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Upcoming Community Events & Programs

The following is a listing of non-profit, community-based programs/events in Lower Merion and Narberth that have been approved for posting by Lower Merion School District. To submit your non-profit, community-based program/event for consideration, please email the LMSD Communications Office at info@lmsd.org.

LM Players present: "Hairspray"
LM Players present: "Hairspray"

Four shows November 16-19 at Lower Merion High School

The Lower Merion Players are proud to present their fall production – "Hairspray" – in a series of four shows November 16-19 at LMHS. Set in the 1960's, "Hairspray" tells the story of dance-loving Tracy Turnblad, who auditions for a spot on the "The Corny Collins Show" and wins. She becomes an overnight celebrity, a trendsetter in dance, fun and fashion. Perhaps her new status as a teen sensation is enough to topple Corny's reigning dance queen and bring racial integration to the show.

Show Dates & Times:

-November 16 – 7:00 p.m.

-November 17 – 7:00 p.m.

-November 18 – 7:00 p.m.

-November 19 – 1:00 p.m.

Reserve your tickets today at www.lmplayers.com.

13th Annual Maroon Madness Benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer
13th Annual Maroon Madness Benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer

Friday, December 1 at Lower Merion High School

Lower Merion High School's 13th Annual Maroon Madness presented by AFC Fitness is set for Friday, December 1. The event – which serves as a community pep rally for winter athletics and activities – begins at 6:15 p.m. with a tailgate party in front of Bryant Gymnasium featuring food from Kelly's Taproom, music and live entertainment. At 7 p.m., Aces Nation will head into the gym for the evening's basketball festivities and a line-up of special guests and performances.

Program highlights include the introduction of the boys and girls teams, an intra-squad scrimmage, student dances, on-court fan contests, musical entertainment and raffles for Nike gear and autographed merchandise. The Aces will also welcome the Sixers Dunk Squad. Admission is a $5 donation to Coaches vs. Cancer. T-shirts and food will also be available.

Nearly 1,000 community members attended last year's event, which serves as the official start to Lower Merion's winter athletics season and the school's annual Coaches vs. Cancer fundraising drive. The Lower Merion community has raised more than $75,000 through Maroon Madness to benefit cancer research.

Through this year's Maroon Madness, Aces Nation is proud to recognize a local partner in the fight against cancer, Lucy Belle's Rainbow. Lucy Belle's Rainbow is an initiative to bring the power of art and art therapy to children in cancer treatment. To date, Lucy Belle's Rainbow has provided more than 1,000 swag bags of supplies to kids as well as funds to support the art therapy department at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. We are constantly inspired by the courage and strength of former LMSD student Lucy Belle Perkins. Lucy loved art and it helped her tremendously during her own treatment for an aggressive brain tumor. For more information, visit lucybellesrainbow.org.
Gender/Sexuality Inclusivity & Belonging Committee (GSIB) Meeting with Dr. Jeanne Stanley

December 5 at 4:30 p.m. in the District Administration Building (Room 154)

The Gender/Sexuality Inclusivity and Belonging Committee (GSIB) cordially invites LMSD parents and guardians of students in kindergarten through grade 12 to join the December 5, 2017 meeting being held at 4:30 p.m. in the Administration Building, Room 154 (located at 301 E. Montgomery Ave. in Ardmore).

The committee functions as an advisory group within LMSD to support and address the unique needs of students who are exploring and facing gender identity challenges. This meeting will be facilitated by Jeanne Stanley, Ph.D.

Dr. Stanley has been working with Lower Merion School District for many years and is a licensed psychologist, national trainer, published author, consultant, adjunct graduate faculty member and former director of graduate counseling programs at the University of Pennsylvania.

This meeting is open to adult family members who would like to share concerns and perspectives around students' issues related to gender identity, thereby, informing the process of making our school community a safe environment where all students thrive and reach their potential.

For more information please contact Deborah Wilson-Leslie at wilsond@lmsd.org

"Parent's Night Out" Fundraiser at LMHS
"Parent's Night Out" Fundraiser at LMHS

Friday, December 8 from 5:30-9:00 p.m.

What: Feel like you could use a night out without the kids? Parent's Night Out is a fun-filled evening of board games, open gym, arts & crafts, movies and more as LMHS staff and student volunteers supervise the night. (For children ages 4-11)

When: Friday, December 8 from 5:30-9:00 p.m.

Where: Lower Merion High School (315 E. Montgomery Avenue in Ardmore). Drop-off and pick-up at the Main Entrance to LMHS on Montgomery Avenue.

Cost: $25 for 1 child; $40 for 2 children; $50 for 3 children; $5 for each additional child

Parents must fill out the online registration and consent form available here.

Payment is due on December 8 upon arrival. Cash or check is accepted. Please make checks payable to LMHS. Walk-ups are welcome, but parents must complete the registration and consent form upon arrival. A light snack of mini-pretzels will be provided. All proceeds benefit the LMHS Classes of 2018 & 2019.

Questions or concerns? Please contact Allison Mellet at melleta@lmds.org or Jen Vallieres at valliej@lmsd.org.

Harriton Theater presents "The Comedy of Errors"
Harriton Theater presents "The Comedy of Errors"

Four shows Thursday, November 16 - Saturday, November 18

The Harriton Theater Company (HTC) is proud to present their fall production - "The Comedy of Errors" - in a series of four shows Thursday, November 16 - Saturday, November 18 in the Harriton High School auditorium (located at 600 N. Ithan Avenue in Rosemont).

"The Comedy of Errors" is an early Shakespearean play that is just that just - a hilarious comedy of mishaps. Follow a cast of outrageous characters as they get mixed up in the drama of having two people that look exactly alike! With two sets of twins, there's sure to be double the fun. And the silliest part about "The Comedy of Errors" is that the brothers have no idea that their twins exist and little do they know how much trouble is brewing behind their backs!

"The Comedy of Errors" is a fantastic glimpse into the world of Shakespeare, now in a more modern setting. Plus, it's sure to keep the whole family laughing.

Show Dates & Times

-Thursday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m.

-Friday, November 17 at 7:00 p.m.

-Saturday, November 18 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are available for purchase on the Harriton Theater Company website by clicking here or upon arrival at the door for the show.

LMSD Junior First Lego League (Jr. FLL) Expo
LMSD Junior First Lego League (Jr. FLL) Expo

Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Penn Wynne Elementary School. Learn more and register today!

LMSD is set to host the annual Junior First Lego League (JrFLL) Expo – a fun learning opportunity for children in grades K-3 (ages 6-9) – on Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – noon at Penn Wynne Elementary School.

Jr. FLL is one of the four FIRST Robotics Programs that allows students to explore STEM by using Legos. Through participation in the Jr. FLL expo, students will gain valuable skills in problem solving, creativity, design, and building that will help them develop a strong foundation in STEM.

Need more information? There will be an informational meeting on Thursday November 16, from 6 to 7 PM in the District Administration Building at 301 E. Montgomery Ave., Ardmore. To view a PDF flyer for this event with more detailed information, click here.

To learn more, please see our newly designed website: lowermerionjrfll.org or contact event coordinator Julian Ginzburg at julianginzburg19@students.lmsd.org


7th Annual Jimmy Brown Alumni Classic
7th Annual Jimmy Brown Alumni Classic

Benefiting school-based programs that educate students on the dangers of drunk and distracted driving on November 25 at 11:00 a.m. in Bryant Gymnasium

The 7th Annual Jimmy Brown Alumni Classic benefiting school-based programs that educate LM students on the dangers of drunk and distracted driving is set for Saturday, November 25 beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the Bryant Gymnasium at Lower Merino High School.

Event highlights include: the annual alumni game featuring Aces alums and current players; half-time games and contests for children; and great food and prizes! Join us for an exciting morning of basketball and fun – all for a great cause!

Lower Merion Basketball Academy Fall Clinics
Lower Merion Basketball Academy Fall Clinics

Six clinics available October 8 - November 19

The award-winning Lower Merion Basketball Academy returns to Lower Merion High School for six action-packed clinics this fall. Join members of the Lower Merion Boys Basketball coaching staff, current Aces, NCAA alumni and special guests for 90 minutes of skill development and fun. Open to boys and girls ages 6-14.

Clinics will be held from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Kobe Bryant Gymnasium on the following dates:

Sunday, October 8
Sunday, October 15
Sunday, October 22
Sunday, November 5
Sunday, November 12
Sunday, November 19

Click here to register today! The cost is $30 per session (pay at the door) or $150 for all six sessions. For questions, please email aceshoops@gmail.com.