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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Architecture & Environmental Design Graduate Information Session, Tyler School of Art
Feb
20
6:00 PM18:00

Architecture & Environmental Design Graduate Information Session, Tyler School of Art

  • Temple University Center City Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for an information session about the Tyler School of Art Division of Architecture & Environmental Design departments to learn more about the graduate degree programs offered on Temple's campuses. We offer a Master of Science in City and Regional Planning, Master of Architecture, and Master of Landscape Architecture.

https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ef2l8al9472a9252&oseq=&c=&ch=

COST: Free

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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.

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eeyeixkwe84305c9&llr=5v4df5cab

COST: $50

 

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Art Contest Deadline
Feb
28
11:59 PM23:59

Art Contest Deadline

The 2018 annual Philadelphia Green City, Clean Waters Art Contest has officially begun! The contest is open to students in grades K-12 attending public, private, charter or home school in Philadelphia. All they need to do is create an original drawing that shows how we all can keep Philly’s Water clean.

Visit our website for more information!

http://delawareestuary.org/2018-art-contests

COST: Free

 

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11th Annual Student Conference on Global Challenges: Climate & the Environment
Mar
1
8:30 AM08:30

11th Annual Student Conference on Global Challenges: Climate & the Environment

This conference offers undergraduate and graduate students opportunities to share their research and engage in critical reflection and dialogue on how climate change and the environment is shaping our global context within diverse disciplines.

http://drexel.edu/oip/news-events/series/student-conference/2018-Climate-Environment/

COST: $0

 

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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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Designing, Planning, and Planting your Vegetable Garden Organically
Mar
3
10:00 AM10:00

Designing, Planning, and Planting your Vegetable Garden Organically

 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.

https://online.morrisarboretum.org/page.aspx?pid=373

COST: Members $54, Non-members $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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Whimsical Fairy Garden Workshop
Mar
4
1:00 PM13:00

Whimsical Fairy Garden Workshop

This is a fun workshop to share with a child or grandchild (one per adult). Working with an assortment of succulents and cute accessories, you will create a personalized miniature indoor garden to enjoy all year round. This workshop is a wonderful way to nurture your creative right brain and cure the winter blues. 

Bring a box with packing material (minimum 18x18x10) to transport your garden home. 

COST: Members: $65 (per fairy garden), Non-members: $70 (per fairy garden) 

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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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Grow What You Love, an Herb Gardening Workshop
Mar
6
6:30 PM18:30

Grow What You Love, an Herb Gardening Workshop

Join us for an herb gardening workshop. We’ll explore how to successfully propagate and tend to a thriving herb garden with author and organic gardener, Emily Murphy. We’ll also make paper pots for starting your garden, and take a closer look at herbs for cooking, fragrance, and pollinators.

http://awbury.org/events/grow-love-herb-gardening-workshop/

COST: $10

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Diane Burko: Vast and Vanishing
Mar
8
5:00 PM17:00

Diane Burko: Vast and Vanishing

Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Environmental artist Diane Burko has been documenting glacial recession as part of her ongoing work that intersects art and science around the urgent issue of climate change. Burko presents a series of large-scale paintings and photographs that capture the dichotomies found in these extreme frozen environments.

https://sites.rowan.edu/artgallery/exhibitions/diane-burko.html

COST: Free

 

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Healing Herbal Tea
Mar
9
6:00 PM18:00

Healing Herbal Tea

  • 5123 Baltimore Avenue Philadelphia, PA, 19143 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Learn about the traditional healing properties of herbal teas! Get out of your winter blahs and get find out what you can do with all of those lovely herbs that are coming our way this season. Our instructor, Nicole Boice of Oma Herbal Teas will give you a brief history of herbal teas, demonstrate proper brewing and steeping techniques to get the most nutrition and medicinal benefit out of a cup of tea, and discuss the traditional medicinal properties of 5 different herbs.

http://www.greensgrow.org/event/healing-herbal-tea-workshop/

$25

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SustainaBall
Mar
9
7:30 PM19:30

SustainaBall

  • 320 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA, 19102 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SustainaBall is the region's premier event for celebrating the localism movement and impact economy in Greater Philadelphia. Join us at our jovial annual gala and demonstrate your commitment to business as a force for good. All proceeds support SBN's mission to build a just, green, and thriving economy in the region.

