Monday, March 21, 2016

Upcoming events week of March 21

This is Spring Break for many, enjoy the family time. 

Following NCAA hoops and the March Madness?  Here is a link to the upcoming schedule.

Now thru March 26 Hayrides to Bunnyland at Linvilla 11 - 4p.m. $9 per person.

March 21 AARP Tax-Aide at Aston Library 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.

March 21 Middletown Township Historical Society presents "Middletown Mondays" Lectures begin at 7:00 p.m. at Lima Estates, 411 North Middletown Road, Media, PA 19063. Free and open to the public, no registration required.
A Taste of Empire: Exotic Foods from Local Plants, by Clarissa Dillon, Historian and Founding Member, Past Masters in Early American Domestic Arts. While traveling around the world establishing their empire, the British developed a taste for exotic foreign foods. Once home and unable to produce the necessary ingredients to make them, people created "imitations and using domestic products. Join us for a lively discussion and examples of these common imitations, like "mangoes." In case of inclement weather or changes in the schedule, please visit our website: or call 610-316-5620.

March 21 Rails to Trails: ChesterCreek Trail Development Update Presentation by John Paulson, FOCCB Treasurer. Inspired by Grandma Gatewood’s Walk and how her act of walking focused much-needed attention on conditions and rallied support for the Appalachian Trail, the Middletown Free Library has invited the Friends of the Chester Creek Trail to give an update on the development of the Chester Creek Trail. The Chester Creek Trail is a proud member of the Circuit Coalition! The Circuit Coalition aims to build a 750-mile trail network in the Greater Philadelphia region. Learn more at After nearly twenty long years of feasibility studies, grant-writing, and securing of approvals, the end is finally in sight! Come learn how our community will soon have the first 2.8 mile phase of a beautiful paved trail that we can enjoy for cycling, running, and strolling. 2 p.m. at Middletown Free Library.  Click Here to Sign Up! This program is in conjunction with our partnership with the Longwood Community 

March 21 Historic Sugartown Volunteer Interest Night at Historic Sugartown's Carriage Museum, 273 Boot Road, Malvern, PA 7- 8 p.m. Notes: Love history? Long to share your passion for the past with others? Historic Sugartown wants your help! Historic Sugartown interprets early American life at a rural 19th-century crossroads village located outside Malvern, PA. Historic Sugartown, Inc. seeks volunteers to help with special events throughout the year, school tours, general office work and caring for the historic buildings and collections. The public is invited to a Volunteer Interest Night on Monday, March 21st at 7 pm at Historic Sugartown's Carriage Museum, located at 273 Boot Road, Malvern, PA. It's a chance to meet the staff of Historic Sugartown and learn about current volunteer opportunities. Tour Historic Sugartown's Carriage Museum, General Store and check out our archive room, not regularly on view. Light refreshments will be served. Contact Faith McCarrick, Director of Programs and Outreach, at or 610-640-2667 if you wish to attend!

March 22 Angela Hewett of the Thomas Leiper House  Lecture will be held at the Marple Christian Church next door to the Thomas Massey House. For more information go to or call 610-353-4967

March 22 ChaddsFord Historical Society Spring Lecture Series with local author and historian Gene Pisasale as Colonel Alexander Hamilton as he presents on “Alexander Hamilton: Architect of the American Financial System.” Don’t expect Pisasale to rap or dance, like in the latest musical Hamilton! but he will entertain and enlighten as he appears in full Continental Army officer's uniform to share the story of Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804). The lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. The CFHS is located on route 1 and Creek Road in historic Chadds Ford. For more info on the CFHS and directions, call (610) 388-7376, email or visit Office hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Week of March 23 on Wednesday to March 26 Saturday Meet Phillis the Laundress, an African American that was born into slavery in Philadelphia.  She went to school and became an indentured servant and earned her freedom. Phillis will be at the Betsy Ross House noon to 5 p.m.

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