By BRIAN BINGAMAN
Happy Fathers Day
*Show your appreciation for the father figure in your life with the Fathers Day Celebration at 1 p.m. June 14 The Holiday Inn, 432 Pennsylvania Ave., Fort Washington. There will be a free formal lunch and special gift for each father. Get more information at (877) 865-6578.
*Elmwood Park Zoo holds a Zoo Snooze Overnight Fathers Day Campout June 13-14. Reservations are $50 per person ($30 for members), free to children under 3. Price includes dinner, activities, a movie under the stars, s’mores by the campfire, and breakfast in the morning. Call (610) 277-3825, ext. 222 or go to the events page at www.elmwoodparkzoo.org. The zoo is at 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown.
Out and about
*Hatfield Borough Founders Day is held 5 to 8 p.m. June 16 in Centennial Park on Cherry Street, Hatfield.
*The Ambler Arts & Music Festival returns to South Main Street in Ambler 6 to 11 p.m. June 13 and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. June 14. Besides live music, there will be beer gardens, food vendors, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and works by more than 60 area artists. Acts include Tommy Conwell & The Young Rumblers, Secret Service, The Blue Notes, The Vincent James Band, Rick Denzien and more. Check out www.facebook.com/AmblerFest.
*In honor of National Get Outdoors Day June 14, a Kids Fishing Tournament for ages 5-14 will be held at 9 a.m. at Nockamixon State Park, 1542 Mountain View Drive, Haycock Township to learn how to fish. All participants will receive fishing items and bait and poles are available for loan. Trophies and prizes will be awarded. To register, contact Helen at email@example.com or call (215) 529-7300.
The New Hope Beer Festival is held 1 to 5 p.m. June 14 at the New Hope Eagle Firehall, 46 N. Sugan Road, New Hope. Tickets are $45, $65 for VIP tickets, $20 for music entertainment admission/designated drivers. See www.facebook.com/newhopebeerfest.
Gates open at 5 p.m. June 13 and 11 a.m. June 14 for the Xtreme Folk Scene’s XFest at the Country Creek Winery, 133 Cressman Road, Salford Township. The lineup includes Dom Flemons of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Hogmaw, Whiskeyhickon Boys, Rollin’ and Tumblin’, Slo-Mo and Hoagy, April Mae & the June Bugs, Jersey Corn Pickers, Justin Leigh Walters, Blackrue and the Miles Thompson Band. All-festival tickets are $55 in advance, $60 at the gate. Children’s all-festival tickets are $25. Day tickets for Friday or Saturday are $30 in advance, $35 at the gate, $15 for children, free to children under 11. Call (215) 723-6516 or go to www.xfsmusic.org.
Visit the fair
Community Fair 2014 to support the Keystone Opportunity Center, Telford Fire Company and the Indian Valley Public Library continues 6 to 9 p.m. June 13 and 2 to 10 p.m. June 14 on the grounds of Penn Valley Church, 320 N. Third St., Telford. Highlights include rides, music, food, contests, children’s activities and a fireworks display Saturday. Get more at www.pennvalleychurch.org.
◆ Pypes Performance Exhaust, 2705 Clemens Road, Hatfield, holds an open house and car show June 13-14, which combines a muscle car/muscle truck show, an all-Pontiac show and a Mustang show. Proceeds benefit ALS of Philadelphia. The event draws 600 cars and more than 3,000 spectators. Call (267) 638-3500 or see www.pypesexhaust.com.
◆ Fairmount Fire Company presents the Under the Lights Car Show, starting at 7 p.m. June 21 on Main Street, Lansdale.
◆ Join people who love cool cars 3 to 7 p.m. June 22 at Skippack Village’s Parc Bistro for Cars & Cigars (cigars are optional). Serving is à la carte. Cigars are optional. This is an open, social event. If you have a classic or sports car, bring it and show it off.
A lot of art
◆ In June the Morgan Log House, 850 Weikel Road, Towamencin, presents “Down on the Farm” by Carol Schoeniger, a series of paintings done while the artist lived on a farm in Bucks County. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. Call (215) 368-2480 or the North Penn Arts Alliance at (215) 393-9110.
◆ Woodmere Art Museum, 9201 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, presents its 73rd Juried Exhibition June 14 to Sept. 1. An open house is set for noon to 4 p.m. June 28. The exhibit includes the work of 50 artists who live within a 50-mile radius of Philadelphia. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, visit www.woodmereartmuseum.org or call (215) 247-0476.
