Fabulous February Events around Flourtown

February doesn’t have to be all about Valentine’s Day anymore! Mix up your daily routine and try something new this month! From catching a show at the theatre to watching and learning new international dance styles, you won’t want to miss out on any of these exciting activities in or around the Flourtown area.

The Revolutionists at Theatre Horizon
Feb 1-25, 2018
Set during the French Revolution, this play follows four women renegades with very different backgrounds as they try to navigate the Reign of Terror. This comedy is armed with sharp and rebellious wit while exploring how we go about changing the world. Make sure you don’t miss out on this play and get your tickets and more information here!

Philadelphia Auto Show
Jan. 27 – Feb. 4
Get up close and personal with the newest vehicle models that dealerships will have around the region at the Philadelphia Auto Show! Check out the automotive industry’s latest creations, innovations and designs. You may even have a chance to test drive select models! For more information, click here.

Winter Wellness Walks Saturdays
Every Saturday from Jan. 13 – March 31,2018
From 10:30am – 11:30am, enjoy a winter wellness walk every Saturday from January 13th to March 31st. Meet at Morris Arboretum at the Widener Visitor Center and be prepared to get your heart rate up with these brisk winter walks!

Wednesday Night Trivia
Feb. 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
If you’re looking for a relaxed night of fun, try out Wednesday Night Trivia! Plan to go out with a group of friends or family and grab some food and drinks while answering trivia questions! The event takes place at Chestnut Hill Brewing Company, located at 8221 Germantown Avenue. You’ll definitely enjoy a night of good eats and trivia! Click here for more information!

International Folk Dancing
Feb. 9th, 16th, 23rd
Learn folk dances from all around the world with International Folk Dancing Fridays! From the Balkans to the British Isles, you can pick up these unique dances even if you don’t have a partner to dance with. The best part is that your first visit is free! Located at 8855 Germantown Avenue, you’ll be sure to have fun learning new dances from around the world!

Mardi Gras Dance Party
Feb 23, 2018
Celebrate Mardi Gras at the Commodore Barry Club located at 6815 Emlen Street Philadelphia, PA. Enjoy dinner, dance lessons, and live music at this event while listening to Cajun music that will be sure to keep you dancing all night long! For more information, click here.

Intro to Nature Play with NaturePHL
Feb. 24, 2018
If you’re looking to get your family outside, this is the perfect way to do it! Nature Play takes place at the Schuylkill Center where you and your family can enjoy unstructured nature play and a hike!

I Ought to Be in Pictures
Feb 27 – March 25, 2018
Make sure to get your tickets to I Ought to Be in Pictures playing at the Act II Playhouse in Ambler, PA. This play follows Herb, a Hollywood screenwriter, who has to deal with the surprise of his teenage daughter reappearing. The New York Times review even noted how wonderful this play is saying, “When you don’t laugh until you cry, you cry until you laugh.” This show is one not to miss!

Fun Flourtown Festivities for the Holidays!

It’s that time of year again! Get ready to spread the holiday cheer even further by checking out some of these awesome festivities for the whole family to enjoy. All the events below are located in Ambler or Chestnut Hill, which is a stone throw away from spectacular community The Reserve at Creekside. Make sure to get in on the fun and enjoy the all the amazing events, which are guaranteed to take holiday cheer to the next level.

Friday Night Lights at Morris Arboretum
December 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2017
Get your tickets now and enjoy the Holiday Garden Rail decorated for the season. This event is perfect for the family and definitely creates the perfect holiday atmosphere! For more information, click here.

Chestnut Hill Parade & Sugar Plum Saturday
December 9, 2017
From 9AM – 3PM enjoy Chestnut Hill’s holiday parade that features live entertainment, floats, and an appearance from Santa himself! Get to 8426 Germantown Avenue early to get the best view. The festivities don’t end after the parade either. Enjoy Sugar Plum Saturday where you can get amazing sweets, enjoy activities, and get some holiday shopping in.

Breakfast with Santa
December 10, 2017
For the first time ever you and your family can have Breakfast with Santa at Nest Chestnut Hill, but you better hurry! You must register prior to the actual event! Enjoy a delicious meal and make sure your kids have their Christmas lists ready. This is the perfect event to get everyone in the holiday spirit! For more information, click here.

