Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Intercultural Friends


A site for International Students and Scholars: University of Penn and Drexel: Philadelphia
IMPROVE IN: AMERICAN SOCIAL SKILLS, IDIOMS, GRAMMAR, PRONUNCIATION, UNDERSTANDING AMERICAN CULTURE 


ENGLISH CHATS and BIBLE DISCUSSIONS 
Tuesdays May 31—August 2
5:30-6:30PM : Topical English Chats in small groups with Americans; Light dinner provided
        Where: Houston Hall 3417 Spruce St. room 301
Call: Roger 215.964.3563  or Sarah 215.300-2164  rogerw33@verizon.net  or  sarahivcf@verizon.net
6:30-7:45PM; Overview of Whole Bible:  progress each week with short video, reading & discussion 
Where: Houston Hall 3417 Spruce St. room 301
Call: Roger 215.964.3563 or Sarah 215.300-2164  rogerw33@verizon.net  or sarahivcf@verizon.net

Thursdays   June 2—August 4
12:15-1:15 PM;  Topical English Idioms  idioms with animals, etc.
Where:  Graduate Student Center; 2nd floor conf. room; 3615 Locust Walk
Contact: Roger 215.964.3563 rogerw33@verizon.net or  Sarah 215.300-2164  sarahivcf@verizon.net
1:15-2:15 PM;  Bible Discussion: Jesus and His Friends  - read and discuss the things Jesus told and did for his friends - from John in the Bible
Where: Graduate Student Center; 2nd floor conference room 3615 Locust Walk  

Call: Sarah 215.300.2164 or Roger 215.964.3563  rogerw33@verizon.net  or sarahivcf@verizon.net

   Other Events and Fun Stuff
Intercultural Friends 2016 Summer Activities
Tues. 5/10; 10am – 3pm Morris Arboretum Visit .
Sat. 6/11; 6:30-10:30pm American Rodeo in NJ  Authentic Western Rodeo with roping, bucking horses, bulls, etc. (RSVP by 6/9)
Thurs. 6/16; 6-10pm Free Opera Concert at Rose Tree Park in Media, PA.  RSVP by 6/14 to reserve a seat in a car. 
Tues. 6/21; 6-11pm 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Mann with The Philadelphia best to buy tickets online.   RSVP by 6/20
Mon. 7/4; 4-11pm "Drop In" Cook-out/Potluck party for America's Independence Day;
Sat. 7/30; 10am-4pm - Longwood Gardens outdoor & indoor gardens RSVP by 7/28 for transportation
Sat. Aug. 20 –– 9am-10pm - Day Trip to New Jersey Beach:  Must RSVP by 8/18  
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·         Tues. 5/10; 10am – 3pm Morris Arboretum Visit . Take a relaxing walk in the springtime nature with old or new friends.  This beautiful garden is owned by U. of Pennsylvania and therefore, anyone with a Penn I.D. can have free admission.  You can bring a lunch or buy it at the cafĂ© at the Arboretum. For more information see www.morrisarboretum.org  Meet in the parking area of CVS at 43rd and Locust Streets at 10am. RSVP to Sarahivcf@verizon.net 215-300-2164 if you want to join us. 
·         Sat. 6/11; 6:30-10:30pm American Rodeo in NJ  Authentic Western Rodeo with roping, bucking horses, bulls, etc. See www.cowtownrodeo.com  for more information.  Meet at 3722 Baring St. OR  CVS 43rd & Locust:  Cost: $20 adults, $10 children, $6 for transportation (drivers will be reimbursed)  (RSVP by 6/9)  sarahivcf@verizon.net   215-300-2164
·         Thurs. 6/16; 6-10pm Free Opera Concert at Rose Tree Park in Media, PA.  Outdoor concert (Roger’s wife will be performing along with others).  Meet at 308 N. 37th St.  RSVP by 6/14 to reserve a seat in a car.  Contacts:  rogerw33@verizon.net  215-964-3563
·         Tues. 6/21; 6-11pm 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Mann with The Philadelphia Orchestra  http://www.manncenter.org/events/2016-06-21/40th-Anniversary-Celebration-Mann-Philadelphia-Orchestra      “Outdoor Lawn” tickets are $19.76.  Fireworks after the concert.  Bring your dinner or buy it at the concession stand at the Mann.  Meet at 3722 Baring St. or CVS 43rd & Locust St.  To guarantee a ticket, it’s best to buy online.  To reserve a seat in a car, RSVP by 6/20 to sarahivcf@verizon.net or 215-300-2164
·         Mon. 7/4; 4-11pm "Drop In" Cook-out/Potluck party for America's Independence Day; with Americans and internationals; come anytime and leave anytime;  cook-out, bring food to share, make home-made ice cream the traditional way; walk to see fireworks; 3722 Baring St.  (about 4 blocks north of Market St.) RSVP if you are coming is appreciated Contact:  Sarah sarahivcf@verizon.net  215-300-2164
·         Sat. 7/30; 10am-4pm - Longwood Gardens outdoor & indoor gardens More than 1,000 acres of outdoor gardens plus indoor gardens of various climates. Bring your own lunch or buy at cafeteria.  Meet at 3722 Baring St. OR  CVS 43rd & Locust:  Cost is $20 for non-students; students with ID $10; more discounts for groups over 15 plus $5 if you need transportation (any drivers will be reimbursed).  See www.longwoodgardens.org  RSVP by 7/28 for transportation Sarah 215-300-2164 sarahivcf@verizon.net
·         Sat. Aug. 20 –– 9am-10pm - Day Trip to New Jersey Beach:  meet at 308 N. 37th St. (about 4 blocks north of Market St. & ½ block north of Lancaster Ave.) OR  CVS 43rd & Locust:  bring own lunch, blanket or towel to sit on, swimming suit & other clothing, beach balls, toys, or games, sunscreen; Cost:  $16 for transportation & parking, about $12 to buy supper at restaurant, Must RSVP by 8/18  (drivers will be reimbursed) Contact:  rogerw33@verizon.net  215-964-3563

***  “Intercultural Friends” is sponsored by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF).  We bring together students, researchers, and their families from any country, culture, or religion for the purpose of friendship, learning, and spiritual support.  Discussions are sponsored by Intervarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF) and Penn Graduate Christian Fellowship (PGCF).  For other classes and activities go to www.interculturalfriends.blogspot.com