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My husband calls me the CEO of worry. When I ask if he’s worried, he’ll lovingly but laughingly say “I don’t need to worry. That’s your job.” We have different personalities and he doesn’t process life the way I do.

So, I started thinking about worry that I occasionally experience. What is it exactly? My husband calls this line of self-questioning, meta-worry, that he humorously defines as worrying about worrying.

But I’m an analyzer by nature so here’s what I came up with. Worry arises from fears I create in the present that I project into the future. It’s about something that might happen but doesn’t. “Life has been full of terrible misfortunes, most of which never happened,” said Michel de Montaigne in the 1500’s! Clearly worrying has been going on for awhile!

I can create some wild, unsettling scenarios. When I look at specific concerns, I see they’re just thoughts. They’re not happening anywhere other than in my head.

“There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it,” Filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock once said. Well that’s me alright. My husband watches scary movies but I don’t need or want to watch them because I’m creating them. Why aren’t I making movies?

So enough! I’m limiting worry by noticing fearful imaginings when they pop up. I’m catching those thoughts before they expand into stories. Although they really can be springboards into movie scripts but that’s a topic for another time.

For the moment, I’m remembering that today’s concerns will pass without adding an extra layer of worry. It’s oddly surprising to consider that a pleasant outcome is a possibility too. 
Being here now,
JP Junk Removal is a local family owned and operated business. Jim and Chrissy started doing clean-outs and demolition in 2009 and have the experience and tools to handle any job you have, whether its a single item or a complete estate clean-out. 
Since we are not a franchise our prices are much lower then the big guys. We are fully insured and take pride in the work we do. During these trying times of Covid-19 we offer a “No contact” service where you can gather up your items and have outside or in the garage and can leave a check or pay online. If we do need to have contact, we ALWAYS wear a mask. Safety is our number 1 priority! 

Set up an appointment today, call 
610-421-JUNK or visit


Function, Form & Flow Online
Sunday, January 17th
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Explore basic poses in a flowing yoga practice and how to improve specific parts of practice with Mark Nelson at Yoga Garden Narberth.  Beginners and experienced practitioners welcome to participate virtually. $35.

Mindfulness at the Museum
Institute of Contemporary Art by Zoom
Friday January 15th
6:30 PM – 7:45 PM

Restorative Contact works with a trusted partner guided though mostly floor sequences of touch and weight sharing that regenerate, replenish and reset the body and mind. Online. Free. Questions? Natalie Sandstrom

Martin Luther King Day
Family Program
Monday, January 18th
3:00 PM
Woodmere Art Museum Webinar
9201 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia

The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble joins in a family exploration of the story behind Harriet Tubman's journey to freedom and the legacy of Dr. King through musical narratives along with the art of Jerry Pinkney and interactive activities for children and families. Free. Webinar pre-registration required online.

MLK Day of Service PA Nature Conservancy
Monday, January 18th – Sunday, January 31st
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Help keep open spaces, streams, rivers and other waterways clean. Team registration required. Choose a location close to your home or office or pick one of our suggested properties—maps are available with property details. Each registered “quaran-team” will receive a gift card upon submission of their cleanup results! CDC precautions adhered to including face masks, hand hygiene and social distancing. Questions: 800-628-6860 or

African American Museum and Art Sanctuary
Eastern State Penitentiary
2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia
Monday, January 20th
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Children 7-12 years with their families invited to create art in response to themes in stories about Dr. King’s life and legacy. Music performances in the afternoon.  Free and open to public. No reservations required.

Used Technology Drive
Through January 31st
The Saturday Club
117 W. Wayne Avenue, Wayne

The Saturday Club is holding a Used Technology Drive throughout the month of January.  They are collecting used laptops, web cameras, iPads, and printers in alignment with The Philadelphia Children’s Foundation’s mission to provide every child with an equal opportunity to learn in a digital age.

Hoops from the Heart
Monday, January 18th
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM or 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
9000 Parkview Drive, Haverford

The Rec Department and Haverford College are teaming up for a basketball clinic.  All proceeds will benefit families in need in Delaware County.  Boys and girls ages 6 to 14 are welcome to participate.

MLK Day Contactless Food Drive
Monday, January 18th
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
9000 Parkview Drive, Haverford

Haverford Township will be collecting non-perishable food, paper products, dog/cat food and more for delivery to pantries around the township.  Visit the website for more information about acceptable items, how to volunteer, and which pantries are supported.  

