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Author Archives: Maria Shea

Hamiltunes: An American Sing-A-Long

The theater will host a concert experience featuring professional and community performers along with the projected lyrics so “Hamilton” fans can sing along to “My Shot,” “Wait for It,” “The Room Where it Happens” and more. The sing-along will be held at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. For details, click here.  

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River Town Hops

Try samples from 25 breweries along with a smattering of wines, ciders, meads and spirits, and enjoy music, food trucks and vendors. The festival is 5-8 p.m., with VIP admission at 4 p.m., and benefits the Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce. Bring lawn chairs. For details, click here.  

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Beach Party

Enjoy live music, food on the grill, games and beverages as you sink your toes in 12 tons of sand on Cherry Lane. Hours are 5 p.m.-12 a.m. Friday, 11:30 a.m.-12 a.m. Saturday. Admission is free. For details, click here.  

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Bookworm Frolic

Browse 40,000 books in two dozen categories, including children’s, Christian fiction, history, classical literature, paperback fiction, biographies and science, plus rare and unique volumes. Grab breakfast or lunch while you’re there. Hours are 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free and prices for books drop each day. For details, click here.  

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The Great Summer Switch

The two museums will partner for a special progressive tour of both sites in this 3rd in the Burg event. Join Susquehanna Art Museum Director of Education Tina Sell at 6 p.m. for a tour of “Art of the State” at the State Museum, then head to the Susquehanna Art Museum where Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission member and artist ...

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“Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story”

The musical biography of early rock ‘n roller Buddy Holly charts his rise to fame and his tragic early death and features his songs, including “Peggy Sue,” “That’ll Be the Day,” “Chantilly Lace” and “La Bamba.” Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9-11 and Aug. 15-18. For details, click here.  

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Friday Knights at the Improv

Improv entertainers will perform feats of mental, verbal and physical agility as two teams face off in “Whose Line”-style games, and after intermission performers will improvise a musical based on audience suggestions. The show is 7-9 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 27 in the Barn & Barrel. For details, click here.  

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Peach Fest

Celebrate the sweetness of peach season with peach sundaes and lots of other peachy treats, music with the Jazz Me Band, food concessions, wagon rides, corn maze, peach taste testing, children’s games and more. Pick your own peaches right off the tree for a bargain price. The fest runs 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission is free. For details, click here.  

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Charley Pride

The Grand Ole Opry member and Grammy Award-winning country artist is known for his smooth baritone voice and easy-going singing style with such hits as “All I Have to Offer You is Me,” “Kiss an Angel Good Morning,” “I’m Just Me,” “Then Who Am I,” “Honky Tonk Blues” and “Night Games.” The concert is 3 p.m. For details, click here. ...

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Cumberland Valley Fly Fishing & Outdoor Festival

The whole family can learn to fly fish at this first-ever event featuring clinics, demos and seminars, Appalachian trail activities, gear reviews, vendors, a cornhole tournament, music, food, Troegs beer, product giveaways and more. Hours are 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Call the resort for overnight accommodation packages. For details, click here.  

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Flower Walk: Heat Tolerant Plants

Join volunteer Cara Martinez-Williams for a look at some of the wetland plants thriving in the summer heat, such as American lotus, rose mallow, and common ragweed. The free walk is 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. starting at the Olewine Nature Center. For details, click here.  

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Hank Denson

The Atlanta-based comedian has been making a name for himself on the comedy circuit for 12 years, opening for Jamie Foxx, Cedric the Entertainer, Amy Schumer, Caroline Rhea and George Wallace, and is a regular guest host on the NBC daytime show “Atlanta and Company.” The Cap Comedy show is 7:30 p.m. For details, click here.  

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3rd Annual Sunflower Fest

Get a wagon ride to the field, explore eight acres of sunflowers and take home a cut flower of your choice. Stay for food trucks, shopping at the farm market, live music, and for ages 21 and up, wine tasting. The festival runs Aug. 9-11 and Aug. 16-18 at the orchard and winery in southern York County. Get timed tickets ...

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Shades of Blue Orchestra

The vocal stylings and harmonies of Tony Liberto and the Liberty Sisters give a fresh approach to the Great American Songbook backed by the Shades of Blue Orchestra. The Summer Sounds concert is 5:30-10 p.m. For details, click here.  

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Bluegrass Festival

Pennsylvania-based quartet Serene Green is influenced by traditional bluegrass in their original songwriting and compositions. Duo Barley & Steele will open. The family-friendly concert is 6:30 p.m., rain or shine. Admission is free. Bring lawn chairs. For details, click here.  

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