Thursday, April 7, 2016

More April 8 and other upcoming weekend events

Today is World Health Day - This Year's Theme: Beat Diabetes.

April 8 Villanova 2016 NCAA Champions Parade in Philadelphia 1 p.m. The parade starts at 20th and Market and travels to Dilworth Park, City Hall.

April 9  "Caring for Paper Collections: Basic Care, Handling and Assessing Storage Needs" Seminar 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. sponsored by the Delaware County Heritage Commission at the Delaware County Government Center Building, County Council Meeting Room, 201 W. Front Street, Media, PA. RSVP to Speaker: Stephenie Schwartz Bailey, Education Program Manager at the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts in Philadelphia. This free workshop will give an introduction to best practices in caring for paper-based artifacts. Topics covered include: preparing work areas, following guidelines for handling objects, assessing storage materials and special needs, prioritizing for treatment, and understanding preservation and conservation terminology. This program is appropriate for volunteers and staff with responsibility for cultural collections, such as librarians, archivists, curators, collections managers, and stewards of historic house museums.

April 9 Newlin Grist Mill ponds will be closed to adults to allow children only to fish in the Delaware County Field and Stream Association's Trout Rodeo. The Trout Rodeo is free for children and open to the public. For more information about fly fishing at Newlin Grist Mill please click here. Email us at to request that fly fishing membership information be sent to you. 

April 9 Colonial Plantation Hearth Cooking, Farm Tours, House Tours, Garden Tours and Hand Sewing in the Parlor.

April 9 Sanderson Artisan Showcase and Sale 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Calling all art lovers!  Prepare to be delighted as artists produce fresh paintings from local settings such as Painter’s Folly and Kuerner’s Farm. Paintings will be on display and available to purchase at the Sanderson Museum.  Enjoy complimentary wine and cheese during this shopping event!

April 9 Wives, Slaves and Servant Girls Talk by historian Don Hagist 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Hale Byrnes presented by the American Revolution Roundtable of Northern Delaware. Tickets $5 with a book signing to follow. Located at .550 Stanton-Christiana Road, Newark, Delaware 19713.

April 9 The 14th Annual Americana Roots Ramble on State Street in Media, PA, Everybody's Hometown. 6 - 1 p.m.

April 10 Colonial Plantation Farm and Animal Tours, House and Garden Tours, Farm Habitat Walk (Bring Binoculars) at 1 p.m.

April 10 Rose Valley Museum and Historical Society Spring Lecture by Susan Keilbaugh, Alice Barber Stephens, American Illustrator (1858-1932) at the Thunderbird Lodge 41 Rose Valley Road 2 p.m - 4 p.m. in Alice Barber Stephen's Own Studio. Alice's ad for Ivory Soap is at the Smithsonian. Stephens also illustrated for Louisa May Alcott, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Longfellow and the cover of Ladies Home Journal. Tickets $20 ($15 for members) Reservations call 610.627.1210 or email More details at
Upcoming April events to get on your calendar - somethings you have to plan ahead.

April 21 Hedgerow Mystery Fundraiser at the Hedgerow Theatre 6 - 9 p.m. This year marks the 93rd Birthday of this historic 

Get Tickets now for the Middletown Library Roaring 20's Gala set for April 22. To purchase tickets visit call 610-566-7828.

Franklin Square is celebrating its 10th Birthday this year, and to kick off the special festivities, Historic Philadelphia, Inc. will host the Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square from April 22 – June 12. This is BIG. Like, 200-foot-long-dragon-made-of-lights BIG.

April 22 - 30 Philadelphia Science Festival 90 Plus events link to the calendar.

BIG CLIMB on April 23 to benefit Leukemia and Lymphoma research. Climb one of the tallest buildings in Philadelphia, the Comcast Building.

April 30 Rockin’ With The Troops: A USO Show
USOFlyer1Rockin' With The Troops: USO Show, where bands play the historical classics while commemorating our veterans. The setlist features singers and groups such as the Legendary Bobby Rydell, the Original Tymes, the First Ladies of Rock and Soul, and impersonator Lynn "Wyn" Roberts playing Bob Hope, Jack Benny, and Red Skelton. Your support to this event fuels DCHS programs that educate Delaware County about the service and sacrifice of veterans.This event is dedicated to our veterans such as Dennis Murphy, John Walker, and Joe Daly.
Information: 7 - 10 p.m. Door open at 6 p.m. at Neumann University: Mirenda Center, Convent Road, Aston, PA 19014. $65 per person.

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