November 24 kicks off National Game and Puzzle Week, a nearly 20-year-old celebration of family friendly competitions and mind-benders. In recognition, The Pursuit's weekly recommendations of events and happenings in Montgomery County, Pa., takes the form of crossword puzzle clues. Good luck.
77 Down: Seven letters. Clue: 20th-century British classical music composer Benjamin _______. Answer: Britten
The Choristers, a 70-voice civic concert choir, celebrates the 100th birthday of English composer Benjamin Britten in a concert Friday, November 22, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lansdale. The program also includes selections from Leonard Bernstein's Chicester Psalms, featuring soloist Andrew Zaayenga from the Philadelphia Boys Choir.
27 Down: Six letters: Dr. Franklin's proposed national bird. Answer: Turkey
Before your three-to-seven-year-olds gobble their share, bring them to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park, Royersford, for "Terrific Turkeys" on Friday, November 22. The presentation will explore habitat, diet and mating displays. A take-home craft is also part of the learning and fun.
12 Across: Six letters. Clue: Decorative seasonal circle. Answer: Wreath
Bring some of your own greenery, ribbon and your arts-and-crafts creativity to Pennypacker Mills on Saturday, November 23. Instructors will show you how to transform these basics into a festive wreath that will brighten your home for the holiday season. Refreshments will be served afterward.
17 Across: Five letters. Clue: 1950s TV music program "Your Hit ______." Answer: Parade
The Greater Hatboro Holiday Parade steps off for its 53rd year on Sunday, November 24. Themed as a "Candy Cane Cavalcade," the rain-or-shine event begins at 2 p.m., behind grand marshal Robert M. John, a past "Service to the Community Award" winner. The parade route begins at York Road and Summit Avenue.
62 Across: Six letters. Neither rare nor well-done. Answer: Medium
Are you a natural psychic medium? You may be; everyone has a bit of the sixth sense, according to presenter Lisa Bechtel. She will be helping participants develop naturally cultivated skills to connect and perform readings. We'd tell you that the session is Sunday, November 24, at the R3 Wellness Center, Trappe, but you probably knew that ahead of time anyway.
9 Down: Five letters. ABC primetime soap opera set in SanFran. Answer: Hotel
Montgomery County, Pa., has accommodations that fit every budget and every taste, from high-end swanky to comfortable B&Bs where you're welcome to pad down to breakfast in your slippers. Check our website for full details.