Civic Association Meetings
• The Manayunk Neighborhood Council will next meet Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Venice Island Performing Arts Center,7 Lock St. Manayunk.
• The Central Roxborough Civic Association will next meet Thursday, Sept. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at Leverington Presbyterian Church, 6301 Ridge Ave., Roxborough.
• The Wissahick on Neighbors Civic Association will next meet Monday, Sept. 11, at 7:30 p.m. at Pilgrim Church, 3158 Terrace St., Manayunk.
• The Ridge Park Civic Association will next meet Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. at the Fifth District Police Station, 6666 Ridge Ave., Roxborough.
• The Upper Roxborough Civic Association will next meet Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 6:30 p.m. at Roxborough Presbyterian Church, 8230 Ridge Ave., Roxborough.
• The Wissahick on Interested Citizens Association will next meet Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. at Northern Children’s Services, 5301 Ridge Ave., Wissahickon.
• The East Falls Community Council will next meet Monday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. at East Falls Presbyterian Church, 3800 Vaux St., East Falls.
• East Falls Forward will next meet Thursday, Sept. 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the BuLogics building, 3721 Midvale Ave., East Falls.
“A House With No Walls”
Old Academy Players will present “A House With No Walls” written by the award-wining playwright Thomas Gibbons.
Show dates are Sept. 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24.
Showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Old Academy Players is located at 3544 Indian Queen Lane in East Falls.
For information and tickets, call 215-843-1109 or visit oldacademyplayers.org.
Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church in Chestnut Hill will hold its annual Rummage Sale. Collection occurs in the Parish Hall at Saint Paul’s Church, located at 22. E Chestnut Hill Ave., Chestnut Hill, Sept. 9 from9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Admission is $2 at the door. In addition to the Saturday Sale, a Rummage Pre-Sale eventwill be held Sept. 8 from6 to 9 p.m., when shoppers can peruse and buy items in all departments. Light snacks and drinks will be served, and admission is $15 at the door. The net proceeds the sale each year are distributed in the form of outreach grants to nonprofit organizations fighting hunger and homelessness in the area. For more details, contact the church office at 215242-2055 or email@example.com.
9⁄11 Prayer Vigil
The 21st Ward Veterans Association will hold observance for the 16th anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, at a prayer vigil at the memorial in Gorgas Park, 6300 Ridge Ave., Roxborough, at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11.
This Service of Remembrance with candlelight vigil, sponsored by the 21st Ward Veterans Association, is a time for the community to unite in prayer and to show support for each other.
Clergy and lay personnel of churches and synagogues have been invited to participate in the service with prayers for the innocents who were murdered and the families they left behind, as well as remembrances of the heroes. There will be a recitation of the Lord’s Prayer.
Military men and women, past and present, will be acknowledged for their commitment and sacrifice to sustaining the freedom we enjoy as Americans.
Following this years’ Service of Remembrance, The Hooligans, a Philadelphiabased Celtic Irish folk/rock band, will perform. All clergy and lay personnel who want to participate are asked to contact Bruce F. Hoffman prior to the event at 215 4838486, 267-304-5787 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roxborough Male Chorus
All men who love to sing are invited to the first rehearsal of the Roxborough Male Chorus Monday evening, Sept. 11, at 7:30 p.m. at Leverington Presbyterian Church, 6301 Ridge Ave., Roxborough.
There is free parking in the church parking lot and on the street.
The open house will be an opportunity for prospective members to enjoy some refreshments, sing a few favorite songs with the chorus and chat with its members.
For more information, contact President Alan Ankeny at email@example.com or 215-753-0203.
Town Hall Meeting
State Rep. Pamela A. De Lissio will host her 67th Town Hall meeting Thursday, Sept. 14.
The Town Hall will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the second floor community room at the Bala Cynwyd Library, 131 Old Lancaster Road.
Town Hall meetings provide opportunities for dialogue from constituents on a variety of topics that are be- ing considered by the state House. At the Sept. 14 meeting, discussion will focus on the state budget and the ongoing work to pass a revenue package to support the spending plan previously adopted for the current fiscal year.
Fall StrEAT Food Festival
The Fall StrEAT Food Festival will return to Manayunk Thursday, Sept. 14, from5 to 10 p.m. with more than 70 different food vendors along Main Street.
