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Philadelphia painter William Kosman will exhibit 23 paintings of Philadelphia and Normandy, France, in the exhibit “Hope for the Homeless” Nov. 2 through Nov. 30 at the RoxArt Gallery, 6120 Ridge Ave., Roxborough.
An opening reception will be held Nov. 2 from 5 to 7 p.m.
The exhibit will be open to view weekdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Kosman will contribute all his proceeds from the exhibit to Bethesda Project, a Philadelphia homeless services nonprofit that has provided support, shelter and housing for thousands of individuals experiencing homelessness since 1979.
The Old Academy Players will continue their 96th season by presenting “Eurydice” by Sarah Ruhl Nov. 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18.
Friday and Saturday performances will be at 8 p.m., while Sunday performances will be at 2 p.m.
Parking for all performances is free. Ticket price is $20 per person and can be purchased at oldacademyplayers.org.
For more information, call 215-843-1109.
Saturday Morning Live Tour
Discover Native Trees at Morris Arboretum’s Saturday Morning Live Tour Saturday, Nov. 3, at 11 a.m.
Experienced guides will highlight black tupelo and several other native plants in the arboretum’s living collection, which is composed of more than 12,000 labeled plants.
The tour will last approximately an hour and a half. Visitors will be walking over some uneven ground and cover quite a bit of territory, so dress appropriately.
No registration is required. Tour is included with garden admission.
Morris Arboretum is located at 100 E. Northwestern Ave., Chestnut Hill.
For more information, visit morrisarboretum.org.
The Delaware Valley Opera Company will present a double bill of operas based on famous children’s stories Sunday, Nov. 4, at 4 p.m. at the Venice Island Performing Arts and Recreation Center, 7 Lock St., Manayunk.
The afternoon will include a costume contest with prizes and a chance to meet the characters in costume after the show.
The show will begin with “The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge,” followed by “Little Red Riding Hood.”
The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge,” followed by “Little Red Riding Hood.”
Children are encouraged to wear costumes portraying characters from Little Red Riding Hood or their favorite fairy tale. Prizes will be awarded for both categories, for children and adults.
Tickets are $25 for adults; $20 for DVOC members, seniors and students with ID; and $10 for children ages 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased at the door or atdvopera.org/little-reds.
Morris Arboretum’s Lecture Series will continue with The Living Legacy of George Nakashima presented by Mira Shizuko Nakashima, the prominent Solebury furniture designer and recent recipient of the Governor’s Award for the Arts from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. at the Ambler Theatre, 108 E. Butler Ave., Ambler.
The cost for this lecture is $15 for arboretum and Ambler Theater members and $20 for non-members.
Advanced registration and payment are required.
Call 215-247-5777 ext. 125 or visit bit.ly/MorrisLectures to make a reservation.
Meigs Award Ceremony
The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education will present the 2018 Henry Meigs Environmental Leadership Award to renowned environmental artist and sculptor Stacy Levy during the 2018 Meigs Award presentation, panel and gallery opening Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy’s Mill Road, Roxborough.
Admission is free.
Share Your Heart Benefit Concert
Adoptions From The Heart (AFTH) will hold the second annual Share Your Heart Benefit Concert Nov. 8 from 7 to 11 p.m. at Manayunk Brewing Co.
The Share Your Heart Benefit Concert will feature live performances from two alternative bands, haha charade and The Barker Bros.
All proceeds made through ticket sales will go to AFTH’s Birth Parent Scholarship Fund. AFTH started the scholarship fund to give birth parents the chance to receive a higher level of education and pursue their career goals. The scholarships can be used at either a four-year college, or at a vocational school.
The purchase of each ticket will include one free drink, food and entry.
To register, visit conta.cc/2NxAqTO.
Fall Love Your Park Workday
Help FOW plant a slew of native trees and shrubs during the Fall Love Your Park Workday Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Meet at the Mt. Airy Trailhead (West Mt. Airy Avenue and Mt. Airy Terrace).
The workday will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain or thunder and lighting, high winds, etc. Visit FOW’s Facebook page or fow.org for updates. If the workday is cancelled, it will be posted by 8 a.m.
Story Hour and Author Event
The Friends of McMichael Park will host guest illustrator Dominic Wolocko for a story hour and author event Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. in McMichael Park in East Falls.
Wolocko will read from the new book, “Bobo Starts a Band,” and will be available to autograph copies of the book.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a garage item to be used as a musical or percussion instrument for the marching band.
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 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 [email protected] 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.
Journey’s Way Classes
Journey’s Way, Resources & Programs for People 55+, 403 Rector St., Roxborough, will offer new classes this fall.
Ukulele from Scratch will be held Mondays through Nov. 12, from 1 to 2 p.m. No musical experience needed, and ukuleles will be provided.
Let’s Draw will meet Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m. and is open to beginners and beyond. Students will learn fundamental drawing techniques, and supplies are provided.
Tap Dance class for all levels will meet Thursdays from 2 to 3 p.m.
A reasonable fee will be charged for these classes, and registration is required.
For further information, call 215-487-1750.
State. Rep. Pamela DeLissio, D-194, will offer sessions with an APPRISE counselor in her district office Nov. 13 and 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
APPRISE, a program of the state Department of Aging, is a free health insurance counseling program designed to help older Pennsylvanians with Medicare, Medicare Supplemental Insurance, Medicaid and longterm care insurance.
Interested constituents should make a free hour appointment by calling DeLissio’s office at 215-482-8726.
Town Hall Meeting
State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-194, will hold her 79th town hall meeting Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Wolcoff Auditorium at the Roxborough Memorial Hospital, 5800 Ridge Ave., Roxborough.
There will be plenty of free parking available in the Jamestown Lot.
DeLissio will focus on an analysis of the midterm elections in addition to a review of some of the most impactful legislation that did not become law in Harrisburg this session.
For more information, call DeLissio’s office at 215482-8726 or visit pahouse.com/DeLissio.
In the Style of Sinatra with Joey C
“In the Style of Sinatra with Joey C” will be presented Thursday, Nov. 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Maria’s Ristorante, 8100 Ridge Ave., Roxborough.
Singer Joey Commentucci will perform music in the style of Frank Sinatra.
Reservations are suggested and can be made by calling 215-508-5600.
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.
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.
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.
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: 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 dgawthropc[email protected]izon.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 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.
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.freelibrary.org/locations/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 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).
Roxborough Library Programs
Information: The Roxborough branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia is located at 6245 Ridge Ave., Roxborough. For more information, call 215-685-2550.