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Activities in Wallingford, Swarthmore & Media this weekend – July 27-29th, 2012!

It’s another exciting summer weekend here in town!  And now that SRA summer camp is over there really is no excuse not to take your kids out and entertain them!  Below are some highlights, as always I encourage all my readers to subscribe to The Swarthmorean newspaper where you can learn about activities and get the flavor for this geeky, lovable town of ours!  If you’re too shy to stop by their office to pick up a subscription just enter my contest this week – if you win one year’s subscription is on me!

Friday, July 27th:

– Beaufort is offering a FREE Friday Concert at the Community Arts Center in Wallingford (414 Plush Mill Rd) where they will perform selections of the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, the Beatles, etc… There will be hot dogs and burgers available to purchase – just bring a blanket and chair (and maybe wear a tie-dyed t-shirt)!

– Chester Children’s Chorus is performing for FREE at Lang Hall at 8pm.  Prepare to be blown away by their performances of Mozart & Whitney Houston!

Saturday, July 28th:

– The Farmer’s Market will be held in the Swarthmore municipal lot from 9:30am-1:30pm!  Come on out for fresh produce and good company!

– Media Theatre offers its final performance of a musical adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book for children at 11am!  See my review from two weeks ago here.  Visit www.mediatheatre.org for tickets!

Sunday, July 29th:

– 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!

– Enjoy a performance of The Cat’s Pajamas at Rose Tree Park‘s Summer Festival!  Free!  610.891.4455 or www.co.delaware.pa.us/summer for more info!

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Weekend Activities in town July 7th-9th!

First Friday is tonight, July 6th!  Events are from 5-8pm at the Dew Drop Inn, Aria Mediterranean Cuisine, Hobbs Coffee, Renato Pizza, Occaisionally Yours, the Co-op, the Borough Hall and the Healing Center!  Enjoy great art, great food, and the company of a great community with outdoor dining and live music too!  Check out this article on the topic, where I found a great photo featured to the right: http://daily.swarthmore.edu/2009/09/07/first-fridays/

Media Children’s Theatre is performing an hour-long musical version of Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book” Saturdays at 11am through July 28th for ages 4 and up.  Visit mediatheatre.org for more info!

Hedgerow Theatre presents “Now, Now, Darling” – a farce by Ray Cooney with John Chapman.  Visit www.hedgerowtheatre.org for tickets and information!

Next Friday Swarthmore College is hosting a blood drive at Upper Tarble in Clothier (bell tower building) on campus.  To schedule online: http://www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code 0223806.

More activities can be found in this week’s The Swarthmorean newspaper as well as a great article encouraging us all to switch to green energy in order to up our EPA Community Challenge ranking – currently we are #4 in the nation!  You can go to the “Green Tips” tab at http://www.afewsteps.org and then select “Make a Green Choice for Your Electricity Provider” if you would like to do your part!

My favorite piece in The Swarthmorean this week, however, was a poem “On Leaving Swarthmore” by J. Barrie Shepherd, a twenty nine year Wallingford-Swarthmore resident.

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