January and February 2017

by Kate Galer on January 16, 2017

Hello Friends and a Belated Happy New Year! We are excitedly planning our events for the year at the Park and wanted to update you on a few that are coming up and park news:

SATURDAY JANUARY 28TH FROM 4-6 PM – Our rescheduled Winter Solstice Celebration, now renamed Winter Gathering :) We will have hot chocolate and ingredients to make s’mores over fire pits, and we will light up the wall with beautiful luminaries. Please join us and our partner Six:EIght Vineyard Church as we come out of hibernation for a late afternoon snack and to say hi to neighbors!

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 7TH FROM 6-8 PM – Join us for another fundraiser Happy Hour at McCloskey’s at 17 Cricket Ave in Ardmore. A portion of your food and drink tab will go to benefit the Friends of Linwood Park! So stop by for one after work or bring the family for dinner! Just mention you are there for the Friends of Linwood when you order or pay. These smaller fundraisers are replacing the larger Pints for the Park of years past so please try to stop by one of them throughout the year. We will be moving around Ardmore so you can get a taste of all great local food and drink and people. The funds we raise go directly back into the park to purchase items such as mulch, tools and gloves, chalk and supplies for Chalk Mob, decorations for the Memorial Day Parade, perennials, trees and shrubs and much more. We rely on the neighborhood of Ardmore to support us and you do!

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23RD FROM 7-9 PM – Annual Membership Meeting at Jack McShea’s at 34 Lancaster Ave in Ardmore. ALL are WELCOME and encouraged to attend! The topic of this year’s meeting is 5 Things You Can Do to Improve Storm Water presentation given my our newest Board member Maggie Rwakazina. This will include info about the park and its storm water management and watersheds ( did you know the wall represents the division of 2 watersheds?) , how and what to plant for increased storm water absorption and to create a beautiful habitat on your property and simple things you can do around your house. Please bring questions! We will also be discussing 2017 Park Events and Updates.

Welcome to new Board Member Maggie Rwakazina! If you or someone you know is interested in joining the Friends of Linwood Park Board, please email us or come to our Annual Meeting and talk to us! We are an all-volunteer non-profit with Board members from a variety of backgrounds and we are always looking to increase the diversity of our Board.

More info about Park Events coming soon, including a Boot Camp Class starting in March and other fitness programming for Spring and Summer.

Thanks and see you in the Park!

Kate Galer
President
Friends of Linwood Park

Please check us out on Facebook at the Friends of Linwood Park and on Instagram @linwoodparkardmore

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Thank You and Upcoming Events

by Kate Galer on October 9, 2016

Thank you to Hykel’s Bar and Grille for hosting our Linwood Park Happy Hour last Saturday and donating to the Friends! We made 325.00 PLUS Hykel’s owner, Joe Toogood, contributed an additional 125.00! Thanks to all who came out! Look for another Happy Hour in a few months! This money will buy shrubs, mulch,and giant pumpkins! We rely on local businesses and neighbors to keep the park beautiful!

UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE PARK!
SATURDAY OCTOBER 29TH AT 9 AM – Kid and Adult Birding Program with the Lower Merion Conservancy – Birding is a great activity for the entire family, but children and adults learn differently. Join us for a unique program that will run simultaneous birding programs for adults and kids! Delaware Valley Ornithology Club member and BirdWatch Volunteer, Gregg Gorton, will lead adults through the basics of birding and help identify some of the local birds that visit Linwood Park. Simultaneously, Conservancy Staff will teach children about our local birds and introduce them to the wonders of birding! FREE
To Register for this event, click here. Or call the Conservancy at 610.645.9030

SATURDAY OCTOBER 29TH STARTING AT 4:00 PM12143358_10153198104398302_7462116692215725760_n – Annual Jack O’ Lantern Carve and Light – Join us to watch Master Carvers Jason and Chris from Six:Eight Church carve art into giant pumpkins! You can also carve or paint your own small pumpkin. We will have some pumpkins donated by Acme and Trader Joe’s or bring your own! Or just stop by and enjoy some cider and ginger snaps. Watch as we light up the wall with Jack Os as darkness falls. Children that are using carving tools must be accompanied by and adult. FREE

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Upcoming Events!

September 13, 2016

Hi Friends – with the start of Fall , we have some fun events coming up! – Chalk Mob IV – “Words” – this Saturday from 10 – 2 join us to create a collaborative community art project and chalk art the whole plaza! The theme this year is “Words” .Come see how the power […]

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August at the Park

August 9, 2016

August is a great month to get out and enjoy the Park! It is quiet and peaceful. We have a few events happening, please join us. **Splash Party at the Park this Friday! Come on out and run through the sprinklers, wade in the wading pool, knock around some beach balls! Weather forecast is HOT! […]

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Week of 7/18

July 18, 2016

Thanks to Gabi and Mike Cipollone for their support of our reflexology foot path that we officially opened on Sunday, July 17th. Please use the path for your health! Interpretative signage is to follow soon. THIS WEEK AT THE PARK! -TUESDAY – Mindful Movements with Gabi at 7:00 PM. FREE – 15- 30 minutes of […]

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Week of July 5th

July 5, 2016

TUESDAY – Mindful Movements with Gabi at 7:00 PM. FREE – 15- 30 minutes of strengthening and balance exercises. FRIDAY – 6AM SUNRISE YOGA with Mindy Marcozzi-Drake of Hummingbird Yoga and Massage. Get out there and listen to the sounds of the birds and stretch it out! Bring mat or Mindy has a couple extra.10.00 […]

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Week of 6/27

June 28, 2016

A little quieter week at the park this week, but we still have some great activities that you can join anytime! Kids are welcome too. Or just get out and enjoy the beautiful garden Tuesday – Weather permitting! MINDFUL MOVEMENTS WITH GABI at 7 PM! 15 –30 minutes of strengthening and balance exercises aimed at […]

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Week of 6/20

June 20, 2016

Get out and enjoy! Only live once! TUESDAY MINDFUL MOVEMENTS WITH GABI! FREE! Questions about our new reflexology path? Gabi is the one to answer them. She is a certified reflexologist and designer and donor of the path! Gabi Cipollone will gently guide you on Tuesday evenings at 7PM May 31st-July 19th 15 –30 minutes […]

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Week of 6/13!

June 13, 2016

TUESDAY MINDFUL MOVEMENTS WITH GABI! FREE! Questions about our new reflexology path? Gabi is the one to answer them. She is a certified reflexologist and designer and donor of the path! Gabi Cipollone will gently guide you on Tuesday evenings at 7PM May 31st-July 19th 15 –30 minutes of strengthening and balance exercises aimed at […]

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Week of June 6th

June 6, 2016

Happy Perfect Weather! This week we have some fun fitness classes and our Weeding Social Hour! TUESDAY MINDFUL MOVEMENTS WITH GABI! FREE! Gabi Cipollone will gently guide you on Tuesday evenings at 7PM May 31st-July 19th 15 –30 minutes of strengthening and balance exercises aimed at all skill levels FRIDAY YOGA WITH HUMMINGBIRD RETURNS! Popular […]

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