T’AI CHI CHIH®

 SPRING CLASSES FORMING

 FOR RETURNING STUDENTS

 Delve deeper into the practice.

            “When you lose touch with inner stillness, you lose touch with yourself. When you lose touch with yourself, you lose yourself in the world.”

 Eckart Tolle

This six week session is for people who have already taken a T’ai Chi Chih class. The classes will be tailored to have returning students “fine tune” their moves. Come and experience JOY THRU MOVEMENT on a more refined level. See how these gentle movements can continue to help reduce chronic pain, dissolve tension, improve balance and increase focus & concentration.  Join us as we sink deeper into the essence of T’ai Chi Chih allowing the body to relax while quieting the mind and returning to a state of peaceful awareness, inner balance and stillness.

WHERE: Swarthmore Community Center

715 Harvard Rd; Swarthmore, PA 19081

WHEN: Tuesdays April 28th-June 2nd from 11:00-12:15pm

COST: $60 per person for the six week series

CALL TO REGISTER WITH ACCREDITED T’AI CHI CHIH INSTRUCTOR, APRIL LEFFLER

610-532-6753/610-809-7523 or email at lirpaleff@rcn.com

Grapevine for (Young at Heart) Adults

Swarthmore Community Center Fundraiser

Emerge from your lair to celebrate the arrival of spring!

March 21, 2015 from 7:30-11:00 PM

Music, dancing, beer, wine and snacks

7:30 – Mayor Tim Kearney will lead Sukestra, Swarthmore’s own ukulele band

8:30 – Fredos will hit the stage with classic rock

Admission $25, supports Delco charitable organizations Cradles to Crayons, SPCA and many more!

Cradles to Crayons Donations Needed!!

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The Swarthmore Community Center is again going to be a donation drop spot for this years Cradles to Crayons Philadelphia collection on MLK Day, Monday Jan 19th from 10 am-2pm.

We are so excited to continue being a part of helping this wonderful organization. Here is a link for more info…

https://www.cradlestocrayons.org/philadelphia/MLKDay

Here is a link for other locations participating in this event…

http://www.cradlestocrayons.org/philadelphia/events/mlkdaycollectionsites

Annual Count Down to Noon

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Come ring in the New Year with your little ones!  Join us at The Swarthmore Community Center for the annual “Count Down to Noon” party on December 31st from 10:30am – 12:00pm.  There will be snacks and drinks provided, along with New Years themed activities, including stories, games, and crafts run by Miss Devon from the Swarthmore Public Library.  After we count down to noon, the party will culminate in an exciting balloon drop!
This event is geared towards ages 5 and under, but siblings are welcome.  Tickets are $10 per family, pay at the door, but please RSVP in advance to swarthmoreccplaygroup@gmail.com or on Facebook at SCC Playgroup’s Count Down to Noon event page.

September 27th 2014

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No child should have to make do without these basic necessities. There’s a great need for books, socks and underwear, batteries, baby healthcare products, pants and winter clothing. Show your support at Shire’s Big Give by bringing donations to our site on 9/27. http://bit.ly/1s9QxCx

Playgroup 2014/2015!!

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Come Play With Us!
For children up to 4 years old (must be accompanied by an adult) 
 
Playgroup will meet Wednesday mornings, 9:30am – 11:00am
Stories, crafts, coffee and games will be provided each week.
 
Our scheduled play dates are: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 
November 5, 12, 19
December 3, 10, 17
January 7, 14, 21, 28
February 4, 11, 18, 25
March 4, 11, 18, 25
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
 
Drop in rates are $5.00/child*  or $10.00/family
*Ask about the discounted member rates for season passes
 
 
Find us on facebook and “like” us to get updates and information about parties, special events, and guests.
Email with any questions, or if you want to be added to the email list.swarthmoreccplaygroup@gmail.com

Move and Groove for Toddlers

Free 4 week Music and Movement class

This music-filled class celebrates the unique joys of your growing toddler. Each week your child will love singing, dancing, and playing instruments with you and his or her new friends. It will especially be fun and interesting for your little one because we will be using the theme “Go Go Go” where we will have fun as we chug along in the train, ride in the car, or float in the boat and there are many fun musical concepts to explore as we “Go Go Go.” In class, we we’ll also share tips and ideas for using music throughout the week.Please come join us and see for yourself how much fun learning can be using music.

When: We will be meeting Friday’s from 10:00am to 10:45 starting July 11th. See specific dates below.

July 11th, July 25th, August 1st and August 8th

Space is limited so RSVP to reserve your spot to vanmarchese@gmail.com or call Vanessa (512) 825-3158

5th Grade Movin’ On Up Dance

CALLING ALL 5TH  GRADERS 
 
Mark your calendars now for the annual 5th Grade Movin’ On Up Dance, sponsored by and held at the Center. 
 
Friday June 13th – 6:30 until 8:30 pm.  
 
DJ,  Games, Contests and More!  
 
Tickets sold at the door $5.
 
For more information call Jeanne 610-299-5630

Cradles to Crayons Swarthmore Collection

The Swarthmore Community Center (SCC) is excited to partner with Cradles to Crayons in a borough wide collection. Cradles to Crayons is a local nonprofit organization that combats the effects of poverty faced by children in the Greater Philadelphia area.    We will be collecting essential everyday items for disadvantaged children, ages 0-12, in support of their mission. A list of Cradles to Crayons most needed items can be found  HERE.

 

Collection boxes will be placed in the following locations from April 27th-May 11th.

The Swarthmore Community Center, bins located on the side porch

The Creative Living Room

Hobbs Coffee

The Swarthmore Coop

T. Bumble , Purchase a new toy, game or puzzle & donate in the collection bin in the store.

Borough Hall

Representatives from the SCC will be located in front of Vickie’s at the Swarthmore Fun Fair on May 4th.  We’ll be making birthday cards & selling tickets for a chance to win breakfast with Chief Craig at Vicky’s PLUS a ride with the chief in a police car!  In addition, on May 9th we will host a Ladies Night Out Quizzo beginning at 7pm, with proceeds donated to Cradles to Crayons.  Cash prize presented to the winning team!  

ANNUAL DOG SHOW

Sunday May 11th 
Registration 1 pm, show starts @ 1:30 pm 
 
General admission Free
 
15 classes offered – entry fee $3 per class 
 
This year there will be a special Best in Show award in honor of Lynn Jones 
 
Held on College Field, behind the center  – Show cancelled in the event of rain
 
Local Brownie Troop 5694 will be selling dog treats, proceeds from which will benefit DelcoSPCA.
They are also accepting donations of gently used sheets/towels/blankets.
 
Questions/info please contact Carol Mackin:  camackin@comcast.net  or phone 610-328-5737