Morris Arboretum: More Than 12,000 Plants in Bloom

You can visit Asia, Europe, and far-away parts of North America without ever leaving Philly at the Morris Arboretum. Tucked away in idyllic Chestnut Hill not far from Amity Commons, the sprawling garden houses plants from all around the globe, more than 12,000 of them, to be more precise. Among those 12,000 plants are 2,500 different species, all stemming from the personal collection of namesake John Morris.

He loved discovering new and exotic plants around the world, and the arboretum's staff continues to scour the globe today looking for fresh plants to add to the mix. That's why the arboretum always has something in bloom and is continuously growing. Its largest and most impressive displays of blooms include eclectic shades of roses, maples and magnolias, azaleas and witch hazel, and conifers and holly trees. See the arboretum's website for updated listings of what's in bloom at any time of the year.

Morris Arboretum
100 E. Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
(215) 247-5777
www.business-services.upenn.edu/arboretum/index.shtml
www.yelp.com/biz/morris-arboretum-philadelphia

Shop Handmade Goods near Amity Commons at the Daniel Boone Optimist Club Craft Show

Holiday season's almost here, and among other fun events happening near Heritage Amity Commons you'll find a bevy of craft shows in Douglassville, Pottstown, and Reading.

One example's the Daniel Boone Optimist Club Holiday Craft Show, which happens on December 5 and 6 at Daniel Boone Middle School in Douglassville. It's open from 9 a.m. til 3 p.m. each day, and the event's flier notes that visitors will find handcrafted goods from more than 100 different vendors! There'll be food, there, as well, along with an appearance from Santa!

If you'd like to find out more about the upcoming Daniel Boone Optimist Club Craft Show, check out the club's website or the event's page on pa-vendors.com!

Daniel Boone Optimist Club Craft Show
December 5 and 6
Daniel Boone Middle School
1845 Weavertown Road
Douglassville, PA 19158
http://www.danielbooneoptimist.com/holiday-craft-show.html
http://pa-vendors.com/events/berks-county/douglassville-pa-december-daniel-boone-optimist-club-holiday-craft-show/

See the Reading Fightin Phils near Amity Commons!

See the Reading Fightin Phils play near Amity Commons! This Phillies minor league team plays Double A ball in the Eastern League, a long-running league that also features teams from Harrisburg, Erie, Trenton, Altoona, and more. Each team has a number of up-and-coming major leaguers destined to play in the big leagues.

The Fightin Phils play in Reading's FirstEnergy stadium, a classic ballpark first opened in the 1950s but updated to offer modern amenities. It's a great place to see a game, with excellent sightlines, tasty food, and a fun atmosphere. To add to the fun, the Fightin Phils have special events throughout the season. Each night at the ballpark usually brings some new fun. This Friday and Saturday, for instance, there'll be fireworks and a concert after the game. Other nights feature goodies like free bobbleheads, discounts on hot dogs, and appearances by the Phillie Phanatic. You can see a full calendar of upcoming promotions here.

If you'd like to make plans to go see the Reading Fightin Phils, check out the team's website.

Reading Fightin Phils
FirstEnergy Stadium
1900 Centre Avenue/Route 61 South
Reading, PA 19605
http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t522

Get Groceries near Amity Commons at Redner’s in Douglassville

Grab groceries near Amity Commons at Redner's in Douglassville. The local outlet of a popular regional chain, Render's is open 24 hours a day to make shopping convenient. The store features a bakery and a deli along with a large grocery section, so you can grab cold cuts or a cake to go with canned goods and other staples for your pantry.

You'll find weekly deals here, too, like discounts on stuff like pasta sauce, bacon, tomatoes, and home necessities like laundry detergent. Fresh seafood's on offer, including options like snow crab, jumbo shrimp, scallops, and even crawfish! The produce section has fresh fruits and veggies, and you can even pick up a bouquet of flowers to decorate your home.

In addition to everyday fare, Redner's also offers catering options like sandwich trays, veggie trays, and custom cakes. Check out the website to find out more about this Douglassville grocery!

Redner's Warehouse Markets
11 Douglassville Shopping Center
Douglassville, PA 19518
http://www.rednersmarkets.com
http://www.yelp.com/biz/redners-warehouse-markets-douglassville

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