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The entrance to our parking lot is done! Soon (with the help of our volunteers!) the handicapped gardens will be in place. The shed is almost finished so we’ll be able to move all the gardening tools out of the house. Plants are blooming, some we identify and add pictures of on our facebook page. Come visit!
A lecture series presented by Master Gardeners and other experts in their field. Please preregister here Starts Tuesday, May 26, 7pm Donation $5 First in our series is Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Composting. Do you need a bin? If so what size? What do you put in it? How do you use it? All questions answered! Also a limited supply of native plants will be available for purchase.
May 30th & 31st, 2015, The last Saturday and Sunday of each month, Come any time in between 10am & 3pm We’ll be doing a little of everything! Planting, weeding, moving, choose your favorite activity, meet your neighbors and have fun! Families welcomed! No experience necessary! No preregistration required!
Summer Camps 2015
Children grades K through 4th June 22-26, 9am to 12pm –Nature Explorers Learn about nature by exploring it! Campers become detectives looking for clues to reveal each day’s nature mystery and wonder. July 13-17, 9am to 12pm – Wildlife Week Looking closely you can find wildlife everywhere in our nature center! Campers will see, collect and identify familiar and quite strange creatures in our woods, fields and ponds. (8am arrival available) Click on the picture for more info and registration.
Recycling Day – Scrap Metal and Tires
Saturday, June 27th, 9 am to 1 pm Support the Arboretum and clean out the garage at the same time! No fee, all donations appreciated. (Please drop off only during recycling hours)
Spring-Ford Area School District PRESENTS 2015 COOL SCHOOL
The 2015 Cool School Summer Enrichment Program is sponsored by Spring-Ford Area School District.
• Classes are held at the 5/6 Building, 833 South Lewis Road, unless otherwise noted
• Classes will be held Monday through Thursday • Classes will be offered during three, one-week sessions:
• Week I: June 22 – June 25 • Week 2: July 6– July 9 • Week 3: July 13 – July 16
• Two different time slots: • Time A: 8:30 -10:30 a.m. • Time B:10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
• When registering for a class, please note the session. Example: June 22-25, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. will be Session 1A.
• Unless otherwise noted, all classes are held at the 5/6 Building 833 South Lewis Road, Royersford
• Supervision is provided between sessions. Students who are staying should bring a snack.
• Many courses have a $5 materials fee.
• Cool School Courses are available for students completing grades K-6, depending on description.
• Grade levels are based on the grade completed in June 2015.
• Registrations will be accepted online or with a paper registration. COST PER COURSE: $50 SFASD residents; $60 non-residents.
Click here for all the information and registration form: Cool School Summer Camps
WILKES-BARRE, PA — Wilkes-Barre’s 60th Fine Arts Fiesta “A Diamond in the Square” will once again bring a sense of culture and beauty to public square May 14-17.
Gary T. Womelsdorf, a board member and visual arts chairman, is busy preparing for the event’s adult and student juried art exhibitions and wants to remind artists that delivery of artwork is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at Fiesta Central, Midtown Village, 41 S. Main St. near Katana Restaurant.
Any artist living within a radius of 100 miles is eligible to compete.
Artwork can be submitted and judged in six specific categories: crafts, graphics, paintings, photography, sculpture/construction and water color.
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 1-3 pm
at the NEW LOCATION
Pottstown High School 750 N. Washington St.
Approximately 700 people attended this free event for Pottstown families with young children last year at the YMCA. We hope to see you this year at Pottstown High School! If your organization is able to participate by providing a family activity or other resources to support families, we provide the table and space at no cost. Please reply to Jane Bennett – email@example.com for questions or to confirm your participation.
Thanks for all you do to support that all Pottstown’s children enter kindergarten ready to learn and achieve. Join us and help celebrate Pottstown’s young children and families!!
Jane Bennett 610-256-6370 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Rieck 610-970-6655 email@example.com
Saturday, September 27
Crafts, games, airport displays for kids. Skydiving, radio – controlled airplanes, and hot air balloon demonstrations. Talk to pilots and aircraft owners, learn about flying. Free hot dogs and snacks. Rain or Shine. NOTE: Runway under construction. No airplane rides this year. EAA Chapter 1250 Young Eagle Rally free airplane rides will return in 2015.
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Pottstown Municipal Airport
Address: 1149 Glasgow Street Pottstown, PA 19464
Cost: Free public event
Folks in eastern Lancaster County have only a few days to recover from the dizzying carnival rides and deep fried Oreos of the Ephrata Fair before the action shifts to New Holland.
The 87th New Holland Farmers Fair opens Wednesday in the 100 blocks of East and West Main Street.
The four-day fair opens with the annual Spectacle of Bands parade, Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Fair website: http://pcrdesigns.net/nhf/index.php
Make Pittsburgh Your 2014 Summer Destination. Great promotional video from VisitPittsburgh.
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
Presented by the TCN Environmental Health & Safety and Youth Development Committees.
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.
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.
Pottstown, 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.
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.
Fair website: http://www.readingfair.us/Reading_Fair/Welcome.html
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.
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
Family Services of Montgomery County
Wednesdays, 10am-11:30am, June 12th, July 17th, & August 14th
The Spray Park (Memorial Park) King & Manatawny Streets
Please call Megan if you plan to attend at 610-326-1610 ext. 242