Jul
25
6:00 pm18:00

Forgotten Friends Live Reptile Show ~ Biome Builders at Pottstown Regional Public Library

  • Pottstown Regional Public Library

As part of this year's summer reading program there will be many special events held at the library. There is no need to register to attend the events.  All events are free!  We also encourage children ages 0-18 to sign up to earn prizes for reading.  There will be a level for all readers to participate:            

Pre-Readers, Elementary Readers and Tween/Teen Readers.  Registration begins Monday, June 12 and ends Saturday, August 19.               

Aug
1
6:00 pm18:00

One Man One Dog Comedy Show at Pottstown Regional Public Library

  • Pottstown Regional Public Library

As part of this year's summer reading program there will be many special events held at the library. There is no need to register to attend the events.  All events are free!  We also encourage children ages 0-18 to sign up to earn prizes for reading.  There will be a level for all readers to participate:            

Pre-Readers, Elementary Readers and Tween/Teen Readers.  Registration begins Monday, June 12 and ends Saturday, August 19.               

Aug
2
10:30 am10:30

Eyes of the Wild Live Animal Show at Pottstown Regional Public Library

  • Pottstown Regional Public Library

As part of this year's summer reading program there will be many special events held here at the library. There is no need to register to attend the events.  All events are free!  We also encourage children ages 0-18 to sign up to earn prizes for reading.  There will be a level for all readers to participate:            

Pre-Readers, Elementary Readers and Tween/Teen Readers.  Registration begins Monday, June 12 and ends Saturday, August 19.                 

Girls' Robotics Program - Grades 5-8
Aug
2
5:00 pm17:00

Girls' Robotics Program - Grades 5-8

  • Bentley Systems

Event run by Bentley Systems Inc.
 

In a workshop, for 5th-8th graders, participants will use pre-made LEGO Mindstorm robots to learn basic programming techniques in EV3 by completing specific tasks (ex. turning and following a line using a light sensor).

Note: It is helpful if the girls can bring their own laptop with this software installed, but there will be a few laptops to borrow. Participants will be working in groups of 2-3 so bring a friend!

http://www.techgirlz.org/techshop/robotics-programming-lego-mindstorms/

Aug
3
2:00 pm14:00

Making Pet Beds for Animal House Donations at Pottstown Regional Public Library

  • Pottstown Regional Public Library

For grades 5-8

As part of this year's summer reading program there will be many special events held here at the library. There is no need to register to attend the events.  All events are free!  We also encourage children ages 0-18 to sign up to earn prizes for reading.  There will be a level for all readers to participate:            

Pre-Readers, Elementary Readers and Tween/Teen Readers.  Registration begins Monday, June 12 and ends Saturday, August 19.                 

Pottstown Classics Car Club Nostalgia Night
Aug
5
5:00 pm17:00

Pottstown Classics Car Club Nostalgia Night

  • East High Street Pottstown, PA, 19464 United States

A gathering of classic cars with food and music to fill those beautiful Spring and Summer evenings.  Pottstown, High St. was made for Nostalgia Nights.  Recalling the days of the great American cruise night, these monthly events are the perfect opportunity to experience the shops, food trucks, and restaurants of downtown Pottstown.

Aug
6
1:00 pm13:00

Living History Sundays

  • Pottsgrove Manor

Pottsgrove Manor’s staff and living history volunteers will demonstrate 18th-century trades, crafts, and pastimes. You may even get to join in! Activities will vary from week to week; be sure to call the site to find out what will be offered the day of your visit. 

All ages; suggested donation $2 per person.

Aug
8
6:00 pm18:00

BOT! The Secret World of Robots at Pottstown Regional Public Library

  • Pottstown Regional Public Library

As part of this year's summer reading program there will be many special events held at the library. There is no need to register to attend the events.  All events are free!  We also encourage children ages 0-18 to sign up to earn prizes for reading.  There will be a level for all readers to participate:            

Pre-Readers, Elementary Readers and Tween/Teen Readers.  Registration begins Monday, June 12 and ends Saturday, August 19.               

Aug
9
10:30 am10:30

Hawk Mountain Live Raptor Program at Pottstown Regional Public Library

  • Pottstown Regional Public Library

As part of this year's summer reading program there will be many special events held here at the library. There is no need to register to attend the events.  All events are free!  We also encourage children ages 0-18 to sign up to earn prizes for reading.  There will be a level for all readers to participate:            

Pre-Readers, Elementary Readers and Tween/Teen Readers.  Registration begins Monday, June 12 and ends Saturday, August 19.                 

