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Civic As­so­ci­a­tion Meet­ings

• The Res­i­dents of Shaw­mont Val­ley As­so­ci­a­tion will next meet Tues­day, Oct. 3, at 6p.m. at the An­dorra Public Li­brary, 705E. Cathe­dral Road, Roxbor­ough. • 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 East Falls Com­mu­nity Coun­cil will next meet Mon­day, Oct. 9, at 7p.m. at East Falls Pres­by­te­rian Church, 3800Vaux St., East Falls. • The Wis­sahickon Neigh­bors Civic As­so­ci­a­tion will next meet Mon­day, Oct. 9, at 7:30p.m. at Pil­grim Church, 3158Ter­race St., Manayunk. • The Up­per Roxbor­ough Civic As­so­ci­a­tion will next meet Wed­nes­day, Oct. 11, at 6:30p.m. at Roxbor­ough Pres­by­te­rian Church, 8230 Ridge Ave., Roxbor­ough. • The Wis­sahickon In­ter­ested Ci­ti­zens As­so­ci­a­tion will next meet Wed­nes­day, Oct. 11at 7p.m. at North­ern Chil­dren’s Ser­vices, 5301 Ridge Ave., Wis­sahickon. • The Ridge Park Civic As­so­ci­a­tion will next meet Tues­day, Oct. 10, at 7p.m. at the Fifth District Po­lice Sta­tion, 6666Ridge Ave., Roxbor­ough.

Canal Lega­cies

The Roxbor­ough Manayunk Wis­sahickon His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety will meet Wed­nes­day, Sept. 27, at 7p.m. at Jour­ney’s Way, 403Rec­tor St., Roxbor­ough. Roxbor­ough res­i­dent Sandy Sor­lein will present Canal Lega­cies: Trac­ing the Schuylkill Nav­i­ga­tion from Coal Country to Manayunk. Sor­lien’s slide talk will fea­ture her new color pho­tographs as well as some his­toric im­ages from var­i­ous ar­chives.

Se­nior Expo

State Rep. Pamela A. DeLis­sio, D-194, will host a free Se­nior Expo from 9a.m. to 1p.m. Thurs­day, Sept. 28, at Roxbor­ough Memo­rial Hos­pi­tal, 5800Ridge Ave., Roxbor­ough. The expo will be un­der the tent in the Rec­tor Street park­ing lot. This is a rain or shine event. Those in­ter­ested also can call the hos­pi­tal in ad­vance at 215-487-4458to sched­ule a flu shot and par­tic­i­pate in a blood drive hosted by the Amer­i­can Red Cross.

“On Golden Pond”

The Stage­crafters will present “On Golden Pond”

Sept. 28, 29and 30at 8 p.m. at Stage­crafters, 8130 Ger­man­town Ave., Chest­nut Hill.

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


Shoe Box Co. will per­form “Wild,” a de­vised clown West­ern, at the Venice Is­land Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter, 7Lock St., Manayunk, Sept. 29and 30at 7:30p.m. Ticket price is $15for stu­dents and in­dus­try and $17for gen­eral ad­mis­sion. Tick­ets:­ets-36041935399. For more in­for­ma­tion, email shoe­box­com­pa­ or visit Shoe­box­com­

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 215646-4572for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.

Fall Fun Fes­ti­val

Friends in Pink will hold a Fall Fun Fes­ti­val and Craft & Ven­dor Show Satur­day, Sept. 30, from 10a.m. to 4 p.m. in Gor­gas Park. Friends In Pink’s Fall Fes­ti­val will in­clude a va­ri­ety of crafters and ven­dors as well as kids games pro­vided by Pure Fun En­ter­tain­ment. A few food trucks will at­tend as well. Friends In Pink is a non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion that provides grants for ex­penses to those deal­ing with breast can­cer in our com­mu­nity For ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion about Friends In Pink, see Friend­

City­light Fall Fest

The City­light Fall Fest will take place Oct. 1from 1to 4p.m. at Gor­gas Park in Roxbor­ough. The event is open to the com­mu­nity and will have food trucks, face­paint­ing, pump­kin paint­ing, lawn games, live mu­sic and more. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit face­ 99140380399.

