of their 5th season while Downtown ramps up for a very special weekend filled with music and visual art! Spring Artwalk Weekend April 18th & 19th marks the 25th anniversary of the Lancaster Spring ArtWalk Weekend, encompassing a wide variety of arts including: art exhibits/demonstrations, children’s and student’s art, some musical performances and returning this year, a Kids ArtWalk. During ArtWalk, artists open their studios and galleries for the weekend and invite the public to stroll around Downtown Lancaster and visit with the artists. Area restaurants and shops will also open their doors with special exhibits. Kids ArtWalk is a hands-on art experience at participating locations during the weekend where children are given the opportunity to express their creativity in a variety of interactive projects free of charge. LAUNCH Music Conference Lancaster City welcomes the inaugural year of the LAUNCH Music Conference April 16th – 19th. With a slew of heavyweight industry professionals attending/speaking at the Conference and national headlining acts performing alongside up-and- comers, LAUNCH will provide a wealth of networking and career building opportunities to developing artists and diverse entertainment across ALL genres for attendees! This Downtown-wide event will include trade shows, panels, and events for the expected 2000 conference and performance attendees, as well as and more than 150 established and up-coming artists of all genres performing throughout Downtown. All performances will be open to the public – many of which will take part of a very special Music Friday on April 17th. For information and schedules, please visit www.LaunchMusicConference.com. Spring Training & Opening Day at Clipper Magazine Stadium Kick-off the Baseball season with the Barnstormers! The Lancaster Barnstormers are growing deeper roots into Lancaster’s baseball community with two exhibition games against local college baseball teams. The Barnstormers host Elizabethtown College Blue Jays on the 16th at 3:30 p.m. and F&M’s Diplomats on the 20th at 5 p.m. Both exhibitions are free and open to the public. Baseball season officially starts on April 23rd as the Barnstormers host the Newark Bears and celebrates their 5th season at Clipper Stadium. Check out www.lancasterbarnstormers.com for more information and a complete schedule. This Month’s Events Through April 10th: Landscapes of Imagination Presented by PCA&D (204 N. Prince St.), “Landscapes of Imagination” is a rarely-seen exhibit of drawings, etchings and illustrations by Marvin Bileck (deceased 4/2005) and drawings by Emily Nelligan (b. 1924). The artwork includes explorations into a subject that inspired both artists over a period of 50 years: the landscape of Great Cranberry Island, Maine. When creating work, Bileck and Nelligan allow their imaginations to wander through the landscape and then translate their experiences in distinctly different, but intensely sublime styles. Nelligan explores shadows that play with daylight and darkness, and Bileck used an intense linear style to depict nature in various states of glory and decay. The PCA&D Main Gallery is free and open to the public, 8:30 a.m.–4:20 p.m. Monday–Friday. Opening reception on First Friday Mar 6th. PCA&D and is handicap accessible. for more information visit www.pcad.edu or call 717-396-7833. Through Apr 11th: “Here Comes Peter Cottontail” Beulah the Easter Egg laying chicken joins Peter Cottontail in this holiday celebration with marionettes at the Hole in the Wall Puppet Theatre (126 N. Water St.). Performances are Friday & Saturday at 10 a.m. Tickets $9.00. For reservations call 717-394-8398. Through Apr 26th: A Novel Approach: Literary Inspiration The Demuth Museum (120 E. King St.) hosts its annual Invitational exhibition showcasing the work of contemporary artists from Lancaster and the surrounding region based on a theme inspired by the art of Charles Demuth (1883-1935). This year’s exhibition takes its theme from Demuth’s literary illustrations – a series of imaginative watercolor works inspired by contemporary novels and short stories of his day. Each of the participating thirty-two artists explore a work of fiction that inspired them. This year’s Invitational exhibition will feature several artists taking part in this series for the first time, along with many long-time participants. An opening reception will be held on Friday, Mar 6, from 5 p.m.