Bad Dates
December 12-17, 20-24, 27-31, 2017
Bad Dates is a wonderful play that is sure to entertain! Following a successful businesswoman and single mom, this play examines the dating world and is the perfect outing for a girl’s night out or date night. The New York Times even said, “[This play] Manages to provide that rarest of good dates, a swell night at the theater.” Catch this play at Act II Playhouse in Ambler!

Ambler’s Holiday Shopping Village
November 24 – December 24, 2017 (Various Times)
Are you looking to buy all your gifts early this year? Check out Ambler’s Holiday Shopping Village that will feature pop up artisans, gift purveyors, and Ambler’s already fantastic shops! This event goes on from November 24th – December 24th at various times, so for more information click here.

Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting
December 2nd @ 1:00pm
Gather on Main Street with a wonderful community and enjoy the Ambler Main Street’s Annual Holiday Parade. Make sure to get there early to get the best spot to enjoy the bands, floats, Mummers, and Santa! For updates on the Holiday Parade check out Ambler’s Main Street Facebook Page.

Santa Arrives by Train in Ambler
December 7th @ 7:00pm
What’s better than Santa coming to town by train? Take a stroll to the new Borough Hall and snack on some milk and cookies with Mr. and Mrs. Claus and listen to Santa read a story to the kids. He might even bring some special treats! No matter what, this is a great event that your family will absolutely love. For more information, click here.

Holiday Shopping Weekend Specials
December 8 – December 10, 2017
On top of Ambler’s Holiday Shopping Village there is also an amazing Holiday Shopping Weekend with a bunch of specials that you’ll absolutely love. There will be an abundance of holiday cheer, shopping specials, and special store hours. This is an event you don’t want to miss!

Fun Festivities Coming to Flourtown This October

Scarecrow Walk at Morris Arboretum
October 7 – October 31, 2017

More than 30 scarecrows will be on display in Chestnut Hill as you walk along Oak Allee. Enjoy the scenery as well as the fall weather and vote for your favorite scarecrow display in hopes that they are among the top five prizewinners! For more information, click here.

Theatre Horizon Presents 2.5 Minute Ride
October 13-15, 19-23, 26-29, 2017

Don’t miss out on this wonderful show! Make sure to see 2.5 Minute Ride, a one-woman-show by Lisa Kron who is a three time Tony award winner for Broadway’s Fun Home. For more information and a synopsis of the show, click here.

Harry Potter Festival
October 20 – October 21, 2017

Set to return October 20th, Chestnut Hill’s tremendously popular Harry Potter Festival will be back with popular events like potion making, a Quidditch Tournament, and much more!

Red Herring
October 24 – November 19

Described as “a hilarious noir comedy about marriage and other explosive devices” Red Herring can’t be missed! Catch the show starting October 24th and enjoy watching the outrageous plot unravel! For more information about times and tickets, click here.

Ambler’s Farmers Market
May 6 – October 28, 2017

Pick up some fresh fruit and veggies at Ambler’s Farmers Market. Meet up with friends, family, and neighbors for a fun day out and if you have a pet, feel free to bring them along, as long as they are market friendly! For more information on the Amber’s Farmers Market, click here.

Halloween Parade & Extravaganza at Ambler Theater
October 28, 2017

From 11AM to 2PM enjoy trick or treating, pumpkin decorating, entertainment, and kid-friendly activities for the whole family. Go straight to the Ambler Theater, which is the pinnacle of activity and participate in the activities that are offered. Don’t forget to dress up in your costume! Prizes for best costume in various categories will be awarded throughout the day. For more information, click here.

The Lady Lair is the New Man Cave

The Man Cave – you’ve heard the term before and you understand the concept. It has been heralded as an essential necessity for any hard-working man, but what about hard-working women? Just like men, women deserve a place to unwind and escape. That’s where the Lady Lair comes in.

Like the man of the house, the woman of the house deserves a place to call their own; where relaxation is the only thing on her to-do list. It doesn’t have to be a huge room either. It could easily be a small nook where she can put her feet up and read a book, or if she prefers a bigger space for her hobbies consider a She Shed or Babe Cave. Yes ladies, you can have it all. Your own personal refuge is achievable. So start planning and use these four tips to create your ultimate Lady Lair.

