Upcoming Autumn events and activities!

First, please note that our regular September Community/Board Meeting will be held at 7PM on Tuesday, September 14th, instead of the first Tuesday of the month. Meetings take place at the EMAN Office, in the basement of the Wiedemann Building on the beautiful campus of the Lutheran Theological Seminary. Our meetings are open to the public, and we welcome your participation.  The community is invited to the grand opening of NIM’s Community ResourceCenter on Wed. morning, Sept. 15th, at 8:30 AM. Located at 7051 Germantown Ave. (at Mt. Pleasant Ave.), the Center will house the Early Learning Resource Center and Resources for Older Adult Living. 

Mt. Airy Learning Tree’s Annual Fall Speakers Series will feature 2 “Fantastic Philadelphians”. On Wed. Oct. 13th, Scott Gordon of Mastery Charter Schools will speak. Jane Golden, founder and directors of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, is the speaker on Wed. Nov. 10th. Both programs will take place at Lutheran Theological Seminary’s campus at 7301 Germantown Ave., at 7PM. The cost is $19 for the talk, and $40 includes a pre-program reception. You can attend both receptions and talks for $75.All proceeds will go to MALT’s “Make This Our Home” capital campaign. 

Looking for great cultural events and entertainment at an affordable cost? Mt. Airy has 2 professional theater programs --- how many communities can make that claim?             Quintessence Theatre Group (at the Sedgwick) kicks off its inaugural season on Sept. 22nd, with a production of Shakespeare’s Henry the Fifth. Quintessence is offering 4 productions this season, turning classical drama into contemporary theater. Other shows feature plays by Moliere, Oscar Wilde, and Plato. Subscriptions (including subscriber benefits) are available, or you can buy tickets for individual shows. More info:  215-240-6955 orwww.QuintessenceTheatre.org            Since 1953, Allens Lane Art Center has presented challenging and unique contemporary theater in a cabaret atmosphere. This season offers 5 plays, including a Philadelphia premiere. The season opens on October 1stwith All In The Timing, 6 one-act plays about relationships.  You can purchase a season subscription, or attend individual shows. Reservations are required. Call 215-248-0546 or go to www.allenslane.org for more information. 

West Mt. Airy Neighbors will honor 50 Good Neighbors from both sides of the Avenue on Sunday, Sept. 19th, at 11 AM.. EMAN is delighted to be one of the organizations to be recognized. The celebration will take place at the Commodore Barry Club, and the public is invited to attend; contact WMAN to purchase a ticket: 215-438-6022 or www.wman.net 

As Summer winds down, we still need to be alert to continuing property crimes. The 14th Police District reminds us not to leave valuables (laptops, GPS systems, iPods, etc.), in our vehicles; locking the car isn’t enough to deter thefts. And PLEASE --- report ALL suspicious activity to the police. The 14thneeds information to plan the most effective deployment of resources. If you see drug activity, you can report it anonymously to the Drug Alert Hotline, 215-686-3142.  

The Mt. Airy Farmers Market at the William Allen Plaza (Lutheran Theological Seminary) is becoming more and more enticing as new fruits and vegetables become available every week. Every Tuesday from 3-7PM, you’ll find a gorgeous array of food --- and you can shop without worrying about poisons, salmonella, and other news stories. There are also fabulous baked goods, local honey, fresh flowers and locally-grown plants. We’re hoping the weather allows the market to continue till Thanksgiving………….we’ll let you know. 

Congratulations to Mt. Airy’s Jean-Jacques Gallery on making PhiladelphiaMagazine’s 2010 “Best of Philly” issue! Voted best shop for “stocking up for a girls’ night out”, this unique store is a fun place to shop, and a great example of Mt. Airy’s eclectic spirit. 

The Germantown Avenue streetscape project has passed the halfway mark. Work is proceeding smoothly and things look great so far. Parking remains limited during daytime hours, but this inconvenience is temporary. We urge you to continue to support our local stores and restaurants during the construction. 

EMAN’s ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DRIVE is underway, and we need your support! If you did not receive a form in the mail or at an event, or if you want to help us save paper, postage and the environment, you can join at our website (www.eastmountairy.org) Click on “membership” and pay by PayPal. 

Enjoy the beautiful weather!