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I grab my socks and running shoes, sit on our hall stairs and begin our daily ritual. My dogs, Mumford and Mabel, leap up from their beds; they know it’s time for a WALK!!! Both jump around with pure joy and sit like statues at the front door in anticipation, waiting for me to put on their leashes. It happens everyday and yet for them it’s always like the very first time.
Some days I’m in a rush, and Mumford knows it as soon as we hit the driveway. He feels me rushing and we’re only 10 steps out the front door.  I begin to walk quickly, pulling, thinking about everything I have to get done. Suddenly I feel a jerk on the leash as Mumford puts on the brakes, screeching to an abrupt halt, jolting me back into the moment. He will NOT budge. I look back and he’s peering at me.  He doesn't need to speak; I know what he’s saying. “Slow down, get out of your head and be in the moment.” Or at least that's what I assume from his silent glare. I acknowledge that he’s right.
Dogs are in the present moment all the time. No lamenting about the past or worrying about the future. The universe surrounds us with perfect teachers if we’re willing to listen.
So I stop and take a deep breath and slow it down. Some days I take his wise guidance but other days, after a few minutes I'm back in my head, walking fast, pulling the leash and losing my patience.  He STOPS and will not budge. I know what he's thinking, "Lady, I can do this all day." It's probably a good thing dogs can't speak. 

If you want to know what your dog is saying this collar, presented at the 2021 Consumer Electronics show translates your dog's barking using artificial intelligence.

  • Always run to greet loved ones when they come home.
  • Never pass the opportunity to go for a joy ride.
  • Recognize the ecstasy of fresh air and wind in your face.
  • Take naps.
  • Stretch before rising.
  • Run, romp and play daily.
  • Thrive on attention and love.
  • Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
  • When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
  • Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
  • Be loyal. 
  • Never pretend to be something you're not.
  • If what you want is buried, dig deep until you find it.
  • Let others know when they've invaded your territory.
  • And, when someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently.

The Heist on King St: Real-Life Scavenger Hunt for 'grown-ups'
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

King Street, Malvern
Join your neighbors for a real-life scavenger hunt just for "grown-ups"! Want to get in on the fun? Text MALVERN to 55678 to join! FREE to all. This is a walking event on King Street. Get some fresh air - we've all been trapped inside for too long! If you solve the mystery you'll be entered and may actually "bring home the treasure" - $50 to spend on King Street!

Chestnut Hill on Ice
Friday, January 29th – Saturday, January 30th (rain dates: February 5th-6th)
Downtown Chestnut Hill

See Chestnut Hill transformed into a winter wonderland during this two-day festival that boasts unique ice-themed attractions and cozy comforts. Highlights include an iceless skating rink, warming stations, a Yurt Village, ice bonfire and live ice sculpting demonstration. 

Winter in Malvern Farmers Market
Next Market Date: Saturday, February 6th
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Burke Park in the HEART of Malvern, Warren Ave between King St and Roberts Rd

Franklin Square Winter Fun
Through February 28th
Daily, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Franklin's Key Challenge
Through January 31st

There are 12 keys hidden throughout the Square. Find all 12 to receive a prize! Once you find all 12, bring the form to the ticket window to receive your prize!

Philly Mini Golf

Putt your way through Center City's ONLY miniature golf course, featuring 18 holes designed after favorite Philly spots like Elfreth’s Alley, the Ben Franklin Bridge, and the Liberty Bell.
Liberty Carousel
Center City's only carousel features a zebra, a lion, an eagle, a dragon, and more! 

WinTOUR Scavenger Hunt 
Through Friday, March 19th 
Fairmount Park
Reservoir Dr., Philadelphia

The WinTOUR Scavenger Hunt is a free, app-based scavenger hunt that guides participants of all ages on five different park routes. Participants who complete all of the fun (and sometimes quirky) “missions” will receive a $35-level membership to the Fairmount Park Conservancy. 