What is the Purpose of the Space?
Before starting the process of building and decorating your Lady Lair it is essential to think about the purpose of the space. Do you just want a small place to escape and read a book or do you need a bigger space for crafting or gathering with your lady friends? The size and purpose of you Lady Lair depends on its eventual use. So before starting the Lady Lair process, put some thought into what you want to get out of your personal sanctuary.

Decide Where to Put Your Lady Lair
After determining the purpose of the space you have to decide where to put your Lady Lair. If you only need a small space, find a nice little nook where you can escape. Or if you decided to go big or go home and create the ultimate Babe Cave, pick a larger space and go all out. Whatever you decide, make sure to pick the right location for your Lady Lair.

Determine How to Decorate Your Lady Lair
Decorating your Lady Lair is the fun part. Like Man Caves, your Lady Lair could take on a theme of your liking. Common themes that Lady Lairs’ adopt are craft rooms, doll houses, earthy/zen sanctuaries, personal libraries, and painting studios. However, you don’t have to go for a themed Lady Lair. You can easily design a classy space in your own personal style. When it comes to your space you design and decorate it to your liking.

Reap the Rewards of Your Very Own Lady Lair
Once your Lady Lair is complete, sit back and enjoy your very own personal sanctuary. Whether you created the space to getaway and relax or to convene with your favorite ladies there’s only one thing left to do: keep calm and stay classy.

Make Everyday Spa Day

The ultimate guide to making your bathroom your own pampered paradise

Imagine this: warm water cascading down, filling the room with a relaxing ambiance that melts all of your worries away. That can be everyday when you bring the spa experience to your bathroom in the comfort of your home at The Reserve at Creekside.

A lavish bathroom always starts with a Kohler soaking tub that you can immerse yourself in. However, to bring the spa experience to your bathroom; make sure to have bath salts and essential oils on display. These two products are fundamental in spas because they engage your senses with aromatherapy. Not only can you use these products to sooth yourself and enhance a relaxing bath, but showcasing them on your marble vanity sink tops will also produce a spa effect.

On the contrary, if you prefer a shower “the spa effect” can also be achieved by using candles. While your prepping your shower light a candle or two to captivate your senses. Not only do they emanate the relaxing scent of your choice, but they also establish the surrounding atmosphere, which makes it easier for you to find your happy place. Set them on your vanity top to offset elegant faucets/fixtures and create a dynamic arrangement of candles to simulate the spa atmosphere.

The final touch to achieve the spa experience in your own bathroom is to stock your vanity drawers with the ultimate spa accessory: fluffy white robes. Nothing tops off the relaxing spa experience than wrapping yourself in a soft robe after a warm and inviting bath or shower. It extends the comfort of the bath and enshrouds you in peace and serenity.

Why can’t “spa day” be everyday? Pamper yourself and make your dream paradise real with only a few minor additions to your already luxurious bathroom. And if you’re looking to find a home that offers outstanding features visit Judd Builders today and get started!

Benefits of Quick Move-In Homes

What’s a quick move-in home? It’s a home that is nearly ready to move into, just waiting for a few of your customizations! You can select your countertops, your flooring, and maybe appliances or fixtures to really make it yours.  Once you have determined your style and customize the materials, your home will be ready for you to move in and get settled.

Here at Judd Builders, we offer many quick move-in homes at our communities throughout the Lehigh Valley and the Philadelphia Area.

The Reserve at Creekside

Situated right in the heart of Flourtown and Chestnut Hill, this charming community has combines elegance and traditional beauty with a modern twist. This brand new carriage home community has quick delivery homes available, starting at $609,900. Designed for easy, energy-efficient, and low-maintenance lifestyles, you get a seamless transition from purchase to move-in, and beyond. Many of these homes can still be customized to meet your design style and tastes, while others have been upgraded with many designer finishes and luxuries. If you’re looking for a new home, in a gorgeous location, with so much to offer – look no further than the Reserve at Creekisde. Contact our sales team at 610-834-8600 to learn more about the homes we have available.

