TOWN TALK FLEA MARKET

Town Talk Newspapers, a part of the Delco News Network, has rescheduled its flea market at Governor Printz Park in Tinicum Township to 9a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. The flea market was cancelled in September due to inclement weather. The rain date of this new date will be Sunday, Oct. 16. The park is on W. 2nd Street, Essington.  Spaces cost $35 until Sept. 30. Cost will be $50 beginning Oct. 1, if still available. Anyone who was scheduled for the original flea market and cannot make this rescheduled date, should call or e-mail right away.

To reserve a spot, e-mail towntalkevents@yahoo.com or call 610-915-2253.

SPEAKER AT LIBRARY

Ridley Township Library will host a presentation by  the Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation on famous plagues and epidemics, their causes and the impact they left on the world, 6:30 p.m. Wed., Oct. 5. Barbara Corson, VMD, a farmer at the Plantation, will be the presenter. This free program will be held in Garling Hall. Library programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Ridley Township Public Library. Register by calling 610-583-0593, emailingreference@ridleylibrary.org, or by visiting the library at 100 E.MacDade Blvd., Folsom. Walk-ins are also welcome!

COW PIE BINGO

The Eddystone Firehouse Ladies Auxiliary will have their 3rd Annual Cow Pie Bingo and Family Fun Day on Saturday September 24 at Lighthouse Hall field. The gates will open at 12 noon and cow will arrive at 1 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Borough Hall, from any ladies auxiliary member, firefighter or by calling Barbara Rowles at 610-872-5674. There will be firetruck rides, a moonbounce and other activities. Food will also be available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit Eddystone Fire Company.

T'AI CHI CHIH

The Norwood Public Library, 513 Welcome Ave, Norwood will present free sessions of T'ai Chi Chih, a healing art of joy through movement, Thursdays, September 29-November 17 at 1:30 p.m. Movements can be performed by anyone regardless of age, weight or physical ability.  Movements may be performed while seated.  For more information about the benefits of T'ai Chi Chih, visit www.taichih.org.  Space is limited and participants must register.

FREE SOUP LUNCH

St James Episcopal Church, 732 11th Ave., Prospect Park, offers a free ‘Soup’er Lunch every Tuesday. Lunch includes soup, rolls, butter, desserts and beverages, as well as community fellowship. Everyone is welcome. The church also offers a Sunday service at 9:30a.m. at which everyone is also welcome.

VENDORS SOUGHT

Vendors can sign up now for the Our Lady of Peace Parish  Christmas Bazaar to be held in the OLP Cafeteria 6-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 and 10a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., Nov. 19. The event will feature flea market vendors, crafters, lunch and dinner foods, baked goods, raffles, OLP attic treasures, photos with Santa Claus and much more. Our Lady of Peace is at 200 Milmont Ave., Milmont Park.

To reserve a spot, to volunteer, to donate or for more information, call Donna at 610-574-7870 or Cookie at 610-874-7759.

ITALIAN LANGUAGE LESSONS

Schoolhouse Center in Folsom will offer Italian Language and Opera lessons, 12:30-2 p.m., Sept. 27-Oct. 25. Five lessons cost $55 for Center members and $60 for non-members. Course description says students will learn how to pronounce words like Italians, enjoy the opera without subtitles, learn basic grammar and travel vocabulary. The course instructor is Susan Gould. To register, call 610-237-8100. For more information on otherenrichment courses at the Center, visit www.scs-delco.org/.

KIDS’ FALL FUN

Norwood Library is “falling” over with activities for kids of all ages and has announced that Preschool Connections begins its fall program with Jitterbugs Music and Movement on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Afterschool Kids Klub for Grades K-2 will be featuring stories, activities, and crafts on Tuesdays at 3:45pm.  For all kids in grades 3-5, Krafty Kids will be offered every Wednesday at 3:45. The  Pokemon Club will meet Thursdays at 3:45pm. Kids can bring cards to play or trade, game board and Pokemon Go, and meet up with other trainers to share stories and trade ideas.

The library is at 513 Welcome Ave., Norwood. For more information, call 610-534-0693.

