What's happening in York this week
CapFilm brings the Manhattan Short Film Festival to the Capitol Theatre, Sept. 27-29. The Final Ten short films in the festival are screened simultaneously at venues around the world, and the audiences cast ballots for Best Film and Best Actor. Times: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St. Tickets: $10. Information: appellcenter.org.
Spend the night at Rocky Ridge County Park during Family Campout Night, 6:30 p.m. Friday through 9 a.m. Saturday. Bring a tent and sleeping bags to snooze in the sports field. Meet at Hidden Laurel Picnic Area in the Pheasant and Screech Owl pavilions. Park staff will lead a twilight hike, and s'mores ingredients will be available at a campfire. Cost: $10 per person, free for children 2 and under. Registration is required at 717-428-1961.
New Cumberland celebrates the season with its 34th Annual Apple Festival, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. Highlights include an apple pie contest, Lego building contest, pony rides and a bounce house, along with entertainment and, of course, lots of foods featuring apples. Free. Information: www.applefestivalnewcumberlandpa.com
Springettsbury Township will hold its 17th annual Saturday in the Park event on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the township park. The free event includes a 3-on-3 basketball tournament at 10 a.m., carnival from noon to 6 p.m., food trucks and entertainment at the amphitheater through the day, ending with a performance by Funktion at 6:30 p.m. Information: www.springettsbury.com or 717-757-3521.
The Ma & Pa Railroad Heritage Village at Muddy Creek will hold its 22nd annual Heritage Day, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. The free event features exhibits, presentations, demonstrations, children's activities and food, all set in the village dedicated to showing life in a railroad village in the early 20th century. Rides on the Ma & Pa locomotive No. 82 and caboose No. 2007 are available, $7 adults, $5 children. Information: www.MaAndPaRailroad.com
"Kindred Spirits" stars Amy Bruni and Adam Berry share their personal paranormal encounters at "Behind the Hauntings," 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at the Pullo Center, on the campus of Penn State York. The two personalities will discuss their investigations and have a one-on-one question and answer session. Tickets: $28. Information: pullocenter.york.psu.edu.
DreamWrights Center for Community Arts presents "Brilliant Traces," Thursday through Sunday, Oct, 3-6, at the theater, 100 Carlisle Ave. In the play, a runaway bride from Arizona finds herself knocking on the door of a recluse's cabin in Alaska during a blizzard. Showtimes: 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6. Tickets: $15 in advance, $17 at the door. Information: DreamWrights.org.
Grammy-winning trumpeter Chris Botti comes to the Strand Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 3. Botti is the nation's largest-selling instrumental artist, having performed with Sting, Brabra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Yo-Yo Ma and many others in songs ranging from jazz to pop to rock. Showtime: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts. 50 N. George St. Tickets start at $52.63. Information: appellcenter.org