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Upcoming local events, February 2016

Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Elmwood Park Zoo, 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Valentines Kids Night at the Zoo, Hey Parents! Take the night to celebrate Valentine’s Day and give your children their own evening of fun! Drop them off at the zoo – they’ll enjoy an exclusive after hours tour, a pizza dinner, games, crafts, snacks and more. This event is open to children ages 6 to 12. Zoo Members – $30.95/child and $20.95/additional sibling. Non-Members – $50.95/child and $40.95/additional sibling

February 2nd at 1:00 pm, Groundhog Day at Norristown Farm Park • 610-270-0215

Learn about the animal that rates a special day on our calendar. After a natural history lesson, we’ll hear a story, play an active groundhog game, and make a craft. Pre-registration required;meet at the park office.Ages: 3 & up with an adult; $5 per child.

February 6, 2016, Chinese New Year Celebration at Elmwood Park Zoo

Celebrate Chinese New Year with EPZ and learn about the year of the monkey on Saturday, February 6 from noon to 1:30 PM in the Canopy Gardens Hall. Join us for crafts, live animal greetings featuring “animals of the zodiac” and try on our Dragon Mask! These programs are free to enjoy with Zoo admission. For more information, contact Guest Services at 610.277.3825 x 222.

February 15, 2016, President`s Day at Elmwood Park Zoo 

Ever wondered what animals have walked the halls of the White House? Learn all about the pets who have been President’s best friend at our favorite annual “Presidential Pets” animal show on Monday, February 15. The show will begin at 1 P.M. in the Canopy Gardens Hall and is FREE to attend with zoo admission. For more information, contact Guest Services at 610.277.3825 x 222.

Feb 12 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm Sat, Feb 13 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Sun, Feb 14 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Philadelphia Golf Show Philadelphia Expo Center

Shop, compare and save on a huge selection of golf equipment, apparel & accessories. Plan your next golf getaway to a fabulous resort. Compete in skills competitions to win valuable prizes. Test, hit and compare the newest 2016 clubs. Enjoy entertaining stage presentations and demonstrations, PLUS receive Free instruction from PGA professionals.

Feb 19 4:00 pm – 9:00 pmSat, Feb 20 10:00 am – 7:00 pmSun, Feb 21 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Greater Philadelphia Pet Expo Philly Expo Center  

Come learn about the wonderful world of pets! Our events are family-oriented, featuring many educational demonstrations and seminars, hands-on-petting opportunities, special attractions, pet adoptions, and entertaining exhibits. Our Pet Expos also make available an outstanding shopping venue of products and services pertaining to pets and children.

Feb 25 12:00 pm – 8:00 pmFri, Feb 26 12:00 pm – 8:00 pmSat, Feb 27 10:00 am – 7:00 pmSun, Feb 28 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Greater Philadelphia Outdoor Sports Show Philly Expo Center Oaks 

The 7th Annual Greater Philadelphia Outdoor Sportshow, home to Pennsylvania’s All-Outdoors Sports Show, will bring tremendous buying and booking options, more family fun and incredible learning opportunities.

Come learn about, see, touch and buy anything related to outdoor sports February 25-28, 2016 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. Expand your show options to more than just hunting and firearms to everything outdoor sports related. It’s an easy drive from New Jersey, most of Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland.

Meet and buy from exhibitors representing all outdoor activities! Feed your passion while your family develops and expands theirs. Everyone will enjoy features like The Climbing Wall, Kayak Demo Pond, Fly Fishing Casting Pond, The Hawg Trough Tank (a 5,000 gallon fishing tank), Trout Fishing Pond, Archery Range, Airsoft & Paintball Ranges, Fishing/Hunting/Camping seminars, Live Animals and so much more!

02/06/2016, 03/05/2016, 04/02/2016 Join the Continental Army Valley Forge National Park, Location: Visitor Center | Map Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Bill Troppman Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 610-783-1075

Children are invited to Join the Continental Army and experience a day in the life of the continental soldier. Recruits will be mustered, or registered, by receiving enlistment papers and continental currency. Recruits will then be issued wooden (dummy) muskets and learn how to stand, march, and carry their musket as one of Washington’s soldiers would have done. Park rangers dressed in continental uniform will train the recruits in a full musket drill.

