Community Calendar

Yog-Ami Kids Yoga Festival invites kids ages 2 to 7 to celebrate Saturday’s International Day of Yoga in Central Park during the Swarthmore Farmers Market. See calendar listing for Saturday, June 24.

Yog-Ami Kids Yoga Festival invites kids ages 2 to 7 to celebrate Saturday’s International Day of Yoga in Central Park during the Swarthmore Farmers Market. See calendar listing for Saturday, June 24.

Friday, June 23

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.

Dave Fiebert at Our Community Cup Coffeehouse: 5 pm – 9 pm. Singer-songwriter Dave Fiebert performs his original compositions influenced by the giants of folk and Americana, and covers modern classics by other acoustic artists. Music is just part of the offering at this gathering place for young adults with disabilities including Asperger’s, autism, etc., their families and caregivers. Games and activities open the evening, followed by a shared meal. Musicians take the stage from 7:30 to 8:30 pm. Open to all; free will offering will be collected. Info: ourcommunitycup.com. Tree of Life Church, 933 Baltimore Pike, Springfield.

Why Bees Are Awesome at the Amphitheater: 6 pm. Children and parents swarm to the amphitheater (Borough Hall in case of rain) to learn from Don the Beekeeper about how bees work, what beekeepers do, and why these pollinators are so important. The event is free and open to all at Central Park Amphitheater.

Barefoot Bobby & the Breakers at Rose Tree Park Summer Festival: 7:30 pm. Get the party started this weekend with Barefoot Bobby’s blend of pop, Motown, classic rock and modern country. Bring chairs and blanket, 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.

Cabaret at Spotlight Theatre: 8 pm. (Closes June 24.) Kander and Ebb’s modern classic musical is fresh today in Spotlight Theatre’s production at Swarthmore United Methodist Church. Tickets ($15-$20) and information are at spotlighttheatrepa.org. 129 Park Avenue, Swarthmore.

Saturday, June 24

Electronics Recycling for Good: 8:30 am – noon. Recycle obsolete tech, broken stuff and unwanted electronics to help PAR Recycle Works train ex-offenders for new jobs. FREE, except for $30 donation per CRT monitor or TV. St. John Chrysostom Catholic Church, 617 S. Providence Road, Wallingford.

Swarthmore Farmers Market: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm. Local vendors offer fresh fruit and veg, meats, baked goods and specialty items. Kids join Allison DeSalvo in YogAmi’s Yoga Festival, with stretching and strength on the lawn, stories, and music from 10:30 to 11:30 am ($10 child/$15 family donation suggested; bring yoga mat or towel.) On stage in Central Park are recording artists Last Chance at 9:30 am and John Bickel at 11:30 am. Artist Katie Horn brings Cat Horn Accessories, and Jennifer Pflueger and Helen Nadel whip up terrific salads from local ingredients around 10:30. Neil’s Sharpening Service, Nether Providence Soaps, and Hazel and Ash Organics return; Bonjour Creperie is this week’s food truck. Info: swarthmorefarmersmarket.org. Swarthmore Town Center, Park and Dartmouth avenues.

Furry Tails with a Twist at Players Club: 3 pm. (Closes June 25.) PCS’s Children’s Series starts the summer with the inventive, interactive, and delightful take on reinventing classic fairy tales. Furry Tails with a Twist brings the audience into the world of creativity at the Raymond W. Smith Stage, with actors joining you for cookies and juice following the show in the lobby. Tickets are $8-$10 at the door or online at ovationtix.com; info at pcstheater.org. Players Club of Swarthmore, 614 Fairview Road.

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.

Separate Ways at Rose Tree Park Summer Festival: 7:30 pm. (See Friday, June 23, for venue info.) The ultimate Journey tribute band features five virtuosos recreating the rock band’s catalog of hits in the guise of its powerhouse mid-1980s lineup.

Cabaret at Spotlight Theatre: 8 pm. (Last show. See Friday, June 23.)

Sunday, June 25

Furry Tails with a Twist at Players Club: 11 am. (Last performance. See Saturday, June 24.)

Historic Thomas Leiper House: 1 pm – 4 pm. (See Saturday, June 24.)