Flower Show

The Out­door Gar­den­ers, who meet in Chest­nut Hill, will have a stan­dard flower show ti­tled “Alice’s Adventures in Won­der­land” Fri­day, Oct. 6, from 1to 6p.m. at Cathe­dral Vil­lage, 600E. Cathe­dral Road, Roxbor­ough. The public is in­vited to come and view the blooms and de­signs. Free ad­mis­sion.

Night of Lights

The Chest­nut Hill Con­ser­vancy will de­but Night of Lights, a street-long spec­tac­u­lar to “il­lu­mi­nate his­tory” along Chest­nut Hill’s Ger­man­town Av­enue com­mer­cial cor­ri­dor, Fri­day, Oct. 6. Dur­ing this evening, his­tor­i­cal im­ages, films and quo­ta­tions from the con­ser­vancy’s ar­chives will be pro­jected through store­front win­dows and onto select ex­te­rior walls. Neigh­bor­ing build­ings along Ger­man­town Av­enue will be il­lu­mi­nated with the­atri­cal lights, cast­ing colors, pat­terns and shad­ows to high­light their unique ar­chi­tec­tural fea­tures. These will be en­hanced with live mu­sic and in­ter­ac­tive el­e­ments invit­ing vis­i­tors to share their own his­tor­i­cal im­ages, learn about area his­to­ries and make their own light art. A 6:30p.m. open­ing re­cep­tion at the VFW Build­ing (8217Ger­man­town Ave., Chest­nut Hill) will kick off the event with a “Flip the Switch” cer­e­mony to turn on the lights. Busi­nesses a will be open late, with many con­tribut­ing pro­ceeds from the event to help sup­port the ar­chives. Pre­sented in cel­e­bra­tion of the Chest­nut Hill Con­ser­vancy & His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety’s 50th an­niver­sary, this in­ter­ac­tive ex­hibit is or­ga­nized in part­ner­ship with the Chest­nut Hill Business District and the Penn­syl­va­nia Acad­emy of Fine Arts.

Miles For Mi­graine

The fifth an­nual Miles for Mi­graine walk and run will be held Oct. 7be­gin­ning at 8:30a.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. There 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. 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.

“Laurel Hill Ceme­tery and its Neigh­bor­hood”

“Laurel Hill Ceme­tery and its Neigh­bor­hood,” an il­lus­trated lec­ture by Aaron Wun­sch, PhD, will be pre­sented Wed­nes­day, Oct. 11, at 6:30p.m. at the Falls of Schuylkill Li­brary, Mid­vale Av­enue and War­den Drive, East Falls. Ad­ja­cent to East Falls, or the Falls of Schuylkill, lies Laurel Hill Ceme­tery, a na­tional his­toric land­mark. Why is it where it is? How did the cre­ation of “ru­ral ceme­ter­ies” re­flect events and changes in Philadel­phia and its neigh­bor­hoods? Wun­sch ter­aches preser­va­tion and ar­chi­tec­tural his­tory at the Univer­sity of Penn­syl­va­nia. His PhD dis­ser­ta­tion ex­plored ru­ral ceme­ter­ies in Philadel­phia. The pro­gram is free and spon­sored by the East Falls His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety. A short EFHS business meet­ing will pre­cede the lec­ture at 6p.m. Re­fresh­ments will be served. For more in­for­ma­tion, email Steven Peitz­man at peitz­

Plant Show and Sale

The African Vi­o­let So­ci­ety of Philadel­phia will hold its an­nual judges show/plant sale Satur­day, Oct. 14, from 11a.m. to 4p.m. at the Cathe­dral Vil­lage Re­tire­ment Com­mu­nity, 600E. Cathe­dral Road, Roxbor­ough. Ad­mis­sion free. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit phillyvi­o­ or call 610272-6961.

