Chestnut Hill Local Local Photo
LettersOpinionNewsLocal LifeobitsThis WeekSportsNews Makers About Us

   March 27, 2008 Issue                                       

This Week's Issue
Previous Issues


this site web

Classified
Subscribe
E-Mail Us
Place a Classified Ad
Advertising Information
Links

Chestnut Hill Local
8434 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
215-248-8800
Please note our new fax number
215-248-8814


Webmaster
E-mail: Nick Tsigos
215-248-8809

Don't Miss an Issue,
Subscribe to the Local!


Who Links Here

Tell us what you see or
what we are missing here.
Send an e-mail to
Editor Peter Mazzaccaro.

Winner of Two
2007 Keystone Award

subs

Don't Miss an Issue!

©2007 The Chestnut Hill Local

This Week

THURSDAY, MARCH 27

MRS. FRANKLIN Springfield Township Historical Society presents, The Good Wife—Mrs. Benjamin Franklin, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, E. Mill Rd. and Bethlehem Pike, in Flourtown with historian Jo Ann Tufo in  character as Deborah Read Franklin, wife for 44 years of 18th century American statesman Benjamin Franklin. For more information, call 215-233-4600.

OPEN REHEARSAL Chestnut Hill College, 9601 Germantown Ave., will host select musicians from the Philadelphia Orchestra and other area groups in performance at an open rehearsal from 1-2:15 p.m. in the East Parlor, St. Joseph Hall on the College campus. For more information, contact Edward Strauman, Ph.D, at 215-753-3634 or e-mail straumane@chc.edu.

FRENCH LUNCH The next suburban French conversation luncheon will be held 12:30 at Shundeez, 8705 Germantown Ave. Luncheons are sponsored by the Alliance Francaise de Philadelphie. For information and reservations, call 215-735-5283.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES Chestnut Hill Adult Activities Center, 7999 Crittenden St., hosts bridge at noon for all ages and levels. Cost is $3 to play. Also, play reading from 10 to 11 a.m. For more information, call 215-248-0180.

FITNESS CLASS Chestnut Hill Adult Activities Center presents Exercise for ANY Body  at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, 8855 Germantown Ave., from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Contact the Center with questions or to register 215-248-0180 or chseniors@cavtel.net.

LEFT TALK Drinking Liberally, an informal gathering of like-minded, left-leaners, meets from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Mermaid Inn, 7673 Germantown Ave., Visit www.drinkingliberally.org.

WRITING CIRCLE Unitarian Universalist Church of the Restoration, 6900 Stenton Ave., Mt. Airy holds a writing circle from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Hale Lounge. Cost is $15. For more information, call 215-247-5545 or email susan@susanwindle.com.

JOURNEY AS PARENTS Neighborhood Interfaith Movement, 7047 Germantown Ave., holds free parent discussion groups for parents with problems managing the stresses of family life from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Meals and childcare are provided. For more information, call 215-843-5600.

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 28

BAYOU RHYTHMS Zydeco-A-Go-G0 will perform at the Mermaid Inn, 7673 Germantown Ave., at 9:30 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door. For more information, call 215-247-9797.

POETRY ALOUD & ALIVE Aaren Perry, author and teacher, will be on hand at Big Blue Marble Bookstore, 551 Carpenter Ln. at 7:15 p.m. for the monthly poetry series. For more information, call 215-844-1870.

SEE THE ELEPHANT The Drama Group’s production brings together four diverse pioneer women, each dealing in her own way with the harsh realities of living on America’s frontier in the 1870s. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, at 8 p.m. through April 12 at The First United Methodist Church of Germantown, 6023 Germantown Ave. Tickets are $12 at the door. For more information, call 215-844-0724 or visit www.thedramagroup.org. Opening night only (March 28) tickets are two-for-one.

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 29

FOLK MUSIC Local college student Celeste Maldonado performs at InFusion Coffee & Tea, 7133 Germantown Ave., at 7 p.m. For more information, call 215-248-1718  or visit www.InFusionCoffeeAndTea.com.

RUNNING CLUB Wissahickon Wanderers meets 8 a.m. at Valley Green. For more information, call 215-849-9080 or visit www.wanderersrunningclub.org.

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 30

REUNION CONCERT Folk Factory Coffeehouse presents a Reunion Tour concert by Bright Morning Star at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Restoration, 6900 Stenton Ave., in Mt. Airy. Admission is by requested donation of $12 to $40 (sliding scale), half price for no or low wage, with children under 12 admitted free. The concert will be sign language interpreted. Childcare is available with advance registration, and should be requested by March 24 if possible by calling 215-848-6246. For more information, visit www.folkfactory.org or call 215-848-6246.

