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Upstart Arts presents "The Merry Wives of Windsor," July 27-Aug. 5 at parks and other locations around York County. Watch the pranks unfold as Sir John Falstaff, one of Shakespeare's most colorful characters, rolls into Windsor. Falstaff's attempts to woo his way to a wallet full of cash clash with the plans of the wily women he meets. Free. Shows: 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 27, Pinchost State Park; 5:30 p.m. Saturday, July 28, Brown's Orchards; 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 29, Cousler Park; 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, John Rudy County Park; 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, St. John's Episcopal Church; 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, Codorus State Park; 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, Kain County Park. Information: www.facebook.com/upstartarts.

Acts of Kindness Theatre Co. presents "Newsies," July 27-Aug. 5 at the Eichelberger Performing Arts Center, 195 Stock St., Hanover. The family-friendly show offers lots of singing and dancing as it tells the story of Jack Kelly and the newsboys strike of 1899. Showtimes: 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $13-22. Information: www.theeich.org.

The York County History Center delivers a free day of living history with Colonial York Day, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at the Colonial Complex, 157 W. Market St. The day includes a dramatization of the election of York County's first public official in 1750, which ended in a brawl between German and Irish settlers, along with other re-enactments and demonstrations. The Lancaster Flying Camp will provide mortar demonstrations, and there will be 18th-century games and chores for kids. Free. Information: www.yorkhistorycenter.org.

The 2018 Susquehanna Folk Festival brings two days of music, dance, story-telling and crafts to Roundtop Mountain Resort, July 28-29. The festival is produced by the Susquehanna Folk Music Society and includes an Emerging Arts Showcase Competition for six local acts to perform in front of a large festival crowd. Tickets: $35-$60. Information: www.susquehannafolkfestival.org.

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After sunset on Saturday, July 28, 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 $65 through Friday, July 27, $70 July 28. Information: dc.thelanternfest.com/tickets.

Springettsbury Township's free Sounds of Summer Concert Series offers 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, July 29, Incendio brings an international flavor to the stage. On Wednesday, Aug. 1, Famous Rumors will play covers from a wide range of musical ages.  Information: www.springettsbury.com or 717-757-3521.

Stewartstown Summer Theatre presents “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” Aug. 1-11 at the Stewartstown United Methodist Church. The production features 140 youth from nine school districts. Tickets: $6-$15. For tickets, go to www.sumctheatre.org.

The Kiwanis Lake Summer Movie Series runs through Aug. 15, with a free family-friendly movie shown at 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday on the screen by York City's Kiwanis Lake. Free refreshments available before the movie begins. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. On Wednesday, Aug. 1, the movie is "Wonder Woman." Information: 717-854-1587.

 

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