Summer Activity Guide 2009 July

JULY 2009

 

AMERICAN MUSIC THEATRE.  2425 Lincoln Highway, Lancaster.  "Route 66 Revisited."  Travel through time and explore the music of the legendary artists who defined the landscape of American culture.  Tuesday-Saturday 3 PM and 7:30 PM.  $37 adults; $35 seniors 55+; $18.50 children 3-17.  (717-397-7700; www.americanmusictheatre.com). 

 

ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILE CLUB OF AMERICA MUSEUM.  161 Museum Drive, Hershey.  "Sports Cars in America."  On beautiful summer days, you may find you're dreaming of a trip down a country road and your hair blowing in the wind.  Check out the AACA Museum's tribute to the sports cars that fulfill these dreams.  9 AM-5 PM.  $9 adults; $8 seniors; $7 children; 3 and under free.  (717-566-7100; www.aacamuseum.org). 

 

BOWMAN'S HILL WILDFLOWER WALKS.  Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve, 1635 River Rd., New Hope.  2-3 PM.  $5 adults; $3 seniors 62+; $2 4-14; under 4 free.  (215-862-2924; www.bhwp.org). 

 

BUCKINGHAM CONCERT SERIES.  Hansell Park Band Shelter, off Rt. 413 and Hansell Rd., Buckingham.  Different musical entertainment each Thursday.  7-9 PM.  Free.  (215-794-8834). 

 

BUCKS COUNTY PLAYHOUSE. 70 S. Main St., New Hope. 7/1-19:   "The Music Man;" 7/22-8/9: "A Chorus Line." Wednesday, Thursday 2 & 8 PM; Friday 8 PM; Saturday 4 & 8 PM; Sunday 2 PM. $25.  Children's Theater:  7/3-4:  "Rapunzel;" 7/10-18:  "Beauty & the Beast;" 7/24-25:  "The Wizard of Oz."  11 AM & 1 PM.  $8.  (215-862-2041; www.buckscountyplayhouse.com).

 

BUCKS FEVER BROWN-BAG IT WITH THE ARTS.  Bucks County Courthouse lawn, Doylestown.  Variety of musical entertainment.  Each Wednesday of the month.  12-1 PM.  Free.  (215-633-3536; www.centralbuckschamber.com). 

 

CHURCHVILLE NATURE CENTER. 501 Churchville Lane, Churchville.  Saturday Morning Bird Walks.  7-9 AM.  Free.  (215-357-4005; www.churchvillenaturecenter.org).

 

DUTCH COUNTRY PLAYERS.  Route 563, Green Lane.  7/25-31:  "The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940" by John Bishop.  Thursday, Friday and Saturday 8 PM; Sunday 2 PM.  $17 adults; $15 seniors 60+; $15 children 12 & under.  (215-234-0966; www.dutchcountryplayers.com).     

 

GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY. Passmore Rd., off Rt. 100, Bechtelsville. NASCAR Sportsman-Modifieds & Late Models race on a one-third mile, high-banked clay speedway each Saturday. 7:30 PM. $13 adults; $5 ages 6-11; under 6 free.  Special events: 7/4: Firecracker 40 for Late Models; 7/15:  Thunder on the Hill Triple Crown;  7/26:  NEETS Enduro at 2:30 PM.  (for Thunder on the Hill tickets, call 443-513-4456; for NEETS tickets, call 267-767-4932). (610-754-7688; www.grandviewspeedway.com).

 

KING OF PRUSSIA FOLK MUSIC SERIES. Upper Merion Twp. Building Park, 175 W. Valley Forge Rd., King of Prussia. Concerts on Sundays at 7 PM. $10 adults; age 16 & under and seniors free. (610-265-1071; www.umconcerts.org).

 

LANGHORNE PLAYERS.  Spring Garden Mill Playhouse, Tyler State Park, Langhorne.  7/10-25:  "Kimberly Akimbo" by David Lindsay-Abaire.  Comedy.  Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday 7:30 PM; Friday and Saturday 8:30 PM.  $12 Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday; $14 Friday and Saturday.  (215-860-0818; www.langhorneplayers.org). 

