2. Feb. 24 The 1696 Thomas Massey House and Marple Historical Society present Michael Harris Speaking on his book Brandywine: A Military History of the Battle that Lost Philadelphia but Saved America, September 11, 1777 at 7:30 at the Marple Christian Church, Lawrence Rd. Broomall. Brandywine Creek calmly meanders through the Pennsylvania countryside today, but on September 11, 1777, it served as the scenic backdrop for the largest battle of the American Revolution, one that encompassed more troops over more land than any combat fought on American soil until the Civil War. Harris’s Brandywine is the first complete study to merge the strategic, political, and tactical history of this complex operation and important set-piece battle into a single compelling account.Donations appreciated. Refreshments served. For information call 610-353-4967.
3. February 24 What’s My Child Thinking? The Brain from Childhood to Adolescence. Let's Talk About Your Brain at the Franklin Institute 7 p.m.- 8 :30 p.m. Free for members $5 for non-members.
4. February 24, 2015 Fighting Heart Disease with a Fork and a Knife - Riddle Hospital fro 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
5. February 25 Senior Suppers (for the Over 60 crowd) this monthly event is being held at Riddle Hospital ($7) and Senior Entertainment Nights ($5) are held at Paoli Hospital. Click on the links for more information and times.
6. February 25 Delaware County Historic Preservation Network presents HIDDEN COLLECTIONS INITIATIVE FOR PENNSYLVANIA SMALL ARCHIVAL REPOSITORIES:THE RESULTS SO FAR…7:00 p.m. Delaware County Gov't Center Building, County Council Meeting Room, 201 W Front Street, Media, PA. Hundreds of small archival repositories in the five-county Philadelphia region hold thousands of individual collections documenting a wide range of topics and geographic areas. Private, non-profit organizations with a history-based mission or that have historically significant archival collections, that agree to make their archives available to the public, and that do not employ a full-time, professionally trained archivist are eligible for participation in the project. Project staff identify small archival repositories in the Philadelphia area, survey and assess their archival collections, and create summary finding aids to these collections. The finding aids are made publicly accessible in an online database developed by the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL). Within this single online resource, researchers may search collections held at a wide range of Philadelphia-area archival repositories, from the smallest all-volunteer organizations to the largest professional institutions. In 2013, DCHPN introduced representatives of the Hidden Collections Initiative to Delaware County historic groups and outlined the services they could offer. Join us for this presentation on the collections in Delaware County that have been cataloged and find out how your organization can be involved in the Initiative’s continuing effort to add additional collections to the online database. Participating organizations receive a report on improving their collection. An added bonus to the event will be a display of unique and rare Delaware County books and artifacts for everyone to enjoy before the event as you mingle with colleagues and friends. Free and open to all. Please register at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-891-4910.
7. February 26 FREE! Thursday, February 26th at 6:00 PM at the Wagner Free Institute of Science (1700 W Montgomery Ave Philadelphia, PA 19121). Freshwater mussels are the "underdogs" of aquatic ecology: few people know that they exist and even fewer know that they are the most imperiled of all organisms in North America. As a result of degraded stream conditions and their unique and complicated lifecycle, once plentiful freshwater mussel populations are dwindling. That’s bad news for our rivers, streams, and lakes, where freshwater mussels play a vital role as natural waste treatment plants. This presentation will describe the fascinating lifestyle and status of freshwater mussels and chronicle how local efforts to restore these animals will protect our waterways. Registration and more information here.
8. Feb. 26, 2015 Paint the Town Red presented by the Women's Heart Initiative. An evening devoted to celebrating women and making heart healthy choices. Shop to your heart’s content with many local vendors; savor heart-healthy hors d’oeuvres; and meet the Lankenau Heart Institute team of female cardiologists, 6:00–9:00 p.m. Merion Golf Club, 450 Ardmore Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003. For More Information and to Register. click on the link.
9. February 26 and February 27 2015 Wild and Scenic Film Festival at Chester County Historical Society 225 N High St, West Chester, PA 19380. The 2015 Wild and Scenic Film Festival is hosted by Trail Creek Outfitters and proceeds from the event equally benefit: The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County and Stroud Water Research Center. The theme of the film festival is “A Wild Life” and features stellar film making, beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling to inform, inspire and ignite solutions and possibilities to restore the earth and human communities while creating a positive future for the next generation.
10. February 26 The Japanese Film Festival, presented by the Center for East Asian Studies and Shofuso Japanese House and Garden.The final film in the series of four, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, follows sushi master Jiro Ono on his quest to perfect the art of sushi, while highlighting the trials of his two sons who follow in their father’s footsteps.Please note, these FREE events take place at 7pm each Thursday in February in room B6 of the Stiteler Hall (208 South 37th Street, Philadelphia PA, 19104) on Penn’s campus.
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