Thursday, May 3, 2012

The First First Saturday

The season's first Nostalgia Night will be part of First Saturday
Sure, the economy may be recovering ... a little.

But who can afford to take the family for day out on the town?

Actually, you can.

Because it's free.

This Saturday, starting at 10 a.m., is the first of the warm season's "First Saturday" events, a collection of family fun in downtown Pottstown.

If you're a regular reader of this blog, you already know about the Colonial May Fair that takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Pottsgrove Manor; and the Latin Night, put on by CCLU at Academy Hall that Saturday night.

But that's not the half of it.

Starting at 10 a.m. is the Pottstown Relay for Life's "Paint the Town Purple" event at Smith Plaza, opposite Pottstown Borough Hall, 100 E. High St.

From there you can take a free trolley to the Carousel at Pottstown site, take a look inside to enjoy the progress they're making there, and participate in an "interactive art event."

An "interactive art event" was held at previous First Saturdays
Round the clock entertainment will continue all day at Smith Family Plaza.

They include:

  • 12:30 to 1 p.m.: The musical duo of Fiorenza-Dowlin;
  • 1:10 to 1:25 p.m.: The stepping squad from The Heart of God Worship Center;
  • 1:35 to 1:50 p.m.: The Coventry Christian School Elementary Chorus;
  • 1:55 to 2:15 p.m.: The Community Theatre Project will present "Dramatic Scenes."
  • 2:20 to 2:50 p.m.: Premiere Performers Competition Team;
  • 3 to 3:30 p.m.: The Pottstown High School Jazz Band (Click here see videos of some of their work).
In addition, a variety of performers, artists and other arts and sports organizations will have tables set up to provide information.

Visitors are also asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the Pottstown Cluster of Churches food pantry.

In addition to eating in one of downtown Pottstown's eateries, you can also pick up a treasure at the Community Yard Sale being conducted by the Gallery on High.

From 5 to 9 p.m., the first Classic Car Show of the season will take place on High Street and Hanover Street.

If you can't find something to do in Pottstown this Saturday, you might want to have your pulse checked.

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