Northwest Calendar

Mindfulness Meditation — Dec. 5

Learn how to reduce stress, increase energy, and attention in this one-hour workshop with Deborah Cooper. The benefits accrue with practice. Ms. Cooper has been teaching Mindfulness Meditation for over a decade. Location: Lovett Memorial Library, 6945 Germantown Ave. From 10:30 to 11:30a.m.

EMAN Board Meeting — Dec. 5

Open to the public. Come meet the people who volunteer their time to keep the neighborhood strong. Agenda and additional information will be posted on the website a week before the meeting. Location: United Lutheran Seminary, 7301 Germantown Ave, Brossman Center, Room #309. From 7 to 8 p.m.

Quintessence Presents: “The Wizard of Oz” — Dec. 5

Swept away from her Kansas farm by a cyclone, Dorothy lands in Oz and on top of an evil witch. An epic adventure ensues as Dorothy tries to find the Wonderful Wizard of Oz and convince him to show her the way back to Kansas. On the way she meets munchkins, flying monkeys, the Scarecrow, the Tinman and the Cowardly Lion and discovers that she must help her friends first in order to face her fears and find her way home. Quintessence’s production will explore L. Frank Baum’s fantasia as political allegory and transform the Sedgwick Theater into an Oz you’ll never forget. Location: Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave. From 7:30 to 10 p.m.

Holiday Greens Sale & Open House — Dec. 7

An annual favorite! FREE family event — music, refreshments, cookie baking, and more! Trees, wreaths, and gifts for sale. Awbury Arboretum, 1 Awbury Road. From 1 to 4 p.m.

PSA 1 Meeting — Dec. 10

The 14th Police District’s community is divided into four police service areas (PSA). The 14th District invites you to attend the monthly PSA meeting to share you questions and concerns about your community, as well as work to build a trusting relationship with your local officers. PSA 1: Slocum St to Wyncote Av (North to South Borders), Cheltenham Avenue to Chew Avenue (East to West Borders). Location: 7701 Mansfield Ave. from 7 to 8 p.m.

Cheeseboard Tasting at the Mercantile — Dec. 13

Join us for a cheese board sampling at The Mercantile. We will be offering three different cheese boards: vegan, vegetarian, and charcuterie, all assembled by the Co-op. Take in the holiday spirit and enjoy delicious food, drinks, and company! BYOB optional. Location: Weavers Way Mercantile, 542 Carpenter Lane. From 6 to 8 p.m. For more information call (215) 843-2350, ext. 118 or email

Chess for All Ages — Dec. 11

The Lovett Chess Club has been in existence for nearly a decade! Beginners, as well as experience players are welcome. This is a cross-generational group that plays based on ability, not age. Lovett Library, 6945 Germantown Ave. From 7 to 8 p.m.

First Time Homebuyer Workshop — Dec. 5

Learn everything you need to know to become a successful first-time homebuyer. Workshops are Thursdays at 5:30pm at Mt. Airy CDC’s office (6703 Germantown Avenue, Suite 200).

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