Northwest Calendar

— Source: Germantown United Community Development Corp.

April 26 — Awbury Arboretum Star Party

Awbury Arboretum Agricultural Village will hold its Star Party as part of the Philadelphia Science Festival. There will be hands-on activities, snacks and stargazing for the entire family.

This event will be held at the Awbury Agricultural Village and Education Center, 6336 Ardleigh St. It is free with no registration required.

The arboretum is asking guests to park on Ardleigh Street. Participants may also bring binoculars, telescopes, blankets and chairs.

April 27 – Shredding event this weekend

State Rep. Chris Rabb (D-200) will conduct a spring shredding event from 8 to 11 a.m. April 27 at New Covenant Campus, 7500 Germantown Ave.

“I invite all of my constituents to come out to our free shredding event to help protect their identity and have their personal documents shredded,” Rabb said.

“We must do what we can to protect our personal information and prevent identity theft before it starts. Even if we only save one person from having their information compromised, it prevents so much heartbreak that comes along with these crimes,” he added.

Each person is limited to two large bags of documents, which will be shredded on site.

April 28 – First Urban Veg Philly 2019

Vegans, vegetarians, health conscious and curious should rejoice, as the first Urban Veg 2019 is coming to Northwest Philadelphia.

The bummy-filling event is scheduled from 2 to 6 p.m. April 28 at 6143 Germantown Ave.

A helping of health and wellness activities and information will unfold at the Soup Factory studio. The event will feature 20 exhibitors and cooking demonstrations as well as speakers, musicians and poets.

“It’s important to bring this level of information and resources to inner city communities,” said Tab Edwards, the event co-founder.

For information about sponsorship, vending opportunities and more, contact Joshua Black at (215) 251-2293 or log onto

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