Five Upcoming Free Events at Rydal Park in March

JENKINTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA (FEBRUARY 9, 2016): The public is invited to attend five free, upcoming events at Rydal Park, the non-profit, continuing care retirement community located in Abington Township, Montgomery County.

Year- round, Rydal Park presents stimulating programming featuring a broad range of events, guests and topics. Events at Rydal Park feature noted authors, politicians and experts in diverse subject areas. More events will be announced throughout the year, with info available at www.RydalPark.org.

Seating is limited. To attend, please RSVP via email to info@rydalpark.org noting the date and event requested, along with contact information, or by calling 215-376-6292. All events take place at Rydal Park, 1515 The Fairway, Jenkintown PA 19046 (next to Whole Foods).

The March events are described below in full detail:

FRIDAY, MARCH 4 – 1:30 PM

RYDAL PARK HOSTS MANNA

Founded in 1990 by seven members of the First Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, MANNA was created to help comfort people dying of AIDS at a time when ignorance of AIDS and the stigma associated with the disease was at its height. In 2006, MANNA expanded its outreach to neighbors with other critical illnesses – cancer, renal and cardiac disease and diabetes. Today, operating from a renovated 10,000 sq. ft. facility, MANNA has a staff of more than 30, a full commercial kitchen and a fleet of trucks that monthly bring 65,000 meals to those who struggle with serious diseases.

 

MONDAY, MARCH 7 – 1:30PM

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 100ACTING WORKSHOP WITH THE WALNUT STREET THEATRE

 

Founded in 1909, the Walnut Street Theatre, is America’s Oldest Theatre. It is also the Official State Theatre of Pennsylvania, and a National Historic Landmark, and with more than 55,000 season ticket holders, it is also the most subscribed theatre company in the world! For an afternoon, several of its actors come to Rydal Park to teach the craft to our theater-loving residents!

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9 – 7:30 PM

“PHILADELPHIA IN THE CIVIL WAR” WITH PROFESSOR JAMES PARADIS

A professor at Arcadia University, Paradis is the authority of a range of subjects, especially military ones that affected the African-American community. His topics include: The 6th Regiment of U. S. Colored Infantry in the Civil War; The Role of African Americans in Brown’s Harpers Ferry Raid; African Americans and the Gettysburg Campaign; How Abraham Lincoln’s policies toward African Americans Raised the Level of Violence in the Civil War; among many others.

Professor James Paradis  

 

MONDAY, MARCH 14 – 7:30 PM

RYDAL PARK HOSTS LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS

This independent grassroots organization is the backbone of our political system. Come hear how our local political system is shaping up and the challenges, changes, and future of voting in our region

TUESDAY, MARCH 22 – 1:30 PM

4TH TUESDAY FORUM: RESEARCHING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY WITH PENN STATE ABINGTON

Have you thought about who your ancestors were, where they lived, what they did? This program will get you started in genealogy and share resources that will help even those who have been at it a while know more about their family. We’ll talk about census records, military histories, and local newspaper access among others, as well as free resources from both the internet and the public library. Come find out how you can learn more about your family!

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About Rydal Park

Opened in 1974 and located on a scenic 20-acre campus in Abington Township, Montgomery County, Rydal Park is a full continuing care retirement community that offers independent living across four contiguous apartment home buildings, as well as personal care, skilled nursing and rehabilitative care. Known for its exceptional location and amenities, Rydal Park has become synonymous with healthy, elegant and quality retirement living. In total, Rydal Park offers 509 accommodations.