Scranton St. Partrick’s Day Parade, March 15, 2014

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lackawanna County

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

The Saint Patrick’s parade in Scranton boasts 12,000 participants, including multiple bagpipe, high school and string bands. The parade is enhanced by many floats and large balloons. Many Irish groups and societies are also represented. It has been going on annually since 1962 and is organized by the St. Patrick’s Parade Association of Lackawanna County. The parade has received national attention as being one of the better St. Patrick’s parades. The parade route begins on Wyoming Ave in front of St. Peter’s Cathedral, proceeds to Lackawanna Ave. over Jefferson Ave. then down Spruce St to get to Washington Ave. where it passes the William J. Nealon Federal building and finally the reviewing stand.

The parade is preceded by the Parade Day mass at St. Peter’s Cathedral and the Brian Kelly Memorial race.

Click here for the parade website:  http://www.stpatparade.com/index.php

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Free Admission For Norristown & Pottstown Residents At Elmwood Zoo

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Montgomery County

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

Independence Blue Cross presents a day of FREE Zoo admission for residents of Norristown and Pottstown!

On Saturday, November 9, from 10 AM to 3:30 PM, residents of Norristown or Pottstown will receive free admission to Elmwood Park Zoo.

Independence Blue Cross will be on site with games, a photo tent, and a pop-up soccer field. Plus Philadelphia Union defender Sheanon Williams will be greeting guests from 10:00 to 11:30 am.

Valid photo ID must be presented as proof of residency. Children must be accompanied by a resident to receive free admission. Non-residents will be charged normal admission rates.

For more information, contact Guest Services at 610.277.3825 x 241 or visit their website at

http://www.elmwoodparkzoo.org/

Riverfest Returns To Pottstown’s Riverfront Park

POTTSTOWN, PA — In addition to the Halloween-themed Temple of Terror, Halloween Parade and Monster Dash 5K, another crucial element of the borough’s growing October-long slate of activities is the resurrection of Riverfest.

Scheduled this year for Oct. 12, from noon to 6 p.m. along the Schuylkill River and from 6 to 8 p.m. in downtown Pottstown, the list of things to do during this special day is truly dizzying.

Read more: http://www.pottsmerc.com/general-news/20131006/riverfest-returns-to-pottstowns-riverfront-park

24th Annual PA Apple ‘N Cheese Festival This Weekend In Bradford County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Bradford County

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

Saturday, October 5th, 2013  10am-6pm

Sunday, October 6th, 2013  10am-5pm 

Juried Crafts • Fine Arts & Photography Show • Quilts
Weaving Demo • Hand-blown Glass • Blacksmith Demo
Chainsaw Carving • Wine & Cheese Tasting
• Continuous Free Entertainment • Wood Turning
Apple Butter Making • Children’s Activities • Cider Pressing
Apple & Cheese Desserts • Apple Displays •Broom Making Demonstration 

 • 40 Palate Pleasing Food Vendors •

Festival Admission

Adults – $5.00

Children 13 – 18 – $3.00

Directions: http://www.paapplecheese.com/directions/index.html

Children 12 and Under – Free

“Come To The Fair!” – Annual Colonial May Fair At Pottsgrove Manor

2013 map polePottstown, PA— Celebrate spring at the Annual Colonial May Fair held at historic Pottsgrove Manor on Saturday, May 4th from 11:00am to 5:00pm.

This yearly event is a fun-filled day with activities for all ages—games, music, dancing, and crafts.  Colonial conjurer Levram the Great will perform historic magic shows and entertain visitors with pocket magic tricks throughout the day.  Tuckers’ Tales Puppet Theatre will perform the puppet shows St. George and the Dragon and Cinderella and will also provide festive historic music around the grounds during the event. Signora Bella is returning this year to delight audiences with her acrobatic feats.  Members of the Tapestry Historic Dance Ensemble will demonstrate authentic English country dances and will lead visitors in dances around the Maypole to open and close the fair. 

In addition to the entertainment, a variety of Early American crafters and demonstrators will be on hand to display historic skills and trades and sell their wares.  Young visitors can compete in hoop races, play with colonial toys and games, help churn butter, and more!  The first floor of colonial ironmaster John Potts’ 1752 manor house will be open for self-guided tours during the fair. Visitors can also shop at the Manor’s museum shop for colonial games, books, and unique gifts.  Historic foodways expert Deborah Peterson will be demonstrating open-hearth cooking in the Pottsgrove Manor kitchen.  While visitors can’t try the food cooked in the colonial kitchen, they will be able to purchase food during the event.  MMG Concessions will offer burgers, cheesesteaks, hot dogs, sausage sandwiches, fries, hand-rolled pretzels, fresh-squeezed lemonade, and more.

For a schedule of the day’s activities and a list of vendors and craftspeople who will be at the fair, please visit Pottsgrove Manor’s website and follow the “Annual Colonial May Fair” link.

A donation of $2 per person is suggested for this event.  Visitors are asked to park at the Carousel at Pottstown building, 30 West King Street.  There is no charge for parking, and Pottstown’s restored trolley will be giving FREE rides during the fair between the Carousel parking lot and Pottsgrove Manor.  Handicapped parking is available in the museum’s parking lot.

Pottsgrove 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 Montgomery County under the direction of the Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites Division of the Assets and Infrastructure Department.  For more information, call 610.326.4014, or visit us on the web at www.montcopa.org/pottsgrovemanor or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pottsgrovemanor.

