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Three Ways to Send Off Summer

August  has  arrived,  meaning  the  end  of  the  summer  will  shortly  follow,  a  bittersweet  time  for  lovers  of  fun  in  the  sun.  If  you’re  dreading  the  shorter  days,  the  cooler  weather  and  the departure  of  the  lazy,  leisurely  days  of  summer,  you’re  certainly  not  alone!  However,  there  are  still  a  few  short  weeks  where  we  can  embrace  all  that  summer  has  to  offer—and,  near  your Canvas Valley Forge apartment,  that’s  an  awful  lot!Here  are  a  few  ways  to  squeeze  the  most  you  can  out  of  the  end  of  summer  2018:Performances in the Park: Greater Plymouth Community Center, about 15 minutes from your Canvas Valley Forge apartment, hosts Wednesday night outdoor cultural events through Aug. 15. On Aug. 1, enjoy hits from cover band Not Quitting Your Day Job, while the film “Coco” will be screened the following week. The series wraps up with a concert by Flower Power, which plays your favorites from the ’60s and ’70s. Don’t forget a blanket or chair!Carillon Concerts: Through Aug. 14, Washington Memorial Church, 2.5 miles from your Canvas Valley Forge apartment, features musicians from around the world, including Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark and right here in the Valley Forge area. The free outdoor concerts are held every Wednesday evening. Music lovers are encouraged to bring snacks, a blanket and lawn chairs.’78 Mile Challenge: From May though October, Valley Forge National Historical Park, 1.5 miles from your Canvas Valley Forge apartment, is encouraging locals to enjoy the park and get some exercise. The ’78 Mile Challenge urges walkers, runners, bikers, hikers and even paddlers to hit the trails and waterways within the park. When they reach 78 miles—in honor of 1778, the year General Washington and his troops camped at the park—they’re eligible for prizes. Before it gets cooler, get out and about in the park to enjoy the sunshine and challenge yourself. Greater Plymouth Community Center2910 Jolly RoadPlymouth Meeting, PA 19462610-277-4312 Washington Memorial ChurchRoute 23Valley Forge, PA 19481610-783-0120 ’78 Mile Challenge1400 N. Outer Line DriveKing of Prussia, PA 19406610-783-1000