His­tor­i­cal so­ci­ety to hold walk­ing tour

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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, visit fringearts.com/event/shakes­beer­roulette-7.

“Out­side Mullingar”

The Stage­crafters, 8130 Ger­man­town Ave., Chest­nut Hill, will stage “Out­side Mullingar” Sept. 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29.

Per­for­mances will beon Thurs­days, Fri­days and Satur­days at 8 p.m. and Sun­days at 2 p.m.

Tick­ets are $21 in ad­vance or $25 at the door. Student and senior rates avail­able at the door.

For more in­for­ma­tion or tick­ets, call 215 247-9133.

“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 olda­cade­my­play­ers.org.

East Falls His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety Walk­ing Tour

The East Falls His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety will present a walk­ing tour, “Henry W. Brown, His House, and The Oak Road,” Satur­day, Sept. 15, (rain date: Sept. 16) at 10 a.m.

Stretch­ing only from School House Lane to Mid­vale Av­enue, The Oak Road is likely the only street in Philadel­phia that both re­quires a “The” for its full name and has al­ways con­tained an oak tree in its cen­ter. Both the street and its dominant struc­ture, the Tim­mons House, were cre­ated by Henry W. Brown in 1907. Brown was a prom­i­nent fig­ure in the in­sur­ance in­dus­try and a lead cricket player at the Ger­man­town Cricket Club. The Oak Road came to be both a res­i­den­tial “colony” for the Brown fam­ily and a hand­some de­vel­op­ment of mostly Colo­nial Re­vival homes; the hand­some brick and stucco Tim­mons house ex­em­pli­fies the Colo­nial Re­vival move­ment in Amer­i­can ar­chi­tec­ture and cul­ture.

Other build­ings on the tour will in­clude the Ivy Cottage, a Gothic re­vival house dat­ing to circa 1860, and the Me­mo­rial Church of the Good Shep­herd, de­signed by Philadel­phia ar­chi­tect Carl Ziegler and built in 1926.

The tour lead­ers, David Breiner, PhD, of Jef­fer­son Univer­sity, and Steven Peitz­man, MD, of Drexel Univer­sity, will also dis­cuss the his­tor­i­cal back­ground of School House Lane and of the nearby part of East Falls that was once known as Queen Lane Manor.

The tour will not visit in­side the struc­tures to be dis­cussed, but the tour lead­ers will share sev­eral his­toric maps and pho­to­graphs.

The tour will meet at the south­west corner of School House Lane and The Oak Road.

The cost of the tour is $10 for EFHS mem­bers and $15 for non-mem­bers.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Steve Peitz­man at peitz­mansj@gmail.com.

Grist Mill Demon­stra­tion Day

Mor­ris Ar­bore­tum will host Grist Mill Demon­stra­tion Day Sept. 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Bloom­field Farm, across the street from gar­den’s main en­trance, 100 E. North­west­ern Ave., Chest­nut Hill.

At­ten­dees can watch 1-ton mill­stones grind corn ker­nels and ob­serve 160-year-old ma­chin­ery, in­clud­ing the tail gate, tur­bine vane con­trols and cob crusher, trans­port and sift the ground corn to pro­duce meal.

This event is free ad­mis­sion, but dona­tions are ap­pre­ci­ated.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit mor­ris­ar­bore­tum.org or call 215-247-5777.

Town Hall Meer­ing

State Rep. Pamela A. DeLis­sio, D-194, will hold her 77th Town Hall meet­ing Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. in the com­mu­nity room at Falls Ridge, 4349 Ridge Ave., East Falls.

At­ten­dees should en­ter from Mer­rick Road into the park­ing lot. This lo­ca­tion is ac­ces­si­ble by Bus Routes 9 and 61.

Top­ics at the meet­ing will in­clude child sex­ual abuse statute of lim­i­ta­tions re­form and a re­view of a pack­age of govern­ment re­form bills that en­hance the power of the leg­is­la­ture.

More in­for­ma­tion can be ob­tained by calling DeLis­sio’s of­fice at 215-482-8726 or vis­it­ing pa­house.com/DeLis­sio.

Manayunk Restau­rant Week

Manayunk’s Fall Restau­rant Week will run Sept. 17 to 28.

