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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, visit­cream-so­cial-2 or con­tact Ce­sali Renn at renn@fow. org.

CPR Train­ing Classes

Co­or­di­nated with the Bill O’Cal­laghan Memo­rial Fund, East Falls Vil­lage will spon­sor the first in a series of free train­ings in hand­sonly car­diopul­monary re­sus­ci­ta­tion (CPR) Aug. 15 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 23 from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Falls of Schuylkill Li­brary, 3501 Mid­vale Ave., East Falls.

The CPR train­ing takes less than an hour and can dou­ble or triple a per­son’s chance of sur­vival from car­diac arrest.

This train­ing does not in­clude cer­ti­fi­ca­tion.

Town Hall Meet­ing

State Rep. Pamela A. DeLis­sio, D-194, will hold her 76th town hall meet­ing at 7 p.m. Aug. 16 in Wol­coff Au­di­to­rium at Roxborough Memo­rial Hos­pi­tal, 5800 Ridge Ave., Roxborough.

Penn­syl­va­nia Sec­re­tary of Corrections John Wet­zel will be the guest speaker, and the dis­cus­sion will fo­cus on reen­try pro­grams, re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion vs. pun­ish­ment and the cost of op­er­at­ing pris­ons vs. ed­u­cat­ing our youth.

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

Free Movie Night

En­joy a free screen­ing of “Zootopia” at Inn Yard Park, 4244 Ridge Ave, East Falls Aug. 16 af­ter sun­set at 7:56 p.m.

Rain date: Aug. 23 at 2 p.m.

Bring a blan­ket or chairs. Free wa­ter ice and pop­corn pro­vided by Friends of Inn Yard Park.

Do­na­tions ac­cepted.

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. 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.

Grist Mill Demon­stra­tion Day

Take a field trip through time to Mor­ris Ar­bore­tum’s Grist Mill Demon­stra­tion Day at Bloom­field Farm (across the street from gar­den’s main en­trance) Aug. 19 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Vol­un­teers will lead tours through the his­toric feed and flour mill, de­scrib­ing and demon­strat­ing the 160 year old ma­chin­ery. Vis­i­tors will en­joy watch­ing 1-ton mill­stones grind corn ker­nels and ob­serv­ing the re­fur­bished tail gate, tur­bine vane con­trols and cob crusher, trans­port and sift the ground corn to pro­duce meal. This corn­meal will be sifted, bagged and baked into muffins for vis­i­tors to sam­ple. Kids and adults may ex­pe­ri­ence grind­ing their own meal on the pedal-pow­ered mill.

This event is free ad­mis­sion, but do­na­tions are ap­pre­ci­ated.

For more in­for­ma­tion, go to mor­ris­ar­bore­ or call 215-247-5777.

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.

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.

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.

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 pet­friendly ven­dors and ac­tivites, a yappy hour, raf­fles and giveaways, a pet ta­lent show and adopt­able pets.

Merge Dance Stu­dio Open Houses

Merge Dance Stu­dio will hold open houses Sun­day, Aug. 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. and Tues­day, Sept. 4, from 5 to 8 p.m.

At­ten­dees can see the space, be fit­ted for and or­der dancewear, learn more about classes and reg­is­ter for the fall ses­sion. Fall classes be­gin Wed­nes­day, Sept. 5.

Merge Dance Stu­dio is lo­cated at 4047 Cres­son St., Manayunk.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit mergedances­tu­, email info@mergedances­tu­ or call 215-266-1311.

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 is col­lect­ing do­na­tions for its an­nual rummage sale.

Col­lec­tion oc­curs in the Parish Hall at St. Paul’s Church, 22. E. Ch­est­nut Hill Ave., Ch­est­nut Hill. Dropoff times are Wed­nes­days from 9 a.m. to noon and 6 to 7:30 p.m. and Sun­day from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The fi­nal dropoff day will be Aug. 26.

