What's happening in York this weekend
Get ready for spring with the Pennsylvania Herb and Garden Festival, this weekend at Memorial Hall at the York Expo Center. The event features speakers and workshops for gardeners of all levels and spaces. Times: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, April 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 8. Tickets: $7, children 12 and under free. Information: www.paherbfestival.com.
TAFE (Theatre Arts for Everyone) presents a premier production of "Pollyanna Saves Jimmy Bean," Friday through Sunday at York Learning Center, 300 Seventh Ave. in North York. The play is adapted from the classic book by Eleanor H. Porter about the orphan Pollyanna who is sent to live with her stern aunt, but the girl shows her whole town how to make the world a more positive place. Showtimes: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets: $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Information: https://pollyanna2017.eventbrite.com.
The Hanover High School Theatre Department will present "Les Miserables School Edition," Friday through Sunday at he school auditorium. The musical is one of the most famous in the world, featuring songs such as "One Day More," "Master of the House" and "I Dreamed a Dream." Showtimes: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10 at the door for adults, $9 students, $2 discount for buying in advance. Information: 717-637-9000.
Hit the York County Heritage Rail Trail on the fifth annual Opening Day for Trails Saturday as people across the nation take advantage of the resources rail trails offer. The York County Rail Trail Authority kicks off a photo contest for a 2018 wall calendar featuring the rail trail in all seasons. To enter, submit photos in JPEG format to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a permission form by June 30. See rules at www.yorkcountytrails.org.
Can't wait for Hersheypark to open for the summer? Get a preview with Springtime in the Park, Saturday and Sunday and April 14-16. The event features the debut of the Hershey Triple Tower as well as more than 50 other rides and attractions, live entertainment shows and admission to ZooAmerica. Times: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $34.95 ages 9-54, $23.95 ages 3-8 and 55 and older, chidlren 2 and under free. Information: Hersheypark.com.
Learn to color eggs the natural way with Natural Egg Dyeing, 12:30 and 2:3 p.m. Sunday at Nixon County Park. Park staff and volunteers will help with dyeing eggs using onion skins, blueberries, coffee grounds and other materials. Bring hardboiled eggs and wear old clothes. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: $3 per child, call 428-1961 to register.
The York College Chorale, Chamber Singers and Orchestra will present the Faure "Requiem" and selections by Handel and Mozart during "Choral Masterworks," 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 25 W. Springettsbury Ave. Free.
The Russian National Ballet Theatre comes to York with the ballet "Cinderella," 3 p.m. Sunday at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St. The troupe was founded in Moscow in the 1980s and is dedicated to both the traditions of Russian ballet and new developments in dance from around the world. Tickets start at $35. Information: mystrandcapitol.org.
Jazz artist Tim Warfield & the Power of Five will give a free concert at 4 p.m. Sunday in honor of Jazz Appreciation Month. York native Warfield is a nationally known jazz recording artist who is recognized as a virtuoso on the tenor saxophone. The concert is part of the St. John's Concert Series at St. John's Episcopal Church, 140 N. Beaver St. Information: http://stjohnyork.org or 717-848-1862.