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Opening ‘Windows’ at List Gallery

Night Window–Red Curtain, 1972 Falling Window Sash, 1992. Oil on linen, 66 x 36 inches Oil on linen, 60 x 38 inches.

Night Window–Red Curtain, 1972 Falling Window Sash, 1992. Oil on linen, 66 x 36 inches Oil on linen, 60 x 38 inches.

Over nearly 70 years as an artist, Lois Dodd has become one of the most admired figurative artists working in America. Her paintings in a new show at List Gallery, called “Lois Dodd: Windows and Reflections” explores her decades-long fascination with windows, tree limbs, ponds, and other natural landscape elements that both frame and focus our attention.

The exhibition of Dodd’s paintings opens on Thursday, November 3, at List with an artist’s talk at 4:30 p.m. in the cinema at the Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore College.

Dodd will speak with critic, teacher and writer Faye Hirsch and List Gallery director Andrea Packard, who curated the exhibition. A reception follows in the List Gallery from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The events and exhibition are free and open to the public. For a PDF of the catalog and other information, e-mail apackar1@swarthmore.edu or call (610) 328-8488.

SSCA Luncheon

Join the Swarthmore Senior Citizens’ Association Gathering Place luncheon meeting Wednesday, November 2, at noon, for a light catered lunch and at 12:30 p.m. to hear Dr. John Christodouleas, a radiation oncologist, who specializes in the treatment of prostate and bladder cancers.

The luncheon will take place at the Swarthmore United Methodist Church, 129 Park Avenue. All are welcome. For more information, call (610) 952-0649.

Medicare Update Presentation

A Medicare Enrollment presentation will be held in Springfield coinciding with the open enrollment period, which runs through December 7.

This presentation will explain the upcoming year’s changes, and provide information about Medicare premiums, deductibles, co-pays, new Medicare Advantage Plans, and Part D prescription plans.

The free presentation will be held on Thursday, November 10, at 2 p.m. at the Springfield Township Building. For more information and to pre-register (required), contact Lori at (484) 496-2138.

‘Hot Topics’ Affecting Seniors

A presentation regarding updates in the law and hot topics affecting seniors, will be given on Thursday, November 3, at 1 p.m. at the Brookhaven Municipal Building.

Robert and Dana Breslin, Esq. will discuss many hot topics and answer questions at this free event. To register please contact Lori at (484) 496-2138.

Midday Monday Concert

The Akropolis Reed Quintet will perform in Swarthmore College’s Lang Concert Hall on Monday, November 7, at 12:30 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public. Attendees are welcome to bring a bag lunch.

More than Sixteen Feet

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Swarthmore College’s oldest a cappella group, Sixteen Feet, will reprise its greatest hits of the past 35 years in a reunion concert on Saturday, October 29, at the Pearson-Hall Theatre in Lang Performing Arts Center.

Alumni from four decades will join in song as part of Swarthmore College’s Garnet Weekend.The performance begins at 8 p.m. and is open to all, free of charge.

Bark in the Park Walk/5K

The Providence Animal Center hosts its annual Bark in the Park Dog Walk/5K and Fall Festival on Saturday, October 29, at Rose Tree Park from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Attendees can bring their own dog(s) or can “rent” a shelter dog. Pre-registration for the walk/run and fun contests is available at providenceac.org.

Fundraisers who collect over $75 in donations for the lifesaving nonprofit will receive an event T-shirt. The event will be held rain or shine.

LWV’s Olivia Thorne Breaks Down
the Elections at SPL

It’s election eve — do you know where your votes are going?

The League of Women Voters may have the best repository of information on races from the top to bottom of your ballot, and the League’s Olivia Thorne will share that info with you next Tuesday, November 1, at 7 p.m. at Swarthmore Public Library, 121 Park Avenue,

Thorne has been very active in efforts to maintain fair voting laws and practices in Pennsylvania. She will share news and answer questions about races national and local, to help you inform yourself before entering the voting booth.

The program is free and open to the public. To register, call (610) 543-0436 or e-mail swarthmore@delcolibraries.org.

Thanksgiving Arrangements

Join gardener Adam Glas, on Tuesday, November 22, in the Gillespie Room on Swarthmore College’s campus, to create a gorgeous arrangement for your Thanksgiving table with fresh autumn greens and flowers.

Participants will create their own centerpiece to take home. Only 18 spaces are available; the registration fee is $55 for nonmembers and $45 for Scott members. To register, go to scottarboretum.org or call (610) 328-8025.

Caregiver Support Group at Chester Senior Center

Join this group of caregivers and professionals to share experiences, resources, and information.

The group will meet with facilitator Debbie Templeton on Tuesday, November 1, at 2 p.m. For more information, contact the Chester Senior Center at (610) 497-3550.

Cure: An Ideology?

On Friday, November 4, at Science Center 101 of Swarthmore College, author, poet and activist Eli Clare explores the roots and contemporary concepts of “cure,” which he defines as “the deeply held belief that body-minds considered broken need to be fixed.” His forthcoming book is Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure.

The talk from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. is free and open to the public.

Scott Workshop: Design with Natives

Travis Beck, director of horticulture at the Mt. Cuba Center in Delaware, will show examples of beautiful native plantings in a variety of styles from Mt. Cuba and beyond. He’ll share strategies for design success and discuss how to deal with some of the challenges that natives bring.

