Kids, play your heart out.
Bring On Play, the York City group that builds playgrounds for kids and encourages playfulness among adults, will host its 2013 installment of Plaza Palooza this weekend on the Brooks Robinson Plaza at Sovereign Bank Stadium.
As in past years, the event will feature a plethora of kid-friendly activities - games, crafts, music, bounce houses, a synthetic ice rink, laser tag, face painting, Zumba, storytelling, magic and a performance by DreamWrights Youth & Family Theatre.
However, this year, Bring On Play is hosting just one Plaza Palooza. In the past years, the event - which doubles as a fundraiser for the group's playground projects - has been offered for several weeks in the fall.
The reason is simple, said Adrienne Brenner, a Bring On Play event coordinator.
A small group of volunteers are behind Bring On Play, and they're being stretched a little thin, she said. In addition to Plaza Palooza, they're working on two playground builds, a race for adults known as Bopstacle, a play-in-the-street event every few months and more, Brenner said.
Perhaps, if more people get involved, Plaza Palooza could return to a series, she said.
Either way, Saturday's event promises to deliver.
Most of the attractions will be offered during the entire event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
There's also a schedule that includes Zumba for kids at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Martin Library is sponsoring storytime at 11:30 a.m., and a magician will put on a show at noon.
The DreamWrights performance will begin at 10:30 a.m. A Dallastown-based equine-therapy group will put on a demonstration with its "trick pony" at 1 p.m.
Admission to Plaza Palooza costs $5 for both kids and adults. The event is geared toward kids 12 and under.
Bring On Play has scheduled a rain date for Saturday, Nov. 2, if this weekend's weather does not cooperate.
"Please ask everybody to do an anti-rain dance," Brenner said.
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