The Prospect Park Library, 720 Maryland Ave., Prospect Park, will hold its Spring Book/Bake Sale 7-9 p.m. Friday, March 23 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 24. The sale will feature new and gently used books for adults and children, DVDs and homemade baked goods. Children over three-years-old can enjoy making an assortment of spring crafts from 10 a.m.to 1 p.m., while their parents browse the books.For more information, call the library at 610-532-5643.
Those interested in learning how to cook and eat more nutritionally can sign up for a free series of classes, provided by Penn State University, Delaware County Extension, 2 p.m. April 17, May 8, June 19, July 17 and Aug. 21 at the Brookhaven Municipal Building, 7 Cambridge Rd., Brookhaven. To register, call Lori at 484-496-2138.
Our Lady of Charity Church, Brookhaven, is sponsoring “Murder at the Casino,” a Mystery Theater presentation from “Without a Clue Productions,” and luncheon on Sunday, April 8 at 1 p.m.in the church hall, Upland Rd., Brookhaven. Doors open 12:30 p.m. The buffet luncheon includes four entrees, salads, sides, beverages and desserts. Raffles and 50/50 will also be available. All are welcome. Tickets are $40 or two for $75. Call Alice at 484-483-9337 for tickets. Last day for ticket sales is March 31 and tickets will not be sold at the door.
Media-Providence Friends School invites the community to a free screening of the film “Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age” on Thursday, April 5 at 7 p.m. Screenagers is about the impact of the digital age on children and how to help families minimize harmful effects and find balance. Screenagers features conversations with teachers and students as well as experts on child development around digital safety, social pressures students face online, violence in video games, and more. The film aims to help parents feel more confident and better equipped to establish balance around screen time. This film is appropriate for students grade 5 and up. Following the film, members of the MPFS staff will moderate a community discussion. RSVP to the event by visiting mpfs.org/screenagers. Media-Providence Friends School, 125 W. 3rd St., Media is a Quaker PreK-8 day school, providing a challenging academic program infused with values. Community involvement and service play an integral part in curriculum, connecting MPFS students with the larger world. To learn more, visit www.mpfs.org or contact Francy Strathmann, Director of Admissions, at 610-565-1960 x104 to schedule a personal tour.
Sun Valley High School will hold its annual Spring Craft Fair, sponsored by the Parent Teacher League (PTL) 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the high school, 2881 Pancoast Ave., Aston. Admission is free. Shoppers can enjoy a wide variety of handmade crafts, gift baskets, jewelry, personalized items, woodworking, home décor & sweet treats with over 60 vendors. They can visit the PTL table and buy a chance to win items donated by each of the crafters. Along with crafts, there will be The Plum Pit Food Trucks for lunch and face painting for children. Proceeds for this event will help to support the senior scholarship fund.
Anyone interested in expanding upon their basic knowledge of Italian can come to a conversational intermediate class offered by The Associazione Regionale Abruzzese Delco at St. Mary Magdalen’s school in Upper Providence 6:45 to 7:45 p.m., every Wednesday, beginning this week, for ten weeks. The cost is $100. For more information, contact Cas Quaciari at email@example.com.
FREE TAX PREP
The Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc. (CAADC) will continue to provide its free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites over the next month. This year CAADC is hosting four sites serving low- and moderate-income families in Delaware County. All the sites are staffed by IRS trained and certified community volunteers and aim to serve families who qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit. Last year CAADC assisted 1,000 households with completing their taxes. The free sites are located at the Wesley House at 701 Madison St., Chester; Sharon Hill Commons, 401 Sharon Ave., Sharon Hill; the Boothwyn Office, 1414 Meetinghouse Rd., Boothwyn; and St. Alice Church, 150 Hampden Rd., Upper Darby. The sites will continue operation through April 17. All sites are by appointment only with hours occurring Monday through Saturday. Days and hours vary at each site. To schedule an appointment, call 610-833-4455.
The Delaware County Institute of Science, 11 Veterans Square, Media, will host a free lecture, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Monday, April 9 about “The Seeds of Life: Can Genetic Material Be Transported through Interstellar Space?”. Everyone is welcome to join Anthony Nicastro, Ph. D., professor and chair of Dept. of Physics and Engineering at West Chester University for this free lecture at the Institute.
BUNNY AT OLP
Our Lady of Peace Parish will host an Easter Egg Hunt and Breakfast Saturday, March 24 in Notre Dame deLourdes School’s Nelson Hall. Breakfast will be served at 10 a.m., followed by the egg hunt at 11:30 a.m. The breakfast is $4, but the egg hunt is free for all children. The hunt will be divided into two age groups, 0-5 and 6-12. Tickets can be purchased at the Our Lady of Peace Rectory in Milmont Park. For more information, call 610-532-8081.
The Ridley Township Library is having its first ever Peeps Show and inviting people of all ages to create a shoebox-sized diorama of peeps, based on a book of their choice. Contestants will recreate a scene from a favorite book, using peeps, those ever-popular marshmallow candies, of any color or type, to represent the characters in the book. For inspiration and ideas, do a google search under “peeps diorama.” There will be winners in three age categories – 11 and under, 12 to 17, and 18 and over, and prizes will be awarded. Participants will bring their dioramas to the library from April 2 to April 15. All peeps dioramas will be displayed in the library for everyone to enjoy and vote on. Entrants agree to permit the Ridley Township Public Library to photograph and submit images in advertising or promotion. Voting for a “Peeples Choice” winner in each age category will take place from April 16-29. Winners will be announced on April 30 and prize winners will be contacted at that time. Visit the circulation desk at Ridley Township Library, or www.ridleylibrary.org for more information. Ridley Township Library is at 100 E. MacDade Blvd., Folsom.
The South Media Community’s second annual Easter egg hunt will be held 12 noon Saturday, March 31 at Sapovits Park, Vernon and Anderson Sts., Media. Children, ages 1-13, can come and meet the Easter Bunny. Prizes, arts and crafts and more will be featured at the event.
The Upper Providence Seniors will meet 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 3 at the Rose Tree Fire House, Evergreen Ave. and Providence Rd. This month’s program will be a presentation by Pam Dimeler on the Blue Birds of Linvilla. All senior residents and former senior residents of Upper Providence Township are invited to attend. If currently a member, try to bring another Township resident. Refreshments will be served. Call Sal LeMole at 610-627-1037 for more information.”
The Central Delaware County League of Women Voters will present its annual Jeanette Ross Lecture 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 28 in the Media Borough Hall Parlor, 301 N. Jackson St, Media. This year’s Jeanette Ross Lecture wil feature Jessica Hunt, assistant counsel for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The public is invited to take part in this critical discussion of local environmental issues that may be overlooked in Delaware County and the effect they may have on residents’ public health.
A free adult male clothing give-away, sponsored by the Thomas M. Thomas Memorial Presbyterian Church, will be held at the Salvation Army, 151 West 15th Street, Chester, at the parking lot entrance, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 24. Any monetary donations, although not mandatory, will support the church’s youth summer programs. For more information contact Joyce Morse, 610-608-6192 or Louis Morse, 610-721-0269.
Families throughout Delaware County can celebrate spring at an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Neumann University in Aston Township. The event is scheduled for Morgan Circle, adjacent to the campus Child Development Center. Activities include face painting, games for children of all ages, and a special appearance by the Easter Bunny. Parents are encouraged to bring a camera and Easter basket to collect priceless memories and delicious treats. The event is free. Families are asked to RSVP before March 24 to NUegghunt@gmail.com. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be cancelled.
PRO LIFE MOVIE
Holy Cross Parish, Springfield, invites the public to a free screening of the documentary “3801 Lancaster:American Tragedy,” 6-7 p.m. Sunday, March 25 in the school gym, 240 N. Bishop Ave.
“3801” explores the history of and investigation into the infamous abortion clinic in West Philadelphia run by Kermit Gosnell, M.D. Film includes interviews with investigators and victims of his procedures and former employees. Complimentary refreshments will be served. Admission is free, but a free will donations will go to a local pregnancy center. For more information, call Jane Collins at 484-620-0503.
The community is invited to a free live music performance by local students 1-4 p.m. Sunday, April 22 at Ridley Baptist Church, 15 E. Ridley Ave., Ridley Park. The event will benefit foster children in Delaware County. People can come anytime and leave anytime and everyone is welcome to the music marathon.
