Cross-Country Ski Clinic at Norristown Farm Park

Head to Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 10:00am for a free Cross-Country Ski Clinic. This program is a “go” even without snow. Improve that ski technique for maximum glide. Learn about equipment, clubs to join, and places to ski. On-snow instruction is available if conditions permit. This program is suitable for [...]

Montgomery County Commissioners Holiday Celebration

The Montgomery County Commissioners will light the County tree, menorah, and kinara celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa at 4:15pm on Thursday, December 15, 2016. The brief ceremony will take place on the plaza level of the courthouse overlooking Main Street in Norristown. WHO:           Montgomery County Commissioners Dr. Val Arkoosh, Josh Shapiro, and Joe Gale WHAT:         [...]

2016 Thanksgiving Guide

By Betsy Natter With fall festivals over and everyone trying to figure out what to do with piles of Halloween candy, it’s time to think about Thanksgiving and turkeys. From nature programs, to buying fresh farm raised birds, to running a race in their honor, Montgomery County has something for everyone this November. Learn About [...]

6 Frightfully Fun Halloween Events

By Betsy Natter It’s time to gear up for Halloween fun. Treat your family to this mixed treat-bag of activities throughout the county. Whether hiking, crafting, listening to a ghost tale or good old-fashioned trick-or-treating there is something for everyone. Morris Arboretum – Scarecrow Walk 100 E. Northwestern Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19118 (215) 247-5777 Take [...]

Fall is for the Birds!

By Betsy Natter Fall is a great time to learn about birds as they are very active. Many species are preparing for fall migration and toward the end of the season the owls will begin to search for mates. Several Montgomery County parks are offering programs to get you outside and enjoy our feathered neighbors. [...]

Native American Day in Norristown

Come to Norristown Farm Park for the annual Native American Day on Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 10:00am to 3:00pm. See Native American artifacts as well as replicas. Experienced presenters will give demonstrations and displays of Lenape culture, including flint knapping, jewelry, clothing, tools, foods, and animal pelts and bones. Come and talk to these [...]

Explore the Senses

Photo courtesy of Ruth King, Environmental Education Specialist Take a “first look” at the five senses during a “Using Our Senses” program at Norristown Farm Park on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 1:00pm. Explore the woods with a particular emphasis on using each sense to help learn about the surroundings. Participants will do [...]

Cheers! 3 Fall Beer Festivals in Montco

Cheers to fall!  Here are three can't miss beer festivals coming to Montgomery County this fall: TAPPED Ultimate Beer Fest: Saturday, September 24 · Elmwood Park Zoo 1661 Harding Blvd. Norristown, PA 19401 TAPPED Ultimate Beer Fest gives you the chance to share a beer with a bison, an Allagash with an alligator, or a draft with a giraffe [...]