Psst! Hate to tell you last-minute Charlies out there, but Sunday is Mother's Day. If you've somehow forgotten, we have plenty of recommendations to help your mom, grandma, nana, aunt, sister or even just special friend feel really special.
This weekend is also brimming with adventures and events throughout Valley Forge and Montgomery County, all ripe for exploration.
Our extensive list of Mother's Day dining options is here; they run
the gamut from swanky settings to unusual surroundings like a passenger car on
a vintage train.
Courting Art - Montgomery County Community College
For a dose of arts and culture, take in the Courting Art
exhibit at Montgomery
County Community College. The show, which closes Friday May 8, highlights
Montgomery County artists depicting Montgomery County sites. For more details
on where these pieces come from and where they eventually land, check out our blog
from last year's event.
Dance Xplosion - Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
Fans of the Lifetime series Dance Moms tune in weekly to see the intricate choreography - as
well as the drama and intrigue. Plenty of the former (and less of the latter)
is on display at this weekend's Dance Xplosion competition at the Greater
Philadelphia Expo Center. The public is invited to watch as teams from
across the U.S. vie for prizes and distinction across multiple age groups,
formats and styles. The grace and athleticism will be on display May 8 from 4-10 p.m. and
May 9 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Home - Grand Theater
If you're in the mood for a new movie in a vintage setting,
line up at the box office of The Grand
Theater in East Greenville. The current selection is Home, the latest comedy-adventure from DreamWorks Animation. The
Grand is a fully restored 1920s movie palace, brought back to life in
painstaking detail, with primo digital projection and sound technology (with
the full story of the transformation here).
If you're bringing a gaggle of kids from the neighborhood, reserve the 12-seat
balcony, where the room is ample and the seats are extra plush. Show times are:
May 8, 7 p.m.; May 9 and 10, 2 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 7 p.m.
Orienteering for All Ages - Norristown Farm Park
Want to take a test-run of a sport that is increasingly gaining popularity? Attend the May 10 program Orienteering for All Ages at Norristown Farm Park. At its core, it's a treasure hunt on foot, where a compass and map are used to guide adventurers from one navigation point to the next. Instructors from the Delaware Valley Orienteering Association start the day off with a lesson, and then it's time to let the quest begin.
Mom might really appreciate an overnight away from the house - no chores to do, no meals to cook and someone tucks her in, rather than vice versa. See our website for accommodations that will give the special woman in your life the royal treatment she deserves.