Monday, October 17, 2016

Events and Things to Do Beginning October 17

Now through October 29 Nightscape at Longwood Gardens.

October 17 Middletown Township Historical Society presents MIDDLETOWN MONDAYS 2016 MILLING IN EARLY AMERICA by Tony Shahan, Director, Newlin Grist Mill. Mills were of the utmost importance in the daily life of early America. In the time before electric and steam power, water was the fuel that powered the industry of the 18th & 19th centuries. Middletown's eastern border is Ridley Creek and its western border is Chester Creek. Both creeks were lined with mills, although the numbers were greater on the more powerful and deeper Chester Creek. The same gallon of water that turned the water wheels on Chester Creek in Glen Mills, then powered the next mills downstream in Ivy Mills, Aston Mills, Rockdale and all the way down to Chester. Saw mills, grist mills, textile mills, paper mills - all were the backbone of the local economies. Tony Shahan graduated with a BA in History from the College of the Ozarks and an MA in History and Museum Studies from the University of Delaware. He has been working as a museum professional for 28 years and as a private consultant throughout the region. Over 20 years of his experience has been working in historic mills. Lectures begin at 7:00 Lima Estates, 411 North Middletown Road, Media, PA 19063. Free and open to the public, no registration required. In case of inclement weather or changes in the schedule please visit our website or call 610-316-5620.

October 18 The Seven Deadly Sins Tour at Laurel Hill Cemetery departng the Gatehouse at 6 p.m.

October 18 Ridley Township Library presents Mary Todd Lincoln: The Woman You Thought You Knew 6:15 p.m. 

October 19 The Aston Historical Society will meet with Commissioners at 7 p.m. to try and prevent the demolition of the Mattson Crozer House 10 Red Hill Road This historic home was built in the late 1800's by the Mattson family near the West Branch Mills. The Mills are still standing and were once owned by the Mattson Family. Aaron Mattson held church meetings in his home.  He also opened his home to Francis Asbury and later donated the land on which Mt. Hope stands today. The house and mill were bought by John P. Crozer in 1826.  John Crozer and his wife Sally Knowles Crozer lived there. Crozer built a school for his workers' children on Red Hill Road which is still standing and in use today. His family built Crozer Hospital in Chester. The home is now owned by the Sisters of St. Francis. It was lived in by the Sisters until August 2016. Please come and show your support for this extremely important historic home in which these well known and generous citizens of Aston lived and worked. Please help ATHS save our town's and your history. The meeting will be held at Aston Township Municipal Building on Pennell Road.

October 19 Halloween Safety Show with Magician Ed Schmitt 6:30 pm. at Aston Public Library.

October 19 Webinar:What You My Not Know About Fluorouracil (5-FU) May Surprise You! Information on a colorectal cancer workhorse, 5-FU - A-Z 7 p.m. Register.

October 19 The Great Debate or Not. Clinton vs Trump for the POTUS. 9 p.m.

October 20 Senator Tom McGarrigle and State Representative Nick Miccarelli host a Senior Citizen Expo at the Lazeretto Ballroom 99 Wanamaker Avenue in Essington 10 a.m. to Noon

October 20 State Assembly 161st District candidates' Forum. Incumbent, Democrat, Leanne Kreuger Braneky and Republican Patti Rogers Morrisette meet the public and answer questions sponsored by the Delaware County League of Voters at Bookhaven Borough Hall 7 - 8:30 p.m. Open to the public.

October 20 Middletown Free Library Craft Beer Fest 6:30 p.m. - 8 :30 p.m.

October 20 - 22 Great Pumpkin Carve,  1736 Creek Rd. in Chadds Ford

October 20 Ghosts and Other Scary Stories with Dave Pierdomenico 6 - 7 p.m. at Aston Library.

October 20 Wine and Beer at the Physick House 321 South Fourth Street in Philadelphia 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tickets $40Advanced tickets, $50 at the door.

October 20 Matisse vs Picasso at Helen Kate Furness Library in Wallingford 7:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

October 20 Shevlin Family Foundation holds a Recovery benefit 6 p.m. at the Delaware County Bar Association 335 W. Front Street in Media.

October 20 Veteran's Expo 9 a.m, to  p.m. at American Legion Hall, Post 926 in Aston more info: Leanne Krueger Braneky.

October 20 - 30 Philadelphia Film Society Philadelphia Film Festival 25

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