News & Events Roundup, August 1, 2019

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Collegeville Revitalization Notebook, August 2019

Collegeville Revitalization NotebookWe keep a notebook so you don’t have to. Keep up with the revitalization related activities of the borough’s business consultant, the Business Development Committee and Ursinus College.

Read all about it.

Collegeville Car Show

Collegeville Car Show, Main Street, Borough of Collegeville

  • Main Street (Ridge Pike) 3rd to 9th Aves. in the Borough of Collegeville Map it.
  • August 11 (Rain or shine)
  • 9 am to 3 pm
  • Awards at 2 pm

The Borough of Collegeville closes Main Street for several blocks for this well known Collegeville Fire Company fundraiser. Hundreds of cars, music and bands, and food and wares vendors.

See the Collegeville Fire Company website for vehicle registration and vendor applications.

Nicky’s Heart of Gold

Nicky's Heart of GoldPediatric Cancer Fundraiser

  • Stable 12 Brewery
  • 368 Bridge Street
  • Phoenixville, Pa Map it
  • August 12, 2019 6pm. Till 9 pm.

After Cathy Barnshaw lost her son Nicky to glioblastoma last year, she and her brother, Collegeville Police Officer John Barnshaw, formed Nicky’s Heart of Gold: a non profit foundation that helps support patient’s families financially and emotionally.

Please come out to Stable 12 to support them! The brewpub will donate a portion of their sales, and NHOG will have gift and 50/50 raffle baskets. Unable to attend? You can donate on their website.

Learn more about Nicky’s Heart of Gold.

Kimberton Whole Foods Summer Recipes

Kimberton Whole Foods logoCollegeville Borough’s own Kimberton Whole Foods provides recipes all year long on its website. You can get them in your mailbox along with weekly specials by signing up for their newsletter.

This summer’s recipes include:

  • Chicken and broccoli stir fry
  • Peach salsa burgers (this editor’s favorite), and a
  • Summer rice salad with blueberries and basil

See these and other recipes, and subscribe to their newsletter using the Subscribe form at top.

Ridge Pike Regional Cooperation Hearing

Revitalizing Main Street, Montgomery County Pa regional transportation hearing regarding the Ridge PikeTransportation Public Hearing

A report on the July 24 House Democratic Policy Committee Hearing in Lower Providence Township. The topic was regional cooperation of state, county and local governments and planning organizations to improve the Ridge Pike corridor.

Read Gary Puleo’s article in the Phoenixville News.

Invasive Plant Program

Invasive Plant ProgramLower Perkiomen Valley Park

  • 101 New Mill Rd, Oaks Map it.
  • Saturday, August 10
  • 8:00 am

Come learn how to identify the invasive plants that harm our ecosystem, what the most effective removal methods are, and how to properly dispose of them. This event is suitable for ages 10 and older.

See the article on Mainline Media News.

Ladybugs and Lots More Children’s Event

Lady Bug CampNorristown Farm Park

  • Barley Sheaf Dr. & Germantown Pike
  • E. Norriton, PA Map it
  • Saturday, August 5
  • 10 am to 11 am

Take a closer look at ladybug beetles. There are quite a variety of ladybugs and they differ in both color and the number of spots. Learn about their life cycle and habitat. Search for ladybugs in the meadow. Make an insect craft after the field activity. Meet at the pavilions.

Details on the MetroKids website.

Skippack First Friday Features Bluegrass Fest

Skippack VillageSkippack Village Main Street

  • Map it.
  • Friday, August 2
  • 6 to 9 pm

Skippack will be alive with folk, bluegrass, blues and other bands scattered through the village. Stroll the village to shop, dine, and enjoy the evening.

Read about First Friday Bluegrass Fest on the Skippack website.

Philadelphia Folk Festival

David Crosby and friends headline the Philadelphia Folk Festival Old Pool Farm

  • Schwenksville Map it
  • August 15 – 18

The annual Philadelphia Folk Festival is the longest continuously running outdoor musical festival of its kind in North America and celebrates its 58th Anniversary this year.

Find out all about this years event on the Philadelphia Folksong Society website.

Our Final Movie on the Lawn at Ursinus

Collegeville Borough Movies on the Lawn at Ursinus CollegeHow to Train your Dragon 3: The Hidden World

  • Friday, August 16
  • Arrive 7 pm movies begin at dusk, from 8 – 8:30 pm
  • Ursinus College in front of the Berman Museum of Art

Great fun for all ages. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. A movie, food trucks, popcorn, music and entertainment. Now available: beer and wine.

See the details—vendors, food and parking—on the Movies on the Lawn webpage.

Events at the PV Library

Perkiomen Valley Library290 Second Street Map it.
Schwenksville, PA 19473

  • Stories in the Park, Trappe – August 8, Rambo Park
  • Stories in the Park, Schwenksville- Aug 15, Meadow Park
  • Monday Movies through August 12

… and more. See the PV Library calendar for lots of summer activities for kids and adults.

Reserve Your Space at the Collegeville Colossal Yard Sale

Collegeville Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) Colossal Yard SaleBe a part of the CEDC’s annual fundraiser and community day.

Reserve a table at the Collegeville Colossal Yard Sale and turn your clutter into cash. Hurry; tables are going fast.

More Information and Register Here.