Monday, June 12, 2017

Upcoming Events this week June 12, 2017

Like to walk? Check out We Walk PHL

One of my new passions, and I am getting pretty good at it is Spot the Station. With the help of NASA, you can type in your location by city/town, state and country and they will tell you the next time the International Space Station will be passing overhead. You can also sign up for text alerts. The only basic skill you need to possess is knowing your NSEW directions. 🚀

The National Senior Games in Birmingham, Alabama run through June 15.  You can follow the results here. 🏅

June 12-23 Delaware County Senior Games begin with Boce at 9:30 a.m. at Rose Tree Park.  See the calendar for a list of all events and locations.🏅

June 12 "The Lazaretto", History Talk given by Barbara Selletti presented by the Nether Providence Historical Society 7:30 p.m. at the Helen Kate Furness Library. 😷


Long before Ellis Island, there was Lazaretto Where Route 420 ends at the Delaware River, you'll find Lazaretto. Considered both the oldest surviving quarantine hospital and the last surviving example of its type in the United States, it was built by the newly-created Board of Health after the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 killed off one tenth of Philadelphia's population. Thereafter, every vessel headed toward the port of Philadelphia first stopped at Lazaretto. Later, it was the home of the Philadelphia Athletic Club, then a flight school during World War I and then a seaplane base. Speaker Barbara Selletti will paint a vivid picture of Lazaretto's long and fascinating history at Helen Kate Furness Library in Wallingford.

June 12 First Annual Vest-a-Cop Golf Outing at Springhaven Country Club in Wallingford. 👮

June 13 Congratulations to my niece Valerie 🎓 a 2017 high school graduate who plans on attending Bloomsburg in hopes of becoming a secondary school educator. She is the 2nd graduate I heard of this year who plans on being a high school teacher. What a tribute to their teachers! Somebody is doing a good job.  
Congratulations to all 2017 graduates 🎓 and the people that guided them along the way.

June 13 Guided Bird Walks 🐦at Valley Forge National Historical Park 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Jun. 13 - Jul. 29 Independence After Hours Tour in Philadelphia. Tuesdays -  Saturdays at 5:30 p.m.

June 14 Flag Day - Red for valor, White for purity and Blue for justice. Pennsylvania is the only state to celebrate Flag Day as a legal holiday. I will list some local festivities tomorrow.

June 14 Dining Under The Stars in downtown Media. 😋
June 15 Philadelphia Restaurant Week. 😋

June 15 Friend Raiser At Middletown Free Library 6 - 7 p.m. Free event but registering to attend helps them to know how many friends to expect. Register online or call the library. Event 6 - 9 p.m. Food, Auction and Music Upstairs and Kids Drive-In Movie Pizza Party Downstairs.

June 15 Tavern Talks presented by Chadds Ford Historical Society featuring "Quacking UP", Clarissa Dillon portrayed by Ph.D. Historian Nancy Webster. Tavern Talks is not a lecture it is an experience. Tickets $20 for non- members and $15 for members.

Upcoming:  Plan to save the date.

June 16 Annual 5 Mile Race 7 p.m. 🏃

June 16 and 17 Pour into Summer Wine Festival on LBI at Beach Haven, N.J. 🍷

June 24 Bookbinding Class at Historic Sugartown   🕮

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