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Montco Happening Summer Guide 

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Montgomery Township

Summer Event Series

All concerts are outdoors at the Montgomery Township Building Gazebo, Thursday evenings, June through August, from 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm.  In the event of inclement weather, concerts will be moved into the Township Building.
June 18 – Elvis by Dean Garofolo
Ladies and gentlemen, Elvis is in the building!  Dean Garofolo is an authentic Elvis impersonator, and will be performing Elvis’ greatest hits.  Dean won the Dick Clark contest for the best Elvis impersonator and has been impersonating Elvis for many years.
June 25 – Zydeco-a-Go-Go
Rock and boogie to the swinging bayou rhythms of Zydeco-a-Go-Go, a popular band based in the Philadelphia area that specializes in Zydeco, Cajun, New Orleans Rhythm & Blues and vintage Louisiana Rock & Roll.  Guaranteed to be a wild & swingin’ bayou boogaloo Zydeco dance party!
July 2 – Due to the holiday, we will not hold an event this week
July 9 – Rave On!
Rave On! is a band that features the music of Buddy Holly and Roy Orbinson, playing hits like “That’ll Be The Day”, “Peggy Sue” and “Pretty Woman”, along with other classic early rock-n-roll songs.  This is the music that paved the way for rock-n-roll and influenced the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, and countless other artists.
July 16 – The Mango Men
The Mango Men are one of the most requested summer concert bands due to their interactive and energetic performing style featuring originals, classic rock, pop and a hint of country.  The band takes great pride in fully entertaining their audiences from the very first song to the last, leaving them screaming for more!
July 23 – Mike Greer & Co.
This talented 5-piece band performs a variety of Classic Rock and Modern Rock hits with an acoustic core – they play the songs you love to sing to.  Known for their beautiful, soulful vocals, their expert musicianship, and vibrant energy, will make you want to sing along and get up and dance.
July 30 – Jeanne and the American Dream
This band was created by five talented musicians from northeast Pennsylvania with the goal of taking people back to a time when music was fun.  Their performances consist of Country, Classic Rock, Oldies, Blues and Pop.  You will have a fun time and be moved to dance.
August 6 – Almost FAB
Playing Beatles songs from every era of the Fab Four’s career, Almost FAB will rock your night away while creating a fun atmosphere with the songs that you know all the words to, and you can sing along with.  Almost FAB is a fun and exciting show that will keep you singing and dancing all night long!
August 13 – Two Plus Two
Two Plus Two began as a “new group” in 2006, bringing together a veteran line-up of seasoned musicians who have entertained the Lehigh Valley and Bux-Mont areas for the last two decades.  The group prides itself on the dynamic male and female vocal harmonies on songs from the 50’s to the 90’s.
August 20 – The BelAirs Doo Wop
The BelAirs are the Philadelphia Area’s hottest Doo Wop group that captures those oldies but goodies of the 50’s and 60’s.  The group is comprised of three vocalists that emulate that nostalgic sound and create a “sing a long” party atmosphere.  The group has a following that draws from Philadelphia, and it surrounding suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware.

Ardmore

 

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Live From The Lot

Outdoor Concert w/ Dr. John, Bustle In Your Hedgerow (Russo, Benevento, Dreiwitz, Metzger play Zeppelin)

Pink Talking Fish: tribute to Pink Floyd, Talking Heads & Phish, American Babies feat. Tom Hamilton, Marco Benevento: Indoor After-Party at 9 PM

Sun, July 19, 2015
Doors: 1:30 pm / Show: 2:00 pm

The Ardmore Music Hall
Ardmore, PA

Early Bird: $45 GA, $115 VIP

Dance Every Friday at Linwood Park

From: April 24, 2015 – June 12, 2015 (Every Friday)

Location: Linwood Park

Address: Linwood & Athens Ave, Ardmore, PA 19003

Times: 7:00 PM

This is going to be so much fun! And what a way to start your weekends! No experience necessary. Everyone welcome. One-hour sessions. Try to come every week, but absolutely not required. Just show up if you can! Newcomers are welcome each week. Weekly attendance will foster “flow” in the creative process and a deeper connection to the space. Magic will happen

 

Individual House Tours of Chanticleer

From: April 03, 2015 – October 31, 2015 (Every Friday, Saturday)

Location: Chanticleer
786 Church Rd, Wayne, PA 19087

11:00 AM

Admission: $15 per person, and $5 season pass holders

This special 45-minute tour highlights the civilities of life on the Main Line in the 20th century and gives an introduction to the garden

 

ABA B2B Tradeshow

Thursday, August 13, 2015
Business owners and decision-makers will have the opportunity to network, attend business critical workshops, build new business relationships and shop from vendors that provide unique products & services to help grow their business.

