Strangers noticed before I did. Suddenly it seemed, others were holding doors for me and letting me go before them, smiling kindly at my attempt to hold the door for them. At first I thought it was a welcome wave of civility, the lack of which I’d found infuriating in years gone by.
But gradually I recognized that others were seeing me as an “older” person. Certainly, I didn’t see myself that way. It took a while for me to realize and accept that others revealed a reality I hadn’t fully embraced. It’s ironic because inside myself I’m still 40. But I’m not. This self-view needs revision especially on days when I push myself too hard, stay up too late and feel exhausted after dinner and wonder what’s wrong with me.
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GIVING BACK ON THE MAIN LINE
Neighbors, there are so many opportunities in the community to help out, learn something new and become a valued member of the team. In case you’re looking for ways to get involved, these are ways to lend a hand near home.
Tuesday, March 28
10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
The volunteer program is held every other week from April – October. Led by a staff member, activities are announced monthly and can include planting, weeding, mulching and watering.
Lower Merion Libraries
Dates and times vary
Volunteers work at the front circulation desk, assist with shelving and shelf order, mend books and other library materials, assist with data entry and other tasks in the technical services area and work on special projects as needed. Get to know the library staff, patrons and other volunteers. Details
Dates and times vary
Brandywine Valley SPCA, West Chester Campus
Apply online and schedule an orientation date to help 4 hours monthly minimum and community events every 2 months. Volunteers participate in a variety of programs including photography, tours, adoption counseling and administration.
Saturday, April 8
8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Darby Creek locations
Get in the creek take samples with provided samplers and see what is living in Darby Creek. Meet others and learn about the Creek first-hand! Samples explore macroinvertebrates in the creek. Drop in for awhile or volunteer for the whole time. Register online. Details.
Great Ideas, Like Great Men, Begin Here
At St. Aloysius Academy, our mission is to prepare young boys for roles of Christian leadership and service within a global society. Through the dedication and commitment of a caring and professional faculty and staff, partnering with supportive parents, each student is encouraged to recognize and develop their God-given gifts and talents and to be prepared to meet the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century with Christian fortitude.
The all-boys environment provides a learning space that is free from the constraints of gender stereotypes that often influence a co-ed setting. There is a greater opportunity to thrive and excel in many diverse areas of our curriculum. It is a place where boys are encouraged to be themselves! Thus, it is with pride that Saint Aloysius claims its unique distinction as the only all-boys Private, Catholic, K-8 School in the five-county Philadelphia area.
Register for our Open House here.
Fiction Readers Group
Tuesday, March 21
1:00 PM, Virtual
Join area readers discussing Still Life by Sarah Winman, winner of the InWords Literary Award and is A Good Morning America Book Club Pick. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Details.
Climate Change Fiction
Monday, March 27
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM, Virtual
Gladwyne Library leads a discussion about the book named as one of the New York Times Book Review’s Ten Best Books of the Year, Jenny Offil’s book Weather. Free. Details.
The Love Scribe
Thursday, March 16
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Tredyffrin Library, Strafford
A woman writes stories that help people fall in love, from bestselling author of The Bookshop of Yesterdays, Amy Meyerson. Register online. Free. Details.
Women of Mystery
Saturday, March 11
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Group discussion led by former library director focuses on different women of mystery authors monthly. March author is Carolyn Hart. Zoom option. Details
HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW?
Fending Off Deer
Tuesday, March 14
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Haverford College Arboretum
Join a workshop sharing stories and ideas on how to deter deer from munching in your garden. Learn new ways to deter deer and tips on how to manage them in your garden. Register online. Free. Details.
Director’s Garden Walk
Saturday, March 11
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Join Winterthur Director, Chris Strand on a path less travelled through the landscape. Walking shoes recommended. Free with admission fee. Register online. Details.
Rain Garden Workshop
Saturday, March 18
9:00 - Noon
9000 Parkview Drive, Haverford
Learn how to build and maintain a Rain Garden for yourself or in your community. Later, you will have the opportunity to hone your skills by joining our rain garden builds or apprenticing (i.e., assessing potential locations and designing rain gardens). Free. Registration Required. Details.
Narberth Community Theatre
Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
A musical, starring area residents, based on the life of Louisa May Alcott growing up with her sisters during the Civil War. Tickets available online. Details.
Big Band Music
Friday, March 10, 8:00 PM
Colonial Theatre, Phoenixville
A night of comedy and music, City Rhythm Orchestra’s top big band musicians perform live. Ticket purchase online. Details.
