It’s the first weekend of the new decade, what will you be doing? Our Weekend Picks include family fun, athlete meet ‘n greets, guitar lessons, movies, and more! (Plus, if you’re still clinging to the Holiday Season, there are a few last-chance opportunities for that, too.) And you can always find even more by visiting our Event Calendar.
Flyers Players Night at Elmwood Park Zoo’s Wild Lights
When: Friday, January 3 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: 1661 Harding Boulevard, Norristown
Flyers alumni, Joe Watson, Bob Kelly, and Brad Marsh will be there waiting to meet you! Feel free to bring Flyers gear for autographs. Autograph cards will also be available. This event is free with Wild Lights admission.
Meet Eagles RB and NFC Champion Boston Scott at Willow Grove Mall
When: Friday, January 3 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Dynasty Sports & Framing, Willow Grove Park Mall, 2500 Moreland Road, Willow Grove
The unheralded hero during the Eagles vs. Giants week 17 game, Boston Scott will be rushing his way back to Dynasty Sports this Friday. Boston took the team on his back by scoring three crucial touchdowns in a must win game to launch the Eagles into the 2019 playoffs, making them the NFC East Champions. Get more information about tickets here.
Happy Place Exhibit at King of Prussia Mall (Ends this Weekend!)
When: Now through January 5
Where: King of Prussia Mall, 160 N. Gulph Road, King of Prussia
Have you found your happy place yet? Happy Place is an interactive, immersive, pop-up exhibit with larger-than-life installations and over a dozen multi-sensory themed rooms. From dancing in the world’s largest confetti dome to posing inside the famous rubber ducky bathtub of fun and jumping off a rainbow into a pot of happiness, guests travel through each unique room guided by a team of specially selected and trained Happy People. HAPPY PLACE is created for an audience for all ages. Minors under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, but if you’re old enough to smile, you belong inside. Buy tickets here.
Saturday KiDS Series at The Ambler Theater: Shrek
When: Saturday, January 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: 108 E. Butler Avenue, Ambler
Bring the family out to learn why Ogres and like onions! This family-friendly movie will be shown on the big screen for just $5. (Free for Members.) Get tickets here.
Learn to Play Guitar for Free at George’s Music North Wales
When: Saturday, January 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: 1218 Welsh Road, North Wales
Start the New Year by learning a new skill (or getting better)! Join George’s Music associate and guitarist, Kevin Goldfinger, as he takes you through this basic course for beginners. This FREE class is a must for anyone just starting out or for those that have been playing and want to take their playing to the next level. Electric or Acoustic guitar – bring yours or use one of ours! This FREE session will cover:
Basic Chords & Playing Techniques
Tuning & Essential Tips
Learn Some Songs!
Questions and Answers!
Holiday Tours at Historic Pennypacker Mills
When: Now through January 5, Tuesday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sun: 1 to 4 p.m. Closed Mondays & Holidays
Where: 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville
Take a tour through historic Pennypacker Mills for an unforgettable Victorian Christmas experience! Using vintage inspired ornaments, the Christmas traditions of the early 1900’s, and how the Pennypackers spent their holiday, the site creates a magical experience for visitors. All tours include a stop at the Museum Shop, which is stocked with unique Victorian inspired ornaments, gift items, books, children’s toys, and holiday sweets. Groups of 10 or more should contact the site to arrange for a group reservation. Closed Mondays & County holidays. All ages; suggested donation $2 per person.
Twelfth Night Tours
When: Now through Sunday, January 5 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Pottsgrove Manor, 100 W. King St., Pottstown
The whole family can enjoy learning about how the colonists celebrated the yuletide season through the lively merriment of Twelfth Night. Uncover the origins of many holiday traditions alongside some forgotten favorites on guided tours of Pottsgrove Manor. The entire house will be transformed for the season, sharing the stories of both the endless preparations done by the household staff and the celebrations that the Potts family would have enjoyed. All ages. Suggested donation $2 per person.