Friday, October 7, 2016

Upcoming Weekend Events October 7 - 9 2016

It is that time of the season, Corn Maze, Pumpkinland and Hayrides to the Witches House at Linvilla.

October 7 - 10 LBI Fly International Kite Festival at Long Beach Island.

October 8 Founders Day presented by the Bethel Township Preservation Society 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Bethel Hose Co. No. 1 3737 Foulk Road.

October 8 Rescheduled Aston Community Day  11 - 3:30 p.m.


October 8 Fall Festival at the Brinton 1704 House 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Brinton 1704 House and Historic Site, 21 Oakland Road, West Chester, PA 19382 Want something to do that's both fun for kids and interesting for adults? Come by the Brinton 1704 House for our Fall Festival! Pennsylvania Archaeology Month will be celebrated by demonstrating a small dig on the Brinton House property! Anyone can participate! While you're learning what an Archaeologist does, everyone is welcome to join in our other fun and exciting fall activities: pumpkin painting, bobbing for apples, leaf rubbings, and corn hole toss! Before you leave, make sure to go into the beautiful and historic Brinton 1704 House, and enjoy some light snacks in our amazing basement kitchen! General admission: $8 per person Children under 12: Free!

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

October 8 "What Chester Makes, Makes Chester" Old Chester Day event from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Third Presbyterian Church, 420 East 9th Street, Chester, PA. Join the Chester Historical Preservation Committee in celebrating Chester's historic past. "What Chester Makes, Makes Chester " on Saturday October 8, 2016 from 1 - 4 pm at the Third Presbyterian Church building, 420 East 9th Street. There will be exhibits and information on Chester's historic past. We are honored to have Governor William Penn and General Ulysses S. Grant in attendance. Come share memories, your old photos and memorabilia of Chester. Light refreshments. For further information call 610- 872-4497.

Walks and Runs

October 8 Rest in Peace 5K at the Laurel Hill Cemetery. Halloween Costume run and after party. Pre-registartion closes September 30. 

October 8 Stamp Out Parkinson's Walk 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. MLK Drive in Philadelphia.

October 8 RiverCity Festival and 5K at Penn Treaty Park in Philadelphia.

October 8 National Hemophilia Foundation Trick or Trot 5K Run/Walk at Pfizer Campus in Collegeville, PA. 

More Events:

October 8 Brandywine Series: Philadelphia Campaign at the Middletown Free Library 2 p.m. Register

October 8 10th Annual Juried Photography Exhibit opening at the Media Arts Council Gallery located at 609 B West State Street in Media, PA. 4 - 6 p.m.

October 8 Six Degrees of Delaware County Fundraiser to support First Responders and the Hero Scholarship Fund. To be held at Team Toyota 1050 Baltimore Pike, Geln Mills, PA  7 - 11 p.m.

October 8 - 9 Avalon Seafood Festival with Chowder Contest 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at 30th and the Beach. (Raindate October 15 and 16).

October 9 The Big Sit Bird Count at Heinz 5 a.m. to 5 the Heinz National Wildlife Refuge observation tower.

October 9 Ridley Park Fall Festival and Car Show 1 - 6 p.m. in downtown Ridley Park.

October 9 Sierra Club 2 Mile Hike at Glen Providence Park at the corner of 3rd and Kirk Lane in Media 1:15 p.m. Contact: All welcome.

October 9 Guided Tour of Chester Rural Cemetery at 2 p.m.  Please meet at the main entrance to the cemetery near the intersection of Upland Avenue and Seminary Avenue, across from the Chester Crozer Medical Center .Join Dr. Edgette on a guided tour of Chester Rural Cemetery on October The Making of Chester Through Chester Rural's Gravesites will be the emphasis of the tour. The worth and success of any given community can be attributed to those people who were the impetus and pulse of that community. Chester reached its prime near the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries For nearly a century she was known as he " shipbuilding capital of the United States" and lived by the motto "What Chester Makes, Makes Chester". The main focus of this tour will highlight the families who have been credited with having been the force behind the making of Chester as reflected by their final resting places. The tour is being sponsored by the Chester Historical Preservation Committee. It is free and open to the public. Please meet at the main entrance to the cemetery across from Chester Crozer Medical Center. Rain date October 16.  

October 9 Grange Estate Fall Open House 1 - 4 p.m. with pumpkin painting and scarecrow making at 143 Myrtle Avenue in Havertown.

October 9 - 15 National Wildlife Refuge Week check the link for happenings all over the U.S. including as listed above The Big Sit at Heinz National Wildlife Refuge.

In the event of rain please check the links for updates. Hopefully rain or wind will not be an issue for anyone and we have a beautiful fall weekend.

Plan Ahead:

October 13 Very Superstitious: Fears False Notions and Fables Tavern Talks will take place at the Chadds Ford Historical Society’s Barns Brinton House, an historic 1714 tavern, located next to the Chaddsford Winery at 6030 Baltimore Pike. Admission is $10 for non-members and $5 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 at info@: or visit

October 15  Collingdale History Day/2016 OcTrolleyFest Baking Contest The Collingdale Historical Society is hosting a transportation themed baking contest to be held as part of Collingdale History Day/OcTrolleyFest. Baking contest is open to all ages. Participants are encouraged to be creative. Cakes, cookies, tarts, cupcakes and other treats can be entered . Free event to enter. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners Judging to take place on Saturday, October 15th 

October 20 Middletown Free Library Brewfest 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 

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, 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 26 The Fourth Annual "Champions of Adult Literacy" Awards Recognition and Fundraiser will be held at Harrah's Racetrack and Casino Ballroom on the 2nd Floor 777 Harrah's Boulevard in Chester 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased online or by calling 610.876.4811. This year's champions are Greg Manfre, Vijai and Jyoti Gupta and Margo Davidson.

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