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Legally Blonde: The Musical at the Walnut Street Theatre

How Spiders Came To Be, The Tale of Arachne AWB Jr. Takes on Classic Greek Mythology in Performance May 19

alnut Street Theatre concludes its thrilling 210th season with the a w a rd - w i n n i n g Broadway hit, Legally Blonde: The Musical. Directed and choreographed by Richard Stafford, the high-energy musical begins with previews May 14, opens May 22, and continues through July 14. Based on the smash hit movie, Legally Blonde: The Musical follows the transformation of Elle Woods from a pink-loving SoCal sorority girl to a Harvard law student, all on her own terms. In this new production of the

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Walnut Street Theatre concludes its season with the award-winning Broadway hit, “Legally Blonde: The Musical,” running May 14 July 14. fabulously fun, award-winning Broadway musical, our blonde heroine tackles all obstacles, and educates us all on staying true to our dreams through rousing songs and dynamic show-stopping dance numbers. This feel-good musical comedy will be the most fashionable ticket in town and is so much fun, it should be illegal! Inspired by the success of Amanda Brown’s novel, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) brought Legally Blonde to the big screen in 2001. The movie was a box-office smash, grossing over $40 million in its first month. The movie inspired a 2003 sequel and the Broadway smash, Legally Blonde: The Musical. Richard Stafford returns to the Walnut as director and choreographer of Legally Blonde: The Musical. In addition to directing and choreographing last season’s production of Mamma Mia!, Stafford’s previous Walnut credits include direction and choreography for Saturday

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Junior actors of Acting Without Boundaries (AWB) prepare for their upcoming performance of “How Spiders Came To Be, The Tale of Arachne” on Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m. in the West-Wike Theatre at The Agnes Irwin School. n Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m. in the West-Wike Theatre at The Agnes Irwin School the junior actors of Acting Without Boundaries (AWB) will perform How Spiders Came To Be, The Tale of Arachne. Inspired by the classic Greek myth, the book, music and lyrics are written by AWB Jr. Artistic Director Maria Ceferatti. This world premiere musical features a fresh interpretation of the classic tale while exposing children to ancient theatrical traditions such as a Greek chorus. When Maria Ceferatti is asked what inspired her to write and direct a musical about Arachne, she explains, “Theatre, as we know it, began in Ancient Greece. Exposing young actors to Greek myths through live performance teaches them valuable lessons about culture, history and modern life as well.”

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EVEN MORE EVENTS World and National Affairs Discussion Group New Horizons’ World and National Affairs Discussion Group takes place on Friday, May 17 and Wednesday, May 29 at 1 p.m. Local historians Robert and Susan Bond lead a lively discussion of current events. Participants are invited to bring articles on current events of interest to discuss and offer their response. All views and political orientations are welcome! Come early (at noon) to enjoy a catered lunch provided by Betty the Caterer for a suggested donation of only $2 before the workshop! For information or to sign up for lunch, stop by 100 Conway Avenue, Narberth or call 610-664-2366.

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Keeping a Colonial Household: Living History Sunday at Historic Graeme Park Keeping house in colonial times involved many activities we take for granted in today’s world. Lacking modern conveniences, our foremothers did all the washing, sewing, and spinning by hand. Meals were prepared at an open hearth from food grown or raised on the property, and beer and candles had to be produced in large quantities for even a modest-sized household. Join Graeme Park on Sunday May 19 between 12 noon and 3 p.m. for a day of learning about the activities that took place in a colonial household, such as: Hearth Cooking, Spinning & Needlework, Brewing Beer, Washing and Ironing, Tending the KitchenGarden, Candle Dipping, Games & Playtime Activities. The Living History activities on the grounds are free of charge. There is a modest cost of $5/person (12+); $3/child 3-11 to tour the Keith House. This reflects a discount of $1 from the usual $6 cost for 12-64 year-olds. This program is being presented by the Friends of Graeme Park, with the support of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Graeme Park is located at 859 County Line Rd. in Horsham. It is owned by the PHMC and is administered by the Friends of Graeme Park. Regular hours are Friday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday noon - 4 p.m., last tour no later than 3 p.m.; admission is charged for tours. Call 215-343-0965 for details. Directions are available at www.graemepark.org.

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Mark your calendar to attend the annual Merion Scout House Fair & Auction on Saturday, May 18 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. There will be a a rope bridge, a pie eating contest (shown), games, great food and even chances of getting some great prizes during the silent auction (more than 40 items including Dorney Park tickets, dinner for four at Besito, admission tickets to local attractions, and much more). There is something for everyone to enjoy at the fair. The fair is the primary fundraiser during the year to support the scouts. This event is for everyone to come out, have fun, learn about scouting, and enjoy a sense of community. The silent auction will take place on May 18 between 12 - 3 p.m. at the Merion Scout House grounds. There is no online bidding. Businesses, who would like to donate, can do it through the auction website. The event will take place at the Merion Scout House, 625 Hazelhurst Avenue, Merion Station, PA. Silent auction items can be viewed at: https://www.biddingforgood.com/merionscoutfairsilentauction/. For information, call 484-278-1287.

