Check out Evan Brandt’s article today about the transformation and history of the Steel River Playhouse – all great news for downtown Pottstown and the entire region!
There are still some seats left for FARRAGUT NORTH, the political drama now showing at Tri-PAC. Check out a previous Pottstown Post article on the show and get online now to get your ticket! Showtime is at 3 pm!
Village Productions is a dynamic nonprofit performing arts organization that seeks to strengthen community, inspire creative exploration, educate, and entertain, through the presentation of quality performing arts events and educational opportunities geared toward a diverse audience. The new Tri-County Performing Arts Center at 245 E. High Street, Pottstown, PA is the home of Village Productions.
Mosaic Community Land Trust is holding registration and orientation for new members of its community garden at 423 Chestnut Street on the following Saturdays: April 28, May 5, and May 12 from 9 AM to 12 PM at the garden.
On May 5th gardeners will be able to choose the plants they would like in their own plot, and the plants will be delivered to the garden on May 12, which will be a day for planting.
There are plots still available for this season. Plot rates are $25 for households with incomes below $30,000; those with incomes above this level will pay $50. Groups and organizations can plant a plot for a flat $100.00 season fee. In addition to offering families a safe place to grow healthy, organic food, this fee includes the choice of plants, water on-site, the use of Mosaic tools, workshops, and advice from experienced gardeners. Children are welcome and the garden is available for field trips for students.
To apply and register for your plot or to set up a field trip, please contact Sue Repko at 609-658-9043 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Mary-Beth Bacallao at email@example.com.
MOSAIC Community Land Trust was established in 2011 and is a registered 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. MOSAIC Community Land Trust provides permanently affordable housing and healthy living choices to people of modest means, and through education and participation, creates a vital community with a focus on arts and culture to stabilize neighborhoods and improve the quality of life in Pottstown.
When I moved back last fall, I had no idea of the flea market culture around Pottstown. Before I knew it, my mom was asking me what I was doing on Saturdays and we were off bargain-hunting. I have some real treasures from those expeditions, and now that spring is here, it’s time to get out and continue the hunt!
Montgomery County Community College Radiography students will be hosting a Colossal Flea Market fundraiser on Sunday, April 29, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the parking lot at 140 College Drive, Pottstown, near the Riverfront Academic and Heritage Center (the former PECO building).
The community is invited to participate and attend. Anyone interested in reserving a spot, should contact the Student Leadership and Involvement Office at 610-718-1805. The cost is $30 for two parking spaces. The rain date is May 6.
The Radiography Club will use the proceeds to help pay for the costs of attending an annual radiography conference.
Radiography is a 70-credit, Associate in Applied Science degree program offered at Montgomery County Community College. Radiologic technologists perform diagnostic imaging procedures including x-ray, CT scan, MRI, and mammography to assist in the diagnosis of illness.
For more information about the College’s Radiography program, visit www.mc3.edu/academics.
Editor’s note: This came to us via Andrew Meade, the Minister of Music at Emmanuel Lutheran. Thanks, Andrew, for all you do to bring exceptional musical talent to Pottstown!
MUSIC AT EMMANUEL
The Glory and the Dream
Andrew Megill, conductor
Special Guests: The Select Choir of Daniel Boone High School, Birdsboro PA
Sunday, April 29, 2012 4:00pm
Emmanuel Lutheran Church 150 N. Hanover Street Pottstown, PA 19464
Andrew Meade – Minister of Music
Founded in 2004, Westminster Kantorei is an auditioned chamber choir from the renowned Westminster Choir College specializing in early and contemporary music. The ensemble, which is composed of approximately 24 graduate and undergraduate students, performs regularly with some of America’s leading specialists in Baroque music, including collaborations with violinist Nancy Wilson and vocal ensemble Fuma Sacra. Recent seasons have included performances of Bach’s Missa brevis in G Minor, cantatas, and passions, including the St. Matthew Passion at Avery Fisher Hall, with the Westminster Choir and the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Kurt Masur. The ensemble has also performed works by Monteverdi (Vespers of 1610, Sestina and Lamento della Ninfa), Buxtehude (Membra Jesu nostri), Schütz, Schein, Telemann, Zelenka, Victoria, and Palestrina, as well as a concert of Latin American Baroque music.
Westminster Kantorei has also commissioned and premiered many works by such composers as Caleb Burhans, James Blachly, Doug Helvering, Philip Rice, Nathan Jones and Stefan Young. This year, the ensemble premieres new works by Blake Henson, Daniel Elder, and the internationally acclaimed Swedish composer Sven-David Sandström, commissioned for the ensemble by the Soli Deo Gloria Foundation and the Westminster Choir College Department of Sacred Music.
