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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!
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.
LOOKING FORWARD TO ….
Philadelphia 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.
Cruise the Queen Mary 2, flagship of the Cunard fleet. Nov. 26 – Dec. 8, 2017. Depart from and return to New York Harbor. Ports of call : St. Thomas, St. Kitts, Barbados, English Harbour, St. Maarten. Make sure your passport is up-to-date; and reserve early for the best price, best cabin selection and preferred dining times. This is the cruise of your dreams, on a magnificent, newly re-mastered ocean liner. Contact the CHCE office for more information about prices ranging from $2,299 to $3,496, making reservations, activities on board, payment deadlines, trip insurance, shore excursions, and the like.
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.