Historical society to hold walking tour
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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.
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 email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.