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 1

GRIEF COUNSEL A support group for widows and widowers, I’m Grieving as Fast as I Can, will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. at Koller Funeral Home, 6835 Ridge Ave., Roxborough, facilitated by the Counseling Network for Loss & Transition. For more information, call 215-624-8190.

MOVIE NIGHT Judy Garland made her great comeback as James Mason’s wife in George Cukor’s powerful backstage musical “A Star is Born” (1954) at 7:30 p.m., at the Chestnut Hill Library, 8711 Germantown Avenue.

SCRABBLE TOURNAMENT Chestnut Hill Adult Activities Center, 7999 Crittenden St., is hosting a scrabble tournament with prizes at 1 p.m. For more information, call 215-248-0180.

TODDLER STORY TIME Chestnut Hill Branch Library, 8711 Germantown Ave., hosts story time for children ages 18 months to 3 years and caregivers at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 215-685-9290.

PRESCHOOL STORIES Falls of Schuylkill Branch Library, 3501 Midvale Ave., hosts stories, songs and activities for three to five year olds at 10:15 a.m. For more information, call 215-685-2093.

FITNESS CLASS Chestnut Hill Adult Activities Center presents Exercise for ANY Body  at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, 8855 Germantown Ave., from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Contact the Center with questions or to register 215-248-0180 or chseniors@cavtel.net.

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2

ARCHITECTURE TALK Falls of Schuylkill Library, 3501 Midvale Ave., presents Forgotten Philadelphia: Lost Architecture of the Quaker City Lecture with author Thomas H. Keels at 7 p.m. For more information contact Ellen Sheehan at 215-848-8396 or email sheehan3304@aol.com.

BRIDGE Chestnut Hill Adult Activities Center, 7999 Crittenden St., hosts bridge at noon for all ages and levels. Cost is $3 to play. For more information, call 215-248-0180.

WEST AFRICAN DANCE Summit Presbyterian Church, (basement), Green and Westview Sts., hosts a drum class with Maurice Edwards from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Cost is $15. For more information, call 215-849-1484.

INTERNATIONAL DANCING Or Haddash, 190 Camp Hill Rd., hosts class from 8 to 10 p.m. For more information, call 610-688-3284 or visit www.beaverfolkdance.org.

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 3

GREEN MEETING Northwest Greens monthly meeting is at 7 p.m. in the Weavers’ Way Meeting Room, 610 Carpenter Lane (near Greene Street). For more information, call 215-843-4256 or email nwgreens@yahoo.com.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES Chestnut Hill Adult Activities Center, 7999 Crittenden St., hosts bridge at noon for all ages and levels. Cost is $3 to play. Also, play reading from 10 to 11 a.m. For more information, call 215-248-0180.

FITNESS CLASS Chestnut Hill Adult Activities Center presents Exercise for ANY Body at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, 8855 Germantown Ave., from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Contact the Center with questions or to register 215-248-0180 or chseniors@cavtel.net.

LEFT TALK Drinking Liberally, an informal gathering of like-minded, left-leaners, meets from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Mermaid Inn, 7673 Germantown Ave., Visit www.drinkingliberally.org.

WRITING CIRCLE Unitarian Universalist Church of the Restoration, 6900 Stenton Ave., Mt. Airy holds a writing circle from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Hale Lounge. Cost is $15. For more information, call 215-247-5545 or email susan@susanwindle.com.

JOURNEY AS PARENTS Neighborhood Interfaith Movement, 7047 Germantown Ave., holds free parent discussion groups for parents with problems managing the stresses of family life from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Meals and childcare are provided. For more information, call 215-843-5600.

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 4

ANNIVERSARY PARTY Artista Gallery, 7151 Germantown Ave., celebrates its one-year anniversary with fun, food and festivities on Friday from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, call 215-248-2450 or visit www.artistagallery.com.

BOOK & BAKE SALE Chestnut Hill Adult Activities Center will hold a book and bake sale at 8436 Germantown Ave. on Friday, from noon to 3 p.m. and on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds benefit the center. For more information, call 215-248-0180 or email chseniors@cavtel.net.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 5

FREEDOM FILM Philadelphia Branch of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, the oldest women’s peace organization (founded by Jane Adams in 1915), is sponsoring a free film showing of Bombies at 1:30 p.m. at the Chestnut Hill Library, 8711 Germantown Ave.

