−‘Lost in Yonkers’8:00 pm – 8:45 pm
“Lost in Yonkers”
8130 Germantown Ave.
The Stagecrafters Theater presents the bittersweet comedy by Neil Simon “Lost in Yonkers.” It’s a coming-of-age tale centered on two young teenage boys left by their father, a recent widower, in the care of their stone-hearted grandmother and gentle childlike aunt, during the year 1942 in Yonkers, New York – as they learn to cope with and begin to understand their somewhat off-kilter family and the grown-up world in general. Shows are Friday-Sunday, September 14-16; Thursday-Sunday, September 20-23, and Thursday-Sunday, Sep. 27-30. All shows are at 8 p.m. except Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are nline $17 (no service fee); at the door $20; Thursdays 2-for-$25 online and at the door. All major+8:00 pm‘Lost in Yonkers’
−HIV/AIDS Support Group10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
St. Michael’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
6671 Germantown Ave.
An HIV/AIDS support group meets monthly, at St. Michael’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. This The group is confidential and is led by a religious leader who has been living with HIV for more than 20 years. For information call 215-275-8848 or e-mail to email@example.com+10:00 amHIV/AIDS Support Group
−Family Fun Day in Vernon Park11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Family Fun Day in Vernon Park
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
5818 Germantown Ave. (North of Chelten)
The Friends of Vernon Park will host a special day to encourage the residents of Germantown to enjoy their wonderful park as a community. Germantowners and guests are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs, pack or buy lunch and dinner, and enjoy their meals with family members and neighbors in the park. Activities include Tai Chi, Yoga, Zumba, field games, drum lessons, and face painting. Food truck vendors will be across the street in the Germantown Life Enrichment Center parking lot for the day. Everyone is encouraged to register for Family Fun Day at www.friendsofvernonpark.org. Please visit www.friendsofvernonpark.org to learn about these and other of the group’s activities. Yo volunteer to help with park events, individuals may contact Angela Miles at 215-359-7816, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.friendsofvernonpark.org. To join Friends of Vernon Park, be added to the list serv, or to volunteer to help with park maintenance and beautification, visit www.friendsofvernonpark.org.+11:00 amFamily Fun Day in Vernon Park
−Local Author Day1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Local Author Day
Big Blue Marble Bookstore,
551 Carpenter Lane
Big Blue Marble Bookstore will host Local Author Day, featuring: Janet Mason, Guy Dunn and Jewelze. The Marble’s salute to local literary talent returns with three diverse authors reading from and speaking about their latest books. Tea Leaves is a forthright personal memoir in which author and poet Janet Mason reflects on the factory-worker lives of her mother and grandmother in working class Philadelphia while she copes with her mother’s final illness. Guy Dunn’s recently published book, Maybe You CAN Do It Yourself—Quick Computer Fixes For The Non-Geek, is a self-help reference manual which covers a few basic things the average person can do on his or her own to keep personal computers running smoothly. Jewelze was born and raised in Philadelphia. Her debut novel Emotional Ties follows the tale of Nisa, known as the perfect blend of brains, beauty and ambition in high school, but adult life finds her all grown up and still making girlish decisions. For more information call 215-844-1870 or visit http://www.bigbluemarblebooks.com.+1:00 pmLocal Author Day
−Open Guided Tour at the Morris Arboretum2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
100 E. Northwestern Ave.
There will be a portion of time for a free guided tour of the Morris Arboretum on Saturday afternoon, with the emphasis being determined by the various interests of those touring. Each tour is designed specifically to highlight a particular section of the arboretum, however, there is no itinerary. It is recommended that those who are touring for the first time select the general tour of the arboretum to get an over-all idea of what the gardens have to offer. This event is free with regular admission. For more information about the Morris Arboretum go to www.business-services.upenn.edu/arboretum/index.shtml+2:00 pmOpen Guided Tour at the Morris Arboretum
−FOW Wildflower Walk in Houston Meadow3:00 pm – 5:15 pm
Meet in front of the Houston Playground building on Grakyn Lane in Andorra.
