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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 7:30 AM
Passport to World Cinema: Heal the Living
Philadelphia Film Society – HEAL THE LIVING Katell Quillévéré | France | 2016 | 104 MIN | French with English Subtitles July 26 | 7:30 PM | Prince Theater Black Box Tickets: http://filmadelphia.org/events/heal-the-living/ Sprawling ensemble drama Heal the Living features some of France’s best actors (including The Diving Bell and the Butterfly’s Emmanuelle Seigner and Mommy’s Anne Dorval), yet the true star of this consistently surprising film isn’t a recognizable actor—It’s a human heart. That heart belongs to Simon, a 17-year-old boy left brain dead after an accident early in the film. What follows is an examination of the way this tragic event ripples across the lives of various other characters: Simon’s grief-stricken parents, the doctors and nurses at the hospital, and finally Claire (Dorval), a middle-aged woman in dire need of a heart transplant but torn by the idea that a young boy’s death might mean her only hope for survival. Director Katell Quillévére approaches this potentially heavy material with a subtle touch, and the resulting film is visually striking, genuinely moving, and profoundly insightful about the way moments of beauty and quiet grace occur even amidst tragedy. For a film that starts with a death, what’s most striking about Heal the Living is how vividly it captures the bittersweet chaos of being alive. Following the July screenings, there will be a discussion led by programmer Travis Trew and Lance Wahlert, PhD. Wahlert is Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics & Health Policy and Program Director of the Master of Bioethics (MBE) in the Perelman School of Medicine. Dr. Wahlert is also Core Research and Teaching Faculty Member in the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies at Penn. Twice the recipient of the Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching, Dr. Wahlert teaches classes on: Bioethics and Sexuality, Medicine and Literature, the History of Medicine, AIDS and Bioethics, Clinical Ethics Mediation, Medicine in Film, and Digital Media Bioethics. --- About #Passport to #World #Cinema: Passport to World Cinema brings a handpicked selection of the best international titles from around the globe to the #PrinceTheater Black Box for their first and often only opportunity to be seen on the big screen in #Philadelphia. To enhance the viewing experience, in-depth discussions led by distinguished film critics and scholars follow the film screenings.
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 10:00 AM
Renee's Rescues at The Greene Turtle!
Renee's Rescues, Inc. – Renee's Rescues takes over The Greene Turtle on Main St in Newark on Wednesday, 7/26! 20% of sales will be donated to the rescue through their Funds for Friends program! We have quite a few rescue pups to care for and every dollar helps us continue our mission of saving these four legged souls. All you have to do is print the flyer and show your server! We'll be there in the evening so don't forget to stop by and say hi! Hope to see you there!??
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 10:15 AM
Storytime Expedition: Little Bear, You're a Star!
Penn Museum – This lively, vibrantly illustrated rendition of the story of Big and Little Bear provides a wonderful introduction to classic Greek myths and the constellations. This story complements the World Wonders: Steve Abrams Presents Aesop's Fables program. Free with General Admission
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 10:30 AM
Grow Up Green
Sister Cities Park – Outdoor play inspires a greater connection with the outdoor world! Each week a different activity will be introduced by Philadelphia Parks and Recreation staff. Children ages 3 and over are encouraged to attend. Participants will also receive a Sister Cities Park Activity Book that encourages imagination and cognitive skills as children explore the park. The book was made possible through a generous grant from the Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation to the Center City District Foundation. This week's theme: Paddling
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 11:00 AM
World Wonder: Steve Abrams presents Aesop’s Fables
Penn Museum – Master puppeteer Steve Abrams involves his audiences in everything he does, from the simplest form of puppetry to expert (and very funny) presentations of Aesop's fables—in which a brave mouse, a lazy fox, and a very determined turtle are the featured players. Audience members can shake hands with a strange, blue animal that lives in Steve's suitcase, practice their own turtle voices, and enjoy a warm encounter with the world of imagination. Free with General Admission
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 12:00 PM
Lunchtime Concert with Meeta Parker
Bellevue State Park – Lunchtime Concert Series Every other Wednesday through September 6 Noon – 1 pm Bring your lunch, relax and enjoy our free noontime concerts on the Patio behind the Arts Center! For more information, call the Concert Hotline at (302) 761-6965. Park entrance fees are in effect. Meeta Parker will be playing Rock, Country, Blues and R & B Originals
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 3:00 PM
Lego Club
New Castle Public Library – Come join us for an afternoon of Lego building. We will provide you with a theme and you imagine it! This is now an all ages event so bring your mom, dad, child, neighbor, grandmother, or anyone interested in Lego's.
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 4:00 PM
Committee Recognition 2016-17
Drexel IEEE Graduate (DIG) Forum – Come join us for an evening of pizzas while recognizing the work of our 2016-17 board and welcoming the new board for the 2017-18 academic year.
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 5:00 PM
Jamaican Jerkfest with Chef David Ansill
Saint Benjamin Brewing Company – Join us for this Pop Up Event! Chef David Ansill will prepare a tempting menu of Jamaican fare: • Salt Fish Fritters • Coconut Shrimp • Okra & Red Stripe • Jerk Chicken • Steamed Roast Fish • Curried Goat Musician Dave Sherrick will be entertaining us with his Steel Drums from 7pm-10pm! We will have a limited-release batch of Export Stout, barrel-aged in Maggie's Farm La Revuelta Dark Rum Barrels. Head brewer, Andrew Foss will be tapping this very special beer and pouring it straight from the barrel. We also came up with a specialty cocktail! •Dirty Banana - a new take on the traditional frozen banana, coffee & rum drink that is served in Jamaica. This one features only Pennsylvania spirits infused with Saint Benjamin's barrel-aged coffee liqueur. -$50 Fixed Menu: 3 courses and 12oz Export Stout -Menu is also available ala carte
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 - Aug 6 @ 5:00 PM
Parks on Tap: Lemon Hill
Campus Philly – HOURS: WED + THURS 5 - 10PM FRI + SAT 1 - 11PM SUNDAY 12 - 10PM SPECIAL 2-WEEK EXTENSION: Parks on Tap will also be at Lemon Hill for a second week from WED 8/2 - SUN 8/6! Regular hours as listed above. ABOUT: Lemon Hill is a historic mansion with views of both the center city skyline and the Schuylkill River located off Lemon Hill Drive. Lemon Hill mansion was built in 1800 as a summer retreat by Henry Pratt, a prosperous Philadelphia merchant. He named it “Lemon Hill” after the lemon trees in the greenhouse. After Henry Pratt’s death in 1838, Lemon Hill became the first park land formally acquired by the City for the creation of Fairmount Park. Since then, Lemon Hill has seen a variety of uses, including a German beer garden with feasting, a site for concerts and a restaurant. Today, Lemon Hill is open for visitors between April and mid-December, hours vary. PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Accessible via SEPTA Bus Routes 7 and 48 at 29th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, is a 5-minute walk to Lemon Hill. PARKING: Street parking along Sedgley Drive and Lemon Hill Drive WEBSITE: HTTP://LEMONHILL.ORG/
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 5:00 PM
Dog Days of Summer: Bike & Hike
Delaware Humane Association – Join us for an evening at Hagley Museum and Library on June 28th, July 26th & August 30th! Bike, hike, walk, or jog Hagley's 3 mile loop with your four-legged furry friends...that's right: dogs are invited! We will even have some adoptable dogs ready to meet and greet you! Admission is $2 per person, free for members, military personnel and their families, and children five and under. Visit www.hagley.org for more information. We hope to see you there!
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 5:00 PM
Open House
Fit to Dance Studio – Fit to Dance Studio's goal is to engage dancers of all ages and level of skill. The studio offers something for everyone ages 18 months to 18 years old! There are so many classes to choose from including our age appropriate combo dance classes, tumbling in 5 levels, contemporary, jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, Zumba for kids, musical theater, and MORE! Come tour our beautifully renovated dance and tumbling studios, meet our directors and certified teachers, shop our discounted dance-wear boutique, and pick the perfect classes for your child this fall! We will have giveaways, discounted registration fees, and snacks for the kids! Watch dance come to life as your child explores creative movement and music. Our goal is to make sure we are building the love of DANCE in each child; nurturing their natural creativity in a fun and loving atmosphere and building their self-confidence. Fit to Dance Studio's beautifully and thoughtfully designed 5000 square foot studio facility boasts four spacious dance/fitness studios, two with Marley floors; a spring floor tumbling room; comfortable parent viewing/waiting areas; free wireless Internet; a dancewear apparel and a clothing boutique; and a party room. The warm and welcoming staff of professional instructors represents the many varied dance and fitness disciplines seeking to teach and inspire the entire family.
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 5:00 PM
Dino-mite Date Nite
The Academy of Natural Sciences – Treat your other half to an adults-only summer evening picnic at the Academy of Natural Sciences. Start your visit with a glass of wine or a beer, and then bring out your inner kid while riding the bee bike, playing mini golf, and solving puzzles in our special exhibit, Backyard Adventures. Try your hand at bocce, experiment with baggo, play virtual sports, make a craft, and compete in a scavenger hunt. Check out live animals enjoying barbeques and pool parties. Then chat with real scientists and explore their crazy collections. When you’ve worked up your appetite, settle down in front of your favorite diorama, relax to the sounds of a bluegrass band, and enjoy a picnic (BYO food OR save time by pre-purchasing* from the Academy). The night includes: * Cash bar * BYO food or pre-purchased picnic* in front of your favorite diorama. Bring your own blanket! * Access to the special exhibit, Backyard Adventures, where grown-ups finally get the interactive exhibits all to themselves * Live music * Scavenger hunt * Backyard games * Academy live animal picnics * Prizes to compete for throughout the night * Great summer movies * Organic bug repellent craft * Chances to meet real academy scientists with cool collections * Play a virtual tennis match or practice your pitching arm with some baseball Is it really a date night? Sick of your other half, or would you rather leave them home to babysit the kids? Best buds, coworkers, and partners in crime are also invited—as long as they’re over 18 (21 to drink). Do I have to bring a picnic? You are welcome to bring outside food—but if you’d like to pre-purchase, please do so when you register or before July 21, by calling 215-299-1060. Your purchased picnic includes a free Academy lunch tote. Supplies are limited, so reserve ASAP. Do I need to bring a blanket? What’s a picnic without a picnic blanket? We will have tablecloths on site, but if you’d like a comfy blanket, bring your own. Can I purchase my tickets at the museum during the event? Yes you can! However, sellout is likely, so we recommend reserving your spot in advance. $20 nonmembers/$15 members per person More information: http://ansp.org/get-involved/programs/adult-programs/dino-mite-date-nite/
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 5:00 PM
Summer Nights Concert: Conjunto Philadelphia
Penn Museum – Conjunto Philadelphia is a musical ensemble based in the Philadelphia area performing the music of Pre-Revolutionary Cuba. The group's main aspiration is to maintain the authenticity of the music while performing it in a way that pays homage to Cuba's deep and treasured musical history. Get into summertime mode with good tunes and great times at the Penn Museum, as we celebrate our eighth annual Summer Nights Concert Series! Each week brings a new musical experience to the Museum’s outdoor garden courtyard. Concerts are presented every Wednesday evening, June 21 through September 6, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Concerts move indoors during inclement weather. Admission, which includes Museum admission, is just $10 (FREE for PennCard holders, Penn Medicine and CHOP employees with ID; also free for Penn Museum Members and children under 6 years old).
