York's Best of June entertainment calendar
Car lovers, rejoice. The 44th Annual Street Rod Nationals East is in town this weekend, bringing about 3,000 customized vehicles from around the region and about 20,000 visitors to look at them. The event runs Friday through Sunday at the York Expo Center, with a parade at noon Friday along Market Street, from the Expo Center to Broad Street. Times: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $15 adults, $6 children 6-12, 5 and under free. Information: www.nsra-usa.com.
Celebrate the best of the glen at the third annual Glen Rock Arts & Brew Fest Saturday throughout the borough. The day starts with a 5K Run or a 1 Mile Fun Run to benefit the ALS Association at 8 a.m., and the main festival runs 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at locations all around downtown Glen Rock. More than 100 vendors, entertainers and activities will be on hand for the festival, with the main stage in the Glen Rock Ambulance Club parking lot and other stages in the Brew area at Ruins Park and at the Glen Rock Inn. Information: www.GlenRockArtsAndBrewFest.com.
The Parliament presents the fifth annual Spring Forward event, 7-11 p.m. Saturday at The Bond, 134 E. King St. Nine area artists are partnering with York City retailers to create immersive art installations that bring art and fashion to life at the site. The event includes Southern-inspired gourmet food by chef Jay Varga of The JDK Group, themed signature cocktails and open bar and special surprises. Tickets: $75. Information: www.parliamentyork.org.
Legendary performer Gladys Knight takes the stage at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts Thursday. Over her 50-year career, Knight has had No. 1 hits in pop, gospel, R&B and adult contemporary charts, from "Midnight train to Georgia" to "Heaven Help Us All." Showtime: 7:30 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 50 N. George St. Tickets start at $65. Information: https://appellcenter.org or 717-846-1111.
Take a look at the historic mills of the region during an open house weekend, June 10-11. The event is part of a celebration of the milling life sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Society for the Preservation of Old Mills. In York County, Wallace-Cross Mill, 15759 Cross Mill Road, East Hopewell Township, and Muddy Creek Forks Roller Mills in the village of Muddy Creek Forks, Lower Chanceford Township, will participate. Information: www.yorkcountypa.gov/parks-recreation and www.MaAndPaRailroad.com.
The Budweiser Clydesdales will kick off the annual Made in America event with an appearance at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, at Brewery Products Co., 1017 N. Sherman St, The Clydesdales will be stabled at Brewery Products June 13-18. The Made in America Tour Event runs June 14-17 at almost 30 locations around York County, offering behind-the-scenes looks at the making of a range of products, from snack foods to violins to Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Four new stops are offered this year: H&K Woodworking, Miller Plant Farm, Woolen Mill Fan Co. and Stewartstown Railroad Co. Some locations have admission charges. Information: www.yorkpa.org.
The Belmont Theatre heads to the convent for "Sister Act," the musical comedy that puts a flashy singer into a nun's habit after she witnesses a murder. The show runs June 16-25 at the theater, 27 S. Belmont St. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $27, seniors 62 and older, $25, youth 18 and under $15.
The Penn-Mar Irish Festival returns Saturday, June 17, at The Markets of Shrewsbury. The annual festival brings traditional and contermporary Irish musicians and dancers from around the region along with Irish food, activities for children and a variety of vendors with Irish good. Performers this year include Screaming Orphans, Mickey Spain, Cassie and Maggie, Reel to Reel, Irish Blessing, Susquehanna Pipes & Drums and Bogside Rogues, along with dancers from Broesler School of Irish Dance, McGinley School of Irish Dance, Ni Riain School of Irish Dance and Paloma School of Irish Dance. Times: 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Admission: $10 in advance, $15 at the gate, ages 15 and under free. Information: PennMarIrishFestival,com.
Get your snack on at Snack Town Brewfest, Saturday, June 17, in Good Field in Hanover. The brewfest features more than 30 craft breweries, wineries and food trucks along with snack food pairings from Hanover's snack food makers, along with live music. Event is 21 and over. Tickets: $35 general admission, 1-5 p.m., and $45 VIP, noon-5 p.m., designated driver tickets $10. Information: http://hanoverchamber.com/snacktown-brewfest.
Take Dad for a stroll with the Father's Day Nature Walk, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 18 at Nixon County Park. Program Coordinator Jeri Jones will lead an exploration of the summer woods. Free. Information: yorkcountypa.gov/parks-recreation.
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DreamWrights Center for Community Arts presents "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," June 22-25 at the theater, 100 Carlisle Ave. The musical comedy centers on a fictional middle school spelling bee featuring six peculiar students, three equally odd adults and a few audience members who will join the cast onstage during performances, adding a layer of improv to the show. Showtimes: 6:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets: $10 general admission, $14 reserved in advance, $12 general admission at the door. Information: www.dreamwrights.org or 717-848-8623.
Comedian Kevin James steps from the television to the stage at the Appell Center on Saturday, June 24. James is currently on the sitcom "Kevin Can Wait" and starred for nine seasons on "The King of Queens," as well as appearing in movies including the Paul Blart franchise and "Hitch." Showtime: 7 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 50 N. George St. Tickets start at $35. Information: https://appellcenter.org or 717-846-1111.
See what's blooming in the second season of growth at the new Nixon Park Wetland area with Blooms and Birds, Sunday, June 25. Small groups will look for yellow warbler, orioles, kingbirds and other feathered friends in the area along with finding water plantain, vervains and marsh marigold. Ages 10 and up, bring binoculars. Times: 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Register ahead of time: 717-428-1961.