 

LEHIGH VALLEY IRON PIGS.  Coca Cola Stadium, Allentown.  7/2-3 vs. Syracuse Chiefs; 7/7-8 vs. Pawtucket Red Sox; 7/16-19 vs. Rochester Red Wings; 7/28-31 vs. Columbus Clippers.  Fireworks:  7/2, 7/3, 7/17, and 7/31.  Tickets:  Club level & front row $14; field level $9; field reserved $7.50; lawn $6; children 3 and under free unless they require a seat.  (610-435-3001; www.ironpigsbaseball.com). 

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY QUARTER MIDGET RACING CLUB.  920 Township Line Rd., Phoenixville.  Racing every Wednesday at 6 PM and Saturday 7/11 & 7/25 at 12 noon.  (610-960-4061; www.mcqmrc.com).  

 

MONTGOMERY THEATER PROJECT.  124 Main St., Souderton.  Through 7/11:  "Fully Committed" by Becky Mode.  Comedy.  Wednesday & Thursday 7:30 PM; Friday & Saturday 8 PM; Sunday 3 PM.  $23 Wednesday & Thursday; $29 Friday; $35 Saturday; $26 Sunday.  (215-723-9984; www.montgomerytheater.org).

 

MORRIS ARBORETUM GARDEN RAILWAY.  100 Northwestern Ave., Philadelphia.  Theme for 2009 is Great American Lighthouses featuring favorites such as Cape Hatteras, Fort Niagara, and Jeffrey's Hook.  Open weekdays 10 AM-4 PM; weekends 10 AM-5 PM.  Admission.  (215-247-5777; www.business-services.upenn.edu/arboretum). 

 

NASCAR.  Check out www.wnpv1440.com for this month's schedule of Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series races on WNPV.

 

NEW FINE ARTS FACILITY ART GALLERY.  Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell.  "Evelyn Short:  Cuba:  An Intimate Portrait of the Forbidden Island."  Photography exhibit closes August 1st, 2009.   (215-641-6300;  www.mc3.edu) 

 

OAKLANE QUARTER MIDGET RACING CLUB.  2555 Tollgate Rd. (one mile west of Rt. 309 on grounds of North Penn Gun Club), Trumbauersville.  7/4 & 11.  Closed 7/18 & 25.  Sign ins 10:30-11:30 AM; racing at 12 noon.  (610-260-3378; www.oaklaneqmrc.org).  

 

PENNSYLVANIA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL. Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, Station Avenue, Center Valley. 7/1-5:  "1776;"  7/8-31:  "A Midsummer Night's Dream;"  7/15-31:  "Antony and Cleopatra." Tickets start at $29.  Children's Theater 7/1-8/1:  "Cinderella."  $13 adults; $11 children 12 & under.  (610-282-3192; www.pashakespeare.org). 

 

PEOPLE'S LIGHT & THEATRE.  39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern.  7/8-31:  "End Days" by Deborah Zoe Laufer.  Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 7:30 PM; Friday & Saturday 8 PM; Sunday 2 PM & 7 PM.  $30.  (610-647-1900; www.peopleslight.org). 

 

PHILLIES.  Check out www.wnpv1440.com for this month's schedule of Phillies baseball games on WNPV.

 

PLAYCRAFTERS OF SKIPPACK. 2011 Store Rd., Skippack. 7/9-25: "Godspell" by John-Michael Tebelak.  Musical.  8 PM; Sunday 3 PM. $15. (610-584-4005; www.playcrafters.org). 

 

POTTSTOWN AREA ARTISTS GUILD.  Montgomery County Community College West Campus, North Hall, 16 High Street, Pottstown.  "The Historic Pottstown Area:  Remembering Our Past and Future."  (610-718-1800; www.mc3.edu). 

 

QUAKERTOWN BLAZERS.  Memorial Park, Mill Rd., Quakertown.  Local team of the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League.  7/2 vs. Lehigh Valley; 7/4 vs. Kutztown (Quakertown Community Day); 7/7 vs. Jersey; 7/19 doubleheader vs. Peekskill; 7/25 doubleheader vs. Jersey; 7/28 vs. Kutztown; 7/30 vs. Kutztown.  Single games at 7 PM except 7/4 at 6 PM; doubleheaders at 1 PM.  $4 adults; $3 seniors 60+; $2 youth 4-12; under 4 free. 

