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Posted: Friday, April 4, 2014
Welcome to the Friday, April 4, 2014 Edition of NarbNet!
First Friday, Mitch's Band, Librewery, Bluefest and T-Ball and Coffee Opening Day weekend!
Yes, winter's over and now it's time to (finally) leave the house! (if you miss the snow, we still have a pile on
We have plenty of events to jump start your spring this weekend.
The Narberth Cystic Fibrosis Run!
Registration is now open:
Date: Saturday, April 26th, 2014 ? 9:00 am
Cost: $35.00 until April 1st, $40.00 thereafter.
We will also hold The Kidz Run immediately following the 5 miler. Cost is $15 per child.
All proceeds from the Narberth Cystic Fibrosis Run go towards The Take A Breather Foundation which fulfills the
wishes and dreams of children living with Cystic Fibrosis.
Bryn Mawr Twilight Concerts ----------------The 2014 lineup:::::Dar Williams, Susan Werner, Holly Near, Christine
Havrilla, Julie Gold (as in "From a Distance"), XPN Welcomes Steve Forbert, David Wilcox, Danny Schmitd & Carrie
Elkin, Richard Shindell, Beats Walkin', Cabin Dogs, Mike Balitsaris, Mark Schultz, Jack Greenwald, Jonathan Doh,
Jahil (Pink Floyd tribute band), Lisa Willson Vocal Academy, SheWho, and………as soon as we can get them signed
-------- the Flaming Caucasians and Deb Callahan ------- get tkts now ----www.brynmawrtwilightconcerts.com
Dynamic Armbalancing Immersion: Building strength and strong alignment with Johnathan Raiss
Fri Date: Apr 04, 2014 From: 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM Location: Narberthwww.yogagardennarberth.com
Master Clinic: Vayu Vinyasa with Noah Julian
Sun Date: Apr 06, 2014 From: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Location: Narberthwww.yogagardennarberth.com
Restorative Yoga with Sarah Rogers
Fri Date: Apr 11, 2014 From: 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM Location: Narberthwww.yogagardennarberth.com
Master Class: Vayu Vinyasa with Noah Julian
Sun Date: Apr 13, 2014 From: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Location: Narberthwww.yogagardennarberth.com
Yin Yoga and Guided Relaxation with Mark Nelson
Fri Date: Apr 18, 2014 From: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Location: Narberthwww.yogagardennarberth.com
Now here's a list of fun, entertaining and community events in and about our town (Narberth and Nearberth) for the
upcoming week (and don't forget to check www.meetthemayor.org for more updates):
1.) Friday, April 4, 2014, Head on down to downtown Narberth this Friday night and celebrate First Friday visit with
your Narberth and Nearberth neighbors!
Nannygoat, the Great American Pub and Sweet Mabel are all celebrating First Friday from 5 -9 pm! Grab your favorite
friend or date and head on into town for an evening of fun. Nannygoat's design theme for April is SPRING FLING
and to celebrate, you'll find wine & cheese on Friday night from 5-9 and mimosas all day on Saturday. Stop in and say
6:00-9:00 P.M.--First Friday Opening Reception at Sweet Mabel: Sharon McGinley: "Wonderings", illustrative
paintings that tell life stories, both real and imaginary. Join us for live music, refreshments and meet the artist!
Also check out our workshops and spring camp schedule at www.sweetmabel.com
2.) Friday, April 4, 2014, Narberth's own Mitch Tabas performing Acoustic Roots Music on a Tangent with Ong's
Friday April 4- 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
We play at Calliope Music Store 4 E. Lancaster Ave, Ardmore, PA 19003
This is a small, living room-type setting where you are very close to the actual musicians (who will also be watching
you very closely).
A question and answer period will follow if there is adequate interest.
Lots of great bands have played next door at Milkboy Coffeehouse (now "Melodies.") so we're calling this our "350
Feet from Stardom Tour."
Please come out to hear us. Hope to see you at Calliope. Mitch.
3.) Friday, April 4, 2014, LIBREWERY 2014
All proceeds benefit the Narberth Community Library
Friday, April 4th, 6 – 9pm at The Merion Tribute House
Tickets $40 in advance, payable in person by cash or check at the library or online through Paypal
$45 at the door, if available
A premier beer tasting event featuring Pennsylvania craft beers and light food from Narberth eateries.
• The Greeks
• Narberth Café
• The Great American Pub
• Ryan Christopher's
Free transport to/from the event and Narberth train station provided by Maido!
