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York Weekend Roundup: Indian Steps Stomp, making candy sushi, old mill jam session and more

July 17, 2014

The York Dispatch, Pa.

July 17--Openings

"Titus Andronicus," presented by OrangeMite Studios, opens at 7 p.m. Friday, July 18, at The Barn at Tall Fir Acres, 2035 Tall Fir Drive, Dover. The show will run July 18-20 and 25-27; all performances will be held at 7 p.m. Tickets: $8-$10. Information: (717) 814-1151 or www.orangemite.org.

"Shrek: The Musical" opens on stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 18, at York Little Theatre, 27 S. Belmont St., York. Join an unseemly ogre and a band of fairy tale misfits in this musical comedy presented July 18-20 and 24-27. Sunday shows are at 3 p.m.; all other shows are at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $12-$25. Information: (717) 854-5715 or www.ylt.org.

"Peter Pan" opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 18, at The Susquehanna Stage Co., 264 W. Market St., Marietta. Show dates are July 18-20, 24-27 and July 30-Aug. 3. Tickets: $15-$20. Information: (717) 426-1277 or www.susquehannastageco.com.

Extras

Test your tossing skills at a Bean Bag Toss Competition from 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at the White Rose Bar and Grill, 48 N. Beaver St., York. This social event coincides with the Can-Am Games; winners of the competition will walk away with a custom Can-Am Police-Fire Games bean bag toss set. Cost: $20 per team. Information: www.yorkcanamgames.com.

The Pa. Reunion Fest will bring together a variety of bands from the '60s through the '90s for an all-day music event Sunday, July 20, at the Carlisle Fairgrounds, 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle. The event kicks off at 11 a.m. and includes performances by Minivan, Craig Kelley Band, Smoke City, Rubicon, The Fury's, Memory Lane, Plum Loco, and Aslan. The entertainment will wrap up by 9 p.m. Tickets: $22.50-$25. Information: www.pareunionfest.com.

The annual Blues & Brews event returns to the grounds of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire for two sessions of all-you-can-eat food, beer and sangria, and live music. The festival sessions run from noon to 3 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at Mount Hope Estate & Winery off Route 72 about 15 miles north of Lancaster. Tickets: $19.95 -$49.95. Tickets will not be available on the day of the festival. Information: www.PaRenFaire.com.

Make your own edible piece of architecture inspired by York's own Colonial Complex during Build It with Gingerbread for Kids from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 19, at the Agricultural & Industrial Museum, 217 W. Princess St., York. Tickets: $5-$10. Information: (717) 848-1587, ext. 302, or www.yorkheritage.org.

View Native American petroglyphs -- artistic images created on natural landscapes -- on the lower Susquehanna during a Native American Rock Art Paddle Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 20, at Shank's Mare Outfitters, 2092 Long Level Road, Wrightsville. Paul Nevin will lead the tour as the group paddles to the rocks located on Lake Aldred of the Susquehanna. Tickets: $69. Information: (717) 252-1616 or www.shanksmare.com.

Tour the inner workings of a restored water-powered gristmill, followed by a jam session on the banks of the old mill stream from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 20, at Wallace-Cross Mill, 15759 Cross Mill Road, Felton. Admission is free; donations are accepted. Information: (717) 840-7440 or www.yorkcountyparks.org.

The Second Annual Flatwater Challenge kicks off with an amateur canoe race at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, July 19, at Indian Steps Museum, 205 Indian Steps Road, Airville. The race is open to all skill levels, ages 12 and up. The day continues with Indian Steps Stomp at 1 p.m. Bring your chairs and enjoy local musicians for all tastes. Tickets: $10. Information: (717) 862-3948 or www.indiansteps.org.

Come dressed as a butterfly for family fun during Berries & Butterflies Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at Brown's Orchards & Farm Market, 8892 Susquehanna Trail South, Loganville. Enjoy a day of yard games, crafts, face painting by Makin' Faces, Bob's Critters, Sunset Fields Alpacas, Whispering Rise Farms' rescue pig, Experimental Movement Concepts performance and more. Information: (717) 428-2036 or www.brownsorchards.com.

The next installment of the YorKitchen Chef Challenge puts culinary competitors head-to-head from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, July 24, in YorKitchen, inside Central Market in downtown York. Serve as the judge as local chefs create three courses featuring the evening's mystery ingredient. This is a BYOB event. Tickets: $60. Information: www.yorkitchen.com/chef-challenge4.

