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Get Cultivated at Philly Farm Fest

Sunday, April 13, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fair Food and PASA host more than 120 vendors at the Convention Center for the third annual celebration of local deliciousness. Weavers Way Farms and other area co-ops will have a booth, so stop by and sample some Philly Fresh Pickles! 
For tickets and more info, visit phillyfarmfest.org. Weavers Way members get $2 off — use code DVFOODCOOPS.

Local Monday — and Wednesday, Too

Local Monday

Monday, April 14, 4-7 p.m.
Don Gable will be sampling his 
Conebella Farm cheddars and cheese spreads from Chester County in Mt. Airy. WARNING: They are addictive! And they’ll be on sale!

Wednesday, April 16, 4-7 p.m.
You say "tahini," 
Soom says "Tahina." Sample some of the best at the Chestnut Hill store — gluten-free, peanut-free, kosher and all natural.

Friday, April 18, 6-9 p.m., and Saturday, April 19, 3-6 p.m.
Spring for Art — a salon of works by renowned artist Robert Blunk — benefits Weavers Way Community Programs. A limited edition portfolio of eight prints, "Stops Along the Way, Excerpts from His Visual Journals, 1948-2013," will be available for purchase, or you may bid now on "Stonington Elements II," an original gouache. The salon takes place at the home of Rob Kulathinal, 12 E. Sedgwick St. Info: www.weaversway.coop/SpringForArt.

Back Pain: Don't Get Used to It

Saturday, April 12, 10-11:30 a.m.
Back pain doesn’t have to be a fact of life. Just in time for gardening season, learn about the Alexander Technique, which can help you let go of habits of tension and stress that contribute to back, shoulder or neck pain. Joseph Arnold, a professional violinist, is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique who used to experience chronic back pain while playing. RSVP: outreach@ weaversway.coop. Community Room, 555 Carpenter Lane (next to the Mt. Airy store).

Walk (or Run!) Against Hunger

Saturday, April 12, 7 a.m.
The Weavers Way Food Justice Committee is taking part in the Stroehmann Walk+Run Against Hunger on Martin Luther King Drive, a fundraiser for more than 100 food pantries, soup kitchens and hunger-relief agencies in Southeastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey. Team WWFJ is walking for SHARE. For info and to join up: outreach@weaversway.coop.

Writing the Book on Black Boys in School

Co-op member (and neighbor) Hilary Beard will talk about her new book, "Promises Kept: Raising Black Boys to Succeed in School and in Life," at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at Big Blue Marble, 551 Carpenter Lane, and at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at Penn Charter's Balderston Commons, on the campus at 3300 School House Lane. Hilary collaborated with Joe Brewster, M.D., and Michèle Stephenson on the couple's followup to their award-winning documentary, "American Promise," based on their son's experience in prep school. 

Weavers Way Welcome Meeting

Wednesday, April 16, 6:30 p.m.
Learn about YOUR Co-op and all it has to offer. Newbies and veterans alike are always welcome. And you get two work credit hours for attending! This month's session is at the Chestnut Hill Friends Meetinghouse, 20 E. Mermaid Lane. Contact: outreach@weaversway.coop.

Tuesday, April 22, starting at 4:30 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Day at Earth Bread+Brewery with Weavers Way and a whole lot of other green folks, including Slow Food Philadelphia, GMO Free PA, Protecting Our Waters, The Schuylkill Center, The Coalition Against Hunger, Weavers Way Community Programs and the Weavers Way Food Justice Committee. Happy Hour will be followed by a screening of the new indie film about urban farming in America, "Growing Cities," at 7 p.m. (To learn more about the film, visit www.growingcitiesmovie.com.) Admission is free; there's a cash bar, and special menu items featuring ingredients from Weavers Way Farms. For more info, contact outreach@weaversway.coop.

Tree Your Street with WMAN

The West Mt. Airy Neighbors Streetscapes Committee is again participating in the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Tree Tender Bare Root Street Tree Planting Program. Trees are free of charge and will be planted by trained volunteers November 2014. For more information and to get an application, contact Carol Graeber at 215-901-7654 or cegraeber7215@gmail.com. Applications are due to the Streetscapes Committee by April 25.