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What's happening this weekend in York
Check out the works produced at Springettsbury Township's summer recreation programs during the 56th annual Arts and Crafts Show, through Sunday at the York Galleria. In addition to individual pieces, each of the nine park programs creates an all-park craft, and the public is invited to vote on the winning project during the show. Winning crafts will be displayed at the Springettsbury Township board room on Wednesday. Information: www.springettsbury.com/
Fifth Fridays come five times a year, and downtown York is taking advantage of it this week with $5 bar snacks and drinks at five establishments: The Left Bank, White Rose Bar and Grill, Otto's Kitchen & Cocktails Mudhook Brewing Co. and Holy Hound Taproom. Information: www.facebook.com/yorkcitydining.
Steam Into History presents its first Civil War Weekend, Friday through Sunday. The three-day event includes encampments, cavalry raids, music and dancing along with train rides around southern York County. Special events include a bluegrass festival at Glen Rock's Ruins Park, lunch with Gen. Robert E. Lee and his wife at the Glen Rock Mill Inn and a Civil War Ball at the New Freedom Community Center. Ticket prices vary. Information: www.SteamIntoHistory.com or 717-942-2370.
There's gold in that thar stream. Experts will be on hand 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Spring Valley County Park to teach all comers how to pan for gold in a local stream. Bring a pie pan and small container and wear old shoes or boots, bare feet are not allowed. Information: yorkcountypa.gov/parks-recreation.
Hanover celebrates its heritage this weekend with the 33rd Annual Hanover Dutch Festival, sponsored by the Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce. From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Center Square in Hanover will be the center for the event, with authentic German entertainment, festival foods and handmade crafts. Information: hanoverchamber.com/dutch-festival.
Solve a mystery while having an inspired dinner with Murder Mystery Dinner at The Red Brick, 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Red Brick Bakery & Tea Room, 55 N. Main St., Red Lion. Guests will assume the role of a suspect — costumes are encouraged — and the group will solve the mystery while eating a four-course dinner in a 1920s Chicago speakeasy. Tickets: $49.50. Reservations: 717-332-7429 or www.redbrickbakery.com.
Springettsbury Township ends its free Sound of Summer concert series with Parrotbeach, 7 p.m. Sunday at the Springettsbury Township Amphitheatre. Parrotbeach offers a vacation with a tribute to Jimmy Buffett's music. Information: www.springettsbury.com.
Stewartstown Summer Theatre presents "Once Upon a Mattress," Wednesday through Aug. 13 at Stewartstown United Methodist Church, 26 N. Main St. The show features a cast, crew and orchestra of more than 100 youth from southcentral Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. Showtimes: 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets: $14 adults, $10 children, show only; dessert theater, $16 adults, $13 children; dinner theater, adults $22, children $15, senior citizens $19. Information: www.sumctheatre.org/