On Wednesday, May 22, at 12:15 enjoy a dessert social with fruit salad and cake Hosted by Seniors helping Seniors. Then attend a Preventing Dementia program at 1 p.m. with Brad Trout, Seniors Helping Seniors Founder, Certified by the Alzheimer’s Association, who will give a presentation on strategies to help prevent Memory Loss and how to keep your memory active. Interested parties can stop by New Horizons Senior Center, 100 Conway Avenue, 2nd floor, to sign-up, or call 610-664-2366. Come early, at noon, and enjoy a catered lunch provided by Betty the two books, “Children of Chance” and “The Life and Work of an Atheist Caterer for a suggested donation of only $2. Pioneer,” which will be highlighted during his presentation. For more information contact: Margaret Downey, Event Coordinator, 610-793-2737. Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth Opens Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth, opens to the public May 23 at Six Flags Hypnosis: How to Sleep Well and Great Adventure. Towering at a staggering 17 stories tall, this jaw-dropDeal with Stress ping, spinning disk reaches speeds up to 75 miles per hour as it spins and swings to breathtaking heights. Highlights include: Massive, 17-story At New Horizons Senior Center on Friday May 24 at 1 p.m., Nicholas pendulum that swings back and forth; 40 riders propelled in counterclock- Colasanti, Certified Hypnotist and founder of The Pennsylvania Center wise circles as the ride swings continuously; Speeds of nearly 75 miles for Hypnosis, will present a workshop on Understanding Hypnosis. Hypper hour; Riders experience feelings of weightlessness at 172 feet in the nosis is an effective treatment for medical and psychological issues air; and Floorless seats that leave riders’ feet dangling as they whirl including dealing with stress and sleeping better. Learn what hypnosis through the air. For information, guests can call 732-928-2000 or visit is used for and how it works. Interested parties can stop by New Horiwww.sixflags.com/greatadventure. zons Senior Center, 100 Conway Avenue, 2nd floor, to sign-up, or call 610664-2366. Come early, at noon, and enjoy a catered lunch provided by May Freethought Society Meeting Betty the Caterer for a suggested donation of only $2. The Freethought Society is hosting Greek author and atheist activist Garden State Comic Fest: Christos Tzanetakos on Thursday, May 23, 2019 as an honored speakGreat Adventure Edition er. The event will be held at the Bala Cynwyd Library, located at 131 Old Lancaster Road, Bala Cynwyd, PA. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the Six Flags teams up with Garden State Comic Fest for another fun-filled 2nd floor community room. Elevators are available. The meeting is free mini-con May 25 and 26 from 12 to 7 p.m. The comic fest takes place and open to the public. Tzanetakos is a member of the American Asso- in the Metropolis section of the park. There will be comic book and toy ciation for the Advancement of Science. He has been a member since vendors as well as artists doing sketches for fans of all ages. Children 12 1987. In 1992, he founded the democratically-structured Atheists of Florida, and under are permitted in costume (Fright Fest makeup and costume Incorporated. From 1993 to 1997 he produced 60 half-hour television pro- rules apply). John Wesley Shipp who played THE FLASH on the original grams for the public access network with topics ranging from state-church TV series and currently plays Henry Allen and Jay Garrick on the CW separation to scientific and philosophical issues. The programs won the Network’s version will join Comic Fest for meet and greets, autographs prestigious Southern Sunshine Video Award in the Educational catego- and photos both days of the event. Charlie Schlatter who voices THE ry for 1996 and 1997, receiving First Place for Outstanding Community FLASH in THE LEGO Movie will also join Comic Fest both Saturday and Programming. In 1993, he was elected Co-president of Atheist Alliance, Sunday. Comic Fest is free with theme park admission. For information, Incorporated – a position he held for two consecutive terms. In 1995, he guests can call 732-928-2000 or visit www.sixflags.com/greatadventure. founded the Mark Twain Scholarship Fund, Incorporated to assist young Thanks for Reading City Suburban News Every Week! atheists with their post-secondary education. Christos is the author of

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Academy Award -Winning Once Singer-Songwriter Glen Hansard to Perform ®

Kimmel Center’s Merriam Theater on Friday, May 31 he Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is excited to welcome Irish singer-songwriter and Academy Award winner Glen Hansard for his This Wild Willing tour at the Kimmel Center’s Merriam Theater on Friday, May 31, 2019 at 8 p.m. “Internationally recognized from the acclaimed film Once, Glen Hansard’s music is imbued with extraordinarily powerful emotion,” said Anne Ewers, President and CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “His new album continues that legacy with a rich sound and a seldom heard depth of feeling sure to resonate with new and longtime fans.”

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Irish singer-songwriter and Academy Award winner Glen Hansard brings his “This Wild Willing” tour at the Kimmel Center’s Merriam Theater on Friday, May 31, 2019 at 8 p.m. Photo/Stephan Vanfleteren Hansard is touring in support of his fourth solo album, This Wild Willing, released on April 15, 2019. “This collection of songs is mainly made up of those that came through while improvising and following the melodic lines and threads,” Hansard explained. “Sometimes when you take a small musical fragment and you care for it, follow it and build it up slowly, it can become a thing of wonder.” Hansard first came to fame as part of The Frames, and then as half of the duo The Swell Season with Markéta Irglová. As an actor, he has appeared in the films The Commitments and Once, for which he won an Academy Award® with Irglová for writing and performing the song “Falling Slowly.” Once was also adapted into a Tony® Award winning-musical that has played to Philadelphia audiences on the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus twice. Tickets are on sale now starting at $41. Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at www.kimmelcenter.org, or at the Kimmel Center Box Office. Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased by calling 215-790-5883. See www.kimmelcenter.org for info.

