Our very own Schuylkill
River Park Community Garden (25th and Spruce Streets) has been awarded the Blue
Ribbon in the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's 2014 Gardening and Greening
Contest. The SRPCG was selected from over 350 entries. In December, members of
the Garden Steering Committee will travel to the Governor's Mansion in
Harrisburg to receive the award. A hearty congratulations to the gardeners!
For more information about the Garden and how to obtain a plot, please go to www.srpcg.org. More
information about the PHS Gardening and Greening Contest can be found at www.phsonline.org/gardening/ggcontest.
While you are taking your young ones trick or
treating, drop by the judging table at Fitler Square and enter your child
in the Association's inaugural Halloween Costumer Contest - it should take two
minutes at most. Winners in age categories from under 2 to 12
years of age will earn a $50 donation to their
schools. Sponsored by Superfunder The Childrens Boutique and funders:
Metro Kids' Club, My Fabulous Mama, Rittenhouse Market, and South Square
MERCHANT MEMBERS DISCOUNT PROGRAM
local merchants and save money too. These local merchants will provide a
here) to any member
who shows a current CCRA membership card (Di Bruno Bros. has its own CCRA card)
and personal identification.
Uber - Limo service Uber
provides $20 off a
first ride, Good for new users only. Members use
Philly Foodworks - Use the
code "CCRA" when signing up for home delivery and receive a $20 discount on
NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS AND
TEEN PROGRAM SERIES
AT THE INST. BRANCH LIBRARY, 1905 LOCUST ST, NOW THRU 12/15
all teens! The Philadelphia City Institute Branch Library will hold a series of
teen programs this fall and early winter. For a list of events, click
FREE STREET TREES!
APPLICATIONS DUE TODAY, 10/24
Street Trees - (those in the side walk) are available through the Friends of
Schuylkill River Park Tree Tenders. For more information about the Street Tree
program, click here. To download an
COLLEGE FAIR, SUN, 10/26, 11AM-3PM, CONVENTION CTR, 12TH & ARCH
is FREE. This is a great opportunity to learn about different colleges and meet
the representatives. To register, click
Kids pumpkin decorating, Sun, 10/26, 1-3PM,
Triangle Park, 23rd & South Sts
Bring your kids to the fun event so they can decorate
pumpkins for Halloween. Pumpkins donated by South Square Market. Sponsored by
Grays Ferry Triangle Committee.
Treasures at the Rosenbach, WED, 11/7,
6:30PM, CITY INST. LIBRARY, 19TH & LOCUST
The Rosenbach Museum
& Library has made front page headlines more than once this year. First,
there was a merger with the Free Library Foundation (not to be confused with the
city operated Free Library) and a name change to the Rosenbach of the Free
Library of Philadelphia. Then there was the recent return of the Maurice Sendak
collection. What rare and fascinating treasures remain on Delancey Place, and
what will you find as you go through the house? Derick Dreher, the director of
the Rosenbach, will be speaking at the Branch Library. He will tell you about
this neighborhood gem which is visited by scholars, neighbors and visitors from
around the world. The program is presented by the Friends of PCI
PERFORMANCE AT AVA, SAT,11/8; WED, 11/12; FRI,11/14, & SAT 11/15; 1920
The Academy of Vocal Arts' is holding their first-ever
fully staged production of Rossini's L'italiana in Algeri.
opera will be performed in the original Italian with English supertitles.
Ticket Prices: $60 Adults / $50 Seniors / $25 30 & Under / $10 Students.
Premium Tickets and Group Rates Available. For more information, click