Hungry for pancakes? You’ll find two huge helpings this weekend. No matter what part of the Phoenixville area you reside in, you’ll be mere minutes away from a pancake breakfast on Saturday.
If a double dose of pancake breakfasts (with a bonus maple sugar festival thrown in) doesn’t strike your fancy, maybe donuts will do. Kimberton Fire Company’s delicious Donut Days will help mark Fastnacht Day on March 8. An Italian dinner benefit caps off the food-related goodness coming up in the Phoenixville area.
Still not hungry? Take in a play at Kimberton Waldorf School. “Bye Bye Birdie” runs March 3 – 5. A bridal show will also be held in Phoenixville on Sunday, and Friday is First Friday, so there’s a ton of fun stuff (and a new exhibit opening at The Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area) to look forward to.
Where/When: , 752 Pike Springs Rd., Phoenixville; Mon., March 7, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.; Tue., March 8, 6 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Why Go: It wouldn’t be Fat Tuesday without this donut sale. You can pre-order online before 3 p.m. Monday or call ahead to reserve your donuts. Pick from plain, white powder sugared or cinnamon powder sugared. Profits benefit the fire company and its auxiliary.
Pricing: $5.50 per dozen and $2.75 per half dozen
When/Where: in the apparatus building on Valley Park Road; Sat., March 5, 7 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Why Go: It’s not just pancakes. The auxiliary will cook up sausage, bacon, eggs, fried potatoes and more. The breakfast benefits Valley Forge Fire Company.
Pricing: $7 for adults, $4 for children 4 -11, free for kids 3 and under
Where/When: , March 3 – 5, various times
Why Go: This light and happy play will leave you singing show tunes. Check out the school’s Web site for a full list of times and for information on purchasing tickets.
Pricing: $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $8 for students
Where/When: , Sat., March 5, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Why Go: This event features all-you-can-eat pancakes along with 100 percent maple syrup, all served up with some education on the maple sugaring process.
Pricing: Members: $6 for adults, $4 for children; non-members: $9 for adults, $6 for children; children under 5 eat free
Where/When:, Fri., March 4, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Why Go: Get a peek into secret societies with the March exhibit at the HSPA, “Behind the Wooden Door: Secret Societies in the Land of the Phoenix.”
Where/When: John James Audubon Center, 1201 Pawlings Rd., Phoenixville, Sat., March 5, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Why Go: Learn all about the maple sugaring process and how the syrup goes from the tree to your table. Various stations will be set up to demonstrate the process.
When/Where: Franklin Commons, 400 Franklin Ave., Sun., March 6, 1 p.m.
Why Go: Getting married? Come check out local photographers, caterers, florists and more, along with tastings and a fashion show.
8. Italian Dinner and Silent Auction
When/Where: , Sat., March 5, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Why Go: According to Margo Ketchum, “For $15 per person if paid in advance (or $10 each for families and groups), you will feast on antipasto, garlic bread, Italian salad, a choice of vegetable or meat lasagna, with beverages & decadent desserts. Music will be provided by Trio Sibelius, a local double-reed ensemble.” The event benefits The Christian Community of Devon.
Pricing: $15 per person or $10 each for families/groups in advance; $20 if paid at the door