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Art Ex­hibit

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 olda­cade­my­play­

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 mor­ris­ar­bore­

Chil­dren’s Op­eras

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 at­d­v­­tle-reds.

Lec­ture Se­ries

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 visit­risLec­tures 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

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 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.

AP­PRISE Coun­sel­ing

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 pa­­sio.

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.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Andy Son­tag at catand­[email protected] or Rob Climaldi at [email protected]

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, 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: 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]­i­

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 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 the­lau­rel­hill­ceme­

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).

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.

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