What's happening in and around town this fall

Author Irene Levy Baker will be signing copies of her new book "100 Things To Do in Philadelphia Before You Die" at 1 p.m. Sat., Oct. 22, at Children’s Book World in Haverford. (www.childrensbookworld.net) and at 3 p.m. Sat., Oct. 29 in the Sycamore Room at Swarthmore College’s Inn/Community Store. The author has spent 25 years exploring Philadelphia. It includes tips she discovered while working with five local tourist bureaus, celebrity chefs, hotels and attractions. Baker is the owner of Spotlight Public Relations, a firm specializing in hospitality and restaurants. Prior to starting her public relations firm in 1998, Baker spent nearly a decade at the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau. The book is divided into 5 categories - Food and Drink, Music and Entertainment, Culture and History, Sports and Recreation and Shopping and Fashion. For more information, visit www.100thingstodoinphiladelphia.com/


The Cardinal O'Hara Band and Guard Craft Fair wil be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., Nov. 19 and10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., Nov. 20 in the Cardinal O’Hara High School (COHS) cafeteria, 1701 Sproul Road, Springfield. Attendees can shop for  Thanksgiving and Christmas from over  80 vendors of hand-made crafts, baby items, breads, candy, sauces, photos, candles, jewelry  and much more. COHS spirit wear will be sold.

COHS Band Parent Association will also be accepting donations of any band instruments in working condition.  Admission is free.


The Haverford Township League of Women Voters will sponsor two public forums for candidates who will compete in the General Election November 8. 

On Wednesday, October 26, at 7:30 p.m., Barbarann Keffer and James Santora, candidates for state representative in the 163rd Pennsylvania Legislative District, will discuss issues in the auditorium of the Lynnewood Elementary School, Lawrence Road near the intersection with Eagle Road in Havertown.

On Friday, October 28,at 7:30 p.m., Greg Vitali and James Knapp, candidates for state representative in the 166th Pennsylvania Legislative District, will discuss issues in the auditorium of Coopertown School, 800 Coopertown Road, in Bryn Mawr.

Both forums are free and open to the public.  Plenty of space is available for parking at each school.  In addition to opening and closing presentations from the candidates, both forums will allow time for questions from the audience.  The League of Women Voters encourages all civic-minded residents to attend these forums.

For further information, contact Rosemary Kesling, co-president of the Haverford Township League of Women Voters, at 610 789-2680.


Little Flower Manor Nursing Home, 1201 Springfield Rd., Darby, will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sun., Nov. 13 in St. Joseph Hall. The bazaar will feature holiday decorations, attic treasures, jewelry, crafts, homemade baked goods and other items. Everyone is welcome.


Sacred Heart Parish,316 East Broadway Ave., Clifton Heights, will have an Indoor Flea Market 9 a.m. to 1 p.m Saturday, October 22 in the Parish Convent, 300 East Berkley Avenue (corner of Berkley and Holly Streets).

The Sacred Heart Flea Market will feature five rooms with a wide variety of items for all areas of the house, including furniture, jewelry, seasonal decorations and a large assortment of kitchen items.  This will be a giant clearance sale with all prices marked at a 50% discount.

All proceeds benefit the various ministries of Sacred Heart Parish, which has recently been partnered with St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Drexel Hill. 

 The Sacred Heart Christmas Bazaar will be held 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., Dec. 3.

For more information on either event, contact Sacred Heart Parish at 610-623-0409.


The Sierra Club will hold its next hike 1:15 p.m. Sunday, October 23 at  Haverford Reserve, 9000 Parkview Drive,  Haverford.

Hikers should meet at the CREC, Haverford Community Recreational and Environmental Center. Heading north on Marple Rd., drivers should  tturn left (west) just north of the Blue Route, or heading west on Darby Rd turn left (south) near College Ave. and before the Quadrangle. All hikers are welcome.


“Books and Brew” will be held at Casey’s Restaurant, 812 N. Lansdowne Ave. in Drexel Hill 2-6 p.m. Sat., Oct. 22.There will be a buffet meal with free soda and limited free bar.Featured will be a silent auction, gift baskets, 50/50, and a special live auction. Contact Friends’ President Deb Dorshimer at 610-259-2805 to reserve tickets and further information. All proceeds benefit the Libraries.


