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ST. PAUL’S CONCERT SUNDAY: The Rev. Cliff Cutler, pastor at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, invites community residents to come to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 22 E. Chestnut Hill Ave., on Sunday, April 27, 5 p.m. You will hear the Choir of the Cathedral Church of St. John featuring boys and girls from the Cathedral Choir School of Delaware singing a Choral Evensong and Concert. This event is free and open to the public. There will be a reception in the Parish Hall following the concert. For more information, call 215-242-2055. (Photo by Paula M. Riley)


THANKS FOR A GREAT JOB: Jacob Natkins (left) and Joel Natkins (right) admire the Caregiver Award presented to their mother, Mara Natkins, during Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s volunteer thank you party April 9 at Feastivities Events in Manayunk. More than 60 guests enjoyed cocktails and a cooking demonstration. The family resides in Mt. Airy. (Photo by Laurie Beck)


COLOR STUDY Recently at Oak Lane Day School pre-kindergarten students explored color combinations, tints, shading and shadows through various mediums and experiences. Pictured from left are Drew Davenport of Horsham, Ethan Nam of Plymouth Meeting, Jonah Batchelor of Blue Bell, Zoie Spears of Mt. Airy, Lauren Cook of Blue Bell, Hadley Julye of Mt. Airy and Emma Miller of Blue Bell. Teacher Fairlight Beasley explained,  “Our study of color and light grew out of simply observing and listening to the children as they painted at the classroom easels. They were so excited by and interested in the way colors mixed in their own artwork. We knew that an opportunity for a rich and authentic experience was at hand!” The decision of the teachers to develop an in-depth study of a particular interest of the children’s is in keeping with the academic philosophy of Oak Lane’s preprimary division. Based on the Reggio Emilia approach, instruction is built on recorded observations of childen’s interests, and enables children to learn through experiences of touching, moving, listening, seeing, and hearing, and allows for endless ways and opportunities for the children to express themselves.


Nicholas Hanson, a seventh grader at Chestnut Hill Academy, will perform a solo in Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms with the Ambler Choral Society on Sunday, April 27 at 3 p.m. The concert of American Moderns will be performed at the Church of the Open Door, 1260 Fort Washington Ave., Fort Washington. Mark Daugherty, the conductor of the choral society, also teaches and conducts the upper school choirs at CHA. Roland Woehr, music director at CHA, will accompany the choral society at the concert.


Tyler Stout, of Wyndmoor, had a role in the cast of St. Lawrence University’s recent production of the French farce Tartuffe, by Moliere. Stout is a freshman at St. Lawrence, in Canton, N.Y. He is a graduate of Chestnut Hill Academy and a member of the men’s squash team at St. Lawrence.