Jan
18
6:00 PM18:00

Lawrence Township Community Foundation Annual Community Conversation “Best Ways to Deliver News to the Community”

  • 660 Rosedale Road Princeton, NJ, 08540 United States (map)
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In the past few years, it has become more and more difficult for Lawrence Township residents to feel connected to local news. This year's LTCF Community Conversation will bring together residents from all neighborhoods in Lawrence for a township-wide meeting to discuss this important issue.

The event will address the challenges groups and individuals face in communicating information about programs, services and events to the people of Lawrence Township. Residents are encouraged to discuss how they currently receive their local news and would like to do so in the future.

A group of local communicators will discuss how their organizations deliver local news and the challenges they face. Opening remarks from the speakers will be followed by multiple small table discussions each focusing on the variety of options to enhance communication in Lawrence Township. The groups will discuss ideas and brainstorm methods to implement positive changes in the community. By the end of the evening a variety of actionable ideas that the participants have developed and are interested in pursuing will be summarized and next steps explored.

Panelists will include but are not limited to: 

Melissa Bilyeau, Operations Manager at Town Topics
Kristine Brown, Asst. V.P. of Marketing and Communications at Rider University
Jamie Griswold, Publisher of Lawrence Gazette and MercerSpace,com
Lea Kahn, Former Reporter at Princeton Packet
John Mozes, General Manager 107.7 THE BRONC at Rider University
Lana Mueller, Lawrence Twp. Public Schools, Operations Manager
Richard Rein, Editor of US 1 and PrincetonInfo.com
Sam Sciarrotta, Editor of the Lawrence Gazette
Light refreshments will be supplied by Education Testing Service (ETS).

Representatives for nonprofits, civic groups, local businesses and interested residents are encouraged to attend this free event. Online Registration is requested via Eventbrite.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ltcf-community-conversation-registration-41031657793

COST: Free

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The Philly POPS: Rufus Wainwright
Jan
19
8:00 PM20:00

The Philly POPS: Rufus Wainwright

  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (map)
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Rufus Wainwright – the vocalist, composer, and songwriter considered one of the greatest of his generation – will join the POPS orchestra on the Verizon Hall stage, under the baton of Music Director Michael Krajewski. The concert will contain highlights from his notable career, which have received critical and international acclaim.
Wainwright has said there’s “no better instrument than an orchestra to help illustrate” his music. The 65-piece orchestra will accompany Wainwright through his unique repertoire of pop, art-rock, classical, and opera – “genuine originality” as proclaimed by The New York Times. 
The Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus has been invited to perform themed music to support the concert prior to the show on the Kimmel's Plaza Stage and will also be performing during the finale of the show. 

https://www.kimmelcenter.org/events-and-tickets/201718/philly-pops/rufus-wainwright/

COST: $35+

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Tree Tenders Basic Training
Jan
20
to Jan 27

Tree Tenders Basic Training

PHS Town Hall, 100 N. 20th Street, 1st Floor

Help plant and care for trees in your region, your community or your yard. This program offers hands-on tree-care training for residents of the Philadelphia region. Training covers tree biology, identification, planting, proper care and working within your community. Available for ISA credit.

https://phsonline.org/events/tree-tenders-basic-training

WHEN: Saturday, January 20 and January 27, 2018 8:30am - 1:00pm

COST: $25

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Teacher & Community Appreciation Day
Jan
20
10:00 AM10:00

Teacher & Community Appreciation Day

Learn more about the Clay Studio’s Claymobile community engagement program, on-site tours and classroom workshops, and curriculum examples of display to spark lesson ideas. Get behind-the-scenes tours of the studios and exhibitions, as well as a chance to try the potter’s wheel. Teachers and community partners are welcome. Space is limited; registration is recommended.

http://www.theclaystudio.org/participate/events.php?id=734

WHERE: 139 N 2nd St

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Jan
22
6:00 PM18:00

Urban Regeneration Forum

In the tradition of the Urban Sustainability Forum (hosted by the Academy of Natural Sciences) and Conversations Toward a Sustainable Philadelphia (hosted by the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia and Judy Wicks) we are pleased to introduce the Urban Regeneration Forum. 

Each event in the Urban Regeneration Forum series will

  • Have a different theme (Regeneration, Resilience, Re-Industrialization, Life Cycles, Supply Chains, Food Systems, Communities, etc)
  • Highlight local leaders within that arena
  • Partner with many of the region's sustainability non-profits and higher ed institutions via their sustainability programs
  • Rotate between universities for physical location of the headliner events.

The first event will be on Monday, January 22nd, hosted in a 200+ person venue in Center City at Jefferson University, and will feature Bill Reed from Regenesis as well as a panel of local leaders walking the Regenerative talk. Bill's lecture will provide an overview of Regeneration and provide a luanchpad for local, larger-scale discourse around regeneration. 

Local leaders panel:

https://citycoho.ticketleap.com/urf/

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Dear Diary LOL
Jan
25
to Jan 26

Dear Diary LOL

Dear Diary LOL is a comedic theatre performance born verbatim from the real-life tween-teen diaries of middle school girls from the early 2000s, most of whom are in the show’s actual cast. The devising ensemble invites you to cringe, laugh, and cry at their most earnest desires, deepest fears, secret shames, and terrible poetry written as coming-of-age girls in the late 90s/early 2000s. The piece explodes its source diaries with moments of direct address, music, dance, and physical comedy, colliding the style of melodrama with the inherent humor found in the earnestness of young girlhood musings (with all the benefits of hindsight).

These tumultuous coming-of-age years are explored from a female perspective, providing an intimate portrait of the ways these young girls come to understand the world around them, form a self, and use their voices as they experiment with their malleable identities and budding adulthood.

Supported in part by a grant from Small But Mighty Arts. Originally conceived under the title of This Song is for You as part of 2015 Pig Iron School’s Dares Festival. Premiered at the Maas Space for the 2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival.

http://fringearts.com/event/dear-diary-lol-jan/

COST: $15 general / $10.50 members

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Jan
31
4:00 PM16:00

How to Be a Master Gardener

  • Camden County Parks Environmental Center (map)
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 Do you want to increase your knowledge of the garden?  Are you a novice gardener who wants to learn more?  The Rutgers Master Gardeners Course runs from February thru April 9:00 am until noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This science-based course is located at the Camden County Parks Environmental Center, 1301 Park Blvd., Cherry Hill, NJ  08002 

To register for the class, call Becki Szkotak, Program Associate at 856-216-7130 or email her at Szkotak@njaes.rutgers.edu. Download and print the registration form from: http://camden.njaes.rutgersedu/garden/howtobeamg.html.  A registration form and fee must be received by January 31, 2018. For questions or more information, email: njgarden@camdencounty.com,  phone: 856-216-7130, and website: http://camden.njaes.rutgers.edu/garden.

COST: $250 which includes lectures, handbook and class material

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Owl Howl-Section B
Jan
31
4:30 PM16:30

Owl Howl-Section B

Many people have heard an owl but few have ever seen one. Mt. Cuba Center's varied landscapes and topography provide the ideal habitats for four of Delaware's native owl species - the barred, barn, great horned, and Eastern screech - and winter is the best time to spot them roosting in our trees. Owls are nocturnal so join us as we search for them just after dusk. Following a brief introductory lecture, we'll head out into the garden and listen for their unique calls. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy winter boots. Snow date for this class is Thursday, February 1, 2018.

https://education.mtcubacenter.org/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=181CON134B&Publish=ANYWAY

COST: $15

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Pop-Up Timberdoodling
Feb
1
5:00 PM17:00

Pop-Up Timberdoodling

Natural Lands staff members will be watching out for woodcocks at Gwynedd Preserve. Sign up for this Pop-up Timberdoodling event, and staff will email you when woodcocks are in action. Be ready to seize a short-notice opportunity and learn why they’re called timberdoodles!

https://natlands.org/event/timberdoodle-gwynedd-2018-febmarch/2018-02-19/

COST: Free

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Greenworks Celebration
Feb
1
5:30 PM17:30

Greenworks Celebration

  • Winterfest Cabin at Penn's Landing (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Mayor Jim Kenney and the Office of Sustainability as we celebrate the first year of progress since releasing Greenworks: A Vision for a Sustainable Philadelphia.

