Dr. Seuss festival planned for Chestnut Hill

This Saturday, stores and restaurants along Germantown Avenue will be participating in the “Chestnut Hill presents: The Trail of the Lorax” from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

The trail extends from the 7700 to 8700 block of Germantown Avenue down Bethlehem Pike to The Carol Schwartz Art Gallery, which is located at 101 Bethlehem Pike.

Elliot Schwartz, co-owner of The Carol Schwartz Art Gallery, said the event is based on Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax book and motion picture that encourages kids to care for the environment. He said the event was designed to be a fun interactive way to connect with the community and highlight the gallery’s “The Art of Dr. Seuss” exhibit that will be on display until October 20.

During the event, attendees will get the opportunity to meet “The Cat and The Hat” at O’Doodles Toy Store from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. as well as taste “Green Eggs and Ham” at Roller’s Expresso. There will also be several activities such as cupcake and cookie decorating, coloring projects, and face painting.

In effort to emphasize the story’s environmental themes, there will be a tree planting ceremony at 2 p.m. at the Chestnut Hill Hotel where the movie will be shown throughout the event. There will also be a donation site set up for gently used clothes and shoes at 8200 Germantown Ave. for Green in Chestnut Hill’s “Free Cycle Event” from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Attendees will also be given different stickers and trinkets along the scavenger hunt that will enable them to enter to win a grand prize for a free “Friends of The Philadelphia Zoo” membership valued at $400.

The Carol Schwartz Art Gallery will also be hosting a wine and cheese reception on September 21 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The events are free and open to the public. For more information, call Elliot Schwartz at (215) 242-4510.

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