Monday, March 23, 2015

Top 10 Upcoming Things To Do This Week March 23

March 23 Founders Day at Academy of Natural Sciences Drexel University. Pay what you wish to celebrate the anniversary of the Academy’s founding. Bring your friends and family to enjoy dinosaurs, butterflies, and more!10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Please note: The special exhibit fee to see Titanoboa: Monster Snake will still apply on this day. Pay what you wish does not apply to field trips and group visits, including school groups.

March 24 Public meeting of JFK/Love Park  Skyline Room of the Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Benjamin Franklin Parkway 6:00 p.m. Design concepts will be presented for public comment. Doors open at 5:30 pm—Presentation begins at 6:00pm. No pre-registration is required. Facebook event here

March 24  The 1696 Thomas Massey House and Marple Historical Society presents The 1750 Morton Morton House, a presentation by Judy Anastasi President of the Norwood Historical Society 7:30 p.m. at Marple Christian Church 475 Lawrence Rd. Broomall. For information 610-353-4967.

March 24, Lecture by Chuck Feld- The History of Horticulture in America, Part II, 1750 to 1925.  By the mid 1700’s the wealthy were planting gardens with native plants and new plants from Europe. Nurseries were coming big business supplying fruit trees, vegetable seeds, and ornamentals. McMahon Nursery in Philadelphia was one of the leaders in the seed and nursery business. Lewis and Clark returned from the West with new plants, and seed which M’Mahon propagated and sold to the influent gardener. Washington and Jefferson in the post-revolutionary period were leaders in new agriculture practices including compost, and manures as fertilizer. Perhaps greatest progress in agriculture in the first third of the nineteenth century was the westward spread of the industry. The lecture will include Mount Vernon, Monticello, the mulberry and the silk worm, the Shaker’s seed business, many nursery and seed companies of that period, and gardens of the wealthy in the Philadelphia area. For more information, please visit

March 24 History On Tap with John Snider at The Marshalton Inn 6:30 p.m., 1300 West Strasburg Road, West Chester, PA 19382. Back by popular demand...John Snider presents Josiah Harlan (1799 -1871). Harlan, a Chester County native, was the first American to enter Afghanistan. His incredible adventures in the wilds of India and Afghanistan as a spy, a general, and as a king of a mountain tribe in the Hindu Kush were the inspiration for Rudyard Kipling's short story The Man Who Would Be King. Harlan's journey and how he managed to stay alive will be the subject of Snider's presentation. History on Tap brings history to you in the casual atmosphere of your favorite local bar or restaurant. There will be lots of great food and drink available for purchase. The program is free for the community to enjoy! Generously sponsored by Susquehanna Bank, and WCHE 1520AM. The portable sound system is sponsored by Colleen and Basel Frens.
March 27 - 29 Delaware County Spring Remodeling Expo at Marple Sports Arena 611 S. Parkway Broomall,PA Friday, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Saturday, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sunday, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

March 28 1st Annual AHMEC Girls' Science Expo at the Helicopter Museum in West Chester. Exhibitions, demonstrations and more by young women who love science. Benefits WATP 2 - 5 p.m.

March 29 Betsy Ross House Hannah Lithgow, Business Owner 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
A widowed businesswoman, Hannah Lithgow rented a room to Betsy Ross in the house where she crafted the first American flag.

If you can't make it down to Clearwater for spring training you can always try
Lincoln Financial Field Tours. Public Tours Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 2:00pm Saturday at 12:00pm and 2:00pm, Group Tours available for 10 or more. Tickets should be purchased 24 hours ahead. Adult $10.00, Child $8.00, Senior $8.00.

Getting impatient for the blooming flowers? Now through May 25 The Artist's Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887-1920 at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts located at 118-128 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102 (215) 972-7600.

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