Comics vs. Can­cer

Old Acad­emy Play­ers will host the third an­nual Comics vs. Can­cer com­edy show at Old Acad­emy Play­ers The­ater, 3544In­dian Queen Lane, East Falls, Oct. 14at 8p.m. A cash bar will be avail­able prior to per­for­mance from 6:30to 7:30p.m. The event will ben­e­fit skin can­cer re­search through the Peggy Spiegler Melanoma Re­search Foun­da­tion’s med­i­cal part­ners: Abram­son Can­cer Cen­ter UPenn Medicine and MD An­der­son Cooper Can­cer Cen­ter. Tick­ets can be or­dered at All tick­ets will be held at the the­ater box of­fice. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Neil Spiegler at psmrf. or at 856795-7840.

Black & White Gala

The Chest­nut Hill Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion will hold its an­nual Black & White Gala Oct. 14from7to 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.

Roxbor­ough High School Re­union

The Roxbor­ough High School Class of ’67will hold its 50th re­union with Taste of Philly at the school Oct. 20from 3to 5p.m. and din­ner at Jef­fer­son­ville Golf Club Oct. 21from 6to 11p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Paul Cot­tone at 215-8256990or Janet Struse Kelly at 215-348-2428.

Friends on the Run 5K

Friends in Pink will hold its sec­ond an­nual 5K run/walk for Breast Can­cer Aware­ness Month ben­e­fit­ing Friends In Pink Sun­day, Oct. 22. The run will start at 8a.m.; walk starts at 8:15a.m. The course runs along the Manayunk Tow Path, with the start and fin­ish at Green Lane to Shaw­mont Av­enue turn­around. Cos­tumes are op­tional, but those who chose to dress up ,prizes will be awarded. En­try: $25adults, $15chil­dren un­der 15un­til Oct. 19; $5ad­di­tional day of run. The race will be pro­fes­sion­ally timed by Bryn Mawr Rac­ing Co. Reg­is­ter at run­­phia/Friend­son­theRun or down­load the ap­pli­ca­tion at Friend­

De­signer Bag Bingo

The Roxbor­ough-Manayunk Li­on­ess Club will hold De­signer Bag Bingo Sun­day, Nov. 5, from 2to 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.

Hid­den His­to­ries of the Wis­sahickon

“Hid­den His­to­ries of the Wis­sahickon,” a gallery ex­hi­bi­tion of se­lected pho­tographs from the Chest­nut Hill Con­ser­vancy’s ar­chives il­lus­trat­ing the long and var­ied his­tory of Wis­sahickon Val­ley Park, will be on dis­play at the Friends of the Wis­sahickon of­fices, 40W .Ev­er­green Ave., Suite 108, Chest­nut Hill. The ex­hibit will be open to the public week­days dur­ing normal hours through early 2018. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit or chcon­ser­

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 no­cost, 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. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit lib www.freel­i­­ca­tions/an­dorra-li­brary. Preschool Sto­ry­time: The An­dorra li­brary hosts a reg­u­lar drop-in preschool sto­ry­time on Wed­nes­day morn­ings at 10:30a.m.

Kids Yoga: Thurs­days at 4:45p.m. (ex­cept Sept. 28). Stretch, bend and pose with us. Wear com­fort­able cloth­ing (and if you hap­pen to have a yoga mat, feel free to bring it). or school-age kids.

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).

Laurel Hill Ceme­tery Events

In­for­ma­tion: Laurel Hill Ceme­tery is lo­cated at 3822Ridge Ave., East Falls. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit the­lau­rel­hill­ceme­ Free park­ing is lo­cated in the lot across the street from the Gatehouse.

