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Scott Arboretum Lecture Previews Fall Sale

Scott Arboretum curator Mary Tipping will preview the arboretum’s coming Fall Plant Sale in a talk on Thursday, August 17, at the Wister Center. She will talk about her favorite plants included in the sale offerings, and why they should be added to your garden.

The lecture continues from 10 a.m. to noon; it is free and open to the public, but space is limited to 50 attendees, first come, first served. For information on the talk and the arboretum, visit scottarboretum.org.

World’s Greatest Paintings on Screen at SPL

Swarthmore Public Library begins a new video lecture series next Thursday, August 10, on the “World’s Greatest Paintings.”

The series is an eight-week ramble through great artworks and their context, surveying works from Giotto through the current millennium. In the first session, the focus will be on the works of Giotto, Duccio, and Van Eyck.

Sessions will be held from 10 a.m. to noon each Thursday through September 28. The course is free; you can attend any and all of the screenings at the Council Room at Swarthmore Borough Hall. Refreshments will be served. Information is at swarthmorepubliclibrary.org/allevents.

Gourmet Pierogis Are Back

After a summer long break, homemade pierogis are back on the menu for neighbors and members of the Holy Myrrh-Bearers Eastern Catholic Church at 900 Fairview Road in Swarthmorewood. “The parish’s pierogi makers just couldn’t stop pinching for the entire summer,” said congregation member Myron Shegda of Springfield. The delicious fruits of their labors will be ready two weekends hence, but can be ordered now through Sunday, August 13.

Offerings include Buffalo chicken, kielbasa and sauerkraut, and cheesesteak (all $7 per half-dozen), jalapeno cheddar ($5 per half-dozen), and blueberry ($6 per half-dozen).

E-mail orders to HMBChurch@verizon.net, or leave a phone message at (610) 544-1215. Include your name, phone number, and number of each type desired. Pickup will be on Saturday, August 19, between noon and 5 p.m. at the church.

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