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8/30 - 8/31 The 20th annual "LABOR DAY WEEKEND Must!"

Summer is here and local garlic growers are predicting a great harvest. This is in anticipation of the celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the Pocono Garlic Festival. The annual pilgrimage of garlic fest lovers is held on Labor Day Weekend, August 30 & 31 2014, coinciding with the regional hardneck garlic harvest. The festival is held on the grounds of Shawnee Mountain Ski Area and gates open daily at 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.


Many imaginative culinary garlic dishes have been developed through the festival over the years that have became a favorite to returning        festival goers, including garlic ice cream, garlic shaved ice, on site freshly prepared garlic whole roasted pig, garlic crepes, roasted garlic    cheese pierogies, garlic pickles , garlic crab cakes and even garlic chocolate chip cookies.


Proud to be known as the “stinkiest” festival for two decades, the event attracts thousands of garlic breathing diners seeking  Food laced   with garlic.  Each year the Pocono Garlic Festival makes sure that it delivers the best possible selection of garlic  and    garlic related                   vendors. The gastronomic garlic extravaganza is what attendees expect and for their 20th anniversary the venue will host over sixty                   vendors selling one of a kind garlic laced prepared foods, art, regional garlic to buy, growing seminars, cooking demonstrations and our              popular garlic eating contest and newly added Garlic CHOPPED Cooking Competition.


“Planning for the 20th Anniversary started in 2013, as the festival committee wants this year to be special. Some of the entertainment line-up has changed and they have added some great surprises for true garlic lovers. I can reveal that one of the big name entertainment acts that has been added to the roster includes Christen Porter from “the Voice.”The Garlic Festival is f

un for all ages and performers from far and near come to the festival.  The grounds are filled with magicians, jugglers and strolling musicians through out the day. Every day is a continuous jamboree of garlicky entertainment, which is included with the cost of admission and held on four stages

Admission:            Advance Two Day Pass $13 / $7.50 One Day

                            Adult General Admission at gate $ 10.00

                           Children (ages 5-12) at gate $ 7.50 (under 4 free)

Contests:               Ticket Giveaway; on FB page there is a bi- weekly ticket giveaway

Garlic Eating Contest; Each day of the festival ten garlic lovers will attempt to be the PGF 2014 King &/or Queen.

GARLIC CHOPPED Cooking Contest; Sunday  four local CHEFS will attempt to make creative garlic dishes with a mystery bag that ingredients are from the farmers at the festival. Only one can survive

Philanthropy;               Supporting the local community, PGF each year donates all water sales to the Salvation Army of East Stroudsburg. In 2013 the festival donated $900, to date they have raised over $4000 in funds for the non-profit.

Saturday & Sunday; August 30 & 31, 2014; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Labor Day, Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, Hollow Road, Shawnee on Delaware, PA
9/5 - 10/5 In the Welcome Gallery: Cone 10 Guild

We kick off the fall season in the Welcome Gallery with an exciting exhibit of ceramic work by the founding members of our newly formed Cone 10 Guild.  Come see beautiful examples of this unique firing process by our talented Cone 10 Guild artists from September 5-October 5, 2014.

varies (see link), Main Line Art Center Welcome Gallery
9/6 - 9/27 Teaching Artist Exhibition

Opening Reception: Friday, September 12, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Our talented, professional Teaching Artists are truly the heart and soul of Main Line Art Center, inspiring our students of all ages, levels and abilities on a daily basis. Join us as we celebrate and honor them with an exhibition in our award-winning galleries. For bios on our Teaching Artists, images of their work, and links to their websites, visit  

see link, Main Line Art Center Welcome Gallery
9/6 Chalfont Fire Co. Turkey Hoagie Sale

$5.50 each; Chalfont Fire House; 301 North Main Street, Chalfont.  Baked goods available for purchase also.  For advanced orders call 215-822-2251.

9:00 AM to 12:30 PM or sold out, Chalfont Fire Company Auxiliary 301 North Main Street
9/6 Free Vaccine and Microchip Clinic

Limited to 75 dogs, and served on a first come, first served basis - Vaccinations for Rabies and & Distemper-PArvo along with Home Again microchips.

Part of Humane Pennsylvania's continued outreach to those in need in the Phoenixville community

9am - 2pm, Friendship Fire Co #2, 423 West High Street, Phoenixville, PA
9/6 5k Eye Run for Sight

The annual 5k Eye Run for Sight benefits the Curing Retinal Blindness Foundation.


It is hosted by the Northampton Days Festival on Saturday, September 6 from 9 am to 11:45 pm. It is in the Northampton Municipal Park in Churchville. 

