Outdoor Fun to Kick Off Fall in Montco


By Betsy Natter The nights are beginning to get crisp and there is a tinge of color to the foliage on the trees. As the bustle of back to school ends and schedules settle in, take some time to relax with the family and enjoy the outdoors at one of these family friendly events. Upper [...]

Outdoor Fun to Kick Off Fall in Montco2017-09-27T14:24:34+00:00

PARK(ing) Day in Norristown


The Montgomery County Planning Commission and Montgomery County Health Department, along with the Municipality of Norristown, will celebrate PARK(ing) Day 2017 on Friday, Sept.15. Everyone is invited to come see how an ordinary parking spot can be transformed into a great public space. The event will take place, weather permitting, in front of the county courthouse [...]

PARK(ing) Day in Norristown2017-09-13T16:14:40+00:00

First Annual Lights of Hope Event to Raise Awareness of Substance Use Disorders


The Montgomery County Office of Drug and Alcohol is hosting its first Annual Lights of Hope community recovery event to remember loved ones lost to addiction and celebrate those in recovery.  This luminaria event provides the opportunity to raise awareness about prevention, treatment, case management, and recovery support services in the area. There will be [...]

First Annual Lights of Hope Event to Raise Awareness of Substance Use Disorders2017-09-05T14:13:26+00:00

5 Outings for Labor Day Weekend


By Betsy Natter If you’re not heading out of town this Labor Day weekend, but still looking for a fun family activity, there is still lots going on close to home. Check out one of the events below while enjoying the last days of summer. Morris Arboretum - Circus Week at the Garden Railway 100 [...]

5 Outings for Labor Day Weekend2017-08-22T22:07:42+00:00

Uncover Symbols in the Cemetery


Photo Credit: https://www.facebook.com/hsmcpa.org/ Author and Historian Tammy Schane will present Symbols in the Cemetery on Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 7pm to 8:30pm. Discover the meaning of symbols carved on tombstones; the history behind them; and why tombstone styles changed in the 19th century. Ms. Schane lectures on her research of 18th and [...]

Uncover Symbols in the Cemetery2017-07-31T09:28:05+00:00

Summer Insect Workshops for the Family


By Betsy Natter Summer is filled with sunshine, flowers, and lots of things that creep, crawl and buzz. What exactly are those things flying around and will they start “bugging” you? Gather some new information and enjoy some hands on exploration with this variety of workshops designed to teach you about some of these amazing [...]

Summer Insect Workshops for the Family2017-08-06T11:53:41+00:00

5 Memorial Day Celebration Activities


By Betsy Natter Memorial Day marks the official start of summer, but traditionally it is the remembrance of those fallen soldiers who have defended and served our nation. Originally called Decoration Day, the practice of laying flowers and wreaths on the graves of fallen soldiers began in 1868 following the American Civil War. Remembrances have [...]

5 Memorial Day Celebration Activities2017-05-23T15:57:50+00:00

Nature Detectives at Norristown Farm Park


Squirrel Tracks in Deep SnowPhoto courtesy of Ruth King, Environmental Education Specialist Be a nature detective and come take a “first look” at the signs that animals leave behind at Norristown Farm Park on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. Chew marks, tracks, and scat are some of the clues that participants will investigate. Learn [...]

Nature Detectives at Norristown Farm Park2017-01-18T20:12:25+00:00

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 [...]

Cross-Country Ski Clinic at Norristown Farm Park2017-01-17T12:58:03+00:00

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:         [...]

Montgomery County Commissioners Holiday Celebration2016-12-15T21:41:04+00:00