No reservations necessary. Weather dependent, activities will take place outdoors, so please dress accordingly and wear sturdy sh

02/14/2016, 02/15/2016, Washington’s Birthday Party Valley Forge National Park

Actor portraying General Washington cuts a ceremonial birthday cake with his sword in front of a crowded room during his birthday party.  Location: Visitor Center | Map Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Kekoa Rosehill, Contact Phone Number: 610-783-1013

February 12, 2016 to Sun, February 14, 2016, Peddlers Village I Love Peddlers Village

Join us for I ♥ PV Valentine’s Weekend Events! Celebrate the month of love with Valentine’s Day-inspired culinary events featuring live entertainment and shopping promotions. Reservations required for all dining events. Reserve by Sunday, February 7, and be entered to win a I ♥ PV Gift Basket filled with merchandise from the Shops of Peddler’s Village! Call 215-794-4051. Beloved” Friday, February 12, and Saturday, February 13, at 7 pm, Sunday, February 14 at 1 pm $59.95 per person, tax and gratuity included. Click here for Menu and Information. Reservations required. Call 215-794-4051.

Now–March 27, Longwood Gardens Orchid Extravaganza

As one of the first plant collections at Longwood, orchids have held a place of distinction since 1922. Our talented horticulturists celebrate the beauty and variety of orchids with an artful display that includes a towering 12-foot-tall archway, our spectacular orchid curtain, and hundreds of vibrant Vanda orchids adorning our Silver Garden. More orchids, more surprises, more living works of art await. See you in the Gardens.Visit in March and see our rare sky-blue poppies in bloom in our Conservatory (check back here later this winter for the exact dates).

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Upcoming Local Events, January 2016

Peddlers Village

Bavaria Bucks 01/14/2016 – 01/16/2016

Hold on to your Lederhosen! Just in time to banish your midwinter malaise, Bavaria meets Bucks County for a series of dining events featuring German cuisine, wine, beer, and entertainment at Cock ‘n Bull on January 14-16, 2016.

You’re invited to experience the rich culinary and cultural heritage of southern Germany when the feasting starts with a Wild Game Dinner on Thursday, January 14. Explore new ground with a four-course dinner of culinary masterpieces, perfectly paired with German wines.

The event continues with German Old World Cuisine and traditional beers on Friday and Saturday, January 15-16. Grab your bier stein for WinterFEAST on Saturday, January 16, an evening of classic Bavarian small plates and lively entertainment.


Valley Forge National Park

Join the Continental Army

  • Multiple Days: 01/02/2016, 02/06/2016, 03/05/2016, 04/02/2016
  • Children are invited to Join the Continental Army and experience a day in the life of the continental soldier. Recruits will be mustered, or registered, by receiving enlistment papers and continental currency. Recruits will then be issued wooden (dummy) muskets and learn how to stand, march, and carry their musket as one of Washington’s soldiers would have done. Park rangers dressed in continental uniform will train the recruits in a full musket drill.
  • Attendees are encouraged to participate in the series of four Saturday training sessions in order to advance in skills and be promoted within the ranks of the Continental Army. Topics covered will be different each month and build upon the previous sessions. Children must be at least seven years old to participate in the Continental Army program. Children who cannot participate in the full four-part series are welcome to participate on any of the four Saturdays in the Army Essentials program during which they will learn the basic drills and commands of the Continental Army. The Army Essentials program is open to children of all ages.


  • Programs take place on the first Saturday of each month from January through April* 


  • Programs begin at 11:00 the Visitor Center. Please arrive by 10:45 to “muster”, or sign in.
  • No reservations necessary. Weather dependent, activities will take place outdoors, so please dress accordingly and wear sturdy shoes.

Valley Forge National Park

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service , 01/18/2016

Black and white photo of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivering his

Location: Valley Forge NHP | Map Time: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Cristina Ramirez Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 610-783-1014

Make it a Day On; NOT a Day Off!

On January 18, 2016 millions throughout the nation will come together to volunteer and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who never stopped asking the question, “What are you doing for others?” The Martin Luther King Day of Service is a moment to work together to fulfill King’s vision for a better America – it’s a day “on” instead of a day off.

