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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 thestagecrafters.org.
“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 oldacademyplayers.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 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. 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 milesformigraine.org, contact Shirley Kessel at email@example.com 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 chestnuthill.org 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 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.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, 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 thelaurelhillcemetery.org. 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 thelaurelhillcemetery.org; 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 thelaurelhillcemetery.org.
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 morrisarboretum.org. 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.