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Delaware County Women Against Rape (DCWAR): offers free and confidential counseling in person and through our 24-hour hotline to victims of sexual assault. The agency provides medical, police and court accompaniment. DCWAR also facilitates support groups for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Adult Survivors of Sexual Assault, and Teen Survivors of Sexual Assault. Educational programs are available to schools, professionals and community groups. Any questions or for services please contact our 24-hour hotline at 610-566-4342.

Delaware County Women Against Rape and Crime Victim Services: offer police/court accompaniment, advocacy and free confidential counseling to victims of serious crimes including robbery, burglary, assault, arson and the surviving family members of homicide victims. Any questions or for services please contact Delaware County Women Against Rape and Crime Victim Services at 610-566-4386.

Young Heroes Car Parade: Sept. 26, Nemours/AI duPont Hospital for Children, Line up begins at 9:30 a.m. Jump in your car and head to Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children on Sept 26th for our Young Heroes Car Parade. Honk your horns for the children in the hospital and wave to the super hero characters along the way as we join together to raise funds for research and patient services at Nemours Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (NCCBD). NCCBD offers patient- and family-centered pediatric oncology and hematology care that include the full range of clinical and support services as well as internationally recognized research programs. All cars are welcome to join us on the Nemours campus! Decorate your car and #honkforyourhero. Join as an individual or participate in a team. Everyone registered by September 1, 2020 with receive a special t-shirt, and there will also be fundraising incentives along the way! To register, please visit http://www.nemours.org/youngheroes and click on Register Now. For more details and instructions, visit the Event Details tab. Still have questions? Contact Rose.bevilacqua@nemours.org. Proceeds Benefit: Nemours Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (NCCBD. For more information, contact: Rose Bevilacqua (302) 298-5809 or rose.bevilacqua@nemours.org. Website: www.nemours.org/youngheroes

FringeArts: announced the artists participating in the 2020 Philadelphia Fringe Festival today. The 24th annual Fringe Festival runs Sept.10-Oct. 4, and the 125+ works will take place largely online, with a handful of outdoor, distanced performances, local health conditions permitting. Full festival details, including show, schedule, and ticketing information, will be announced in mid-August. FringeArts will present twelve productions as part of this year’s curated slate, including works by The Bearded Ladies Cabaret; Nichole Canuso Dance Company; David Gordon; Jaamil Olawale Kosoko; Trey Lyford, Geoff Sobelle, and Steve Cuiffo; and Swim Pony, the Philadelphia Environmental Council, Toasterlab, and Mike Kiley. Also participating in this year’s festival are the artists from FringeArts’ 2020 High Pressure Fire Service series—Nell Bang-Jensen, Emily Bate, Kyle Dacuyan + Antigravity Performance Project, James Allister Sprang, and Alexandra Tatarsky—whose spring performances were not able to be presented as scheduled due to the pandemic. The Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, originally scheduled to participate in FringeArts’ 2020 Hand to Hand Circus Festival, completes the lineup for this year’s Curated Fringe. The Fringe Festival Bookstore will return this year in a virtual capacity, featuring talks with artists and community partners to provide context for the works in the curated slate, and reflect on the current moment in the arts and society at large. All talks will take place online and will be free of charge. This year’s independently-produced slate includes a robust lineup of 114 shows across genres and platforms. The full list of independent artists is included at the end of this document.

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site: will reopen to the public Aug. 14, following a member preview Aug. 7. In the site’s first phase of reopening, hours of operation will be Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m-5 p.m. Additionally, ESPHS has implemented new safety guidelines, including required use of masks, physical distancing, and increased cleaning and sanitization. Visitors will tour the historic site using a modified version of “The Voices of Eastern State” Audio Tour, the organization’s signature program. The audio tour, which is narrated by actor Steve Buscemi and features the voices of former prisoners and correctional staff, will guide visitors on a one-way path through the penitentiary complex. The modified route will include popular points of interest such as Al Capone’s Cell, Death Row, and the award-winning exhibit Prisons Today: Questions in the Age of Mass Incarceration. Visitors can also watch the 20 animated short films that were created by incarcerated artists for ESPHS’s 2019 project Hidden Lives Illuminated. It will be the first time that these films will be screened on site since public screenings on the penitentiary’s façade were completed last summer.

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