https://sbnphilly.ticketleap.com/sustainaball2018/

COST: $100

 

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Rose Pruning: How and When to Prune
Mar
10
9:30 AM09:30

Rose Pruning: How and When to Prune

Early spring is the time to get your roses ready for a season full of gorgeous scented blooms. Participants will get an overview of spring rose care including pruning, planting, transplanting, fertilizing, and disease prevention. A pruning demonstration with help from members of the Philadelphia Rose Society will follow, and then you will have the opportunity to test your skills on our roses. This class is held indoors and outdoors in the Visitors Center and Rose Garden. Be sure to dress warmly, bring your hand pruners, gardening gloves, and kneeling pad.

https://online.morrisarboretum.org/page.aspx?pid=373

COST: Members: $35, Non-members: $40

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Wine & Chocolate Weekend
Mar
10
to Mar 11

Wine & Chocolate Weekend

  • Terhune Orchards Winery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

What goes better together than wine and chocolate?

For this weekend, we are offering a special wine and chocolate pairing of locally made chocolates by Carol’s Creative Chocolatez and Terhune wines. Enjoy chocolate baked goods homemade in Terhune’s own bakery paired with our award-winning wines. Bring your loved ones, friends and family to enjoy sweet treats and a break from cabin fever.

Inside the new wine barn, enjoy our 14 wine varieties and light fare. On Sunday, enjoy the music of Michaela McClain.

http://terhuneorchards.com/event/wine-chocolate-weekend-7/2018-03-10/

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The Front Yard Revolution
Mar
10
1:00 PM13:00

The Front Yard Revolution

Move beyond boring, look-alike foundation plantings of Japanese barberry, burning bush, and Bradford pear. Substitute these invasive plants with native trees, shrubs, and perennials that feature multi-seasonal interest, support songbirds, and provide wildlife habitat. With the knowledge gained in this class, learn how to transform your landscape.

https://education.mtcubacenter.org/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=181GAR13

COST: $30

 

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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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“Make & Take” Workshops at the Fairmount Water Works with Greensgrow Farms
Mar
10
1:00 PM13:00

“Make & Take” Workshops at the Fairmount Water Works with Greensgrow Farms

  • 640 Waterworks Drive Philadelphia, PA, 19130 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Inspired by the lush gardens and water exhibits at the Philadelphia Flower Show? Bring the magic home! Visit the Fairmount Water Works for a hands-on workshop, where you can make your very own wildflower seed balls, led by Greensgrow Farms.

Alternate Dates: Sunday, March 11th and Sunday, April 22nd

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/make-take-workshops-at-the-fairmount-water-works-tickets-43131968880

COST: Free

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Weave a Seasonal Landscape
Mar
10
1:00 PM13:00

Weave a Seasonal Landscape

Discover the joy of weaving and stretch your artistic creativity by weaving a landscape scene. Choose your favorite season from a pre-selected group of landscape photos, and use it as inspiration to create your own woven landscape. All of the materials will be provided, including a variety of pictures to choose from and a large selection of colored yarn. In this class you will choose the appropriate colors for your piece and weave using wool yarn on a tapestry lap loom. Snowy scenes, fall leaves, or beach scenes provide great results. You will discover that when using yarns, less can be more, and that mixing colors can provide interesting details. We will meet at the horticulture Center at Bloomfield Farm. Look for the paved road across Northwestern Avenue from the public garden entrance. Park in the lot and follow the signs to the horticulture Center.

