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Stuff To Do This Weekend

SANATOGA PA – Weekend activities for Sanatogans (and anyone else!), May 22-24, 2009:

Friday, May 22

“Open Mind,” a show of digital illustration by the artist Mir, who specializes in the female form, will be on display through May 30, Mondays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., at the Dada Art Gallery, 217 High St., Pottstown PA. (This event found at Yahoo’s Upcoming website).

Fun, food, games and rides hosted by Tons Of Fun Shows will be set up in the parking lot of Sunnybrook Ballroom, 50 Sunnybrook Rd., Sanatoga PA, from 1-6 p.m. daily through Memorial Day, May 25 (2009; Monday).

From the top of the Giant Slide.

From the top of the Giant Slide.

Tons of Fun is a family-owned, Douglassville PA- based company formed in 1991 by operators with more than 25 years of experience in the outdoor amusement business. The company is a member of the Pennsylvania Showmen’s Association, the Outdoor Amusement Business Association, and the National Carnival Association. Its principal, David J. Pfeffer, is a state-certified ride safety inspector, according to its website. All-day ride discounts will be available. For more information, call 484-624-5186.

Goin' dancing.

Goin' dancing.

Sunnybrook Ballroom, 50 Sunnybrook Rd., Sanatoga PA, will launch Club Fusion, its new entry to draw a young crowd of dance enthusiasts between ages 14-18,  from 7-10:30 p.m. It bills Club Fusion as “the best hits of today” for the designated group. Tickets cost $10 at the door. Fusion, Sunnybrook promises, will deliver “food, fun and music.” For more information, call 484-624-5186.

Steel Magnolias, the spring play of The Hill School in Pottstown PA, will be staged at 7:15 p.m. in the school’s Center for the Arts, Beech and Sheridan streets. Admission is free. For more information, call 610-705-1039. Concurrently, in the center’s Boyer Gallery, the school is displaying its annual student art exhibit.

Swing dancing with a live band, Walt Wagner and Serenadors, will be presented by SwingKat Entertainment from 9 p.m. to Midnight in the Ballroom On High, 310 High St., Pottstown PA. Tables and seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission varies with the band presented, $12-$20.

If gambling is your thing, this is seen as a big weekend in Bethlehem PA, 39 miles northeast of Sanatoga. The new Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem is scheduled to open on the former site of the Bethlehem Steel plant. It features more than 3,000 slot machines, a 24-hour cafe, an authentic Irish pub, a gourmet market, and a celebrity steakhouse. Live entertainment and lodging also are available.

Saturday, May 23

The Perkiomen Creek Sojurn, planned by the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy to promote Perkiomen Creek as a recreational amenity, and to reinforce public respect for the power of water, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the conservancy, 1 Skippack Pike, Schwenksville PA. The trip, only the second to be conducted since the conservancy was founded in the 1960s,  launches in kayaks from just below the Route 73 bridge at Schwenksville. For more information and to register, call the conservancy at 610-287-9383 or send it an e-mail.

Creek Critters, a free look at aquatic life in the Perkiomen Creek, will begin at 1 p.m. in Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park, Green Lane PA. Wear old sneakers, and be prepared to get wet. Participants should meet at the Church Road fly-fishing area.

“Survivor Kids,” a two-hour hands-on program designed to help children ages 8-14 practice nature observation and awareness, and identify animal tracks and signs, will be held from 2-4 p.m. in Warwick County Park, 191 County Park Rd., Knauertown PA. Additional topics will include basic outdoor survival rules and protocol, coping with feelings arising from being lost or in a survival situation, building a survival shelter, and maximizing the chances of being found by rescuers. An admission fee of $3 per child will be charged. Advanced registration is required. For more information or to register, the park at 610-469-1916.

A Casino Night and Auction to benefit the Pottstown PA Independence Day celebration will run from 6-9 p.m.  at Pottstown’s Memorial Park, King Street. The evening features a variety of games, a prize auction, family-friendly activities, a band, and picnic food. Because of the entertainment, only patrons age 13 and older will be admitted, and tickets are available at the door for $20. For more information, call 610-970-6607.

Ballroom dancing featuring the Waltz, Cha Cha, Foxtrot, Rumba, Tango, West Coast Swing and East Coast Swing, hosted by guest DJs, will be presented by SwingKat Entertainment from 8:30-11 p.m. in the Ballroom On High, 310 High St., Pottstown PA. Admission costs $12 per person.

Sunday, May 24

The open-air producers’ market sponsored by the Pottstown Downtown Foundation runs 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. For more information on the weekly event, call the office of Pottstown Main Street Manager Bill Haley at 610-323-5400.

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