CARNIVAL

St Eugene Parish, 200 S Oak Ave, Primos, will hold its annual carnival Tues., Sept. 27 through Sat., Oct. 1. The fun starts 6 p.m. nightly and will include food, games and rides for the entire family. For information on discounted pre-sale tickets, contact the rectory at:  610-626-2866 or by email sescarnival2016@gmail.com

GUEST AUTHOR

Local author David Pierdomenico will speak at Ridley Township Library on Monday, October 3 at 6 pm in the lower library meeting room. The author of two books, Kushtaka and Veritas, Pierdomenico will discuss what motivates him to write in the paranormal and horror genres and where he gets many of his frightening ideas. He’ll describe the process of writing a paranormal novel. Pierdomenico  was born and raised in Delaware County and holds a degree in History Education from West Chester University.   He is an avid reader and student of history and a movie buff with an extensive collection. He is currently working on his third novel, which will be published in 2017. Register for this free program by calling 610-583-0593, emailing reference@ridleylibrary.org, or by visiting the library, 100 E. MacDade Blvd., Folsom.

STARGAZING

The Widener University Observatory resumes its public stargazing sessions this month. All are invited to see the stars, planets and other celestial wonders using the observatory’s 12- and 16-inch computerized reflecting telescopes. Widener astronomy professors, with assistance from undergraduate students, will be on hand to offer assistance.

Upcoming stargazing sessions include Monday twilight viewings on Sept. 26 from 8-9 p.m.;  Oct. 3, 10 and 17 from 7-8 p.m.; Nov. 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 6-7 p.m.; and Dec. 5 and 12 from 6-7 p.m. Friday evening sessions are also held the first Fridays of every month from 8-9 p.m.

For the complete schedule and to register, visit www.widener.edu/stargazing or call 610-499-4003. Because space is limited, participants are encouraged to register.

DINNER DANCE

Associazione Regionale Abruzzese Delco will host its 25th Annual Dinner Dance 4-9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30 at the Heritage Ballrooms, 2107 MacDade Blvd., Holmes. The Haverford Township Chief of Police John Viola and Sisters Maestre Pie Filippini, members of the Order of Pontificio Istituto delle Maestre Pie Filippini, will be honored, along with two students who have excelled in Italian language studies.

Tickets cost $60 and include one hour open bar, three dinner entrée choices, hors d’oeuvres, wine with dinner, desserts, dancing and much more. Entertianment will be provided by Fulvio Ranni and Friends. For tickets or information, call Lou DePietro at 610-842-6180 or e-mail depietrol@delcora.org/.

STATE REP'S UPCOMING EVENTS

State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky  has announced  fall events aimed at ensuring constituents of the 161st Legislative District are taking full advantage of state services and programs. Upcoming events include:

 Senior Expo: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 22 at the Brookhaven Municipal Building, 2 Cambridge Road, Brookhaven;

—  Town Hall with state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale on government waste, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Oct. 6 at the Brookhaven Municipal Building, 2 Cambridge Road, Brookhaven;

—  Veteran’s Expo: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Aston American Legion Hall, Post 926, 3220 Concord Road, Aston;

—Shred Event: 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Ridley High School tennis court parking lot, 901 Morton Ave., Folsom.

LITERACY FUNDRAIISER

The Delaware County Literacy Council will present the fourth annual Champions of Adult Literacy fundraiser on Wednesday, October 26,  from 6:30 to 8 pm, at Harrah’s Casino in Chester. The event will honor three community leaders who have had an impact on the lives of local immigrants: PA Representative Margo Davidson, Vijai and Jyoti Gupta of Jyoti Natural Foods, and Greg Manfre of the Upper Darby School District.

The event will feature success stories from adult students, refreshments, a gift-basket raffle, and award presentations. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at ww.delcoliteracy.org or 610-876-4811. Proceeds will benefit Delaware County Literacy Council, a local nonprofit providing free literacy instruction to local adults.

