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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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yannick-5Philadelphia Orchestra, Friday matinee. May 5, 2 PM. “A Journey of the Soul”, featuring the music of Leonard Bernstein, Mozart and Schumann. Sasha Cooke, Mezzo-soprano and Radu Lupu, pianist. Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducting. RSVP as soon as possible as we have a limited number of seats. The $60 cost of this trip includes admission to Verizon Hall and your train fare in & out of Center City.

Dessert With A Docent Tue, Jun 6, 1 – 2:30 pm, at Center on the Hill, 8855 Germantown Avenue. Program sponsored jointly by Center on the Hill and Center for Enrichment.Registration & payment of $8 due by Jun 1; $10 if paying at the door

The Philadelphia Museum of Art will send one of its extraordinary docents to present a stunning visual lecture featuring PMA’s special exhibition “American Watercolors in the Age of Homer and Sargent” (Mar 1 – May 14). Watercolor painting drew little interest from mainstream painters of the mid-19th century. It was considered the domain of amateurs, women and commercial artists. Until the advent of the American Watercolor Society in 1866.  The Society’s annual exhibitions became the most liberal forum in New York, uniting artists of all styles, ages and backgrounds. The watercolor movement also welcomed new arts and crafts designers. That buzz attracted collectors, who sparked the interest of even more artists. After the Power Point presentation, enjoy sweets, seasonal fruits and conversation with the Docent.

Mural Arts Tour Sat, Jun 3, 10:30 – 12:30. Begin and end at Pennsylvania Academe of the Fine Arts, 128 North Broad Street     $30 ($32 for younger adults). Registration and payment due by May 22. Trip jointly sponsored by the Center for Enrichment and Center on the Hill.

Our two centers have reserved 20 seats on the Mural Arts trolley which will depart from and return to PAFA. Our destination is “Spring Garden & Beyond”, an ever-increasing number of show-stopping murals located east of Broad Street and stretching into North Philadelphia. Watch for the iconic Common Threads by Meg Saligman and The Philadelphia Painting Project along Girard Avenue. Some of us will travel into Center City via train, bus or trolley; others may prefer to drive. Your choice. After departing the Mural Arts trolley at 12:30 you may want to consider shopping, lunch or sight-seeing in the area.

Community Luncheons                                    $8

12:00 Noon at Center on the Hill, 8855 Germantown Avenue.               Tuesdays, May 23 and June 27 (during July and August this activity is on vacation).  RSVP to the CHCE office (215-248-0180) no later than 5 PM on Friday.

On the 4th Tuesday of the month, The Center for Enrichment and Center on the Hill jointly invite our members and neighbors from all over northwest Philadelphia and eastern Montgomery County to gather for a mid-day meal, prepared by the chef and kitchen staff at Halligan’s Pub in Flourtown.  The Unitarian Universalist Outreach Program RN performs free blood pressure screenings on request, and will talk with you about any health questions you might have. Those who have made a reservation pay for lunch at the door as do those who appear having registered late     or not at all; they may join us for lunch at a cost of $10.


Note to dues-paying members: save this date!

June 18th  Center for Enrichment member THANK YOU party at The Stagecrafters.

We’re having a party! Why? To celebrate the world’s best members…OURS. Sunday June 18, 12:30 pm At the Stagecrafters, 8130 Germantown Ave. Join us for wine & cheese, sweet and savory snacks, fruit plus hot or cold beverages in the Club House. Follow this with a 2 o’clock performance of Shakespeare in Hollywood. Written by Ken Ludwig, Directed by Yaga Brady. The CHCE wants to say THANK YOU. RSVP(215-248-0180 or the.chce@verizon.net) tickets are limited.






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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