Pints and Plots: This au­tum­nal walk­ing tour will fo­cus on the his­tory of beer in Philadel­phia and the per­ma­nent res­i­dents of Laurel Hill who pro­duced, dis­trib­uted and en­joyed it. Led by award-win­ning home­brewer and cer­ti­fied beer judge Mike Le­wandowski, the tour will con­clude with a toast and a sam­pling of local beers. The pro­gram will take place Sun­day, Oct. 1, at 1 p.m. The cost is $20/per­son gen­eral ad­mis­sion. Space is limited, and ad­vanced reser­va­tions are sug­gested. Tick­ets can be pur­chased at the door or on­line at the­lau­rel­hill­ceme­ Seven Deadly Sins in the

Ceme­tery: The Vic­to­rian era is of­ten noted for moral, strait­laced be­hav­ior — but Laurel Hill res­i­dents had their share of vices. Un­der­neath all of the proper be­hav­ior lurked the temp­ta­tion of the seven deadly sins: greed, lust, wrath, envy, pride, sloth and glut­tony. Join us for an af­ter­work twi­light tour of the grounds to hear more about

the res­i­dents who gave into temp­ta­tion. A sin­ful spread of desserts and cock­tails will fol­low in the Ceme­tery’s Gatehouse. The tour will take place Tues­day, Oct. 3, at 6p.m. The cost is $20/ per­son, $18/stu­dents and se­niors or $17/mem­bers. Tick­ets can be pur­chased at the door or on­line at the­lau­rel­hill­ceme­

Rest in Peace 5K: Or­ga­nized by the Friends of Laurel Hill Ceme­tery, the ninth an­nual Rest in Peace 5K Run is the pre­mier Hal­loween cos­tume run and after-party in the region. The run winds through the head­stones in Laurel Hill Ceme­tery. Par­tic­i­pants and spec­ta­tors alike are en­cour­aged to at­tend in Hal­loween at­tire. Di­rectly fol­low­ing the run, prizes are awarded for the best cos­tume as well as to the win­ners of the run at an after-party that fea­tures free beer from Magic Hat, classic rock mu­sic by 102.9 WMGK and a chance to win top-notch prizes. Pro­ceeds will ben­e­fit the Friends of Laurel Hill Ceme­tery, a

non­profit ded­i­cated to the preser­va­tion of Laurel Hill Ceme­tery. The RIP 5K Run will take place Satur­day, Oct. 7, at 5p.m. (regis­tra­tion opens at 4p.m.) and is a rain or shine event. Run­ners can reg­is­ter at Ad­vance, on­line regis­tra­tion is $35/adults 20-plus, $20/ teens 13to 19and $15/chil­dren 8to 12. Cost in­cludes com­pli­men­tary gift bag and T-shirt. Walk-ups are wel­come, but T-shirt sizes can­not be guar­an­teed. Dayof regis­tra­tion for adults is $40. For ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion, call 215-228-8200or email Sin­ners, Scan­dals and Sui­cides: The final rest­ing places of trou­bled souls will be among the many stops on the walk­ing tour of Laurel Hill’s scan­dalous, sin­ful and sor­did side. The tour will take place Sun­day, Oct. 8, at 1p.m. The cost is $15/ per­son, $13/stu­dents and se­niors or $12/mem­bers. Reser­va­tions are sug­gested. Tick­ets can be pur­chased at the door or on­line at the­lau­rel­hill­ceme­ Hot Spots and Sto­ried plots: In life and in death, we all have sto­ries to tell and what bet­ter place to hear tales of won­der than Philadel­phia’s most fa­mous home of the dead? 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 that af­ford the ceme­tery its wow fac­tor. “The 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 tours will take place Satur­day, Oct. 14, and Fri­day, Oct. 27, at 10a.m. The cost is $12/per­son, $10/stu­dents and se­niors or $9/mem­bers. Tick­ets can be pur­chased at the door or on­line at the­lau­rel­hill­ceme­ Gravedig­gers’ Ball: The Friends of Laurel Hill Ceme­tery will hold the 13th an­nual fundrais­ing gala, the Gravedig­gers’ Ball, Satur­day, Oct. 14, from 7p.m. to mid­night at the Event Cen­ter at Su­gar House Casino. Over the past decade, the Gravedig­gers’ Ball has raised nearly half a mil­lion dol­lars to­wards the preser­va­tion, main­te­nance, ac­ces­si­bil­ity and ed­u­ca­tional in­ter­pre­ta­tion of Laurel Hill Ceme­tery. Tick­ets to the Gravedig­gers’ Ball are $200/per­son and in­clude open bar cock­tails and hors d’oeu­vres un­til 8:30p.m.; full din­ner ser­vice with wine and desserts; live en­ter­tain­ment; danc­ing; and com­pli­men­tary on-site park­ing. A por­tion of all ticket sales is tax-de­ductible. Spe­cial dis­counts for ta­bles of 10and Young Friends (ages 21to 40) are avail­able. Tick­ets must be pur­chased in ad­vance. The event will in­clude a raf­fle, wine toss and silent auc­tions. Cash, check and all ma­jor credit cards are ac­cepted as pay­ment. Black-tie, mas­quer­ade or cos­tume is en­cour­aged, with prizes awarded for best cos­tumes. Live mu­si­cal en­ter­tain­ment will be pro­vided by All About Me Band,. For ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion, visit gravedig­gers­ or call 215-228-8200.

