Event submissions: To add an event to the community calendar, email event information to email@example.com. Calendar entries should be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the desired print date. Additions to the calendar are made on a space-available basis.
Call for Local Artists
The Wayne Art Center invites Radnor artists to enter their original artwork for the Expressions of Radnor exhibition.
Each artist may submit up to two original pieces in any medium, including painting, drawing, ceramics, jewelry, fiber, sculpture, mixed media and photography. Work will be juried for prizes only by Stephanie Lieberman. Selected works will be part of the Expressions of Radnor Exhibition, which will run Feb. 19 to March 1.
Online entries will be accepted through Feb. 15.
The cost is $10 per entry.
For more information or to submit entries, visit wayneart.org.
The art gallery at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 763 S. Valley Forge Road., Wayne, will present “Colors of Nature” featuring the work of Lindsay DuBarry through Sunday, Feb. 17.
As an extension of the St. David’s Church Gift Shop, all profits from the art gallery purchases are used to fund the educational, health and welfare needs of St. David’s overseas partners, currently operating in Cuba, Guatemala and Uganda.
For more information, call 484-580-8486or visit stdavidschurch.org.
“The Blossoming of a Dream”
Harold E. Sweetman, Ph.D., executive director at Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens, will present “The Blossoming of a Dream: A Love Story” Sunday, Feb. 17, at 2 p.m. at Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens, 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon.
Come learn about the original love story that ultimately led to the creation of Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens. This slideshow lecture is based on the 40th anniversary publication of a retrospective titled “The Blossoming of a Dream: A Love Story.”
The event is free of charge. All are welcome.
Preregistration is required.
Mary Kane will exhibit her recent artwork through Feb. 18 in the Fireside Gallery of Main Line Unitarian Church, 816 S. Valley Forge Road, Devon.
Tara Vent, Hamilton Educational Fellow, will present Potted Portraits Monday, Feb. 18, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens, 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon.
In this class, children 6 to 12 will create a face on a terracotta pot. A spider plant will be provided for a wacky hairdo. One masterpiece will be created by each child, and all materials are included. An adult must accompany each participant.
Cost: free for members; $5/child for non-members. Adults accompanying children are free of charge.
Preregistration is required on EventBrite.
An Introduction to Mushrooms
Tina Ellor, of Phillips Mushroom Farms, will present an Introduction to Mushrooms Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 1 p.m. at Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens, 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon.
Ellor will talk about culinary and medicinal uses of “superfood” mushrooms, using displays of mushrooms growing and brochures with information and recipes.
Cost: free for Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens and Woodlea Garden Club members; $5 for non-members.
Preregistration is encouraged on Event Brite.
Learn to Meditate
Patricia Woods, licensed professional counselor and board-certified coach, will offer a Learn to Meditate session Feb. 20 from noon to 12:45 p.m. at 19 Elliot Ave., Bryn Mawr.
There is no fee.
Register prior to the session by calling 610-206-3308 or visiting coachtocreate.com.
Society of Professional Women Trademark Events
The Society of Professional Women (SPW), a program of The Main Line Chamber of Commerce, has announced its lineup of speakers and topics for 2019.
Programming in 2019 will include:
• The Brand of Your Business and You! presented by Tiffanie Stanard, technology influencer, speaker and entrepreneur, Thursday, Feb. 21, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Radnor Valley Country Club in Villanova. Stanard is the founder/CEO of Stimulus, a technology company providing solutions to bring economic equality to life through a web-based search engine, marketplace and intelligence platform for grants and sponsorships. Her topic will be “The Brand of Your Business and You.”
• How Leaders Can Use Phanatic-Style Loving Principles to Generate Customer and Employee Loyalty presented by Tom Burgoyne, author, speaker and Phillie Phanatic, Thursday, May 9, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia.
• The World Needs All Kinds of Minds presented by Dr. Temple Grandin, educator, activist, author and speaker, Thursday, June 13, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at DoubleTree by Hilton in King of Prussia.
• Confidence Creator presented by Heather Monahan, author and speaker, Thursday, Sept. 12, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Philadelphia Country Club in Gladwyne.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit spwmainline.com.
An art exhibit that includes both still and video imagery from photographer Vincent Dixon will be on display Friday, Feb. 22, through Sunday, March 31, at the St. David’s Church, 763 S. Valley Forge Road, Wayne.
