Annual Scout Fair
The 62nd Annual Merion Scout Fair
offers an afternoon of affordable
family fun, Saturday,
noon until 4 p.m., rain or shine.
There will be carnival games, a moon
bounce, a rope bridge, face paint-ing, tons of prizes, live and silentauctions and good food, all at the
Merion Scout House grounds, locat-edat 625 Hazelhurst Avenue in Mer
-ion, right next to the Merion Trib-ute House. Tickets, which can bepurchased at the fair, cost $1 eachand allow you to play a couple of games or participate in one of the
fun activities. This annual fair has
been a Lower Merion tradition since
1950, and all proceeds benefit the
Merion Cub Scouts, Liberty Troop 71.
Email questions to: LibertyTroop@gmail.com.
Taste of the AsianCulture at Phila. Zoo
May 14 and 15,
Zoo will host a weekend-long festi- val showcasing the culture of Asia.The celebration, which is the firstof four cultural events called theCreatures of Culture International
Series, will feature authentic Asian
cuisine, activities, performances and
demonstrations while educating
about animals found in the Zoo that
are native to Asia. Creatures of
Culture: Asia is free with Zoo admis-
sion, and will run from 10 a.m. to 4p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.For information, as well as to pur-
chase and print tickets online, visit
Film and Book Discussion
The Friends of Wynnefield BranchLibrary are sponsoring a film and
book discussion group of books that
have been made into movies. For
the month of May will be the screen
-ing of “Chocolat” starring Johnny
Depp and Juliette Binoche on Wed.,
at 3 p.m. The followingMonday,
at 6 p.m. theFriends of Wynnefield Branch will
be leading a discussion group based
on the book and how it differs from
the movie. If you can’t make it to the
screening—a limited number of copies of the film will be availablefor checkout before the discussiongroup. Both events will take place
in the Meeting Room at Wynnefield
Branch Library, 5325 Overbrook Ave.,
Philadelphia, PA 19131. Call 215-685-0298 for information.
“Annie Get Your Gun”
Philadelphia’s Central High School
will retell the story of famed female
sharpshooter Annie Oakley whenthey present the musical comedy
“Annie Get Your Gun.” This talent-ed
student cast and orchestra as well as a collection of wonderful,familiar tunes from the pen of Irv-ing Berlin will prove to be a treatfor young and old alike. Perfor-mances will take place on
May 19- 21
at 7:00 p.m. in the CentralHigh School auditorium, 1700 W.
Olney Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19141.
For info or ticket purchase, visit
centralhigh.net or call 215-469-1322.
Chadds Ford SpringExhibit Opening
The Chadds Ford Historical Society
will hold its 2011 Spring ExhibitOpening on Friday,
May 20, 2011,
“Wood, Woods and Wood Workers.”
This wonderful exhibit looks at the
woodlands and trees of Southeastern
Pennsylvania and how people haveused these resources. Chadds FordTree Service is the presentingsponsor of this new exhibit which will continue
through December 3, 2011.
The exhibit also looks atthe magnificence of the trees inthe Brandywine Valley, as well as
the trees’ many contributions to shap-
ing the history and the culture of our region. Some of the items dis-played in the exhibit are a collec-tion of historic woodworking toolsfrom 6 foot two-man tree saws toaxes, augers and a collection of products, puzzles, art and utility items all made from our trees. TheChadds Ford Historical Society willbe hosting a cocktail receptionsponsored by Victory Brewing onFriday, May 20, 2011 from 5:30p.m. to 8:00 p.m., join for a Com-
munity Open House to welcome the
newest exhibit. For information onthe Chadds Ford Historical Society or to become a member, call 610-388-7376 or visit www.chaddsford-history.org.
“A Special Concert for Special Chil
at 7:30 p.m.
at Immaculata University’s Alumnae
Hall in Malvern, invites musicenthusiasts to a delightful eveningof great classics with wonderfully
entertaining “pops” music. The con-
cert will be conducted by Philadel-
phia’s own Rosalind Erwin and fea-turethe artistry of well-known solo
-ists Rich Ridenour on piano andBrandon Ridenour on trumpet, as well as a 42-piece orchestra com-prised of renowned musicians.Proceeds from the event will sup-port Valley Forge Educational Ser- vices’ programs for children whoseexceptionalities include autismspectrum disorders and learning
disabilities. The program, arranged
in part by C&KArtists, includesaudience participation and a spe-cial musical appearance by a stu-dent from VFES’ Vanguard School joining in a performance with Rich
Ridenour. To purchase tickets ($50,
$75, $125), visit www.vfes.net.Event sponsors are being invited
to a private reception from 6:30 p.m.
- 7:15 p.m. with the conductor, solo
ists, and other major sponsors. For
info, contact the VFES Advancement
Office staff at 610-296-6725 x169.
at 1:30 p.m.the Friends of Wynnefield BranchLibrary are sponsoring a perfor-mance by EDQ1, a local contempo-rary jazz quartet whose music in-fluences covers the spectrum froDonny Hathaway and Herbie Han-cock to Duke Ellington and Miles
Davis. Join for an afternoon of toe
tapping, finger snapping fun. The
library is located at 5325 Overbrook
Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131-1498.
Call 215-685-0298 for information.
Children’s Tea Party and Tour
the Friends of
Graeme Park are inviting our littles
members of the community out fo
a tea party with their favorite teddy
bear or doll. Kids, who must beaccompanied by an adult, will betreated to punch, lemonade, cook-
ies, brownies and other sweets an
then will get a special tour of theKeith House geared just for them!
There will be a craft to take home an
games to play as kids learn what i was like to be a child in the 18thcentury. The cost is $10 per personand reservations are required an
must be held with a credit card. Seatings are at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Graeme
Park is located at 859 County LineRd., just off of Rt. 611 in Horsham.Regular operating hours are Fri-day - Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. anSunday 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., last toueach day at 3 p.m.; admission ischarged for tours of the KeithHouse. For information call 215-
343-0965 or visit www.ushistory.org
“Race to Nowhere”
A film screening of “Race to No- where: The Dark Side of America’s Achievement Culture” will be host-ed at the Haverford Township FreeLibrary on Monday,
at 6:30p.m. in the Community Room.“Race to Nowhere” is a new docu-m
entary that exposes the insidious
silent epidemic in our educationsystem.Our high-pressure, high-stakes culture has invaded ouschools and children’s lives, creat-ing unhealthy, disengaged, unpre-pared and stressed-out youth.Created by first-time filmmake Vicki Abeles, the film tells the sto-ries of young people pushed to thebrink, burned-out teachers andeeply frustrated parents.A facil-itated discussion will follow thefilm.For info about the film, visihttp://www.racetonowhere.com.Tickets are $10 in advance and $15at the door.To purchase tickets,
The library is located at 1601 Darby
Road, Havertown, PA. For info, cal
Mary Shannon610-446-3082 ext. 216.
Olney Class of ’71. Looking for for-mer
classmates for its 40th reunion
October 28, 2011.
Judy firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-870-7572.
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