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Local high school artists will create chalk murals from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 15, when the center court of York Galleria is transformed into a public canvas during the Chalk It Up! event at the mall, 2899 Whiteford Road, Springettsbury Township. Information: 717-848-3200.

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The annual York Saint Patrick's Day Parade steps off at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 15, along Market Street in downtown York. Several activities are planned for before and after the parade. Information: 717-578-0146 or www.yorksaintpatricksdayparade.org.

The White Rose Bar & Grill will celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a block party from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 15, in their parking lot on North Beaver Street, in downtown York. DJ Hawk will spin from noon to 2 p.m., followed by York-area rock band Deep Six. Information: 717-848-5369.

The DreamWrights Gown, Dress & Costume Sale kicks off from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 14, and returns from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at DreamWrights Youth & Family Theatre, 100 Carlisle Ave., York. Information: 717-848-8623 or www.dreamwrights.org.

Rock energy meets traditional folklore when the Tartan Terrors take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 14, at the Strand Theatre, 50 N. George St., York. Featuring classic pipes and fiddle, driving drum tones and signature guitar styles, the show blends music, dance and humor. Tickets: $26-$36. Information: 717-846-1111 or www.mystrandcapitol.org.

Local band Exit Salida celebrates the release of its debut EP with a performance at 7 p.m. Friday, March 14, at The Shop at New Grounds Roasting Company, 284 W. Market St., York. Tickets: $8. Information: 717-843-0716.

Bring your own picnic lunch for a Scout Fun Day from 9:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at Nixon County Park. Scouts and siblings in grades K-3 are invited to explore the world of insects through a critter walk, crafts, games, scavenger hunt and a live insect presentation. Scouts must be accompanied by their guardian or scout leader. Registration is required. Tickets: $12. Information: 717-428-1961 or www.yorkcountyparks.org.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in true Celtic style with a concert by Robert Mouland at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at Old Monaghan Church, 15 E. Church St., Dillsburg. A reception at Dill's Tavern will follow Mouland's performance. Tickets: $15 advance; $20 at the door. Information: 717-802-1540.

The Kiltie Band of York will get St. Patrick's Day weekend started at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at Vito's Pizza and Beer, 1734 S. Queen St., Spring Garden Township. Information: 717-850-8864.

Funk band Dr. Slotclaw will perform at 10 p.m. at Beer Mongers, 3000 S. Queen St., Dallastown. Food truck vendor Baron Von Schwein will be serving food from 6 to 10 p.m. Information: 717-501-4251.

AC/DC tribute band Back in Black is scheduled to play at 9 p.m. Friday, March 14, at Fat Daddy's, 2510 E. Market St., York. Information: 717-755-8843.

String band Hogmaw will perform a St. Patrick's Day show with Garrahan's Ghost and Saints of Sorrow at 9 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at The Depot, 360 W. Cottage Place, York. Tickets: $5. Information: 717-846-6556 or www.thedepotyork.com.

An all-things-Irish block party will bring an afternoon of live music, Irish dance, food and beer to downtown Lancaster for the inaugural King Street Seisiun from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 15, along East King Street, between Queen and Duke streets. Tickets: $15. Information: 717-393-4000 or http://kingstreetseisiun.eventbrite.com.

Grammy award-winning group Huey Lewis and The News will perform for a sold-out audience at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at the Strand Theatre, 50 N. George St., York. Information: 717-846-1111 or www.mystrandcapitol.org.

Author Holly Metzger will be be signing copies of her new book, "Tryouts," from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at Central Market. "Tryouts" explores a child's experiences and feelings participating in sports. Information: 717-848-2243.

Bob Seger tribute band Against the Wind will perform from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at Hummingbird Ridge Winery, in the Newberry Commons Mall, Newberry Township. Free admission, parking and wine tasting will be available. Information: 717-315-0209.

Metal band Shyster will play at 9 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at the Glad Crab, 3086 S. Queen St., Dallastown. Information: 717-244-7636.

Artist Brenton Good's exhibit, "Printmaking," opens with a reception at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, in Elizabethtown College's Hess Gallery, located in Zug Memorial Hall. Good's exhibit draws inspiration from modern art movements such as mimimalism and Bauhaus-inspired formalism. The exhibit continues through April 25. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m Saturday and Sunday. The opening reception and exhibit are free and open to the public. Information: 717-361-1385.

Get tickets

Tickets are on sale now to Strand-Capitol members for Penn & Teller, who will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 16, at the Strand Theatre, 50 N. George St., York. Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 25. Tickets: $66-$79. Information: 717-846-1111 or www.mystrandcapitol.org.

Sports

The Dover girls and the New Hope boys are the final two York County teams still alive in the PIAA state basketball playoffs. Dover will face Cumberland Valley at 6 p.m. Friday at Milton Hershey High School in a Class AAAA quarterfinal. New Hope will take on St. John Neumann at 6 p.m. Friday at Hazleton High in a Class A quarterfinal.

The PIAA Class AA Swimming and Diving Championships are set for Friday and Saturday at Bucknell University's Kinney Natatorium. A number of York-Adams League swimmers will be competing to earn state medals.

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