Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Signs of the seashore that stick with you.

Stickers on the back of cars.

You might see some of these stickers  and wonder..where is their Happy Place?

OBX Outer Banks

LBI Long Beach Island

SIC Sea Isle City

NWW North Wildwood

M Margate

CM Cape May

SH Stone Harbor

OC Ocean City, MD or OCM - OCNJ is Ocean City, New Jersey

AV Avalon

BB Bethany Beach

LSD Lower Slower Delaware

An actual license plate, I saw on my way home from the beach. "It's fine". No words can describe more what your attitude is when an issue comes up at the beach. "It's fine".

Answers to yesterdays lifeguard challenge....

What flies without wings?
1. time

What goes through the door but does not go in or out?
2. keyhole

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Chatter at the beach

I do not want to bring anyone down for I too am suffering from a severe missing the beach hangover.

Let's remember the good times.

High dunes to help battle the next Nor'easter designed by the Army Corp of Engineers is the big news in our section of LBI this year and sooo much beach. The island is almost complete, the dredgers are still visible out in the ocean. If Trump still wants to build a wall, Christie might be his man, for the job he's done in Jersey.




An unmanned inner-tube floats further and further out to sea. A young boy asks the lifeguards, can I go for it ? They reply, you can try.  He swims and swims, it is a challenge the ocean is playing keep away.  He gets close and the lifeguard paddles out passes him retrieves the tube and the boy.  They both paddle back on the rescue board, a successful mission and a safe landing.

The biggest challenge of the day, keeping the umbrella standing and not inverting, going up against the wind. At the beach it is always something. If that is your biggest problem you are doing pretty good.



I had the MyLBIlife App so we had Things to Do bit apparently if you don't register people have other things to do. When we showed up at the 5th Street Beach in Surf City there appeared to be no one demonstrating a mock turtle and dolphin rescue BUT we happened into meeting one of the most important people on the island, the ocean temperature guy and we git to watch him at work.


There he goes

 


 Changing his mind?



 Suiting up


Action shot

I must say, I was pleased by his results 68 - 70 degrees all week.
He has been doing this job for almost 60 years.
He is a builder by trade.
Nice guy.




The Talk at the LBI Museum on New Jersey wrecks was informative, the most heartfelt one was the latest on the island with Captain Mears. A statue in his memory is located at Barnegat Light. His brother was part of the rescue crew. Mears and his shipmate capsized but found an air pocket to wait it out. As the rescue team arrived they were able to swim down and out but it is believed that the strap on Mears overalls was caught preventing him from getting out and he drowned at 53 years old.





An approximately six year old riding bikes with dad, Dad asks, "Would you like to go to the water-park?" Six says, Sure, how many times do I have to tell you that?
A father and son crossing the busiest intersection at Bay Village. 'Son please step back on the curb and make it more of a challenge for a car to hit you", pleads the father. I immediately jumped back on the curb myself heeding the sound advice.  The father first thanks me for paying attention and then apologized for hollering at me and explained, it has been a long day.








Lifeguard challenge question of the day, What flies without wings? You have 24 hours to figure it out. Answer tomorrow.

Another ponder supplied by lifeguard Christina: What goes through the door but does not go in or out?

Dolphins finally arrived on Day 7 and 8. No photo proof at this time but the coffee club saw them. I have witnesses. Annual friends from New Hampshire we have seen them every year, showed up on time at sunrise at the pavilion. We shared the sunrise and coffee. Happy 14th Anniversary to the New Hampshire couple and welcome to newcomer two month old Dean from a family of four.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Upcoming Events August 29 - September 5

August 29  Summer Potluck Lunch and a Movie at the Middletown Free Library.  You must bring sometime edible to share. The movie feature is "Green Fried Tomatoes". 12 p.m.

August 30 Watch a TedTalk at the Middletown Free Library  p.m. I just learned about TEDMED. Has anyone seen any of those yet? A friend's daughter, Jenny Stellar spoke at a TEDMED about awe-inspiring moments and hopefully it will be available on YouTube soon.

September 1 Two NASA Astronauts will take a spacewalk. NASA TV will air the six an a half hour space walk coverage beginning at 6:30 a.m.

September 1 - 5 Parks of Tap at FDR Park

September 2 Outdoor Movie Alligator People at the Betsy Ross House 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

September 2 Outdoor Movie at Clark Park

September 3 ChesterFest 2016 on the grounds of Talon Energy former PPLPark

September 3-4 Budweiser Made in America Concert



Now through September 5 Blue Cross Riverrink Summerfest

September 5 Labor Day Holiday Weekend for some and the unofficial end of summer for others (sad face).

