FitC Planned and Hosted Events

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Every month, FitC members typically plan, coordinate and host fifteen to twenty-five events.

These events appeal to a wide range of interests and preferences but groups are kept small to facilitate camaraderie. Many of our events fill up early but we offer waitlists and frequently reschedule particularly popular events. Some events are open to members only, others are available to interested non-members.

Here is a representative sampling of some of the many recent events coordinated and hosted by members of FitC for members of FitC...

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Docent-led tours of art & history museums

UPenn Museum, Museum of the American Revolution, the National Constitution Center, American Jewish History Museum, Mutter Museum, the Barnes Foundation, African American Museum, the Brandywine Museum.

Theater, music & dance performances

Fool for Love at EgoPo, Measure for Measure at Lantern Theater Company, Philadelphia Chamber Ensemble at Old Pine Church, Fine Art Music at Ethical Society, Philadelphia Boys Choir.

Educational lectures & discussions

Intro to Climate Change, Conversation on Race, Jews of Shanghai, Saints & Sinners, the Art of Coaching Ballet, Project HOME, SEPTA-What's New.

Exploring interesting sites around Philadelphia 

Tour of WHYY studios; Navy Yard Walk; Penn Vet Working Dog Training Center; Backstage at the Wilma, Kimmel Center and Curtis Institute; History of the Mural Arts program; Waterworks tour; Comcast Universal Sphere; Fabric Museum; Wholesale Produce Market; Synagogues of Philadelphia; Clay Studio tour.

Author talks

Blood in the Water by Joan Mellen, Historic Architecture of West and Northwest Philadelphia by Joseph Minardi, In the Cards: Murder and Magic in the Library by Marjorie Jones, Guilty Pleasures: Law and Comedy in America by Laura E. Little, Wandering Dixie by Sue Eisenfeld, Designing for the Dead: Art and Architecture at Philadelphia Cemeteries by Thomas Keels, The Floating Feldmans by Elyssa Friedland, Charles E. Hires and the Drink that Wowed a Nation by Bill Double.

Volunteering opportunities

 MANNA, WHYY membership drives, hosting FitC events.

Activities to stay physically fit 

Yoga, Tai Chi, Alexander Technique, Flat Walks through various parts of the city.

Exploring nature

Tyler Arboretum, Cynwyd Trail walk, Mt. Cuba, Bartram's Garden, Schuylkill Valley Nature Center, John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, Schuylkill Trail walk. 

Informative sessions on maintaining health

Understanding Stroke, Understanding 'Medicare for All,' Understanding Memory, Trends in Medication (from a geriatrician), Finding Reliable Medical Information.

Socializing over food & drink

Small group lunches at diverse restaurants in or near Center City, topical brown bag lunches, lunches before Met Opera HD performances, local brewery tastings, FitC Sips happy hours.

For FitC Members Only:

Visit the FitC member portal for these functions:

  • Event Calendar and Registration
  • Your Membership Information
  • Member Directory

You will be asked to sign in using your email address and FitC password.

Lunch at Casa Mexico
Volunteering at MANNA
Water Works
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