Whispering Pines

A community of beautiful new homes in Upper Saucon Township, Whispering Pines offers an ideal location near local business centers and access to a variety of activities and local favorites. Best of all, when you purchase a new, quick move-in home at Whispering Pines – your home will be ready in as little as 90 days!  These homes offer 4-5 bedrooms, two and a half baths, cozy fireplaces and so much more. It’s ideal for enjoying your time at home or entertaining family and friends. Other homeowners boast about the dramatic windows in the family room, the floor plans and the stunning exterior of the homes. Contact our sales manager, Brendan Boroski, at 610-282-2511 to learn more about our available homes.

Renaissance at Morgan Creek

Another option for a quick delivery home is a home at the Renaissance at Morgan Creek community. A place where luxury, lifestyle and fun meet, in a home that is low maintenance. A 55+ community that makes finding a new home easy and simple. Our designs are modern, comfortable and ready for move-in. Add some of your personality and customize your home and then voila – it’s ready for you! Contact our sales manager, Deanna Goodfellow, at 215.538.3600 to learn more about our available quick move-in homes.

Contact Judd Builders

If you’re interested in a quick delivery home, call Judd Builders today to schedule a visit to one of our communities. We would be happy to connect you find the right home for your budget and needs.

Fun Things in Flourtown!

Jazz Age on the Delaware

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This Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm you can be transported back to the Roarin’ 20’s! With musical entertainment, games, dance lessons, vintage style food and drinks, and even a pie baking contest, the options for fun are endless! Bring the whole family because children 12 and under are admitted free! If that’s not enough there will also be picnics, mansion tours, and a fashion show all designed around the time period. More information can be found here: http://bit.ly/2h6tePE

EAT.PAINT.CREATE

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Try something new this weekend at Spicy’s Kitchen Restaurant in Landsdowne where you’ll get to eat some delicious West African food along with an intimate painting workshop with international artist Shiri Achu. Participants will learn about African culture and about the art surrounding it from one of the artists herself! Achu will advise and provide input to each student, but wants to make sure everyone will have their own connection to what they’ve created. At the end of the evening each participant will sign what they’ve created and it will be framed free of charge! Tickets and other information can be found here: http://bit.ly/2v2LMWf

FREE Krav Maga Class

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Krav Maga is a form of self-defense and this Sunday at the Valley Forge Training Center you can take a free class with no experience required! Krav Maga was developed by the Israeli Army and in the class participants will learn how to defend from multiple attackers and attackers with weapons. Participants will learn the most effective ways of defending against an attacker instead of the most effective way to attack like other martial arts. More information and how to register can be found here: http://bit.ly/2v3d12P

Rooftop Restorative Yoga

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This Sunday take advantage of a guided meditation and yoga class on a beautiful green rooftop in Cira Green in Philadelphia. The yoga portion of the class will focus on stretches designed around loosening the neck, legs, and shoulders, and people of all levels of experience in both yoga and meditation are welcome! So this weekend take a break, release some stress and free your mind for an hour, all you need to bring is a yoga mat or towel. Tickets and more information can be found here: http://bit.ly/2v1UUeh

Events This Weekend!

Barre3 at the Park

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Barre3 at the Park is an open invitation for all who’d like to attend! It takes place at the gazebo at Wentz Park, only a 10 minute drive from The Reserve at Creekside, on this Saturday July 15th! The event is free, they just ask that you bring your own yoga mat and water bottles! So if you want to get in shape surrounded by people doing the same, this is the place for you. Registration starts at 8:30 am, and the class begins at 9 am. For more information click here: http://bit.ly/2vlihvI

Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends Weekend at Morris Arboretum!

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This weekend take your children or grandchildren to Morris Arboretum to see their favorite characters take over the Garden Railway for the whole weekend! On July 15th and 16th, the lovable trains Toby, Emily, and of course, Thomas will be taking over the rails from 10 am to 5 pm. The Garden Railway features tunnels, loops, and bridges that are sure to entertain! The beautiful landscape made entirely out of natural materials is sure to impress all visitors young and old! More information can be found here: http://bit.ly/2tbbXu0

Lancaster Avenue Jazz Festival

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All day this Saturday July 15th in Philadelphia’s beautiful Powelton Village, from noon to 7 pm you can hear the best jazz musicians the city of Philadelphia has to offer! Enjoy the atmosphere at the 11th annual Lancaster Avenue Jazz and Arts Festival and listen to the musical stylings focused on this year’s theme which is the “New Wave of Jazz.” Along with a day full of entertainment, look forward to the multitude of delicious food trucks that will be serving all types of food throughout the day. More information can be found here: http://bit.ly/1jPzUwZ

4th of July Activities

Get ready for an exciting 4th of July filled with hot dogs, burgers, and of course, red white and blue attire!