 

King of Prussia

 

Rock Your Lunch

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Free summer concerts, brought to you by KOP-BID, held every Thursday in June for King of Prussia employees over lunch. Enjoy live music, fresh lunch items for purchase (all under $4) and FREE food samples from your favorite KOP restaurants.

Join us every Thursday in June (rain date Friday) on the front lawn at Arkema (900 First Ave.) from 11:30-1:30 PM.

  • Thursday, June 4 (rain date June 5): Music from Rad & Kel. Free food samples from Cantina Laredo & California Pizza Kitchen.
  • Thursday, June 11 (rain date June 12): Music from The Road Dogs. Free food samples from Sullivan’s Steakhouse.
  • Thursday, June 18 (rain date June 19): Music from Element K. Free food samples from Bahama Breeze & Cantina Laredo.
  • Thursday, June 25 (rain date June 26): Music from Underwater Sounds. Free food samples from Bonefish Grill & Maggiano’s Little Italy.

Friday Night Wine Tastings

Starting: July 11, 2014 (Every Friday)

Savona Restaurant

Address: 100 Old Gulph Road, Gulph Mills, PA 19428

Times: 5:30 PM

Join our sommelier, Alex (Bordeaux native) as you taste and learn about 6 different wines. Light hors d’oeuvres are served. Themes vary from French wine to blind tastings to organic wine. Call us to inquire about each week’s theme. $35 per person all inclusive.

 

Valley Forge Casino Resort Music Fair

Bringing back a Valley Forge tradition, Valley Forge Casino Resort introduces some truly legendary acts in the coming months at the Valley Forge Casino Resort Music Fair!vfc

June 26 – Aaron Lewis

July 11 – Thunder from Down Under

July 24 – Jim Breuer

August 7 – Air Supply

August 8 – Don Rickles

October 10 – Cheech & Chong with special guest Shelby Chong

Yoga Happy Hour

All Levels Welcome – Free Yoga in the KOP business park! Every Tuesday in June and July 2015

Produced by KOP-BID, take your exercise outdoors and join us for a multi-week yoga course (perfect for all levels!) every Tuesday in June and July. After class, enjoy a free healthy, happy hour to recharge.

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Yoga instruction by Stillpoint Yoga Studios of King of Prussia. Healthy Happy Hour courtesy of Wegmans, King of Prussia.

Join us outdoors at the Maschellmac Office Complex (1000 First Ave.) from 5-6:30 PM. Class begins at 5:15 PM. BYO mat, towel and water.

DON’T MISS the last class of each month (June 30th and July 28th)!! We’re pumping up the music, mixing in a little Rock N’ Roll and Hip Hop to get the yoga party started!! PLUS we’ll be giving away prizes from free yoga and fitness classes to gift cards!

 

Skippack

 

First Fridays in Skippack Village

From: May 01, 2015 – December 04, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday)

Location: Green Wolf’s Village Barn Shoppes

Venue:Green Wolf’s Village Barn Shoppes

Address: 4010 W. Skippack Pike, Skippack, PA 19474

Times: 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM

610-584-6396

 

The fifth anniversary of First Fridays in Skippack Village is proud to debut a new and exciting entertainment venue for all to enjoy. The theme this year “Make It a Date Night” emphasizes on live acoustic performances and art exhibits by local artists among various porches, patios, and restaurants, in addition to gallery openings and theatrical productions, throughout Skippack Village.

Combine this with eclectic shopping, delectable dining, and professional services offered, Skippack Village’s captivating small-town setting, it’s easy to understand why visitors from near and far come and support this mom-and-pop community.

From it’s old world charm to it’s sophisticated and swanky, Skippack Village offers visitors the best of both worlds. So stop out on the first Friday of every month and “Make It A Date Night” in Skippack Village” and celebrate the diverse arts and culture scene along with Merchants of Skippack.