There are countless ways to get involved this coming MLK Day. Join us here at Valley Forge National Historical Park on Monday, January 18th as we plan to honor King’s legacy with hands on environmental and maintenance projects.

Volunteer sign-in begins at 8:30 a.m. in the park theater. A screening of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s I Have A Dream speech will take place in the theater prior to the beginning of the work day. All volunteers must register in advance, contact to sign up.

Learn more about The King Legacy of Service in this video by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Schedule of Events

8:30 a.m.                       Volunteer gathering, sign-in and walk-in registration at Park Theater

9:00 a.m.                       Welcome to MLK Day of Service at Valley Forge NHP

9:10 a.m. – 9: 30 a.m.    The viewing of “I Have a Dream” Speech by Dr. Martin L. King 1964

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.     Connect volunteers with project work leaders

9:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.     Work sessions at various locations throughout the park


Remember this is an outdoor/indoor event. Come prepared and dress warmly. Bring water and snacks.


Sunday, January 10th at 2:00 pm, The Great Horned Owl, Norristown Farm Park • 610-270-0215

Learn about the natural history of our largest local owl, the Great  Horned, at this informative indoor program. Elmwood Park Zoo

will join us with one of their interpreters and an owl, so you  will get the chance to see one at close range. Pre-registration

required; meet at the park office. Ages: adults & children ages 6 & up; suggested donation $3 per person.


Tuesday, January 12th at 1:00 pm , Little Hoots, Norristown Farm Park • 610-270-0215

Whooo’s coming? Touch an owl feather, examine an owl skull,  and look at a pellet. Learn about these mysterious birds, how

they hear, see, call, and hunt. Listen to a story and make an owl  craft. Meet one of Elmwood Park Zoo’s owls. Sign up early! Pre-

registration required; meet at the park office. Ages: 3 & up with adult; fee: $5 per child


Morris Arboretum 

The 27th Annual Winter Landscape Design Symposium

Zooming In/Zooming Out: Native Design from the Intricate to the Expansive

Thursday, January 14 – Friday, January 15, 2016

Science Center Auditorium, Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA

Typically landscape designers first determine their overall design direction, and then zoom in to design the details. But in an ecology-based approach, a site’s intricate environmental characteristics can and should influence big picture decisions. This two-day conference will explore crucial aspects of the native design process, beginning at the scale of individual species, and gradually zooming out to include plant community design, ecological master planning, and methods for creating sophisticated ecological designs within the context of current as well as emerging landscape practices.


Morris Arboretum, Designing Sustainable Spaces – The Lukens Endowed Lecture

Speaker: Bryan Hanes, Founding Principal of Studio Bryan Hanes (SBH)

SUNDAY, JANUARY 17 | 2:00pm

Free for members, for non-members, free with admission.

Studio Bryan Hanes, started in 2008 and based in the Callowhill neighborhood of Philadelphia, is a landscape architecture and urban design studio that creates socially and ecologically sustainable spaces.   The firm strives to create places that enrich human experience, draw inspiration from the dynamic processes of nature, and express the artful celebration of the everyday.   In this talk Bryan will highlight the community collaboration and team work approach his firm used on some recent Philadelphia projects including the redesign of Sister Cities Garden at Logan Square, the Reading Viaduct spur between Broad and Callowhill Streets, and the Schuylkill Avenue Esplanade, an elevated roof deck over an interstate highway and Amtrak rail lines, with sweeping views up and down the Schuylkill River, sits dramatically across from the Center City Philadelphia skyline.  SBH has received numerous honors including awards from the PA/DE ASLA Chapter, AIA, Urban Land Institute, International Downtown Association, U.S. Green Building Council, and the Sustainable Sites Initiative.  The Lukens Endowed Lecture is presented annually in memory of educator and Arboretum volunteer Byron Lukens and his wife Elizabeth.


Philly Expo Center 

Young Innovators Fair , Sat, Jan 2 9:00 am – 6:00 pmSun, Jan 3 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Young Innovators Fair brings Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, also known as STEM, to life on a massive scale so children can learn more about these all-important areas.

With ten distinct innovation worlds to explore, the Young Innovators Fair delivers a plethora of activities and exhibits designed to attract children of varying interests and curiosity levels. Your young innovators can immerse themselves into these worlds to scratch their existing STEM itch or even to discover a new passion.


