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Community Foundation hosting 100th anniversary events this Thursday, Saturday

In this file photo, a drum line kicks off the grant award presentation at Lancaster County Community Foundation’s “Creative Expression” reception at Rock Lititz on Wednesday, March 27, 2024. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher)

The next two events in Lancaster County Community Foundation’s year-long 100th anniversary celebration are taking place this week.

This Thursday the foundation is hosting a “community conversation” on Creative Expression, one of the four focus areas in its Shaping Tomorrow 100th anniversary grant initiative.

Held in partnership with the High Foundation, the free forum runs from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the S. Dale High Leadership Center, 1861 William Penn Way, Lancaster. To register, click here.

The first half hour will feature a networking reception with drinks and hors d’oeuvres. At 5:30 p.m., moderator Marquis Lupton will lead the discussion, which will feature experts from the local arts and cultural community.

Then, on Saturday afternoon, the foundation will host a health and wellness fair in Buchanan Park on Lancaster’s west side. It, too, is free, and will run from 2 to 4 p.m. To register, click here.

During the fair, the foundation will announce its Shaping Tomorrow grants devoted to Wellbeing & Vibrancy. The segment will feature a keynote presentation by Janine James, vice president of Work Wisdom.

In all, the foundation is distributing well over $1 million through the Shaping Tomorrow grants. There are two more categories of awards, which will be announced this fall: Next Generation (Sept. 28) and Our Planet (Oct. 17).