A free family friendly book signing party for “Spit That Out! The Overly Informed Parent’s Guide to Raising Healthy Kids in the Age of Environmental Guilt” by Paige Wolf. Co-hosted by Wee Wander, this book signing event includes complimentary healthy snacks and access to NEST’s amazing play space.
The Turkish American Friendship Society of the U.S. and the Penn Museum present a curated festival of Turkish films in honor of the museum’s special exhibition, “The Golden Age of King Midas.” Turkish cinema is a flourishing aspect of contemporary Turkish culture, and this festival includes dramas and a travel documentary, as well as post-film discussions after select screenings. Film synopses are available online.
Friday screenings at 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday screenings at 3 p.m.
$10 per film
This festival provides families a fun setting to learn about local wildlife resources and features photography, fishing, and live animal demonstrations with hawks, owls and eagles. Attendees can tour the refuge on the "trackless trolley" and learn about the different habitats.
Hike along the Pocono Environmental Education Center trails and learn about healthy forests that positively affect local streams and rivers. Harvest Festival celebrates the autumnal equinox and traditional harvest season and includes local farms and food, handmade items and environmental activities.
$5 per car
Find unique handmade gifts such as jewelry, ceramics, clothing, knits, prints, stationery, stuffed toys, candles, herbal preparations, preserves and more from 100 local makers. There will also be children’s activities, live music and an acrobatic performance by Tinycircus.
Where do your bananas come from? An interactive exhibit that tells the story of small farmers striving to change the way Americans view and eat bananas. The filmmakers will be present to answer questions about the documentary, talk about their inspirations, and explain how to take action to create a better food system.
The Philadelphia Horticultural Society brings together renowned chefs, mixologists and urban growers to benefit the PHS City Harvest program. Guests are invited to “graze” the garden-fresh dishes, chat with the chefs and mixologists, and get gardening tips from the City Harvest growers.
Members $150; nonmembers $165; VIP tickets $300
Nicole Donnelly, founder of paperTHINKtank will teach the process of making paper by hand, start to finish, beginning with raw materials in the form of plant waste collected from Greensgrow Farms. Participants will learn how to process the plant material so it can be transformed into paper pulp, and then learn how to form sheets of handmade paper.
South Bowl hosts the 11th annual The Dude Hates Cancer Charity Bowling Tournament, a Lebowski-themed fundraising campaign benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Since its inception, The Dude Hates Cancer has raised over half a million dollars for the organization.
The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education offers in-depth lectures, hands-on workshops and walks, all delving deeply into the defining environmental issue of our day. Join in a climate change oral history workshop, explore the relationship between illness and climate change or dive into paleoclimatology.
Weavers Way Environment Committee is joining with GrinCH, Green in Chestnut Hill, for this event, which benefits the Environment Committee’s program and GrinCH’s Green Warrior Student Grant Program.
Suggested donations $10 to $20; TV monitors are $30; air conditioners, microwaves and dehumidifiers are $10
The second annual Uhuru Book Fair and Flea Market is a free all-day festival in Clark Park featuring poetry, spoken word, authors and their books, special activities for children, music, food and vendors. Free education resources will be available throughout the day.
Pay as you go
This fundraiser is sponsored by the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter and AFSCME District Council 33.
Free for individuals with sickle cell disease; $30 per person for walkers and runners; $10 for children 12 and under (includes T-shirt)
Join Wild Ridge Plants for a day at the native plant nursery. There will be tours of the nursery and native permaculture gardens, as well as a plant identification class and a special discount on native wildflowers, shrubs and grasses—which are grown using chemical-free practices.
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Rutgers Master Gardeners of Camden County presents an opportunity to have all of your gardening questions answered. Bring your plants or a piece of a diseased plant to get identification and treatment suggestions, or bring a sample in a small container of any insect from your garden that you need identified.
Learn how to safely and deliciously can tomatoes with the author of “Naturally Sweet Food in Jars” and blogger at Food in Jars, Marisa McClellan. You’ll get hands-on experience making a batch of honey-sweetened tomato jam. McClellan will also demonstrate how to use the boiling water bath method for safe, shelf-stable preservation.
Walk through Center City from the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk to Penn’s Landing, from Eastern State Penitentiary to Independence Mall, visiting numerous points of interest, with a break for lunch at the Reading Terminal Market. Participants can travel the 15-to-20-mile route at their own pace.
Pedal your way through Philadelphia’s neighborhoods in celebration of sustainable agriculture and in support of Weavers Way Co-op’s affiliated nonprofit, Food Moxie (formerly Weavers Way Community Programs). Fee includes snacks, pizza, Equal Exchange Coffee, beer from Philadelphia Brewing Co. and a T-shirt.