ART RECEPTION Chestnut Hill Gallery & Frame Shoppe, 8117 Germantown Ave., hosts an opening reception for the American Print Society 65th Members Exhibition and Art Sale from 5:30-8 p.m. For more information, call 215-248-2549 or visit www.chestnuthillgallery.com.

AFRICAN AID Arcadia University’s Student Activist Club presents Project: Africa in The Chat Performance Area, 450 S. Easton Road, Glenside to raise awareness in the community of funds for needy African nations. For more information, call 215-572-2969.

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 6

ALZHEIMER’S CARE Wendy Campbell, president of Alzheimer’s Association of Delaware Valley will speak at information session sponsored by Ernest M. Strollo Lodge #683 Order Sons of Italy in America to be held at 2 p.m. in St. Genevieve’s Hall, 1225 Bethlehem Pike, in Flourtown.

LIVE JAZZ Community College of Philadelphia’s Jazz Band will perform a live concert at the Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library, Greene St. and Chelten Ave. at 2 p.m. For more information, contact regional librarian Patti McLaughlin at 215-685-2155.

 

UPCOMING

REUNIONS

Philadelphia High School for Girls, Class of June, 1943 — 65th luncheon reunion on Friday, April 11 at noon, at the Whitemarsh Valley Country Club, 815 Thomas Rd., Lafayette Hill. For more information, call 610-834-7808.

The Class of June 1953 and the Girls’ High Alumni Association celebrate its 55th reunion on Saturday, April 12 from noon to 2:45 p.m. at the Sheraton Philadelphia City Center Hotel, 17th and Race Sts. Contact Lillian Weilerstein at 215-887-5041 for reservations and information.

West Philadelphia High School classes of January and June, 1958 will celebrate their 50th year reunion on May 3, 2008 to be held at Philmont Country Club, Philmont and Tomlinson roads, Huntington Valley at 7 p.m. For the January class, call Bryna Lark, 610-446-418 or Brenda Teich, 215-969-8998, or Tobiwaza@aol.com. For the June class, call Roz at 215-968-4029.

If you or someone you know has been graduated from Our Mother of Consolation School, Chestnut Hill, in the 1950’s, we are interested in hearing from you! Contact Ray Burkhart at the following site for information regarding a multi-class reunion: burkhart06@comcast.net or by phone at 215-446-7721.

 

ONGOING

EXHIBITS

Allens Lane Art Center, Allens Lane & McCallum Street, presents Jim Bloom: Toxic Psychiatry, an exhibit of Outsider Art presented by the Coalition Ingenu-A Self-taught Artists’ Collective, through March 29. For more information, call 215-248-0546 or visit www.allenslane.org.

Chestnut Hill Gallery & Frame Shoppe, 8117 Germantown Ave., presents an American Print Society 65th Members Exhibition and Art Sale from April 1-26. For more information, call 215-248-2549 or visit www.chestnuthillgallery.com.

Chestnut Hill Historical Society, 8708 Germantown Ave. in Chestnut Hill, offers public research hours Tues. through Sat. Call for an appointment, 215-247-0417.

Sedgwick Cultural Center, 7137 Germantown Ave., presents Looking Into Glass by Gail S. Kotel, March 7-30. For more information, call 215-248-9229.

 

KIDS & FAMILY

Children’s story time is held the first Monday of the month at 10:30 a.m. at Borders bookstore, 8701 Germantown Ave. Call 215-248-1213.

 

DANCE

Delaware Valley Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society will begin classes in October at the Plymouth Meeting Friends School, 2150 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting (on the corner of Butler Pike & Germantown Pike). Classes are for active adults and teens aged 13 and over. Registration is required and is due by Oct. 1. You do no need to bring a partner. Visit www.delval.rscds.us or call teacher Geoffrey Selling at 215-248-5998.

English Country Dance workshops are held the first Saturday of the month, October through May, at Summit Presbyterian Church, Greene & Westview Sts. in Mt. Airy. Call 215-836-0426 or visit www.germantowncountrydancers.org.

 

CLASSES

Allens Lane Art Center offers classes & workshops for children and adults in a variety of art and dance classes, and workshops in jewelry making, painting, doll making and creative writing. Call 215-248-0546 or visit www.allenslane.org.

The Apothecary Garden, 7721 Germantown Ave., offers classes on custom blended botanicals, teas, tinctures, & essential oils. For more information, call 215-247-2110.

Chestnut Hill Adult Activities Center offers classes and activities: crafters and seamstresses, Mondays 10 a.m. to noon; knitting for merchant seamen, Fridays at 1 p.m.; bridge, Wednesdays and Thursdays at noon; chess lessons, Mondays at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call 215-248-0180 or email chseniors@cavtel.net.

