SANATOGA PA – Weekend activities for Sanatogans (and anyone else!), April 24-26, 2009:
Friday, April 24
The musical “Into The Woods,” presented by the Drama Club students of St. Pius X High School in Lower Pottsgrove (PA) Township, will open at 7:30 p.m. at the high school, 844 N. Keim St. The show also will be staged Saturday at the same time. Tickets cost $15. For more information, call Cheryl Reape at 610-989-0100 Ext. 125.
“The Sound of Music” will be staged by Camphill Village Kimberton Hills at 7 p.m. in Rose Hall at the development disabilities community, 1601 Pughtown Rd., Kimberton PA. Performances also are scheduled for Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Seating for each show is limited to 150 people. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for children, and $35 per family.
The second-day presentation of “All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten,” a full-length play, will be staged by Coventry Christian School at 7 p.m. at its 699 N. Pleasant View Rd., Sanatoga PA, campus. Tickets cost $7 for adults, and $5 for children age 10 and younger.
Saturday, April 25
It’s Sheep Shearing Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Peter Wentz Farmstead, the Montgomery County PA historic site east of the intersection of Routes 73 and 363 in Worcester PA. After visitors see the shearing of the sheep, they can stay to learn more from the craftspeople who produce wool products, and stop by the Summer Kitchen to experience open hearth cooking of foods for the late winter-early spring season. Admission is free. For more information, call 610-584-5104.
An Alternative Energy and Environmental Awareness Expo hosted by Lower Pottsgrove’s state legislators, Rep. Tom Quigley and Sen. John Rafferty, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Spring-Ford 9th Grade Center, 400 S. Lewis Rd., Royersford PA. A diverse group of organizations “that have made a commitment to encourage positive environmental stewardship” will be among the exhibitors. For more information, call Quigley’s office at 610-326-9563.
A free, grand re-opening Kids Day that features the new temperature-controlled dome at The 422 Sportsplex, 1400 Industrial Hwy., Pottstown PA, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will offer an inflatable obstacle courses and slides, a jousting ring, face-painting, clowns, and demonstrations by participants in its karate, cheerleading and Lil’ Kickers programs. The owners also will conduct a silent auction of autographed sports memorabilia to raise funds for charity.
An open house for prospective students interested in attending Montgomery County Community College’s West Campus in Pottstown PA will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the college community room, 101 College Dr. Pre-registration at the college website is not necessary but appreciated; those who pre-register will receive a free gift. For more information, call 215-641-6671.
Sunday, April 26
Put your walking shoes on for the March of Dimes’ March for Babies 5-mile walk. The fund-raising walk begins with a complimentary breakfast at 9 a.m. in Pottstown’s Memorial Park at King and Manatawny streets, and leaves for foot-striding fun at 10 a.m. on a “safe and enjoyable” route throughout the borough, organizers say.
The open-air farmer’s market sponsored by the Pottstown Downtown Improvement District Authority is scheduled to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the parking lot located at the corner of Charlotte and High Streets. 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.