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Philly Bike Expo

Artisans and manufacturers of bikes, components, accessories and apparel will be displaying their latest products, crafts and technology.

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→ Nov. 9 - 10. Tickets $8 - 25. Pennsylvania

Convention Center, 1101 Arch St. To learn more or buy tickets, visit phillybikeexpo.com .

NOV 9

Undercover Gluten-Free: Thanksgiving Sides

Chef Laura Hahn will go over the basics of gluten-free cooking and demonstrate with great Thanksgiving recipes like roasted apple/ sweet potato canapés, rice stuffing and rum walnut cake.

Native Planting and Invasive Clean-Up With FOW

Help the Friends of the Wissahickon restore the Philadelphia Water Department’s stormwater project. Live willow stakes will be set into the ground in the vicinity of the disturbed area in an effort to promote healthy regeneration. Meet at St. Martin’s Lane access drive. → Sat., Nov. 16, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Free. Wissahickon Valley Park. For info, visit fow.org .

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Grid Alive

Philadelphia’s only live sustainability talk show. Hosts Alex Mulcahy and Nic Esposito welcome guests Avi Golen of Revolution Recovery, Janet Milkman of DVGBC, Elliott Gold from PGW, and Philadelphia Water Commissioner Howard Neukrug, plus a reading by Sarah Grey, of Rust Belt Rising Almanac

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→ Sat., Nov. 9, 12 - 2 p.m. $35. Greensgrow

Community Kitchen at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, 2139 E. Cumberland St. For tickets, visit greensgrow.org/event .

NOV

Weird Waste Day

Empty your basement and garage of all those old electronic items you don’t know what to do with. All will be responsibly dismantled instead of ending up in a landfill.

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→ Thurs., Nov. 14. Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts

at 7 p.m. $5. Trinity Memorial Church, 22nd and Spruce Sts.

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Opening Night of Franklin Square’s Electrical Spectacle

Holiday light show with over 50,000 lights, a 300-foot LED-lit kite and an illuminated historical Franklin Square Fountain. Presented by Historic Philadelphia.

→ Sat., Nov. 9, 1 - 4 p.m. Suggested donation of $10

- $20. Norwood-Fontbonne Academy parking lot, 8891 Germantown Ave., Chestnut Hill. For a list of recyclables accepted, visit greeninchestnuthill. blogspot.com

NOV

Day-Off Camp: The Science of Food

Explore the science behind food. Prepare to cook, eat and take home some of your experiments.

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→ Mon., Nov. 11, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. $55/person for non-

members; $45/person for members. Extended day until 6 p.m. is available for an additional fee of $15/day. Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy’s Mill Rd.. Visit schuylkillcenter.org for more information.

NOV

The Abolitionists Screening

Part of the “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle” event series by the Envision Peace Museum, marking the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. A discussion led by civil rights leaders to follow.

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→ Mon., Nov. 11, 6:30 p.m. Free. Philadelphia Friends

Center, 1501 Cherry St.

→ Thurs., Nov. 14, 5 p.m. Show runs through Dec. 31,

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Step into the holiday season in charming Old City, circa 1777, and enjoy winter brews and festive libations. Stops include Salon 401 at Omni Hotel, National Mechanics, Victoria Freehouse and the historic City Tavern.

DEC EM BE R 2013

America Recycles Day with Keep Philadelphia Beautiful

Join Recyclebank, Keep Philadelphia Beautiful and the Philadelphia Streets Department in celebrating America Recycles Day. Activities throughout Rittenhouse Square will demonstrate the proper way to recycle in Philadelphia, why recycling is critical and the potential “second life” for any object through recycling and reuse.

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Thanksgiving). $40 adults, $35 senior/military/ student. (Tastings & gratuity included, 21 and over with valid I.D.) Departs from Historic Philadelphia Center, 6th & Chestnut Sts. For information call 215-629-4026 or visit historicphiladelphia.org

NOV 14

Gifts in the Galleries

Modern arts and crafts meet ancient artifacts in the Kintner-Dietrich galleries at the Penn Museum. Find hand-constructed clothing, knitted and crocheted accessories, jewelry in a range of mediums, ceramics, homewares, children’s items, prints, stationery, soaps and more from Philadelphia-based artisans.

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Harvest Dinner at Russet Restaurant With Slow Food Philly

Join Slow Food Philly for a five-course fixed-price menu meal. Guest speaker will be Jack Goldenberg, urban farmer and former chef. BYOB.

courses. 1521 Spruce St. Call 215-546-1521 or go to russetphilly.com/reservations for reservations. GRID PH I L LY.CO M

Hall Room 021, Temple University.

→ Fri., Nov. 15, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Rittenhouse Sq. Free. → Thursdays from Nov. 14 through Dec. 26 (except

→ Thurs., Nov. 14, 7 p.m. $55/person for five

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→ Fri., Nov. 15, 12 - 1 p.m. Free. Paley Library Lecture

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Tippler’s Yuletide Cheers & Beers Pubcrawl

Commercial Corridor Revitalization: Turning Passyunk Avenue Into a Nationally Recognized Destination

Sam Sherman, Executive Director of the Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation (PARC), will deliver a free lecture on the success of PARC’s commercial corridor revitalization efforts.

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4-8 p.m. Historic Franklin Square, 6th & Race Sts. Free and open to the public.

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Matt Ziemba of Philadelphia University

→ Fri., Nov. 15, 4 - 7 p.m., Sat. Nov. 15, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Happy Hour on Fri. Free, plus discounted admission to museum. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 3260 South St. For info and list of vendors: vixemporium.com/craftshows/gifts-in-the-galleries

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