Chestnut Hill Mindfulness Meditation offers morning and evening groups, introductory sessions, and silent retreat days. New spring season begins March 24 for eight-week class of small group instruction and sitting meditation practice. For registration or more information, call 215-248-7441.

Center in the Park, 5818 Germantown Ave., will feature the work of two CIP artists, painting by Marlene Patterson and pottery by Bertha Blackston-Bundy in its Members Lounge.

Crefeld School’s Glassworks Studio is offering glass blowing and bead making classes beginning in January 2008. No experience necessary. For more information, call 215-242-5545 or visit www.Crefeld.org.

Cummins School of Irish Dance offers classes for ages 3 and up at The Irish Center on Emlen Street and Carpenter Lane. Cost is $10 per lesson. Visit www.cumminsschool.com or call 215-508-1763.

Moving Arts Studio offers more than 40 classes weekly, for all ages—even babies. Low-fee, high caliber classes include power yoga, kids yoga, Kripalu and Iyengar yoga; pilates, gymfoolery, fencing, capoeira, drumming, Feldenkrais and dance. Call 215-842-1040.

Morris Arboretum offers courses in landscape design, perennials, handmade paper, rose care, healing plants and many other topics at the arboretum, 100 Northwestern Ave. in Chestnut Hill. Call 215-247-5777 or www.morrisarboretum.org.

The Mt. Airy Computer Center, 6335 Wayne Ave., Mt. Airy, offers classes for kids and adults throughout the week. Call 215-438-8505.

NEW! Oreland Art Center, 100 Wischman Avenue & Twining Road in Oreland, is now accepting registration for watercolor painting classes taught by well-known area artists beginning in March. In addition, Oreland sponsors free member workshops on Monday and Friday mornings, when members are invited to get together and paint. For more information, brochures or directions call 215-572-6855.

Paper Crane Studio offers arts and crafts workshops in the Education building at the First United Methodist Church of Germantown, 6023 Germantown Ave. in Germantown. Call 215-844-2944.

New woodworking school Philadelphia Furniture Workshop will hold courses throughout the summer at 5212 Pulaski Ave. in Germantown. Call 215-849-5174.

Settlement Music School’s Germantown Branch is registering students for individual instruction in piano, voice, string, brass, woodwind and percussion instruments. Call 215-320-2610.

Tesserae Studio Gallery, 6780 Germantown Ave. in Mt. Airy, is currently offering adult classes in mosaics and tilemaking. Call 215-848-2110 or visit www.bellamosaic.com.

Gentle meditative yoga classes at the Unitarian Universalist Church Of The Restoration, 6900 Stenton Ave., are on Tuesdays, 8-9:30 a.m. A yoga mat and loose clothing are recommended; voluntary contribution accepted. Call 215-782-1919. Also offered is sitting meditation on Tuesday evenings at 6 p.m., for 20 minutes and a creative writing circle on Thursdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Call 215-247-2561 or email office@uurestoration.us.

Water Tower Recreation Center children’s classes: karate for children and adults; Tony’s little dribblers; pick-up basketball; jazzy lady social grace & etiquette; dance classes with Miss Sara; tot recreation class; gymnastics classes. Hartwell Ln. & Ardleigh St. Times, days, ages vary. Call 215-685-9296.

Woodmere Art Museum, 9201 Germantown Ave., offers children’s art classes in watercolor, cartooning, animation, and mixed media are now available at Woodmere Art Museum. For more information, call 215-247-0948 or visit www.woodmereartmuseum.org for information.

 

Free Meditation and Dharma Talk services, Tuesdays at 7:15 pm and Saturdays at 10:15 a.m. at the Won Buddhist Temple of Philadelphia, 423 Abington Ave. in Glenside. Call 215-884-8443 or visit www.wonbuddhism.info.

Won Community Service Center, 423 Abington Ave., in Glenside offers ESL classes on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. Call 215-884-8443 or visit www.woninstitute.org.

New water classes for all ages are being offered at the YMCA of Germantown, located at 5722 Greene St. in Germantown. For more information, call 215-844-3281.

 

SUPPORT & GROUPS

Alzheimer’s Association Family Caregiver Support Group meets the third Wednesday of the month from 7-9 p.m. at Homelink Adult Day Care, 6950 Germantown Ave. in Mt. Airy. Call 1-800-272-3900.

Bereavement support groups for adults are often offered by Koller Funeral Home, 6835 Ridge Ave. in Roxborough. Call 215-624-8190.

Breast cancer recovery group meets every fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Chestnut Hill Healthcare Women’s Center, 8835 Germantown Ave. in Chestnut Hill. Call 215-242-4700.

