SANATOGA PA – Weekend activities for Sanatogans (and anyone else!), April 3-5, 2009:
Friday, April 3
Pottsgrove Middle School presents “High School Musical 2” at 7:30 p.m., and at the same time Saturday, in the J. Benton McCue Auditorium, 1351 N. Hanover St., Pottstown PA. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students and senior citizens, and are available at the door. For more information, call 610-326-8243.
- Watch a 3m44s video by The Post, hosted at YouTube, of a practice performance earlier this year in the middle school cafeteria. Press the “play” button, above.
Bites from the Big Apple, a new cabaret presentation featuring vocalists Maggie and Mark Moliterno, will open in a champagne premiere performance at 8 p.m. in the Tri-County Performing Arts Center, 245 E. High St., Pottstown PA. Maggie is a Pottstown native. Other performances during the weekend will be Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets cost between $17 and $27 for adults, depending on the night of the performance; $14 to $23 for senior citizens; and $12 to $14 for students. For more information, call 610-970-1199.
The 8th annual World War II Swing Dance commemorating veterans, but open to the public, will be held from 8-11 p.m. in Sunnybrook Ballroom, 50 Sunnybrook Rd., Sanatoga PA. The Swing Fever Dance Band, dressed in military uniforms, will play songs from the war years and the Big Band era. The show also features special appearances by Rosie The Riveter, Uncle Sam, and The Andrews Sisters … or at leat their look-alikes. Those attending are encouraged, but not required, to dress in vintage clothing. Tickets cost $23 per person. For more information, call Bill or Sue Krause at 610-323-2229.
- Watch a 1m10s video by The Post, hosted at YouTube, of swing dance organizer Bill Krause of Pottstown discussing the event. Press the “play” button, above.
Saturday, April 4
Visitors to Pottsgrove Manor, 100 W. King St., Pottstown PA, can experience first hand the everyday household tasks of the 18th century, such as laundry, cooking and cleaning. The manor’s “Art of Servitude” event is guaranteed to make visitors appreciate modern conveniences. The demonstration will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and admission is free. For more information, call 610-326-4014.
The 8th annual Spring Forward 5K Run and Walk, which raises funds to benefit programs of the Freedom Valley YMCA across the Pottstown and Phoenixville areas, will be begin at 10 a.m., rain or shine, at the Pottstown YMCA, 724 N. Adams St., Pottstown PA. It’s expected to attract about 250 runners and walkers in all levels of athletic abilities. Registration will be from 8:30–9:30 a.m. Parking is available at the YMCA. Car-pooling is recommended to minimize local traffic.
“Bunny Trails and Puppy Tails,” an American Cancer Society (ACS) Bark For Life fund-raiser that offers photos of your dog taken with the Easter Bunny will be held from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at Coventry Animal Hospital, 1620 New Schuylkill Rd., East Coventry PA. A $10 donation to the ACS is requested per photo. For more information, call Sue Dudek at 610-608-6240.
The fourth annual Student Exhibition and Competition of art works created by students of Montgomery County Community College‘s west campus, will open with a reception at 1 p.m., and an awards ceremony at 2 p.m., in the campus art gallery, North Hall, 16 High St., Pottstown PA. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. The exhibit includes painting, drawing, graphic design, two- and three-dimensional design and mixed media. For more information, call Gallery Director Holly Cairns at 215-619-7349.
Frogwatch USA, a training program that provides the background necessary to help monitor the sounds of local frog populations to help measure their growth or decline, will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. in Warwick County Park, 382 County Park Rd., Knauertown PA, 3.5 miles west of the intersection of PA Routes 100 and 23. Advance registration is required. For more information or to reserve a seat, call the park at 610-469-1916.
“The Fabulous Greaseband,” performing rock-n-roll hits of the 1950s, plays at Sunnybrook Ballroom, 50 Sunnybrook Rd., Sanatoga PA, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door for $28. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 484-624-5186.
Sunday, April 5
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, for children of all ages, will be held at 8:30 a.m. in the Food Court at the Philadelphia Premium Outlets, 18 W. Lightcap Rd., Limerick Township PA. The meal will be followed by an Easter egg hunt in the mall’s courtyard, weather permitting. Tickets cost $5, which includes breakfast. Advance reservations are encouraged. For more information, call the mall at 610-495-9000.
The open-air producers’ market sponsored by the Pottstown Downtown Foundation launches today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the parking lot located at the corner of Charlotte and High Streets, Pottstown PA. Vendors of home-grown fruits and vegetables, as well as crafters and artisans, are expected to be on hand to sell their wares to the public. Free live entertainment will feature local talent. Kids can even draw on the sidewalk. For more information on the weekly event, call the office of Pottstown Main Street Manager Bill Haley at 610-323-5400.
A meeting of the Lehigh Valley Diamond Star Motors (LVDSM) Tuners, an automobile club that features Mitsubishi Eclipses, Eagle Talons, and Plymouth Lasers manufactured between 1990 and 1999, will be held at 2 p.m. at the Sonic Drive-In Restaurant, 37 W. Ridge Pike, the club has announced.