Events

in February: some Local History, some Local and International Photography, & some laughs with another Improv Game Night. FOR DETAILS, PLEASE SCROLL DOWN THE PAGE

Saturday, Feb. 15th, at 1:00pm

Remember Paoli!

This event is SOLD OUT, but there will be a walking tour & lecture on this topic again, on Saturday, May 16th – mark your calendar!

Remember Paoli is a presentation of the events of the Paoli Massacre, a battle of the Revolutionary War that occurred right here in Malvern.

Lieutenant Richard St. George of the 52nd Regiment, commissioned this painting by Xavier della Gatta in 1782 to commemorate the battle. (Credit: Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia)

We welcome the President of the Paoli Battlefield Preservation Fund, Jim Christ, to talk about this historic battle.  “Remember Paoli”, was the nation’s first battle cry born of the battle fought in Malvern, PA on night of September 20th, 1777. Learn about how British General Charles “No Flint” Grey lead around 2,000 men at night into the Great Valley to surprise over 2000 of General Anthony Wayne’s men and Maryland Militia under General William Smallwood. The ninth bloodiest battle of the Revolutionary War left Philadelphia open to British occupation, and also left a lasting impact on the local community. In 1817 the second oldest Revolutionary War Memorial was dedicated and is still remembered today with the Malvern Memorial Parade. Jim will explore why this battle is called the “Paoli Massacre”, as well as common myths such as soldiers being asleep during the attack and General Anthony Wayne’s incompetence. 

Speaker Jim Christ is President of the Paoli Battlefield Preservation Fund. He is an avid history buff and is also Vice President of the American Revolution Round Table of Philadelphia, the Vice President of the Brandywine Valley Civil War Round Table, Board Member of the Christian Sanderson Museum in Chadds Ford, and is Treasurer of Historical Military Impressions, Inc, a non-profit military reenactment group that preforms in several states.  Jim works as Director of Client Services for Integrated Software Solutions Inc., in Frazer PA., and has an Associate’s degree in Business Administration.  Jim is married and lives on what was The Battle of The Clouds Battlefield, a Revolutionary War Battlefield in West Whiteland Township, Chester County, PA.

There is no cost for this program, but space is limited, so please reserve your seat by emailing Jim at jchristwc13@gmail.com

Thursday, February 20, 7:00 pm

The Concerned Photographer,

A Presentation by Sarah Bones

Malvern borough resident Sarah Bones is an award winning photographer and video director with over 30 years of experience. She has been using her camera and vision to tell the stories of men, women and children around the world who are voiceless and too often ignored by the mainstream media. She joined the collective group Photographers For Hope in 2011 and is a longtime member of both ASMP and the NPPA. 

Sarah will give a slide show presentation of her work documenting humanitarian projects for organizations such as Green Peace, World Health, CARE, and Pathways to Housing Philadelphia. This will be followed by  Q&A and discussion.

To see more of Sarah’s photographs, please visit her website: www.sarahbones.com

There is no cost for this program, but space is limited, so please reserve your seat by emailing Sarah at sarahbones@me.com.

Saturday, February 29th, 6:00-8:00 pm

Join The Last Minute Replacements, the premier improv comedy team of the Philly suburbs, for an evening of improv games!

Improv is a style of comedy that relies on suggestions and game formats to create scenes and group activities. Anyone can learn it, and we invite anyone 21+ to come try it.

Our game nights teach you the very basics of improv and then set you loose in a room full of fun people to play the games in a fun, judgment-free atmosphere. There will be cool people, laughter, and some crazy characters.

If you have no idea what to expect, come see for yourself. There’s no pressure to play and no need to stress. Improv is a great way for everyone, from the social butterflies to the socially-anxious, to laugh with strangers. You are always welcome to come observe from the corner, jump in headfirst, or anything in between.

Improvisation skills can help you think on your feet in times of stress, improve your communication skills, and make you a better active listener. LMR’s game nights are an easy, affordable introduction to the skill-building fun that is improv comedy.  So whether you’re an experienced improviser looking to sharpen your improv abilities, a teacher or manager or toastmaster who’s never set foot on a stage but is looking to improve your public speaking skills, or just someone who loves party games and laughing with random people – this is your event!

Malvern Arts is located behind the First Baptist Church on Channing Avenue. There is plenty of free parking and Malvern Arts has their own entrance – you can’t miss the banner over the door.

Admission is $5.00 (You can pre-pay via EventBrite, or pay at the door, cash or by Venmo). Limited seating available.

 Eventbrite link:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/91632438089/

 See ya there!