Friday, August 10
Spanish Conversation at SPL: 2 pm. Monthly discussion group welcomes beginning and intermediate Spanish speakers. 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.
Todd Fausnacht at waR3house3: 7 pm. Philly folkie plays originals and covers. Lisa Chosed opens. 100 Park Avenue, Suite WH3. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. BYOB. waR3house3.com.
John Dominic Crossan at Pendle Hill: 7:30 pm – 9 pm. Christianity historian gives two talks (including another at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 11) on “The Challenges of Progressive Christianity.” Register first at pendlehill.org. 338 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford.
Barefoot Bobby & the Breakers at Rose Tree Park Summer Festival: 7:30 pm. Rocking, relaxing, smiling summer mix of rock, country, Motown, and beach music. Bring chairs and blankets, picnics, but no alcohol. Rain will cancel the show. Free admission; info at co.delaware.pa.us. Rose Tree Park, 1671 N. Providence Road, Media.
NEW Hound of the Baskervillles at Hedgerow: 8 pm. (Opening weekend; run continues through August 26.) Hedgerow Theatre does farce like no other company, and this side-splitting farcical adaptation by Peepolykus is like no other Sherlock Holmes tale. Hedgerowtheatre.org, 64 Rose Valley Road, Rose Valley.
Saturday, August 11
John Dominic Crossan at Pendle Hill: 9:30 am – noon. (See Friday, August 10.)
Swarthmore Farmers Market: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm. Fresh local food and fun in Swarthmore’s Central Park. Featured artist is painter and illustrator Jen Loyle. Kids create summer-friendly wind streamers. Dos Gringos rolls up in their food truck, Musical guests are Folk Fugitives at 9:30 am and Out of Order at 11:30 am. Central Park, Park and Dartmouth Avenues.
NEW Alice in Wonderland at PCS: 11 am; 3 pm. (Also Sundays through August 19.) Children’s Theater Series finishes with an hour-long trip through the looking-glass and back. Tickets are $8 for children under 12 and $10 for adults. Raymond W. Smith Theater, Players Club of Swarthmore. 614 Fairview Road. Pcstheater.org.
Historic Thomas Leiper House: 1 pm – 4 pm. (Also Sundays through summer.) 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.
Hound of the Baskervillles at Hedgerow: 4 pm. (See Friday, August 10.)
Blackbird Society Orchestra at Rose Tree Park Summer Festival: 7:30 pm. (See Friday, August 10, for venue information.) The Roaring 20s roar again in this journey back to the Jazz Age led by a great band.
Sunday, August 12
Garden Produce Dropoff: 8 am – noon. (Sundays through Labor Day.) Got surplus veg? Donate some of your garden’s bounty to senior citizens in Chester through Trinity Episcopal Church. Drop box is curbside on College Ave at N. Chester Road.
NEW Alice In Wonderland at PCS: 11 am. (See Saturday, August 11.)
Historic Thomas Leiper House: 1 pm – 4 pm. (See Saturday, August 11.)
Hound of the Baskervillles at Hedgerow: 2 pm. (See Friday, August 10.)
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.
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 menu. Broad Table Tavern, 12 S. Chester Road, Swarthmore.
The Core at Rose Tree Park Summer Festival: 7:30 pm. (See Friday, August 10, for venue information.) Eric Clapton’s music through the last half century is lovingly rendered by an ace tribute band in the last show of the Rose Tree concert season.
Monday, August 13
Mystery Mondays at SPL: 3 pm – 5 pm. Old favorites and new discoveries in the canon of British and international TV mystery series. Registration requested at swarthmorepubliclibrary.org/adults or 610-543-3171. Council Room, Swarthmore Borough Hall, 121 Park Avenue.
Tuesday, August 14
Good Night and Good Luck: 2 pm. SPL’s film discussion group screens a modern classic as relevant today as it was 13 years ago. Swarthmore Public Library, 121 Park Avenue.
Observatory Visitors Night: 9 pm. Second Tuesday sky watching opportunity at the Swarthmore College Peter van de Kamp Observatory at the Science Center. Free, and open to all, weather permitting.
Wednesday, August 15
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.
Recovery International Meeting: 7 pm. Helping those suffering from mental health issues lead more peaceful and productive lives, this group is open to all, meeting weekly at Holy Myrrh-Bearers Church, 900 Fairview Road, Swarthmore.
Thursday, August 16
The Science of Mindfulness at SPL: 10 am – noon. (Through September 13.) Video lecture series delivered and convened by Harvard Medical School professor Ronald Siegal. Each week. Three segments and refreshments. Swarthmore Public Library, 121 Park Avenue.
Nancy Craskey at Rotary Club of Swarthmore: noon. Cityteam Chester development director Nancy Craskey gives an update on the nonprofit provider of services to Chester citizens. Guests are welcome for luncheon meeting at The Inn at Swarthmore, 10 S. Chester Road. Info: rcswarthmore.org.
Hound of the Baskervillles at Hedgerow: 7:30 pm. (See Friday, August 10.)
Friday, August 17
French Conversation at SPL: 2 pm. Proficient French speakers gather monthly to discuss toutes choses. Swarthmore Public Library, 121 Park Avenue.
Front Room Fridays at Furness Library: 2 pm – 4 pm. (See Friday, August 10.)
Hound of the Baskervillles at Hedgerow: 8 pm. (See Friday, August 10.)
NEW “Reflection” at MAC Gallery. (Opening reception Saturday, August 11, 4:30-7:30 pm; show continues through September 1.) Juried painting exhibition gathers works by 20 top area abstract and representational artists on the theme “Reflection.” MAC Gallery, 609-B W. State Street, Media. Mediaartscouncil.org.
Rick Prieur Photos at Swarthmore Borough Hall. (Opening reception Friday, August 3, 6-8 pm; show continues through August.) Veteran area photographer shows original work from the more recent portion of his 50 year career. Join Rick at an opening reception on First Friday. Swarthmore Borough Hall, 121 Park Avenue.
CAC Members’ Exhibition. (Runs through August 24.) Annual show of CAC members’ best work in all media continues through August 24 in the Duke Gallery of Community Arts Center, 414 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford.
“A Heart Story” at Pendle Hill. (Show runs now through September 4.) Arla Patch’s polymer clay pieces are collected in this exhibition at the Barn Gallery. For more information on the man and the show, visit pendlehill.org. 338 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford.
Mixed Media Studio Show at CAC. (Show continues through August 18.) Two-dimensional works by advance students. Stairwell Gallery, Community Arts Center, 414 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford.