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 [...]

Hatboro-Horsham Spotlight: Absolute Music School

by Erin McNelis, Hair and Makeup by Scharle Pozadas, Photography by Alison Dunlap Nancy Rodzwic, owner of Absolute Music School, teaches voice, piano, guitar, bass and percussion lessons in the studio she runs at 224 E. County Line Road in Hatboro. But Rodzwic teaches much more than how to sing the right notes. Her teaching [...]

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 [...]

Green Lane Park Hosts “Leave it to Beavers” Program

Head to Green Lane Park on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 5:00pm and enter the world of the amazing aquatic rodent, the beaver. After a brief indoor session, venture out in search of live beavers and evidence of their amazing tree cutting and home building activities. Participants on the last three outings have seen live [...]

Montco Movers & Shakers: Elise Baker, presented by BKZ Consulting

10 outstanding individuals have been named the Top 10 Movers & Shakers of the year, and we have the honor of sharing their stories on Montco Happening. We asked locals to nominate Montgomery County’s most influential people – men and women who are shaping the community, influencing their industries, and making a difference. Dozens of amazing stories were submitted about [...]

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. [...]

Apples and Pumpkins and Scarecrows – Oh My!

We’re heading into that colorful season of the year when fall harvesting takes on a special wonder all its own. Many local organizations and businesses are featuring the best of fall with events that feature apples, pumpkins and entertaining scarecrows to fill your weekends with fun. You’re sure to find plenty to paint, carve, drink [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Five End of Summer Fairs You Don’t Want to Miss

by Betsy Natter Summer is almost officially over, but the festivals are still going strong. There’s a lot to choose from, whether it’s a taste of history or a taste of honey – and everything in between. Check out one of these great fairs before September ends. Central Schwenkfelder Church – Country Fair 2111 Valley [...]