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This Weekend: Free Concerts, Markets and Butterflies

Consider these local activities, or suggest others in the comments.

Looking for something to do in the Greater Philadelphia area the weekend of Saturday, July 7 and Sunday, July 8? Use this guide as a primer.

Where: , 1301 Rose Glen Road, Gladwyne
When: Sunday, July 8, 9 a.m.

What: Co-sponsored by the Schuylkill Environmental Education Center, brilliant butterflies abound in the fields and gardens of Rolling Hill Park during the summer. Team up with butterfly maven Jane Ruffin and the Conservancy’s Patty Thompson to conduct our annual butterfly count. Learn to identify painted ladies, swallowtails, hairstreaks and more while assisting this citizen-science census. Bring binoculars and field guides, if possible.

Where: Church and Chestnut Streets, West Chester
When: Saturday, July 7, 2012

What: Featuing over 20 vendors from the West Chester area, the weekend market is a means for area residents to show off their homemade wares. According to the market's website, only handmade, or homegrown products, produced or harvested by the vendors themselves can be sold at the market.

Where: 414 Plush Mill Rd, Wallingford
When: Friday, July 6, 7 p.m.

What: Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy music under the stars at this family event featuring a diverse lineup of performers from the Philadelphia metropolitan area. This week's concert is a performance from The Obsoleets, a band that plays roots, blues and gospel music.

erin July 06, 2012 at 11:29 AM
Also this weekend: A whole weekend of festivities, celebrating Mt. Airy Village and the birthdays of High Point Cafe and Philadelphia Salvage Company! Saturday: 11am-5pm: FREE ACUPUNCTURE at Philadelphia Community Acupuncture's Mt. Airy location. 11-1: Barbecue, local brews and live music at Philadelphia Salvage. 1pm: Gin Canaries play at Phila. Salvage 3pm: The Kwerks play at Phila. Salvage. 4-5pm: Village Jam outside of Weaver's Way's new Wellness Shop PLUS! A Print-a-thon at the Greene on Green building. BYO t-shirt or other material for printing. AND an outdoor sideway;l sale at the Big Blue Marble. Wear your Mt. Airy Village gear and get $5 off your purchase of $10 or more. THEN on Sunday: 4-6pm: Celebrate High Point Cafe's 7th birthday with a Pig Roast and Potluck at the Carpenter Ln location.
C. L. Bittner July 06, 2012 at 01:46 PM
Tredyffrin Back Yard Eco Tour Tour 8 delightful locations in and around Tredyffrin and talk with property owners who are beautifying landscapes while improving the environment. DATE: Saturday, July 7th (rain or shine) TIME: 10 am to 4 pm (arrive & depart on your own schedule) STARTING LOCATION: Purchase your “badge” and get map & directions at Tredyffrin Township Library parking lot (582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford/Wayne, PA 19087) from 9:45 am to 3:00 pm COST: $10 per adult, children under 18 free • Get practical ideas you can apply in your own yard: • Take a tour of the gold certified “green” building at Jenkins Arboretum • Learn about Jenkin’s Green Ribbon Native Plant® • Discover the Discovery Garden at Heritage School (fun for kids) • How to install a small pond or water feature in your yard • Find out about implementing solar and geothermal energy for homes • See 3 Certified Wildlife Habitats and learn how to create your own • Learn about locally native plants – trees, shrubs, perennials, vines, etc. Learn how to save $$ on fertilizers, herbicides, lawn care & maintenance. Have more time to enjoy your yard, in harmony with nature. http://te.patch.com/events/tredyffrin-back-yard-eco-tour-780bf1c4

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