Free Concert, Memorial Park: The Boogie Dogs
Aug
12
6:00 pm18:00

Free Concert, Memorial Park: The Boogie Dogs

  • Memorial Park

In cooperation with the USA BMX Gold Cup Race appearing in Memorial Park, Pottstown Parks and Recreation is excited to present The Boogie Dogs for a free outdoor concert in the Park.
The Boogie Dogs are masters of classic rock, covering the music of The Rolling Stones, Dire Straits, Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top.
Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy an evening of rock.  Manatawny Green will be on hand to sell our signature hot dogs and Nelson's Ice Cream as you enjoy a Summer Night on the Manatawny Creek.

Aug
13
1:00 pm13:00

Living History Sundays

  • Pottsgrove Manor

Pottsgrove Manor’s staff and living history volunteers will demonstrate 18th-century trades, crafts, and pastimes. You may even get to join in! Activities will vary from week to week; be sure to call the site to find out what will be offered the day of your visit. 

All ages; suggested donation $2 per person.

Aug
15
6:00 pm18:00

The Big Dinosaur Show ~ Featuring an 8' Triceratops Skull at Pottstown Regional Public Library

  • Pottstown Regional Public Library

As part of this year's summer reading program there will be many special events held at the library. There is no need to register to attend the events.  All events are free!  We also encourage children ages 0-18 to sign up to earn prizes for reading.  There will be a level for all readers to participate:            

Pre-Readers, Elementary Readers and Tween/Teen Readers.  Registration begins Monday, June 12 and ends Saturday, August 19.               

Aug
16
10:30 am10:30

Edible Bugs ~ What the World Eats! at Pottstown Regional Public Library

  • Pottstown Regional Public Library

As part of this year's summer reading program there will be many special events held here at the library. There is no need to register to attend the events.  All events are free!  We also encourage children ages 0-18 to sign up to earn prizes for reading.  There will be a level for all readers to participate:            

Pre-Readers, Elementary Readers and Tween/Teen Readers.  Registration begins Monday, June 12 and ends Saturday, August 19.                 

Aug
17
2:00 pm14:00

End of Summer Party at Pottstown Regional Public Library

  • Pottstown Regional Public Library

For grades 5-8

As part of this year's summer reading program there will be many special events held here at the library. There is no need to register to attend the events.  All events are free!  We also encourage children ages 0-18 to sign up to earn prizes for reading.  There will be a level for all readers to participate:            

Pre-Readers, Elementary Readers and Tween/Teen Readers.  Registration begins Monday, June 12 and ends Saturday, August 19.                 

Aug
20
1:00 pm13:00

Living History Sundays

  • Pottsgrove Manor

Pottsgrove Manor’s staff and living history volunteers will demonstrate 18th-century trades, crafts, and pastimes. You may even get to join in! Activities will vary from week to week; be sure to call the site to find out what will be offered the day of your visit. 

All ages; suggested donation $2 per person.

Aug
27
1:00 pm13:00

Living History Sundays

  • Pottsgrove Manor

Pottsgrove Manor’s staff and living history volunteers will demonstrate 18th-century trades, crafts, and pastimes. You may even get to join in! Activities will vary from week to week; be sure to call the site to find out what will be offered the day of your visit. 

All ages; suggested donation $2 per person.

Autumn in New York Bus Trip to Broadway
Oct
14
7:30 am07:30

Autumn in New York Bus Trip to Broadway

  • 100 East High Street Pottstown, PA, 19464 United States

Our annual bus trip to NYC to see the best and brightest broadway shows is back. This time around we bring you the same great orchesra seats for three fresh, new productions:

Beautiful: The Carol King Musical
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Miss Saigon
Tickets $170 each

If you are not familiar with our bus trips, it is very easy to get started: Just call us at 610-970-6608 or email pottsparks@pottstown.org for information or to register.
Price includes transportation from Pottstown to NYC and back on a deluxe Klein motorcoach and theater ticket for the show of your choice while supplies last. We pride ourselves on the quality of our trips and a member of Pottstown Parks and Rec. staff will be in attendance to make your trip up and back comfortable.

Individual tickets are $170 each
Tickets for groups of 3 or more are $160 each

Bus departs from Pottstown Borough Hall at 7:30 AM and returns at or around 8 PM.

If you are looking to spend the day in NYC but not interested in a Broadway show, a limited number of seats are available to ride along at $45 per person.

This is your chance to experience one-of-a-kind Broadway in comfort and explore your world
610-970-6608.


Jul
22
11:00 am11:00

Living History: "Jack of All Trades"

  • Pottsgrove Manor

Tradesmen and specialized artisans formed a large part of the colonial world, a world where nearly everything was handmade or built by a worker highly specialized in his craft. “Smiths” working with iron, tin or other metals, as well as many other craftsmen, provided practical and luxury goods to colonial buyers. Come see what’s being made! 

All ages; suggested donation $2 per person.

Jul
21
Jul 23

Pottstown Tennis Classic

  • Pottstown Senior High School

The 15th Annual Pottstown Tennis Classic Fundraiser
July 21-23, 2017    •Pottstown High School    •Pottstown, PA 19464
USTA Middle States Sanctioned Tournament for
Men’s Singles & Doubles and Women’s Singles & Doubles
Unsanctioned Tournament for GPTL Adults and Junior Championships
 

Jul
19
10:30 am10:30

Build-A-Thon at Pottstown Regional Public Library

  • Pottstown Regional Public Library

As part of this year's summer reading program there will be many special events held here at the library. There is no need to register to attend the events.  All events are free!  We also encourage children ages 0-18 to sign up to earn prizes for reading.  There will be a level for all readers to participate:            

Pre-Readers, Elementary Readers and Tween/Teen Readers.  Registration begins Monday, June 12 and ends Saturday, August 19.                 

Jul
18
6:00 pm18:00

PA Honey Bee Queen ~ The Importance of Bees! at Pottstown Regional Public Library

  • Pottstown Regional Public Library

As part of this year's summer reading program there will be many special events held at the library. There is no need to register to attend the events.  All events are free!  We also encourage children ages 0-18 to sign up to earn prizes for reading.  There will be a level for all readers to participate:            

Pre-Readers, Elementary Readers and Tween/Teen Readers.  Registration begins Monday, June 12 and ends Saturday, August 19.               

Jul
16
12:00 pm12:00

Pottstown Bike Race

  • High St. and Charlotte St. Pottstown, PA 19464 US

The Pottstown Bike Race is back! Join us Sunday, July 16th for a day of bike racing, a beer garden & family fun. Racing starts at noon on High & Charlotte.
 
12:00: Masters 55+ (cat 1-4) - 20 miles
12:50: Men Cat 5 - 15 miles
1:30: Masters 45+ (cat 1-4) - 20 miles
2:20: Corporate Challenge - 4 miles
2:40: Masters 35+ (cat 1-4) - 25 miles
3:30: Kids Race - 0.2 miles
4:00: Men Cat 3 & 4 - 25 miles
5:00: Women Open - 20 miles
5:50: Men Cat 1,2,3 - 30 miles
 
There is NO fee to watch or attend the race. We encourage you to come out to watch the race. If you are on the course, have a picnic or a block party to enjoy the event & cheer the racers on. A festive atmosphere with a Beer Garden, food, & numerous vendors will be on High Street between Hanover & Evans.

Visit pottstownbikerace.com for more details.

Jul
13
2:00 pm14:00

Minute to Win It at Pottstown Regional Public Library

  • Pottstown Regional Public Library

For grades 5-8

As part of this year's summer reading program there will be many special events held here at the library. There is no need to register to attend the events.  All events are free!  We also encourage children ages 0-18 to sign up to earn prizes for reading.  There will be a level for all readers to participate:            

Pre-Readers, Elementary Readers and Tween/Teen Readers.  Registration begins Monday, June 12 and ends Saturday, August 19.                 

Jul
12
10:30 am10:30

Build A Better World ~ Music with Ray Owen at Pottstown Regional Public Library

  • Pottstown Regional Public Library

As part of this year's summer reading program there will be many special events held here at the library. There is no need to register to attend the events.  All events are free!  We also encourage children ages 0-18 to sign up to earn prizes for reading.  There will be a level for all readers to participate:            

Pre-Readers, Elementary Readers and Tween/Teen Readers.  Registration begins Monday, June 12 and ends Saturday, August 19.                 

Jul
11
6:00 pm18:00

Mystic Drums ~ The Legend from Marshmallow Island at Pottstown Regional Public Library

  • Pottstown Regional Public Library

As part of this year's summer reading program there will be many special events held at the library. There is no need to register to attend the events.  All events are free!  We also encourage children ages 0-18 to sign up to earn prizes for reading.  There will be a level for all readers to participate:            

Pre-Readers, Elementary Readers and Tween/Teen Readers.  Registration begins Monday, June 12 and ends Saturday, August 19.               

Jul
8
4:00 pm16:00

Iron Horse Bike Night at Coventry Mall

  • Coventry Mall

Here is some information for the upcoming Children’s Miracle Network Bike Night taking place on July 8th from 4pm-10pm.

WHAT:  THE CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK BIKE NIGHT

WHO:    The Coventry Mall will be hosting the PA Gospel Riders Iron Horse Bike Night.

WHERE:  This event will be held in the Coventry Mall parking lot behind CVS on the Rte. 724 side.

WHY:       The Children’s Miracle Network Bike Night will have up to 80 bikes participating in the 1st stage of a Triple Crown Stake.  Trophies will be awarded based on 15 different categories.

HOW:      The Coventry Mall and the PA Gospel Riders are joining together to host this event. Sign in for bikes will start at 4pm.  No registrations will be accepted after 6:30pm.  The cost is $15.00 per bike before 7/1, after that date it is $20.00 with all proceeds benefiting Fisher House.

The Coventry Mall is proud to join with the PA Gospel Riders to host this event. 

If you have any questions please call 610-327-0700, or email mgallant@coventry-mall.com.

Patriotic 5K
Jul
4
8:00 am08:00

Patriotic 5K

  • The Hill School Center For The Arts

The 32nd Annual Patriotic 5K returns to Pottstown for July 4, 2017.  Registration begins at The Hill School at 7 AM and the races starts promptly at 8 AM.  Location address is 160 - 164 Sheridan Street.
Wear your red, white, and blue proudly and join in a tradition 3 decades old and still "running."
Registration is just $25 if postmarked by June 19 and $30 afterwards or on race day. Paper registrations available at Borough Hall - Parks and Rec.

OR REGISTER ONLINE: https://www.pretzelcitysports.com/onlineform1.php?id=1199

Awards for 1st Male and Female Overall and 1st Female and Male Masters.
3 M&F in 14 & under ; 15-19 ; 20-24 ; 25-29 ; 30-34 ; 35-39 ; 40-44 ; 45-49 ; 50-54 ; 55-59 ; 60-64 ; 65-69 ; 70 and over.
 

Pottstown GoFourth! Festival - July 3rd & 4th 2017
Jul
3
Jul 4

Pottstown GoFourth! Festival - July 3rd & 4th 2017

  • Memorial Park

The Pottstown GoFourth! Festival is a new and fresh-community-based effort to rock the park in celebration of our nation's independence! Come out this July 3rd and 4th for the carnival rides, tethered hot air balloon rides, arts and craft booths, children's activities, food trucks and tents, Sly Fox beer tent, excellent live entertainment, and so much more. The highlight of the event will be a laser light show extravaganza featuring internationally acclaimed light show artist Mobius8!
www.pottstowngofourth.org
www.pottstowngofourth.com
www.facebook.com/PottstownGoFourth/#

Pottstown Classics Car Club Nostalgia Night
Jul
1
5:00 pm17:00

Pottstown Classics Car Club Nostalgia Night

  • East High Street Pottstown, PA, 19464 United States

A gathering of classic cars with food and music to fill those beautiful Spring and Summer evenings.  Pottstown, High St. was made for Nostalgia Nights.  Recalling the days of the great American cruise night, these monthly events are the perfect opportunity to experience the shops, food trucks, and restaurants of downtown Pottstown.

Jun
29
2:00 pm14:00

Escape the Library at Pottstown Regional Public Library

  • Pottstown Regional Public Library

For grades 5-8

As part of this year's summer reading program there will be many special events held here at the library. There is no need to register to attend the events.  All events are free!  We also encourage children ages 0-18 to sign up to earn prizes for reading.  There will be a level for all readers to participate:            

Pre-Readers, Elementary Readers and Tween/Teen Readers.  Registration begins Monday, June 12 and ends Saturday, August 19.                 

Outdoor Zumba
Jun
28
6:30 pm18:30

Outdoor Zumba

  • Memorial Park

Fit for Life and the Pottstown YMCA are partnering up to offer the community a free outdoor Zumba class at Memorial Park on Wednesday evening. Zumba combines dance and fitness for a fun workout. Families, adults and children are invited to come out and move it with this free and fun workout.

Pottstown Memorial Park lawn near pavilion and splash park. The park's address is 75 W. King St. but you'll want to use the park entrance near the intersection of Manatawny & W. 2nd Streets. 

Mercury Mile
Jun
28
12:00 pm12:00

Mercury Mile

  • Smith Family Plaza

The Mercury Mile is a community 1-mile walk and everyone's invited (friends, family and even pets). It's weekly and will happen every Wednesday at noon but the location will change from week to week.