 

READING PHILLIES. Municipal Stadium, Rt. 61 S. (Centre Ave.), Reading. 7/1-3 vs. Altoona Curve; 7/4-6 vs. Connecticut Defenders; 7/16-19 vs. New Britain Rock Cats;  7/27-30 vs. Portland SeaDogs.  Monday-Friday 7:05 PM except 7/6 12:05 PM; Saturday 6:35 PM; Sunday 1:05 PM. Tickets:  $8-$11. (610-375-8469; www.readingphillies.com).

 

SOUDERTON SUNDAES IN THE PARK.  Maurice W. Foulke Bandshell, Souderton Community Park, Wile Ave. & Reliance Rd., Souderton.  Musical concerts each Sunday through early August.  7/5:  Allentown Band, patriotic marches; 7/12:  King's Brass, uplifting sacred brass; 7/19:  Klingon Klezmer, rompin' stompin' klez/funk fusion; 7/26:  Almost Fab, a Beatles experience.  7 PM.  Free.  Community groups sell ice cream. In the case of inclement weather, program moves to Indian Crest Middle School, 139 Harleysville Pike.   (www.concertsundaes.com)

 

SUMMER BREEZE CONCERT SERIES.  DeBarth Amphitheater at Parkside Place, Sumneytown Pike, Upper Gwynedd.  7/1: Montgomery County Concert Band, patriotic music & marches; 7/8:  Melissa Martin & the Mighty Rhythm Kings, jump blues & swing; 7/15:  The Highballs, music from the 60s to the 90s; 7/22:  Joe Baione Trio, jazz; 7/29:  Music & Motion Dance Company, ballet, tap, modern, jazz, & funk.  7 PM. Free. (215-699-7777; www.uppergwynedd.org).

 

WHITES ROAD TUESDAY CONCERT SERIES. Whites Road Park, Whites Road, Lansdale. 7/7:  John Clark Band; 7/14:  The Mighty Manatees; 7/21:  TBA; 7/28:  Hank's Cadilla.  7 PM.  Free. (215-368-1691; www.lansdale.org).

 

WILMINGTON BLUE ROCKS.  801 S. Madison St., Wilmington, DE.  Carolina League Baseball Class A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox.  7/2-5 vs. Kinston Indians; 7/13-16 vs. Myrtle Beach Pelicans; 7/17-19 vs. FrederickKeys; 7/27-29 vs. Lynchburg Hillcats; 7/30-31 vs. Salem Red Sox.  Fireworks 7/3, 7/15, and 7/31.  $6 general admission; $9 reserved seats; $10 box seats.  (302-888-2015; www.bluerocks.com). 

 

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July 1:  TEEN TIME.  White's Road Park, Lansdale.  Local teen bands.  7 PM.  Free.  (215-368-1691; www.lansdale.org). 

 

July 1-4:  SOUTHAMPTON DAYS.  Tamanend Park, Second Street Pike, Southampton.  "Hometown Heroes."  Community festival featuring crafts, children's games, amusements, car show, music and fireworks.  Monday-Friday 6-11 PM; Saturday 12-4 PM & 6-11 PM.  All day 7/4. (215-355-1714; www.southamptondays.com).

 

July 1-5:  KUTZTOWN FOLK FESTIVAL.  Kutztown Fairgrounds, Kutztown.  Enjoy Pennsylvania Dutch folk life and fun for all ages.  2,000 locally handmade quilts displayed for sale and an auction of prize-winning quilts are just part of the reason people come back year after year.  9 AM-6 PM daily.  $12 adults; $11 seniors; children 12 & under free.  Free parking.  (888-674-6136; www.kutztownfestival.com).  

 

July 1-5:  READING RAILROAD DAYS.  Railroad Museum of PA, Rt. 741 East, Strasburg.  Enjoy the remarkable Reading Railroad trains of eastern Pennsylvania history through tours of Reading Company equipment and a huge, operating model train layout. 

