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All Weavers Way stores will be closing early,
at 6 p.m., on Sunday, April 20.

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.

Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22

Happy Hour starts 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.

Can't Be There? Be Here!

Land Bank Community Teach In
Tuesday, April 22, 
6-8 p.m.
We won a Philadelphia Land Bank!  Now let's make sure it happens the right way.

  • Learn how the Land Bank must support development without displacement.
  • Help develop goals and strategies moving forward.

Come to Liberty Resources, 714 Market St.,  5th floor (Wade Blank A/B Rooms). Food, drink and childcare available, RSVPs appreciated: jfeldstein@wcrpphila.com or 215-600-1574. Weavers Way is part of the Coalition to Take Back Vacant Land. 

10,000 Villages for the Wissahickon

Friday, April 18-Sunday, April 20, 3-7 p.m.
Ten Thousand Villages, 8331 Germantown Ave. in Chestnut Hill, invites the community to come out and shop during the Easter weekend to benefit Friends of the Wissahickon. A nonprofit partner of the Mennonite Central Committee, Ten Thousand Villages emphasizes sustainable practices and works to improve the livelihood of marginalized artisans in 35 countries. Info: www.tenthousandvillages.com.

Local Monday

Local Monday

April 21, 4-7 p.m.
Will Ternay, owner and creator of Long Cove Vegan Scrapple, will be in Chestnut Hill to kick off to Earth Week with samples of his delicious meat-free version of the Pennsylvania specialty. (He'll also be sampling at Veganfest on Saturday, April 26, noon-4 p.m., at Weavers Way Mt. Airy.) Local sourced ingredients, non-GMO corn, made in Chester County. If you fear scrapple, give this a try! 

Get Ready . . .

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.

. . . Go Vegan!

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

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.

Still Time to 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.