Plan Ahead get tickets now.

September 9 - 24 Philadelphia Fringe Festival 

October7 PHeaSt at the Philadelphia Navy Yard 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. 

September 11 3rd Annual Shugart's Sunday BBQ & Bluegrass 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. At the grounds of Historic Sugartown's c. 1880 General Store, 690 Sugartown Road, Malvern, PA 19355

$40 ages 11 and up , $12 Children ages 3 – 10 years Ages 0 - 2 years – Free
To purchase tickets, visit
http://historicsugartown.org/2016-shugarts-sunday/
http://www.HistoricSugartown.org or call 610-460-2667 RSVP by September 5th.


Friday, August 26, 2016

Upcoming weekend Events August 26-28

August 26 Dedication of the Arctic Explorer Elisha Kent Kane Historical marker at Laurel Hill Cemetery. 1 p.m. RSVP is required. As a local link, the 1785 National Registry of Historical Places,Thomas Leiper House still in existence in Nether Providence is open to visitors Saturday and Sunday 1 - 4 p.m. through November.  Thomas Leiper was the grandfather of Elisha Kane.

August 26 Smooth Summer Jazz at the Great Plaza Penn's Landing with Peabo Bryson. Arrive at 7, concert begins at 7:30 p.m. 

August 27 One Day in Chester Arts Festival


August 27 Sounds of Inspiration, Praise in the Park at Great Plaza, Penn's Landing.

August 28 Super Flea Market at Delaware County Community College. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m raindate 9/4.

August 28 Belmont Plateau Hall of Fame Classic Run/Walk 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

August 28 Hike with the Sierra Club 1:15 p.m. at Mineral Hill in Middletown Township. Park at the Middletown Memorial Park on the north side of Baltimore Pike just west of Ridley Creek 1.5 easy miles. Contact: wbrainerd3@gmail.com.

August 28 Concord Historical Society Museum is open 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.Virginia Merion DeNenno History and Educational Center is located at 659 Smithbridge Road, Glen Mills. 

Parks on Tap will be at Paines Park this weekend. 

10/11/2016 is the last day to register for the 11/08/2016 election. 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Happy 100 National Park Service

Great Smokey Mountain National Park 
Number 1 in visitors in 2015.


A local resident in Shenandoah National Park
Valley Forge National Park
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Devil's Tower the first National Monument
Mt. Rushmore 
 Crater of the Moon National Monument and Preserve

Grand Canyon of Yellowstone

Grand Tetons

 Yosemite

I am a huge fan. It is impossible to pick a favorite.

 
 
Fee Free Days August 25 -28
List of celebrations on August 25th throughout 
the National Park System

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

How to compete with Olympic withdraw

Jog down two flights of steps and do a load of delicate laundry 38 minutes.

Hustle up one flight to make banana bread

Heat up the oven to 350 degrees.

Race against the oven as you mix the batter.

Oven wins first heat. Crack eggs faster with more confidence next time to try and improve time. 

Nine minutes left to laundry, time to empty dishwasher and load in new dirty dishes.

Delicates done, hang them on clothesline outside, get an extra jolt of Vitamin D.

Twenty 28 minutes left on the timer, dust and vacuum 3 upstairs bedrooms.

Summarize and compose list.

Bread done.



Accept the gold!

Everything is Awesome.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Weeks Local Events starting August 23 2016

August 23  Concert By Candlelight at Laurel Hill Mansion in East Fairmount Park "Allen Krantz" guitar. Concerts begin at 6:30 p.m.  Tickets can be purchased at www.laurelhillmansion.by using Pay Pal, by calling 215-643-7923 or emailing bfrankl433@comcast.net.

August 23 Movie Night in Broomall "Inside Out" will be shown in he parking lot of host Crozer Keystone 30 Lawrence Road 8 p.m. Free.

August 24 Tune in to Historic Insights by author/historian Gene Pisasale Living History WCHE AM 1520 at 1 p.m. when he interviews, Anne Venzon, Professor of history, American Public University. Listen on the radio AM 1520 or on the Internet at www.wche1520.com (click "listen Live"). Shows are recorded and are later available on the WCHR website under "Podcasts" and on www.GenePisasale.com. 


The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016


August 25 – U.S. President Woodrow Wilson signs legislation creating the National Park Service.

 I tip my hat to these people.  I never met a ranger I didn't like or that didn't love their job at the National Park Service.

August 26 Dedication of the Arctic Explorer Elisha Kent Kane Historical marker at Laurel Hill Cemetery. 1 p.m. RSVP is required. As a local link, the 1785 National Registry of Historical Places,Thomas Leiper House still in existence in Nether Providence is open to visitors Saturday and Sunday 1 - 4 p.m. through November.  Thomas Leiper was the grandfather of Elisha Kane.


August 27 One Day in Chester Arts Festival


August 27 Rep. Kruger-Braneky Back to School Family Day 


August 28 Super Flea market at Delaware County Community College. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m raindate 9/4.

September 3 - 4 Made in America concert on Ben Franklin Parkway


September 3 ChesterFest on the grounds of Talen Energy Soccer Stadium, former PPL.

Register now for the September 10 Boxers' Trail Run in East Fairmount Park. Click for more info.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Bravos in Brazil

Bravo to the host country of Brazil.

Bravo to Football's Gold Medal Winner...Brazil.

Bravo to the United States for a total of  121 Medals. Whoever says this is not a great country must not have been watching.

Bravo to all athletes that came together in peace and sport.  When you see the best of the best, you see hope.

Bravo to all these amazing athletes that I watched in awe from table tennis to volleyball, sports I typically do not watch, you mesmerized with your talent

Five standouts this week

Eaton

Bolt

Mohamed Farah

Ryan Crouser

USA Women Athletics, Athletes on the Track
 (such determination)
(I loved the relays and Allyson Felix) 

Simone Biles was selected by teammates to carry the U.S. flg at the closing ceremony.

There were so many athletes from New Jersey, I want to swim in that ocean.
Here is a list at nj.com

Congratulations to all athletes.  You were amazing to watch.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Additional Weekend Events thru August 21

August 19 - 21 America's 15th Annual 911 Ride click on the link to find start and stop locations.  Motorcyclists will be traveling from Somerset, PA, Flight 93 Memorial, to the Pentagon in Arlington, VA and World Trade Center in NYC to honor the victims. Normally the sound of a motorcycle weaving in and out of traffic can cause a disturbance, until you witness this, their thunder will give you chills. Pay respect if you happen to spot them on the road. It's something.
 

August 19 Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Sullivan's Bridge a new pedestrian and bike trail bridge, 10:30 a.m. Details.

August 19 Tall Ship Party on the Gazela 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. to benefit the Chester Historical Preservation.

August 20 Festival of India at the Great Plaza Penn’s Landing 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.


August 20 Moonlight Kayak Tour 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. starts at Walnut Street Dock on the Schuylkill River.  


August 20 Pirate Day at Ft. Mifflin 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

August 20 Bike Ride from Bartram Gardens to Heinz Wildlife Refuge with the Philadelphia Bicycle Coalition.


August 20  East Fairmount Park Public Art Bike Tour 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Meet at the Oval's Fairmount Park Launch (western end adjacent to Warby Parker bus). This is where the tour will begin and end.


August 21 11th Annual Chester Community Fair at the center 501 Yarnall St. in Chester. 2 - 6 p.m.

August 21 Caribbean Festival Noon to 8 pm. at the Delaware River Waterfront, Penns Landing.

August 21 Bugs and Butterflies Festival at Tyler Arboretum 10 a.m to 2 p.m. 


August 21 is the Last Day of the Oval on Ben Franklin Parkway. A map of "50 Unique Experiences in Fairmount Park" will be available at the info booth. You can also get a copy by mail with a $35 membership or higher level to the Fairmount Park Conservancy.

Parks on Tap will be at Penn Treaty Park this weekend. 

Register for the September 9 - 11 Red White and Brew Run in the Brandywine Valley. Take part in One Main Street Mile or 5K Run, Half Marathon or all three.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Facts about 100 Year Old Mr. Peanut

In late July 2016 the DNC came to town to elect their candidate.  Just by chance over the Fourth of July weekend, I happened to catch another icon in American History visiting Philadelphia.


Mr. Peanut Collectors (peanutpals.org) were in town celebrating a milestone. Mr. Peanut turns 100 Years Old in 2016. 


I saw him climb the Rocky steps at the Philadelphia Art Museum. Pretty dang impressive for his age and he didn't even use his cane.


