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Draw­ing Class

Jour­ney’s Way, Re­sources & Pro­grams for Peo­ple 55Plus, 403 Rec­tor St., Roxbor­ough, will of­fer a draw­ing class for be­gin­ners and beyond.

The class will meet Thurs­days, Sept. 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Don­ald Stevens, BFA, an in­struc­tor at the Manayunk-Roxbor­ough Art Cen­ter, will teach the class.

Ba­sic draw­ing sup­plies will be pro­vided.

A fee will be charged for the class, and regis­tra­tion is re­quired.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 215-487-1750.

All Trails Chal­lenge

Friends of the Wis­sahickon will hold the third an­nual All Trails Chal­lenge (ATC), a four-month fit­ness ex­pe­ri­ence that in­vites out­door en­thu­si­asts of all ages to hike, run, ride — bike or horse­back — all 50 miles of Wis­sahickon Val­ley Park’s scenic trails.

There will be a 2018 ATC a kick­off party Sept. 6 at Wis­sahickon Brew­ing Co.

Visit­trailschal­lenge for more de­tails about the launch and up­dates about spe­cial ATC ac­tiv­i­ties and prizes, such as mileage and fundrais­ing in­cen­tives, give­aways and sched­uled hikes and walks.

The ATC runs through Nov. 27.

“A Raisin in the Sun”

East Falls’ Old Acad­emy Play­ers will cel­e­brate the open­ing of its 96th sea­son open­ing with the Amer­i­can drama “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lor­raine Hans­berry Sept. 14, 15, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30, with Fri­day and Satur­day per­for­mances at 8 p.m. and Sun­day per­for­mances at 2 p.m.

In­di­vid­ual ticket prices are $20. Park­ing for all per­for­mances is free.

For in­for­ma­tion and tick­ets, call 215-843-1109 or visit olda­cade­my­play­

Roxbor­ough Brew Tast­ing

Join Joe Six­pack for a tu­tored beer tast­ing Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. at the fu­ture home of Roxbor­ough’s new brew­ery, lo­cated at 6168 Ridge Ave., Roxbor­ough.

At­ten­dees will sam­ple brews do­nated by Penn Beer, along with pi­lot batches from the brewers who will open the neigh­bor­hood’s first brew­ery in 2019.

Light snacks will be pro­vided. BBQ dishes will ac­com­pany the beer pro­vided by Philly Blind Pig.

All pro­ceeds will ben­e­fit the Up­per Roxbor­ough Civic As­so­ci­a­tion.

Tick­ets are $20 and are avail­able at joe­six­pack.tick­

Manayunk Har­vest Fes­ti­val

Cel­e­brate the fall sea­son at the Manayunk Har­vest Fest for a full day of live mu­sic, sea­sonal ac­tiv­i­ties, food ven­dors and all things fall Sept. 29 in Pret­zel Park and all along Main Street in Manayunk.

Manayunk re­tail­ers will fea­ture fall spe­cials through­out the day, and the live mu­sic will move into Manayunk res­tau­rants dur­ing din­ner hours.

Chil­dren’s Story Hour

The Falls of Schuylkill Li­brary and the Friends of McMichael Park will of­fer a chil­dren’s story hour on the first Mon­day of each month through the sum­mer at 6:30 p.m.

Chil­dren’s li­brar­ian Miss Mered­ith will of­fer books with a na­ture theme and some stan­dard crowd pleasers as well.

Bring a blan­ket. Snacks pro­vided by Friends of McMichael Park.

First Fri­days

The Roxbor­ough De­vel­op­ment Corp. hosts First Fri­day events at the Roxbor­ough Pocket Park, 6170 Ridge Ave., Roxbor­ough, on the first Fri­day of each month through Septem­ber from 5 to 8 p.m.

The event fea­tures live mu­sic, food trucks, cock­tails and ven­dors.

Rum­mage Sale

St. Paul’s Epis­co­pal Church will hold its an­nual rum­mage sale Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. un­til 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church, 22. E. Chest­nut Hill Ave., Chest­nut Hill.

