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Come for the GMM, Stay for Skyspace

A serene Skyspace experience is the perfect way to top off Sunday's General Membership Meeting at the Chestnut Hill Friends Meetinghouse, 20 E. Mermaid Lane. But Skyspace spots are limited — the room holds 120, so reserve a place to lay your head and your yoga mat by contacting Board administrator Athena Drellos at boardadmin@weaversway.coop or 215-843-2350 ext 118. Of course, there will also be food and conversation starting at 6, official business and, naturally, cake! (Vegan and otherwise.) AND DON'T FORGET TO VOTE! Candidates' statements are in the May ShuttlePaper ballots will be accepted at the GMM until 6:30 p.m. Or visit members.weaversway.coop to log in and cast your vote. 

Eating with Body in Mind #5: Proteins & Dairy

Thursday, May 15, 7 p.m.
Does milk do a body good? Learn about the roles that proteins and dairy play in digestion at our fifth Eating with Body in Mind workshop with April Pedrick. This session is in the Community Room, 555 Carpenter Lane (adjacent to the Mt. Airy store). For more info about the series or to RSVP, contact Outreach Coordinator Bettina de Caumette, outreach@weaversway.coop or 215-843-2350 ext 118.

Weavers Way Locavore Supper Club Potluck

Friday, May 16, 6-8 p.m. (Rain Date: June 7)
Bring a dish to share containing one, a few or all local ingredients, along with a plate, utensils and a cup. Eat and acknowledge the wealth and variety of local foods available in our region, talk about our common interests relating to food and community, and discuss possibilities for future supper clubs! Werner’s Community Garden, 214 E. Mt. Airy Ave. RSVP: skane@weaversway.coop or 215-843-2350 ext 122.

Get in a Pot or a Jar with the Homesteading Workshop Series

The Homesteading Workshop Series

Saturday, May 17, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Transplanting Workshop and Plant Sale
Led by Weavers Way Farms Manager Nina Berryman; participants will go home with a transplant. We'll also be selling Weavers Way Farms-grown plants, so you can stock up and get growing!  At the farm at Saul High School, 7100 Henry Ave. $15 at the door.

Tuesday, May 20, 7-9 p.m.
Strawberry Vanilla Jam with Marisa McClellan
The basics of boiling-water-bath canning and jam-making with cookbook author and Food in Jars blogger Marisa McClellan. She’ll walk you through the steps of making homemade jam and safely sealing the jars. Participants go home with the recipe and canning details, as well as a jar of the jam made in class. At Chestnut Hill Friends Meetinghouse. $30. Register: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/640333. (Sign up for all four Marisa McClellan workshops for $100: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/640385.)

More info: skane@weaversway.coop or 215-843-2350 ext 122. Download series schedule (PDF).

Henry School Fun Fit Fest

Saturday, May 17, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Fitness circuit, movement workshops, kids' activities, refreshments and a marketplace in the schoolyard at Green and Carpenter, across from Weavers Way Mt. Airy. Benefits Henry's Playworks Program. Co-sponsored by Elfant Wissahickon, Valley Green Bank and Weavers Way. 

Ned Wolf Park Plant Sale

Saturday, May 17, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Hundreds of plants for sun and shade — mostly donated perennials but many shrubs, annuals, herbs, houseplants and more — will be for sale at McCallum and Ellet streets. And check out the Park's new stone seating wall — this day put to great use in displaying the offerings at this annual outburst of good plant karma. Be forewarned, the early birds are ravenous!

The Best Time of Year to Visit Wyck

Roses and Garden Festival, Saturday, May 17, noon-4 p.m.
The rose garden at Wyck, Germantown Avenue at Walnut Lane, is the oldest in America still growing in its original plan. Wyck roses are in bloom for only 3-4 weeks each year and many have an intoxicating scent not found in modern roses. This is the first in Wyck's 2014 "Behind the Fence" series. Weavers Way will be there! For more info, visit wyck.org or call 215-848-1690.

Friends of the Wissahickon Marks 90 with 10K

Sunday, May 18, 9 a.m.
Weavers Way is a sponsor of Friends of the Wissahickon's Forbidden 10K, a 10K / 6.2-mile loop along Forbidden Drive in celebration of the park advocacy group's 90th anniversary. Participants will pass many historic points of interest including the Thomas Mill Covered Bridge, Tedyuscung statue and Valley Green Inn. Registration ($40) opens at 8, the race starts at 9 at Northwestern Avenue and Forbidden Drive. Info: www.fow.org or 215-247-0417.

Interfaith Hospitality Network/NPIHN Jazz it Up! Fundraiser

Sunday, May 18, noon-9:30 p.m.
Seven hours, five bands, two buffets, all in one dance party! Proceeds support emergency and transitional services for families struggling to overcome homelessness, and also expand safe affordable housing options for families coming out of shelter. At 7165 Germantown Ave. (former North by Northwest). For details, schedule, sponsorship information and tickets, visit www.philashelter.org or call 215-247-4663, ext 102.

  See what's on sale through
  June 3 . . .  and beyond!

EasyPay is a prepaid account. It acts like a gift card — but there’s no card, and you can add money over and over again. Sign up at the register! It’s that Easy!

Local Mondays at the Co-op

May 19, 4-7 p.m.
Try some of the area's best goat cheese at the Mt. Airy store with Yellow Springs Farm's Catherine and Al Renzi. Pair that baby with some bubbles and a baguette, and you've got a springtime on a plate!

Weavers Way Health & Wellness Committee

Tuesday, May 20, 6:30-8 p.m. 
Join this diverse group of health practitioners and gurus of good living to brainstorm about getting out the health-and-wellness message. Community Room, 555 Carpenter Lane (adjacent to the Mt. Airy store). Info: outreach@weaversway.coop or 215-843-2350 ext 118.

You Gave on Twosday!

Thanks to our generous shoppers, our cashiers collected $1213.19  on our first Giving Twosday, Tuesday, May 13. (Obviously, some of you gave a different amount — which is OK with us!) Your support enables Weavers Way Community Programs to provide a wide range of farm education and nutrition programs to local children. Next Giving Twosday is June 10. For more info, contact WWCP Executive Director Jill Fink at jill@weaversway.coop or 215-843-2350, ext 319.

WWCP Wants Your (Gently Used) Shoes

Weavers Way Community Programs is partnering with Community Recycling's ShoeBox Recycling program. Here's how it works: Bring your gently used shoes to the Community Recycling box at Philadelphia Salvage, 542 Carpenter Lane. (No skates, blades, flipflops, slippers or heavy winter boots, please.) Your shoes are then re-sold at a minimal price to people who can't afford full-priced shoes — and a portion of Community Recycling's profit is donated to WWCP! Info: wwcp@weaversway.coop or 215-843-2350, ext 312.

Wissahickon Village Cohousing Options

WVC is a diverse, intergenerational group that's developing apartment-based cohousing in Northwest Philadelphia. We now have a potential site in the heart of Mt. Airy for 18-20 households. To learn more, come to an information session:

  • Sunday, May 18, 1-3 p.m., Coleman Library, Greene Street and Chelten Avenue.
  • Wednesday, June 4, and Wednesday, July 9, both 6-7:30 p.m., Wadsworth Library, Wadsworth and Michener avenues.

We welcome all people who share our cohousing vision to join us! More info: wissahickonvillagecoho.com.

Breakthrough Bike Challenge for Cancer Research

Sunday, May 25, starting at 9 a.m. 
Enjoy a bike ride around Valley Forge to support targeted local cancer research and patient- and family-care programs selected by longtime Weavers Way members Muscoe Martin and Mary Ann Boyer. Choose a short ride within the park or a 30+ mile in the area, with a Weavers Way-catered picnic lunch afterwards. For more info and to register: www.breakthrough.myevent.com.

Mark your calendars and check your fridge . . .

. . . All Co-op stores will be closed Monday, May 26, for Memorial Day!