Family time, gardening, history and some St. Patrick’s Day pregaming … there’s a little of everything this weekend! Here are our picks for things to do in Montgomery County from March 8 through March 10.
KiDS! Series: The Cat in the Hat
When: Saturday, March 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: The Ambler Theater, 108 E. Butler Avenue, Ambler
Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday month by watching “The Cat in the Hat” on the big screen. Free for Member, $5 for adults, $3 for kids. Purchase tickets here.
Wentz Run Park Pop-Up Camp
When: Saturday, March 9 at 10:30 a.m.
Where: Wentz Run Park, 1000 Anvil Lane, Blue Bell
Burn Boot Camp is hosting a free 45 minute boot camp open to the public. Bring water, a towel and lots of positivity!
Garden Care Boot Camp
When: Saturday, March 9 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: The Rhoads Garden, 570 Dekalb Pike, North Wales
Get your gardening skills back in shape for the spring season! Includes information about soil amending, plant care, pruning and maintenance, keeping away small pests to large critters, and more! Handouts will be provided and questions are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free, but registration is required.
Big Head’s Erin Express
When: Saturday, March 9 at 5:30 p.m.
Where: 601 York Road, Willow Grove
Get started on your St. Patrick’s Day celebrating! Tickets are $20 to ride the bus. Drink specials include $2.50 Bud and Bud Light Drafts, $3 Proper Twelve shots and $5 car bombs. And back by popular demand, $4 walking tacos! Seats are limited, so call 215-659-7200 to reserve your seat now.
Charter Day Open House: Historic Hope Lodge
When: Sunday, March 10 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: 553 Bethlehem Pike, Fort Washington
Celebrate Pennsylvania’s 338th birthday! Hope Lodge will be open for free self-guided tours. The elegant 1740’s mansion is considered to be one of the finest examples of Georgian architecture in the state. You can also browse the gift shop and enjoy the grounds. This annual celebration of the granting of the Pennsylvania Charter to William Penn by Charles II gives families a chance to visit multiple sites in one day along the Pennsylvania Trails of History, or to check out the historic site right in their back yards!