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

COST: Members: $50, Non-members: $55 

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Spring Turf Renovation
Mar
10
2:00 PM14:00

Spring Turf Renovation

Dan knows his turf from working in golf course management. Learn how to start a new lawn or renovate your existing one with conventional and organic methods. He will discuss both conventional as well as organic methods for a beautiful looking lawn this year. Bring a dry soil sample (1/2 cup from 3″ depth) for a free pH testing.

https://primexgardencenter.com/event/spring-turf-renovation/

COST: $10

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Ricotta Lunch
Mar
11
11:00 AM11:00

Ricotta Lunch

  • 3200 Lawrenceville Road Lawrence Township, NJ, 08648 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The intro to home cheese-making, ricotta is the easiest cheese to make at home. It requires only a few simple ingredients and very little time. Plus it can be eaten right away, making it ideal as a meal ingredient or a quick snack.

http://www.shopcherrygrovefarm.com/Cherry-Grove-Farm-Cheesemaking-Class-p/chcl-rl.htm

COST: $70

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DIY Herbal Cocktail Bitters
Mar
11
2:00 PM14:00

DIY Herbal Cocktail Bitters

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

Clinical herbalist Kelly McCarthy will teach a simple method to make your own cocktail bitters from common backyard and garden plants. Everyone will go home with bitters we make together. Participants are encouraged to bring a small (4oz jar or so) glass jar with a lid.

http://www.wvwa.org/events/Events/104/month--201803/vobid--1949/

COST: Members: $10.00, Non-members: $15.00

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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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Seed Starting Workshop
Mar
17
12:00 PM12:00

Seed Starting Workshop

Description: Learn what to choose for your location, planning and planting timing, what kind of soil to use and why, soil temperature and watering for success. We'll show you how to identify leaf sets and true leaves, when to transplant and how to harden off your starts. We’ll touch on nutrients, and feeding. You'll get a handout to take home with our tips for maintenance once you get home.

http://www.greensgrow.org/event/seed-starting-workshop/

Cost: $25

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Lil’ Sprouts: Let’s Craft – Lucky Leprechaun
Mar
17
2:00 PM14:00

Lil’ Sprouts: Let’s Craft – Lucky Leprechaun

Feeling lucky? Join us for a fun and crafty workshop where we will be painting Leprechaun inspired pots followed by a second surprise activity! We’ll give you a hint…you never know where you might find one! This program is recommended for ages 4-8.

https://primexgardencenter.com/event/lil-sprouts-lets-craft-lucky-leprechaun/

COST: $10

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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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Architecture & Environmental Design Graduate Information Session, Tyler School of Art
Mar
19
5:00 PM17:00

Architecture & Environmental Design Graduate Information Session, Tyler School of Art

Join us for an information session about the Tyler School of Art Division of Architecture & Environmental Design departments to learn more about the graduate degree programs offered on Temple's campuses. We offer a Master of Science in City and Regional Planning, Master of Architecture, and Master of Landscape Architecture.

https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ef2lbbsw398a4e3e&oseq=&c=&ch=

COST: Free

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Morris Arboretum’s Lecture Series Continues with Richard T. Olsen, "Collections Breed Success at the National Arboretum."
Mar
21
2:00 PM14:00

Morris Arboretum’s Lecture Series Continues with Richard T. Olsen, "Collections Breed Success at the National Arboretum."

Morris Arboretum’s Lecture Series continues to present talks that are about more than gardening, all with a theme of connecting us to our natural, green world. Join us to meet Richard T. Olsen, Director of the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, DC, for his lecture, Collections Breed Success at the National Arboretum.

http://www.morrisarboretum.org/ed_lectures.shtml

COST: Members $15, Non-members $20

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Citizens Planning Institute Application Deadline
Mar
21
11:59 PM23:59

Citizens Planning Institute Application Deadline

  • 1515 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA, 19102 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Want to learn about planning, zoning, and development in Philly? Apply to be part of the Citizens Planning Institute course! Classes are on Wednesday evenings in April & May. Applications due March 21st. Citizens Planning Institute is the education and outreach arm of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission.

http://citizensplanninginstitute.org/

COST: $50 - 125

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Design Your Own Jewelry
Mar
24
1:30 PM13:30

Design Your Own Jewelry

Design your own beautiful jewelry out of semi-precious stones and fresh water pearls. In this class you will make a pair of earrings, a necklace, and a pendant using basic wire wrapping techniques. Learn how to choose the proper beading wire, attach a clasp, and become knowledgeable in all the jewelry terminology you need to navigate your way around a bead shop. Afternoon tea and delicious cupcakes will be served and you will be ready and dressed for the occasion!

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

COST: Members - $60, Non-members - $68

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2-day Lost Wax Casting Project
Mar
25
10:00 AM10:00

2-day Lost Wax Casting Project

  • 4919 Pentridge Street Philadelphia, PA, 19143 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Learn the technique of lost wax casting! Create jewelry, sculpture or more. Learn how to make connections in wax, make imprints and even sculpt in what will become a metal form!

Learn how to finish your metal form on day 2 with filing, polishing, and finishing techniques.

Sunday, March 25 10am-3pm & Sunday, April 1st, 10am-1pm

COST: $250

 

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Getting Cultured! Learn How to Brew Homemade Kombucha
Mar
25
1:00 PM13:00

Getting Cultured! Learn How to Brew Homemade Kombucha

  • 3200 Lawrenceville Road Lawrence Township, NJ, 08648 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Learn about the magic of fermentation! Get cultured and discover the health benefits of the fermented beverage, kombucha. We will explore optimizing gut health and the critical role fermented food and beverages play in this process.

http://www.shopcherrygrovefarm.com/product-p/jy-kombucha.htm

COST: $40

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Beneficial Bugs in Your Garden
Mar
27
6:30 PM18:30

Beneficial Bugs in Your Garden

Did you know that less than 1% of insect species are considered pests? That leaves a lot of room for insects that we can learn to love, like the beneficial bugs in your garden! Beneficial insects can control pests, reduce (or eliminate) the need for pesticides, and make your garden healthier and more sustainable, so it’s important to be knowledgeable about them. In this class, we will learn about the benefits of some key insect groups, how to identify them, and how you can attract them to your yard. Feel free to come with questions about your own mystery insects and let’s learn just how cool bugs can be!

https://online.morrisarboretum.org/page.aspx?pid=373

COST: Members: $25, Non-members: $30 

 

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Who Needs Hostas? Creating a Beautiful Native Shade Garden
Mar
29
7:00 PM19:00

Who Needs Hostas? Creating a Beautiful Native Shade Garden

Gardening in the shade can be difficult. In addition to the low light levels, soils are often too dry or too moist. In this situation, many gardeners default to planting hostas, a familiar source of foliage with occasional flowers, but why plant Asiatic hostas just because the neighbors do? Why not create a beautiful native shade garden instead? There are a wide variety of Pennsylvania woodland plants suitable for home landscapes, and they offer everything from spring blossoms through textured summer greenery and colorful autumn foliage to interesting winter features. Come learn about these low-maintenance plants and the many choices you will have in designing your own four-season native shade garden, inspired by local plant communities and the glory of Penn’s Woods. In addition to making a more enjoyable landscape for you and your family, you will be helping the local ecosystem by using plants that support our songbirds and other native wildlife.

https://online.morrisarboretum.org/page.aspx?pid=373

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

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LEGO Mini Garden Spring Break Workshop
Mar
30
1:00 PM13:00

LEGO Mini Garden Spring Break Workshop

Join us for a fun, hands-on workshop as we design a miniature garden featuring LEGO® creations! We will fill shallow a planter with soil and live plants, and build LEGO® structures to decorate your whimsical garden. Take your project home and enjoy watching your plants grow! All materials will be provided, including a variety of LEGO® bricks and figures. Dress appropriately to work with soil.

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Brewer's Plate
Mar
30
6:30 PM18:30

Brewer's Plate

  • 300 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA, 19102 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Brewer's Plate is for anyone who enjoys exploring new food and drink trends or just looking to sample the best of Philadelphia’s kitchens and bars all in one night. The event is also an amazing opportunity for any passionate industry employee looking to build relationships with brewers, distillers, chefs, food artisans, and their products.

https://www.brewersplate.com/

COST: VIP: $99; General Admission: $77

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Welcome Spring at Awbury Arboretum
Mar
31
10:00 AM10:00

Welcome Spring at Awbury Arboretum

Join us in welcoming Spring!

