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Na­tional So­lar Home Tour

The Na­tional So­lar Home Tour will come to Roxborough as the home at 592 Jamestown St., Roxborough, will host so­lar home tours Satur­day, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

All are wel­come to stop in and learn all the nuts and bolts of gen­er­at­ing so­lar en­ergy at home: How much so­lar power is pro­duced on a row home? How much will you save? How much does it cost? What is the process? How long will the so­lar sys­tem last? What is the main­te­nance on the sys­tem?

Falls Li­brary Au­tumn Book Sale

The Falls of Schuylkill Li­brary, lo­cated at War­den Drive and Mid­vale Av­enue in East Falls, wel­comes book do­na­tions for its an­nual Au­tumn Book Sale.

Books can be dropped off in the li­brary’s meet­ing room Saturdays, Oct. 6 through Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Hard­backs, pa­per­backs, DVDs, au­dio and mu­si­cal tapes, CDs and chil­dren’s books will be ac­cepted; no text­books, en­cy­clo­pe­dias or mag­a­zines please.

If you re­quire a book pickup, con­tact Wendy Moody, book sale chair, at or 215840-4213.

The book sale will be held Satur­day, Nov. 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The cost will be $10 for a bag of books of your choos­ing. A Deal­ers/Friends “First Look” Pre­view Sale with re­fresh­ments will be held Wed­nes­day, Nov. 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. with items $2 each. A pub­lic pre­view will be held later that evening from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for $1 an item.

Spon­sored by the Friends of the Falls of Schuylkill Li­brary, the Au­tumn Book Sale raises funds for pro­grams and build­ing im­prove­ments.

Na­ture Play

Mor­ris Arboretum will host its last Na­ture Play of the sea­son Satur­day, Oct. 6, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Chil­dren will en­joy jump­ing in leaf piles, dig­ging in the dirt and dis­cov­er­ing what’s just out of sight.

This fi­nal meet­ing of the year will take place at the end of the Oak Al­lée, near the Three Tubes sculp­ture. Mor­ris Arboretum is lo­cated at 100 E. North­west­ern Ave., Chest­nut Hill.

This event is free with reg­u­lar gar­den ad­mis­sion.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit mor­ris­ar­bore­


The sixth an­nual Rox­to­ber­fest street fes­ti­val will be held Satur­day, Oct. 6, from noon to 6 p.m. along Ridge Av­enue be­tween Lyceum and Lev­er­ing­ton av­enues in Roxborough.

The event will fea­ture mu­si­cal per­form­ers, food trucks, ven­dors, a fam­ily zone and car­ni­val games. There will also be a chil­dren’s pie-eat­ing con­test and a stein-hold­ing con­test.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit rox­bor­

Black & White Gala

The Chest­nut Hill Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion will hold its an­nual Black & White Gala Satur­day, Oct. 6, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Un­der the Tent, 8835 Ger­man­town Ave., Chest­nut Hill.

Dance the night away with live mu­sic from the Rich Pos­mon­tier Ensem­ble while en­joy­ing lo­cal beer, wine, spir­its and hors d’oeu­vres.

Best masque and black tie pre­ferred.

Tick­ets: $95 per per­son, $90 for Chest­nut Hill Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion (CHCA) Mem­bers.

The gala helps fund pop­u­lar CHCA com­mu­nity events in­clud­ing the Pas­to­rius Park Con­certs and Movies Un­der the Stars.

At­ten­dees can also bring art sup­plies to sup­port the Gala Jenks Acad­emy of the Arts and Sci­ences.

To pur­chase tick­ets, visit chest­

Scare­crow De­sign Con­test

Scare­crows in Mor­ris Arboretum’s 11th an­nual Scare­crow De­sign Con­test 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 first-place win­ner.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit

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 Friend­

For more in­for­ma­tion, email Friend­, call 215-48-0592

or visit Friend­

Dogs and Barks Tour

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

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, visit 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@ ger­man­town­ 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 catand­ or Rob Climaldi at rclimaldi@

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

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.

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.

Be­reave­ment Sup­port Group

Koller Fu­neral Home, 6835 Ridge Ave., Roxborough will host a be­reave­ment sup­port group for wid­ows and wid­ow­ers on al­ter­nate Tues­days 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. 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.

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

Rest in Peace 5K Run: The Friends of Lau­rel Hill Cem-

etery will present the an­nual Rest in Peace 5K Run and af­ter-party Satur­day, Oct. 6, at 5 p.m. (reg­is­tra­tion opens at 4 p.m.). The run will wind through the head­stones in Lau­rel Hill Ceme­tery. Par­tic­i­pants and spec­ta­tors alike are en­cour­aged to at­tend in Hal­loween at­tire. Di­rectly fol­low­ing the run, prizes will be awarded for the best cos­tume, as well as to the win­ners of the run, at an af­ter-party. The af­ter-party will be em­ceed by Brit­tany Lynn of Philly Drag Mafia and fea­ture free beer from Magic Hat, clas­sic rock mu­sic by 102.9 WMGK and a chance to win prizes. Pro­ceeds will ben­e­fit the Friends of Lau­rel Hill Ceme­tery, a non­profit ded­i­cated to the preser­va­tion of Lau­rel Hill Ceme­tery, a Na­tional His­toric Land­mark. The RIP 5K Run is a rain or shine event. Run­ners and spec­ta­tors should en­ter via Lau­rel Hill Ceme­tery’s Gate­house en­trance at 3822 Ridge Ave. East Falls. Free park­ing is lo­cated in the lot across the street from the Gate­house. Run­ners can reg­is­ter at Ad­vance on­line reg­is­tra­tion is $40 for adults 20 and older, $20 for teens and $15 for chil­dren 8 to 12. Cost in­cludes a com­pli­men­tary gift bag and a T-shirt. Walkups are wel­come, but T-shirt sizes can­not be guar­an­teed. Dayof reg­is­tra­tion for adults is $45. For ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion, call 215-228-8200 or email

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.

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 school-age 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).

Roxborough Li­brary Pro­grams

Preschool Sto­ry­time:

In­for­ma­tion: The Roxborough branch of the Free Li­brary of Philadel­phia is lo­cated at 6245 Ridge Ave., Roxborough. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 215-685-2550.

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