Monday, October 24, 2016

Events this week October 24 2016

October 24 Toomey and McGinty senate race debate. The debate will start live at 7 P.M. at Lew Klein Hall at Temple Performing Arts Center. It is being presented by Pennsylvania League of Women Voters and 6 abc, where it will shown live.

Oct. 25 Marple Historical Society Lecture  7:30 p.m. Rich Paul  "Where Pennsylvania Began: Delaware County’s Contribution to American Society and Culture" at the Marple Christian Church 475 Lawrence Road in Broomall.

October 26 The Art of Magic, a six week course on Wednesdays 6 - 8 p.m. for ages 14 - Adult at the Media Arts Council Gallery 609-B W. State Street in Media. $75 fee


October 26 Rethinking Institutional Properties - FREE EVENT from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.at Ambler Borough Hall, Council Chambers, 131 Rosemary Avenue, Ambler, PA 19002 A  discussion on how to embrace our past and invest in our future by adapting former institutional properties for new purposes. When institutional buildings and grounds are no longer needed, they can be successfully transformed into residences and businesses that enliven the surrounding community while preserving the architectural character and heritage of landmark places in our neighborhoods. This collaborative process offers an opportunity for municipalities and developers to plan ahead and meet challenges creatively. This session will examine successful case studies of institutional adaptive reuse in the county and provide guidelines that can be used by communities to plan for and achieve transformative reuse. NOTE: Please arrive between 3:30 and 4:00 for registration check-in Online registration: http://www.montcopa.org/FormCenter/Planning-Commission-11/2016-Registration Managing-Evolving-Insti-165 Event contact: Rita McKelvey - (610) 278-3753 or rmckelve@montcopa.org
  
October 26 Haunted Delco at the Media Upper Providence Library 6:30-7:30 p.m.

October 26 Delaware County Literacy Council honors Champions of Literacy Greg Manfre, Ed.D. (left in above photo), has worked in the Upper Darby School District for 25 years. In 2014 Dr. Manfre became the first Director of Student Affairs and English Language Learner (ELL) Services, guiding the district’s efforts to facilitate “achievement of English proficiency and the academic standards” for students whose dominant language is not English. Currently, over 2200 students in the Upper Darby School District speak a language other than English, including 78 different languages and students from 59 different countries. Dr. Manfre helped forge an innovative partnership with the Delaware County Literacy Council (DCLC) to offer evening English classes at Upper Darby High School to the parents of the district’s ELL students. More than 200 Upper Darby adults have been served by this program so far.
Vijai and Jyoti Gupta (center in above photo) of Jyoti Natural Foods are champion husband and wife entrepreneurs who employ many immigrants at their Sharon Hill PA food-processing plant. Founded in 1979, Jyoti Natural Foods creates and packages nutritious heat-and-serve Indian foods to be sold in supermarkets. The flavorful recipes of registered dietitian Jyoti Gupta and the numerous patents of Vijai Gupta, including an innovative bean-cleaning technology, have helped the business grow. Vijai Gupta explained his willingness to employ immigrants in a March 30, 2016, Philadelphia Inquirer article, saying, "Why not help somebody?" The Guptas also often go the extra mile to help their immigrant employees succeed and navigate their lives in America, assisting with issues like child care and health care. Over the years, the Guptas have seen their employees and their families make great strides, with many college graduates among the children of Jyoti employees.
Pennsylvania State Representative Margo Davidson (right in above photo) is the first woman and first African-American to represent Pennsylvania’s 164th District. Her district includes parts of Upper Darby Township and the boroughs of East Lansdowne, Lansdowne, Millbourne, and Yeadon, so her constituents include many immigrants. Throughout her years in public service, Rep. Davidson has fought to stabilize communities and create jobs. Rep. Davidson serves on the Local Government, Commerce, and Finance committees, where she has authored and co-sponsored legislation that supports small business growth and public safety and that minimizes the tax burden on the middle class and working families. She holds numerous outreach events so that she can be accessible to her constituents, including mobile office hours.


October 27 "Pivotal Elections": A Lecture by Historical Roger Arthur at 6:30 p.m.at: Marple Library, 2599 Sproul Road, Broomall, PA 19008 As this year's election approaches, Mr. Arthur returns with a timely presentation. He will discuss four different presidential elections (1800, 1860, 1864 and 1960) that changed America. Please register in advance. 610-356-1510.

October 27 Mentalist and Mystery Performer Christopher Crow at Aston Library "Strange Happenings" at Aston Library 6 p.m.
 
October 27 The 2016 Annual Psychic Fair sponsored by the Aston Township Lioness Club 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at American Legion #926 3220 Concord Road in Aston. Admission $5 Readings $20.

October 28 The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research Wants to Hear from You. They are conducting a listening session at several locations across the country and also are offering an opportunity to listen in to those that are unable to attend.  You may also send suggestions via email. If you miss this one there are additional opportunities coming up.  Click on the link to register and get more complete details.

October 28 Hot Spots and Storied Plots Tour at Laurel Hill Cemetery 10 a.m.

October 28 Poe Arts Festival at the German Society of Philadelphia, 611 Spring Garden Street in Philadelphia 5 - 10 p.m.  Early registration Tickets $10. More information at poeartsfestival.com.

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