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Game On! For SPC Revelers

Swarthmore Presbyterian Church members and friend are invited to save the date of Friday, February 24, for “Game On!,” the church’s biannual fundraiser. Guests will play casino-style games in order to win tickets for raffle baskets in this event, which turns the Old Mill in Rose Valley into a swanky “casino.”

Beginning at 6:30 p.m., enjoy drinks and a 3-course dinner with other high rollers. Music and silent auctions create a festive mood for play and conversation among friends and neighbors. In-home babysitting by church youth is available for a nominal fee.

Information and tickets ($85 apiece) are available at swarthmorepres.org.

Weaving Workshop at Swarthmore Public Library

Discover the joy of weaving narrow bands on a back strap loom with Deborah Sax on Thursday, January 19, from 10 a.m. to noon.

The narrow bands can be used as bookmarks, drawstrings, and even shoe strings. Students will learn how to make a loom, how to thread and create tension so that they can weave on their looms individually or with friends, and much more.

This program is free and open to the public, but only 16 students can enroll. To register, please call (610) 543-0436 or e-mail swarthmore@delcolibraries.org.

Floating Drawing no. 11

Floating Drawing no. 11

Alexis Petroff Opens
‘Floating Drawings’ With Lecture

On Thursday, January 19, the List Gallery opens “Floating Drawings,” an exhibition of drawings and mixed media works by American artist Alexis Petroff.

Petroff, the 2017 Marjorie Heilman Visiting Artist at Swarthmore College, will talk about his work in a lecture at Lang Performing Arts Center at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday. A reception will follow at the gallery from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

The exhibition (which runs through March 12), lecture, and reception are open to all, free of charge. For information, e-mail gallery director Andrea Packard at apackar1@swarthmore.edu.

MLK Jr. Remembered
at The Gathering Place Wednesday

The Gathering Place invites the community for a special celebration of the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. at its lunch meeting on Wednesday, January 18.

The event will begin at noon at the Swarthmore United Methodist Church, 129 Park Avenue.

Join the group for soup and bread from Occasionally Yours (make a small donation to defray costs) or bring your own lunch. Dessert and beverages will be provided. For questions, call (610) 543-7810.

Reading With Dogs at HKF

PAWS for Reading lets kids connect with dogs through reading or taking a picture walk through a book together. Each student, age 5 and up, has an individual 15-minute interaction with one of the calm and friendly PAWS dogs.

Now is the time to register for the sessions, which take place on certain Sundays and Tuesdays at the Helen Kate Furness Free Library in Wallingford, starting January 22 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Other Sunday sessions will be held February 19 and March 19. Tuesday sessions are available from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., on February 7, March 7, and April 4.

To register, contact Lori at the Furness Library, 100 N. Providence Road, via e-mail at fscsd@delcolibraries.org. or call (610) 566-9331.

Ken Druse on ‘The New Shade Garden’ at Scott

Ken Druse, who has been called “the guru of natural gardening”, will be presenting a lecture at the Scott Arboretum.

Ken Druse, who has been called “the guru of natural gardening”, will be presenting a lecture at the Scott Arboretum.

The Scott Arboretum welcomes award-winning photographer and author Ken Druse on Sunday, January 22, at 2 p.m. for the Joanne Walkovic Memorial Lecture, cosponsored with the Hardy Plant Society/Mid-Atlantic Chapter.

Druse will be speaking on the challenges to shade gardening that have arisen due to climate change, and will detail new ways of looking at all aspects of the gardening process, from designing the garden to choosing trees to plant.

The event is free and open to the public and will take place at Chang Hou Hall. For more information, call (610) 328-8025 or visit scottarboretum.org.

Inheritance the Renaissance of a Vision at CAC

Art by Matiko Mamaladze

Art by Matiko Mamaladze

Community Arts Center instructor Matiko Mamaladze, an artist from Tbilisi, Georgia, who now lives in Media, presents Inheritance the Renaissance of a Vision, a new exhibition including watercolors, oils, pen and ink sketches by Ioram Mamaladze displayed alongside his granddaughter Matiko’s figurative work of unique subjects.

The exhibition will have its opening reception and artist meet and greet this Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at M.A.C. Gallery, 609-B W. State Street, Media. The exhibition will run through February 12. Info is at mediaartscouncil.org.

Hitchhike to Hedgerow

Park two of Douglas Adams’s spacy sci-fi comedy has landed on stage at the Hedgerow Theatre in in Rose Valley. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Part 2 is a modern classic, originally a multipart radio play on BBC in the 1970s, and since then the basis for a movie, novels, and countless stage presentations.

The Hedgerow approach is to take the play back to its origins, with actors from the repertory theatre company joining familiar regional actors in a witty, high-energy rendition of this clever and iconic exploration of the absurd, the brilliant, and the banal.

The production opens this Friday, January 13, at 7:30 p.m. and continues on Saturdays (4 p.m. and 8 p.m.) and Sundays (2 p.m.) through January 29. Tickets and information are at hedgerowtheatre.org and (610) 565-4211.

Technology Day for Seniors

Come to the Helen Kate Furness Library, 100 N Providence Road, Wallingford, if you are having trouble with getting your newly acquired technology to work, to receive help from volunteers from Vanguard on Monday, January 16, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

In previous years, Vanguard has helped over 150 participants answer their technology questions. Sign up for an appointment, or just drop by. The event is free and open to all. Contact Jennifer Stock at (610) 566-9331 or Kathy at Surrey Services for Seniors at (610) 566-0505.

Blood Donation Opportunities in January

The American Red Cross seeks your help in addressing a winter blood shortage by making a donation at one of the following collection events in the area:
Friday, January 16, 2 p.m.-7 p.m.: The Blue Church, 940 Baltimore Pike, Springfield.
Monday, January 19, 2 p.m.-7 p.m.: Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 2130 Franklin Avenue, Morton.
Tuesday, January 20, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.: Riddle Memorial Hospital, 1068 W. Baltimore Pike.

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