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The Cedars House

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Forbidden Drive and Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
215-242-3121 http://thecedarshouse.com/

February 2016

Maple Trees and Treats

February 4, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Cedars House, Forbidden Drive and Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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Search for the special Sugar Maple tree and taste its fresh sap.  Watch how the sap turns into Maple Syrup and taste our home made maple syrup on pancakes. Ages 3-5, Parents stay with their child. $5.00 /child per lesson Please register in advance. Registration is required for all programs unless otherwise noted. Call 215·685·9285 or email WEC@phila.gov to register.  

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Cedars Talks: Roads and Road Houses with Sarah West 

February 28, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Cedars House, Forbidden Drive and Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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Please click here to register for this talk. A PowerPoint presentation on the Wissahickon Turnpike and the Road Houses of the 19th century. Cedars House Talks take place at the Cedars House Café on Forbidden Drive just below Northwestern Ave.  Events are cancelled in the event of bad weather. Those who register will receive an email in the event Cedars House is closed.

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March 2016

Cedars Talks: Grassroots Environmental Advocacy-How the NorthWest was Won with Kris Soffa

March 6, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Cedars House, Forbidden Drive and Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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Please click here to register for this talk. Hear the story behind the preservation and creation of The Upper Roxborough Historic District. This multi-part epic contains themes from the Wild West: gorgeous scenery and wildlife, a posse, and more. Learn how a community responded to a continuous development threat by taking matters into its own hands. Volunteer efforts paid off to preserve almost 700 acres of contiguous public and private land worth saving. Suitable for children 13+ with a responsible…

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Currently Exposed Rock in the Wissahickon Gorge with Jeff Frazier

March 12, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
The Cedars House, Forbidden Drive and Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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Please click here to register for this hike. Meet at the Cedars House Learn through slide presentation about the theories of what caused the rocks of the Wissahickon Gorge to be formed and why they are currently exposed at the earth's surface. Then, though hiking, explore Wissahickon Schist, with its intricate and beautiful patterns; view stream characteristics such as cut banks and deposition bars; and learn how movement of rock particles through erosion processes have shaped the landscape. Registration is…

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Cedars Talks: Understanding Horses with Cynthia Turecki

March 13, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Cedars House, Forbidden Drive and Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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Please click here to register for this talk. Have you ever wondered how a horse thinks and communicates? This presentation will help you understand the horse's point of view. Learn how a horse sees its surrounding and thinks. Cedars House Talks take place at the Cedars House Café on Forbidden Drive just below Northwestern Ave.  Events are cancelled in the event of bad weather. Those who register will receive an email in the event Cedars House is closed.

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April 2016

Woods and Meadow Hike with Kimberly Quinn

April 3, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Cedars House, Forbidden Drive and Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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Please click here to register for this hike. Meet at Cedars House–Northwestern Ave. and Forbidden Drive. Learn about the former Andorra Nursery and visit the Wissahickon Environmental Center. See the Great Beech and the Fallen Magnolia! Wear good sneakers or hiking boots. Distance: 3 miles through woods and Andorra Meadow to the WEC and back. Level: moderate. Registration is recommended for all hikes (required if indicated) so that participants can be informed of weather or other emergency cancellations. Unless otherwise…

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Cedars Talk: Butterfly Basics: Building a Butterfly Habitat at Home with Kris Soffa

April 3, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Cedars House, Forbidden Drive and Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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Please click here to register for this event. Spring is the perfect time to transform your landscape into a haven for these gorgeous native pollinators. In this class you'll learn basic butterfly habitat guidelines, like the benefits of pairing host plants. With a little practice, you will quickly be able to identify local butterflies and better appreciate their role as a bio-indicator species. We will discuss butterfly biology, how to raise butterflies at home, and other fascinating facts about these…

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Currently Exposed Rock in the Wissahickon Gorge with Jeff Frazier

April 16, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
The Cedars House, Forbidden Drive and Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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Please click here to register for this hike. Meet at the Cedars House Learn through slide presentation about the theories of what caused the rocks of the Wissahickon Gorge to be formed and why they are currently exposed at the earth's surface. Then, though hiking, explore Wissahickon Schist, with its intricate and beautiful patterns; view stream characteristics such as cut banks and deposition bars; and learn how movement of rock particles through erosion processes have shaped the landscape. Registration is…

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Fishing the Wissahickon with Tony DeFazio

April 23, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
The Cedars House, Forbidden Drive and Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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Please click here to register for this hike. Meet at Cedars House–Northwestern Ave. and Forbidden Drive. An experienced fisherman, Tony DeFazio will share his knowledge about the fish living in the Wissahickon Creek. This hike will take place along Forbidden Drive. Level: easy to moderate.  The talk with include interactive elements including an up close look at the stream ecosystem and a hands-on fishing lesson.  Attendees are encouraged to bring waterproof boots and a lightweight fishing rod and reel if…

