Beer, Social Media, History This Week in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy | Week…

Here’s what’s going on this week in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy.

Here’s what’s going on this week in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy.

Mutual Mt. Airy MeetingOn Monday, at 7 p.m. at the Lovett Library, there will be a meeting of Mutual Mt. Airy.  Here’s how they describe it: Join MUTUAL MT. AIRY members for the October 28 program: “Stones the Builders Rejected: The Irrelevance and Relevance of John Dickinson”
A presentation by historian Dr. Jane E. Calvert 
(Join us for refreshments and conversation at 6:45 p.m.)

Here we are in the backyard of the American Revolutionary War.  But do we really know about all our Founding Fathers?  John Dickinson, for example?  Dickinson was America’s first political celebrity, but his legacy remains a puzzle.   He offered forward-looking ideas—peaceful political dissent, abolition of slavery, and constitutional protections for women’s rights—but many of his contemporaries rejected them. And indeed decades and centuries later, many Americans still find them “revolutionary”!   Yet, today few Americans are aware of this great patriot’s contributions for one main reason: He refused to vote on or sign the Declaration of Independence.  Join us to learn why…

Social Media TalkSpringside Chestnut Hill Academy will host a guest speaker who will talk about social media on Tuesday at 7 p.m.  Here’s how the school describes the program: Why are girls so obsessed with social media? How can you help your daughter be more confident when she’s so desperate to fit in? How can you help your daughter stay grounded during the college application process? In an informal, intimate conversation with parents, Rachel will answer your questions about raising girls to be more self-aware, authentic and assertive.

Rachel Simmons is an author, educator, and coach helping young women grow into authentic emotionally intelligent and assertive adults.  Learn more about Rachel at

Beer BotanyPresented by Julie Jenney, Educational Programs Coordinator, Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College 
Julie Jenney returns for more craft beer drinking and discussion! While reviewing the botanical components of beer she will dig deeper into the use, varieties, and importance of hops in the making of beer. A carefully chosen line-up of beer will complement the discussion: a pale ale and an India pale ale while uncovering the crucial role hops play; a few Belgian-style beers while discussing how monks and their traditions have brought amazing beer into our world; a sour beer to delve into this unique style; a seasonal beer will be enjoyed while learning why barley is the perfect brewing grain; and a surprisingly delicious rauchbier (smoked beer) will be tasted while looking into the very important role yeasts play in beer. Food pairings and the best glassware to use will be mentioned for each beer. While The Botany of Beer is more beer than botany, it has developed out of a passion for both plants and craft beer and a fascination of how the two have been intertwined throughout history. 
Friday, November 1 
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 
Members: $40 Non-members: $45

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