Philly Expo Center 

Philadelphia Gift Show,     Fri, Jan 8 9:00 am – 6:00 pmSat, Jan 9 9:00 am – 6:00 pmSun, Jan 10 9:00 am – 6:00 pmMon, Jan 11 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The nation’s largest regional gift show keeps growing!

The Philadelphia Gift Show is known as the home to every main line with a growing selection of thousands of lines from hundreds of national manufacturers and leading sales representatives, so retailers can find an unrivaled selection of new product.

Located just 5 miles from the King of Prussia area, the greater Philadelphia Expo Center is a convenient fly or drive-in destination for buyers across the mid-Atlantic region. Plus, with a show all on one floor, free parking and a casual setting, retailers can count on a relaxed and hassle-free shopping experience.


Philly Expo Center 

Philly Home + Garden Show, Fri, Jan 15 10:00 am – 9:00 pmSat, Jan 16 10:00 am – 9:00 pmSun, Jan 17 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Inspiration starts here! Discover the very latest in home and gardening tips, tricks, and products. From outdoor landscaping to the heart of the home, be inspired!

Welcome Spring with all the tools you’ll need to make your home and garden dreams become reality.


Philly Expo Center 

Motorsports 2016,   Fri, Jan 22 2:00 pm – 10:00 pmSat, Jan 23 11:00 am – 9:00 pmSun, Jan 24 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The 31st edition of the Motorsports show fills all 255,000 square feet of the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center with everything motorsports.

More than 200 racing vehicles representing just about all forms of the sport will be on display throughout the three days.

Show attendees will have the opportunity to meet many local, regional and national motorsports figures and be able to participate in free autograph sessions.

More than 600 exhibit booths offering 400 plus racing dealers, hardcore manufacturers of racing equipment, and more will be part of the huge show considered the biggest and best of its type in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states.

There will be free industry seminars, antique race car displays, stage shows, interviews with major figures in the sport, the BPG Racing Ms. Motorsports Contests, the special Metal Fab sponsored Sunday activities for youngsters and so much more.

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Upcoming Local Events, November, 2015

November 1-30 Garden Railway @ Longwood Gardens

Bring your little ones to play, imagine, and get up close to our Garden Railway. Four locomotives rumble through the G-scale model train display, which features a new bridge, more tracks, and a beautifully landscaped display. The Garden Railway operates during regular Gardens hours, weather permitting, through January 10, 2016. Click for more details,

Nov 6-8 Sugarloaf Craft Festival at the Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks, PA
For over 30 years, the nation’s most talented artisans have personally sold their contemporary crafts and fine art at Sugarloaf Craft Festivals.
Rated as one of the top craft experiences in the country, last year more than 175,000 visitors attended Sugarloaf Craft Festivals and enjoyed the work of thousands of juried artisans. Click for more info,

Nov 7-8 Coffee and tea festival at the Philly Expo Center, Oaks, PA

Selected as one of the “10 Best New York Events” and featured on the Food Network’s “Unwrapped”… Philadelphia is gearing up for the Coffee & Tea Festival! Join more than 50 exhibitors from around the country as they pour tastings of their finest coffees and teas, and introduce you to new and award-winning products! This international extravaganza celebrating all things coffee and tea will offer two days of programs from well-known industry pros and pioneers, pairings, tastings and more! The exhibit hall will also feature some of the most delectable sweet and savory foods to compliment the spectacular collection of local and national coffees and teas

Nov 11: Veterans Day Commemoration at Valley Forge Park
Valley Forge National Historical Park will commemorate the Continental Army’s legacy, and honor all of America’s military, past and present, with special events throughout the day. Click here for more details,

Nov 12-15 National Dog Show at the Philly Expo Center
Over 150 different breeds and varieties compete for best of Breed, First in Group and the coveted title of Best in Show. Each day brings different attractions. You’ll see Canine competitions, enhanced athletic dog exhibitions, and more! Plus, you’ll experience family-friendly activities and hands-on fun. Come experience one of the few remaining and oldest benched dog shows in the United States, held annually since 1933! Click here for more info,

November 14, Cradles to Crayons, Elmwood Park Zoo

The Big Give is a multi-community wide collection day to benefit low income and homeless children across our region. Help us help needy children prepare for the upcoming cold weather by donating the essential items they need to stay safe and warm this winter! Bring new and gently-used children’s clothing, coats, shoes, books, toys, baby equipment, and school supplies for children aged 0-12. For more information about Cradles to Crayon, contact Guest Services at 610.277.3825 x 222.

