Monday, November 14, 2016

Upcoming events the week of November 14

Now until Nov. 30 Halloween Candy Drive, a great opportunity to "get it outta the house" and donate to a good cause. Leftover, unused or even not favorite Halloween candy is welcome at the Life Care Shelter and food banks of St. Mark's Church and other food pantries. St. Luke Greek Orthodox Church 35 N. Malin Road in Broomall is a drop off location 2 - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday and the Marple Township and Newtown Township Library during library hours. I only wish I had seen this earlier before I had more than my fair share.

Nov. 14 As part of the Middletown Free Library Series "First Ladies Club from Martha to Michele" presentation by Katharine Blanchard, this week will be Martha "Patsy" Jefferson, daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Dolly Madison, both very interesting women in history. This should be a good one! It starts at 2 p.m. Registration required

Nov. 14 Delaware County Intermediate Unit will hold a free workshop "Growth Mindset: Knowing an Understanding Your Child's Brain 7 - 9 p.m. at Garnet Valley High School Library, 552 Smithbridge Road in Glen Mills.

Nov. 14 The Delaware County Institute of Science hosts Laura Kiehner, Founder of the Turtle Preservation Project 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Nov. 14  Full Moon it is going to be a BIG one. The supermoon will be the biggest and brightest since 1948, the next closest supermoon will be 2034.

Nov. 14 Middletown Township Historical Society presents
MIDDLETOWN MONDAYS 2016  WHO WAS THOMAS LEIPER? by Angela Hewett, local historian and Site Director of the Thomas Leiper House
Thomas Leiper built a house in Wallingford in 1785 as his country home, near his snuff mills on Crum Creek and later stone quarries. He owned 750 acres from Yale Ave. to the Delaware River. His main residence, and his business primarily as a tobacco merchant, were in Philadelphia. Railroad historians give Leiper credit for constructing the first permanent railway in America. The Leiper Railroad was horse drawn and operated between 1810 and 1828 to carry stone from the quarry to Ridley Creek where it was transported by barge to ports on the Delaware River. The house stayed in the Leiper family until the 1970s and is now owned by Nether Providence Township. The Friends of the Thomas Leiper House have restored the house and furnished it in antiques to reflect a wealthy person circa 1800. Angela Hewett will bring Thomas Leiper to life for our audience. Lectures begin at 7:00 p.m. at 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.

Nov. 15 Delaware County Intermediate Unit will hold a free workshop, "Collaborating on School Teams in Ways that Make a Difference" at the Delaware County Intermediate Unit 6 - 8 p.m. located at Room 172, 200 Yale Avenue in Morton, PA

Nov. 16, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania is presenting "The Same Spirit of Patriotism and Sacrifice: Pearl Harbor and the Erosion of Citizenship." West Chester University's Dr. Robert Kodosky will discuss the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and the event's continuing impact on American public memory from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The lecture will be followed by a presentation "Caring for Your Paper Collection: Best Practices" CCAHA Education program Manager Stephenie Schwartz Bailey will present the workshop 6:30 -8:30 p.m. Click on the link for more information.

Nov. 17 NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, Oleg Novitskiy of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, and Thomas Pesquet of ESA (European Space Agency) will launch Thursday, for a six-month stay aboard the International Space Station. Prelaunch activities will air through Nov. 16, and live launch coverage will begin at 2:30 p.m. EST Nov. 17, on NASA Television and the agency’s website. The crew of Expedition 50/51 will launch at 3:20 p.m. (2:20 a.m. Nov. 18, Baikonur time) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Nov 17 Managing the Financial Burden of Cancer Webinar 7 p.m. Register and additional information.

Nov. 17 United We Win Author Talk: Destructive Creation in World War II
lecture at the Hagley Musem, Soda House 7 p.m. with Dr. Mark Wilson Associate Professor at University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Ope to the public, those wishing to attend should r.s.v.p. to Carol Lockman at or call 302.658.2400 x 243.

Nov. 17 State Street Reading at the Media Arts Council Gallery 7 - 9 p.m.

Nov. 17 History of Collingdale in Pictures presented by Keith Lockhart and Elizabeth MacQuire at Pilgrim Seventh Adventist Church (Former All Saints Episcopal) on the corner of Clifton and MacDade Boulevard.

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