York Weekend Extras for 8/14: Book Blast, radio-controlled boats and lots of theater


Clear off space on the bookshelves for the goodies you'll find at the York County Heritage Trust's 15th annual Book Blast, through Saturday at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum, 217 W. Princess St. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Information: yorkheritage.org, 848-1587, ext. 223, or email lfourhman-shaull@yorkheritage.org.

War is a comedy in "The Mouse That Roared," a play based on the book by Leonard Wibberly. The ruler of Grand Fenwick declares war on the United States to save her country from bankruptcy in this theater classic at DreamWrights Youth & Family Theatre, 100 Carlisle Ave. Performances: 6:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Aug. 23. Tickets: $10-$14. Information: dreamwrights.org, 848-8623.

"Always ... Patsy Cline" comes to York Little Theatre, 27 S. Belmont St., beginning Friday. The musical features 27 songs including "Walking After Midnight" and "I Fall to Pieces." Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 23. Tickets: $12-$25. Information: www.ylt.org or 854-5715.

Take a trip to "Camelot" for the classic Lerner & Loewe musical based on the legends of King Arthur and featuring such standards as "If Ever I Would Leave You," "What Do the Simple Folk Do?" and the title song, "Camelot." The show is produced by the Gettysburg Community Theatre at the former Elks Lodge, 49 York St. in Gettysburg. Showtimes: 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 23. Tickets: $18. Information: (717) 334-2692 or www.GettysburgCommunityTheatre.org.

The Task Force 50 annual Regatta of Radio Control Boats will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Lake Redman. Steamboats, sailboats, tugboats, paddlewheelers and 10 other categories of boats will compete for prizes. Registration: $10 for first ship and $6 for additional entries. Captains should meet at 9 a.m. Admission: Free, bring your own lawn chair. Registration forms: contact Tom Foller at 751-2135 or tfoller101@comcast.net or email Randall Woerner at woerners1@comcast.net.