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A Day of Meat Freedom in Mt. Airy!

Saturday, April 26, noon to 4 p.m.
Check out the sights, sounds and, of course, FLAVORS of VEGANFEST 2014, outside and around Weavers Way Mt. Airy. Our sidewalk marketplace will feature vegan product sampling and demos, local crafters and artisans, live music and belly dancing and of course, the famous Weavers Way All Vegan Grill. This year, we also have a very special guest — Philadelphia Celebrity Vegan Vance Lehmkuhl, the blogger behind philly.com’s “V for Veg.”  For more info, visit www.weaversway.coop/veganfest

Vegan Preview

Thursday, April 24, 7-9 p.m.
Join us for the fourth workshop in our Eating with Body in Mind series presented by April Pedrick. Just in time for Veganfest 2014, learn about the wonderful world of veganism. Eating food that doesn’t involve animals is neither dull nor that difficult! Please note, this workshop has moved: It's being held at First United Methodist Church of Germantown (FUMCOG), 6001 Germantown Ave., rather than at  Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting). For info or to RSVP: outreach@weaversway.coop.

WMAN Board Nominations Wanted

Calling all interested West Mt. Airy residents!  West Mt. Airy Neighbors is looking for people to run for the WMAN board of directors. Board members serve 3-year terms and are engaged in initiatives that preserve and enhance the great quality of life that exists in West Mt. Airy. Contact Della Lazarus at dellaz@verizon.net to nominate yourself or one of your neighbors!

Reiki on the Hill

Friday, April 25, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Reiki Master and Intuitive Kezia Lechner returns to Weavers Way Next Door, 8426 Germantown Ave. in Chestnut Hill, with complimentary 10-minute seated Reiki sessions.

Only Cars Are Forbidden

Sunday, April 27, 10 a.m.-12.30 p.m. 
If you're a Forbidden Drive fan, be sure to come out for Wissahickon Day, the annual celebration of the closure of Forbidden Drive to cars in 1921. The focus is equestrian, starting with a horse show at Northwestern Stables and ending with the horse-and-carriage parade. Info: www.facebook.com/WissahickonDayParade.

Local Monday

Local Monday

April 28, 4-7 p.m.
Yellow Springs Farm at Chestnut Hill and Birchrun Hills Farm at Mt. Airy! — Celebrate the Cheeses of Chester County with two of the Co-op's favorite cheesemakers. Stop by either or both stores and support LOCAL.

And You Thought April Was Busy

The weekend of May 3-4 is jam-packed with local activities that highlight spring in full swing. So get ready to lace up your running shoes  . . .  here are some of our favorite events:

Mount Airy Day

Saturday, May 3, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Join thousands of Mt. Airyites for the annual celebration of our wonderful neighborhood! Lots to do, see and eat. Weavers Way will offer a plant sale and meet our Health & Wellness Committee too! On the grounds of Historic Cliveden, 6400 Germantown Ave.

Job-Hunting Skills Fair
Saturday, May 3, 1:30-5:00 p.m.
Time4Time Community Exchange, the Center on the Hill and the Chestnut Hill Community Fund, are sponsoring a Job-Hunting Skills Fair for new and seasoned job-seekers. It's at the Center on the Hill, 8855 Germantown Ave. Admission: $5 (payable at the door by cash only); Time4Time members get 2 time credits! Register online at www.Time4TimeXchange.org, or call Leslie Lefe at 215-247-4654.

Weird Waste Dropoff
Saturday, May 3, 1-4 p.m.
Bring your electronic stuff and a suggested donation of $10-$20 (to help fund the GRinCH Green Warrior Student Grant Program) to Norwood-Fontbonne Academy, 8891 Germantown Ave. info: www.greeninchestnuthill.blogspot.com

Schuylkill Center Native Plant Sale
Saturday, May 3, 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Sunday, May 4, 9 am-1 pm

Featuring more than 100 species of perennial trees, shrubs, vines and wildflowers native to this region. Volunteers and plant experts will answer all your questions and help you find the right  plant. The Schuylkill Center is at  8480 Hagy's Mill Road. Info: schuylkillcenter.org.

Chestnut Hill Home & Garden Festival
Sunday, May 4, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Germantown Avenue between Rex and Willow Grove blossoms into an outdoor garden marketplace.  Meet the Weavers Way Backyard Chicken Committee and purchase some herbs and geraniums at the Co-op. Put on your sunglasses and enjoy the top of the Hill for the afternoon!

Philadelphia Master Gardeners Plant Sale
Sunday, May 4, 11 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
A one-stop shop for plants, information, hands-on learning and demonstrations of gardening excellence, at the Horticultural Center in W. Fairmount Park, N. Horticulture Drive off Montgomery Ave. There will be activities for children and adults, including tours of the demonstration gardens and Food Forest Orchard. Info: extension.psu.edu/plants/gardening/events/ plant-sale-and-garden-day-in-fairmount-park

Thursday, May 8, 7:30-9 p.m.
Weavers Way and the Schuylkill Center host an al fresco evening of great local food and engaging conversation. Food writer and activist Anna Herman, chef Aliza Green, blogger Emily Teel and Bryn Mawr anthropologist Kate Thomas will discuss the intersection of food, place and culture. In the Pavilion at SCEE, 8480 Hagy’s Mill Road. $10 for SCEE & Weavers Way members (use code MEMBERAPRIL15); $15 for non-members. Advance tickets recommended. Buy through brownpapertickets.com. More info: schuylkillcenter.org.

Common Cause to Honor Judy Wicks

Tuesday, May 6,  5:30-7:30 p.m.
Join Common Cause of Pennsylvania in celebrating food activist/entrepreneur and friend of Weavers Way Judy Wicks, who is receiving the Bob Edgar Public Service Achievement Award for her 40 years of civic engagement and community service in Philadelphia and beyond. Other honorees at the event at the Pyramid Club in Center City are former PA House Speaker Denny O’Brien, voter rights activist Amanda Holt and Daily News columnist and PA Farm Show regular John Baer. Visit Common Cause PA on the Web for more info or to buy tickets.