Feb 18th – Fall in Love with Rolling Hill Park!

Hike the Rolling Hills

Last hike of the Annual Winter Treks

Saturday, February 18 at 10:00 am

Rolling Hill Park 1301 Rose Glen Road, Gladwyne

Join Lower Merion Conservancy staff on a hike back in time to discover the mills, mansions, and farms that once existed in this 103-acre public park. Moderately steep trails lead hikers downhill on an old ghost road to a creekside path beside towering stone ruins, where we’ll discuss how over 250 years of Main Line human and natural history can be connected back to our local waterways.

Wear sturdy walking shoes and meet in the public parking lot in Rolling Hill Park. Following the hike, we’ll warm up in the Conservancy’s restored 1896 cottage

Register here.


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Feb 18th – Kids Cooking Class




Are you looking for a fun activity for your children?
Would you like your children to learn how to cook?
Or, maybe you just want 4 hours to yourself on a Saturday afternoon!

Then, we have just the program you’re looking for!

Please join us at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy as we partner with Celebrity Chef Kimberly Fonville to offer a BRAND NEW Saturday Camp and Cooking Class!

Date: Saturday, 2/18/17

Time: 12 PM to 4 PM

Cost: $50 per child (Sibling Discount – $40 per child)

Grades: Kindergarten – 6th

This course will be taught by Chef Kimberly Fonville, a Philadelphia-born celebrity chef, who has successfully owned and operated a personal chef and catering business for over 10 years. Chef K caters motion picture productions and provides in-home chef services to professional athletes, musical artists, Hollywood producers and actors.

What’s On The Menu?

Burgers and Fries! Your child will have the option of making and eating a variety of burgers, including: Beef, Turkey Burgers or Stuffed Burgers (Mozzarella Cheese). And, of course, if you’re going to have burgers, you have to have fries! We’ll also make and serve cookies for dessert!

What else will they do?

In addition to the cooking activity, students will have access to SCH’s state of the art computer lab, we will have a lego’s and games and arts and crafts activity area, and we will have sports and a dance contest in the gym!

Sounds fun, but how do I register?

Space is limited, and enrollment will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. In order to register, please use the following link:


If you have any questions or need additional information, feel free to contact me directly at (215) 247-7272.


Stewart Calloway
Director, After School / Summer Programs
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy

Adult ladies and couples classes coming soon!

Feb 16th – John (Jack) Dobbyn, a local author presentation



Surrey welcomes John (Jack) Dobbyn, a local author who has written five legal/mystery thrillers to Surrey Devon on Thursday, February 16, at 6 pm. The evening begins with light fare and wine, and his presentation will start at 7 pm. (Snow date is Thursday, February 23.)  Fatal Odds, his newest book, will be available for purchase and signing.  An earlier book, Neon Dragon, is in development to become a major motion picture.  “John Dobbyn’s thriller, Fatal Odds, does everything right: a nail-biting plot to keep you turning pages, characters that shine brighter with every twist and turn.” said James Rollins, a New York Times Best Selling Author. Jack got his start writing fiction 15 years ago when he wrote a short story in a creative writing class at Main Line School Night.  A native of Boston, he received his J.D. from Boston College Law School and LL.M. from Harvard Law School. He teaches at Villanova Law School.  Tickets are $35 per person. If you have questions about the event, please call 610-647-6404 ext 111.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: TreePhilly Intern Position Available (Deadline Feb 10th)

The TreePhilly Program seeks a seasonal Intern to support existing tree planting and giveaway projects and to develop new ideas to promote tree planting and maintenance in Philadelphia. The position requires an energetic and organized person who can work independently as well as collaboratively with the TreePhilly Program Manager. The Intern position will begin on Wed. March 1st, 2017 and end on Thurs. November 30th, 2017 and will have a flexible schedule that includes evening and weekend work, both in and out of the office. This position reports directly to the TreePhilly Program Manager. This is a paid position that requires a commitment of 37.5 hours per week.


Application Deadline: Friday, February 10th, 2017
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Wednesday, February 8 at 4 PM – 9:30 PM

COST: $125 per person. This event is limited to 22 people!

INCLUDED: Start off with a charcuterie board with local cheeses and meats and a complimentary wine pairing, followed up by a three course BYOB tasting menu. Round trip transportation and gratuity is all included!

TRANSPORTATION: A very comfortable small bus (captain chairs). Plan to leave around 4pm and meet at the Municipal Parking Lot in Bryn Mawr across from the Post Office. We should return between 9-9:30pm.