–7 p.m. in conjunction with First Friday. Regular Museum Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. & Sunday 1 p.m.–4 p.m. For more information, please call 717-299-9940 or contact email@example.com. Through April 25th: Rosa Rosa Late Jazz Located inside the Rosa Rosa Italian Restaurant, Rosa Rosa Late Jazz opened on March 27th and will feature two shows every Friday and Saturday night. Performances begin at 10 p.m. 398 Harrisburg Avenue at Champion Center. For more information and the schedule of artists, please visit www.rosarosalatejazz.com. Through May 15th: Arctic Adventure Exhibit at the North Museum Bear facts and whale tales are just the tip of the iceberg at Arctic Adventure, the newest and coolest exhibition at the North Museum (400 College Ave.). The Museum is free for children under three. For more information, call (717) 291-3941 or visit www.northmuseum.org. Through June 28: Penguins of the Antarctic With close to 120 photographs taken over a five year period, Penguins of the Antarctic will introduce visitors to five different species of penguins that breed on the Continent of Antarctica. The exhibit, hosted by the North Museum (400 College Ave.), includes photographs of Adelie, Chinstrap, Emperor, Gentoo, and King Penguins, and provides a breathtaking account of this virtually untouched landscape. For more information, call (717) 291-3941 or visit www.northmuseum.org. Apr 2nd – 4th: Spring Fling at the Shoppes at College Row Enjoy three very special days browsing the boutiques of “Lancaster’s Fifth Avenue”, The Shoppes at College Row (Harrisburg Ave.) present their first even Spring Fling with special offers, sale prices, exclusive merchandise and trunk shows as well as prizes including the grand prize; a deluxe one-night stay at the Lancaster Arts Hotel. The Shoppes at College Row offer Lancaster a unique shopping experience. The traditional customer service Lancastrians deserve and tomorrow’s fashions, food and merchandise. The Shoppes at College Row offer plenty of free parking and an atmosphere that can’t be found elsewhere. Spring Fling is from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Friday, Saturday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Apr 3rd: First Friday First Fridays are a great time to experience Downtown Lancaster! Join the thousands who enjoy the evening’s artistic energy. Over 90 art venues and shops extend their hours to 9 p.m., some even later! For a complete listing of monthly First Friday activities, visit www.LancasterARTS.com. Apr 3rd: St. Cecelia Concert Series St. James Episcopal Church (119 N. Duke St.) presents world-renowned bass clarinetist Michael Lowenstein who will perform his own compositions which draw upon influences from Klezmer, Jazz, Pop, and Classical styles. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Apr 3rd: Into the Woods – Art of Greta James With the Coming of Spring, Comes the Celebration of the Spirits of Nature. Radiance (9 W. Grant St.) presents the work of artist Greta James. James lives in a magical tree house in the enchanted woods of Lancaster County, PA. Here she paints portraits of nature spirits and shares their messages. Her work has been published nationally and internationally by Harper Collins and Ilex Press, and she has been named Faerie Artist of the year by veteran Faerie Artists Brian and Wendy Froud. For more information visit www.gretajames.com. Apr 3rd: Community Open House & Concert at the Pennsylvania Academy of Music The Pennsylvania Academy of Music (42 N. Prince St.) will stage the first community open house since its grand opening last June in Downtown Lancaster. The Newstead Trio will perform at 8:00 p.m. works by Mendelssohn, Beethoven, and a world première of a work by American composer Adrienne Albert. The Academy will open to the public from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Student ensembles from the piano, wind, string, voice and guitar departments will perform in different venues and faculty will be available in studios and classrooms to discuss the Academy’s curriculum, which includes applied lessons in piano, voice, strings, winds and percussion, as well as a chamber music program, choral program, composition classes, performance training, master classes, and a pre-collegiate certificate program. Apr 3rd: Woodturnings by Clair Helsel Come to Patio at Penn Stone (190 W. Ross St.) for a exhibition of small works by cabinetmaker