SANATOGA PA – Weekend activities for Sanatogans (and anyone else!), March 6-8, 2009:
Friday, March 6
Up for a challenge? The Amity Chess Club meets from 7-10 p.m. at St. Paul’s UCC Church, 1312 Old Swede Rd., Douglassville PA, for matches and lessons at all ages and skill levels. Members this week are celebrating the birthday of chess legend Bobby Fischer by replaying some of his masterpiece games, and there will be cake! For more information, call 610-385-6324.
“Six Degrees of Separation,” a play by John Guare that touches on racial tensions, homophobia, homelessness, obsession with status, and relationships between parents and children, will be presented at 8 p.m. tonight and Saturday, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, at the Tri-County Performing Arts Center, 245 E. High Street, Pottstown PA. Tickets, which can be purchased online or at the door, cost $19 for adults and $17 for seniors age 65 and older and students with identification. For more information, call 610-970-1100.
Saturday, March 7
An antique gun show sponsored by the Pennsylvania Antique Gun Collectors’ Association returns to Sunnybrook Ballroom, 50 Sunnybrook Rd., Sanatoga PA, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and again on Sunday (March 8, 2009) from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The show features antique guns (by definition, nothing produced after the year 1898), swords, powder horns, accessories and American Civil War memorabilia both on exhibit and for sale. About 300 exhibits are expected. Parking is free. Tickets at the door cost $7 for both days; children age 18 and younger are free when accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 215-628-4170.
The 29th annual Craft Show conducted by the Owen J. Roberts Friends of the Arts will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Owen J. Roberts High School, 981 Ridge Rd., Pottstown PA, and again on Sunday at the same times. More than 80 juried artisans will display an array of contemporary and traditional crafts for both viewing and purchase. The event also offers a craft raffle, live musical entertainment, and gourmet food selections from Bause-Landry Catering. Tickets at the door cost $5, but visitors who present advertising that appeared this week in local newspapers will receive a $1 discount. Children age 12 and younger are free when accompanied by an adult.
Come and watch ducks, geese and swans stopping by Green Lane Reservoir on their north-bound journey back to Pennsylvania’s warmer spring climate. A waterfowl watch will be held at 1 p.m. in Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park, 2144 Snyder Rd., Green Lane PA. Visitor should gather at the park’s tennis courts, and are advised to bring binoculars. For more information, call 215-234-8497.
Sunday, March 8
Today is observed as Charter Day, the day (it actually was March 4, 1681) on which King Charles II of Great Britain gave William Penn the charter for the land that later became the state of Pennsylvania. All 25 historic sites and museums administered by the state Historical and Museum Commission (including the Daniel Boone Homestead in nearby Birdsboro PA), as well as the state museum in Harrisburg PA, offer free admission from noon to 5 p.m. Take advantage of the opportunity and celebrate.
Children ages 3-13 can enjoy a free afternoon of artistic and athletic activities beginning at 1:30 p.m. in the Little Wonders Child Growth and Development Center, 100 W. Germantown Pike, Norristown PA, as it marks the launch of ByKidsOnly.com. Its interactive website lets kids design their ideal clothing, post it online, and vote for favorites. Racing and gliding with high-density foam scooters, and a scavenger hunt with prizes, will be offered during the event. For more information, call 610-275-5437.