RESERVATIONS: To reserve your spot contact Peter Mavrides at 610-608-0431, or email reading-1@comcast.net

SAMPLE TASTING MENU: You will get to make one selection from each course. All food served at Wyebrook is local, but in the winter there will always be pork, beef and chicken available. Wine will be complimentary for the cheese board, but you should bring your own wine for the tasting menu if you wish to have wine. Wyebrook is a BYOB. Menu changes daily depending on what is available.

FIRST COURSE: 1) pumpkin & apple soup w/ brown butter apples and pecans. 2) mixed young lettuce salad w/ cauliflower/kohlrabi/ apple grilled vinaigrette 3) mediterranean lamb terrine& whipped n’duja w/ mustard/cranberry/ toast.

SECOND COURSE: 1) ginger braised chicken leg w/ oyster mushroom/ kale/ winter squash/ wholegrain mustard. 2) pan-seared pork sirloin w/ brussels sprouts/ apple/ rutabaga/ cider jus. 3) smoked beef shoulder w/ saurkraut/ sunchoke /broccoli /caraway. 4) roasted delicaata squash w/ brassica greens/ hot pepper gastrique/ hazelnuts/ yogurt.

THIRD COURSE: 1) salted honey pie w/ tart cherries/ pecans/ fresh whipped cream. 2) chocolate chestnut layer cake w/ milk chocolate mousse/ chestnut cream toffee. There will be time to shop in their market after dinner before leaving.

Find out more about Wyebrook Farm at http://wyebrookfarm.com/.

Feb 4th – Community Soup for Lunch at Trails End Cafe

JOIN US for another winter soup event. Because, of course, it is National Soup Day we will be dishing up a delicious lunch of our own homemade soups and sandwiches!

Tickets required: Call or Reserve online (see below). Seating is limited – so don’t wait!”

The origins of Homemade Soup Day are lost in time but you don’t need to know how it started to celebrate the day. Certain soups are traditional to particular areas, such as Borsht in Eastern Europe or the well-known Italian soup, Minestrone. Unusually, the famous Spanish dish Gazpacho, is generally eaten cold, making it perfect for summer.”

We will be cooking up the classics to celebrate the day.

Trail’s End Cafe at Cynwyd Station
Saturday, February 4 at 11 AM – 2 PM
Cynwyd Train Station – Conshohocken State Rd and Montgomery Aves

Get Tickets HERE!

Penn Wynne Library Shoe Drive

Want to support the Penn Wynne Library in ways that don’t involve eating? We got one for you! Donate your used, usable shoes to the library!

You clean out your closet, the library gets money for books, and someone in a developing country starts a new business. Everyone wins! ALL types of shoes are accepted — kid’s shoes, flip flops, boots, etc. If it’s usable, we’ll take it. No broken heels, damaged soles, etc.

Drop off your shoes through 5/1 during business hours at Penn Wynne Library (there’s a bin by the fish tank!)


Shop for a Cause at Clothes Mentor


SHOP FOR A CAUSE: The holiday’s may be over but don’t let your giving spirit and generosity end. Here’s a way you can help those in need all year long. Clothes Mentor in Ardmore has partnered with Horizon House to help provide clothing for women who are homeless or in transition.

HOW IT WORKS: Visit Clothes Mentor in Ardmore and make a purchase for as little as $10 for a woman in need and receive a $5 Cash coupon to use at your next visit. Clothing you have purchased will be set aside and picked up by Horizon House.

Horizon House: As part of the services it offers Horizon House provides support services and housing for women who are homeless and/or are in transition. For more information visit the website. http://www.hhinc.org/.

Clothes Mentor: Is a women’s resale store designed for ALL women Sizes 0-26, petites, and maternity. All day, every day, we pay you CASH, to purchase better brand-name “gently-used” women’s fashions and accessories. Customers can buy the most sought after brands in like-new condition for about 70% off mall store prices. 50 Greenfield Ave #56, Ardmore, PA 19003 http://www.clothesmentor.com/ardmore

For more information please call Clothes Mentor at 484-416-2644.

TAX RECEIPTS: Horizon House is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. Tax receipts will be issued at the time of your purchase.


Jan 24th – Main Line Art Center/Bring Your Own Art Artists’ Salon

There will be art on the walls and beverages provided, but please bring your own favorite beverage and your own favorite art, too. This is a night of conversation and inspiration by artists and for artists. Discuss what inspired you to make the work that you brought, how you deal with creative blocks, why certain colors resonate with you, or why certain beverages resonate with you.

Share your art and share your thoughts and experience the delicious delight of a vibrant salon and creative conversation.

Main Line Art Center
746 Panmure Rd, Haverford, Pennsylvania 19041

Tickets: $5 Members | $7 Non-Members Register here: http://bit.ly/2gLbyXA

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