Northwest Weekender: Veterans Day celebration, community fair and quilt workshop

Looking for something to do in Northwest Philadelphia this weekend?  Here are our top picks. 

First Annual Mifflin School Community Fair, 3624 Conrad St. Thomas Mifflin Elementary School is hosting its first annual community fair this Saturday. The fair is being organized by the Friends of Mifflin School in an effort to raise awareness for the group and funds for the school. Enjoy live music and activities including games, crafts, and raffles. The fair will be held from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Crazy Quilt Stitchery Workshop at Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 West Tulpehocken St.As the sun sets earlier in the day and the weather gets colder, you may need something to keep you warm, right? A quilt does just that. This Sunday the Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion is hosting a “Crazy Quilt Stitchery Workshop”. The workshop is $40 for members and $45 for non-members. Materials included, just bring a pair of sewing scissors. Workshop runs from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Register by calling 215-438-1861 or online at

“Motown Meets Jazz, Part. 2” at Woodmere Art Museum, 9201 Germantown Ave.Friday night at the Woodmere Art Museum from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Go back a few decades to that unmistakable sound of Motown. Listen to the Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble as they play some favorite Motown songs like “My Girl.” Tickets are $20 and $10 for members. Children under 12 are free. There will be some family activities as well.

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RUST Opening Reception at Mt. Airy Arts Garage, 11 West Mt. Airy Ave.This new exhibition shows how old can become new. Artist Andy Walker and Andy Heiser have taken recycled materials and built with them new structures. Admission is free. The exhibition is open Saturday, Nov. 10 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and runs through Dec. 7. The gallery is open Thursdays through Sundays. Then, on Sunday morning, a workshop run by Walker and Heiser will show how to turn recycled materials into art. The workshop starts at 10 a.m. and goes to 12 p.m. A $10 donation is suggested.

Marine Corps Anniversary Service and Veterans’ Day Tour, Laurel Hill Cemetery 3822 Ridge Ave.Laurel Hill Cemetery and the General Meade Society of Philadelphia will be honoring the anniversary of the Philadelphia Marine Corps, founded in 1775. This will include a service at the grave of Brigadier General Jacob A. Zeilin, 7th commandant of the corps. To commemorate Veterans’ Day, Dr. Andy Waskie president of the Meade Society, will lead a tour of the graves of those who fought and died in wars from the Revolutionary to Vietnam War. This is a free event and includes refreshments. Service begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

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