Tuesday, March 14 – Sunday, March 19
Miller Theater, Kimmel Cultural Campus, Philadelphia
Introduce this history-making, record-breaking show to a new generation. Cats is touring in Philadelphia for one week only. Details
The Montgomery County SPCA is hopping into spring with so many bunnies in their care.
Dwarf rabbits Bugs, English lop rabbits Mouse, Polish rabbits Rex are patiently waiting to celebrate spring with you. Please adopt, don't shop for a rabbit while so many wait for a loving home. And rely on the experts at the SPCA to pair up your new family member with another rabbit, providing endless entertainment for you and happiness for your rabbit who values the company of another.
If you're looking for a Guinea Pig, Buddy the Peruvian is looking for you! He's one year old, tri-color. Check out the adoption page and see some of the Guineas waiting to find their way home.
Contact: Montgomery County SPCA - Conshohoken
19 East Ridge Pike Conshohocken
More pets need loving homes, young or mature, purebred or mixes
You can help SPCA animals in need.
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Since 1986, Metropolitan Veterinary Associates (MVA), a privately owned hospital and Penn Vet affiliate, has provided the highest quality of veterinary medicine. It is our mission to enhance and improve the lives of our patients through exceptional care. To aid this mission we are practicing out of a renovated 25,000 square foot facility with state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic equipment. We concentrate on specialty and emergency cases, allowing us to dedicate high-level care to the following disciplines: behavioral medicine, cardiology, dentistry, dermatology, emergency, internal medicine, interventional radiology, minimally invasive surgery, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology (including CT, MRI, and I-131), and surgery.
FIND YOUR POT OF GOLD
Saturday, March 11
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Free family event where children get a game card with clues and search through town with their parents to find hidden leprechauns. They get a gold coin to put in their plastic pot-o-gold, then return the gold to exchange for their prize. Hosted by Narberth Business Association. Details
Conshohocken St. Patrick's Day Parade
Saturday, March 11
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Fayette Street, Conshohocken
The theme this year is “On the one Road” and Fayette Street is the road to be on to enjoy live music, bands, Irish Dancers and more!
St. Pitty's Day Bark Crawl through Media
Saturday, March 11
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Celebrate St. Patrick's day by eating, drinking and shopping for a good paws. Funds raised from the St. Pitty's bar crawl, will benefit the PAC Fix-a-Bull program, a subsidized spay-and-neuter and behavior initiative targeted at the most in-need dogs in our community.
The Baldwin School develops bright, talented girls into confident, accomplished women with vision, global understanding and the determination to make enduring contributions to the world.
Highly Rated Junior Golf Camp
Half-day kids golf camp designed for beginners.
It’s the fun way to learn to play! Register today!
Keystone Gardens is fundamentally different than other landscape companies.
Our custom landscape designs all come with a lifetime plant guarantee.
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Family medicine physicians’ partner with you and your entire family to provide the most advanced health care for patients of all ages.
At Gladwyne Montessori, we believe your child should be encouraged to grow, love learning, and think differently.
We offer programs for students ranging in age from 6 weeks to 12 years old.
Learn more at gladwyne.org/inquire
Antiques, Collectibles, Vintage Jewelry & Fashion, Fine Jewelry Repair, Glassware, Artwork, Vinyl and So Much More!
Every Sat & Sun 9AM - 4PM
270 W. Swedesford Road, Berwyn, PA
Phila Flea Markets
Sunday, March 12, 10:00 AM
Media Community Center, Media
Bring your own yoga map and join in the Hair of the Downward Dog benefitting Providence Animal Center. Puppies, available for adoption, provided by Providence Animal Center. Details.
Philadelphia Metro Wildlife Center, Norristown
Every day 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Rehabiliating and releasing wildlife, injured or orphaned, in a hospital run by licensed wildlife rehabilitation professionals. 267-416-9453 or email@example.com Details.
Tuesdays, March 14, 28
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Artillery Park Parking lot, East Inner Line Drive
See and hear different bird species in the meadow and woods. All levels. All ages invited to attend wearing sturdy hiking shoes, bringing binoculars. Free. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org Details.
Bow Wow Bingo
Friday, March 24, 6:00 PM
The Radnor Hotel, Wayne
Enjoy 18 games of Bingo, buffet with cash bar, fabulous prizes, a live auction, raffles and Bow Wow Trivia. Bingo starts at 7:00 PM.
SOMETHING EXTRA: OLDER HOME WORKSHOP
Thursday, March 30
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Lower Merion Township Building, Ardmore
Free workshops led by former Director of Conservation at the Fairmount Park Conservancy, an instructor in the preservation program at Bucks Community College, and a regular contributor to Old House Journal. Presented by Narberth Borough’s Historical Architectural Review Board and Lower Merion’s Historical Commission.
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