Community Calendar

Solo pianist Richard Dowling plays the music of Scott Joplin in this session of the Tri-State Jazz Society at Community Arts Center. See calendar listing for Sunday, August 20.

Friday, August 18

French Conversation at SPL: 2 pm. (Monthly on third Friday.) Advanced French speakers exchange ideas and discuss the world in this salon. Swarthmore Public Library, 121 Park Avenue.

Front Room Fridays at Furness Library: 2 pm – 4 pm. Adults and teens, come color away your stress at Helen Kate, with mellow music, coloring books and pages, colored pencils and friendly company. Bring your own supplies if you wish. Free; no registration required. Helen Kate Furness Free Library, 100 N. Providence Road, Wallingford.

Saturday, August 19

Swarthmore Farmers Market: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm. An ever-changing array of local vendors offer fresh fruit and veg, meats, baked goods and specialty items. Kids make snowy owls with teachers from The Creative Living Room. Matt Wenger plays at 9:30 am; Dave Falcone at 11:30 am. This week, homebrew club Delco Wooder Works provides info and samples; artist Dawn Gomeau shows and sells unique and original DOC dog collars; and Holy Myrrh Bearers Church members sell and take orders for their artisanal pierogis. Occasional and recurring vendors include Whiskey Hollow Maple Syrup, Randalia Bee Hives, and Taste of Puebla, and D’Emilio’s Old World Ice Treats. Info: swarthmorefarmersmarket.org. Swarthmore Central Park, Park and Dartmouth avenues.

Historic Thomas Leiper House: 1 pm – 4 pm. Tour the 1785 Thomas Leiper House, its furnished rooms and outbuildings, and learn about the life of the Leiper family and contemporaries in the post-colonial era. Admission is free, but a donation of $1 per person is appreciated. Information: (610) 566-6365. 521 Avondale Road, Wallingford.

Sunday, August 20

Donate Fresh Produce: 9:30 am – noon. (Every Sunday through Labor Day.) Share the bounty of your garden, and drop off fresh garden produce for senior citizens of Chester. Bins are curbside along College Avenue in front of Trinity Episcopal Church in Swarthmore.

Historic Thomas Leiper House: 1 pm – 4 pm. (See Saturday, August 12.)

Richard Dowling at Tri-State Jazz Society: 2 pm. Solo pianist Richard Dowling plays the music of Scott Joplin in this session of the Tri-State Jazz Society at Community Arts Center. Tickets: $10-$20; free for students. Tristatejazz.org. 414 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford.

Board Games at Swarthmore Borough Hall: 2 pm – 5 pm. (Weekly.) Board gaming. Friendly, mostly recently-created “Eurogames,” led by Jim Moskowitz. Adults and kids are welcome; no prior experience necessary. Games are provided, and you can bring your own. FREE. Swarthmore Borough Hall, 121 Park Avenue.

Family Game Night at Broad Table Tavern: 4 pm – closing. Enjoy classic games with your family and friends while you savor selections from the Tavern’s summer menu. Broad Table Tavern, 12 S. Chester Road, Swarthmore.

Monday, August 21

Tuesday, August 22

Beginning Knitting at Furness Library: 10:30 am. (Last session.) Learn the Mistake Rib stitch and make a scarf. Limited to 10 students, so call ahead at (610) 566-9331. Helen Kate Furness Free Library, 100 N, Providence Road, Wallingford.

Freckleface Strawberry at PCS: 7 pm. (Through Thursday, August 24.) Players Club’s Children’s Theater Series finishes with a bang-up version of the musical based on the Julianne Moore books of the same name, acted and sung by some of our area’s most talented young actors. Tickets: $8-$10. Players Club of Swarthmore, 614 Fairview Road.

Rose Valley Environmental Advisory Council: 7:30 pm. Monthly meeting. Borough Hall, 9 Old Mill Lane.

Wednesday, August 23

Food Collection for Chester Eastside: 8 am – 7 pm. (Each Wednesday.) Donate canned and fresh foods for Chester Eastside Ministries and its community. Swarthmore Co-op, 341 Dartmouth Avenue.

Thursday, August 17

The World’s Greatest Paintings: 10 am – noon. Swarthmore Public Library’s four week video lecture series continues with Botticelli, Bellini, Durer, Da Vinci, and Raphael. FREE. Swarthmore Borough Hall, 121 Park Avenue.

Swarthmore Discussion Group Reception: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm. Current members of the Swarthmore Discussion Group and new inquirers are all invited to rekindle relationships and meet new and interesting neighbors and some of the speakers in this year’s series. Free reception features snacks and nonalcoholic beverages; happy hour specials are available at the Tavern. Info: mcarr1@swarthmore.edu. Sycamore Room, The Inn at Swarthmore, 10 S. Chester Road.

Kids’ Community Carnival: 6 pm – 8 pm. Games, face-painting, moon bounce, food and more await your family at this classic summer carnival for kids in grades 5 and below. Free admission. Grace Bible Fellowship Church, 723 S. Providence Road, Wallingford.

