TONIGHT: Talk Shop with GM Jon Roesser
Thursday, March 16, 6-7 p.m., Community Room, 555 Carpenter Lane
How is the Co-op responding to changing market conditions? Is competition really good . . . or really bad? And what about Ambler? Come to an open member forum and get answers and give input about YOUR community-owned grocery business. Join General Manager Jon Roesser, other staff and Board members and your fellow member-owners to face the future. (We'll move across the street to The Garage if the weather allows.)
Click here to RSVP.
- We try to schedule Member Forums once a month. If this time doesn't work for you, check the Online Event Calendar
for other sessions, or contact the Membership Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-843-2350, ext. 118.
Last Chance to Sign Up for Co-op Composting Pilot
Help figure out how to reduce waste and save the world — join the Co-op's Community Composting Pilot! Participants must attend an intro session March 28 or April 2; dropoffs take place on eight consecutive Tuesday nights, and a final intensive workshop is set for Sunday, June 4. Click here to sign up; registration is limited and ends March 22. For more info, read the Shuttle story, or contact
email@example.com or 215-843-2350, ext. 118.
CSA Shares Still Available for 2017 Season
Weavers Way Farms and Henry Got Crops invite you to join our farming community for the upcoming season! Weekly pickups at Saul High School in Roxborough start at the end of May; full and half shares are available, but they go fast! Click here to learn more and to sign up.
Bring Your Electronic Junk, They'll Sort It Out
Saturday, March 25, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 8891 Germantown Ave. (Norwood-Fontbonne Academy)
Bring anything with a plug to the next electronics recycling event sponsored by Weavers Way's Environment Committee and Green in Chestnut Hill. As always, donations help support WWEC grants and GRinCH’s Green Warrior Student Grant program.
New this time is the participation of PAR-Recycle Works. This Germantown nonprofit offers environmentally responsible recycling services while providing workforce training to former inmates.
TONIGHT: Driven to Sustainability
Thursday, March 16, 7-8:30 p.m., Community Room, 555 Carpenter Lane
Let Weavers Way working member Bridget Chadwick
open your eyes to the possibilities of reducing your transportation carbon footprint. Bridget, an engineer who spent the past four years analyzing and compiling greenhouse-gas and energy data from government reports, has plenty of info to share. She also has years of experience as a multi-modal traveler and will provide tips, tricks, maps and lots of photos of commuting by bicycle.
Click here for more info and to RSVP.
CONTINUING: Uniting Against Sugar
Monday, March 20, 7-9 p.m., Community Room, 555 Carpenter Lane
Join other Co-op members ready to face the dangers of modern diets overloaded with sugar in all its guises. We'll share knowledge, experience and concerns, review challenges, set action plans and offer opportunities to share recipes and product information. The first session was Feb. 27, but latecomers are welcome! Subsequent dates are March 27 and April 3. For info and to RSVP, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or 215-843-2350, ext. 118.
STARTING: Understanding Neoliberalism
Four Wednesdays starting March 22, 7-8:30 p.m., 555 Carpenter Lane
Is there a singular world view that connects all the crises currently plaguing our planet? And how are these issues linked to the growing gap between the super-rich and the rest of us? Join Weavers Way members Susan Saxe, Maynard Seider and Sheila Weinberg for a four-session course of study designed to explore the origins and growth of the political and economic philosophy known as “neoliberalism.” Participation is free, but limited to 20 attendees for each session.
Click here for more info and to register.
RESCHEDULED: 'Intro to Ayurveda'
Tuesday, March 28, 7-8:30 p.m., Healing Arts Studio, 15 W. Highland Ave. (2nd floor)
The world’s oldest system of natural medicine, Ayurveda offers a nuanced, holistic approach to nourishing and strengthening the body. Discover the principles underlying the ayurvedic diet, what body type you are and how to identify and target your particular nutritional needs. This Moxie Tuesday
workshop is led by Vishnu Om, owner and founder of Mt. Airy's Still Point Ayurveda. Click here for more info and to register.
Cool Stuff Around the Neighborhood
Hot Club Deal for Weavers Way Members
Sunday, March 19, and Sunday, March 26, Paris Bistro Jazz Cafe, 8229 Germantown Ave. Doors open at 5 p.m.
