Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Sand Sculpting and Surf and Swim Competitions Summer 2017

🏰 Sand Sculpture Spectacular at the Shops at Liberty Place in Philadelphia.
Building began June 20th and is expected to be completed by June 26th so get on down to see them. The sand is suppose to represent Philadelphia icons and historic figures. Yo! Who could that be? Famous Philadelphian's? The sculptures are suppose to be up through July but the Gingerbread Houses seem to come and go quickly at pre-Christmas so I say if you want to see them, go.

What is the saying..If your lucky to be at the beach, your lucky. If you happen to be at any of these beaches during this time frame, treat yourself and come out and support those lifeguards that ensure your safety or appreciate and artist building castles in the sand. It's all good stuff.

🏰 Jul. 6 Ocean City, Sand Sculpting Contest Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the 6th Street Beach in Ocean City, N.J. 

🏄Jul. 7 Cape May County Lifeguard Championship 6:30 p.m. at E. Rambler Road in Wildwood Crest, N.J.

🏰 Jul. 8 First Annual Wildwood Crest Sand Sculpting Festival, at Heather Road in Wildwood Crest, N.J. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

🏄Jul. 12 USLA Mid Atlantic Lifeguard Championship (Non Craft) in front of the Rehoboth Beach Patrol Headquarters off of Baltimore Pike and the Boardwalk in Rehoboth, DE.

🏰 Jul. 12 N. J. Sand Castle Contest, Belmar, N.J. 8 a.m. to Noon, at 18th Street beach in Belmar, N. J.

🏄Jul. 18 Red Bull Surf and Rescue Beach Patrol Competition🏰 at Atlantic City, N. J. The event will take place at South Carolina Avenue and the Beachfront.

🏄Jul. 22 The 34th Annual LBTBP Mayor's Cup Lifeguard Tournament at 68th Street and the Beach in Brant Beach, Long Beach Island, N.J.

🏰 Jul. 29  Eighth Annual Ashore Realty Amateur Sand Castle Building Contest in front of the Laguna Restaurant at 14th Street south beach in Brigantine, N.J.. Registration begins 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

🏄Aug. 5 - 6  The 55th Annual LBI Lifeguard Tournament at 68th Street and the Beach in Brant Beach, Long Beach Island, N.J. (Weather Date Aug. 7).

🏰 Sep. 9 Sand Castle Contest Rehoboth Beach

🏰 Sep. 29 - Oct. 2 International Sand Sculpting at Virginia Beach 4th - 10th Street Virginia Beach, VA.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Upcoming Events the Week of June 26

Jun. 26 Breakthroughs in Mental Health 6:30 p.m. at the Middletown Free Library with Dr. Shivkumar Hatti. Register online or call the library to attend.

Jun. 27 Guided Bird Walks at Valley Forge National Historical Park 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Jun. 27 - Jul. 1 Our Lady of Peace Carnival at Notre Dame de Lourdes School

Jun. 28 Shark Tank casting at XFinity Live 1100 Pattison Ave. in Philadelphia. Click on link for details.

Jun. 28 - Jul. 2 Concert in the Park Summer Series Rose Tree Park. Check the link for nightly performances.

Jun. 28 Haverford Concert Series Coopertown/Highland Pavilion Highland Ave, Bryn Mawr.

Jun. 28 Broadway and Show Tunes and Jazz at Middletown Free Library 6:30 p.m. Register online or call the library to attend. 6:30 p.m.

Jun. 29 Philadelphia Night Market Spruce Street check link and details 6 - 10 p.m. 

Jun. 29 Japanese Tea Ceremony Tea Bowl Workshop with Veronica Batter of the Rockdale at Center 6:30 p.m. Register online or by calling the library.

Jun. 29 - July 4 Wawa Welcome America opens with Wawa Hoagie Day 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the National Constitution Center at Independence Mall along with a USO Troupe Show to honor our nations military.

Jun. 29 Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and Vision Zero will host a Memorial Walk for Peter Javsicas to begin at Comcast Center in Center City Philadelphia 5 p.m. Mr. Javsicas was killed by an out of control driver on JFK Blvd.

Jun. 30 The Grange Estate holds a picnic supper with George Washington from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Jun. 30 Red White and Blue Happy Hour 4 -7 p.m. at Xfinity Live.

Jun. 30 Fireworks over the Delaware River near Penn's Landing 9:30 p.m.

Jul. 1 Fireworks over the Delaware River near Penn's Landing 9:30 p.m.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Weekend Events June 24

Jun. 24 Raspberry Celebration at Linvilla. PYO begins at 8 a.m.

Jun. 24 Bookbinding Class at Historic Sugartown  

Jun. 24  Landscapes and Structures + Plein Air Summer Art Series at Valley Forge National Historical Park 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Stirling's Headquarters (Off Yellow Springs Rd).

Jun. 24 Havertown Irish Festival noon - 9 p.m. the Manoa Shopping Center rear parking lot, West Chester Pike in Havertown.

Jun. 24 - 25 Manayunk Arts Festival 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Jun. 24 Secrets and Spies at Valley Forge National Historical Park meet at Washington's Headquarters Train Station 12:30 p.m.

Jun. 24 Muhlenberg Living History Days at Valley Forge National Historical Park.

Jun. 24 The Super Run at the Navy Yard. Dress accordingly as the super hero you most relate to or aspire to be.

Jun. 24 Yachtstock River Jam, Governor Printz Park, Corinthian Yacht Club, West End Boat Club down by the river in Essington. Proceeds benefit Shriners Hospitals Philadelphia Unit. Noon to 10 p.m.

Jun. 24 Newlin Grist Mill Things to Do
Bird Walk 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Woodturning 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Pop-Up Naturalist: "Pond Life" 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. 

Jun. 24 Grains of the World Fundraising Dinner at Newlin Grist Mill $45/person. Proceeds will help with the rebuilding of the water wheel which powers the 107 Grist Mill. Call 610-459-2359 to RSVP.  

Jun. 24 and 25 New Castle County Ice Cream Festival at Rockwood Park.

Jun. 24 and 25 Annual Baymen's Seafood and Music Festival at Tuckerton Seaport in Tuckerton N.J. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.  

Jun. 24 Night of Light, Addiction Candle Light Vigil at Upper Chichester Recreation Center, 8500 Furey Road in Boothwyn. 6:30 p.m.

Jun. 25 The Color Run at Citizens Bank Park 

Jun. 25 Sierra Club Hike at 1:15 p.m. Mineral Hill 1.5 miles Park at Middletown Memorial Park on the north side of Baltimore Pike just west of Ridley Creek contact:wbrainerd3@gmail.com.

Jun. 25 Living History Sunday at the 1696 Thomas Massey House Between 1 and 4 Enjoy demonstrations of colonial cooking, gardening, tools, candle making and blacksmithing along with tours of the 300 year house.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Beach Buddies

Flip flops

Bathing Suit


Surf Board

Something to toss and catch game


Beach Blanket



and a beach buggy to carry it all...................

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

10 Things In the Beach Bag

Heading to the beach is a personal experience for everyone. I leave it to you to prioritize and personalize your own list. I offer a few ideas and there are surely one or two items you can leave back at the house. What could you leave behind or maybe you need a larger beach bag?



Cell Phone


Food and Drink

Ice Cream Money


Lip Balm

Beach Tags


Cover Up