THE MILE IS BACK:

Former Pottstown High School basketball player and State Champion Howard Brown, founder of iBall United, will host this week's walk and talk about the upcoming Pottstown Sports Carnival which will be part of the Pottstown GoFourth Festival activities. Come to the walk to learn more about the free recreational activity. 

Jun
28
10:30 am10:30

Origami Swami ~ Building with Paper at Pottstown Regional Public Library

  • Pottstown Regional Public Library

As part of this year's summer reading program there will be many special events held here at the library. There is no need to register to attend the events.  All events are free!  We also encourage children ages 0-18 to sign up to earn prizes for reading.  There will be a level for all readers to participate:            

Pre-Readers, Elementary Readers and Tween/Teen Readers.  Registration begins Monday, June 12 and ends Saturday, August 19.                 

Jun
27
6:00 pm18:00

Build a Better World Magic Program ~ Eddie Ray at Pottstown Regional Public Library

  • Pottstown Regional Public Library

As part of this year's summer reading program there will be many special events held at the library. There is no need to register to attend the events.  All events are free!  We also encourage children ages 0-18 to sign up to earn prizes for reading.  There will be a level for all readers to participate:            

Pre-Readers, Elementary Readers and Tween/Teen Readers.  Registration begins Monday, June 12 and ends Saturday, August 19.               

Jun
24
Jun 25

iBall Pro Combine

  • Pottstown Senior High School Strom Gymnasium

iBall National is a pro basketball exposure combine featuring 100 of the nation’s top men and women free agent basketball prospects. The 2-day event includes speed and agility tests, skills evaluations, tournament-style games, and all-star showcases.

The event is scouted by coaches, scouts, and administration of multiple US-based and international clubs, agencies, and other personnel. Many free agents have catapulted their professional careers at iBall National.

http://iballunited.net/iball-pro-combine/

Pottstown Rumble: Grass Doubles Volleyball Tournament
Jun
23
Jun 25

Pottstown Rumble: Grass Doubles Volleyball Tournament

  • 75 West King Street Pottstown, PA, 19464 United States

The Pottstown Rumble is a 4 day fun-filled event the Thursday after fathers day through the following Sunday. 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. Friday brings our Pottstown Rumble Juniors, Men's Masters and Women's Masters Grass Doubles Tournaments. 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 evening competing for the $5,000 first place prize. 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 20th 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 one of our satellite fields.
Register at https://pottstownrumble.com/index.php

The Rumble is also a great destination for spectators, offering local food trucks and a Sly Fox Biergarten.

Historical Pottstown Walking Tour
Jun
22
6:00 pm18:00

Historical Pottstown Walking Tour

  • 220 East High Street Pottstown, PA, 19464 United States

2017 Historical Pottstown Walking Tour Scheduled for Thursday, June 22, 2017

 The next tour in the ongoing series of the Pottstown Historical Society Walking Tours will be Thursday, June 22, 2017, at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. The free tour will cover a portion of the 200-block of High Street, between Hanover and Penn Streets which, although a short block, encompasses more than twenty historic addresses.
All history buffs are invited to learn about two major fires on High St., one of which destroyed five buildings. Try to guess the oldest building on the block, look for the building with its owner’s initials on the edifice, find Pottstown’s first Sears & Roebuck, and learn about the contributions to Pottstown by local notables Bunting, Beecher, and Drinkhouse.
Meet in the lot at 220-222 High Street. Groups will depart approximately every 15 minutes, depending upon attendance. Arrangements have been made for parking to be available in the parking lot, accessible on Queen Street along the railroad tracks, via N. Penn Street or N. Charlotte St.
The Tour is being held again this year in conjunction with the downtown Pottstown FARM program. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase fresh produce and locally made products directly from the producers, like townspeople in the 1800s.
See the accompanying two pages of photographs of both long-gone and long-standing buildings on High Street.

ABOUT THE POTTSTOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY:
The Pottstown Historical Society was founded in 1936 under the direction of Mrs. Marjorie Wendall Potts to restore the Pottsgrove Manor. Since 1999, the Society has been headquartered at 568 High Street after purchasing the old Oliver Christman Gift and Flower Shop building. The Society’s mission is to collect and preserve archives pertaining to Pottstown’s past. The Society houses hundreds of old photographs, along with records on churches, early families, newspapers, local forges and other businesses. The headquarters building is open on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month from 1:00 pm-4:00 pm, and other times by appointment. It remains an all-volunteer organization, welcoming everyone to participate, visit, support, and learn.

POTTSTOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 568 High Street, Pottstown PA 19464 

For more details contact Deb Penrod at 610-970-7355 or PottstownHistory@gmail.com