'Compound' jazz

First Friday's Jazz in the City series continues with Kris Kostoff's "Compound," a mixture of modern rhythms and traditional improvisation, from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 2, in the studio at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St., York. Tickets: $3. Information: www.strandcapitol.org.

Magical time

Discover "The Magic of Mystery Clocks" from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at the National Watch & Clock Museum, 514 Poplar St., Columbia. The museum will be celebrating the opening of this new exhibit with a free magic show and refreshments for admission-paying visitors. The exhibit will be on display through December. Tickets: $4-$20. Information: 717-684-8261 or www.nawcc.org.

Wildflower walk

See what April showers have brought on a Wildflower Walk from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at Nixon Park, Springfield Township. Registration is not required. Information: 717-428-1961 or www.yorkcountyparks.org.

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Chicago, performs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center.

Talk to the animals

Drop in on the conversations of "Doctor Dolittle," opening on stage at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 9, at DreamWrights Youth & Family Theatre, 100 Carlisle Ave., York. Performances are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. May 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, and 2:30 p.m. May 10-11, 17-18, and 24-25. A new sensory-friendly performance will be offered May 18. Tickets: $8-$12. Information: 717-848-8623 or www.dreamwrights.org.

Game on

The YSO POPS presents "Games People Play" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St., York. The evening will feature the music of the small and big screen - from "Star Wars" to "Game of Thrones" to "The Legend of Zelda.

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" Tickets: $36-$56. Information: 717-846-1111 or www.strandcapitol.org.

Secret in the city

Take a tour of the historic Newton Square neighborhood in York City from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 10, during the "Secret Gardens of York 2014" tour. Enjoy 10 gardens, some with plants for sale, listen as musicians play and have a light refreshment. Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 on the spot. The event will be held rain or shine. Information: 717-846-0809 or email queenb0809@aol.com.

Olde York Street Fair

Stroll through the 39th Annual Olde York Street Fair from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 11, in and around Continental Square in downtown York. More than 100 arts and craft vendors, a Kid's Fun Block featuring bounce houses, a climbing wall, games, face painting and more will offer free family fun during this event. Information: www.yorkcity.org/oldeyorkstreetfair.

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An Evening with John Legend, begins at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center.

A peachy adventure

Escape with "James & the Giant Peach" in the studio May 16-18, and 23-25 at York Little Theatre, 27 S. Belmont St., York. Sunday shows are at 3 p.m.; all other shows are at 7 p.m. Tickets: $12-$17. Information: 717-854-5715 or www.ylt.org.

A night of magic

Magic and comedy come together for Penn & Teller at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 16, at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St., York. Tickets: $66-$79. Information: 717-846-1111 or www.strandcapitol.org.

A Taste of Pa.

The 7th Annual Taste of Pa. Wine and Music Festival will run May 17-18 at the York Expo Center, 334 Carlisle Ave., West Manchester Township. Samplings of more than 200 wines from across the state, an "unusually large" beer garden, live music and food will be offered throughout the weekend. Information: www.yorkwinefest.com.

Bug out

Get an in-depth look at insects with local authority Ryan Bridge during Incredible Insects from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at Nixon Park, Springfield Township. Information: www.yorkcountyparks.org.

Star-crossed love

OrangeMite Studios will perform the classic love story "Romeo and Juliet: A Musical," opening at 7 p.m. Friday, May 23, at The Barn at Tall Fir Acres, 2035 Tall Fir Drive, Dover. Performances are scheduled for May 23-25, and May 30 - June 1. Showtimes are at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $8-$10. Information: 717-814-1151 or www.orangemite.org.

Snipe hunt

What goes bump in the night? Bring your curiosity for a traditional campfire, complete with marshmallows, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 23, at the Indian Steps Museum, 205 Indian Steps Road, Airville. Tickets: $5. Information: 717-862-3948 or www.indiansteps.org.

Fired up

Fire up your taste buds for the 25th Annual York Jaycees Chili Cook-Off & Salsa Showdown from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 24, on Pershing Avenue between Market and Philadelphia streets, in downtown York. Live entertainment, including indie-musician Kayla Kroh, is included with admission price. Tickets: $8-$10. Information: www.yorkchilicookoff.com.

Scavenger hunt

Prepare to search insde and out on a Memorial Day Nature Scavenger Hunt from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 25, at Nixon Park, Springfield Township. Information: www.yorkcountyparks.org.