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  Event Description Time / Location
9/5 - 10/5 In the Welcome Gallery: Cone 10 Guild

We kick off the fall season in the Welcome Gallery with an exciting exhibit of ceramic work by the founding members of our newly formed Cone 10 Guild.  Come see beautiful examples of this unique firing process by our talented Cone 10 Guild artists from September 5-October 5, 2014.

varies (see link), Main Line Art Center Welcome Gallery
9/6 - 9/27 Teaching Artist Exhibition

Opening Reception: Friday, September 12, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Our talented, professional Teaching Artists are truly the heart and soul of Main Line Art Center, inspiring our students of all ages, levels and abilities on a daily basis. Join us as we celebrate and honor them with an exhibition in our award-winning galleries. For bios on our Teaching Artists, images of their work, and links to their websites, visit  

see link, Main Line Art Center Welcome Gallery
9/20 Lawncrest Rec Center Flea Market

8' x10' spots are available for 10.00 until September 17th- after the 17th spots are 15.00
Concessions will be available (hot dogs, homemade lemonade, home brewed raspberry iced tea, snacks)
100% of proceeds from space and concession sales go to the Lawncrest Rec Center for improvements, repairs, and to rebuild the playground.
Donations will also be accepted!
You can pick up registration forms at the Rec Center, or contact John Cooney or Vinnie Ward at 215-685-0597
or email Beth at to get a printable form and to ask for more details about the sale.
Vendors need not apply- we are looking for sellers of used good only.

9am - 2pm, Lawncrest Rec. Center - 6000 Rising Sun Ave
9/20 WOOFSTOCK Pet Festival to benefit The Voorhees Animal Orphanage

$1 admission and kids under 5 years old FREE admission


The BIGGEST Pet Festival in South Jersey!   This family friendly event encourages folks to bring their four-legged friends (no retractable leashes, please) to join in on the fun! Music, Food, Entertainment, Mummers String Band, Microchipping by County Line Veterinary Hospital, Dog Agility Demo, Police K-9 Demo and much, much more!   The Voorhees Animal Orphanage is a non-profit, no-kill and open intake shelter.  We welcome vendors of ALL kinds as well as many other non-profit groups to participate in this wonderful fundraiser. Don't miss it!


Over 5,000 (yes, five thousand!) people and their pooches in attendance last year.   There were HUNDREDS of adoption applications and adoptions that took place that day! So many local orphans from rescue groups throughout the area all find homes!!   Visit

11am - 4pm, John Connolly Park Voorhees, NJ
9/26 Art Market: Fresh & Local

Get to know the talented, local artists in our community and purchase affordable artwork in our open studio Art Market while enjoying wine, light fare, and the Teaching Artist Exhibition in the galleries. In the studios, artists will sell and informally exhibit paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, mosaics, photography, printmaking, and more.

5:30-8:30 PM, Main Line Art Center
9/27 Art Auction hosted by the St. Hubert Alumnae Association

Tickets are $20/person and includes admission, door prize entry, hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, coffee, and dessert.  For tickets and more information, please contact Theresa Meyer ’04 at or 215-704-0030.  

Art preview 7PM, Auction 8PM, St. Hubert High School for Girls' Cafeteria
9/27 Paulsdale Uncorked: Alice Paul Institute's 7th Annual Wine Tasting


Step back in time for an end-of-the summer event on the wrap-around porch at Paulsdale. Enjoy sparkling conversation and sample refreshing wines perfectly paired with gourmet cuisine prepared by the chefs of the South Jersey Personal Chef Association.


Dawn Cisler, Certified Wine Specialist and Wine Educator, will be on hand to pour wines and answer your questions. Wines donated by Canal’s Bottle Stop of Marlton.


Sponsorships are available. Donations are welcome.


Proceeds from this event will support the continued preservation of Paulsdale, birthplace of suffragist Alice Paul and a National Historic Landmark.


$60/person in advance, $65/person at door.

5:00 pm – 7:30 pm, Paulsdale 128 Hooten Road Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
9/27 Frank Nolen Memorial Golf Outing to benefit Wounded Warriors.

Includes golf, great food, prizes,
and music by the Magoo Band.
Open to golfers and non-golfers.

Mark your calendars and join us as we raise money to benefit our local
veterans and community.

$85 for Golfers $35 for Non-Golfers
All registrations must be received
by September 13th

Contact Mary Archey 610.999.7840
or Charlie Moore 484.369.1362

1pm, Limerick Golf Course
9/28 Breakfast with the Knights

On Sunday September 28th from 8 am to 12 noon, the Knights of Columbus, Pius IX Council will be hosting their monthly - Breakfast with the Knights.  It is All You Can Eat buffet including made to order omelets as well as a selection of hot and cold entrees.  $9 for Adults, $8 for Seniors, $6 for Children ages 5 to 12.  Active Duty Fire, Police, Military and Children under 5 eat Free! Knights of Columbus hall is located at 258 West 8th Street in Lansdale, PA 19446 on the corner of 8th Street and Kenilworth Ave. Call (215) 368 - 3044 or for more information.

8am - 12pm, Knights of Columbus hall - 258 West 8th Street, Lansdale PA 19446
9/28 IDF Walk for Primary Immunodeficiency

A fundraising walk designed to support thousands of individuals and families living with Primary Immunodeficiency across the U.S. Participants can organize a team, join an existing team, or register as an individual. All proceeds benefit IDF. Registration is available for walkers and non-walking supporters. All are welcome!

Primary immunodeficiency diseases, or PI, affect children and adults who are born with an immune system that is either absent or severely compromised, which leads to a greater risk of infections. In most cases, there is a pattern of chronic infections before PI is suspected. There are more than 200 types– some are relatively common and others are quite rare and while there are approximately 250,000 people diagnosed with PI in the U. S., thousands more go undetected.

More Info:

8:30am registration; 10am walk, Penn's Landing
9/28 The Women's Center of Montgomery County’s Annual 5KRun/3KWalk to End Domestic Violence

Support a great organization, get some exercise and share in a wonderful cause.  The numbers are astounding: It’s estimated that 1 in 3 women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.  Domestic violence occurs in same-sex relationships and men can be victims as well. Domestic violence can affect anyone regardless of race, religion or income level.


The Run/Walk begins at 9:00 RAIN OR SHINE. Go to the Women’s Center website,  for easy registration. 


This year’s event will include a tribute to Kristine Wickward and her many accomplishments as a committed and passionate legal advocate for victims of domestic violence.  Kristine was an inspirational leader who was admired for her skill with people, her knowledge of resources and her generosity in supporting victims of domestic violence. She lost her four year battle with cancer on July 13.


 If you are not able to attend the Walk/Run, please consider making a donation to this incredible organization at the website:

9am, Montgomery County Community College - Blue Bell Campus
9/28 Funday Sunday

All Day  Unicorn & Horse Rides, Moonbounce House, Loopy Ball Soccer, Hay Rides, Kids Games & Races,   

 Dress Up Miniature Ponies, Balloon Animals, Face Painting, Tug-O-War, Great Food and More!

 1-5pm   Craft & Vendor Show

 5pm       Greased Pig Chase

 6pm       Barn Dance with live Band!

 Dusk      Paper Lantern Launch. Come participate!

 All to benefit charity helping children   

1pm - 8pm, Locust Lane Riding Center - 375 Coffroath Rd, Coatesville PA 19320
10/3 - 10/4 Unity in the Community

Singing & Praising: 

Friday, Oct 3rd, 7pm

Free Picnic & Festival of Hope:

  Saturday, Oct 4th, 1-5pm 

   FREE Games, Raffles & Food 

for more info, contact : Brian Parrish - 412-583-7136

10/3-10/4, Etna Ball Field
10/4 Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner fundraiser

On Saturday, October 4th from 4 PM to 8 PM, the Knights of Columbus, Pius IX Council will be hosting a Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner fundraiser. Dinner includes salad, desert and non-alcoholic beverage. Wine and Bar drinks available for purchase. Fixed Price donation of $9 for Adults, $6 for Children 6 to 12 years of age, and Children 5 and under eat Free! The Knights of Columbus hall is located at 258 West 8th Street in Lansdale, on the corner of 8th Street and Kenilworth Ave. Call 215-368-3044 or

4pm - 8pm, Knights of Columbus hall - 258 West 8th Street, Lansdale PA 19446
10/4 Britishmania Beatles Tribute Band

General Admission Tickets - $25


Proceeds will benefit the students with funds going toward putting technology into the classrooms with sets of wireless devices such as Chromebooks and tablets.

7:30pm, Burlington Township Performing Arts Center 610 Fountain Ave. Burlington, NJ 08016
10/5 25th Annual "Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma" Walk

Registration fees: $25.00 Adults / $10. Children (5-14) both with free t-shirt  *children 4 and under free/no t-shirt. The walk begins and ends at Lloyd Hall, #1 Boathouse Row. There is parking in The Azalea Garden/Water Works parking lots. Family friendly, t-shirts, refreshments, raffle ,baskets, awards and fundraising prizes.  Register online or contact the SFDV office at 866-675-5545.

Registration: 8:15AM, Walk starts: 9:15AM, Kelly Drive, Philadelphia PA
10/5 23nd annual Blackwood Pumpkin Festival

Enjoy a day filled with fun at the 23nd annual Blackwood Pumpkin Festival, sponsored by Mainstage Center for the Arts, Sunday, October 5th, 11 am to 4 pm, around Mainstage Center for the Arts – Academy Hall, 27 S. Black Horse Pike, Blackwood, NJ. The rain date is Sunday, October 12th.  This festival offers food, games, live music and entertainment, plus crafts with more than 200 vendors.  Activities include pony rides, a moon bounce, amusement rides, pumpkin carving contest, face painting, pumpkin painting,  costume contest, talent contest, and more.  New this year is a scarecrow building station and an expanded MCA Midway with more games and prizes for the kids. For  information, call (855) 936-2467 or visit

11am - 4pm, Mainstage Center for the Arts – Academy Hall, 27 S. Black Horse Pike, Blackwood, NJ
10/6 - 11/5 Face Value

Nick Cassway, Mark Khaisman, and Steven Earl Weber approach portraiture, commodification, and social commentary through the manipulation of packaging tape, laser cut stencils, glass, and paint.  By looking back in time and forward in technology, these artists speak to our perennial obsessions with pictorial representation, social dynamics, and materiality by commandeering lo-fi materials in service of high craft, concept and critique. Curated by Amie Potsic, Executive Director of Main Line Art Center and presented in partnership with Pentimenti Gallery. Visit or call 610.525.0272 for more information.

10/6-11/5, Main Line Art Center
10/10 Face Value Artist Talk & Opening Reception

Join Amie Potsic, curator of Face Value and Executive Director of Main Line Art Center,  along with artists Nick Cassway, Mark Khaisman, and Steven Earl Weber for an informal discussion about the exhibition on Oct. 10 from  5:30-6:30 pm, followed by an opening reception from 6:30-8:30 pm. Free and open to the public. Visit or call 610.525.0272 for more information

5:30p - 8:30p, Main Line Art Center
10/18 amily Happy Hour and Make, Give & Take Presented by PECO

A happy hour the whole family can enjoy!  While parents enjoy cocktails and snacks in our award-winning galleries as they take in our latest exhibition, Face Value, children are treated to a night of Halloween-themed art-making and pizza!  Lead by a professional Teaching Artist, children will create fun Halloween masks and 2 treat bags (with candy included, of course!): One for themselves, and one that will be given to a child in Bryn Mawr Hospital. This project is part of our Make, Give & Take series, sponsored by PECO.  Continue the family fun at the Art of Giving Thanks Family Art Festival on Sunday, November 2 from 1-4 pm. The pizza party and activity is open to ages 4 & up.  Ages 3 & up are welcome to accompany parent in galleries. Tuition covers child and parents. Advanced registration encouraged.  $55 Members/$62 Non-Members. Visit or call 610.525.0272 to register.

4:30-6:30 PM, Main Line Art Center
10/18 Beef and Beer for Mark Spina

On June 24, 2014 Mark Spina, 14 yrs old, who lives in Phoenixville, PA was hit by a train and had to be flown to CHOP in Philadelphia.  No one thought Mark would pull through this tragic accident…….HE DID IT.  Mark has undergone extensive surgery and has been in the hospital ever since.  He has had to learn to walk and speak all over again.  The hospital stay to date along with the helicopter ride that was $28,000 and the on-going therapy Mark will have to have is what this benefit will help with.  Mark will be coming home August 12th and has a long road of recovery a head of him.  As a strong community we are joining together to help Mark and his family to overcome this tragedy

Tickets: $25 pp in advance $30 at the Door

For Tickets call:

 Debbie Brancaleoni @ 484-975-2630 or Jill Vontor @ 484-302-9617

5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Liberty Fire House 118 Hall Street Spring City, Pennsylvania
10/18 - 10/19 Pumpkin Days Celebration

Celebrate the season with our traditional autumn festival. These fun-filled family days are full of activities, live entertainment, delicious food and, of course, pumpkins! Pick out your prized pumpkin, assemble a scarecrow to take home, jump in the moon bounce or race through an inflatable obstacle course, make crafts, play games and see Tyler’s glorious fall colors on a hay wagon tour.


