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York Weekend Extras for 9/18: Be In, planetarium shows, Raptors Rising, Family Festival, Lyra Vocal Ensemble
Disney's "Inside Out" and "Jurassic World" are the featured films for a free drive-in movie, 7:30 p.m. Friday at Penn State York. Park in the lower parking lot area behind the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center beginning at 6:30 p.m. In case of rain, the movies will be rescheduled for a date in October. Sponsored by Penn State York's University Programming Board at Penn State York. Free popcorn will be available while supplies last. Those attending can stay in their cars or bring a chair or blanket and set up at the front of the parking lot.
The York County Astronomical Society will offer Saturday afternoon programs for families with young children and evening shows for older family members Saturday at the York Learning Center Planetarium, 301 E. Sixth Ave., North York. Afternoon showtimes: "Rusty Rocket's Last Blast," 2 p.m.; "StarWatch," 2:40 p.m.; and "From the Blue Planet to the Red Planet, 3:20 p.m. Evening showtimes: "Sunstruck," 7 p.m.; "StarWatch," 7:40 p.m.; and "Two Small Pieces of Glass," 8:20 p.m. Tickets: $4 for adults and $3 for children and older adults, $1 for each additional show.
Get some "eyes-on" practice identifying birds of prey during the York County Department of Parks and Recreation's Raptors Rising, Broadwings on the Move program, 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Rocky Ridge County Park, North Overlook, Oak Timbers parking area. Raptor-expert Randy Phillips will teach the how and why of migration and identification of the birds. Bring binoculars, a field guide and lawn chair. Free. Information: Nixon County Park at 428-1961.
The inaugural Central Penn Parent Family Festival York will be held 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday at Cousler Park, Cousler Park, 1060 Church Road, Manchester Township. The event will feature a petting zoo, a treasure hunt, pony rides, bounce houses, story time, costumed characters, a fire truck, games, crafts and more than 75 exhibitors. Live performances will include Magical Nick, Billy Kelly and the Blahblahblahs, Adam Swartz Puppets, Kids in the Kitchen and Zumba for Kids. Kids are encouraged to bring their stuffed animals for a wellness check-up from the staff of Memorial Hospital, the presenting sponsor of the event. Free. Information: www.CentralPennParent.com/Family-Fest.
The Avenues Neighborhood Association will host a Human Be-in Sunday at Kiwanis Lake. The free event will feature music by Kingsfoil, 3 Dollar Suit, D.C. Papke, the OK-OKs, the J.C. Fisher Band and John Terlazzo & Voices in the Hall. Nicole Montinarelli will teach a free yoga class at 11 a.m., and the music will start at noon and continue until 6 p.m. The Healthy World Cafe will provide food on a pay-what-you-will basis.
The second annual concert series at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, 140 N. Beaver St., begins Sunday with Lyra Vocal Ensemble of St. Petersburg, Russia, at 4 p.m. The series will continue through July, with performances from York Symphony Chamber Singers, Hershey Handbell Ensemble, Apollo Chamber Players of Houston and others planned. Free. Information: 848-1862 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The annual Harley-Davidson Open House runs Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 24-26, at the Springettsbury Township plant, 1425 Eden Road, along Route 30. Harley enthusiasts can tour the factory, demo ride the new 2016 line, pick up HOG pins and listen to live music, all free.