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May 2016

Woods and Meadow Hike with Kimberly Quinn

May 22, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Cedars House, Forbidden Drive and Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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Please click here to register for this hike. Meet at Cedars House–Northwestern Ave. and Forbidden Drive. Learn about the former Andorra Nursery and visit the Wissahickon Environmental Center. See the Great Beech and the Fallen Magnolia! Wear good sneakers or hiking boots. Distance: 3 miles through woods and Andorra Meadow to the WEC and back. Level: moderate. Registration is recommended for all hikes (required if indicated) so that participants can be informed of weather or other emergency cancellations. Unless otherwise…

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June 2016

Wissahickon Geology with Jeff Frazier

June 18, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Cedars House, Forbidden Drive and Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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Please click here to register for this talk/hike. Learn through slide presentation about the theories of what caused the rocks of the Wissahickon Gorge to be formed and why they are currently exposed at the earth’s surface. Then, though hiking, explore Wissahickon Schist, with its intricate and beautiful patterns; view stream characteristics such as cut banks and deposition bars; and learn how movement of rock particles through erosion processes have shaped the landscape. Difficulty level-easy Unless otherwise noted hikes use…

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Woods and Meadow Hike with Kimberly Quinn

June 19, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Cedars House, Forbidden Drive and Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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Please click here to register for this hike. Meet at Cedars House–Northwestern Ave. and Forbidden Drive. Learn about the former Andorra Nursery and visit the Wissahickon Environmental Center. See the Great Beech and the Fallen Magnolia! Wear good sneakers or hiking boots. Distance: 3 miles through woods and Andorra Meadow to the WEC and back. Level: moderate. Registration is recommended for all hikes (required if indicated) so that participants can be informed of weather or other emergency cancellations. Unless otherwise…

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July 2016

Wissahickon Geology with Jeff Frazier

July 2, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Cedars House, Forbidden Drive and Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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Please click here to register for this talk/hike. Learn through slide presentation about the theories of what caused the rocks of the Wissahickon Gorge to be formed and why they are currently exposed at the earth’s surface. Then, though hiking, explore Wissahickon Schist, with its intricate and beautiful patterns; view stream characteristics such as cut banks and deposition bars; and learn how movement of rock particles through erosion processes have shaped the landscape. Difficulty level-easy Unless otherwise noted hikes use…

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February 2018

Historic Roads and Bridges of the Wissahickon w/ Sarah West

February 11, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Cedars House, Forbidden Drive and Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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Meet at The Cedars House Cafe on Forbidden Drive ( Note: GPS is not accurate for this location; it is one block south of the intersection of Northwestern Ave, Thomas & Andorra Rds.) Join us for a PowerPoint presentation on the historic roads and bridges of the Wissahickon. Veteran and all-star Trail Ambassador, Sarah West, will be sharing her knowledge on the historic past of the Wissahickon. Registration is recommended for all hikes (required if indicated) so that participants can…

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September 2018

Lunch Bunch Walk: Our Microbiome with Linda Stern, MD

September 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Cedars House, Forbidden Drive and Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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Meet at Cedars House Cafe Come together to explore issues around food, health and well-being while exercising in our beautiful park and sharing a meal together. We will take a brisk walk to the Covered Bridge and back to get our heart rates up and our endorphins pumped! Over lunch, we'll discuss the deep impact our Microbiome has on health and disease. Linda is a retired physician who has a passion for looking at health from different points of view…

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October 2018

Lunch Bunch Walk: Cholesterol – Friend or Foe? with Linda Stern, MD

October 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Cedars House, Forbidden Drive and Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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Meet at Cedars House Cafe. Come together to explore issues around food, health and well-being while exercising in our beautiful park and sharing a meal together. We will take a brisk walk to the covered bridge and back to get our heart rates up and our endorphins pumped! Over lunch we will discuss Cholesterol, its role in human health and the myths we have been fed.  Linda is a retired physician who has a passion for looking at health from…

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November 2018

Lunch Bunch Walk: What is Healthy Eating? with Linda Stern, MD

November 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Cedars House, Forbidden Drive and Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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Meet at Cedars House Cafe. Come together to explore issues around food, health and well-being while exercising in our beautiful park and sharing a meal together. We will take a brisk walk to the covered bridge and back to get our heart rates up and our endorphins pumped! Over lunch, we will discuss Healthy Eating.  Humans consume hundreds of different diets.  What do healthy diets have in common? How can you choose a diet right for you? Linda is a…

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