Learn about successes from 2017 and what's in store for 2018 while enjoying light refreshments and free ice skating courtesy of the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/greenworks-celebration-tickets-41438223843

COST: Free

 

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Octavius Catto Series - Opening Panel Discussion
Feb
1
6:30 PM18:30

Octavius Catto Series - Opening Panel Discussion

Octavius V. Catto was a 19th century civil rights activist, scholar, athlete, and community leader. In September 2017 a coalition of community activists, scholars, and public servants had the joy of dedicating a memorial at City Hall to this local hero, making him the first individual African American to be honored with a statue on public land in Philadelphia. This February, the Free Library of Philadelphia is proud to collaborate with History Making Productions to bring screenings of their short dramatic documentary, Octavius V. Catto: A Legacy for the 21st Century to neighborhood libraries throughout Philadelphia. Each screening will include workshops or discussions with a rotating caste of experts involved in this celebration of Catto and his achievements. Join us at the opening event of the series for a panel discussion featuring Catto scholars Dan Biddle and Murray Dubin authors of Tasting Freedom: Octavius V. Catto and the Battle for Equality in Civil War America. All attendees will receive a free copy of a lush broadsheet newsprint biography, Octavius V. Catto: Remembering a Forgotten Hero, and will have the opportunity to purchase newly released paperback copies of Tasting Freedom: Octavius V. Catto and the Battle for Equality in Civil War America.

https://cattopanel.eventbrite.com

COST: Free

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Space Pulse Pattern Presence (Sp3)
Feb
1
to Feb 3

Space Pulse Pattern Presence (Sp3)

In our age of alienation through technology and political divides, simply being together has become a political act. “Sp3” deals abstractly with themes of alienation and the technologized body. We call into question the concept of “presence,” and ask how one can remain present, embodied, and engaged, allowing art in general and the body in specific to remain a site of resistance to complacency.

Through pattern-based repetitions that loop and evolve, Sp3 weaves sound and movement into a fabric of shifting performance qualities, approaching “presence” as material to be shaped and cultivating a sensitivity to time unfolding, to environment, to human relation.

Oscillating between analogue and digital synthesis, Sp3’s music relies on algorithms to produce a layered, multifaceted sound world that resides in the territory of pulse pattern minimalism. Sp3’s six dancers create clear, formal architectures that are populated with densely textured movement.

http://fringearts.com/event/space-pulse-patten-presence/

COST: $15 - $29

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Today’s Horticulture Symposium
Feb
2
8:00 AM08:00

Today’s Horticulture Symposium

This daylong symposium is hosted by the Professional Gardener Alumni Association of Longwood Gardens.

The event is sponsored by Longwood GardensChanticleer FoundationMt. Cuba Center, and The Professional Gardener Alumni Association. It boasts a diverse lineup of speakers and features a plant sale with an eclectic offering of houseplants, perennials, woodies and more. Registration also includes lunch and access to the Gardens.

https://longwoodgardens.org/events-and-performances/events/todays-horticulture-symposium

COST: $119

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Feb
2
6:30 PM18:30

ICA Winter Opening Celebration

  • 118 South 36th Street Philadelphia, PA, 19104 United States (map)
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The Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania welcomes you to celebrate the opening of our Winter 2018 exhibition season, comprised of the exhibitions Tag: Proposals on Queer Play and the Ways Forward; Cary Leibowitz: Museum Show; and Broadcasting: EAI at ICA. Free for all to attend; complimentary snacks & cash bar.

http://icaphila.org/programs/8916/winter-opening-celebration

COST: Free

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Cumberland County Winter Eagle Festival
Feb
3
7:30 AM07:30

Cumberland County Winter Eagle Festival

Join us on a trip to experience Bald Eagles, falcons, harriers, hawks, and owls at the Winter Eagle Festival in Mauricetown, New Jersey. Speakers are scheduled throughout the day at the Fire Hall where refreshments are also available from vendors. Bundle up in winter clothes and explore the unspoiled fields, forests, and marshes along the Maurice River that are home to these amazing birds. Bring your binoculars.

Van transportation is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 302-239-8807 or email us to reserve a seat.

https://education.mtcubacenter.org/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=181CON180&Publish=ANYWAY

COST: $20

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Backyard Chickens
Feb
3
10:00 AM10:00

Backyard Chickens

Maureen will teach you how easy it is to raise a backyard flock. Learn everything from choosing the right chicks, setting up a coop, and keeping them happy & healthy year-round.

Maureen is also an advocate for legalizing backyard chickens in Philadelphia, you can request to join their Facebook group Philadelphia Backyard Chickens here. This group is for everyone living in the Greater Philadelphia area.

Primex will be selling baby chicks this spring.

https://primexgardencenter.com/event/backyard-chickens/

COST: $10

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Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World Opening Weeked
Feb
3
to Feb 4

Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World Opening Weeked

  • Academy of Natural Sciences (map)
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Come face-to-snout with live crocodilians, a group of reptiles that has evolved and thrived for 200 million years. Check out live species, including a Siamese crocodile and albino American alligator, and peek into a real living American alligator nest. Learn to speak croc in under five minutes, test your strength against a croc’s bite, view skulls, make water dance and create a 3-D animation of a long-extinct croc.
February 3–May 6, 2018

http://www.ansp.org/visit/exhibits/crocs/

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The Science of Breath with Ona Hawk
Feb
3
12:00 PM12:00

The Science of Breath with Ona Hawk

The path to meaningful and lasting self-healing is through an understanding and proper use of the breath. The holistic nature of the ancient African system called Kemetic Yoga incorporates the breath into every aspect of practice and living as nature intended for instilling ease into your body, mind and spirit. Join Ona Hawk as she explores the physical and spiritual roles that the breath have to play in your state of balance, general wellness and connection with your Spirit, your planet and your ancestors. Learn how to use breathing techniques that let you feel the comfort and the healing power you unleash through this soothing practice of postures and breathing exercises.

Ona Hawk is a certified yoga teacher, a holistic health educator, a writer and an artist. For 10 years she has been living a journey of self-healing, exploring natural modalities that resonated with her spirit, including traditional nutrition and herbs, live food, and indigenous healing practices including Capoeira Angola, Qi Gong, Kemetic Yoga and Hatha Yoga.
She is a self-healer living to spread the tools to help others tap into their natural ability to heal themselves from within and pursue their life purpose with joy. Blending her passions for strengthening and empowering community with education, she offers an experiential learning space for self-development, recovery and transformation.
Her style is one which embraces treating the whole of each person to create balance between one’s mental, physical and spiritual states for optimum well-being, while honoring each person’s role in their own unique process of healing and transcendence. Her teachings share the ancient sciences and wisdom that encourage a foundation rooted in self-knowledge and self-care.
Ona believes that the self-healing journey is not for travelling alone, but with sound and compassionate guidance, support and encouragement along one’s side for building confidence and lasting change.

https://www.facebook.com/events/305943093204988/

COST: $35 pre-register, $40 at the door

 

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DIY Camping Series: Bicycle Camping with Jesse Rinyu of J&H Bags
Feb
3
1:00 PM13:00

DIY Camping Series: Bicycle Camping with Jesse Rinyu of J&H Bags

Do you want to get out of the city but you don't own a car? No worries Jesse Rinyu will teach you how to create a fun camping trip with few supplies and your bicycle. Join us as we learn how to plan for a camping adventure on your bicycle. He will discuss how to find the safest bicycle routes from the city to your camping destination, how to pack for your camping adventure and how to map out your trip. Come listen to Jesse's experiences with bicycle camping. There will be a short Q&A at the end of the presentation. 

https://unitedbyblue.com/blogs/workshops-and-events/diy-bicycle-camping-at-ubb-walnut-2-03-18

COST: Free

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So You Want to Keep Honeybees …
Feb
3
1:00 PM13:00

So You Want to Keep Honeybees …

Honeybees are a hot topic. This session will help you decide if hobby beekeeping is right for you. Explore equipment requirements, hive location, honey production, and honeybee management with a beekeeper with 40 years of experience.

https://www.barnesfoundation.org/classes/honeybees

COST: $60; members $54

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Terrarium Workshop
Feb
3
2:00 PM14:00

Terrarium Workshop

Create a miniature garden under glass in this make and take workshop.  Members of the greenhouse staff will teach you how to create and care for your mini landscape.  Cost includes all materials: soil, glass bowl & 3 plants. 

https://primexgardencenter.com/event/terrarium-workshop/

COST: $40

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Family Festival: Game Day
Feb
4
10:00 AM10:00

Family Festival: Game Day

Creativity scores a touchdown this Super Bowl Sunday. Make art guided by games of chance, and then join acrobats from the Almanac Dance Circus Theatre for a series of playful battles in the Great Stair Hall. Kids 12 and under are always free.

http://www.philamuseum.org/calendarEvents/?gv=0

COST: Free after Pay What You Wish admission

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Coptic Bookbinding Workshop
Feb
4
1:00 PM13:00

Coptic Bookbinding Workshop

Learn to make books with multiple signature and exposed spines with the single needle Coptic stitch. This non-adhesive binding is a good foundational stitch that lends itself to further exploration. The class will create covers, fold signatures, punch the holes and sew the book together. Beginners are welcome.

http://www.phillysoapbox.org/event/coptic-binding-workshop-open-hours/

COST: $35

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27th Annual Farming for the Future Conference
Feb
7
to Feb 10

27th Annual Farming for the Future Conference

  • The Penn Stater Conference Center (map)
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The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture will gather a diverse audience from the sustainable food system including farmers, educators, processors, advocates and eaters.

