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Comedian Paula Poundstone will be slinging wit in her one-woman stand-up comedy act at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St., York. Tickets: $31-$41. Information: (717) 846-1111 or www.mystrandcapitol.org.

The National Circus of the People's Republic of China's “Cirque Chinois” marries music, dance, acrobatics, feats of balance, tumbling and more into a an elaborately outfitted and choreographed show at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St., York. Tickets: $29-$38. Information: (717) 846-1111 or www.mystrandcapitol.org.

The annual Christmas Magic: A Festival of Lights features a half-mile walking trail with new and classic displays of Christmas lights, animated scenes, trains and more as well as food and live music at Rocky Ridge County Park, 3699 Deininger Road in Springettsbury Township. The display opens Friday, Nov. 23, and runs through Dec. 31 (closed Christmas Eve and Day). Hours are 6 to 9 p.m. weekdays Admission: $5-$8. Information: (717) 840-7443 or www.yorkcountyparks.org.

The Log House Christmas Crafts Show, presented by the East Berlin Historical Preservation Society, runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Nov. 23-25) in the Log House behind the post office on Third Street in East Berlin.


The show features handmade crafts and floral arrangements. Admission is free. Information: (717) 259-0822 or ebhpspa.org.

Meet raptors and learn about their habits during the Birds of Prey Day program from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at Nixon County Park, 5922 Nixon Drive, Springfield Township. Registration is required for the free, all-ages program. Information: (717) 428-1961 or www.yorkcountyparks.org.

Bring on Play's Plaza Palooza presents an animals theme from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, in front of Sovereign Bank Stadium. The playground, ice skating, games, crafts and more will be open to families with children 12 and under. Special events include a safari adventure, animal visitors, bird feeder crafts and other animal-themed fun. Admission: $4. Information: (717) 849-2287 or www.yorkcity.org/bop.

The 31st annual Greater York Toy Extravaganza features two halls full of dealers in toys and pop culture, trains, dolls, action figures and more from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, in Memorial Hall at the York Expo Center, 334 Carlisle Ave., West Manchester Township. Admission: $5 for adults, free for children under 12. Information: (717) 424-4004 or www.yorkexpo.com.


 The Marshall Tucker Band will give a concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center, 1031 Edgecomb Ave. on the Penn State York campus. Driving Vegas will open the show. Tickets: $35-$50. Information: (717) 505-8900 or pullocenter.yk.psu.edu.

Roots rockers Hoots & Hellmouth are back for a CapLive concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, at the Capitol Theatre, 50 N. George St., York. The Vinegar Creek Constituency will open the show. Tickets: $14. Information: (717) 846-1111 or www.mystrandcapitol.org.


There are three York-Adams League teams left in the District 3 football playoffs. West York will play host to Susquehanna Township at 7 p.m. Friday in a District 3-AAA semifinal. Bermudian Springs will face Wyomissing at 7 Friday night at Hersheypark Stadium in the District 3-AA title game. Also at Hersheypark Stadium, Delone Catholic will meet Steel-High at 1 p.m. Friday in the District 3-A championship game.

The York College basketball teams will compete in a doubleheader at Gettysburg College on Sunday afternoon. The women's game is slated for 1 p.m., followed by the men's game at 3 p.m.


Tickets for the annual Holiday Choral Concert by the York Symphony Orchestra Chorus are on sale now. The concert will feature a complete performance of Handel's “Messiah” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at First Presbyterian Church, 225 E. Market St., York. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Call (717) 846-1111 or visit www.mystrandcapitol.org to purchase tickets.

The Ralphie May: Too Big To Ignore comedy show originally scheduled for Nov. 1 has been rescheduled for 8 p.m. Sunday, April 21, 2013, at the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center. Tickets are on sale now for $32.50 to $42.50. Call (717) 505-8900 or visit pullocenter.yk.psu.edu to purchase tickets.

Tickets for the annual German-American Society of York/Alpenrose Weihnachtstanz (Christmas dinner dance) are on sale now and must be purchased by Thursday, Nov. 29. The dance, featuring music by The Continentals, will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at the Valencia Ballroom, 142 N. George St., York. Tickets are $35 for members and $40 for non-members. Call Al Langis at (717) 235-4455 for details.