Monday, October 3, 2016

Upcoming Events week of October 3

October 11 is the last day to register to vote for the November 8th Election.

October 3 The Aston Township Historical Society's (ATHS) quarterly meeting will be devoted to Saving the endangered Historic 1866 Village Green School House (VGSH) . Please note the change in venue to the Aston Township Community Center located south of 5 Points on Concord Road across from St Joseph's Church, this is a free event and open to the public. The VGSH's roots date back to the Revolutionary War and has served the community well into the 1940's. Many former students stop by the school's frequent open houses.....even one of the last teachers stopped by a few years ago!  There will be an interesting power point presentation about the school house along with a lively talk about the history of the school house by a costumed 1866 teacher. Also, some former students will share some of their stories about attending the school! The school is the featured tour site of the September 24, 2016, Life and Times History Tour sponsored by Iron Workers Bank.  Sadly, the school house is in need of a roof and other repairs. Winter is coming and the HVAC is not working. The school has been an integral part of the Aston Community over the centuries. Everyone needs to step in to help save this treasured historic site. This is an SOS to the community and all history lovers to attend this important meeting to learn about the VGSH and rally round to help protect and save the school and let one's voice be heard. As an added bonus, ATHS will also have their newly updated history museum and research center open prior to the meeting from 6:30-7 P.M. There will be additional handicap parking available. Please bring your old pictures for ATHS to scan for their archives.  Aston Township Community Center, 3270 Concord Road, Aston, PA.

October 3 The Widener University Observatory resumes its public stargazing sessions this month. All are invited to see the stars, planets and other celestial wonders using the observatory’s 12 and 16 inch computerized reflecting telescopes. Widener astronomy professors, with assistance from undergraduate students, will be on hand to offer assistance. Upcoming stargazing sessions include Monday twilight viewings on Oct. 3, 10 and 17 from 7-8 p.m.; Nov. 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 6-7 p.m.; and Dec. 5 and 12  from 6-7 p.m. Friday evening sessions are also held the first Fridays of every month from 8-9 p.m.

October 8 Oh My Stars and Garland (Origami) 3 week course Age 9 - Adult 10 -11:30 a.m. Fee $75 at the Media Arts Council Gallery. Registration extended to October 3. 

Public tours of the USS John P. Murtha are scheduled for the following times at Penn's Landing.
Tuesday, October 4: 1-4 p.m.
Saturday, October 8: 11:30-4 p.m.
Sunday, October 9: 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.
Visitors must have a government-issued identification card.
Security: All persons entering the event area and ship will be subject to strict security procedures similar to airport screening.
Safety: It is highly recommend to wear closed-toe shoes, no sandals or flip flops. Child strollers: Since this is a working Navy vessel, it is difficult to maneuver strollers with the number of people expected to visit.
Photography: During the ship tours and events, photography is permitted.
Additional Information can be found at the USS John P. Murtha Facebook page 

October 5 Colonial Plantation presentation on famous plagues and epidemics 6:30 p.m. at Garling Hal, Ridley Township Library. This program is free and open to the public. Register by calling 610.583.0593.

October 6 Pennsylvania Conference for Women keynote speakers including, Abby Wambach, Adam Grant, Anita Hill, Annie E. Clark, Mindy Kaling and Lesley Jane Seymour.

October 6 - 9 "A Taste of Greek" a St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 30 E. Forge Road in Media. 

October 6 Town Hall with PA Auditor General Eugene DePasquale to speak on government waste at the Brookhaven Municipal Building 10:30 a.m. - noon.

October 6 SmokeFREE six week session to quit smoking at Riddle Hospital - Thursday 6 - 7:30 p.m. Click on link to register. 

October 7 - 10 Victorian Weekend in Cape May. 

October 7 The Brandywine Battlefield Lecture Series at Middletown Free Library, The Philadelphia Campaign 2 p.m. Register.

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