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Children can learn about local people who make things during the Third Annual Kids Downtown Fall Makers' Tour, 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. The tour, held by Downtown Inc, focuses on the Royal Square District in York City, where children will visit four merchants with activities and programming. Information: www.downtownyorkpa.com/events.

Martin Library explores the strange and macabre this fall, starting with Across the River: Murder at the Accomac, 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the library, 159 E. Market St. Author Michale Maloney will discuss the 1882 murder of Emily Myers at the site of the Accomac Inn and why it is still a topic today. Free. Information: www.yorklibraries.org/york-martin.

Watch some of the top short films of the year as the Manhattan Short Film Festival comes to the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29 and 30. The festival screens its Final Nine at 350 venues around the world over one week, and the Best Film and Best Actor awards are determined by ballots cast by the audiences. Showtimes: 7 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday at the Capitol Theatre, 50 N. George St. Tickets: $10. Information: appellcenter.org.

Russian vocal ensemble Lyra will perform, 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, during the St. John's Concert Series at St. John's Episcopal Church, 140 N. Beaver St. The professional musicians from St. Petersburg, Russia, are focused on the musical heritage of the Russian Orthodox Church and Russian folk music. Free. Information: stjohnyork.org.

Actor and comedian Eddie Izzard comes to the Strand Theatre Wednesday, Oct. 3. Izzard has been performing for 30 years as a self-proclaimed "action transvestite" and brings keenly intelligent humor to the stage for performances for mature audiences. Showtime: 8 p.m. at the Strand in the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St. Tickets: $40. Information: appellcenter.org.

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