Bring a picnic and spend the day at Awbury with family and friends. Our annual egg hunt begins at 10:00 AM, we'll be selling daffodil and hyacinth bulbs to support the Arboretum, and our AdventureWoods Natural Materials Playground will be open!

http://awbury.org/events/welcome-spring-egg-hunt/

COST: Free

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Play-A-Palooza 2018
Mar
31
12:00 PM12:00

Play-A-Palooza 2018

  • 3500 Reservoir Drive Philadelphia, PA, 19121 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Smith invites families to celebrate the official start of Playground season which includes the opening of the Giant Wooden Slide and extended Spring and Summer visiting hours! Enjoy a special PBS Kids Pop Up with appearances by Nature Cat, special giveaways, games live performances, nature play, soccer, and more!

https://smithplayground.ticketleap.com/Playapalooza2018/

COST: $10/child, members & ACCESS cardholders free

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Philly Vegan Pop Flea - Womxn-Made Market
Mar
31
12:00 PM12:00

Philly Vegan Pop Flea - Womxn-Made Market

  • 1501 Cherry Street Philadelphia, PA, 19102 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Philly Vegan Pop Flea is proud to announce its first curated market! In conjunction with the Philly Vegan Lady Gang, please join us for an afternoon of celebrating vegan & veg-friendly womxn-owned businesses!

This market will benefit Peace Advocacy Group & Woodstock Farm Sanctuary.

https://vmarkstheshop.com/pages/philly-vegan-pop-flea

COST: Free

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Mar
31
12:00 PM12:00

Adult Easter Egg Hunt in the Vineyard

  • 269 Riegelsville Warren Glen Road Phillipsburg, NJ, 08865 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Why should kids have all the fun? Must be 21 and older - complimentary at completion of a Paid Wine Tasting.

1 Egg per Adult only - each egg contains a number that corresponds to a special surprise; wine purchase discounts, wine glass, corkscrew, and more!

No Reservations - pay upon arrival

www.albavineyard.com

 

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Panel Discussion: Art and Science Perspectives on Climate Change
Apr
5
4:00 PM16:00

Panel Discussion: Art and Science Perspectives on Climate Change

Diane Burko, Keynote and Presenting Artist; Ken Lacovara, Moderator, Dean of the School of Earth & Environment; Kate Marvel, Research Scientist at Columbia University and NASA Goddard Institute of Space Studies; Luke Trusel, Department of Geology, School of Earth & Environment at Rowan University.

https://sites.rowan.edu/artgallery/exhibitions/diane-burko.html

COST: Free

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Practical Organic Gardening
Apr
7
10:00 AM10:00

Practical Organic Gardening

Join newly published author Mark Highland, aka the Organic Mechanic, where he will share practical methods of organic gardening to make your garden greener, encourage beneficial insects, protect pollinators, and build healthy soils for all gardens. Copies of Practical Organic Gardening, will be available for purchase and signing after the workshop.

https://primexgardencenter.com/event/practical-organic-gardening/

COST: $10

 

 

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Apr
11
6:00 PM18:00

Urban Regeneration Forum: Resilience

This 2nd installment of the Urban Regeneration Forum will focus on Resilience. Expect a multi-faceted event with an introductory talk on "What is Regeneration?", a panel conversation amongst local leaders, and a Keynote talk from Jim Newman of Linnean Solutions, centering on "Community Resilience". Light fare and networking!

https://nexus.ticketleap.com/phillyurf/

COST: Pay What You Can

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Apr
11
6:30 PM18:30

Academy Town Square: How the Urban Jungle Drives Evolution

Dutch evolutionary biologist Menno Schilthuizen explains the fascinating ways in which animals and plants adapt to the man-made cityscape and how this environment, in fact, speeds up evolution. His examples are fun and fascinating: Europe’s urban blackbirds sing at a higher pitch than their rural cousins, to be heard over the din of traffic; in Sendai, Japan, carrion crows have learned to use passing traffic to crack nuts. In April Schilthuizen’s new book on the topic—Darwin Comes To Town: How the Urban Jungle Drives Evolution—will be published. He will sign copies of his book at this free Academy Town Square.

ansp.org

COST: Free

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Door 19: Off the Hook
Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

Door 19: Off the Hook

Knock 3.14159 times on Door 19 for admission to an oddly charming evening that will forever change how you think about science. Curated for the curious, Door 19 is quirky science meets themed soiree, set against a backdrop of live performances, music, potent libations, and dinosaurs. For only four nights this year, you will have the chance to go beyond the Academy’s galleries and into specimen collections off-limits to visitors, alongside experts who will bring the coolest specimens out to play. The Academy’s rogue scientists will go a little bit off script to share their most incredible knowledge—from prohibition-era mixology to dinosaur foreplay. You’ll be reminded that no, in fact, you haven’t seen it all—far from it.

