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What's happening in York this weekend

York Dispatch

History Center raising millions for downtown campus

 

Sample many eras of York County's history with Placing History at the Center from the York County History Center. The free event runs 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday on the grounds of the Colonial Complex, 157 W. Market St. and takes participants through the American Revolution, the Civil War, World War II and more. Collect stamps on your passport, learn to swing dance, check out a one-of-a-kind truck and more. The event kicks off the center's capital campaign to transform the former Met-Ed Steam Generating Plant on West Philadelphia Street into a home for all of the center's history. Information: YorkCountyHistoryCenter.org.

 

Get your snack on at Snack Town Brewfest, Saturday 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.

Kevin James performs June 24 at the Strand Theatre.

 

Comedian Kevin James steps from the television to the stage at the Appell Center on Saturday. 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 on Sunday. 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.

Steam Into History

 

Take a train to mystery with Cosine: A Tangent for Murder, 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Steam Into History. Otter Productions brings a mystery on board as an imposter causes a scandal for the Cosine Society, a high-IQ group. Tickets: $36 adults, $25 children 3-12. Information: www.steamintohistory.com.

Springettsbury Township's free Sounds of Summer concert series continues with Mama Tried on Sunday and The Left Edge on Wednesday. Mama Tried offers high-energy dance music featuring a brass ensemble, and The Left Edge plays covers of classic rock from doo-wop to Ozzie Osborne. Showtimes: 7 p.m. at the Springettsbury Township Amphitheatre. Information: www.springettsbury.com.