Nov 20-22 Philadelphia Marathon
One of the most historic races in the nation, the Philadelphia Marathon covers fast and mostly flat terrain, crossing the heart of Philadelphia and some of the city’s most iconic landmarks — including Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross House and the Liberty Bell.

November 22nd at 1:00 pm Thanksgiving Centerpieces at Norristown Farm Park
Create a Thanksgiving table centerpiece from autumn’s bounty. We’ll supply colorful pressed leaves, acorns and other nuts,
grasses, field-dried wild flowers, and berries for your masterpiece. Bring clippers and a special container, opaque vase, or a basket
with a liner to make it in. Meet at the park office. Ages: adults and children 12 and up; $5 per person; pre-registration
Click here for more details,

Nov 27, Holiday Garden Railway at Morris Arboretum
Visitors of all ages will be wow-ed by a quarter mile of track featuring seven loops and tunnels with fifteen different rail lines and two cable cars, nine bridges (including a trestle bridge you can walk under), and bustling model trains, all set in the lovely winter garden of the Morris Arboretum. The display and buildings are all made of natural materials – bark, leaves, twigs, hollow logs, mosses, acorns, dried flowers, seeds and stones – to form a perfectly proportioned miniature landscape complete with small streams. Each building, while an exact replica of the original, is unique in its design. Philadelphia-area landmarks such as a masterpiece replica of Independence Hall are made using pinecone seeds for shingles, acorns as finials and twigs as downspouts.
Click here for more details,
November 29th at 1:00 pm Holiday Wreaths at Norristown Farm Park

Make a holiday wreath that you can use indoors or outdoors for seasons to come with natural materials such as grapevine, pine cones, nuts, and flower pods. Seasonal ribbon will be available if desired. Bring a glue gun and glue sticks. Meet at the park office. Ages: adults with or without children (minimum age 12); $5 per person; pre-registration required.
November 20, Grand Illumination Celebration Peddlers Village Events
Santa comes to Bucks County for our annual Grand Illumination Celebration, an outdoor holiday light display that kicks off our holiday season.
Join us for free cider and marshmallow toasting, visit our shops (open until 10 pm that evening) and preview all the great holiday gifts in store. The lights go on at 6:15 pm – don’t be late! Click here for more info,

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Upcoming Local Events, October 2015

Oct 3 & 4 @ 9:00 am – 13th Annual Patty Simons Cancer Research Tournament @ Norristown Bocce League
The Settle Sensibly Team is a proud sponsor!

Oct 4 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am – 12th ANNUAL VALLEY ROAD RUN
The Annual Valley Road Run is a 5k run and 2 mile walk benefitting The Breathing Room Foundation For Families Affected by Cancer
Check – in: Thomas J. Paul Building, 1061 Rydal Road Jenkintown PA 19046
Race Day Registration begins at 7AM. Click here for more information,

Oct 4, 2015 @ 9am – 10th Annual Run Wild at the Elmwood Park Zoo
Run wild while your family roams free at RSVP’s 5k Run & 1 Mile Animal Safari Walk!
USAT&F certified Course, and Chip Timing by Run the Day, Cash Prizes for overall winners!, Post-race refreshments will be available and all participants receive a FREE commemorative t-shirt. Register online at

Oct 4 @ 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm – Pottstown Brew Fest at Manatawny Park
The inaugural year of the Pottstown Brew Fest is highly anticipated. It begins on Saturday night, October 3rd with the “Meet the Brewers” dinner. A VIP session begins on Sunday, October 4th at noon, and general admission begins at 1:30 p.m. All taps close at 5:30 p.m.
With over 50 breweries, 4 exceptional food vendors and music by Celtic Spirit, the Pottstown Brew Fest will be a “don’t miss” event this Fall.
Tickets for all three events (Brewmasters Dinner, VIP session and General session) can be purchased together or separately; designated driver ticket are also available. Purchase tickets and more details at:

