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What's happening this weekend in York
Who doesn't love a good superhero tale? Try out some for free at the 15th annual Free Comic Book Day Saturday at local comic book stores Comix Connection York, 2150 White St.; Comic Store West, 2111 Industrial Highway; and Comix Next Door, 1276 Greensprings Drive. Special editions of comic books ranging from the classic Archie to Doctor Who to Suicide Squad will be available for free at the stores, and more events are planned at each location as well. Information: www.freecomicbookday.com.
Celebrate spring in central Pennsylvania with the Apple Blossom Festival, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunda at South Mountain Fairgrounds in Biglerville, Adams County. The event includes guided tours of family farms, tastings of wine, chocolate, cheese and hard cider, craft vendors and car shows as well as live entertainment each day. Kids can enjoy a petting zoo, bounce house, kiddie tractor pulls and a scavenger hunt. Admission: $5, free for children 12 and under. Information: www.appleblossomfestival.info.
Get robbed by a famous gang at Steam Into History's Train Robbery for Charity Saturday. Jesse James and and Younger Brothers will rob passengers for trinkets and jewels (provided by Steam Into History) as well as donations for Animal Rescue Inc. Adoptable pets will be at the station. The 11 a.m. train runs from New Freedom to Glen Rock and back; tickets $25, children 3-12 $14; the 1 p.m. train runs from New Freedom to Hanover and back; tickets $27, children 3-12 $15. Information: www.steamintohistory.com.
The York College Collegiate Community Orchestra will present a concert of symphonic literature at 3 p.m Saturday in the CPAC building on the York College Campus. This concert will feature Charles Villers Stafford's "Irish Symphony," Beethoven's "Coriolan Overture," Selections from "Phantom of the Opera" and Tchaikovsky's "Romeo and Juliet." Free.
The 41st annual Olde York Street Fair continues the tradition, 12:30-6 p.m. Sunday in and around Continental Square in York City. One hundred arts and crafts vendors will line the streets, joined by those selling a variety of fair foods as well as original food creations. All food vendors donate part of their sales to nonprofits. The Kids Fun Block features bounce houses, games, face painting and others, and tickets will benefit York City Special Events. New this year is Dance Street in the first block of North George Street, with several dance companies performing and a Dance Street Showcase Demo and Competition at 4:30 p.m. Free. Free parking with a shuttle bus available at the HACC York Campus. Information: www.yorkcity.org/OldeYorkStreetFair or 717 849-2217.