Schuylkill Saturdays: Nature Exploration Kits
Saturdays through February 27th 
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (pick-up window)
The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education 
8480 Hagys Mill Rd., Philadelphia

Discover the beauty and wonder of winter through this FREE, weekly self-guided program. Pick up a nature exploration kit at the Visitor Center and hit the trails with your family to complete the activities inside.

Chilly Trail 5K
Haverford Reserve
Saturday, January 30th
9:00 AM

This 5k run will take you through 3 miles of beautiful trails in the Haverford Reserve. Great for beginners and seasoned trail runners alike! All pre-registered runners receive long sleeve racing t-shirts. Light refreshments served after the race.

MyFi Spring 2021 Registration
Virtual/Media Youth Center
Schedule: Wednesdays at 7:00 PM
Starting on February 3rd, ending April 14th

During the 10 week course, students are under the guidance of professional instructor Hezekiah Lewis, award-winning filmmaker and Assistant Professor of Communications at Villanova University, and Darryl Ridgeway, a filmmaker and mentor. Upon completion of the course, students invite their families and friends to walk the red carpet and enjoy a screening of their completed films on the big screen. 

New Releases in Theater 5
BMFI is working with distributors and industry partners to bring you exclusive access to new films that you normally would only see on BMFI’s big screen. A portion of your digital tickets will benefit BMFI, just like your ticket to theaters 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Philadelphia Film Society Virtual Theater
The Film Society’s Virtual Theater brings the curated film selection you’ve grown to love at the PFS Roxy and Philadelphia Film Center directly into your home. Partnering with art house distributors to bring you films that would otherwise be on the big screen, all virtual screening tickets purchased directly support the Film Society, and help in our mission to remain Philadelphia’s foremost resource for film presentation and education.

Valentine’s Virtual Wine Tasting
Friday, February 12th
7:00 PM
Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia

Featuring exclusive, premium wine from award winning Martinelli Vineyards. Enjoy sips and sweets as a Martinelli family member guides you through a live, interactive, educational tasting. RSVP

Taste of Phoenixville
January 17th–21st

The annual fundraiser for Good Samaritan Services has been transitioned into a 5 day take-out event for 2021 with 35+ vendors participating. Silent auction, VIP dining options and entertainment.

REF & The Chef (virtual)

Saturday, February 13th  
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Put on your apron, grab your whisk, and join the Radnor Educational Foundation to celebrate Valentine’s Day and all things sweet! Marqessa Gesualdi, award-winning pastry chef and owner of Aux Petits Delices, will lead a virtual demonstration of how to prepare a heart-shaped chocolate cream puff. All ages and skill levels welcome. Zoom link and ingredients list provided upon registration. 

Tastes of Brandywine
Thursdays, January 28th & February 11th

Join the Brandywine Conservancy for a virtual culinary experience that includes beers from Victory Brewing Company, delicious chocolates from Éclat Chocolate, and unique jerky from Righteous Felon Craft Jerky – all while connecting with local foodies and learning about the clean water and open space resources that make Chester County such a delicious place to live.
The People's Light Winter/Spring Digital Season features exclusive web series, virtual concerts, and filmed productions created with the home viewer in mind.

Support theatre staff and artists
by purchasing one or more digital titles at PeoplesLight.org.
Register for one of our virtual open houses:
February 9 | March 9 | April 13

2020-2021 Literacy Institute Series
Thursday, January 28 at 7:00 p.m. EST Coaching social skills: Parents and teachers with a game plan
Register today!
FREE, open to the public, and held over Zoom.    
Just Words® Virtual Launch Workshop Friday, February 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST 
Continue your professional development in literacy education with this virtual workshop held over Zoom. Get the guidance and practice needed to begin teaching Wilson Just Words® effectively.
Register today!
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Events tailored to specific programs at Shipley - from wherever you may be!

Visit us online to learn more and register to attend. 
2021 MainLineCamps
Guide is Coming!

Interested in advertising on the 2021 camp guide? Email us today for the media kit. 

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