Friday, April 13, 2018

Upcoming Weekend Events Saturday and Sunday April 14 - 15

April 14 Photography Workshop at Norwood Public Library 11:00 a.m.

April 14 Shredding Event at FMCU Broomall, 1974 Sproul Road 9 - 11:30 a.m or until truck is full, will not shred x-rays, binders or cardboard boxes, 4 box limit per person 16" L x 13" W x 10" H.

April 14 Magnificent Magnolias at Tyler Arboretum 10 a.m. – noon With their outstanding blooms and artistic branches, magnolias are a focal point of many spring landscapes. Prized for their broad range of flower types, colors, and fragrances, Tyler Arboretum’s magnolia collection includes important Asiatic, native and hybrid varieties. Join Randy Kobetich for an indoor exploration of these beautiful flowering trees followed by a walk to highlight the best of Tyler’s collection. Randy is an established magnolia hybridizer and grower in our region. $20 members, $30 non-members.

April 14 Dismal Run Discoveries 1 - 2:30 p.m. Join professor Stanley Kemp, Ph.D. (Univ. of Baltimore) and learn about the research in Dismal Run, a stream running through the southern part of the Tyler Arboretum. Discover watershed ecology and the cool species of fish and invertebrates that live there. Dress for an outdoor adventure. Best suited for ages 5 and up. $10 members, $15 non-members. Register online, click here.

April 14 The Historic 1785 Thomas Leiper NRHS Estate opens for the season Saturday and Sundays 1 - 4 p.m.  Located at 521 Avondale Road in Wallingford.

April 14 The Friends of the Marple Public Library in Broomall are hosting a “Meet the Authors” event at 1:30 p.m. featuring local authors who will speak about their books, their creative process and how to publish your books! Introducing Ms. Donna Cavanaugh of HOPress-Shorehouse Books as guest moderator who will guide the creative conversations with our many authors and our audience members. Come meet and celebrate other local published authors at the Marple Library. A reception will immediately follow the program so all may meet our guest authors. This program is free and open to the public. Marple Public Library, 2599 Sproul Road, Broomall, PA 19008.   610-356-1510.
April 14 National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade in Washington. D. C. 

April 14  JOE BORUCHOW “A Stable Genius” Exhibition Curated by Dana Crossan Opening reception: Saturday, 4-7 p.m. at the MAC Gallery 605-B W. State Street, Media, PA 19063.  Admission is free.  For Gallery hours or more information about MAC and its programs visit The most important trend impacting American culture today is arguably the increase in political polarization.  It was only a matter of time until artists weighed in on this division.  The Media Arts Council presents A Stable Genius, a two person exhibition, featuring works on paper by New York painter Alex Gingrow, and small murals by Philadelphia installation artist Joe Boruchow. They were both inspired to express their feelings about the presidency of Donald Trump which seems to have propelled many of us to our respective corners. 

April 14 Americana Music Festival 16th Annual Roots Ramble in Media, PA 6 p.m. - 1 a.m. 

April 15 Delco News Network sponsors Super Sunday in Media on State Street 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. April 22 raindate.

April 15 The Second PA Regiment at Historic Waynesborough, located at 2049 Waynesborough Rd., Paoli PA 19301.The times for the firing demonstrations will be 11:30 a.m., 2:00 and 3:30 p.m. This respected living history group will provide a lively and accurate look at the typical infantry company of the period as the men perform the drill taught by Baron Von Steuben to Washington's troops at Valley Forge as they stand and fire smoky volleys from their flintlock muskets. The unit is supported by blasts from one of the finest reproduction colonial field guns in existence. At the end of the demonstration, which includes an enthusiastic bayonet charge, the audience will be invited onto the field to talk with the members and see their uniforms and gear firsthand. Several firing demonstrations are scheduled throughout the day.Each man has dressed and equipped himself as a soldier of the original Second Pennsylvania appeared when it fought the British more than two centuries ago as part of Gen. "Mad Anthony" Wayne's division. All the items worn and carried by the individuals are painstakingly hand-crafted from existing specimens in museums and private collections--from the black tricorner hats down to the buttons on the blue and red wool regimental coats. The men are joined by a number of camp followers dressed in 18th Century garb who will demonstrate various camp skills used by the many women who accompanied their husbands on the long campaigns. The rattle of musketry and thunder of cannon will mix with the sounds of fife and drum as The Second Pennsylvania Regiment of the Continental Line opens a window to the past and presents a vivid and exciting look at the soldier of the American Revolution at Historic Waynesborough The Second Pennsylvania Regiment is a colorful and authentic recreation of an actual patriot military unit that fought in the War for Independence. Founded in 1966, the organization is made up of history buffs from five states who have dedicated themselves to show.

 April 15 Jim Ridl Quartet  at Widener University's Kapelski Recital Hall, 14th and Walnut Streets in Chester. 3 p.m. Free and open to public.

April 15 deadline to register for Rose Valley Museum and Historical Society Spring Trip and Tour  May 19 - 20 to Frank Lloyd Wright Sites in Laurel Highlands

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