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Lec­ture Se­ries

Richard T. Olsen, di­rec­tor of the U.S. Na­tional Ar­bore­tum in Wash­ing­ton, D.C., will present the lec­ture “The Na­tional Ar­bore­tum’s Im­pact on the Amer­i­can Land­scape” as part of the Mor­ris Ar­bore­tum’s Lec­ture Se­ries Dec. 5 at 2 p.m.

Learn about the Na­tional Ar­bore­tum’s col­lec­tions, its col­lab­o­ra­tions with peer in­sti­tu­tions such as Mor­ris Ar­bore­tum and how new ven­tures will con­tinue to ex­pand the rel­e­vance and im­pact of the Na­tional Ar­bore­tum. The lec­ture will be fol­lowed by a re­cep­tion with re­fresh­ments at the Wi­dener Vis­i­tor Cen­ter.

The cost for this lec­ture is $15 for ar­bore­tum mem­bers and $20 for non-mem­bers, which in­cludes ad­mis­sion to the gar­den for the talk.

Ad­vanced reg­is­tra­tion and pay­ment are re­quired by calling 215-247-5777 ext. 125 or vis­it­ing bit.ly/mor­rislec­tures.

Mor­ris Ar­bore­tum is lo­cated at 100 E. North­west­ern Ave., Chest­nut Hill.

Happy Hol­i­days from Roxbor­ough

The Roxbor­ough Devel­op­ment Corp. will present its win­ter event se­ries, Happy Hol­i­days From Roxbor­ough, Dec. 6 and 15.

Happy Hol­i­days From Roxbor­ough is a se­ries of stops along Ridge Av­enue of­fer­ing a com­pli­men­tary hol­i­day por­trait with Santa. All stops are fam­ily friendly.

Pizza Neapoli­tan with Santa will take place Thurs­day, Dec. 6, from 4 to 8 p.m. at A Tutti, 5154 Ridge Ave. Santa in­vites com­mu­nity mem­bers to ex­pe­ri­ence Neapoli­tan-style pizza and home­made Ital­ian meals at A Tutti Ris­torante Ital­iano.

Hol­i­day crafts with Santa and his elf will take place Satur­day, Dec. 15, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the UPS Store, 6024 Ridge Ave. Santa and his gui­tarplay­ing elf will help dec­o­rate a hol­i­day or­na­ment or pic­ture frame at the UPS Store in Roxbor­ough.

All are wel­come and will be able to visit Santa and friends dur­ing the Happy Hol­i­days From Roxbor­ough se­ries. Com­pli­men­tary pho­to­graphs will be taken at all lo­ca­tions. Can­did color pho­to­graphs of chil­dren and their fam­i­lies will be made avail­able dig­i­tally af­ter the events.

Val­ley Talk

Friends of the Wis­sahickon will hold the third lec­ture in its fall Val­ley Talks se­ries when en­vi­ron­men­tal ac­tivist Maya van Ros­sum presents “The Green Amend­ment: Se­cur­ing Our Right to a Healthy En­vi­ron­ment” Thurs­day, Dec. 6, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Val­ley Green Inn, lo­cated on For­bid­den Drive in Wis­sahickon Val­ley Park.

The pro­gram was rescheduled from a weath­er­re­lated can­cel­la­tion in May.

Van Ros­sum will dis­cuss her re­cently pub­lished best­selling book by the same name and how mem­bers can be­come more en­gaged with en­vi­ron­men­tal and wa­ter ad­vo­cacy re­lat­ing to the Wis­sahickon wa­ter­shed.

A com­pli­men­tary wine and cheese re­cep­tion will be pro­vided.

Spon­sored by Chest­nut Hill Hos­pi­tal, the Val­ley Talks lec­tures are free for FOW mem­bers (check email for a reg­is­tra­tion link or con­tact mor­[email protected] to reg­is­ter) and $10 for non-mem­bers. Reg­is­tra­tion is rec­om­mended as seat­ing is lim­ited.

Ru­dolph Run

Philadel­phia Run­ner will host its fifth an­nual Ru­dolph Run Satur­day, Dec. 8, at 9 a.m.

Dress to im­press for this three-mile run along the tow­path.

