January – Wayne Art Center//Craft Forms Special Events

  • “The Philadelphian” Residences Glass Tour and Luncheon at Parc on Rittenhouse Square

glass tour

Wednesday, January 10, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, $95

Join the select few to experience two private Center City residences that rival museum-quality glass collections. Owners will discuss their glass collections and how they acquired the works over their lifetimes. A private lunch will be included at a fine dining at Parc on Rittenhouse Square.

  •  Wine Pairing Dinner with Lecturer & Glass Artist, Toots Zynsky

wine paring glass tour

Thursday, January 18, 6:30 – 9:00 pm, $125

Join 56 guests for a sit-down four-course dinner prepared by Jimmy Duffy’s Catering. Each plate will be paired with wines to compliment the cuisine and a well-known sommelier will discuss the selected wine during each course.  During the evening, world renowned glass artist, Toots Zynsky, recipient of the 2017 James Renwick Alliance Masters of the Medium Award, will discuss her distinctive heat-formed filet de verre (glass thread) and how her work inhabits an interweaving of painting, sculpture and decorative arts. Live entertainment will complete the candlelit evening.

  •  Emily Bell of Slow Food Philadelphia presents The Art of Eating: A lecture and dinner, “Le Pâquis” featuring food and stories from M.F.K. Fisher’s written works, Thursday, January 25, 2018, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, $75

lecture and dinner

Join 30 guests to hear Emily Bell discuss the forerunner to Julia Child, M.F.K. Fisher. A tasting of cuisines from M.F.K Fisher’s book will be the delight of the evening.

 Craft Forms 2017 and Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Women in Glass Exhibitions December 8, 2017 − January 27, 2018

Davenport Gallery, Craft Forms 2017

Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Gallery, Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Women in Glass

Gallery Hours:

Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

610-688-3553, www.wayneart.orgwww.craftforms.org

 Win the Christopher Ries exquisite glass sculpture.

World renowned Ries sculpts glass cold by cutting, grinding and polishing monolithic forms from optic crystal. Wayne Art Center will be selling $10 raffle tickets until January 18 when the lucky name will be drawn at the wine pairing dinner. The lucky winner will receive the Ries glass sculpture valued at $5,700.

 If you would to attend one or ALL of these fab events. You can either call The Wayne Art Center front desk at 610-688-3553 or register on line at www.craftforms.org.

Jan 4th – Great Ways to Use Ornamental Grasses in the Garden/Narberth Area Garden Club

The Narberth Area Garden Club invites you to the first program of the year:

Great Ways to Use Ornamental Grasses in the Garden

Harriet Cramer, one of our most popular speakers, joins us again to explore how you can successfully integrate ornamental grasses into your garden. Grasses can be magical, revealing the power of light, movement and sound as important (and often overlooked) design elements. Many are an important source of food and cover for birds and small mammals. We’ll discuss which grasses work best in different environments (e.g. sun, shade, wet, dry, large and small spaces), which cultivars you should seek out, which grasses are invasive and should be avoided, and which ones provide year round interest.

Please join us for this exciting program on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 7:15 p.m. at the Narberth Municipal Building, 100 Conway Avenue, Narberth, Pa., 19072 (Haverford Ave. entrance). Free to members, $5 for visitors.

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Source: Best Airline Credit Cards of 2017


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Nov 29th – Holiday Candlelight House Tour

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Historic Strawberry Mansion is proud to present our 5th Annual Holiday Candlelight Tour! Last year this tour sold out early, so make sure to purchase your tickets today!


Guests will visit festively decorated Laurel Hill MansionWoodford Mansion, and Historic Strawberry Mansion on this exclusive tour lit softly by candlelight, evoking the past in a unique and lovely way. Friendly and knowledgeable guides share the rich and interesting history of Fairmount Park and the life of the residents who called each of these magnificent buildings home. The tour concludes with assorted hors d’oeuvres and desserts at Historic Strawberry Mansion. This tour is one of a kind and not to be missed!

Transportation to each house is included on a private trolley car. Pick up is at Lloyd Hall (1 Boathouse Row, Philadelphia, PA 19130) at 5:30pm. Guests return to Lloyd Hall at 8:30pm.

Reserve tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-holiday-candlelight-tour-tickets-38956103755#tickets

Thursday, November 30 at 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Historic Strawberry Mansion
2450 Strawberry Mansion Dr, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19132


6 Tips to Avoid a Costly Winter Plumbing Leak

A leaking copper pipe that burst after freezing is shown.

Your home plumbing could pay a big price if your house isn’t prepared for winter. Learn how to save cash and keep pipes from freezing.

1. Protect your plumbing pipes from freezing
When winter temperatures plummet, water can easily freeze inside, causing them to burst. If you are out of the house or unaware of a burst pipe, the results can be disastrous, including massive home floods and damage to your beloved furniture, rugs and home structure.

To reduce the possibility of frozen pipes, wrap each of your un-insulated pipes in a blanket of foam. You can purchase foam tubes with a slit on the side at most hardware stores. Cut the tube to the length you need, pull it open and push it over and around your pipe. Use duct tape to secure if the foam does not have self-adhesive edges.

2. Fix home plumbing leaks now
The best time to get leaks repaired is the present. Check all of the faucets in your kitchen, bathrooms and utility room for drips and puddles. If you have a leaky faucet, contact your trusted plumber immediately to get your pipes back in tip-top shape.

3. Drain your water heater
If you live in a location with hard water, sediment can build up in your tank, causing rust to develop inside. This rust can then find its way into your drinking, cooking and bathing water. If your hot water heater already is rusted or is too old, consider purchasing a new one before cold weather sets in.

4. Lose the outdoor hose to avoid frozen pipes
Until warm weather returns, your best home plumbing practice is to disconnect, wrap up and pack away your garden hose. Leaving a hose connected outside in winter can cause water left inside to freeze and expand, freezing your faucets and connecting pipes as well. Just say no to hefty repair bills and yes to a hose and fixtures you can use next year.

5. Close and drain shut-off valves leading outdoors
If you have interior shut off valves leading to outdoor faucets, close them and drain the water from outside lines. Any water that remains in the lines and freezes could cause major damage.

6. Clean your home’s sump pump pit
Before cold weather hits, you will need to inspect and clean your sump pump and the pit in which it rests. When exposed to extreme cold, your pump can freeze, causing it to stop working.

If your sump pump malfunctions, water can enter your basement and cause flooding, especially when winter rains are in full swing. Do yourself a favor and inspect your pump and pit now to avoid massive flood damage and cleanup bills later.

Your winter should be full of cheer and warm family get-togethers, not exploded pipes and leaks that take days to fix. Prepare and repair your plumbing in advance to avoid a costly disaster.

Source: 6 Tips to Avoid a Costly Winter Plumbing Leak

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