Korean Har­vest Fes­ti­val planned

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Se­nior Cen­ter Month Events

Jour­ney’s Way, Re­sources & Pro­grams for Peo­ple 55+, will cel­e­brate Se­nior Cen­ter Month by invit­ing the com­mu­nity to visit the cen­ter for two up­com­ing events.

The pub­lic is in­vited to at­tend a free mu­si­cal per­for­mance of “Hot Ma­mas on the Beach” pre­sented by the cen­ter’s Clasik Tonz Sept. 20 at 10:45 a.m.

Any­one age 18 and older is in­vited to evening bingo. Fri­day, Sept. 21. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and games will start promptly at 6 p.m.

There is free off-street park­ing.

Jour­ney’s Way is lo­cated at 403 Rec­tor St., Roxborough.

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.

“Out­side Mullingar”

The Stage­crafters, 8130 Ger­man­town Ave., Chest­nut Hill, will stage “Out­side Mullingar” Sept. 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. 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.

ShakesBEER Roulette

Af­ter four ShakesBEER per­for­mances in Pret­zel Park this sum­mer, Manayunk Theatre Co. will present ShakesBEER Roulette through Sept. 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.

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, 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.

Au­tum­nal Equinox

On Sun­day, Septem­ber 23, Mor­ris Ar­bore­tum will cel­e­brate the Au­tum­nal Equinox, the begin­ning of fall, with per­for­mances by the Jack Saint Clair Jazz Trio Sun­day, Sept. 23, at 1 and 2 p.m.

This event is in­cluded with gar­den ad­mis­sion.

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

“What from Val­ley Re­spon­si­bil­ity, of of Change 6 the Green to the Physi­cians Tues­day, Cat­fish 7:30 board in Inn, p.m. the Sept. Saw: of presents lo­cated for Wis­sahickon” at di­rec­tors Cli­mate So­cial the 25, on The For­bid­den north­east Val­ley Drive Park. re­gion in Wis­sahickon is get­ting from hu­man-in­duced wet­ter and hot­ter cli­mate plants change. are not the An­i­mals only ones and 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, where SEPTA rep­re­sen­ta­tives can as­sist.

The Roxborough Me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tal School of Nurs­ing will be host­ing a health fair with free health screen­ings, such as blood pres­sure, glu­cose and bone min­eral den­sity scans.

Those in­ter­ested in sched­ul­ing a flu shot can call the hos­pi­tal in ad­vance at 215-487-4458.

The Se­nior Expo also will in­clude free give­aways, in­clud­ing a day trip for two to the state Capi­tol to shadow DeLis­sio while she works in Har­ris­burg.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call DeLis­sio’s district of­fice at 215-482-8726.

Jazz in the Park

For the sec­ond year, Coun­cil­man Cur­tis Jones Jr. has part­nered with Jazz Bridge to present Jazz in the Park Thurs­day, Sept. 27, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Inn Yard Park, 4208-52 Ridge Ave., East Falls.

This rain or shine event is free to the pub­lic.

The con­cert will fea­ture Suzanne Burgess

At­ten­dees are en­cour­aged to bring a chair, along with food and drink.

Manayunk Restau­rant Week

Manayunk’s Fall Restau­rant Week will run through Sept. 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.

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.

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.

Korean Har­vest Fes­ti­val

Mor­ris Ar­bore­tum will cel­e­brate tra­di­tional and mod­ern Korean cul­ture dur­ing its Korean har­vest Fes­ti­val Satur­day, Sept. 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

At­ten­dees can dis­cover this Asian coun­try’s way of life through mu­sic, dance, food sam­pling and gar­den tours that high­light Korea’s na­tive plants.

Ex­pe­ri­ence Korean arts by en­ter­tain­ers from the Korean Tra­di­tional Mu­sic of Philadel­phia and by two Univer­sity of Pennsylvania stu­dent groups. Korean Tra­di­tional Mu­sic of Philadel­phia will present drum and dance per­for­mances at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Penn DuRe, a tra­di­tional drum troupe of Penn stu­dents, will per­form at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Penn Sori, an a capella singing group of Penn stu­dents, will per­form at noon and 2 p.m.

In be­tween mu­sic sets, learn about plants that are na­tive to Korea on a 45-minute tour of the 92-acre botan­i­cal col­lec­tion. Led by Ar­bore­tum Guides, tours will be­gin at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Be­fore and af­ter the walk­ing tour, sam­ple com­pli­men­tary Korean food fa­vorites, such as kim­chi and Asian pears, while sup­plies last.

This event is made pos­si­ble by a grant from the Univer­sity of Pennsylvania’s Provost In­ter­dis­ci­pli­nary Arts Fund.

This event is in­cluded with gar­den ad­mis­sion.

Mor­ris Ar­bore­tum is lo­cated at 100 E. North­west­ern Ave., Chest­nut Hill.

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@ver­i­zon. net.

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 Friend­sInPink.org.

For more in­for­ma­tion, email Friend­sInPink@ mail.com, call 215-48-0592 or visit Friend­sInPink.org.

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 fow.org for com­plete rules and de­tails. To sub­mit photos, visit ow.ly/ Hck­B30hYAPx.

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 east­fallscom­mu­nity. org.

Evening of East Falls Per­form­ers

The Falls of Schuylkill Li­brary, 3501 Mid­vale Ave., East Falls, will host an Evening of East Falls Per­form­ers Mon­day, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m.

Do you have a tal­ent to share with the East Falls com­mu­nity? The li­brary is look­ing for in­stru­men­tal­ists, vo­cal­ists, dancers, standup co­me­di­ans, etc. to pro­vide a di­verse menu of en­ter­tain­ment. Both chil­dren and adults are wel­come

to par­tic­i­pate. Acts are lim­ited to about 5 min­utes each.

For mor in­for­ma­tion, con­tact co-chairs Caro­line David­son at cdavid­son@ ger­man­town­friends.org or 215-848-2864 or Wendy Moody at wmoodyw@aol. com or 215-840-4213.

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 catand­son@aol.com or Rob Climaldi at rclimaldi@ gmail.com.

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, friend­sof­pret­zel­park.org.

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.

Visit fow.org/all­trailschal­lenge 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.

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.

• The East Falls Com­mu­nity Coun­cil meets the sec­ond Mon­day of the month at 7 p.m. at East Falls Pres­by­te­rian Church, 3800 Vaux St., East Falls.

• The Wis­sahickon Neigh­bors Civic As­so­ci­a­tion meets the sec­ond Mon­day of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Pil­grim Church, 3158 Ter­race St., Manayunk.

• The Ridge Park Civic As­so­ci­a­tion meets the sec­ond Tues­day of the month in March, June, Septem­ber and De­cem­ber at 7 p.m. at the Fifth District Po­lice Sta­tion, 6666 Ridge Ave., Roxborough.

• The Up­per Roxborough Civic As­so­ci­a­tion meets the sec­ond Wed­nes­day of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Roxborough Pres­by­te­rian Church, 8230 Ridge Ave., Roxborough.

• The Wis­sahickon In­ter­ested Cit­i­zens As­so­ci­a­tion meets the sec­ond Wed­nes­day of the month at 7 p.m. at North­ern Chil­dren’s Ser­vices, 5301 Ridge Ave., Wis­sahickon.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO — MOR­RIS AR­BORE­TUM

Penn DuRe, a tra­di­tional drum troupe of Penn stu­dents, will per­form dur­ing the Mor­ris Ar­bore­tum’s Korean har­vest Fes­ti­val Sept. 29.

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