Clair Helsel. Learn about this fascinating craft and view small works by Helsel, while enjoying a live performance by Rue de la Pompe. This event is 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.. For more information visit www.patiopennstone.com. Apr 3rd: Jester of All Trades Annex 24 (24 W. Walnut St.) hosts a wide arsenal ranging from mural like painted shards of tree bark to geometric designs etched into glass windows by artist Spazz Arcane. Visually, his art is not always what it seems. Eye candy for all to enjoy! Come see what Corporate Business Owners and art collectors are raving about! Artist reception from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. For more information call 717-341-0028 or visit www.annex24gallery.com. For a complete listing of all Downtown events please visit Community Calendar This Month’s Events Apr 3rd: First Friday Jazz and Acoustic Music at Ad Lib Ad Lib Cafe (51 N. Market St.) hosts live performances of Jazz and Acoustic performers fro 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. For more information call (717) 394-3794 or visit www.adlibcafepa.com. Apr 3rd: D.R.E.A.M.S. Presents The Gift of Art/Eight Outstanding Artists D.R.E.A.M.S. hosts 15 vendors to fill your shopping needs at Neighborhood Services (134 S. Prince St.). Art, jewelry, oils and hundreds of photo’s of President Obama from is visits to Lancaster on his campaign trail will be available for sale during this one day event. Neighborhood Services, 134 S. Prince St. 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Apr 3: First Friday Kirtan Join First Friday Kirtan at The Yoga Path (428 N. Duke St.) and experience the uplifting energy of Kirtan, a form of group chanting from ancient India, from 7:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. Afterward enjoy a sampling of delicious Ayurvedic vegetarian foods flavored with exotic and healing Indian spices, presented by Spice of Life. The cost is $10 at the door. For more information, call 717-392-3992, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.yogapathlancaster.com. Apr 3rd – 5th: Mozart & the Cellist at the Fulton Opera House The Fulton Opera House (12 N. Prince St.) features one of Mozart’s best; Symphony No. 40. Loved for its lightness, grace, passion, and intense emotion, the Lancaster Symphony performs this popular arrangement. Also, the virtuosic splendor of Herbert’s Cello Concerto No. 2 will be showcased by Allison Eldredge’s youthful vivacity and warmed by her instruments’ resonating depth. For more information and tickets call (717) 397-7425 or visit www.thefulton.org. Apr 3rd – 5th: Word Play #7: A Spoken Word Festival Theater of the Seventh Sister presents “Word Play #7: A Spoken Word Festival at the Stahr Performing Arts Center (438 N. Queen St.). Co- directed by Daina Savage and Marie Winger, this one-of-a-kind regional event engages a dazzling blend of storytelling and stage poetry. Each year, more and more artists from Lancaster and beyond participate in this wonderful opportunity to give shape and movement to their written word. Come join us while we celebrate the sound and shape of words! Performances are Friday & Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. Reserve tickets by calling the box office at 717-396-7764 or e-mailing email@example.com. For more information, visit Theater of the Seventh Sister on the web at www.seventhsister.com. Apr 4th: Hand-cut Dovetails In this class at the PA Guild of Craftsmen (252 N. Prince St.), students of all experience levels will learn the techniques necessary to cut dovetails entirely by hand. Everyone will be provided with precut wood to make a small drawer. Two types of dovetails, thru and half blind will be taught. Once this technique is mastered it can be applied to many different woodworking projects. Save money, don’t buy one of those expensive jigs, cutting by hand is a lot more fun too. This class is taught by a professional furniture maker who uses these and other fine joinery methods every day. All skill levels welcome including beginners. Students should bring a hammer and a pencil. $87 for members, $95 nonmembers. $50 material made payable to instructor at time of class covers all wood and tools required. Experienced woodworkers, may bring their own tools and avoid part of the materials fee if they are appropriate (Backsaw, chisels, Bevel Gauge, Scribe Knife or Exacto, Marking Gauge and