Upcoming Events and Volunteer Bakers Needed!

by Kate Galer on April 27, 2017

A HUGE thank you to those who came out last Saturday, Earth Day, to help mulch the garden beds! Special thanks to Tired Hands Brewing Company who helped out with their newly minted Volunteers Corps ( check them out on Instagram or stop in TH for more info). We also had some great kid volunteers who worked as hard as the adults! As an FYI – the Friends of Linwood Park uses your donations and memberships to purchase the quality, weed-free mulch!

This SATURDAY APRIL 29th from 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM- Boot Camp with Kim and Connie! It is never to late to try it out! All levels welcome! There is a $15.00 class fee with 40% of the proceeds going to the Friends of Linwood Park ( see mulch purchase above:)) PLEASE NOTE THAT STARTING ON MAY 6TH BOOT CAMP WILL MOVE TO 9:00 AM START TIME

VOLUNTEER BAKERS NEEDED - Our 7th Birthday Party is May 20th from 4-7 pm! The park has been “alive” for 7 years now! For those newcomers out there – it used to be a parking lot! We need volunteers to bake some tasty items for our fundraising bake sale table! Can you help out? Please email us and let us know!

Keep your eyes and ears here and on our Facebook and Instagram for a POP-UP PLANT SALE at the Park in the next week or two. We are ordering plant plugs for the park and will have extra to sell to benefit FoLP. We are ordering such plants as Monarda ( bee balm) , Joe Pye weed, goldenrod, a couple carex and panicum ( grasses) and more! Do you love Linwood’s garden? You can have some of that in your own yard and we can help you with plant info.

Save the dates!
Sunday May 28th – Memorial Day Bike Decorating Party for the Parade from 4-5 pm at the Park
Monday May 29th – Meet at the Ardmore Firehouse at 10 AM and join the Friends in the Memorial Day Parade
Saturday June 10th – Summer Solstice Park-to-Park Bike Ride – meet at 10 AM at the Park
Saturday June 17th – Art for the Park – Fine prints at affordable prices! Great raffle items from local businesses! Cocktails, print sale from 5-7 PM at a local private residence – more info coming!

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Upcoming Events and Fitness Programming

by Kate Galer on April 13, 2017

SATURDAY APRIL 22ND FROM 9-12 – EARTH DAY GARDEN CLEAN UP AND MULCHING!

Great gardens need good mulching! Join the Friends of Linwood Park this Earth Day and help us to weed and mulch the Park so the garden can thrive and look as awesome as it does every year. A good garden attracts pollinators, birds, crittters of all kinds, and happy people! We will have gloves and tools (or bring your own labeled please) and snacks! Please bring a refillable water bottle as we would love to eliminate plastic water bottles from the Park.

ALL WELCOME, KIDS TOO! No experience necessary, we will teach you what the weeds are and how to mulch the proper way, especially around newly emerging perennials and established trees. Come when you can, leave when you must! Can’t volunteer time that day? We always welcome snack donations!

also,SATURDAY APRIL 22ND – BOOK READING WITH NAHJEE GRANT

For the months of April and May, local children’s book author Nahjee Grant, will be donating a portion of his sales from his site www.coolsmartkid.com to the Friends of Linwood Park!
Come Saturday the 22nd AT NOON for a book reading with Nahjee and visits by the LMPD community officers. Children from 0-99 welcome:)

Save the dates!

SATURDAY MAY 20TH FROM 4-7 – LINWOOD PARK 7TH BIRTHDAY PARTY! HAPPY HOUR AFTER AT A LOCAL ESTABLISHMENT TO BENEFIT THE PARK
SUNDAY MAY 28TH MEMORIAL DAY PARADE BIKE DECORATING
MONDAY MAY 29TH MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
MINDFUL MOVEMENTS STARTS MAY 23RD
COUCH TO 5K STARTS JUNE 3RD
SATURDAY JUNE 10TH FROM 10 AM -? ANNUAL PARK TO PARK SUMMER SOLSTICE BIKE RIDE
ART FOR THE PARK IS BACK ON JUNE 17TH! We will once again be holding an Art for the Park, fine print sale to benefit the Friends of Linwood Park on Saturday, June 17th from 5-7 pm. In addition to the wonderful prints, we will have several raffle items from local businesses and residents. Are you able to donate an item or a talent? We are also looking for finger food and wine donations. Please contact us! Your name will be listed on all promotional material. We rely on the support of the neighborhood of Ardmore to keep Linwood Park a wonderful oasis, public garden, and public gathering space that welcomes all.

LINWOOD PARK FITNESS PROGRAMS 2017

BOOT CAMP WITH KIM AND CONNIE!

NOW! Saturdays at 8 AM until June 3rd. From June 3rd through August it will start at 9 AM

Are you ready to CHALLENGE yourself?

