Drum Circle at Parastudy


When:  Drum Circles meet on the Second Saturday of each month from 7-8:30pm. Doors open at 6:30pm.  Each month’s circle will focus on working through whatever theme is up on the planet or with the group.  In case of inclement weather, check parastudy.org.

Upcoming dates:  September 9, November 11 and December 9.


Where:  Parastudy, 354 Valleybrook Rd, Chester Heights, PA 19017.  Off Baltimore Pk (rt 1) between Glen Mills and Media.

Who:  EVERYONE is welcome, no experience is necessary.

What to bring:  A drum if you have one…Susan will have plenty of drums to share (see pic above).  Some people like to bring a small object (stone, jewelry, etc) to infuse with energy from the circle.  You may want to bring some water, or some cash to purchase some at Parastudy.

Cost:  Members of Parastudy:  $15  For Non-Members:  $20

Drum Circle Facilitator:  Susan Hart, LMT, RM, CMCP has been drumming since 2001 after attending her first circle, and was hooked instantly by the joyous energy.  A few months later she was guided to play a frame drum over a massage client during their bodywork session; learning the resonance of the drum could instantly calm anxiety, ground energy, clear density and more!  Since then Susan has accumulated a variety different types of drums and other instruments.  Looking for drum circles and not finding any locally, Susan trained with Jim Donovan (of Rusted Root fame) so she could lead her own circles and have the opportunity to play and share the joy of drumming with others.


Brew at the Zoo Fundraiser Sept. 22

  • WHERE: Brandywine Zoo, 1001 North Park Drive, Wilmington, DE 19802
  • WHEN: Friday, September 22 at 5:30 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Rain or shine.
  • WHO: Guests must be at least 21-years-old to be admitted
  • COST: Tickets: $50/person; $40/ Zoo member; $60/person at the door. ($25/designated driver)
  • TICKETS: Order in advance by calling 302-571-7747 ext. 228, online at brandywinezoo.org –OR- purchase at zoo entrance night of the event (check website to see if tickets are still available at door)

Enjoy a fun and social evening at the Brandywine Zoo and support the Delaware Zoological Society/Brandywine Zoo, at the same time. This is the Zoo’s annual fundraiser, and it’s for adults only (21 years and up). Many Delaware eateries and brew pubs will offer tasty treats and thirst quenching fare. Stroll the zoo and visit with the animals while stopping at stations to fill up your plate and cup.

A variety of unique items will be available at the silent auction with proceeds benefiting the Zoo, including Shadowing a Zookeeper, Honey from the Zoo beehive, Rehoboth Beach House rental, Zoo Animal Artwork, Capybara Close Encounter, and much more.

Fee: $50/Non-member; $40/Zoo Member; $25/Designated Driver. Advanced tickets are available online or at zoo until September 20. Must be 21 or older to attend, no children at the event. Rain or shine. This is an outdoor event. Free, but limited parking in Brandywine Park.

Pre-registration recommended, as tickets will likely sell out.

Buy tickets here: https://brandywinezoo.org 


Free Guided Evening Tour at the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College

Evening Tour

  •  Wednesday, Aug. 30, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Free & open to the public
  • Departs from the Scott Arboretum offices
  •  Tour is canceled in inclement weather

This tour is geared for gardeners from beginners to experts. The tour is free and open to the public. In case of inclement weather, the tour will be canceled. For more information, please call the Scott Arboretum Offices at (610) 328-8025.

Nature’s Narratives at the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College

The Hidden Life of Trees

Date & Time:                   Wednesday, September 13, 5:30 to 6:30 pm

Cost:                                 Free and open to the public

Location:                          Scott Horticultural Library

Special Notes:                  Advance registration is required.

Join fellow garden enthusiasts and book lovers to discuss books about plants, nature, and the environment. “Nature’s Narratives” is a book discussion group sponsored by the Scott Arboretum where readers come together to discuss a book once a month and share in the reading experience.

Are trees social beings? In this international bestseller, The Hidden Life of Trees, forester and author Peter Wohlleben convincingly makes the case that, yes, the forest is a social network. He draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families: tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, support them as they grow, share nutrients with those who are sick or struggling, and even warn each other of impending dangers. Wohlleben also shares his deep love of woods and forests, explaining the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in his woodland.

The discussions are free and open to the public and will take place in the Scott Horticultural Library. Participants will need to read each month’s selection prior to the discussion. One copy of each book is available for members to check out of the Scott Arboretum Horticultural Library. For more information, call 610-328-8025 or visit www.scottarboretum.org.

Vendors, Crafters sought for Flea Market Sept. 9 at the Parastudy Mansion

Spaces are available for those who would like to participate in a Flea Market Sept. 9  on the grounds of

Parastudy’s Victorian Mansion,

354 Valleybrook Road

Chester Heights, PA.

Saturday, July 9, 2017     9 AM – 3 PM

Flea marketers, artists and crafters are welcome to participate. Early bird pricing for is $20-$30 if you reserve before August. 25. See details at http://www.parastudy.org/flea-market.html

FREE PARKING at Wilson Auction (next door to Parastudy)

  • There will be a “Snack Bar” with homemade baked goods, hot dogs and beverages open from 10 am – 3 pm.  All proceeds to benefit Parastudy (remember we are a non-profit organization).
  • 15+ vendors selling a variety of items
  • Psychic Readings will be available on first come, first serve basis.
  • Energy Healing Sessions will also be available.
  • Books ($1 hardback, 50 cents paperbacks, $5 a bag. Many titles from mystery thrillers to books on metaphysical studies
  • Lots of booths with a variety of treasures to find…come out and visit!
  • Open an Akoya oyster and find a PEARL…great activity for the kids.
  • Check out our raffle and participate in our Flea Market 50/50Rain date: Sunday, Sept. 10

Proceeds benefit the not-for profit study center.