The Lansdowne Folk Club will present an evening with Roosevelt Dime and special guest Andy McLeod on Thursday, October 27 at the Twentieth Century Club, 84 S. Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne. Doors open at 7 p.m. and show begins at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $17 when purchased in advance online or with an advanced phone reservation and $20 without an advance reservation.

Freshly prepared dinner and desserts will be available for an additional cost. Parking is available on the street and at the SEPTA train station approximately one block away.

 For reservations, advance ticket sales or more information visit website www.folkclub.org, email Lfolkclub@gmail.com or call (484) 466-6213.  Only cash is accepted at the door.


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.


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/.


The Delaware County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers (PSPE) is currently seeking nominations for the following awards: 2017 Engineer of the Year, Young Engineer of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award and Outstanding Project Achievement Award.

Nominations must be submitted by November 14.  The selected individuals will be honored at the Chapter’s Engineers Week banquet to be held at the Concordville Inn in February.

Candidates must be a current licensed Professional Engineer and reside or be employed in Delaware County or southern Chester County. Award criteria and submission information can be found at www.pspe.org/delco or by calling Elaine Elbich,610-205-6846 or Nick Cirilli, 610-613-3455 or emailing ncirilli@comcast.net/.


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  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 early.


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.


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/.


Crozer-Keystone Health System will once again present its popular “Think Pink” special events that pair mammography screenings with free gifts. Events will be held throughout the month of November at various Crozer-Keystone Health System locations. In addition to receiving a free gift, patients can enjoy free refreshments when they come for their appointment during one of the specified dates, times and locations. Dates available are:

Delaware County Memorial Hospital: Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 4 to 7 p.m.

Media Medical Plaza: Tuesday, Nov. 1 from 4 to 8 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 10 from 4 to 8 p.m.

Crozer-Medical Plaza at Brinton Lake: Wednesday, Nov. 2 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. and Wednesday, Nov. 30 from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

Crozer-Chester Medical Center: Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 3 to 6 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 22 from 3 to 6 p.m.

Crozer-Keystone at Broomall: Tuesday, Oct. 25 4 to 7 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 4 to 7 p.m.

Springfield Hospital: Wednesday, Nov. 2 from 3:30 to 7 p.m. and Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 3:30 to 7 p.m.

To register for the “Think Pink” event, call 1-866-5-CK-X-RAY (1-866-525-9729) or visit ckimaging.crozerkeystone.org.


The Delaware County Intermediate Unit, 200 Yale Ave., Morton is offering a free workshop to help parents better navigate the often challenging roadmap of educating their children with disabilities or learning challenges. The  workshop, entitled Special Kids with Special Needs Deserve Special Financial Planning, will be held 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27.

The workshop will be presented by Jeffrey Slavich, Financial Advisor and Special Care Planner with Mass Mutual Financial Group.  He specializes in working with families who have children with special needs. Slavich will address issues that involve “Life Care Planning” and will discuss important concepts such as coordinating future care planning which involves financial and legal strategies for individuals with disabilities.

To register for this session, contact Nora Connell 610-938-9000 ext. 2263 or email nconnell@dciu.org/.


To provide information about behavioral health services available in Delaware County, Rep. James R. Santora (R-Delaware) invites residents of the 163rd District to attend his Behavioral Health and Wellness Fair on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fair will be held at Child Guidance Resource Centers, 2000 Old West Chester Pike, Havertown.

 “Many organizations support behavioral health for children, adolescents and families in Delaware County,” Santora said. “This is a great time to connect with men and women who are trained to help, and I encourage people who are looking for resources to attend.”

Agencies that will be available during the fair include Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Child Guidance Resource Centers, Crozer Community Hospital, Delaware County Emergency Services, Delaware County System of Care, Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County, Elwyn, Foundations Behavioral Health, Holcomb Behavioral Health, Keystone Center, NHS Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health, Path Ways PA and Springfield Psychological.

The fair is sponsored by Rep. Jamie Santora and Child Guidance Resource Centers.