Features include: more than 100 speakers from the sustainable agriculture field; a variety of sustainable farming and food-system programming and workshops; more than 90 trade show vendors; opportunities to network and socialize; meals that feature regionally sourced ingredients; an ag-themed Future Farmers program for kids (kindergarten to eighth grade); and special events such as music, movies, yoga, knitting and more.

Saturday of the conference will feature two speakers: this year’s winners of the Sustainable Ag Leadership Award as well as the Sustainable Ag Business Leader Award.

http://conference.pasafarming.org/

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Little Explorers: Itsy Knitsy Spider
Feb
7
10:00 AM10:00

Little Explorers: Itsy Knitsy Spider

Explore the beautiful geometry of spider webs, learn why spiders spin webs, and spin and weave webs of your own.

Designed for toddlers and pre-schoolers, ages 2-4. One adult chaperone is required for every two children. Each session includes activities, performances, snacks, and walks through the garden, weather permitting. Please note: Program is cancelled if Philadelphia School District is closed for weather emergencies.

Schedule: 1st Wednesday of the month, January through November. Morning session takes place 10 am to 11:30 am. Bring a picnic lunch and join a free storytime at noon on Little Explorers days during the months of April-November.

https://bartramsgarden.org/event/little-explorers-february-2018/

COST: $12 per student or free for Bartram’s Garden  Members at the Family-level and up

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Owl Howl-Section C
Feb
7
4:30 PM16:30

Owl Howl-Section C

Many people have heard an owl but few have ever seen one. Mt. Cuba Center’s varied landscapes and topography provide the ideal habitats for four of Delaware’s native owl species – the barred, barn, great horned, and Eastern screech – and winter is the best time to spot them roosting in our trees. The owl is nocturnal so join in as the group searches for them just after dusk. Following a brief introductory lecture, attendees will head out into the garden and listen for their unique calls. With the help of the full moon you might get lucky and spot a mother owl on the nest. Be prepared to walk outdoors. Snow date for this class is Feb. 9.

https://education.mtcubacenter.org/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=181CON134C&Publish=ANYWAY

COST: $15

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Feb
7
5:00 PM17:00

South Philly Food Co-op Night at Expressive Hand

  • 622 South 9th Street Philadelphia, PA, 19147 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Want to make a Valentine's gift for someone special in your life? Craving a creative night out? Head over to Bella Vista for an evening of pottery-making: Expressive Hand is offering 10% off all guests' masterpieces that evening, and donating an additional 10% of gross sales that evening to the South Philly Food Co-op.

http://www.expressivehand.com/

COST: Pay as you go

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Shoe-Box Lunches
Feb
7
5:30 PM17:30

Shoe-Box Lunches

 Location: Haverford Library, 5543 Haverford Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19139 Description: Learn more about the history of shoe-box lunches and how the tradition endures today with local chefs Ashbell McElveen and Chris Paul. For over a century, shoe-box lunches have provided African Americans with portable sustenance and safety during cross-country road trips, especially in the era of segregation. Participants will make their own shoe-box lunch and discuss the significance of this time- honored strategy in shaping current approaches to food and social justice. This program is presented by the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Culinary Literacy Center. For more information please visit freelibrary.org/cook.

https://libwww.freelibrary.org/calendar/event/71952

COST: Free

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Dragon Boat Racing
Feb
7
to Feb 8

Dragon Boat Racing

DRAGON BOAT RACING, an award-winning Chinese dance-drama performed by the Guangdong Song & Dance Ensemble, tells the story of the creation of one of the most iconic and enduring pieces of Cantonese music. Set in 1930s China, this epic ballet follows two lovers whose passion for each other is equaled only by their passion for music.

https://www.kimmelcenter.org/events-and-tickets/201718/rentals/dragon-boat-racing/

COST: $25 - 80

 

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Feb
8
11:30 AM11:30

International Trip Presentation: Gardens of Ireland

  • 1633 Washington Lane Jenkintown, PA, 19046 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Bring a lunch and join Membership Director, Suzanne Betts for a visually delightful presentation on her recent travels to gardens in Ireland. View stunning photographs of private gardens, castles and botanic gardens and learn more about the Irish landscape. Coffee & tea will be provided.

https://phsonline.org/events/international-trip-presentation-gardens-of-ireland

COST: $5 Members; $10 Non-Member

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The Mating Game
Feb
8
6:00 PM18:00

The Mating Game

The theme is “The Mating Game”—appropriate as the lead up to Valentine’s Day—and you must be 21 and older to attend.

Mating—all living things do it, but sometimes it seems the wild kingdom does it a bit weirder than humans do. The Academy staff will carefully select museum specimens from their world-renowned collection, plus engaging live animals to reveal unique courtship rituals, dinosaur foreplay, and other sexy secrets of the animal world.

Participants can warm up at the open bar featuring Eight Oaks Craft Distillers, then sing and dance through mating calls and courtship rituals, go on a “blind date” in the diorama and dinosaur halls, eat great food, and much more.

A premium ticket includes guided behind-the-scenes tours of the natural history collections featuring bodacious birds and those surprisingly sexy beasts, the diatoms. Tours start at 6 p.m. and are limited in space, so sign up early.

Door19philly.com

COST: Tickets are $75 and $125, with a $15 early bird discount if you register by Jan. 8.

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Feb
8
6:00 PM18:00

Valentine Indulgence

Join noted wine collector Joe Buchter for a decadent evening of sparkle and fizz just in time to celebrate with your Valentine. Paired with delectable desserts, seasonal fruits, cheeses and rich chocolates, enjoy three dessert wines and three sparkling wines to indulge your inner romantic. Must be 21 and over.

https://3828.blackbaudhosting.com/3828/Valentine-Indulgence

COST: $40 members, $50 non-members

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Feb
8
6:30 PM18:30

Hand Crafted Chocolate Tasting

Warm up this winter with a hot cocoa tasting in our galleries. Kevin Paschall, Chocolate Maker at Franklin Fountain and Shane Confectionery, will bring some of his luxuriously rich drinking chocolates for all to discover and sip on. Learn about the tradition of chocolate making and the different varieties used. 

https://www.theclaystudio.org/participate/events.php?id=752

COST: Members: $35.00 · Non-Members: $40.00

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Passing Strange and Another Brooklyn: A Discussion
Feb
8
7:00 PM19:00

Passing Strange and Another Brooklyn: A Discussion

The Wilma Theater’s Passing Strange follows a rebellious young black man as he journeys from gospel-soaked South Central L.A. through psychedelic Amsterdam to militant Berlin and back, in search of something “real.” Through explorations of identity that cross the globe, both Passing Strange and Another Brooklyn shine a light on the complexity of coming-of- age. In this discussion of Stew and Heidi Rodewald’s musical and Jacqueline Woodson’s novel, dive deeper into both protagonists’ stories through lively conversation about home, the power of music, and self- discovery. Passing Strange, with lyrics by Stew, was created in collaboration with Annie Dorsen and is directed by Tea Alagić. The discussion is free; tickets to the stage play Passing Strange, which runs January 10 to February 18, can be purchased at wilmatheater.org

https://libwww.freelibrary.org/calendar/event/71944

COST: Free

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Water: Peril and Promise | 7th Annual Richard L. James Lecture
Feb
8
7:00 PM19:00

Water: Peril and Promise | 7th Annual Richard L. James Lecture

As the cities of Flint and Houston have so starkly highlighted, water is a major global concern.  While 85% of humanity lives in the driest half of the planet, our use and abuse of water is causing many rivers to disappear while we choke others with pollution.  Meanwhile, climate change causes rivers to disappear, sea levels to rise, droughts to bedevil huge swaths of the world, and floods to inundate others.  

Water is such a critical concern the Schuylkill Center establishes 2018 as the Year of Water in our programming.  We inaugurate our Year of Water by inviting the region’s foremost water experts to share their insights into the perils and promise of water.

Scientist Bernard Sweeney, businessman Brian Linton, activist Maurice Sampson, architect José Almiñana, utility expert Debra McCarty, and educator Aaliyah Green Ross share their most important thoughts on water, and engage our community in a town meeting conversation on this huge environmental concern. 

After the discussion, enjoy a reception in our art gallery presented by Yards Brewing Company.

http://www.schuylkillcenter.org/blog/event/7th-annual-richard-l-james-lecture/

COST: Free

 

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Winter 2018 Bird Seed Sale
Feb
9
2:00 PM14:00

Winter 2018 Bird Seed Sale

During the winter, birds face the challenge of finding enough food to stay warm and survive the cold, snowy months. That’s why we’re holding our bi-annual birdseed sale this winter, so you can be sure to replenish your stock for when birds most need the additional energy sources.

All sales support WVWA stewardship efforts.

http://www.wvwa.org/birdseed/

 

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Winter Workshop & Retreat
Feb
10
8:30 AM08:30

Winter Workshop & Retreat

Join us at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education in Philadelphia, PA for a day of nature-based training!