A Fall Wildflowers and Woody Plants walk in Houston Meadow with Donna Wilhelm will be presented by the Friends of the Wissahickon on September 15, 3 p.m. The reclamation project at Houston Meadow has reestablished a habitat of native grasses, shrubs, and wildflowers, supporting different birds, insects, and animals from those in the surrounding forest. This will be a slow 2-hour stroll on mostly level trails, suitable for adults and children over 8 years old accompanied be a responsible adult. Bring wildflower and other plant guide books, if you wish, a hand lens, water, and insect repellent. To register visit https://secure.qgiv.com/for/fow/event/3189 or contact Sarah Marley, Outreach Coordinator, at 215- 247-0417 ext. 109, e-mail email@example.com.+3:00 pmFOW Wildflower Walk in Houston Meadow
−Lecture on Afrocentricity5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Lecture on Afrocentricity
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Molefi Kete Asante Institute
5535 Germantown Ave.
Dr. Segun Shabaka will give a lecture on “Kawaida and Afrocentricity: Building Black Institutions” at the The cost is $10. For more information call 215-882-9200 or visit www.mkainstitute.com+5:00 pmLecture on Afrocentricity
−‘All But True’ Fiction Series at Musehouse7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Musehouse Center for the Literary Arts
7924 Germantown Ave.
The “All But True” Fiction Series hosted by Doug Gordon will host readings and discussion with Paul Elwork and Kelly Simmons. Admission is free. Paul Elwork will read from his novel “The Girl Who Would Speak for the Dead.” Kelly Simmons will read from her work, “The Bird House.”
In an era when memoirists, journalists and other nonfiction writers have been accused of stretching the facts, the Musehouse Fiction Series celebrates those who pursue larger truths without pretending to be factual. Some of the region’s best novelists and short story writers will share tales that are stunning, revelatory, visionary. Readings are cheduled for the third Saturday, alternating months. Doug Gordon, All But True series coordinator, is an editor and publishing professional in Philadelphia. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford, he has published two novels and dozens of stories under a pen name. For more information call 267-331-9552 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.+7:00 pm‘All But True’ Fiction Series at Musehouse
−Save the Date: Oct. 20 Black & White Gala and Silent Auction7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Black & White Gala and Silent Auction
Saturday, Oct. 20
7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Chestnut Hill Hospital
8835 Germantown Ave.+7:30 pmSave the Date: Oct. 20 Black & White Gala and Silent Auction
−‘Lost in Yonkers’8:00 pm – 8:45 pm
“Lost in Yonkers”
8130 Germantown Ave.+8:00 pm‘Lost in Yonkers’
−Barefoot Boogie8:00 pm – 11:00 pmSaturday, Sept. 158 p.m. to 11 p.m.Community Barefoot Boogie is held the third Saturday of the monthNew Convenant Campus in Baird Hall7550 Germantown AvenueKick off your shoes and have some fun! Our DJs get everybody moving to great music from around the world! Enter via the driveway across from the Trolley Car Diner and follow signs to Baird Hall. The cost is $10.Call Elise at 215-266-5757 or visit www.CAMAcenter.com/boogie.html.+8:00 pmBarefoot Boogie
−Save the date: Health & Wellness Fair10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Health & Wellness Fair
10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Chestnut Hill SDA Church
8700 Germantown Ave.
Learn how to get healthy at the Chestnut Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church on Sunday, September 23. For more information email Cara Orr+10:00 amSave the date: Health & Wellness Fair
−Seedlings – Nature Play2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
The Schuylkill Center
8480 Hagy’s Mill Road
Explore the natural world with your young child in nature play guided by a SCEE educator.
For children ages 3-5 and their parents/caregivers. Adult participation and pre-registration required.
$6 members; $8 non-members+2:00 pmSeedlings – Nature Play
−Fungus in the Forest, Canoes in the Pond8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Day Off Program (Rosh Hashanah)
8 a.m.-3 p.m.
In the morning we’ll explore our forests and fields in search of fungi, learning about this diverse group of organisms that play a huge role in decomposition. In the afternoon, we’ll paddle canoes around our own Wind Dance Pond, looking for turtles and fish. All equipment provided; prepare to get wet. For ages 5-12. Pre-registration required.