GRACIE IN CONCERT
Local musical treasure Charlie Gracie will entertain audiences at Community Arts Center’s Friday Night Live Concert 7 p.m. March 23 at CAC,414 Plush Mill Rd., Wallingford. A multi-faceted singer and musician, Charlie is the first successful recording star of the “rock era” to emerge from South Philadelphia. In 1957, Charlie’s Butterfly topped the American and British music charts, selling over 3 million copies. At the height of his fame, Charlie frequently appeared on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand, The Ed Sullivan Show, and Alan Freed’s TV specials. Charlie’s career spans 60 years. He’s played with Graham Nash, Peter Noone and Van Morrison, to name a few, and Paul McCartney cites Charlie as an early influence on his music. Charlie is a Rockabilly Hall of Fame inductee. He continues to bring his innovative and versatile guitar playing to audiences here and abroad. Visual artists Georgi Grentzenberg and Rinal Parikh will paint live during the event and Michele Southworth will create a mixed media piece. The art they create will be sold by silent auction throughout the event. Admission is $15; $10 for CAC members. Doors open at 7 p.m. Complimentary snacks are provided and attendees are also welcome to bring their own food and beverages. For more information and to purchase advance tickets, visit www.communityartscenter.org or call 610-566-1713.
ELVIS IN THE HOUSE
The Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Rose Tree Fire Company #1 will present “A Night With Elvis” 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 6 at the firehouse, 1275 N. Providence Rd., Media. Doors will open 7 p.m. Performer John Monforto will entertain with all of Elvis’s classics.Limited tickets will be available at $20. People should BYOB and cups and ice will be provided. Refreshments will be for sale. All profits will benefit Rose Tree Fire Company #1. For tickets or information, call Charlotte at
610-566-9498 or Belle at 610-513-2920.
ROCK FOR REASON
Mother of Providence Regional Catholic School, 607 S. Providence Rd., Wallingford will hold its spring fundraiser, “Rock For A Reason” 7-11 p.m., Saturday, March 24. The event will feature the popular band, Don’t Call Me Francis. All parents, alumni, alumni parents, friends, family and members of the parish communities are invited to the fun night of food, dancing, auction items and more. Cost is $50 and everyone must be over 21 to attend. For more information on sponsorship or tickets, visit www.mpregional.org/.
The Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 927 S. Providence Rd., Wallingford will hold a Spring fair and flea market 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, rain or shine. The event will include shopping, food and fun. Vendors can contact the Church office at 610-874-8652 to reserve a spot now, as space is limited.
SUN EAST AWARDS
Students pursuing higher education can compete for a Community Service Award for $500 to be selected by the Sun East Charitable Foundation Board of Directors.Two awards are being offered for one male and one female student who are high school seniors or current secondary education students, and who have participated in at least 40 hours of community service within the last year, and can demonstrate having made a positive influence on the community. Students can review the criteria and submit all materials to the Sun East Charitable Foundation no later than May 1. For more information, visit www.suneastfoundation.org/.
The community is invited to join Robert and Dana Breslin, Esq. for a free presentation on reverse mortgages 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 at the Aston Community Center, 3270 Concord Rd., Aston. People can learn who qualifies for a reverse mortage, along with their benefits and pitfalls in this program sponsored by Senior Community Services. To register, call Lori at 484-496-2138.
CatNIP Animal Rescue, a no-kill, non-profit, 501(c)(3) charity, all volunteer organization based in Springfield, will hold its tenth annual fundraiser 7 p.m. Friday, April 6 at The Oaks Ballroom, 511 Oak Ave., Glenolden. Tickets are $50 and include a buffet dinner, beer, wine, music and dancing. There will also be door prizes, raffles, a silent auction and handcrafted items for sale. The event will raise money for veterinarian care and housing costs. Tickets can be purchased via paypal at http://catniprescue.org/catnipcats/Home.html or by mail at Catnip adoptions PO Box 284 Springfield, PA 19064.
The League of Women Voters of Central Delaware County has arranged for guided tours of the new state-of-the-art broadcast facilities at Channel 6 Action News in Philadelphia at 1 and 2 p.m., Friday, April 27. Each tour is limited to 15 people.Cost is $25. RSVP to Barbara at 215-764-0468. More details will be emailed to the thirty lucky early birds. Checks must be mailed to LWV-CDC, P.O. Box 131, Wallingford, PA 19086.
