Monday, November 10, 2014

Top 10 Upcoming Events This Week

November 10 -21 The Fairmount Park Holiday Gingerbread House Display is back at The Shops at Liberty Place for a fourth year. These 12 deliciously magnificent gingerbread houses handcrafted by Philadelphia chefs and modeled after Fairmount Park historic sites.  The Gingerbread House Display is free and open to the public Monday - Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Sunday 12 - 6 p.m. New for 2014, the Shofuso Japanese House and Garden will be created in Gingerbread form. To kick off the display, a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held in the Rotunda at The Shops at Liberty Place at 2 p.m. on Monday, November 10. The Gingerbread House Display’s presenting sponsor is the Fairmount Park Conservancy.

November 11 The Rocky Run 5k and 10K at the spot, the Philadelphia Art Museum.

Nov. 11, 54th Veterans Day Parade, State St., in Media, PA at 11:11 a.m.

November 11, 2014 at 6:00 pm Radley Run Seminar Series Presents: The Underground Railroad in Chester County, Location: 1100 Country Club Road, West Chester, PA 19382. Registration 6-6:30 p.m. Program: 6:30-7:30 p.m.-$20. Optional Buffet-$25. An evening with Chris Densmore: Christopher Densmore is head of Friends Historical Library at Swarthmore College, the largest repository of Quaker records and papers in North America. Chris is the author of numerous books and articles, including "The Underground Railroad: South to North" and "Taking the Long View of Abolition: Quakers Confront Slavery and Abolition" Discussion includes:When doing the right thing is treason. Why was Chester County so important. What is true & what is false. Searching for new stories. Imagining the unimaginable. Roads you travel today.Who knew you were in Timbuktu. Why is it relevant today and yet still controversial. All proceeds benefiting the Chester County Historical Society.
To register call 610-793-1660 or email

November 12 200 Years The Athenaeum of Philadelphia Treasure Capstone Party at 6 p.m. Treasures of the Athenaeum: 200 Years of Collecting exhibition ends November 15.

November 13 Opening Night of the Franklin Square Holiday Festival featuring Electrical Spectacle: A Holiday Light Show at 5 p.m, Benjamin Franklin and special guests will ignite the first show of the season in style. 

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November 13 – December 31,  Franklin Square’s Electrical Spectacle!  4:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The return of the Electrical Spectacle with more lights, more activities, and more holiday fun! Sparked by Benjamin Franklin’s imagination, Electrical Spectacle: A Holiday Light Show is the key to holiday fun in Franklin Square! More than 50,000 lights create two alternating shows every 30 minutes.

November 13 Love Your Park Fall Service Day.  Volunteer at a Philly Park.  Click on the link for locations.

November 13, 2014, 6:30–8 p.m., Champions of Adult Literacy Awards at Harrah's in Chester, Tickets: $35.  Celebrate the 2014 Champion of Adult Literacy Winners Kristin Ball Motley, Champion of Health Literacy, PA Representative Joseph T. Hackett, Champion of Adult Education and Clarifi, Champion of Financial Literacy at Harrah's Casino.

November 13, 2014! An early start to the Holiday Season can be found in Aston Township Historical Society's closing of their 2014 season with two very special guests from Concord Township Historical Society  Al Eelman and Ed Keane will present a talk on "When The Railway Came To Concord". Al and Ed will share their information and pictures on the railways between 1857-1972. This local railway even transported troops during WWII and was also used to ship mushrooms from this area to Philadelphia. The railway once went from Wawa to Perryville and from Philadelphia to Perryville and up the Port Deposit Road to Harrisburg. At first it was called the Philadelphia and Baltimore Central and later the Octorara branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad. This event will be at the Aston Township Municipal Building at 7 p.m.


November 10 - 14 is World Kindness Week. Give it a try. 

November 11 Veterans Day is a "fee free" day on many of the nation's public lands, and active-duty service members and their dependents can get free access to more than 2,000 national parks, wildlife refuges, national forests and other public lands around the nation.

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