The "Gypsy Jazz" ensemble Hot Club of Philadelphia presents the music of the Beatles and other '60s-'70s rock icons, or "Django meets The Beatles (and Jimi & Joni)" in a Sunday series at the Chestnut Hill jazz spot. Show your Weavers Way membership card at the door and the $5 entertainment fee will be waived.
Ambler Co-op Workshop Gets Spicy
Monday, March 20, 6:30 p.m., Ambler Food Co-op office, 131 E. Butler Ave.
Join Ambler Food Co-op for Addicted to Spice: A Cooking Demo with Seema Vaidyanathan. Originally a home cook trained by her mother, Seema
is widely influenced by the different regional cuisines of India and wants to expose your taste buds to the hidden delicacies of simple traditional south Indian cuisines of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka states. She also relishes the coastal cuisines of India. Click for more info and to register.
Pennypack Farm Film Series: 'Sustainable'
Tuesday, March 21, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Ambler Theater, 108 E. Butler Ave.
Join Pennypack Farm and Education Center at the Ambler Theater for a screening of "Sustainable,"
a vital investigation of the economic and environmental instability of America’s food system. The film focuses on Marty Travis, a seventh-generation Illinois farmer who pioneers the sustainable food movement in Chicago. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a Sponsor Expo in the lobby; the film rolls at 7:30.
About the series: Pennypack Farm and Education Center presents three nights at the movies followed by discussion groups led by panels of experts. The next film is "Seed: The Untold Story," Tuesday, April 18. Tickets are $10. Purchase online
or at the box office. For info, visit www.amblertheater.org/pennypack.
Sanctuary Neighborhood Planning Meeting
Thursday, March 23, 7:30-9 p.m., Community Room, 555 Carpenter Lane
Sunset Park, Brooklyn and Capitol Hill, Seattle are declaring themselves Sanctuary Neighborhoods. Do you want to see Mt. Airy added to the list? Attend this initial meeting to consider a plan, facilitated by Weavers Way member, author, activist, scholar and visionary Paul Glover. Click here for more info.
'Death with Dignity' Change of Venue
Sunday, March 26, 3-5 p.m., First United Methodist Church of Germantown, 6001 Germantown Ave.
The public forum "Death with Dignity: Rights and Choices" has been moved from 7165 Restaurant in Mt. Airy to FUMCOG. The featured speaker, Barbara Mancini, is a volunteer with Compassion and Choices,
an organization dedicated to the care and rights of terminally ill patients. She will talk about the full range of end-of-life care and options as well as her own real-life perspective on legal barriers that can imperil those choices. Weavers Way has joined with Northwest Village Network, Ralston My Way,
East Falls Village and Mt. Airy USA to sponsor this forum, the fourth in a series on issues of aging.
Join Up for the CO-UP Community Teach-In
Saturday, April 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Universal Audenried Charter High School, 3301 Tasker St.
Be one of 300-plus engaged, spirited people at this extraordinary teach-in to cultivate economic justice in the Philadelphia area. Meet organizers, cooperators, activists, artists, farmers, bookkeepers, construction workers and more — all of them building economic control block by block as they start cooperative businesses.
There will also be a keynote by Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard, author of "Collective Courage: A History of African-American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice."
Learn, connect and share your ideas at this cross-class, multi-racial, intergenerational gathering. Sliding scale tickets are $5 to $65 and include lunch from South Philly Barbacoa, childcare and kids' activities, and Spanish interpretation. Click here for more info and to RSVP.
Get Your Tickets to the Go Mt. Airy Gala
Saturday, April 1, 7 p.m.-midnight, Commodore Barry Club, 6815 Emlen St.
Mt. Airy USA's
biggest fundraiser honors the neighborhood's brightest and most inspiring Community Champions (one of which, the People's Choice, is being voted on at various polling places, including Weavers Way Mt. Airy). It's a hoot to boot, with food and drink — the renowned "Taste of Mt. Airy" — plus a silent auction with dozens of items from museum passes to a weekend in Jackson Hole and music from Mt. Airy's own Not My Dogg. Click here for more info and tickets.
Don’t miss the weekly eShopper for specials, samples and more!
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