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Stuff To Do This Weekend

Weekend activities for Sanatogans (and anyone else!), Oct. 24-26, 2008:

White ghosts, green goblins, and stacked jack-o-lanterns decorate an East High Street, Sanatoga, lawn east of North Pleasantview Road.

White ghosts, green goblins, and stacked jack-o-lanterns decorate an East High Street, Sanatoga, lawn east of North Pleasantview Road.

Friday, Oct. 24

“Mummy Mania” is the theme for the 18th annual Halloween Safehouse at the Pottstown YMCA, 724 N. Adams St., Pottstown PA, to be held from 6-8 p.m. The safehouse provides a secure trick-or-treat environment for children age 12 and younger and their families. Admission per person is just a can of food, which the Y collects to serve area families in need. Area businesses and civic groups help sponsor the event. New to the safehouse this year is a Mummy-Making Contest, in which the “best dressed” mummy wins prizes; sorry, but contest entries are now closed. For more information on the safehouse or its sponsorship, call Jane Alan at the Y, 610-323-7300 Ext. 10, or e-mail her.

Special Halloween-oriented tours of Montgomery County’s historic Pottsgrove Manor in Pottstown, The Gallery School of Pottstown, and Edgewood Cemetery in the borough will be held from 6:30-10 p.m. beginning at Pottsgrove Manor, King Street. Tickets are $15, and proceeds benefit all three non-pofit organizations. Treats, snacks, stories, guided excursions and trolley rides are included. Each tour (on Friday and Saturday nights) is limited to 23 people. For information and reservations, call 610-326-2506.

Saturday, Oct. 25

Coventry Mall, Route 724 at Route 100, Pottstown PA, will host a pumpkin-decorating contest at 10 a.m. in its Food Court. Call 610-327-0700 for information. Pumpkins will be provided by The Farmer’s Daughter Farm Market of Spring City.

Demonstrating how to cradle the football.

Demonstrating how to cradle a football.

The third in a six-week series of clinics to teach boys and girls in grades 2-5 the fundamentals, rules and plays of flag football will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon on the fields of Ringing Rocks Elementary School, 1401 Kauffman Rd., Pottstown PA. To register participants call supervisor John Nodolski at 484-300-2099 or e-mail him.

A costume party, music, dancing, contests, prizes for best-dressed participants and more are included in the Halloween Ball at Sunnybrook Ballroom beginning at 7 p.m. in the ballroom, 50 Sunnybrook Road, Sanatoga. Advance tickets are available online at $20 from Sunnybrook’s website; tickets at the door cost $22.

Enjoy the cool night air of autumn while strolling beneath a hunter’s moon. It’s part of the adventure of a free Fall Night Hike, beginning at 7 p.m. at Pavilion 2 of Warwick County Park, 191 County Park Road, Knauertown PA. The park is southwest of Pottstown PA, 3.5 miles west on Route 23 from its intersection with Route 100. Chester County Park Technician Lisa Miller will lead hikers, showing them interesting adaptations of nocturnal animals and discussing fall star-gazing. Hikers are urged to wear comfortable walking shoes and to dress appropriately for the weather. Advance registration is required.

Sunday, Oct. 26

Hay rides, a children’s concert, a costume contest and more are part of Lower Pottsgrove (PA) Township‘s annual Halloween Festival, beginning at 1 p.m. in Sanatoga Park, South Sanatoga Road, Sanatoga. Attendance is free. Children participating in the costume contest must pre-register at the park Sunday afternoon. The township Parks and Recreation Board sponsors the event. See photos from previous festivals here.

The doors of the Lower Pottsgrove Historical Society, 2341 E. High St., Sanatoga, will swing wide Sunday for a free open house from 1-4 p.m.

The doors of the Lower Pottsgrove Historical Society, 2341 E. High St., Sanatoga, will swing wide Sunday for a free open house from 1-4 p.m.

Register no later than Sunday for Pottstown Memorial Medical Center’s (PMMC) Halloween Candy Exchange, co-sponsored by Boscov’s Department Stores. The candy exchange is intended for children with diabetes, who can go trick-or-treating with their families and then later exchange what is unedible (to them) for a gift certificate redeemable at Boscov’s in Coventry Mall, North Coventry (PA) Township. Registration forms are available through school nurses (including Lower Pottsgrove Elementary School in Sanatoga), at the Boscov’s Customer Service Department in Coventry Mall, or by calling PMMC’s Community Education office at 610-327-7662. The candy exchange itself is schedule for Nov. 1-7 at Boscov’s, Coventry Mall.

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