Helicopter Museum Family Party, Concours d’Elegance on weekend schedule [Events roundup] – Reading eagle

The following events are planned for the coming week across the region:

• The American Helicopter Museum & Education Center, West Chester, will host its FamilyFest on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. The event will include a car and motorcycle show, food trucks, beer garden, WWII living history show, exhibits, games, helicopter rides and exhibits static planes. Participating will be PAWS for People, Chester County Beekeepers Association, Locust Lane Brewery, PennSTAR medevac, Atlantic City Coast Guard, Paws and a Cause Seeing Eye Puppy Club and more. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for ages 2-12. For more information, see americanhelicopter.museum.

• The PA BBQ Fest — Blues, Brews & BBQs will be held Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm at Jim Dietrich Park, Muhlenberg Township. Ten pit masters will be on hand, along with other food and craft vendors. There will be children’s activities, wine and spirits, a beer tent and music by Project 22, Vince Rollins and Uncle Jake & the 18 Wheel Gang on Saturday, and Vynyl Rush, Pawnshop Bound and Front Porch Strippers on Sunday. Free entry. Parking is $5. For more information, visit pabbqfest.com.

• The Philadelphia Concours d’Elegance returns Saturday to the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Southwest Philadelphia, which in 2019 was voted “No. 1 Car Collection in the World” by The Classic Car Trust, to celebrate the “Snakes ” – the iconic Ford Shelby Cobra and Dodge Viper – each brand with its own provenance and its own cachet in the world of collector cars. At this fifth annual event, two of Carroll Shelby’s first “employees” will be present: Peter Brock and Chuck Cantwell, who helped establish the Shelby brand around the world, on the streets and on the racetrack, and Roy Sjoberg, known as “Father Viper,” who grew up in the media.Special events will include a panel discussion with Brock, Cantwell, Sjoberg and former Philadelphia Eagles coach Dick Vermeil Plus there will be family activities, a Car Corral open to local car enthusiasts to display their classic cars es, food and specialty vendors, as well as access to the Simeone Museum. General admission is $25 for adults and free for students and children under 15 at www.philadelphiaconcours.com.

Pennypacker Mills in Schwenksville presents a vintage baseball game on Saturday afternoons.

• Pennypacker Mills, Schwenksville, will host a vintage baseball game between the Athletic Base Ball Club of Philadelphia and the Brandywine Base Ball Club on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. The event will take spectators back to a summer day in 1864 when the game was played on a grassy field with no fencing or expensive seating. Bring a blanket or a chair to sit on. The suggested donation is $2. Pennypacker Mansion, home of Samuel Pennypacker, Governor of Pennsylvania from 1903 to 1907, will be open for a free guided tour. For more information see www.montcopa.org/pennypackermills.

• The Pagoda Hillclimb car race will take place Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. along a 1.35-mile stretch of Duryea Drive in Reading leading to the pagoda on Mount Penn. A shuttle will pick you up from Clymer Street and Hill Road to take spectators to the viewing areas. Donations are requested to see the races and take the shuttle. For more information, see bmr-scca.org.

• The Upper Merion Concerts Under the Stars series kicks off Saturday with a performance of David Uosikkinen’s In the Pocket with Ben Arnold opening at 7:00 pm at Upper Merion Township Building Park. Drummer Uosikkinen is one of the founding members of The Hooters of Philadelphia. In 2010 he formed his own band, David Uosikkinen’s In the Pocket, to raise awareness of music education and pay tribute to all the great music that has come out of Philadelphia. In The Pocket brings together star Philadelphia musicians to cover classic Philadelphia tunes. The site has a Beer Garden and food trucks will be on site. Tickets are required for ages 13 and up and are $20 in advance at umtownship.org or $25 at the door.

• Singer-songwriter Dar Williams will headline the Bryn Mawr Twilight Concert Series Saturday at 7 p.m. Rain or Shine at Bryn Mawr Gazebo Park, opening with Bruce Rits Gilbert and Matt Lyons. Williams was born out of the vibrant Boston scene of the mid-90s, inspired by the eclectic influences of alternative rockers, Berklee jazz musicians, slam poets and folk artists like Patty Griffith, Melissa Ferrick, the Throwing Muses, Vance Gilbert and Jonathan Brooke. His latest album, “I’ll Meet You Here,” was released last fall. Tickets are $15 for ages 16 and up and $5 for ages 5 to 15. For more information and tickets, see brynmawrtwilightconcerts.com.

The Center Park Garden Tour is scheduled for Saturday in Reading.
The Center Park Garden Tour is scheduled for Saturday in Reading.

• The Center Park Garden Tour will take place in two sessions on Saturday in the Center Park Historic District of Reading. The self-guided walking tour includes access to nine residential urban gardens, art exhibits, music, and an educational exhibit about Pollinating Penn’s live honey bees. Great American Creamery ice cream will be available all day in Center Park. The first session takes place from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., with an optional buffet brunch from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The second session takes place from 4 to 7 p.m., with an optional garden party from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 for either session and will be sold throughout the day at the Ticket Tent in Center Park, in the 700 block of Center Avenue. Combo brunch ($70) and garden party ($75) tickets must be purchased in advance at www.centreparkhistoricdistrict.org or call 610-375-7860 and leave a message.

• Everclear presents its 30th anniversary tour at the Keswick Theatre, Glenside, Thursday at 8pm, opening with Fastball and the Nixons. Everclear is known for ’90s alternative rock hits such as “Santa Monica” and “Father of Mine.” Tickets range from $30 to $70. The Music of Cream, featuring Will Johns and Cofi Baker, also perform classic rock hits such as ‘Spoonful’, ‘Strange Brew’, ‘Sunshine of Your Love’, ‘White Room’, ‘Crossroads’ and ‘Badge’ at the Keswick. , Fridays at 8 p.m., The Fab Faux with the Hogshead Horns and Creme Tangerine Strings performing Beatles classics on Saturdays at 8 p.m., and South Korean boy band Golden Child on Mondays at 8 p.m. information, visit keswicktheatre.com.

• Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets kick off the weekend at Ardmore Music Hall with a show Thursday at 8pm, headlined by Tommy McLain and CC Adcock. From 1995’s ‘The Impossible Bird’ to 2011’s ‘The Old Magic’, Lowe has produced a fantastic series of albums, each engineered in his west London home and recorded with a core of musicians who possess the same veteran advised. On Fridays at 8 p.m. at Ardmore, Neil Young tribute band Broken Arrow will perform. Saturday at 8 p.m., Superunknown and the Ledbetters will perform tributes to Chris Cornell and Pearl Jam. For tickets and more information, see ardmoremusichall.com.

• The Havertown Irish Festival is scheduled for Saturday from 11am to 8pm, rain or shine, on the back ground of the Manoa Shopping Centre. The festival features live music, a beer garden, food, artisans and a children’s entertainment area. Main stage entertainment will include Shades of Green, David Brown Band, John Byrne Band, Emerald Isle Dancers, Runa, The Irish Wilburys and Jamison. Free entry. For more information, see delcoarts.org.

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