Monday, May 4, 2015

Top 10 The First Week of May 2015 Events

First of all let's just celebrate May itself.  We made it!

1. May 4 Star Wars Day!  May the Fourth Be with You. On May 30 the Franklin Institute is having a themed special event Star Wars as part of The Art of the Brick–the world’s largest gallery of LEGO® art 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Show your Star Wars pride and dress like your favorite character, see an enormous LEGO Millennium Falcon, and meet members Garrison Carida (501st Legion) Star Wars Character Costuming Organization.  Take a selfie with classic Star Wars™ Characters all day and May the Force Be with You!

2. May 6 Philadelphia Wine + Food Festival Presented by Lexus at SCA Club at Lincoln Financial Field. Raise a glass for a good cause at the Philadelphia Wine + Food Festival Presented by Lexus. 10% of each ticket purchased, plus all proceeds from the night’s sweepstakes, will be donated to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Daisy Days Campaign. The night promises to be a spirited celebration, where you’ll enjoy samples of more than 650 wines from around the world and bites from some of Philadelphia’s top restaurants. Other
Upcoming Daisy Day Events to Support CHOP.

3. May 6 Global BIG Day It's for the birds!

4. May 6  Twilight Yoga Presented by POP UP Yoga Philly at Franklin Square 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Get excited about yoga, health and wellness! All body types and skill levels are welcome for this Yin Yoga Class. ($15).

5. May 7 Webinar: Hepatitis C and African American Women 1:30 o.m. - 2 :45 p.m. In preparation for National Women’s Health Week, the Office on Women’s Health, the Office of Minority Health, and the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy are co-sponsoring a webinar on hepatitis C and African American women. Register for this webinar.

6. May 9 The 300 Anniversary 1715 St. David's Church opened its door to a Welsh speaking congregation. The cornerstone was laid on May 9, 1715. Listed events associated with the anniversary:

May  9 300th Anniversary Choir Festival at 4:00 p.m. with St. David's, Church of the Redeemer and St. Peter-in-the-Great Valley choirs combining voices along with Fairmount Brass and timpani.

300th Anniversary Bell - Ringing of the bell throughout the day.
May 10 Cornerstone Day - Worship  at 10 a.m. in the Chapel; re-dedication of the Church; burying of a time capsule and a gourmet catered Mother's Day Luncheon.  See the St David's Church website for complete details.

7. May 9 Hale Byrnes House Cordially Invites You To A Talk by Author Christian McBurney, Kidnapping the Enemy, The Special Operations to capture Generals Charles Lee and Richard Prescott. 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. American Revolution Round Table of Northern Delaware. Hales Byrnes House 606 Stanton-Christiana Road, Newark De 19713. $5 at the door includes coffee and dessert . Additional information at .

8. May 9 Genghis Khan is coming to the Franklin Institute!

9. May 9 – May 16 Celebrate Philly Parks! Volunteer at a Philadelphia Park near you! LOVE Your Park Week 2015 will be Saturday, LOVE Your Park Week is a week long celebration of Philadelphia’s parks. Kick off the week with a citywide park service day on Saturday, May 9th. Volunteer  at a park near you! Throughout the week, enjoy over 80 events in parks all over Philadelphia! Check out our events page to see the full calendar. 

10. May 9  9th Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration sponsored by the Pan Asian Association of Greater Philadelphia at Franklin Square 1 - 9 p.m.  Enjoy movies, a beer garden, and cultural entertainment. Admission is free, but tickets are required for attractions. Food and beverage may be purchased from participating vendors.

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