Friday, April 17, 2015

Top10 Upcoming Events This Weekend April 18

1. April 18 Thomas Leiper Historic House overlooks Crum Creek in Nether Providence. It will open for the season on Saturdays and Sunday 1 - 4 p.m. The estate is located at 519 Avondale Road, Wallingford, Delaware County, PA. Thomas Leiper was a Scottish American merchant and politician in Philadelphia who served in the American Revolutionary War. He was the first American to construct a permanent working railway by creating a short span on his property in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. His summer home was added to the National Registry of Historic Places in December 1970.  Many notable buildings in the area have been constructed with Leiper stone from his quarry along Crum Creek. Guided tours are free, although a donation is appreciated for upkeep. The "Bank Building" and outhouse are included in the tours.  It was built as a summer home in 1785.  Lived in by the Leiper family until 1959. Now owned by the township and pictured on the Nether Providence "seal". 

2. April 18  Colonial Plantation - Spy Day (Children's event)


3. April 18, Laurel Hill Cemetery Walking Tour 1 p.m. Patriots, Politicians and Playwrights: Philadelphia Lawyers at Laurel Hill.

4. April 19, Laurel Hill Cemetery Walking 1 p.m.  Liberty or Death: The Revolutionary War Patriots of Laurel Hill. 


5. April 18 Darby Creek Cleanup at John Heinz 9- 12.

6. April 18th Rain Barrel Workshop from 10-11:30am at Rutledge Borough Hall (212 Unity Terrace, Rutledge, PA 19070)Learn how to harvest rainwater from your roof and divert it for on-site usage in the landscape.  Attend a rain barrel workshop and return home equipped with the knowledge and hardware needed to assemble and install a rain barrel. Price: $0.00- 10:00 AM -11:30 AM
Register at this link.

7. April 18-23 Shofusco for the first time, is issuing a prediction for the peak cherry bloom dates in Philadelphia. Cherry Trees can be spotted in bloom in Fairmount Park and along Kelly Drive. They are blooming beautiful. One of the most spectacular parts of spring when nature comes back to life in technicolor and its FREE!

8. April 18  Bird Philly Wister Woods 10 a.m. meet at the corner of Belfield Avenue and Logan Street to begin a walk in this under birded urban oasis. Expect to find late wintering sparrows and juncos as well as sapsuckers and other woodpeckers. Perhaps also find early arriving spring migrants or even something unusual!  Explore neighboring Wakefield Park and check out its magnificent seven‐trunked London Planetree on Ogontz Avenue. Meeting Location: Belfield Avenue and Logan Street, Philadelphia, PA 19151. (Belfield Recreation Center and Wister Playground are near this location.)

9. April 18 30th Annual Induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
at Cleveland's Public Hall. Ringo Starr, The 5 Royales, Lou Reed, Paul Butterfield Band, Green Day, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Bill Withers, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

10. April 19 Colonial Plantation Colonial Dairy Workshop 11:00am -2:00 pm.

Bonus: April 18 and 19: On opening weekend of National Park Week every national park will give you free admission!
April 18: Philadelphia Parks and Recreation is offering Philadelphia residents FREE yard trees for their private property (front, back, and side yards).  Pennypack Enivornmental Center 8600 Veree Rd, 19115. 10:00 a.m.-2:00.p.m. Click on the link for full details, you need to register but walk ups will be able to get trees if any are left.  This is a Philadelphia resident event.

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You can also sign up and receiving stunning pictures delivered to your mailbox from the Department of the Interior. 

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