What's happening in York this weekend
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.
The Mason-Dixon Library opens its summer art exhibition with a reception, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at the library, 250 Bailey Drive, Stewartstown. The exhibit features the art of painter Karen Riedy, and music for the reception will be provided by Nicole Seiberling and Zane Ruth of the band Simple Tenants. The exhibit will be displayed at the library through Aug. 3. Information: www.yorklibraries.org/mason-dixon or 717-993-2404.
Springettsbury Township begins its free Sounds of Summer Concert Series this week, with concerts each Sunday and Wednesday through Aug. 5 in the amphitheater at the township park, 1501 Mount Zion Road. Food trucks will be on site with a variety of foods and drinks. On Sunday, June 10, Mitch and the Moodswings bring hits of the 1960s to the park, and on Wednesday the high-energy dance band Metropoliss will take the stage. Information: www.springettsbury.com or 717-757-3521.
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.