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Allons danser! The Lost Northern Tribe (pictured) will play zydeco as one of the five bands in Community Arts Center’s 5th annual Tie-Dye Music Festival, Saturday, July 15. All ages are welcome to this free fest.

Sounds and Colors in Bloom
at CAC’s Tie-Dye Music Festival July 15

A celebration of creativity, Community Arts Center’s fifth annual Tie-Dye Music Festival takes place next Saturday, July 15, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., rain or shine, at 414 Plush Mill Road in Wallingford. This free, family concert features live music all afternoon with Darlingtyn, Out of Order, Light Rail, Sonoma Sound, and Lost Northern Tribe.

The Tie-Dye Music Festival is held on the side lawn of the Arts Center, or inside the Duke Gallery if it rains. During the performances, concertgoers can enjoy tie-dye activities, vendors, raffles, food, and the company of fellow community members. Crafty folks and novices are all invited to purchase event T-shirts for $10 and tie-dye them for no additional charge, or people may bring up to two items of their own to tie-dye for a $5 charge. CAC staff and expert tie-dye artist Bob Deane will be on hand to help participants with the tie-dye process and with achieving the desired design and color of their finished products.

Performances include New Orleans zydeco by The Lost Northern Tribe, original roots music with threads of Americana, blues and folk, by Sonoma Sound, improvisational rock by Light Rail, classic rock, alternative and pop by Out of Order, and Americana folk by Darlingtyn.

Hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, artisanal pizzas, drinks, and water ice will be available for purchase from CAC volunteers during the event. Guests are also welcome to bring their own food and non-alcoholic beverages.

The Tie-Dye Music Festival is a rain or shine event sponsored by Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs/blankets for outside seating. No dogs or alcoholic beverages please. For more information or driving directions, contact Community Arts Center at (610) 566-1713 or look online at www.communityartscenter.org.

Vegging out This Summer? Brag About It!

If you are a gardener enjoying a particularly abundant or lovely agricultural summer, now is the time to take pride, The Delaware County Master Gardener annual garden contest is taking applications through July 21 for its 2017 honors. Judging will take place on July 28, and awards will be presented September 30 at the Fall Festival in Smedley Park in Media.

Categories for the contest include individual, community, youth, and first year vegetable gardens. Applications are available through the Penn State Extension at (610) 690-2655, or at extension.psu.edu/plants/master-gardener/counties/Delaware.

SPL Invites Youth to Read and Explore

Young readers can deepen their reading skills and satisfaction this summer in Swarthmore Public Library’s Summer Reading Club, and find adventure in SPL’s weekly missions. Readers can sign up online at swarthmorepubliclibrary.com, log in total minutes read, and come in to the library each week to try their luck on the prize wheel.

Also weekly, kids can check the library’s Facebook page or visit the library to find out their mission for the week. Complete six, and join an ice cream party in late summer!

Middle School Collage Workshop at SPL

Anyone can do collage, one of our oldest and most varied art forms. Now middle schoolers (entering grades 6 through 9) can sign up to learn some techniques and gain some inspiration from guest teachers Linnie Greenburg and Ginny Conover in a four-day course coming up at the Swarthmore Public Library.

This free course will be held July 31 through August 3, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the library. Register by e-mailing Scott Schumacher at swcsd@delcolibraries.org. Include your e-mail address and your grade in the fall.

Teens Take Over Furness on Thursdays

Helen Kate Furness Library’s Build a Better World Teen series is building to a big finish, with a big day planned for next Thursday, July 13. At 3 p.m., Showcase Comics brings a raft of world board games for open play until 4:30 p.m. The games include classics like Catan and Ticket To Ride, as well as newer building games. Another session will take place the following Thursday, July 20.

At 7 p.m. on Thursday, artist and Rose Valley resident Phil Noto will show his work and demonstrate his drawing process, which he uses as creator and illustrator of comics and graphic novels. His work includes the just-released Poe Dameron: Gathering Storm Star Wars graphic novel, so all art invited to don Star Wars attire for the event at the library.

Register now for these free events at the library front desk at 100 N. Providence Road in Wallingford, or by phone to (610) 566-9331, ext. 4.

Film Discussion and Spanish Conversation at SPL

The “Reel Time” film discussion group will meet next Tuesday, July 14, at 2 p.m. to screen the 2016 documentary I Am Not Your Negro at the Council Room of Swarthmore Borough Hall. The film, nominated as Best Documentary Feature at the 89th Academy Awards, is based upon James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript Remember This House. Samuel Jackson narrates Baldwin’s reminiscences of civil rights leaders and observations of American History.

On Friday, July 14, beginning and intermediate Spanish speakers are invited to brush up on conversation skills in a group meeting at 2 p.m. These Swarthmore Public Library events are free to the public and open to all, at 121 Park Avenue.

European Soul Food on the Menu Next Weekend

Got dinner plans for this weekend? Try some takeaway eastern European soul food, prepared specially for local gourmands and gourmets by the members of Holy Myrrh-Bearers Parish. The authentic and delicious Slavic dishes on the menu for next weekend include stuffed cabbage (holubsti; 3 for $10) and cabbage and noodles (halushki; $3 per pint).

Call the parish office at (610) 544-1215 or e-mail HMBChurch@verizon.net to place your order by Thursday, July 13. Pick up on Saturday, July 15, from noon to 5 p.m., or Sunday the 16th from 9 a.m. to noon at Parish Hall, 900 Fairview Road in Swarthmorewood.

Tri-State Jazz All Stars Bring
Reliable Chops, Surprise Guests

The Tri-State Jazz Society convenes an all-star quintet for its concert this Saturday, July 9, at the Community Arts Center in Wallingford. Band leader Dr. Bob Rawlins joins Randy Reinhart, Franny Smith, Ed Wise, and Paul Midiri to perform music from the Dixieland tradition through the swing era. The afternoon promises surprise appearances from guests who will sit in with the super group throughout the session.

Tickets (at the door only) are $10 for TSJS members and first-time visitors, free for students with ID and children, and $20 for others. The Community Arts Center is 414 Plush Mill Road. Info: tristatejazz.org or (856) 720-0232.

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