Given that it is the week of St. Patrick’s Day, I know many of us will get in touch with our Irish side, whether authentically or simply in the spirit of celebration (I’m Irish, but I’d celebrate Irish Potatoes, Shamrock Shakes and Irish Soda Bread even if I wasn’t – YUM!). I myself like to bake a cast iron skillet Irish Soda Bread every year, using my (very Irish) Grandmother’s recipe. A warm slice of that curranty goodness, slathered in butter is the most divine afternoon snack on a chilly, early spring afternoon.
This year as I baked, I found my thoughts wandering to my grandparents. They’ve both been gone for quite some time, but I remember them with such fondness. My Grandmother was a character. She was feisty, a little inappropriate, goofy and always making us either laugh or roll our eyes. My Grandfather was a kind man. He was a listener and watcher, quiet and observing. But, his eyes were full of so much love for us all and he was always willing to spend quality time with my cousins and I.
Earlier this year, my Aunt came a across a box of letters in my Grandparents’ house. Some of the letters were written by my Grandfather, sent to my Grandmother while he was in the service. Every letter is riveting. There is one, however, that stood out to me about the rest.
The letter was written shortly before they were due to be married, dated August 15, 1949. I suppose my Grandfather was feeling nostalgic and sentimental about their journey thus far, and he took a little trip down memory lane. His letter begins..
Warm (Soda Bread) Regards,
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Beth D. Johnson '77 Appointed Head of Friends' Central School
James C. Wright, clerk of the Board of Trustees at Friends’ Central School, has announced the Board’s unanimous approval of the appointment of Interim Head of School Beth D. Johnson ’77 — a respected leader at Friends’ Central for nearly three decades and a beloved member of the School community since childhood — as the 12th Head of School in Friends’ Central’s history, effective immediately.
Johnson, who had been appointed Interim Head in January 2021, is the first Black educator, the first woman, and the first graduate of the School to serve as Head in the 177 years since Friends’ Central’s founding. Read more.
Easter Brunch at the Elmwood Park Zoo
Saturday, March 26th (through April 16th)
Sunday, March 27th (through April 17th)
Elmwood Park Zoo, Norristown
Enjoy a delicious brunch spread (waffle bar with fried chicken, omelet bar, stuffed pork loin…), participate in Easter activities, meet an education animal, get a picture with the Easter Bunny and wander the zoo! Details
Easter Bunny Hop Live! (And pictures with Mr. Bunny)
Sunday, March 20th, 1:00 PM
Sunday, April 3rd, 1:00 PM (and multiple other April dates)
The Adrienne Theater, Philadelphia
The Easter Bunny and his best friend Ester are hopping into town to meet with friends like Peter Rabbit and Little Bunny FooFoo. They’re on a hunt to find lost Easter eggs for before Easter! Details
Easter Bunny Make and Meet!
Saturday, April 9th, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
AR Workshop, Malvern
Make an adorable treat tote and a set of 4 wooden Easter blocks AND get your picture taken with Mr. Easter Bunny himself! Details
Easter Charcuterie Workshop
Friday, April 15th, 6:00 PM
Penns Woods Winery, Chadds Ford
Follow Crumb and Cow’s owner Kristen McCoy in the creation of an Easter inspired, “egg-cellent” charcutier board! Tickets required – 7 day advanced booking is required. Details
Saturday, March 19th, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens, Devon
Shoot the season! Join Award-winning photographer Laura Ducceschi as she guides through the gardens, teaching compositional and technical options. DSLR camera recommended. Tickets are required. Details
Felting with Farren – Spring Love Birds
Sunday, March 20th, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Silkie’s Farm, Chester Springs
Join in an afternoon of creating, fun (and alpacas!). This beginner’s class will explore working with wool and alpaca fleece, while crating the cutest little lovebirds! Tickets are required. Details
Spring Fest ‘22
Saturday, April 23rd, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Austin Memorial Park, Rosemont
Celebrate spring at this outdoor community celebration hosted by the Wolf Performing Arts Center, featuring carnival games, crafts, performances, an ice cream truck, food and more! Tickets are required (discounted online). Choose between an all access bracelet and a general admission bracelet. Details
SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP
Women and Children’s Consignment Sale
Thursday, March 17th, 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday, March 18th, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday, March 19th, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Bag Sale!)