Workshop topics include: nature-based art experiences, crafting, seasonal outdoor activities, understanding healthy risk in play, and more! A mix of hands-on indoor and outdoor sessions provide an engaging way for teachers to discover the many ways nature-based learning can enhance child development. You’ll get a sneak peek of Nature Preschool at the Schuylkill Center, too.

Lunch includes “friendship soup”, so read your confirmation carefully for what to bring. Bundle up!

Training is pending PQAS approval and is geared towards educators and child care providers working with children ages 3-6 years old. Please note a snow date of 2/17.

https://www.watershedalliance.org/event/winter-workshop-retreat/

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Nature Hike: Winter Edition
Feb
10
10:00 AM10:00

Nature Hike: Winter Edition

Get outside with us this winter! Participants will be guided by nature experts in a variety of activities including a nature hike through forest restoration and shoreline projects, native insect identification and bird watching.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nature-hike-winter-edition-pennypack-on-the-delaware-tickets-41319936041

COST: Free

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Feb
10
10:00 AM10:00

Nature Hike - Winter Edition

  • 7750 State Road Philadelphia, PA, 19136 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Get outside with us this winter! DRCC, will be holding a nature hike. Participants will be guided by nature experts in a variety of activities including a nature hike through forest restoration, native insect identification and bird watching. This event is free, and open to all ages!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nature-hike-winter-edition-pennypack-on-the-delaware-tickets-41319936041

COST: Free

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Your Small-Space Garden
Feb
10
to Feb 17

Your Small-Space Garden

Even the smallest patches of soil can produce vegetables, a beautiful display, or both. Assess your site for potential, then learn how container gardening, vertical gardening, and specific plants can be deployed in small spaces. Create a plan specific to your space that you’ll be ready to implement as soon as the ground thaws. Saturdays, Feb. 10 & 17, 10am – 12:30pm

https://www.barnesfoundation.org/classes/your-small-space-garden

COST: $75; members $67

 

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Second Saturdays: the Olympics
Feb
10
11:00 AM11:00

Second Saturdays: the Olympics

In February, the Winter Olympics will be in full swing! Learn about the ancient Olympics at the Penn Museum through a special tour, play games in the galleries, make a special craft, and pick up a scavenger hunt that will challenge you to take a closer look at many objects in the galleries. Second Saturdays at the Penn Museum is an opportunity to explore the museum though tours, scavenger hunts, crafts, and more. Themes and activities change monthly.

https://www.penn.museum/calendar/eventdetail/771/second-saturdays-the-olympics

COST: Free with General Admission

 

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Lil’ Sprouts: Let’s Craft – Love Bugs
Feb
10
11:30 AM11:30

Lil’ Sprouts: Let’s Craft – Love Bugs

Love is in the air! But watch out, you might get bitten by what we will be crafting in this Lil’ Sprouts workshop! Come play with us as we learn about all sorts of bugs before creating your very own love bug to bring home! This program is recommended ages 4-8. 

https://primexgardencenter.com/event/lil-sprouts-lets-craft-love-bugs/

COST: $10

 

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Wagner's Winter Wonderland: Ice Age
Feb
10
12:00 PM12:00

Wagner's Winter Wonderland: Ice Age

  • Wagner Free Institute of Science (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Dire wolves to mastodons, giant sloths to saber-tooth cats, the mammals that went extinct during the Ice Ages are now the stuff of legend. What were they really like? Join us for hands-on, Ice Age-themed art activities, scavenger hunts of our museum, and demonstrations that will teach you more about this fascinating period of Earth’s history.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wagners-winter-wonderland-the-ice-age-tickets-40949431853

COST: Free

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Ready, Set, Bluebirds!
Feb
10
1:00 PM13:00

Ready, Set, Bluebirds!

Start bringing bluebirds to your garden today! Using a series of digiscoped photographs of Eastern Bluebirds on her farm in Maryland, Katharine Patterson illustrates their natural history and the best ways to attract them to your yard. Learn key plants for habitat development, bluebird nesting behavior, and how to deal with predators and competitors. Placement, monitoring, and maintenance requirements of nest boxes are discussed, and you will receive resource materials and construction plans for an Eastern Bluebird nest box. Snow date for this class is Saturday, February 24, 2018.

https://education.mtcubacenter.org/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=181CON213&Publish=ANYWAY

COST: $30

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Backyard Beekeeping
Feb
10
1:00 PM13:00

Backyard Beekeeping

Joe and Jean of World of Honey will talk about all the different methods of beekeeping and how to enjoy their benefits. They will discuss all the basics from setting up a hive, to winterizing the hive as well as extracting honey. They will show you what tools to use, how to read your hives and bees.

https://primexgardencenter.com/event/backyard-beekeeping/

COST: $10

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Owl Prowl
Feb
10
6:00 PM18:00

Owl Prowl

Mysterious and silent, owls are among the most fascinating creatures in our forest. Rarely seen, these night hunters leave surprising traces of their existence.  Meet rehabilitated owls while learning about the physical and behavioral features that make owls great hunters.  We’ll then grab our flashlights and search– and listen– for these elusive birds outside.

Pre-registration is appreciated.

http://www.schuylkillcenter.org/blog/event/owl-prowl-4/

COST: Free for members; $10 non-members

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Feb
11
1:00 PM13:00

Make & Take Herbal Salve

  • 771 Haddon Avenue Collingswood, NJ, 08108 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Turn beautiful, sunlight-filled calendula flowers into healing herbal salve. All participants will go home with a tin of vegan or beeswax salve to brighten the cold winter days & prepare for spring. $5 materials fee is payable when you register (required). Space is limited; sign up now!

http://gmofreenj.com/

COST: $5

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Historic Roads and Bridges of the Wissahickon with Sarah West
Feb
11
3:30 PM15:30

Historic Roads and Bridges of the Wissahickon with Sarah West

  • Forbidden Drive and Northwestern Avenue (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Meet at The Cedars House Cafe on Forbidden Drive ( Note: GPS is not accurate for this location; it is one block south of the intersection of Northwestern Ave, Thomas & Andorra Rds.)

Join us for a PowerPoint presentation on the historic roads and bridges of the Wissahickon. Veteran and all-star Trail Ambassador, Sarah West, will be sharing her knowledge on the historic past of the Wissahickon.

Registration is recommended for all hikes (required if indicated) so that participants can be informed of weather or other emergency cancellations. Unless otherwise specified, Trail Ambassador Walks may be on rocky, rugged trails that may be wet and slippery. Wear sturdy shoes or boots with socks. Long pants are recommended for protection against occasional poison ivy and possible ticks. Bring water and a snack if desired. Unless otherwise noted, children over six are welcome if accompanied by a responsible adult. Walks are cancelled in heavy rain or icy conditions. For more information or to register, contact Christina Anthony at anthony@fow.org. Visit www.fow.org for updates.

https://www.fow.org/event/roadsandbridges/

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Cupid’s Arrow Archery
Feb
14
4:00 PM16:00

Cupid’s Arrow Archery

  • John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Be your own Cupid!

Stop by the Refuge’s FREE Pop-up Archery Range this Valentine’s Day, February 14th between 4pm and 6pm! Take your first shot at archery and learn a quick overview of the skills required to hit a bullseye. With safety as a priority, USA Archery-certified instructors will help you with the basics of archery. Families are welcome with kids age 10 and up. No registration or equipment required

https://www.watershedalliance.org/event/cupids-arrow-archery/

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Nature's Narratives: The Soul of an Octopus
Feb
14
5:30 PM17:30

Nature's Narratives: The Soul of an Octopus

Join fellow garden enthusiasts and book lovers as they discuss Sy Montgomery's "Soul of an Octopus", a joyful chronicle of these intelligent and fascinating creatures. By turns funny, entertaining, touching, and profound, "The Soul of an Octopus" reveals what octopuses can teach us about the meeting of two very different minds.

http://www.scottarboretum.org/calendar/2018-02.html#nn

COST: Free

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Behind-the-Scenes Flower Show Greenhouse Tour
Feb
15
10:00 AM10:00

Behind-the-Scenes Flower Show Greenhouse Tour

  • 1633 Washington Lane Jenkintown, PA, 19046 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A breathtaking horticultural balancing act occurs at Meadowbrook Farm each winter when out-of-season plants bloom for the Philadelphia Flower Show. Join Greenhouse Manager Nate Roehrich and Propagator & Grower, John Kaszan on a tour of the greenhouses, highlighting plants that will be used in the 2018 Philadelphia Flower Show, “Wonders of Water”. February 15 and 16, 10am-12pm.

https://phsonline.org/events/behind-the-scenes-flower-show-greenhouse-tour-3

COST: $25 Members; $35 Non-Members

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Feb
16
10:00 AM10:00

Horticulture Seminar: Witch Hazel Family

  • The Scott Arboretum at Swarthmore College (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Curator, Mary Tipping, for an in-depth look into the beautiful world of Hamamelidaceae, the witch hazel family. Through classroom discussion and explorations in the collections, you will get a close look at this diverse family of trees and shrubs and how to effectively use them in the landscape.

www.scottarboretum.org

COST: Members: $30, Non-members: $40

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Winter Tree Identification
Feb
16
10:00 AM10:00

Winter Tree Identification

Even without leaves, many trees & shrubs are still recognizable at this time of year. Learn the distinguishing characteristics for identifying native species in the dormant season. Study branching patterns, growth habits, bark, & persistent fruits; closely examine bud & branch details; & learn to use identification tools called dichotomous keys. February 16 - March 2, 2018

https://education.mtcubacenter.org/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=181GAR210

COST: $135 for a three-session class

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No-School Nature Play Day
Feb
16
10:00 AM10:00

No-School Nature Play Day

School is cool, but a no-school day means time to play! Come out to Ollie Owl’s NaturePlayGround for some wintertime fun. Enjoy yummy treats, and make crafts out of birdseed for feathered friends.