Both the plight of and the hope for modern day Christians in Iraq is depicted in the photography.
A forum will take place Sunday, March 3, at 1 p.m. and will be moderated by Dixon and by the Rev. Chris Bishop, who is the clergy connection with SWIC, Stand With Iragi Christians.
The exhibit and forum are open to the public.
Individual prints by Dixon and copies of “Islam, A Christian Understanding” by the Ven. Canon William E. Schwartz, OBE, are available through the St. David’s Gift Shop, whose proceeds support the church’s missions in Cuba, Uganda and Guatemala.
For more information, visit stdavidschurch.org.
The Haverford Choral Association will present Come Together, the association’s 19th annual choral cabaret benefit concert, Saturday, Feb. 23, at Haverford High School.
Door will open at 5 p.m. for hors d’oeuvres, followed by the performance at 6 p.m.
The event will also feature dessert, a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door; students are $5, and seniors are $10.
For more information and tickets, visit haverfordchoral.org.
Denim and Diamonds
The annual Radnor Educational Foundation Denim and Diamonds benefit will be held Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. at Land Rover and Jaguar of the Main Line.
The event will feature live music by the Radnor High School Jazz Band and then dancing to DJ Aron. Attendees will be able to bid on a wide array of silent auction items, as well as take part in a live auction with guest auctioneer Radnor School District Superintendent Ken Bachelor. Items include a night on the town in Philadelphia with Ritz Carlton accommodations.
Tickets are $125 per person if purchased by Feb. 18.. After that date, the tickets are $150 per person.
Tickets can be purchased at radnoreducationalfoundation.org/event-ticketing.
Funds raised at this event will be used to support grant requests in the district at large and all five Radnor schools.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emmy-Award winning health reporter Stephanie Stahl of CBS 3 will be the speaker for the February Tasty Talk Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Yangming, Conestoga and County Line roads, Bryn Mawr.
Proceeds from the event will benefit The Women of Tomorrow charity, which aims to inspire and empower at-risk young women to achieve their full potential through a mentoring program with accomplished professional women.
Hors d’oeuvres will begin at 12:30 p.m., followed by Stahl’s Tasty Talk, a question-and-answer session and lunch.
The cost is $20 ($25 at the door, if seats are available) and covers lunch, dessert, tax, charitable contribution and tip.
To register and for more information, call 610 527-3200 or visitYangmingRestaurant.com.
The Upper Room
St. Martin’s Church, Radnor, and Christ Church, Ithan, will host The Upper Room, a midweek conversational gathering for the community, Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 6 to 7 p.m. at The Gryphon Café, 105 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne.
The topic will be “Busy! Busy! Busy! How do I make a positive difference in the world?”
All people and viewpoints are welcome.
A light dinner will be provided.
Parking is available in the nearby Santander Bank lot.
For more information, visit stmartinsradnor.org/the-upper-room.
Radnor Kindergarten Readiness Program
Radnor Township parents, guardians and teachers interested in the district’s kindergarten program and curriculum, as well as learning more about supporting their child’s development, are invited to a Kindergarten Readiness Program Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. at Wayne Elementary School, 651 W. Wayne Ave., Wayne.
The presentation will be led by staff from the Radnor Township School District and the Radnor Memorial Library.
Questions that will be answered include: How do I know if my child is ready for kindergarten? What’s the best learning environment for my child? How do I register my child for kindergarten in Radnor Township School District?
Other topics of discussion will include RTSD’s kindergarten curriculum and ways to help a child grow physically and mentally.
Time will be allotted for question-and-answer session following the presentation.
Childcare will be available for children under 3.
Online registration is required at bit.ly/rtsdkreadiness2019.
The League of Women Voters of Radnor Township will hold a public forum titled “Shedding Light — A Radnor Ordinance?” Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Radnor Township Municipal Building 301 Iven Avenue, Radnor
Whether it’s illumination from facilities at local colleges, a gas station in Wayne or a health facility off King of Prussia Road, residents are increasingly aware that there may be an increasing glow in the night sky. How does light impact your health? What kind of lighting is needed to protect pedestrians or athletes after dark? What are current technologies that address the lighting needs of both residents and developers? How have other communities addressed these issues?