Signups are online at, or walkups from 9 am to 9:45 am on race day.

 For more information, don't hesitate to ask or look at our facebook page,

9 am to 11:45 pm, Northampton Municipal Park in Churchville
9/7 Music for Kids' Sake

Music for Kids' Sake is the finale of the park's summer series! Music for Kids' Sake 2 is a second annual event. This year benefiting Expressive Path. Expressive Path's help's at-risk 12-19 year olds participate in the arts.

 There will be performances by four outstanding bands: The Sofa Kings, The Whiskeyhickon Boys, Mercury Rizing and the On Deck Band.The MC is Brice Izyah Johnston a Season 28 Survivor. 


They have all volunteered their time to help Expressive Path youth.  This is a family friendly event. Feel free to bring picnic baskets, blankets, and chairs. There are two play ground areas for children and vendors for shopping and information. This is a rain or shine event. For more information call Pamela Martin 610-331-3516.

3pm - 8pm, Elmwood Park Band Shell 1325 Harding Blvd, Norristown PA
9/8 The Seventh Annual Chuck Cassidy Golf Tournament

The Seventh Annual Chuck Cassidy Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, September 8, 2014 at Torresdale - Frankford Country Club. We are looking forward to our third year at this location to honor and celebrate our friends’ memory once again. The money raised will once again be used to give out scholarships to the two schools near and dear to Chuck’s heart: St. Hubert’s, his daughters’ alma mater and Father Judge, his son’s alma mater.


For more information, contact Maureen Brady-Groome: 215-686-9586 or 215-280-2936 

7:30 Shotgun star, Torresdale - Frankford Country Club
9/12 The 4th Annual Comedy Show Fundraiser

Don’t Miss a Night of Laughter and Fun at the 4th Annual Comedy Show Fundraiser

Featuring Performances by Anthony Acquaviva – Jared Bilski – Pat Kelly – Randy Tonge – Tim Grill

100% of the money raised will directly benefit the foster children of CONCERN.

Tickets can be purchased online or by calling Jane Zettlemoyer at 1-800-562-1427.


8pm, Willow Grove VFW 305 Moreland Road Willow Grove, PA 19090
9/13 Boob-BQ For Breast Cancer

The majority of proceeds raised at this event will benefit The Cancer Support Community of Greater Philadelphia (formally Gilda's Club) and the Rosenfeld Cancer Center at Abington Memorial Hospital. Both organizations will be present to promote awareness and education for Breast Cancer.



30 Team BBQ Competition

Kids Zone with games and events for children

Breast Cancer Awareness and Education

A BBQ Cooking Class

5 and 6 year old soccer tournament

A Memorial Sign that all are welcome to sign

The Phillie Phanatic

Plenty of BBQ Food

Many other types of food and beverages

Live music by The Peel School

EVENT ENTRANCE FEE: $10 per person, ages 12 and under are free.

Tickets for event are available in advance through the VE club or at the gate the day of the event. Event will be held Rain or Shine. 

1pm - 6pm, VE Club - 130 Davisville Rd, Warminster, PA 18974
9/13 Rally for Rock Presented by Rock to the Future

Rally for Rock is a free outdoor family-friendly live music festival with an interactive kids' area, beer garden from Yards Brewing Company, craft and business vendors, and more taking place at historic Franklin Square (6th and Race). Music performances include Kuf Knotz, Hezekiah Jones, Joey Sweeney and the Long Hair Arkestra, and the Rock to the Future Student House Band. All proceeds benefit Rock to the Future and their mission of providing free music education for underserved Philadelphia youth.  

Reserve tickets or register to vend: 

More info on Rock to the Future: 

2pm - 6pm, Franklin Square, 6th and Race
9/20 Lawncrest Rec Center Flea Market

8' x10' spots are available for 10.00 until September 17th- after the 17th spots are 15.00
Concessions will be available (hot dogs, homemade lemonade, home brewed raspberry iced tea, snacks)
100% of proceeds from space and concession sales go to the Lawncrest Rec Center for improvements, repairs, and to rebuild the playground.
Donations will also be accepted!
You can pick up registration forms at the Rec Center, or contact John Cooney or Vinnie Ward at 215-685-0597
or email Beth at to get a printable form and to ask for more details about the sale.
Vendors need not apply- we are looking for sellers of used good only.

9am - 2pm, Lawncrest Rec. Center - 6000 Rising Sun Ave
9/26 Art Market: Fresh & Local

Get to know the talented, local artists in our community and purchase affordable artwork in our open studio Art Market while enjoying wine, light fare, and the Teaching Artist Exhibition in the galleries. In the studios, artists will sell and informally exhibit paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, mosaics, photography, printmaking, and more.

