MARKET NEWS for this Saturday, November 22
One More Time
Sure, winter roared into town this week with our first sustained cold snap of the season, so it's reassuring to see that relatively balmy temps will be back in time for the weekend and this Saturday's Pre-Thanksgiving Farmers Market! Time to toss aside your Snuggie and head out to what should be an excellent opportunity to stock up for your Thanksgiving feast. After a couple weeks off, this Pre-Thanksgiving Market is the last full (9 am to 1 pm) market of the year, and the only market appearance until the once-monthly Winter Markets start up in December. More on that later.
Thanks for Giving
Veterans Day may have already happened, but Schoeber's Orchards is extending their thanks to those who served with a special offer at this week's market. If you're a military veteran, stop by the Schoeber's stand for a free bag of apples or half-gallon of apple cider.
Along with the end of the full Market season, this week's newsletter marks the final correspondence from us under the Fresh Picks banner. However, if you're a subscriber, you'll still continue to get updated on local happenings approximately every other week in the Discover Lansdowne newsletter, starting soon. For now, take a look at the slate of upcoming arts, culture, and community activities taking place in and around Lansdowne and join in the fun.
Tonight: Harmonious Wail
Get an early start to the weekend tonight when the Lansdowne Folk Club presents an evening with Harmonious Wail at a 7:30 pm performance at the Twentieth Century Club. Over a 20-year history, the band has gained a following for its folky, jazzy, and eclectic sounds and consistently wows audiences with its brand of "gypsy swing." Tickets ($20 day of show) are available at the venue; doors open at 7 pm. The next Folk Club show takes place just two weeks later, when the Rev. TJ McGlinchey brings his Holiday Special to the Twentieth Century Club on December 4. Call (484) 466-6213 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
A Bit of This, A Bit of That
Thanksgiving is a week away, which means we're just over a week away from the LEDC's Annual Bit of the Arts Holiday Show and Sale. This event features an overwhelming array of goods from dozens of vendors selling items they've created themselves -- paintings, glasswork, sculpture, jewelry, photographs -- you name it! Not only a sight for the eyes, there will also be plenty of aural stimulation with a full schedule of live music throughout the two-day affair. Admission is free. The show is Friday, November 28, 6:00 to 9:00 pm, and Saturday, November 29, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, and the Twentieth Century Club is at 84 S. Lansdowne Avenue (which you really should know by now). Remember that shopping local is an awesome thing to do, especially since its Small Business Saturday. Learn more.
Tree Lighting December 6
Come on out for hot beverages, musical performances, the award winning Penn Wood Marching Band, the lighting of the holiday tree, and a special visit by Santa himself (the real one!) in the heart of Lansdowne's central business district. Events will be held in the municipal parking lot across the street from the Lansdowne Theater. Sponsored by the Lansdowne Business and Professional Association, the festivities begin at 6:30 pm.
Winter Market Schedule
As promised, here's details for the 2014-15 Winter Markets, taking place on the third Saturday of each month at the usual market location. Winter Markets are a more concise two-hour affair, from 9 to 11 am, so be there on time on the following Saturdays, rain, snow, or shine: December 20, January 17, February 21, March 21, and April 18. Check our upcoming newsletters for more info as each market approaches.
FEATURED THIS WEEK
Artist of the Week
Ellen Lustgarten of In Stitches will be on hand with her collection of lively knitted, felted and unique items (which make excellent gifts, by the way).
UPCOMING LOCAL EVENTS
Rhyme, Rhythm and Reason
A Bit of the Arts Holiday Art Show & Sale
Lansdowne Baptist Church Christmas Fair
Holiday Tree Lighting
Shattering the Stigma of Disability
Lansdowne Friends School Open House
Open House at 20 Lansdowne Court
Visit our sister market, the Oakmont Farmers Market, Wednesday afternoons in Havertown for more local produce, bread, meat, and other products.
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