Four-piece string band Steph Stewart & the Boyfriends visits York at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at Holy Hound Taproom, 57 W. Market St., York. Information: (717) 855-2410 or www.holyhoundtaproom.com.

Alt-country singer-songwriter Michaela Anne & The Wild Heart performs at 8 p.m. Friday, July 18, at Burning Bridge Tavern, 108 Hellam St., Wrightsville. Green Tea Revival will performat 8 p.m. Saturday. Information: (717) 252-2468 or www.bbtpa.com.

Join a Sunday Family Fun Day from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 20, at Naylor Wine Cellars, 4069 Vineyard Road, Stewartstown. The event will feature local vendors, artisans, kids activities, wagon rides, face painting, food and more. An open mic for all ages will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Tickets: $5-$8; under 11 free. Information: (800) 292-3370 or www.naylorwine.com.

It's three cheers for cigars, wine and beers during the inaugural cigar event from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at The Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey, 598 Schoolhouse Road. The event will feature a special wine and beer super-flight selection -- The Tobacco Company Hershey will provide a suggested list of premium cigars to pair with each selection. Information: (717) 944-1569 or www.vineyardathershey.com.

Six bands will perform starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at The Shop at New Grounds Roasting Company, 284 W. Market St.York. The show will include performances by The Stolen, Heart for Hire, City of Hearts, Absent, Kindred, and Zack Andrews. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $10. Information: (717) 843-0716 or www.newgroundscoffee.com.

Mychal Kendricks and Kaylin Garcia host the All White Affair at 10 p.m. Friday, July 18, at 11th Avenue, 36 W. 11th Avenue, York. Dress to impress for this 21 and older BYOB event. Music will be provided by DJ Diamond Kuts. Tickets: $20-$40. Information: www.allwhiteaffairjuly18.eventbrite.com.

The third annual Al B Jamboree will bring together three bands starting at 7 p.m. Friday, July 18, in The Abbey Bar at Appalachian Brewing Company, 50 N. Cameron St., Harrisburg. Doors open at 6 p.m for this event featuring performances by Flux Capacitor, JR Wolf, and Fink's Constant. Proceeds benefit the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Tickets: $15. Information: www.albopen.com.

Bring the entire family for a performance by Steve Forbert at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at Brown's Orchards & Farm Market, 8892 Susquehanna Trail South, Loganville. Food, ice cream and drinks will be for sale; Logan's View Winery will be selling wine. Tickets: $25. Information: (717) 428-2036 or www.songside.com.

Ryan Bridge, "The Bug Man," visits at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 21, at Paul Smith Library of Southern York County, Shrewsbury, and 10 a.m. at the Martin Library, York. "Hiss, Zoom ... Lead!" is designed to inspire kids to learn more about insects during this free program. Information: www.yorklibraries.org.

Try out some weird food science and make sushi -- with candy -- during Molecular Gastronomy and Candy Sushi at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, at Mason-Dixon Public Library, 250 Bailey Drive, Stewartstown. Information: (717) 993-2404 or www.yorklibraries.org.

The Thing With Two Heads returns at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 19, to Beer Mongers, 3000 S. Queen St., Dallastown. Information: (717) 501-4251.

Get tickets

Get tickets for the final two performances of "Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings," at 8 p.m. Friday, July 18, and Saturday, July 19, at Hanover Little Theatre, 360 Blooming Grove Road, Hanover. The musical comedy by Stuart Ross will close out HLT's 65th season. Tickets: $14 Information: (717) 637-5297 or www.HanoverLittleTheatre.com.

Sports

The World of Outlaws sprint cars return to the area this weekend. The touring sprint-car pros will take on the Pennsylvania Posse for the second time this season. Action starts at Lincoln on Thursday evening and then moves to Williams Grove on Friday and Saturday for the Summer Nationals. Saturday's feature at Williams Grove is worth $20,000 to the winner. Action each night starts at 7:30 p.m.

The Susquehanna League and the Central League will hold their annual all-star baseball game on Saturday. The game is set for 2 p.m. at East Prospect.

- Have an event you want to see listed in the York Weekend Roundup? Reach Amy Peiffer at apeiffer@yorkdispatch.com.

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