The rum­mage sale de­part­ments will in­clude art, an­tiques and col­lectibles; women’s bar­gain cloth­ing ; books and me­dia, with videos, CDs, DVDs and com­puter games; Nearly New Bou­tique, fea­tur­ing brand new items; chil­dren’s cloth­ing and toys; French Room, fea­tur­ing high-end women’s cloth­ing, shoes and ac­ces­sories; sea­sonal dec­o­ra­tions for Christ­mas, Hal­loween and more; jew­elry; linens, in­clud­ing fab­rics, rugs and pil­lows; men’s cloth­ing, in­clud­ing shoes and ac­ces­sories; house­wares and of­fice sup­plies; elec­tron­ics; fur­ni­ture; sport­ing goods; gar­den; and sweaters, hats and bags, women’s sweaters, ac­ces­sories and lin­gerie.

Ad­mis­sion is $3 at the door.

In ad­di­tion to the Satur­day sale, a rum­mage pre­sale event will be held the night be­fore, Sept. 7, from 6 un­til 9 p.m.; light snacks and drinks will be served, and ad­mis­sion is $15 at the door.

The net pro­ceeds the sale will be dis­trib­uted in the form of out­reach grants to non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tions fight­ing hunger and home­less­ness in our area, in­clud­ing Aid for Friends, Chest­nut Hill Meals on Wheels, In­ter­faith Hos­pi­tal­ity Net­work and Face to Face in Ger­man­town.

For more de­tails, con­tact the church of­fice at 215242-2055 or email hkim@ stpaulschest­

Dogs and Barks Tour

Mor­ris Ar­bore­tum will of­fer its Dogs and Barks Tour, which show­cases the dog­wood tree and tree bark, Sept. 8 and 22 and Oct. 13 and 27 at 11 a.m.

This one-hour tour will ex­plore the artistry of tree barks on many kinds of trees from all over the world. Visi­tors will com­pare and con­trast the bark from beech, fil­bert, hick­ory, lace­bark pine and pa­per­back maple to no­tice­ably dif­fer­ent barks on dog­woods.

Th­ese tours will start from the Wi­dener Visi­tor Cen­ter. Mor­ris Ar­bore­tum is lo­cated at 100 E. North­west­ern Ave., Chest­nut Hill.

Roxbor­ough Male Cho­rus Open House

The Roxbor­ough Male Cho­rus will hold an open house Mon­day, Sept. 10, 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.

Men in the com­mu­nity are in­vited to sing in four­part har­mony a va­ri­ety of mu­sic in­clud­ing Broad­way, jazz, ’50s, ’60s, pop, doowop, Bea­tles, Jersey Boys, bar­ber­shop, clas­si­cal, pa­tri­otic, gospel, coun­try and Christ­mas.

The open house will be an op­por­tu­nity for prospec­tive mem­bers to meet cho­rus mem­bers, sit in on the re­hearsal and ask mem­bers, of­fi­cers and con­duc­tor ques­tions. Re­fresh­ments will be pro­vided.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact con­duc­tor Scott Santo at or 215 593-8787 or Pres­i­dent Alan Ankeny at alan419g@com­ or 215-753-0203.

School Sup­ply Drive

The 39th Dis­trict po­lice are hold­ing a school sup­ply drive through Sept. 11 to sup­port stu­dents liv­ing in the dis­trict.

Copy books, pen­cils, tis­sues, fold­ers, con­struc­tion pa­per, hand san­i­tizer and san­i­tizer wipes are sought.

All items should be do­nated by Sept. 11, and the po­lice will present the do­nated sup­plies dur­ing Peace Week, which is the week of Sept. 21.

ShakesBEER Roulette

After four ShakesBEER per­for­mances in Pret­zel Park this sum­mer, Manayunk Theatre Co. will present ShakesBEER Roulette Sept. 13 to 22 at 7 p.m. at Bour­bon Blue, 2 Rec­tor St., Manayunk.

Manayunk Theatre Co. plans to smash all four scripts together for a drink­filled menagerie of Shake­speare. Au­di­ence mem­bers can drink, laugh and spin the wheel as they help pick what scene hap­pens next.

ShakesBEER Roulette will run ap­prox­i­mately 80 min­utes Ad­mis­sion is $10.

For tick­ets, visit­beer­roulette-7.

Light Up the Night Fundraiser

The Roxbor­ough YMCA will host its in­au­gu­ral Light up the Night Fundraiser Satur­day, Sept. 22, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Roxbor­ough YMCA, 7201 Ridge Ave., Roxbor­ough.

