OPENINGS AND EXTRAS
The All Star Obedience and Rally Championships feature dogs competing for prizes all day Saturday and Sunday at the York Expo Center. The Toyota Arena will open at 7 a.m., and competition gets under way at 8 a.m. both days. Information: allstardogs.org or (717) 848-2596.
The Little Ivory Blues Band takes the stage at 7 p.m. Thursday for a free rhythm and blues concert in Lincoln Park at the corner of Roosevelt Avenue and Parkway Boulevard. Bring blankets or lawn chairs for seating. Restrooms will be available. Information: (717) 846-0395 or www.yorkcity.org.
The Springettsbury Township Sounds of Summer free concert series comes to a close with Hollywood Nights, a Bob Seger tribute band, at 7 p.m. Sunday in the township park amphitheater, 1501 Mount Zion Road. Information: www.springettsbury.com or (717) 505-0406.
Grace Lutheran Church, 220 N. Charles St., Red Lion, kicks off a free monthly concert series with a performance by gospel singer Jim Worthing at 3 p.m. Sunday. Refreshments will follow the tenor's performance. Information: (717) 244-3603.
Israeli acrobats and gymnasts ages 8 to 18 will give a free performance incorporating music, tumbling and more from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the York Jewish Community Center, 2000 Hollywood Drive, York Township. DJ Aaron will also entertain the crowd, and light refreshments will be served. Information: (717) 843-0918 or www.yorkjcc.org.
The Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire opens its season at 11 a.m. Saturday on the grounds of Mount Hope Estate and Winery off Route 72 north of Lancaster. The fair is open weekends from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. through October with games, shows, food, music and more. Admission: $29.95 for adults, $10.95 for children ages 5-11. Information: (717) 665-7021 or www.parenfaire.com.
The Professional Bowlers Association East Region Bowlers Supply/Storm Products Cheetah Open is set for this weekend at Colony Park North Lanes in York. Eight-game qualifying sessions will be held at 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. The top 16 bowlers advance to match play on Sunday to compete for the first-place prize of $2,500. Match play action begins at 8:30 a.m. Sunday. The tournament is free and open to the public.
The Susquehanna League baseball playoffs begin Saturday afternoon with four games set for 1:30 p.m. Game 2 in each of the best-of-3 quarterfinals is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Game 3 in each series, if needed, will be 5:45 p.m. Tuesday.
New season subscriptions and single-concert tickets are now on sale for the York Symphony Orchestra's 2012-13 lineup, which features four classical concerts, two pops concerts and a variety of other events. Subscriptions start at $108 for the classical series and $58 for the pops series. For concert details and tickets, call (717) 846-1111 or visit yorksymphony.org or strandcapitol.org.
Ticket sales started this morning to see pop group R5 at the York Fair at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, in the Toyota Grandstand. Tickets are $10 and include admission to the fairgrounds. For tickets, call (717) 848-2033, visit yorkfair.org, or stop by the box office at 334 Carlisle Ave., West Manchester Township.