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FitRetreat, Bike Tours, and Farmers’ Markets: Green Weekend Guide: 8/22 – 8/24
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FitRetreat, Bike Tours, and Farmers’ Markets: Green Weekend Guide: 8/22 – 8/24

Photo: U.S. Water Alliance
Photo: U.S. Water Alliance

Happy Friday!!!

This week has been pretty busy with coffee clubs, solar parties, and beer tastings

But if you’re looking for something to do this weekend, look no further. Weather it’s farmers’ markets, bike tours, environmental talks, or children’s programs we got the events for you!

Here’s what’s on our calendar August 22nd – 24th:

  • Seedlings Parent & Child Outdoor Program: Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education is hosting parent-and-child activities to promote nature and environmental awareness on Friday, August 22nd. Children, ages 2-5, will join in nature-inspired activities and get a sneak peak of the Nature Preschool from 2-3pm. Adult participation and pre-registration is required. Tickets cost $6 for members and $8 for non-members. 8480 Hagy’s Mill Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19128
  • CFG FitRetreat: City Fit Girls will be hosting their second annual FitRetreat, a day full of fitness sessions along with wellness and nutrition workshops on Saturday, August 23rd. Events runs from 9am-1pm but participants aren’t required to stay the whole time. Fitness sessions this year will include yoga, high-intensity interval training, and belly dancing, in addition to the running clinic, cooking demos, and seminars on topics such as positive body image. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Impact Hub Philly, 1227 N. 4th St, Philadelphia PA, 19122
  • Headhouse Farmers’ Market: More than 40 vendors will be attending the Headhouse Farmers’ Market on Saturday, August 23rd, from 10am-2pm. Along with the abundance of fresh produce, you can also find a great selection of locally prepared foods and artisanal goods such as soups, ice cream, flowers, herbs, honey, goat cheese, meat, milk, coffee, and wine. Headhouse Square, 2nd & Lombard
  • Saturdays @SCEE: The Schuylkill Center is once again hosting naturalist-led storytime and old-fashioned games on Saturday, August 23rd. Children will be taken on a hike, catch tadpoles, watch butterflies, and explore the woods from 10:30–11:30am. Admission is free. 8480 Hagy’s Mill Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19128
  • People’s Climate Tour: On Saturday, August 23rd, at 7:30pm local environmental leaders will gather and tell stories and plan the upcoming People’s Climate March. Speakers for the Philly tour stop will include: Bill McKibben, Sandra Steingraber, Rev Yearwood, Koreti Tiumalu, and Eva Wu. Lew Klein Hall, Temple University, 1837 N Broad St, Philadelphia
  • River to River Ride: Wash Cycle Laundry, Philly’s sustainable laundry and dry cleaning delivery service by bicycle, is hosting a 5 mile sustainable bike tour to a sustainable ecosystem. The tour will be on Saturday, August 23rd, at 3:45pm. Tickets are $10 and BYOB(Bike)! (Special Discount available for Wash Cycle Laundry Customers!) * all riders must wear a helmet

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Originally from Rochester, New York, Grace studies Communications at Saint Joseph’s University. Green from birth, she grew up wearing reusable cloth diapers and eating co-op vegetables. She's always been conscious of humanity’s impact on the environment. She hopes to eventually form a career as a way to advocate her ethical & sustainability principles. View all posts by Grace Rieck

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