Monday, October 10, 2016

Upcoming Events the Week of October 10 2016

October 10 Columbus Day 

This monument to Christopher Columbus is located in Chester, Pennsylvania, dedicated in 1955 and stands next to the Old Swedes burial ground near 3rd and Avenue of the States.

October 10 Last Day of LBI Fly International Kite Festival at Long Beach Island.


October 10 Last day to get tickets for the October 22 St. Robert's All Class Reunion events include a tour of the old school now Drexel-Neuman Academy at 2 p.m. Mass at 4 p.m. at St. Katherine Drexel Church the former St. Robert's and an alumni social event 5:30p.m. at Neuman University's Mirenda Center. Tickets $35 must be purchased in advance and can be ordered at All proceeds benefit St. Katharine Drexel Church and Drexel Neuman Academy additional information can be found at St. Robert's All-Class Reunion on Facebook. Ticket sales end October 10.

St. Robert's 8th Grade Graduating Class of 1945 with a few celebrity classmates.

Mrs. Culbert is in the front row, first female on the right, she was the girl's basketball coach during my time at St. Robert's. Mrs. Flynn in the back row later taught at the school, fifth from the right. I believe Joseph Dwyer D.D.S. a popular dentist in Delaware County is in the picture as well.  If he were to identify himself, I am sure he would say, the good looking one. Many other faces are familiar to me. Mrs. Harding, Mrs. Lewis (my mom), Ms. Moran, Mrs. Williams and some of those faces look like kids I went to school with in the next generation. My mother surely would have loved to have been a part of this reunion. She had remained friends with many of her girlfriends from St. Robert's throughout her life.

October 10 First Ladies Club from Martha to Michelle presentations by Katherine Blanchard Come to the Middletown Free Library once a month and  learn about the life and times of the First Ladies of the United States of America. Take a closer look at these strong women who helped shaped the presidential administrations of their husbands and the impact they had on their country. Abigail Adams 1744-1818 is Monday, October 10 at 2 p.m. Registration is required or call the library.

October 10 William Bartram, Alexander Wilson and the Mentoring of American Ornithology at Bartram Garden by Joel Fry, Curator, Bartram Garden, 7:30 p.m. lecture at Delaware County Institute of Science in Media. The institute opens about 6:30 p.m. come early and explore the exhibits. In case of inclement weather call 610.566.5126 for cancellation info or go to


October 13 Gentle Yoga at the Middletown Free Library 10:30 a.m. Call to register 610.566.7828.

October 13 Press Coverage of the 2016 Presidential Election with Pulitzer Prize winning  editor Richard Argood presented by the Delaware County League of Women Voters at the Inn at Swarthmore, 7:30 p.m. Cost $10 includes beverage and dessert. Contact or call 610.566.5474

October 13 Tavern Talks: Very Superstitious! Fears, False Notions and Fables 7 – 9 p.m. What superstitions do you believe in? At the Chadds Ford Historical Society’s Barns-Brinton House Tavern, come explore fears, lore. and haunted tales from the Colonial era. A sampling of activities for the evening include performances by Colonial magician “Levram the Great”, fortune telling, ghost stories, superstitions and other surprises you’ll just have to attend to unearth. Additionally, special guests from The Prana House will discuss female healers and witches. And what better setting for this than a 300-year-old potentially haunted tavern! Tavern Talks is a monthly experience (not a lecture!) aimed exclusively for adults 21 and older that focuses on unexplored aspects of early American history and culture. Guests will experience history with hands-on activities, food and drink tastings, demonstrations, and more. Tavern Talks takes place at the Chadds Ford Historical Society’s Barns Brinton House, an historic 1714 tavern, located next to the Chaddsford Winery at 630 Baltimore Pike. Admission is $15 for non-members and $10 for members. Tickets must be purchased in advance over the phone, in person or online as space is limited. All attendees must be 21 and older. For more info on the CFHS or to purchase tickets, call (610) 388-7376, email or visit  

October 13 Meadow Mansions: Designing Homes for Fairmount Park's Winged Residents Opening at Mount Pleasant Mansion 6 - 8 p.m.

October 14 The Brandywine Series : Local Civilians of the American Revolution presented by Nancy Webster 2 p.m at Middletown Free Library. Register online or call the library 610.566.7828.

October 14 Opening Reception for the Swarthmore Friends of the Arts Group Photography Exhibition at Swarthmore Borough Hall. Music 6 - 8 p.m.

RSVP by October 14 for the International Museum Education Symposium: Advancing the Ideal of Equality of Educational Opportunity Museum Education in Regional Museums on October 19 at the Chester County Historical Society 225 N. High Street, West Chester, PA Lunch $15

October 14, 15, 16 Marple Township Community Days at Veterans Park.

October 14 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.

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