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October, 2010
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Screening of 'The Olmstead Legacy' Documentary
On Thursday, November 4, 2010, at 6 PM in the Van Pelt Auditorium of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, there will be a screening of 'The Olmsted Legacy'. This one-hour documentary examines the formation of America's first great city parks in the late 19th century through the eyes of Frederick Law Olmsted, who brought expansive green spaces to many U.S. cities, including Philadelphia and NYC. VIP Reception with film producer Rebecca Messner to follow at Stephen Starr's Granite Hill Restaurant. $15 for Screening / $100 for Screening with VIP Reception. Reservations required. For more information, contact Michelle Nicoletto at 215-988-8762 or Co-hosted by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, in partnership with Department of Parks & Recreation and Olin Partnership. All proceeds to support ongoing improvements of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Web Finds

Green Smarts with the Green Man
Wow! Green Man - What a Guy! These funny, short clips at Green Man are packed with lots of great information to keep us and our planet healthier. For example, Green Man Cleans His Plate (about food waste), Green Man Goes to Eco-Ed's House, Green Man Down the Drain (storm water runoff and yuck), Green Man Good Medicine (proper disposal). Click, laugh, and talk about how Green Man's silliness is rather wise.


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