MEDIA HALL OF FAME
Media Youth Center’s 2018 Hall of Fame induction and awards dinner will take place Saturday, March 24 at the Media Youth Center, 1 Youth Way, Media. The evening will begin with appetizers at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. This year’s Hall of Fame inductees include Lynda McLaughlin, Paul Robinson, Mary Hefferan-Everlof and Elizabeth Walters. Cost is $40, adults and $20, children. To purchase tickets, visit http://mediayouthcenter.com/merchandise_center or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-566-5877.
OLIVET EGG HUNT
Olivet Presbyterian Church invites all community parents and youth to a continental breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The fun begins inside Olivet’s Fellowship Hall with face painting, some storytelling and the breakfast, followed by the egg hunt. The event is rain or shine and is free. Children should just bring their own bag or basket to gather the goodies. Olivet is located at 1001 Washington Avenue in Prospect Park. For more information, call the Church Office at 610-534-2270.
The League will present Dr. Anthony Curatola, Drexel University professor of accounting, to discuss the repercussions of new tax reforms at the League of Women Voter’s Hot Topics Luncheon, 11:45 a.m., Friday, Apr.6 in the Community Room of Media Borough Hall, 3rd and Jackson St., Media. Cortola is an expert on tax policy, income taxes, fringe benefits and retirement income and he has been widely published major media, such as the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and Forbes magazine. The $18 luncheon is open to the public and reservations are required. Email Hank Thorne at email@example.com or call 610-566-5474. Mail checks to LWV-CDC, Box 131, Wallingford, PA 19086 or pay at the door.
HUNT AND BREAKFAST
Upland Borough will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt 9 a.m. Saturday, March 31 at Bristol Lord Field, 6th and Main Sts. Breakfast with the Easter Bunny will be held 9:30 a.m.– 11:30 a.m. March 31 in MacQueen Hall. Breakfast costs $5 for adults. Children with a borough ID card can eat free. Without an ID, children can eat for $3. Photos with the Easter Bunny cost $3 and all proceeds will benefit the Community Affairs Committee.
BUNNY AT LEGION
John Wesley Cross American Legion Post 507, 20 W. Cleveland Ave., Norwood, will hold their annual “Breakfast with the Easter Bunny” at the post’s upper hall on Sunday, March 25 from 9-11 a.m. Children 6 and under are free, 7-12 years old are $5 and adults and children over 13 are $7. Everyone is welcome to enjoy homemade food and fun. JWC Post 507 is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to serving veterans, their families and the community.
BEEF AND BEER
Yachtstock will hold a Beef and Beer fundraiser with live music, 5-9 p.m. Saturday, April 21,at The Masonic Hall, 822 Lincoln Ave., Prospect Park.Tickets are $15 in advance and $30 at the door. Advance tickets can be reserved at www.Yachtstock.org/bb2018. The Delaware County-based charitable organization produces the Yachtstock RiverJam music festival at the West End Boat Club in Essington each June to raise money for two Delco families with children battling a chronic or terminal illness, and also to support Shriners Hospitals for Children in Philadelphia. The RiverJam this year will be on June 30. Yachtstock is in need of volunteers to help with this year’s festival. Volunteers are welcome to attend the planning meetings held weekly on alternating Mondays and Wednesdays at the West End Boat Club, 500 W. 2 nd Street, Essington. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details or visit www.yachtstock.org.
The Third Memorial Softball Tournament for the Dean DiGilio Memorial Foundation will be held on Sunday, April 8 at Witmer Memorial Field in Prospect Park. DiGilio was a 2009 Interboro graduate and a resident of Tinicum Township. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Dean DiGilio Memorial Foundation to help fight the Opioid epidemic by financing recovery housing. DiGilio battled Cystic Fibrosis and addiction, and ultimately died by suicide. His foundation has previously helped the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, as well as the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Any donation will help, including food, beverages, monetary donations, baskets for the Chinese auction and gift cards. Teams are needed for the tournament. Team requirements are a minimum of ten people per team, with at least two females on field at all times. Team fee is $200. The first games will begin at 9 a.m. For more information, call Danni Clemens, 610-715-7326, Gabriella Kephart 610-547-1404, Kim Hopson, 610-703-3044 or Kim Ladley, 610-803-6626
Saint James Episcopal Church, 11th and Lincoln Aves, Prospect Park, will host “Souper Lunch” 11 a.m. every Tuesday. The event is free. Everyone is welcome to join others in the community for a hot lunch. For more information, call 610-461-6698.