Wednesday-Saturday 9 AM-5 PM; Sunday 12 PM-5 PM.  $10 adults; $8.00 youth (3-11); children 2 & under free.  (717-687-8628; www.rrmuseumpa.org).

 

July 1-18:  WAVES, WATERFALLS AND RIPPLES:  WATER IN JAPANESE ART.  Allentown Art Museum, 31 N. Fifth St., Allentown.  Majestic waves, rushing waterfalls and rippling streams can be found in this amazing exhibition as the museum examines the Japanese culture's fascination with water.  Tuesday-Saturday 11 AM-5 PM; Sunday 12-5 PM.  Regular admission:  $6 adults; $4 seniors; $3 ages 6-12; under 6 free.  (610-432-4333; www.allentownartmuseum.org). 

 

July 3:  AN EVENING IN EMMAUS.  VFW, 316 Main St., Emmaus.  Musical salute to the VFW featuring the Macungie Band and George Boyer, organist.  7 PM.  $12.  (610-965-6279; www.emmausmainstreet.com). 

 

July 4:  EASTERN STATE PENITENTIARY.  22nd & Fairmont Ave., Philadelphia.  Tour the famous prison.  10 AM-5 PM.  $12 adults; $10 seniors; $8 students 7-12; children under 7 cannot be admitted to the site. (215-236-3300; www.easternstate.org).   

 

July 4: FOURTH OF JULY FESTIVAL. New Goshenhoppen Park, Third St., East Greenville. Old fashioned Fourth of July events sponsored by the Upper Perkiomen Jaycees. Fireworks. 10 AM -10 PM. $5 per carload.

 

July 4:  INDEPENDENCE DAY PROGRAM. Daniel Boone Homestead, 400 Daniel Boone Rd., Birdsboro.  "First Pennsylvania Regiment Flintlock Shoot."  10 AM-5 PM.  (610-582-4900; www.danielboonehomestead.org). 

 

July 4: OLD-FASHIONED FOURTH OF JULY. Fonthill Museum, E. Court St. & Rt. 313, Doylestown. Decorated bike parade, pony rides, watermelon-eating contest and old-time games. Noon-5 PM. $3 adults; $1 ages 6-17; under age 6 free. (215-348-9461; www.mercermuseum.org). 

 

July 4: QUAKERTOWN COMMUNITY DAY. Memorial Park, Mill Rd., Quakertown. Midway with games and food, antique car show, Quakertown Blazers baseball at 6 PM, the Quakertown Band 6:30-9:30 PM, followed by fireworks. 

 

July 5:  PENNRIDGE COMMUNITY DAY.  Lake Lenape Park, Perkasie.  Sporting events, games for all ages, free entertainment, hot air balloon rides and expanded fireworks display at dusk.  Raindate:  July 12.

 

July 5: HISTORIC TRADES.  Pennsbury Manor, 400 Pennsbury Memorial Rd., Morrisville.  Demonstrations by colonial era tradesmen.  1-4 PM.  $7 adults; $6 seniors; $4 youth (3-11); grounds pass $3.  (215-946-0400, www.pennsburymanor.org). 

 

July 9:  SUMMER SPECTACULAR TICKET GIVEAWAY.  Sponsored by Partnership Transportation Management Association.  Location to be announced.  WNPV will be giving away tickets to a wide variety of summer entertainment venues in recognition of the "Coaster's" anniversary.  Noon.  Free.  (215-855-8211; www.wnpv1440.com). 

 

July 10:  BAT BONANZA.  Peace Valley Nature Center, 170 Chapman Rd., Doylestown.  Test your "echolocation" skills.  Experience hunting like a bat.  8:30-9:30 PM.  Free.  Registration required.  (215-345-7860; www.peacevalleynaturecenter.org). 

 

July 10:  SECOND FRIDAY PROGRAM.  Indian Valley Public Library, 100 East Church Ave., Telford.  Check with the Library staff on this month's special event.  6-10 PM.  (215-723-9109; www.ivpl.org). 