Need a babysitter so you can attend LiBrewery?
The Library will host your child age 3 and up to his/her own party with dinner, beverage and entertainment.
You must sign up for babysitting in person at the library and make payment at the time of your sign up.
$10, $6 for each additional child. Space is limited, so reserve early at the Library!
4.) Saturday, April 5, 2014, 6:30 pm to 11 pm - St. Margaret School hosts 14th Annual BlueFest Auction & Dinner
raising funds for the school needs. There will be something for everyone, auction items, raffles, live band and dinner
catered by Pub of Penn Valley with an open bar. Reservations are recommended in advance and can be made through
the link on the school website through Friday April 4 for $65 per person. Reservations at the door are $75 per person.
All proceeds benefit St. Margaret School, join us for our Roaring 20's event!
5.) Sunday, April 6, 2014 it's Narberth T-Ball and Coffee Opening Day! The kids take the field at 9:00 AM for
Opening Day ceremonies and then a wonderful morning of T-Ball. Free Coffee will be served too! This week's roast:
6.) Monday, April 7, 2014 through the rest of the week. New Horizons Senior Center, your local community
resource for active adults 55 and older, is now located at Narberth Borough Hall, 100 Conway Avenue, 2nd Floor. We
are open Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 2 PM, and serve lunch every day at Noon. Come check out our great programs
to expand your horizons!
a) Take Charge: With the Help of Friends: A FREE 14 week program designed to focus on healthy habits that will aid
in a better quality of life in your later years. Course continues Monday, April 7 at 9:15 am. Course topics include:
*Healthier eating habits
*The importance of exercise
*The value of social support
*Stress reduction techniques
*Better sleep habits
Take Charge of your life! Enroll now.
Call 610 664-2366, or stop by 100 Conway Avenue, 2nd Floor, Narberth, to sign-up.
b) Walking Club--Tuesdays and Fridays in April at9:00 AM:
Tired of walking alone? Seniors interested in getting fit and meeting other fun people, can join the New Horizon
Walking Club. Now that the weather is getting better, you can meet, get outside, take a walk and talk. For Intermediate
walkers, not a race! Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes. Meet at the center at 9 AM, weather permitting. Stop
by 100 Conway Avenue, 2nd floor, Narberth, to sign up or call 610 664-2366. This group will meet on a weather-
permitting basis, advance registration is requested.
c) Full Circle: Discussion/Support Group for Boomers and Active Adults led by Debbie Hoffman--Tuesdays in April
at 12:45 PM: Are you retired and not used to having so much free time? New Horizons Senior Center is hosting a
Meet-up Group on Tuesdays at 12:45 PM for Retirees looking to meet like-minded adults experiencing the same sense
of "Now What?!" Discuss ideas and strategies to develop rewarding, enriching and fulfilling ways to utilize your time.
Come early, and enjoy a catered lunch provided by Betty the Caterer for only $2 before the chat (at noon)! Call 610
664-2366 to sign up, or stop by 100 Conway Avenue, 2nd Floor, Narberth.
d) BINGO at New Horizons! Wednesday, April 9starting at 12:30 PM: New Horizons is hosting a BINGO
tournament on Wednesday, April 9 for any adult 55 or over who wishes to play. Games are 50 cents a card, and
participants can buy as many cards as they want! Winners get to pick a prize from the table! Come early and enjoy a
scrumptious lunch of Chicken Piccata at Noon for a suggested donation of $2. Stop by 100 Conway Avenue, 2nd
Floor, Narberth, to sign-up byApril 8, or call 610 664-2366.
e) Tai Chi Interactive Performance--Friday, April 11 at 11 AM: New Horizons will host an interactive Tai Chi
performance/demonstration by world-renowned Master Jingshan Tang at 11am on Friday April 11th. Master Tang is
the founder of Oriental Fitness Institute, an advisor to the USA Wushu-Kung Fu Federation, a certified teacher of Tai
Chi & Qigong and has been featured on the Discovery Channel twice. Master Tang will draw upon his experience to
give an unforgettable demonstration, assisted by New Horizons' own Executive Director & certified Tai Chi instructor,
Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art, an "internal art", that is practiced in deliberate but flowing movements as slowly as
possible with deep relaxing breathing. While the motion appears slow, soft and effortless it nevertheless strengthens the
body. The slow movements help align and balance the body's internal energy paths, enabling chi or qi (internal energy)
to flow freely through the body. The process relaxes and invigorates the body while clearing and focusing the mind.
