Community Day, local artists’ exhibits, Celtic Classic, and Kindness Rocks

The annual September event closing down Main Street from the crossroads of Route 663 and Route 29 (the Square in Pennsburg, PA) to 4th Street (the Post Office in East Greenville) known as Pennsburg Community Day and East Greenville Community DAy begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 9, 2017 (although the streets will be closed starting at 8 a.m. to enable local volunteer organizations, non-profits, and businesses to set up). The free public street fair continues through the day until 4 p.m. and will feature food, crafts, face painting and local bands; Barefoot Bobby and the Breakers from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., the Red Hill Jazz Band from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in front of St. Mark’s Church in Pennsburg, and the Upper Perkiomen High School Band.

A public reception with Julie Longacre will be held on Sunday, September 10, 2017 between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Mennonite Heritage Center (Harleysville, PA), which is hosting a retrospective art exhibit containing 58 paintings, along with watercolors and sketches, created over the last 50 years by local artist Julie Longacre of Bally, PA. While a few of the paintings, and some prints, are for sale, many other paintings are on loan to the museum from private collections. The exhibit will be on display through November 4, 2017 at Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Road, Harleysville, PA.

Next weekend, on Saturday evening, September 16, 2017, Brad Hendershot and Katherine Krieg, local painters currently living in Marlborough Township, will be at the Opening Reception of their two person show Times and Places in Doylestown at the Patricia Hutton Gallery from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. The reception is open to the public and the show continues through October 15th.

Reflecting on his life in rural Pennsylvania and the remote Monhegan Island, Maine, Bradley Hendershot’s watercolors emphasize details and textures designed to evoke a strong feeling or mood in the viewer.  Often his paintings exhibit his keen interest in history and depict a way of life that is rapidly disappearing into the past.
Inspired by her surroundings, Katharine Krieg’s oil and watercolor paintings are her response to everyday encounters – experiences ranging from peaceful interiors to the turbulence of nature.  A quiet sense of introspection and the passage of time are themes that recur in her works of landscape and still life. 

If you prefer a musical ending to your day, a free piano concert  by Seth Trumbore will be held in Harleysville beginning at 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 16, 2017, in the sanctuary of the Church of the Holy Spirit, 2871 Barndt Road, Harleysville, PA. A free will offering and reception follows the concert. (Just FYI – I heard Seth perform Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue at a public concert at this church earlier this summer and it was just amazing!)

And mark down the following dates; September 22-24, 2017 when the Celtic Classic Highland Games and Festival is held in Bethlehem, PA – outdoors, free, and open to the public, featuring a craft tent; a pipe band competition, a drum major competition, Highland Dance competition, fiddle competition, Celtic poetry competition, and more; five stages with live musical performances by an assortment of Irish and Scottish bands and groups (over the course of three days) including Burning Bridget Cleary, Blackwater, Seamus Kennedy, Glengarry Bhoys, Timlin and Kane, and Steel City Rovers, to name just a few. There will be food, and assorted beverages (for kids and adults) for sale at the event.

The Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center is hosting a free Kindness Rock painting event on the afternoon of Saturday, September 23, 2017 from noon to 2 p.m. According to the Town and Country newspaper, “The completed rocks will be collected and placed around town for people to found and keep.” Schwenkfelder Library, 105 Seminary Avenue, Pennsburg, PA. Free admission.
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