Weather conditions permitting, our Ollie Owl’s NaturePlayGround will be open, so please dress warmly. Event check-in, crafts, and light refreshments will be inside ChesLen Preserve’s Lenfest Center.

https://natlands.org/event/natureplayday-cheslen-2018-0216/

COST: $5

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Lunar New Year
Feb
17
10:00 AM10:00

Lunar New Year

Bring the whole family to celebrate Lunar New Year.

The day will be brimming with colorful activities like creating your own Chinese lanterns, dragon puppets and rooster drums. Try your hand at calligraphy classes and captivate the whole family through Chinese storytelling.

The celebration is included with regular Museum admission.

Want to volunteer at Lunar New Year? Contact Elisabeth Zafiris, Assistant Director of Public Programs at ezafiris@phillyseaport.org or 215-413-8621.

http://www.phillyseaport.org/calendar

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Restoration Volunteer Workday
Feb
17
10:00 AM10:00

Restoration Volunteer Workday

Connect with nature, make new friends, and help us improve the health and biodiversity of our forest. During the winter months, volunteers help remove invasive plants while improving our trails and forest.  

We recommend long pants, sturdy boots and a sense of fellowship. No experience necessary—we provide gloves, tools, instruction, and snacks. Bring your own water bottle.

Pre-registration is encouraged. Volunteer workdays are cancelled in the event of severe weather.

http://www.schuylkillcenter.org/blog/event/restoration-volunteer-workday-20/

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Raised Bed Gardening
Feb
17
10:00 AM10:00

Raised Bed Gardening

Sally, from Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, comes to us with her energetic personality and her knowledge of community gardening. Learn her techniques for getting the most out of the raised bed vegetable garden using less space, time, and effort. Please RSVP by Wednesday, February 14th.

https://primexgardencenter.com/event/raised-bed-gardening/

COST: $10

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Intergenerational Story Day
Feb
17
12:00 PM12:00

Intergenerational Story Day

  • African American Museum in Philadelphia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Celebrate the inheritance of stories through generations in an interactive session including all three of Jacqueline Woodson’s One Book, One Philadelphia selections. Ties between the books will rise to the surface through discussion of Another Brooklyn and readings from Brown Girl Dreaming and This Is the Rope. Participants of all ages are encouraged to join!

http://www.aampmuseum.org/

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Intensive Vegetable Planting
Feb
17
12:00 PM12:00

Intensive Vegetable Planting

Break out of gardening in rows and learn how to maximize your garden space for increased vegetable yields. Sally will teach you vertical, inter-planting and succession planting for continuous production throughout the growing season. Please RSVP by Wednesday, February 14th.

https://primexgardencenter.com/event/intensive-vegetable-planting/

COST: $10

 

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Embroidery Workshop with Escape Threads
Feb
17
1:00 PM13:00

Embroidery Workshop with Escape Threads

United By Blue's own Danielle Conyers (also known as the outdoor adventure–inspired artist behind Escape Threads) will lead an embroidery workshop in United By Blue's Walnut Street Store. Danielle will talk all attendees through basic stitching techniques and help them create their first piece on a wood hoop canvas. No previous stitching knowledge is necessary and all experience levels are welcome (all that's needed is a little patience and an open mind!)

COST: Tickets are $25 and will include all materials needed for the workshop (hoop, fabric, needle, embroidery floss, and Danielle's hand-drawn design).

https://unitedbyblue.com/blogs/workshops-and-events/embroidery-workshop-with-escape-threads-at-ubb-walnut-2-17-17

COST: $25

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Toad Detour Volunteer Training
Feb
17
1:00 PM13:00

Toad Detour Volunteer Training

Each spring volunteers shepherd thousands of toads safely across Port Royal Avenue as they travel to and from their breeding grounds at the Upper Roxborough Reservoir Preserve. If you’d like to help with this year’s Toad Detour, join us for this orientation. Volunteers can help for an evening, bring a Girl or Boy Scout Troop, or become shift managers, to help manage the many volunteers who help these toads. You’ll learn all about toads, toad handling, and shift sign-ups. Volunteers are needed for evening shifts from March through June.

http://www.schuylkillcenter.org/blog/event/toad-detour-volunteer-training/

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“Witchhazel” is your Favorite?
Feb
17
1:00 PM13:00

“Witchhazel” is your Favorite?

The collection of these captivating winter bloomers can be found throughout the Arboretum. Pick up a map at the Visitor Center that showcases specially selected specimens. Children can create a witchhazel related craft in the Upper Gallery of the Visitor Center. An Arboretum expert will be available in the Upper Gallery from 1-3pm to answer questions on the variety and cultivation of witchhazels. The 2pm guided tour will focus on the Arboretum’s witchhazel collection.

COST: Included with garden admission

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Masu Box & Storage Box Workshop at The Soapbox
Feb
18
1:00 PM13:00

Masu Box & Storage Box Workshop at The Soapbox

The Masu Box (translated as ‘measurement box’) is a simple origami structure, made of paper. This square box can be used to wrap gifts or store objects, but it can also be adapted with simple bookbinding techniques to make sculptural book objects.

http://www.phillysoapbox.org/event/masu-box-storage-book-workshop-open-hours/

COST: $35

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Weavers Way Workshop: Film & Discussion on 'Joao de Deus — The Miracle Man of Brazil'`
Feb
20
7:00 PM19:00

Weavers Way Workshop: Film & Discussion on 'Joao de Deus — The Miracle Man of Brazil'`

This evening's working member workshop is brought to you by Weavers Way member Iris Wolfson, founder of Alternative Healthcare for Women. Iris has traveled all over the world and has been to Brazil and the Casa many times over the past 10 years.  She is excited to share a film and discussion of the work of the famed Brazilian healer and medium known as John of God, thought to be one of the most powerful healers in the world today.  Iris  has been a recipient of the healer's work, and has become a guide to the Casa de Dom Inacio de Loyola, where John of God performs his work, in order to support others in their healing journey.

http://www.weaversway.coop/event/weavers-way-workshop-film-discussion-joao-de-deus-%E2%80%94-miracle-man-brazil

COST: Free

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Nature Journaling Club
Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

Nature Journaling Club

Want to deepen your love of the natural world, notice nature’s tiniest details and spend time surrounded by the beauty of the outdoors? Then start keeping a nature journal! Join us for a monthly journal club and make this activity a habit. Dress for the outdoors.

http://www.wvwa.org/events/Events/104/month--201802/vobid--1970/

COST: Members: free | Non-members: $10.00

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Feb
22
5:30 PM17:30

Lecture, Reception & book Signing: Urban Forests, Jill Jonnes

Join Jill Jonnes, author of Urban Forests: A Natural History of Trees and People in the American Cityscape as she discusses the significance and beauty of the trees around us. Each participant will receive a copy of the book, have a chance to have it signed and enjoy the presentation and refreshments.

Author Bio: Jill Jonnes is the author of Eiffel’s Tower, Conquering Gotham, Empires of Light, and South Bronx Rising. Her most recent book is URBAN FORESTS: A History of People and Trees in the American Cityscape. She is the founder of the Baltimore Tree Trust and is leading the Baltimore Forestry board’s Flowering Tree Trails initiative. A staff member of the 2010 National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, she wrote the first chapter of the report to the president: Deep Water: The Gulf Oil Disaster and the Future of Offshore Drilling. In the fall of 2011, she studied “Trees as Green Infrastructure” at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. Jonnes was also named a National Endowment for the Humanities scholar and has received several grants from the Ford Foundation. She is Maryland Master Naturalist.

https://phsonline.org/events/urban-forests-jill-jonnes

COST: $25 (with book); $10 (without book)

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Clock That Mug or Dusted
Feb
22
to Feb 24

Clock That Mug or Dusted

This conceptual and inspirational homage to feminist performance artists—from Anna Halprin to Janine Antoni—plays on the body as a canvas for social change, rebellion, and personal expansion. Hyperbolizing the normal humiliations of human existence, Jody Kuehner’s beloved drag/dance bio-fem icon Cherdonna Shinatra uses birthday cake and drag make-up to produce a work of that’s part contemporary dance, part performance art, with a stage that becomes like a living canvas. Clock that Mug or Dusted draws on vintage feminist ideals to find what present day queer/drag feminism might be.

http://fringearts.com/event/clock-mug-dusted/

COST: $29 general / $20.30 members, $15 student & 25-and-under

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49th Annual Dollars for Scholars Book Sale
Feb
23
to Feb 25

49th Annual Dollars for Scholars Book Sale

The area’s largest sale of gently used books has been scheduled by the Wilmington branch of the American Association of University Women. The 49th annual Dollars for Scholars Used Book Sale, to benefit college scholarships for Delaware women, runs Friday-Sunday, Feb. 23-25, 2018, at Concord Mall, 4737 Concord Pike, Brandywine Hundred, DE 19803.