* Free Ample Parking
* Live Entertainment Beginning at 6pmIndividual business hours vary, so please call or visit them online for further details.

General Information, call (267) 416-6192

Artist, Musician, and Performers inquires, email [email protected]

 

Continental Car Show and Motorcycle Competition

June 21, 2015 @ 11am -5pm

Hotel Fiesole Parking Lot
4046 Skippack Pike

Car Show featuring American-made cars, begins at 11am and goes to 5pm. Activities include: car corral, food, music, face painting, kids cartoon character visit, plus much more. Amazing autos are exhibited throughout the village; the center of activity is at Hotel Fiesole parking lot.

Rain Date June 28th, Sunday

Cars & Cigars

Monthly on the 3rd Sunday until September 21, 2015
Excluding June 21st

Parc Bistro Parking Lot
4067 Skippack Pike

Owners and admirers of antique, classic and other cool cars gather at the Parc Bistro, drink, schmooze, talk and enjoy beautiful automobiles in Skippack. Food is served a la carte. Cigars are optional.

Attending the event is free and open to all. If you like, you can just enjoy the beautiful cars and lovely surroundings in the Parc Bistro parking lot and talk to the car owners.

Begins at 3pm ends at 7pm.

Ambler

 

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May 01, 2015 – October 02, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday)Location: Ambler Main Ambler Main StreetAddress: 87 East Butler Pike, Ambler, PA 19002

The first Friday of each month, May through October is always a blast in Ambler! The free “Kid’s Zone” offers arts and crafts, games, inflatables, shows and more. There is always plenty of live music and original art to enjoy as well as delicious food and special merchant promotions, including complimentary wine and cheese, special deals and more. Visit the First Friday website to see what’s on tap this month!

www.firstfridaysinambler.com

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Let your senses soar at the Ambler Arts & Music Festival! Your eyes will take in amazing artworks ranging from pretty paintings to sassy sculptures. There will be a full 12 hours of musical performances not to be missed — this artistic block party is sure to be a lot of fabulous festival fun for the whole family!

Come visit the Ambler Arts Festival! Artists from around the region will be displaying their original work and handcrafted items.

Butler Avenue will be closed to allow over 70 artists to fill the streets and for you to enjoy the day in the arts and crafts marketplace. The festival will feature a wonderful array of exhibitors including fine art, acrylics, watercolor, sculpture, photography, pottery, fiber, wood work, jewelry and more!

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The party begins Friday evening, then continues with 11 hours of musical performances on Saturday.

What would a trip to Ambler be without the culinary delights offered by the local restaurants! Several of the Ambler area restaurants will be setting up street fair style and offering tasty food on the go as well as outdoor table service. Oh, wait.. there’s MORE! This event will additional feature 3 Beer Gardens, a wine tent and more!

 

 

Ambler Restaurant Week

Ambler Main Street is pleased to announce the return of Ambler Restaurant Week! The highly anticipated culinary & community event will start on Monday, July 13th, 2015, and will run up until the following Monday, July 20th. Ambler’s 2015 Restaurant Week will feature over a dozen restaurants offering prix-fixe menus and exciting specials throughout the week. Dinner prix-fixe menus range $20-$35 on average, and lunch menus, $12-$20. Several restaurants are offering an optional beverage pairing, as well.

Ambler’s favorite eateries will be participating this year, including those who were on the forefront of Ambler’s renaissance, Bridget’s, KC’s Alley, and Trax Restaurant & Café, as well as exciting newcomers like, The Lucky Well, Hungry Bear Cafe and 34 East Tavern. There are also some very special restaurants from just outside of the Borough that will be offering diners a mouth watering menu, including Cantina Feliz and Zakes Café.

Variety is the spice of life, and this years Restaurant Week is offering a wide range of delicious dining options. You can experience everything from a Modern Steakhouse to Southern Style BBQ, Italian, Indian and more! There are also several BYOB options available during Ambler Restaurant Week. With such an array of dining possibilities, deciding where to eat will not be easy, so plan to visit more than one restaurant during the week and make your reservations ahead of time!!!

This is always a popular week in Ambler, so be sure to make your reservations in advance! Please keep in mind that not all restaurants are open each night during Restaurant Week, yet another reason to plan in advance and make reservations.

