ACT LOCALLY: GRID'S Round-up of local events and newsy bits

Monday – Friday, March 28 – April 1st

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education is now holding their Spring Break Camp, session one: Birds, Birds, Birds. Join the Center as they explore the wonderful world of birds by using the Center’s collection of feathers, bird mounts and natural forest habitat. This week’s events will conclude with a field trip to Hawk Mountain. More information and to register here.

Thursday, March 31, 1 – 3:00pm

Rick Ray, MS, horticulturalist and former professor at Temple Ambler’s campus, will be giving a lecture on “Solving Landscape Problems” at the Jenkins Arboretum located at 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA. Rick will be gathering his knowledge from his seven years at Temple and 20 years teaching Ornamental Horticulture at Delaware Valley College to present practical tips for landscape preservation. For more information:

Friday, April 1, 6 – 9:00pm

Moko’s Organic Beauty Studio is celebrating their three-year anniversary during First Friday in Old City. Stop by the studio to enjoy a preview of spring’s latest hair trend-runway inspired feather hair extensions. Light vegan refreshments from Stanley Cupcake’s and ginger and lavender infused cocktails will be served. The first 50 guests to RSVP will receive a complimentary gift from John Master’s Organics. For more information:

Friday, April 1st, 6:30 – 8:30pm

Is your mind feeling cloudy from a long week? Join Pam and Dhyana for an evening of Yoga aimed at clearing your mind, body and spirit. Dhyana Yoga’s new class, “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success,” will not only guide you through a Yoga class, but it will also conclude with a discussion on how to use the main principles of Yoga to “tap into universal intelligence, which will help you create business opportunities that support Yoga abundantly.” For prices and other information, email or call 215-496-0770

Continue reading for a sneak peek of just a couple of this weekend's local events!

Saturday, April 2, 2:00pm

David Gracer from Small Stock Foods brings Entomophagy, the practice of eating insects as food, to Philadelphia. You do not want to miss out on the unique experience of David Gracer’s Insect Cooking and Tasting Demonstration held at 101 Alter St. This event is sponsored by Wild Foodies of Philly. Make sure to RSVP because seating is limited. For prices and other information:

Sunday, April 3, 2 – 5:00pm

The Philadelphia Seed Exchange is having their next exchange this Sunday at the Earth Cup Café, located on 405 S. 45th St. (45th and Pine). PSE works to collect, save and share their seeds, free of charge, with other people interested in saving seeds. Gardeners who are interested in using the PSE’s seeds but are not able to save their own seeds are encouraged to make a dollar donation for each packet of seeds they receive. For more information: