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Friday, October 28, 2011

FREE Pet Lecture By Penn Vet

Penn Vet Hosts Free Lecture, “First Aid Care for Your Pet”

Dr. Deborah Mandell slated to speak at Saturday, November 5 event

[October 25, 2011; Philadelphia, PA] – On Saturday, November 5 the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) will host a free, open-to-the-public lecturecalled “First Aid Care for Your Pet,” at Penn Vet in Philadelphia, PA. Beginning at 10:00 AM, Dr. Deborah Mandell, staff veterinarian of Ryan Hospital’s Emergency Service, will teach how to determine if a pet is in an emergency situation, and if so, what first-aid can be performed at home.

Who: Penn Vet, pet owners, interested members of the public.
What: Free lecture titled “First Aid Care for Your Pet,” featuring Dr. Deborah Mandell of Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital.
Where: Ryan Veterinary Hospital, Room B101, located at 3900 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.
When: Lecture beginning at 10:00 AM, Saturday, November 5, 2011 and ending at 11:00 AM.
To register: Registration is required as seating is limited. This lecture is appropriate for all ages, but participants are asked to notbring their pets. To register, contact Michelle Brooks at or 215.898.1480.

About the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Penn’s School of Veterinary Medicine is one of the world’s premier veterinary schools. Founded in 1884, the school was built on the concept of Many Species, One MedicineTM.

The School’s Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital, located on Penn’s campus in Philadelphia, PA, houses classrooms, laboratories, medical care and one of the nation’s busiest urban veterinary emergency rooms. In addition, the school successfully integrates scholarship and scientific discovery with all aspects of veterinary medical education.

Penn’s School of Veterinary Medicine is the only institution in the state of Pennsylvania graduating veterinarians. The large-animal facility, New Bolton Center, in Kennett Square, PA, encompasses hospital facilities for the care of horses and food animals as well as diagnostic laboratories serving the agriculture industry.

For more information about Penn Vet or its hospitals, visit

FREE Smoke Detectors Available

  Daylight Savings Time is Sunday, November 6 and Glenolden Fire Company would like to remind everyone when changing clocks to change  the batteries in every home’s smoke detectors. 
    Any resident of Glenolden who needs a smoke detector or a 9 volt battery, call the Glenolden Fire House at 610-583-8380 or stop by on any Tuesday night 7 to 9 pm.  Glenolden firefighters wish to remind residents that working smoke detectors save lives.

FREE Helicopter Fun!

Have you ever seen the cockpit of a helicopter?
Now you can! The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center is offering tours of its interactive, traveling helicopter, Stubby at Marple Public Library November 6th 1 to 4. Come see Stubby, climb inside, and enjoy the helicopter-cockpit experience!  Helicopter themed storytime and other related fun await you at the library! Free!For more information, please call the library at 610.356.1510.

FREE Events At Swarthmore College

What's Going on at Swarthmore College
November 15-30, 2011

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Swarthmore, PA – For more information, please visit or call the sponsoring department.
Abecedarium: An Alphabet Soup of Artists' Books
Tuesday, November 15, 2011­ Wednesday, November 30, 2011 10:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Swarthmore College - McCabe Library
Ranging in design and concept from the austere to the zany, this exhibition highlights an array of artists' books that take the alphabet as inspiration.

Faculty lecture: David Huffman
Thursday, November 17, 2011, 4:30 p.m.
Swarthmore College - Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema
David Huffman, assistant professor of economics, delivers a lecture on  "Understanding the link between human altruism and human aggression: A behavioral economics approach"

Swarthmore College - Lang Music Building - Lang Concert Hall
Betsy Jolas, born in Paris in 1926, is the daughter of translator Maria Jolas and poet and journalist Eugène Jolas, founder of the well known literary magazine "transition", in which the "Finnegans Wake" of James Joyce was published under the heading "work in progress". She came to the U.S. in 1940, completed her general schooling, then started studying composition with Paul Boepple, piano with Helen Schnabel and organ with Carl Weinrich.
After graduating from Bennington College, Betsy Jolas returned to Paris in 1946 to continue her studies with Darius Milhaud, Simone Plé-Caussade and Olivier Messiaen at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique of Paris.
Prize winner of the International Conducting Competition of Besançon (1953), she has since won many awards, including Copley Foundation of Chicago (1954), ORTF (1961), American Academy of Arts (1973), Koussevitsky Fondation (1974), Grand Prix National de la Musique (1974), Grand Prix de la Ville de Paris (1981), Grand Prix de la SACEM (1982). Betsy Jolas became a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1983.
In 1985 she was promoted to Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres. In 1992 she received the Maurice Ravel Prix International and was named "Personality of the Year" for France. In 1994 she was awarded the Prix SACEM for the best première performance of the year for her work "Frauenleben". She was elected to The American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1995 and made Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur in 1997.From 1971 to 1974 Betsy Jolas replaced Olivier Messiaen at his course at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique of Paris and was appointed to the faculty in 1975.
She has also taught at Tanglewood, Yale, Harvard, Mills College (Darius Milhaud chair), Berkeley, USC and San Diego University, to name a few.Her works, written for a great variety of combinations, have been Widely performed throughout the world by first class artists such as Elisabeth Chojnacka, Kent Nagano, William Christie, Claude Helffer, Kim Kashkashian, and by leading groups.
The Boston Symphony Chamber Players, the) Concord Quartet, the Domaine Musical, the Percussions de Strasbourg, the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society, the London Sinfonietta, the Ensemble Intercontemporain, the Philharmonia, etc. Twelve of her works have been recorded for EMI, Adès, CRI, Erato, Barclay, several of which have been the recipients of grand prize gramophone awards.

Winter Container Workshop
Friday, November 18, 2011, 1:30 p.m.
Swarthmore College - Wister Center, Gillespie Room
Andrew Bunting and Scott Intern Josh Coceano will discuss variations of winter containers and how they can provide interest from autumn to March. Andrew and Josh will lead you through the process of planting a successful winter container including: pot selection, potting medium, drainage, and site selection. Selecting hardy plants for the Delaware Valley winter will also be discussed. Demonstrations will be done outside with several of Scott's containers so be sure to dress for the weather. Includes three hardy plants for each participant. Limited to 24.

Registration fee: $65 Members: $55 Call (610) 328-8025 to register.

Fetter Chamber Music Program Concert I
Friday, November 18, 2011, 8:00 p.m.
Swarthmore College - Lang Music Building - Lang Concert Hall
Fetter Chamber Music Program Concert I

Fetter Chamber Music Program Concert II
Saturday, November 19, 2011, 3:00 p.m.
Swarthmore College - Lang Music Building - Lang Concert Hall
Fetter Chamber Music Program Concert II

An Evening of Jazz Music and Dance
Saturday, November 19, 2011, 8:00 p.m.
Swarthmore College ­ Clothier - Tarble-in-Clothier All-Campus Space
An evening of music and dance, featuring the Jazz Age and Swing Era music of the 1930's and 1940's, as performed by the Swarthmore College Jazz Ensemble. We provide the music. You provide the dancing (if you wish)!

Swarthmore College Chorus
Sunday, November 20, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Swarthmore College - Lang Music Building - Lang Concert Hall
Vesperae solennes de confessore - Mozart
Dido and Aeneas - Purcell

Music 48 Recital I
Monday, November 21, 2011, 4:30 p.m.
Swarthmore College - Lang Music Building - Lang Concert Hall
Music 48 Recital I

Music 48 Recital II
Tuesday, November 22, 2011, 4:30 p.m.
Swarthmore College - Lang Music Building - Lang Concert Hall
Music 48 Recital II

Swarthmore College Chamber Wind Ensembles
Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 4:30 p.m.
Swarthmore College - Lang Music Building - Lang Concert Hall
Swarthmore College Chamber Wind Ensembles

FREE Italian Language Lessons Available

Have you ever thought about learning conversational Italian? 

The L’Associazione Regionale Abruzzese Delco is sponsoring FREE Italian lessons at Neumann University starting November 8, 2011 until April 30, 2012 from 6:30pm to 8pm In the Bachmann Building (identified with a cross on the front steps).
   If you have a small command of the language or just a beginner, this is the class for you. For just the cost of the instruction book, you and a friend can join the class.
    Give Anna Rapagnani at call at 610 874 4149 or e mail her at
and she will be happy to answer any questions or begin your registration process.
    Please pass this along to those in your family or business community who might be interested.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

FREE Piano Concert, FREE Career Program

 Pianist Elizabeth Leger will give a free concert at Schoolhouse Center in Folsom 12:30 pm Tues. (Nov. 22). The recital will include works by Liszt, Mozart, Bach, Muchinsky, and Schumann. A short description of the pieces will be presented before each. 
   Leger, in addition to performing, enjoys teaching piano and being director for the music ministry at Ithaca College's Catholic Community.  She is also an active member of the Music Teachers National Association where she serves as collegiate chapter president.
  For further information, call (610) 237-8100.


    For more than 29 years, the New Choices Development Services program at Delaware County Community College has provided support and direction to thousands of area residents. New Choices is a FREE (for those who are eligible) career exploration and job re-entry program that provides individual and group support, career planning workshops, employer contacts, networking opportunities, resume writing, interviewing techniques and basic computer skills. Classes and workshops are designed to build self-confidence and awareness.Classes are offered at three Delaware County Community College locations: Marple Campus at 901 South Media Line Road, Media; Southeast Center in Sharon Hill; and the Exton Center.

Applications are now being accepted for sessions beginning in January and March. For more information, please call 610-359-5232, e-mail or log onto

Friday, October 21, 2011

FREE Admission To Constitution Center For Vets And Active Military


FREE admission for veterans and active military personnel

A MUST-SEE: The Center’s new, World War II-era exhibition,
Fighting for Democracy: Who is the “We” in “We the People”?

Philadelphia, PA (October 21, 2011) – The National Constitution Center will honor the dedication and sacrifices of the brave men and women who have answered the Constitution’s call to “provide for the common defense” during a moving Veterans Day celebration on Friday, November 11, 2011.  The event, which coincides with the Center’s new, World War II-era exhibition, Fighting for Democracy: Who is the “We” in “We the People”?, will feature a variety of interactive, military-themed activities for both veterans and visitors of all ages.  Admission on Veterans Day is FREE for all veterans and active military personnel.

All Veterans Day visitors will have access to Fighting for Democracy: Who is the “We” in “We the People?”  Paying homage to ordinary Americans with extraordinary legacies, Fighting for Democracy immerses visitors in the real-life experiences of a diverse group of seven Americans who bravely fought for equality, freedom and justice overseas and at home during the World War II era.  To bring these compelling stories to life, the Center has paired a must-see, multimedia exhibition from the Japanese American National Museum with an original, world premiere theatrical production.  This innovative exhibit-theater hybrid connects powerfully to current debates about immigration, citizenship and civil rights in America.  Fighting for Democracy: Who is the “We” in “We the People”? runs from October 14, 2011 – January 16, 2012.

The Center’s Veterans Day celebration will begin at 9:15 a.m. with a flag raising ceremony on the front lawn.  At 11:00 a.m., visitors can participate in a moment of silence and wreath laying ceremony to honor our nation’s servicemen and women.  The poignant ceremony will feature the Drexel University Color Guard and a performance of “Taps” on the Grand Hall Overlook.  A giant flag folding demonstration will take place on the Center’s front lawn at 12:30 p.m.

Throughout the day, visitors can experience the Center’s unique, interactive programming.  In connection with the Fighting for Democracy exhibition, guests can join in the “Their Right to Fight” program, which highlights the incredible stories of individuals who served in segregated branches of the military during World War II, including Navajo Code Talkers, Tuskegee Airmen, Women Air Force Service Pilots, and the 442 Infantry Division, a unit comprised entirely of Japanese American soldiers. 

In addition, the Center will showcase theatrical performances from its popular Gallery Theater Series.  “She Went to War,” a piece that accompanied the Center’s 2009 exhibition, America I AM: The African American Imprint, tells the story of an African American woman who served in World War II.  “Through Their Eyes,” which accompanied the 2010 exhibition, Art of the American Soldier, is told from the point of view of a combat artist from the Vietnam War. 

Visitors also will have the unique opportunity to speak with local members of the U.S. Armed Forces to hear firsthand accounts of their service.  At activity stations in the Grand Hall Lobby, guests can write letters to soldiers and visit information tables from veterans’ service organizations from across the country.  Additionally, children and their families can make patriotic crafts, including American flags and star wreaths.  The Center’s Veterans Day celebration will conclude with a flag lowering ceremony on the Center’s front lawn at 4:00 p.m.

Admission to Fighting for Democracy is FREE with regular museum admission of $12 for adults, $11 for seniors ages 65 and over, and $8 for children ages 4-12.  Children ages 3 and under are free.  Group rates also are available, and groups can book the Fighting for Democracy theater experience in advance.  For ticket information, call 215.409.6700 or visit

Located on Independence Mall in Historic Philadelphia, the National Constitution Center is America’s first and only nonprofit, nonpartisan institution devoted to the U.S. Constitution.  As a cutting-edge museum, national town hall and educational facility, the Center illuminates constitutional ideals and inspires acts of citizenship through must-see multimedia exhibitions, live performances, timely public programs and dynamic educational resources.  The museum dramatically tells the story of “We the People” through more than 100 interactive exhibits, films, photographs and rare artifacts; the stirring theatrical performance Freedom Rising; and the iconic attraction Signers’ Hall, featuring 42 life-sized bronze statues of the Founding Fathers.  As America’s town hall for constitutional dialogue, the Center regularly engages political leaders, scholars, pundits and journalists of diverse viewpoints.  The Center also houses the Annenberg Center for Education and Outreach, which serves as the hub for national constitutional education and provides exceptional civic learning resources both onsite and online.  For more information, call 215.409.6700 or visit


Thank you!

Lauren A. Saul
Public Relations Manager
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street, Independence Mall
Philadelphia, PA 19106

T (215) 409-6895
F (215) 409-6650

Don’t miss Fighting for Democracy: Who is the "We" in "We the People”?  Paying homage to ordinary citizens with extraordinary legacies, this groundbreaking experience combines a must-see, multimedia exhibition with a stirring, original theatrical production to tell the stories of a diverse group of seven Americans who bravely fought for equality, freedom and justice during the World War II era. Now through January 16.

Tickets and info:

Thursday, October 20, 2011

FREE speaker Available To Clubs, Organizations

Free Speaker Available To Local Clubs, Organizations
  Groups and organizations in Delaware County who may need a guest speaker can contact Tom Garrity of Havertown who is available to rekindle audience’s knowledge of pro or college sports.
  The speaker will challenge the audience to come up with any name and he will provide information on players, coaches and broadcasters. He recalls over 10,000 sports figures. His unique speaking engagement will provide  sports fans with a great walk down memory lane. He’s available evenings and weekends free of charge.
  To book the free speaker, call 610-853-2124.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

FREE Halloween Programs at Springfield Mall

October’s Giggle Gang Gatherings feature an Extra Special & Spooky Event,
the Annual Halloween Spooktacular with a Live Concert by Makin’ Music

SPRINGFIELD, Pa. – October 19, 2011 – Families with children ages one- to five-years old are invited to Springfield Mall’s Giggle Gang, a special complimentary club that teaches important lessons relating to the environment and the surrounding community in a fun, interactive way. On the first and third Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m., families can enjoy activities including live musical performances, arts and crafts and interactive lessons teaching children about nature and the environment.

Saturday, October 29             Giggle Gang presents "Halloween Spooktacular!"
11 am -12pm                           Calling all little ghosts, ghouls and fairy princesses too! Springfield Mall invites you to a Giggle Gang Halloween Concert Event! Delaware County’s Makin’ Music will be performing live in Center Court. Come in costume!

The Springfield Mall Giggle Gang is an interactive club for parents and kids between the ages of one and five that teaches important lessons relating to the environment and the surrounding community in a fun, interactive way. The club meets the first and third Thursday of every month at Springfield Mall at 10:30 a.m. and is FREE for members of the Springfield Mall Shoppers Club.  The Shoppers Club is a community of smart shoppers receiving exclusive benefits when shopping at Springfield Mall. For more information, contact Springfield Mall Customer Service at 610.328.1200 ext. 0.
Springfield Mall, featuring Target, Macy’s, Carrabba’s Italian Grill and 70 other great places to shop, is jointly owned by Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT) and Kravco Simon Investments (KSI). PREIT, the property’s managing partner, is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pa. It has a primary investment focus on retail shopping malls. Currently, the Company's portfolio consists of 49 properties, including 38 shopping malls, 8 strip and power centers, and three development properties.  The Company's properties are located in 13 states in the eastern half of the United States, primarily in the Mid-Atlantic region.  The operating retail properties have approximately 33 million total square feet of space.  PREIT is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  The Company's website can be found at  PREIT is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol PEI.  KSI, an affiliate of Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group, Inc., is headquartered in King of Prussia, Pa. and owns interest in eight regional shopping malls and three community

FREE Talent Show, Energy Presentation At Good Neighbor Center

Good Neighbor Senior Center in Sharon Hill is holding a Talent Show on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 (time to be determined). Perform your special talent before an audience and a panel of judges and try your chance at winning a prize.  All talents are welcome and performers must sign up by November 4, 2011.  No fee. For further information or to sign up, call (610) 586-8170.
Good Neighbor Senior Center will offer a presentation on PECO Energy Smart Ideas on Thursday, 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM. So many people have household appliances that are out-of-date and use more energy than necessary.  Having the most energy-efficient products can really save you money in the long run.  Use less water, electricity and heat and help your monthly bills along with the environment.  PECO’s Smart Idea program will inform you on the best appliances to use to keep your payments at a minimum.  There will be FREE giveaways as well.  No fee. For further information or to sign up, call (610) 586-8170.

FREE Scary Pancakes For Kids!


No Tricks – Just Treats As Kids 12 And Under Celebrate Halloween A Little Early

WHAT:           IHOP restaurants nationwide will celebrate Halloween a little early this year, offering kids 12 and under a free Scary Face Pancake as part of its No Tricks – Just Treats program designed to provide kids with a safe and fun Halloween event.  The “design-your-own” Scary Face Pancake includes an oversized signature buttermilk pancake with a whipped topping mouth and strawberry nose, served with two mini OREO® cookies and candy corn on the side to allow kids to create their own Halloween hotcake. 

WHY:              IHOP wants to provide trick or treaters with a safe and fun Halloween celebration that they can enjoy with friends and family.

WHEN:           FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2011, 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. 

WHERE:         Participating IHOP restaurants nationwide.


·         The Scary Face Pancake is a fun and flavorful play on IHOP’s popular Funny Face Pancake.
·         The Scary Face Pancake will be offered throughout October and, like all IHOP kids menu items, is under 600 calories.  Throughout IHOP’s new menu, items under 600 calories are designated with a SIMPLE & FIT icon.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

FREE Halloween Events!

      Oct -23 – VFW 928, MacDade Blvd. and Sutton Ave., Folsom, Children’s’ Halloween party ages 11 and under -2 PM. Candy & cookies, Halloween Safety Tips, Hot Dogs, Treats, Punch, Refreshments, Cash Prizes, Best Costume – most Original – Scariest, Grave Stone Game - All-Free

Hedgerow Theatre will perform “Snow White and the Little People” at Linvilla Orchards, 11a.m., Sunday (Oct. 23). Linvilla Orchards is at 137 W. Knowlton Road, Media. The show will also  be performed at Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Road, Media, Saturdays at 11a.m., through Nov. 19. Pictured are (seated) Susan Wefel,  Rebecca Cureton and David Polgar; (standing) Kim Greenawalt and Maggie Farrell. The show is available to tour. For information, call 610-565-4211 or visit  While at Linvilla, Check out Pumpkinland- a FREE event all the time!


Cecily Tynan To Lead 47th Annual Delco Halloween Parade!

  The 47th Annual Delaware County Halloween Parade, a FREE event for families everywhere,  is set for 2p.m., Saturday (Oct. 29) on State St. in Media. Now a loved tradition, thousands are expected to attend.
  Popular meteorologist Cecily Tynan of WPVI-TV Channel 6 will lead off the
  Bands from all over the region, including school bands, marching groups and

drill teams, floats, clowns, historical cars, fire companies, and thousands of
costumed marchers will participate in what has become an exciting, annual
community tradition.
  The event is sponsored by Bryn Mawr Trust Company and Crozer Keystone’s Media
Medical Plaza.
  The parade will kick off at Barrall Field at the east end of State St. and

proceed west on State to Orange St., north to Front St., and back to the school
  Rain date for the parade is 2p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30. For more information or

to sign up and band or group, call 610-583-4432, ext. 102.

Monday, October 17, 2011

FREE Things To Do At Redwood Playhouse Center

  Area residents ages 55 and older can hit the dance floor at the Redwood Community Playhouse Center 6:30 to 9:30p.m., Thursday (Oct. 20) for a Halloween Shindig with a favorite live band. Al Santoro will perform a variety of dance music, from swing, jitter bug, free style and oldie line dancing.
  Halloween outfit are encouraged or come to socialize and enjoy a fun night of dancing. Light snacks will be served.
  The Redwood Community Playhouse also offers Belly Dancing with Deanie from noon to 1p.m., and Zumba Toning with Mary Ellen from 1:30 to 2:30p.m. Both new fitness programs are free and will be offered beginning Wednesday, Nov. 30.
  All dances and fitness programs at the Redwood Community Playhouse are free and sponsored by Delaware County Council and Parks and Recreation Department. All residents in Delaware County are welcomed and may bring friends.
  Go to the web-site for the schedule of events at and click on Parks and Recreation and Upland Park.
  The Redwood Community Playhouse is in Upland Park on 6th St. in Upland. For more information call 610-891-6061.

FREE Health Fair

Burman’s Hosts Customer Appreciation Health Fair
  Burman’s Health Shop, 3409 Edgmont Ave., Brookhaven will celebrate its 15th Anniversary with a free Customer Appreciation Health Fair 10 to 5, Saturday and Sunday (Nov. 5 and 6) at the store.
  Visitors will enjoy free refreshments, product samples, natural medicine education, face painting, and door prizes including the grand prize of two eleventh row Philadelphia Eagles tickets.
  Additional parking will be available next door at Faith Community Church.
  For more information, call 610-874-8418 or go to

Friday, October 14, 2011

More FREE STUFF To Do Around Town!

 FREE Fall Festival At Prospect Library

 Children of all ages are welcome to attend a FREE “Fall Festival”  11 am Oct. 29 at Prospect Park Library.  Join professional storyteller, Don Dougherty as he performs “A Not So Scary Halloween Story!”  Hear how Mac O’Lantern teaches about his “inner light.”  Children can make a Halloween craft too.
   Call 610- 532 -4643, email  or visit to register. 
Crozer-Keystone Marks Lung Cancer Awareness Month With a Range of Free Events Throughout November

Crozer-Keystone Health System has planned a range of free activities in November, which is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, to raise awareness and provide education about lung cancer and how it can be prevented and treated.

· Nov. 1, Informational tables: Informational tables about lung cancer and cancer prevention will be available in public areas at CKHS hospitals from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

· Nov. 2, Educational Program: Educational program and free spirometry screenings in the Conference Center at Delaware County Memorial Hospital, 501 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill. Speakers: Thomas Prestel, M.D., chief of Pulmonology at Delaware County Memorial Hospital (DCMH), and Rajesh P. Thirumaran, M.D., DCMH medical oncologist. Registration and screenings at 5:30 p.m.; program at 6 p.m.

· Nov. 7, Lunch and Learn Educational Program: Lecture and free spirometry screenings in Classrooms A and B at Taylor Hospital, 175 E. Chester Pike, Ridley Park, noon to 1 p.m. Speaker: Daniel DuPont, D.O., chief of Pulmonary Medicine at Taylor Hospital. Lunch will be served.

· Nov. 8,  Lunch and Learn Educational Program: Lecture and free spirometry screenings in Northeast Conference Room #2 at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, One Medical Center Boulevard, Upland, noon to 1 p.m. Speaker: Asad Khan, M.D., Crozer pulmonologist. Lunch will be served.

· Nov. 9, Lunch and Learn Educational Program: Lecture and free spirometer screenings in Meeting Rooms A and C at DCMH, noon to 1 p.m.. Speaker: Rajesh P. Thirumaran, M.D. Lunch will be served.

· Nov. 10, Lunch and Learn Educational Program: Free spirometry screenings and lecture in the First Floor Conference Room at Springfield Hospital, 190 W. Sproul Rd., Springfield. Speaker: Daniel DuPont, D.O. Lunch will be served.

* Nov. 16, Educational Program: Educational program and free spirometry screenings in the Community Room at the Crozer Medical Plaza at Brinton Lake, 300 Evergreen Drive in Glen Mills. Speakers: John Sprandio, M.D., medical director of the Delaware County Regional Cancer Center; John Lamond, M.D., radiation oncologist at Crozer; Leonard Berkowitz, M.D., chief of Pulmonary Medicine at Crozer; Walter Scott, M.D., chief of Thoracic Surgery at Fox Chase Cancer Center; Stacy Su, M.D., Fox Chase Cancer Center thoracic surgeon. Registration, screenings and a light dinner at 5:30 p.m.; program at 6 p.m.

All programs are open to Crozer-Keystone employees as well as the community. Pre-registration is necessary.

For more information or to register for these events, contact Healthline Services at (610) 284-8158.
Protect Your Home From Healthcare Costs and Taxes
  A free program, “How To Best Protect Your Home From Healthcare Costs and Taxes,” sponsored by Senior Community Services, will be offered 1p.m., Thursday (Oct. 27) at the Brookhaven Municipal Building, 2 Cambridge Road.
  Presenters Robert and Dana Breslin, Esq. will discuss how to prevent a nursing home or state from taking a home if the owner is inn need nursing care.
  Is it a good idea to transfer a home to children? What are the different tax implications with transfers or after death? Learn about the existing programs which can help.
  For a registration form, call Lori Detweiler at 610-237-8100, ext. 11.
‘The Black Death’ At Swarthmore Library
  Between 1347 and 1352 the Black Death ravaged Europe and many other parts of the world, decimating about one third of the European population, roughly 18 to 20 million inhabitants. The demise of so many people in such a short time not only had far-reaching economic and sociological consequences. It also had a devastating impact upon human interaction.
  Francis B. Brevart of Swarthmore will give a presentation, “The Black Death,” 7p.m., Thursday (Oct. 27) at Swarthmore Library, 121 Park Ave.
   Brévart has been teaching medieval German and literature at the University of Pennsylvania since 1981. Prior to coming to the U.S., he taught at the universities of Munich, Münster, and Bayreuth in Germany. He now investigates various aspects of daily life in the Middle Ages, focusing specifically on the relationship between medicine, magic, and religion.
  All programs are free and open to the public. Register at the library; call 610-543-0436 or email or use the Eventkeeper link at
‘Cruisin’ Not Boozin’ FREE Program For Schools and Other Organizations Now Accepting Registrations for 2011-2012 School Year
   Cruisin’ Not Boozin’ (CNB), the award-winning program sponsored by Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, is scheduling presentations for the 2011-2012 academic school year. This important community outreach program provides teenagers and young adults with a critically important injury prevention message.  CNB brings teenagers face to face with survivors of automobile accidents that were the direct result of texting or talking on a cell phone while driving; or drinking and driving. The survivors share their personal stories about the accidents, the life-altering injuries and the long-term recovery and rehabilitation they experienced. CNB speakers talk candidly about their disabilities that limit them.
   Some of the speakers were drivers of the vehicles involved in the accidents; others were passengers. Each tells how their lives changed as a result of their decision to drive while intoxicated or distracted.
Teens at High Risk
   The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of teenage death in the United States, accounting for more than one in three deaths in this age group. The CDC reports that 25% of drivers between the ages 16 and 20 who died in motor vehicle accidents were driving while intoxicated or driving with someone who was intoxicated by drugs or alcohol. In addition, the CDC reports that 16 people are killed each day and more than 1,300 people are injured in crashes involving a distracted driver, someone who took their eyes or hands off the road to use a cell phone, text, eat, drink or talk with passengers.
A Mission to Prevent Injuries
The mission of Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital is two-fold: treat individuals who suffer catastrophic injuries; and prevent injuries through education and research. CNB is a premier injury-prevention program that garnered awards from the Pennsylvania Association of Rehabilitation Facilities (PARF) and the Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), among others. The program is funded through foundation grants and corporate sponsorships, as well as gifts received through the Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital Employee Giving campaign and donations from individuals in the community.
   Since its inception in 1989, CNB has reached hundreds of thousands of students in the tri-state area of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. The program is available to middle schools, high schools, colleges and adult community programs.
  Any school, community organization or parent group that would like the CNB program to visit, can contact the CNB Program Coordinator at 484-596-5465, e-mail or visit
  Also, volunteer drivers are always needed to transport speakers to CNB programs throughout the Delaware Valley. If interested in volunteering,  contact CNB.


FREE Psychic Program

Life as a Psychic/Psychic Readings Program at Ridley Township Public Library
Join us on Wednesday, November 2nd at 6 pm when professional psychic Robert E. Graham will talk about how his psychic ability works and share his experiences. He’ll also do as many psychic readings as time permits. To participate, bring a personal item (for example, photos or unwashed clothing). It is not recommended to bring undergarments, silk, or plastic items. Robert E. Graham has been a full time professional psychic since 1979. He’s done all the things a psychic needs to do to be considered legitimate. He’s been featured twice in the Philadelphia Inquirer, has been on the radio and worked with the police. He maintains a full time practice in his office in Parkside, PA.  He does phone readings and has an international clientele. Register for this free program by calling 610-583-0593 or emailing The library is located at 100 E. MacDade Blvd., Folsom. Program expenses are funded by the Friends of the Ridley Township Public Library.

FREE 'Blackbeard' Presentation

Newtown Square Historical Society  


    The Newtown Square Historical Society is featuring a slide and talk program on “Blackbeard in Marcus Hook”, by Mike Manerchia.
The presentation will be on Wednesday, October 26th, in the Dunwoody Village Auditorium, at 8:00P.M. 
    Mr. Manerchia, after purchasing an old house in Marcus Hook, discovered artifacts linking the house to Blackbeard the pirate.  The house had been in his wife’s family for 100 years.

    This is a fascinating discovery and is sure to be a great program.
 Please come, and bring friends – refreshments will be served.  The program is FREE to everyone.   For more information, please check our website at

Thursday, October 13, 2011

FREE Showing Of Bazaar Documentary At Maris Grove

Press Club Presents Bazaar Of All Nations Documentary On The Big Screen
  The Press Club Serving The Philadelphia Suburbs will present a big screen showing of the Bazaar Of All Nations  Documentary Film, which will include  a Meet-and-Greet with its film makers, Thursday (Nov. 17) at Maris Grove Retirement Community’s Theatre, 200 Maris Grove Way off Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills.
   The event is free  to all Press Club members  and their guests, but advance reservations are required. Registered guests’ names will be at Security for admission.
  The evening will begin at       6:30pm, with open networking  and a Q and A session with the film makers, Patrick Manley (Producer), Melissa Whitely (Director), and Brendan O'Riordan (Producer).
   The movie will begin 8pm, with an approximate  running time of 100 minutes.
   Copies of the movie will be available to buy.
  For more information and reservations, visit

FREE Music Program Offered

A free music program is being offered on the first Sat. of every month at 1 P.M. at Folsom Church Of Christ 1540 Fourth Ave. Folsom.The program will include sing alongs with the guitar as well as an introduction to the concepts of pitch,movement and rhythm.Everyone will be completly successful in this relaxed setting.Special needs of all ages are also welcomed.The building is wheel chair assessible.
    We ask that you stay with your family during this hour session.Please call Rose Barnett 610 534-8419 for further information.We look foward to seeing you Nov. 5th and each first Sat.thereafter.

Free Health Fair

 Williams, Pennsy Flea Market Host Upcoming Health Fair

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 12, 2011—State Sen. Anthony H. Williams and Pennsy Flea Market invite the public to attend their upcoming free health fair.

The inaugural Mary Mahoney Health Fair will take place on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pennsy Flea Market, located at 1600 S. Warfield St. in Philadelphia.

Named for our nation’s first professionally trained African American nurse, the fair will focus on health awareness and early detection of health problems. There will be free blood pressure and memory screenings. Participants may bring their insurance card for an opportunity to get a flu shot courtesy of Rite Aid (covered by most insurance plans or $27) and will receive a free coupon book worth $100 for every flu shot.

“The key to living a healthy lifestyle is prevention. Taking a proactive approach to health benefits us all and sets us up for a better quality of life,” Williams said. “Please join me and take advantage of free health-related tests, advice, literature and demonstrations that will be offered at the health fair.” 

This event is part of Williams’ “Health Awareness Month” initiative. Throughout October, the senator is hosting a series of free events to promote health and fitness. Visit for the full list of events.

For more information about the health fair, contact Desaree Jones in the senator’s district office at 215-492-2980 or, or contact Joshua Zoppel of Pennsy Flea Market at 215-913-4826 or

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

More FREE Stuff in Delco! Read All About It!

Protect Your Home From Healthcare Costs and Taxes
  A free program, “How To Best Protect Your Home From Healthcare Costs and Taxes,” sponsored by Senior Community Services, will be offered 1p.m., Thursday (Oct. 27) at the Brookhaven Municipal Building, 2 Cambridge Road.
  Presenters Robert and Dana Breslin, Esq. will discuss how to prevent a nursing home or state from taking a home if the owner is inn need nursing care.
  Is it a good idea to transfer a home to children? What are the different tax implications with transfers or after death? Learn about the existing programs which can help.
  For a registration form, call Lori Detweiler at 610-237-8100, ext. 11.

‘De-cluttering And Downsizing’ Program At Glenolden Library 

 The Glenolden Library and Liberty Lutheran Services will hold a program on “De-cluttering and Downsizing Your Home” 2:30pm. Wed. (Oct. 26) at the library, 211 S. Llanwellyn Ave., Glenolden.
   Everyone is welcome to come and learn de-cluttering do and don’ts from a downsizing specialist. Marlene Stocks, will provide pointers for clearing the clutter and re-organizing living space.
   For more information and to register, call 610-583-1010 or stop by the library.             
PA Veterans Museum Offers Free Admission
   The Pennsylvania Veterans Museum, which opened to the public on Veterans Day 2005, is open noon to 5 p.m., Thursday through Sunday. PA Veterans Museum is in the Media Armory, 12 East State Street, Media. The entrance is behind Trader Joes.
  Call 610-566-0788 for more information. It's also free admission for families  which can be a big help to those on a shoestring budget.
  Check out the video on under the entertainment tabs and you'll get just a glimpse of what's inside.
Abruzzese Delco To Offer FREE Italian Language Courses At Neumann
   L’Associazione Regionale Abruzzese Delco will offer free Italian Language classes for the Fall session of 2011 and Spring session of 2012. Classes will be held as a community service at Neumann University on Wednesday evenings beginning in November and running weekly to end of May.
  This will be the 20th year that Abruzzese Delco will offer Italian language  lessons to the Delaware Valley community. For further information, contact Anna Rapagnani at 610-874-4149 or at


 Storytelling Explored At Creative Living Room
  The Creative Living Room will host two workshops and two performances that explore storytelling and personal myth. Michele Bell leads a three hour basic workshop, “The Art of Storytelling,” 2 to 5p.m., Saturday (Oct. 22).
  A Nov. 13 workshop, “The Art of Story Listening and Creative Personal Myth,” explores how personal myths influence stories.
  A free Storytelling Session with Patchwork Storytellers Guild will take place 2 to 5p.m., Sunday (Oct. 23). Attendees will experience group storytelling. The event is family friendly; however, it will best enjoyed by children who are age 10 or older.
   Visit for more information.
Free Voice Lessons Offered
  The Delaware Valley Show Chorus offers free voice lessons for motivated women who love to sing and perform, 7:30 to 8:15p.m., Wednesdays,at Swarthmore United Methodist Church, 129 Park Ave.
  Lessons are taught by Master Director Gene Bender who has extensive experience in directing choruses and musical productions throughout the region for over 40 years.
  Bender has been Music director for the Mask and Wig Club of the University of Pennsylvania for 18 seasons and has also served as a faculty member at the Walnut Street Theatre. 
  Those interested may attend any Wednesday night. For more information, call Paula at 610-293-0505 or e-mail

Friday, October 7, 2011

FREE Emergency Preparedness And School Safety Classes Offered In Delaware County

Delaware County Community College Offers Free Seminars
Emergency Preparedness and School Safety

(Delaware/Chester County)  Are you ready to respond to a natural disaster, public health threat, or other emergencies? Learn what to do and how to do it at the free certificate courses in Emergency Preparedness and School Safety offered by Delaware County Community College (schedule below). The classes are offered at the Exton Campus and the Delaware County Intermediate Unit.