 

Pottstown

Nostalgia Nights on High StreetPottstown Classics Car Club and Pottstown’s Bicentennial Celebration are joining forces to help celebrate 200 Years of Pottstown Pride! Join us downtown for Nostalgia Nights on High St. and at Smith Family Plaza at The Borough Hall for more family-friendly fun: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
Saturday June 6
Saturday July 4
Saturday August 1
Saturday September 5
For more information visit, www.pottstownclassics.com.

Pottsgrove Manor

Now through Sun., Nov. 8th during regular museum hours: Pride of Place – The Local Legacy of the Potts Family

In 2015, The Borough of Pottstown celebrates its 200th anniversary. By the time of its incorporation in 1815, the town’s namesake, John Potts, was long gone, but the legacy of the Potts family lived on in the region. This exhibit will highlight the contributions of later generations of the Potts family to local history – and to preserving Pottsgrove Manor itself.

The “Pride of Place” exhibit can also be viewed during a guided tour of Pottsgrove Manor during regular museum hours through November 8th: Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm and Sunday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Tours begin on the hour. The last tour of the day begins at 3:00pm. There is a $2.00 per person suggested donation for the tour.

June 13th, 5 pm to 8 pm: Distilling the Past at Pottsgrove Manor

Join us for an evening with the Manatawny Still Works!
Attendees will get to sample this local distillery’s products, including their signature J. Potts Whiskey and T. Rutter Rum, while learning about the beverages that the actual John Potts and Thomas Rutter bought and consumed in the 18thcentury.
Appetizers will also be served as guests mingle with interpreters in period dress on the Manor’s historic grounds at this new event.
Ages 21 and up
$30 per person ($10 per person for designated drivers)
limited to 50 people; registration payment required by Jun. 9th.

July 18th , 1pm: Lecture/Demonstration: “In the Eye of the Beholder”

Standards of beauty have varied over the years, and just as clothing can mask problems and call attention to more desirable attributes, make-up can do the same. People in the 18th century did not have the cosmetic technologies we do today, but they did have various lotions, salves, and other
treatments to renew and enhance beauty. In this program, historian Dr. Clarissa F. Dillon will discuss colonial cosmetics,

Sat., Sep.19th from 11am to 3pm: Open-Hearth Cooking Demonstration: “Time for Tea”

Before declaring their independence, American colonists loved tea as much as their English brethren! Learn about tea in 18th-century America and watch as historic cook Ed Hulmes makes foods that Ruth Potts may have served alongside it.

Free Public Fun Fitness Events at Pottstown Athletic Club

Pottstown Athletic Club / CrossFit Pottstown along with Pottstown Brick House will host 6 Fun Fitness Events for 2015, these events will be free and open to the public followed by a Brick House Breakfast (these events are Free, however the breakfast is on you.) All of these events are encouraging the whole family to participate – everything is scaled to the participants ability, kids can ride their bikes alongside Mom and Dad running – there is a great time to be had by all! Look forward to seeing you there.

27 June 2015 – 4th Annual Summer River Run – starts at 8:00 am, Roughly 5 K run with 6 fitness stations along the way. Family friendly event – all stations are scalable to anyone’s capability. Followed by Breakfast at The Brick House!

4 July 2015 – Filthy Fifty – 8 am July 4th – 3-2-1 go! – 10 exercises @ 50 reps each! 500 total reps . tor time – come test yourself and your friends see if you can handle one of CrossFits toughest WODs – for those of you looking to do this just for the health of it – please do

7 September 2015 – 4th Annual Labor Day Zombie Run starts at 8:00 am, Roughly 5 K urban run with 6 fitness stations along the way. Family friendly event – at this event the Kids get to dress up like Zombies and chase the parents through town. All stations are scalable to anyone’s capability. Followed by Breakfast at The Brick House!

30th Annual Pottstown Patriotic 5K

8:00am Saturday July 4, 2015

Starts at The Hill School 860 Beech Street Pottstown PA 19464, Registration/number pickup at The Hill School in Pottstown beginning at 7:00am Race Day. Starts and finishes on the campus of The Hill School

Tech T-shirt guaranteed to all pre registrants who enter by June 19. Time clock at finish and instant results. Race will be run rain or shine. No refunds or mailed awards. Results on www.pretzelcitysports.com in 1-2 days.