St. Paul’s is ac­cept­ing do­na­tions for the many rummage sale de­part­ments, which 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. Ex­clu­sions for ac­cepted do­na­tions in­clude text­books, en­cy­clo­pe­dias, mag­a­zines, mat­tresses, large ex­er­cise ma­chines, old skis, worn bathing suits, turnta­bles, kerosene heaters, ob­so­lete electronics such as tele­vi­sions, old print­ers and com­put­ers.

A tax let­ter is avail­able upon re­quest for those con­tribut­ing goods to the sale.

The rummage sale it­self will take place Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. un­til 3 p.m. Ad­mis­sion is $3 at the door.

In ad­di­tion to the Satur­day sale, a rummage pre-sale 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

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.

• 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 Tick­ 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 fernzei­gler@ 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 the­lau­rel­hill­ceme­ 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 Aug. 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 the­lau­rel­hill­ceme­ Lead, Fol­low or Get Out of the Way: Ap­prox­i­mately 40 Civil War gen­er­als and count­less of­fi­cers and en­listed men who played an im­por­tant role in the war are now laid to rest in the Val­halla that is Lau­rel Hill. This walk­ing tour will ex­am­ine the tri­umphs and fail­ures that made some men house­hold names and oth­ers lost to his­tory. The walk­ing tour will take place Sun­day, Aug. 19, at 1 p.m. The cost is $15/per­son, $13/stu­dents and se­niors and $12/mem­bers. Tick­ets can be pur­chased at the door or on­line at the­lau­rel­hill­ceme­ After­noon Out with Our Dearly De­parted: Be­fore the ex­is­tence of pub­lic parks and botan­i­cal gar­dens, there were few re­treats from the crowded city for 19th-cen­tury Philadel­phi­ans. Vic­to­ri­ans flocked to Lau­rel Hill with their pic­nics in tow for re­flec­tion, re­lax­ation and recre­ation. Spend a morn­ing en­joy­ing the grounds-just as the Vic­to­ri­ans did 182 years ago on this

guided walk­ing tour and group pic­nic. Bring your own pic­nics, blan­kets and/or beach chairs. Vic­to­rian-themed at­tire is en­cour­aged. The walk­ing tour will take place Satur­day, Aug. 25, at 10 a.m. EThe cost is $15/per­son, $13/stu­dents and se­niors and $12/mem­bers. Tick­ets can be pur­chased at the door or on­line at the­lau­rel­hill­ceme­ Fa­mous Fights and Feuds:

The Fa­mous Fights and Feuds tour will tell at­ten­dees about bro­ken en­gage­ments, af­fairs, in­sults and mur­der, all of which stemmed from vendet­tas long since for­got­ten. The walk­ing tour will take place Thurs­day, Aug. 30, 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 the­lau­rel­hill­ceme­

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 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 the­lau­rel­hill­ceme­; walk-ins are also wel­come.

An­dorra Li­brary Pro­grams

In­for­ma­tion: The An­dorra branch of the Free Li­brary of Philadel­phia is lo­cated at 705 E Cathe­dral Road, Roxborough. The li­brary is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon­days and Wed­nes­days; noon to 8 p.m. Tues­days and Thurs­days;

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fri­days and Satur­days; closed Sun­days. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit lib­www.freel­i­­ca­tions/an­dorra-li­brary. Preschool Sto­ry­time: The An­dorra li­brary hosts a reg­u­lar drop-in preschool sto­ry­time on Wed­nes­day morn­ings at 10:30 a.m. Kids Yoga: Thurs­days at 4:45 p.m. Stretch, bend and pose with us. Wear com­fort­able cloth­ing (and if you hap­pen to have a yoga mat, feel free to bring it). For schoolage kids.

LEGO Club: Work on the build­ing as­sign­ment, check out a project in one of our many Lego books or let your imag­i­na­tion soar and build a cre­ation all your own on Fri­days from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. For school-age chil­dren (the youngest chil­dren should be ac­com­pa­nied by an adult).

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