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Civic As­so­ci­a­tion Meet­ings

• The Up­per Roxbor­ough Civic As­so­ci­a­tion will next meet Wed­nes­day, Sept. 13, at 6:30p.m. at Roxbor­ough Pres­by­te­rian Church, 8230 Ridge Ave., Roxbor­ough. • The Wis­sahickon In­ter­ested Cit­i­zens As­so­ci­a­tion will next meet Wed­nes­day, Sept. 13, at 7p.m. at North­ern Chil­dren’s Ser­vices, 5301 Ridge Ave., Wis­sahickon. • The East Falls Com­mu­nity Coun­cil will next meet Mon­day, Sept. 18, at 7p.m. at East Falls Pres­by­te­rian Church, 3800Vaux St., East Falls. • East Falls For­ward will next meet Thurs­day, Sept. 21, at 6:30p.m. at the BuLog­ics build­ing, 3721 Mid­vale Ave., East Falls. • The Manayunk Neigh­bor­hood Coun­cil will next meet Wed­nes­day, Oct. 4, 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, Oct. 5, at 7:30p.m. at Lev­er­ing­ton Pres­by­te­rian Church, 6301 Ridge Ave., Roxbor­ough. • The Wis­sahickon Neigh­bors Civic As­so­ci­a­tion will next meet Mon­day, Oct. 9, at 7:30p.m. at Pil­grim Church, 3158Ter­race St., Manayunk. • The Ridge Park Civic As­so­ci­a­tion will next meet Tues­day, Dec. 12, at 7p.m. at the Fifth Dis­trict Po­lice Sta­tion, 6666Ridge Ave., Roxbor­ough.

Fall StrEAT Food Fes­ti­val

The Fall StrEAT Food Fes­ti­val will re­turn to Manayunk Thurs­day, Sept. 14, from 5 to 10p.m. with more than 70 dif­fer­ent food ven­dors along Main Street. Main Street will be closed to ve­hi­cle traf­fic for this rain-or-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.

“On Golden Pond”

The Stage­crafters will present “On Golden Pond” Sept. 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 28, 29and 30at 8p.m. and Sept. 17and 23at 2p.m. at Stage­crafters, 8130Ger­man­town Ave., Ch­est­nut Hill.

Tick­ets: $21on­line, $25at the door. Stu­dents with valid ID: $15at the door. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 215-247-8881or visit thestage­

“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. 15, 16, 17, 22, 23and 24. Show­times are Fri­days and Satur­days at 8p.m. and Sun­days at 2p.m. Old Academy Play­ers is lo­cated at 3544In­dian Queen Lane in East Falls. For in­for­ma­tion and tick­ets, call 215-843-1109or visit olda­cade­my­play­

Dance on the Falls Bridge

The sev­enth an­nual Dance on the Falls Bridge will be held Satur­day, Sept. 16, from 7to 11p.m. The night on the bridge will in­clude com­pli­men­tary beer, wine, live en­ter­tain­ment by the Sofa Kings, danc­ing and more. Food is avail­able for pur­chase from select food trucks, and Fa­mous 4th Street Cookie will be on hand. The beer gar­den will be pump­ing out brews from Wis­sahickon Brew­ing Co. En­ter the event through the BB&T Bank En­try Gate lo­cated on the Kelly Drive side of the bridge. If you would like more in­for­ma­tion about this event, con­tact East Falls De­vel­op­ment Corp. at 215-4848084or kath­leen.ho­gan@east­

Day Trip

The Roxbor­ough-Manayunk Li­on­ess Club will hold a day trip to Shady Maple Smor­gas­bord and Shops Satur­day, Sept. 30. Cost is $50for 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 1967of Im­mac­u­late Heart of Mary school will hold its 50th re­union Satur­day, Sept. 30, at 6p.m. at The Great Amer­i­can Pub in Con­shohocken. Cost is $35per per­son. If you were part of this class and are in­ter­ested in at­tend­ing, email ihm67@com­ or call 215-646-4572 for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.

Miles For Mi­graine

The fifth an­nual Miles for Mi­graine walk and run will be held Oct. 7be­gin­ning 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 120 North­west­ern Ave., Philadel­phia. here also will be a scav­enger hunt for all ages, with prizes given to par­tic­i­pants. A post walk/run break­fast will be held at Whitemarsh Val­ley Coun­try Club. Reg­is­tra­tion costs $40 with a $5dis­count for those un­der 18, and early reg­is­tra­tion dis­counts are avail­able through Sept. 14. The post walk/run break­fast at Whitemarsh Val­ley Coun­try Club is $18per per­son or free for those who raise at least $125. Par­tic­i­pants may pick up their event pack­ets at Philly Run­ner Oct. 6from noon to 6p.m. at 3621Wal­nut St., Philadel­phia. Day-of-event pre-reg­is­tra­tion will be­gin on-site at 7a.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 miles­formi­, con­tact Shirley Kes­sel at shirley@miles­formi­ or call 484-534-8786 for more in­for­ma­tion.

