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

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

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Simple Pleasures in Life

Coffee on the deck, porch or front steps, anywhere outside.

Delicious Dinner that doesn't infringe on your healthy diet

Walk on the beach

Glass of wine, some prefer beer and a sobering iced tea  is also a treat

Roof over your head, especially on a rainy day


Cool breeze on a hot day

Rising up to greet the sunrise

Walk in the woods

Breathing in the fresh air.