Make Pittsburgh Your 2014 Summer Destination

Make Pittsburgh Your 2014 Summer Destination.  Great promotional video from VisitPittsburgh.

Geocaching Treasure Hunt Sponsored By TriCounty Community Network

The Treasure Hunt

Free Family 
Fun

 

Saturday, June 7th, 9:30am-Noon
(Rain date June 8th)

PAL Sports Complex
1455 Chestnut Grove Road, Upper Pottsgrove

 
An Outdoor Adventure
Geocaching Treasure Hunt
Fun Field Events
Youth Focused Exhibitors
Free Lunch
Age 12 and under must have adult supervision for geocaching.
Wear comfortable shoes.
Dress for activity & weather.
Wear sunscreen.
Bring blanket for picnic lunch.

Geocaching starts promptly at 10am.

 

A shuttle will depart Memorial Park at 9:15am for those without transportation.

 

Click here to download the flyer.

Registration Required. 
Click here to register or call 610-705-3301.

 

Presented by the TCN Environmental Health & Safety and Youth Development Committees.

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Scranton Santa Parade Slated For Saturday

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lackawanna County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lackawanna County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Floats, balloons, marching bands and even a horse-drawn carriage will lead Santa Claus into Scranton this weekend as the Santa Parade once again spreads holiday cheer throughout the city.

Organizers wanted to make the parade bigger and better this year, and it certainly has grown. Stepping off Saturday at 9 a.m., the 21st annual parade will boast at least 20 floats, double the number it typically has. More participants will make the parade more enjoyable, said Mike Gallacher, vice president of finance for Santa Parade Inc.

“The parade’s always great because there’s always great entertainment, but we’re going to have more variety this year,” he said.

This is the first year Santa Parade Inc. organized the parade rather than the Scranton Jaycees, the planner for many years, after members of the Jaycees decided to spin off the parade off into its own group. Jaycees members “age out” of the group when they turn 41, and a lot of people – Mr. Gallacher included – were nearing that milestone and did not want to see the parade dissipate, he said.

Read more: http://thetimes-tribune.com/lifestyles/santa-parade-slated-for-saturday-1.1588844

Reading Gets In The Holiday Spirit With Parade On Saturday

Reading, PA – You won’t want to miss the big-time addition to this year’s Holiday Parade in downtown Reading on Saturday. And when we say big, we mean big!

Snowflakes the Snowman will be the first-ever huge helium balloon to hover along the parade route. Measuring 50 feet high and 22 feet wide, Snowflakes will be holding a large bright-blue snow star in his right glove as he makes his way down Penn Street on Saturday morning.

The annual parade will start at 9 a.m. at 11th Street and proceed down Penn Street to Second Street. Free parking will be available at all Reading Parking Authority garages except the Poplar and Walnut garage.

In addition to the debut of Snowflakes, a second, smaller helium balloon in the shape of an antique ornament will be part of the procession, according to Charles R. “Chuck” Broad, executive director of the Downtown Improvement District, which is coordinating the parade.

Read more: http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=519726

Pottsgrove Manor To Host Living History Sundays

Hornsmith1Pottstown, PA – Step into the past at Pottsgrove Manor and enjoy an afternoon learning about colonial trades and pastimes.

On August 18 and 25, 2013 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, Pottsgrove Manor’s living history volunteers, dressed in colonial period clothing, will be living life the 18th-century way.  Activities schedule for August 18th are hearth cooking, sewing, tape weaving, and hornsmithing.  Activities scheduled for August 25th are English country dancing, hearth cooking, and sewing. Visitors can watch, learn, and even join in the fun!

A donation of $2.00 per person is suggested for this program. Guests can also tour the museum’s current exhibit, “Forging a Lifestyle: Ironworking with the Potts’ Family,” during their visit.

The exhibit can also be viewed during a guided tour of Pottsgrove Manor during regular museum hours now through November 4, 2013.  Regular museum hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm and Sunday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.  Tours are given on the hour.  The last tour of the day begins at 3:00pm.  The site is closed Mondays and major holidays.  Groups of ten or more should pre-register by calling 610-326-4014.

Pottstown Manor is located at 100 West King Street near the intersection of King Street and Route 100, just off Route 422, in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.  Pottsgrove Manor is operated by MontgomeryCounty under the direction of the Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites Division of the Assets and Infrastructure Department.

For more information, please call 610-326-4014, or visit the website at www.montcopa.org/pottsgrovemanor.  Like Pottsgrove Manor on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pottsgrovemanor.

Reading Fair Begins Its Weeklong Run On Sunday

Map of Berks County, Pennsylvania, United Stat...

Map of Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States with township and municipal boundaries (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This year’s fair begins Sunday and runs through next Saturday.  Hours are Sunday, 1 to 8 p.m.; Monday, Tuesday, next Thursday and Friday, 4 to 10 p.m.; and Wednesday and next Saturday, 1 to 10 p.m.  Admission is $10 per person and includes parking as well as all events for the day.  Children 3 and under are admitted free.

Kids Day at the Fair is Wednesday, with children 4 to 18 years old admitted for $5. Senior Citizen (65 and older) and Military (with ID) Appreciation Day is Tuesday, with admission for those groups at $5 per person.

New this year is a special admission discount on Sunday that will admit a carload of people (up to 10) for a flat fee of $25.  If there are more than 10 in the car, each additional person will be admitted for $8.

Read more:  http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=498308

Fair website: http://www.readingfair.us/Reading_Fair/Welcome.html

Wilkes-Barre Farmers Market Is Back, And With It Comes The Sights And Smells Of Summer

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Luzerne County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Luzerne County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

WILKES-BARRE — Three young men were walking around the Farmers’ Market on Thursday around noon and one of them said, “Wow, there sure are a lot of good smells here.”

An accurate assessment of the opening of the 40th Farmers’ Market on Public Square. But the smells weren’t the only things for the senses to enjoy — there were tastes, bargains, music, sunshine and fun.

“There’s lots of stuff here,” said Debbie Rutkoski of Larksville, who was on her lunch break from her job at Wilkes University.  “This is so good for the downtown.

I wish there were more events on Public Square.”

Larry Newman, executive director of the Diamond City Partnership, the key downtown management organization in the city, said there will be more events downtown.  He said the Farmers’ Market is the embodiment of a city’s downtown.

Read more:  http://www.timesleader.com/news/local-news/615828/W-Bs-roots-return-to-city

Olivet Boys & Girls Club Summer Camp In Pottstown

June 17th through August 9th

Richard J. Ricketts Community Center, 640 Beech Street, Pottstown, PA

Monday – Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm

Ages 6 to 14 (volunteer opportunities available for youth older than 14)

(Weekly fee is income-based -  $25 or $50)

Subsidized families - call your case manager

Call (484) 945-1020, Janice Burgess, Unit Director

Pottstown YWCA Upcoming Events

Kids Yoga!

Chill out and focus on “YOU”!  Feel good about you!  Get away from all the drama and stress around you!

For ages 8 to 13.    (8 week sessions for $25)

Mondays – 5:30–6:30 PM – Starts January 7th!   No Class on January 21th or February 18th

YWCA  315 King Street, Pottstown, PA

Call 610-323-1888 to register

          

Kids Zumba Dance!

Learn really cool moves and dance away.  For ages 8 to 13  (8 week sessions for $25)

Wednesdays – 5:30-6:30 PM – Starts January 9th!

YWCA  315 King Street, Pottstown, PA

Call 610-323-1888 to register