Philly Beer Week Returns May 31 to June 9 10 Sudsy Days of Exclusive Beers, Tastings, Festivals, Craft Crawls, Dinners, Tours and Collaborations hilly Loves Beer announces the return of Philly Beer Week XII between May 31 and June 9, 2019 at hundreds of venues around the region. Raise a pint and celebrate Philadelphia as “America’s Best Beer-Drinking City™” with ten days of non-stop festivals, dinners, tours, pub crawls, brewer nights, educational workshops and charity events. Look for a record breaking 2,000 beer-soaked activities presented by hundreds of breweries, bottle shops, restaurants, bars, craft-centric businesses and neighborhood organizations. There will be a little something for everyone, as events are designed for the beer novice to the beer aficionado. Pair exclusive and rare ales with craft cuisine in some of the city’s best dining rooms. Philly Beer Week kicks off on Friday, May 31 with the all-day Hammer of Glory Relay that ends at Opening Tap at 2300 Arena. This annual kick-off party moves to an exciting new venue with a 65+ breweries and cideries all under one roof. Opening Tap will also offer the first pour of the 9th Annual European Collaboration Beer, Duveldelphia. This exclusive 6.8% hoppy blonde was brewed in Belgium at the famed 148 year-old family-owned brewery, Duvel Moortgat, with local PA brewery winners, La Cabra Brewing. On top of Duveldelphia, look for this year’s special edition of Brotherly Suds X, a collaboration beer from local breweries Tröegs, Victory, Yards, Sly Fox, Stoudts, Iron Hill and Flying Fish. For a full roster of events, plus Opening Tap tickets, visit www.phillylovesbeer.org. “It has been very gratifying to be apart of the process that is Philly Beer Week,” said Philly Loves Beer Executive Director, Christina Dowd. “Watching this celebration of 10-days evolve and maintain its same energy since the beginning has been amazing. The bars, restaurants, breweries, etc. all put forth so much thought and devotion to creating unique events and showcasing delicious beers—regional, national and international. We are proud that these 10-days truly showcase what makes Philadelphia ‘America’s Best Beer-Drinking City’™ all year long.” Philly Beer Week is now entering its 12th year, celebrating more than 1,000 events among hundreds of participants, and tens of thousands of kegs kicked. For 2019, look for a line-up that brings beer-focused events to every corner of the region —from cozy neighborhood pubs, to Philadelphia’s restaurant row, to the region’s most well-known museums, to the city’s largest beer gardens, to the banks of the Schuylkill River. Philly Beer Week kicks off with a whirlwind day starting with an exciting journey around the city and ending with the biggest event of the entire celebration. From Opening Tap to the minute the final kegs kick, get ready for a beer-soaked ride you won’t soon forget. For Philly Beer Week XII, Opening Tap will head over to a brand-new, bigger and better location at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia on Friday, May 31, 2019, from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The new space will allow exciting changes and room for a record number of participants. “We’re not kidding about that bigger boat!,” said Dowd. “This year we’ve moved Opening Tap across town to the 2300 Arena in South Philly and have had an overwhelming response from breweries and cideries who want to fill the cups of eager drinkers. From freight, to Mummers, to Extreme Wrestling, the building at 2300 Arena has seen it all. If these walls could talk, we know they’d enjoy sharing a beer with our ever-growing beer community that will be joining us on May 31. Also, did someone say Live Band Karaoke?! Ummm yeah – that should be quite a treat!” Opening Tap is Philly Beer Week’s signature kick-off party that brings the entire craft beer community together for a ritualistic “first tapping” of the festival – followed by a raucous party with endless samples. A highly-anticipated night, Opening Tap features rare and limited pours from more than 65 breweries and cideries, plus live entertainment. Get out your boogie shoes! For entertainment, Philly Loves Beer welcomes back VJ Fava le Chic, of Oxbow Brewing and formerly of Nodding Head and Dock Street Brewing. Although it’s hard to follow his incredible act, this year’s attendees get a piece of the spotlight as guests have a chance to participate in live band karaoke with Pat Finnerty & the Full Band. Opening Tap VIP tickets are $66 (includes a specialty souvenir glass, and an additional hour of access, beginning at 6:30 p.m. featuring rare pours) and General Admission tickets are $46 (includes souvenir glass and complimentary samples from more than 65 local and national breweries and cideries). Tickets are on sale now: www.2300arena.com/event/opening-tap-2019-may-31/.

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DeLissio 84th Town Hall: The Future of Nuclear Energy tate Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., will host her 84th Town Hall Meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 22 in the Wolcoff Auditorium at Roxborough Memorial Hospital located at 5800 Ridge Ave., Philadelphia. The discussion this month will center on the future of nuclear energy, the current state of the nuclear industry and how it compares to wind, solar and fossil fuels as an electricity producer. The implications of the discussion will impact the consumer’s pocketbook; both residential and commercial consumers will be impacted. It should also be emphasized that this discussion is time-sensitive as the nuclear industry has indicated that it needs legislation passed in June 2019. “This will be a good opportunity to learn about the implications of reopening the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards Act of 2004 and better understand the debate on the state policy effort to address the needs of the nuclear energy industry,” DeLissio said. “As always, I’m looking forward to the dialogue with my constituents We will have representatives of the nuclear industry and environmental champions present to give their views on pending legislation. As I have mentioned at many town halls, the ‘devil is in the details.’” Folks from all parts of the 194th Legislative District are welcome, and more info can be obtained by calling DeLissio’s office at 215-482-8726 or visiting www.pahouse.com/DeLissio.

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Lankenau Medical Center Golf Invitational The Women’s Board of Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood will hold its annual Golf Invitational at the challenging and award-winning Gulph Mills Golf Club in King of Prussia, PA, on Monday, June 3, 2019. All proceeds benefit nationally-acclaimed programs at Lankenau. A BBQ luncheon precedes a shotgun start that begins the 18-hole play. Cocktails and dinner will follow in the clubhouse. There are multiple awards (including a lease of a car) presented for best rounds, longest drive, hole-in-one and closest-to-the-pin. Golfers (both male and female) and sponsors wishing to participate are requested to contact the Volunteer Office at 484476-2139 for registration and sponsorship details. Non-golfers are welcome at the 19th Hole reception and dinner. Co-Chairs of the event are board members Anne Becker and Elaine Dougherty.