More than 15 restau­rants will serve up dishes that can only be tasted dur­ing the two-week event for fixed menu prices of $15, $25 and $35.

Manayunk’s restau­rants will all use ap­ples as the high­lighted in­gre­di­ent in their menus.

For a com­plete list of Fall Restau­rant Week menus, visit Manayunk.com.

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.tick­etleap.com.

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 rox­bor­oug­beerand­wine.eventbrite.com.

Dogs and Barks Tour

Mor­ris Ar­bore­tum will offer its Dogs and Barks Tour, which show­cases the dog­wood tree and tree bark, Sept. 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, lace-bark 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.

Val­ley Talk

Friends of the Wis­sahickon will present the first lec­ture in its fall Val­ley Talks se­ries when Pouné Saberi, MD, MPH, pres­i­dent of the board of di­rec­tors of Physi­cians for So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity, presents “What the Cat­fish Saw: Cli­mate Change in the Wis­sahickon” Tues­day, Sept. 25, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Val­ley Green Inn, lo­cated on For­bid­den Drive in Wis­sahickon Val­ley Park.

The north­east re­gion is getting wet­ter and hot­ter from hu­man-in­duced cli­mate change. An­i­mals and plants are not the only ones af­fected by the trend to­ward ex­treme weather pat­terns. Cli­mate change has been im­pact­ing hu­man health and is now rec­og­nized as one of the great­est pub­lic health threats of our time. In this lec­ture, par­tic­i­pants will learn about the ways cli­mate change makes us sick.

Saberi spe­cial­izes in oc­cu­pa­tional and en­vi­ron­men­tal medicine. Her cur­rent work fo­cuses on health im­pacts of cli­mate change and fos­sil fuel-based en­ergy sources.

Spon­sored by Chest­nut Hill Hos­pi­tal, the Val­ley Talks lec­tures are free for FOW mem­bers (check email for a reg­is­tra­tion link or con­tact mor­rone@fow. org to reg­is­ter) and $10 for non-mem­bers. Reg­is­tra­tion is rec­om­mended, as seat­ing is limited. A com­pli­men­tary wine and cheese re­cep­tion will be of­fered.

Roxborough Gar­den Club Open House

The Roxborough Gar­den Club will hold an open house Tues­day, Sept. 25, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 630 E. Cathe­dral Road, An­dorra.

The event will have dis­plays and demon­stra­tions by lo­cal spe­cial­ists in plants and veg­eta­bles, cac­tus and suc­cu­lents, be­go­nia, herbs, prop­a­ga­tion and more. There will also be a raf­fle and sale items.

All are wel­come!.

For ques­tions or to RSVP (with your name and num­ber of peo­ple at­tend­ing) by Sept. 19, email rox­y­gar­den­club@ya­hoo.com.

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 bit.ly/MAcrows.

Senior Expo

State Rep. Pamela A. DeLis­sio, D-194, will host a free Senior Expo Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to noon dur­ing the Roxborough Hos­pi­tal Good Neigh­bor Day be­ing held at the hos­pi­tal, 5800 Ridge Ave., Roxborough.

The expo will be un­der the tent in the lot off of Rec­tor Street.

This is a rain or shine event.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the Philadel­phia Cor­po­ra­tion for Ag­ing, Vis­it­ing Nurses As­so­ci­a­tion, Se­niorLAW Cen­ter, AARP and many other or­ga­ni­za­tions will be avail­able to pro­vide in­for­ma­tion that older adults may find help­ful. Or­ga­ni­za­tions such as ACCT Philly with furry friends look­ing for happy homes, Road Scholar pro­vid­ing in­for­ma­tion on its ed­u­ca­tional travel tours, Com­mu­nity Col­lege of Philadel­phia, the lo­cal YMCA, and rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the lo­cal civic as­so­ci­a­tions in the 194th District will pro­vide ways to re­main ac­tive and in­volved.

Any­one who is in need of hav­ing their photo taken for their SEPTA Key senior ID card will be able to do so in the Wol­coff Au­di­to­rium,


Mor­ris Ar­bore­tum is hold­ing its 11th an­nual Scare­crow De­sign Con­test.


The East Falls His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety will present a walk­ing tour, “Henry W. Brown, His House, and The Oak Road,” Satur­day, Sept. 15, at 10 a.m.

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