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Event Name: "Stitch to Learn, Learn to Stitch" Exhibit
Date(s): 03/01/2017 - 01/31/2018
5 Haldeman Road Schwenksville PA 19473
Details: Needlework throughout history has been an art form associated with women. From young girls who made samplers to older women who embellished clothing, the exhibit will show a variety of samplers, redwork, embroidered table scarfs and more. Included on all tours. Closed on Mondays & County holidays. Pennypacker Mills is the home of Pennsylvania Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker (1903-1907) and his family. Set on 170-acres of bucolic farmland, the mansion is completely furnished and houses an extensive collection of official and personal artifacts of the Pennypacker family. Operated by the County of Montgomery, the site is open year-round for guided tours, seasonal events, educational programs, changing exhibits, and special programs. http://www.montcopa.org/pennypackermills
Event Name: Holiday Tours at Historic Pennypacker Mills
Date(s): 11/21/2017 - 01/07/2018
5 Haldeman Road Schwenksville PA 19473
Details: Tours of the Pennypacker mansion during the holidays are a reflection of Christmases past when shimmering glass ornaments dangled from tree branches and shiny ribbons were woven through mantle greens and provided shine when families did not have electricity in their homes. Hear the story of how our modern-day Christmas all began. All ages welcome. Tours take approximately 1 hour, last tour at 3 pm. FREE, suggested donation $2/person. Holiday tours are offered Tues., Nov. 21st thru Sun., Jan 7, 2018. Holiday Tour Hours: Tues-Sat: 10 am to 4 pm; Sun: 1 to 4 pm. Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve & Day, and New Year's Eve & Day. Groups of ten or more should contact the site for a group tour. The Museum Shop is stocked with beautiful, vintage inspired decorations, children’s toys and books, ornaments (hand-blown glass, glass icicles, Dresden’s), Clear Toy Candy, Wilbur Bud chocolates, and much more!
Event Name: Living Rocks: Benton Spruance and the Lithographic Process
Date(s): 11/14/2017 - 12/17/2017
450 S. Easton Road, Spruance Art Center, Glenside, PA 19038
Details: Arcadia Exhibitions is pleased to announce “Living Rocks: Benton Spruance and the Lithographic Process” on display from November 14 through December 17, 2017 in the Arcadia University Art Gallery, located in the Benton Spruance Art Center. The exhibition explores Spruance’s commitment to the medium with which he was so closely associated by exhibiting the preliminary materials generated during the painstaking process of producing his completed works. On display will be examples of Spruance’s initial sketches (rendered in ink, pastel or paint), resulting proofs, and color tests alongside examples of the finished prints. These pairings have been selected to represent various stages of visual evolution throughout Spruance’s long and prolific career. The gallery is free and open to the public. For a listing of our hours and more information please visit our website.
Event Name: Small Works Show and Sale
Date(s): 11/07/2017 - 12/30/2017
18 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003
Details: November 6th- December 30th Artist reception Friday, November 10 at 6 PM - 9 PM A seasonal small works show and sale. A wide varied of affordable works from some of the regions best artists. Pick up small gems for yourself or someone of a gift list! https://www.facebook.com/events/423213171379284
Event Name: Cross County Trail (CCT): Conshohocken to Plymouth Meeting
Date(s): 11/19/2017 - 01/19/2019
381-387 W Elm Street, Conshohocken, PA 19428
Details: For bike commuters, the Cross County Trail will one day provide a seamless corridor through sections of Montgomery County, PA. Today, 3 paved miles of the eventual 17.5-mile route have been completed, and is well-used by cyclists, walkers and in-line skaters. Don’t dismiss the trail due to it’s short length, as the CCT allows for an easy connection with the popular Schuylkill River Trail in Conshohocken.   The current route travels north through a mix of urban and suburban areas, including passing in front of the North American headquarters of IKEA and other large shopping centers. The CCT ends at Germantown Pike in Plymouth Township but will eventually continue to Willow Grove where it will connect to the Pennypack Trail.  At Erdenheim Farm in Whitemarsh Township, the trail will connect to the Wissahickon Trail (also known as the Green Ribbon Trail) which will offer access to Fort Washington State Park, Morris Arboretum, and Fairmount Park; as well as the Power Line Trail, and the Chester Valley Trail (via the Schuylkill River Trail.)  The future CCT will provide myriad links to Circuit Trails while offering a transportation corridor through developed portions of Montgomery County. Future trail users will also be to access sites along the route such as Hope Lodge, historic Bryn Athyn Borough, and scenic areas such as Wissahickon Green Ribbon Preserve and Pennypack Wilderness Preserve.   Visitors and commuters can currently access the trail at the Conshohocken SEPTA trail stations, and in the future will also be able to reach via stations in Norristown, Ft. Washington and Willow Grove.   The Cross County Trail is a part of the Circuit Trails, a vast regional network of hundreds of miles of multi-use trails that is growing in size each year. Explore 100s of miles of happy at CircuitTrails.org.    The Trail is open from sunrise to sunset.   