 For more information, contact Santora’s district offices at (610) 259-2820 in Clifton Heights or (610) 789-2695 in Drexel Hill.


The Delaware County Workforce Development Board would like to remind local residents that Adult Basic Education and GED classes are offered year-round at various sites throughout Delaware County.  To learn more, call Kathy Raymond at Pathways PA (610) 543-5022 (x 259). 


The Delaware County Transportation Management Association and Delaware County Council will host the 2016 Employment and Career Expo 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 20 at Springfield Country Club, 400 W. Sproul Rd., Springfield..  There are hundreds of job openings in a variety of industries, including health care, senior care, staffing agencies, transportation companies, financial institutions, hospitality organizations, and more.  The Expo is an opportunity for job seekers to hand out resumes and meet face-to-face with different companies.

The Employment & Career Expo  is also presented by Pennsylvania CareerLink, the Delaware County Commerce Center, and the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce. The Expo is sponsored by Crozer-Keystone Health System, Delaware County Community College, Fair Acres, Goodwill Delaware & Delaware County, Penn State Brandywine, and SEPTA.


On Saturday, October 29,  St. Mark Lutheran Church, 436 N. Oak Avenue, Clifton Heights, will host a pumpkin bingo event, with  pizza, hot dogs and dessert. Food will go on sale at 5:30 p.m. There is a $7 admission fee for bingo players which includes a card for the first round. The cost for each additional Bingo round is $1. There is an $3.50 admission fee for non-players. Bingo begins at approximately 6:30 p.m., with a cash prize for each round. A $5 “super round” with  a large-screen TV as a prize will also be played.

 Child care will be provided for children under 10. Gift baskets will be raffled, along with a 50-50. The church will give 10% of the proceeds from the event to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s Disaster Relief. A  prize for the best costume will be awarded, chosen from someone who attends in costume.


The Youth Aid Panel, operated by the Center For Resolutions, is looking for parent /adult community volunteers in the following communities: Haverford, Marple and Morton. The Panel provides an alternative means for first time juvenile offenders at the discretion of an arresting police officer.

 Volunteers meet with juveniles after a summary-level arrest, such as an underage drinking ,curfew violation ,marijuana use, sexting or retail theft. The panels are poised to intervene in the lives of these young people as a mentor at the first moment they begin to make poor decisions.  After an interview, the panel creates assignments, or resolutions, that upon completion, expunge the child’s criminal record.  The assignments are typically composed of educational classes, community service, and individually tailored projects.  The Youth Aid Panel Program has the youth and community working collaboratively to shift the youth from the label of “criminal” to feeling empowered, educated, and connected to their community. 

There are currently 27 panels in Delaware County. Volunteers are trained at the Center in Media and usually meet just once a month. The next training will take place November2, 9 and 16.   For more information, contact Denise Wusinich, Director of YAP at (610)566-7710 or dwusinich@center4resolutions.org.  For more information on the Youth Aid Panel Program visit www.center4resolutions.org/services/youth-aid-panels/.


The Notre Dame Club of Philadelphia in cooperation with Cardinal O’Hara High School will present a free concert 7:30 p.m.  Friday, October 21, featuring a performance by the world-renowned University of Notre Dame Glee Club.

The seventy-voice University of Notre Dame Glee Club celebrated their centennial year in the fall of 2015.  The glee club is recognized as one of the finest all-male collegiate choral groups in the country, combining the rich traditions of Notre Dame with the highest standards of artistic excellence. The Glee Club will be performing together with the Cardinal O’Hara High School Choir under the direction of  Jeffrey Braconnier, Choral Director. The O’Hara Choir is comprised of over 80 students and provides music for all Cardinal O'Hara High School liturgies and other special events. The Club will present folk songs, African-American spirituals, barbershop arrangements, and everyone’s favorite songs of the University of Notre Dame. In addition, the O’Hara Choir will jointly perform a selection of songs together with the Club.

The Notre Dame Glee Club concert will take in the Cardinal O’Hara auditorium at 1701 S. Sproul Rd., Springfield. The concert is open to the public and admission is free. No tickets are necessary. Doors open at 7 p.m. The concert will be an entertaining evening for families, seniors, and music enthusiasts of all ages.


