CIVIL WAR PROGRAM
The Newtown Square Historical Society invites the public to its monthly program 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 14 at the Dunwoody Village auditorium, 3500 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, to hear Arch Hunter speak on Philadelphia’s Civil War Generals. During the Civil War, Philadelphia raised over 50 infantry and cavalry regiments, and its manufacturers made uniforms, weapons and warships for the war effort. The city also hosted the two largest military hospitals in the country to care for the sick and wounded. Philadelphia sent at least twelve generals off to fight for the Union and one who chose to fight for the Confederacy. Hunter, a longtime history teacher at Marple Newtown High School, will look at a few who stood out, and will discuss their leadership and contributions during the war. He will welcome questions and audience participation. Admission is free and refreshments are served.
CLEAN-UP HELP NEEDED
Synchronized with Earth Day, CRC Watersheds Association’s volunteers will come together to remove trash from Chester, Ridley, and Crum Creeks in Delaware and Chester Counties 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 21. Volunteers from 5 to 95 who care about the environment and natural resources are needed, rain or shine, to be a part of the stream cleanup in their neighborhood. After an informative greeting from a CRC site coordinator on the morning of the clean-up, volunteers will descend into the creeks or along the banks, searching for everything that doesn’t belong. Littering, wind scooping out trash from cans, carelessness and disregard are some reasons why trash ends up in our streams. In addition to removing the typical items like beer and soda cans, plastic bottles, and glass containers, large unexpected items are pulled from the streams Since the effort began in 1997, 320 tons of trash have been removed from these local streams. Over the years, volunteers have removed plastic and metal trash cans, car batteries, shopping carts, lawnmowers, dishwashers, old furniture, and even a kitchen sink. Year after year, volunteers pull tires out of the streams and last year was the highest count ever at 50. On a more positive note, volunteers have encountered thriving wildlife such as turtles, groundhogs, frogs, fish, a mama and baby fox heading into their den, a goose nesting, signs of beavers, and migratory and homebody birds chirping their melodies. This year there will be close to 40 sites, in 28 townships, within 3 watersheds. To find out more about volunteering, visit www.crcwatersheds.org to locate the stream site nearby and register as a volunteer or sponsor.
Crozer-Keystone Health System will offer free screening and educational events across Delaware County this spring. On Wednesday, March 7 from 5 to 7 p.m., free stroke risk screenings will be offered in the Community Room at Crozer Brinton Lake, 300 Evergreen Dr., in Glen Mills. Global Neuroscience Institute (GNI) physicians will be on site to participate. On Wednesday, March 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., a CKHS Gastroenterology (GI) physician will speak on “Colonoscopy vs. FIT Testing” in the Community Room at Crozer-Keystone at Broomall, 30 Lawrence Rd., in Broomall. On Wednesday, March 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., a CKHS Gastroenterology (GI) physician will speak on “Colonoscopy vs. FIT Testing” in the Cancer Center at Crozer Brinton Lake, 300 Evergreen Dr., in Glen Mills. Light dinner will be served at all of these presentations. Pre-event registration is required. For additional information or to register, contact Crozer-Keystone Community Outreach at 484-446-3647or 610-284-8158 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Knights of Columbus, Route 252, Newtown Square, will present The Fabulous Grease Band Saturday, March 10. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the band plays 7:30-11 p.m. Cost is $25 and includes beer, wine and soda. A cash bar will be available for mixed drinks. Patrons can bring their own snacks. No alcohol can be brought in. Seating will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tables can accommodate up to 10 people. For information, call Bob Barson at 610-853-1450. To reserve a seat, make check payable to “Knights of Columbus” and send to 1808 Robinson Avenue, Havertown, PA 19083.
Haverford Guild of Craftsmen will hold their Fine Art and Craft Show at the renovated Liseter Carriage Barn, located in the Toll Brothers community of Liseter, on the former DuPont estate, 3708 Liseter Road, Newtown Square, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday, March 10 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday March 11. The event will showcase the work of over 40 artists in ceramics, glass and clothing and feature accessories, jewelry, wood, fine art and mixed media.Admission is free and valet parking is available. The barn is handicapped accessible. For more information, visit www.haverfordguild.org or e-mail email@example.com/.
CRUM CREEK NEIGHBORS
Crum Creek Neighbors is an environmental, an open space and neighborhood advocacy organization will meet 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 26, at the Marple Township Library Community Room, located on the lower level next to the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, 227 S. Sproul Rd.,Broomall. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served.
Broomall-Newtown Senior Baseball online registration for the 2018 season is now open and will close March 20. Late registration will close April 3. To register, go to registration.bnbaseball.com and follow the prompts. For more information, contact Dave Santilli at 610-717-2944 or firstname.lastname@example.org/.
The Pennsylvania Veterans Museum is featuring a Vietnam War Exhibit, with video interviews, photographs, memorabilia and more. The exhibit was created and directed by Ed Buffman, Jr. with many local organizations contributing their resources and time to this project. The Pennsylvania Veterans Museum is located at 12 East State St., Media and is open Thursday to Sunday, 12-5 p.m. Everyone is welcome and admission is free.
Ten colleges will share information about their post-baccalaureate programs at Neumann University’s Graduate Fair on Thursday, March 15. The event, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Bruder Life Center on Neumann’s campus in Aston Township. Colleges in attendance will include Alabama A&M University, Bowie State University, Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, Delaware Law School of Widener University, Kutztown University, Moore College of Design, Neumann University, Penn State Great Valley and Harrisburg and Shippensburg University. People of all ages can learn about dozens of graduate programs offering a broad array of degrees at the event. To register for the Graduate Fair, call 610-361-5208 or visit
Amateur chefs from Delaware County churches will don their aprons and face-off for the honor of “Top Shelter Chef” in a fundraiser to benefit three Delaware County shelters, 5 p.m. Saturday, April 28 at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 229 Powell Lane, Upper Darby. The 6th Annual “Top Shelter Chef Contest” will benefit the Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc.’s (CAADC) Save Our Shelters (S.O.S.) Campaign. The S.O.S. Campaign supports CAADC’s emergency shelters serving families and individuals from all of Delaware County including the Family Management Center, Life Center of Eastern Delaware County and the Wesley House. Funding from the S.O.S. Campaign has been vital to the continued operation of these homeless shelters. Currently, 50 different volunteer groups cook and serve meals at the Life Center on a rotating basis. The contest will feature volunteers from those organizations who will provide samples to all attendees and vie for the title of “Top Shelter Chef 2018.” Tickets for the event are $25 and all proceeds will benefit CAADC’s shelters. Attendance is limited. Tickets may be purchased by clicking the “TICKETS” button at www.caadc.org. Tickets may also be purchased by calling CAADC at the 610-833-4454.Those who are unable to attend but would like to donate to the S.O.S. Campaign, may click on the “DONATE” button at www.caadc.org or make checks payable to Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc. and mail to Save Our Shelters Campaign, c/o CAADC, 1414 Meetinghouse Road, Boothwyn, PA 19061.
Delaware County Women Against Rape has been providing services to victims of sexual assault and to their significant others since 1974. The non-profit agency depends on the support of volunteers to help in assisting to meet the needs of clients 24-hours a day. Services to victims include hospital/police interview, accompaniment, and telephone crisis intervention. Volunteers receive a 40-hour training to prepare them for their responsibilities and are asked to provide support at least twice a month for an evening or weekend shift. Delaware County Women Against Rape is asking interested community members to call 610-566-4342.