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What's happening this weekend in York County
The York County History Center will host the Last Blast, the 18th Annual Book Blast, Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 9-11 at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum, 217 W. Princess St. History Center members get first crack at the used books for sale, with a special sale at 4 p.m. Aug. 9. The sale opens to the public 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, and will end with the Buck-A-Bag sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11. Information: www.yorkhistorycenter.org.
Flinchbaugh's Orchard will host its annual Peach Festival, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the farm, 110 Ducktown Road, Hellam Township. The festival celebrates everything peachy, along with games, live music and wagon rides through the peach orchard. Free. Information: www.flinchbaughsorchard.com.
Come check out The Rat Pack on stage Aug. 10-12 and Aug. 16-19 at the Belmont Theatre, 27 S. Belmont St., York. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. It seems Frank, Dean and Sammy left some unfinished business back on earth and have one night to make things right with the owner of "The Rat Pack Lounge." The show features more than 30 hit songs, including "My Way," "What Kind of Fool Am I?" and "Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime." Tickets: $15-$27. Information: www.thebelmont.org.
Stroll through gardens tended by the York County Penn State Master Gardeners and York County Juvenile Probation during a Garden Open House, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at John Rudy County Park, 400 Mundis Race Road, adjacent to the stone house that is the York County Parks Administrative Headquarters. Master Gardeners will be available to answer questions about the variety of plants, and produce will be available for purchase. Information: http://extension.psu.edu or call 717-840-7408.
Could you survive for weeks or months after a natural disaster? Those who want to prepare for the worst can check out the Survival Expo, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 11-12, at Memorial Hall West at the York Expo Center, 334 Carlisle Ave., York. Vendors will be on hand to offer food storage solutions, solar power, bug-out kits and more. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10/adult, $2/child (12 and younger) until Wednesday, Aug. 8; After Wednesday, $14/adult and $3/child after. Information: www.rkpreppershows.com.
The York County 4-H Fair runs Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 11-12, at the York County 4-H Center, 771 Stoverstown Road. The theme is "join 4-H and Launch Your Future," and the fair will showcase more than 500 projects by members. Free. Information: http://extension.psu.edu/4-h/counties/york.
Learn a little about caterpillars when you drop by any time between 2 and 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, at the Nixon Park Nature Center. Drop-in programs are convenient nature programs with a naturalist and are suitable for ages 5 and older. Information: www.yorkcountyparks.org.
The Kiwanis Lake Summer Movie Series has brought free family-friendly movies to York City residents at 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday through the summer on the screen by York City's Kiwanis Lake. The final screening will be Wednesday, Aug. 15, when "Coco " will be shown. Free refreshments available before the movie begins. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Information: 717-854-1587.