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Check Out the May Board of Directors Meeting . . .

Tuesday, May 6, 7 p.m.
Feel like you need to do a little more homework before you vote? Take in a regular monthly meeting and see how the Co-op board does business. This month’s meeting is at the Chestnut Hill Friends Meetinghouse, 20 E. Mermaid Lane. RSVP: boardadmin@weaversway.coop.

Check Out a Weavers Way Committee . . .

Weavers Way Environment Committee Meeting
Wednesday, May 7, 7:30 p.m.
Support Mother Earth by joining this longstanding group of green-friendly activists. Community Room, 555 Carpenter Lane (adjacent to the Mt. Airy store).

Weavers Way Membership Committee Meeting
Thursday, May 8, 7:30-9 p.m.
This important committee helps shape Co-op membership. All are welcome. Community Room, 555 Carpenter Lane. Contact: outreach@weaversway.coop, 215-843-2350 ext 118.

. . . Or Check Us Out and Join Up!

Welcome Meeting/Orientation for New Members
Wednesday, May 14, 6:30 p.m.
Meet new members and learn about YOUR co-op and all it has to offer. Earn two working member hours for attending! Community Room, 555 Carpenter Lane. RSVP: outreach@weaversway.coop 215-843-2350 ext.118.

Local Mondays at the Co-op

May 5, 4-7 p.m.   
Don't scream, stop by Weavers Way Mt. Airy and have a taste of Zsa's Ice Cream, our top-selling, awesomely delicious frozen delight!  And in Chestnut Hill, try out Karma Krisps,  a lovely little twice-baked cracker loaded with fruit, nuts and a light krunch!

Introducing the the Homesteading Workshop Series

The Homesteading Workshop Series

Wish you had the know-how to turn your home into a seasonal DIY hub? Weavers Way Farms’ 2014 Homesteading Workshop Series will have you in a pickle, a jam, a mason jar in no time! The first workshop — "Transplanting," with Weavers Way Farms Manager Nina Berryman — is  Saturday, May 17, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at the CSA Farm, across from Saul High School, 7100 Henry Ave. It's $15 at the gate; proceeds benefit the farms. We'll also have a plant sale. Here's your chance to stock up! Info: outreach@ weaversway.coop or 215-843-2350 ext 118. Download info about the entire series (PDF).

Backyard Chickens for Beginners

Tuesday, May 6, 6:30-8 p.m.
You can have "farm-fresh" eggs in 5 minutes from your own backyard chickens. Learn all you need to know to begin chicken-keeping with confidence. We will cover the basics — the chickens, the coop, the feed, the eggs. With Maureen Breen of the Weavers Way Backyard Chickens Club. In the backyard at Moving Arts of Mt. Airy, across from the Co-op at Carpenter Lane and Greene Street. Info: outreach@weaversway.coop or 215-843-2350 ext 118.

Tra La. It's May. Now Get Out There and Do Something.

This weekend, May 3-4, is jam-packed with local activities that highlight spring in full swing. Here's a good one:

C.W. Henry School Plant and Yard Sale
Saturday, May 3, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Proceeds help support educational activities in the garden for Henry students and purchase materials and supplies for the garden. At Moving Arts of Mt. Airy, across from the Co-op at Carpenter Lane and Greene Street.

And here are some more:

Mt. 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

Celebrate a Pioneer

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. Visit Common Cause PA on the Web for more info or to buy tickets for the event at the Pyramid Club in Center City.

Leviticus, Liberty and the Living Wage

Tuesday, May 6, 7 p.m. 
Join the Germantown Jewish Centre's Social Action Committee for a showing of the film "Waging a Living," followed by a discussion with Joshua Yarden, Ph.D., educator and writer. For more info, contact Elana Shaw at program@germantownjewishcentre.org.

Great Food, Great Conversation, Great Setting

Are You Living La Vida Local?

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 www.brownpapertickets.com/event/623845, More info: schuylkillcenter.org.

Calling All Interested West Mt. Airy residents!

Our friends at West Mt. Airy Neighbors are 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!

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