Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Scarecrows at Peddlers Village


I have to say Jack took me for a jolt. I felt creeped out of the box.


 Yes, yes I went to Catholic School. It is my dark side. She is still scary.


 I was at Peddler's Village on what I consider the first day of fall a few Fridays ago. It was windy, you had to wear a jacket and things were blowing around but this scarecrow just did what came natural. I am amazed how he stayed in place.


Confirmed: Even in scarecrow world, you have your social climbers.


No matter where you go nowadays it gets political, I like this statement by the League of Women Voters. You got the power! Vote!


Pumpkin Liberty


The constructive idea here was a winner to me.


No words, after Sunday's performance.


Yo! Let's get cracking!



Betsy sewing the stars and stripes.






Observe the ghost in the left corner of the picture. Stormtrooper? Spooky. 👀

And the Grand Prize winner made my list! It is a bit of a drive from Delaware County but the trees are starting to change color and it is a nice place to shop and just get out for some fresh air, good restaurants too.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Upcoming Events Week of October 22

Oct. 22 PHILADELPHIA 1918: THE GREAT INFLUENZA by Jim Rubillo, retired college dean, professor and non-profit CEO. I had a little bird and his name was Enza, I opened the window and in-flu-enza (1918 jump rope jingle). The influenza outbreak of 1918 killed between 50 and 100 million people worldwide in the worst epidemic in modern times. Unlike other flus that preyed on the weak, the elderly and babies, this virus attacked young people in the prime of their life. The first cases were at an Army base in Kansas in March 1918, from there it spread with the troops to Europe. One of its first stops was Spain where it killed so many people that it became known the world over as the Spanish Flu. Eventually it came back with the doughboys and spread across America. October was the worst month, 195,000 American would die in those 31 days. Philadelphia was especially hard hit with a total death toll of 16,000, the highest of any US city. The Delaware Valley was in a state of panic and fear. This talk will explore the day-to-day saga of this frightening period in the region's history. Lecture begins at 7:00 p.m. at Lima Estates, 411 North Middletown Road, Media, PA 19063. Free and open to the public, no registration required. In case of inclement weather or changes in the schedule please visit our website www.mthsdelco.org or call 610-316-5620.

Oct. 22 Breast Cancer Awareness Carnival and open house at Ridley Curves 6:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. All proceeds benefit cancer breast cancer research.

Oct. 23 Reception and talk on a current exhibition at Swarthmore College, McCabe Library "Responses to Gee's Bend". Speakers: Alicia Ruley-Neck, a Swarthmore-based independent quilter, Susan Dresher, Visual Initiatives and Exhibition Librarian at Swarthmore College and Andrea Parkard, List Gallery Director4:30 - 6 p.m. and open to the public. The "Responses to Gee's Bend" along with "Piece Together: The Quits of Mary Lee Benolph will be on view through October 28.


1696 Thomas Massey House

and

Marple Historic Society

Presents


WWI “The War to End All Wars”

By

Barry Johnson

Oct 23rd at 7:30

at the
Marple Christian Church
Lawrence Rd. Broomall

Refreshments served                       Donations appreciated         
 

 

Oct. 24 Delaware County Literacy Council will honor franklin Mint Credit Union as a Champion of Adult Literacy at their fundraiser at Harrah's Casino  6 - 8 p.m. Also honored will be broadcaster Dyana Williams and Kimberly Robinson the DCLC Student Champion. 

Oct. 24 Garden City Fire Company open house 7 p.m. 




Oct. 24 "Power and Control" free screening of a film about domestic violence at Studio Movie Grill, 53 S. 69th Street in Upper Darby 7 p.m. hosted by Upper Darby Councilwoman Sekela Coles and advocate Quisha Thompson.  

Thursdays through Dec. 20 Swarthmore Public Library will be showing the Great Courses video lecture series "The World's Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectacular Sites" 10 a.m.to noon.

Oct. 25 Veterans Lunch 11 a.m with State Representative Leanne Kruger-Braneky email adobbins@pahouse.net or call 610.534-6880 with questions. 

October 25 Aston Township Fire Truck and Treat open house 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Oct. 25 MAC Music Series Tony Lucca with Tom Mackell. This October MAC is thrilled to welcome renowned touring singer-songwriter Tony Lucca to the gallery. Lucca has toured with a multitude of acts, including Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson, Sara Bareilles, Chris Whitley and more. He was the second runner-u
p on the second season of NBC's The Voice. Many of Lucca's songs have been featured in various TV shows, including Friday Night Lights, Brothers & Sisters, Shark and Felicity, as well as the movie Open Range. He has also performed numerous times on NBC's Last Call With Carson Daly as a part of the show's band. He will appear with opening act Tom Mackell at 7:30 on Thursday, October 25th. This is a one-of-a-kind talent and a very special booking.  $15 Suggested Donation. 7:30 – 10 p.m.
 