MOMS Club of Inter-Delco is looking for sellers for its Spring Sale Event 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28 at Interboro High School Parking Lot on Amosland Rd., Prospect Park. Each spot, which is equivlant to two parking spaces, costs $30 if reserved on or before April 14. After this date spaces are $35. To reserve a space, e-mail email@example.com/. The money raised goes directly back into the community to help others.
Ariano Restaurant and Bar’s owner Anthony Bellapigna, a longtime supporter of veterans and veterans’ causes, has partnered with HelpSoldiers.org and is offering a complimentary dinner at Ariano’s in Media each week to a local veteran to thank him or her for their service. Nominations are being accepted now. People can nominate a veteran to receive a complimentary dinner by e-mailing a story about the veteran and why they think this veteran should receive the honor, along with the veterans name and contact information and the nominator’s name and contact information, to firstname.lastname@example.org. More information is available at Ariano.net.
St. John’s Lutheran Church at the corner of Glen and Folcroft Aves., Folcroft, will host a community egg hunt and party on March 24 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. All kids ages 10 and under are invited for crafts, games, an egg hunt and light snacks. There will be a separate hunt area for the younger kids. Parking is available in the rear of the church. Contact the church office at 610-583-4977 with any questions. Event will be held rain or shine.
PENN STATE SOCIAL
The Delaware County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association will hold its Spring Social on Thursday, April 12 at the Springfield Country Club. The event will feature guest speaker “Mike the Mailman” who will share entertaining stories and memories from his 40 plus years in the Penn State, University Park Post Office.The evening will begin with a cocktail hour from 6-7 p.m., followed by dinner and the guest speaker. A silent auction will also be held, as well as a Penn State Treasures table with old and new PSU memorabilia. For ticket information, visit www.delcopsualum.org/store/. For additional information about the organization and scholarship fund to benefit local Penn State students, visit www.delcopsualum.org/.
The Middletown Township annual Easter Egg Hunt for Middletown residents ten-years-old and under will take place 1 p.m. Saturday, March 24 at Indian Lane Elementary School. Children should bring a small Easter basket or brown lunch bag. The event wil be held rain or shine. If weather is inclement, an on-site sign will direct children to Middletown Firehouse on Rt. 352, where the Easter Bunny will distribute the candy to the children.
The Rose Valley Chorus & Orchestra continues its 111TH season with the rousing Broadway show, “The Drowsy Chaperone.” Performances of this fully staged show, accompanied by an orchestra, take place at 8 p.m. on April 12, 13, and 14 and at 2 p.m. on April 14 and 15 in the theater of the Strath Haven Middle School, 200 S. Providence Rd., Wallingford. Tickets, available at the door, are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors 60 and over and students, and $7 for children 12 years and under. Thursday evening admit 2 per ticket purchased. Advance tickets are discounted and group rates for 10 or more attending the same performance are $12. For more information and directions to the theater, call 610-565-5010, or visit www.rvco.org.
NORWOOD EGG HUNT
All children up to 11 years old are invited to hunt for Easter Eggs at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 501 Chester Pike, Norwood, 11 a.m. Saturday, March 31. The event is held rain or shine. Children should bring their own basket or bag. Following the egg hunt, there will be a light lunch served. For more information, call Joyce at 610-506-5387.
The Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation at Ridley Creek State Park will host an Easter Egg Hunt 11 a.m. Saturday, March 31. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m., with entertainment, demonstrations and crafts for visitors until the first hunt begins. Children 12 and under are welcome to search the fields of the farm to find eggs with treats and surprises in them. Three hunts, divided by age group, will begin at 11 (1-4 years), 11:15 (5-8 years) and 11:30 (9-12 years). There will be a puppet show presented by Segal Puppet Theatre Company for young children following the hunts, as well as egg-related crafts and activities and a meet and greet with some of Ridley Creek State Park’s native wildlife. Pre-registration is strongly suggested to guarantee a child’s spot and expedite entry onto the farm. Families are welcome to explore the historic house and see the farm animals after the egg hunts. The Plantation’s hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hunts will only occur at the times specified , but crafts and activities will continue throughout the day. Admission is $8 for adults and children ages 4 and up. Ages 3 and under are free. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.colonialplantation.org. Last admission is at 3 p.m. GPS address is 3900 North Sandy Flash Drive, Newtown Square. There is plentiful free parking available. The Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation is an authentic living history site with the purpose of enhancing understanding of 1760-90 farm life in Southeastern Pennsylvania by providing high quality, research based experiences to the public.
For the 29th year, the Young Poets Competition is accepting entries from students throughout Delaware County in grades 1-12. Deadline for entries is Friday, March 24. Students may submit one poem to any public library in Delaware County. Poems will be judged by grade level. Original poems must be typed or written neatly on an 8 ½ by 11 size sheet of paper. The following information should appear on each poem: the student’s name, grade, school, home address, email address and phone number. Winners will be notified by phone and mail. Entries without all information will be disqualified and entries will not be returned. Prizes include cash, and all first, second and third prize winners will be published in a booklet featuring the winning poems. The Young Poets Competition will culminate in a special winners’ award event on Sunday, May 6, at 1 p.m., featuring the thirty-six winners of the poetry competition who will read their winning poems at the Redwood Community Playhouse on 6th Street in Upland. The contest is sponsored by several organizations including the Mad Poets Society, Delaware County Library System, Rose Tree Optimists Club, Pennsylvania Poetry Society, Delaware County Reading Council and the PA Council on the Arts. Admission is free. For information on the contest, email Cheri Crow at email@example.com or Eileen D’Angelo at firstname.lastname@example.org/.
The Friendly Seniors meet 12:30-2 p.m. every Thursday at the Ridley YMCA, South Ave., Secane, to dance and socialize. The first visit is free and after that, dues are $15 for the year and one dollar each week to dance. The Friendly Seniors also host about four luncheons per year. They welcome everyone to come and join in the fun. For more information,just show up on any Thursday or call Dee at 610-329-5382 or Cass at 610-461-4469.
Media Church of Christ, 423 Jackson St.,Media, has thousands of clothing items available for free until gone. Hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, and 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Everyone is welcome.
The Media-Upper Providence Free Library’s Spring Book Sale will take place April 21-23. The volunteer book sorters are now accepting donated books, record albums, DVDs, CDs, puzzles and games. Drop-off location is at the library,1 E. Front Street, in the specially marked bins to the left of the main entrance on Jackson St.The library does not accept encyclopedias, National Geographics or VHS tapes. The semi-annual sales are a significant source of funding for the library’s operating budget.For more information, email email@example.com or call 610-566-1918.
The public is invited to enjoy an Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast to support Delaware County Special Olympics 8-10 a.m. Sunday, April 22 at Applebee’s Neighborhood Grille and Bar, 320 MacDade Blvd., Folsom. Cost is $8. For more information, call Ed Scarpignato at 484-832-5565 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org/.
DAY AT BEACH
The West Catholic Girls Alumnae Association will present “A Day At The Beach” as its spring luncheon and fundraiser at The Porch at Lamb Tavern, 865 W. Springfield Rd., Springfield 12-4 p.m., Sunday, April 22. Cost is $35, with a cash bar. Summer attire, sandals, flip-flops, capris, beach hats, beach cover-ups are all encouraged.Dancing to the Beach Boys tunes, raffles and door prizes will all be part of the fun. Reservations are required. Tables of maximum of eight are available. Deadline is April 9, with no exceptions. No tickets will be sold at the door. Write checks payable to:WCGAA and mail it to: WCGAA, PO Box 805, Broomall, PA 19008. For information, call Rose Frank ‘61 at 610- 259-5481 or Roe Mitchell ‘67 at 610-259-4486.
The Friends of the Aston Library will host bingo with cash prizes 6-9 p.m. Saturday, March 24 at Aston Community Center, 3270 Concord Rd., Aston Twp. Admission is $20. Food, special games, bingo supplies and raffles will also be available. Proceeds will benefit Aston Library. Everyone over 18-years-old is welcome to attend.For more information, e-mail email@example.com/.