Awards for 1ST Male & Female Overall and 1st Male & Female Masters. 3 M & F in 14 & Under, 15-19, 20 -24, 25-29, 30-34,35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-59, 60 and Over

$25 if postmarked by June 19 includes Tech Shirt. Afterwards including race day, $30; shirt based on availability. If a Member of the Sly Fox Track Club, those prices are $20 by 6/19; $25 afterwards.
Sly Fox Track Club Membership is $25 annually. You will receive discounts on all of our races, of which we are planning many more in 2015. Use contact info below to get information on how to join.

2015 Tuesdays in the Park 5K Series and Kids Fun Run

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brought to you by Chester County Running Store and Pottstown Parks and Recreation

June 16 ; and July 21

Location: Schuylkill River Trail at Riverfront Park – 140 College Drive, Pottstown, PA
Time: 7:00 PM
5K Divisions: 12 and under; 13-15, 16-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60 and up.

Kid’s Fun Run: Kids fun mile for ages 10 and under starts 6:45 PM. Free Entry! Ribbons for all participants. No pre-registration required
Entry: $40 for full, 3-race series. Includes free race visor.
$15 entry fee per individual race with pre-registration
$20 entry fee per individual race on day of the event
No pre-registraion for Kids Fun Runs.
Course Info: A fast, flat, out and back on the paved Schuylkill River Trail.
Awards: Gift Certificates to the Chester County Running Store for overall male and overall female winners. Also, 1st , 2nd, and 3rd medals and Store discounts in all divisions .
Register at www.runccrs.com

24th Annual Pottstown Rumble

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Thursday, June 25th to Sunday, June 28th

The Pottstown Rumble is a 4 day fun-filled event – Thursday June 25 to Sunday, June 28, 2015. Along with amazing competition at all levels of the tournament, the Rumble offers plenty of other activities. The Rumble starts off Thursday with the Dream in Gold Clinic hosted by 3-time Olympic Gold Medalist Misty May with her Father Butch May – 1964 Olympian. Other instructors include high level volleyball players and coaches. Friday brings our Pottstown Rumble Juniors Grass Doubles Tournament ages 18 and under. Saturday morning starts off with a bang with a beefed up fireworks show as over 2,000 players eagerly wait to start their day. Saturday afternoon brings Women’s Pro Finals to center court while the Men’s Pro division wraps up Sunday afternoon competing for the $5,000 first place price. There will be gourmet food, clothing vendors, an on-site massage therapist, and high-energy music throughout the weekend!! All visitors welcome!!

All registrations are first come first serve! You will be notified prior to registering if you are NOT at the main field. Anyone registering after June 21 will be charged a late fee of $20 per entry, this includes walk-on’s if space is available. Walk-on’s will most certainly be playing on satellite fields.

For more information visit www.pottstownrumble.com.

Free Concerts in Memorial Park this July

The Borough of Pottstown brings family-friendly entertainment to you at no charge in the parks again this July. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets to the bandstand on the Manatawny at Memorial Park for a warm summer evening filled with great music and good neighbors. Pack a picnic basket or visit one of our food vendors. Just don’t miss out on this opportunity to enjoy free entertainment in one of the most beautiful settings the Pottstown area has to offer.

July 8th 6:30 – 8:30 PM The Boogie Dogs
Returning to Wednesdays in the Park, the Boogie Dogs of Montgomery County offer music to please the rock’n’roller in everyone With an energetic selection of classic rocks hits from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s, The Boogie Dogs have come to Rock!
Rain Date July 19th.

July 22nd 6:30-7:30 PM The Cat’s Pajamas
Looking for “refreshing family music with quirky style?” “The Cat’s Pajamas makes great music for everyone in the family – even dads. Listen to them and you’ll find that common ground where humans live and play – regardless of their age It’s a great place to be” -Bill Harley, NPR
Rain Date August 5th

Half Marathon

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Thank you to all vendors and organizations that participated in the 4th Annual Pottstown Pet Fair. Next year’s pet fair will be held Saturday September 19, 2015 at Pottstown Memorial Park. This event is open to any animal shelter or vendor selling animal related items. If you are interested in participating in this event, please contact Bill Sharon at (610) 970-6507 or [email protected] Click here for the application. All checks should be made payable to the Pottstown Parks and Recreation Foundation.

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