Hammer/Mallet). For details visit www.pacrafts.org/workshops. Apr 4th & 5th: Science Fair Exposition Meet the winners of the North Museum Science & Engineering Fair, on display throughout the North Museum (400 College Ave.). Maybe it’ll spark a new idea for your next year’s project! Sponsored by the Dart Foundation. This event is from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. For more information, call (717) 291-3941 or visit www.northmuseum.org. Apr 4th, 11th, 18th, & 25th: Open Mic and Saturday Night Live at Ad Lib Cafe Ad Lib Cafe (51 N. Market St.) hosts a series of events on Saturdays all month long. From 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. enjoy great amateur musicians and participate in Ad Lib’s Open Mic Night. From Midnight – 5 a.m. Ad Lib presents Saturday Night Live, hosted by ALC Entertainment. $5 cover for Saturday Night Live. BYOB. In addition to these events, all levels of artists are invited to participate in the Art Club Visual Expressions on Apr 4th from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. For more information call (717) 394-3794 or visit www.adlibcafepa.com. Apr 5th: Christian Music Fest Ad Lib Cafe hosts a variety of Christian musicians for the Christian Music Fest from noon – 8 p.m. For more information call (717) 394-3794 or visit www.adlibcafepa.com. Apr 11th: Grands are Grand! Grands are Grand! at the North Museum (400 College Ave.). The monthly event provides grandparents and their grandchildren ages 3-5 the opportunity to work together and explore the world around them using stories, touchable specimens and craft activities. This month’s theme is Bears - bring your favorite bear and touch real pelts, skulls and claws! Using the book, Blueberries for Sal, by Robert McCloskey, we’ll learn about really big bears. This event is from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. For more information, call (717) 291-3941 or visit www.northmuseum.org. Apr 13th: Heritage Center Museum Re-opens The Heritage Center Museum (5 W. King St.) is revamping its popular exhibition, the Amish of Lancaster County, to include more attention to the boom in Amish cottage industries and an emphasis on the fundamental tenets of Amish culture. Also back for the third year is the working 1920’s Print Shop on the third floor of the museum, which is operated by volunteer printers on a regular basis. The museum is free of charge and will be open Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Call 717-299-6440 for more information or visit www.lancasterheritage.com. Apr 16th: Coffee & Conversation Get over that mid-afternoon slump and join the North Museum (400 College Ave.) for an hour of engaging science topics over your favorite cup o’ joe. Meet local experts who will lead discussions, and questions and encourage debate. Plan for an afternoon more stimulating than an espresso from Starbucks! Coffee and Conversation is free to the public, light refreshments will be served. Find out what your dreams are trying to tell you with psychology professor Len Eiserer. Coffee & Conversation is from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. For more information, call (717) 291- 3941 or visit www.northmuseum.org. Apr 16th: Monthly Reiki Shares Reiki Shares began in January of 2008, and continue to be held on the 3rd Sunday afternoon of each month, from 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. at For a complete listing of Level 1 attunement is please visit Community Calendar Radiance (9 W. Grant St.). Anyone with at least a Reikiall Downtown events welcome to participate. Mark your calendar for this ongoing event! Calling ahead is recommended at 717-209-1517. For a complete listing of all Downtown events please visit Community Calendar This Month’s Events Apr 16th – Apr 18th: Launch Music Conference 2009 Thursday, April 16 through Sunday, April 19 (Including April’s Music FRIDAY) Downtown Lancaster welcomes the first Annual LAUNCH Music Conference. This Downtown-wide event will include trade shows, panels, and events for the expected 2000 conference attendees, as well as and more than 150 established and up-coming artists of all genres performing all over Downtown. All performances will be open to the public. For information and schedules, please visit www.LaunchMusicConference.com. Apr 16th & 20th: Barnstormers Spring Training Exhibition Games Kick off the Baseball season with the Barnstormers! The Lancaster Barnstormers are growing deeper roots into Lancaster County’s baseball community with two exhibition games against local college baseball teams. The Barnstormers host Elizabethtown College Blue Jays on the 16th at 3:30 p.m. and F&M’s Diplomats on the 20th at 5 p.m. Both exhibitions are free and open to the public at Clipper Magazine Stadium (650 N. Prince St.). Call (717) 509-HITS or visit www.LancasterBarnstormers.com for more information. Apr 17th: WXPN Presents Music Fridays! The third Friday of every month, from 6 p.m.