WEST CATHOLIC GATHERING

West Catholic Boys’ Class of 1952 will hold its “Class of Champions” fall luncheon get-together at Lehman's Tavern, Essington on  October 11, from noon to 3 p.m. Luncheon will be served at 1 p.m. Cost is $17 which includes a three course meal w/ entrée choice, cash bar. Call Bob Simpson, 610-872-4418 ,Ed McMerty,610-745-0208 or  Harry Mirra, 610-543-2082 for more details.

LOOKING FOR FEMALE VETS

The Girl Scouts from Ridley/Springfield, Rose Tree-Media/Wallingford Swarthmore, and Haverford Township will host an event so Girl Scouts can learn about local women who are veterans, and thank them for their service. A “LiberTea” will be held 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at Media Community Center in Media.

 Veterans from all eras and branches are invited to share their experiences and be honored by local Girl scouts. The scout troops are searching for local female Veterans who would like to participate. For more information, email mclaurel@yahoo.com/.

TROLLEY TIME

What do Darby, Sharon Hill, Collingdale, Center City, the Delaware River Waterfront and a myriad of other historic sites have in common?  They are all accessible over an existing light-rail network.  Join the Norwood Public Library, 513 Welcome Ave, Norwood, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, for a program about “Historic Places Accessible by Trolley,” including the Woodlands, Blue Bell Inn, Bartram's Garden and Eden Cemetery, to name a few.  For more information on historic trolley stops, visit  www.OcTrolleyFest.org.  Program will be presented by Past Times Present, Jan and John Haigis.VETERANS CELEBRATION

LEGION ANNIVERSARY

The Springfield American Legion will celebrate its 90th Anniversary 8:30 a.m. Sat., Sept 24 with a breakfast meeting in the Media VFW hall. All Veterans from Springfield are welcome. On September 24, 1926, twenty World War I veterans created the Springfield American Legion post. The Post will distribute the official Vietnam 50th Commemoration Medal and Pin on behalf of the Department of Defense. Any Springfield Veteran who served in the military in any capacity from 1955 to 1975, is eligible for the Medal.

For more information on the 90th Anniversary breakfast and the Vietnam Medal, call Legion Post Commander Rocco Polidoro at 610-544-8900.

FRIDAY NIGHT FILM

The Peace Center of Delaware County, 1001 Old Sproul Rd., Springfield, will present a free first Friday film on the big screen 7 pm. Friday, Oct. 7.

The featured film will be “A Better Life” about an undocumented Mexican imminent, Carlos, who is  tending the landscapes of Los Angeles residents who are rich, from his point of view.  Carlos lives from hand to mouth, day to day, in a tiny house with a garden used to raise starter plants for his clients. His wife left years before, and he's raising his 15-year-old son, Luis, by himself, desperately trying to keep him from the lure of drugs and gangs.

"A Better Life might not change any minds about immigration policy", writes Ann Hornaday, film critic for the Washington Post, "but it illuminates the conversation with context, compassion, and understanding."

Co-sponsored by the Brandywine Peace Community., the film is one hour, 38 minutes in length. For directions to the Peace Center of Delaware County and more information, visit www.delcopeacecenter.org or call 610-544-1818. Doors open at6:30 p.m. for light refreshments.

FOOD PANTRY

 —A free food pantry will be held on Saturday, September 24 from  10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Christ Tabernacle Church , 14 S. Morton Avenue , Morton ,  by the SEPTA train station). The food pantry is open to Delaware County residents every second and fourth Saturday of the month. The eligibility guidelines are proof of household size, Delaware County residence, and picture photo ID. For more information, contact Deacon David Nichols at 610-328-2330.

BLUE MASS

— Saint Kevin Church in Springfield will be the site for the inaugural Blue Mass 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. The Blue Mass is being celebrated  to honor , recognize and remember all living and deceased members of the Springfield Township Police Department , Volunteer Fire Company , Fire Police, Volunteer Ambulance Corps and the Emergency Department of the Springfield Hospital.

The Blue Mass will be concelebrated by five priests,  including the pastors of Saint Kevin , Saint Francis of Assisi and Holy Cross Parishes.

The Blue Mass is being hosted by the officers and members of Our Lady of Lourdes Council # 4500  of the Knights of Columbus.  A number of national, state and local political dignitaries are expected to attend. Everyone is welcome.