October 8-24 10 am to 5 pm – Montgomery County’s Best Kept Secrets Tour Returns this Fall
The Best Kept Secrets Tour is returning to Montgomery County! The Fall tour runs October 8th to 24th, 2015, Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm. The Best Kept Secrets Tour is set up like a home or garden tour except it is for shopping, food, and fun. Tour goers visit the 36 businesses in their own vehicles and at their own pace–travelling place to place enjoying all the special free things (refreshments, games, gifts, demonstrations, tours, etc.) the businesses have planned. The shops are hand-picked for their uniqueness and are varied so there’s something for everyone— unusual home décor & gift stores in unique locations, an alpaca farm, local favorite cafés & restaurants, a farm shop with handcrafted soaps and more, artisan shops with work from local artists and from artists around the world, a winery, shops with vintage items, antiques, pottery, books, clothing, furniture, jewelry, specialty foods, candy & much more! Click for more info,

October 17, 2015 10:00 am to 1:00 pm – Meadow Days @ Longwood Gardens

Come join us for a day in the Meadow Garden. Meadow Days offer lots of opportunities for fun and discovery. Explore the Meadow Garden along more than three miles of walking trails. Our staff, and Natural Lands Trust experts, will be on hand to help guests learn more about the many creatures and plants of our meadow habitat, and will share tips on how to create native habitats at home and support native pollinators. Families can enjoy the meadow with an ecology seek-and-find activity for the whole family, story time in Lookout Loft, and join in on scheduled hikes exploring the highlights and wildflowers of the meadow.
Oct 17 @ 11-6 – OctoberFEAST @ Peddlers Village
Fun for all ages with a Beer, Wine and Spirits Garden, tasty Bavarian food specialties, live music, kids’ entertainment and family friendly activities. Beer, Wine & Spirits Garden from 1-6 pm featuring Yards Brewing Company, 2nd Story Brewing Company, Chaddsford Winery and Hewn Spirits. Live music by Polkadelphia, Shrek Moon Bounce and Castle Bounce & Slide for the kids, Crafts and games: Stein Race, Pumpkin painting, Sand Art, Family Corn Hole Game. Free Parking and Admission. Pay-as-you-go for the Beer, Wine & Spirits Garden, Bavarian Food Tent, Cinnamini Donuts and children’s activities.

October 17 @ 11-3 – Annual Fall Fest
20th Annual Fall Fest, Enjoy a day of pumpkin decorating, scarecrow making, moon bounce, giant slide, arts and crafts and car show. Click here for more information,

Oct 17 – National Public Lands Day 
Lend a helping hand for America in the nation’s largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the nation’s 600 million acres of public lands. National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. In 2013, more than 175,000 volunteers and park visitors celebrated at 2,237 public land sites in all 50 states. This year, join park staff, partners, and your neighbors and learn about and give back to Valley Forge National Historical Park. Location: Visitor Center Lower Parking Lot Time: 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM Free

Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends. Friends Helping Friends is a day to enjoy great shopping, super savings, refreshments, door prizes and the chance for people to support their favorite non-profit organization.  Discount Shopping Passes to Friends Helping Friends will be available only from participating non-profit organizations. Each participating non-profit organization will have the opportunity to sell for $5, a 25% * discount shopping pass to the event; event date at all Boscov’s department stores. 100% of the ticket money will go to the selling organization. Click for more info,

Oct 24 – Nov 22 – Chrysanthemum Festival Longwood Gardens
Experience our most intensively cultivated display during Chrysanthemum Festival, featuring more than 16,000 chrysanthemums nurtured and trained by our horticulture experts to resemble clouds, balls, spirals, columns, pagodas, and even a fountain of cascading fall blooms. Our gardeners work daily throughout the seasons, grooming and training the plants using the traditional growing techniques from Japan and China, where chrysanthemum displays are a highly-respected artform. Chrysanthemum Festival is the largest display of exhibition mums in the United States, and showcases the largest Thousand Bloom Chrysanthemum grown outside of Asia—our Thousand Bloom Mum boasts more than 1,500 perfectly arranged flowers on one plant. Click for more info,

