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POSTED: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 5:20 PM
The New Hope Auto Show takes place on August 9 and 10. (Photo via Facebook)

What has four wheels, an engine and could arguably make you look pretty cool? Okay, I’ll tell: these vintage and antique cars that are on display (or up for auction) at car shows. It’s not exclusive to just old-school vehicles, either. All makes, models and years of various rods will be up for your viewing pleasure.

A multi-day auction and viewing affair takes place at Harrisburg, PA’s Farm Show Complex and Expo Center from Thursday, July 24 through Saturday, July 26. Gates to the Harrisburg Collector Car Auction open at 8 a.m. each day of the event, where potential buyers and spectators alike can view 1000 cars like a 1970 Pontiac Firebird Formula 400 or a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible.

The following day’s auction, still at the Farm Show Complex and Expo Center is the Harrisburg Motorcycle Auction on Sunday, July 27. Gates still open at 8 a.m. for appreciators of the 200 bikes they’ll have in the expo center.

POSTED: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 11:40 AM
Christmas comes early with summertime Christmas in July events. (Photo via Adventure Aquarium)

It’s hot, it’s humid, don’t even mention the word snow—but the Christmas spirit is alive. We’re going to collectively rock around the summer Christmas tree this week during the area’s Christmas in July festivities.

It all starts on Thursday, July 24 upstairs at Revolution House in Old City. Starting at 7 p.m., sip on festive drafts like Slyfox Brewing Company’s Christmas Ale and Troegs Brewing Company’s Mad Elf Ale and watch some favorite holiday flicks.

“Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” “12 Days of Christmas,” “Silent Night,” you know the tried and true Christmas tunes, but what about the lesser known underground Christmas music scene? (Yes, it exists.) It’s all explored in the Awesome Fest’s Jingle Bell Rocks!, a film showing Thursday, July 24 at 9 p.m. in Clark Park in University City. Even director Mitchell Kezin will be in attendance.

POSTED: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 3:00 AM
#ALifestyle Event, a night of information about clean eating, takes place at local eyebrow threading establishment, Anju Threads. (Photo via Facebook)

Five things, and all of them are for you.

For burgeoning chefs: Learn the basics of tomato canning, bruschetta and other perfectly tomato-y cooking tips at this free 11 a.m. cooking class at Weaver’s Orchard in Morgantown, PA.  

For an artful lunch: Kids ages four and up can create an Asian-themed art project over lunch at the Wayne Art Center in Wayne, PA at 11:30 a.m.

POSTED: Monday, July 21, 2014, 1:19 PM
Wolverine battles two Chitauri Warriors as he fights to save Storm and Cyclops from Loki’s clutches in Marvel Universe Live. (Photo via Feld Entertainment)

With the kids home for the summer, it might get a little tricky keeping the entertainment calendar full. Luckily, you don’t have to think too hard since these local theaters have stacked this summer’s programming with loads of family friendly performances to keep the young ones occupied. From familiar stories to television shows brought to life, the tots will have a blast (and you just might, too).

On Tuesday, July 22 over the course of an hour at the Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville, PA, a variety of short films will be shown, starting at 10:30 a.m. Appropriate for ages four and up, none of the films top 17 minutes. And you might fool the kids into learning something too: many of the featured shorts are from international filmmakers.

Every Tuesday through Saturday at 10 a.m. until Saturday, August 2, the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival presents everyone’s favorite glass slipper-wearing Disney princess’s story on the stage at the Schubert Theater at DeSales University in Center Valley, PA.

POSTED: Monday, July 21, 2014, 3:00 AM
Take a paddle boat ride around Penn's Landing Marina and other things to do today. (Photo via Facebook)

Whether you’re staying down the shore or are back in the city, today’s events are A-plus.

For a competition: Dancers of all ages from all over the country will be competing in the Sophisticated Productions National Dance Competition in Wildwood, NJ. The second day of the contest runs from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the Wildwood Convention Center through Friday. See the glitz and glam for no cost.

For gardeners: Join master and avid gardeners at for a lesson in gardening at the shore at the Nature Center of Cape May in Cape May, NJ at 10:30 a.m. for an hour class.

POSTED: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 3:00 AM
Phil Arnheiter, 59, and his wife of 30 years Robin, 57 from Little Silver, N.J. kayak the Delaware near Upper Black Eddy in Bucks County Tuesday June 24, 2014. ( DAVID SWANSON / Staff Photographer )

Good thing you decided to look here, there’s much to be enjoyed.

For a morning thrill: Hop in a kayak and journey down the Delaware River courtesy of this moderately difficult adventure organized by the Silver Lake Nature Center. You’ll meet in the parking lot of the Bristol, PA nature center at 9 a.m.

For tree climbers: Kids can don a harness and ropes and work their way up trees at the Tyler Arboretum in Media, PA during their Tree House Festival. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., see a variety of birds and visit the arboretum’s unique tree houses.

POSTED: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 3:00 AM
The second annual Tie Dye Music Festival in Wallingford, PA is today. (Photo by Ann Baldwin via iStock Photo)

Oh happy day!

For an extraterrestrial symposium: The UFOlogy and Science Media Conference explores media coverage of UFOs with panels running from 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill, NJ.

For a family fun day: The African American Museum in Philadelphia is holding a day’s worth of activities from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in honor of local heroes with a scavenger hunt, photo collage, storytelling, music and more at the museum in Old City.

POSTED: Friday, July 18, 2014, 1:57 PM
Learn about fashion from 18th century America during the Fashioning a New World Symposium. (Photo via Facebook)

You know when you look back at old high school pictures and think “What was I thinking?” when looking at your outfit choices? Imagine what the folks from the 18th century would say. The formalities in fashion from colonial and revolutionary America are examined during the Fashioning A New World symposium taking place Saturday, July 19 and Sunday, July 20 at both Montgomery County Community College and Pottsgrove Manor in Pottstown, PA.

The entire first day of the symposium takes place at the community college’s West Campus in South Hall, Room 216 on Saturday, July 19. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with a welcome introduction to follow an hour later.

The first session of the day starts at 10:15 a.m. with a talk dispelling myths of early American fashion. Presenter Linda Eaton, Director of collections and Senior Curator of Textiles at Winterthur Museum, will dispel romantic rumors of 18th century fashion during this one-hour discussion.

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