The only cost to join the run is a canned or non-per­ish­able food item to be do­nated to North Light Com­mu­nity Cen­ter’s food cup­board. In ex­change for each do­na­tion, par­tic­i­pants will re­ceive a raf­fle ticket for the chance to win a gift bas­ket filled with items and gift cards from lo­cal Manayunk busi­nesses. Run­ners are also el­i­gi­ble for deals and dis­counts at select restau­rants and re­tail­ers when they show their bib.

For more in­for­ma­tion and to reg­is­ter, visit philadel­phiarun­ner.com.

Christ­mas Flea Mar­ket

Bethany Lutheran Church, 401 Martin St., Roxbor­ough, will hold a Christ­mas Flea Mar­ket Satur­day, Dec. 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The flea mar­ket will fea­ture hun­dreds of books, dishes, toys, linens, hol­i­day items and gifts. Col­lectible Madame Alexan­der Dolls will be dis­played for pur­chase. At­ten­dees can buy lunch and meet Pas­tor Danny Phelps.

Hol­i­day House Tour

The Chest­nut Hill Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion will present its an­nual Hol­i­day House Tour Satur­day, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The tour will fea­ture five of the area’s his­toric homes dec­o­rated for the hol­i­days.

The tour is self-guided, and at­ten­dees have the op­tion of driv­ing to the homes, or rid­ing a trol­ley. Many Chest­nut Hill restau­rants and shops will of­fer spe­cial dis­counts to tour at­ten­dees.

Reser­va­tions are $45 for CHCA mem­bers and $50 for non-mem­bers.

To make a reser­va­tion, mail a check to CHCA, 8434 Ger­man­town Ave., Philadel­phia, PA 19118, or buy tick­ets at chest­nuthill. org. At­ten­dees also can reg­is­ter on the day of the tour be­tween 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Wood­mere Art Mu­seum, 9201 Ger­man­town Ave., Chest­nut Hill, and at Hill Com­pany, 8040 Ger­man­town Ave., Chest­nut Hill.

This event will sup­port the Chest­nut Hill Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion.

Holly High­lights and Win­ter Green­ery

Mor­ris Ar­bore­tum will of­fer a Holly High­lights and Win­ter Green­ery Tour Satur­days, Dec. 8 and 22, at 2 p.m.

Join a guide to ex­plore the ar­bore­tum’s col­lec­tion of hol­lies and other broadleaf ev­er­greens that en­liven the win­ter land­scape.

Tours are in­cluded with gar­den ad­mis­sion. Reg­is­tra­tion is not re­quired. Tours be­gin at the Wi­dener Vis­i­tor Cen­ter.

Mor­ris Ar­bore­tum is lo­cated at 100 E. North­west­ern Ave., Chest­nut Hill.

“The Nance”

The Stage­crafters, 8130 Ger­man­town Ave, Chest­nut Hill, will stage “The Nance” through Dec. 9.

Per­for­mances will be Thurs­days, Fri­days and Satur­days at 8 p.m. and Sun­days at 2 p.m.

Tick­ets are $21 on­line or $25 at the door.

For reser­va­tions or more in­for­ma­tion, call 215-2478881 or email [email protected]­crafters.org.

Rose­mary for Re­mem­brance

St. Paul’s Church, 22 E. Chest­nut Hill Ave., Chest­nut Hill, will of­fer Rose­mary for Re­mem­brance: A Ser­vice When Christ­mas is a Dif­fi­cult Time Sun­day, Dec. 9, at 4 p.m. Mu­sic will be pro­vided by Carolyn Sur­rick (vi­ola da gamba) and Gin­ger Hilde­brand (gui­tar and fid­dle). They will of­fer a pre­lude and postlude, plus car­ols. In­di­vid­u­als and fam­i­lies who live with painful mem­o­ries of loss may join in this med­i­ta­tive and sooth­ing ser­vice of prayer. Oth­ers may sim­ply wish for a quiet, peace­ful prayer time. The Rev. Cliff Cut­ler will lead par­tic­i­pants in read­ings of scrip­ture and prayers, while can­dles of the Ad­vent wreath will be lit. In can­dle­light, sprigs of rose­mary will be given as re­mem­brances of those who are missed at this sea­son of Je­sus’ birth. For more in­for­ma­tion, please call 215-242-2055, or visit Saint Paul’s Church on the web at www.stpaulschest­nuthill.org.