This event will look to answer those questions and feature a panel of three speakers who will address practical considerations, the science of impacts from nocturnal lighting, good practices in outdoor lighting and municipal ordinances in the region. The speakers include Marilou Smith, representing the facilities department of Villanova University, who will speak about the needs and considerations underlying lighting decisions; Donald McEachron, professor at Drexel University, who will share his expertise in circadian rhythms and biological responses to light; and Stan Stubbe, representing the Pennsylvania Outdoor Lighting Council and an expert on municipal ordinances addressing outdoor lighting, who will address good practices in outdoor lighting and options for implementing a municipal ordinance.
There will also be an opportunity for questions and answers submitted by the audience after the speakers have completed their presentations.
Bryn Mawr Reading Series
Bryn Mawr College will continue the 2018-19 Bryn Mawr Reading Series with author readings.
Readings are followed by book signings, and copies of each author’s books are available for purchase through the college book store.
The 2018-19 Bryn Mawr Reading Series will feature: Karen Russell: Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 7:30 p.m., McPherson Auditorium, Goodhart Hall; Kate Hope Day, Andrea Walker and Brettne Bloom: Wednesday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m., Ely Room, Wyndham; and Yiyun Li: Wednesday April 24, at 7:30 p.m., Ely Room, Wyndham.
All readings are free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required.
The Radnor Township Police Department will offer CPR training for residents and non-residents Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. at the township building, 301 Aven Ave., Wayne.
The cost is $45 per class. To reserve a space in the class, make payment in person to Vera DiMaio in the police department. Checks can be made payable to Radnor Township.
For more information, call 610-688-5600 ext. 109.
“The Little Mermaid”
Radnor High School will present “The Little Mermaid” Feb. 28 through March 3 at Radnor High School, 130 King of Prussia Road, Radnor.
Performances will be Thursday, Feb. 28, Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 2, and Sunday, March 3, at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $15/person and are available in advance at radnorhsmusical.org. A limited number of tickets may be available at the door.
“The Little Mermaid” Character Tea is planned for Saturday, Feb. 23, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Radnor High School. The cast and crew of Radnor High School’s “The Little Mermaid” invites members of the community to meet Ariel, Prince Eric, Sebastian, Flounder, Ursula and more. This family friendly event will feature photo opportunities, sing-alongs, storytime, guest appearances and refreshments. Tickets are $10/person, ages 2-plus and are available in advance online at radnorhsmusical.org.
Ardmore Initiative Seeks Members
The Ardmore Initiative is currently seeking district merchants, property owners, local residents and professionals to join its board, participate on a committee or volunteer to help with an event.
Those interested should submit a résumé and application form for board positions to Nancy Scarlato or contact the Ardmore Initiative at 610-645-0540 for additional information.
Carol H. Axelrod Memorial Blood Drive
The Carol H. Axelrod Memorial Blood Drive at The Shipley School will be held Friday, March 1, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., in Shipley’s Yarnall Gymnasium.
The blood drive will honor the memory of Carol Axelrod, the grandmother of a current Shipley student.
In recognition of The Shipley School’s 125th birthday this year, the Shipley community is working to collect at least 125 units of lifesaving blood at this drive. Those blood products will then be used to save the lives of as many as 375 hospital patients.
The blood drive is open to the public, and all presenting donors will receive a gift bag and a T-shirt.
Appointments can be scheduled at chablooddrive.org or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS (mention sponsor code “Shipley”).
“West Side Story”
Narberth Community Theatre will stage “West Side Story” March 1 through 16 at Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 6376 City Ave., Philadelphia.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances will be at 8 p.m., and Sunday performances will be at 3 p.m.
Tickets range from $16 to $20 and can be purchased at narberthcommunitytheatre.org.
For additional information, visit narberthcommunitytheatre.org.
Mattress Sale Fundraiser
A mattress sale fundraiser to support Conestoga rugby will be held Saturday, March 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Valley Forge Middle School, 105 Walker Road, Wayne.
The showroom will display the latest in adjustable bed frames, mattresses in every size, luxury pillows, sheets and more.
For more information, text stoga to 797979.
So This is Love
Soprano Cristina Nassif will perform selections from opera, musical theater, film and song in English, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish in the concert So This is Love Saturday, March 2, at 5 p.m. St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 36 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore.
Translations of texts will be provided and the program will be accompanied by Dr. Thomas Nassif.
Approximate running time is 1 hour and 15 minutes with a short intermission.
Light refreshments will immediately follow the performance.
Admission: $20; kids 12 and under are free.
For more information, visit cristinanassif.com.
