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Black History Month Programs


Under the Bonnet, play by Selli Pentimall Bookler from Beacon Theater Productions - FREE
Saturday, February 15, 2020 | 2:00pm | La Mott Community Center | 7420 Sycamore Avenue, La Mott
This 40 minute play  play focuses on the life of Lucretia Mott, a Quaker, wife, mother, teacher, orator, friend, activist and symbol of strength and determination. Mott helped found the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society, and co-wrote the Declaration of Sentiments for the first Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York, igniting the fight for women’s suffrage. Through conversations with her husband, James Mott, and with insights from fellow women's rights advocate, Frederick Douglass, Under the Bonnet reveals the strength and tenacity of her character as well as the tender and compassionate woman under the bonnet.Sponsored by the La Mott Community Center and La Mott Library  FLYER

The Ridley/Fox Shooting and Aftermath: An American Tragedy 
Presented by Dr.Thomas Wieckowski - FREE
Saturday, February 23, 2020 | 3:00pm | La Mott Community Center | 7420 Sycamore Avenue, La Mott. 
This unfortunate incident at Camp William Penn not only resulted in the death of a local resident, but altered the life of Private Ridley and affected the lives of the Fox family for generations. This presentation will review current research on the circumstances of the shooting and the devastating impact on Ridley and the extended Fox family of LaMott. Kerry Bryan will be in attendance as Lucretia Mott. This is a free event. FLYER

African Americans and the Right to Vote will be presented by Victorian Vanities - FREE
Saturday, February 29, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. | La Mott Community Center | 7420 Sycamore Avenue, La Mott.
The year 2020 marks the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment and the culmination of the women’s suffrage movement. The year 2020 also marks the sesquicentennial of the Fifteenth Amendment (1870) and the right of black men to the ballot after the Civil War. This theme speaks to the ongoing struggle on the part of both black men and black women for the right to vote. This event is sponsored by the La Mott Community Center and La Mott Library.

Winter Events
Government Day
Friday, February 14, 2020 | 8:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. |  Ogontz Fire House | 8215 Old York Rd. Elkins Park - FREE
Want to know how Cheltenham works for you? The Township's Annual Government Day Students is for students ages 6 to 14 will get a closer look at how their local government works, and receive certificates for participation. Registration is at 8:45 at Ogontz Fire House and the program starts at 9:00 a.m. The day includes:
Tours of: Ogontz Fire Company, Police Station, E.M.S.Facility, Emergency Management Agency, Presentations from: Township Manager, Commissioners,School Board President & Census Bureau (#Cheltenham Counts). Government Day 2020 introduces a new element with representatives from the Census Bureau will talk with students about the importance of participating in the 2020 Census, which is a civic duty. Lunch will be provided for all participants at Glenside Hall thanks to Golden Corral's generosity to sponsor the luncheon. RSVP Required CALL 215-379-2233

Maple Sugar Day - $3 fee
Saturday, February 22, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:30pm | Robinson Park
A fun event in Robinson Park where you will learn about tree tapping and Maple syrup. There is going to be many fun activities that you can do. Hot Chocolate and a taste of maple syrup on a waffle will be served! FLYER

25th Annual Family Bingo and Ice Cream Social
Friday, February 28, 2020 | 6:30pm - 8:00pm | Rowland Community Center
A night full of family fun and Ice Cream Sundaes. Children ages 13 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. There is a limit of 100 people. Call the Rowland Community Center at 215-379-2233 for more information. FLYER

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