Special features this year include 1,500+ CDs and 1,000+ DVDs.
Most items are $1 to $5, with collectibles up to $100. Items are sorted into more than 50 categories on tables throughout the mall. The sale also includes audio books, DVDs, CDs, sheet music, puzzles, and ephemera.

The sale runs 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25. Bad weather may curtail sale hours. All day Saturday, Feb. 24, children’s books are half price. Starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, most items are half price.

On Sunday, Feb. 25, people can buy a bag for $10 and fill it (certain categories excluded).

https://wilmington-de.aauw.net/booksale/

COST: Free

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Figure Drawing Marathon and Portfolio Review with the New York Academy of Art
Feb
23
1:00 PM13:00

Figure Drawing Marathon and Portfolio Review with the New York Academy of Art

The New York Academy of Art presents its second drawing marathon in Philadelphia on Friday, Feb. 23, from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. For eight hours, we’ll have live figure models posing at Fleisher Art Memorial, alongside academy faculty offering tips and portfolio reviews. This event is open to all interested art students. Bring your own paints, pencils, and gear, we’ll provide easels, models and snacks. You must RSVP to attend, and this event is open only to students above age 18.

For more information please email Jessica Augier at admissions@nyaa.edu.

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Berries, Brambles & Grapes
Feb
24
10:00 AM10:00

Berries, Brambles & Grapes

Anne comes to us with years of experience on her family farm. Have you ever wanted to plant or increase production on strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries or grapes? Learn how to maintain your small fruit orchard including; planting, pruning, and pest & disease prevention. Dress warmly, lecture will be in our Barn.

https://primexgardencenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/berriesBramblesWS.jpg

COST: $10

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Celebration of African Cultures
Feb
24
11:00 AM11:00

Celebration of African Cultures

Modern African dance and traditional African music, an African marketplace, a mancala game station, craft making for families and more converge at the Penn Museum’s annual Celebration of African Cultures. Local storytellers and artists lead guests in an interactive exploration of traditions from across the African continent, set among the Museum’s collection of textiles, sculpture, and masks in the Africa Gallery, and among statuary and tomb materials from 5,000 years of Egyptian culture in the Egyptian galleries.

https://www.penn.museum/calendar/eventdetail/777/celebration-of-african-cultures

COST: Free with Admission

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Feb
24
1:00 PM13:00

Water Management Solutions for your Landscape

Heavier rains and dry periods are making water management in your landscape more challenging. Whether you must comply with your township’s impermeable surface code or you just want to be more earth-friendly, this two-hour lecture will introduce you to a wide array of affordable solutions. We will consider local municipal codes and what you can do to comply with them. Permeable hardscape options will be reviewed and we will discuss seepage beds, problem downspouts, and rain water erosion. Valerie will also discuss rain gardens and important factors to consider when installing one.

COST: Members - $25 and Non-members - $30

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Fruit Trees
Feb
24
1:00 PM13:00

Fruit Trees

Learn how to care for your home orchard including: planting, pruning, pest & disease controls. Dress warm for a hands-on pruning demonstration in our nursery. Feel free to bring along photos of your backyard fruit trees and Anne will help to decide what should be pruned out for better fruit production.

https://primexgardencenter.com/event/fruit-trees/

COST: $10

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Feb
24
2:00 PM14:00

Birds of Prey: Live Raptor Session

In this session, you will have a chance to see live birds of prey and learn more about how they live. Many of these birds go unnoticed even when they are right in our own backyards. Learn about the history of these magnificent birds, from the training of hawks as the Sport of Kings 4,000 years ago, to today’s conservation efforts to save endangered species like the peregrine falcon. Tom Stanton studied from and trained birds of prey with a local master falconer. Please join us for an hour-long educational program and see some of the fastest birds on the planet.

COST: Members - $18, Non-members - $20

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SHEN YUN 2018 World Tour with Live Orchestra
Feb
24
to Mar 11

SHEN YUN 2018 World Tour with Live Orchestra

A Shen Yun performance takes you to a magic journey through 5,000 years. Breathtaking animated backdrops, exquisite hand-made costumes, high flying leaps, thunderous drums, and mesmerizing live orchestra music will transport you to another world. A Feast for Your Eyes, Ears and Soul.  "5,000 YEARS... in one night!" - The New York Times

https://www.shenyun.com/philadelphia/merriam-theater

COST: $85+

 

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Maple Sugar Festival
Feb
25
12:00 PM12:00

Maple Sugar Festival

  • 12 Morris Road Ambler, PA, 19002 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Learn how maple syrup and sugar are made - a delicious and fun way to make science come alive! Guides take small groups through the woods to see the tapped trees and then watch the sap being boiled into sugar. End your walk with hot chocolate and warm treats with maple syrup. Tours last approximately 45 minutes. Last tour leaves at 3:00 p.m.

http://www.wvwa.org/maplesugar/

COST: WVWA Members: $5 adult/$3 child (12 years and under), Non-Members: $10 adult/$5 child (12 years and under)

 

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Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

Nature Talks with Richard Louv

Richard Louv, renowned author of Last Child in the Woods, will be discussing "The Nature Rich Life: Nature-rich cities, homes, schools and more" at TTF Watershed Partnership's inaugural program of Nature Talks, an annual, thought-provoking conversation. The talk will be followed by a Meet-the-Author reception.

https://ttfwatershed.org/events/

COST: $50

 

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Treading on Toxicity
Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

Treading on Toxicity

Philadelphia has a lead problem but it isn’t in our drinking water—it’s in our dirt. How did lead get into our soil? How do we measure it? And, what role can scientists play in activism and social justice around lead contamination? West Chester University Geologist Cynthia Hall joins us for a a free lecture.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/treading-on-toxicity-philadelphias-lead-soil-contamination-tickets-41602402907?aff=ehomecard

COST: Free

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Tookany/Tacony Partnership Presents Richard Louv
Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

Tookany/Tacony Partnership Presents Richard Louv

Richard Louv, recipient of the Audubon Medal in 2008, is the author of nine books, including Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder. His books helped launch an international movement to connect children and their families to nature.He is co-founder of the Children & Nature Network.

https://ttfwatershed.org/events/

COST: $50

 

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Mar
1
6:30 PM18:30

How the Right and Left Can Unite around Federalism

Yale Law School dean and constitutional law scholar Heather Gerken explores how federalism can become an extraordinarily powerful bi-partisan tool and a source for compromise when searching for a workable approach to some of today’s most contentious policy issues, including policing, health care, and immigration, among others.

https://constitutioncenter.org/calendar/how-the-right-and-left-can-unite-around-federalism

COST: $18

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Hypertufa Class
Mar
3
10:00 AM10:00

Hypertufa Class

New Class! Join horticulturist Louise Clarke for a delightfully messy, hands-on hypertufa trough-making workshop. Your instructor will provide individual attention and step-by-step instructions from mixing and molding to after care. Bring a pair of heavyweight kitchen gloves and wear clothes that can get dirty. This is a 2 hour class.

https://primexgardencenter.com/event/hypertufa/

COST: $60

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Backyard Chickens with Maureen Breen
Mar
3
10:00 AM10:00

Backyard Chickens with Maureen Breen

Maureen will teach you how easy it is to raise a backyard flock. Learn everything from choosing the right chicks, setting up a coop, and keeping them happy & healthy year-round. Primex will be selling baby chicks this spring! This is the perfect starter course for your new flock.

https://primexgardencenter.com/event/backyard-chickens-3/

COST: $10

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Mar
3
10:00 AM10:00

Designing, Planning & Planting your Veg Garden

Do you love the idea of growing your own fresh organic produce? Eating fresh, local, organic food has become a major part of our culture. We all want to know where our food is coming from and what was used to grow it. There is no better way to know than to grow it yourself! There is nothing quite like picking that first fresh summertime tomato and many of us have fallen in love with hard-to-find or expensive vegetables as well. We want those deliciously superb heirloom tomatoes and other vegetable delights like fennel, arugula, shallots, and fingerling potatoes. So many of these wonderful vegetables have become an integral part of our kitchens, so why not our gardens? Whether you are a gardener looking to expand your seasonal offerings, switch to an organic program, or just be better prepared and organized in your garden, this class will show you the way. Join Paul as he discusses the triumphs and pitfalls to avoid growing your own vegetables organically. Paul will discuss design strategies, planning for the season, and preparation and installation techniques. He will touch on crop selection, developing a calendar, and maximizing your space for optimal yields. Please bring your lunch and something to drink.