5:30-8:30 PM, Main Line Art Center
9/27 Art Auction hosted by the St. Hubert Alumnae Association

Tickets are $20/person and includes admission, door prize entry, hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, coffee, and dessert.  For tickets and more information, please contact Theresa Meyer ’04 at or 215-704-0030.  

Art preview 7PM, Auction 8PM, St. Hubert High School for Girls' Cafeteria
9/28 IDF Walk for Primary Immunodeficiency

A fundraising walk designed to support thousands of individuals and families living with Primary Immunodeficiency across the U.S. Participants can organize a team, join an existing team, or register as an individual. All proceeds benefit IDF. Registration is available for walkers and non-walking supporters. All are welcome!

Primary immunodeficiency diseases, or PI, affect children and adults who are born with an immune system that is either absent or severely compromised, which leads to a greater risk of infections. In most cases, there is a pattern of chronic infections before PI is suspected. There are more than 200 types– some are relatively common and others are quite rare and while there are approximately 250,000 people diagnosed with PI in the U. S., thousands more go undetected.

More Info:

8:30am registration; 10am walk, Penn's Landing
9/28 The Women's Center of Montgomery County’s Annual 5KRun/3KWalk to End Domestic Violence

Support a great organization, get some exercise and share in a wonderful cause.  The numbers are astounding: It’s estimated that 1 in 3 women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.  Domestic violence occurs in same-sex relationships and men can be victims as well. Domestic violence can affect anyone regardless of race, religion or income level.


The Run/Walk begins at 9:00 RAIN OR SHINE. Go to the Women’s Center website,  for easy registration. 


This year’s event will include a tribute to Kristine Wickward and her many accomplishments as a committed and passionate legal advocate for victims of domestic violence.  Kristine was an inspirational leader who was admired for her skill with people, her knowledge of resources and her generosity in supporting victims of domestic violence. She lost her four year battle with cancer on July 13.


 If you are not able to attend the Walk/Run, please consider making a donation to this incredible organization at the website:

9am, Montgomery County Community College - Blue Bell Campus
10/18 Beef and Beer for Mark Spina

On June 24, 2014 Mark Spina, 14 yrs old, who lives in Phoenixville, PA was hit by a train and had to be flown to CHOP in Philadelphia.  No one thought Mark would pull through this tragic accident…….HE DID IT.  Mark has undergone extensive surgery and has been in the hospital ever since.  He has had to learn to walk and speak all over again.  The hospital stay to date along with the helicopter ride that was $28,000 and the on-going therapy Mark will have to have is what this benefit will help with.  Mark will be coming home August 12th and has a long road of recovery a head of him.  As a strong community we are joining together to help Mark and his family to overcome this tragedy

Tickets: $25 pp in advance $30 at the Door

For Tickets call:

 Debbie Brancaleoni @ 484-975-2630 or Jill Vontor @ 484-302-9617

5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Liberty Fire House 118 Hall Street Spring City, Pennsylvania
10/24 10th Annual Gravediggers’ Ball

The 10th Anniversary of the Gravediggers' Ball charity fundraiser for Laurel Hill Cemetery promises to be the best one yet - a 'can't miss' this Halloween season! Ticket price includes 1.5 hours open bar cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by cash bar; a dinner reception with wine; live entertainment; and free onsite parking. Special discounts are available for Young Friends (ages 21-35), and tables of ten. Tickets must be purchased in advance. A portion of all ticket sales is tax-deductible. All proceeds benefit the preservation, public accessibility and educational programs of Laurel Hill Cemetery. Attire is black-tie, masquerade OR costume, with prizes awarded for Best Dressed and Best Costumed. The Ball will also include live music by Big Ric Rising, one of the region’s best-known party bands, a 50/50 raffle, and silent and live auctions. Join us. This is a darkly fantastic time for a deeply fantastic cause!


For additional information about attending or supporting the 10th Annual Gravediggers’ Ball, or to view photos from past Balls, visit the event website at, or call (215) 228-8200.

:00pm-12:00am, Crystal Tea Room in the historic Wanamaker Building in Center City Philadelphia.
10/25 St. Hubert Alumnae Association Annual Craft Show

or table reservations and more information, please contact Jackie McGrath at or 215-673-9850

9AM - 2PM, St. Hubert High School's Cafeteria
10/26 23rd Annual Lupus Loop - 5k Run and 2 Walk to End Lupus Now

*website update in progress

Registrations opens at 7:30 am*, Memorial Hall Loop in Fairmount Park Philadelphia, PA

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