On May 31, 1990, NBC renamed its sitcom The Seinfeld Chronicles to simply Seinfeld, creating one of the most highly acclaimed ratings hits the network ever produced. Seinfeld may have been the "show about nothing," but Montgomery County this weekend is certainly made up of many somethings, all of which come together to #MakeItMontco. As you travel our marvelous county and enjoy the leisure, post your moments, highlights, selfies, dessert pictures, comments and recommendations using the MakeItMontco hashtag.
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In "The Serenity Now" episode, Kramer turned the hallway of his apartment building into a porch, complete with barbecue grill, umbrella and lawn chairs. The Mennonite Heritage Center recommends folding chairs or lawn blankets to spectators at the Sixth Annual WHACK & ROLL Nonprofit Invitational Croquet Tournament May 30-31. The main attraction is, of course, croquet, but the two-day event also features the opportunity to purchase a delicious Saturday morning breakfast or afternoon lunch. Competition will continue until a champion is crowned.
"The Dog" was about Jerry being pressed into service as a dog-sitter, watching Farfel, a dog who turns out to be a handful ("I like dogs," Jerry laments. "I'm not sure this is a dog!"). Dogs are the stars at the Third Annual Bark-Bark for the Park at the Norristown Farm Park on May 31. This celebration of Poodles, Pekes, and Pointers includes the chance to meet Johnny Angel, the Papillion dog credited with saving the Farm Park from development. His story is told in the book Bark Bark Bark for My Park! by veterinarian Jessica Dimuzio, who will be onsite to sign copies. The day features kids' crafts, activities, dog competitions, demonstrations and a parade. Dog rescue groups will be on hand with dogs for adoption. You're welcome to bring your own canine pal, but remember that all pets must be on a leash.
Jerry and Kramer face off against the proprietor of a Laundromat in "The Revenge." Hands-on demonstrations of 1860s laundry techniques are among the numerous exhibits at the Civil War Reunion at Pennypacker Mills, May 31-June 01. This two-day recreation of the War Between the States is a Schwenksville highlight, with cannons blasting and soldiers marching. On hand are hundreds of infantry, artillery and living historians, guest speakers, food, music and more.
A classical music conductor dates Elaine in "The Maestro." Maestro Michael Smith of the Audubon Symphony Orchestra takes the podium on May 31 at the Elmwood Park Band Shell. The concert program is devoted to the soaring scores from video games and Hollywood movies. For more detail, read our behind-the-scenes interview with Smith and his musicians in The Pursuit posting of May 13.
The close of Seinfeld's seventh season revolved around George's impending marriage to Susan Biddle Ross. Their preparations became something of a zoo, especially regarding George's attempt to save some money on the invitations. Wedding planning need not be so wild, especially if you take part in the Elmwood Park Zoo's Say "I Do" at the Zoo Wedding Showcase event on June 1. Dozens of local vendors will be on hand, and admission includes hors d'oeuvres and two drink tickets (must be 21+ to attend).
There is so much to do this weekend you might have trouble choosing. If you've got the stamina, you could try doing everything we've suggested. It might make you a little tired - not that there's anything wrong with that. If you find yourself tuckered out and seeking a hotel, there's no need to scam your way into one, as Elaine did to gain an overnight at the Plaza in "The Doodle." Just use our list of recommendations. It sure beats a weekend inside, reading your coffee table book about coffee tables.