Oct 30 @ 4:30 – Fanatic Authentic Sports Spectacular
Fanatics Authentic, the newest premier online destination for authentic autographed memorabilia and collectibles brought to you by Mounted Memories, presents the Fanatics Authentic Sports Spectacular!Th e show will feature appearances by some of the biggest names in Philadelphia sports over the course of three days. Athletes in attendance will be available for meet-and-greets, photo-ops, and autograph signings. Don’t miss the chance to meet your favorite players and witness the creation of your own unique piece of memorabilia! Visit our site for appearances lineup and more! Click for more info,

Oct 31 @ 9:30 Fanatic Authentic Sports Spectacular
Fanatics Authentic, the newest premier online destination for authentic autographed memorabilia and collectibles brought to you by Mounted Memories, presents the Fanatics Authentic Sports Spectacular!Th e show will feature appearances by some of the biggest names in Philadelphia sports over the course of three days. Athletes in attendance will be available for meet-and-greets, photo-ops, and autograph signings. Don’t miss the chance to meet your favorite players and witness the creation of your own unique piece of memorabilia! Visit our site for appearances lineup and more! Click for more info,

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Upcoming Local Events

September 19,  9:30 am – 3:00 pm – Craft Marketplace at Pennypacker Mills – FREE

The Friends of Pennypacker Mills, a Montgomery County owned historical site located at 5 Haldeman Road in Schwenksville, PA, is holding its 4th Annual Craft Marketplace on Saturday, September 19, 2015, from 9:30 to 3 o’clock PM on the grounds of the Mills.  Start your holiday shopping here!   We will have 50 carefully selected, skilled craftsmen to fulfill your every need and desire.  Our only handcrafted items include photos on tile, artwork, sterling and gemstone jewelry, seasonal décor, seaglass and petrified wood jewelry from local riverbeds, scroll saw ornaments with an ongoing demonstration, fabric crafts, pocketbooks and bags, pottery, wooden birdhouses and feeders from antique barnwood, books, jams and breads, theorem painting, and so much more all in a wide price range.  After shopping, visit our food vendor, the Friend’s 50/50 raffle, and tour the gorgeous turn-of-the-20th Century mansion.  All proceeds go to benefit Pennypacker Mills.  Ample parking is free.  Click here for more information,

 September 25 2-5pm –  Valley Forge Family Day – FREE

Visit Valley Forge NHP for an enjoyable and educational afternoon of historical reenactments, hands-on learning activities, Continental Soldier demonstrations, colonial games and music.  The Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board recommends pre-registration for the event. Click here for more information,

 September 27, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Native American Day at Norristown Farm Park – FREE

Come to Norristown Farm Park for the annual NATIVE AMERICAN DAY.  Lee Hallman, president of the Indian Artifact Collectors Association of the Northeast, will display many artifacts.  Bring some of your own for free appraisal.  Other presenters give demonstrations and displays of Lenape culture, including flint knapping (the making of stone projectile points), jewelry, clothing, tools, and foods.  Come and talk to these knowledgeable people.  There will be Native American games and crafts for children.  All ages are welcome.   Native American Day festivities are held at the pavilions. Germantown Pk & Barley Sheaf Dr. Click here for more information,

 September 27 to November 1,  12:00 to 3:00 pm  – Harvest Fest Weekends @ the Elmwood Park Zoo

Visit the Zoo on weekends between September 27th and November 1st for games, activities and live performances! Harvest Fest is free to attend with Zoo admission.

Live entertainment will be as follows:

September 27 – Steel Drum Band 12:30 – 2:30 PM

October 4 – Amanda Nolan

October 10 – Steel Drum Band 12:30 – 2:30 PM

October 11 – Lolly & YoYo 1:30 – 3:00 PM

October 17 – Lolly & YoYo 1:30 – 3:00 PM

October 18 – Magician Douglas Stafford 2:00 – 3:00 PM

October 24 – Lolly solo performance 2:00 – 3:00 PM

October 25 – Clifford the Big Red Dog 12:00 – 3:00 PM

October 31 – YoYo solo performance 2:00 – 3:00 PM

November 1 – Zodiac Jack 12:00 – 3:00 PM

For more information about Harvest Fest, go to

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