Happy Thursday Montgomery County!  With an unbearable heat wave upon us, we hope that as you are reading this you are either sitting in air conditioning or out by the pool with a cold drink.  Remember to stay hydrated, experts recommend adults drink eight 8-ounce cups a day.  Also, wear sunscreen when going out in the direct sunlight.  According to Sun Safety Alliance, your skin can burn in less than 10 minutes with the conditions forecasted for Montgomery County this weekend.

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Skippack Village Carnival: Charming Skippack Village hosts their annual carnival this week through Saturday (starting at 5PM Thursday and Friday, 2PM Saturday).  With amusements, games, and classic carnival food – the event is a perfect way for the whole family to spend a night this weekend.  I personally am a big fan of the “Gold Fish Toss” game, but if carnival games aren’t your thing, restaurants and shopping are close by.

Lansdale Play In The Park – William Shakespeare’s “Richard III”: If you’ve never had the privilege to see a Shakespeare play, here is your chance!  This Friday at 7:30PM, the Commonwealth Classic Theatre Company will present William Shakespeare’s “Richard III” at White’s Road Park in Lansdale.  A little about Richard – he is a soldier, war hero, politician, and respected member of the community.  With the goal of becoming King, he will do whatever it takes to make it happen.

Catfish Derby – Schuylkill Canal (Mont Clare): I’ll be honest; I have never participated in a “Catfish Derby.”  However, I do know catching catfish is fun and that derbies in general are always exciting.  This event, perfect for the night owls out there, runs from 6PM Saturday evening and ends 6AM Sunday morning.  Registration begins 5:30PM at Lock 60 in Schuylkill Canal Park, Mont Clare.  Unlike most fishing contests, prizes will be awarded to the three longest catfish caught (not heaviest).  For more information, please call  (610) 917-0021.

Zern’s Farmer’s Market (Gilbertsville): “From plants to pants, socks to signage, weekly live auctions, antiques, tools and miscellaneous bric-a-brac,” they have it all.  To find almost anything you could possibly need, stop by Zern’s Farmer’s Market in Gilbertsville this Friday from 2-10PM and Saturday 11AM-10PM.  In addition to all the goods and produce sold, Zern’s offers a “look into the past,” as this area attraction has been in existence for almost a century.  Check out our featured article for more on Zern’s Farmer’s Market.

Sixteen Candles – Keswick Theatre (Glenside): Visit the Keswick Theatre in Glenside this Saturday night for a FREE showing of the classic movie Sixteen Candles.  Presented by 95.7 BEN FM, doors open at 6:30PM and show time is 8PM.  This 1984 flick has withstood the test of time and is still a favorite of many to this day.


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