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Read on to learn more about what's happening in Swarthmore in November. And be sure to visit our website for a directory of shops, restaurants, and services.
First Friday on November 3rd!
7-B S. Chester Road, 6 pm
Here's one for all the cat lovers! A feline-friendly plant workshop: bring your own plastic take-out container and plant barley grass and catnip for your kitty. $5. MEOW!
Kandy Kids Toys and Gifts
5 S. Chester Road, 10 am - 7 pm
Let it snow! Children will
make snowflakes all day -
one to take home and one to leave behind to decorate for Home for the Holidays. Little hands will receive help so all can participate!
100 Park Avenue - 2nd floor, 7-8:30 pm
Yin Yoga by candlelight with Donna Schumaker.
Relax. Restore. Enjoy.
$15. Contact Donna at firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Space is limited.
15 S. Chester Road, 6:30-9 pm
The Pilates Connexion is hosting a Client Appreciation Night/New Client Open House! Wine and light refreshments will be served. A FREE BodyFlow class from 7-8 pm, team-taught by Jeanna Vanni & Beth McNeely. Foot reflexology, as well as raffles prizes on goods and services. All are welcome!
Swarthmore Campus & Community Store
4 S. Chester Road, 9 am - 7 pm
20% off new Jigsaw Puzzles and Games. New Yorker and Harry Potter jigsaw puzzles in process all day. Stop by and find a piece or two!
1 Park Avenue, starting at 6:30ish
A (very) Good Boy Burger Bar - the last BBQ of the year!
10 Park Avenue, last seating at 7 pm
Please join Occasionally Yours for their famous Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce. They'll also
offer Pasta with Homemade Sauce - your choice of Tomato, Alfredo, Rose or Pesto. Children's portions available. BYOB to dine-in or call ahead to pick up and take home. 610-328-9360. Hope to see you!
Harvey Oak Mercantile
102 Park Avenue, 5-7 pm
HOM is hosting an intergenerational postcard painting party for a campaign entitled "Why I Vote Local." Participants will make postcards to remind people about the importance of voting in this upcoming local election. Spend some relaxing time painting with watercolors and help get out the vote for November 7.
341 Dartmouth Avenue, 8:30-10:30 pm
Hope you're ready for some tough questions on National Sandwich Day. Here's a hint for you: be familiar with the CO-OP's popular sandwich menu!
$5 cash payment per person at the door. BYOB (you must be 21+). Light table snacks provided.
Make a reservation for your team by visiting the CO-OP's website.
This Month's Town Center Events
Bake & Book Sale,
brought to you by Friends of the Swarthmore Public Library. Hours include:
9 am - 7 pm
11/3, 9 am - 7 pm, 1/2 Price Day!
11/4, 9 am - 4 pm, $5 a Bag Day!
Swarthmore Artist Market
9:30 am - 1:30 pm along Station Square West.
Featuring nearly 20 local artisans and craftspeople. Rain date is November 18.
Small Business Saturday
, a day to shop small and shop local. Visit our
for updates on sales and promotions. We are pleased to partner with Swarthmore's Boy Scouts Pack 112 who will be selling their holiday wreaths on Small Business Saturday. Come show your love for Swarthmore Town Center!
Events at the Swarthmore Public Library
Video Lecture Series: The Symphony
Wednesdays in November, 2 to 4 pm
In this Great Courses video lecture series, music historian Professor
Robert Greenberg guides the listener through a survey of the symphony,
from it's inception as a classical form to the modern era. You will learn
about the composers and the masterpieces they created, some well-known and
others overlooked and in need of our attention. This program made possible
through a grant from Swarthmore Borough for Aging in Place services.
Thanksgiving Floral Design
Monday 11/20, 2 to 4 pm
The Swarthmore Garden Club will lead a flower-arranging workshop to build
beautiful cornucopia centerpieces for the Thanksgiving table. All the
flowers and materials will be provided for. Early registration is
recommended since space is limited to 12 attendees. This program made
possible through a grant from Swarthmore Borough for Aging in Place
PAWS for Reading
Thursday 11/9 & Thursday 11/30, 6:30 pm
Children can come to the library and practice reading to the best listener
- a dog! Three therapy dog teams will be at the Swarthmore Public Library
to meet with beginning and reluctant readers and to listen to children
(Kindergartners and older) read a book of their choice. This is also an
ideal opportunity for English language learners.
Children's Book Club
Tuesdays in November at 4:15 pm
Ages 7-10, come join us as Ms. Perri reads a chapter book aloud! Plus, we
draw pictures, act out scenes, and talk about what we like and don't like
about the story.
December 2: Home for the Holidays & Santa 5K Run
Home for the Holidays
is Swarthmore's annual holiday tradition featuring horse-drawn carriage rides, arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, a visit from Santa Claus, dreidel games, a Kwanzaa-inspired drum circle, food trucks, hot cocoa and mulled wine, carols led by the Swarthmore Ukulele Orchestra, and so much more! Home for the Holidays will take place on Saturday, December 2.
Visit our website regularly for updates on the schedule of events.
This year will also feature the inaugural Santa 5K Run through the streets of Swarthmore on the morning of December 2. Come dressed as Jolly Old St. Nick, his reindeer, or elves! All pre-registered runners will receive a long-sleeved t-shirt to commemorate their participation. To learn more and to register for the Santa 5K Run, visit this Bryn Mawr Running Company link.
Advanced tickets for the Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides ($10 per person) are available for sale at this link. Tickets will NOT be available for walk-up purchase on the day of the event.
Saturdays in the Park: It's the Swarthmore Farmers Market!
Awarded "Best in Class" in 2016, the #1 Farmers Market in Pennsylvania occurs every Saturday from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm in Swarthmore's Central Park. In addition to beautifully-raised fresh produce, meats, and dairy from area farms, the market offers an array of locally-made specialty food items. The market is also your destination for live music, hand-crafted art, children's activities, and health and wellness activities for the whole family. For weekly updates, follow the
Swarthmore Farmers Market
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