York County entertainment: Best of May
Be ready for cute as alpacas take over the York Expo Center Saturday and Sunday. The Pennsylvania Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association (PAOBA) is hosting the annual Breeders' Showcase in the Utz Arena, and this year it has added FibreFusion York: A Fiber Arts Marketplace featuring fiber-related artists and craftspeople selling and showcasing unique, one-of-a-kind items, including artisanal yarn, knitting and crochet tools and also items not related to alpacas. And there will also be a chance to see more than 500 lovable alpacas as they compete for ribbons at the show ring. Free. Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Information and schedule: www.paoba.org.
The York Symphony Orchestra will present "The Creation," the grand-finale concert of its New Beginnings season, 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St.. The show is a journey through a musical account of the biblical creation of the world and will feature Franz Joseph Haydn's epic masterwork, "The Creation" and a first look at the 2015-2016 season. The orchestra will be joined by the York Symphony Chorus and three vocal soloists. Tickets: $9, $5 for students. Information: 846-1111 or visit www.yorksymphony.org.
The 40th annual Olde York Street Fair will be held 12:30-6 p.m. Sunday in downtown York, in and around Continental Square. The free fair will feature more than 100 arts and crafts vendors and, of course, plenty of street fair food. All food vendors will donate part of their sales to local nonprofits. A Kid's Fun Block, sponsored by Glatfelter, will feature seven inflatables, games, face painting and Ryan Bridge, aka The Bug Man. Ticket sales for the inflatables will support York City Special Events. There will be live entertainment on four stages near Continental Square as well as strolling entertainers. Information: www.yorkcity.org/OldeYorkStreetFair, (717) 849-2217.
Get your girl detective on with "Nancy Drew," on stage at DreamWrights Youth and Family Theatre, 100 Carlisle Ave. Nancy and her crew take on the usual suspects: a haunted estate, a missing cache of gems and a good old-fashioned whodunit. Showtimes: 10 a.m. Thursday, May 14, 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 15 and 16. Tickets: $10-14. Information: www.dreamwrights.org or 848-8623.
Get in the mood for the new "Star Wars" movie with From Star Wars to Harry Potter: Off to the Movies with John Williams, 7 p.m. Friday, May 15, at the Pullo Center on the campus of Penn State York. The Pennsylvania Philharmonic will present some of Williams' most famous songs, from "The Superman March" and "Star Wars Suite: Imperial March" to the music from the "Harry Potter" movies and "Jaws." Tickets: $15-39. Information: pullocenter.yk.psu.edu or (717) 505-8900.
Support your native plants and butterflies at the annual Native Plant Sale and Monarch Madness, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at the York County Penn State Extension, 112 Pleasant Acres Road in Springettsbury Township. The sale will have a selection of native wildflowers, ferns, shrubs and trees from local nurseries, and there will be talks on how to make your garden more butterfly friendly. Information: 840-7408 or http://extension.psu.edu/plants/gardening/maescapes.
The Annual Taste of Pennsylvania Wine and Music Festival will be held 1-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17, at the York Expo Center. More than 250 Pennsylvania wines will be available to taste and buy, along with live music. For those more fond of beer, the event now offers Brew Kids on the Block, a tour of the state's 17 newest breweries. Free admission, free T-shirt for designated drivers. Tickets: $23-30, including souvenir wine glass and limitless sampling. Information: www.yorkwinefest.com/index.html.
York-based band Susquehanna Travellers is planning a concert 2-5 p.m. Sunday, May 17, to benefit Indian Steps Museum, near Airville in southern York County. The concert will be a CD release party for Susquehanna Travellers, a quartet playing traditional American folk music, with proceeds from the sale of CDs going to the museum. Other local musicians will also take the stage at the museum grounds. Information: susquehannatravellers.com.
Psychic John Edward will speak during Reading Not Guaranteed, 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, at the Strand Theatre, 50 N. George St. Edward has two internationally syndicated talk shows, "Crossing Over" and "John Edward Cross Country," as well as several best-selling books. He has spent 25 years with audiences and clients, captivating them with his predictions and communications. Tickets: $75-95. Information: www.mystrandcapitol.org.
The Susquehanna Valley Jaguar Club will host its eighth annual Concours d'Elegance car show, Saturday, May 23, at Sunset Park. The event will feature food, music and more. Awards will be given. Advance registration for vehicles is requested, but will be accepted until 10 a.m. the day of the show. To register a car, call Dave Hershey at 792-5271 or text 968-9342.
Glen Rock will host the first Glen Rock Arts & Brew Fest Saturday, May 30. The event will showcase local and regional artisans and businesses through the borough. The festival kicks off with an 8 a.m. 5K Fun Run organized by the Glen Rock Mill Inn to benefit the ALS Association. The main festival runs 11 a.m.-7 p.m. with more than 100 vendors, entertainers and activities stretching all around the borough. Ruins Hall will have beer and wine tastings 1-6 p.m. in designated areas only. Information: www.GlenRockArtsandBrewFest.com.
End the month on a romantic note with a Moonlight Bike Ride, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 30. The nine-mile ride starts and ends at the Hanover Junction Train Station on the York County Heritage Rail Trail. The moonlight ride is guided by a park ranger, and refreshments will be served at the end. Tickets: $5, children under 12 free. Information: http://yorkcountypa.gov/parks-recreation.html.