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.
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.
Registration is underway for the Second Annual 5K Walk/Run on Sat., April 7, to benefit the Helen Kate Furness Library and Swarthmore Public Library. Runners are urged to register soon for the early bird price of $30. The point to point course starts at Wallingford train station, a short walk from Helen Kate Furness library, at 9:30 a.m. and ends at Swarthmore Public Library in the town center of Swarthmore. After the race, there will be activities for families and an awards ceremony in Central Park next to the Library.For some added fun this year, participants can don a crazy hat for the run. It could be a snowman hat, a flamingo beret, or an oversized metallic top hat. A prize will be awarded to the person wearing the best crazy hat. To register, visit runtheday.com and search “Book It” for registration and information. Those interested in being a Book It sponsor, should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-543-0436 to learn more.
HUNT FOR EGGS
Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 2545 Franklin Avenue, Secane, will host an Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 24. Registration is 11:30 a.m. At 12 p.m. the hunt will be held for two and three-years-old children and at 12:15 p.m., a hunt will be held for children, ages four to ten. Hot dogs, crafts, drinks, baked goods and raffles will also be available. The rain date will be Sunday, March 25 and registration will be at 12:30 p.m.For more information, call 610-544-2707.
AUXILIARY SEEKS MEMBERS
American Legion Auxiliary Post #390, a recently formed group, is looking for new members. The Post is located in the
Media area. They meet the third Wednesday of each month at 3 p.m. in the Legion’s cafe meeting area. Anyone who has a family member, living or deceased, in the military can get information about joining, by calling Jane Unstead at 610-566-5565.
Ridley High School Class of 1968 will hold its 50th Class Reunion Sat., April 28, from 6-10 p.m. at the Corinthian Yacht Club, Essington. For more information, contact David Torelli at 610-213-6070 or Ragman1122@aol.com/.
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.
IMPRISONED LOVED ONES
The Mary Mother of Captives support group meets at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at St. Charles Borromeo parish center in Drexel Hill. The group lends support to anyone who has a loved one in county, state or federal prison or who is on probation or parole from prison. For more information, call Maryann McCaffrey at 484- 620- 1586 or 610-626-2304. Total Anonymity is guaranteed.
First United Methodist Church, 350 W. State St., Media, offers a free yoga for beginners class 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Donations are welcome. For information, call 610-566-3172 or visit www.mediamethodist.org.
Christ United Methodist Church, 600 E. Dutton Mill Rd., Brookhaven, will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt and Bake Sale 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 24. Everyone is welcome to come and see the Easter Bunny, do a kids craft and look for eggs the Easter bunny has hidden. Lunch is $2 and consists of a hot dog, chips and a soda. There will be homemade Easter goodies for sale and a white elephant table. For more information, call 610-874-1270 or visit www.christumcbrookhaven.com/.
Students from the Widener University Center for Hospitality Management have kicked off the popular “Spring 2018 Themed Dinner Series – A Fine Dining Experience.” Throughout the semester, members of the public are invited to experience fine dining and vibrant flavors from around the world. Guests will enjoy a four-course, fixed-price meal prepared and served by the Center for Hospitality Management students as part of their Restaurant Operations Management Course.The student management teams are assigned a theme and each team plans, develops and executes the meal from pre- to post-production to create an elegant and formal dining experience. The students, many of whom are pursuing careers in event planning and restaurant/hotel management, are responsible for service, operations and financial management all while managing their fellow students that are producing and serving these meals. Dinner is served in the J. Willard & Alice S. Marriott Dining Room located in Academic Center North on the Main Campus of Widener University in Chester. The dinners are prepared on select Wednesday evenings from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and reservations are required. For reservations, call 610-499-1127 or e-mail email@example.com. This year’s themes are: March 21, Rustic Southwest; March 28, Sample of the United Kingdom; April 4, California Adventure; April 11, Mexican Fiesta; April 18, Disney Dining; April 25, Middle Eastern Sampler.
Womenomics® 2018 will be held on Saturday, April 7 at the Springhaven Club, Wallingford. Womenomics® brings together business, government, civic representatives and all women to promote and advance the needs of women. For information, contact Terry Miller at 610-566-5035 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Tricia McLaugjlin at 610-213-0324 or email@example.com.
