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Paint the Town Purple Kick-off and much more this weekend

May 19, 2011

Get your weekend sizzling at the Third Fridays Starry Ferrari Salsa Social in Pottstown! It gets jumping at the Ballroom on High at 310 E. High Street, beginning at 7:30 pm Friday night, May 20th. Admission is $12. For more info. Go to www.swingkat.com.

To celebrate 75 years as a National Federated Garden Club, the Pottstown Area Garden Club is presenting  “Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow” a Standard Flower Show held at the Frederick Mennonite Community, 2849 (Route 73) Frederick today, Friday, May 20 from 3:30 – 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 21, from 9am till 2 pm.

If you’re doing spring cleaning this weekend, you’ll want to head over to Pottsgrove High School.  The Pottsgrove High School Music League is holding a clothing drive Friday and Saturday. Bring your old clothes to Pottsgrove High School between 3-7 pm Friday or Saturday between 10am and 1 pm. There will be a trailer in the parking lot and volunteers on hand to accept your donations.  Funds raised will support the music programs in the Pottsgrove School District. 

On Saturday morning head over to Smith Plaza in front of Pottstown Borough Hall to take part in the Paint the Town Purple Kick-off event. That’s taking place from 10 am to 1 pm. Pottstown is an epic leader in Relay for Life participation and funds raised. Join Relay for Life teams, local businesses and the mayor as the countdown to relay begins.  For more info. Go to www.pottstownrelayforlife.com

 Also this Saturday, May 21st, Taste of the Towne food festival and silent auction will be held from 1-4 pm at Montgomery County Community College’s North Hall Art Gallery at 16 W. High Street, Pottstown. This community event will raise scholarship money for Montgomery County Community College students whose mothers are battling breast cancer. Prayers and Poinsettias, is a nonprofit organization founded by Mary Beatty of Barto, who is an alumna of Montgomery County Community College. Admission is $20 and you can pay at the door. Participating restaurants include Java’s Brewin’, Ice House Deli, Rita’s at the Shops of Coventry Square, Dave’s Rib Shack, Raw Can Roll, Positively Pasta and Bause-Landry Catering.

If you’re feeling a little more raucous, you can Get Down and Derby with the Pottstown Rockstars Roller Derby. Women’s roller derby is taking off across the nation and Pottstown’s got its very own team, now something like 50-women strong. They are raising funds to find a permanent space in Pottstown. “Get Down and Derby” goes from 8pm to midnight at the Elks Club on High Street. Admission is $40 and includes food and beer, with a cash bar for mixed drinks.

And finally, if you’re ready to take a deep breath, clear your head and chill out on Sunday after an insane weekend, head over to Camp Fernbrook, 1954 St Peters Road in North Coventry for the Coventry Woods Festival. It’s happening on May 22nd from 1- 5 pm and admission is free. We visited Coventry Woods and the Fernbrook area last fall when we were doing the parks and rec series, and it’s one of the most gorgeous outdoor spaces in the area. For more info, go to the township’s website at www.northcoventry.us.

Remember, if you want to see your event here, just let us know and we will include you in the calendar.  Get out this weekend and see what’s going on in town!

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  1. kerry pidcock-lester permalink
    May 19, 2011 6:48 pm

    llloooovveeee your writing Rosie! You make me want to go to everything!

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