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Night Fever, Sister Act, Memphis, Curtains, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Beauty and the Beast, and Cats, as well as choreography for La Vie en Bleu, Evita, and The Goodbye Girl. On Broadway, Stafford was choreographer for In My Life, associate choreographer for Aspects of Love, and dance supervisor for Cats. His work has been seen on the national tours of Cats (director/ choreographer), My Fair Lady (choreographer) and Joseph… Dreamcoat (choreographer), as well as numerous regional and international stages. Joining Stafford is Music and Vocal Director John Daniels, whose many Walnut credits include Mamma Mia!, Annie, A Funny Thing...Forum, and Saturday Night Fever. After performing in Walnut productions as a child, Kathryn Brunner is thrilled to be back as an adult to play Elle Woods, the star of Legally Blonde: The Musical. Brunner was seven years old when she was cast in the Walnut’s production of The Sound of Music, her very first regional theatre credit. She followed that up by performing in the Mainstage productions of Evita in 2002 and Annie Warbucks in 2004 (at 10 years old). Since graduating from Temple University, Brunner has starred in many regional productions including Mamma Mia!, Oklahoma!, and Footloose. Elliott Styles will star opposite Brunner as Emmett Forrest. Styles was most recently seen on the Walnut stage as the Doctor in Roald Dahl’s Matilda. The hilarious owner of Hair Affair, Paulette, will be played by Walnut veteran Rebecca Robbins. This will mark Robbins’ 18th show with the Walnut Street Theatre, with her most recent appearance being in Annie as Grace Farrell. Robbins has been seen performing on Broadway in The Phantom of The Opera and A Tale of Two Cities. Paul Schoeffler returns to the Walnut stage as the conniving Professor Callahan. Schoeffler’s many Broadway credits include Sunset Boulevard, Rock of Ages and Sweet Charity. He can be seen on TV’s Blacklist and is featured on Amazon’s new animated series, Bug Diaries. His Walnut credits include South Pacific, 9 to 5 and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Sean Thompson, who originated the role of Raoul on the national tour of Love Never Dies, plays Elle’s ex-boyfriend and self-absorbed law student Warner Huntington III. Before making his Broadway debut in Sunset Boulevard, Thompson was last seen at the Walnut as Buzz Adams in South Pacific. Lindsey Bliven and Jenna Pinchbeck play Elle’s fellow Harvard Law students, Vivienne Kensington and Enid Hoops, respectively. After joining national tours of Jekyll & Hyde and Mary Poppins, Bliven starred in the Walnut’s production of Mary Poppins,

where she played the titular role of the magic nanny. Jenna Pinchbeck will make her Walnut debut after recently starring in regional productions of Fallen Angels and Company. Sara Brophy returns to the Walnut as exercise video star Brooke Wyndham. Brophy has been seen in the Broadway production of Amazing Grace and the national tours of Burlesque to Broadway and Damn Yankees. Joining the cast as Elle’s entourage of sassy sorority sisters will be Lina Lee as Pilar, Adena Ershow as Margot, and Caroline Chisholm as Serena. In addition to her many regional credits, Lee performed in the Broadway production of Miss Saigon and can be spotted in TV’s Gotham. Ershow has performed regionally at the Bucks County Playhouse, Paper Mill Playhouse, and the Fulton Theatre, as well as internationally in Cats. Chisholm was most recently seen on stage playing Virtue in Westchester Broadway Theatre’s production of Anything Goes. All three actresses are making their Walnut debut! Rochelle Scudder (The Wizard of Oz) returns to the Walnut as part of the ensemble with her two furry canine co-stars, Frankie and Myrtle, playing Bruiser and Rufus respectively. This is not Frankie’s first time on the Walnut stage – he could be spotted as the captured mutt in last season’s production of Annie. The Walnut welcomes back Anthony Avino (Saturday Night Fever), Nicholas Karl Brown (Matilda), Chali Cooke (Matilda), Lexi Gwynn (Saturday Night Fever), Billy D. Hart (Mamma Mia!), Jesse Jones (Mamma Mia!), Scott Langdon (Annie), Adam Mandala (Mamma Mia!), Kathryn Miller (Matilda), Owen Pelesh (Mary Poppins), Kristyn Pope (Mamma Mia!), and Audrey Simmons (Holiday Inn) while welcoming to the Walnut Street Theatre for the first time, Parker Krug, who was recently seen on national tours of West Side Story and Elf: The Musical, and Katy Kauffman, who is making her regional theatre debut. Legally Blonde: The Musical runs at the Walnut May 14 July 14. Open captioning will be available for the 7 p.m. performance on Sunday, June 9. ASL and audio described performance will be held Wednesday, July 3. This production is sponsored by TD Bank, Robert and Louise Harman, and Richard Mitchell and Marna Carlton. Media Partners are 6abc and Metro. For tickets and information, call 215-574-3550 or 800-982-2787. Tickets are also available online 24/7 by visiting www.Walnut Street The atre.org or Ticketmaster.

