SANATOGA PA – Activities for western Montgomery County residents (and anyone else!) from Aug. 13-15, 2010:

Friday, Aug. 13

A series of workshops to enhance the skills of American Sign Language interpreters, and an accompanying Bible conference for the deaf, will be held simultaneously through Friday at the Valley Forge Baptist Temple, 616 S. Trappe Rd., Collegeville PA. The event is acknowledged by the American Sign Language Institute, which will grant continuing education credit for those who qualify and attend. For more information, call Jim Bracelin at 610-948-6834.

Montgomery County’s annual 4-H Fair will be held Friday beginning at 9:30 a.m. and throughout Saturday across the sprawling county 4-H Center on Route 113 in Creamery PA, just south of Skippack.

The Moms Club Of New Hanover Township meets Friday at 10 a.m. at Lutheran Church in Gilbertsville. If you are interested in membership or attending one of the meetings, call 484-300-6466

Phoenixville Parks and Recreation Department summer camps will be celebrate their last day by sharing their special talents in a “Phoenixville’s Got Talent” competition judged by various community leaders, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Reeves Park, Phoenixville PA.

The annual Goschenhoppen Folk Festival opens Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Henry Antes Plantation, 318 Colonial Rd., Perkiomenville PA, just off Route 73 in Upper Frederick Township. Old fashioned foods and Pennsylvania Dutch meals are for sale on the festival grounds. Young and old alike can leisurely enjoy more than 500 skilled and apprentice craftsmen giving live demonstrations of more than 150 skills of the 18th and 19th centuries. Dressed in authentic costumes of the periods, they use authentic tools in recreating traditional home skills, trades, pastimes, foods, and folk music.

Up for a challenge? The Amity Chess Club meets from 7-10 p.m. at St. Paul’s UCC Church, 1312 Old Swede Rd., Douglassville PA, for chess matches and lessons at all ages and skill levels. For more information, call 610-385-6324.

Disc Jockey “Enchanted Midnight” will play recorded hits from the 1950s during an adult Sock Hop dance and mixer scheduled Friday from 8-11 p.m. in Sunnybrook Ballroom, 50 Sunnybrook Rd., Sanatoga PA. Guests are encouraged to wear poodle skirts, blue jeans, and slicked-back hair. A $5 admission fee will be charged at the door. The doors open at 7:45 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 484-624-5186.

Saturday, Aug. 14

A “Dr. Drill Boot Camp Clinic” for fitness that’s open to the public will be held Saturday from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Pottstown YMCA, Adams and Jackson streets, Pottstown PA. Tickets cost $10 per person, and the program geared for those age 14 and older.  Proceeds benefit the annual Y Partners Financial Campaign.

A fund-raising car wash to benefit the Pottsgrove High School marching band will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lower Pottsgrove Elementary School, 1329 Buchert Rd., Pottstown PA. A donation of $5 per car is requested.

The Phoenixville Farmers Market, located beneath the Gay Street bridge, Phoenixville PA, now runs weekly on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through November. The market can be reached from Taylors Alley.

The Skippack Farmers Market, located on the south side of Route 73, just east of its intersection with Route 113, Skippack PA, now runs weekly on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. through September.

The Boyertown Farmers Market, located at 100 S. Walnut St., Boyertown PA, now runs weekly on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Oct. 30. All markets are rain or shine. The market occupies the parking lot of The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles, two blocks south of the intersection of Routes 562 and 73.

The Montgomery County 4-H Fair, in Creamery PA. See Friday’s listing.

The Goshenhoppen Folk Festival, in Upper Frederick (PA) Township. See Friday’s listing.

Sunday, Aug. 15

The 11th annual car show known as the Main Street Drag, sponsored by the Collegeville Fire Company, will be held Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Main Street in Collegeville PA. Hundreds of antique cars, street rods, trucks, motorcycles, and modifieds will line the street. Parking will be available on the Ursinus campus with free shuttle service running back and forth to Main Street.

Spend a casual summer Sunday from 1-4 p.m. at Pottsgrove Manor, West King Street, Pottstown PA, as volunteers demonstrate a variety of 18th Century trades and pastimes during the third of five weekly historical adventures called “Living History Sundays.” Costumed interpreters will live life the colonial way, with activities such as needlework, gun-smithing, butter churning, and tape-loom weaving. Visitors can watch, learn, and even join in; activities will vary weekly. A donation of $2 per person is suggested. For more information, call 610-326-4014.

The Lower Pottsgrove (PA) Township Parks and Recreation Department concludes its series of summer concerts Sunday at 6 p.m. with a show by the Pottsgrove Community Band at the Sanatoga Park band shell, 200 S. Sanatoga Rd., Pottstown PA. The concerts are sponsored by Exelon Nuclear. In case of inclement weather, the show will be automatically re-scheduled to Monday at 7 p.m. Weather cancellation notices will be posted Sundays after 4 p.m. at the township website.

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