SAINT FRANCIS CLUB

 Saint Francis Over 50 Club will meet Sept. 22  in Leonard Hall. The doors open at 12:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 1:15 p.m. Entertainment will be provided  by Kirk Mauer. Tickets for Pizza day (Oct. 13) will be on sale. For membership: call Betty Pote at 610-544-7570 or Frank Tarsia at 610-544-2259. The club is non-denominational and all are welcome.

Upcoming trips include Resorts Casino on  Oct. 17 and Nov. 21. Cost is $23 with a return of $25 in slot play. Bus leaves at 10 am. Call Bob Hodgson at 610-449-2956' to reserve a seat.

A trip on Oct. 20 to  Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre for Anything Goes is also planned.  This is a funny musical with romance, mistaken identities, mismatched lovers, sailors and chorus girls, and Cole Porter's melodies. There is a classic American cuisine buffet with over 15 desserts. Cost is $90. Bus leaves at 9:30 am. Call Dan Fahey at 610-544-4632. Deadline to pay and reserve is Sept. 20.

The club is also running a trip to American Music Theatre for their Christmas show Winter Wonderland on Dec. 9, with singers, dancers, and an orchestra that will perform sacred and secular holiday music. There will be a sit-down lunch at the Eden Resort Inn. Cost is $92. Bus leaves at 10:15 am. Call Dan Fahey at 610-544-4632.

VOTER REGISTRATION FORMS

Local residents can stop by the Springfield American Legion office at: 18 E. Springfield Rd in Springfield and pick up a voter’s registration form. Voters have until Oct. 11 to register in order to vote in the election on Nov. 8. The Legion office is located in the Nationwide Insurance building across from the Sleepy Hollow Deli.

Some of the many civic duties the American Legion is charged with are promoting voting registration and voting on election day. Voters can also get the form online at www.pavoterservices.state.pa.us/. For more information on registering, contact Legion Commander Rocco Polidoro at 610-544-8900.

VIETNAM WAR MEDAL AVAILABLE

The Springfield American Legion has been commissioned by the Department of Defense to distribute our Country's Commemorative Medal on the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. The Medal, a Pin and a letter from the President is available to any Veteran who served in our Military from 1955 to 1975. Just bring a copy of your DD-214 to the Legion office at 18 E. Springfield Rd in Springfield across from the Sleepy Hollow Deli, any week day from 9am-5pm. The Legion would like all Veterans to know that they do not need to go to a political event and give a politician their mailing address, e/mail address or telephone number to receive the Medal. For more information contact Legion Commander Rocco J. Polidoro at 610-544-8900.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR

The  Saint Laurence Parish Centennial Celebration Christmas Bazaar and Craft Show will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Nov. 19. Featured tables will include crafters, jewelry, attic treasures, a baked goods, lunch food, face painting, a visit from Santa and much more.  There are still some spaces available for crafters and other specialties at $30. Tables will be provided. To reserve a spot, call Terri Howe at 484-454-5655.

BOOK SALE

The Friends of the Upper Darby libraries will hold two Fall book sales on Sat., Sept. 24 and Sat., October 1.

The book sales will be in the Sellers Barn, 76 S. State Road, Upper Darby, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. On September 24, hardbacks will be $1 and paperbacks are .50.  On October 1, the library  will have a bag sale. Fill a brown bag for $7.  The Library will supply all bags.

BLUE MASS

A Catholic “Blue Mass” to honor, pray for, and bless all police officers, firefighters, and EMS responders will be held 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at Annunciation B.V.M.Church, 401 Brookline Blvd., Havertown.

All those in attendance will be given a special blessing towards the end of Mass. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to wear their uniforms.

In 1934, a Catholic Priest named Thomas Dade from Baltimore initiated the Catholic Police and Firemen’s Society while stationed at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Washington, D.C. About 1,100 police and firemen dressed in blue uniforms marched into St. Patrick’s Catholic Church for the celebration of the first “Blue Mass” on September 29, 1934.  Since then, the “Blue Mass” has become a tradition in which the local community gathers to celebrate and thank those who serve their community and to offer prayers for their continued protection.

