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 Friends of Valley Forge Park Speakers Series Friends of Valley Forge Park Speakers Series
October 6, 2015 - May 3, 2016
This series gathers an array of historians, scientists, authors, archeologists, actors and performers to share with the public their multiple points of view on history, the natural world and the ongoing commemoration of Valley Forge. Presentations are held at Washington Memorial Chapel, on Route 23 in Valley Forge, on Tuesdays at 7 pm. Free and open to the public. A reception follows each talk.
French & Pickering Valleys
 Schuylkill Scrub 2016 Schuylkill Scrub 2016
March 1, 2016 - May 31, 2016
The Schuylkill Scrub is a watershed-wide cleanup initiative that takes place from March 1st through May 31st every spring. The Schuylkill Action Network coordinates the initiative, but gives credit to the many partners with the common goal to clean as many miles of road, stream, and parkland in the Schuylkill watershed.
 Botanical Art Classes at the Powel House Botanical Art Classes at the Powel House
March 22, 2016 - May 10, 2016
Eight Tuesday morning classes 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., from March 22 to May 10. For the third year in a row, the Powel House Committee's Sarah Maxwell, a certified botanical artist, will be teach the often sold-out classes. $200 for the eight weeks. For further information and to reserve your space e-mail smaxwell@fordham.edu.
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 Valley Forge Revolutionary 5 Mile Run Valley Forge Revolutionary 5 Mile Run
April 17, 2016
7:30 am – noon (race start 8:30 am) Celebrating its 11th year in 2016, the Valley Forge Revolutionary 5-Mile Run is a unique challenge for runners of all skill levels. Runners trek the five-mile, USATF certified course that traverses the scenic Valley Forge National Historical Park. A three-mile walk to and from the National Memorial Arch is open to all, while children ages 6-14 can participate in the 1.776 kilometer (1 mile) Young Patriots Fun Run. All proceeds from the event benefit the Valley Forge National Historical Park.
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 SRT SPREEKEND Schuylkill River Trail Cleanups SRT SPREEKEND Schuylkill River Trail Cleanups
April 22-24, 2016
The Schuylkill River Heritage Area, in partnership with Sly Fox Brewery, will celebrate the Earth Day return of SRT Ale with a series of cleanups along the Schuylkill River Trail. The cleanups will coincide with the SRT Spreekend, a celebration of the Schuylkill River Trail and Water Trail. In addition to the trail cleanups, events include a group kayak paddle on the river, a 50K relay race on the trail, and a group bike ride from Philadelphia to Mont Clare.
French & Pickering Valleys