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TONIGHT! Locavore Supper Club

Thursday, March 27, 7 p.m.
Meet like-minded Lovers of Local interested in organizing a supper club featuring local products! Plan to do some creative brainstorming to form a DIT (Do It Together) dinner club that celebrates the locavore lifestyle! We welcome a diversity of diets whether you’re vegan, omnivorous or kosher. We'll have snacks; feel free to BYO! Community Room, 555 Carpenter Lane. RSVP: outreach@weaversway.coop.

TONIGHT! Eating with Body in Mind: Fats

Thursday, March 27,  7 p.m.
When the dandelions come up, it’s time to shed winter’s hibernation layers! This workshop focuses on the importance of healthy fats, sources of fats and why saturated fat is not the enemy, digestion, processing, heat tolerance and more! In the kitchen at Chestnut Hill Friends Meetinghouse, 20 E. Mermaid Lane. RSVP: outreach@weaversway.coop.

Reiki on the Hill

Friday, March 27, 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.

Weavers Way Food Justice Committee

Friday March 28, 6 p.m.
Join us in the Community Room, 555 Carpenter Lane (adjacent to the Mt. Airy store), to hear from the Nicetown-based SHARE Food Program's Director of Development Mara Natkins. The SHARE network promotes healthy living by distributing discounted food each month to those who do service work in their communities. Info: sharefoodprogram.org.

A Good Time for Good Green Stuff

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, Weavers Way's 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.

Weavers Way Environment Committee

Wednesday, April 2, 7:30 p.m.
Keep the spirit going after the potluck by joining this committee at its monthly meeting. Mother still needs your help! Community Room, 555 Carpenter Lane (adjacent to the Mt. Airy store).

A Fine Reason to Get Dirty

Sunday, March 30, 9 a.m.-noon
West Mt. Airy Neighbors has rescheduled its work session at the pergolas at the Lincoln Drive and Johnson Street  "gateway" to Fairmount Park. Help remove brush, cut back invasive plants and generally clean up. Tools and refreshments provided. The Gateway Project is a joint effort of the WMAN Streetscapes Committee and the Germantown Historical Society. For more infor or to RSVP, contact the Streetscapes Committee at 215.242.0651 or doriskessler@me.com.

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.

Mt. Airy 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/

Local Monday

Local Monday

March 31, 4-7 p.m.
You won't have to go all the way to Uzbekistan to enjoy Chaikhana Chai, a 100% natural, premium chai tea concentrate made in Chester County.  Dawn Lewis uses fairly traded, organic loose-leaf tea, fresh ginger root, exotic spices, vanilla beans and honey to produce her three rich, satisfying flavors — Vanilla, Green and Masala.

Weavers Way Monthly Board Meeting

Tuesday, April 1, 7 p.m.
Get on board! This month’s meeting is at the Chestnut Hill Friends Meetinghouse, 20 E. Mermaid Lane. All are welcome. RSVP: boardadmin@weaversway.coop.

Eat Your Heart Out 2014

Saturday, April 5
Join West Mt. Airy Neighbors for their signature culinary event and fund-raiser. Participants gather at a casual cocktail party at a magnificent Mt. Airy home, then open their Mystery Envelopes to get directions to one of 14 different host homes, where they'll be treated to a sumptuous chef-prepared meal for 8-10. For reservations and info, visit wman.net.

Ned Wolf Rising

The pocket park at Ellet and McCallum just got a $10,000 grant from the Fairmount Park Conservancy. (To learn more, visit www.nedwolfpark.blogspot.com.) Don't have $10K? You can still help by joining the Friends of Ned Wolf Park spring cleanup Saturday, April 5, starting at 9 a.m. — and by potting up perennial plant divisions, excess seedlings or unwanted plants to donate to the Spring Plant Sale May 17. For info, email Eric at emsternfels@msn.com.

More Room for Brooms

Saturday, April 5, is the seventh annual official Philly Spring Cleanup. Looking for a project? We have a few favorites:

Philly Cleanup Day at Henry School, 9 a.m.-noon
Weavers Way members get work credit! Meet at the school at Greene Street and Carpenter Lane. For info or to RSVP, email outreach@weaversway.coop or cwhenrypta@gmail.com.

Philly Spring Cleanup with Awbury Arboretum and the Chew & Belfield Neighbors Club, 9 a.m. -2 p.m.
Gloves and equipment provided, food donations welcome. Meet at the Francis Cope House, 1 Awbury Road, off Chew Avenue near Washington Lane.

Volunteer Day at Ft. Washington State Park, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
OK, it's NOT part of Philly Spring Cleanup. Meet near the observation deck and register at the back of parking lot #5 in the Militia Hill area. All you need is gloves. Info: Call the park office at 215-591-5250.

Summer Fleas to Grumblethorpe

Saturday, April 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
First Saturdays through September

Germantown Flea at Grumblethorpe, 5267 Germantown Ave., will feature antiques, handicrafts, tools, vintage items and other merchandise, not to mention craft demos, educational exhibits and the chance to tour the historic garden and farm. The “Smokin’ Taco” food truck will make the day complete! Table rental ($15)  supports Grumblethorpe’s Education Program and Garden Fund. Contact Andy Jickling at 215-439-0100 or andyjickling@gmail.com.

Rotary Club Chili Cookoff

Sunday, April 6, noon-3 p.m.
Come hungry and try some of Northwest Philly’s finest chilis! Weavers Way will be representing with some fine vegetarian fare. Taste (all you can eat for $10) and vote for your faves. The heat goes down at the Lutheran Theological Seminary's Brossman Center, 7301 Germantown Ave. Info and advance tickets: www.chestnuthillrotary.org.

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.

Hey Buddy, Can You Help an Owl?

These cute Temple students are trying to get a co-op grocery and café going. Weavers Way and Mariposa are giving advice — how about you give them some cash? Visit Temple's own crowdsourcing page by going to www.giving. temple.edu, then choosing Where to Give :: Temple Fund :: OwlCrowd and clicking on The Rad DIsh Cooperative Cafe. (There are some other pretty cool projects there too, so don't be stingy, baby!)