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O U T - A N D - A B O U T – Dining & Entertainment News By Jerry H. Bloom, Staff Writer On Stage • Keswick Theatre, 291 North Keswick Avenue in Glenside, PA, and Attila Glatz Concert Productions present Celtic Country with Nathan Carter and Chloë Agnew, Saturday, May 25, Show 8 p.m., Doors 7 p.m. Carter’s action-packed live show, backed by his six-piece band and special guest Chloë Agnew (former star of Celtic Woman), presents a unique blend of Celtic, country and pop favorites. You’ll See Nathan Carter in concert at the Keswick Theatre on Saturday, May 25, at 8 p.m. hear hits like Caledonia, Wagon Wheel, The Rare Auld Times, and Jealous of the Angels. For tickets ($28.50 - $58.50) or information, call 215-572-7650 or visit www.keswicktheatre.com/events/detail/369147. • Act II Playhouse, 56 East Butler Avenue in Ambler, PA, presents Café Puttanesca, through June 16. Three ladies of the evening hang-out in post-war Amsterdam, singing songs and telling jokes in this musical show. For tickets ($31 - $45) or info, call 215-654-0200 or visit http://act2.org/cms2/index.php/ onstage/2018-19-season/cafe-puttanesca. • Choral Arts Philadelphia presents a concert of Brahms – An English Requiem (Piano Four hands Version) Saturday, May 25 at 7 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, 8855 Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the passing of Choral Arts’ founding Artistic Director Seán Deibler (1947-2009). For this memorial performance in Deibler’s honor, Choral Arts will present Brahms’ Requiem, sung in English, with piano four hands, to become the first performance of this version in Philadelphia. This original version was approved by the composer himself who wanted his message of comfort for those living in grief to be immediate. For tickets or information, call 267-240-2586 or visit http://www.choralarts.com/founders-tribute-sean-deibler.html. • Atlantic City Ballet presents a performance of Cinderella, Saturday, May 18, at the Circus Maximus Theater, Caesars Atlantic City, in Atlantic City, NJ. This timeless fairy tale of rags-to-riches and love conquers all tells the story of a sad young woman who transforms into a beautiful princess, despite the best efforts of her overbearing evil stepsisters. Set to Serge Prokofiev’s score with the beauty and majesty of classical ballet complete with a fairy Godmother, a handsome prince and an unforgettable ball, the staging, music and costumes make this a family production for all ages. For tickets or info, visit www.acballet.org. • The Savoy Company presents The Yeomen of the Guard, Gilbert and Sullivan’s tale of crime and love set in Shakespearean London, Friday, May 17 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at The Suzanne Roberts Theatre. Colonel Fairfax marries the beautiful strolling singer Elsie Maynard after he is falsely accused of sorcery and sentenced to death. When he escapes his imminent fate, Fairfax causes chaos in the Tower of London, and for his wife, who had expected to become a wealthy widow. Performances will also be at Longwood Gardens on June 7 & 8. For tickets or info, visit www.savoy.org/tickets. • World Cafe Live Philadelphia, 3025 Walnut Street in Philadelphia, presents Bobby McFerrin with Ranky Tanky, Tuesday, May 28 & Wednesday, May 29, Doors: 6:30 p.m., Show: 8 p.m. McFerrin, winner of ten Grammys and creator of the #1 global hit Don’t Worry Be Happy, continues to explore uncharted musical territory and connect people through the unlimited possibilities of music. Ranky Tanky was profiled on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross and the band’s album soared to the #1 position on the Billboard, iTunes, and Amazon Jazz Charts. For tickets ($80/$85 ADV - $85/$90 DOS +Fees) or info, visit https://www.worldcafelive.com/all-shows-listing/. Dining Around • Walnut Hill College, 4207 Walnut Street in Philadelphia, offers its signature restaurant, Bistro Perrier, winner of a 2019 Diners’ Choice Award for French cuisine. World-famous restaurant, Le Bec-Fin, was one of the most renowned restaurants in the world for 44 years. Now, Georges Perrier is the inspiration behind the classic French bistro at Walnut Hill College. Set inside a charming European courtyard, Bistro Perrier showcases traditional French fare and tableside service, led by Executive Chef Todd Braley. For reservations or info, call 215-222-4200 or visit www.walnuthillcollege.edu/restaurantsshops/bistro-perrier. Submit event listings 2 weeks in advance of publication date to: jerry@jerrybloom.com. Follow paragraph format.

Main Line Health Auxiliaries Present an Afternoon at the Theatre Since 2007, the combined auxiliaries of the Main Line Health system have joined forces to hold an event every two years to encourage camaraderie and exchange of ideas, and to raise money for Nursing Excellence. The hospitals include Bryn Mawr, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation, Lankenau Medical Center, Paoli and Riddle. This year’s event on Sunday, May 19, will feature a performance of “Saturday Night Fever” at the Media Theatre in Media, PA. Guests will enjoy a cash bar cocktail reception catered by Fellini’s Cafe at 12:15 p.m. prior to showtime. The cost is $65 per person and includes free parking. To RSVP, visit www.mainlinehealth.org/theatre, call 484-596-5599 or email Navarro-brewery@mlhs.org.

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VoxAmaDeus Performances VoxAmaDeus presents the great oratorio Judas Maccabaeus by George Frideric Handel on Friday, June 7, 2019 at 7 p.m. at St. Mark’s Church, 1615 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. The concert will also be performed on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 4 p.m. at the Church of the Good Samaritan, located at 212 West Lancaster Avenue, Paoli, PA 19301. Judas Maccabaeus is one of Handel’s most popular oratorio masterpieces. Vox Ama Deus, conducted by Valentin Radu, last performed Judas – and recorded it live before a sold-out audience at the Kimmel Center – ten years ago. Tickets purchased in advance of the performance date are priced at $25 for general admission; $20 for senior citizens; and, $10 for Junior actors of Acting Without Boundaries (AWB) prepare students/children. Tickets may be ordered via the mail to: VoxAmaDeus, for their upcoming performance of “How Spiders Came To P.O. Box 203, Gladwyne, PA 19035 and enclosing an appropriate check Be, The Tale of Arachne” on Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m. in payment; or, over the phone by calling VoxAmaDeus between 12 Noon the West-Wike Theatre at The Agnes Irwin School. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday and using a credit card. Tickets purchased at the door of the concert locations on both Friday, June 7 and AWB and AWB Jr. is a non-profit theatre group of children, Sunday, June 9 will be $30 for general admission; $25 for senior citizens; teens and young adults with physical disabilities. Tickets are and, $10 for students/children. $10 and can be purchased on AWB’s website at www.actingwithoutboundaries.org or at the door. SAY YOU SAW IT IN CITY SUBURBAN NEWS

Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m. West-Wike Theatre at The Agnes Irwin School Ithan Ave. & Conestoga Rd. • Rosement, PA $10 • Purchase tickets at the door or online at www.actingwithoutboundaries.org

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ARTS & CULTURE Artist Kathy Butterly is Moore College of Art & Design’s 2019 Commencement Speaker 2019 Devon Horse Show & Country Fair sculptor whose work has been exhibited widely in the United States and internationally has been selected as the keynote speaker at Moore College of Art & Design’s Commencement ceremony. Kathy Butterly, a 1986 Moore alumna and 2013 Visionary Woman Award honoree, will address the Class of 2019