COST: Members: $54, Non-members: $60

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2018 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show
Mar
3
to Mar 11

2018 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show

  • Philadelphia Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The 2018 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, "Wonders of Water," will celebrate the beauty and life-sustaining interplay of plants and water. 

America's leading floral and garden designer will create tropical jungles, temperate forests, native woodlands and arid landscapes, showcasing the astounding plants that thrive in each environment, from exquisite orchids and flowering vines to luminescent desert blooms. 

The annual Flower Show is a top destination and “must experience” horticultural event, attracting over 250,000 visitors annually to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, a showcase of excellence that dates back to 1829.

https://theflowershow.com/

COST: $17+ for children,  $29.95+ for adults

 

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Speaker Series | Building Philadelphia: Architecture, History, + Politics
Mar
5
to Apr 4

Speaker Series | Building Philadelphia: Architecture, History, + Politics

  • Center / Architecture + Design (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Are you curious how Philadelphia became the city it is today?
Earn a Certificate in Philadelphia Architecture + Urban History through this engaging 10-part series. Renowned local architects, urban planners, archaeologists, and historians will explore the political, economic, and design trends that drove Philadelphia's development. Topics include: major urban planning projects such as the Benjamin Franklin Parkway & Society Hill, our world-class collection of architectural styles, and Philadelphia's immigrant history.

Details about each talk and speaker can be found by clicking the "MORE INFO" link under each ticket type.

Tickets to individual talks will be available beginning January 2017. Discounted tickets available for those who purchase the full series. The order of the talks is subject to change, based on speaker availability.

Earn a Certificate or Become a Tour Guide!
By attending this series and passing an online exam, you can receive a Certificate in Philadelphia Architecture + Urban History. Attend an additional two (2) training sessions and pass a test tour to become certified as a volunteer guide for the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia. Leading tours is not only great fun, but gives you greater insight into and appreciation for the city we and our ancestors have built - as well as allowing you the opportunity to meet interesting people from around the world.

https://www.philadelphiacfa.org/events/speaker-series-building-philadelphia-architecture-history-politics

COST:
     Holiday Special (through 12/31): $100 full series
     Early Bird (through 2/5): $150 full series
     AIA Philadelphia Members: $15 per talk | $125 full series
     Students: $10 per talk | $75 full series

In order to receive discounted pricing, please email a photocopy of your valid student ID or current AIA membership number to david@philadelphia.org with the subject line "BP Discount". In return, you will receive a discount code which you can use on specific ticket types.

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Mar
10
1:00 PM13:00

Hand Crafted Fermentation Workshop

Join Amanda Feifer, author of Ferment Your Vegetables and the blog Phickle, to learn all you ever wanted to know about vegetable fermentation. In this snack-filled workshop, Amanda will cover the basics of both salted and brined fermented vegetables, discussing their benefits and the inherent safety of the process while sharing some tips and tricks. 

All participants will go home with handmade pickle weights by ceramic artist Miki Palchick, as well as ready-to-ferment jars of pickled and brined vegetables.

https://www.theclaystudio.org/participate/events.php?id=753

COST: Members: $35.00 · Non-Members: $40.00

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New & Noteworthy Natives for 2018
Mar
17
11:00 AM11:00

New & Noteworthy Natives for 2018

Heidi Hesselein presents an array of new, unusual, and tried-and-true native ornamental plants that help achieve these goals. Discover which locally adapted species tolerate varying soil and light conditions, provide multi-season interest, help solve deer problems, and bring vibrancy to your garden.

https://grid-magazine.squarespace.com/config/pages/55943dd3e4b0133aee6b1fb1

COST: $20

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Long-stitch Bookbinding Workshop
Mar
18
1:00 PM13:00

Long-stitch Bookbinding Workshop

  • 1323 South May Street Philadelphia, PA, 19143 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This historical binding is a quick way to make a sketchbook or journal with multiple signatures. Students will learn a basic stitch and variations to explore independently. Walk away with a sewing card and two different styles of journals, plus the confidence to make many more books.

http://www.phillysoapbox.org/event/long-stitch-book-workshop-open-hours/

COST: $35

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Apr
14
9:00 AM09:00

Birding & Bagels

  • Riverbend Environmental Education Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Are you interested in bird watching but not sure where to start? Join Riverbend and the Valley Forge Audubon Society for this birding 101 class and catch the birding fever! Experienced birders are welcome to join and pair off. Register number in your party at info@riverbendeec.org.

http://riverbendeec.org/

COST: Free

 

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Run for Clean Air
Apr
22
7:30 AM07:30

Run for Clean Air

Since 1981, Clean Air Council has held the Run for Clean Air in Philadelphia to celebrate Earth Day. The Run for Clean Air is one of the region’s longest-running charity races and its largest Earth Day event. Located on the beautiful banks of the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, the Run is a celebration of sustainable and healthy neighborhoods, clean air, and improvements in the region’s overall environmental health. Year after year, sponsors, volunteers, runners, walkers and families choose to celebrate Earth Day with Clean Air Council.

  • 10K Run: A new and exciting longer distance Run.
  • 5K Run: A flat, fast, scenic course along MLK Drive perfect for new and seasoned runners alike.
  • 3K Walk: A fun and spirited stroll to celebrate Earth Day.
  • Kids’ Fun Run: A ½ mile fun run for ages 6-12 and 250 yard dash for ages 5 & under.

If you have any questions, please email events@cleanair.org or call Kamali Alloway at 215-567-4004 ext. 131

http://cleanair.org/runforcleanair/

COST: $15+

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BCAN Walk to End Bladder Cancer
Apr
28
10:00 AM10:00

BCAN Walk to End Bladder Cancer

The BCAN Walk to End Bladder Cancer is the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network's national grassroots fundraising and awareness initiatives that help support the BCAN mission: to increase public awareness about bladder cancer, advance bladder cancer research, and provide educational and support services for the bladder cancer community.

http://support.bcan.org/site/TR?fr_id=1541&pg=entry

COST: $25

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May
4
8:00 AM08:00

2018 Sustainability Symposium

Green Building United's 2018 Sustainability Symposium is a full day of educational sessions covering cutting edge green building and sustainability topics. Hear experts from across the region as they gather to discuss their current work, and the opportunities for social, environmental, and economic impact.

https://greenbuildingunited.org/events/2018-sustainability-symposium

COST: Early Bird Members: $50, Early Bird Non-Members: $100, Members: $75, Non-Members: $150, Government/Non-Profit: $100, Student: $25

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Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, presented by The Center for Emerging Visual Artists
Oct
6
to Oct 14

Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, presented by The Center for Emerging Visual Artists

Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST), a program of The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, offers a behind-the-scenes look at a day in the life of a visual artist. Each October, explore hundreds of artist studios and community partner spaces in more than twenty Philadelphia neighborhoods and see the artistic process unfold right in your own backyard. 
POST, the largest open studio tours in the region, spotlights the vitality of Philadelphia’s visual arts scene and underscores the important contributions artists make to our city’s economic and civic life. Great for all ages, this citywide festival features studio visits, hands-on demos, workshops, artist talks, receptions, exhibitions and more—all through an approachable and easy-to-navigate, self-guided tour. 

