Friday, February 20, 2015

Top 10 February 22 Weekend Special Events

February Penn Museum Tours are awesome. Click on the link to see the schedule coming up. I took a Mummy Tour recently, they have a lot of interesting artifacts at the museum. I was at the museum to see the 1918 silent film Eyes of the Mummy set to the score created by Michael Stambaugh who operates a teaching studio for piano, concentration and music theory.  He is on the faculty of the Settlement Music School in Philadelphia.  He holds an M.M. in Composition from the University of Delaware and a Bachelor in Music Theory with Piano Concentration from Temple University.  He is also a graduate of Strath Haven High School, Strath Haven Middle School, SRS Swarthmore-Rutledge School, The Kid's Place and Holy Trinity Nursery School. Relache played Michael's music live. I have known Michael since he was three years old and I thought some of the many teachers he had along the way might want to know of his success. I too now can appreciate the work so much more that goes into scoring the music for motion pictures in the upcoming Academy Awards. One never knows, I may never walk the red carpet but I know one mummy that is getting closer. Michael's "world premier" music, set the mood of the movie.

February 22 The Philadelphia Suns Lion Dance Parade starts at 10th and Spring Garden  11 a.m.  - 2  p.m.

Tides of Freedom: African Presence on the Delaware River exhibit at the Independence Seaport Museum.

February 22 Weathering the Storms: Resiliency Workshop 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Haverford Township Library ONE BOOK ONE Inspired by the book Orphan Train. Gain practical tools and a fresh perspective on the roadblocks that we all inevitably encounter.This discussion and interactive workshop will explore the concept of resiliency as portrayed by the heronines in Orphan Train and other episodes in human history and look at topics  like change/conflict management, obstacles and influences for change, and taming the flight, fight and fright instincts.Participants will gain practical tools and a fresh perspective. This workshop is presented by Sharlene Goldfischer of Quintessence Coaching.  She is a certified coach with over thirty-five years of professional experience helping people find solutions and reach their full potential through training, consulting and coaching.  She specializes in leadership development and life wellness coaching. This workshop is free, but registration is required.

February 22 Daytona 500 begins at 1 p.m. 200 laps 500 miles.  Vince Vaugh is the Grand Marshall and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will provide a flyover! Joey Logano of Team Penske won the 2015 Daytona 500.

February 22 Academy Awards on ABC 7 p.m. on ABC. posting my picks on Saturday some tough choices this year. It is EXTRA credit.

February 22 - 28 East Passyunk Restaurant Week -3 course lunch and or dinner at 28 award winning restaurants for either $15, $25 or $35, Check out the menus!
February 22 Sensory Friendly Sunday at the Franklin Institute The Franklin Institute can sometimes seem a little overwhelming.  It can be crowded, loud, and bright.  That’s why we are pleased to offer Sensory-Friendly Sunday. It is our goal to make Sensory-Friendly Sunday a comfortable environment  for kids and adults with a variety of sensory differences.  On Sensory-Friendly Sunday our exhibits will be modified to provide an opportunity to experience all The Franklin Institute has to offer for people on the autism spectrum and with a range of differing abilities.  Our trained staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer any questions you have and, if necessary, direct you to a quiet space that provides a chance to cool down and take a break. We are also offering the opportunity to “try again” if your visit isn’t successful in the first half hour. Enjoy a special discounted rate available for guests arriving between 8:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. and for pre-registered guests, but you are welcome to stay all day: To register:  Call Center, 215-448-1200 Questions: Adrienne Kimball, 215-448-2195. Regular museum rates apply after 9:30 a.m. unless pre-registered.

2015 Sensory-Friendly Sunday Dates:
February 22
March 22
May 17
June 14
July 12
Aug 16
Sept 13
Oct 11
Nov 15
Dec 13

February 26 The FCC will vote on Net Neutrality here is a link to more information on how you might "Save the Internet". Take Action now.

other options and links 
Mozilla: Firefox
Comcast Corporation Open Internet

For a little light reading... I found an interesting link on how "cable" began on the Harvard Business School website titled Cable TV: From Community Antennas to Wired Cities.  It is a very interesting read. Does anyone remember when we only had 3 - 6 - 10 and 12 and then UHF (17 - 29 - 48) came along and you couldn't decide which show to watch and T.V. was free! I know cable companies provide a great service and they want to make money but how did it all get so dang expensive.

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