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100 E. High St.
Pottstown, PA 19464
Ph: 610-970-6500
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Nostalgia Nights on High Street

Pottstown Classics Car Club and Pottstown’s Bicentennial Celebration are joining forces to help celebrate 200 Years of Pottstown Pride! Join us downtown for Nostalgia Nights on High St. and at Smith Family Plaza at The Borough Hall for more family-friendly fun: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. 

Saturday June 6
Saturday July 4
Saturday August 1
Saturday September 5
 

For more information visit, www.pottstownclassics.com.

Pottsgrove Manor

Now through Sun., Nov. 8th during regular museum hours: Pride of Place - The Local Legacy of the Potts Family

In 2015, The Borough of Pottstown celebrates its 200th anniversary. By the time of its incorporation in 1815, the town's namesake, John Potts, was long gone, but the legacy of the Potts family lived on in the region. This exhibit will highlight the contributions of later generations of the Potts family to local history - and to preserving Pottsgrove Manor itself.

The “Pride of Place” exhibit can also be viewed during a guided tour of Pottsgrove Manor during regular museum hours through November 8th: Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm and Sunday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Tours begin on the hour. The last tour of the day begins at 3:00pm. There is a $2.00 per person suggested donation for the tour.

June 13th, 5 pm to 8 pm: Distilling the Past at Pottsgrove Manor
Join us for an evening with the Manatawny Still Works!
Attendees will get to sample this local distillery’s products, including their signature J. Potts Whiskey and T. Rutter Rum, while learning about the beverages that the actual John Potts and Thomas Rutter bought and consumed in the 18thcentury.
Appetizers will also be served as guests mingle with interpreters in period dress on the Manor’s historic grounds at this new event.
Ages 21 and up
$30 per person ($10 per person for designated drivers)
limited to 50 people; registration payment required by Jun. 9th.

July 18th , 1pm: Lecture/Demonstration: “In the Eye of the Beholder”

Standards of beauty have varied over the years, and just as clothing can mask problems and call attention to more desirable attributes, make-up can do the same. People in the 18th century did not have the cosmetic technologies we do today, but they did have various lotions, salves, and other
treatments to renew and enhance beauty. In this program, historian Dr. Clarissa F. Dillon will discuss colonial cosmetics,

Sat., Sep.19th from 11am to 3pm: Open-Hearth Cooking Demonstration: “Time for Tea”

Before declaring their independence, American colonists loved tea as much as their English brethren! Learn about tea in 18th-century America and watch as historic cook Ed Hulmes makes foods that Ruth Potts may have served alongside it.

Pottstown’s 2015 Tuesdays in the Park 5K Series and Kids Fun Run
brought to you by Chester County Running Store and Pottstown Parks and Recreation

May 19 ; June 16 ; and July 21

Location: Schuylkill River Trail at Riverfront Park – 140 College Drive, Pottstown, PA
Time: 7:00 PM
5K Divisions: 12 and under; 13-15, 16-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60 and up.
 
Kid’s Fun Run: Kids fun mile for ages 10 and under starts 6:45 PM. Free Entry! Ribbons for all participants. No pre-registration required
Entry: $40 for full, 3-race series. Includes free race visor. 
          $15 entry fee per individual race with pre-registration 
          $20 entry fee per individual race on day of the event 
          No pre-registraion for Kids Fun Runs.
Course Info: A fast, flat, out and back on the paved Schuylkill River Trail.
Awards: Gift Certificates to the Chester County Running Store for overall male and overall female winners. Also, 1st , 2nd, and 3rd medals and Store discounts in all divisions .
Register at www.runccrs.com


Memorial Day: May 25, 2015

Memorial Day Parade: 10:00 AM
High St., Pottstown
To get involved with the parade, contact
Terry Foulke at 610-323-0128 OR

Memorial Day Services 11:00 AM
The Island at Memorial Park
Services will feature performances by the Pottstown High School Band and remembrance of the names of the departed.

The Pottstown Joint Veterans’ Council encourages all veterans and citizens to get involved with Memorial Day Services and continued events in the Pottstown veterans’ community.

Free Public Fun Fitness Events at Pottstown Athletic Club

Pottstown Athletic Club / CrossFit Pottstown along with Pottstown Brick House will host 6 Fun Fitness Events for 2015, these events will be free and open to the public followed by a Brick House Breakfast (these events are Free, however the breakfast is on you.) All of these events are encouraging the whole family to participate – everything is scaled to the participants ability, kids can ride their bikes alongside Mom and Dad running – there is a great time to be had by all! Look forward to seeing you there.

25 May 2015 Memorial Day – “The Murph” – 8:00 am Memorial Day A fun family event in honor of the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice keeping our great nation free and safe. This event will comprise a 1 mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 pushups, 300 squats, 1 mile run – if you have body armor or a weight vest bring it! –exercises are scalable for all level of athletes. You don’t want to miss this. Followed by Breakfast at The Brick House!

27 June 2015 - 4th Annual Summer River Run – starts at 8:00 am, Roughly 5 K run with 6 fitness stations along the way. Family friendly event - all stations are scalable to anyone’s capability. Followed by Breakfast at The Brick House!

4 July 2015 - Filthy Fifty – 8 am July 4th – 3-2-1 go! - 10 exercises @ 50 reps each! 500 total reps . tor time – come test yourself and your friends see if you can handle one of CrossFits toughest WODs – for those of you looking to do this just for the health of it – please do

7 September 2015 – 4th Annual Labor Day Zombie Run starts at 8:00 am, Roughly 5 K urban run with 6 fitness stations along the way. Family friendly event – at this event the Kids get to dress up like Zombies and chase the parents through town. All stations are scalable to anyone’s capability. Followed by Breakfast at The Brick House!


PPOA Annual Youth Fishing Derby


Date: Saturday May 30, 2015 
Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Place: Manatawny Creek at Memorial Park
Ages: Under 12 years old
Cost: FREE

300 trout will be stocked at 8:00 a.m. in a sectioned area of Manatawny Creek. Trophies and prizes for the top two in three age groups. Door prizes and free t-shirts. Refreshments will be served for the children.
For more information call Parks and Recreation (610) 970-6608

NO PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Sponsored by the Pottstown Police Officers Association and Pottstown Parks and Recreation. 

4th Annual Kacey 5K
A flat and fast out-and-back run on the Schuylkill River Trail In memory of Kacey Rose Mitchell benefitting a very worthy cause.
All race proceeds go to helping families fighting pediatric cancer.

June 6th 2015 Riverfront Park, 140 College Drive, Pottstown PA
Registration:     7:30-8:45 AM
Race Start:       9:00 AM
Cost:                 $20 before June 1st $25 June 1st to race day
Register online: www.active.com (search “Kacey Rose”)
Amenities:         T-shirts for all participants while supplies last, Post Race Refreshments and Snacks. Awards and Cash Prizes
Free Kids Quarter Mile Fun Run (register race-day only) 8:45 AM
For More Information: or www.Doitforyourcause.com
WWW.KACEYROSE.ORG  

24th Annual Pottstown Rumble

Thursday, June 25th to Sunday, June 28th

The Pottstown Rumble is a 4 day fun-filled event - Thursday June 25 to Sunday, June 28, 2015. Along with amazing competition at all levels of the tournament, the Rumble offers plenty of other activities. The Rumble starts off Thursday with the Dream in Gold Clinic hosted by 3-time Olympic Gold Medalist Misty May with her Father Butch May – 1964 Olympian. Other instructors include high level volleyball players and coaches. Friday brings our Pottstown Rumble Juniors Grass Doubles Tournament ages 18 and under. Saturday morning starts off with a bang with a beefed up fireworks show as over 2,000 players eagerly wait to start their day. Saturday afternoon brings Women's Pro Finals to center court while the Men's Pro division wraps up Sunday afternoon competing for the $5,000 first place price. There will be gourmet food, clothing vendors, an on-site massage therapist, and high-energy music throughout the weekend!! All visitors welcome!!

All registrations are first come first serve! You will be notified prior to registering if you are NOT at the main field. Anyone registering after June 21 will be charged a late fee of $20 per entry, this includes walk-on's if space is available. Walk-on's will most certainly be playing on satellite fields.

For more information visit www.pottstownrumble.com.


Patriotic 5k

Free Concerts in Memorial Park this July

The Borough of Pottstown brings family-friendly entertainment to you at no charge in the parks again this July. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets to the bandstand on the Manatawny at Memorial Park for a warm summer evening filled with great music and good neighbors. Pack a picnic basket or visit one of our food vendors. Just don’t miss out on this opportunity to enjoy free entertainment in one of the most beautiful settings the Pottstown area has to offer. 

July 8th 6:30 – 8:30 PM The Boogie Dogs
Returning to Wednesdays in the Park, the Boogie Dogs of Montgomery County offer music to please the rock’n’roller in everyone With an energetic selection of classic rocks hits from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s, The Boogie Dogs have come to Rock!
Rain Date July 19th.

July 22nd 6:30-7:30 PM The Cat’s Pajamas
Looking for “refreshing family music with quirky style?” “The Cat’s Pajamas makes great music for everyone in the family – even dads. Listen to them and you’ll find that common ground where humans live and play – regardless of their age It’s a great place to be” -Bill Harley, NPR
Rain Date August 5th


The Sly Fox Track Club and the Borough of Pottstown proudly present:
 
 Half Marathon



Pottstown Pet Fair

Thank you to all vendors and organizations that participated in the 4th Annual Pottstown Pet Fair. Next year’s pet fair will be held Saturday September 19, 2015 at Pottstown Memorial Park. This event is open to any animal shelter or vendor selling animal related items. If you are interested in participating in this event, please contact Bill Sharon at (610) 970-6507 or Click here for the application. All checks should be made payable to the Pottstown Parks and Recreation Foundation.

Pet Fair Save the Date