The Haverford Township Free Library will host the program, "Weird PA: Dead of Winter," on Saturday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m.

People are invited to join Weird Pennsylvania author Matt Lake for an evening of true tales of death and darkness in Delaware County and the surrounding region. Lake will retell tales from his books Weird Pennsylvania and Weird US II and other tales he has picked up along the way. Gasp at the crimes of H.H. Holmes and Patty Cannon or cringe at the bizarre burial of Mad Anthony Wayne. Lake will debut a new book of this region's dark history at the event.

The program is free and open to ages 13 and up.

The Haverford Township Free Library will also host an Upcycle Pumpkin Craft Workshop on Tuesday, October 25 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

 Come get into the fall spirit with this crafting workshop.  Make Upcycle Pumpkin crafts with the Library's display maven Kate Funchion. The craft can be used for seasonal decorating or to give as a gift. Participants should bring their own hot glue gun if possible. The program is free, but registration is required.

To register for either program,  go to: www.haverfordlibrary.org/events

The Library is at 1601 Darby Road, Havertown. For more information, contact Mary Bear Shannon at 610-446-3082 ext. 216 or email shannon@haverfordlibrary.org/.


St. Mark Lutheran Church, 436 N. Oak Avenue, Clifton Heights, will hold its monthly Adults Only Dinner on Friday, November 4 at 6 p.m. The menu will feature roast pork, mashed potatoes, salad and dessert. The cost is $7. Reservations must be made in advance and no later than Friday, October 28.To make a reservation, call 610-626-5295. All are welcome.


The Widow and Widowers Support group,To Live Again (TLA),will meet Thursday Oct.20 at 7:30 p.m. at The Church of The Redemeer,Springfield and Hillcrest roads, Springfield.

 After the meeting, hot dogs with baked beans and saurkraut will be served, followed by regular bingo.

Newly bereaved can call Marie Stewart 610-789-8741 for information.


  The Springfield Lions Club is sponsoring a Family Golf Outing at the Putt Putt Fun Center, 5300 West Baltimore Avenue, Clifton Heights, on October 22 from 3-7 p.m. One $10 ticket includes two rounds of golf, one soda and one hot dog. All proceeds go to Lions’ Charities for the Visually Impaired.  This outing is for everyone.  Walk-ups are welcome.  Hole sponsorships are available at $75 per hole. For tickets or information, call Jerry McCabe at 610-543-8481, Larry DeMooy 610-565-4869, Dick Wilson 610-565-3272 or Larry Peranteau 610-4543-1850.  For more information visit www.springfieldlionsclub.org/.


West Catholic Class of 1966 will hold a combined reunion Fri., Nov. 4. The celebration will begin with a 4:30 p.m. Mass at St. Kevin Church, 200 W. Sproul Rd., Springfield, followed by the reunion 6:30-11:30 p.m. at Springfield Country Club, 400 W. Sproul Rd. Tickets cost $85 and include open bar, dinner buffet, music and dancing. For tickets, call Dot at 215-755-4354.


The members of the Community Service Club of Springfield High School would like to donate two hours of their time to rake leaves for local senior citizens, age 65 and older, in the Springfield/Morton community.  If interested in this service, call 610-938-6148 and leave name, phone number and address.  Someone will call back to  schedule a time.


  October is White Cane month and the Springfield Lions Club is conducting its annual White Cane Fundraiser. Lions will be soliciting donations at various locations throughout Springfield every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October. They will be wearing their Lions blue and gold vests and hats. All proceeds go to helping the blind and visually impaired.  Examples include leader dogs for the blind, eye exams, eye glasses and blind help organizations such as the Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired and blindness prevention research. The community’s help is essential and very much appreciated.  For more information visit www.springfieldlionsclub.org or the Springfield Lions’ Facebook page.


The Jr. Women’s Club of Springfield will host  a Halloween Bowl A Rama Fundraiser at Wynnewood Lanes 2228 Haverford Rd, Ardmore, 7-11 p.m. Sat., Oct. 22.  Costumes are optional, but there is a prize for best costume. Tickets are $40 and include beer/wine/soda,raffle baskets, 50/50 and entertainment. Proceeds benefit Cradles to Crayons and Philabundance.  To purchase tickets contact Missy  at Springfieldjwc@gmail.com or call 610- 506- 6868.