Event Name: Cynwyd Heritage Trail
Date(s): 11/19/2017 - 01/19/2019
Cynwyd Station Park, 321 Conshohocken State Road, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Details: Immerse yourself in history along the 2-mile Cynwyd Heritage Trail. This popular route runs northeast from SEPTA’s Cynwyd Station, passes Bala Cynwyd Park and West Laurel Hill Cemetery, before ending at Belmont Avenue at Rock Hill Road. Clear quarter-mile markers and side-by-side gravel and asphalt paths make the Cynwyd ideal for both runners and cyclists, and even cross-country skiers will enjoy the trail in the winter months.   As the trail name suggests, the Cynwyd is rich in history, and now due to a Preserve America grant, along the trail find several informational signs that provide historical details about the area’s industrial past. Learn about major landmarks such as the Cynwyd and Barmouth train stations, West Laurel Hill and Westminster Cemeteries, the Manayunk Bridge, and Clegg’s Cotton Mill, as well as enjoying views of the Manayunk neighborhood just across the Manayunk Bridge. Also find kiosks at the two endpoints that introduce the geography of the trail to users. From the Cynwyd it is easy to connect to the Manayunk Bridge Trail, which crosses the Schyulkill River and provides a connection to the popular Schyulkill River Trail (and in the future to the Ivy Ridge Trail which will run from the bridge’s terminus).   The Cynwyd Heritage Trail is a part of the Circuit Trails, a vast regional network of hundreds of miles of multi-use trails that is growing in size each year. Explore 100s of miles of happy at CircuitTrails.org.    The trail is open from dawn to dusk. 
Event Name: Joseph Plumb Martin Trail (JPM)
Date(s): 11/19/2017 - 01/19/2019
1400 N. Outer Line Drive, King of Prussia, PA 19406
Details: For history buffs, it doesn’t get any better than the 8.7-mile, paved Joseph Plumb Martin (JPM) Trail. Located in Valley Forge National Historical Park, the site of the 1777-1778 winter encampment of the Continental Army, walkers and cyclists can immerse themselves in history while enjoying a picturesque route that follows rolling hills set amongst fields and forests. Along the trail find several monuments, re-created military structures, and historic buildings. This fee-free park has almost two million visitors annually and offers a variety of events and activities to appeal to all ages and interest levels. The inner 5-mile loop runs along historic encampment lines and is easily accessible from the main visitor center parking lot. The JPM trail also has spur connections to several other park trails that permit bicycles, such as the Chapel Trail, Valley Creek Trail and, on the other side of the Schuylkill River, the River Trail. If on foot, the JPM trail connects to the Mount Joy Trail, the Mount Misery Trail, and a variety of mown trails that run through and along tall grass meadows. The JPM Trail also offers easy access to regional trails like the Schuylkill River Trail, Audubon Loop Trail, and the Perkiomen Trail on the north side of the Schuylkill River, and the Horseshoe Trail on the south side of the Schuylkill.    The Joseph Plumb Martin Trail is a part of the Circuit Trails, a vast regional network of hundreds of miles of multi-use trails that is growing in size each year. Explore 100s of miles of happy at CircuitTrails.org.    The trail is open from 7 a.m. to sunset.   