$45 Members; $55 Non-members;
Extended day fee (until 6 p.m.) $15+8:00 amFungus in the Forest, Canoes in the Pond
−CHCA Budget and Finance Committee Meeting5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Tuesday, Sept. 18
CHCA Budget and Finance Committee Meeting
8434 Germantown Ave.
Open Agenda+5:30 pmCHCA Budget and Finance Committee Meeting
−Man to Man® Prostate Cancer Support Group5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Third Tuesday of the month
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Williams Conference Room, Chestnut Hill Hospital
8835 Germantown Ave.
Man to Man® is an education and support group for men diagnosed with prostate cancer, whether newly diagnosed, in or post-treatment, sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Spouses and partners welcome. Please call the Cancer Resource Center at 215-248-8047 to register.+5:30 pmMan to Man® Prostate Cancer Support Group
−CHCA Development Review Committee Meeting7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Tuesday, Sept. 18
Chestnut Hill Hospital, conference room
8835 Germantown Ave.
8864 Germantown Avenue: residential zoning variance
101 W. Highland Avenue (Chestnut Hill Fire Station): structural issues and options
Signage guidelines and Chestnut Hill Overlay+7:30 pmCHCA Development Review Committee Meeting
−Ping-Pong9:00 pm – 11:45 pm
9 p.m.- 12 a.m.
Earth Bread and Brewery
7136 Germantown Ave.
Earth Bread and Brewery will be hosting a night of fun and ping-pong at their place on Germantown Avenue in Mt. Airy. People of all skill sets and ages are encouraged to come play all night. Games will be absolutely free. Visit http://www.earthbreadbrewery.com/events.html for more fun events like this.+9:00 pmPing-Pong
−Proper Stretching for flexibility and injury prevention9:30 am – 10:30 am
Center on the Hill
8855 Germantown Ave.
This seminar will teach proper stretching for increased flexibility and decreased risk of injury. These exercises are easily learned, take only a couple of minutes to do, and reap big rewards if done three to four times a week. Free! To register, call Jackie Yorko, 215-247-4654, or e-mail email@example.com.
+9:30 amProper Stretching for flexibility and injury prevention
−Curtis Institute of Music Presents “The Musical Toolbox” for Final-ly Friday in Mt. Airy9:45 am – 10:45 am
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
7137 Germantown Ave.
The Business Association of Mt. Airy (BAM), an initiative of Mt. Airy USA, is thrilled to welcome the Curtis Institute of Music Community Engagement Program to Mt. Airy to perform “The Musical Toolbox.” The Curtis Community Engagement Programs provide a fun introduction to classical music for children ages 5-12. The evening’s concert will be performed by three Curtis students who will demonstrate the basic elements of music through performance and audience interaction and will share their experiences as musicians.
Vocalist Sean Plumb, baritone; Jordan Dodson, classical guitarist; and Daniel Temkin, composer and percussionist, will introduce the concepts of melody, rhythm, and harmony/accompaniment through live performance. This exciting and fun interactive performance will culminate in the group’s collaborative composition of an improvised piece of music.
For more information and details on the evening’s events and specials visit www.gomtairy.com.+9:45 amCurtis Institute of Music Presents “The Musical Toolbox” for Final-ly Friday in Mt. Airy
−Free Tot Ice Skating Lessons2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
2 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Wissahickon Skating Club
550 W. Willow Grove Ave.
Free ice skating lessons for children ages 3-5. Visit www.wissskating.com for more information.+2:00 pmFree Tot Ice Skating Lessons
−Wednesday Evening Group Run6:15 pm – 7:15 pm
Born to Run-Lafayette Hill
428 Germantown Pike
All are experience levels and abilities are welcome for a relaxed and friendly group run, starting from to Born to Run Lafayette Hill! The event is free for all. Contact 1-610-828-4781 for more information.+6:15 pmWednesday Evening Group Run
−Booking reading by K.R. Sands7:00 pm – 8:15 pmWed, Sept 197 p.m.Bombay Room, Chestnut Hill Hotel8229 Germantown Ave.Author K.R. Sands will read from her short story collection, Boy of Bone, inspired by artifacts at the Mutter Museum.A wine and cheese reception will follow. $15 in advance; $12 at door. 215-248-0180 or chEnrichment.org. Sponsored by Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment.+7:00 pmBooking reading by K.R. Sands
−Play Scrabble every Thursday10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment
8431 Germantown Ave.
New and experienced players welcome. The Center has 3 Scrabble boards and refreshments. Play every week or when you can. Games are $1 to play.+10:00 amPlay Scrabble every Thursday
−Super Bones Exercise Class10:30 am – 11:30 am
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Center on the Hill
8855 Germantown Ave.
Join physical therapist Joanne Fagerstrom in this bone building exercise class that will focus on key strengthening exercises, balance, and posture. $10 per class, plus a one-time $10 equipment fee. To register, call 267-432-1795. Class runs on Thursdays from Sept. 13 to Dec. 13 (Start at any time).+10:30 amSuper Bones Exercise Class