What’s happening around town…

Big Time Tennis in Town This Weekend

Top college and amateur tennis players will come to Swarthmore this weekend (June 24-26) for the Summer Tennis Circuit presented by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).

The events are free, and all spectators are welcome to watch the matches on Swarthmore College’s Faulkner Tennis Courts and across Chester Road at the College Avenue courts. In case of rain, matches will be at the Mullan Indoor Tennis Center.

The Saturday first and second round action runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Quarterfinals and semifinals are at the same time Sunday, with finals to take place Monday from 9 a.m. to noon on the College Avenue courts. Players compete to earn points for the ITA National Circuit Finals in Texas this August.

Public Forum on Open Space Thursday at WES

Citizens of Nether Providence Township, Rose Valley, Rutledge, and Swarthmore boroughs are invited to share their views, concerns and hopes for parks, recreation and open space in a session Thursday, June 29, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the multi-purpose room of Wallingford Elementary School.

With a review of recommendations in a draft open space plan, this session continues the conversation among neighbors and government representatives about these important components of quality of life in our area.

Change Is Expected in
CAC’s ‘Metamorphosis’ Exhibition

Jessica Eldredge’s Kaleidoscope 20 is on display in the exhibition Metamorphosis at Community Arts Center.

Jessica Eldredge’s Kaleidoscope 20 is on display in the exhibition Metamorphosis at Community Arts Center.

“Metamorphosis,” the Community Arts Center’s Summer Fellow program exhibition, opens this Sunday, June 25, with a reception in CAC’s Duke Gallery.

The exhibition starts with selected works by Carol Gannon and Jessica Eldredge. The shape it will take later in the summer is to be determined by the art these two teaching fellows produce in collaboration with children ages 4-11, who are enrolled in Community Arts Center’s Summer Spree Art Camp. Some of this collaborative work will be added to the exhibition as the summer progresses, in keeping with the Summer Spree theme of Metamorphosis.

Sunday’s wine and cheese reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at CAC (414 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford) will also celebrate the art and artists of other exhibitions opening this week and running through July 22.

These include CAC’s Ceramic Associates in the Lounge Gallery, the members of CAC’s mixed media studio in the Stairwell Gallery, paintings by Priscilla Bohlen in the Fay Freedman Gallery, and photography by Shari Sikora on the BeaDazzle Wall.

Receptions and exhibits are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

School’s Out; Summer Reading Books Are In

The Swarthmore Campus and Community Store offers students several inducements to get summer reading off to a good start.

At the Swarthmore bookstore, students can hand-pick the books they want to read, selecting among the options and required reading lists specified by grade for Wallingford-Swarthmore district students, as well as hundreds of general interest books and bestsellers.

From June 23 through July 7, the Swarthmore Campus and Community Store offers 10% off in-stock required reading list books for Swarthmore-Rutledge, Wallingford, and Nether Providence Elementary Schools, Strath Haven Middle School, and Strath Haven High School.

Finally, students score a free ice cream sandwich (one per customer) with purchase of two or more titles. The Campus and Community Store is open every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (6 p.m. on Sundays) at 4 S. Chester Road in Swarthmore.

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