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Kathy Butterly, a 1986 Moore alumna and 2013 Visionary Woman Award honoree, will address the Class of 2019 during the ceremony, which takes place Saturday, May 18, 2019. during the ceremony, which takes place Saturday, May 18, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Aviator Park, across the street from the College at 1916 Race Street. Butterly received her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Moore College of Art in 1986 before earning a Master of Fine Arts at University of California, Davis in 1990. A midcareer survey of her work will open at the Manetti Shrem Museum in California in July 2019; a comprehensive catalogue of the exhibition will be published for the event. A sculptor who describes herself as being obsessed with painting, Butterly works with clay, but also paints on paper with nail polish. “I love painting,” she said. “I love that it’s a cognitive, metaphysical experience, so you really need to use your mind to get involved with the work, but I’m a person who really loves to work three-dimensionally, so I’m trying to combine both of my passions.” Butterly’s works are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; Art Gallery New South Wales, Sydney, Australia; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA; among others. In addition Kathy Butterly has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants including a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation grant (2017), a Guggenheim Fellowship award (2014), a Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Contemporary Artist award (2012), a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant (2011), a Joan Mitchell Foundation grant (2009), an Anonymous Was a Woman grant (2002), among others. Butterly lives and works in New York City and Searsmont, Maine.

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GET READY FOR CAMP Archbishop John Carroll High School Student Wins Widener University Leadership Award ierce Lockett, a junior at Archbishop John Carroll High School, has been recognized by Widener University and NBC 10, as a winner of the Widener University High School Leadership Award. Lockett joins 134 students from high schools in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Dela-

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he Main Line is gearing up for another spectacular start to summer with the 2019 Devon Horse Show and Country Fair. This annual treasured tradition has benefitted Bryn Mawr Hospital for the past 100 years, with completion of a five-year $2 million pledge bringing the total donation to the hospital on behalf of the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair to more than $18 million. Complete schedules for the numerous equestrian and Country Fair events as well as ticket, raffle, and vendor info can be found on the Show’s website: www.devonhorseshow.net. From the exceptional equestrian competition to the ever-popular Ladies Day, event highlights for the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, which runs Thursday, May 23 through Sunday, June 2, include: Thursday, May 23: Community Night, Alumni Night, Dog Show The Show kicks off with free admission and free parking after 5 p.m. Wear your spirit wear and help support local high school booster clubs promoting Conestoga High School’s football, baseball and rugby teams. Clydesdale Corner becomes Alumni Corner, welcoming all local high school grads with fun activities and special themed drinks and food specials. The Devon Derby is also hosting a special raffle for all those purchasing a raffle book ($10) during the evening. The 3rd Annual Dog Show presented by What a Good Dog in the Dixon Oval will feature a crowd-pleasing exhibition and four classes: Walk-Trot with Me, Jumpers, Tricks, and Lead Line Costume Parade. New this year are the Halo Awards, honoring dogs who provide service. Owners are invited to nominate their dogs to be professionally judged in three categories. Winners will be recognized during the Tribute to Heroes event on Memorial Day, May 27. Friday, May 24: Border Collies, Sheep, and Ducks Don’t miss this crowd-pleasing demonstration featuring border collies, sheep, and ducks. NEW! Saturday, May 25: Children’s Tea Party, Radnor Hunt Foxhounds Bring the littles ones to watch the adorable leadline classes and pony hunt teams. Children 12 and under are cordially invited to the inaugural Children’s Tea Party, to be held from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Come in your finest for tea and goodies, plus an English tea cup and plush as souvenirs. Limited to 40 guests. In the evening, don’t miss the Radnor Hunt Foxhounds, when horse and rider will elegantly parade with a lively pack of hounds. Sunday, May 26: Pony Steeplechase, $50,000 Arena Eventing Class Enjoy the fast-paced pony steeplechase in the afternoon followed by the excitement of eventing in the evening. Beginning at 7 p.m., elite horse and rider pairs will navigate 15 standard cross country jumps and 10 show jumps over an impressive 1,000-meter course designed by Olympic gold medalist Mark Phillips held in the Dixon Oval and the Wheeler Ring. Reserved tables including upscale food and a full open bar provide a unique view of this event with Phillips himself for a special insider’s view. Tickets are available online (but sell out fast). Reserved tables can be purchased on website. Monday, May 27: Tribute to Heroes Military personnel, First Responders, and their families enjoy free admission and special seating thanks to Patriot Chevrolet Buick GMC Dealerships. A special tribute to our heroes starts at 6:30 p.m., with the winning Halo Award dog recipients honored as well. Tuesday, May 28: Family Day The Country Fair offers special discounts on food, midway rides, and souvenirs. Take a peek behind the scenes with free Back-Barn Tours from 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, May 29: Ladies Day An annual favorite, ladies are invited to gather in their best hats to enjoy this year’s theme – An Enchanted Garden. Festivities run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and include live music, raffle prizes, an elegant cocktail reception, and beautiful gift bags. Returning this year is celebrity style expert Carson Kressley who will join other local celebrity judges for the Hat Day Contest. All ladies donning elegant hats receive free general admission to show grounds until 1 p.m. Tickets and details online. Thursday, May 30: Sapphire Grand Prix of Devon This FEI event features the highest caliber of riders including many Olympians competing for a $250,000 purse. Tickets are $75 each and sell out fast so reserve your seats now for this not-to-be-missed event. See ticket info below. Sunday, June 2: Family Day/Devon Plant Sale Bring your children to the Country Fair for musical entertainment and special activities – including the Itty-Bitty Hat parade led by an area drum corps. After the last horse show event, the popular Devon Plant Sale takes place inside the Main Gate, where plants from the show and fair are available at drastically reduced prices. Tickets to the Devon Horse Show & Country Fair can be purchased in one of the following ways: online at Devon Horse Show Tickets, by phone at 610-688-2554, or in person on the first floor of the Devon Club, located on the corner of Dorset and Berkley roads. The ticket office in the Devon Club is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday to Friday. To reserve group tickets or for Eventing or Grand Prix events, contact Vicki McCue, Development and Sponsorship at 610-964-0550 ext. 210 or vicki@devonhorseshow.org. Many ticket options are available including an all-performance package, offering the best value for true horse show enthusiasts. Reserved parking for the 11-day event also available online. Started in 1896, the Devon Horse Show is the oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed competition in the United States and draws top competitors from around the world. With the grandeur of Philadelphia’s historic Main Line as its backdrop, the show continues to reflect the local traditions and lifestyles of the community. The Devon Country Fair, run by more than 2,000 volunteers, offers a variety of boutique shops in miniature cottages, amusement rides and games for kids, multiple dining options, and special entertainment events. Proceeds support Bryn Mawr Hospital.

