Your Monthly News & Updates
Are you ready to fall into autumn? Take advantage of what the upcoming season has to offer in Swarthmore Town Center! Shop the latest fall fashions at Harvey Oak Mercantile and Poco Loco. Pick up seasonal fruits and vegetables at the Swarthmore Co-Op and Swarthmore Farmers Market. Join us for Fresh Air Fitness, a free outdoor wellness series in the Central Park amphitheater. Read on for more ways to fall into autumn, and be sure to visit  our website for a directory of shops, restaurants, and services. 

Breathe Om Yoga at The Pilates Connexion
15 S. Chester Road, 5-8 pm 
Have you heard the news? Breathe Om Yoga has joined the team at The Pilates Connexion! Join them at an Open House on First Friday from 5-8 pm.  Meet the staff, learn more about yoga or pilates, and try a Breathe, Stretch, Flow yoga class from 6-7 pm. Cost is $12.  If you want to join the yoga class, please contact Donna at

Gallery on Park 
104 Park Avenue, 6-8 pm
Join us at Gallery on Park for our First Friday opening reception for September's featured artist and local sculptor, Dan Dennison. Stop in to meet the artist and view the works that will be on display this month. Complimentary wine and light refreshments will be provided. As an added bonus, we will also be celebrating our 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY! Thank you to our wonderful patrons, who through their support have allowed us to commit to another year at Gallery on Park. We couldn't be more thrilled! Please join us for an evening of celebrating art and community!

Harvey Oak Mercantile 
102 Park Avenue, 6-9 pm
Come toast H.O.M. as we celebrate our recognition for Best of Philly's Shopping & Style Award for Best Place for Celestial Jewelry.  This "out of this world" celestial-inspired party will feature one-night-only pop up shops from local artists Cat Horn Accessory and Stone Harvest Jewelry, live music by Joe Breslin, Face Painitng by Jean Breslin of Stacey's Face Painting, creative cookie treats from Allie the Baker, and complimentary beverages.  Plus, a portion of the sales for the evening will be donated to Chester Charter School for the Arts!

Kandy Kids Toys and Gifts
5 S. Chester Road, 3-7 pm
Kandy Kids will be celebrating Back to School! From 3-7 pm, kids can make colorful duct tape pencil cases.  There will be two play areas: Classroom Play Set and A Jumbo ABC-123 Rug with Activity  Cards. On First Friday, our Back to School table will be 10% off. Let's get ready for school! 

Occasionally Yours 
10 Park Avenue, last seating at 7 pm
While Occasionally Yours is back with a whole new look, rest assured that some things do not change! It wouldn't be First Friday without their incredible jumbo lump crab cakes and pasta with homemade sauce. Come see the new decor and enjoy a delicious meal to start off the new school year! Children's portions are available. BYOB. Dine in or call ahead to pick up. 610-328-9360.

Swarthmore Co-Op
341 Dartmouth Avenue, 8:30-10:30 pm 
Quizzo at the Co-Op returns in September! Form a team of 4-6 people for a night of trivia! To register your team, call 610-543-9805 or visit the Co-Op's website:

Swarthmore Campus & Community Store
4 S. Chester Road, 5-7 pm 
Get creative with your school supplies and customize your notebook  at the Swarthmore Campus & Community Store. We'll supply decorative papers, adhesive, and instructions.  Bring your creativity and your own spiral or composition notebook, or buy one from us. Adhesive is not recommended for 3-ring binders so leave those at home. Decorative supplies are free of charge and this event is open to all.
September Workshop at Gallery on Park
Join Gallery on Park for a workshop by Swarthmore native, Sasha Prood. Sasha will be teaching step by step watercolor techniques utilizing her latest published book,  Watercolor Workshop: Learn to Paint in 100 Experiments.
This wonderful workshop opportunity will take place on Thursday, September 26 from 5-8 pm. The fee is $75 and includes Sasha's new book (valued at $24.99) and all supplies. Just show up and enjoy!
Space is limited to 8 participants. Reserve your spot today by emailing Martha at

This Month at Indigo Healing Arts Collective 
The new Fall schedule at Indigo Healing Arts Collective will include a 7:30 am power flow class entitled Fiery Flow which begins on September 5. During the month of September, Indigo will donate 50% of the profits from this class to Amazon Watch - a charity committed to saving the Amazon rainforest. 

Read on for information about special events in September.  Register online at .

Advanced Pilates Mat Series
September 13 - October 18, 10 am
If you are a Pilates enthusiast and have significant experience in beginner Mat work, please join Angel in a six week series that focuses on progressing your Pilates Mat training. The first two weeks of instruction, students will learn transitions and techniques of new exercises in the intermediate and advanced Mat sequence. The last four weeks will focus on rhythm, precision and flow. This class is advanced and welcomes students with significant Pilates experience.

Six-week registration is encouraged but not required. $150 for the entire series. Drop-in cost $30.

Guided Meditation, Hands On Healing & Sound Bath Concert
September 12, October 10, November 14, and December 12 | 6:30-7:45 pm 
We welcome you with love and gratitude to join us for a four month series of transformation on many levels. Each workshop crafted by Alana and Terry will offer Guided Meditation, Hands On Healing, and a Sound Bath Concert. Classes may include, but are not limited to Tibetan singing bowls, crystal chakra bowls, drums, rattles, rain sticks, four direction chimes, and Tibetan tingsha bells.