Member admission:$4 adults, $2 children ages 3-15. Non-member admission: $11 adults, $7 children ages 3-15. Kids under 3 are free

5pm, Tyler Arboretum - 515 Painter Road , Media, PA 19063
10/24 10th Annual Gravediggers’ Ball

The 10th Anniversary of the Gravediggers' Ball charity fundraiser for Laurel Hill Cemetery promises to be the best one yet - a 'can't miss' this Halloween season! Ticket price includes 1.5 hours open bar cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by cash bar; a dinner reception with wine; live entertainment; and free onsite parking. Special discounts are available for Young Friends (ages 21-35), and tables of ten. Tickets must be purchased in advance. A portion of all ticket sales is tax-deductible. All proceeds benefit the preservation, public accessibility and educational programs of Laurel Hill Cemetery. Attire is black-tie, masquerade OR costume, with prizes awarded for Best Dressed and Best Costumed. The Ball will also include live music by Big Ric Rising, one of the region’s best-known party bands, a 50/50 raffle, and silent and live auctions. Join us. This is a darkly fantastic time for a deeply fantastic cause!


For additional information about attending or supporting the 10th Annual Gravediggers’ Ball, or to view photos from past Balls, visit the event website at, or call (215) 228-8200.

:00pm-12:00am, Crystal Tea Room in the historic Wanamaker Building in Center City Philadelphia.
10/25 St. Hubert Alumnae Association Annual Craft Show

or table reservations and more information, please contact Jackie McGrath at or 215-673-9850

9AM - 2PM, St. Hubert High School's Cafeteria
10/26 23rd Annual Lupus Loop - 5k Run and 2 Walk to End Lupus Now

*website update in progress

Registrations opens at 7:30 am*, Memorial Hall Loop in Fairmount Park Philadelphia, PA
10/30 A Mischief Masquerade

Benefiting the American Diabetes Association on Oct. 30th from 6pm to 10pm.  The event includes the Secret Service Band, a DJ, prize drawings & 50/50 raffles.  Dr. Andy Baldwin, former bachelor from the ABC series, "The Bachelor" will also be attending. 

6pm - 10pm, MaGerk’s Pub & Grill - 582 S Bethlehem Pike Fort Washington, PA 19034
11/2 Art of Giving Thanks Family Art Festival

Join us for an afternoon of fun for the whole family as we celebrate the art of giving thanks!   This popular event features balloon art, face painting, demonstrations by our talented Teaching Artists, and of course, art projects galore.  Design your own thank you cards in our printmaking studio; create a colorful mosaic to display on your Thanksgiving table; and visit our Make, Give, and Take table, sponsored by PECO, to create a project that will be donated to a worthy organization in our community.  The Art of Giving Thanks Family Festival is free and open to the public, with a suggested donation of $20 per family or $5 per person, benefiting Main Line Art Center’s Accessible Art programs for children and adults with disabilities, and its scholarship program.

1pm - 4pm, Main Line Art Center
11/13 - 11/23 Holiday Fine Craft Sale

A Main Line holiday shopping tradition, the Holiday Fine Craft Sale attracts hundreds of eager shoppers to the Art Center over the course of 10 days. This year's sale features two special events to dazzle new customers and loyal supporters alike:
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 13, 5:30-7:30 pm
Bubbles & Brews: Signature cocktails, craft beers & artist demos: Thursday, November 20, 5:30-7:30 pm
Our two popular events, Bubbles & Baubles and Men's Night, have fused together this year to create Bubbles & Brews! Enjoy a bubbly specialty cocktail or a cold craft beer, talk to some of the artists in the sale as you watch them demo their craft, and get some holiday shopping done. Visit or call 610.525.0272 for more information.

Nov 13, 2014 - Nov 23, 2014, Main Line Art Center

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09/20 · The Machine Performs Pink Floyd
09/20 · Kashmir
09/26 · Asia
10/03 · .38 Special
10/03 · Foreigner
10/04 · Foreigner
10/08 · Neil Young
10/09 · Neil Young
10/10 · Jackson Browne
10/11 · The Australian Pink Floyd Show

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