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.

Lights Out! Tribute to Frankie Valli at Rose Tree Park: 7:30 pm. (See Friday, June 23, for venue info.) Four dynamite vocalists and a crack band recreate the Four Seasons’ hits from the 1950s through the 1980s.

Monday, June 26

Toddler Tales at SPL: 9:30 am; 10:30 am. (Weekly; also Thursdays at 10:30 am.) For ages 2 to 3 ½. Register online at swarthmorepubliclibrary.org/blog. Swarthmore Public Library, 121 Park Avenue.

Toddler Tales at Furness Library: 10:15 am. (Weekly through July 17.) “Hooray for Birds” is the theme this week. For ages 2 to 3 ½. Register at (610) 566-9331, ext. 4, or at the Helen Kate Furness Free Library, 100 N. Providence Road, Wallingford.

Movietime at HKF: 3 pm. (Weekly though July 24.) Jungle Book is the feature for all ages in the Chadwick Auditorium. FREE at the Helen Kate Furness Free Library, 100 N. Providence Road, Wallingford.

Creative Kids at SPL: 4:15 pm. (Weekly.) For ages 5 to 7. Register online at swarthmorepubliclibrary.org/blog. Swarthmore Public Library, 121 Park Avenue.

Wallingford-Swarthmore School Board: 7 pm. Bimonthly meeting is open to the public. Strath Haven Middle School library, 200 S. Providence Road, Wallingford.

Rutledge Borough Council: 7 pm. Monthly work session, open to the public. 212 Unity Terrace, Rutledge.

Tuesday, June 27

Wee Read at SPL: 9:30 am; 10:30 am. (Weekly.) For ages 1 to 2. Register online at swarthmorepubliclibrary.org/blog. Swarthmore Public Library, 121 Park Avenue.

Preschool Storytime at SPL: 2 pm. (Weekly; also Wednesdays at 1 pm.) For ages 3½ to 5. Register online at swarthmorepubliclibrary.org/blog. Swarthmore Public Library, 121 Park Avenue.

Build It! at HKF: 3:30 pm. (Weekly.) “Tower Rising” is this week’s project for budding engineers entering grades 1 through 5. Register at (610) 566-9331, ext. 4, or at the Helen Kate Furness Free Library, 100 N. Providence Road, Wallingford.

Wednesday, June 28

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.

Preschool Storytime at SPL: 1 pm. (See Monday, June 26.)

SKOYZ Funhouse at Furness Library: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm. (Must register in advance and come Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.) Skill toys (SKOYZ) from around the world will challenge and engage 4th through 8th graders in active learning and play. Games – Spinning Plates, Diablo, Flower Sticks, Kendama, and Chatter Rings – help build concentration and problem-solving skills. Call (610) 566-9331, ext. 4, or stop by the front desk of the library at 100 N. Providence Road in Wallingford.

Sciencetellers at the Amphitheater: 6 pm. Sciencetellers combine experiments with dynamic storytelling at this week’s Wonderful Wednesday, which is open to all, of all ages. Info at swarthmorepubliclibrary.org/blog. Central Park Amphitheater, 121 Park Avenue.

Sunset Stories at Helen Kate Furness Free Library: 7 pm. Ages 3 to 8 gather as the day cools for themed stories. This week: “Build a House.” Register at (610) 566-9331, ext. 4, or at the Library, 100 N. Providence Road, Wallingford.

PAWS for Reading at HKF: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm. (Weekly except July 5.) Ages 5 and up can read a book to the friendly therapy dogs of PAWS. Sign up for 15-minute slot at (610) 566-9331, ext. 4, or at the Helen Kate Furness Free Library, 100 N. Providence Road, Wallingford.

Chester County Concert Band at Rose Tree Park Summer Festival: 10 am. (See Friday, June 23, for venue info.) A BIG (90+ piece) big band takes on everything from Broadway show tunes to marches, patriotic tunes to toe tappers.

Thursday, June 29

Infants Only at SPL: 9:30 am. (Weekly.) For ages birth to 1. Register online at swarthmorepubliclibrary.org/blog. Swarthmore Public Library, 121 Park Avenue.

