OPENINGS AND EXTRAS
The annual Bike Week tradition grows even bigger this year, with events from Thursday, Sept. 27, through Sunday, Sept. 30, at locations throughout York County. The free parade through Continental Square goes from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday. The open house at the Harley-Davidson plant off Route 30 in Springettsbury Township features demo rides, factory tours, live music and more from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. The White Rose Thunder motorcycle show with stunt shows, flat track racing, concerts and more lasts all four days at the York Expo Center, 334 Carlisle Ave. Information: (717) 849-2217, www.yorkcity.org and www.whiterosethunder.com.
The third annual Roosterpalooza music festival features more than a dozen bands from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Elicker's Grove Park in the Spring Grove area. Bring lawn chairs and coolers and spend the day enjoying live music, children's activities, horseshoes, craft and food vendors, and more. Proceeds benefit Bell Socialization Services. Admission: $10 for early buyers, $20 at the gate. Information: bellsocialization.com or www.blueroosterentertainment.com.
Springettsbury Township's annual Saturday in the Park features family-friendly fun from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the township park, 1501 Mount Zion Road. The fun includes carnival games, arts and crafts, food, dance demonstrations, sprint cars and more, with fireworks to cap the night. Information: (717) 757-3521 or www.springettsbury.com.
The musical con-man comedy “Catch Me If You Can” takes to the stage at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, and Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center, 1031 Edgecomb Ave. Tickets: $49-$69. Information: (717) 505-8900 or pullocenter.yk.psu.edu.
Explore the natural world during Rock and Mineral Weekend at Nixon County Park, 5922 Nixon Drive, Springfield Township. The fossil and sand pits, history timeline walk, children's activities and more will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30. Special programs will feature earthquakes and volcanoes, dinosaurs, prospecting and mining, and other geologic topics. Fee: $2. Information: (717) 428-1961 or www.yorkcountyparks.org.
The 12th annual Pennsylvania Sweetpotato Festival celebrates the root vegetable's variety and versatility in cooking from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at The Wellness Farm, 19310 Dutton Road, Shrewsbury Township. The family-friendly fun includes food, arts and crafts, live music, children's activities, and the chance to dig your own sweet potatoes. Admission: $5 per person, free for children under 8 and adults over 80. Information: (717) 993-3081 or www.pasweetpotatofestival.com.
Brogue celebrates the season with Autumn Fest in the Barn from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at 109 Muddy Creek Forks Road. The arts and antiques festival will feature handcrafted pieces, children's activities, prizes and more. Admission is free. Information: Brenda Brown at (717) 244-5878 or Nicki Young at (717) 676-7882.
Bluestone Bluegrass will give a benefit concert for the Paul Smith Library at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at St. John Lutheran Church, 175 E. Main St., New Freedom. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; food will be available for purchase. Tickets: $10 in advance from the library, $15 at the door. Information: www.yorklibraries.org.
The Wrightsville Historical Museum will celebrate Museum Day with arts and crafts, antique vehicles, a blacksmithing demonstration, special exhibits and more from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at 309 Locust St. in the borough. Information: (717) 252-1169 or www.historicwrightsvillepa.org.
The York Revolution and the Lancaster Barnstormers will continue their Atlantic League Freedom Division playoff series this weekend at Sovereign Bank Stadium in York. Game 3 will be 6:30 p.m. Friday, while Game 4, if needed, will be 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Game 5, if needed, is set for 1 p.m. Sunday.
All 22 York-Adams League football teams will take to the field on Friday night. For a complete schedule, turn to the sports section.
Tickets to see Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28. The concert, a tribute to drummer John Bonham by his son, will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11. Tickets are $39-$49. To get tickets, call (717) 846-1111 or visit www.strandcapitol.org.
Tickets to see Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Michael Bolton at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3. The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26. Tickets are $51-$67. To get tickets, call (717) 846-1111 or visit www.strandcapitol.org.