May 14 and 17 Live Earth to International Space Station call with NASA astronauts 10:35 a.m. on NASA TV.
May 14 Delaware County Science Institute "Exploring the Deep Atlantic Canyons", with Elizabeth Shea, Ph.D.,Curator of Mollusks at the Delaware Museum of Natural History 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
May 15 History After Hours: Power of the Press 5 - 8 p.m. at the Museum of the American Revolution. Admission $10, free for members.
May 15 Primary Elections in Pennsylvania
May 15 Country Gardeners of Lima, Tea Event at Tyler Arboretum 515 Painter Road in Media 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. featuring tea, scones, tea sandwiches, desserts and raffles. There will also be a "Hat Contest". Cost is $35. This event benefits Tyler Arboretum, Colonial Plantation, Girl Scouts and the National Trust Crow's Nest Summer Camp. Contact Country Gardeners for tickets and information 610-529-8144.
May 16 NASA TV will cover the first of two planned spacewalks from the International Space Station beginning at 6:30 a.m. The spacewalk is scheduled for 8:10 a.m. The second is scheduled for June 14.
May 17 Understanding Gender and Cognition Penn State Brandywine Professor Margaret Signorella will be giving a presentation on Understanding Gender and Cognition at Middletown Free Library. Gender differences in cognition are relatively small, but some have consequences for career choices and success. Education prepares us well in some areas but neglects some crucial skills. We will look at the current research on the many facets of gender and the impact on cognitive development. 2 p.m. Register to attend.
May 17 Free Backyard Buffers and Rain Barrel Making Workshop at Morton Borough Hall presented by Pennsylvania Resources Council and Eastern Delaware County Stormwater Collaborative 6:30 p.m. registration is required.
May 17 Smoking Cessation Support Group Riddle Hospital Administrative Annex, Conference Room 1. 6:30 p.m. Call to register 484-227-365.
May 17 Tavern Talks: To Market, To Market “To market, to market, to buy a fat pig. Home again, home again, jiggety-jig.” At this month’s Tavern Talks on Thursday there will be plenty of artisans you would have found if you visited any marketplace or town in the 18th century. The marketplace was essential to Colonists stocking up on goods or foods they were not able to make themselves. For this month, the tavern will be filled with area artisans who still make 18th century inspired crafts, including: Chadds Ford Canvas (floor cloths), Brandywine Bowls, Historic Delights Jewelry, Olde Liberty Goods, Scarlett Forge Blacksmithing, Colonial peddler demonstrations, paper cutting, weaving and more! Tavern Talks is a monthly experience (not a lecture!) aimed exclusively for adults 21 and older that focuses on unexplored aspects of early American history and culture. Guests will experience history with hands-on activities, food and drink tastings, demonstrations, and more. Tavern Talks takes place at the Chadds Ford Historical Society’s Barns Brinton House, an historic 1714 tavern, located next to the Chaddsford Winery at 630 Baltimore Pike. Admission is $20 for non-members and $15 for members. Tickets must be purchased in advance over the phone, in person or online as space is limited. All attendees must be 21 and older. 7 – 9 p.m.
May 17 - 19 Philadelphia Children's Festival at the Annenberg Center.