◆ The Centre Theater, 208 Dekalb St., Norristown, presents the musical “The Fantasticks” June 13-29. Tickets are $22, $20 for seniors, $15 for students. Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Call (610) 279-1013.
◆ In “Don Juan in Chicago,” Don Juan and his true love, Donna Elvira, both end up making deals with the devil that land the 16th century Spanish nobles in present day Chicago. It’s at the Village Players of Hatboro, 401 Jefferson Ave., Hatboro, June 13-28. Tickets are $15. For show times, call (215) 675-6774.
◆ The Bucks County Gilbert and Sullivan Society presents the war-of-the-sexes comic operetta “Princess Ida” at 8 p.m. June 13 and 2 and 8 p.m. June 14 in Delaware Valley College’s Life Sciences Building Theater, 700 E. Butler Ave., Doylestown. Tickets are $20, $15 for seniors, $10 for students. Call (215) 534-1932.
◆ Town And Country Players, 4158 York Road, Buckingham, presents the comedy “The Girls of the Garden Club June 13-28. Call (215) 348-7566 for tickets and show times.
◆ The Pennsylvania Ballet presents “A 50th Finale: The Ultimate Celebration,” a mixed bill closing the company’s 50th anniversary Season, at the Merriam Theater. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. June 13, 2 and 8 p.m. June 14 and 2 p.m. June 15. Get more information on the program at www.paballet.org. Tickets range from $30-$125. Call (215) 893-1999.
A free Pre-Show Talk for ticketholders will be held June 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at Broad and Locust streets.
◆ The Indian Valley Farmers Market opens for the season 8:30 a.m .to 12:30 p.m. June 21, and every Saturday through Oct. 18, at the Marketplace at Telford Station, Main Street and Penn Avenue, Telford. See www.facebook.com/ivfarm.
◆ The Skippack Farmer’s Market will be held on Fridays 4 p.m. to dusk through mid-November at 4112 Skippack Pike, across from the Wawa, in the market lot next to Chiaro’s Pizzeria, near the intersection of Route 113, Skippack. Get a clue of what’s new at www.iloveskippack.com.
◆ The Lansdale Farmers Market is in the Century Plaza parking lot at Main Street and Railroad Avenue, Lansdale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 1. Check out www.lansdalefarmersmarket.org.
◆The Collegeville Farmers Market is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 22 in the DaVinci’s Pub and the Power House parking lots, 217 E. Main St., Collegeville. To receive the market’s newsletter, with weekly information on vendors and all the market’s upcoming offerings and events, sign up at www.collegevillefarmersmarket.org.
◆The Ambler Farmers Market is held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at the corner of Butler and Maple avenues in Ambler. See www.amblerfarmersmarket.com.
Celebrate the birthdays of tthe American flag and the U.S. Army during Philadelphia’s Stripes and Stars Festival June 14 at locations throughout Independence National Historical Park and Historic Philadelphia. Events include flag raising ceremonies; giant flag folding demonstrations; a special exhibition on the history of the flag; a naturalization ceremony; the Army’s elite ceremonial units, including the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” the U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, the U.S. Army Drill Team, the Commander-in-Chief’s Guard, the Continental Color Guard, the U.S. Army Brass Quintet, and U.S. Army Voices. Most programs are free and The National Constitution Center is offering discounted $5 admission on June 14. Admission to Betsy Ross House also is $5. For a full schedule, visit www.constitutioncenter.org/stripesandstars. Follow alonf on Twitter @StripesStarsPHL, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/StripesStarsPHL and on Instagram @StripesStarsPHL
World is watching
Get in on the excitement of the World Cup with a free FIFA World Cup SoccerFest and Viewing Party through June 16 and June 19-22 at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way in Bethlehem. Highlights include a youth soccer clinic by the Philadelphia Union on June 14; an interactive Kids’ Fun Zone with soccer skills activities; and two youth soccer clinics for children with disabilities on June 20, among others. ESPN will include the June 16 USA vs. Ghana Viewing Party as part of its coverage of World Cup Brazil. For detailed information, full schedules and directions check lvsoccerfest.com or call (610) 297-7100. The second weekend of SoccerFest coincides with the ¡Sabor! Latin Festival, featuring live music, food and family fun. Musical entertainment takes place at the Community Stage June 20-22 and includes performances by Santa Mamba, and Ricky Luis and the Luisito Rosario Orchestra. For a complete schedule for ¡Sabor! Latin Festival check www.artsquest.org/festivals/sabor.
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