What's happening in York this week
Gardening time is here, and MAEscapes and the Penn State Master Gardeners can help make your space beautiful with the 22nd annual Native Plant Sale, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the York County Annex, 112 Pleasant Acres Road. Plant growers will have a wide variety of plants, shrubs and trees that are suited for the area, and the Horn Farm Center and the Mason Dixon Unit of the Herb Society of America will offer herb plants and heirloom vegetable seedlings. Information and seminar schedule: www.facebook.com/MAEscapes.
Get ready for mom's big day as Flinchbaugh's Orchard and Farm Market, 110 Ducktown Road, Hellam Township, hosts a Mother's Day Celebration from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 12. Bring the kids to hand dip strawberries in chocolate. There also will be supplies to make cards and crafts. Information: Flinchbaughsorchard.com.
Gear up for a summer on the Susquehanna with Kayak Demo Days, May 12-13 at Shank's Mare Outfitters, 2092 Long Level Road. Participants can try out a variety of kayaks and stand-up paddleboards with the guidance of the Shank's Mare staff. Times: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Information: www.shanksmare.com.
After sunset on Saturday, May 12, the sky at the York Expo Center will fill with light as Lantern Fest comes to York. The event begins at 4 p.m. with live music, a stage show, food and more, then at 9:15 p.m., everyone in the crowd will light lanterns and send them into the sky. Tickets: children 4-12, $15; adults $60 through Friday, May 4, $65 May 5-11, $70 May 12. Information: dc.thelanternfest.com/tickets.
Get some fresh air and be part of a Mother's Day tradition at the 43rd Annual Olde York Street Fair from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 13 in downtown York. This free event features more than 100 vendors of handmade arts and crafts and a variety of food as well as a Kid’s Fun Block that features bounce houses, games, face painting and performances by the White Rose Figure Skating Club. There will be plenty of other entertainment as well, with stages located through the downtown area. A map and entertainment schedule are available at www.yorkcity.org.
For mothers who love history, the York County History Center offers a free look at the Colonial Court House and a tour of the Golden Plough Tavern and Gates House for $2, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, May 13, at the buildings at West Market Street and Pershing Avenue. And grab a sweet treat at The Historical Society Museum, 250 E. Market St., where the Friends' Ice Cream Parlor will have sundaes, floats and more, noon-4 p.m. Information: yorkhistorycenter.org.
The adults of DreamWrights Center for the Community Arts' stAGEs program have spent 10 weeks honing their improv skills, and they're ready to show them off at a free performance, 11 a.m. Monday, May 14, at the theater, 100 Carlisle Ave. The award-winning theater arts program is designed for the over-50 crowd. After the performance, the participants will have a question-and-answer session and a coffee conversation with their audience. Information: www.dreamwrights.org.