Pro­ceeds of the event will sup­port the Y’s fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance pro­gram, which helps as­sure that no one will ever be turned away from Y pro­grams and ser­vices due to an in­abil­ity to pay.

The event will in­clude a beer and wine tast­ing from Manayunk Brew­ing, Iron Hill, Philadel­phia Brew­ing, Opici Wines, Chadds Ford Win­ery, and New Lib­erty Dis­tillery; a silent auc­tion; danc­ing; live mu­sic by Manayunk-based band Jack­son Pines; and more.

To pur­chase tick­ets, visit rox­bor­oug­beerand­

Scare­crow De­sign Con­test

Mor­ris Ar­bore­tum is hold­ing its 11th an­nual Scare­crow De­sign Con­test

Par­tic­i­pants will cre­ate a scare­crow for this year’s theme: A Moment in Time, a sig­nif­i­cant oc­ca­sion in the de­signer’s life that he or she as­so­ci­ates with a sin­gle, pub­lic fig­ure. Th­ese scare­crows may be a sports or film star, an artist or mu­si­cian, a book char­ac­ter, chef or politi­cian.

Par­tic­i­pants should sign up by Wed­nes­day, Sept. 26.

En­try fee is $25 for mem­bers and $30 for non-mem­bers with a $5 dis­count for those who re­use their wood frame from a past year. Straw, burlap, twine and frames for those who need them, are all pro­vided.

Th­ese scare­crows will be on dis­play along Scare­crow Walk at the Oak Al­lée from Satur­day, Oct. 6, through Tues­day, Oct. 31. Visi­tors of all ages may vote for their fa­vorite scare­crow to de­ter­mine which will be the win­ners. Prizes will be awarded to the top five win­ning scare­crow de­sign­ers, with $150 for the first­place win­ner.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit

Fallser Fest

The East Falls De­vel­op­ment Corp. will present Fallser Fest Satur­day, Sept. 29, in the park­ing lot un­der the Twin bridges, 4100 Ridge Ave., East Falls.

This is a rain or shine event.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the event will fea­ture a day of fun, fam­ily play, food, drinks, danc­ing, mu­sic, karaoke and more.

The event will pick up again from 7 to 11 p.m. with danc­ing, eat­ing, drink­ing, DJ Kevin Kong and World­town Soundsys­tem band!

Tick­ets to the evening event are $20.

Be­reave­ment Sup­port Group

Koller Funeral Home, 6835 Ridge Ave., Roxbor­ough will host a be­reave­ment sup­port group for wid­ows and widowers on al­ter­nate Tues­days, Oct. 2 through Dec. 11, from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m.

The group is fa­cil­i­tated by Deb­o­rah K. Gawthrop, M.S., G.M.S., a cer­ti­fied grief man­age­ment spe­cial­ist.

There is no fee to at­tend. Re­fresh­ments will be pro­vided.

The fol­low­ing top­ics will be fea­tured: Oct. 2: The Grief Process; Oct. 16: All

Feel­ings are “Nor­mal”; Oct. 30: Cop­ing with Lone­li­ness; Nov. 13: Help for the Hol­i­days; Nov. 27: Hope; Dec. 11: Con­tin­u­ing Bonds

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 215-624-8190 or 215-482-5200 or email dgawthropc­nlt@ver­i­

Friends on the Run

Friends in Pink, a non­profit that ben­e­fits those in the lo­cal com­mu­nity who are deal­ing with breast cancer by pro­vid­ing grants for un­ex­pected ex­penses as­so­ci­ated with treat­ment, will hold its third an­nual Friends on the Run 5K run and walk Oct. 7.

The race will start and fin­ish on the Manayunk Tow Path, 4590 Main St., Manayunk.

The race will be pro­fes­sion­ally timed by the Bryn Mawr Rac­ing Co.

The cost to par­tic­i­pate is $25 for adults and $15 for chil­dren. Day-of regis­tra­tion will be an ad­di­tional $5.

To reg­is­ter, visit Friend­

For more in­for­ma­tion, email Friend­, call 215-48-0592 or visit Friend­

East Falls House Tour

The East Falls Com­mu­nity Coun­cil and East Falls Vil­lage will present the East Falls House Tour Sun­day, Oct. 28, from noon to 4 p.m.