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 Korean Har­vest Fes­ti­val: Cel­e­brate traditional and mod­ern Korean cul­ture at Mor­ris Ar­bore­tum Sept. 30from 11a.m. to 3p.m. Discover this Asian country’s life­style through mu­sic, gar­den tours and food sam­pling. Ex­pe­ri­ence Korean mu­sic per­formed by two Univer­sity of Penn­syl­va­nia stu­dent groups. Penn DuRe, a traditional drum troupe, will per­form at 11:30a.m. and 1:30p.m. Penn Sori, a capella singing group of Penn stu­dents, will per­form at noon and 2p.m. Learn about plants that are na­tive to Korea on a 45-minute tour of the 92-acre botan­i­cal collection at 11:30a.m. and 2p.m. Be­fore and after the walk­ing tour, sam­ple com­pli­men­tary Korean food fa­vorites, such as kim­chi and Asian pears, while sup­plies last. In­cluded with gar­den ad­mis­sion. 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.

Lec­ture Se­ries: The Mor­ris Ar­bore­tum Lec­ture Se­ries re­turns this fall with top­ics that are about more than gar­den­ing, but with a com­mon thread that con­nects us to our nat­u­ral, green world. For the next lec­ture, join Robert Peck, se­nior fel­low of the Acad­emy of Nat­u­ral Sci­ences in Philadel­phia and au­thor of a new book, “The Nat­u­ral His­tory of Edward Lear,” Nov. 15at 2 p.m. for his talk, The Nat­u­ral His­tory of Edward Lear. This lec­ture is be­ing pre­sented in part­ner­ship with the Am­bler The­ater and will be held at the Am­bler The­atre, 108 E. But­ler Ave., Am­bler. The lec­ture se­ries will con­clude Dec. 7at 2p.m. with Joan Maloof, ecol­o­gist, au­thor and pro­fes­sor emer­i­tus of Sal­is­bury Univer­sity, with The Liv­ing For­est: New Knowl­edge about the For­est and New Ideas About How to Save It. The Mor­ris Ar­bore­tum Lec­ture se­ries talk in De­cem­ber will be held at Mor­ris Ar­bore­tum’s Wi­dener Vis­i­tor Cen­ter. The cost for each lec­ture is $15 for ar­bore­tum mem­bers and $20for non-mem­bers, which in­cludes ad­mis­sion to the gar­den for the De­cem­ber talk. Ad­vanced regis­tra­tion and pay­ment are re­quired. Call 215-247-5777ext. 125 or ed­u­ca­tion@mor­ris­ar­bore­ to make a reser­va­tion.


The East Falls His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety will present the lec­ture “Laurel Hill Ceme­tery and its Neigh­bor­hood” Wed­nes­day, Oct. 11, at 6:30p.m. at the Falls of Schuylkill Li­brary, Mid­vale Av­enue andWar­den Drive, East Falls.


This photo of the old Wis­sahickon Hall is in­cluded in “Hid­den His­to­ries of the Wis­sahickon.”

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