http://ansp.org/programs-and-events/adult-programs/door19/

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Lecture: Mills of the Wissahickon
Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

Lecture: Mills of the Wissahickon

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

David Contosta will give an illustrated talk about the mills of the Wissahickon Valley, including their role in the American industrial revolution and their importance to the early economy of the Philadelphia region. He will touch on the ecological damage done by the mills and the reasons for their demise.

http://www.wvwa.org/events/Events/104/month--201804/vobid--1947/

COST: Members and children under 12: free, Non-members: $10.00

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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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Women In Business Conference and Luncheon
Apr
19
8:30 AM08:30

Women In Business Conference and Luncheon

The Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce recognizes the contributions of women in all areas of employment/business; this program will bring women together to connect, learn, and grow.

http://www.nephilachamber.com/events-home/wibcphl/

COST: $150 per person – Conference Package, $15 per person – Business After Hours Only

 

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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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Apr
27
5:00 PM17:00

Dinos After Dark

Philadelphia’s dinosaur museum is open late tonight with pay-as you-wish admission, a pop-up beer garden with food in Dinosaur Hall, live animal presentations, and fun hands-on activities. The Academy welcomes adults and also families to enjoy the museum after dark! Dino Drafts: The Academy Beer Garden will be set up among the dinosaurs, and live animal shows will take place at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Suggested donation: $10. Partial proceeds from Dino Drafts benefit the Academy. Dinos After Dark takes place the fourth Friday of each month.

http://ansp.org/

 

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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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TheFitExpo Philadelphia
Apr
28
to Apr 29

TheFitExpo Philadelphia

  • 1101 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA, 19107 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This action-packed weekend will feature amazing competitions and events, non-stop cutting edge classes, internet fitness celebrities, and hundreds of exhibits featuring the newest in fitness, diet, nutrition, strength and wellness products, with tons of free samples!

https://www.thefitexpo.com/ph.shtml

COST: $25 for daily admission; $40 for weekend package

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Go West Craft Fest
Apr
28
11:00 AM11:00

Go West Craft Fest

  • 4000 Woodland Avenue Philadelphia, PA, 19104 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

80 local makers show artisan jewelry, functional ceramics, knitted accessories, cards, clothing, candles, soaps, scents, toys, tinctures, treasures and works of art. Enjoy live music, food trucks, children's activities, tours of the historic Woodlands Cemetery, and acrobatic performances as well.

http://gowestcraftfest.wixsite.com/home

COST: Free

 

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2018 Fairmount Avenue Arts Crawl
Apr
28
12:00 PM12:00

2018 Fairmount Avenue Arts Crawl

  • 2200 Fairmount Avenue Philadelphia, PA, 19130 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Fairmount Avenue Arts Crawl is a free annual, indoor/outdoor festival for art lovers of all mediums, which transforms the Art Museum Area of Philadelphia into an eclectic showcase of local artists and performers in its streets, restaurants, businesses, shops and bars.

http://www.fairmountaveartscrawl.com/

COST: Free

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Grow YB: Plant the Seed with YouthBuild Philly
May
3
6:00 PM18:00

Grow YB: Plant the Seed with YouthBuild Philly

Please join us for YouthBuild Philadelphia's annual fundraiser, as we celebrate more than two decades of program success in providing opportunities for previously disconnected youth. We will celebrate with our sponsors, partners, donors and supporters, as well as program alumni.