Quick facts about the United States, if not the world's most recognized nut
.
His employer, Planters was founded by an Italian immigrant Amedeo Obici in Wilke-Barre, PA. In 1906, he partnered with Mario Peruzzi and in 1908 the company was incorporated as Planters Nut Chocolate Company. Planters merged into Standard Foods then, Nabisco turned to Kraft and now Kraft-Heinz.

Antonio Gentile a 16 year old from Suffolk, Virginia enter a contest to design a logo and he came up with the Mr, Peanut figure.  He won $5. Mr. Obici later became involved in this young man's life and assisted in his education.  He went on to become a doctor. Tragically this young man passed away at 36 years old from a heart attack.

Mr. Peanut and the original drawings are at the American History, Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C.



Mr. Peanut was one of the famous icons at the 1964/65 New York World's Fair and is one of the most recognized representatives of a product. He has star quality.

 Who owned a Mr. Peanut bank? I don't remember it holding much but it was enough to buy a chocolate candy bar or a Popsicle at the corner store back in the days when pennies mattered.



Where did you get you bank? Mine came from the store in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The friendly Mr. Peanut was stationed at the door of the largest Planters store. This store closed back in the 70's. I also had a tan plastic mug with a handle that I drank chocolate milk in.

The Nutmobile made its debut in 1999. The new Nutmobile made it debut in 2015, mostly comprised of college kids earning extra cash for college during the summer months on the road.





Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Highlights of the LDS Temple Tour Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



The tour begins at the visitor's center where you view a 10 minute film that explains what a temple is.  It is a place of learning.


You walk across the street with your group and have a brief introduction and then are led to a tent where volunteers put plastic booties on your feet to protect the wood floors and carpeting inside from the many visitors that will pass through over the next month. Not an unreasonable request.


I am not sure what I expected to see inside but I have envisioned an elaborate altar somewhere and it was not like that at all.  There were a lot of rooms and stairs to the many levels in the building. Photographs were not permitted inside these rooms but photographs were permitted in the receiving area where you were allowed to ask the members any questions.

On our tour we were taken through several rooms were ordinances occur. Ordinances in the Mormon religion are sacred rites and ceremonies. The first room was the Baptistry. This is where you can act on behalf of your ancestry and have them baptized if they passed without being baptized.  What you cannot see is the lower level which consists of twelve oxen holding up the baptismal.  These oxen represent the Twelve Tribes of Israel. It was a beautiful meticulous room with a stunning painting on the wall of a baptism and a crystal chandelier hanging above.


Samples of the building material used in the Baptistry were on display in the receiving area, fine craftsman materials.


 Next we walked past the changing room were members arrive in regular cloths and the women change into white dresses and the men change into a white shirt and white pants. This symbolizes equality. We an usher lead us through the building but he did not speak and we were not permitted to ask questions. A few of the rooms contained ushers who spoke about the rooms.


There are a series of Instruction Room where audio and video presentations take place to teach you about Jesus Christ. If I understand it correctly you progress to different levels in the Instruction Rooms.


 Again samples of the structures in the rooms were available in the reception room.  The stone flooring was from Egypt.


 The sealing room is the place where a couple seals their commitment to marriage. Unlike the vows we are all familiar to, "until death do we part", Mormons believe that a marriage lasts "forever".


This was a sample of the stained glass window in the sealing room. You can view those windows from the outside from the Rooftop Garden.


The Celestial Room was the final room we were to visit.  There is a enormous crystal chandelier in the center of a large seating area. This room is for members to sit and reflect on the love of family. The chandelier with all its brilliant reflections has you looking up towards the heavens suggesting a direction to turn to.


Materials again were available to view fro this room in the reception are.


Free Tickets are still available with free parking if available until September 9, 2016.  It is worth a look.

I have been to the Salt Lake City, Utah campus.  Now I know what I was unable to see inside. It is different but very beautiful and tastefully constructed in the Federal style to match the Philadelphia history. I do wish you could have asked questions as you went along but I can easily see if they ha permitted that we all would have been there all day and there were a lot of groups going through.  It was well organized and no real waiting.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Events week of of August 15 2016


August 15 Early Bird Tickets went on sale for Middletown Free Library Craft BeerFest go on sale for the October 20 event.

Upcoming: August 19 Civil Wall Tall ship Fundraiser to benefit Chester History Preservation and Cooper Battery aboard the Gazela, Cruise the Delaware River. Tickets $100. Facebook info.


