Monday, April 24, 2017

Upcoming week events of April 24 - 27

April 24 First Daughter Joins International Space Station Call Promoting Women in STEM President Donald Trump, First Daughter Ivanka Trump, and NASA astronaut Kate Rubins will make a special Earth-to-space call Monday, April 24, from the Oval Office to personally congratulate NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson for her record-breaking stay aboard the International Space Station.
The 20-minute call will air live on NASA Television and stream on the agency’s website and Facebook page at 10 a.m. EDT, and will be made available to schools, museums, and other organizations across the nation and globally.


April 24 "Fences" the movie discussion at Aston Library 11 a.m.

April 24 Fake News and the Soul of Society presented by James Caccamo, Associate Professor at St. Joseph's University at Helen Kate Furness Library, 7:15 p.m. Advanced registration is requested 610.566.9331.

April 24 Stargazing at Widener University Observatory, 5th floor of Kirkbride Hall, 17th and Walnut Streets in Chester 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

April 25 The Middletown Land Conservancy 36th Annual Members Meeting will present "Thy sincer Cousen" John Bartram, Humphry Marshall and Early American Botany by Joel Fry, Curator, Bartram's Garden 7:30 p.m. at the Middletown Township Building 27 N. Pennell Road in Lima.



April 26 NASA astronaut and Expedition 51 commander Peggy Whitson will take viewers 250 miles off the Earth to the International Space Station in the highest resolution video ever broadcast live from space at 1:30 p.m. EDT.

April 26 "The Ghost of Duffy's Cut: The Irish who died building America's most dangerous stretch of railroad," author Prof. William E. Watson 1:30 p.m. at Upper Chichester Library.

April 26 Memories Games a program presented by Thomas McNellis, president of Memory Matters Corporation at Aston Community Center 2 - 3:15 p.m.

April 26 Poet Sonia Sanchez will appear at Cheyney University free and open to the public 7 p.m. tickets are available for a 5:30 p.m. VIP reception.  

April 26 The Road to and Through Impressionism with author Fred Dixon 7:15 p.m. at Helen Kate Furness Library, Advanced registration is requested 610.566.9331.

April 27 - 29 NFL Draft in Philadelphia.


April 27 "An Oyster Cart on Every Street Corner". Celebrated historian Nancy Webster will present A Brief History of Popular Street Foods, an exploration of sidewalk cuisine from American Colonial times through present day. Some will be familiar (we’ve been frequenting hot dog and soft pretzel vendors for ages) and others will be surprising. Bonus: Samples of old-fashioned street foods will be available for tasting! Presented by the Nether Providence Historical Society at the Helen Kate Furness Library on Providnce Road in Wallingford at 7:30 p.m.

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