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Weavers Way New Economy Project

TONIGHT
Thursday, March 20, 7 p.m.
Historian, political economist and activist Gar Alperovitz of the Democracy Collaborative asks, “How do we build a more democratic, equal and ecologically sustainable society?” Gar’s film “The Next American Revolution” and companion book “What Then Must We Do?” will be the featured at this initial study group gathering in the Carriage House at Historic Cliveden, 6401 Germantown Ave. RSVP: outreach@weaversway.coop.

Reiki on the Hill

Friday, March 21, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Curious about the healing power of Reiki? Stop by Weavers Way Next Door, where Reiki Master and Intuitive Kezia Lechner will be offering complimentary 10-minute seated Reiki sessions. Tap into your life force energy and feel the difference!

Kids' Stuff Exchange

Sunday, March 23, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Germantown Jewish Centre's fifth annual kid-equipment tradeout accepts clothing, shoes, books, toys, games, high chairs, strollers, etc., and benefits the Interfaith Hospitality Network. Drop off items in advance at GJC, 400 W. Ellet St., through Friday, March 21. Suggested donation: $20. Info: KidsStuffExchange@gmail.com.

Local Monday

Local Monday

March 24, 4-7 p.m.
Kim Albano's Boyertown-area homestead and a couple of neighboring farms provide her Ironstone Creamery with the grass-fed milk for her Greek yogurt and smoothies featuring certified organic fruit. Um, yum.

Dine and Donate at Iron Hill

Tuesday, March 25, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Enjoy lunch or dinner with our neighbor, Iron Hill Brewery in Chestnut Hill, and 20 percent of the food portion of your bill will be donated to Weavers Way Community Programs! Just present the coupon — print it out, cut it out and bring it along.

Cohousing Information Session

Wednesday, March 26, 7- 8:30 p.m.
Wissahickon Village Cohousing, a diverse, intergenerational group that is developing apartment-based cohousing in Northwest Philadelphia, is working on a site in Mt. Airy for 8-20 households. To learn more, come to a meeting at the Chestnut Hill Library, 8711 Germantown Ave. Another meeting will be April 12,
 3-5 p.m., at the Weavers Way Mt. Airy Community Room, 555 Carpenter Lane. Info: www.WissahickonVillageCoho.org.

Free Trees

Thursday, March 27
That's the deadline to register for the Spring 2014 TreePhilly yard tree giveaway. Property owners can visit www.TreePhilly.org or call 215-683-0217 to reserve up to two free trees for residences and up to 10 for community spaces in this campaign led by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation. Pickup is the weekends of April 5-6 and 12-13.

Author Appearance

Saturday, March 29, 2 p.m.
Longtime Mt. Airy resident and Weavers Way member Ann Goffe will read from and discuss her new book, "For the Love of Daniel," at Big Blue Marble, 551 Carpenter Lane. A therapist and life coach, Ann wrote the book after her son Daniel's death at 23 from a drug overdose. "For the Love of Daniel" recounts his life — a roller coaster ride of sadness and joy, heartache and solace, laughter, tears, tumult and rest — and Daniel's afterlife, and the chain of extraordinary events that moved the hearts and consciousness of those who grieved him. About the book: www.fortheloveofdaniel.net/

 

A Good Time for Green Things

Sunday, March 30, 4-7 p.m.
Bring a dish to share and your plate and cutlery, the money you would have spent on a restaurant meal and something for the Potluck Flea Market (all items $10). The next thing you know, the Weavers Way Environment Committee’s grants program will be fully funded for 2014! We’re also going to jam! Bring an instrument to join the fun! Wissahickon Charter School, 4700 Wissahickon Ave. RSVP (requested but not required): mg.low@comcast.net.

TEDx Talks Hunger at Arcadia

Sunday, March 30, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
This day of panels and presentations, in Arcadia University's Commons Great Room, focuses "Feeding America: Body, Mind, and Soul." Weavers Way is a sponsor. To register ($12 per person), visit www.arcadia.edu/tedx.

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.

Books Through Bars Through March

Books Through Bars is an all-volunteer Philadelphia nonprofit that sends free books and educational materials to prisoners in Pennsylvania and six other states.  Check out the guidelines for donations (booksthroughbars.org/about/) and look for collection bins in both stores.