Tai Chi can improve flexibility, balance and overall health while helping to combat stress. Call 610 664-2366 to sign-
up by April 10, or stop by 100 Conway Avenue, 2nd Floor, Narberth.
f) Basic Printmaking with Tamara Clements--Wednesday, April 16 at 12:30, $2.00: Are you curious about the
printmaking processes? Take a look at a variety of prints and learn about the differences of the printmaking processes,
including etching, woodcut, and silk screen. Then try your hand at a very simple, fun and easy relief printmaking
process and make multiple color prints. $2 Materials Fee. Come early and enjoy a delicious lunch of Turkey Ham with
Mustard, for a suggested donation of $2.00. Stop by 100 Conway Avenue, 2nd Floor, Narberth, to sign-up by April
14, or call 610 664-2366.
7.) Tuesday, April 8, 2014, Tiny Tales , Tuesdays AND Thursdays @ 10:30 a.m. at the Narberth Community
Library. For ages Birth to 5. Stories, songs and a craft with Miss Janine and Miss Mayuri.
8.) Tuesday, April 8, 2014, *Narberth Community Food Bank *All are Welcome!*
NCFB will offer open computer times for adults beginning this Tuesday, 3/18, 6pm. Sign up for health insurance, pay
your bills on line, sign up for food stamps, job hunt, and more!
Grow a Row! This spring when planning your garden please consider planting a row of veggies, or herbs to donate to
NCFB. Fresh is best for everyone!
Questions? Visit narberthcommunityfoodbank.org
Thank you to all who volunteer, donate and support ending hunger in our community.
In order to facilitate donations to the Narberth Food Bank, the Narberth Community Library has become a Drop Off
point for donations. There is a recepticle just inside the library front door, in front of the circulation desk. We hope this
will make it easier for library patrons and other Narberth citizens to drop off much needed donations at a time that is
convenient for them. The library is open from 10:00 to 8:00 - Monday thru Thursday and 10:00 to 5:00 - Friday and
Saturday. www.NarberthCivic.org/news is now publishing a self-updating notice of items currently needed for
donation to the food bank at the Narberth Family Resource Center. The needs change regularly, and so will this list. I
hope this will facilitate more efficient giving. Please remember the food bank! Even just a few extra cans or items from
a trip makes a difference. There is significant and regular need right here in Lower Merion & Narberth. Check out the
article space in the top right hand column of NarberthCivic.org/news under Family Resource Center of Narberth. Thank
you for your support!
9.) Saturday, April 12, 2014, Narbs and Nearbs! I am on the committee for the Sustainable Business Network of
Philadelphia's annual Ball - Sustainaball. It is on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the German Society in Philadelphia (6th &
Spring Garden). I hope you'll join me to dance the night away and check out this awesome community of businesses
and individuals who are creative change makers, social entrepreneurs and sustainability thought leaders. There will be
an OPEN BAR, silent auction, DANCE FLOOR and lots more. Come one come all. Crowd will be a mix of singles
and couples. Get your tickets here!
http://sbnphilly.ticketleap.com/sustainaball/details Hope to see you there :-) - Avi Fox
10.) Sunday, April 13, 2014, 7:00 P.M., Here's a great opportunity to hear fabulous music and support Dawn's Place!
Local musicians: The Bridge Builders – Gerald Veasley, Stacey Harcum, Donald Robinson & many more!
Admission is FREE with optional love offering for Dawn's Place
FREE childcare for 6 and under
Narberth Presbyterian Church
205 Grayling Avenue, Narberth PA
11.) Monday, April 14, 2014, NARBERTH GIRLS BASKETBALL LEAGUE
We would like to communicate out to all of our past players and families that the 2014 Narberth Girls Basketball
League Registration is now Available!!!
To register please visit:
Open to all girls currently in grades 5-12.
Draft Date is the last week of April, so be patient after you register for the season. You will hear from a coach via e-
mail/phone from our league once the draft has been completed. All communication is 95% via e-mail and our website.
Games are played Monday - Thursday (6pm, 7pm & 8:15pm daily). The season starts on May 19th and runs until the
last week of July.
Registration FEE before April 13, 2014 = $70.00
Registration FEE after April 13, 2014 = $95.00
Hurry and register now to save on the registration fee!!!
