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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!
Meet at the Museum’s front desk for a docent-guided tour to include two current special exhibits: 1) The modernism and abstract painting of Arthur Carles (1882-1952 ), mounted as a tribute to long-time Woodmere trustee Frances Maguire, a painter/sculptor in the Carles tradition. 2) “A Million Faces”, the photography of John Mosley (1907-1969), who captured Philadelphia’s Black community living their lives from World War II into the era of the Civil Rights movement. We will spend about 2 hours at Woodmere, and then journey to one of the many great restaurants nearby for lunch and conversation about the art we have just experienced; the cost of the meal is not included in the price of this trip. RSVP by Friday, January 6.
Dessert with a Docent, Tue. Jan. 31, 1:00 – 2:30, $8 at Center on the Hill with payment, by Jan. 25, to either Center on the Hill (215-247-4654) or the CHCE (215-248-0180)
The Philadelphia Museum of Art exhibit “Paint the Revolution- Mexican Modernism”, will be brought to us in a program jointly sponsored by the Center for Enrichment and Center on the Hill. From the 1910 Mexican Revolution to a half-decade following World War II, the intellectual and artistic communities in Mexico were at the epicenter of a debate over their country’s future. The progress of this debate and concurrent development of Mexican modern art were closely watched world-wide. Enjoy and learn from PMA’s fabulous docent Deena Gerson, who is making a special return visit to present us with a stunning visual lecture of the murals, photographs, paintings, books, prints and broadsheets included in “Paint the Revolution”. You will be fascinated by the most comprehensive exhibit of Mexican modernism on view in the U.S. in over 70 years. An added treat during this program will be a selection of fresh fruit and sweets.
Formerly the Atwater Kent, a stone’s throw from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, this establishment is dedicated to what makes Philadelphia, well, uniquely Philadelphia. Move at your own speed through permanent and special current exhibits : “City Stories”, “Face to Facebook”, “The Power of Objects”, “Philadelphia in Photographs”, Albert Schoenhut – Philadelphia’s Santa Claus”. We will take the train in and out of Center City, and lunch at a nice little eatery not too far from the Museum. The price of this trip includes museum admission, train fare and lunch. RSVP by Wednesday, February 22.
Finally, a make-up for last summer’s adventure that was cancelled when SEPTA lost the use of over a third of its trains. In April the original group of travelers and the rest of you are invited to enjoy this unique museum at your own pace and according to your special interests: “Patriots & Pirates”, “Rescues on the River”, “Compassion in Action”, “African Presence on the Delaware”, “Titanic Philadelphians”, “The China Trade”. And, watch shipbuilding in action in the museum’s indoor Workshop on the Water. You can also tour 1940’s submarine Becuna and Admiral Dewey’s flagship Olympia for a small additional fee. After visiting the Seaport Museum, let’s walk across the street for lunch at the Rope and Anchor. The price of this trip includes museum admission, your train fare and lunch. RSVP no later than Wednesday, April 5.
Call us at 215-248-0180, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by 8431 Germantown Ave. Our hours are 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Monday through Friday.