What's happening in York this weekend
Experience the joy of trains as the Eastern Division of the Train Collectors Association opens portions of the World's Greatest Train Meet to the public for the first time. The meet draws train enthusiasts from around the country to see exhibitors spread through six buildings at the York Expo Center. Times: 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $14 per family, $20 per family for both days. Dealer halls are open to the public, TCA members and guests have access to the full show. Information: www.easterntca.com.
Flashback as the York History Center celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Art & Leisure event with an Art & Leisure Auction, 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Historical Society Museum, 250 E. Market St. The evening begins with gourmet tastings from local caterers, followed by a live and silent auction of everything from original works of art to overnight stays. Tickets: $75 individuals, full table $600, half table $350. Information: http://shop.yorkhistorycenter.org/product-p/2017al.htm.
The Edward Albee classic "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" comes to the Belmont Theatre, Friday through May 7 in the Bon-Ton Studio. The tale of George, Martha, a young couple, a secret and a lot of alcohol won the Tony Award for Best New Play in 1963. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $27 adults, $25 seniors 62+, $15 youth 18 and under. Information: www.thebelmont.org or 717-854-5715.
The first professional company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping appears at 7:30 p.m. Saturday as the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St., presents Step Afrika! The Washington, D.C.-based dance group promotes the use of dance as an educational tool for young people worldwide. Tickets start at $30. Information: mystrandcapitol.org.
Take a walk on the wild side with the Spring Wildflowers walk, 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Nixon County Park. A naturalist will lead a short hike to see delicate spring blooms and learn about the role the gems play in the woodland. Free. Information: 428-1961.
Take the train to murder as Steam Into History teams up with Otter Productions for Murder by 9 (8 Central), 2:30 p.m. Sunday on the train from New Freedom to Hanover. A reality TV series is the backdrop for a whodunit as someone might resort to murder for the $1 million cash prize. Tickets: $36 adults, $23 children 3-12. Information: www.steamintohistory.com.
The Black Rose Rollers will take on the Connecticut Roller Girls of New Haven, Connecticut, in a roller derby bout Sunday at Magic Elm Skateland, 625 W. Elm Ave., Hanover. Doors open at 5 p.m., first whistle at 6 p.m. Advance tickets: $5, children 3-12 $3, children 3 and under free; ticket prices $2 higher at the door. Information: blackroserollers.com/tickets.
The York Branch of the American Association of University Women will present the Spring Market Faire of Kitchens Monday. The tour takes in five York County kitchens, with a cooking demonstration and an opportunity for shopping from a woman-owned business at each stop. Tickets: $25, available at the Strawberry Shop in the Queensgate Shopping Center, Collage Specialty Shop, 932 S. George St., and three locations of Christmas Tree Hill: the Mansion in Meadowbrook Village, 2801 S. George St. and Westgate, 4000 W. Market St.
The York College Division of Music will end its performances for the year with two concerts: "Waterworks," a recital of music inspired by water in its many forms, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in DeMeester Recital Hall on the campus; and the York College Community Orchestra will perform at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 6, in the Waldner Performing Arts Center. Both concerts are free.