Full Moon Sound Bath & Meditation

Parastudy will host a meditation and sound bath with Himalayan Singing Bowls on Friday, March 2 at 7 PM – 8:30 p.m., in honor of the Full Moon.

Admission by free will donation; donations welcome and proceeds support Parastudy.

Note: chairs will be provided. But you are welcome to bring yoga mats, blankets and pillows if you prefer to lie down while the music is played. Parastudy is at 354 Valleybrook Road, Glen Mills. For directions: www.parastudy.org. 

Rune Study: Thurisaz

The rune Thurisaz, meaning “thorn”, the third rune in the Elder Futhark.

Thurisaz is the third rune in the Elder Futhark. It’s been described as a rune of protection, power and aimed might. Used carefully it can break down barriers and break through blocks, or it can be used as a protective shield. On Saturday, Feb. 24,  a in-depth class in this rune will be held at Parastudy from 3-4:30p.m.
This class will conclude with a meditation.
Cost is $5 Parastudy members, $15 non-members

Parastudy is at 354 Valleybrook Road, Glen Mills. Directions at www.parastudy.org

Hedgerow to hold ‘Belle of the Ball’ benefit honoring Penelope Reed

Hedgerow Theatre Company, America’s oldest professional resident theater company, is celebrating its 95th Anniversary with a benefit honoring actress Penelope Reed for her lifetime of work.  Reed is not only the 2017 Barrymore Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, but she is also its Artistic Director Emeritus.

Penelope Reed (center) in the fall 2017 production of “Blithe Spirit” at Hedgerow Theatre. Photo by Ashley LaBonde

Hedgerow Theatre Company’s “Belle of the Ball” Benefit will be co-chaired by Board Members Jane McNeil and Richard Taxin, and will be held Friday, March 23rd from 6:30-10:00 pm at the Old Mill, 9 Old Mill Lane, Rose Valley, PA 19063.  Tickets start at $95 per person and include an open bar and buffet dinner.  The Benefit will start with a cocktail hour from 6:30-7:30.
At 7:30pm, students from the Hedgerow Theater School will invite guests into dinner and a presentation through song.  All monies raised at the event will be dedicated to The Penelope Reed Education Fund to preserve the theatre’s educational programming for underserved youth and The Jewel Box Theatre Campaign dedicated to the refurbishing and preservation of Hedgerow’s theatre dating from the 1840s.
The evening’s honoree, Penelope Reed, has been a vital part of not only the Philadelphia theatre community but nationally.  Through her performances, classes and leadership, she has influenced generations of artists, audiences and companies.
Hedgerow Theatre Company, founded in 1923 by Jasper Deeter, quickly gained a national and international reputation as a proving ground for artists such as Susan Glaspell, Eugene O’Neill, Countee Cullen, Henrik Ibsen, George Bernard Shaw, Theodore Dreiser and Wharton Esherick.  Today, the company consists of seven resident actors and an extended company of 10.  Hedgerow Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director, Jared Reed, seeks to connect and enrich the lives of company, patrons and community in the shared experience of ensemble theater, through performance and theatre education of the highest quality.   Hedgerow is located outside Philadelphia at 64 Rose Valley Road in Rose Valley, PA (near Media). For more information on Hedgerow Theatre and its current company and productions visit www.hedgerowtheatre.org.
For more information on “The Belle of The Ball” contact Patrick Derrickson, Director of Development at pderrickson@hedgerowtheatre.org


Monday Manifestation

Are you manifesting for your “Most Benevolent Outcome?” Drop in for this monthly Monday manifestation discussion group at Parastudy and explore this question. Each month a new topic will be brought up to explore and discuss. Bring your ideas, your experiences and learn from others. Class leader Peg O’Connell says many of us unconsciously manifest, to our own detriment. Learn how to make the most of your time, thoughts and intentions.

February 26, 2018 from 7-8:30p.m.  Margie Royal will open the discussion with the topic: Buddhist Yantras / the Nordic Web of the Wyrd – Visual Diagrams of Manifestation?

Suggestion donation: $10

Parastudy is at 354 Valleybrook Road, Glen Mills. Directions at www.parastudy.org

Great Backyard Bird Count set for Feb. 16-19

The 21st Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) will take place Feb. 16-19—in backyards, parks, nature centers, on hiking trails, school grounds, balconies, and beaches. This global event provides an opportunity for bird enthusiasts to contribute important bird population data that help scientists see changes over the past 21 years.

To participate, bird watchers count the birds they see for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count, then enter their checklists at birdcount.org.

The Delaware County Symphony hosts free Instrument Petting Zoo

The Delaware County Symphony in collaboration with the Haverford Township Free Library welcome all families to a free Instrument Petting Zoo for children. Nine classically trained musicians will explain and demonstrate  to the children how their specific instruments:  Flute, Violin, Viola, Bassoon, Cello, Oboe, French Horn, Bass, and Clarinet, individually sound and are uniquely used in classical music to make a full symphonic sound.

The program will conclude with an ensemble performance of a popular composition so the children may hear the sounds of the instruments performing together. Saturday, Feb. 24 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm in the upper level children’s department. The program is free and open to the public. Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd, Havertown, PA 19083  http://www.haverfordlibrary.org/  610-446-3082