Main Street will be closed to vehicle traffic for this rainor-shine event, giving visitors of all ages an opportunity to stroll through the neighborhood and indulge in some food truck cuisine.
In addition to food trucks, visitors can enjoy three stages with live music playing all day located at Shurs Lane, Green Lane and Cotton Street.
Aside from driving to Main Street, event coordinators encourage attendees to consider other forms of transportation like SEPTA, taxis, Uber, Lyft and riding or walking to Manayunk via the Circuit Trails.
The Roxborough-Manayunk Lioness Club will hold a day trip to Shady Maple Smorgasbord and Shops Saturday, Sept. 30.
Cost is $50 for the bus and lunch and includes shopping at the 40,000-square-foot store of unique gifts, dry goods store, farmers market and bakery.
All proceeds will benefit local charities.
For tickets, contact Barbara Schaeffer 215-920-4182 or Marie Cunningham 215482-7212.
The Class of 1967 of Immaculate Heart of Mary school will hold its 50th reunion Saturday, Sept. 30, at 6 p.m. at The Great American Pub in Conshohocken. Cost is $35 per person. If you were part of this class and are interested in attending, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-646-4572 for further information.
Miles For Migraine
The fifth annual Miles for Migraine walk and run will be held Oct. 7 beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Wissahickon Park.
The two-mile walk and 5K/10K run will raise funds to help increase public awareness about headache disease and the need to fund headache disease research.
The walk and two runs will take place along Forbidden Drive at Valley Green at 120Northwestern Ave., Philadelphia.
here also will be a scavenger hunt for all ages, with prizes given to participants.
A postwalk/run breakfast will be held at Whitemarsh Valley Country Club.
Registration costs $40 with a $5 discount for those under 18, and early registration discounts are available through Sept. 14.
The post walk/run breakfast at Whitemarsh Valley Country Club is $18 per person or free for those who raise at least $125.
Participants may pick up their event packets at Philly Runner Oct. 6 from noon to 6 p.m. at 3621Walnut St., Philadelphia. Day-of-event preregistration will begin onsite at 7 a.m.
Awards will be given out to the top male and female walkers and runners and top fundraisers. All participants will receive a T-shirt and finishing medal.
This timed event will be held rain or shine.
Visit milesformigraine.org, contact Shirley Kessel at email@example.com or call 484-534-8786 for more information.
Friends Helping Friends Day
The Roxborough-Manayunk Lioness Club is offering passes to Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends Day Oct. 17.
The pass is used Oct. 17 and entitles you to an additional 25 percent off formost purchases over and above the sale price of an item.
All proceeds will benefit local charities.
For passes, contact Elizabeth Capella at 215-673-5096.
Designer Bag Bingo
The Roxborough-Manayunk Lioness Club will hold Designer Bag Bingo Sunday, Nov. 5 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Fr. Sullivan Hall, IHM.
Tickets are $35 and include desert, coffee and water ll proceeds will benefit local charities. For tickets, contact Nancy Rounbehler 267-210-9036 or Liz Mahan 215-356-7213.
Sunday Literacy Program
The Free Library of Philadelphia will pilot a Sunday Literacy Program at 11 libraries
This program is intended to offer additional help to students struggling to read in first through third grades. Continuing throughout the school year, each library hosting a Sunday Literacy Program will have two sessions for students. Each session will be run by a teacher and will include the following elements: read aloud, independent reading, literacy games and writing.
Registration is required to participate, but families can register on their first visit. Participants should plan to arrive at the beginning of one of the sessions.
Session 1will be held from 1 to 2:45 p.m. Session 2 will be held from 3 to 4:45 p.m. Participating libraries include the Andorra Library, 705 E. Cathedral Road, Roxborough; the Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library, 68 W. Chelten Ave., Germantown; and the West Oak Lane Library, 2000 Washington Lane, West Oak Lane.
The Sunday Literacy Program is part of Read by Fourth, a citywide effort of more than 100 organizations convened and managed by the Free Library that aims to majorly increase the number of students in Philadelphia entering the fourth grade at reading level by 2020.
Senior Citizens Dinner
Join your neighbors every Wednesday evening from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Roxborough Memorial Hospital Cafeteria for a $5meal and a visit with friends.
