Thursday, March 16, 2017

Upcoming March 17 Weekend Events

🌷🌷🌷🌷 Philadelphia Flower Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center at 12th and Arch Streets. Think Spring!  Think Flowers!

🏀Hoops NCAA March Madness

🍀March 17 St Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick statue outside the St. Patrick Chapel at St.Angela Parish in Fayetteville, Ohio

🌝March 17 NASA astronauts will speak live from the International Space Station to West Virginia students for 20 minutes starting at 10:25 a.m. it can be followed on NASA TV.

Sculpture outside the Clay Center in Charleston, West Virginia

🍀March 17 The Beauty of the Harp, Live Performance of Celtic Harp Music at the Middletown Free Library 2 p.m. Registration required.

🍀March 17 Irish Wreath laying ceremony at the Irish Memorial at Front and Chestnuts Sts. in Philadelphia. 11 a.m.

🍀🍀🍀🍀Get Your Green on and enjoy a rebroadcast of the Philadelphia Saint Patrick's Day Parade on Fox 29 noon - 3 p.m.

🍀March 17 The Irish Tenors at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center 7:30 p.m. 

March 18 OrKid Day at Longwood Gardens 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

🌸🌸🌸🌸March 18 UPDATED Tidal Basin Welcome Area and ANA Stage will open at the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C.

🏠March 18 Historic Homeowners Workshop a three part “hands on” workshop on repairs for historic homes. The workshop is from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at and includes lunch. 9:30-11 a.m. Masonry Repairs: repointing, working with lime mortars 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Interior Repairs: wood flooring, plaster repairs 12:30-1 p.m. Lunch 1-2:30PM Wood Window Restoration: re-glazing, weather-stripping, wood repairs .Seating is limited and registration is required. Cost: $15 for Fairmount Park Conservancy members, $25 for the general public. Register .

March 18 Public Archaeology Day at Newlin Grist Mill 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

POSTPONED new date TBD March 18 Migrate to Discovery and Adventure 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Explore the future site of the Discovery center on the banks of the East Park Reservoir in Strawberry Mansion. Meet at 33rd and Oxford in Philadelphia. 
March 18 Opening Ceremony for the Special Olympics Austria on ESPN and ABC. The Special Olympics run from March 19 to 24

March 18 Media Providence Friends School screens "We the People 2.0". the latest film by Tree Media, at 7 p.m.125 W. Third st. in Media, PA. 

March 18 Future Worlds: Ray Bradbury On The Air. Two classic radio dramas adapted for radio by master of Science Fiction, Ray Bradbury. Come experience the wonder of live radio drama in studio as we present two extraordinary stories transcribed and performed as originally broadcast on the popular anthology series X Minus One and Dimension X. Featured episodes include Marionettes, Inc and The Veldt at the Powell House 244 South Third St. in Philadelphia.

🍀Free access to Irish Records on Ancestry through March 19.

💮March 19 Spring Celebration at Scott Arboretum 4 p.m. presentation of the 2017 Scott Medal to R. William Thomas, executive director of Chanticleer Foundation. Free and open to the public.

March 19 Service for Immigrants and Refugees at Cathedral Basilica Saints Peter and Paul 18th and the Parkway in Philadelphia 4 p.m. Celebrant: Archbishop Charles J. Chaput.

💮Remembering the Forgotten Generation. Pick up and Plant Poppies. Click on the poppies link to see the locations giving out the seeds.


March 20 Middletown Township Historical Society Middletown Mondays presents a lecture and book signing with Andrew Miller "Williamson School of the Trades in History" 7 p.m. at Lima Estates 411 North Middletown Rd in Media. Free and open to the public.

🏃Apr. 1 "Book-It" 5K Run Fundraiser co-sponsored by Helen Kate Furness Free Library and Swarthmore Public Library. A 8:45 a.m. event will begin with a Swarthmore Stroll $20 to participate and at 9 a.m. the 5K Ruan and Walk will start at Heln Kate Library and end at Swarthmore Library $30. Sign up at
Apr. 4 CCAHA presents Collection Care Training: Care and Preservation for Audio-visual collection. Speaker George Blood, President of George Blood Audio Video Data from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Historical Society of Pennsylvania $60 Fee. Register at this link. 

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