Haverford Township Blood Drive
Thursday, January 28th
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
9000 Parkview Drive, Haverford

To schedule an appointment (preferred), register at  Sponsor code:CREC 

Meet bonded sisters Dorothy and Sophia!
These shy, adorable 8 month-olds arrived at Providence Animal Center in Media from an overcrowded NJ shelter. This pair gets extra love and care from a foster family and are ready for a forever home together. Their foster mom says they would benefit from a loving home with space to explore, be active and have tons of playtime! They are looking for a patient family who understands that the sisters like to be near people on their own terms. Based on their shy nature, they would do best in a home with children middle-school aged and up. Dorothy and Sophia are spayed, microchipped and up-to-date on vaccinations. To meet them, send an inquiry to their foster mom:

Help find loving homes for Providence Animal Center cats and dogs  
Winter Garden
Thursday, January 21st
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
1829 East County Line Road, Villanova

Volunteers learn more about the natural world, give their time to a great cause, and connect with like-minded people. Masks and social distancing are practiced. Capacity is limited for this small-group event. Pre-registration required.

Eldernet Services for Seniors
Flexible dates, times
9 South Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr

Make a difference in the life of an older or disabled adult in Lower Merion or Narberth. Complete and submit a Volunteer Application 

Bingo Fundraiser
Narberth Library Online
Saturday, January 30th
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Join for the Narberth Library Bingo Fundraiser.  It will take place on Zoom with teams competing for prizes. Check the website for more details closer to event date.
Haverford Township Blood Drive
Thursday, January 28th
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
9000 Parkview Drive, Haverford

To schedule an appointment (preferred), register at  Sponsor code:CREC 
Navigating the Night Sky
Friday, January 15th
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Presented by the Astronomical Society of Ediburgh this 4 steps to the stars program features astronomer Alan Pickup, formerly of the Royal Observatory Edinburgh and the Joint Astronomy Center in Hawaii.

Rainbows at Home
Franklin Institute Online

Beautiful colors explained and created in ways you can do at home, hosted by Franklin Institute’s Science Educator David Henry Wrigley. Free.
Personalized Art Classes
Flexible dates and times
Main Line Art Center
746 Panmure Road, Haverford
Online or onsite

Private lessons are available advance skills and gain mastery with personalized, one-on-one guidance. Work with experienced and talented teaching artists to identify goals and develop techniques through individual guidance, demonstrations and critique. 

Winter Landscapes
Saturday, January 16th
11:00 AM
Penn Wynne Library Zoom

Children work with snowflakes settling on paintings of snow to explore how artists depict snow in different setting. Basic household items are made into crafts. Free. Registration required.

Landscape Painting
Saturday, February 6th for 6 weeks
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Academy of the Fine Arts Online

How do artists capture the world around them? Explore landscape art in this online class. Students paint and draw landscapes based on observation, memory, and imagination with a range of techniques and materials.
 Discover Friends’ Central at a virtual info session – March 3rd and February 3rd at 9 am.
Personal tours are also available.
We Go Further.

Friends' Central School
 Our admissions team is eager to learn more about your remarkable child.
Schedule your 1:1 tour today!

 Gladwynne Montessori
Prioritize your health at Main Line Health King of Prussia. Experience wellness all in one place: primary care, specialty care, women’s care, imaging & more.
Calling all 1st-12th grade actors and performers! Register today to dance, act and sing in our Spring 2021 season! All performances enhance theatrical skills through the rehearsal process and boast a polished, professional-level production at the end of the experience. Rehearsals begin soon!

Wolf Performing Arts
For 135 years, Friends School Haverford has offered an intellectually-rich academic program on its beautiful campus, guided by Quaker philosophy and the tenets of progressive, constructivist education. By promoting academic scholarship, creativity, respect, integrity, and kindness, Friends School Haverford nurtures the voice within each of our students and empowers them to speak their truth.

Friends School Haverford

Virtual Reception & Artists Talk
Saturday, January 16th
2:00 PM
Cerulean Arts Center Online

Join in a tour through the galleries and individual breakout sessions hosted by the artists.

Garden to Vase Workshop
Wednesdays, January 20th and February 17th
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Winterthur Museum Online

Registration required by Sunday January 17th. Participants pick up locally sourced flowers, containers and supplies at Winterthur prior to class. Adults, $70. 

Crochet Basics Online
Mondays for 6 weeks, starts January 18th
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Gladwyne Library Zoom

Beginners or re-entry to learning crochet basics. Step by step, learn the essential stitches of crochet and complete at least 2 projects together. Registration required. Materials can be provided but are limited. Free. Class is held on the following Monday’s: Jan 18th, 25th, Feb 1st, Feb 8th, & Feb 22nd. 
2021 MainLineCamps Guide
is Coming!

Interested in advertising on the 2021 camp guide? Email us today for the media kit.
Winter Wonderland Festival
January 16th & 17th
Saturday: 10:00 AM -5:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM -3:00 PM
Pocono Organics
1015 Long Pond Road
Long Pond, PA

Come one, come all to the first annual Winter Wonderland Festival at Pocono Organics. Enjoy tons of incredible food, games, sleigh rides, holiday vendors, Alpacas and more! You'll even get a sneak peak at their world-class greenhouses!

Masks required.
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