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

 7/28 Young Professionals Networking event

Join local apparel company breakawayINK for a chance to meet and mingle with fellow young professionals in a variety of creative fields. Enjoy food and drinks, enter to win raffle prizes, and support local charities. 

Thurs., July 28, 5-8:00p.m. Barnaby’s in West Chester, 15 S. High St. For more information, contact Kyle Rheiner at or click here 

7/28 Groove in the Garden with Jazz

Support the Morris Aboretum of the University of Penn with a concert of the Plan B Jazz Band. Tonight, WRTI 90.1FM proudly presents Plan B, a contemporary smooth jazz band to woo the audience with the soft sounds of summer. Come early at 6:00 p.m. for free beer tastings from Flourtown Beverage.

 Thurs., July 28 6-8:30 p.m. Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Ave. for more information click here

7/28 Fruit & Veggie Tasting

Come to Goldstar Park for samplings of local fruit and vegetables! This event is sponsored bySouth Philly Food Co-op in partnership with Birchtree Catering and the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society. There will also be a blindfold taste test of local/organic produce versus conventional produce!

Thurs., July 28 7-8:00 p.m. Goldstar Park, Wharton St. btw. 6th & 7th. for more information click here

7/30 Spokes for Folk ride

Get your two wheels ready and support the Philadelphia Folksong Society as they prep for their 50th annual Philadelphia Folk Festival coming up this August! Take a 50k road ride, a 17-mile trail ride, or participate in the 5k run or family fun walk. All races start at Green Lane Park and travel through Perkiomen Valley. Registration fee includes refreshments, an awesome T-shirt and benefits the Philadelphia Folksong Society. 

 Sat., July 30 8:30 a.m., $25 Green Lane Park, 2144 Snyder Road Green Ln. to register click here 

7/31 Vibrant Living Festival

The Vibrant Living Festival is about bringing traditions, practices and healthy people together to celebrate the Human Spirit.  This festival is very educational, inspirational and motivational for creating the most healthy and natural life possible. Healthy foods, artists and vendors will be provided all day long! 

Sun., July 31 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. $25 presale, $30 at the door, Harmony Hill Gardens, 1341 Mill Rd. Sellersville, PA. for more info please click here