The event will take place on Friday, November 4, from 10 a.m. until noon at the Gillespie Room at the Scott Arboretum’s office on College Avenue.

The registration fee is $30 for nonmembers, and $20 for Scott Arboretum and Association of Professional Landscape Designers members. To register, go to scottarboretum.org or call (610) 328-8025.

Scott and Hardy Plant Society
Welcomes Dan Heims

Dan Heims, president of the Terra Nova Nurseries, will be discussing some of the newest, most exciting perennials, tropicals, and woodies.

This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited to 200 and will seat on a first come, first served basis.

The event will take place at the Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema on Sunday, November 6, starting at 2 p.m. For more information, visit scottarboretum.org.

Mad Poets Society Welcomes
J.C. Todd and Dilruba Ahmed

The Mad Poets Society presents J.C. Todd and Dilruba Ahmed as they read their poems on Wednesday, November 2, at 7 p.m. at the Community Arts Center in Wallingford.

J.C. Todd

J.C. Todd

J.C. Todd is a winner of the International Literary Awards’ Rita Dove Poetry Prize. She is also the author of three poetry collections.

Dilruba Ahmed’s poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Blackbird, New England Review, New Orleans Review, and Poetry. She is also a lecturer in creative writing at Bryn Mawr College.

For more information, contact Sibelan Forrester at (610) 328- 8162 or e-mail sforres1@swarthmore.edu.

Ladies’ Night Out at Notre Dame

Ladies, come out for an evening of fun, socializing, and shopping on Friday, November 4, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The event will take place in Father Nelson Hall on the grounds of Notre Dame de Lourdes Parish.

More than 40 vendors will be on hand, and lots of fantastic prizes will be auctioned off. There will also be the opportunity to exchange any silver or gold pieces (jewelry, flatware, platters) for cash.

Notre Dame is located at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Fairview Road in Swarthmore.

Nature’s Narratives at Scott

Join fellow garden enthusiasts and book lovers in a book discussion group sponsored by the Scott Arboretum.

The discussions are free and open to the public and will take place in the Scott Horticultural Library on Wednesday, November 9, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Advance registration is required; please read the book first (Nature Wars: The Incredible Story of How Wildlife Comebacks Turned Backyards into Battlegrounds). For more information, call (610) 328-8025.

Jayce Ogren Conducts Orchestra 2001
in ‘Body Music’

Orchestra 2001’s season opener of “Body Music,” conducted by Jayce Ogren, will take place at the Lang Concert Hall on Saturday, October 29, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The performance features dance-inspired music composed by Derek Bermel, John Adams. Sebastian Currier, and Joan Tower. There will be a pre-concert discussion at 7:30 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public.

Providing Rides to Polls on November 8

The Swarthmore Senior Citizens Association will provide rides to and from the three polling places in Swarthmore Borough on Election Day, November 8. This will be a nonpartisan service, open to all who are going to vote in this election. Rides can be arranged from home to polling place and back during the day.

Some early morning rides may be available from the polling places to the Swarthmore SEPTA station. In the evening, rides will be available from the train station to the polling place and then home. Please prearrange your ride by calling (610) 544-3876 and leaving a message with your name and phone number.

Seniors are volunteering to drive as a service to the community, and to encourage everyone to get out and vote. If you would like to drive (whether or not you are a senior) call the phone number above and leave your information.

‘Trunk or Treat’ at Wallingford Pres

Join the Wallingford Presbyterian Church as it hosts its first annual Trunk or Treat event on Sunday, October 30, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Those interested in decorating and offering treats from the trunks of their cars should arrive at 3:30 p.m. to set up.

Wallingford Presbyterian Church is located at 110 E. Brookhaven Road. For more information contact Jenny Montague at (610) 742-5343. Parents are encouraged to register under the kids section of the WPC website, wallingfordpres.org.

William Sharp Master Class

William Sharp

William Sharp

William Sharp, a baritone known for his vocal quality, sensitivity, and charisma, will conduct a master class for Swarthmore College students on Sunday, October 30, starting at 2 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the Gil and Mary Stott Chamber Music Master Class Series and the College’s Department of Music and Dance.

The event is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required. The event will take place at the Lang Concert Hall on the Swarthmore College campus.

In Brief: Short Plays at MAC Gallery

Seven plays in less than 70 minutes: that’s the pitch this weekend at MAC Gallery, 609-B W. State Street in Media.

Delaware County playwrights Margie Royal and Gwen Armstrong Barker have written or adapted (from Hawthorne and Poe) seven spooky, comic and thought-provoking plays for this Halloween weekend, directed and acted by veteran theatre professionals.

Showtime is 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, October 28 and 29.

“Pierrot at War,” painted by Elenore Abbott, adorns the invitation to the Rose Valley Museum and Historical Society’s ”Masquerade” fundraiser this Saturday, October 29, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Thunderbird Lodge, 41 Rose Valley Road. Tickets are available at the door for $75 apiece. “Pierrot” is among the artifacts and objects that will be collected in the Museum. Information is at rosevalleymuseum.org and (610) 627-1210.

“Pierrot at War,” painted by Elenore Abbott, adorns the invitation to the Rose Valley Museum and Historical Society’s ”Masquerade” fundraiser this Saturday, October 29, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Thunderbird Lodge, 41 Rose Valley Road. Tickets are available at the door for $75 apiece. “Pierrot” is among the artifacts and objects that will be collected in the Museum. Information is at rosevalleymuseum.org and (610) 627-1210.

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