What's happening in York this weekend
Visit the world of Beatrix Potter with "The Adventures of Peter Rabbit," Oct. 7-23 at DreamWrights Center for Community Arts, 100 Carlisle Ave. The play follows Potter's life and how her stories came to be. Showtimes: 6:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $10 or $14. There is also a tea with Beatrix Potter and Peter Rabbit, 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, with tea and confections served and garden-party finery encouraged, tickets $10 include $3 off a ticket for that afternoon's matinee. Information: www.dreamwrights.org or 848-8623.
Musician Susan Werner will perform, 8 p.m. Friday at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of York, 925 S. George St. Werner combines fold, jazz and pop for her own style. Sponsored by Susquehanna Folk Music Society. Tickets: $25. Farm-to-table dinner at 5:30 p.m., $25, with talk by Werner, and farmers' panel at 7 p.m. Information: 717-745-6577 or www.SusquehannaFolk.org.
Help assemble a York Cityscape in cardboard at We Can Build This City, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum, 217 W. Princess St. The event is part of the Global Cardboard Challenge, with more then 270,000 participants in 53 countries building anything they can dream of using cardboard. The 6-foot-tall York Cityscape will celebrate York's 275th anniversary and will be available to walk through at the museum Oct. 15 through November. Free. Information: www.facebook.com/wecanbuildthiscity/or 717-812-9255.
This year's Reading Rainbow features children's author and illustrator Lindsay Barrett George, author of "Inside Mouse, Outside Mouse." The event sponsored by York County Libraries runs 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Willman Business Center at York College and includes a presentation by ZooAmerica and announcement of the GO York! grand prize winners as well as storytimes and literacy-based activities. Free. Information: www.yorklibraries.org.
Synchronized swimmers The York Synchro-ettes will hold their annual water show this weekend, featuring Peter Pan. The team has been competing for 44 years and currently has 35 girls. Showtimes: 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 5:30 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 6 p.m. Sunday at the YWCA, 320 E. Market St. Tickets: $7. Information: 434-1767,
Oktoberfest comes to Hanover, 2-7 p.m. Saturday throughout downtown Hanover. Ticket holders can try samples of wines, beers and ciders at local businesses along with live music. Tickets: $15, designated driver $5. Information: www.mainstreethanover.org.
See the bright colors of the fall with the Ma and Pa Railroad Foliage Rides. The train takes riders through the Muddy Creek Valley during one of the most beautiful times of the year. Trains run hourly, 1-5 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 23, and noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, from the Ma and Pa Railroad Heritage Village, 1258 Muddy Creek Forks Road, Airville. Tickets: $7 adults, $5 children. Information: www.MaandPaRailroad.com.
PeoplesBank Park will transform for Panic at the Ballpark, Oct. 8-29. A "twisted spin on baseball" will include theatrical performances, special effects and interactive audio and visual media that will turn a force of vengeance and evil against spectators. Tickets: $19 in advance, $24 at the gate, best suited for ages 12 and up. Gates open at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Information: www.panicattheballpark.com.
The Manhattan Transfer and Take 6 join forces for The Summit, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11 at the Pullo Center, on the campus of Penn State York. The pop vocal groups will combine for a concert event. Tickets: $69-$49. Information: pullocenter.york.psu.edu.