Central Market marks 125 years with a celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at the market house, 34 W. Philadelphia St., York. The night features food, drinks, entertainment, a souvenir bag and a gift certificate. Tickets: $25. Information: (717) 848-2243 or cm125th.eventbrite.com. A free birthday event with cupcakes for the kids will run from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the market.
Shake off winter's chill with a Signs of Spring Walk from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at Nixon County Park, 5922 Nixon Drive, Springfield Township. Parks program coordinator Jeri Jones will lead the hunt for budding plants, migrating animals, and critters coming out of hibernation. Registration isn't required for the free hike. Information: (717) 428-1961 or www.yorkcountyparks.org.
The York Emporium hosts a blowout for National Poetry Month with "Poets Sing the Blues: An Evening of Jazz/Blues-inspired Poetry and Music" at 7 p.m. Friday, April 5, at the bookshop, 343 W. Market St., York. The free event features Rick Kerns and the Con Alma Trio, Maria James-Thiaw, Jack Veasey, Parker James Hooker and Tim Moore. Aspiring poets can pick up rules for the second annual Jawstruck competition while they're there. Information: (717) 846-2866, facebook.com/YorkEmporium or facebook.com/poetrywarriorcarla.
"Visions of the Susquehanna Revisited" opens with a public reception from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Marketview Arts, 37 W. Philadelphia St., York. The art exhibit will grace the third-floor gallery through July with contemporary artwork focused on the beauty of the Susquehanna River. Information: www.susquehannaheritage.org or www.marketviewarts.org.
First Friday is "Gearing Up" in April from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 5, in downtown York City. Special events include music from cigar box guitarist Shane Speal at 7 p.m. at Liquid Hero Brewery, 50 E. North St.; salsa dancing lessons at La Casa de Tapas, 251 N. George St.; a Susquehanna Travellers concert at 7 p.m. on North Beaver Street; Jazz in the City concert ($3) at 5 p.m. in the Strand Studio (West Philadelphia Street entrance); and discounts at many shops along West Philadelphia and North Beaver streets. Information: (717) 849-2331 or downtownyorkpa.com.
Pianist Greg Maroney of Wellsville will give a benefit concert for the York College Nurse Managed Centers at 7 p.m. Friday, April 5, in the DeMeester Recital Hall of Wolf Hall on campus, 441 Country Club Road, Spring Garden Township. A registered nurse, Maroney has released several albums of original piano compositions. Tickets: $20 general or $10 students. Information: (717) 815-1243 or www.gregmaroney.com. UPDATE: This concert has been canceled.
The Spring Art and Gift Show features furniture, handmade items and more by local crafters and artisans from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at Heritage Hills Resort, 2700 Mount Rose Ave. Admission is free. Information: (717) 755-0123 or www.heritagehillsresort.com.
Springtime in the Park continues at Hersheypark with special events starting at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 6-7 and 13-14. Dozens of rides and attractions are already up and running. Admission: $29.95 for ages 9-54, $19.95 for ages 3-8 and 55+, and free for children 2 and under. Information: 1-800-HERSHEY or www.hersheypark.com.
The Framers and Framers Gallery, 3780 E. Market St., Springettsbury Township, will host a meet-the-artist reception for photographer Stephen Pidcock from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 6. The free event will feature Pidcock's works and a slide presentation. Information: (717) 757-1764 or www.framersgallery.com or www.vertizontalarts.com.
Fans of the living dead can feast in a daylong Zombie Symposium starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at York College. Topics will include "The Walking Dead" and other expressions of zombies in popular culture. Registration is required for the free event. Sign up at faculty.ycp.edu/~dweiss/zombie/index.html.
The Majestic Midways Spring Carnival takes over the infield at the York Expo Center, 334 Carlisle Ave., West Manchester Township, starting Thursday, April 11. Dozens of rides and other amusements will be open through Sunday, April 14. Information: (717) 848-2596, www.yorkexpo.com or www.majesticmidways.com.
A Night of Magic and Wonder returns to York Little Theatre, 27 S. Belmont St., Spring Garden Township, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6, with a mix of comedy and magic from a half-dozen masters of the craft. Tickets: $15-$25. Information: (717) 854-5715 or www.ylt.org.
The Capitol Cinema series presents "Searching for Sugar Man," an Oscar-winning documentary about the wild legacy of folk artist Rodriguez, at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6, and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at the Capitol Theatre, 50 N. George St., York. The PG-13 film runs 86 minutes. Tickets: $7. Information: 846-1111 or www.strandcapitol.org.
The Russian National Ballet will dance the all-ages tale of "The Sleeping Beauty" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St., York. Tickets: $39-$49. Information: (717) 846-1111 or www.mystrandcapitol.org.
Tribute artists with full costumes, back-up singers and dancers, a live band and more bring the King to life in "Elvis Lives" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 8, at the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center, 1031 Edgecomb Ave. on the Penn State York campus. Tickets: $45. Information: (717) 505-8900 or pullocenter.yk.psu.edu.
The Northeastern Invitational boys' volleyball tournament will start at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 6. Among the local teams expected to compete in the event are York Suburban, Susquehannock, Spring Grove, Red Lion, Dover, Dallastown and the host school.
The York Capitals are set to make their debut on Saturday night at the York City Ice Arena. The indoor football team will take on the Washington Eagles in an American Indoor Football contest. Game time is 7 p.m.
Tickets to see J. Roddy Watson and The Business with special guest Toy Soldiers in the CapLive concert series go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, April 5. The show will be at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets: $19. Information: (717) 846-1111 or www.mystrandcapitol.org.
Tickets for the second annual York Jazz Fest are on sale now. The festival features Jeff Stabley and Friends, Time Out, Extremity and others from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center. Local eateries will offer food and beverage samples. Tickets: $45 in advance or $50 at the door. Information: (717) 846-1111 or www.mystrandcapitol.org.
Tickets to see the Bar Stools perform "CinderLawyer," a musical comedy fundraiser for the York County Bar Foundation, are on sale now. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. April 25-27 at York Little Theatre. Tickets: $25. Information: (717) 854-5715 or www.ylt.org.