 

July 10-12:  ARTS FESTIVAL.  "Savor New Hope:  Celebrate the Arts."  Weekend of art, food, music and fun sponsored by New Hope Arts, Inc.  (215-862-9606; www.newhopeartsinc.org). 

 

July 10-26:  ACTORSNET OF BUCKS COUNTY.  The Heritage Center, 635 N. Delmorr Ave., Morrisville.  "Finian's Rainbow."  Musical Comedy.  6 PM.  $20 adults; $17 seniors; $10 children under 13.  (215-295-3694; www.actorsnetbucks.org). 

 

July 11:  BASTILLE DAY.  Eastern State Penitentiary, 22nd St. & Fairmount Ave., Philadelphia.  French revolutionaries storm the walls and capture Marie Antoinette followed by a French-themed street party.  Free.  5:30 PM.  Tour Eastern State for standard admission of $12 adults; $10 seniors; $8 students 7-12; children under 7 cannot be admitted to the site.  (215-236-3300; www.easternstate.org).

 

July 11:  KNOWING NATIVE PLANTS.  Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve,  1635 River Rd., New Hope.  "Meander Through Our Meadow."  10 AM-1 PM.  (215-862-2924; www.bhwp.org).   

 

July 11:  NABA BUTTERFLY COUNT.  Churchville Nature Center, 501 Churchville Lane, Churchville.  Annual butterfly census.  9 AM.  (215-357-4005, ext. 11; www.churchvillenaturecenter.org). 

 

July 11:  NEW HOPE SECOND SATURDAY.  More than 25 craft and fine art galleries stay open late with some providing refreshments and entertainment including artist demonstrations.  5-9 PM.  (215-862-8030; www.bcbaevents.com).

 

July 11-12:  60TH ANNUAL TINICUM ARTS FESTIVAL.  Tinicum County Park, 961 River Rd., Erwinna.  Best of the arts, crafts, authors, live entertainment, children's activities, and food.  Saturday 10 AM-7 PM; Sunday 11 AM-5 PM.  $6 adults; $1 6-12; under 6 free.  (610-847-8304; www.tinicumbucks.org). 

 

July 12:  LIVING HISTORY THEATER.  Pennsbury Manor, 400 Pennsbury Memorial Rd., Morrisville.  "Keep All Business from Coming Hither."  William Penn retreated here for the summer of 1700 to escape the many problems he faced in Philadelphia.  1-4 PM.  $7 adults; $6 seniors; $4 youth (3-11); $3 grounds pass.  (215-946-0400, www.pennsburymanor.org).

 

July 12:  MUSTANG MUSCLE.  Montana West, 1030 N. West End Blvd., Quakertown.  Show will include Mustangs and Lightnings.  Also live DJ, food, ice cream and beverages.  11 AM-4 PM.  (www.pennmustangs.com). 

 

July 13:  CHILDREN'S NIGHT OUT.  White's Road Park, Lansdale.  Theatre & Kids.  7 PM.  Free.  (215-368-1691; www.lansdale.org). 

 

July 13:  GENEALOGY WORKSHOP.  Indian Valley Public Library, 100 E. Church Ave., Telford.  "Genealogy Basics and Online Genealogy."  Reservations required.  6:30 PM.  Free.  (215-723-9109, ext. 1; www.ivpl.org).   

 

July 16:  CONCERTS IN THE PARK.  Bucks County Courthouse lawn, Doylestown.  Doylestown Community Orchestra.  7:15 PM.  Free.  (267-382-0602)

July 16-19:  ALLENTOWN SPORTSFEST.  Locations throughout Allentown.  12th annual competition where amateur athletes in dozens of sports ... archery to yoga and lots in between! ... vie for Allentown City Cup.  Spectator and participant opportunities.  Sponsored by Allentown Parks.  Free admission.  (610-439-8978; www.sportsfest.org).    

 

July 17:  SUMMER SPECTACULAR TICKET GIVEAWAY.  Sponsored by Partnership Transportation Management Association.  Location to be announced.  WNPV will be giving away tickets to a wide variety of summer entertainment venues in celebration of a new route.  Noon.  Free.  (215-855-8211; www.wnpv1440.com). 