A life-size statue of the Scourged Christ will be on display during Lent at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 35 Old Eagle School Road, Strafford.
The statue was made in 1932 and was in the St. Mary of Czestochowa parish in Philadelphia until 2003. Since then, the statue has been brought to a different area parish during Lent.
For more information and exact days and times of the statue’s appearance, call the parish at 610-688-1178.
The Women’s Resource Center of the Delaware Valley will host its 13th annual Leadership Luncheon Wednesday, May 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Crystal Tea Room in the Wanamaker Building in Philadelphia.
The event is the nonprofit’s biggest fundraiser of the year, raising a third of its annual revenue. Over the past eight years, the luncheon has raised more than $778,000 for programs and services that directly impact women and girls in need.
This year’s speaker will be Grace Killelea, CEO and founder of The GKC Group, a leadership development firm with programs designed for high-potential men and women. She is also a published author and well-known speaker in the Philadelphia area.
The event will feature a silent auction and raffle, butlered hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and a luncheon, as well as a speech from Killelea and an award given to an honoree that has championed women’s issues successfully and made a difference.
Tickets are online available now on WRC’s GiveSmart website. Early bird tickets are available at $89 each.
For more information, reach Megan Lydon, the development coordinator of the WRC, at email@example.com.
Stoneleigh Home and Garden Tour
Stoneliegh and Natural Lands Trust will hose a home and garden tour Saturday, March 9, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Stoneleigh: A Natural Garden, 1829 County Line Road, Villanova.
Cost: $10 Natural Lands member, $15 non-member.
Registration required to reserve your spot; call 610-353-5587 ext. 221 or visit tinyurl.com/ydc6777d.
Ardmore artist Alice Dustin will show her work through March 15 at Waverly Heights, 1400 Waverly Road, Gladwyne.
To visit at other times, call 610-645-8600.
“Sowing the Seeds of Growth” Gala
The Lankenau Medical Center’s John B. Deaver Auxiliary of the Women’s Board will hold its annual “Sowing the Seeds of Growth” fundraising dinner gala Saturday, March 30, at Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square.
The event will feature a raffle for tickets to “Hamilton: An American Musical” in New York City, a silent auction and other unique opportunities.
The main goal of this volunteer-led auxiliary is fundraising to support Lankenau’s progressive expansion of world class care, vital medical education and innovative research programs and services that enhance patient care. This year’s proceeds will fulfill grants requested by several departments in the medical center to further their activities toward these objectives.
If you would like to receive an invitation, contact the Volunteer Office at 484-476-2139 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Radnor Township Recreation & Community Programming Department will present the ninth annual Spring Eggstravaganza Sunday, April 7, (rain date April 14) from noon to 2 p.m. at Villanova University.
This free event for Radnor residents will include four different age specific egg hunts: ages 0 to 2, 3 to 5, 6 to 8 and 9-plus.
Organizers are seeking local businesses to contribute prizes in two different categories: Golden Egg Prizes — examples would be gift cards, prize baskets, birthday party packages, etc. — Giveaway Prizes — examples would be coupon cards, small trinkets or other promotional items.
For more information, contact Tracey Krum, recreation program coordinator, at email@example.com or 610-688-5600 ext. 136.
The Ardmore Library will present its 14th annual Kitchen Tour April 28 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Visit kitchens on the Lower Main Line to see newly renovated kitchens up close and personal and talk to the contractors on an informal basis. Several of the homes will have tastings from local restaurants so guests can enjoy a quick bite in between touring the kitchens. Raffles will also be available on the day of the tour.
All proceeds from the tour go toward purchasing books for the Ardmore Library.
Ticket sales will be available at ardmorekitchentour.org or by visiting the library, 108 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore.
Radnor Studio 21
Want to learn about broadcast TV? Radnor Studio 21 is always looking for TV-curious volunteers to help create public access programs in Radnor and Lower Merion townships.
Volunteers spend a couple of hours a week to help spread community information and activities.
For more information, contact Radnor Studio 21’s volunteer line at 610-687-5189 or email RS21volunteer@gmail.com.
Passport Application Appointments
Prepare for the upcoming travel season and apply for your U.S. passport today at the Easttown Library, 720 First Ave., Berwyn.
U.S. citizens planning international travel may now apply for their passports at the library. Passport agents will accept passports by appointment only on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 8 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Call 610-644-0138 to make an appointment.
