Virtual Program: A Bountiful Year – Six Seasons of Beauty from the Brandywine Cottage

Join us for A Bountiful Year – Six Seasons of Beauty from the Brandywine Cottage, Wednesday, August 19, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Based on his new book of the same name, David Culp digs deeper into his celebrated garden Brandywine Cottage, featuring a focus for each month, including recipes, a to-do list, flower arrangements and practical information. Favorite mail order sources, gardening for biodiversity and wildlife habitat, the creation of the meadow at Brandywine Cottage, recommended plants for dry places and even favorite weeds will be discussed. This is about lifestyle and blurring the lines of indoor and outdoor living.

Please register for the program: Wednesday, August 19, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Registration is required. Registration will close 2 hours prior to the scheduled start time of the event. A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants 2 hours before the program starts.  Make sure to check the email address you registered with to receive the link.  You do not need a Zoom account to attend the virtual program.

Legal Representation Available

Legal Aid of Southeastern PA is excited to announce that Community Justice Project (CJP) has been approved by PLAN to represent anyone that Legal Aid cannot represent due to immigration restrictions with Landlord Tenant Issues. 

The Referral Program is composed of Private Bar attorneys who have agreed to represent clients on a flat fee basis in Magistrate Hearings and Common Pleas Appeals. The flat fee will be paid by CJP to the referral attorney, and the client will not be charged.

This Program has been established to represent families in the expected wave of evictions looming and will be available until November or until funds run out. Attorneys are available in the following counties: Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery.

Therefore, if anyone during this time has any Landlord Tenant issues whom you know do not meet Legal Aid’s immigration requirements please have them call Lucia Cuenca at 610-488-2005 or email lcuenca@cjplaw.org.

Virtual Program: Restorative Yoga

Join us for Restorative Yoga, Tuesday, August 18, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Join Yoga instructor Heather, from Three Crows and a Raven Yoga for a Restorative Yoga session. This form of yoga calms the automatic nervous system which is comprised of the brain and the spinal column. By calming the automatic nervous system the parasympathetic nervous system is engaged creating a rest and calm response. This practice aims to lower your heart rate and blood pressure, while strengthening your immune system to relax your body and bring it into homeostasis or balance. This restorative rest allows the mind and body to renew and regenerate through a series of 4 to 5 postures that are completely supported by props so as to avoid any stretching in the muscles. This class will be accompanied by meditative music, guided meditation techniques and breath work.

Please register for the program: Tuesday, August 18, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Registration is required. Registration will close 2 hours prior to the scheduled start time of the event. A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants 2 hours before the program starts.  Make sure to check the email address you registered with to receive the link.  You do not need a Zoom account to attend the virtual program.

Second Round Applications for COVID-19 Relief Small Business Assistance Now Open

The PA CDFI Network has announced that the second grant application window for the COVID-19 Relief PA Statewide Small Business Assistance program will open at 9:00 am on August 10 and will remain open for 15 business days, closing at 11:59 pm on August 28.

Please note that in order to get funds to businesses in need as quickly as possible, the second application window will be the final opportunity to apply for the program.

If you applied during the first application window, you should receive notification of your application status by August 10th. You do NOT need to reapply in the second round. Qualified applications will be automatically rolled over into the next funding round for consideration.

Learn more about this opportunity at pabusinessgrants.com.

Celebrate Global Sleep Under the Stars Night with these digital downloads

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Tonight is Global Sleep Under the Stars Night and whether you pitch a tent in your backyard or study the skies from your deck or patio, here are a few astronomical digital titles to help you celebrate:

First on the Moon – The Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Experience by Rod Pyle


Packing for Mars – The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach


The Sun, Stars, and Galaxies – The Solar System by Britannica Educational Publishing

 

Series Starters – eBooks and eAudiobooks ready to download

If you like book series, we have a whole digital collection of Series Starters in a variety of genres ready for download to your device. Take a look at these selections of fiction, mystery, thriller, romance fantasy and historical fiction and get ready to dig into something new! Here is just a sampling of what we have:

Visit our Series Starters collection here and you’ll be on your way to a great reading weekend!

Entrepreneurship Panel: Insights from Chester County Small Biz Owners

Join us for this exciting new panel featuring the unique perspectives of local small business owners as they share their entrepreneurship stories: how they got started, the resources they used, the lessons they learned along the way, and the advice they’d give people looking to start or grow their own business now.

Click here to register. Registration is required and will close 2 hours prior to the scheduled start time of the event. A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants 2 hours before the program starts. Make sure to check the email address you registered with to receive the link. You do not need a Zoom account to attend the virtual program.

This program supports PA Forward Financial Literacy.

Virtual Program: Yoga – Slow Flow

Join us for Yoga – Slow Flow, Tuesday, August 11, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Join Yoga instructor Heather from Three Crows and a Raven Yoga for a Slow Flow session. Slow flow is a form of yoga where postures are held for longer periods of time and are typically modified to create an accessible practice for people at all levels of their yogic journey. The non-modified postures are also demonstrated so that the practitioner can decide the form of the posture they would like to incorporate into their personal practice for that day. Prop usage is encouraged and vinyasa are usually at a minimum and or modified. This class is ideal for the beginner student or a student that is just getting back into their yoga practice after injury or surgery. Props for this class include: yoga blocks (or books), pillows and a blanket. 

Please register for the program: Tuesday, August 11, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Registration is required. Registration will close 2 hours prior to the scheduled start time of the event. A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants 2 hours before the program starts.  Make sure to check the email address you registered with to receive the link.  You do not need a Zoom account to attend the virtual program.

Citizens Minority Small Business Grants

MINORITY-OWNED BUSINESSES MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR A $15,000 GRANT.

Small businesses are the backbone to our economy, and diverse small business ownership is critical to the growth and success of our local communities. In recognition, Citizens will award 100 minority-owned businesses with grants of $15,000 each, a total of $1.5 million overall.

 

To apply, a business must be:

  • At least 51% minority owned, operated and controlled by an Asian American, Black American, Hispanic American or Native American
  • Either a Citizens Bank Business Banking account holder or, if not a Citizens customer, based within our 11-state footprint
  • In business for at least one year, with annual revenue of no more than $1 million

Eligible businesses can submit a statement (up to 150 words) describing how they would use the grant to strengthen and sustain both their business and their community.

Hurry—the entry deadline is Aug. 7, 2020 at 5:00 PM ET. Apply now.

Virtual KClub Meeting – UPDATED DATE

Need a new hobby to keep your spirits up while we’re all social distancing?  Been watching K-Dramas for years and want to meet new K-Drama lovers?  Love BTS but don’t know much about Korean television?  Break out the kimchi and join us to watch an episode of one the hottest Korean shows, then pop onto a Zoom call to chat about the show, the newest Korean music, and Korean culture – all from the comfort of our own homes.

On August 29, from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, we will be watching the pilot episode of “Chicago Typewriter.”  Three resistance fighters from the 1930s Japanese occupation of Korea are reincarnated in the present as a best-selling writer, a fan, and a ghostwriter.  This drama follows their stories as strange connections between the time periods are revealed, and the characters have the chance to redeem themselves in the modern world.

Ages 16+

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link and viewing instructions.  Register on the event calendar here.

For questions, please email us at: ccljtc@ccls.org.