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Weekend Roundup: Sci-Fi Saturday, free summer movie series, live music and more

June 12, 2014

The York Dispatch, Pa.

June 12--Extras

CapLive welcomes "Queen of the Blues" Shemekia Copeland to the stage at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 14, in the Capitol Theatre, 50 N. George St., York. Enjoy food, music, ping pong, cornhole, a cash bar and more at a CapLive pre-party from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Strand lobby. Tickets: $22. Information: (717) 846-1111 or www.strandcapitol.org.

Tour 10 gardens on the 2014 York City Garden Tour from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 14, in the Memorial Park neighborhood of York City. The event will feature several events in the gardens, an art display and sale, a wine tasting and more. Tickets can be purchased at Stauffer's of Kissel Hill and Christmas Tree Hill. Tickets: $10-$12. Information: (717) 854-1587 or www.yorkcity.org.

The York Emporium celebrates Sci-Fi Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at the shop, 343 W. Market St., York. The free fun includes a showing of "The Mysterians," a visit from author Michael Jan Friedman, Jedi Knights light saber battles, a Space Invaders tournament and more. Information: (717) 846-2866 or www.facebook.com/YorkEmporium.

Aviation Days brings a variety of demonstrations, aircraft displays, plane and helicopter rides for Father's Day to York Airport on Route 30 West. Take a ride in a Warbird, see a B-25 on display, enjoy refreshments and more from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 14, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 15. There is no admission fee. Information: www.yorkflighttraining.com.

Wear your hiking shoes for a Backpack Picnic Hike from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at Apollo County Park in Chanceford Township. Participants will meet at the Shenk's Ferry Road parking area, and must supply their own lunch and water. Registration is not required for this free program. Information: www.yorkcountyparks.org.

The Summer Friday Nite Unwind series brings folk and blues band 3 Dollar Suit to the front porch from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 13, at Shank's Mare's Outfitters, 2092 Long Level Road, Wrightsville. Bring a blanket and listen to live music as you relax beside the river. No reservations are required. An Unwind Paddle Tour will be offered at 6 p.m. along the shoreline; fee includes guided tour, kayak rental, meal voucher and music. Reservations are required for the tour. Cost: $10-$35. Information: (717) 252-1616 or www.shanksmare.com.

The Family Movie Night Free Summer Movie Series kicks off with "Monsters University," beginning at dusk Wednesday, June 18, at Kiwanis Lake, in York City. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and your favorite snacks for this free event. Information: www.yorkcity.org.

Join Dill's Tavern for a family-friendly Fiber Arts Day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at Dill's Tavern and Plantation, 35 Greenbrier Lane, Dillsburg. The free event will feature demonstrations of fiber arts -- weaving, quilting, spinning, broom making and crocheting -- as well as children's activities, food, live animals and make-and-take workshops. Information: (717) 502-1440 or www.northernyorkhistorical.org/events-announcements.html.

Enjoy free activities during a Fun Day & Chicken BBQ from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at Fairmount Park in Red Lion. This family-friendly event will feature a bake sale, entertainment, raffles, vendors and the official opening of the splash pad. Information: (717) 244-6896 or www.redlionpa.org.

Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers come to the Live at the Wagon Shed Concert Series at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 14, 109 N. Second St., New Freedom. Tickets: $20. Information: www.wagonshedconcerts.com.

Local author Elizabeth Shanks will be available to sign copies of her book "Momma, Will I Ever?" at the following: 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, at YWCA York, 320 E. Market St., York; 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, at Kidcycle Consignment & Boutique, 3410 E. Market St., York; 8:30-9:30 a.m. Thursday, June 19, at South Central York County Senior Center, 150 E. Main St., New Freedom; and 10 a.m. Thursday, June 19, at Paul Smith Library, 80 Constitution Ave., Shrewsbury. Information: (405) 458-5642.

Gather the kids for a Family Ramble from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 19 at Rocky Ridge County Park in Springettsbury Township. This family-oriented hike will begin in the Oak Timbers parking area. Each child must be able to walk for 60 minutes, and must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is not required for this free event. Information: (717) 428-1961.