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Dance Fitness Class for Seniors On Fridays, May 17, 24 and 31 at 10:30 a.m., Dance instructor Betsy Klausman leads a new Dance Fitness Class at New Horizons Senior Center. Dust off your dancin’ shoes. Learn easy dance steps to Latin music while getting some fun exercise. No partner required. Just bring comfy shoes! Interested parties can stop by New Horizons Senior Center to a make an appointment, 100 Conway Avenue, 2nd floor or call 610-664-2366. Come early, and enjoy a catered lunch provided by Betty the Caterer for only $2.

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Neumann University Camps Get Theatrical enter Stage Productions (CSP) takes the stage on another season of theatre camps at Neumann University this summer. CSP offers four different programs: Workshop I, Theatre Camp for Little People, covers grades kindergarten through grade 3; Workshop II, Introduction to Theatre, includes grades 4

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Center Stage Productions takes the stage on a new season of theatre camps at Neumann University. Shown is last year’s Workshop III production of “Junie B. Jones, Jr.” and 5; Workshop III, Showcase Workshop, covers grades 6 through 9 and will be performing The Lion King Experience, Jr.; and Workshop IV, High School Ensemble, covers grades 9 through 12 and will be performing Frozen, Jr. Workshops I - III begin on June 24 with Workshop IV starting on July 8. In the final weeks, campers experience performing first hand with each workshop producing its individual show. Through this experience, they not only learn confidence in public speaking and teamwork but also make lasting friendships with campers as they continue year after year. Dedicated to the love of theatre, music, and dance, a group of teachers formed the Chichester Community Theatre in 1984. To reach out beyond the local community, the name changed to Center Stage Productions. The organization is an independent, self-supporting institution working to enhance the role of live theatre in the community. Center Stage Productions takes pride in the creation of theatre meant to be an educational, enlightening and enjoyable experience. Center Stage Productions is prepared for another year of fun, friends and exciting performances. For info, call 610-558-5626. For registration forms, go to www.csptheatre.com.

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GSK Science in the Summer™ Aims to Inspire Youth with STEM Learning through “The Science of Me” SK and The Franklin Institute are partnering again this summer to provide elementaryschool children with fun and engaging STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) learning throughout the summer months. In its 33rd year, GSK Science in the Summer™ will return to local libraries with its free enrichment program – this year themed “The Science of Me” – for students entering grades 2-6. Registration for this year’s programming across the Greater Philadelphia region began on Monday, May 13 online via www.fi.edu/scienceinthesummer, with Philadelphia county sites opening first. This summer, nearly 5,000 children in the Greater Philadelphia are expected to participate in GSK Science in the Summer™ at 152 local library sites. The program, which runs through August, partners with the Free Library System of Philadelphia and library systems in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties to bring interactive science activities taught by certified local teachers to children in every corner of the city and beyond. This year’s theme – The Science of Me – will explore the biological systems that make humans fundamentally alike, as well as the elements that interact to create a unique individual, with activities that highlight digestive system, the heart, the brain, and DNA. “Programming for GSK Science in the Summer™ is carefully curated to include rigorous and thought-provoking activities that are age-appropriate and tackle questions that are familiar to elementary-school children,” said Becki Lynch, Director of US Community Partnerships at GSK. “Our goal is to demonstrate that by thinking about everyday processes – like what happens to food when you eat it or how your brain tells you to move – that you are thinking like a scientist, and this could be your future.” Created in Philadelphia three decades ago by retired GSK scientist, Dr. Virginia Cunningham, GSK Science in the Summer™ continues to inspire a sense of curiosity and a love of science in young children year round. While elementary school has been identified as a pivotal time of learning for students, the summer months have increasingly become a dead zone for learning and “summer slide” is now a common experience nationwide, with a greater impact among low-income and underserved communities. By providing free educational programming and exposure to topics in STEM, GSK Science in the Summer™ fills the gap, reaching more than 30,000 children annually. Additionally, GSK Science in the Summer™ coursework and supporting activities are made available online for parents, caretakers, and educators to experience and use all year long. “At The Franklin Institute, we interact with and engage children in science daily, but what makes GSK Science in the Summer™ special is its focus and commitment to bringing STEM directly to children’s neighborhoods. The program offers fun science activities right in their backyards, during a season that might otherwise be academically light,” said Dr. Darryl Williams, Senior Vice President of Science and Education at The Franklin Institute. “In STEM, the possibilities are endless with thousands of different interest points, topics, careers, and opportunities. Experiences like this expose children to just a fraction of that, and hopefully trigger a genuine appreciation for science.” Parents and guardians of students entering second through sixth grades in the 2019-2020 school year can register online for the program beginning on May 13, 2019, with Philadelphia County sites opening first. Registration for children in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties will follow consecutively. Space is limited and registrations will be processed in the order they are received. Additional information on program dates, locations outside of the Greater Philadelphia region, and times are available at www.scienceinthesummer.com.

