Six Upcoming Free Events at Rydal Park in September

August 13, 2015

JENKINTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA (AUGUST 13, 2015):  The public is invited to attend six upcoming free events at Rydal Park, the non-profit, continuing care retirement community located in Abington Township, Montgomery County.

Rydal Park presents stimulating programming year-round, featuring a broad range of events, guests and topics. Events at Rydal Park feature noted authors, politicians, and experts in diverse subject areas.

All that is required to attend one of these Rydal Park events is an RSVP made via email to noting the date and event requested, along with contact information, or by calling 215-376-6292. All events take place at Rydal Park, 1515 The Fairway, Jenkintown PA 19046 (next to Whole Foods).

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Jeffrey Uhlig and Dominick Chenes hailed in the press as a “break-out star and powerful lyric tenor” will present favorite opera arias. Jeffrey, an accomplished accompanist, has appeared as a collaborative pianist in many concerts throughout America and has also performed in Russia. Dominick has won several awards for his vocal talent, including second prize in the Gerda Lissner Foundation competition and a grant award from the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation competition. Together, these men will present favorite opera arias.


State Representative Madeleine Dean will host her annual senior fair at Rydal Park, for the first time in years. The fair will include lunch, door prizes, and useful information from local and regional organizations as well as senior citizen providers. The event welcomes hundreds of area seniors to discover what they can get out of life.


The Bucks County Country Gentleman, a barbershop chorus, will demonstrate their ability to harmonize, as they preserve an original American art form. Barbershop harmony employs unaccompanied singing, with the lead carrying the melody, the tenor harmonizing above the melody, the bass singing the lowest harmonizing notes, and the baritone providing in-between notes. Their repertoire includes old American favorites, religious, patriotic, romantic and holiday tunes, including melodies such as “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” and “Wait ‘Till the Sun Shines, Nellie.”


“We Shall Not Be Moved,” a theatrical concert in which Keith Spencer will perform popular songs and poignant readings from the Civil Rights era. Keith, a dynamic, versatile baritone vocalist, has pursued his love of the stage and concert performance in several well-known venues, ranging from Philadelphia’s Prince Music Theatre to the Broadway tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Music of the Night.  During his performance, expect to hear “People Get Ready,” “Oh, Freedom,” “Go Down, Moses,” and “A Change is Gonna Come.”


Germantown Country Dancers will demonstrate intricate English country dancing. It is considered social, community dancing and originated in the 17th century. Dancers, dressed in elegant, authentic period costumes and accompanied by live music, take a different partner for each dance and join a “set” of couples. Each couple dances a series of figures and interacts with everyone in the room. Their repertoire includes dances popular in the 1650s all the way up to dances written this year. No prior dance experience required. If you can walk, you can dance!


Author Series with local writer Simone Zelitch. She is an instructor at the Community College of Philadelphia (where she created a Creative Writing Certificate Program and coordinates their English Degree) and for the University of Pennsylvania’s College of General Studies. Simone will be discussing her book, “Waveland: One Woman’s Story,” which follows the story of a brave and troubled Freedom Summer volunteer through the Civil Rights Movement.

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(Note: Larger photos, in addition to interviews, are available by contacting Jennifer Wolk at, phone 215-825-9658)

About Rydal Park

Opened in 1974 and located on a scenic 20-acre campus in Abington Township, Montgomery County, Rydal Park is a full continuing care retirement community that offers independent living across four contiguous apartment home buildings, as well as personal care, skilled nursing and rehabilitative care. Known for its exceptional location and amenities, Rydal Park has become synonymous with healthy, elegant and quality retirement living. In total, Rydal Park offers 509 accommodations.

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