Sunday, April 22, 2012
Twenty-one years of culture. Twenty-one years of celebration
The scents! The sounds! The sights! Savory! All senses were satisifed Saturday at the 21st International Spring Fest, a collaboration by Lansdale Library and North Penn High School. Name a country - chances are it was there. And each one had on display what makes it the best - everything from textiles and Russian nesting dolls to Gabon snakeskins and Egyptian statues. There were Chinese folk dancers, Bangladeshi dancers and Elite Strings youth orchestra in the audion. Throughout the day in the main gym was a martial arts and sword fighting demo, a Chinese fan dance, an umbrella-ella-ella dance, and Ballet Folklorico de Acapulco. The Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble performed at around 12:45 p.m. They were followed by Korean …
Saturday, January 28, 2012
WinterBlast brings lots of activities to the Montgomery Mall today
1. The Winterblast Celebration comes to Montgomery Mall from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be ongoing activities for all ages throughout the day: stage performances in two different courts, clowns, science explorers, magic by Chucky Walker, art and music by David Perry, musical puppetry by Gene Galligan, face painting, balloon animals, martial arts demos and a fashion show by Macy’s. 2. There is an artist reception today for “I’m Still Here,” a glass sculpture show by artist Josh Cole at Water Gallery, 319 W. Main St., Lansdale, from noon to 7 p.m. Cole preserves objects in their last stages of life and embellishes them with blown Venetian adornments. 3. It’s a bit of “Romeo’s Tune” at Sellersville Theater with Steve Forbert, with special …
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Here's your five best bets for the weekend.
What’s on tap for this weekend? If you haven’t had a chance to check out the Patch calendar, you’re in luck! Get Out is a culmination of the best of our calendar, all organized and tied up in a pretty little bow for you. If you can’t find something to do here, check out our full calendar! 1. Raw Food Pot Luck Where/When: Arnold’s Way Café, 319 W. Main St., Lansdale; May 19, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Why go: The Raw Food pot luck dinner will feature a guest speaker who will discuss experiences with raw food lifestyle changes and benefits. Pricing: $12, call 215-351-0116 to R.S.V.P. and arrange pre-payment 2. 50th Annual Country Fair and Auction Where/When: Penn View Christian School, 420 Godshall Road, Souderton; May 20 to 21, 4 to 9 p.m. Why …
Friday, May 13, 2011
Montgomery Township's largest park, named in honor of late resident Bill Maule, has three sections offering something for everyone.
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Friday, May 13, 2011
Bluebird skies, brilliant sunshine, cool breezes and mild temperatures ruled this past week. We hope that you have been able to get out there and visit some of the parks and open space that Patch has been highlighting every Friday, and that you have been able to take advantage of all their facilities and options for outdoor fun and exercise. Montgomery Township certainly has its share of stellar parks, and going to the top of the class is the William F. Maule Park at Windlestrae. This park, which consists of three sections, was recently renamed to honor Bill Maule and all of his achievements within the township. Maule passed away in 2010 and was a longtime township resident. He was instrumental in starting many of the parks within the …
Friday, April 22, 2011
What can you do with your kids to recognize Earth Day?
Happy Earth Day! Those of us who try to be environmentally-cautious parents like to think that everyone out there is as worried about the future of our planet as we are. We would like to see our children and their children and their children and their children and their children (you get the point) have the privilege of living on a healthy green Earth long into the future. The amount of waste a family of 5 can make in a week is astonishing! Try to imagine what your family takes out to the trash per week times 52 weeks times the number of families in Lansdale; in Pennsylvania; in the United States; in the world! All good habits start somewhere and usually take some getting used to, but the sooner you start your family with the basic rules…
Friday, March 25, 2011
How much is too much when it comes to kids' sports?
This week, Patch takes a look at sports. Moms and dads across the county are starting up spring sports with their children. And, one reader asked how much is too much when it comes to sports. “Hi, Melissa. I love your Mom Talk column each week, and I have a battle of my own at our house. I was wondering what you might think. My son wants to play two sports this season. He is really into baseball, but some of his friends from school are also playing soccer. I asked him to pick just one, but his dad thinks it is OK to play two different sports at one time. My son is only 8, so I feel like sports nearly every night of the week, on top of going to school, is going to be overwhelming for him. How much do you think is too much?” Lynn M., of …
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Pick five! With Friday night movies, a health fair, backyard games, family nights at the flower show and bouncing off the walls, we’ve got your cabin-fever fix right here!
Come back every Wednesday for new picks, and help us build the kids planner with your own suggestions and tips—just add them to the comment box. We love hearing from you! Family Best Bets of the Week • Philadelphia Flower Show Where/When: Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St., Philadelphia; Daily through March 13 Why go: “Springtime in Paris” offers fun and beauty for all ages at the annual Philadelphia International Flower Show. Family nights are March 11 and 12, with entertainment, crafts, children's activities and face painting. Pricing: $15 for kids, $26-$28 for adults • Friday Evening Movies Where/When: Lansdale Library, 301 Vine St., Lansdale; March 11, 6:30 p.m. Why go: Enjoy Friday Evening Movies at Lansdale Library. …
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
A fashion show, teen book club, night at the museum and Lansdale First Friday Winter celebration at the Y – we’ve got something for all ages this week!
Thanks for checking back with the Grab & Go Kids Planner—a weekly calendar of child-friendly activities and new places to try out with children. Each week, we'll give you the info on the five best family activities or events for the week. Look for the kids’ planner each Wednesday, and help us build the planner with your own suggestions and tips—just add them to the comment box. We want to hear from you! Family Best Bets of the Week • Spring Fashion Show Where/When: North Penn High School, 1340 S. Valley Forge Road, Lansdale; March 3, from 9:24 to 11 a.m. Why go: NPHS Family and Consumer Science Department will host its annual student fashion show during third period. The theme, “Fashion Wonderland,” is inspired by the movie Alice in …
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Here are four ways to celebrate Dr. King's life with your child
If you're looking for a way to enrich your child's knowledge about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life or the civil rights movement, here are a few suggestions. First, read a book about Dr. King's life with your child. I would suggest "Who Was Martin Luther King Jr.?" by Bonnie Bader for children ages 7 to 11. I also recommend "Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr" by Doreen Rappaport for children ages 6 to 10. This book tells the life story of Dr. King from childhood through adulthood in a manner that even young children can understand. The focus of this book is Dr. King's teachings on nonviolence. Both books are available through Barnes and Noble. There are many other quality children's books about Dr. King, so take …