Local historian Keith Lockhart will present a program on “The History of Prospect Park” 7 p.m. Wed., Oct. 26 at the Masonic Hall, 9th and Lincoln Ave., Prospect Park.

Lockhart will how over 100 photos of Prospect Park, all taken before 1950, from his personal collection. The historian wrote the borough’s centennial book in 1994.

A donation of $5 is asked for adults, but all children under 12-years-old are fee. All donations will go to the Prospect Park Fire Company. Refreshments will be served at the presentation.


The Prospect Park Library Fall book, bake and DVD sale will preview from 7 to 9p.m.  Friday, October 21. The sale will continue on Saturday October 22 from 9a.m. to 1p.m.  Come early for the best selections of adult and children’s books, including DVD bargains.  A homemade baked goods table will also be available. 

A free “Fall–Fun” program will be held on Saturday, October 22. Children of all ages may stop in anytime between 9:30am to 12:30pm for fall-themed activities and crafts

For more information or to register for the children’s program, stop by the library, visit www.prospectparklibrary.org, call 610-532-4643 or email prospectpark@delcolibraries.org.  The library is at 720 Maryland Avenue, Prospect Park (across from the train station.)


The Ridley Ice Hockey Club will hold Designer Handbag Bingo Friday, Nov. 11, at the Briarcliffe Field House, 110 N. Bartram Ave., Darby Twp. Doors open at 6 p.m. for registration; bingo games start at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $30. Raffle baskets and a 50/50 will also be available.

To order tickets, contact Jim White at jimwhite0541@hotmail.com or call 484-343-1020.


The Ridley Park Business Association will sponsor its annual Halloween Parade in Veterans Park at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29.Featured will be family-friendly games and activities and prizes for the best costumes.


Norwood United Methodist Church, 315 Chester Pike, Norwood will hold a harvest festival and trunk or treat event Saturday, Oct. 29. Games and activities will kick off at 6 p.m. in the Cavanaugh Funeral Home parking lot next door, followed by Trunk or Treat from 6:30-7 p.m.  Children can dress in costumes, but are asked not to wear anything scary or evil. Everyone is welcome.


The Fourth Annual Walk For Bullying Awareness and Kindness  Day will take place 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 in Prospect Park. The day will feature games, moonbounces, music, face painting,  crafts, speakers, emergency vehicles,  informational booths, special guests, spin art, food and drink.  Live music will be presented by Rob Dunleavy of Blackthorn with special guest Grace Manton.

Walk begins at Interboro High School on Amosland Rd., with check-in at 8 a.m. Walkers will end up at Park Square, where the activities will take place. For more information, visit www.acommunityforchange.com  or  www.interborosd.org or on Facebook, @acommunityforchnage.


“Line Drives for Luke” Wiffle Ball Tournament will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, October 22 at Blackrock Park. Cost is $80 for adult teams and  $40 for youth teams (8U, 11U, 14U). Everyone is encouraged to come to the tournament and help support  the Theodosiades family. Even those who don’t have a team can order a t-shirt and come out for a fun-filled day at Blackrock Park and show support. Raffles and food will be available.

For questions or information, e-mail Luke@gmail.com/.


Saint James High School Alumni Association will hold its 23rd Annual Communion Breakfast and Mass 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 8.

Mass will be celebrated at Saint Madeline Church, 110 Park St., Ridley Park, followed by breakfast at The St. James Dog House, 1499 E. 9th St., Eddystone. Tickets are $15. The St. James Choir will sing at the event, which will be attended by many past graduates of St. James, as well as today’s St. James Regional Catholic School students. This Mass and breakfast will be one of the signature events where past and present members of St. James will get to together and share their faith and participate in the strong STJ legacy.

To purchase tickets, call the Dog House at (610) 876-2006.


Norwood United Methodist Church at 315 Chester Pike in Norwood will hold a Kids’ Stuff Consignment Sale and Christmas Corner 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Oct. 29.  Half-price merchandise will be offered from 12-1 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Little Blessings Christian Preschool, held at the church.