Kick off your weekend JUST RIGHT with Kim & Connie who will be leading an All Level Boot Camp on Saturday mornings this Spring through the Summer!
Push yourself in new ways from cardio relays to strength building circuits (and everything in between)! Bringing a community of people together to form a support system in reaching our goals, so bring friends, family, and neighbors and be ready to work up a good sweat. Learning moves you can take anywhere and finding your inner strength that is Stronger Than Your Excuses.

We will work for 45 minutes to an hour and be sure to stretch it out together as we finish. With challenging moves, we will also have modifications and adjustments for each exercise and person, giving you the personal training experience that pushes us along! Classes are $15 with 40% of the proceeds being donated to the Friends of Linwood Park! No need to register, you can pay at the time of the class. This class will be Saturdays through the spring and summer. Please be sure to check for any weather cancellations on our facebook page or make sure you get our emails at linwood.park@gmail.com

MINDFUL MOVEMENTS and REFLEXOLOGY WITH GABI! FREE!
Gabi Cipollone will gently guide you on Tuesday evenings at 7PM
May 23rd – mid-September, join anytime
15 –30 minutes of strengthening and balance exercises aimed at all skill levels
Gabi will also lead you in foot reflexology on our new reflexology path in the Park. Gabi is a certified reflexologist and Ardmore neighbor. www.showmeyourfeet.info

COUCH TO 5K WITH MANDY! FREE!
Purpose
One time a week gathering to explore/learn about fitness, work up to a goal, and be encouraged by the community around you who is also on a fitness journey. Although the in-person gathering is once a week, the trainer, Mandy Brindle, will post weekly with articles on injury prevention/healthy lifestyles, inspiration, along with a weekly plan. While the goal is to run a 5K by the end, please feel free to participate on any level you are able. We will have a more experienced group run as well, so join us even if this is not your first time running.
Goal
Create community while working towards a healthier lifestyle.
Timing
Day of Week: Weekly on Saturdays at 8 AM. Classes will run from June 3rd through August 12th
Time of each meeting: Roughly 1 – 1.5 hours. This will allow for warm up/cool down, run/walk and have time to do body weight exercises in the grass of the park. Participants can bring a towel or Yoga mat for the body weight exercise portion.
Time Frame: 10 weeks with the goal of running in The Bryn Mawr Running Club MidSummer Night Series 5k on August 10th

YOGA WITH HUMMINGBIRD RETURNS!

Popular yoga instructor, Mindy Marcozzi, of Hummingbird Yoga and Massage will return to the Park this summer to teach Sunrise Yoga at 6:00 AM on Fridays in June and July ( 6/2, 6/9, 6/23, 6/30, 7/ 7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28) 10.00 suggested donation/session with 50% of the proceeds going to the Friends of Linwood Park! Bring a mat or Midy will have a few to share. ALL LEVELS.

There will also be two special classes offered on Sunday, June 4th at 3 pm and a Summer Solstice Yoga class on the evening of June 21st – MORE INFO TO COME!

ANNUAL SUMMER SOLSTICE BIKE RIDE – JUNE 10TH AT 10 AM – free
Adults and older children welcom
e on our annual PARK TO PARK BIKE RIDE through Lower Merion and Narberth. Low stress! Learn how to get around with minimal biking on busy roads! Meet at the Park at 10! Lead by LMT

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Happenings at the Park

April 3, 2017

Well, it looks like Spring is finally here to stay ( jinxed it) and it is time to get out to the Park and enjoy! Saturday April 8 – BOOT CAMP! All Level Boot Camp at 8AM Kick off your weekend JUST RIGHT with Kim & Connie who will be leading an All Level Boot […]

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Upcoming Events!

March 20, 2017

Are you ready to CHALLENGE yourself? Join us for our first BOOT CAMP CLASS this SATURDAY! Forecast looks great, all the snow will be melted and we are ready for SPRING. A portion of the class fee benefits the Friends of Linwood Park, so you get fit and help support the park! Details below: All […]

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Events for Saturday the 18th Canceled

March 16, 2017

Well, Spring was here ( for most of the Winter) but now Winter is here as Spring arrives. SO, we are canceling the two events we had scheduled for this Saturday the 18th – BOOT CAMP and the VERNAL EQUINOX CELEBRATION. We will try for the start of Boot Camp for next Saturday, March 25th […]

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Upcoming Events!

March 2, 2017

Saturday, March 11th from 9 – noon – ANNUAL SPRING CUTBACK! All hands on deck to cut back our perennials to make some space for the new green! Please join us for as long or as short as you can. No experience necessary. Gloves, tools, and snacks provided or bring your own. Please bring a […]

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This Week!

February 2, 2017

THIS SATURDAY FEBRUARY 4TH AT 7PM – Join the Friends of Linwood Park and Six:Eight Vineyard Church for Beat the Winter Blues Indoor Movie Night featuring Disney’s “Inside Out” at Six:Eight @ 1116 Lancaster Ave, Bryn Mawr (parking on Montrose Ave) Free! All are welcome!Not just for kids! BYO snacks! Questions? linwood.park@gmail.com / info@sixeight.org TUESDAY […]

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January and February 2017

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 […]

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Thank You and Upcoming Events

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 […]

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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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