October 6: West, October 7: Northwest, October 13: Northeast, October 14: South

West (including but not limited to: West Philadelphia, University City, Mantua, Powelton Village, Brewerytown, Fairmount, Center City West)

Northwest (including but not limited to: East Falls, Germantown, Roxborough Manayunk, Chestnut Hill, Mount Airy)

Northeast (including but not limited to: Callowhill, Old City, Northern Liberties, Fishtown, Kensington, Port Richmond, Harrowgate, Frankford, Torresdale)

South (including but not limited to: Center City East, Queen Village, Bella Vista, South Philadelphia, Point Breeze, NewBold, Fitler Square, Graduate Hospital, Grey’s Ferry)

https://www.philaopenstudios.org/

COST: Free

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Day-Off Camp: Rock Climbing
Jan
15
8:00 AM08:00

Day-Off Camp: Rock Climbing

  • Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Kids ages 5 to 12 can learn the basics of rock climbing at the Philadelphia Rock Gym. Please bring a packed lunch, water bottle and weather-appropriate clothing. Camps run 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Extended days until 6 p.m. are available for an additional $15/day.

http://www.schuylkillcenter.org/blog/event/268780/

COST: Members $52; nonmembers $62

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Orchids Are Different, But Not Difficult
Jan
13
10:00 AM10:00

Orchids Are Different, But Not Difficult

Beth, a third-generation orchid grower from Waldor Orchids, will be discussing the basic culture information on how orchids are unusual and exotic, but relatively easy to grow. As part of Beth’s lecture, she will give a hands-on demonstration on how to repot an orchid. You will receive an orchid to repot and take home.

https://primexgardencenter.com/event/orchids-different/

COST:  $45

 

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Day-Off Camp: Nature Ninjas
Jan
12
8:00 AM08:00

Day-Off Camp: Nature Ninjas

Travel silently and unseen through the forest while learning tracking and navigation skills.  Solve nature puzzles and team challenges, go on a series of adventures, and figure out which other animals are active outdoors in the winter. For ages 5-12. Please bring a packed lunch, water bottle and weather appropriate clothing. Camps run 8:00 – 3:00 pm.  Extended day until 6:00 pm is available for an additional $15/day.

http://www.schuylkillcenter.org/blog/event/day-off-camp-nature-ninjas/

WHERE: 8480 Hagys Mill Rd
COST: Members: $52, Non-members: $62

 

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The 29th Annual Landscape Design Symposium: Ecological Complexity in Landscapes for People
Jan
11
to Jan 12

The 29th Annual Landscape Design Symposium: Ecological Complexity in Landscapes for People

  • Montgomery County Community College (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The 29th annual conference explores a core challenge of contemporary landscape design: blending plants, wildlife and people in spaces that advance ecological function and are enjoyable to be in. Learn from the journeys of a select group of landscape architects and designers who are creating places that effectively and consistently connect people and nature.

https://online.morrisarboretum.org/LDS

COST: $195 - 365

 

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Jan
9
7:00 PM19:00

Members and Guests Chinese Auction

The Horticultural Society of South Jersey presents a chance to donate new or gently used items. Pass on any unwanted holiday gifts that someone else may treasure. Open to the public to donate or shop. Gardening items are always wanted but not mandatory. Call Diane at 856.287.5959 for more information.

http://www.hssj.org/

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A Talk by Kadir Nelson
Jan
8
6:00 PM18:00

A Talk by Kadir Nelson

Please join the University of the Arts in welcoming Kadir Nelson at the Caplan Theater where he’ll share insight into the art of picture making, his illustrative process, and his career as a celebrated Illustrator. Nelson is an award winning artist based in Los Angeles, California.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-talk-by-kadir-nelson-tickets-39534462642

COST: Free

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Natural Wellness: Immune Boosters & Regulators
Jan
6
3:00 PM15:00

Natural Wellness: Immune Boosters & Regulators

Learn how to care for your immune system throughout the year in this workshop, where attendees will make elderberry elixir that can be enjoyed at home as is, with seltzer or even with a splash of spirits. Registration is required.

http://www.schuylkillcenter.org/blog/event/natural-wellness-immune-boosters-regulators/

WHERE: 8480 Hagys Mill Rd
COST: $20

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Mounting Staghorn Ferns
Jan
6
2:00 PM14:00

Mounting Staghorn Ferns

Add a creative touch to your décor by incorporating a mounted staghorn fern! These impressive plants are sure to be a statement in your home! We will assist you in every step of the mounting process. A staghorn fern, piece of wood and all other materials are included in the cost.

https://primexgardencenter.com/event/mounting-staghorn/

COST: $45

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Kids Story Time
Jan
3
9:30 AM09:30

Kids Story Time

PHS McLean Library, 100 N. 20th Street
Youngsters ages 3 to 6 learn about gardening and the natural world through books read by storyteller Hasha Salaman at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society McLean Library. Story Time meets on the first Wednesday of the month, October through June (except March). Registration is required.

https://phsonline.org/events/kids-story-time-2

COST: Free

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Day-Off Camp: Animal Detectives
Jan
2
8:00 AM08:00

Day-Off Camp: Animal Detectives

Where do animals go in the winter? Where do they find food, water and shelter? This educational camp will explore the grounds of the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education and look for signs of life in the harsh winter climate. Then, students will follow in the footsteps of their animal friends and build winter shelters for themselves. For ages 5 through 12. Please bring a packed lunch, water bottle and weather-appropriate clothing. Extended days until 6 p.m. are available for an additional $15 per day.

schuylkillcenter.org

Members $52; nonmembers $62

 

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Dec
31
3:00 PM15:00

Kids’ New Year’s Eve Countdown

The final night of the Franklin Square Holiday Festival begins with music and crafts, then concludes with the Square Drop from atop SquareBurger and a fireworks show on the waterfront, which is viewable from the square. The indoor Franklin Square Pavilion will also host a kids’ dance party until 8 p.m.

http://www.historicphiladelphia.org/franklin-square/holidays-in-franklin-square/

COST: Free

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Intro to Nature Play with NaturePHL
Dec
30
2:00 PM14:00

Intro to Nature Play with NaturePHL

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Rd

Want to get your family outside more but don’t know where to start? Come for some unstructured nature play and a hike! With a Schuylkill Center educator and a CHOP pediatrician, participants can climb, explore, and learn more about the many health benefits of outdoor activity and time in nature. The group will meet at Tall Trees Nature Playscape and head out into the forest from there.

http://www.schuylkillcenter.org/blog/event/intro-to-nature-play-with-naturephl-3/

COST: Free

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Dino-mite Winter
Dec
27
to Dec 30

Dino-mite Winter

  • The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

It may be cold outside but you can warm up in the Academy during Dino-mite Winter. Enjoy four days of special winter programming and learn all about why cold is hot. Come face-to-face with live cold-blooded creatures, make a winter-themed animal craft, and more.

http://www.ansp.org/

COST: $15.95 and up

 

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Day-Off Camp: Winter Break Camp
Dec
26
to Dec 29

Day-Off Camp: Winter Break Camp

Spend winter break in the outdoors, exploring our forest, climbing trees and rocks, tracking winter animals, making primitive shelters, even experimenting with snow and ice.  Sign up for one adventurous day or the whole week. For ages 5-12. Please bring a packed lunch, water bottle and weather appropriate clothing. Extended day until 6:00 pm is available for an additional $15/day. 

http://www.schuylkillcenter.org/blog/event/day-off-camp-winter-break-camp-2/

WHERE: 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
COST: Members $52, Non-members $62
 

 

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Winter Solstice Holiday Wreath Making
Dec
21
6:00 PM18:00

Winter Solstice Holiday Wreath Making

  • 542 Carpenter Lane Philadelphia, PA, 19119 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This Winter Solstice celebrate the season with a candle-lit workshop on the age old art of Wreath Making. Geraldine Lavin of Suntrap Apothecary will demonstrate how to fashion beautiful wreaths out of vines, evergreen branches, dried flowers, bows, and more. Warmed by hot cider on the wood burning stove, guests will make their own personalized wreaths to take home. All materials for wreath & merry making included. 

http://weaversway.coop/event/winter-solstice-holiday-wreath-making

COST: $45

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Winter Solstice Bird Walk
Dec
21
4:00 PM16:00

Winter Solstice Bird Walk

Celebrate the Winter Solstice by exploring The Woodlands with Toribird, our resident birding expert! Toribird will lead a candlelit bird walk from 4:00pm - 4:45pm. Then enjoy Center Circle after dark and create bird themed crafts by our firepits. Seasonal treats, music, and activities will take place until 6:00pm.

http://woodlandsphila.org/events-calendar/solstice-bird-walk

COST: Free

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Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker 25th Anniversary
Dec
18
to Dec 19

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker 25th Anniversary

  • 3680 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104-6219 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker features over-the-top production values and world class Russian artists. Larger than life puppets and nesting dolls, and gloriously hand-crafted costumes bring the Christmas spirit to life. Gather the family and see why the press raves “Knock Out!” – New York Times, “Christmas Cheer!” – LA Times.

http://www.nutcracker.com/your-city/get-tickets/philadelphia

COST: 27.50+

 


 

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Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory Fall Showcase
Dec
18
to Dec 19

Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory Fall Showcase

  • Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This program provides after-school programs such as boat building, environmental science, sailing, and social emotional learning. Boat Builders will demonstrate techniques they learned through build-your-own box stations. The RiverGuides will have interactive science demonstrations and the Sailors will have a knot tying, rigging, and climbing relay.

https://www.facebook.com/events/528446350836767/

WHEN: December 18 and 19, 4:00-6:30pm
COST: Free

 

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Create a Beautiful Holiday Arrangement for your Table or Mantle
Dec
17
1:00 PM13:00

Create a Beautiful Holiday Arrangement for your Table or Mantle

Design a beautiful, long-lasting arrangement for your table centerpiece or fireplace mantle. There are a number of shapes to choose from, and they will be demonstrated. You will have a wonderful assortment of greens, flowers, branches, candles, accessories, and more to choose from to make your one-of-a-kind arrangement. Bring a rectangular box to transport your design home.  

https://online.morrisarboretum.org/page.aspx?pid=362

COST: Members $60, Non-members $65

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