Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Top 10 Plus 5 Highlight Countdowns the First Week of March 2016

March 1 Catch up with the return of astronaut Scott Kelly and fellow space mate cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko return to Earth after his one year mission on NASA Live TV. It has been quite an amazing experience seeing the world from his viewpoint, not only in pictures but in wisdom as well. If you have not been following him while he was in space, try and check out his interviews now that he is back on earth.  His viewpoints are out of this world, in a good way. NASA will share the completion of American astronaut Scott Kelly’s one-year mission aboard the International Space Station with live television coverage of his return to Houston on Wednesday, March 2, and two news briefings on Friday, March 4.

March 1 Dementia Conversations with the Alzheimer's Association at the Swarthmore Public Library 121 Park Ave. in Swarthmore, PA at 2 p.m.  

March 1 Super Tuesday Rally in Media at the Sterling Pig. Media Democratic Committee is having a primary rally between 7 and 10 p.m. The Pennsylvania presidential primary election in not until Tuesday, April 26.

March 2 Genealogy Workshop at Middletown Free Library. 10:15 a.m. registration required.

March 2 Read Across America Day check your local library to see if they are having any special events or visit a new library that is.

March 2 LITTLE EXPLORERS: IT'S RAINING, IT'S POURING! at Bartram Gardens 10 - 11:30 a.m. Wriggling worms and mud puddles make for fun springtime art and science explorations. Encourage your little one’s curiosity about the natural world through the Little Explorers Program for children ages 2-4. Each lesson includes activities, reading, snacks, and walks through the garden (weather permitting). At least one adult chaperone is required for every two children. 


March 3 Beware the Ides of March. Join Middletown Free Library this Thursday for a new program all about Shakespeare! Shakespeare Read Aloud is a fun round robin reading of a Shakespeare play, kicking off with Julius Ceasar at 1 p.m. Everyone will take turns reading as you move around the room with everyone getting a chance to read a line. You never know which character you'll be so you will have the opportunity to read as many different characters. Props will be provided to inspire you and copies of the play on hand. Registration requested.

March 3 Presidential Greatness: a lecture by historian Roger Arthur at 6:30 p.m. Marple Public Library Meeting Room. Please register in advance by calling (610) 356-1510. What qualities make a president great? Of the 43 men who have been president, some were great or close to it, two failed and one was forced to resign. The rest achieved various levels of mediocrity. As our next presidential election draws near, this talk examines the qualities the "Greats" had in common and what we might learn. 2599 Sproul Rd. Broomall, PA 19008.  (610)356-1510 www.marplelibrary.org,

March 4 Dress in Blue Day for Colon Cancer Awareness.

March 4 162nd District Ridley Township Republican Event at the Clarion with Blackthorn 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. 

March 5 - 13 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show this year the theme will be National Parks. 

March 6 Duffy's Cut Memorial Service 2 p.m. at West Laurel Cemetery, click on the link for more information and to rsvp for this event. 

March 6 Penn State Indoor Arts and Crafts Show Rte. 352 and Yearsley Mill Rd. Media PA.

March 6 Middletown Free Library is sponsoring a Pre-Finale Downtown Abbey Tea Party Fundraiser with scones and delicious treats at 1 p.m. Tickets $15. 

March 6 Downton Abbey Series Finale 9 p.m. on PBS. Sunday will never be the same.  How will it end? All will be, Happy Ever After, I hope. 

Plan ahead March 7  The Danish Girl will be shown at the Middletown Free Library at 2 p.m. with the Academy Award winner for best supporting actress, Alicia Vikander, registration is required.

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