–9 p.m., Downtown Lancaster and WXPN host Music Friday. Performances abound throughout the 300 Block of North Queen Street as well as restaurants and businesses all over Downtown Lancaster on sidewalks and inside stores. Performances include belly dancing, a jazz quintet, solo acoustic, rock and Americana groups. Each month brings new performers to Music Friday. This month will especially great as Music Fridays has partnered with the LAUNCH Festival to bring even more performers from all over to Downtown Lancaster. For a list of participating merchants, visit www.DowntownLancaster.com. Apr 17th: Gallery 141’s Listening Room Gallery 141 (113 N. Water St.) creates a “listening room” environment each Music Friday for at least two bands 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Locals bands and some from the Philly area are featured. Check www.Gallery141.Blogspot.com for band listings, myspaces and videos of performances. Apr 18th: Family Science Adventure to Millport Conservancy Prepare to get your hands dirty and your feet wet! The North Museum (300 College Ave.) invites your family to join us as we explore Franklin & Marshall’s Millport Conservancy on Saturday, April 18. Cost is $7/person for North Museum members, $10/person for non-members. This event is from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. To RSVP or for more information, call 291-4149 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Apr 18th: Music For Everyone at Ad Lib Cafe Ad Lib Cafe (51 N. Market St.) will be featuring performances by Music For Everyone during XPN’s Music Friday. Visit Ad Lib Cafe during Spring Artwalk weekend where the cafe will be featuring cartoons, caricatures, and entertainment related art. Saturday, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m Ad Lib Cafe hosts the Cartoon Guild from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. and from Midnight to 5 a.m. Saturday night, join Ad Lib Cafe for Saturday Night Live, hosted by ALC Entertainment. $5 cover for Saturday Night Live. BYOB. For more information call (717) 394-3794 or visit www.adlibcafepa.com. Apr 18th: Pottery Basics Learn the basic hand-building techniques with clay that will allow to expand your creativity. With the careful guidance of Kevin Lehman, you’ll learn how to wedge, pinch, imprint, scratch, carve and shape clay into various forms. During this beginner class, you’ll also discover the differences between greenware and bisque as well as different clay bodies. And for a final treat, you’ll get a turn on the wheels to “throw” a basic pot. Absolutely zero experience necessary. All materials and tools will be supplied. $80 for members, $85 nonmembers. Class is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kevin Lehman Pottery (560 S. Prince St.). For details visit www.pacrafts.org/workshops. Apr 18th: Quilt Appraisal and Conservation Day Bring your favorite pieces for review by Dr. Trish Herr, a textile historian; Dawn Heefner, a certified quilt appraiser; Linda Eaton, textile conservator and Curator of Textiles at Winterthur Museum; and Jo Griffith, a quilt instructor and quilt appraiser. The event, the Heritage Center’s Jasper Yeates Education Center (24 S. King St.), is a great opportunity to learn more about a family treasure and hear the experts talk about your quilts. Please note: this is not a written appraisal. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $10.00 for one quilt, $7.50 each for 2 or more quilts. Call 717-299-6440 for more information or visit www.lancasterheritage.com. Apr 18th & 19th: Audience Requests at the Fulton Opera House The Fulton (12 N. Prince St.) hosts the Lancaster Symphony featuring music voted on by audiences throughout the season. Selections include Brahms Academic Festival Overture, a few Andrew Lloyd Webber favorites from “Evita,” “Jesus Christ Superstar” and more, Strauss Horn Concerto No. 1, “Lord of the Dance” medley, Polovtsian Dances by Borodin, and “A Touch of Soul” medley including Otis Redding’s “(Sittin On) The Dock of the Bay”, and James Brown’s “I Feel Good.” For more information and tickets call (717) 397-7425 or visit www.thefulton.org. Apr 18th – May 2nd: “Broadway to Berlin” for the Over 21 Club Robert Brock introduces his marionette “Liza Minnelli” in this cabaret show at the Hole in the Wall Puppet Theatre (126 N. Water St.). Broadway to Berlin features the talents of Kander & Ebb and Bob Fosse. Performances are Friday’s at 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. and Saturday’s at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20 evenings, and $15 matinees. For reservations call 717-394-8398. Apr 18th through May 16th: Rhythm for Your Soul, Drumming with Tammi Hessen Come to Radiance (9 W. Grant St.) the 3rd Saturday of each month and explore the ancient rhythms within yourself! Instructor Tammi Hessen will lead you through the story of the djembe drum, the basics of how to play the djembe and dunun drums, and how to put the techniques together to learn ancient traditional rhythms and songs. Classes are for drummers of all ages and all skill levels. Classes are every 3rd Saturday through May, from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Participants are welcome to rent a djembe for $2 or bring frame drums to play during the rhythms. For more information call Radiance at 717-290-1517. Apr 18th – May 30th: PCA&D Senior Show The PCA&D Senior Show includes one piece of artwork by each member of the Class of 2009. Dozens of works represent a variety of media and styles, including illustration, graphic design, photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, animation, and multi-media. The exhibit is the culmination of four years of hard work and the students know that the fruits of their labor will be on display for the public, potential employers, and collectors to view. Opens during Lancaster’s spring Art Walk: Saturday April 18 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 19 from noon – 5 p.m. The PCA&D Main Gallery is free and open to the public, 8:30 a.m.–4:20 p.m. Monday–Friday. Opening reception on First Friday Mar 6th. PCA&D and is handicap accessible. for more information visit www.pcad.edu or call 717-396-7833. For a complete listing of all Downtown events please visit Community Calendar For a complete listing of all Downtown events please visit Community Calendar This Month’s Events Apr 22nd: Champions of Science Dinner The North Museum (300 College Ave.) will honor the fair’s five champions and twenty-two category winners at the first annual North Museum Champions of Science Dinner. The event will be held at the Lancaster Country Club beginning at 5 p.m. The winning projects will be on display, and the program. will include remarks by local physical geologist, Tim Bechtel. Help us recognize these talented students’ scientific accomplishments! This event begins at 5 p.m. Tickets from $65/person; contact James Alton for information at 358-4712 or email@example.com. Apr 23rd: Opening Day at Clipper Magazine Stadium Join the Barnstormers as they take on the Newark Bears and celebrate their 5th season! Game starts at 7 p.m. For ticket information visit www.lancasterbarnstormers.com. Apr 23rd through May 3rd: The Exonerated by Jessica Blank & Erik Jensen Theater of the Seventh Sister Presents The modern classic play, The Exonerated, at the Stahr Performing Arts Center (438 N. Queen St.). Meticulously researched, this play tells the true story of six citizens sent to Death Row for crimes they didn’t commit. Performances are Fridays & Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Admission is $25 with discounts available. For more information and tickets, contact the Theater of the Seventh Sister at firstname.lastname@example.org, 717-396-7764 or visit www.seventhsister.com. Apr 25th: The Heritage Center Presents: Beginning Machine Piecing: Modified Nine Patch Workshop The nine patch dates back centuries and has numerous designs. Students will sew a simple nine patch and change the design to make a very nice wall hanging. The workshop will be held at the Heritage Center’s Jasper Yeates Education Center (24 S. King St.), is a great opportunity to learn more about a family treasure and hear the experts talk about your quilts. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $45 ($40 for members of the Heritage Center). Registration deadline is April 3rd. Call 717-299-6440 for more information or visit www.lancasterheritage.com. Apr 25th: Lancaster British Brass Band First Presbyterian Church (140 E. Orange St.) hosts a concert by the Lancaster British Brass Band. Come and enjoy the unique and magnificent sounds of the Lancaster British Brass Band! Concert will include a varied program of marches, overtures, hymns, jazz, and new & traditional works for brass band. Featured soloists are Ed Vaughen on percussion, performing Helter-Skelter and Jay Hildebrandt, performing his own arrangement of Londonderry Air. Edward Vaughen is a music teacher in the Manheim Township School District. Dr. Hildebrandt is a professor of low brass and jazz at the University of Delaware. For more information, visit www.lancasterbbb.org. Apr 25th: Great Results from Your Electric Kiln While the focus of this workshop presented by PA Guild of Craftsmen (252 N. Prince St), will be on glazing and firing functional pottery at cone 6, the principles are broadly applicable. John Hesselberth, coauthor of the book Mastering Cone 6 Glazes and author of Glaze Master software, will, through slides, discussion, and demonstrations, show you how to make glazes that are both durable-in-use and attractive. He will discuss and demonstrate use of the Seger unity formula as a tool, but promises it will be nearly painless to even the most chemistry- phobic potter. In addition topics such as 1) good procedures for weighing and mixing glazes, 2) glaze application techniques, 3) in-studio and professional testing of your glazes to assure suitability for use, and 4) the critical importance of proper firing of your kiln to glaze development will all be covered during the day. As time permits we’ll take a look at some of your glazes and glaze problems. Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $80 for members, $87 nonmembers. April 30 – May 17th: The Foreigner The Fulton (12 N. Prince St.) The Foreigner. Englishman Charlie Baker is so shy, he simply can’t speak to strangers. So, when his old Army buddy, demolitions expert Froggy LeSueur, drops Charlie off at a rural Georgia fishing lodge while he goes to work at a nearby military base, he simply tells the other guests that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and doesn’t speak any English. Confident that he doesn’t understand what they are saying, Charlie’s fellow guests spill their deepest, darkest secrets in his presence—and Charlie misses not a word of it. Warning: The Foreigner is so hysterically funny, it has been known to cause unexpected fits of laughter, excessive sweating due to excessive laughter, crying from laughing too hard, and splitting sides. For more information and tickets call (717) 397-7425 or visit www.thefulton.org. For a complete listing of all Downtown events please visit Community Calendar For a complete listing of all Downtown events please visit Community Calendar Welcome New Downtown Highlights Businesses Gilliam’s Classic Cuts Barber Shop Art Attack Gallery 141 143 N. Duke Street717-299-5144 Gallery 141 has been creating an authentic experience for viewing Studio Jenz LLC art and discovering community in Downtown Lancaster for years. 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Apron Strings offers gourmet sauces, spreads, small DID You Know? kitchen and dining items, as well as beautiful place settings. The shop also serves lunch daily with one of the largest salad bars in Lancaster City’s symbol of the red rose dates as town and an assortment of soups and sandwiches. Everything far back as the 15th century from The House of is made fresh each morning and through owner Jocelyn’s prior Lancaster, through a direct descendant of King experience catering throughout the area, nothing goes to waste Edward III and Heiress Blanche of Lancaster. and there is plenty of variety. You can go into Apron strings every day for a month and never have the same thing twice. Apron Strings Gourmet Shop & Bistro, 25 W. King St. (The Shops at Hagar), 717-290-1770. Store Front Details Details (30 N. Queen St.) is a mainstay in Downtown Lancaster. Through over nine years in their Queen St. location, Details has Title & Feature photos provided by Russell Frost built a reputation for carrying unique home accent items and specialty stationary you can’t find anywhere else. “We try to carry Have an Event? the things that no one else in