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Comedienne Wanda Sykes performs at the Strand-Capitol Performing Art Center, 50 N. George St., York, tonight at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $55-$64. Information: 846-1111 or www.mystrandcapitol.org.


Jill Sobule and Julia Sweeney team up for a performance pairing Sobule's songwriting with Sweeney's comedic monologues at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St., York, on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m. Sweeney is best known for her four seasons on "Saturday Night Live" in which she portrayed the comically-androgynous character "Pat." Tickets: $31. Information: 846-1111 or www.mystrandcapitol.org.

First graders and their families will converge at the Penn State York Conference Center, 1031 Edgecomb Ave., York, for the chance to meet nationally-known children's author and illustrator Will Hillenbrand on Saturday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Hillenbrand will read stories and autograph books at the "Grade One at the Library" (GOAL) Celebration. Local storyteller Beth Rebert and face painter Skeeta the Clown will also appear. This event is free and open to the public. Information: 849-6931.

Abraham Lincoln visits the Hanover Junction Train Station on the eve of the Gettysburg Address on Sunday at 2 p.m. Lincoln re-enactor Jim Hayney will arrive on the Steam-Into-History train and conclude the program with a recitation of the Gettysburg Address as a salute to Lincoln's visit 150 years ago as he journeyed from Washington, D.C. to Gettysburg to dedicate the National Cemetery. This event is free and open to the public. Information: 840-7440.

Dealing with family can get pretty complicated in "Over the River and Through the Woods," a comedy-drama presented by the Hanover Little Theatre, 360 Blooming Grove Road, Hanover. Performances are set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m., with an additional 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, as well as Thursday, Nov. 21 through Sunday, Nov. 23, at 8 p.m. Tickets: $12 for adults, $11 for students and seniors. Information: 637-5297 or www.hanoverlittletheatre.com.

Contemporary acoustic singer-songwriter Meg Hutchinson will perform at The Wagon Shed, 109 N. Second St., New Freedom, on Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets: $18. Information: www.wagonshedconcerts.com.

The PRIMP the Runway model cast will pay tribute to the 25th anniversary of the Eddie Murphy film "Coming to America" in the 4th annual PRIMP the Runway Fashion Event and Food Drive at the Wisehaven Ballroom, 2985 E. Prospect Road, York, on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to support the York County Food Bank. Tickets: $15-$30. Information: 332-9386 or www.primpagency.webs.com.

The York Academy Regional Charter School, 32 W. North St., York, will host their Winter Craft and Vendor Show on Saturday from 1 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will feature food, crafts, a bake sale and silent auction. Information: 801-3900.

Do some creative holiday shopping this year at the Deck the Walls Art Show and Sale at Sign of the Wagon, 154 E. Philadelphia St., on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. The Watchmaker's Daughter and other local artists will be displaying jewelry and artwork for sale.

York College Wind Symphony conductor James Colonna makes his debut at the Waldner Performing Arts Center, 441 Country Club Road, York, on Sunday at 3 p.m. The program will feature music by Eric Whitacre, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Richard Wagner and others. This event is free and open to the public. Information: 815-1584.

Bloom Art Market will feature local artists' creative work, including paintings, cards, photography, toys, jewelry, oils, clothing and accessories, mosaics, prints, pottery and more at select shops on Beaver and Philadelphia Streets tonight from 5 to 9 p.m. Information: www.facebook.com/bloomartmarket

York Catholic High School students present Roald Dahl's whimsical fantasy "James and the Giant Peach" on stage on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday 2 p.m. in the high school auditorium, 601 E. Springettsbury Ave., York. Tickets: $5 adults, $3 seniors and $2 children under 12. Information: 846-8871 ext. 31.

Don Ryan, acclaimed whistle master, will speak to the Red Lion Historical Society on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at St. John's United Church of Christ, 161 N. Main St., Red Lion. Ryan, who has performed the Christmas morning concert on the New York Wire Cloth factory whistle, will talk about the operation of a factory whistle, their function and the future of the whistle concert. This event is free and open to the public. Information: 244-2122.

Explore "The Tragedy and Triumph of Israel" at the York JCC, 2000 Hollywood Drive, York, on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 8 p.m. Ari Shavit, senior correspondent for the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, will join The New Yorker editor David Remnick in a real-time satellite broadcast from New York City that will allow York guests to ask questions for the speakers. Tickets: $5. Information: 843-0918.


The second weekend of the District 3 football playoffs is set for Friday night. Six York-Adams League teams will be in action - one in Class AAAA (Dallastown), one in Class AAA (Dover), two in Class AA (Littlestown and Bermudian Springs) and two in Class A (York Catholic and Fairfield). For a complete schedule, turn to the sports section.

The York College men's and women's basketball teams will compete in the Coaches vs. Cancer event this weekend at Wolf Gym at the Grumbacher Center. The women's tournament is Friday and Saturday, while the men's tournament is Saturday and Sunday.


Jefferson Starship comes to the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St., York, on Saturday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. The American rock band will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2014. Tickets on sale to the public on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 10 a.m. Tickets: $31-$41. Information: 846-1111 or www.mystrandcapitol.org.

Tickets on sale now for Huey Lewis and the News performing at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St. York, on Thursday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $65-$79. Information: 846-1111 or www.mystrandcapitol.org.