Shakespeare at Fairie Festival
The Mad Mechanicals, a comedy troupe who specialize in Shakespeare parodies, will begin their season Saturday and Sunday at the Spoutwood Mayday Fairie Festival outside Glen Rock.
The Mad Mechanicals will bring a different learning experience compared to the booths teaching about local folklore, animal adoption and green living.
To fit in at the festival, the group will perform "A Midsummer Day's Dream," a story with fairies, magic and a man with a donkey's head.
The Fairie Festival itself will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Spoutwood Farm.
Friday is Children's Day, and children 12 and under are admitted free. Normal admission is $15 for adults, $5 for kids 12 and under and those 2 and under are admitted free. Three-day passes will be available for $30 at the gate.
Parking will be available on Pierceville Road for a $5 fee.
More information about the Spoutwood May Day Fairie Festival can be found at www.spoutwood.org. Information on the Mad Mechanicals can be found at www.themadmechanicals.com.
Discount food orders
Otterbein U M Church of Spry, 50 School St., will take orders for food from the Share community outreach program from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Two hours of community service per month is requested in order for persons to take advantage of this money-saving program. Payment is due when ordering. Food Stamps or cash will be accepted as payment.
Purchased food will be available for pickup from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 19.
This program is affiliated with the York County Food Bank. Call Lois at 741-2302 or Virginia at 741-3462 for more info.
People can go to Red Lion Zion United Methodist Church, 1155 Felton Road, Red Lion, any time between 3 and 9 p.m. Saturday to make, create or buy custom-made greeting cards for Mother's Day, spring and other occasions.
Supplies will be available. Feel free to bring your own creative additions and/or just share ideas. A donation of $5 to benefit the local American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Windsor-Red Lion or five food items for Zion's Food Pantry will allow you to make up to five cards.
Refreshments (including soup) will be available. Any questions and to RSVP, call Sherri at 873-4176.
Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra
The Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra, under the direction of Kristin Turner, will be featured in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at Trinity UCC, 32 W. Market St.
The orchestra is a Baltimore-based ensemble of mandolins, mandolas, mandocellos, mandobasses and guitars. The concert will be a mix of classical music, marches, rags, show tunes and a variety of traditional compositions for mandolin orchestras.
This is a free concert. A free-will offering will be taken. Immediately after the concert a reception will be held in the church parlor. Call the church office at (717) 848-1775 for additional information.
RAIL TRAIL CORRIDOR
Train stations open
The New Freedom Train Station and the Hanover Junction Train Station will be open to the public May through October. Both stations adjoin the Heritage Rail Trail County Park.
The museums will be open the following hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays (May through October); 1-5 p.m. Sundays (June-September); 1-5 p.m. Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day; 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, June 13 and 27, Hanover Junction Train Station only; 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, July 11 and 25, New Freedom Train Station only.
Hanover Junction Train Station is located at 2433 Seven Valley Road in North Codorus Township. Hanover Junction has been renovated to its appearance in the early 1860s and describes the significance of the station during the Civil War.
New Freedom Train Station is located at 117 N. Front St. in New Freedom. The New Freedom Station contains a museum on railroading and has been restored to its appearance in the 1940s.
The Friends of the Heritage Rail Trail Corridor sell memorabilia and T-shirts at both stations. For more information, call the York County Parks at (717) 840-7440. Admission is free, but donations are accepted.
Greeters are being sought for both stations. For more information on becoming a greeter, contact Jeri Jones at (717) 840-7226.