What's happening in York this weekend
The World's Greatest Train Meet comes to the York Expo Center this weekend, with thousands of model train enthusiasts from around the region putting together operating layouts along with new and vintage trains for collectors. Public times: 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. Passes: $14 for one day, $20 for two days, children under 18 free with a paying adult. Information: www.yorktrainshow.com.
Get in the spirit of the season with "Veronica's Room," a mystery thriller presented by The Belmont Theatre, Oct. 19-28. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday in the Bon-Ton Studio at the theater, 27 S. Belmont St. Tickets: $27 adults, $25 seniors 62+, $15 youth 18 and under. Information: www.thebelmont.org.
Take in the fall scenery from the rails as the Ma & Pa Railroad Preservation Society offers fall foliage train rides, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20-21. After flooding in August, the society repaired tracks south of the Muddy Creek Forks train station that have not seen trains in more than a decade, offering a fresh look for fall. Times: noon-4 p.m. Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays from the Ma & Pa Railroad Heritage Village, 1258 Muddy Creek Forks Road; excursions run each hour. Tickets: $7 adults, $5 children. Information: www.MaAndPaRailroad.com.
Take it easy with Hotel California, a tribute to The Eagles, performing at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Eichelberger Performing Arts Center, 195 Stock Suite, Hanover. The band showcases the hits of the Eagles as well as solo works of Don Henley, Glen Frey and Joe Walsh. Tickets: $30-$35. Information: TheEich.org.
The York County History Center brings on the oysters for History on the Half Shell, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum, 217 W. Princess St. Along with thousands of oysters in a variety of dishes, the festival offers other seafood, barbecue, mac and cheese and apple fritters, along with beer, wine and cider. There will be live music through the day, artisans demonstrating their crafts and Native American dancing, along with tours of the museum. Admission is free, food a la carte. Information: www.yorkhistorycenter.org.
The York College Theater Division opens its season with "Marie Antoinette," Oct. 25-27 at the Waldner Performing Arts Center. The play, by David Adjmi, follows the most famous queen on France from Versailles to the guillotine. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 25-27, 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. Free, reserve seats at 717-600-3868 or ycp.edu/theatre.