SANATOGA PA – Weekend activities for Sanatogans (and anyone else!), March 27-29, 2009:
Friday, March 27
Club Revive, the popular under-age-21 dance that recently relocated to Academy Hall, 1700 Industrial Hwy. (at the corner of Armand Hammer Blvd.), Pottstown PA, will open at 7 p.m. Guest are encouraged to wear a white T-shirt to enhance the event’s “black light” experience. Tickets cost $10.
An opening reception for artist Mark May will be held from 7-9 p.m. in the Boyer Gallery of the Hill School Center for the Arts, Beech and Sheridan Streets, Pottstown PA. Admission is free. An exhibit of May’s works will continue during regular gallery hours through May 1. For more information, call 610-705-1039.
“Smile,” the spring musical production at Pottsgrove High School that pokes fun at teenage beauty contests, will be staged both tonight at Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the high school’s Radel Auditorium, 1345 Kauffman Rd., Lower Pottsgrove PA. Tickets cost $8 fo adults and $6 for students and senior citizens.
Although it officials started Thursday (March 26, 2009), the annual Berks Jazz Festival in Reading PA gets under way in earnest tonight with a wide scheduled of events and musical groups, and continues at various venues through April 5. There is a ticket cost associated with almost every event. For a complete schedule of who’s playing where, see the festival website.
Saturday, March 28
Flea market addicts, rejoice. Jake’s Flea Market, Route 100, Barto PA, 13 miles north of Sanatoga, will re-open for its 29th season at 7 a.m., and remain open every Saturday and Sunday thereafter until Christmas, according to its website.
Hungry for breakfast? Get your fill – it’s all you can eat – and support a good cause. The annual pancake and sausage feast sponsored by the Boyertown PA Lions Club will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Friendship Hook and Ladder Company, Third Street and South Reading Avenue, Boyertown. Tickets cost $7 for adults, $3.50 for children ages 7-11, and free for children age 6 and younger. Proceeds benefits several eye-related charities and research organizations supported by the club.
History Explorers, a seminar in which children ages 8-12 can learn more about a specific period or time in history, will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the children’s department of the Norristown Public Library, 1001 Powell St., Norristown PA. This month’s theme is Women’s History. For more information or to register, call 610-278-5100, Ext. 3.
Readin’, rappin’, rhymin’ and dancin’ with The Cat In The Hat, the popular Dr. Seuss book character, is a program scheduled to be held at 11 a.m. at the Royersford PA Free Public Library, 200 S. Fourth Ave. For more information, call 610-948-7277. (This event found at Parents’ Source).
Barbershop-style singers the Ches-Mont Jubilaires Chorus, featuring three different quartets, will present a concert titled “Moonlight Becomes You” at 2 p.m. in Pottstown Middle School, North Franklin St., Pottstown PA. Tickets will be available in the school auditorium lobby, and cost $8 for adults and $5 for students.
“Celebrating Life,” a fashion show that benefits the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life fund-raiser in Pottstown PA, will begin at 2 p.m. in the Hill School Center for the Arts, Beech and Sheridan Streets. The show features spring and summer fashions from Boscov’s department stores, modeled by local residents. Tickets cost $10. For more information or to buy tickets, call Lesley Duall at 610-326-8763 or e-mail her.
“An Afternoon Tea” featuring the canals and rails music of musical historian and performer Matthew Dodd, and an exhibit on Montgomery County (PA) roads and their history, is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. in the headquarters of the Historical Society of Montgomery County, 1654 Dekalb St., Norristown PA. Tickets cost $30 for non-members, and reservations are appreciated. The event is limited to 60 people. For more information or to reserve a seat, call the society at 610-278-0297.
Nature lovers can get an earful of spring from 5-6:30 p.m., as they tromp through wetlands at Warwick County Park, 191 County Park Rd., Knauertown PA, to hear frogs and toads produce distinctive sounds and a variety of calls. Visitors can learn to identify different frogs just by their calls, and discover how and why they call so much at this time of year. For more information or to sign up, call the park at 610-469-1916.
Sunday, March 29
The Lower Pottsgrove Historical Society has scheduled its free monthly open house from 1-4 p.m. at the society’s headquarters and museum in the former Sanatoga Chapel, 2341 E. High St., Sanatoga. Society members will be on hand to greet visitors, and light refreshments will be available.
A “Mad Hatter’s Tea Party,” sponsored by the Apple Basket Relay For Life Team, is scheduled to be held from 1-3 p.m. at Cutillo’s Restaurant, East High Street, Sanatoga PA. Tickets cost $30, and proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Guests are invited to wear a decorated hat in keeping with the theme; prizes will be awarded to the best! Reservations are required; for more information or to reserve a seat, call 610-327-4829.