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SUMMER GARDEN RAILWAY

May 24 (All day) - September 1 (All day)

Enjoy kids’ crafts and ice cream at the grand opening of the Morris Arboretum’s annual Summer Garden Railway display on May 24.

Visitors can admire a quarter-mile of track featuring seven loops and tunnels with 15 different rail lines and two cable cars, nine bridges—including a trestle bridge that can be walked under—and bustling model trains, all set in the lovely garden of the Morris Arboretum. 

The display and buildings are made of natural materials such as bark, leaves, twigs, hollow logs, mosses, acorns, dried flowers, seeds, and stones to form a perfectly proportioned miniature landscape. Each building is an exact replica of the original and is unique in its design. Philadelphia-area landmarks such as a masterpiece replica of Independence Hall are made using pine cone seeds for shingles, acorns as finials, and twigs as downspouts.

The grand opening takes place on May 24 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Ave. The event is free with admission. The Garden Railway will remain on display through Sept. 1. For more information, visit www.morrisarboretum.org.

Young Dubliners

THE YOUNG DUBLINERS

September 4 8:00pm

World Cafe Live hosts The Young Dubliners, a band comprised of several Dublin natives who blend traditional Irish music with rock ‘n’ roll to create a jam-friendly sound. World Cafe Live. Info: 215-222-1400 or www.worldcafelive.com. $15-$17.

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railway

SUMMER GARDEN RAILWAY

May 24 (All day) - September 1 (All day)

Enjoy kids’ crafts and ice cream at the grand opening of the Morris Arboretum’s annual Summer Garden Railway display on May 24.

Visitors can admire a quarter-mile of track featuring seven loops and tunnels with 15 different rail lines and two cable cars, nine bridges—including a trestle bridge that can be walked under—and bustling model trains, all set in the lovely garden of the Morris Arboretum. 

The display and buildings are made of natural materials such as bark, leaves, twigs, hollow logs, mosses, acorns, dried flowers, seeds, and stones to form a perfectly proportioned miniature landscape. Each building is an exact replica of the original and is unique in its design. Philadelphia-area landmarks such as a masterpiece replica of Independence Hall are made using pine cone seeds for shingles, acorns as finials, and twigs as downspouts.

The grand opening takes place on May 24 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Ave. The event is free with admission. The Garden Railway will remain on display through Sept. 1. For more information, visit www.morrisarboretum.org.

THE PORTENAR COLLECTION

July 19 (All day) - September 14 (All day)

The Myron and Anne Jaffe Portenar Collection—a remarkable gift to Penn of more than 500 prints, photographs, works on paper, paintings, and sculpture—will be presented to the public for the first time. The exhibition will include 20th century masters Stuart Davis, Joan Miro, Robert Motherwell, Louise Nevelson, James Rosenquist, and Susan Rothenberg, among others. Arthur Ross Gallery, 220 S. 34th St. Info: www.upenn.edu/ARG.

INTRO TO MINDFULNESS

September 3 6:30pm - 8:00pm

The Penn Program for Mindfulness hosts a two-hour workshop that will offer an overview of mindfulness and how it could potentially improve health, happiness, and quality of life while reducing stress. Ralston House, 3615 Chestnut Street, Room 241. Info: www.pennmedicine.org/mindfulness. $15.

Young Dubliners

THE YOUNG DUBLINERS

September 4 8:00pm

World Cafe Live hosts The Young Dubliners, a band comprised of several Dublin natives who blend traditional Irish music with rock ‘n’ roll to create a jam-friendly sound. World Cafe Live. Info: 215-222-1400 or www.worldcafelive.com. $15-$17.

STORY SLAM

September 8 8:30pm

Penn’s Master of Liberal Arts Program and World Cafe Live present First Person Arts StorySlams, an invitation to share five minutes of your life in a room full of people who appreciate a well-told tale. The topic for this edition will be “new kid.” World Cafe Live. Info: 215-222-1400 or www.worldcafelive.com. $10.

OPEN HOUSE

September 9 12:00pm - 2:00pm

The Weekly Paid Professional Staff Assembly will host an open house. The WPPSA represents all full-time weekly-paid (non-union) professional employees on one of the university's main decision-making bodies: University Council and its committees. The WPPSA's primary goal is to represent the interests of its membership throughout all the segments of the Penn community. 217 Stiteler Hall. Info: mdotson@sas.upenn.edu or www.upenn.edu/wpsa.

INTRO TO MINDFULNESS

September 9 6:30pm - 8:00pm

The Penn Program for Mindfulness hosts a two-hour workshop that will offer an overview of mindfulness and how it could potentially improve health, happiness, and quality of life while reducing stress. Penn Medicine at Radnor, 250 King of Prussia Road, Room 203, Radnor, Pa. Info: www.pennmedicine.org/mindfulness. $15.