DreamWrights Youth and Family Theatre's Theatre Under The Trees program returns to York County parks with Shakespeare's "The Comedy of Errors." The free outdoor summer theater series kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 25, at Gifford Pinchot State Park, Warrington Township, with an additional seven performances scheduled through Aug. 3 throughout the county. Information: www.dreamwrights.org.
Horror and comedy combine for "Little Shop of Horrors," opening on stage at the Mt. Gretna Playhouse, 200 Pennsylvania Ave., Mt. Gretna. Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26, and 2 p.m. Sunday, July 27. Additional shows are scheduled for July 31-Aug. 2. Tickets: $20-$43. Information: (717) 964-3627 or www.gretnatheatre.com.
West York BARk will hold its 6th annual Yard Sale and Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at Shelly Park, N. Highland Ave., West York. The event will feature games for kids, a dunk tank, raffle baskets, food, vendors and more. Information: (717) 880-2957 or www.facebook.com/WestYorkBARk.
Food, crafts and authentic German bands and dancers will draw crowds to the 31st annual Hanover Dutch Festival from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 26, in Center Square, Hanover. Fun for the whole family will include more than 320 vendors, an antique/classic car show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on North Franklin Street, and giveaways. Information: www.hanoverchamber.com/about_special.html.
Shades of Blue will perform the sound of Sinatra and big band classics from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at Naylor Wine Cellars, 4069 Vineyard Road, Hopewell Twp. Bring seating for this outdoor event. Tickets: $7.50-$15. Information: (800) 292-3370 or www.naylorwine.com.
Young fans of wizardry are invited to join Melissa Jacoby of the Dillsburg Farmer's Market for Harry Potter Herbs from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, at the Dillsburg Area Public Library, 17 S. Baltimore St., Dillsburg. Children ages 5-13 will learn about the herbs used in Harry Potter spell, plant seeds to take home, and participate in a taste-test game. Information: (717) 432-5613 or www.yorklibraries.org.
The free family summer movie series wraps up with "Alpha and Omega 2" at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, at Kiwanis Lake, North Newberry Street and Parkway Boulevard, York. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for this outdoor event. Information: (717) 854-1587 or www.yorkcity.org.
Strike it rich and experience the excitement of finding gold in an area stream during a Gold Panning Seminar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at Spring Valley Park. Bring a pie pan and a small container for your gold and sand; old shoes or boots are required. Information: www.yorkcountyparks.org.
Bring your young culinary enthusiast for the York County Heritage Trust's Campfire Cooking Children's Workshop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at the Trust's Colonial Complex, 157 W. Market St., York. Help make pancakes, pudding and even a chocolate drink while discovering how revolutionary and civil war soldiers' adapted recipes to campfire cooking during this Baking the Colonial Way Hands-on Workshop Series for children ages 8-14. Preregistration is required at least one week in advance. Tickets: $11-$16. Information: (717) 848-1587 ext. 301 or www.yorkheritage.org.
Become an archaeologist for a day during an Archaeology Field Workshop from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 26, at Indian Steps Museum, 205 Indian Steps Road, Airville. Open to participants age 12 to adult, budding archaeologists will search their own grid space on the grounds of Indian Steps. After the field class, instruction will be provided in cleaning, sorting, identifying and preservation the artifacts removed from the site. Participants should dress appropriately and bring a pencil, ruler and a clip board. Tickets: $25. Information: (717) 862-3948 or www.indiansteps.org.
Keep calm during the swarm as York County Parks presents Honey Bee Awareness: Understanding the Swarm fom 2:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 27, at the Nature Center in Nixon County Park, Springfield Township. Bee specialist Jeremy Barnes will create a swarm to help participants understand this seldom seen event in a beehive's life. Swarm bees, though docile during this process, will be actively flying around in search of their queen. Participants will be able to get up close to the bees and have their questions answered. Registration is not required for this free program. Information: (717) 428-1961 or www.yorkcountyparks.org.
Enjoy an evening under the stars with a garden full of candles and soft music during a Mid Summer's Night Tea from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 25, at the Front Porch Tearoom, 25 W. Market St., Hallam. Reservations are required for this BYOB event. Tickets: $18.95. Information: (717) 755-7510.
Tall in the Saddle performs from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 27, at Brown's Orchards & Farm Market, 8892 Susquehanna Trail South, Loganville. Information: (717) 428-2036 or www.brownsorchards.com.
Taste a slice of summer during Peach Fest from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at Flinchbaugh's Orchard & Farm Market, 110 Ducktown Road, Hellam Township. Pick-your-own peaches in the orchards, a 5-acre corn maze, farm photo scavenger hunt, wagon rides, face painting, food and more highlight this family-friendly summer event. Information: (717) 252-2540 or www.flinchbaughsorchard.com.
Join YorkArts' featured artist Polly Stetler from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 31, in the YorkArts Gallery, 10 N. Beaver St., York, for the next Artist's Talk. Stetler will discuss the artwork in her nearly sold-out exhibit, "Game Change." This free program will include light refreshments and desserts. Information: www.yorkarts.org.
The Stewartstown Railroad Station Museum at 21 W. Pennsylvania Ave. (Route 851), Stewartstown, will be open to the public from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 27. Weather permitting, the Stewartstown Railroad Co. will be operating motorcar ("speeder") rides during the open house. Rides will start at 1:30 p.m. and operate continuously until 4 p.m. Fare is $6.00 per seat. Admission to the station museum is free; donations are welcome. Information: (717) 654-7530 or www.stewartstownfriends.org.
Bring a covered dish to share at an Artist's Feast from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, July 25, at the YorkArts@CityArt gallery, 118 W. Philadelphia St., York. These pot-luck style dinners are an opportunity for artists and art enthusiasts to discuss art, cultivate new friendships and stregthen the artistic community in York. Information: www.yorkarts.org.
"Titus Andronicus," presented by OrangeMite Studios, wraps up with performances at 7 p.m. July 25-27 at The Barn at Tall Fir Acres, 2035 Tall Fir Drive, Dover. Tickets: $8-$10. Information: (717) 814-1151 or www.orangemite.org.
"Shrek: The Musical" will be on stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 25, at York Little Theatre, 27 S. Belmont St., York. Join an unseemly ogre and a band of fairy tale misfits in this musical comedy. Additional performances will be held Saturday and Sunday. Sunday shows are at 3 p.m.; all other shows are at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $12-$25. Information: (717) 854-5715 or www.ylt.org.
Tickets are on sale for Stewartstown Summer Theatre's presentation of "The Music Man," on stage at the Stewartstown United Methodist Church, 26 S. Main St., July 30-Aug. 9. Tickets: $10-$22. Information: (717) 993-3161.
Williams Grove Speedway returns with a two-race weekend this week. Friday, the sprint cars are joined by the 358 sprints. The Saturday Night Series includes the super sportsmen, limited-late models and street stocks. Lincoln Speedway is in action on Saturday with the sprints, 358 sprints and 600cc modifieds. Action both nights starts at 7:30 p.m.
The York Revolution and the Lancaster Barnstormers will renew their War of the Roses baseball series on Sunday with a 1 p.m. game at Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster. That will be followed by 7 p.m. games on Monday and Tuesday, again in Lancaster.