Where/When: Friday, August 16, 2013, 11:30 a.m., 4653 Umbria St, Philadelphia
Why Go: From the organizers: "Tease your taste buds as we bring to life the hidden foodie paradise of Manayunk! You’ll eat delicious foods from six authentic mom-and-pop restaurants, ethnic eateries, and local bakeries. All food tastings, enough for a substantial lunch, are included in the ticket price of $35, (use promo code PATCH when booking this exclusive discount for Manayunk/Roxborough locals! We love you guys)."
Where/When: Saturday, August 17, 2013, 9:30 a.m., Cedars House, Forbidden Drive and Northwestern Ave.
Why Go: From the organizers: "The east ridge above the Wissahickon (Chestnut Hill side) and the west ridge (Roxborough side) top surprisingly different forests. This will be a 3.5 mile stroll reaching both ridge tops and enjoying how different the terrain is and how different Wissahickon Creek looks from either side. We will take a leisurely pace, and our paths are sometimes rocky trails up and down hills, but not terribly arduous. Children, accompanied by a responsible adult, are welcome so long as they can manage themselves, the trails, the hills, and needs of other walkers. Wear sturdy boots or shoes. Dress for the weather. Bring at least one liter of water. Meet at The Cedars House at the upper end of Forbidden Drive and Northwestern Ave."
Where/When: Vamp Boutique, 4231 Main St., Philadelphia, Saturday, Aug. 17 from 5-9 p.m.
Why Go: From the organizers: "On August 17, 2013 Vamp Boutique will present La Bella Vita a Night of Beauty and Fashion. We are inviting members our community to come celebrate the "good life" with us. Enjoy an evening of cocktails, refreshments, good music, and great styles from unique designers."