 

July 17-31:  TOWN AND COUNTRY PLAYHOUSE.  Rt. 263, Buckingham.

"All My Sons" by Arthur Miller.  Drama.  Friday and Saturday 8 PM; Sunday 3 PM.  $15.  ( 215-348-7566; www.townandcountryplayers.org). 

 

July 18:  TO ENGAGE THEM IN STUDIES.  Pottsgrove Manor, 100 W. King St., Pottstown.  What was expected of colonial children?  When did they begin to prepare for their roles as adults?  And how did they persevere in a world without video games?  10 AM-3 PM.  Free.  (610-326-4014; www.historicsitesmontcopa.org). 

 

July 18:  CELTIC HERITAGE FESTIVAL.  Graeme Park, 859 County Line Rd., Horsham. Celebrate the Scottish heritage of the Keith, Graeme, and Fergusson families in this fun-filled day of music, crafts, dance, food and even a dog show.  Admission.   (215-343-0965; www.ushistory.org/graeme). 

 

July 19:  BRANDYWINE BATTLEFIELD PARK.  Chadds Ford.  "Invasion and Insurrection:  Security, Defense, and War in the Delaware Valley."  2 PM.  Free.  (610-459-3342; www.ushistory.org/brandywine).

 

July 19:  OPEN HEARTH COOKING.  Pennsbury Manor, 400 Pennsbury Memorial Road, Morrisville.  "Preservation in the 17th Century." The cooks will be processing the bountiful harvest of the late summer garden to prepare the Manor for a long winter.  1-4 PM.  $7 adults; $6 seniors; $4 youth (3-11); grounds pass $3.  (215-946-0400; www.pennsburymanor.org).

 

July 22:  PLAY IN THE PARK.  White's Road Park, Lansdale.  "A Midsummer's Night Dream" performed by Commonwealth Classic Theatre Company.  7:30 PM.  Free.  (215-368-1691; www.lansdale.org). 

 

July 22:  SUMMER SPECTACULAR TICKET GIVEAWAY.  Portable Communications, 309 Plaza Shopping Center, Hilltown.  WNPV will be giving away tickets to a wide variety of summer entertainment venues.  Noon.  Free.  (215-855-8211; www.wnpv1440.com). 

 

July 25:  LENAPE VALLEY POW-WOW.  Core Creek Park, 901 E. Bridgetown Pike, Langhorne.  Come out and join the Native Americans for a day of fun. There will be Native American crafters, food and dancing. Also included in the event will be a 1500's era Lenape Village, storytelling, face painting and Lenape games.  10 AM-10 PM.  $6 adults; $4 students & seniors; $3 children 4-12; under 4 free.  (215-357-4005; www.churchvillenaturecenter.org). 

 

July 25:  RIVER-TO-RIVER HERITAGE BICYCLE TOUR.  Penn Valley Church, 320 N. Broad St., Telford.  A great day of cycling for the seasoned cylist or weekend warrior that follows lightly traveled roads from the Delaware River to the Schuylkill River.  Includes cue sheets, maps, support, refreshments at rest stops and lunch at the Church at the finish.  Starts at 8 AM.  $35.00.  (www.rivertoriverride.org). 

 

July 26:  GARDEN HIGHLIGHTS PROGRAM.  Pennsbury Manor, 400 Pennsbury Memorial Road, Morrisville. Explore the seasonal highlights of Pennsbury's historic gardens. 1-4 PM.  $7 adults; $6 seniors; $4 youth (3-11); grounds pass $3.  (215-946-0400; www.pennsburymanor.org). 

 

July 26:  LENAPE VILLAGE POW-WOW.  Core Creek Park, 901 E. Bridgetown Pike, Langhorne.  Native American crafters, food and dancing, tours of Lenape Village, storytelling and face-painting.  10 AM-6 PM.  $6 adults; $4 seniors & students; $3 children 4-12; free under age 4.  (215-357-4005;  www.churchvillenaturecenter.org).

 

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