York Weekend Extras 2/5: Oscar-nominated shorts, baseball

York Dispatch

Baseball fans, spend an afternoon talking sports with Paul White, who wrote about baseball for 27 years with USA Today, and Brent Hershey, general manager-editorial for www.baseballhq.com. White and Hershey will discuss starting a fantasy league, rating players and strategy during Martin LIbrary's 25th annual Fantasy Spring Training, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6 at the library, 159 E. Market St. Admission: $5. Information: (717) 849-6925 or email fkeller@yorklibraries.org.

Come out to the Capitol Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 6, to view the 2016 Oscar-nominated short films. The live-action films will be screened at 5 p.m., and the animated shorts will be screened at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 per session, $10 for both. Information: 846-1111.

Hear an Anglican choral evensong followed by a cello concert during the St. John Concert Series, 4 p.m. Sunday at St. John Episcopal Church, 140 N. Beaver St. The choir of St. John Episcopal Church will present Evensong, then Rachel Kauffman, principal cellist of the York Symphony Orchestra, will perform. Free. Information: http://stjohnyork.org/worship/music/st-john-concert-series.

Celebrate Fastnacht Day with free fastnachts, coffee, tea and hot chocolate, 9:30 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Feb. 9, at the York County Heritage Trust’s Historical Society Museum, 250 E. Market St..This free event is held each year as the Auxiliary’s “thank you” to the community for their support throughout the year. Fastnacht Day originated with Pennsylvania Germans on Shrove Tuesday, when all fat had to be removed from the home before Lent. Information: www.yorkheritage.org, 848-1587.

 Hartman's is getting busy making fastnachts for Fastnacht Day which is Tuesday, March 4. Beside selling to the public at their Central Market stand they also make these for the York County Heritage Trust which offers them for free to the public on Tuesday morning.  Bil Bowden photos