The sale will feature gently used kids’ clothes (infant through 19) and gear, baby equipment, maternity clothes, shoes, toys, books, kids’  movies, furniture and much more.

Krispy Kreme donuts and beverages will also be sold. Consignors are welcome. For more information, e-mail norwoodumc@gmail.com or call 610-565-0924 or 610-583-4780


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 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.


Mentalist Christopher Crow will visit the Aston Public Library for a free show 6 p.m. Thursday, October 27. In the show, "Strange Happenings", Crow will explore the mysteries of paranormal phenomena, with a mind reading, ghostly stories, psychic phenomena, and maybe even some other worldly manifestations.

To attend, guests must register at www.tinurl.com/astonadultevents/.


THE PALRN, Delco Region will meet 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct 20 at the Brookhaven Community Center at 2 Cambridge Road, Brookhaven. The meeting will feature speaker Pamela Gormley, HHP, RN, LMT, MSN. Topic is "BioEnergetic Medicine with a focus on Lyme disease." Gormley is the founder of Holistic Wellness and is a board-certified holistic healthcare practitioner, registered nurse, and  licensed massage therapist. She specializes in BioEnergetic Assessment, homeopathy, and nutrition.

For more information, e-mail  delcolyme@palyme.org/. The meeting is free and open to the public.


The Delaware County Workforce Development Board would like to remind local residents that Adult Basic Education and GED classes are offered year-round at various sites throughout Delaware County.  To learn more, call Kathy Raymond at Pathways PA (610) 543-5022 (x 259). 


Surrey Services will present a Brain Fitness for Healthy Aging Fair 10:30 a.m. 1 p.m. Friday October 21 at the Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media. The  fair will offer a wealth of resources with information on keeping brains healthy as they age. Events include a presentation by Jefferson Elder Care on Brain Health, samples of brain healthy foods, iPad brain training games, giveaways and more. The program is free but pre-registration is required for the complimentary lunch.For more information, call 610-566-1918.


Caleb Pusey House on Race Street in Upland will hold it Annual Welcome Day Celebration 12 noon to 4 p.m. Sat., Oct.29. The Friends of the Caleb Pusey House have engaged professional re-enactor Noah Lewis, who will be presenting the life story of Revolutionary War hero Ned Hector throughout the day, starting at 1 p.m.

Hector served with distinction in the Continental Army, but because he was black, he was repeatedly denied a pension by the newfound government. Dressed as a Continental soldier, Lewis will portray Hector’s military service, including the firing of an imaginary cannon (which requires an interactive crew of seven volunteers), as well as his post-war life and struggle for official recognition.

Welcome Day also offers guided tours of the three historic buildings at Landingford Plantation: the Pusey House (1683), the Pennock Log House (1790), and the Crozer Schoolhouse (1849). Colonial musicians Past Times Present will be playing early-American tunes, while other re-enactors present hands-on colonial craft demonstrations. The Upland Fire Co. will display their antique pumper “Dilly,” and grilled hot dogs, beverages, and baked goods will be for sale.

There is no admission fee and free parking is available on the premises. For directions or more information, call 610-874-5665.


“Masquerade!” will be held in Rose Valley 5-9 p.m. Sat., Oct. 29 at Thunderbird Lodge, 41 Rose Valley Road, Rose Valley. The night will include a Rose Valley Museum preview, an arts and crafts auction, reception, refreshments, party, music, dancing and costume prizes.

Attendees will include Ryan Berley, curator of the Rose Valley Museum and owner of Franklin Fountain and Shane Confectionery in Philadelphia; Rose Valley Mayor Tim Plummer;  and Morris Potter, descendant of Walter Price and “great” niece of Will Price, founder of the Arts and Crafts community of Rose Valley.

For more information, visit www.rosevalleymuseum.org/, e-mail sakeibaugh@gmai.com or call Sue at 610-627-1210.