AIDS BENEFIT

Siloam will hold its 17th Annual Golf Classic Monday, Sept. 26, at Llanerch Country Club in Havertown to raise awareness and funds for people with HIV/AIDS and their caregivers.  The day will consist of lunch, golf, cocktails, dinner and live and silent auctions.  Rev. Peter Donohue, O.S.A., Ph. D., President, Villanova University will be the guest speaker and Harry Donahue will emcee the event. The event is sponsored by Audi Delaware Valley, Medifast and Tonbo Visual Promotions.

Over 30,000 people in the Delaware Valley are currently living with HIV or AIDS and Philadelphia’s infection rate is 5 times the national average. Siloam  provides services for the body/mind/spirit  of those with AIDS and in the area, helping them to rebuild their lives and become active members of their communities.

For tickets or information, contact Amy Drum at 215-910-2143 or amy@drumconsultants.com or Siloam at 215-765-6633.

BOOK AND BAKE SALE

A book and bake sale will be held in St. Joseph Parish Hall, 502 Woodlawn Avenue, Collingdale, 3:30-6 p.m. Sat., Oct. 1 and 8:30a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sun., Oct. 2.

Paperback books will cost a quarter, hardback books will cost fifty cents and a bag of books will cost $5.  Fresh baked goods will also be for sale.

GOLF OUTING

The 6th Annual Howard & Margie McKee Golf Outing for the benefit of Special Olympics Delaware County will be held on Friday, October 7, at Paxon Hollow Country Club.   The money raised by the Golf Outing is used for uniforms, equipment, and the cost of transporting special athletes to competitions which are held throughout the state during the year. 

The cost to sponsor a hole is $100 per sign and is tax-deductible and the cost for individual golfers is $125 ($500 for a foursome).  Sponsors and golfers can make their check payable to Special Olympics Delaware County and send completed form to: Special Olympics Delaware County, c/o  Mr. Steve O’Connor, 964 Greenhouse Lane, Secane, PA  19018. For more information, call (610) 328-9327.

HAVERFORD FRIENDS

Parents who want their children to know God, read the Bible, and learn how to be a good people with positive relationships with peers as well as adults are invited to give the  Haverford Friends Meeting’s First Day School program a try.  Those seeking a religious experience are welcome to join the Quakers who operate on six basic testimonies: Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality, and Stewardship (better known as the Quaker SPICES).  

Those interested in learning more about their children’s programs, can contact Wendy Eiteljorg (weiteljorg@hotmail.com) or Kate deRiel (katederiel@verizon.net). The group meets every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at 855 Buck Lane, Haverford Twp.

TAKE A HIKE

Sierra Club will sponsor a three-mile hike, beginning at 1:15 p.m. Sat., Sept. 24, at The Willows, 490 Darby-Paoli Rd.,Radnor Twp.

The Willows is on the west side of Darby-Paoli Rd between Newtown and Brook Rds. Hikers should park in the Mansion lot.

FREE FAMILY FUN NIGHT

The Delaware County Transportation Management Association will host a Family Fun Night at the new Crozer-Keystone facility, 30 Lawrence Rd. in Broomall 4-7 p.m. Wed., Sept. 28.  All community members are welcome to come to the free event. The  night will feature face painting, balloons, Italian water ice and other refreshments, free giveaways and more. Plus, Crozer will offer walk-in mammograms, as well as important information about their many available services in Broomall.

WELLNESS FAIR

The Delaware County Women’s Commission will partner with Delaware County Council to host a free Wellness Fair, open to all employees and visitors, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the Delaware County Government Center in Media.  The Wellness Fair is a joint venture between Council, the Women’s Commission, the Friends of the Women’s Commission, the County Department of Intercommunity Health and several regional health systems.  The Wellness Fair highlights the resources available to residents and will feature health screenings, as well as educational materials and information on health and wellness resources in the County. 

At the Wellness Fair, participants can get stroke risk assessments, behavioral health care tips, financial wellness information, health and nutrition tips, discover senior citizen resources, win a raffle basket, watch and sample a cooking demonstration.

