Sunday, February 1, 2015

Top 10 Upcoming News and Events Week of February 1, 2015

Congratulations to the XLIX Super Bowl Winners
The New England Patriots 
The Butler Did It!

The Department of the Interior is seeking videos and photographs of weddings or proposals for their annual Valentine's Day video. The Valentine’s Day video -- featuring proposals and weddings on America’s public lands -- has become so popular that they are making it an annual tradition. And they’re looking for your help to make it even better this year! Send your videos and photos of your weddings or proposals in National Parks, Wildlife Refuges and other public lands to Please send videos and photos no later than Monday, February 7, for a chance to be in the special Valentine’s Day Video. 

10 Buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright have been Nominated to the World Heritage List. To date only one location in Pennsylvania is on that list.  Can you guess which one? It is in Philadelphia and it is a pretty big deal.

February 1 Brand New Betsy Ross House Exhibit Opens Now regarded as a treasured historic landmark, this wasn't always the case for the Betsy Ross House. Get an in-depth look at how a group of everyday citizens transformed this modest 18th-century home into an American icon at the brand new exhibit, A Museum in the Making: The American Flag House & Betsy Ross Memorial Association, 1898 - 1941.Featuring unique museum artifacts and archival photographs, A Museum in the Making brings the story of the Betsy Ross House to life like never before. Best of all, entrance to A Museum in the Making is FREE with admission to the Betsy Ross House. Audio Tour: $7 adults, $6 children/seniors/military/students  Self-Guided Tour: $5 adults, $4 children/seniors/military/students. BUY TICKETS. The Betsy Ross House is located at 239 Arch Street. Open Tuesdays - Sundays, 10 am - 5 pm through February 28. Open daily starting March 1.

February 2 Ground Hog Day: Will he see his shadow? If its cloudy and no shadow, an early spring.  If it is sunny and shadow appears, more winter. What are you hoping for? Only the shadow knows. SIX MORE WEEKS OF WINTER says Punxutawney Phil.

February 3 World Affairs Council 21st Century Technology: New beginning or terrible end? A day long conference, check the schedule of speakers at  The program will be held at Drexel University, Behrakis Hall, 3210 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA. Keep this lecture in mind as well. Thrive: Defining Success in the 21st Century featuring Arianna Huffington on April 8 at the Union League in Philadelphia.

February 4  Genealogy Research Workshops at Middletown Free Library Beginner and Intermediate Levels Come to the library to make use of the Library Edition and get help with your research. Bring you family tree questions! Get help to break down those brick walls in your research! Wednesday, February 4, 18 at 10:15 AM Wednesday, March 4, 18 at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, April 8, 22 at 10:15 a.m. Please bring your own laptop if you have one!! See a full list of events at the library.

February 4 National Homemade Soup Day.

February 6 is National Wear Red Day to bring awareness to Heart Disease.

February 7 The Art of the Brick opens at the Franklin Institute. 

February 7, 2015 Cabin Fever Saturday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.Historic Sugartown’s Carriage Museum. Craft a corn husk doll with friends from East Goshen Historical Commission. Make paper the 18th-century way with Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation. Create Victorian-style Valentines and other paper crafts. Try your hand at old-fashioned games. Tour Historic Sugartown’s Carriage Museum and General Store. Complimentary coffee and hot cocoa! Cabin Fever Day Admission: Children ages 3 and up – $5; Accompanying Adults - $3; Kids under Age 3 – Free.  For more information, visit Historic or call 610-640-2667.


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