Catch the Buzz Next Friday
Don the Beekeeper will fly into town next Friday, June 23, for an evening bee education program at the Central Park Amphitheater. At 6 p.m., children and parents will swarm to the amphitheater (Borough Hall in case of rain) to learn about how bees work, what beekeepers do, and why these pollinators are so important.
Don, who owns the Philadelphia Bee Company, will bring a live hive, equipment and photos in this program presented by the Friends of the Swarthmore Public Library as part of the Sharon Ford Concert & Lecture Series.
The event is free and open to all, but probably less than ideal for those under 5, or allergic to bees.
Last Call for Letters to Malika
Do you have a favorite Sandy Sparrow story? If you are among the thousands of Swarthmore-Rutledge School alumni, parents and other Swarthmoreans whose lives she touched, you probably do.
Please share your reminiscences and vignettes with Sandy’s granddaughter so she can come to know her well, too.
These “Letters to Malika” will comprise a collection of stories from those who knew and loved Sandy. Feel free to include a story, a memory, or anything else that reminds you of Sandy.
Letters can be sent mailed to Liz Morris Orye, 216 Sykes Lane, Wallingford, PA 19086, or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art Rocks at the Creative Living Room
An innovative fundraising art installation will rock The Creative Living Room this summer. Beginning Saturday, June 17, painted river rocks will accumulate around the entrance to TCLR, forming a river of color that will change shape and color as members of the community contribute and acquire these unique art objects.
TCLR teaching artist Quincy Campbell organized the installation, following her successful coordination of the creation, donation and sale of more than 300 painted rocks to benefit the Chester-Ridley-Crum Watershed Association.
This initiative will benefit CRC as well as TCLR. For a donation of $1 or more, anyone can create his or her own design using rocks and materials available at TCLR … or take a rock, and roll home to do the decorating. In addition to placing the new rocks in the “riverbed,” donors can bring in rocks they may have from previous painting projects.
To get into the flow, stop by the Creative Living Room at the Stage One complex, 101 Plush Mill Road in Wallingford.
E-Recycling Next Weekend at St. John’s
From 8:30 a.m. to noon next Saturday, June 24, St. John Chrysostom Catholic Church hosts a recycling event with a dual mission. All readers can bring old, obsolete and inoperative technology — TVs, phones, game systems, printers, cables, etc. to the rear parking lot of the church at 617 S. Providence Road in Wallingford.
PAR Recycle Works, the church’s partner in this event, uses the electronics collected to provide job training to ex-offenders released from Graterford Prison. There is a charge of $30 per tube TV or monitor; other items fly free. Info: (610) 874-3418, ext. 106.
Gurlz Who Rock, Will
Just Roses & Friends headline Our Community Cup’s June 17 Summer Concert “in support of solidarity and love.” The concert is themed Gurlz who Rock, and rock they will, with the headliners welcoming special guests Danie Ocean, Katie Barbato, and Julia Zane to the stage at Tree of Life Church, 933 Baltimore Pike in Springfield. Music begins at 5 p.m. and the performance continues till about 8 p.m., when an open jam will ensue.
Bring your instrument if you want to jam; bring a chair; bring an appetite for barbecue; bring a donation to support Our Community Cup and its employment project. Info at ourcommunitycup.com or call Jim Wurster at (610) 246-8939.
Build a Better World, Origami Style at HKF
Kids going into grades 6 through 12 are invited to “Build a Better World” in programs this summer at the Helen Kate Furness Free Library, starting Thursday, June 22, at 3:30 p.m.
The building begins with modular origami, which is more complicated than the elementary style, allowing builders to create unique 3-dimensional objects and then explore the library’s origami book collection.
Register by phone at (610) 566-9331, ext. 4, or in person at the library, 100 N. Providence Road in Wallingford.