Black & White Gala

The Ch­est­nut Hill Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion will hold its an­nual Black & White Gala Oct. 14 from 7 to 10p.m. at 8835Ger­man­town Ave., Ch­est­nut Hill. Dance the night away with live mu­sic from the Rich Pos­mon­tier En­sem­ble while en­joy­ing lo­cal beer, wine and hors d’oeu­vres. The event will rec­og­nize and con­grat­u­late neigh­bors for their work to im­prove the com­mu­nity. The gala helps fund pop­u­lar CHCA com­mu­nity events in­clud­ing Pas­to­rius Park Con­certs, the Hol­i­day House Tour, Hoops Mad­ness Bas­ket­ball Tour­na­ment and more. At­ten­dees also can help Jenks Academy of the Arts and Sciences by bring­ing art sup­plies to the Gala. All sup­plies will be do­nated to the school’s art pro­gram, and donors will re­ceive a raf­fle ticket.

Tick­ets: $95per per­son, $90for Ch­est­nut Hill Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion (CHCA) mem­bers. Visit chest­ to buy tick­ets or call 215-2488810.

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. 17and en­ti­tles you to an ad­di­tional 25per­cent off for most pur­chases over and above the sale price of an item. All pro­ceeds will ben­e­fit lo­cal char­i­ties. For passes, con­tact Elizabeth Capella at 215-6735096.

De­signer Bag Bingo

The Roxbor­ough-Manayunk Li­on­ess Club will hold De­signer Bag Bingo Sun­day, Nov. 5 from 2 to 5p.m. at Fr. Sul­li­van Hall, IHM. Tick­ets are $30and in­clude desert, cof­fee and wa­ter. All 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 11li­braries 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 2:45p.m. Ses­sion 2will be held from 3to 4:45p.m. Par­tic­i­pat­ing li­braries in­clude the An­dorra Li­brary, 705E. Cathe­dral Road, Roxbor­ough; the Joseph E. Cole­man North­west Re­gional Li­brary, 68W. 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 100or­ga­ni­za­tions 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 6p.m. in the Roxbor­ough Memo­rial Hos­pi­tal Cafe­te­ria for a $5meal and a visit with friends.

Job Corps

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, 5847Ger­man­town Ave., Ger­man­town. Ar­rive by 9a.m. Par­ents should ac­com­pany mi­nors un­der age 18, and all par­ents are wel­come to at­tend. For more 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, 403Rec­tor 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 65-plus and lunch if they are 60-plus (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 3:30p.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 1to 2p.m. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, call 215-487-1750ext. 1101.

An­dorra Li­brary Pro­grams

In­for­ma­tion: The An­dorra branch of the Free Li­brary of Philadel­phia is lo­cated at 705E 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 1 to 5p.m. Sun­days. For­more in­for­ma­tion, visit lib www.freel­i­­ca­tions/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, a map of the Wis­sahickon 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 3822 Ridge Ave., East Falls. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit the­lau­rel­hill­ceme­ Free park­ing is lo­cated in the lot across the street from the Gate­house.

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 2p.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 be made on­line at the­lau­rel­hill­ceme­; walk-ins are wel­come. Hot Spots and Sto­ries Plots: Join Lau­rel Hill Ceme­tery for an in­for­ma­tive over­view of Lau­rel Hill’s long and col­or­ful his­tory, which will 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 Fri­day, Sept. 22, at 10 a.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 the­lau­rel­hill­ceme­

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, visit mor­ris­ar­bore­ Morris Ar­bore­tum in Mo­tion — The Ki­netic Sculp­tures of Lyman Whi­taker: Morris Ar­bore­tum’s 2017ex­hibit, Morris Ar­bore­tum in Mo­tion: The Ki­netic Sculp­tures of Lyman Whi­taker, will be fea­tured in the gar­den through Columbus Day, Oct. 9.


The Ch­est­nut Hill Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion will hold its an­nual Black & White Gala Oct. 14from 7to 10p.m. at 8835Ger­man­town Ave., Ch­est­nut Hill.

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