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Clear your weekend, books lovers, as the York County History Center brings back Book Blast, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 11-12, at the Agricultural and History Museum, 217 W. Princess St. The doors open to the public 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, with general category books selling for a buck a bag on Saturday. Information: www.yorkhistorycenter.org.

 

The newest member of the West York Borough Police Department will be out and about for Meet Detective Prince, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 12, at PeoplesBank, 1477 Carlisle Road. Prince, a K-9 officer, is trained to find missing children with the York County Child Abduction Response Unit. The event will also have giveaways, food and other first responders. Free. Information: www.facebook.com/det.prince.

 

DreamWrights Center for the Community Arts brings the classic mystery "The Mousetrap" to stage, Aug. 11-20 at the theater, 100 Carlisle Ave. Agatha Christie's whodunit centers on a small group of strangers trapped together in a country house. Showtimes: 6:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, and Sundays. Tickets: $10 general admission, $14 reserved in advance, $12 general admission at the door. Information: www.dreamwrights.org or 717-848-8623.

 

TAFE (Theatre Arts for Everyone) brings the timeless tale of "The Fantasticks" to the Capitol Theatre Aug. 11-12. The musical opened off-Broadway in 1960 and played for 42 years, and it features such songs as "Try to Remember" and "Soon It's Gonna Rain." Tickets: $30 reserved, $20 general admission adults, $15 seniors and students. Information: appellcenter.org.

 

The music of Johnny Cash comes to stage as the Belmont Theatre presents "Ring of Fire," Aug. 11-20 at the theater, 27 S. Belmont St. The musical about love, faith and struggle includes more than two dozen of Cash's hits, including "I Walk the Line," "A Boy Named Sue," "Folsom Prison Blues" and "Ring of Fire." Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $27 adults, $25 seniors 62+, $15 youth 18 and under. Information: www.thebelmont.org.

More: Best of August entertainment calendar for York

 

Take a close look at the summer skies as the York County Astronomical Society offers a free public starwatch, 8-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at John Rudy County Park. Members will have telescopes available to see stars, planets, nebulae and the moon, and participants can bring their own telescopes and use provided star charts. Information: 717 759-YCAS (9227) or www.ycas.org.

 

The legendary Ann Wilson of Heart comes to York Wednesday, Aug. 16, for a performance at the Strand Theatre, 50 N. George St. The singer and songwriter will perform songs from Heart as well as covers of other bands and new music she has written herself. Tickets start at $47.25. Information: appellcenter.org.

 

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