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Pro­duce Vouch­ers Avail­able

Journey’s Way, 403 Rec­tor St., Roxborough, will dis­trib­ute pro­duce vouch­ers Thurs­day, July 26, and Tues­day, July 24, from 2 to 4 p.m.

The Se­nior Farmer’s Mar­ket Nu­tri­tion Pro­gram (SFMNP) pro­vides $20 in pro­duce vouch­ers to Philadel­phia res­i­dents who are 60-plus and meet the el­i­gi­bil­ity and in­come re­quire­ments. Res­i­dents must show proof of age and res­i­dency. The vouch­ers are for the pur­chase of Penn­syl­va­nia grown pro­duce at des­ig­nated farm­ers mar­kets in Philadel­phia. El­i­gi­ble se­niors may re­ceive a set of pro­duce vouch­ers only one time a year.

Veter­ans Trib­ute Con­cert

The 10th an­nual Veter­ans Trib­ute Con­cert will be held Satur­day, July 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gor­gas Park, 6300 Ridge Ave., Roxborough.

The day will honor the com­mu­nity’s World War II, Korean War and Viet­nam War veter­ans, as well as veter­ans from the Coatesville VA Med­i­cal Cen­ter.

There will be mu­sic and en­ter­tain­ment ac­tiv­i­ties and ta­bles pro­vided by nu­mer­ous com­mu­nity and civic groups. Lo­cal Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops will be on hand as vol­un­teers.

Veter­ans’ groups in­clud­ing Op­er­a­tion Bed­ding, War­riors’ Watch, A Hero’s Wel­come and Amer­i­can Legion Riders are sched­uled to es­cort hos­pi­tal­ized veter­ans from Coatesville VA Med­i­cal Cen­ter to Gor­gas Park. Upon ar­rival at 10 a.m., the pub­lic will es­tab­lish a flag-cov­ered walk of honor to greet lo­cal veter­ans and to es­cort them to their seats for the con­cert and pic­nic.

Through­out the day, the Roxborough Ridge Run­ners will dis­play clas­sic and an­tique cars. Ther­apy Dogs In­ter­na­tional will have ther­apy dogs to demon­strate the ben­e­fit of its pro­gram. The Philadel­phia Bi­ble So­ci­ety will share and dis­trib­ute Bi­bles free of charge to all who will re­ceive it. The 21st Ward Fourth of July As­so­ci­a­tion will con­duct a bake sale, and all pro­ceeds will be used to sup­port the an­nual In­de­pen­dence Day Pa­rade of Sun­day Schools and Churches.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit face­book.com/21stWardVeter­an­sAs­so­ci­a­tion.

Roxborough High School Re­union

In­di­ans at the Inlet, the 17th an­nual Roxborough High School re­union, will be held Fri­day, Aug. 3, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Inlet at Olde, 101 E. Walnut Ave., North Wild­wood, N.J.

The cost is $10 through July 22 and $15 af­ter that. Price in­cludes happy hour prices and DJ.

Those in­ter­ested in at­tend­ing can pay by mail to RHS Re­union, PO Box 4618, Philadel­phia, PA 19127; at rhsre­union.us; or via Venmo, @rhsre­union.

For more in­for­ma­tion, email rhsre­[email protected] or call 215-483-0592.

Movies Un­der The Stars

The Chest­nut Hill Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion will present the fourth an­nual Movies Un­der The Stars on a big screen un­der the stars on the lawn of the Wa­ter Tower Re­cre­ation Cen­ter, 200 E. Hartwell Lane, Chest­nut Hill.

Each week, the event starts at 7 p.m. with a lo­cal food truck, with the film be­gin­ning at 8 p.m.

If it rains, the film will be can­celed, and the de­ci­sion will be an­nounced on so­cial me­dia, the CHCA website and on its voice mail.

Aug. 3: “Beauty and The Beast” (2017, PG); food truck: Pitruco Pizza.

Aug. 10: “The Princess Bride” (1987), PG); food truck: Grilly Cheese.

Aug. 17: “Won­der Woman” (2017, PG-13); food truck: TBA.

Aug. 26: “The Great­est Show­man” (2017, PG); food/ drinks: Chest­nut Hill Youth Sports Club Snack bar.

“Faust”

The Delaware Val­ley Opera Co. will present Charles Gounod’s “Faust,” the clas­sic story of a man who sells his soul to the devil in ex­change for prom­ises of glory, wealth and love, Aug. 4 and 8 at 8 p.m. and Aug. 12 at 3 p.m. at the Venice Is­land Per­form­ing Arts and Re­cre­ation Cen­ter, 7 Lock St., Manayunk.

DVOC’s pro­duc­tion will be sung in French with English su­per­ti­tles.

The fa­cil­ity is hand­i­capped ac­ces­si­ble.

Tickets are $20 for mem­bers, se­niors and stu­dents with ID; $25 for non-mem­bers; and $10 for chil­dren 12 and un­der. Tickets are avail­able at the door or at dvOPERA.org.

