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What's happening in York this week

Staff report

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.

Rachel Albright, of Nixon County Park, starts a fire during the Summer Solstice Campout at Nixon County Park in Springfield Township, Friday, June 21, 2019. Dawn J. Sagert photo

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 Forks will celebrate Heritage Day on Saturday.

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.

Kirk Wisler and Catie Dinneen rehearse a scene in DreamWrights' "Brilliant Traces."

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.

Chris Botti will perform Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Strand Theatre.

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