Downtown Lancaster carries,” says general manager Molly Adams. True enough, but a quick look Have an Event? Submit to us by the 10th day of around might lead a shrewd shopper to conclude that Details is, in each month prior to the publication month. May fact, like no other, whether the shopping destination is shore-side, events are due by April 10th. Submit Events to: shopping mall, or some far-flung boutique row. Details offers such firstname.lastname@example.org high-end gift lines as Simon Pearce’s hand-blown glassware, but they also stock less-extravagant items such as a wide array of stationery including Photo? Have ASubmit your favorite photo of Arte Italia Invitations with its renowned gift and wedding registry. To get the details on Details, stop in during your next jaunt Downtown. You can also enter Details from the Have A Photo? Downtown Lancaster for a chance to see it rear alleyway, on the north side of Central Market (very convenient on Market days). featured in a future issue of The Lancaster Details, 30 N. Queen St., 717-397-5366. Downtown Difference. Submit Photo to: email@example.com Title photo and photos for Art Attack & Store Front provided by Russel Frost For a complete listing of all Downtown events please visit Community Calendar Now & Later Annie Bailey’s Irish Pub & Restaurant Since its smashing debut three years ago (this month) Irish-owned Annie Bailey’s has become a staple of Lancaster Nightlife, and a popular destination for excellent lunch and dinner. The atmosphere is casual yet elegant. A remarkable hardwood bar, relocated from a pub in Ireland and reassembled stateside, anchors this enchanting East King Street favorite. Like the way it was back on the Emerald Isle, this bar features Guinness, Harp and Smithwick’s draught beer. The menu is of course replete with Irish standards like banger’s & mash, New-World favorites like Memphis-style babyback ribs, and originals like lobster hushpuppies. The full menu is served until 10 p.m. nightly with a limited menu offered until Midnight. Musicians frequently perform acoustically during dinner, complementing the conversational atmosphere without dominating the space. The music continues into the night on weekends with traditional Irish and more contemporary acts. As the days get warmer, Annie Bailey’s will open their out-door seating off the main dining room. This newly constructed deck is complete with a full bar and private atmosphere. Nothing’s better then a lively dinner and cocktails in the fresh spring air. Annie Bailey’s Irish Pub, 28-30 E. King St., 717-393-4000, www.anniebaileysirishpub.com. Upcoming Events May 3rd: Blues, Brews & BBQs John J. Jeffries (Lancaster Arts Hotel, 300 Harrisburg Ave.) hosts a fundraiser for the Susquehanna Sustainable Business Network (SSBN) featuring local foods, beers, and great music. Celebrate sustainability and support the SSBN on the patio of John J. Jeffries. Tickets $25. For more information visit www.susquehannasbn.org or call 877-500-5662. May 15 - June 27: “Rumplestiltskin” Hole in the Wall Puppet Theatre (126 N. Water St.) presents this Marionette version of the favorite fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. Tickets $9.00. For reservations call 717-394-8398. Fri. & Sat. at 10:00 A.M. May 30th: Eastern Market Opens for the season Spring is here, and Eastern Market (308 E. King St.) farmers are busy preparing their fields. Eastern Market () opens for the season, so, if you are ready for fresh lettuce, Ethiopian food from Gursha and all your Eastern Market favorites - mark your calendar for. Eastern Market hours are 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. for more information visit www.historiceasternmarket.com. June 12th through 14th: 26th Annual Demuth Garden Tour Weekend The Annual Demuth Garden Tour returns for 26th year. Held during the second weekend in June, the “House and Garden Tour” grants visitors access to both the home and garden of distinctive Lancaster residences. Intertwined with the history of the last three centuries, the rich variety of Lancaster architecture will provide the backdrop for our hosts’ creative expression in gardening, as well as in interior design, restoration & remodeling projects, and art & antique collecting. For more information, please call 717-299-9940 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For a complete listing of all Downtown events please visit Community Calendar