Daffodil and hyacinth leaves started poking out of the earth at my home week before last. Seems so early………. I don’t know whether to be delighted or sad………. Regardless of the weather, there are a lot of activities and special events coming up in Mt. Airy………apologies about the short notice on some of them.
The Children’s Scholarship Fund will be awarding scholarships to low-income Philadelphia K – 8th grade students. Awards will be made by lottery. Applications must be received by March 1st, and can be made online. For info, call 215-670-8411 or go to www.csfphiladelphia.org
A location has been announced for the cocktail party/presentation about the new “SkySpace” installation which will be part of the new Chestnut Hill Friends Meetinghouse (on Mermaid Lane). The event will be atCliveden of the National Trust (6401 Germantown Ave.) on March 1st, from 5:30 till 7:00. This structure will be at the intersection of Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill, and the “Building in the Light” cocktail party is being sponsored by 3 businesses that serve both communities: Elfant Wissahickon Realtors, Valley Green Bank and Weavers Way Co-op.
There will be a Town Meeting on the health of the Wissahickon Creekon March 29th at 7:00 PM, to discuss significant environmental challenges to the health of the Creek. The meeting will take place on the Cherokee Campus of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (8000 Cherokee Ave.). Doors will open at 6:60; light refreshments will be served. For info, go to www.wvwa.org or www.fow.org
The Chew & Belfield Neighbors Club (CBNC) is planning a trip to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Monument in Washington, D.C. onSaturday May 26th.This trip will also be a community fundraiser for the group, which, under the leadership of Rev. Chester Williams, provides services and fun activities to the neighborhood. Buses will leave from 6200 Chew at 7:00AM. Tickets are $40 per seat. For more information, or to reserve a seat or buy a ticket, call Rev. Williams at 215-849-8021.
We are looking for volunteers for Mt. Airy Day on Saturday, May 5th(raindate May 6th). Planning for this annual event, which is co-presented by EMAN and WMAN, is moving right along, and we need people to work at the event. There are all sorts of things you can do, ranging from directing vendor traffic to helping with set-up and take-down, helping with trash and recycling and what we like to call “general helpfulness”. This community event is very popular, and cannot happen without our dedicated volunteers. It’s a great way for students (ages 15 and older) to earn community service hours, and we will provide letters for their schools. We can’t pay you to help, but we will feed you…………If you have a few hours and want to be part of this Mt. Airy tradition, firstname.lastname@example.org
Both of Mt. Airy’s fine theater venues are about to offer new productions.
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury will be at theAllens Lane Art Center’s Theater from March 9th through the 24th. You can arrive early and bring your dinner (or order a meal through the Art Center). For info and tickets, go to www.allenslane.org or call 215-248-0546. Please be aware that the continuing Water Dept. work on Allens Lane makes entry to the Art Center a little tricky. Check the website for details. Quintessence Theatre’s new production is Jean Anouilh’s Antigone, with preview performances this week and the “official” opening night on March 3rd. (Check for details, times, etc. at www.quintessencetheatre.org) On March 17th, the Theatre will present all 3 plays in the Oedipus Cycle in one day, which is quite a treat for classical Greek drama fans. All of Quintessence’s productions take place at the Sedgwick, (7141 Germantown Ave.).
EMAN’s next Community/Board Meeting will take place at the EMAN Office (on the campus of the Lutheran Theological Seminary, 7301 Germantown Ave. --- we’re in the basement of the Wiedemann Building, near the campus bookstore) on Tuesday evening, March 6th, at 7 PM. Our meetings are open to the public, and we look forward to meeting you!
SAVE THE DATE! EMAN’s annual Saturday Night fundraiser, featuring food, music, dancing and interesting company, will take place this year on June 23rd at The Gathering Place (6755 Germantown Avenue). Details soon.
Please check our website calendar for additional activities in the area. We try to keep it updated.
And while you’re at the website, please consider becoming a member of EMAN! We try to work with you and for you…..and we can’t do it without you!