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Dancing Classrooms Philly Presents Team Match Events in May and June June 2 Grand Final Judge to include City of Philadelphia’s Chief Education Officer; Emcee from Dancing Classrooms New York City hroughout the month of May, Dancing Classrooms Philly (DCP) will present its Spring Semi-Final and Semester Final events, all leading to the Grand Final event on Sunday, June 2 at 2 p.m. at the University of the Arts, Elaine C. Levitt Auditorium. This year’s Grand Final judges include Otis Hackney, Chief Education Officer of the City of Philadelphia; Ethel Jones, Project Management Director at Tierney; Sharonne Vinokurov from Art In Motion Dance Studio; Michele Berrios, producer of Tango Cafe Argentine dancing events; and Andrew Polunin, DCP teaching artist and DCP Academy Coordinator. Victoria Malvagno, a Senior Educational Liaison from Dancing Classrooms New York City, will serve as emcee. Every semester, schools that participate in the DCP in-school residency program also have the option to participate in the Colors of the Rainbow Team Match, a ballroom dance competition. The Colors of the Rainbow Team Match events are joyful occasions that bring together DCP school communities from around the region, and help children from different backgrounds realize that they are all part of a larger family, united in their love of ballroom dance. Relationships are built and strengthened as adults and children cheer each other on and conduct themselves with elegance and good sportsmanship. The events confirm Dancing Classrooms Philly’s core values of elegance, respect, self-confidence, teamwork, and cooperative goal-setting. There are multiple Semi-Finals held at the end of each semester, with each participating school sending a team of twelve dancers. The Dancing Classrooms Philly program emphasizes mutual respect and teamwork over competitiveness. To that end, awards are presented to a school’s team rather than individual dance partners. The winning schools from each Semi-Final will go on to compete at the Semester Final. Fall and Spring Semester Final winners meet at the Colors of the Rainbow Team Match Grand Final. All events are free and open to the public. Spring “Colors of the Rainbow” Team Match Events (All Events in Philadelphia) 5th grade Semi-Finals • Tuesday, May 14 at 10 a.m at John Hancock Demonstration School, 3700 Morrell Avenue. • Wednesday, May 15 at 10 a.m at Community Academy of Philadelphia, 1100 E. Erie Avenue. • Thursday, May 16 at 10 a.m at St. Monica Catholic School, 2500 S. 16th Street. • Thursday, May 16 at 12:30 p.m. at St. Monica Catholic School, 2500 S. 16th Street. Middle School Team Match • Wednesday, May 15 at 1 p.m. at Chester A. Arthur School, 2000 Catharine Street. Semester Final: • Wednesday, May 22 at 10 a.m. at Community Academy of Philadelphia, 1100 E. Erie Avenue. Colors of the Rainbow Team Match Grand Final: • Sunday, June 2 from 2-4 p.m. at Elaine C. Levitt Auditorium, University of the Arts, 401 South Broad Street, Philadelphia. Since its founding in 2007, Dancing Classrooms Philly has served more than 25,000 fifth and eighth grade Greater Philadelphia students in public, charter and parochial schools. DCP’s mission is to foster self-esteem, social awareness and joy in children by providing the opportunity to learn and perform ballroom dance. For information, visit www.dancingclassroomsphilly.org.

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OSB students Althea F. and Ian K. (bottom left) assist OSB officials cut the ribbon on the school’s new horticulture and education center. Back row, from left – Retired OSB Executive Director Gerald Kitzhoffer, major donor Sid Rosenblatt and his son, David Rosenblatt, OSB Executive Director & CEO Todd Reeves, OSB students Ashlee P. and Angela C. tudents, staff and board members were joined by officials from the Green Mountain Energy Sun Club to mark the opening of the M. Christine Murphy Horticulture and Education Center at Overbrook School for the Blind. Guests “flipped the switch” to power the new 1,780-square-foot LEED-Silver certified and planned Net Zero Energy greenhouse facility. Construction of the $1 million facility was made possible in part by a generous memorial contribution from M. Christine Murphy’s husband, and current OSB Board member, Sid Rosenblatt, as well as a grant of more than $200,000 from Green Mountain Energy Sun Club.

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Members of the Haverford tennis team take the court in a match earlier in the season. The Haverford School varsity tennis team claimed its tenth straight Inter-Ac title. The team improves to 5-0 in Inter-Ac play, and 7-2 on the season.

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heck, Please!, a new WHYY original production, will debut in January, 2020. The series invites viewers to experience all that the Delaware Valley’s vibrant and diverse dining scene has to offer. Hosted by noted food and travel writer Kae Lani Palmisano, each episode features local food lovers offering up their reviews of restaurants throughout Greater Philadelphia. You won’t see professional restaurant critics on Check, Please! In each episode, three local diners choose their favorite restaurants for the other guests to visit anonymously. After trying all three recommended restaurants, the guests come on the show to discuss, dispute and celebrate their dining experiences. “This region has some of the best restaurants in the world and many of them are tucked into neighborhoods where only the locals know how good they are,” said Check, Please! host Palmisano. “This show will be an essential resource for dedicated foodies and occasional restaurant goers alike.” Obsessed with the history and origins of food, Kae Lani’s journeys have taken her from exploring the Spice Route through Israel and Europe to foraging with the Māori in New Zealand. Living by the motto that “Life is too short to live anything but deliciously,” the South Jersey-native and contributing Food & Travel Editor with USA TODAY 10Best spent last year researching cuisine and culinary traditions on four continents. In addition to reporting on international cuisine for USA TODAY 10Best, Kae Lani has also covered the Philadelphia food scene for the James Beard Award-winning publication Roads & Kingdoms. “This season is packed with great places and personalities, and we can’t wait for the show to premiere,” said Palmisano. The first season of Check, Please! will include stops at Bing Bing Dim Sum, Vernick, Little Fish, Sate Kampar, Hardena, Zeppoli, Victor Café and Vedge.

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At New Horizons Senior Center on Mondays at 10:30 a.m., seniors are invited to join the Full Circle Support Group, facilitated by Janet Levit, MSW, LCSW. Full Circle is a comfortable and safe place for seniors to discuss ideas and strategies to develop rewarding, enriching and fulfilling ways to utilize their time and to get support for any pressing issues. Participants share strategies to find meaning and purpose in their later years and ways to enjoy the present while supporting each other in their goals. Stay after to enjoy a catered lunch provided by Betty the Caterer for only $2. Stop by 100 Conway Avenue, 2nd Floor, Narberth, to sign up, or call 610-664-2366.

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