Job Corps is the nation’s leading career technical training program for out of school youth ages 16 to 24. Whether you have graduated or dropped out of high school, this no-cost, government-funded program can assist you with learning a technical trade in construction, health care, auto repair or culinary arts
Orientations are held Tuesdays at the Career Link office, 5847 Germantown Ave., Germantown. Arrive by 9 a.m. Parents should accompany minors under age 18, and all parents are welcome to attend.
Formore information, call at 215-985-2319.
Journey’s Way Programs
Journey’s Way, Resources & Programs for People 55+, a division of Intercommunity. Action Inc., invites community members to celebrate October at the Center at Journey’s Way, 403 Rector St.
It offers a wide range of programs for personal growth, fitness, education, creative expression and volunteering, plus information, resources and social services if needed. Participants can get a ride if they are 65plus and lunch if they are 60plus (optional suggested donations for both). Journey’s Way strives to keep prices affordable; many services are free of charge. Programs: • Beginners tap dancing on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m.
• Get assistance with LIHEAP and MEDICARE — just call for an appointment.
• Check out the Next Chapter discussion group and share the challenges and joys of aging Tuesdays from 1 to 2 p.m.
For further information, call 215-487-1750 ext. 1101.
Andorra Library Programs
Information: The Andorra branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia is located at 705 E-Cathedral Road, Roxborough. The library is open from 10a.m. to 6p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday; noon to 8p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; and 1to 5p.m. Sundays. Formore information, visit libwww.freelibrary.org/locations/andorra-library.
Teen Tuesdays: Stop by the library to sign up for this outdoor teen book club that will include hiking, expertly guided birding walks, outdoor skill building and fun book discussions. Preschool Storytime: The Andorra library hosts a regular drop-in preschool storytime on Wednesday mornings at 10:30a.m. LEGO Club: Work on the building assignment, check out a project in one of our many Lego books or let your imagination soar and build a creation all your own on Fridays from 3:45to 4:45p.m. For school-age children (the youngest children should be accompanied by an adult). Birding with the Andorra
Library: Experience nature closeup with our Birding Backpack program. Patrons can borrow a backpack filled with everything you need to learn about the many bird species found in Philadelphia and beyond. Each backpack includes a pair of binoculars, a birding field guide, amap of the Wissahick on Valley Park and a Bird Philly Resource Guide. They are available for a three-week loan with a library card.
Laurel Hill Cemetery Events
Information: Laurel Hill Cemetery is located at 3822Ridge Ave., East Falls. For more information, visit thelaurelhillcemetery.org. Free parking is located in the lot across the street from the Gatehouse. Hot Spots and Stories Plots: Join Laurel Hill Cemetery for an informative overview of Laurel Hill’s long and colorful history, whichwill include many of the marble masterpieces, stunning views and legendary stories. Hot Spots and Storied Plots will be presented monthly as part of Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Fourth Friday and Second Saturday tour series. The walking tour will take place Saturday, Sept. 9, and Friday, Sept. 22, at 10a.m., departing from Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Gatehouse entrance. The cost is $12/person, $10/students and seniors or $9/members. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at thelaurelhillcemetery.org.
Yoga in the Cemetery: Find inner tranquility and balance during a one-hour yoga session in the peaceful backdrop of Laurel Hill Cemetery, overlooking the Schuylkill River. Sessions will be led by experienced yoga instructor Emily Tara Sabalbaro. Please bring your own mat and water. Sessions will be held outdoors on the pavement along Millionaire’s Row. All levels of experience are welcome. Yoga in the Cemetery will be held every third Saturday at 2 p.m. May through September (Sept. 16). There is a suggested donation of $15per person. Advanced registration is strongly suggested, as space is limited. Reservations can bemade online at thelaurelhillcemetery.org; walk-ins are welcome.
Morris Arboretum Events
Information: The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is located at 100E. Northwestern Ave. in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia. For more information, visitmorrisarboretum.org. Morris Arboretumin Motion — The Kinetic Sculptures of Lyman Whitaker: Morris Arboretum’s 2017exhibit, Morris Arboretumin Motion: The Kinetic Sculptures of Lyman Whitaker, will be featured in the garden through Columbus Day, Oct. 9.