The an­nual East Falls House Tour will of­fer tour­go­ers the op­por­tu­nity to visit a num­ber of dis­tinc­tive and in­ter­est­ing homes and prop­er­ties through­out East Falls.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit east­fallscom­mu­

Ro­man Catholic High School Re­union

The Ro­man Catholic High School Class of 1973 will hold its 45-year class re­union Nov. 17 from 7 to 11 p.m. at Wash­ing­ton Fire Com­pany No. 1 So­cial Hall, 36 W. Elm St., Conshohocken.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Andy Son­tag at catand­ or Rob Climaldi at rclimaldi@

Pret­zel Park Farm­ers Mar­ket

The Pret­zel Park Farm­ers’ Mar­ket, 4300 Sil­ver­wood St., Manayunk, will be open ev­ery Satur­day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through mid-Novem­ber.

The mar­ket will of­fer meat, poul­try, eggs, cheese, fresh pro­duce, mush­rooms and heir­loom plants from Wal­nut Run Farm, e3­gar­den Farm, Ken­nett Square Spe­cial­ties and Lib­erty Plants; bread and baked goods from Slow Rise Bak­ery; condi­ments from Off­beat Gourmet; jams, jel­lies, pre­serves and mar­malades from Fifth of a Farm Cre­ations; cof­fee and tea from Pil­grim Roast­ers; per­sonal care items from Tilted Hag­gis Soap Co.; vin­tage cloth­ing and ac­ces­sories from Black Cat Cloth­iers; art­work and jew­elry from Jac­que­line Sch­nei­der Art; can­dle melts from Scen­ter City Co.; vodka and gin from Faber Liquors; rum from Sin­gle Prop; home­made dé­cor from This Ur­ban Cot­tage; and pre­pared food from Dr. Wutzit’s Won­der Balls, The Fly­ing Deutschman and The Chilly Ba­nana.

The mar­ket also fea­ture fam­ily fun ac­tiv­i­ties, such as live mu­sic, drum cir­cle, Shake­speare, Parks on Tap and Barks on Tap.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit the Friends of Pret­zel Park web­site, friend­sof­pret­zel­

Wis­sahickon Photo Con­test

Friends of the Wis­sahickon, the Wis­sahickon Val­ley Water­shed As­so­ci­a­tion and the Wood­mere Art Mu­seum present the bi­en­nial Wis­sahickon Photo Con­test for in­di­vid­u­als in­ter­ested in sub­mit­ting pho­tos they cap­tured while vis­it­ing Wis­sahickon Val­ley Park.

All pho­tos en­tered in the con­test must be taken within Wis­sahickon Val­ley Park, along the Green Rib­bon Trail or on one of the WVWA-man­aged pre­serves.

Cat­e­gories are: peo­ple, wildlife, land­scape and struc­tures.

Par­tic­i­pants may en­ter up to four pho­tos taken within the last three years.

Prizes will be awarded for Best in Show, first place in each cat­e­gory and Peo­ple’s Choice (cho­sen by Face­book vot­ers).

Any of the three co-host­ing or­ga­ni­za­tions may fea­ture the win­ning pho­tos online, in their printed ma­te­ri­als or on so­cial me­dia.

En­tries that do not com­ply with the rules will be dis­qual­i­fied.

Pho­to­graphs will not be re­turned.

The dead­line for sub­mis­sions is Oct. 15. Win­ners will be an­nounced Oct. 29.

Visit for com­plete rules and de­tails. To sub­mit pho­tos, visit­B30hYAPx.

Civic As­so­ci­a­tion Meet­ings

• The Manayunk Neigh­bor­hood Coun­cil meets the first Wed­nes­day of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Venice Is­land Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter, 7 Lock St. Manayunk.

• The Cen­tral Roxbor­ough Civic As­so­ci­a­tion meets the first Thurs­day of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Lev­er­ing­ton Pres­by­te­rian Church, 6301 Ridge Ave., Roxbor­ough.


Manayunk Theatre Co. will present ShakesBEER Roulette Sept. 13 to 22 at 7 p.m. at Bour­bon Blue, 2 Rec­tor St., Manayunk.

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