The Saturday Club, Wayne
Stock up on spring and summer wares at great prices, all while benefiting a non-profit dedicated to service and philanthropy. Details
Antiques at Kimberton – Spring 2022
Saturday, March 19th, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday, March 20th, 11:00 – 4:00 PM
Kimberton Fire Co, Phoenixville
Don’t miss this long-standing community tradition (since the 1960s!). This show features beautiful collections of art, antiques, jewelry and other unique finds. Details
Huge Kids' Sale
Just Between Friends Oaks
March 17 & 18: 9AM-8PM
March 19 & 20: 8AM-4PM
Greater Philadelphia Expo - HALL A
100 Station Ave, Oaks
Kids Grow Fast...Budgets Don't. That's why twice a year local families come together to buy (and sell) everything their children need for the next six months. With prices 50-90% less than retail, this is one event you cannot afford to miss. Details
1st Seasonal Family Phys. Ed. Physical Challenge & Sports Equipment Drive
Sunday, March 20th, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Valley Forge National Park (Knox Quarters Parking), Wayne
Participate in a fun family phys ed styled challenge and donate your unused new/gently used sporting equipment. Equipment will be used to create “play baskets” to inspire families to get outside and play together. Details
Kiwanis Club of the Main Line Read and Craft Free Family Event
Sunday, March 20th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Main Line Arts Center, Haverford
Meet and listen to stories and books by local authors, craft, snack and more! Details
Community Block Party at the Haverford YMCA
Friday, March 25th, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Haverford YMCA, Havertown
Join in the Haverford YMCA’s first ever block party, open to all members of the community. Wander vendors including Conshohocken Brewing Company, Mangoes and More, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Endeavor Sports Apparel and more. Play some well loved tailgating games too! Free to attend, pay as you go. Details
King of Prussia Murder Mystery Dinner
Saturday, March 18th, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Maggiano’s Little Italy, King of Prussia
Join in a night of murder, mystery, and of course, delicious Italian food and flavors! The Family Style Menu for the evening includes delights such as Chicken Parmesan, Salmon with Lemon and Herbs, Classic Bruschetta and Tiramisu! Details
Thursday, March 17th
Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, West Chester
Featuring a duo of talented and crowd-pleasing pianists, this show is audience driven – it’s never the same show twice! Details
CFPA High School Theatre: Hamlet
Thursday, March 17th, 7:00 PM
Friday, March 18th, 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 19th, 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM
Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, West Chester
Hamley, but in the 21st-century social media-obsessed world! Prince Hamlet, a popular social media influencer must overcome the scrutiny of celebrity life while being forced to avenge his father’s death. Details
At Premier’s Broomall location, our physicians strive to maximize the healing process of our patients. We care for patients who suffer from orthopedic conditions and injuries of the Spine, Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Hand & Wrist, and Foot & Ankle.
To best serve each individual, a customized treatment plan is developed to properly treat the patient and promote healing to enable the patient to return to their active lifestyle. The physicians at Premier always put their patients first with the goal to help educate and work toward the patient’s goals on a personalized basis.
Patients can expect to leave each appointment with confidence that it is possible to return to their pain-free lifestyles.
WALKS, RUNS, & CRAWLS
Family Full Moon Hike
Friday, March 18th, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Philadelphia
Take a walk under the light of the moon and uncover the unique adaptations that allow nocturnal animals to find mates, escape predators, and catch prey. Through fun games and interactive challenges, you’ll gain a new appreciation for the creatures that thrive in the stillness and darkness of the forest at night. Details
Fierce Women of West Chester – Walking Tour
Saturday, March 19th, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Chester County History Center, West Chester
This 1.5 mile walking tour celebrates the lives of several West Chester women in history who were dedicated to pursuing equality and civil rights. Visit the homes and businesses of some of the women who helped shape West Chester. Details
Moonrise Night Hike
Friday, March 18th, 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM
McKaig Nature Education Center, Wayne
Celebrate the rise of the "Sugar" Moon on this 1.5-mile moderate hike through the woods while learning about Astronomy, Moon Shadows, and Nocturnal Animals. Details
Saturday, March 26th, 9:00 AM
Newlin Grist Mill, Glen Mills
Naturalist-led walk through the 160-acre park at Newlin Grist Mill, allows visitors to meet year-round residents, visit exciting migrants, and learn the basics of bird identification and biology. Details
Conshohocken St. Paddy’s Day 5K Classic!
Saturday, March 26th, 1:00 PM
Conshohocken Fire Co #2, Conshohocken
Before the Conshy St. Patrick’s Day parade, run the 9th Annual 5K classic raise funds for Conshohocken Fire Co. #2 and Philadelphia Distance Run Scholarship Fund. Details
April Fools Half Marathon
Saturday, April 2nd & Sunday April 3rd
The Boardwalk, Atlantic City
With over 8 miles of Boardwalk running on a flat course along the Atlantic Ocean, this April Fools themed run offers the best finisher medals, free photos, free beer and a post-race party at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville and LandShark Beach Bar. Details
Tasting around the Campfire
Friday, March 18th, 8:15 PM – 9:15 PM
McKaig Nature Education Center, Wayne
Celebrate the Full "Sugar" Moon by bringing a "Maple Sugar" inspired food or drink and join in the tech free conversations around the camp fire. Registration required. Details
Taste of the Market
Saturdays in March
Ardmore Farmers Market
Renowned area chefs demonstrate their proven techniques to bring the heat in your own kitchen and serve up something spectacular. Details
Wine & Cupcake Pairing
Saturdays in March
Penn Woods Winery, Chadds Ford
A month long celebration. Includes a tasting of four premium wines perfectly paired with four delicious cupcakes from Dia Doce. Details
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.
Craveable dishes, teachable techniques: we’re tapping expert chefs to show off their skills at the Ardmore Farmer’s Market every Saturday in March.
At Mathnasium we are changing lives through math!
All students were harmed by covid. We will help build their confidence in math and beyond. Learning centers in Paoli, West Chester and Glen Mills
Friends School Haverford students learn to think critically in a culture of kindness. Learn more about the Arts at our virtual open house.
At Cathedral Village – a life plan community – you can expect a supportive community of new friends, hobbies and more.
Browse the finest in artisanal Japanese towels, décor, skincare, and more, all available locally at Rikumo.
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Wheels of Wayne is a free, family-friendly event featuring a display of unique vehicles, local businesses and organizations, entertainment, food, and fun for everyone!
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