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 5:00 PM
Pink Out DC Rally (leaving Wilmington at 1 PM)
Planned Parenthood of Delaware – TIME TO STAND UP! The Senate GOP has released a second version of their devastating health care bill, and it’s still deplorable. WE MUST MAKE THEM SEE PINK – and that’s way we’re asking you to join us on Wednesday, July 26 for a rally on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. REGISTER NOW to secure your place in this fight – space is limited to 100 people and will be offered first come, first served on the time stamp of your registration. You will receive an email with a confirmation of your spot or letting you know you’ve been placed on a wait list. WHEN: Wednesday, July 26th. DEPARTURE: 1 PM Sharp WHERE: 801 S. Madison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801 (Near Frawley Stadium) RALLY: Capitol Hill – Washington, D.C. from 5 pm to 7 pm RETURN: Immediately following the end of the rally COST: FREE QUESTIONS: Contact Lori Magno at 302.442.6870 or lmagno@ppde.org Or Amy Hughes at ahughes@ppde.org As expected, the second version of the health care bill includes the same “defund” Planned Parenthood provision from their previous bill. This would block people with Medicaid coverage from accessing birth control and cancer screenings at Planned Parenthood health centers. Not only will it defund Planned Parenthood medical centers across the country, but it will also GUT Medicaid. Planned Parenthood’s medical centers that provide high quality, affordable care to 2.5 million Americans are on the line. Everything is on the line! We need you to help us stop this bill. Please join and help put a stop to this attack on our health care.
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 6:00 PM
Yoga at the Oval!
Yoga Habit – We're BACKKKKK!!!!!! We are so excited to start our 3rd summer doing Yoga at the Oval!! Enjoy class with a rotating schedule of Yoga Habit teachers. Bring your friends, neighbors and pups to practice in our community and also enjoy everything the Oval has to offer.. the beer garden, food trucks, games and art! WEDNESDAYS @ 6-7PM July 26th August 2nd August 9th August 16th The more the merrier! Free for everyone! BYOM (bring your own mat)! Limited mats available to borrow. Just show up! No pre-registration required. Have questions? Email hello@yogahabit.com
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 6:00 PM
Behind The Facade, Faringwell, Another Astronaut 7/26
New Island Entertainment Group – Behind The Façade Faringwell Another Astronaut & more! ALL AGES $10 Doors
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 6:00 PM
Philadelphia Networking Social at Tavern on Broad
Network and Social – Summer Networking Special! Network and Social events connect thousands of professionals in 18+ cities each month, and offer a more structured approach to business networking. Consistently networking throughout the year can prove to be very valuable in terms of self-improvement and career development. The most successful professionals and entrepreneurs are the ones that are out being proactive, and promoting their business through networking. We are excited to invite you to our next Networking Social at Tavern On Broad. Don’t miss out on another great chance to grow your network, and improve your social skills with over 35 different industries this July. The night will also feature several great local businesses, sponsored cocktails, and opportunities to network with Philadelphia's top professionals in a completely social and relaxed environment. With nearly 4 years of experience hosting events, Network and Social has become one of the largest networking organizations in the country. We currently organize events in over 20 cities each month throughout the country, and have connected thousands of professionals just like you! At their core, Network and Social events allow like-minded professionals and entrepreneurs to recognize, create, or act upon new relationships and networking opportunities. The most successful professionals are out networking more than you think, so why not give our next event a try! Event Highlights: 1. Philadelphia Professionals from Various Industries 2. First Cocktail Included/Happy Hour Food Specials 3. Industries Separated For Easier Networking 4. Business Referrals From 35+ Industries 5. Sponsor and Partner Placements/Promotions Promote Your Business Online, Or At The Event: Are you an entrepreneur or small business owner that would like to have your business featured at our next event? Our monthly events have become a great platform to get the word out about your business, and we have many sponsorship options to help with your current budget. Our unique event platform allows us to help promote your business in several ways, in which you can reach more of your target demographic in your city. As a featured sponsor, we can help promote your business on the event invite and email blasts, or reserve space for you at the event to display your products and services in person. To reserve your spot, or for more info, email us at info@networkandsocial.com
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 6:15 PM
Family VBS Grand Finale
Cornerstone Church of Bear, Delaware – Our annual end-of-summer wrap up party. Hambugers and hot dogs on the grill, plus tons of fun for the kids, including inflatables and pony rides.* Things get underway at 6:15 and continue until dusk. Volunteers needed for many of the activities. Please call Judy Givens or Kim David at (302) 836-2862 to lend your assistance. * Courtesy of Collacchi's Cozy Quarters Stables of Delaware City
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 6:30 PM
Summer Nights
Brandywine Students – 9th-12th grade, 6:30-8:30pm. Games, food, fun, friends ... don't miss it!