LIMERICK PA – Weekend activities for Limerick residents (and anyone else!), July 31-Aug. 2:

Friday, July 31

Enjoying the memories.

Enjoying the memories.

The CK Scrapbook Convention, an exposition of scrapbooking materials and make-and-take activities, will be held July 31 (2009; Friday) beginning at 10 a.m., and Aug. 1 (2009; Saturday) in the Valley Forge Convention Center, 1160 First Ave., King of Prussia PA. Tickets cost $7 in advance and $10 at the door; admission is free for children age 9 and younger. Enrollment in a variety of scrapbooking workshops is at additional cost. For more information, call 610-337-4000. (This event from CultureMob)

Saturday, Aug. 1

It’s the first Saturday of August, and that means the monthly First Saturday Celebraton in downtown Pottstown PA, sponsored by the Pottstown Downtown Improvement District Authority (PDIDA) and The Gallery on High, will be in full swing from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Throughout the day, visitors can treat themselves to a self-guided ArtWalk, play Hop Scotch at Smith Family Plaza at High and Hanover Streets, and have their faces painted by members of the Gallery Art Club. There’s also a full day’s agenda of scheduled activities:

  • 10 a.m., Power Walk, led by Jeff Harrison of Pottstown Health Club
  • 11:15 a.m., Yoga with Barbara Kosciewcz, sponsored by the Academy of Massage
  • 11 a.m., Pottstown Library story hour and used book sale
  • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Free mini-massage special at Smith Family Plaza
  • Noon, Music by John Hain, “Those songs you know by Heart”
  • Noon to 4 p.m., Help The Gallery School of Pottstown, at its activity tent, create a collection of handmade butterflies for the Holocaust Museum of Houston TX. The museum’s goal is to collect 1.5 million hand-made butterflies. The Gallery School also hopes to display butterflies during the third annual Schuylkill River Festival in Pottstown this fall.
  • 1 p.m., Music by singer and songwriter Tim Harakal
  • 2 p.m., A High Street music showcase for jazz featuring Lois Reiger, Dan Townsend and Zach Holliday
  • 3 p.m. Music by singer and songwriter Mike Holliday
  • 4-9 p.m., Classic Car Show on High Street

The long-awaited return of the Glenn Miller Orchestra to the world-famous Sunnybrook Ballroom is scheduled for 8 p.m. in the ballroom’s main facility, 50 Sunnybrook Rd., Sanatoga PA. A limited number of tickets may be available at the door. The orchestra is coming back to Sunnybrook for the first time since the 1970s. For more information, call 484-624-5186.

Did you ever wonder what nature’s like at night; what creatures and critters are out and about? An adventurous but family-friendly guided walk to experience the dark side of Warwick County Park is scheduled from 8-9:30 p.m. in the park, 191 County Park Rd., Knauertown PA. Flashlights are permitted on this trek, according to park ranger and guide Jay Erb. Advanced registration is required. For more information or to register, call the park at 610-469-1916.

Sunday, Aug. 2

The open-air producers’ market sponsored by the Pottstown Downtown Foundation runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the parking lot located at the corner of Charlotte and High Streets, Pottstown PA. Vendors of home-grown fruits and vegetables, as well as crafters and artisans, are expected to be on hand to sell their wares to the public. Free live entertainment will feature local talent. For more information on the weekly event, call the office of Pottstown Main Street Manager Bill Haley at 610-323-5400.

The Red Hill Jazz Band, sponsored by Phoenixville Federal Bank and Trust, will perform Sunday at 6 p.m. in Limerick Community Park, Swamp Pike and Ziegler Road, Limerick PA, as the second of three free musical concerts scheduled by the Limerick (PA) Township Parks and Recreation Department. For more information, call the department at 610-495-6432, Ext. 150.

The Left Edge, classic rock band, are the featured performers during this week’s edition of the free Summer Concert Series of the Lower Pottsgrove (PA) Township Parks and Recreation Board. It launches at 6 p.m. from the band shell at Sanatoga Park, 200 S. Sanatoga Rd., Sanatoga PA. Township residents and their guests are invited to bring a beach blanket or chair and enjoy a night of family-friendly entertainment. No reservations required. In case of rain, concerts will be re-scheduled for the following Monday at 7 p.m.