Hol­i­day Open House

State Rep. Pamela A. DeLis­sio, D-194, will hold her an­nual hol­i­day open house Wed­nes­day, Dec. 12, from 4 to 7 p.m. in her dis­trict of­fice, 6511 Ridge Ave., Roxbor­ough.

Con­stituents of the 194th Leg­isla­tive Dis­trict will be treated to light re­fresh­ments and ca­ma­raderie with staff, neigh­bors and friends.

This year, sweets will be made by stu­dents in the culi­nary arts pro­gram at A. Philip Ran­dolph Ca­reer and Tech­ni­cal High School.

Although not nec­es­sary, it would be help­ful for at­ten­dees plan­ning to at­tend to RSVP. To RSVP or ob­tain more in­for­ma­tion, con­stituents can call DeLis­sio’s of­fice at 215-482-8726 or email RepDeLis­[email protected]­house.net.

Carol Sing

The East Falls Com­mu­nity Coun­cil will hold its 33rd an­nual carol sing Wed­nes­day, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. at the War Memo­rial in McMichael Park in East Falls, fol­lowed by re­fresh­ments at Falls Pres­by­te­rian Church, 3800 Vaux St., East Falls

In the event of in­clement weather, the car­ol­ing will take place in the church.

Chest­nut Hill Com­mu­nity Hol­i­day Pa­rade

The Chest­nut Hill Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion will present the sev­enth an­nual Chest­nut Hill Com­mu­nity Hol­i­day Pa­rade Satur­day, Dec. 15, from 9 to 10 a.m. along Ger­man­town Av­enue in Chest­nut Hill.

The pa­rade will con­clude at the Mar­ket at the Far­away, 8600 Ger­man­town Ave., Chest­nut Hill, with sweets, mu­sic and pho­tos with Santa.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit chest­nuthill.org.

Hol­i­day Con­cert

The Old Academy Play­ers will host a hol­i­day con­cert to sup­port its spring pro­duc­tion of “Or­di­nary Days” Satur­day, Dec. 15, in the Car­fax Build­ing of Old Academy Play­ers, 3544 In­dian Queen Lane, East

Falls. Doors will open at 7 p.m., and the con­cert will be­gin at 8 p.m. The con­cert will fea­ture opera singer An­nie Hnatko and sev­eral Philadel­phia area per­form­ers singing hol­i­day hits and Broad­way clas­sics. Lo­cal ven­dors will be on site sell­ing art and gifts. Light re­fresh­ments will be served. Tick­ets are $15 in ad­vance or $20 on the day of the event. Ad­vance tick­ets can be pur­chased at oaphol­i­day­con­cert.tick­etleap.com.

Toys For Tots

The 39th Po­lice Dis­trict is col­lect­ing new, un­opened toys for the Toys For Tots pro­gram.

Dona­tions can be dropped off at the 39th Po­lice Dis­trict, 2201 W. Hunt­ing Park Ave., Tioga-Nice­town.

Christ­mas Con­cert

The East Falls Pres­by­te­rian Chan­cel Choir will present a Christ­mas con­cert Sun­day, Dec. 16, at 4:30 p.m. at East Falls Pres­by­te­rian Church, Mid­vale Av­enue and Vaux Street, East Falls.

The East Falls Pres­by­te­rian Chan­cel Choir will present Sing We Now of Christ­mas, a con­cert that re­flects the won­der and joy of the Christ­mas sea­son.

There will also be a tra­di­tional can­dle light­ing cer­e­mony at the con­clu­sion of the con­cert fol­lowed by a light meal.

Jour­ney’s Way Classes

Jour­ney’s Way, Re­sources & Pro­grams for Peo­ple 55+, 403 Rec­tor St., Roxbor­ough, will of­fer new classes this fall.

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.

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: 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 60plus, 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 484-686-7689 or fernzei­[email protected] or Claire Salvi at 215-407-5567.

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. 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 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).

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