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Vernick Fish Spotlights Sustainable Farmers with Summer Oyster Series

Vernick Fish 1876 Arch St, Philadelphia

From August 11th to September 3 and in collaboration with beloved farmers Island Creek Oysters (Duxbury, MA), Vernick Fish will serve an oyster tasting featuring a half-dozen oysters with a seasonal beverage pairing by the bar team to complement the briny and sweet spectrum of the east coast’s most celebrated oysters. Under the direction of Vernick Fish Chef de Cuisine, Andrew Parassio, the tasting series will change weekly to feature a different oyster farm recommended by Island Creek, such as Barnstable, Massachusetts, and the Damariscotta River in Maine. Guests who join weekly will experience an educational culinary journey, learning about


Empanadas with Jezabel Careaga

Central Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia: Culinary Literacy Center 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia

Take a culinary journey to Northwest Argentina with Jezabel Careaga!Join Jezabel for an intimate, hands-on empanada class to learn how to prepare one of her favorite signature empanadas: Leek & Cheese!Come and learn all the secrets of Northwest Argentine empanadas and spices. Learn to fill and crimp your empanadas. While the empanadas bake, we will prepare a salad to enjoy with our warm empanadas.This class is vegetarian friendly, with vegan options available. Please notify us in advance with any dietary restrictions.All proceeds from ticket sales go towards supporting the Culinary Literacy's Center programs for youth, neighborhood engagement, and English language

Interweave Bead Fest

Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square, 25 South Queen Street, Lancaster, PA, 17603, United States

Bead Fest is back! After a pandemic hiatus, the nation’s largest bead and jewelry show is returning August 17-20, 2022, at the Lancaster County Convention Center. Bead Fest will feature the educational workshops and unique bead show shopping you’ve come to expect, along with entertaining new events. It’s going to be a great place for the beading and jewelry community to meet up, celebrate 20 years of Bead Fest, and shop with 125+ vendors. Choose from 115+ workshops with your favorite instructors and techniques including bead weaving, metalsmithing, kumihimo, metal clay, polymer, and more. A special, new Getting Started series

Paddle the Lakes! Guided Kayak Tour of FDR Park

FDR Park Boathouse 1500 Pattison Avenue, Philadelphia

Did you know that FDR is the only park with publicly accessible lakes and an active boating program? Come see for yourself by joining our guided kayak tour of the three connected bodies of water: Pattison Lagoon, Edgewood Lake, and Hollander Creek. Kayaking on the flat waters of “The Lakes” is a serene, yet exciting experience. Moving calmly through the water lets you closely observe an array of wildlife, especially the variety of bird species. An always great sight is the great blue heron who has made the rowboats in the middle of the lake its preferred park perch! Tour


Germantown Farmers Market

Germantown Farmers Market 5501 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia

The Germantown Farmers Market reopened on May 21st, 2022! Visit the market weekly on Saturdays from 10am - 2pm and support local farms, artisan vendors, and food trucks!

7th Annual Clay Fest 2022

The Clay Studio 1425 N American Street, Philadelphia

Celebrate clay and community with a fun day of muddy festivities in our new home in South Kensington! Join us for hands-on activities for all ages, wheel throwing demos, a group sculpture extravaganza, artist projects, an ice cream social, screen printing totes, and music! LOCATION: 1425 N. American St, Phila 19122 across from the Crane Arts Building. Sponsored by PNC Arts Alive. ALL-DAY ACTIVITIES 12 PM - 4 PM 12 PM - 4 PM: Guest Artist Project with Ibrahim Said Learn about Islamic patterning from featured artist Ibrahim Said. 12 PM - 4 PM: Guest Artist Project with George Rodriguez Leave your

Walk with Me

Whitaker Ave and Loudon St, Philadelphia PA 19120, Whitaker Ave and Loudon St, Philadelphia, PA, 19120, United States

Let’s take a healthy stroll in the park together! Join your neighbors every Saturday morning for a healthy and empowering stroll on the Tacony Creek Park trail. On Saturdays, we meet from 9:30am–10:30am near Tacony Creek Park. All are welcome to join us for this free walking group. The trail is a paved, fairly flat Circuit Trail; all ages and abilities are encouraged to join us. Please bring a face mask and keep six feet away from other attendees. Attendees can walk in to participate or email doryan@ttfwatershed.org.

Trees to See Walk

Stoneleigh: A Natural Garden, 1829 East County Line Road, Villanova, PA, 19085, United States

From whispering hemlocks to weeping katsura, Stoneleigh boasts a trove of treasured trees. In fact, Stoneleigh is home to eight trees that are among the 10 largest of their respective species in the state, including one state champion. Join Natural Lands staff on a walking tour to learn about the history and horticulture of the garden’s big trees.

Creek Nature Series: “Creek Study Part 2”

332 Tookany Creek Parkway , Cheltenham Township, PA 19012, 332 Tookany Creek Parkway, Cheltenham, PA, 19012, United States

Depending on how calm or wild the Creek is that day we will either explore the physical and chemical characteristics of the Tookany Creek or collect and evaluate the organisms that live in the water. These can show us the general health of the Creek. You must wear boots, old sneakers, or water shoes if you want to go into the Creek. Or you can stand on the bank and participate from there. For ages 6 through adult. Meet in the parking lot at the Central Ave. end of the Parkway. Join environmental educator Judith Gratz as she explores a

Crop Swap & Seed Exchange

Market Square Market Square, Philadelphia

Share what you have an take something home!This will be our first crop swap. Think of it as an old fashioned trading post, but informal. We will have tables and coolers for the items, and folks can take whatever they'd like. If you've been to one of our other swaps (for clothing, household items, and so on) it will be the same style of event. Abundance not scarcity. If you're part of a community garden, consider letting other gardeners know they can bring their excess harvests here, if they won't be able to use them! This event is at THE

FABSCRAP PHL Volunteer Session: Saturday, August 20, PM session

BOK 1901 S Ninth St., Unit 601A, Philadelphia

FABSCRAP needs your help to save designer textiles from landfills! It's easy to learn, fun to do, and a safe way to help out.FABSCRAP Philly needs your help to save designer textiles from landfill! Volunteers will sort through fabric samples and swatches, separating fabric from paper headers and folding large, usable fabric to be saved for reuse.FABSCRAP Philly is committed to keeping our volunteers, community, and team safe:Masks are required to enter the FABSCRAP warehouse.Volunteer stations are spaced at least 6 feet apartCleaning and sanitizing of volunteer stations and frequently touched surfaces will take place between all volunteer sessionsThe FABSCRAP