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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.
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.
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 thestagecrafters.org.
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: eventbrite.com/e/wild-tickets-36041935399. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Shoeboxcompany.org.
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@ comcast.net 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 FriendsInPink.org.
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 facebook.com/events/3340 99140380399.
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 milesformigraine.org, contact Shirley Kessel at email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 phillyviolets.org 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 psmrf.org. All tickets will be held at the theater box office. For more information, contact Neil Spiegler at psmrf. email@example.com 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 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.
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 runsignup.com/Race/PA/Philadelphia/FriendsontheRun or download the application at FriendsInPink.org.
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 fow.org or chconservancy.org.
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 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.freelibrary.org/locations/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 thelaurelhillcemetery.org. 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 thelaurelhillcemetery.org. 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 thelaurelhillcemetery.org.
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 rip5k.org. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 thelaurelhillcemetery.org. 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 thelaurelhillcemetery.org. 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 gravediggersball.org 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 morrisarboretum.org. 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 email@example.com 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.”