August 15 Presidential Greatness at Middletown Free Library presentation by Roger Arthur 2 p.m. This program is audience participation and looks at the qualities a person needs to be president. Forty-three people have been president. Three or four have been great, a few have been "near greats," three have been failures and one was a criminal. All of the others have be in various states of mediocrity. Why? With the backdrop of Mt. Rushmore the audience is invited to investigate the answer to that question.


August 16 Around the Island Row at 15th Avenue Beach in  North Wildwood, N.J.


August 17 2016 Atlantic City Air Show Thunder over the Boardwalk. 


August 17  Tune in to Historic Insights by author/historian Gene Pisasale Living History WCHE AM 1520 at 1 p.m. when he interviews, Ed Herr, CEO of Herr's Snack Foods. Listen on the radio AM 1520 or on the Internet at www.wche1520.com (click "listen Live"). Shows are recorded and are later available on the WCHR website under "Podcasts" and on www.GenePisasale.com.


August 18 - 21 PA Folk Festival


August 19 Part of the Circuit 2 Bike Rides to Sullivan's Bridge opening, ribbon cutting at 10:30 a.m.


August 19 thru August 29 A Walk in the Park at Annapolis, MD created by members of the Colored Pencils Society of America. marylandhall.org/exhibitions/walk-park .


August 19 - 21 America's 15th Annual 911 Ride click on the link to find start and stop locations.  Motorcyclists will be traveling from Somerset, PA, Flight 93 Memorial, to the Pentagon in Arlington, VA and World Trade Center in NYC to honor the victims. Normally the sound of a motorcycle weaving in and out of traffic can cause a disturbance, until you witness this, their thunder will give you chills. Pay respect if you happen to spot them on the road. It's something.

August 20 Festival of India at the Great Plaza Penn’s Landing


August 20 Moonlight Kayak Tour 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. starts at Walnut Street Dock on the Schuylkill River.  


August 20 Pirate Day at Ft. Mifflin 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

August 20 Bike Ride from Bartram Gardens to Heinz Wildlife Refuge with the Philadelphia Bicycle Coalition.


August 20  East Fairmount Park Public Art Bike Tour 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Meet at the Oval's Fairmount Park Launch (western end adjacent to Warby Parker bus). This is where the tour will begin and end.


August 21 11th Annual Chester Community Fair at the center 501 Yarnall St. in Chester. 2 - 6 p.m.

August 21 Caribbean Festival Noon to 8 pm. at the Delaware River Waterfront, Penns Landing.

August 21 Bugs and Butterflies Festival at Tyler Arboretum 10 a.m to 2 p.m. 


Register for the September 9 - 11 Red White and Brew Run in the Brandywine Valley. Take part in One Main Street Mile or 5K Run, Half Marathon or all three.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Olympic Highlights thus Far

And the medal goes to.......................Medals Tally

The buzz word is "cupping". This is the technique Michael Phelps uses for pain and it seems to be working for him.

Continuing in the pool, bathing caps off to Michael Phelps for not being sour for the 3-way tie in Silver for the 100Fly. you can't win them all, well almost. How many golds does he have? It was up to at least 22 I think. The total will be 23. He has matured nicely, it helps to have your child there watching. What year in the Olympics will we see Boomer in the pool? He is the cutest spectator by far and a stylish dresser. I liked his matching to dad headphones.

Schooling a 21 year old, who beat Michael Phelps won the FIRST Olympic Gold for Singapore swimming against his idle.  There was a photograph of when the 8 year old first met Phelps, that was  pretty cool. Phelps should be proud of that inspiration.

How about that woman from Hungry, Katrinka Hosszu?  I was most impressed with her and all her wins. She led the field, having at least 3 Golds, she was respectful on the Silver side as well. I did not think she could ever be beat.

Neither did Madeline Dirado, it's all in the touch.  That was an incredible win and you could not help but feel her humble appreciation and shock that she won. Dirado earned my respect during the relay.  She looked nervous up there in the big leagues, nobody wants to slack on their leg and she was awesome and did the job. She proved she is a real team player.

Talk about humble and amazing and yes a symbol, not because she is historically the first Black Women to win a gold medal in swimming but because of how excited, happy and overwhelmed she was when she won.  She also thanked God. Let's give her the praise she has earned, divine intervention comes to those that have earned it.

Ledecky winning one of the most arduous races the 800Free and shattering a World Record.  You go girl! I know there is concern about the water in Rio but whatever roommates Ledecky and Manuel are drinking I want to buy the stock. Alumnus Dirado also is making a splash. Congrats to the Stanford students. You have to be competitively smart too.

