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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

A poster with a picture of Sean Hughes and information about the 5K and 1 Mile runs on Oct. 22 at LMHS

The Sean A. Hughes Memorial Fund is holding a 5K run and one-mile run/walk on Sunday, October 22, 2023, at Lower Merion High School's Arnold Field, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Registration is $30 for the 5K and $20 for the mile. 

Character Counts 5K and Fun Run sponsorship opportunities include:

  • Headline sponsors - $1500

    • BYO Booth/signage at registration and closing ceremony

    • Logo on t-shirts

    • Logo on the registration website

    • Company listed on all Awards (water bottles)

  • T-shirt sponsor

    • Listed - $150

    • Sleeve - $250

  • Refreshment sponsors – Food/beverage donation for 200 people

  • Prizes - Basket raffle donation - $25 minimum

For more information about registration or sponsorships, contact or click here.

Funds raised will go toward building a permanent memorial to the late principal on the LMHS campus. More information about the planned memorial is available here. 

Sponsorships and donations to the Sean Hughes Tribute Committee are being collected through the Education Foundation of Lower Merion (EFLM) and may be made HERE via PayPal (click the “Donate” button) or by sending a check to:

Sean Hughes Tribute Committee Fund c/o Education Foundation of Lower Merion P.O. Box 79 Narberth, PA 19072

Two Aces' players pose for a picture with a child holding a trophy

Camp with the champs! Join members of the 2021 and 2022 District 1 Champion Lower Merion Boys Basketball team, the Aces coaching staff, and special guests for 75 minutes of skill development and fun this fall. Open to children ages 6-14.

  • Clinics will be held in beautiful, air-conditioned Bryant Gymnasium at Lower Merion High School.
  • Beginners and advanced players welcome.

These clinics serve as an important fundraiser for the Lower Merion Basketball Boosters Scholarship Fund. The fund ensures that all players can fully participate in team and school activities regardless of need.

All clinics will be held on Sundays from 10:00-11:15 a.m. on the following dates:

  • September 17
  • October 1
  • October 8
  • October 15
  • October 22

Cost is $30 per session or $120 if you register for all five - a 20% discount! Financial assistance is available.

Click here to register. Questions? Contact

'Next Level Sports' to Host Fall Programming

Next Level Sports (NLS) will be hosting three programs this fall at Vernon Young Playground in Ardmore, each of which will run September 9 through November 4, 2023!

The leagues are as follows:

  • NLS Girls+ Flag Football Season
  • NLS Flag Football Season
  • NLS Ultimate Frisbee Season

For more details and schedule information, click here. Scholarships/financial aid are available. Email for the application. To register, click here, or call 888-642-1936.

'Music Theatre Philly' Performing Arts Classes

Music Theatre Philly's (MTP) award-winning programs begin Saturday, September 9 at the Kaiserman JCC in Wynnewood!

MTP offers performing arts classes and productions for young artists ages 3-18. All classes and shows at MTP culminate in a live performance for family and friends. You can register for Main Line classes at

MTP offers financial assistance to families-in-need! To apply for a scholarship, click here.

Lower Merion Ice Hockey Club's 'Elementary Developmental Program'

The Lower Merion Ice Hockey Club invites children in grades K-4 to join their Elementary In-House Developmental Program! The goal is to teach the game of hockey to new skaters in grades K-4 and instill a love of the sport! Specifics are as follows:

Ice Time

  • Practices will be held every Saturday from 3:00-4:30 p.m. at the Springfield Ice Hockey Rink beginning September 16. There will be a total of 24 practices.
  • A few practice slots (5-10) will be used for (low pressure) games against other schools and clubs.

Qualified Instructors

  • Instructors who specialize in teach new skaters the basics of hockey, skating, stick-handling and shooting in a fun and engaging way.
  • Goalie-specific coaches who will work with players interested in goaltending. (Goalie equipment will be provided.)

The cost is $915, for which registrants will receive 24 sessions of practice/ice time at Springfield Ice Rink, games against local teams, two pizza parties and the opportunity to join a fun-filled team environment!

Questions? Email or visit For scholarship info, contact

Lower Merion Girls' Basketball to Host "Fall Little Future Aces Clinics"

The Lower Merion High school girls' basketball program and Booster Club will be hosting their Fall 2023 Little Future Aces Clinics for children in grades K-4 in six fun-filled and educational sessions throughout September and October!

This clinic is for elementary-age students who want to explore and learn about the sport of basketball with the Lower Merion girls' basketball coaching staff. All clinics will be held on the following Tuesday evenings throughout the fall at Merion Elementary School:

  • September 12
  • September 26
  • October 3
  • October 10
  • October 17
  • October 24

The sessions for children in kindergarten through second grade will run from 6:00-7:00 p.m. and will be directly followed by the session for children in grades three and four from 7:00-8:00 p.m. This clinic is a great preparatory tool for the upcoming winter basketball season!

The clinic is $125 and payment can be made in the form of cash, check (made out to LMGB Boosters), Venmo to @Cara-Braslow (last 4 digits 3565), or PayPal to (Please consider paying an additional $5 to cover the service fee.) Questions about financial aid can be directed to Coach Laney at

To register, click here!

LMHS Baseball to Host Pair of Fall Clinics

The Lower Merion High School baseball team is set to host a pair of fall clinics for children in grades 2-6!

  • Monday, September 25 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at South Ardmore Park. The cost for this clinic is $100, but if you register before September 17, the price drops to $85!
  • Tuesday, November 7 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at AFC Fitness in Bala Cynwyd. The cost of this clinic is $130.

The clinics will be run by Lower Merion's varsity coaches and players.

Registrants just need to bring their own lunch, wear baseball pants and bring a bat and glove! Financial aid is available if needed. Any questions can be directed to Coach Quinn at

Click here to register!

Lower Merion Football Hall of Fame Weekend

The Lower Merion Football Hall of Fame Committee is gearing up to host this year’s Hall of Fame weekend, including an induction ceremony and celebratory dinner, which will both be held on Saturday, October 7, 2023.

The induction ceremony will take place in the afternoon during halftime of the Lower Merion vs. Penncrest football game. The dinner honoring this year’s inductees will follow that evening at McCall’s Golf Club in Upper Darby.

The Class of 2023 inductees include the Undefeated 1950 Team, John Raezer (’59) and David Raezer (’60), Bernard Blanchard (’62), John Rohan (’63), Michael Mandarino (’64), Ed Brennan (’71) and Tom Tracy(’78). This group has a nice mix of record setting receivers, linemen, and running backs.

The Hall of Fame is a non-profit, self-supporting organization. Any financial help you can give us would be greatly appreciated. Donatinos can be sent to the Lower Merion Football Hall of Fame at 923 Clover Hill Road in Wynnewood, PA.

Remember to Stop for School Buses

School buses are about to return to the roads for the start of another school year. Please keep our students safe and abide by Pennsylvania's School Bus Stopping Law.

  • When you meet or overtake a stopped school bus with red signal lights flashing and stop arm extended, you MUST STOP.
  • When you approach an intersection where a school bus is stopped with red signal lights flashing and stop arm extended, you MUST STOP.
  • You MUST STOP at least ten (10) feet away from the school bus.
  • You MUST WAIT until the red lights have stopped flashing and the stop arm has been withdrawn before moving.
  • DO NOT MOVE until all the children have reached a place of safety.

The penalties if convicted of violating Pennsylvania's School Bus Stopping Law include:

  • $250 fine
  • Five points on your driving record
  • 60-day license suspension

For more information, review Pennsylvania's School Bus Stopping Law Fact Sheet.

Affordable Internet Connectivity Program

Financial Help for Families to Connect to the Internet

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) will allow many American households to reduce their internet service costs by up to $30/month.

There are three different ways to qualify, and you'll be able to take advantage of this benefit if you meet any one of them.

  • The first category is income — specifically, whether the money you make annually is at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. For an individual, that would be $27,180. For a couple (or any household of two), the total is $36,620. For a family of four, that total rises to $55,500. The full income chart is available here.
  • Second, you'll also qualify if you or someone else in your household is a beneficiary of assistance programs including Medicaid, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), the Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit, and more.
  • Finally, you're also eligible if you've already met the criteria for an existing low-income program from a local internet provider in your area.

If you'd like to claim this benefit for your family, you can start the process right here.

Which internet service providers are participating?

For more information about this service, click here.

LMSD can also help qualifying families get connected through the Comcast Internet Essentials program. For information about LMSD's Internet Essentials Program, call or email Anna O'Hora in the School and Community Relations Department at 610-645-1977 or

Lower Merion Aquatic Club

Swimmers and divers are invited to join the Lower Merion Aquatic Club! This announcement is geared towards students ages 5-18 ranging anywhere in skill level from developmental to competitive.

Learn more at:

Lower Merion Aquatic Club is a registered non-profit, 501(c)(3). Financial assistance is available.

For more information please contact:

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits Extended Through May 2022

The federal government's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has been extended until May 2022. The average SNAP benefit increased by $36.24 per person.

SNAP maximum allotments (benefit amounts) are updated each year based on the cost of the Thrifty Food Plan in June and take effect on October 1. The Thrifty Food Plan is the cost of groceries needed to provide a healthy, budget-conscious diet for a family of four.

For more information about SNAP, click here.

To visit the Narberth Community Food Bank website, click here.

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