Toddler Tales at SPL: 10:30 am. (See Monday, June 26.)

Climate Scientist Sean O’Donnell at Rotary Club of Swarthmore: noon. Sean O’Donnell, Drexel Professor in the Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science will talk to Rotarians about the science of climate change, discussing the evidence that climate is changing, what humans are doing to affect climate and how scientists know human activities are causing climate change. Visitors are welcome. The Inn at Swarthmore, 10 S. Chester Road.

Book Club at SPL: 4:15 pm. (Weekly.) For ages 8-11. Register online at swarthmorepubliclibrary.org/blog. Swarthmore Public Library, 121 Park Avenue.

SRA Town Picnic: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm. The annual town picnic serves up dinner at 6 pm sharp, with fun and games to follow. FREE; please bring a side dish or dessert to the picnic on the playing fields behind Swarthmore-Rutledge School, 100 College Avenue.

Will Paynter and Jay Popky on Thursday Night Live: 6 pm – 9 pm. Swarthmore summer and Sonoma Sound – perfect together. Will Paynter and Jay Popky headline, with Jack Scott and Ingrid Rosenback of Last Chance opening the show in the amphitheater at Swarthmore’s Central Park or, in the case of rain, indoors at waR3house3 at 110 Park Avenue, WH3. These free concerts start at 6 p.m. and run till 9 p.m. or so.

“The Art of Making Pasta” at Broad Table Tavern: 6:30 pm. The Chef’s Table series continues with “The Art of Making Pasta.” Seating is at 6:30 and the dinner event begins at 7 pm. Make a reservation ($75 per person) at (610) 543-7500 for this sumptuous dinner at The Broad Table Tavern at the Inn at Swarthmore, 12 S. Chester Road.

Audra McLaughlin at Rose Tree Park Summer Festival: 7:30 pm. (See Friday, June 23, for venue info.) Delco’s own Audra McLaughlin builds on her success on NBC’s “The Voice,” interspersing originals with country and rock winners.

Friday, June 30

Kids’ concert: Steve Pullara at Rose Tree Park Summer Festival: 10 am. (See Friday, June 23, for venue info.) Grammy winner Steve Pullara and his Cool Beans Band bring zany, melodic fun to kids and families of all ages in a special matinee.

Front Room Fridays at Furness Library: 2 pm – 4 pm. (See Friday, June 23.)

Silver Wind with Olivia Leonard at Our Community Cup Coffeehouse: 5 pm – 9 pm. Mike Mascia plays Native American flute; Jackie Neuman sings and plays guitar, and friend back up on percussion and bass. Soulful singer Olivia Leonard opens. Music is just part of the offering at this gathering place for young adults with disabilities including Asperger’s, autism, etc., their families and caregivers. Games and activities open the evening, followed by a shared meal. Musicians take the stage from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Open to all; free will offering will be collected. Info: ourcommunitycup.com. Tree of Life Church, 933 Baltimore Pike, Springfield.

Blues Summit w/ Lonnie Shields & Jesse Loewy at Rose Tree Park: 7:30 pm. (See Friday, June 23, for venue info.) Media’s own Lonnie Shields and local wunderkind Jessie Loewy form a powerful blues bill to start your weekend party with Barefoot Bobby’s blend of pop, Motown, classic rock and modern country.

 EXHIBITIONS

Swarthmore Friends of the Arts Group Show. (Closes June 26.) The 21st annual exhibit features varied work by 28 Swarthmore, Rutledge, and Wallingford artists opens Friday night with a reception at 6 p.m. All are welcome; reception and show are free. Swarthmore Borough Hall, 121 Park Avenue.

Memories: Works by Rinal Parikh. (Artist’s reception July 2; 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.

NEW “Metamorphosis” at Community Arts Center. (Opening reception Sunday, June 25, at 2 pm; show continues through July 22.) The “Metamorphosis” exhibition opens this Sunday, June 25 at 2 pm with a reception and works by CAC Summer Fellows Carol Gannon and Jessica Eldredge in CAC’s Duke Gallery. Sunday’s wine and cheese reception also opens several other exhibitions at the Community Arts Center, 414 Plush Mill Road, in Wallingford.