Your Monthly News & Updates
Read on to learn more about what's happening in Swarthmore in September. And be sure to visit our website for a directory of shops, restaurants, and services. 
First Friday, September 7 in Swarthmore Town Center!

Breathe Om Yoga
100 Park Avenue - 2nd Floor, 7-8:30 pm
Welcome and honor the new season, and enjoy an uplifting Yin Yoga practice in the peace and serenity of candlelight. Cost is $15. Please contact Donna at to register.
6 Park Avenue, 5-7:30 pm
The bubbly will be flowing as we cheers to 6 years of Compendium during this adults-only evening party. Come for the champagne, stay for the anniversary preview sale: that's right, party-goers will get first pick at the major anniversary sale.
Harvey Oak Mercantile
102 Park Avenue, 6-8 pm
Whim Jewelry is now at Harvey Oak Mercantile. Designed and made in Newtown, PA by jewelry artist Jaime Sosonkin, Whim Jewelry represents simplicity, timelessness, and fine quality. Stop by for refreshments and to meet the artist who will be making jewelry on site and selling an expanded collection of her pieces. All Whim Jewelry will be 10% off during the event!
Houseplant Hospital
7-B S. Chester Road, 7-9 pm
Houseplant Hospital invites you to bring your hibernating orchids into the shop. Learn how to clean them up and get it to bloom again someday. Free to attend, material(s) costs only.

Indigo Healing Arts Collective
110 Park Avenue, 6-7 pm 
Come practice with Indigo and "get the Led out" during this flow yoga class inspired by the music of Led Zepplin. No prior yoga experience is necessary. After class, students are encouraged to linger in the apothecary and plant room. $15. Reserve your space via email at
Kandy Kids & Toys
5 S. Chester Road, 3-7 pm
On First Friday, join Kandy Kids & Toys to make Duck Tape Pencil Cases. All materials will be provided. Additionally, enjoy 10% off all clearance Zutano cotton separates including shorts, short-sleeved tees, and summer dresses.
Swarthmore Campus & Community Store
4 S. Chester Road, 9 am - 7 pm
Join the Swarthmore Campus & Community Store as they host a FREE raffle for a backpack made from bottles! These high-quality Parkland backpacks have exteriors made from 100% recycled water bottles, include a lined laptop sleeve, and are suitable for any age. Come pick up your free raffle ticket anytime between 9 am through 7 pm on Friday, September 7. You do not have to be present when they draw the winning ticket at 7 pm. Winner can choose any backpack from their selection.

Swarthmore CO-OP
341 Dartmouth Avenue, 8:30-10:30 pm
Quizzo at the CO-OP is back! Registration is required through their website, and players are encouraged to form teams of 4-6 people. This event is BYOB for participants ages 21+. Lite table snacks will be provided, and the store will be open for a portion of the time for players to purchase snacks and drinks. There is a $5 cash payment fee per player, and a great prize for the winning team!
Wellness on Park
100 Park Avenue - 2nd Floor, 5-8 pm
Join Donna Diakite, Reflexologist at Wellness on Park for a First Friday Open House. Stop by and enjoy a complimentary 5-minute reflexology and aromatherapy service. The first 5 new clients to make an appointment will receive a complimentary Aromatherapy satchel of your choice! To make an appointment, e-mail to  or phone 610-228-4242, ext. 119.
Special Events & Promotions in September

Bourbon Tasting at Broad Table Tavern  
10 S. Chester Road 
Saturday, September 29 from 5-7 pm 
Join Beverage Manager Seth Calderhead for an evening of bourbon tasting at the Broad Table Tavern! Enjoy a presentation on how bourbon is made, an overview of facts and myths behind bourbon legends and commonly held beliefs, a discussion of the effects of aging and wood, and a hosted tasting of four different types of spirit including a very old bourbon indeed. This will be coupled with cured meats, cheeses, and small plates selected to complement the spirit. If you love bourbon or just want to learn more about it, this event will give you a broader and deeper understanding of this classic American spirit. The ticket price is $50 and includes all food and drink. Tax and gratuity is not included. 

Compendium 6th Anniversary Sale
6 Park Avenue 
Saturday, September 8 from 9:30 am - 5 pm 
Celebrate all day long with Compendium during their 6th anniversary sale! The anniversary sale is one-day-only so you don't want to miss out on what's in store (we're talking some major steals). New Fall styles will also be in store to get you prepped and stylish for the upcoming sweater weather.

September Sale at Kandy Kids & Toys 
5 S. Chester Road  
All month long, Kandy Kids & Toys will have a SALE on Zutano cotton separates, including shorts, short-sleeved tees, and summer dresses. Enjoy an extra 10% off the clearance price.

Intro to Reformer at The Pilates Connexion 
15 S. Chester Road 
The Pilates Connexion will offer an Intro to Reformer class series on Monday nights 7-8 pm starting on September 17. Six weeks for $150. One (1) makeup class included. Call to register: 610-544-3730.
September 13: TNL + Swarthmore Street Stroll 

It was so much fun the first time, let's do it again! During the finale Thursday Night Live performance on September 13, a  portion of Park Avenue will be closed for the Swarthmore Street Stroll. From 7-10 pm, p edestrians will enjoy the music of Greg Brady and the Swarthmore Ukulele Orchestra while strolling the street as businesses in the 'Ville set up pop-up shops and eateries. 

Stay tuned to Swarthmore Town Center on Facebook or Instagram for upcoming details on participating merchants. 
Photo by Greg Brady.
Volunteers Needed at Truckathon! 

If you're interested in helping out (and being rewarded!) during the Swarthmore CO-OP's Food Truckathon, go to this link:

Best i n Class: Vote for the Swarthmore Farmers Market! 

Please consider voting for the Swarthmore Farmers Market in 2018 and help it earn the national recognition that it deserves!  Head to this link to cast your vote
Events at the Swarthmore Public Library

The Library is happy to share that they now have a collection of eReaders available for check out. Thanks to a grant from the Rotary Club of Swarthmore, they have purchased and pre-loaded 24 eReaders with material for adults, teens, and children. You must be 14 years of age or older with a valid library account to borrow an eReaders. Stop by the library or check out their website for more information.

Youth Programs
Fall Youth Program session begins on September 4 and ends on October 11. Registration opens on August 28 at 7:30 am. For a full list of events, please visit our website.  New this September - Lego Club! Children ages 5  to 11, c ome build with your friends on  Wednesdays at 4:15 pm. The Library will  provide the Legos, and you provide the expertise! 

North Sea Gas
The Sharon J. Ford Concert and Lecture series presents a performance by North Sea Gas!  All the way from Edinburgh, North Sea Gas have spent more than 37 years as one of Scotland's most popular folk bands. Guitars, Mandolin, Fiddle, Bouzouki, Harmonica, Whistles, Bodhrans, Banjo and good humor are all part of the entertainment. Join us on September 20 at 7 pm in the Council Room.  

National Voter Registration Day
In conjunction with National Voter Registration Day on September 25, the Library will be registering individuals to vote and holding several special events such as Crack the Constitution, Speed-Repping with local government officials, History of Democracy in Philadelphia, and How to Spot Fake News. Look out for more information about these upcoming events.

The Swarthmore Public Library 90th Celebration Weekend will occur Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19, 2019. While quite some time away, planning has already begun and we gladly welcome anyone who is interested in getting involved or learning more. Kindly email

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