Ephrata Toy Store Plays With The Big Boys

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lancaster County

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

If someone asked you to name the nation’s five best toy stores, it’s doubtful that The Fun-est Toy Store Ever would make the list.

But guess again.

According to the tourist-friendly travel website, Rates To Go, the Ephrata toy shop at 24 E. Main St., is one of America’s top five toy stores.  That puts the store up alongside the enormous Toys R Us in New York’s Times Square, Ambassador Toys in San Francisco, the huge LEGO Store in Chicago, and the world famous FAO Schwarz, where actor Tom Hanks danced on the gigantic floor piano in the movie “Big.”

“I was shocked,” store owner Melissa Palermo-Spero said when asked her reaction to the news. “I don’t know how we came to being put in the same category as some of these really large, well-known, iconic toy stores.”

Read more: http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/820204_Ephrata-toy-store-plays-with-the-big-boys.html#ixzz2MEUqa9kG

Pottstown Regional Public Library Holiday Party

Fun for the whole family.

Saturday, December 8th at 1 pm 

Musical performance, snacks, and fun activities recognizing Chanukah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa.

The event is FREE.  Please contact Leslie Stillings at 610-970-6551 for more details.

Pottstown Regional Public Library, 500 E. High St., Pottstown

FREE Community Fun Fair At Cedarville UMC, North Coventry

A cooked hot dog garnished with mustard.

A cooked hot dog garnished with mustard. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Cedarville United Methodist Church

1092 Laurelwood Road  • Pottstown,PA

www.cedarvilleumc.org  •  610-326-4173

FREE Community Fun Fair

Saturday, May 5th (Rain Date May 6th)  1 p.m. –  5 p.m.

EVERYTHING Is Free of Charge – A Gift From Our Family To Yours

 Bring The Children Out To Enjoy:

 Bubbly Boo The Clown with Skooter the Juggler

Pony Rides

Moon Bounce

Face Painting

Children’s Story Time

Games & Prizes

Hot Dogs & Drinks

Popcorn

DallasFries

                            Door Prizes awarded every ½ hr and include donations by

Boneyard Joe’s, Coventry Café, The Milkman Lunch Shoppe and High Street Yoga.

Less than 1 mile from Coventry Mall

West from all to Left @ Light (Laurelwood Rd.) to Church on Left

Rt. 422 to Rt. 100 West (right) @ Cedarville Rd. Light, ½ mile to Church on Right

GOLDILOCKS AND THE DOWN-HOME BEARS AT THE TRIPAC – POTTSTOWN

GOLDILOCKS AND THE DOWN-HOME BEARS – A Foot Stompin’ Musical (one-act family musical)

Saturday, Jan 28 & Sunday, Jan 29, 2012

Music and Lyrics by Karen Newman, Book by Neal Newman

Appropriate for All Ages (especially ages 5 – 12)*

PLEASE NOTE: This production is also available for school groups and clubs at the Tri-PAC or off-site from February through May.

Howdy folks! Come down to the holler to meet Goldie (Goldilocks) who is just about to celebrate the birthday that will make her a “teen Ager”. And what does she do? She runs away from her home and her strict parents, only to find the country cottage of the most fun lovin’, partyin’ three bears you ever did see.  A down home musical for the entire family (especially for ages 5 – 12), GOLDILOCKS AND THE DOWNHOME BEARS celebrates family and friendships, and the joys and challenges of growing up for both kids AND parents!

Performances:

Saturday, January 28th @ 11:00am and 3:00pm

Sunday, January 29th @ 3:00pm

Tickets: Adult: $17, StudentT/SeniorR (65+): $15, Child (12 & under): $13

Buy Tickets: https://tix.cnptix.com/Online/?siteID=2109&cartID=1f363573-f98e-4daf-a158-5888504c00fe

 

Pottsgrove Manor, October 22 “An Apple a Day – the Colonial Way!”

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Pottstown, Pennsylvania — Enjoy autumn at Pottsgrove Manor with “An Apple a Day, the Colonial Way” on Saturday, October 22nd from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Pottsgrove Manor’s staff and volunteers will demonstrate some of the ways our colonial ancestors used apples. Learn how apples would be made into hard cider, and try your hand at working the cider press. Watch the colonial cooks as they make apple butter and other historic apple recipes. Young visitors can make themed crafts to take home.

At 1:00 pm, master gardener Jane Irvin-Klotz will present a talk called “Apples: They Built America,” which will explore the importance of apples to early Americans, including the man we know as Johnny Appleseed.

In addition to the demonstrations and activities, the first floor of the manor house will be open for self-guided tours, and the museum shop will be open all day. Apple cider and cookies will also be available for purchase.

A donation of $2 per person is suggested for this program.

Pottsgrove Manor, home of John Potts, colonial ironmaster and founder of Pottstown, 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 Montgomery County under the direction of the Parks and Heritage Services Department. 

Regular museum hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. & Sunday, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Tours are given on the hour; last tour of the day begins as 3:00 p.m. Groups of 10 or more should pre-register by calling 610.326.4014. For more information and a full calendar of events, visit us on the web at http://historicsites.montcopa.org/pottsgrovemanor

or http://www.facebook.com/PottsgroveManor.

Oyster Festival And More In York Sunday October 17th

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If you are looking for something fun to do Sunday afternoon, then York is the place to be.  The Annual Oyster Festival in York features family friendly fun, tons of food (not just oysters), live music & more.

The festival runs from 11 am to 4 pm at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum.  Click on the link below for all the details and other links about the festivities!

http://ht.ly/2Sgcx