Event Name: The Pennypack Trail
Date(s): 11/19/2017 - 01/19/2019
1804 State Rte. 2009, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
Details: Enjoy a scenic, and historic, trip through the Pennypack Creek Valley on the over 14-mile Pennypack Trail. Begin at State Road in Holmesburg, PA. and head northwest as the trail follows alongside Pennypack Creek along a route that was once the corridor for the Fox Chase - Newton Branch Line. Highlights of the route include crossing over a newly built 165’ steel bridge which rises 35 feet over a scenic stream valley; passing through Philadelphia’s beloved Pennypack Park; experiencing the wildlife rich Lorimer Park; looking for birds at Betrayers Swamp, an Audubon designated Important Bird Area; and spotting the remains of the many water-powered mills that were in the area during colonial times. Also travel through the historic town of Bryn Athyn and a watershed area protected by the Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust (this land is considered to be environmentally sensitive so be sure to stay on the trail). There are a few busy street crossings, as well as a train crossing, so obey signals and be cautious at these intersections. The trail ends at Byberry Road in Huntingdon Valley.   While scenic, the Pennypack is a hilly route, especially heading north. The section through Philadelphia is paved, but once the trail crosses into Montgomery County it is crushed stone, which is not suitable for road bikes. Within Pennypack look for additional routes that are ideal for mountain biking and horseback riding. The Pennypack is part of the East Coast Greenway and connects to the Baxter Trail, which is currently under construction along the Delaware River.   The Pennypack Trail is a part of the Circuit Trails, a vast regional network of hundreds of miles of multi-use trails that is growing in size each year. Explore 100s of miles of happy at CircuitTrails.org.    The trail is open year-round, but is not recommended for after-dark use. 
Event Name: Audubon Loop Trail
Date(s): 11/19/2017 - 01/19/2019
1201 Pawlings Road, Audubon, PA 19403
Details: The Audubon Loop Trail connects to the Schuylkill River Trail and the Perkiomen Trail to form a 6-mile loop. It travels through the home of John James Audubon estate at Mill Grove.   The Audubon Loop Trail is a part of the Circuit Trails, a vast regional network of hundreds of miles of multi-use trails that is growing in size each year. Explore 100s of miles of happy at CircuitTrails.org.    The trail is open from sunrise to sunset.  
Event Name: Perkiomen Trail
Date(s): 11/19/2017 - 01/19/2019
Location: Perkiomen Trail
101 New Mill Road, Norristown, PA 19403
Details: The “Perky,” as it affectionately referred to by locals, is a 20-mile route that follows the former corridor of the Perkiomen Line of the Reading Railroad. Founded shortly after the Civil War by the Perkiomen Railway Company, the Perkiomen Line carried coal, grain, stone, and the famous “Perkiomen Ice” from one of the several ice houses located along the Perkiomen Creek. This area was once a popular vacation spot and the route was widely used to access recreational areas. Today, the corridor’s legacy lives on as bikers, horseback riders, walkers, and even cross-country skiers, can take advantage of this scenic route that passes through wooded areas, town centers, suburban neighborhoods, and parks as it follows the Perkiomen Creek for much of the way.   The Perky is largely surfaced in crushed stone, although some sections are paved, but a hybrid or mountain bike is best suited for trail conditions. The route begins at Route 29 in the Borough of Green Lane and ends at the junction of the Schuylkill River Trail in Oaks. From the trail is is easy to access Green Lane Park, Central Perkiomen Valley Park, and Lower Perkiomen Valley Park, as well as the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove and Pennypacker Mills in Schwenksville. At its southern end trail users can connect to the Schuylkill River Trail and stop to explore the stunning grounds of Valley Forge National Historic Park and the trails within the park.   The Perkiomen Trail is a part of the Circuit Trails, a vast regional network of hundreds of miles of multi-use trails that is growing in size each year. Explore 100s of miles of happy at CircuitTrails.org.    The trail is open from dawn to dusk.  

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