Partners in the 2016 Wellness Fair include the Delaware County Health Literacy Coalition, ChesPenn Health Services, Main Line Health/Riddle Memorial Hospital, Delco Systems of  Care Family Engagement, Community Action Agency, WIC, Crozer Keystone Oncology, Crozer Keystone Health System, Domestic Abuse Project, Women Against Rape, Family Support Line, Child Guidance Resource Centers, Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, INR Advisory, Pathways PA, Women’s Resource Center, Penn State Extension, Surrey Services and the Center Foundation.

For information  about the Fair, call Chris Seibert at 610-713-2365.

FREE LECTURE

The 1696 Thomas Massey House and the Marple Historical Society will host a free public lecture regarding what happened to a group of 57 Irish immigrants on the Immaculata Campus in Malvern. .Everyone is invited to  a special presentation on Duffy’s Cut 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 27 at the Marple Christian Church, 475 Lawrence Road, Broomall. Refreshments will be served following the program.

Dr. William Watson and his brother Rev. Dr. Frank Watson, spent nearly seven years trying to uncover this mystery along "Duffy's Cut", a portion of the bustling Pennsylvania Railroad in Malvern. He found a mass grave of fifty-seven Irish immigrant workers who died in August, 1832, of cholera. They had recently arrived in the United States and were employed by a construction contractor, named Duffy, for the Philadelphia and Columbia Railroad. Prejudice against Irish Catholics contributed to the denial of care to the workers. Their illness and death typified the hazards faced by many nineteenth-century immigrant industrial workers.  Learn of the latest updates on their research.

William Watson, Ph.D., is a professor of History and chair of Immaculata’s History and Political Science Department, as well as the author of “The Ghosts of Duffy’s Cut.”. For more information: www.thomasmasseyhouse.org

QUIZZO NIGHT

St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Aston Twp. will sponsor a Quizzo night 7 p.m.  Saturday, Sept. 24 in the church social hall,  535 Lamp Post Lane.  Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door.

Quizzo is a trivia game played in teams with three to six rounds consisting of 10 questions.

The answers are turned into the Quizzo master following each round and are tallied up at the end of the evening. The winners will receive prizes.

For more information call the church at 610-494-2444.

FLU SHOT CLINIC

Brookhaven Borough and Senior Community Services will sponsor a flu shot clinic on Monday, September 26 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Brookhaven Municipal Building, 2 Cambridge Road in Brookhaven. 

Flu shots will be administered by the Brookhaven Borough Health Officer Dr. Robert Crowell. This service is covered for those with Medicare Part B, and most insurances except Keystone 65.   A cash payment of $25 for those who have other insurances is required.  Please bring your insurance card.  Free blood pressure screenings will be offered.  Light refreshments will also be provided. 

SPAY AND SAVE

Kids of all ages are invited to come and read to the dogs and cats of Spay and Save 12:30-3 p.m. Sat., Oct. 29 at Aston Public Library.  All of the animals will be available for adoption. Spay and Save Inc. is an organization devoted to the welfare of animals.   For more information about the Aston Public Library, go to www.astonlibrary.org . The Library is at 3270 Concord Rd., Aston.

 FREE CLASSES FOR JOB SEEKERS

Delaware Valley Christian Church (DVCC) is committed to helping unemployed neighbors build the tools and skills to make them competitive in today’s job market. Partnering with Crossroads Careers, DVCC  will offer  a free  seven-week seminar that can help  job seekers  write  resumes, effectively search for jobs, perform at interviews and perhaps most important of all, maintain a positive attitude.  The program, to begin  7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4,  is faith-based and relies on proven techniques developed over many years.

Dave Shellenbarger will lead the sessions. The free seminars  include a free workbook, free online resources, a free job search engine, and access to many other tools.  According to Senior Pastor Andrew Cox, “At DVCC we desire to help our community in practical ways.  Therefore, we offer the Job training program for free.  There are no hidden costs or alternative agendas.  This powerful program is simply designed to help people find jobs or advance their careers.”