Conshohocken Fireworks

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If you’re looking for a place to celebrate our nations Independence Day, where could be better than a park with your fellow community members. On July 3rd starting at dusk there will be a lovely display of fireworks along with other entertaining options during the day. The event is open to the public and will feature musical guests, vendors with delicious foods from around the area, and fun games with prizes and other activities the whole family can enjoy! The event takes place at Sutcliffe Park in Conshohocken, directions and more information can be found here: http://bit.ly/2tunL9T

Parade at Lafayette Hill

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A tradition as old as our country itself is to attend a 4th of July parade on our nation’s birthday! This parade starts at the Barren Hill Fire Company and it ends at Miles Park where a park-wide picnic starts. The parade starts at 10 am and the family picnic lasts as long as you and your family want it to! A 5 minute drive from Reserve at Creekside, this is an easy way to celebrate our Independence Day and get to know your community.

Community Picnic at Valley Forge Park

A beautiful autumn sunrise at Valley Forge. The National Memorial Arch is a monument dedicated to George Washington and the United States Continental Army. This monument is located at Valley Forge National Historical Park in Pennsylvania, USA.

There are few better places to celebrate the 4th of July than at the historic Valley Forge National Park. Throughout the day there will be activities of all kinds, from demonstrations of old black powder cannons, to arts an crafts, everyone in the family can find something to entertain themselves. The kids can have a chance to meet a convincing Benjamin Franklin and sign their name at the bottom of the Declaration of Independence! A mini-parade and a variety of tours are only some of the wonderful options the public has this 4th of July. If you get hungry don’t worry! Just take a walk over to the BBQ tent and get some delicious burgers, hot dogs, and a refreshing iced tea. More information about this wonderful event can be found here: http://bit.ly/2saCvHk

Outdoor Space Inspiration

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With the gorgeous summer weather, it’s natural to want to spend more time outside. Get inspired for your outdoor spaces so you can maximize the room you have as well as your entertainment potential. From front porch ideas to deck decorations to landscape plans, here are some ideas to kick off your summer fun at The Reserve at Creekside.

Voted the Community of the Year, The Reserve at Creekside offers brand new carriage homes in Flourtown with 8 different home designs, superior construction, state-of-the-art appliances, and luxury finishes – including a back deck and a charming front entryway. Here are a few ideas to help you put a personal touch on your outdoor spaces.

Front Porch

Your front porch is your chance to make an unforgettable first impression on your guests. Showcase your style whether it’s modern, rustic, or traditional – here are a few elements you can incorporate into your front porch décor to impress your friends and families.

For a rustic style, mix elements of the indoors and the outdoors with your front porch style. Select wood-inspired chairs, mixed with cozy quilts and pillows and matched with a modern lamp, such as a Tiffany lamp – pictured herehere. For more of a classic style, hanging baskets filled with ferns along with hanging or freestanding lanterns can frame your entry way, while adding some lush color to your front porch. Add a rocking chair and a brightly colored seat cushion for a welcoming addition to your home.

Back Deck

Enjoy some fresh air on your back deck with a glass of wine or entertain some of your friends for a summer cookout! Get creative and add a small bar to the deck, where you can whip up margaritas in the summer.  Or if you’re more into relaxing and reading then add a calming water feature off to the side and plenty of greenery to make your deck your Zen place, as suggested by Better Homes and Gardens.

Landscape

Adorn the outside of your home with gorgeous greens that are low-maintenance and sustainable, consult a local landscaper for recommendations on native plants. Native plants thrive in climate conditions, so you can work less to enjoy the outdoors more. If you’re looking to add a pop of color, add a few potted plants to your front walkway – you can start with whites and pinks in the summer and switch to yellows and reds in the fall.

Whatever outdoor style fits your personality, you can make it yours with one of our 8 home plans at Reserve at Creekside. Kick off summer the right way, with a beautiful new home in Flourtown, PA.