Monthly Archives: December 2012

Activities in Swarthmore, Wallingford & Media this weekend, December 21st- December 23rd!

Little carolers from Trinity pre-school bring D. Patrick Welsh some holiday cheer as Becky Hansen looks on!

Little carolers from Trinity pre-school surprise the office with their holiday cheer as Becky Hansen looks on with a smile!

Please be sure to check out this week’s issue of The Swarthmorean newspaper for more activities as well as your own copy of the iconic drawing of the holidays in Swarthmore by Bob Wood (1914-2011)

Friday:

“Dr. Doolittle” 7pm at Media Theatre!  Philadelphia Sportscaster Bill Vargus plays the title role in this play about play based on the Hugh Lofting stories about a vet who learns to talk to animals! Visit www.mediatheatre.org for tickets!

“A Christmas Carol” at Hedgerow Theatre 7:30pm – The classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge’s redemption is brought to life once again! Tickets $25-$35. 610.565.4211 or www.hedgerowtheatre.org for more info!

 

Saturday:

“Dr. Doolittle” 2pm & 8pm at Media Theatre!  Philadelphia Sportscaster Bill Vargus plays the title role in this play about play based on the Hugh Lofting stories about a vet who learns to talk to animals! Visit www.mediatheatre.org for tickets!

“A Christmas Carol” at Hedgerow Theatre 4pm & 7:30pm – The classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge’s redemption is brought to life once again! Tickets $25-$35. 610.565.4211 or www.hedgerowtheatre.org for more info!

Storytime for the Holidays 1pm at Hedgerow Theatre- Audience help is needed for a 50 minute production of the classics! Adults $11, kids $9. 610.565.4211 or www.hedgerowtheatre.org for more info!

 

Sunday:

Alternative Christmas Shop at Swarthmore Presbyterian  11:15am – Give the gift of donation to the charity of your choice! Fellowship Hall at Harvard Avenue.

“Dr. Doolittle” 3pm at Media Theatre!  Philadelphia Sportscaster Bill Vargus plays the title role in this play about play based on the Hugh Lofting stories about a vet who learns to talk to animals! Visit www.mediatheatre.org for tickets!

“A Christmas Carol” at Hedgerow Theatre 3pm – The classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge’s redemption is brought to life once again! Tickets $25-$35. 610.565.4211 or www.hedgerowtheatre.org for more info!

 

 

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Activities in Swarthmore, Wallingford & Media this weekend, December 7th- December 9th!

From Michigan Avenue, drive south on Milmont Ave to find the Christmas House!

From Michigan Avenue, drive south on Milmont Ave to find the Christmas House! Your child CAN sit and talk with a kindly Santa as long as he or she wants! Meanwhile the wealth of cheerful holiday lights and resplendent displays may  delight your inner child – no matter your creed!

Please be sure to check out this week’s issue of The Swarthmorean newspaper for more activities as well as a write-up on Live Disney “Winnie the Pooh Kids” at SRS and a run down of the proposed budget for 2013 (spoiler: there will be a small surplus)!  There is even a big announcement about Trash & Recycling for 2013!

Friday:

First Friday in Swarthmore!  5-8pm Enjoy fun, food and friends as you stroll the streets of the village to the strains of live music!  Merchants will be open late to allow for your holiday shopping!

“Dr. Doolittle” 7pm at Media Theatre!  Philadelphia Sportscaster Bill Vargus plays the title role in this play about play based on the Hugh Lofting stories about a vet who learns to talk to animals! Visit www.mediatheatre.org for tickets!

“Little Women” 8pm at The Players Club.  Based on the Louisa May Alcott novel about the March family. 610.328.4271 for tickets & info!

“Dorothy’s Adventures in Oz” at MN Spotlight Theatre 7:30pm – an adaptation of “The Wizard of Oz” by Frank Baum. Tickets $12-$15.   Swarthmore United Methodist Church.

“A Christmas Carol” at Hedgerow Theatre 7:30pm – The classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge’s redemption is brought to life once again! Tickets $25-$35. 610.565.4211 or www.hedgerowtheatre.org for more info!

“Winnie the Pooh Kids” A Young People’s Theatre Workshop of the Disney kids’ musical starring local middle school actress Sabrina Caputo as Winnie the Pooh (see my review of her performance in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” here!) and supporting actors in grades 6-8! Tickets $6, call 610.558.3379 or visit www.yptw.org for more info!

Saturday:

CAC & the Potters Guild Best Holiday Sale Ever 10am-5pm and every day through 12/8!  Just try to stick to a budget as you explore the wealth of locally made gifts, jewelry, art, handbags, glass and more!  610.566.1713 or www.cacholidaysale.org!

“The Snow Queen” 11am & 3pm at The Players Club! Adults $10, kids 2-12 $8, under 2 free. 616565.4211 or www.pcstheater.org for info!

“Little Women” 8pm at The Players Club.  Based on the Louisa May Alcott novel about the March family. 610.328.4271 for tickets & info!

“Winnie the Pooh Kids”  2pm A Young People’s Theatre Workshop of the Disney kids’ musical starring local middle school actress Sabrina Caputo as Winnie the Pooh and supporting actors in grades 6-8! Tickets $6, call 610.558.3379 or visit www.yptw.org for more info!

Sunday:

Take a tour of the Leiper House with a guide to show you all the details of this 1785 house on the National Register of Historic Places! 521 Avondale Road in Wallingford.  Call 610-566-6365 for more info!

“Dr. Doolittle” 3pm at Media Theatre!  Philadelphia Sportscaster Bill Vargus plays the title role in this play about play based on the Hugh Lofting stories about a vet who learns to talk to animals! Visit www.mediatheatre.org for tickets!

“Little Women” 2pm at The Players Club.  Based on the Louisa May Alcott novel about the March family. 610.328.4271 for tickets & info!

“Dorothy’s Adventures in Oz” at MN Spotlight Theatre 2pm – an adaptation of “The Wizard of Oz” by Frank Baum. Tickets $12-$15.   Swarthmore United Methodist Church.

Alternative Christmas Shop at Swarthmore Presbyterian  11:15am – Give the gift of donation to the charity of your choice! Fellowship Hall at Harvard Avenue.

Advent Evensong at Trinity Church 5pm- A candlelit church is the setting for this service of the Choral Evening Prayer featuring Elizabethan composers. Free childcare.  A reception follows the service.  610.544.2297

 

 

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Scenes from Swarthmore’s Home for the Holidays!

Carolers bring their cheer to D. Patrick Welsh on their trek through the village!  (See our own Linda H. in the red jacket?)

Carolers bring their cheer to D. Patrick Welsh on their trek through the village! (See our own Linda H. in the red jacket?)

A romantic sight in downtown Swarthmore - horse-drawn carriages return to our streets for one day each year!

A romantic sight in downtown Swarthmore – horse-drawn carriages return to our streets for one day each year!

Last of all the town gathered in front of Borough Hall to light the tree and sing carols!  (Not pictured - Santa's surprise visit at the end!)

Last of all, everyone gathered in front of Borough Hall to light the tree and sing more carols! (Not pictured – Santa’s surprise visit at the end!)

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Shop with Heart Fundraiser Find!

Mug by Barbara McKee - $20 at Anabelle's Wish Fundraiser!

Check out this handsome “wood grain” pottery mug I just bought for $20 at the Shop with Heart Fundraiser for Anabelle’s Wish!   This hand cast piece was made by local artist Barbara McKee!  If you want one just like it stop by Swarthmore United Methodist Church today by 4:30pm!  Handmade candles, scarves, jewelry and other goodies are available too!

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