All Trails Chal­le­nege

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.

Want to know more? Come to FOW’s ATC in­for­ma­tion ses­sion Satur­day, Aug. 4, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Chest­nut Hill Friends Meet­ing, 20 E. Mer­maid Lane, Chest­nut Hill. At­ten­dees will learn about how to get started and keep go­ing, see the park, pro­mote their progress and more.

The 2018 ATC will kick off Aug. 20 for mem­bers and Sept. 4 for non-mem­bers, with a kick­off party Sept. 6 at Wis­sahickon Brew­ing Co.

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.

Na­ture Play

Chil­dren are in­vited to build shel­ters with branches, weave bas­kets with vines and dis­cover what’s wrig­gling un­der stumps at Morris Ar­bore­tum’s Na­ture Play Satur­day, Aug. 4, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m..

Au­gust’s ses­sion will take place at the en­trance of the Oak Al­lée, just past the Gar­den Rail­way en­trance.

This new out­door event se­ries of un­struc­tured fun uses what’s avail­able in the out­doors. Na­ture Play will be held the first Satur­day of each month May through Oc­to­ber at a dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tion of the gar­den each ses­sion.

Vis­i­tors may stop by any­time.

These events are free with reg­u­lar gar­den ad­mis­sion.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.mor­ris­ar­bore­tum.org.

Ice Cream So­cial

Friends of the Wis­sahickon will hold an ice cream so­cial Wed­nes­day, Aug. 15, from 3 to 5 p.m. in front of The Cedars House in Wis­sahickon Val­ley Park.

En­joy a kid-friendly after­noon of ice cream do­nated by Bre­den­beck’s Bak­ery, live mu­sic and na­ture crafts with FOW staff and vol­un­teers as well as staff from the Wis­sahickon En­vi­ron­men­tal Cen­ter.

This free event will take place rain or shine.

Reg­is­tra­tion is not re­quired.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit fow.org/event/ice­cream-so­cial-2 or con­tact Ce­sali Renn at [email protected]

Dog Days of Sum­mer

The Manayunk De­vel­op­ment Corp. will present the Dog Days of Sum­mer event Aug. 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Venice Is­land Am­phithe­ater, 7 Lock St., Manayunk.

The event will in­clude pet-friendly ven­dors and ac­tivites, a yappy hour, raf­fles and give­aways, a pet tal­ent show and adopt­able pets.

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.

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 midNovem­ber.

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.

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.

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.

• East Falls For­ward meets the third Thurs­day of the month at 6:30 p.m. at BuLog­ics/StatIS, 3721 Mid­vale Ave., East Falls. A free com­mu­nity happy hour pre­cedes the meet­ing, which starts at 7:30 p.m.

Journey’s Way Pro­grams

Journey’s Way, Re­sources & Pro­grams for Peo­ple 55+, a di­vi­sion of In­ter­com­mu­nity Ac­tion Inc., in­vites com­mu­nity mem­bers to visit the Cen­ter lo­cated at 403 Rec­tor St.

Journey’s Way of­fers a wide ar­ray of pro­grams for per­sonal growth, fit­ness, ed­u­ca­tion, cre­ative ex­pres­sion, vol­un­teer­ing, plus in­for­ma­tion, re­sources and so­cial ser­vices if needed. Par­tic­i­pants can reg­is­ter for lunch if they are 60-plus, and trans­porta­tion can be ar­ranged if they are 65-plus. Many ser­vices and ac­tiv­i­ties are free and do­na­tions and fees for classes are af­ford­able.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, call 215-487-1750.

Se­nior Cit­i­zens Din­ner

Join your neigh­bors ev­ery Wed­nes­day even­ing from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Roxborough Me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tal Cafe­te­ria for a $5 meal and a visit with friends.

James Tur­rell Skys­pace

The James Tur­rell Skys­pace at Chest­nut Hill Friends Meet­ing is open to the pub­lic ev­ery Sun­day even­ing.

This Skys­pace dis­plays sub­tly evolv­ing col­ored light wash­ing a vaulted ceil­ing around a rec­tan­gu­lar open­ing to the fad­ing twi­light sky di­rectly over head.

The pro­gram starts 10 min­utes be­fore sun­set.

Seat­ing is limited. To re­serve a place and find the start time for spe­cific dates, check Tick­etLeap.com and search for Skys­pace.

The Skys­pace is lo­cated at 20 E. Mer­maid Lane in the Chest­nut Hill sec­tion of Philadel­phia.

For com­fort­able view­ing, guests are en­cour­aged to bring yoga mats and cush­ions to lie on the floor or prop their heads up while sit­ting on the benches.

Well Spouse Sup­port Group

A new Well Spouse sup­port group meet­ing the fourth Tues­day of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Cen­ter on the Hill at the Pres­by­te­rian Church, 8855 Ger­man­town Ave., Chest­nut Hill.