Registration for the series is encouraged. This workshop is offered on the 2nd Thursday of the month. Please arrive by 6:15 pm to settle in. $120 for the entire series.  Drop-ins are welcome for an exchange of $35.

New Moon Goddess Circle 
September 28, 1-3:30 pm 
You're invited to join Danielle to celebrate the Autumn turn of the season and connect deeply in reverence to the Earth and Moon with other like-minded souls. We will be exploring themes of letting go, gratitude, harvest and release. Circle includes all materials, guidance and refreshments. As always, this offering is open for women or anyone who identifies with being a woman, trans, non-binary or other forms of identification connected to the feminine. Exchange is $30. 

Facial Gua Sha
September 29, 1-3 pm 
Join us for a workshop on Facial Gua Sha with Point Activation. L earn the ancient beauty ritual of facial gua sha, a practice that supports your health and glow at the same time. Facial gua sha relaxes tension in facial muscles, increases circulation and lymphatic drainage resulting in a relaxed and sculpted face. You will leave this class with an at home facial gua sha routine that includes key acupuncture points to augment your results. This class is appropriate for beginners or those familiar with facial gua sha, but looking to take their routine to the next level. The cost is $75 and only 7 spots remain. 

New at the Apothecary!
New apothecary items include water soluble CBD, Calendula face oil infused with CBD, CBD chocolate, Lavender infused CBD salve and red raspberry leaf and mugwort infused CBD tincture. All products are made from organic and sustainably raised hemp from farms in the Hudson Valley NY.  We are also featuring new art from Sawdust Siren.

*On Thursday, September 5 at 7 pm, the Friends of the Swarthmore Public Library will hold an organizing meeting in the Community Room at Borough Hall. Refreshments will be served! The meeting will be an hour or less...please join us! 

Songs of the Underground Railroad
Wednesday, September 25 at 7 pm
Nancy Webster has worked for social justice causes since her youth.  She was shot and jailed while helping to register voters on Eastern Shore Maryland in 1964.  A highly engaging speaker, Nancy Webster was named Delaware County Historian in 1988. The Principal Planner with the County Planning Department for 25 years, she was head of historic preservation and won state and national awards. A Delaware County native, Nancy holds a BA from Harvard, and a double MA in American history and museum curatorship from the College of William and Mary.

The Trials, Triumphs, and Tragedies of the Early Abstract Expressionists
Thursday, September 26 from 2-3 pm
Borough Council Room
Fred Dixon and his wife Martha were long term docents at the Barnes Foundation. They have collected art for 35 years and have traveled to many of the most important museums in the U.S. and Europe and cathedrals in Italy to view Renaissance and Baroque art. Fred's book 700 years of Art History : Pre-Renaissance to Modernism will be available at this event at a discounted price of $35.

Writer's Workshop
Tuesday, September 17 at 10 am
Join us for a supportive, informal writers' group at the Library with times for writing, sharing, and offering feedback.

Open Paint & Doodle
Wednesday, September 18 at 2 pm
Join us for a free, open painting session with watercolors, and fine water-based markers.  All materials provided.  No experience needed!  Please register for planning purposes. MONTHLY MEET-UPS

Film Discussion Group (please call the Library for title)
Tuesday, September 10 at 1 pm

Mystery Mondays
Every Monday from 3-5 pm 
Get your Mystery Fix!  Join us every Monday from 3-5 pm in the Borough Council Room to watch British and International mystery TV series. Watch your favorite detectives in action and discover new ones!

Italian Conversation
Friday, September 6 at 12 pm
Practice Italian conversation with vocabulary, activities, partnered chats, and more!

Spanish Conversation
Friday, September 13 at 2 pm
Swarthmorean Allison Moore facilitates a generous and lively conversation for beginning and intermediate Spanish speakers each month.

French Conversation
Friday, September 20 at 2 pm
A friendly group of proficient French speakers meets each month to talk about art, literature, history, or current events. Come dust off your French! Facilitated by Lucy Saxon.

Book Groups
Thursday,  September 12 at 2 pm OR
Monday, September 16 at 7 pm OR
Tuesday, September 17 at 2 pm
A community of readers discusses a monthly read. Inquire in the Library or at 610-543-0436.

In Stitches: Yarn & Needle Work
Thursdays, September 12  &  26 at 10 am
Do you knit, crochet or do needlework?  No matter your skill level, you can join our monthly In Stitches club to learn and share tips and ideas while enjoying lively conversations with fellow crafters.  Some supplies will be available for newcomers.

History of European Art
Thursdays June 20, 2019 - October 20, from 10 am - 12 pm
A History of European Art is your gateway to this visually stunning story. In 48 beautifully illustrated lectures you will encounter all the landmarks you would expect to find in a comprehensive survey of Western art since the Middle Ages. Works such as Giotto's Arena Chapel, Van Eyck's Ghent Altarpiece, Leonardo's The Last Supper, Michelangelo's David, Vermeer's View of Delft, Van Gogh's The Starry Night, Picasso's Guernica, and hundreds more.  Refreshments will be served.
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