"Gypsy" opens on stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 20, at the York Little Theatre, 27 S. Belmont St., York. Set in the colorful life of the theater in the 1920s, the musical tells the backstage take of vaudeville entertainer turned burlesque stripper Gypsy Rose Lee and her overbearing mother. Performances are scheduled June 20-22, and 26-29. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances will be at 7:30 p.m, and Sunday performances will be at 3 p.m. Tickets: $12-$25. Information: (717) 854-5715 or www.ylt.org.
The 13th annual Codorus Blast festival takes over Codorus State Park for three days with a triathlon, dock dog events, rock climbing, live music, Medieval re-enactments, nature exhibits, children's activities, fireworks, demonstrations, arts and crafts, food and more. The fun lasts from 4 to 11 p.m. Friday, June 20; 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 21; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 22. Information: (717) 637-2816 or www.codorusblast.org.
Bibliophiles take note: The Book Nook Bonanza kicks off from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 20, at the York City Ice Arena, 941 Vander Ave., York. More than 250,000 used books, CDs, DVDs, magazines and other items will be on sale during this three-day event. Saturday hours will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: $5. Information: (717) 851-3029 or www.booknookbonanza.com.
The 14th annual Penn-Mar Irish Festival presents a full day of live music, dancing, children's activities, food and vendors beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 21, at the Markets at Shrewsbury. Bands include Haley Richardson, Austin Green, The Ladeens, John Whelan and more. Admission: $10 in advance or $13 at the gate for adults, free for children 15 and under. Information: (717) 235-6611 ext. 100 or www.pennmaririshfestival.com.
York County Parks presents a Summer Park Excursion Friday, June 20, through Highpoint Scenic Vista Park in Wrightsville. The ride is designed to transport persons of limited mobility through the park to see the park's natural beauty and hear about local history. A "people mover," a trailer pulled by a pickup truck, will depart at 2, 4 and 7:30 p.m. Ride duration is 60 minutes. Tickets: $5. Information: (717)840-7440 or www.yorkcountyparks.org.
York County bands will Rock the Relay at this year's Relay for Life Event Friday, June 20, at the York County School of Technology, 2179 S. Queen St., York Township. The music will kick off at 1 p.m. with The Quadrasonics, and will continue through 11 p.m. with performances from several local bands. Information: (717) 846-2561 ext. 307.
See what all the crowin's about at Wingstock - a family-friendly festival featuring wings, games and more - from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at Santander Stadium in downtown York. Comedian Earl David Reed returns as emcee, and competitions will run throughout the day. Ticket includes three wings, door prize entry, entertainment and People's Choice vote. Tickets: $6. Information: www.wingstockyork.org.
Get your boots ready to boogie for the Horsey Hoedown from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at the Yorktowne Hotel, 48 E. Market St., York. This country western-themed evening will benefit the York SPCA Equine Welfare Program, and includes a catered dinner, dancing, music by the Whiskey River Band, cash bar, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, guest speaker and prizes for best dressed Western outfits. Tickets: $45. Information: (717) 741-9136 ext 106 or www.ycspca.org.
Celebrate a love of quilts at the York Quilters' Guild Celebration of Quilts show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, June 20, and Saturday, June 21, in the Old Main Building at the York Expo Center, 334 Carlisle Ave., West Manchester Township. This year's show will be an exhibit-only event, and will feature demonstrations, discussions and raffles. Tickets: $5-10. Information: www.celebrationofquilts.com.
Stay out for a Summer Solstice Celebration Saturday, June 21, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. at Roundtop Mountain Resort, 925 Roundtop Road, Warrington Township. Musical group Tuckahoe Ridge will perform a free concert on the deck from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., followed by fireworks. Mountain Adventures will remain open until 9 p.m. Information: (717) 432-9631 or www.skiroundtop.com.
Blues, comedy and classic rock combine for a cause from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 22, at Naylor Wine Cellars, 4069 Vineyard Road, Stewartstown. This event will benefit a local animal rescue, and will feature performances from The Red Band, Chaz Depaolo and more. Admission: $5 donation. Information: www.facebook.com/NaylorWIneryJune22.
The York County Libraries "GO and Experiment! Fizz Boom Read" summer reading club and physical activity program continues with "Science in Your Backyard" at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, at the Mason-Dixon Public Library, in Stewartstown. Parks naturalist Kelsey Frey will help kids and parents discover the science all around them in this free interactive program. Information: www.yorklibraries.org.
Ryan Bridge, "The Bug Man," will present "Hiss, Zoom Lead!" at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, at Village Library in Jacobus, and at 1:30 p.m. at Collinsville Community Library in Brogue. Part of York County Libraries' "GO and Experiment! Fizz Boom Read" summer series, this free educational program gets families up close with insects. Information: www.yorklibraries.org.
Tap the keg of beer knowledge with Science on Tap: Beer-ology 101 from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 26, at the Maryland Science Center, 601 Light St., Baltimore. Full Tilt Brewing co-owners Nick Fertig and Dan Baumiller will delve into the details of the brewing process, focusing on the key roles played by hops, enzymes and temperature. The presentation will include drinks, light fare and all the knowledge guests can retain. Tickets: $45. Information: (410) 685-5225 or http://science-on-tap.eventbrite.com.
Explore America's culinary past with Tavern Day, part of the York County Heritage Trust's Baking the Colonial Way: Hands-on Workshop Series, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at the Golden Plough Tavern, 157 W. Market St., York. Enjoy an exclusive tour of the tavern, and then creat a tavern-themed menu featuring egg pie, bangers and mash, and desserts such as Wigg cakes and hasty pudding. Pre-registration is required for this event open to ages 15 and above. Tickets: $ 20-$25. Information: www.yorkheritage.org.
Step back in time to the days of John Vandersloot to celebrate the completion of the Indian Steps "cabin" during Living History from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at the Indian Steps Museum, 205 Indian Steps Road, Airville. Music, games, food, tours of the building and a birthday cake at 3 p.m. highlight this family-friendly event. Tickets: $5-$20. Information: www.indiansteps.org.
The Sounds of Summer free outdoor concert series continues with Vinyl Groov at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 22, in the Springettsbury Park amphitheater, Springettsbury Township. Information: www.springettsbury.com.
Get registered for York Habitat for Humanity's 11th annual 5K run, Race to Build, scheduled for Saturday, June 28. Participants will gather at Allen Lane in Dover, starting in the cul-de-sac of Spring Valley Manor II, the Dover Field of Dreams Project.
Part of the WellSpan Running Series, the rain-or-shine event begins at 8:30 a.m., with registration at 7 a.m. A rolling out and back course, the majority of the race is on Butter Road, with an aid station at the halfway mark. Prizes will be awarded to the top overall male and female finishers and the top three male and female finishers in eight age groups. Registration: $25 individual, or $20 per team participant. Information: (717) 854-6168 ext. 105 or www.yorkhabitat.org.
Tickets go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Friday, June 20, for comedian Mike Birbiglia's "Thank God for Jokes" comedy tour, coming at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, to the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St., York. Tickets: $39-$49. Information: (717) 846-1111 or www.strandcapitol.org.
Williams Grove Speedway will offer two days of racing this weekend. On Friday evening, the sprint cars headline the program, along with a championship race for the 358 sprints. The Saturday Series will feature the super sportsmen, limited-late models and street stocks.
Trailway Speedway also offers a two-race weekend. On Friday evening, the 358 sprints, Legends, limited stocks and street stocks compete. Saturday, the AMA Motorcycles invade.
Saturday at Lincoln Speedway, the sprints and 358 sprints will go in added-purse races, while the Legends cars will make up a previously rained-out feature and then have a full slate of racing as part of the regular show.