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:         [...]

Birdwatching at Lorimer Park

Explore Lorimer Park, an official Audubon IBA (Important Bird Area) during an Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 8:30am to look for winter resident birds. All are welcome, including new birders and experienced birders alike. Leaders will be from the Wyncote Audubon Society. Participants are encouraged to bring their own [...]

Montco Happening Holiday Decorating Contest, Presented by Jefferson Outpatient Imaging

Deck the Homes! We all know Montgomery County is a beautiful place to live year round, but every holiday season, our county’s small communities shine their brightest under the glow of holiday light and decoration displays! In the spirit of holiday giving, Montco Happening has teamed up with the caring professionals at East Norriton’s Jefferson Outpatient [...]

MontCo Parks Get Ready for the Holidays

By Betsy Natter With more of a chill in the air you may not think about wandering out into one of Montgomery County’s many parks to spend an afternoon. But in preparation for the holiday season, many sites are holding workshops and open houses to help everyone get ready. Enjoy a candlelit tour, make a [...]

Turkey Tales at Norristown Farm Park

Photo courtesy of Ruth King, Environmental Education Specialist Gobble wobble season is here. Head to Norristown Farm Park on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 1:00pm to learn about the bird around which the Thanksgiving holiday revolves. Hear a turkey call, touch a turkey feather, and make a special turkey craft. What do turkeys [...]

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 [...]

Harry Potter Festival is Magically Fun

By Betsy Natter Photo credit: https://chestnuthillpa.com/events/harry-potter-festival-2016/ Be a wizard for a day by entering the magical world of J.K. Rowling at the Harry Potter Festival and Quidditch Tournament in Chestnut Hill on Fri., Oct. 21 and Sat., Oct. 22. An exciting variety of events is organized for Harry Potter fans across the Delaware [...]

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. [...]

Wild Mushrooms at Lorimer Park

Head to Lorimer Park for the annual mushroom walk on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 2:00pm. Learn which mushrooms are edible and the important role of fungi in the ecosystem. Participants will get to collect and identify mushrooms. This program is suitable for adults and children 10 and older. Preregistration is required. Please call 215-947-3477or [...]

Corn Maze Mania

by Betsy Natter Nothing says outdoor fall fun like tramping through acres of cornfields, searching for clues, hitting dead ends, and hopefully finding the exit. Believed to be the first in the U.S., a corn maze created in Annville, PA near Lebanon Valley College in 1993 drew thousands of visitors. Since then, thousands of detailed [...]