Price includes food, open bar, entertainment, and more!

https://youthbuildphilly.ticketleap.com/growyb/

COST: $75

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2018 Sustainability Symposium
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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PAFA's 117th Annual Student Exhibition Preview Party
May
10
4:00 PM16:00

PAFA's 117th Annual Student Exhibition Preview Party

The Preview Party kicks off the historic Annual Student Exhibition and offers guests the first chance to view and purchase nearly 1,000 paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and installations created by PAFA’s BFA students, third-and fourth-year Certificate program students, and MFA candidates, all on the verge of their professional careers.

https://www.pafa.org/117th-annual-student-exhibition-preview-party-may-10-2018

COST: $50+

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May
10
6:00 PM18:00

Fairmount Park Conservancy's 11th Annual Centennial Celebration

  • North Horticultural Drive & Montgomery Drive, Philadelphia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Fairmount Park Conservancy’s 11th Annual Centennial Celebration will be a reception and dinner honoring leading park supporters for their generosity and dedication to all of Philadelphia’s parks. myphillypark.org or (215) 988-9334.

https://myphillypark.org/events/annual-fpc-events/centennial-celebration/

COST: $500

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Forage the Farm: Where the Wild Things Are
May
12
1:00 PM13:00

Forage the Farm: Where the Wild Things Are

  • 3200 Lawrenceville Road Lawrence Township, NJ, 08648 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for a guided foraging adventure as we explore the meadows and fields searching for wild edibles. Together we will collect a cache of fresh, local ingredients to be used by a seasoned chef, to craft our wild edible plants into a forest to fork-style tasting menu. Bring a pouch and collect some edibles to bring home!

http://www.shopcherrygrovefarm.com/default.asp

COST: $65

 

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Historic Philadelphia Inc.'s 10th Annual An Evening in Franklin Square
May
17
5:30 PM17:30

Historic Philadelphia Inc.'s 10th Annual An Evening in Franklin Square

Historic Philadelphia Inc.’s 10th Annual An Evening in Franklin Square will include cocktails and a silent auction, followed by dinner along with a live auction and dancing at 7:30 pm. The Parx Square Derby, a carousel “race” where guests buy a mount or place bets and race to the finish, will be a highlight of the night.

 

www.historicphiladelphia.org

COST: $200

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Farmstead Cheese
May
20
1:00 PM13:00

Farmstead Cheese

  • 3200 Lawrenceville Road Lawrence Township, NJ, 08648 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this hands-on class you’ll build on the principles taught in our ricotta-mozzarella class, learning how to make three classic farmstead cheeses from different parts of the globe: basket cheese, cottage cheese, and paneer.

http://www.shopcherrygrovefarm.com/Cherry-Grove-Farm-Farmstead-Cheesemaking-Class-p/chcl-ifc.htm

COST: $85

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May
22
6:00 PM18:00

Global Tastes

  • 150 North 6th Street Philadelphia, PA, 19106 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Global Tastes is a celebration of Philadelphia’s diverse communities through food! Started in 2007, Global Tastes is Nationalities Service Center’s most important fundraiser of the year and helps raise funds that allow immigrants and refugees in the Philadelphia area to continue to benefit from the NSC’s high quality comprehensive services.

https://nscphila.org/global-tastes-2018

 

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Mural Arts Philadelphia's Wall Ball
Jun
7
6:00 PM18:00

Mural Arts Philadelphia's Wall Ball

  • 29 East Allen Street Philadelphia, PA, 19123 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Mural Arts Philadelphia for a night of celebration and recognition with cocktails, delicious food, live entertainment, art auction, and guest artists. Funds generated by Wall Ball support collaborative public art projects and high-quality art education and training programs.

https://www.muralarts.org/events/wallball2018/

COST: $200+

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French Creek Iron Tour
Jun
10
7:00 AM07:00

French Creek Iron Tour

Take a bike ride in beautiful northern Chester County and help preserve open space through the French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust.

Cycle through historic Iron Furnace country and have a blast!  French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust preserves open space where iron blast furnaces and forges served as cornerstones of industry in colonial Pennsylvania - hence "Iron Tour."

http://www.irontour.org/

COST: $50 for Adults, Free for Children under 15

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Citizens Planning Institute Application Deadline
Sep
12
11:59 PM23:59

Citizens Planning Institute Application Deadline

  • 1515 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA, 19102 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Want to learn about planning, zoning, and development in Philly? Apply to be part of the Citizens Planning Institute course! Classes are on Wednesday evenings in October & November. Applications due September 12th. Citizens Planning Institute is the education and outreach arm of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission.

http://citizensplanninginstitute.org/

COST: $50 - 125

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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Your Small-Space Garden
Feb
10
to Feb 13

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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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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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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