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Programs and Events

AARP Smart Driver Course -Application & Flyer
Co-ed * Ages 55 & Older * 2 Days * $20 ($15 with valid AARP membership) Fee * Limit 20
Save 5% on your auto insurance (check with your insurance provider) after completing this two-day class sponsored by AARP. Call the La Mott Community Center at 215-635-3255 for the registration form. This class will be held at the La Mott Community Center located at 7420 Sycamore Avenue in La Mott on Tuesday, October 24th and 31st 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

AARP Smart Driver Refresher Course -Application & Flyer
Co-ed * Ages 55 & Older * 4 Hours * $20 ($15 with valid AARP membership) Fee * Limit 20
This four hour course is a refresher course open to all drivers 55+ who have taken a 8 hour driver safety course at any location sponsored by any organization, and who have a valid drivers license. The materials used are the same as those used for the 8 hour AARP SMART DRIVER course, but the depth of discussion is greatly reduced. Call the La Mott Community Center at 215-635-3255 for the registration form. This class will be held at the La Mott Community Center located at 7420 Sycamore Avenue in La Mott on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.


Arbor Day 2019

Cheltenham Township will commemorate its 31st Annual Arbor Day Celebration at 10:00AM on Friday, April 26th at Carroll Brooke Park in Glenside. The Township expects to receive its 21st consecutive Tree City USA Award  for its continued progress in community forestry activities.

African-American History Celebrations

Victorian Vanities presents African Classical Composers * Saturday, February 10, 2018 * 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
-hosted by Rochelle Christopher, Historian and Speaker, and sponsored by the Friends of La Mott Library. All ages are welcome to attend this FREE event!!!
Join us for a fascinating presentation of African American Composers such as George Augustus Polgreen Bridgetower, Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Margaret Bonds, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Florence B. Price, William Grant Still, and George Walker. The La Mott Community Center is located at 7420 Sycamore Avenue in La Mott.

A History of La Mott * Saturday, February 24, 2018 * 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
-hosted by Ms. Andrea White and sponsored by the La Mott Community Center and La Mott Library. All ages are welcome to attend this FREE event!!!
Join us inside the La Mott Community Center, formerly the La Mott School, for an interactive discussion. Ms. Andrea White will invite audience participation as she discusses various elements about the village of La Mott.

The La Mott Community Center is located at 7420 Sycamore Avenue in La Mott.

Portrayal of Sojourner Truth * Wednesday, February 28, 2018 * 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
-hosted by Dr. Daisy Century, Historical interpreter, and sponsored by the La Mott Community Center and La Mott Library. All ages are welcome to attend this FREE event!!!
The La Mott Community Center is located at 7420 Sycamore Avenue in La Mott.

Family Bingo and Ice Cream Social 
Cheltenham residents can enjoy family-oriented bingo followed by ice cream sundaes at the La Mott Community Center on Friday, December 2, 2018 at 6:30PM. Admission is $5 per person.  This event is limited to 100 participants. Children ages 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. The La Mott Community Center is located at 7420 Sycamore Avenue in La Mott.  For more information on the event, which is sponsored by the Cheltenham Township Parks and Recreation Department, call 215-635-3255.

24th Annual Family Bingo and Ice Cream Social
Cheltenham residents can enjoy family-oriented bingo followed by ice cream sundaes at the Rowland Community Center on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 6:30PM. Admission is $5 per person.  This event is limited to 100 participants. Children ages 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. The Rowland Community Center is located at Myrtle and Elm Avenues in Cheltenham.  For more information on the event, which is sponsored by the Cheltenham Township Parks and Recreation Department, call 215-379-2233.


Fishing Derby   - Saturday, June 1, 2018 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon 
Children can test their skill and luck at the 62nd Annual Fishing Derby at Kleinheinz Pond on Tookany Creek Parkway between Central Avenue and Beryl Road in Cheltenham. The derby, which is open to boys and girls up to age 15, will run from 9 a.m. to noon.  A $3 entrance fee entitles participants to the use of a pole and line, one hot dog, one soda and a chance to win great prizes.  Participants must bring their own bait.  Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult. The fishing derby is presented by the Cheltenham/Rockledge Rotary Club in cooperation with the Cheltenham Township Parks and Recreation Department. There is no rain date for this event. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., come early to get the best spot around the pond!

68th Annual Government Day
Cheltenham Township invites area students ages 6 to 14 to learn about municipal operations on Friday, February 15, 2019. Participants will tour police, ambulance and public works facilities as well as district courts and administrative offices to get a first-hand look at local government. Contact Sue Fries at (215) 379-2233 or your school principal for details.

Family Fun Night 2018
Co-ed  All Ages & Families * Fee to be determined
There will be more information released about this event as plans develop.
Save the date! Friday, October 26th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Halloween Party 2018
Co-ed * All Ages & Families * $5 Fee per Child Ages 2 & Older (Parents are free)
Join us if you dare in ghoulish games, a costume contest, tricks and treats, on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at the La Mott Community Center, located at 7420 Sycamore Avenue in La Mott.  The party will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Call 215-635-3255 by October 19th to register.


Hayride and Bonfire 2018
Welcome the onset of chilly weather by enjoying a hayride down to a bonfire to listen to music or sing along on Friday, November 9, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. This event in beautiful Curtis Arboretum, located at Church Road and Greenwood Avenue in Wyncote, costs $5 per person, but children 2 & younger are free. Hot chocolate, cider and other light refreshments are included. Raindate: Friday, November 16, 2018.

Sundays in the Park  Sept. 23rd * Oct. 7th * Oct. 21st * Oct. 28th * Nov. 4th
During Sundays in the Spring and Fall Tookany Creek Parkway is closed to motor vehicles - weather permitting - so that cyclists, in-line skaters, joggers, walkers and others can enjoy the roadway free from traffic. Vehicles are diverted from Tookany Creek Parkway between Central Avenue and Beryl Road from 1PM to 4PM. Through traffic is allowed on Beryl Road. Cheltenham Township's Auxiliary Police, a volunteer group trained in traffic and crowd control, supervises the street closings.

Recreational swim and children's lessons at the Cheltenham High School Pool    
Come out and enjoy evening recreational swims at the Cheltenham High School pool one night a week during the fall and winter/spring season. The pool, located at Rices Mill Road and Panther Road in Wyncote, will be open on Wednesdays from 7:45PM to 9:45PM. Daily fees are $4 for resident adults ($8 for non-resident adults) or $3 for resident youths ($6 for non-resident youths) under age 18, college students up to age 23 and seniors age 62 and over.  Seasonal tags may be purchased at the pool for $30 for resident adults ($55 for non-resident adults) or $20 for resident youths ($45 for non-resident youths), college students or seniors.  CASH ONLY. Swimmers must supply their own towels, caps and bathing suits.  Lockers are available, but participants must supply their own locks.  The township is not responsible for personal items in the locker room. Access to pool - please use door #C-11 by the tennis court area.

Now accepting non-residents for swim lessons in the fall and winter at the Cheltenham High School Pool, but NOT in the summer at Glenside or Conklin Pools.

 

 
 
 
 
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