Fa­cil­i­ta­tors for the group are Fern Zei­gler, Claire Salvi and David Hale. All have many years of spousal care­giv­ing. All care about help­ing the care­giver.

When one is ill, two need help. When a per­son gets a di­ag­no­sis of a dis­ease or be­comes phys­i­cally dis­abled, their spouse/part­ner is there to help, but who is there to help the “care­giver”? This can be a lonely and some­times over­whelm­ing and fright­en­ing pur­suit for the “well spouse/part­ner.”

When some­one be­comes a care­giver for their spouse or part­ner, their life changes. What were once shared ac­tiv­i­ties/re­spon­si­bil­i­ties be­gin to fall more and more on the care­giver. Meals, shopping, laun­dry, clean­ing, child care and fi­nan­cial mat­ters are just a few of the things the care­giver may be­gin to carry alone. Va­ca­tion plans and dreams in­evitably change. Friends may dis­ap­pear. Fam­ily may not be as avail­able as one would hope. Some level of de­pres­sion may oc­cur.

One form of self-help is a sup­port group. This is a group of peo­ple who face sim­i­lar prob­lems. It is a place of re­spite and even laugh­ter, a place where you are truly un­der­stood and you don’t have to ex­plain your­self. It is also a place for shar­ing of re­sources and ways to care for self.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Fern Zei­gler at 484686-7689 or fernzei­[email protected] or Claire Salvi at 215-407-5567.

Lau­rel Hill Ceme­tery Pro­grams

In­for­ma­tion: Lau­rel Hill Ceme­tery is lo­cated at 3822 Ridge Ave., East Falls. Free park­ing is lo­cated in the lot across the street from the Gate­house. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit the­lau­rel­hill­ceme­tery.org. The Hot Spots and Sto­ried

Plots: This monthly tour se­ries pro­vides an in­for­ma­tive over­view of Lau­rel Hill’s long and col­or­ful his­tory. “The Hot Spots and Sto­ried Plots” is the per­fect in­tro­duc­tory tour for any­one who en­joys art, na­ture and his­tory. Lau­rel Hill’s grave­yard guides will of­fer vis­i­tors a unique per­spec­tive for ev­ery tour. The walk­ing tour se­ries will take place July 27 and Aug.

3, 10, 11, 17, 24 and 31 at 10 a.m. The cost is $12/per­son, $10/stu­dents and se­niors or $9/mem­bers. Tickets can be pur­chased at the door or at the­lau­rel­hill­ceme­tery.org. Shake­speare in the Ceme­tery: The Me­chan­i­cal The­ater Co. will present “A Mid­sum­mer Night’s Dream” Fri­day, July 27; and Satur­day July 28 (with presched­uled rain date of Sun­day July 29) at 7 p.m. Bring your own blan­kets, beach chairs, pic­nics, and/or bev­er­ages. The cost is $20/per­son or $17/ mem­bers. Ad­vanced tickets are strongly sug­gested. Tickets can be pur­chased at the door or at the­lau­rel­hill­ceme­tery.org. Drip, Drop, You’re Dead — Wa­ter as Wit­ness: This tour re­veals a wa­ter con­nec­tion to a wide range of Lau­rel Hill denizens. Stops will in­clude the graves of pas­sen­gers in the worst mar­itime dis­as­ters of the 19th and 20th cen­turies, stu­dents suc­cumb­ing to death at a pres­ti­gious board­ing school, med­i­cal mar­tyrs of a dev­as­tat­ing epi­demic and a fam­ily seem­ingly haunted by a wa­ter curse. The walk­ing tour will take place Thurs­day, Aug. 2, at 6 p.m. The cost is $20/per­son, $18/stu­dents and se­niors and $17/mem­bers. Tickets can be pur­chased at the door or on­line at the­lau­rel­hill­ceme­tery.org. Yoga in the Ceme­tery: Find in­ner tran­quil­ity and bal­ance dur­ing a one-hour yoga ses­sion. Ses­sions will be led by ex­pe­ri­enced yoga in­struc­tor, Emily Tara Sa­bal­baro. Bring your own mat and wa­ter. Ses­sions will be held out­doors on the pave­ment along Mil­lion­aires’ Row. All lev­els of ex­pe­ri­ence are wel­come. Yoga in the Ceme­tery will be held Aug. 4 and Sept. 1 at 10 a.m. The cost is $15 per per­son. Ad­vanced reg­is­tra­tion is sug­gested, as space is limited. Reser­va­tions can be made at the­lau­rel­hill­ceme­tery.org; walk-ins are also wel­come.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO — FRIENDS OF THE WIS­SAHICKON

Friends of the Wis­sahickon will hold an ice cream so­cial Wed­nes­day, Aug. 15, from 3 to 5 p.m. in front of The Cedars House in Wis­sahickon Val­ley Park.

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