CHESTER CLASS OF’68
The Chester High School Class of 1968 is having its 50th Class Reunion 6-11 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 24 at the Lazaretto Ballroom,99 Wanamaker Ave., Essington. Tickets cost $75 and can be purchased by sending a check or money order to C.H.S. Class of 1968, P.O. Box 2274 Boothwyn, Pa.19061. For those requiring accommodations rooms are reserved at the Springhill Suites, 201 Industrial Highway, Ridley Park. Call 610-915-6600 to make reservations by Nov. 2.For more information, call Sylvia Jennings Hicks at 610-876-2286 or Andrew Jackson at 814-574-9777.
Rose Tree Place in Upper Providence, a Watermark Retirement Community, offers residents and area seniors more than 70 class and program options this winter and spring through Watermark University. With topics ranging from meditation and low impact fitness to classes focused on music, art, current events and even topics such as American National Parks, the Spring 2018 semester offers participants boundless opportunities for mind, body and spiritual enhancement, plus friendship, fun and meaningful connections. The classes are made available to Rose Tree Place residents and Delaware County seniors. The WU Spring 2018 semester runs from now through April at Rose Tree Place. Some courses run on a weekly basis while others are offered once or as a short series or excursion. Most classes are complimentary and all require an RSVP in advance. To learn more or obtain a copy of the current Watermark University catalog, contact Cynthia Evans or Karen Holahan at 610-616-5162.
The newly formed Alzheimer’s caregiver support group will meet 6:30 p.m. every second Wednesday at the Woodlyn Baptist Church, 1125 MacDade Blvd., Woodlyn. For more information,contact Roberta Wilson, Facilitator at firstname.lastname@example.org/.
SUPPORT THE TROOPS
AMVETS Post 118, 211 N. Morton Ave, Morton is sending care packages to troops and needs the community’s help. Donations of CDs, DVDs,candy, snacks, books, socks, soap, toothpaste, brushes, pens and soup are appreciated. To have the items picked up, call Harry, 610-543-2082. The post’s hall is available for rentals. For cost and other details, call the post at 610-543-9551.
FREE BOOK DROP-OFF
The Norwood Public Library’s mission is to serve all library patrons without exception. The local library is offering a free library materials delivery service for its patrons who reside in the Norwood area and are homebound due to prolonged illness, disability, age or any other reason that prevents them from traveling to the Library. The homebound service involves delivery of library books and/or books on CD.Homebound patrons may request a certain type of reading or listening material, such as romance, mystery or non-fiction, as well as specific titles and authors. For those who do not want to choose the items themself, staff will be happy to select something for them. Library staff will work with patrons to the best of their ability to meet their reading and informational needs. Patrons must have or be eligible for a Delaware County library card and live within the Norwood area. To request homebound delivery service, patrons can call 610-534-0693 or have someone else apply for them by calling the library or completing the application form, which is available at the front desk.The Norwood Public Library is at 513 Welcome Ave, Norwood.
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.
NOMINATE A HERO
RSVP is inviting the public to nominate a hero from their community for the Second Annual Citadel Community Hero Award.
Many communities include residents that always seem to be doing good deeds to benefit others, often without being asked.It’s those acts of kindness that change lives for the better.The public is invited to nominate their hero from among these categories: Emergency Responder; School or after-school volunteer; Volunteer working with seniors; or Good Samaritan.
Nominate your hero by visiting www.rsvpmc.org and click on the Community Hero logo for the nomination form and details. Forms are also available in Citadel branches along with a ballot box. Citadel will be giving away free Hero t-shirts to anyone dropping off a nomination form. Nominations for people who either live or work in Delaware or Chester counties are being accepted through May 15. Winners will be announced during RSVP’s two upcoming volunteer celebration events. One overall winner from Delaware/Chester County will be presented with an award at RSVP’s upcoming Volunteer Celebration events along with a $1000 donation to the winner’s charity of choice. The public and current volunteers are encouraged to attend a volunteer information session to hear about opportunities, share stories and learn where needs are the greatest. Sessions are regularly scheduled throughout Montgomery, Chester and Delaware counties. For a listing of locations and dates, visit rsvpmc.org or call 610-834-1040, ext. 123.