September 23, 2021: Playing for Change and Falling for the Arts in the Hill, and Fresh News from Our Community Fridge
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Kick Back and Groove to Co-op Music in the Hill
Saturday, Sept. 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m., the backyard behind Weavers Way Chestnut Hill
Feed your need for live tunes with a session celebrating International Playing for Change Day, featuring guitarist Jay Klales, clarinetist and sax player Dave Kutzik of Objective Perspective, and others. They’ll be collecting donations during the show for the Playing for Change Foundation. More info is here.
NEXT WEEK Our GMM is Back and Live
Saturday, Oct. 2, 4-5:30 p.m., Awbury Agricultural Village, 6336 Ardleigh St., East Germantown
Be sure to RSVP for our first live general membership meeting in two years. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind meal from our Prepared Foods department, tours of our farm and the Agricultural Village, a business meeting and more. Note: This is a zero waste event; if you’re able, please bring your own bowl, plate, cutlery and a cup. Get more info and respond here.
Fall for the Arts Returns to the Hill
Sunday, Sept. 26, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Germantown Avenue between Willow Grove and Rex avenues, Chestnut Hill
The Co-op will feature samples and vendors from our Wellness department as well as a book signing by the local author and illustrator of the children’s book Goodnight Baby Sunflower. It’s available to purchase at all of our stores, but now is your chance to meet the local creators! Free; get more info here.
Other Important Co-op Stuff
Save on Salmon, Pizza Dough and More
Friday, Sept. 24-Sunday, Sept. 26, all Weavers Way locations
This weekend, save $3 a pound on Jail Island Atlantic salmon filets and $1 on pizza dough from Conshohocken Bakery (Ambler only) and West Philly’s Four Worlds Bakery. From the grocery aisles, containers of Levittown’s Michael’s Seitan vegan wheat meat are $1 off, along with 12-ounce cans of Audobon’s Valerio cold brew. Please note: No other discounts will apply.
TODAY Virtual New Member Orientation
Thursday, Sept. 21, 1-2:15 p.m., virtual event
New and newish members can Zoom in and get some easy credit toward your working member hours by learning about Co-op operations. Explore our online Member Center, discuss the benefits of membership and more! Register and get further details here.
Grab ‘n’ Go Greats: The Sequel
Friday, Sept. 24, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Weavers Way Chestnut Hill/Saturday, Sept. 25, same time, Weavers Way Ambler
The Demo Dude, John Connor, will once again delve into the Prepared Foods specialties at our Hill and Ambler stores. Be sure to swing by and see what he puts out for tasting!
Psst —the Doughnuts Are Back!
Tuesdays & Fridays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 7095 Henry Ave., across from Saul Agricultural High School, Roxborough
Local produce and specialties at our Henry Got Crops Farm Market this week include:
Lots of Greens on the Scene, Plus…
Here’s what’s available from our farms in our stores and and at Henry Got Crops Farm Market this week (Selection and quantity will vary by store):
Our Fridge is Busy, and Needs Your Help
Our community fridge, located near the side entrance to our Ambler store, has been available to all for six months. We are regularly in need of the following:
Event Help and More Needs
Check out the Message Board on the Member Home page of our Member Center for a list of recent cooperator options. Here are a couple more:
Volunteer for these and/or others in our Member Center.
A Vivid Cultural Tapestry
Through Oct. 14 in the eNews, the Co-op’s Racial DEI Committee celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month.
Puerto Rico and the Bomba Beat
Bomba is a 400-year-old dance tradition created by enslaved West Africans who toiled in the island’s sugar plantations. It is an interactive musical conversation performed with elegance and determination between dancers, percussionists and vocalists. Originally, it articulated sadness and resistance to enslavement. Today, bomba is a part of happier occasions, including baptisms, weddings and other ceremonies.
Here is a video featuring the Cepeda family of San Juan, the most prominent bomba family in Puerto Rico.
Cool News for the Neighborhood
Revolutionary Germantown Fest Returns
Saturday, Oct. 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Cliveden, 6401 Germantown Ave.
Spend the day visiting Historic Germantown sites and learning about the 1777 Battle of Germantown and the people who experienced it. More info, including COVID protocols, is here.
Weavers Way Chestnut Hill
Next Door Wellness: