Openings and extras
Fireworks and family-friendly fun will be in store during Firestock, beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at Santander Stadium in downtown York. Live music, fire stunts, helicopter rides, games and more will entertain visitors, followed by the largest fireworks show in stadium history at 9 p.m. Children six and under will be admitted free. Tickets: $12-$20. Information: www.firestockpa.com.
CapLive presents Kurt Vile and the Violators at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 31, in the Capitol Theatre, 50 N. George St., York. Tickets: $24. Information: 846-1111 or www.strandcapitol.org.
Family fun meets the farm during Strawberries & Super Heroes Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at Brown's Orchards & Farm Market, 8892 Susquehanna Trail South, Loganville. The day features games, crafts, face painting, a super hero meet-and-greet and more. The Voice Studio of Sommer Michelle Garner will perform from noon to 2 p.m. on the pavilion stage. Information: (717) 428-2036 or www.brownsorchards.com.
Chris Smither performs with Honey Child at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 31, for a Live at the Wagon Shed Concert Series, 109 N. Second St., New Freedom. Tickets: $28.50. Information: www.wagonshedconcerts.com.
Parks naturalist Francis Valazquez leads a 5-mile hike along the lakeshore of Lake Williams from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 31, starting at the Nature Center at Nixon County Park in Springfield Township. The hike is suitable for ages 10 and up. Registration is required for this free program. Information: 428-1961 or www.yorkcountyparks.org.
Celebrate the Turkey Hill Experience's third birthday with free ice cream and giveaways Sunday, June 1, at the Turkey Hill Experience, 301 Linden St., Columbia. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets: $7.95-$14.50. Information: --844-847-4884 or www.turkeyhillexperience.com.
The Glen Rock Historic Preservation Society and Southern School District will co-sponsor an open house at Fissel's one-room school, located along Fissels Church Road in front of Susquehannock High School, from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 1. The rain date for this event is June 8; visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs if they would like to sit for any of the programs. Information: www.grhps.org.
Get an understanding of the natural world during Animal Babies at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 31, at the Indian Steps Museum, 205 Indian Steps Road, Airville. Discover the survival tactics of animals babies and factors affecting the rate of reproduction. Information: www.indiansteps.org.
Recycle, repurpose and renew at the Annual Dream Yard Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 30, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, 31, at DreamWrights Youth & Family Theatre, 100 Carlisle Ave., York. Information: (717) 848-8623 or www.dreamwrights.org.
New Hope School of the Arts presents its Senior Showcase at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 5, in the Capitol Theatre, 50 N. George St., York. New Hope seniors will write, produce and stage a range of original and classic pieces in this night of farewell. Tickets: $7. Information: (717) 846-1111 or www.strandcapitol.org.
Bite the Bullet, featuring Tom Shuler, Kevin Sorenson and Rich Vandevender, will perform from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at Hummingbird Ridge Winery, 735 Kise Mill Road, York Haven just off Newberrytown exit of I-83. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic lunch for this free event featuring free wine tastings. Information: (717)315-0209 or www.hummingbirdridgewinery.com.
Hard rockers Gun Metal Gray return to York at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at Fat Daddy's, 2510 E. Market St., York. Classic rock group Dirt Cheap performs Friday, May 30. Information: (717) 755-8843 or www.fatdaddys.com. Craig Graham Trio will play at 9 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at Holy Hound Taproom, 57 W. Market St., York. Lazy River Road performs Friday, May 30. Information: (717) 855-2410 or www.holyhoundtaproom.com.
Singer-songwriter Bennett Rabiega will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, May 30, at Burning Bridge Tavern, 108 Hellam St., Wrightsville. The American Hollar Band will perform Saturday, May 30. Information: (717) 252-2468 or www.bbtpa.com.
Folk group Indian Summer Jars gives a soulful performance from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, May 31, at Bistro 19, 19 N. George St., York. Musician Ash Phipps performs Friday, May 30. Information: (717) 845-1900 or www.bistro19york.com.
Disorderly Conduct and The Last Band perform from 9:45 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, May 31, at the Glad Crab, 3086 S. Queen St., Dallastown. Information: (717) 244-7636 or www.gladcrab.com.
The funniest play to make you cry, "Steel Magnolias" opens at 8 p.m. Friday, May 30, at Totem Pole Playhouse, 9555 Golf Course Road, Fayetteville. Performances are scheduled through June 15. Tickets: $30-$45. Information: (717) 352-2164 or www.totempoleplayhouse.org.
Tickets are on sale for the OrangeMite Studios' final performances of the classic love story "Romeo and Juliet: A Musical" at The Barn at Tall Fir Acres, 2035 Tall Fir Drive, Dover. Showtimes are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $8-$10. Information: 814-1151 or www.orangemite.org.
It's big weekend for local dirt-track racing.
Friday night, Williams Grove Speedway will play host to the 410 sprints and 358 sprints for York County Racing Club Night. The YCRC will return to the Grove on Saturday for a show that features super sportsmen, limited-late models and street-stock racing.
Lincoln Speedway, meanwhile, will present the 410 sprints, 358 sprints and mini stocks on Saturday in a program that will also include the make-up of the 30-lap Hilly Rife Memorial for the 410 sprint cars. The Rife race pays $5,000 to win.