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Posted On Dec 10 2015
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In Cheltenham 

Chelten Hills Model Railroad Club Open House

 Saturday & Sunday, December 12 & 13                                 12 noon – 4 p.m.


 Founded in 1946 by ten men, this club with a storied history puts on its grandest display of the year featuring multiple trains running at once on more than a third of a mile of track. The intricate display includes  a 300-car freight yard and a steam and diesel engine facility with turntable and roundhouse. Watch cars being switched in the main yard. This is a free event but donations are appreciated.


The Chelten Hills Model Railroad Club is located at 8000 Old York Road in Elkins Park.
Call (215) 635 – 9747 for more information.


In the Area

White Pines Productions presents 

The Holiday Affair: a roaring 20s melodrama 

Saturday, December 12                                                   7 p.m.  The Holiday Affair

Follow this play from room to room in the historic Glen Foerd Mansion in this “gently interactive” play that tells the story of a wealthy patriarch who has designs on his attractive orphaned ward, but she is in love with a young revolutionary – of course! Does the lady of the mansion and the faithful Irish maid know the secrets of the mansion? The play features Katherine Perry, Jerry Perna, Francesca Piccioni, Shamus Hunter McCarty, Kelly McCaughan, and Gavin Whitt, and is directed by Benjamin Lloyd. It will be performed several times during the evening.

Visit the White Pines site for tickets and more information including directions to the magnificent Glen Foerd on the Delaware in Northeast Philadelphia.

Music at the Woodmere

Friday Night Jazz: Families That Play Together, Swing              

Friday, December 11                                                             6 p.m. – 8 p.m.          

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The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble

The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble that “has embraced a variety of acoustic and electric jazz styles” pays tribute to the music of the Delaware Valley’s jazz families including the Heath Brothers, the Eubanks Brothers, Joey DeFrancesco and his family, Chappy Washington, Pearl and Bill Bailey, and others.




Classical Saturdays: Tribute to Marian Anderson and Paul Robeson 

Saturday, December 12                                                         5 p.m. – 7 p.m.



Mezzo soprano Allison Sanders


Tenor Peter Brisbon

Mezzo soprano Allison Sanders of Opera, North and award winning tenor Perry Brisbon present a review of the rise of Philadelphia native Marian Anderson, one of the most celebrated singers of the twentieth century, and actor/singer and Princeton native Paul Robeson. Both were in the forefront of the civil rights movement. The program will include seasonal melodies and spirituals to mark the holidays.

Visit the Woodmere site for more information on both events.

The Woodmere Art Museum is located at 9201 Germantown Avenue in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia.

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