Freshman League - Sign up for this league if you're currently in 5th or 6th Grade
Junior League - Sign up for this league if you're currently in 7th or 8th Grade
Senior League - Sign up for this league if you're currently in 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th Grade
If you have any additional Questions please visit our website and click the FAQs Tab or QUESTIONS tab or send e-
mail directly to Staff@ngbbl.com
We look forward to seeing you next season!
NGBBL STAFF and Families
12.) Saturday, April 26, 2014, THE NARBERTH RUN Registration is now open!
Date: Saturday, April 26th, 2014 ? 9:00 am
Cost: $35.00 until March 31st, $40.00 thereafter.
1 mile walk added this year for non-runners
The Kidz Run will be held immediately following the 5 miler/walk. Cost is $15 per child.
All proceeds from the The Narberth Cystic Fibrosis Run go towards fulfilling the wishes and dreams of children living
with Cystic Fibrosis.
13.) Saturday, April 26, 2014, NarbEarth Day News:
The 25th annual NarbEarth Day, on Saturday, April 26, from 12pm to 4pm, looks like it may be the best yet.
NarbEarth Day is an afternoon of celebration and care for the Earth, presented by the Narberth Civic Association.
This free family event is a fun and engaging environmental fair for children and adults that features exhibits and
activities promoting environmental aware ess and responsibility. The event is held outdoors in Narberth Park, right next
to the Narberth Community Library, on Windsor Avenue.
The Narberth Civic Association board invites the community to "come out and play on NarbEarth Day!" Patsy
Higgins-Dent, one of the event organizers, notes, "From composting to electric cars, this year's exhibitors span a wide
range of environmental issues. There are hands-on activities specifically for kids, including recycled material craft
projects, seed and flower planting, and displays of live domestic and small wild animals, plus plenty for adults."
Georgette DuBois, president of the Narberth Civic Association advises locals, "Watch for our EarthDay poster around
town for more details. Stroll by the Narberth Civic Association's window at Ricklin's Hardware. Come and celebrate
Planet Earth, learn about the environment, wildlife, animals and sustainability while eating great food, mingling with
friends and neighbors, and enjoying the old and the new at NarbEarth Day."
DuBois adds that, "Everything is geared toward learning to live in a more environmentally-friendly way, including the
food at the event. This year, in addition to wonderful food by JPM Catering, we'll have fair trade locally roasted
coffee from Between Friends, organic baked goods from Arrowroot Natural Foods, and natural fruit pops from
Exhibits at the event will offer opportunities to learn about composting and how to use rain barrels, what you can and
can't recycle, and how to use green energy. Ardmore Nissan will be demonstrating their electric car, the Leaf.
Thanks to the Narberth Area Garden Club, children will be able to plant flower seedsin small pots to take home, and
will be able to plant an Earthday Garden to enhance the entrance to the library and playground. The event also features
lively old-timey music by NCA Board Member Rich Meyers and his friends.
"We want to make sure everyone knows that there are several things you can bring to NarbEarth Day," Higgins-Dent
says. "Since 'living green' means making every effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, bring used and in-good-condition
toys and household goods for the table sponsored by the online group, LM-NarberthTotallyFreeItems.com. You
might find a totally free treasure there yourself! The Narberth Lions club will be collecting used eye glasses - so bring
those along too. Gardeners can bring perennials and houseplants to the plant exchange. But you don't have to bring
something to swap. You're welcome to take what you can use and make a small donation to the NCA.
If you want to go home with a unique souvenir, you can even bring your own t-shirt to the event. There will be a
hands-on project run by The Handwork Studio that you can participate in! Or choose your design to be printed on a
new organic cotton t-shirt.
This year there will be an expanded raffle, with prizes from local business for adults and kids. These include
environmentally safe cleaning products, and organic food items, services, like tree treatments or organic lawn care, gift
certificates to yoga classes, groceries at Whole Foods or Mom's Organic, and much more.
NarbEarth Day was started in 1990 (the 20th Earth Day) by the Narberth Civic Association, and has become a beloved
community tradition. The Narberth Civic Association is a non-profit, non-partisan organization promoting the civic
interests of the residents of Narberth, Pennsylvania. Membership is open to all Narberth residents and businesses.
Information about joining the Narberth Civic Association will be available at NarbEarth Day and is online at
Proceeds from NarbEarth Day support Narberth Civic Association activities throughout the year.
The rain date is Sunday April 27th
Visit www.narberthcivic.org or contact Patsy Dent at (610)608-2445 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Mayor Tom Grady
Borough of Narberth
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