Extras for 11/27: Christmas Magic, Putting for Patrons

York Dispatch

Christmas Magic opens Friday and runs through Dec. 31 at Rocky Ridge County Park. The 0.5-mile walking trail is decorated with nearly 600,000 Christmas lights plus holiday scenes, animations, a G-gauge train display and, yes, Santa Claus. Hours: 6-9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 5-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, closed Dec. 24 and 25. Cost: Adults, $8; children 4-12, $6; 3 and under free; ages 60 and up, $7. Special events: Toys for Tots Nights, Friday and Saturday, bring a new toy for donation and receive a buy one, get one free admission; And Wednesday is Pet Night, pet owners can bring pets and have a picture taken with Santa and get the photo framed for $5, with proceeds going to the Friends of Canine Meadows. Information: (717) 840-7443, www.yorkcountyparks.org or on Twitter @yorkcountyparks.

Lawrence Golan, York Symphony Orchestra conductor
Jenna Madsen, 13, left, and Hannah Uhl, 14, of Manheim Township mug for a selfie. Christmas Magic's half-mile walking trail through Rocky Ridge County Park opened Friday, Nov. 28, with more than half a million lights in holiday scenes for all ages. Christmas Magic runs through Dec. 31, closing only on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, with weeknight hours 6 to 9 p.m. and weekend hours 5 to 9 p.m. Bil Bowden photos

Who hasn’t wanted to zing a golf ball around a library? You’ll get the chance during Putting for Patrons, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday at Guthrie Memorial LIbrary in Hanover. The 18-hole course will run through the stacks, with Shultz’s Deli available for food and drinks at the 19th hole (the Bare Center). Cost: $10 adults, $5 children 12 and younger. Information: 717-632-5183 or www.yorklibraries.org/guthrie.

The York Symphony Orchestra will present its Holiday Pops Spectacular at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Strand Theatre, 50 N. George St., York. Tickets: $9-$39. All student tickets $5. Information: www.MyStrandCapitol.org or 717-846-1111.

Meet live hawks, owls and falcons during the Birds of Prey indoor program at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Nature Center at Richard Nixon County Park. The program, which is presented by local raptor rehabilitators, is free, but registration is required by calling 428-1961. Information: yorkcountypa.gov/parks-recreation.

York College will hold a free screening of “Z for Zachariah,” a film that tells the story of the end of humanity after a disaster wipes out civilization, at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Humanities Center. Director Craig Zobel is expected to be on hand. Ann Burden (Margot Robbie), a young woman who believes she is the last human on Earth, meets a dying scientist, Loomis (Chiwetel Ejiofor), who is searching for survivors. Their relationship begins to unravel when another male survivor, Caleb (Chris Pine), enters their lives.