Oct. 26 A Mud Island Halloween at Ft. Mifflin 5 p.m.

Oct. 26 - 27 Norwood Haunted Park 7 - 9 p.m. at the park located at the bottom of Winona Ave and Amosland Rd. Admission $5.

Upcoming:

Oct. 28 41st Annual Penn Medicine Radnor Run 5 mile race starting at Radnor Township Building. Race begins at 8:30 a.m. with registration between 7 and 8. Fee $35 if registered before Oct. 26 and $40 weekend of the race. There will also be an untimed fun 1 mile run/walk. Ashley Murosky, a Lung Force Hero will lead off the race.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Weekend Events Oct 20 -21

Oct. 19 and 20 Laurel Hill Cemetery Soul Crawl 7 p.m. tickets $25.

Oct. 20 Ohev Shalom in Wallingford will host Julie Kornfeld, staff attorney for the International Refugee Assistance Project as part of the HIAS' National Refugee Shabbat. The service will be held in the synagogue's sanctuary and the speaker will speak approximately 10:30 p.m.

Oct. 20 -21 Occupied Philadelphia Weekend Walking Tour 10 - 5 p.m.



Oct. 20 Upper Darby Community Day at Upper Darby High School 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. 601 N. Lansdowne Ave. in Upper Darby.

Oct. 20 Philadelphia CF Climb Cystic Fibrosis Climb Fundraiser at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester home of the Philadelphia Union. Check in 9 a.m. 

Oct. 20 Christ Church in Ridley Park White Elephant Sale and Pumpkin Festival 9 - 2 p.m.

Oct. 20 Fall Shred Event at Northley Middle School 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. no electronics accepted, paper shedding 

Oct. 20 - 21 Haverford Fine Art and Craft Show at Agnes Irwin School located at Ithan Ave. and Conestoga Rd in Rosemont 11 a.m. - 5 on Saturday and 10 a.. - 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Oct. 20 - 21 Pumpkin Days at Tyler Arboretum. 


Oct. 20  Special Events at Franklin Square Pumpkin Patch – Pick a pumpkin out of the Pumpkin Patch and decorate it to take home, FREE for children 10 and under. (Group reservations and participation not available. While supplies last.) Also, the Lightning Bolt Express Train makes the traditional fall stop in the Square ($5 adults, $4 children). FREE. 12 - 2 p.m.
 
Oct. 20 Family Fall Festival at Springfield Mall noon - 4 p.m. 

Oct. 20 Witches and Wizards Festival in Chestnut Hill 12 - 5 p.m. 

Oct. 20 - 22 Media-Up Book Sale 

Oct. 20 Haverford Township Historical Society Oktoberfest Fundraiser at Nitre Hall 7 to 10 p.m.


Oct. 20 and 27 Lantern Ghost Tours at the Colonial Plantation 6 - 9:30 p.m.

Oct. 21 Aids Philly Walk "Getting to Zero".


Oct. 21 Scott Arboretum Fall Celebration special lecture with Tom Coward, head gardener at Garvetye Manor in England 4 p.m. at the Lang Music Building on the campus of Swarthmore College. RSVP

Oct. 21 Guided Bike Tours of Meadow Mansions



Upcoming 


Oct. 22 MIDDLETOWN MONDAYS 2018 Continues this Fall with its focus on World War I and the Delaware Valley. PHILADELPHIA 1918: THE GREAT INFLUENZA by Jim Rubillo, retired college dean, professor and non-profit CEO. I had a little bird and his name was Enza, I opened the window and in-flu-enza (1918 jump rope jingle). The influenza outbreak of 1918 killed between 50 and 100 million people worldwide in the worst epidemic in modern times. Unlike other flus that preyed on the weak, the elderly and babies, this virus attacked young people in the prime of their life. The first cases were at an Army base in Kansas in March 1918, from there it spread with the troops to Europe. One of its first stops was Spain where it killed so many people that it became known the world over as the Spanish Flu.  Eventually it came back with the doughboys and spread across America.  October was the worst month; 195,000 American would die in those 31 days.  Philadelphia was especially hard hit with a total death toll of 16,000, the highest of any US city. The Delaware Valley was in a state of panic and fear. This talk will explore the day-to-day saga of this frightening period in the region's history. Middletown Township Historical Society. Lectures begin at 7:00 p.m. at Lima Estates, 411 North Middletown Road, Media, PA 19063. Free and open to the public, no registration required.

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