7 things to do this week in Gettysburg, York and beyond
History & Chocolate Tour: Hershey: Hershey Trolley Works will take you on a tour with conductors that are entertaining, informative, and loaded with candy, with departure times from 10:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. most days from Chocolate World, 251 Park Boulevard. Experience the beautiful town and inspiring story of Mr. Hershey during this 75 minute tour. Visit hersheytrolleyworks.com for ticket prices and additional times.
Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour: Gettysburg: Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Alice's Restaurant, the hit song and record that launched Guthrie's career at 7:30 p.m. September 29 at the Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle Street. Alice's Restaurant helped foster a new political commitment among his generation, and seemed to sum up all the sentiments of the 1960s counterculture. Tickets are $55, $60 and $65. Visit gettysburgmajestic.org for details.
York County 50-Plus Expo: West Manchester Township: Baby boomers, seniors, their families and caregivers will find timely information for living a happy, healthy and productive life from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the York Expo Center, 334 Carlisle Avenue. The Expo will include seminars, door prizes, and health screenings, as well as live entertainment. Admission is free. Visit 50plusexpopa.com for more information.
"The Fantasticks" on stage: Boiling Springs: Enjoy a new production of the world's longest-running musical, "The Fantasticks," with showtimes through October 4 at Allenberry Playhouse, 1559 Boiling Springs Road. This captivating romantic comedy about a boy, a girl, two fathers, and a wall is based on the tale Les Romanesques by Edmond Rostand. For details and ticket information, visit allenberry.com.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: York: Men are invited to walk a mile in her shoes from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 2 at L.S.C. Design, 320 N. George Street. The walk and Kick Off Your Heels after party are designed to bring awareness to gender relations and men's sexualized violence against women. Proceeds will benefit York YWCA's Victim Assistance Center and ACCESS-York. For details or to register, visit ywcayork.org.
Erin Rae concert: York: Listen to one of the fresh new voices out of Nashville, Erin Rae, at Sign of the Wagon, 154 E. Philadelphia St. this weekend. She's joined by joined by Dominic Billett (Toy Soldiers), and Jerry Bernhardt (Bernhardt Family Band). Doors open at 7 p.m. The show is at 8 p.m. Tickets are a minimum donation of $10. Get more information here.
Annual Women's Show: West Manchester Township: Enjoy a girlfriends' day out from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 3 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 4 at Memorial Hall at the York Expo Center, 334 Carlisle Avenue. Take advantage of shopping, exhibits, health and fitness demonstrations, prizes and more. Admission is $4, but attendees can present a Weis Markets Preferred Shopper's Club Card at the door for free admission or download a free ticket by logging on to wycr-fm.com.
First Sundays Open Mic: Glen Rock: Come out to show your talents at an extremely popular open mic session hosted by Sue Wachter from 2 to 6 p.m. October 4 at the Glen Rock Mill Inn, 50 Water Street. Weather permitting, the open mic event will take place outdoors in Ruins Hall. Food and spirits will be available. Admission is free. Call 717-235-5918 for more information.