Classes each week are about an hour and a half. If interested in attending or for more information, e-mail info@visitdvcc.org.  The sessions will be held at the church building at 535 Middletown Road, Middletown, directly across the street from the Penn State Brandywine campus.  The cost of this course is $54. Class will not be held on October 13 or November 24. Pre-registration is required . To register or for more information, contact Lori at 484-496-2138.

NETHER PROVIDENCE REUNION

Nether Providence Class of 1971 will hold its 45th reunion,6-10 p.m. November 12 at McKenzie Brew House, 451 Wilmington West Chester Pike, Glen Mills.  For info, call 856-906-3153 or Facebook Nether Providence Class of 1971.

ROTARY BENEFIT

A “Six Degrees of Delco” event, hosted  by the Rotary Clubs of Central Delaware County and Glen Mills/Thornbury and sponsored by dozens of businesses all over Delco, will take place 7-11 p.m. Sat., Oct. 8 at  Team Toyota of Glen Mills, in a large event tent and showroom area. Proceeds will benefit Delaware County’s first responders. Attendees can enjoy a fun-filled atmosphere including live music by The WhiteWalls Band, dancing, raffle baskets, food and beverage, while they reunite with generations of residents and friends and make new connections.  Tickets are $35 and discounts will be given to all first responders. For more information, visit www.sixdegreesofdelco.org/.

CHICKEN BBQ & FLEA MARKET

Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 4 Westtown Road, Thornton, will hold its annual Chicken BBQ 12 noon to 5 p.m. and Flea Market, 9a.m. to 3 p.m. , both on Sat., Sept. 24.

 Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for kids 12 and under at the door.  For information, call 610-459-3482.. Proceeds go to support local service organizations such as Hands on Homes and Good Works.

 Back by popular demand, the church will hold its window screen repair clinic (bring a broken screen and they will show how to fix it at no charge) and a dry wall repair demonstration.

AARP REFRESHER COURSE

An AARP Driving Refresher Course will be offered at Aston Community Center, 3270 Concord Rd.,  from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, October 7.

Any driver who has taken the eight-hour AARP driving course and can produce documentation of having completed it (certificate, cancelled check or insurance statement) is eligible to take a four-hour refresher course. Registration is secured with $15 for AARP members/$20 for non-members. Space is limited and drivers should bring their  AARP card to class.

To register, call 484-496-2138. Pre-registration is required.

FRIDAY NIGHT COFFEEHOUSE

“Our  Community Cup Coffeehouse,” sponsored by the New Avenue Foundation, has started again after a month off for the summer. Its mission is to build community through music and help one another to learn to respect differences.  The coffeehouse, offering food, live music and family fun, is at Chambers Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2 E. Sylvan Avenue, Rutledge. Doors open at 5 pm. The show begins at 7:30 pm with an opening act at 7 pm.

The Coffeehouse’s fall and winter lineup includes: Rachel and Lance on September 23, Dolores and Dave on September 30, The Pennise Family Band on October 7, Paul Kurrey on October 14, Brooke Falls (with Vincent James) on October 21, Valerie West (with Vincent James) on October 28, Mike McDevitt on November 4, Last Chance on November 11, Savior Soul on November 18, Julia Zane on December 2, Keith Shaw on December 9, and Eric Rapp on December 16.    

   Admission is whatever attendees wish to donate. This also includes a dinner, dessert and soft drinks. Parking is available in the church parking lot. Visit http://ourcommunitycup.com for more information.

The Coffeehouse is family-friendly and wheelchair accessible. Anyone looking for a place to go on Friday nights is welcome. Musicians seeking a venue to play should consider the Cofffeehouse. The Community Cup  is planning its second anniversary celebration with a Share the Love FestII on Feb. 11, and is currently seeking sponsors.  Our Community Cup Coffeehouse is a joint project of New Avenue Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit and Chambers Memorial Presbyterian Church. New Avenue Foundation’s mission is to help create more meaningful lives for people with different abilities through creative social, employment and housing initiatives. Everyone is welcome in all of our programs and members accept all differences, with no judgements in a safe environment.

 For more information, contact: Jim Wurster, co-founder of New Avenue Foundation at jim@newfdn.org or 610-328-3824.

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