Booklovers, be ready. The York County History Center's annual Book Blast runs through Saturday at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum, 217 W. Princess St. Thousands of gently used books will be available at bargain prices. Times: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Buck-A-Bag Day. Information:

Dachshunds take to the streets as Small Star Art House hosts its first Wiener-Dog Parade at 5 p.m. Friday. The theater, 232 W. Market St., will screen the film "Wiener-Dog" at 5:30 p.m., after the parade. Parade participants and their well-behaved humans are welcome to check out the theater's art gallery before the film. Information:

DreamWrights Center for Community Arts presents "The Beverly Hillbillies," Friday through Aug. 21 at the theater, 100 Carlisle Ave. The play follows the familiar tale of Jed Clampett and his family, who go from "poor mountaineer" to Beverly Hills after happening on an oil well. Showtimes: 6:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $10 general admission, $14 reserved. Information: 848-8623 or

The Belmont Theatre presents the musical "Side Show,"  Friday through Aug. 21 at the theater, formerly York Little Theatre, 27 S. Belmont St. The story is based on the lives of Siamese twins Violet and Daisy Hilton, who became stars during the Great Depression as part of a side show. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $25 adults, $23 seniors, $20 students, $12 children 12 and under. Information: 854-5715 or

William Michael Morgan brings his sweetly romantic country music to the Pullo Center at Penn State York, 7 p.m. Friday. Morgan was introduced to the country world with "I Met a Girl" last summer. Tickets: $19, $40 VIP. Information: 717-505-8900 or

Butterflies take center stage at Nixon County Park for Butterfly Weekend, Saturday and Sunday. Activities include a butterfly walk, 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, live caterpillars, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday and insect hunt, 12-30-1:30 p.m. Sunday. Free.

Get a free preview of the York Symphony Orchestra's upcoming season, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at Central Market in downtown York. Conductor Lawrence Golan will perform four sets on the violin, accompanied by Ken Osowski, associate professor at York College, on the piano, showcasing pieces that Golan will perform with the YSO. The season, with the theme A Musical Journey Through Time, opens Oct. 15. Information:

Enjoy the spiritual energy of the Celebration of Life Holistic Expo and Conference, Saturday and Sunday at the York Expo Center. The event features lectures, vendors and readers offering a variety of sources for personal and spiritual growth. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Information:

Check out the starry skies at a free public starwatch, 8-11 p.m. Saturday at John Rudy County Park. The York County Astronomical Society offers a look through their telescopes or you can bring your own. Star charts will be available to help identify stars, planets, nebulae and other celestial bodies. Information and weather cancellations:

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