The concert program will include: “Musikalische exequien” by Heinrich Schutz, “The Glory and the Dream” by Richard Rodney Bennett, and “Psalm 67” by Sven-David Sandström. The stunningly beautiful funeral music of Schutz’s Musikalische exequien is considered one of the masterpieces of the early Baroque period. William Wordsworth’s poetic masterpiece “Intimations of Immortality” provides the text for Bennett’s The Glory and the Dream, who, in addition to a 50-year career performing and writing jazz, has composed many classic film scores. Sandström’s Psalm 67 is a newly-commissioned work that received its world premier by this ensemble in October of 2011. Our special guests for this concert will be the select choir from Daniel Boone High School in Birdsboro, PA. Led by their conductor, Erin Benn, this outstanding high school ensemble will open the concert with performances of “I’ve Got the Music in Me” arranged by Deke Sharon and “With a Lily in Your Hand” by Eric Whitacre,.
MUSIC AT EMMANUEL is dedicated to bringing the live music of the highest calibre to the Pottstown community. We are also dedicated to supporting young artists from our region as they develop their performing careers. All concerts on our 2011-12 season are offered free of charge to the public, and are funded by the generous support of individuals in our church and community who believe that great music has an essential place in our culture and community. For additional information about the concert series please visit the church’s website: www.emmanuelpottstown.org or find us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/music.at.emmanuel.
There’s plenty to do in Pottstown this weekend, but absolutely don’t forget to make room to see the new play opening at Tri-PAC. Farragut North only runs this weekend and next; get your tickets now! Here’s the teaser and details from Tri-PAC…
The political drama Farragut North comes to the Tri-County Performing Arts Center, 245 E. High Street, Pottstown for two weekends only, April 20-April 29. Come and watch backroom politics play out during this political season!
It’s January in Des Moines, Iowa, during a tight primary race. Wunderkind Stephen Bellamy is young, aggressive, talented, and tremendously successful as press secretary for Governor Morris in his bid to run for President. Thrown into the scheming backroom politics of more seasoned operatives, Stephen struggles between the lust for power and loyalty to the cause. Named for the Metro Station that is the center of the Washington, D.C. lobbyist district, Farragut North was the major motion picture, THE IDES OF MARCH, starting George Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
The Tri-PAC cast includes Tyler Horn, Steve Reazor, Katherine Leary, Phil Ballantine, Ken Mumma, Carly Fried, Porter Eidam, and Philip Seader.
Tickets for all shows at the Tri-PAC are available online. Please note that seating is now reserved, so go to www.tripac.org to purchase your tickets now or call 610.970.1199 to ensure the best seats. Showtimes are 8:00 PM on Friday and Saturday, and 3:00 PM on Sunday. Tickets range from $13 for children 12 and under, $15 for students and seniors (65+), and $17 for adults. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. When available, tickets will be sold at the door.
Village Productions is a dynamic nonprofit performing arts organization that seeks to strengthen community, inspire creative exploration, educate, and entertain, through the presentation of quality performing arts events and educational opportunities geared toward a diverse audience. The new Tri-County Performing Arts Center at 245 E. High Street, Pottstown, PA is the home of Village Productions. You may contact Village Productions through their website at www.tripac.org, or by telephone at 610-970-1199.
The next Positively!Pottstown Happy Hour takes place TODAY at MOSAIC Community Land Trust’s office & gallery at 10 S. Hanover Street from 5-7 pm. Food by Grumpy’s! Pop art by James Enders and photography by Karl McWherter on display. Learn about Mosaic’s community garden, now under construction at 423 Chestnut Street. It’s not too late to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ladies can follow up the happy hour fun at the monthly Girls’ Night Out held by Belle Rouge Salon at 257 E. High Street. The Belle Rouge Girls’ Night Out includes complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres. Their speaker on Friday will be heart specialist Anna Cousins. She has worked in the cardiology and vascular field for the past 25 years and holds degrees in adult, pediatric, and neonatal cardiovascular technology. Currently Anna is working as a consultant to Dr. Rajiv Dhawan, M.D. as a vascular specialist. They diagnosis and treat all types of vascular disease. RSVP to Tracy Williams at 610.326.5400.
The Healthy Lifestyles EXPO takes place today, Friday, April 20 from 9:30am-1:30pm at Montgomery County Community College, West Campus, 101 College Drive in Pottstown. The EXPO is sponsored by State Representative Quigley’s Office, Montgomery County Community College, the Mercury, & TriCounty Community Network.
Presented by the TCN CARE & Environmental Awareness Programs
10:00am – 10:30am – Saving Money with Medicare, Presenter: Virginia Cox, Boyertown Area Multi-Service
10:30am – 11:00am -Elder Law & Guardianship, Presenter: Robert Slutsky, Robert M. Slutsky Associates
11:00am – 11:30am -Senior Living Options, Presenters: Stacey Petroff, Home Instead Senior Care & Shirlee Barlow, Columbia Cottage Assisted Living
11:30am – 12:00pm-Financial Needs of the Older Adult, Presenter: Charles Delaney, Aging & Adult Services of Montgomery County
12:00pm – 12:30pm-Veteran’s Affairs Benefits, Presenter: Kathy Martin, O’Donnell, Weiss & Mattei
12:30pm – 1:00pm –How to Make a Family Emergency Preparedness Plan, Presenter: Dr. Lewis Cuthbert, Alliance for a Clean Environment