Chestnut Hill CoDA (a Co-Dependants Anonymous is a 12 step fellowship of men and woman whose common purpose is recovery from co-dependence) meets on Monday nights, 7:30 – 9 p.m. at Teenagers, Inc., 105 Bethlehem Pike (across the street from Chestnut Hill East train station). Learn to develop and maintain healthy relationships. Contact Chuck S., 267-253-9562, chcoda@cavtel.net or visit coda.org or codaphilaarea.org.

Children of aging parents caregivers support group meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Atria Chestnut Hill, 495 E. Abington Ave. in Chestnut Hill. Call 215-247-5307.

Conshohocken Business and Professional Women meet the fourth Monday of each month from September to June at Brittingham’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 640 Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill. The social hour begins at 6 p.m. Dinner is served at 6:45 p.m. followed by a speaker. Everyone is welcome. Reservations required. Call 610-825-8125. Dinner costs $22.

Food addicts in recovery anonymous, a 12-step program for people recovering from addictive eating, welcomes newcomers and meets every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 7-8:30 p.m. Call 215-836-0274.

Keystone Hospice, 8765 Stenton Ave. in Wyndmoor, offers support groups throughout the month, with specialty groups for children, widowers, young widows, and a new “motherless daughters” group. Most are free, lunch is often included but pre-registration is requested. Call 215-836-2440.

Lung cancer support group meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30-7:30 p.m., offers encouragement for people currently being treated for lung cancer or who have completed treatment at the Chestnut Hill HealthCare Cancer Center, Suite 17, 8815 Germantown Ave. in Chestnut Hill. Call 215-248-8325.

The Lupus Foundation of America, Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter, has launched a self-help course for people with lupus. Call 215-517-5070 or visit www.lupus-sepa.org.

Man-to-Man Prostate Cancer Support Group meets the third Thursday of every month from 8-9 a.m. at Chestnut Hill Hospital, Laughlin Hall, Rm. D, 8835 Germantown Ave. in Chestnut Hill. Call 215-248-8325.

Militia Hill Hawk Watch’s 20th year begins Sept. 1 and runs through Oct. 31, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at Fort Washington State Park.

Northwest Lions Club meets on the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at Sorella Rose Bar & Grille, 1800 Bethlehem Pike, Flourtown. Call 215-637-6537.

Overeaters Anonymous holds meetings on Wednesdays in Chestnut Hill, Saturdays in Ambler and Roxborough and Sundays in Roxborough. Call 215-674-4418.

Women Coping With Separation And Divorce - a professionally guided support group for women coping with separation and divorce within the past two years – will be held for eight Thursdays from 7-8:30 p.m. beginning May 4 at the Jewish Federation Bux-Mont Office, 580 Virginia Drive, Suite 140 in Fort Washington. $18 registration fee (includes individual interview); $25 per session. Pre-registration is required, call 215-540-3737, ext. 103 or email saraw@jfcsphil.org.

Widows (Under 68) Coping With The Loss Of A Spouse - a professionally guided support group for women coping with the loss of a spouse within the past two years – will be held for eight Tuesdays from 6:30-8 p.m. beginning May 9 at Congregation

Overeaters Anonymous conducts two meetings each week at Roxborough Memorial Hospital, 5800 Ridge Ave. in Roxborough. Call 215-248-4333.

A peace vigil is held every Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. at the intersection of Germantown Ave. and Bethlehem Pike in Chestnut Hill. Rain or shine. Call 215-242-5413 or visit www.northwestpeacecoalition.org.

Postpartum support group for mothers and their babies will begin Oct. 24 for six-weeks on Tuesdays from 10-11:30 a.m. a Grace Lutheran Church, 801 E. Willow Grove Ave. in Wyndmoor. Call 215-206-2931.

Roxborough Coin Club meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in Cathedral Village, 600 E. Cathedral Rd., Roxborough.

Shhh, a hearing loss support group, meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Jeanes Library, 4051 Joshua Rd. in Lafayette Hill. Call 215-482-7829.

Stroke Club support group meets the third Wednesday of each month from 5-7 p.m. in the Chestnut Hill Rehabilitation Hospital’s Clock lounge, 8601 Stenton Ave. in Wyndmoor. Call 215-233-6200.

14th District Town Watch meets every third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in the district headquarters, 43 W. Haines St.

Wissahickon Hospice offers bereavement support groups at Pennsylvania Hospital and in Bala Cynwyd.  Pre-registration is required. Please call 610-617-2400 for more information or to pre-register.