The 19th Annual CandyCare Halloween Drive will be held Nov. 1-30, collecting Halloween candy that is left over, unused, or just not someone’s favorite kind. All the collected candy will be delivered to the Life Care Shelter and the food banks of St. Mark’s Church and other neighborhood pantries.  Although generous donors usually give food and other staples to food pantries, candy is rarely given so it is a treat to the recipients. About 4,677 pounds of candy were donated in 2015’s CandyCare Drive.

This year’s drop-off sites are St. Luke Greek Orthodox Church, 35 N. Malin Road, Broomall (2 and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday). and Marple Township and Newtown Township Libraries, during regular library hours. Schools, churches and other organizations may participate, as well as individuals. For more information, call  Patti or Gabrielle Bruno at 610-416-8336 or e-mail pattibruno@aol.com/.


The Great Pumpkin Carve will be held 5-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday October 20 and 21,and 3-9 p.m. Sat., Oct. 22 on the grounds of the Chadds Ford Historical Society's Barn Visitors Center.

Admission is $10 for adults 18 and older; $5 for ages 7 to 17;and free for ages 6 and under.

Dogs are not permitted for safety reasons and there is limited accessibility in the grove.

The annual tradition is a three day event in October with over 60 local artists carving giant pumpkins. The pumpkins will be lit after the carving is completed and then displayed all three nights-Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Treat yourself to great food provided by Rotary Club of Concordville-Chadds Ford, enjoy live music, hayrides, face painting by Brandywine Roller Derby, a haunted trail and more.

The event is co-sponsored by the Chadds Ford Historical Society and Concordville- Chadds Ford. Rotary Club.


The Garnet Valley Middle School Home and School Association is sponsoring a trip to New York City Saturday, Nov. 19. Bus will depart from  Garnet Valley Middle School and then after the day in the Big Apple, bus will leave at 6 p.m. from Bryant Park, Sixth Ave. between 40th and 42th St. Cost Per Person $55 pre-paid

The trip is open to everyone in the community. The Bus has a bathroom, wifi plus a/c and heat.  Food and Drink are permitted on the bus. The day is on-you-own so participants can plan ahead for  theatre tickets, Radio City Hall Christmas Show tickets, museums or other destinations.  To reserve a seat, contact Trish Young trishay1@comcast.net or call 610-358-0742.


The Upper Chichester Library will hold jackpot bingo to  win money, baskets and prizes 7-10 p.m. Friday, November 4 at the Upper Chichester Community Center, 1950 Market Street (Route 452). Doors open at 6:30pm and games start at 7 p.m.  People must be 21 years or older to purchase a ticket.   Cost is $30/ticket for 10 games. Tickets at the door cost $35. 

To purchase tickets, order online at www.upperchichesterlibrary.org or stop by the library located at 3374 Chichester Avenue, #19, Upper Chichester. Call library for more details at 610-485-0200.


The Concord Township American Hero Memorial (CTAHM) was dedicated in November 2004 to recognize the service and sacrifices of our veterans in defending our nation. Each year, on the Sunday preceding Veterans Day, a ceremony is held at the Memorial on Smithbridge Road to recognize not only veterans but also emergency responders as well as other community groups, including the Boy Scouts of America.   This year's ceremony will be held, rain or shine, on Sunday, November 6, at 3 p.m.In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held in the community room at the Rachel Kohl Library adjacent to the Memorial.

Memorial bricks are still available to honor a veteran, fire or EMS volunteer, beloved family member, or other American hero by placing their name in the Memorial. Applications for brick orders are available at the Township Building on Thornton Road or by calling Dave Montville at 610-358-9776.

Maintenance costs for the Memorial are kept at a bare minimum through the efforts of a small group of volunteers.  However, there are unavoidable costs incurred for the maintenance and upkeep of the Memorial which is not part of the Township government's responsibility. Tax-deductible donations help to defray any costs incurred for the maintenance and upkeep of the Memorial and can be mailed to the Concord Township American Hero Memorial (CTAHM), 4 Shaw Circle, Garnet Valley, PA 19060, Attention: Dave Montville. A donation box will also be available at the Veterans Day Ceremony on Nov. 6. If anyone is interested in volunteering to help maintain the Memorial, call Mary Ann Chew at 610-358-2825 or Marty Frick at 610-361-9397.

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