The Sounds of Summer concert series continues with drum beats and Latin flavor from Santa Mamba at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 15, at the Springettsbury Township Park Amphitheater, 1501 Mt. Zion Road, Springettsbury Township. This free concert will be held rain or shine. Information: (717) 505-0406 or www.springettsbury.com.

York Second Saturday on the Square brings a celebration of the music to downtown York from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 14, in Continental Square. Bring the family for balloons, face painting, caricatures and dancing during this free event. Information: (717) 849-2331 or www.downtownyorkpa.com/secondsaturday.

Explore nature with dad on a Father's Day walk from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, June 15, at Nixon County Park in Springfield Township. Registration is not required for this free event. Information: (717) 428-1961 or www.yorkcountyparks.org.

It's a Father's Day Homer Simpson would love -- honor dad with Dads, Drinks and Donuts from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 15, at The Vineyard & Brewery at Hershey, 598 Schoolhouse Road, Middletown. Handcrafted wine and beer will be paired with handmade donuts from The Fractured Prune of Lancaster during this ultimate Father's Day celebration. Live music will be performed from 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: $5. Information: (717) 944-1569 or www.vineyardathershey.com.

Wild Horses will perform a tribute to the music of the Rolling Stones from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at Newberrytown Peddlers Market, 700 York Road, Dover. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs for this free outdoor event; food from market vendors and Hummingbird wines will be available. Information: (717) 315-0209 or www.hummingbirdridgewinery.com.

Step back in time at an 18th Century Encampment from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.June 14 and 15, at the Indian Steps Museum, 205 Indian Steps Road, Airville. Witness re-enactors using period technology on the grounds of the museum during this event. Admission: $3-$10. Information: (717) 862-3948 or www.indiansteps.org.

Musicians Art Wachter, Cindy David and Stu Miller join each other for a concert on the pavilion stage from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 15, at Brown's Orchards and Farm Market, 8892 Susquehanna Trail South, Loganvile. Dads receive a free ice cream for Father's Day. Information: (717) 428-2036 or www.brownsorchards.com.

AC/DC tribute band Back in Black rocks the stage at 9 p.m. Friday, June 13, at Fat Daddy's, 2510 E. Market St., York. Emily's Toybox will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday, June 14. Information: (717) 755-8843 or www.fatdaddys.com.

Swing along with The Headliners as they perform a mix of both oldies and contemporary hits during a Pat's Singles Club Father's Day dance from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday, June 15, at the Valencia Ballroom, 142 N. George St., York. The dance is open to the public; fathers are particularly welcome, and reservations are not required. Free snacks and a cash bar will be provided. Tickets: $12. Information: (717) 303-1969 or www.patssinglesdance.com.

The Kostoff Funk Trio performs at 9 p.m. at Holy Hound Taproom, 57 W. Market St., York. Information: (717) 855-2410 or www.holyhoundtaproom.com.

Country artist Lindsey Erin takes the stage at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at Burning Bridge Tavern, 108 Hellam St., Wrightsville. Bluegrass trio The ThrillBillies performs at 8 p.m. Friday, June 13. Information: (717) 252-2468 or www.bbtpa.com.

Singer-songwriter Mycenea Worley will perform from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, June 13, at Bistro 19, 19 N. George St., York. Basenji will perform at 10 p.m. Saturday, June 14. Information: (717) 845-1900 or www.bistro19york.com.

Get registered

Learn how to repurpose funky and unique containers at a Container Gardening Workshop from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, at Brown's Orchards and Farm Market, 8892 Susquehanna Trail South, Loganville. Bring your own container, or purchase one at Brown's. Deadline to register is June 18. Fee: $5, plus plants and supplies. Information: (717) 428-2036 or www.brownsorchards.com.

Sports

The All-Star Circuit of Champions Tour races into the area this weekend for shows at Williams Grove and Lincoln speedways. Friday at the Grove, the All-Stars are joined by the 305 sprints. At Lincoln on Saturday, the 358 sprints are also on the schedule along with "big-wheel" races for the kids.

The York Revolution has a three-game Atlantic League series against the Camden Riversharks at Santander Stadium starting with a 7 p.m. game Saturday. That's followed by a 5 p.m. game Sunday and a 6:30 p.m. game Monday.

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