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York's Best of June entertainment calendar
The roar is back. The 45th annual National Street Rod Association Street Rod Nationals East runs Friday through Sunday, June 1-3, at the York Expo Center. Thousands of vintage cars made in 1988 and earlier will be gleaming and ready for inspection. The event kicks off with a parade at noon Friday on Market Street, from the Expo Center east to Broad Street. Expo Center hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon Sunday. Admission: $17 ages 13 and older, $6 children 6-12, children 5 and under free with adult. Information: www.nsra-usa.com.
Get into the woods with a family campout night, 7 p.m. Friday, June 1, until 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 2, at Nixon County Park. Bring the family, a tent and sleeping bags for a night under the stars on the Nature Center lawn. The night includes a family scavenger hunt, campfire stories and a gourmet s'mores bar, plus bring your own hot dogs and marshmallows for a snack. The morning begins with breakfast and a bird hike. Registration: $10, children 2 and under free. Register by calling 717-428-1961. Information: yorkcountyparks.org.
Check out the best of Glen Rock at the fourth annual Glen Rock Arts & Brew Fest, Saturday, June 2, throughout the borough. The free festival starts with a 5K Run or 1 Mile Fun-Run to benefit the ALS Association at 8 a.m. The main festival runs 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with more than 100 vendors, entertainers and activities all around the town. The Brew portion of the event is noon-4 p.m. in Ruins Park and features beer tastings. Steam Into History will offer excursions from Glen Rock to Larue and back for $10. Information: www.GlenRockArtsandBrewFest.com.
The Ma & Pa Railroad Heritage Village at Muddy Creek Forks opens for the season 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, June 3, with a Civil War encampment adding to the festivities. The village is open every Sunday through Sept. 2, with the store, mill and grain elevator available to see free with costumed interpreters. Hourly motorcar train rides at $7 for adults and $5 for children. Location: 1258 Muddy Creek Forks Road, Airville. Information and advance train tickets: www.MaAndPaRailroad.com.
Book lovers, clear some shelf space: The 2018 Book Nook Bonanza runs June 8-10 at the York City Ice Arena, 941 Vander Ave. Thousands of donated books in every genre are waiting for new readers to snatch them up. Times: 4-8 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission: $5 adults, $1 ages 13-18, 12 and under free, early shopper wristband $25 for the weekend, including early shopping noon-4 p.m. Friday. All books half price on Saturday, $5 for a yard of books on Sunday. Benefits the York Hospital Auxiliary. Information: www.wellspan.org.
Learn some surprising connections with the wizarding world at the York County History Center's Muggle History Family Workshop Series. Muggles can learn about the art of Scherenschnitte (scissor-cutting). stained glass, potter-y, home potions and cooking in a kitchen just like Hagrid's. The five classes run on Saturday mornings, June 9 through Aug. 11, at York County History Center sites. Fees: $4 to $35, depending on the class. Information: www.yorkhistorycenter.org/event/muggle-history.
Celebrate the heritage of milling during an open house weekend at four regional mills, June 9-10. Participating mills are Wallace-Cross Mill, 15759 Cross Mill Road, Red Lion, open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday; Muddy Creek Forks Roller Mills, in the village of Muddy Forks, Muddy Forks Road, Airville, open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday; New Park Wind Engine, 290 Woolen Mill Road, New Park, open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday; and Eden Mill, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville, Maryland, open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Information: www.newparkwindengine.com/events/2017-annual-mill-days-june-10-and-11/.
The York Symphony Orchestra presents "The Magical Music of Harry Potter," 4 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St. The concert features music from the Harry Potter movies, and guests are invited to come in costume. Tickets: $5 students, adults start at $9. Information: www.YorkSymphony.org or 717-846-1111.
DreamWrights Center for Community Arts presents "Into the Woods," June 14-24 at the theater, 100 Carlisle Ave. The musical by Stephen Sondheim is the original fairy take mash-up, with everyone from Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood to the Baker and his wife. Showtimes: Thursday through Saturday, 7 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m. Tickets: general admission $11, reserved $15 in advance, $13 general admission at the door. Information: http://dreamwrights.org.
XPN Welcomes The Robert Cray Band, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at the Strand Theatre in the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St. Cray and his band have spent 40 years producing a sound from the American roots in 20 studio albums, and along the way he has won five Grammys and been inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame. Tickets start at $47.25. Information: appellcenter.org.
Gusa by Victoria presents the first Gusa World Music Festival, 5 p.m. Friday, June 15, and noon Saturday, June 16, at the Foundry Park Boat Basin in downtown York City. Local bands will be joined by musicians from Kenya and the Congo, and vendors representing Africa will be on hand. Information: www.downtownyorkpa.com/events.
The Belmont Theatre presents the Rodger and Hammerstein classic "South Pacific," June 15-24 at the theater, 27 S. Belmont St. The musical features such songs as "Some Enchanted Evening" and "I'm in Love with a Wonderful Guy," set on a South Pacific island during World War II. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: adults $27, seniors 62+ $25, youth 18 and under $15. Information: www.thebelmont.org.
The 18th Annual Penn-Mar Irish Festival brings a taste of Ireland to southern York County on Saturday, June 16. The festival includes traditional and contemporary Irish music and dancers, Irish food, children's activities and workshops on Celtic cultural arts. Times: 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. at the Markets at Shrewsbury, 12-25 Susquehanna Trail. Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the gate, ages 15 and under free. Information: facebook.com/PennMarIrish.
Singer, songwriter and guitarist Boz Scaggs comes to the Strand Theatre Tuesday, June 19. Scaggs has been a hitmaker since the 1970s, and he's touring before the release of his newest album, "A Fool to Care." Showtime: 7:30 p.m. at the Strand in the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St. Tickets start at $52.88. Information: appellcenter.org.
Go to a mini-summer camp with the kids during the family nature patrol program, 6-7:30 p.m. June 21, June 28 and July 5 at Nixon County Park. Children 4-8 and an accompanying adult can explore nature hands-on with staff-led hikes and activities. The final day is during Reptile Week, and kids will have a private tour of the park's nature center and the reptiles on display. Fee: $25. Register by calling 717-840-7440. Information: yorkcountyparks.org.