Join us for our next two Zoom events in June!

ACRA’s Bicycle Safety and Maintenance

Time: Jun 13, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Have you been hopping on your bicycle this year, hoping that it is safe, because this year you were not able to take it to the bicycle shop? Do you have a bicycle that needs some TLC? If you do, we are here to help. Tune in Saturday June 13th at 11 am for a basic overview of what you should be looking at each time you get on your bicycle for a ride, no matter how far you are riding. The event will focus on basic safety checks and safe riding practice that every bicycle rider no matter how experienced should be familiar with and perform every time they go for a bicycle ride. After a basic safety overview and safety checks there will be an opportunity for bicycle related questions.

This zoom event will be hosted by Arden resident Joe Grippe. Joe has a decade of experience working at Adventure Bicycle Company formally located in Hatfield Pennsylvania, and is now working as a Mechanical Engineer in the field of shipboard desalination.

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Meeting ID: 822 1344 9579
Password: 821569
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Story Telling Workshop

June 20th, time is TBD.

This will be a similar event to our previous session hosted by Ardentown Resident, Christiana. More details to be posted soon.

Interested in hosting a Virtual ACRA event? Please get in touch by contacting Joe Grippe at

ACRA Goes Virtual!

To stay in touch with our neighbors in the Ardens, ACRA will be offering a series of virtual events to bring our community together until we can be together again. Join us for a virtual meditation, journaling, and sharing circle this Saturday, May 9 from 1-2 pm:

Location: Online Zoom Meeting. For the Zoom link/password, visit our ACRA Facebook page or e-mail us: 

Technology Requirements: A desktop or laptop computer with internet capabilities, audio capabilities required, camera/video recommended but optional. A Zoom account is optional:

Ardentown resident Christiana will lead 60 minutes of guided meditation and journaling prompts that explore the attendees’ relationships to water. Water connects us all, even when we feel most isolated from one another. Water relationships to be explored can be anything, such as the ocean, a garden fountain or birdbath, a creek or puddle, a thunderstorm, or even handwashing. The group activities will have an emphasis on rituals of connecting personal reflections to ancestral memory and resilience. 

There are no age restrictions for workshop attendees. Participants should be able to do several 5-minute sessions of quiet reflection (gentle movement, sitting, laying down are all fine), as well as several 5-minute sessions of story/memory documentation for themselves (writing, drawing, dance, private audio recording of thoughts/song, etc.). In order to honor any personal stories attendees may choose to share, this workshop will not be recorded.  

Christiana began the journey of storykeeper through family traditions before becoming an archivist with more than a decade of experience working with libraries, archives, museums, and grassroots community groups.