Arbor Day 2016
Cheltenham Township will commemorate its 28th Annual Arbor Day Celebration at 10:00AM on Friday, April 29th in Coventry Park, Melrose Park. The Township expects to receive an 18th consecutive Tree City USA Award and 16th Growth Award from the National Arbor Day Foundation for its continued progress in community forestry activities.
African-American History Celebrations - click here for more details
HATSHEPSUT -QUEEN PHARAOH portrayed by Dr. Daisy Century on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the La Mott Community Center and La Mott Library (7420 Sycamore Avenue in La Mott, Pa.)
VICTORIAN VANITIES PRESENTS PRESENT DAY INSPIRATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN INVENTORS by Rochelle Christopher on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the La Mott Community Center and La Mott Library (7420 Sycamore Avenue in La Mott, Pa.)
LIFE & TIMES OF AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN IN PHILADELPHIA DURING THE CIVIL WAR as related by La Mott historian Bill Chambres on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the La Mott Community Center and La Mott Library (7420 Sycamore Avenue in La Mott, Pa.)
BACK IN TIME WITH CHELTENHAM with Mrs. Marlowe and Elkins Park students on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the La Mott Community Center and La Mott Library (7420 Sycamore Avenue in La Mott, Pa.)
21st 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 26, 2016 at 6:30PM. Admission is $3 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.
On Saturday, June 4, 2016, children can test their skill and luck at the 59th 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 9AM 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.
65th Annual Government Day 2016
Cheltenham Township invites area students ages 6 to 14 to learn about municipal operations on Friday, February 12, 2016. 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.
Halloween Parties 2016
*Join us if you dare in ghoulish games, a costume contest, tricks and treats, on Saturday, October 29 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., and admission is $5 per child aged 2 and older. Adults are free. Call 215-635-3255 by October 21 to register.
Hayride and Bonfire 2016
Welcome the onset of chilly weather by enjoying a hayride down to a bonfire to listen to music or sing along on Friday, November 11, 2016. This event in beautiful Curtis Arboretum, located at Church Road and Greenwood Avenue in Wyncote, costs $5 per person, but children under age 3 are free. Hot chocolate, cider and other light refreshments are included. Raindate: Friday, November 18, 2016.
Maple Trees are tapped as winter ends and the first signs of spring appear. Various maple products are made from the sap, including syrup, maple sugar, maple candy, and maple cream. You are cordially invited to observe and participate in the process of making syrup and learn a brief history of maple sugaring, what is in the sap, the difference between sap and resin, how to choose a tree to tap, how the actual tapping is done, and what is done to the sap to make syrup. Everyone will have a taste of syrup on a waffle.
Come to a demonstration lesson in Tookany Creek Park on Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. to see how maple syrup and other maple products are made. Pre-registration is being taken at either the Rowland Community Center or the La Mott Community Center. Fee is $5.00 per person. Cash payments only!**Dress warmly and wear boots; it will be cold or muddy.** The rain date for this event is Sunday, February 21, 2016.
Your instructor will be Environmental Educator Judith Gratz, who has been making maple syrup for 30 years.
If you would like more information about this program, please call the Parks and Recreation Department at 215-887-6200 ext. 227.
Sundays in the Park
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 Jenkintown 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.
*Will not be offered Spring 2016*
Cheltenham Township residents may enjoy evening recreational swims at the Cheltenham High School pool two nights a week during the fall and winter/spring season. The pool, located at Rices Mill Road and Carlton Avenue in Wyncote, will be open on Wednesdays from 7:45PM to 9:45PM and Fridays from 7:00PM to 9:45PM beginning January 6, 2016. Daily fees are $4 for adults or $3 for 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 adults or $20 for youths, college students or seniors. 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.
Children’s instructional swim lessons are also available at the pool on Saturdays beginning March 5, 2016 for a $40 fee per child for an eight-week program. Registration has ended. To see if there is still availability call the Rowland Community Center at 215-379-2233.