Passport forms, passport fees, information on how to apply and more can be found on the Department of State’s official website for passport and travel information, travel.state.gov.
ElderNet is always looking for compassionate, caring volunteers to help its elderly and disabled adult participants get to the places they need to go.
Do you have a couple of hours every now and then to drive someone to a doctor’s appointment or a grocery store? Your help would mean so much!
For more information, contact ElderNet’s volunteer coordinator, Liz Hill, at 610-525-0706 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, donations of food and toiletries for ElderNet’s Community Resource Center and food pantry are always welcome.
Newcomers and Friends of Great Valley
The Newcomers and Friends of Great Valley, established in 1967, is a nonprofit women’s social club dedicated to welcoming new and not so new residents living on the Main Line and the Great Valley suburbs.
If you are new to the area or looking to make new friends, you are welcome to join the club at one of its monthly coffees held the second Thursday and or luncheons held the third Thursday of the month.
For more information, call Jayne Hunt at 610-296-1230 or Linda Friedlander at 610-647-5536 or visit newcomersgv.com.
New Horizons Senior Center Programs
New Horizons Senior Center, a community resource for active adults 55 and older, will present the following programs.
The center is located at Narberth Borough Hall, 100 Conway Ave., Second Floor, Narberth. New Horizons is open Mondays through Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For information, visit newhorizonsseniorcenter.org or call 610-664-2366.
• Daily Lunch at Noon: New Horizons serves a full course lunch every Monday through Friday at noon, for adults 60 and over. The menus are planned by a local nutritionist and are catered by Betty the Caterer. Meals are available for a suggested donation of $2 per meal. Montgomery County Aging and Adult Services and several foundations subsidize this e program. Call or stop by to make reservations.
• Full Circle Support Group: Seniors are invited to join the Full Circle Support Group, facilitated by Janet Levit, MSW, LCSW, Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Full Circle is a comfortable and safe place for seniors to discuss ideas and strategies to develop rewarding, enriching and fulfilling ways to use their time and to get support for any pressing issues. Participants share strategies to find meaning and purpose in their later years and ways to enjoy the present while supporting each other in their goals. Stay after for a catered lunch provided by Betty the Caterer for $2. Stop by or call to sign up.
• Computer Tutorials: Tuesdays in February by appointment. New Horizons will offer adults 55 and over customized one-on-one tutorials on laptops, tablets and smartphones. Computer instructor Gerry Hebert will provide patient assistance with anything from Word, email, Facebook, the internet or how to use apps in everyday life. Tutorial sessions are 30 minutes by appointment only. Cost: $5 for members, $8 for non-members. Interested parties can stop by New Horizons Senior Center to a make an appointment or call 610-664-2366.
• Game Day: Fridays in February starting at noon. New Horizons offers Game Day to provide relaxing, congenial game playing for senior adults. The focus is on learning and enjoying games and meeting new friends. Play Pinochle, Mah Jongg, Scrabble and poker. Call in advance to confirm if there are enough players for that day.
• World and National Affairs Discussion Group: Monday, Feb. 18, at 1 p.m. Local historians Robert and Susan Bond will lead a lively discussion of current events. Participants are invited to bring articles on current events of interest to discuss and offer their response. All views and political orientations are welcome.
• Transitions and Changes Support Group: Monday, Feb. 18, at 1 p.m. Join Loisann Furgess-Oler for this monthly group discussion about the transitions and changes that occur in every age and stage of our lives.
• Film Screening and Discussion: Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 1 p.m. View “Smoke Signals,” a groundbreaking film written, directed and co-produced by Native Americans from the Cheyenne-Arapahoe and Spokane Cour d’Alene tribes. Smoke Signals looks at the challenges of two young Cour d’Alene men growing up on a reservation.
• Current Events: Thursday, Feb. 21, at 9:30 a.m. Amy Fulton, from the office of state Sen. Daylin Leach, D-17, will lead this monthly discussion of local politics and current events in an informal format. Coffee and doughnuts will be served.
• Poetry and Short Story Slam: Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 1 p.m. All are invited to share original poetry, prose and short stories with fellow New Horizons members or simply to listen to the participants perform their pieces. Sign up if you are interested in sharing.
• Jazz Music Appreciation: Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 1 p.m. Learn how to listen to and appreciate jazz music. Musician and teacher Stanley Fink will teach a class about the life and music of Thelonious Monk.
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