Old People award to the 35 year old. Is 35 old?  It is for the U. S. Olympian Anthony Ervin who won a gold medal at 19 and gave up swimming and now has made a golden comeback. Congratulations Young Man!


Young people award to the Final Five, the Gold Medal finalists. Give Gabby a break, people were harsh to her this week. Focus on the positive, that Simone is somethin'. I relate to my toppling tree in yoga. That is some strength and stamina and hard work all those young ladies go through. Accentuate the positive.

Gold of course it the ultimate prize but let us not forget the focus, stamina and hard work put into each performance.  All these athletes are the best in the world. There is no shame in silver and bronze is much better than the majority can perform. Go out and make your day sparkle gold, silver and bronze.

It is not over yet.

On to the next week of competition including

 Rio Olympic Golf
 Photo courtesy of Rick Fox

Look Back Link on the Road to London 2012 and Photographs of the Training Facility in Colorado Springs.

Slideshow of Olympic Training Facility
Colorado Springs, Colorado


Friday, August 12, 2016

More Weekend Events August 13 - 14 2016

August 13 Mad Decent Block Party at Penn's Landing 3 p.m.

August 13 Media 2nd Saturday Arts Stroll in downtown Media.

August 13 March Creek in Chester County Star Party Solar Observing

August 13 - 14  Peak Perseids Meteor Showers

 




August 13- 14 Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation Timeline at the Colonial Plantation with 300 years of history of tours and displays. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission $10 for adults $8 for children ages 4 to 12, children under 4 are free.

August 13 -14 "Truckerton" Food and Brew Fest at Tuckerton Seaport and Baymen's Museum. 

Newtown Square Railroad Museum is open most Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Located at 4140 West Chester Pike in Newtown Square.

August 14 Boat to Bartram Gardens 12:00 p.m to 3 p.m. 

August 14 Shadow House Kick off Garden Party at the Powell House located at 244 S. Third St , a Philadelphia Opera Collective event. Tickets $20, see additional info.

August 14 Sierra Club Hike at Bonner Park, Thornbury Township, 2 hilly miles. Meetups  1:15 p.m.
 
Upcoming: August 19 Civil Wall Tall Ship Fundraiser to benefit Chester History Preservation and Cooper Battery aboard the Gazela, Cruise the Delaware River. Tickets $100. Facebook info.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Upcoming Weekend events August 12-14 2016

August 12 through October 30 Pestilence Prevails...Fever in Philadelphia at the Physick House. Mosquitoes and Yellow Fever.

August 12 - 14 Pop up Parks on Tap will be at Playing Angels along the Schuylkill River Trail in Philadelphia events include Indego Bike Share and Yoga on Saturday 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. (pay what you want)

August 13 Weekly Yoga at Lemon Hill 9 a.m. Register to participate.

August 13 Honey Bees and Native Bees 10 a.m to 12 p.m. at Penn State Extension in Springfield, registration is required $10 fee. 

August 13 Guided Hike and Meditation along Boxer's Trail in East Fairmount Park in Philadelphia 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
 

August 13 Dice, Dominoes, Dealings: 18th Century Games 11 am to 3 pm
at Morgan Log House, 850 Weikel Road, Lansdale, PA 19446. It's summer time, and we're celebrating in the old-fashioned style on August 13th from 11am to 3pm. Join 18th century re-enactors as we celebrate this festive time of the year! The inside and outside of the Morgan Log House will be transformed into hosting over a dozen period style games of chance, choice, wit, and skill. Family friendly and FREE of charge all day. Program runs 10am to 3pm. Once you have mastered a game, why not buy one of your own in our Museum Shop. 


August 13 Come to the Brinton 1704 House for the annual Family Day! They are making Their extensive genealogical database available for research. Discover some family connections you might not have known. They are also making their World Explorer membership subscription to Ancestry.com available for use. While you're learning more about genealogy, the kids can play authentic colonial games, such as Hoops, Nine Pins, and more! 1 – 5 p.m. at Brinton 1704 House and Historic Site 21 Oakland Rd West Chester, PA 19382. General Admission $8, children under 2 free

August 13 Hidden River Blues Festival at Venice Park in Manayunk. 11 a.m.

August 13 West Fairmount Park Public Art Bike Tour 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Meet at the Oval's Fairmount Park Launch (western end adjacent to Warby Parker bus). This is where the tour will begin and end.
 
August 13 Delaware Beer on Tap Festival at the Garrett-Tubman Park in Wilmington, DE 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.