Thursday, February 8, 2018

Events Weekend of February 9 - 11

Yes today is the Philadelphia Eagles Victory Parade 11 a.m. Broad and Pattison, up Broad, around City Hall to the Art Museum. Be safe, be smart, be social make it a SUPER Day!

Feb. 9 The Opening Ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics can be seen at 6 a.m. on online. Later that evening at 8 p.m. NBC will have a full broadcast including interviews with athletes.

Feb. 10 The 2018 Freezefest at the Heritage Ballroom at Baraby's, 2107 MacDade Blvd, Ridley Township Tickets $20. Proceeds go to The Delaware County Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation and Vest-A-Cop.

Feb. 10 Fairmount Park Conservancy "Snow or Shine" Hike  10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wissahickon's "Greatest Hits" with Brad Maule 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Head for the Wissahickon and join Brad Maule for a loop hike of the park's greatest hits. We'll descend the Cresheim Valley, stop at Devil's Pool, cross Fingerspan, and come back into civilization through Carpenter's Woods. Meet at Allen Lane train station. Ride the Chestnut Hill West Line there, or you can bike or drive. Parking is available on Cresheim Road, Nippon Street, and Mt Airy Ave near Allen Lane train station. Please do NOT park in the train station, as it is used for the High Point Café inside.

Feb. 10 The Union League of Philadelphia is open to the public 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. located at 140 South Broad Street in Philadelphia. Each year, The Abraham Lincoln Foundation of The Union League of Philadelphia welcomes one and all for a complimentary open house.  Come experience one of the architectural gems of Philadelphia. complete with Civil War reenactors and a glimpse at the historic collections. The event is open to the public and free of charge.Reservations are not required. There is no dress code. Tours depart every 20 minutes. Please enter through the 15th Street entrance. For questions or more information, contact the Foundation's office at 215-587-6455 or email

Feb. 10 St. Alban's Railroad model train display open to the public 1 - 4 p.m. at the basement of the thrift shop of St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 3625 Chapel Road in Newtown Square.

Feb. 11 Hankering for History at Hank's Place Baltimore Pike and Creek Road, Route 1 fundraiser to benefit Chadds Ford Historical Society  7 a.m. - 3 p.m. a portion of the sales will go to the society.

Feb.11💗 SPECIAL VALENTINE'S DAY TALK at the MTHS Office and Museum in the former Roosevelt School, 464 S. Old Middletown Road, 2:00 p.m. LEIPER LOVE LETTERS and WEDDING TALES by Angela Hewitt, President, Friends of the Thomas  Leiper House, Wallingford, PA. Angela will give us special Valentine romance stories from Thomas Leiper and his descendants. She starts with a love letter Thomas wrote to Elizabeth Gray in 1777 and ends with the wedding of Virginia Leiper in Chester in 1890. In between are more love letters, break-ups, honeymoons, and wedding descriptions. It turns out that Thomas Leiper and his family were not much different from our families today, but few men now have written love letters like George Leiper did in the 1820’s and 30’s. The MTHS museum displays will be open before the talk at 1:00 p.m. and following the talk until 4:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served following the talk. 

Feb. 11 Spaghetti Dinner sponsored by the Brookhaven Town Watch at the Municipal Center, 2 Cambridge Road in Brookhaven 2 - 6 p.m. Adults $9 Children 12 and under $4.Proceeds will benefit the borough fire, police and youth sports groups. 

Feb. 11 Delaware County Symphony Chamber Series Concert 3 p.m. in the Meagher Theatre of the Thomas A. Bruder, Jr. Life Center at Neumann University


Feb. 12 Cheyney University hosts the screening of "Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities 6 p.m.  at the Marian Anderson Music Center on campus. Register at and select Cheyney event.

Feb. 13 Honey Tasting and Talk at Rachel Kohl Library 6 - 7 p.m. 

Hurry to cast your vote for Leedom Elementary School in the Dannon/Danimals
Project Fit America Project.  Visit type in your email address, search for Leedom Elementary School and cast your vote. The top school winners will receive state of the art indoor and outdoor fitness equipment valued at $25,000.
Voting closes soon.

Mar. 5 – Apr. 4 The 2018 Series: History and Politics presented annually in spring. Are you curious how Philadelphia became the city it is today? Earn a certificate in Philadelphia Architecture and Urban History by attending this engaging 10-part series. Renowned local architects, urban planners, archaeologists, and historians will explore the political, economic, and design trends that drove Philadelphia's development. Topics include: major urban planning projects such as the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Society Hill, a world-class collection of architectural styles, and Philadelphia's immigrant history. Earn a Certificate! By attending this series and passing an online exam, you can receive a certificate in Philadelphia Architecture + Urban History. Attend an additional 3-5 training sessions and pass a test-tour to be certified as a volunteer guide for the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia. Leading tours is not only great fun, but gives you greater insight into and appreciation for the city we and our ancestors have built - as well as allowing you the opportunity to meet interesting people from around the world. Tickets available now.

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