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The Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment CHCE offers classes, activities and resources to promote wellness, community integration, lifelong learning and independent living for adults “50 and better”.  We have a wide range of classes which meet weekly, special events which change each month, day trips, member-led groups, and monthly community luncheons. Click on the  Activities & Classes page to find out more.

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Be sure to check out these upcoming Special Programs!


harvestbasket5th Annual Harvest Kitchen Tour – November 5, 2016                    10 AM – 4 PM  Reserve your tickets here



LoriSBalancing Preservation and Growth in Chestnut Hill. September 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM at the Chestnut Hill Hotel Bombay Room. Featured Speaker: Lori Salganicoff, Executive Director of the Chestnut Hill Historical Society. Free admission. Pre-registration appreciated. Call CHCE at 215-248-0180 or email:the.chce@verizon.net

muralMural Arts Tour  Wednesday September 28, 10:00 $42 (minimum number of passengers = 30); REGISTRATION & PAYMENT DUE BY FRI. SEP. 16    Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program is the nation’s largest public art program, dedicated to the belief that art ignites change.  For 30 years, Mural Arts has united artists and communities through a collaborative process to create art that transforms public spaces and individual lives. This outdoor art gallery has earned the City of Philadelphia international recognition as the “City of Murals”. Center on the Hill and the Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment are co-sponsoring this often-requested trip

scamalertSenior Crime Prevention University                                    Tuesday October 4, 1:00 – 2:30.  Free  at Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill 8855 Germantown Ave. NOTICE: register no later than Fri. Sep. 30; with Center on the Hill (215-247-4654) or the Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment (215-248-0180), co-sponsors of this event.

Senior citizens make up the fastest-growing segment of Pennsylvania’s population. Seniors also make up a disproportionately large number of crime victims. This program will educate seniors and those who love them about the many crimes lurking “out there” and how to avoid becoming just another victim.

Dessert with a Docentmother and child
Tuesday, October 18, 1:00 – 2:30. at Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill 8855 Germantown Ave. $8
Register with payment by Oct. 12 to either
the CHCE (215-248-0180) or Center on the Hill (215-247-4654).
The recent Philadelphia Museum of Art special exhibit “Embracing the Contemporary”, celebrates one of the leading American collections of contemporary art, that of PMA members Katherine and Keith Sachs. After her beautiful and informative presentation, enjoy dessert, fruit, and beverages with our docent Deena Gerson. This program is being sponsored jointly by jointly sponsored by the CHCE and Center on the Hill.

masonic templeMasonic Temple                                                                         $25   Wednesday, Nov. 16, 9:30 – 2:00 Questions and to register, call the CHCE office (215-248-0180) Registration and payment due by Friday, November 11

Freemasonry is the oldest continuously existing fraternal organization in the world. Construction of Philadelphia’s Masonic Temple was completed in 1873; another 20 years was spent decorating the interior. It has been called one of the great wonders of the Masonic world. The Norman cathedral-like exterior rises majestically across the street from City Hall. Its interior architecture is even more amazing and includes an Oriental Hall, Gothic Hall, grand staircases lined with stately paintings of former Masonic Grand Masters, and hallways lined with many painted wood sculptures by William Rush. The library/museum houses artifacts including George Washington’s Masonic apron. We will travel to Center City by train, enjoy a guided tour of the museum and library, lunch together at a nearby café and return to Chestnut Hill by mid-afternoon. The cost of this trip includes everything but each person’s train fare ($1 each way for Seniors)       

constitution centerNational Constitution Center                                                $23  Wednesday, Oct. 26, 9:30 – 2:30 Questions and to register, call the CHCE office (215-248-0180) Registration and payment due by Wednesday, Oct. 19

A little less than 2 weeks before Election Day 2016, we will visit the Constitution Center where two timely special exhibits are on display: “Headed to the White House” and “Powers of the President”. You will also want to make time to visit Signers Hall, ”The Story of We the People” and an inspiring multimedia show “Freedom Rising”. Lunch (on your own) in the Delegates Café located on the NCC’s first floor. Cost of this trip includes your admission and transportation.

Call us at 215-248-0180, email the.chce@verizon.net, or stop by 8431 Germantown Ave. Our hours are 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Monday through Friday.







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