News & Events Roundup, August 15, 2019

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Our Final 2019 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.

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

Borough Business Spotlight: Pivot Physical Therapy

Pivot Physical Therapy, Collegeville Pa

  • Collegeville Shopping Center
  • 222 East Main Street Map it

Experiencing pain, joint or aging problems? Pivot Physical Therapy treats physical problems in people of all ages: Providing a thorough evaluation and a plan to help you get back to good health.

See the Pivot Physical Therapy Business Spotlight on this website.

Car & Truck Show Benefit at Trappe VFW

Trappe VFW 2019 Car Show

12th Annual Frank H. Martin III Memorial Car & Truck Show

  • 201 W. 3rd Ave., Trappe Map it.
  • Friday night, August 16 (Rain date Aug. 23)
  • 5 to 8 pm

Vintage and classic cars and trucks “under the lights”. Proceeds benefit the family of Benjamin, a local boy with a rare genetic disorder.

Food, live entertainment and a 50/50 raffle.

August Orientation and Move-In at Ursinus

Ursinus College and Collegeville welcome new students.Ursinus Campus and Collegeville Main Street

  • August 22 and 25
  • All day

Ursinus’ August Orientation begins on Thursday, August 22 and runs until the beginning of fall classes on Monday, August 26. Expect parent cars and dorm furniture drop offs Thursday and Sunday. Collegeville welcomes all new and returning students.

Sure, you knew there was a college in Collegeville, but do you know the history of Ursinus College?

A Discussion with U.S. Representative Madeleine Dean

US Representative Madeleine Dean, Ursinus College Speaker SeriesUrsinus Speaker Series

  • Ursinus College Campus
  • Musser Auditorium, Pfahler Hall Map it
  • August 29
  • 4:30 pm

U.S. Representative Madeleine Dean was elected to the U.S. Congress in 2018 in Pennsylvania’s 4th District, which includes Ursinus, Collegeville and most of Montgomery County. Join Rep. Dean for a discussion of her legislative and policy initiatives concerning the environment.

See more on the Ursinus College website.

Kimberton Collegeville Story Time

Storytime at Kimberton Whole Foods

Kimberton Whole Foods

  • Collegeville Shopping Center Map it.
  • Every Tuesday through December 17th
  • 9:30 am to 10:00 am

Shopping at KWF? Have your children join us for storytime. Children will enjoy a selection of stories, a craft and a free snack from our sunny staff!

Usinus 150th Fest

Our 150th anniversary year!

Ursinus College welcomes our neighbors, community members, families, alumni, students and staff for an exciting kick-off to our 150th anniversary year! Join this free community-wide event featuring live music, food trucks, games, craft vendors, a wine and beer garden, moon bounces, face painting and much more!

For more information see the 150 Fest page on the Ursinus College website.

Phoenixville VegFest 2019

Phoenixville VegFest 2019 logoReeves Park

  • 2nd Avenue and Main Street
  • Phoenixville Map it.
  • August 24 (rain date 8/25)
  • 12 noon to 5 pm

Phoenixville’s VegFest is a free vegan food festival with vegan food vendors, live music and vegan friendly vendors promoting healthy, sustainable, and compassionate living.

Phoenixville is a vegan friendly town with many local restaurants offering vegan options. Participating local restaurants and businesses will have vegan menus/vegan items the day of the festival.

See the VegFest website.

Butterfly Celebration

Butterfly CelebrationUpper Schuylkill Valley Park

  • 1615 Black Rock Road Royersford. Map it
  • August 24
  • 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • 610-948-5170

This annual program will include information on tagging, feeding, and raising butterflies. Hosted by Sandra Sweeney, Master Gardener, from the Montgomery County Penn State Extension.

Sandra will be sharing her knowledge about planting your butterfly garden with native plants and common cooking herbs. There will be hands-on activities for the kids and much more. If the weather allows, we will be releasing the tagged monarchs at the end of the program so they can begin their migration south. In the event of inclement weather, activities will be reduced.

Suggested donation $4 per person.

See the Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on the Montgomery County website.

Free MusikGarten Demos

Community Music School MusikGartenCommunity Music School

  • 775 W Main Street, Trappe Map it
  • Beginning September 3

Free demos of Community Music School’s Musikgarten: Music classes for young children. Age-specific curricula for an easy way to introduce your child to music.

Call (610) 489-3676 or e-mail for pre-registration.

Find out more on the Community Music School website.

Lidl to Open in the Region


  • 1831 E. Ridge Pike in Royersford Map it.
  • September 4
  • 8 am

Whole foods, organic foods, groceries in department stores and pharmacies, rent-a-grocery cart! What’s next: A German grocery chain? Yup.

Lidl’s is offering the first 100 customers a gift card ranging from $5 to $100.

I’ll let the Patch explain it to you.

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.

In the August 1 post on the Nicky’s Heart of Gold fundraiser we stated that Nicky was the son of Collegeville Police Officer John Barnshaw and his wife Cathy. John is actually Cathy’s brother and Nicky’s uncle. We apologize for the error.