Freckleface Strawberry at PCS: 7 pm. (See Tuesday, August 22.)

Friday, August 25

Front Room Fridays at Furness Library: 2 pm – 4 pm. (See Friday, August 4.)

Saturday, August 26

Swarthmore Farmers Market: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm. Pennsylvania Produce Month continues as top local vendors offer fresh fruit and veg, meats, baked goods and specialty items. Edian Rodriguez amazes kids and adults with his bees, including a living hive. Local duo Last Chance plays at 9:30 am; John Bickel at 11:30 am. This week, Swarthmore Horticultural Society leads the week’s community activity, and artist Jen Loyle displays her whimsical illustration that delight all ages. Hazel & Ash and Neil’s Sharpening Service come for a monthly visit; returning vendors include Market Day Canele, Tooth of the Lion Apothecary, and Rafiki Shoppe. Summer J brings ice pops for dessert. Info: swarthmorefarmersmarket.org. Swarthmore Central Park, Park and Dartmouth avenues.

Food Pantry and Free Lunch: 10 am – noon. (2nd and 4th Saturdays.) Local residents in need of sustenance can get five days’ worth of groceries, as well as a nice hot meal on site at Christ Tabernacle Church, 14 S. Morton Avenue, Morton.

Historic Thomas Leiper House: 1 pm – 4 pm. (See Saturday, August 19.)

Sunday, August 27

Donate Fresh Produce: 9:30 am – noon. (Every Sunday through Labor Day.) Share the bounty of your garden, and drop off fresh garden produce for senior citizens of Chester. Bins are curbside along College Avenue in front of Trinity Episcopal Church in Swarthmore.

Bye Bye Big Bugs: 10 am – 2 pm. Tag monarchs at the Butterfly House, browse the arthropods at the Academy of Natural Sciences’ Touch Table, and take in the final day of the Tyler Arboretum’s Big Bugs installation. Free with regular admission of $10-$15. tylerarboretum.org. 515 Painter Road, Media.

Historic Thomas Leiper House: 1 pm – 4 pm. (See Saturday, August 19.)

Board Games at Swarthmore Borough Hall: 2 pm – 5 pm. (Weekly.) Board gaming. Friendly, mostly recently-created “Eurogames,” led by Jim Moskowitz. Adults and kids are welcome; no prior experience necessary. Games are provided, and you can bring your own. FREE. Swarthmore Borough Hall, 121 Park Avenue.

Family Game Night at Broad Table Tavern: 4 pm – closing. Enjoy classic games with your family and friends while you savor selections from the Tavern’s summer menu. Broad Table Tavern, 12 S. Chester Road, Swarthmore.

Monday, August 28

Rutledge Borough Council: 7 pm. Monthly meeting is open to the public. 212 Unity Terrace.

Tuesday, August 29

Wednesday, August 30

Food Collection for Chester Eastside: 8 am – 7 pm. (Each Wednesday.) Donate canned and fresh foods for Chester Eastside Ministries and its community. Swarthmore Co-op, 341 Dartmouth Avenue.

Evening Highlight Tour of Scott Arboretum Plant Sale Preview: 7 pm. Free tour of the arboretum’s collections, led by Scott staff. Canceled by inclement weather; call first to (610) 328-8025. Info: scottarboretum.org. Meet at the College Lane offices of Scott Arboretum.

Thursday, August 31

The World’s Greatest Paintings: 10 am – noon. Swarthmore Public Library’s eight week video lecture series continues with Rubens, Vermeer, Velazquez, Rembrandt, Hals, and LaTour. Free. Swarthmore Borough Hall, 121 Park Avenue.

Project C.U.R.E. at Rotary Club of Swarthmore: noon. George Hatzfeld, former project manager for Project C.U.R.E., will talk about his work in developing countries and the work that his organization has done there in health partnerships with Rotary. Visitors are welcome. The Inn at Swarthmore, 10 S. Chester Road.

Friday, September 1

Front Room Fridays at Furness Library: 2 pm – 4 pm. (See Friday, August 18.)

EXHIBITS

Memories: Works by Rinal Parikh. (Exhibition continues through August 31.) Color, folk art, and childhood memories of India influence the vibrant creations of local multimedia artist Rinal Parikh, whose work is collected in this solo show at the Barn Gallery. Info and hours at Pendlehill.org. Pendle Hill, 338 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford.

CAC Members’ Exhibition (Through August 26.) The annual members’ exhibition opens with a free reception July 31 at 2 p.m. in the Duke Gallery, and runs through August 26. Variety is the spice of this exhibition. Community Carts Center, 414 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford.

Traveling Without Cars in Photos at Borough Hall. (Through August.) Swarthmore Friends of the Arts presents a photo exhibition entitled “Are We There Yet?” exploring the alternatives to auto travel, sponsored by aFewSteps.org and exhibited at Swarthmore Borough Hall, 121 Park Avenue.