Educational institutions have a responsibility to students and staff to ensure that all precautions are taken to provide a safe environment. The basic components of prevention, preparedness, response and recovery must be addressed in all emergency plans for campus safety and security. It is critical that school personnel know how to react in an emergency.

These certificate courses offered by the College were developed to raise awareness and to provide basic information to school personnel as they begin or continue to build an effective emergency plan. It has been shown repeatedly that being prepared is the best way to deal with emergencies. Students are given a certificate of completion after each class.

Exton Campus:
912 Springdale Drive
, Whiteland Business Park, Exton, PA  19341

10/3/2011       Your Role in a School Emergency                   6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
10/10/2011     Risk Assessment for Schools                          6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
10/17/2011     Planning and Threat Prevention for Schools   6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
10/24/2011     Incident Management for Schools                  6:00 - 10:00 p.m.  

Delaware County Intermediate Unit:
200 Yale Avenue, Morton, PA  19070

9/27/2011       Incident Management for Schools                  5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
10/4/2011       Risk Assessment for Schools                          5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
10/13/2011     Planning and Threat Prevention for Schools   5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
10/27/2011     Your Role in a School Emergency                   5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

For course descriptions or to register, visit

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FREE Soup On Thursdays!

Church Offers Free Soup Luncheon
  The Prospect United Methodist Church, 8th and Lincoln Aves., Prospect Park (across from Wawa), will offer “Jus’ Soup” 11 am to 1 pm Thursdays beginning Oct. 13, in an effort to reach out and be a part of the community and get neighbors together for fellowship.
  Different soups, crackers, drinks and snacks will be available free of charge, topped off with relaxing background music.
  For more information, call Joyce at 484-485-7844, leave a message, and someone will return the call.

FREE Health Events

Douglas Brunner, MD, chairman of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Taylor Hospital, and medical director of the Taylor Regional Rehabilitation Center, is presenting a lecture, “What You Need to Know About Stroke,” at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 20, at the Helen Kate Furness Library, 100 N. Providence Road, (Route 252), Wallingford.
He will discuss different types of strokes, signs and symptoms, who is most at risk and treatment options.
Joining him will be Maureen Glick, RN and Dana Simpers, RN, who will conduct free blood pressure screenings and offer interactive activities and giveaways.
For information and to register, call 1-800-CK-HEALTH.
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Riddle Hospital is offering free breast screenings for those uninsured and underinsured 7:30 a.m.-noon, Oct. 22, in the Comprehensive Breast Center.
To register, call 1-866-CALL-MLH.
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Crozer-Keystone Sleep Centers Disorders Education and Support Group will meet Oct. 18, 6-7 p.m., in the Lower Level Conference Room at Springfield Hospital.
For information or to sign up, call 1-888-SLEEP-03.

Free Stuff At Psychic Fair


Press Release

Psychic Fair & Jewelry Party
Family Fun

On Saturday, October 29th, from 11:00 to 4:00 pm Tyme Gallery will hold their Twelfth Annual Psychic Fair.  There will be fun for everyone with tarot card readings, channeling, free chair massages by Havertown Chiropractic and Wellness Center. And for added fun a jewelry party, with three different jewelers to chose from.  So come and relax, have your cards read, or ask that question that has been bothering you.  The fair takes place right in the gallery. Admission to the gallery is free with a small fee for a reading.  There will also be free light refreshments and of course the free chair massages.

Tyme’s psychics include: Celeste Mattia medium, psychic, channeler, and astrologer; introducing Donna Marie, medium, spiritual advisor and energy-worker; Grimm Brightstave holistic healer and spiritual advisor; Kathee, the international psychic and Colette Katz, holistic healer and spiritual advisor.
Celeste Mattia; has been a practicing psychic counselor for the past twenty five years.  She is a certified professional tarot card reader and instructor who has taught Psychic Development and Tarot classes, as well as Feng Shui in the tri-state area.  A member of Parastudy and Blackhorse Paranormal Research, she has been interviewed on cable television and in the press regarding her psychic powers and mediumship abilities.  Celeste has a client base throughout the US and Europe
Using both her natural clairvoyant abilities and the tarot cards Celeste gives her clients in depth readings on both their personal and professional concerns.  Her intuitive readings cover the areas of relationships, career, health, finance and family.  This allows her clients to make informed decisions for their future.  Celeste also uses her mediunship abilities to deliver messages from deceased relatives and friends during her readings.
 Donna Marie Curry is an acknowledged expert in the field of Intuitive Reading and Spiritual Healing. As a natural medium, spiritual advisor and energy-worker she is gifted as clairaudient, clairsentient, and clairvoyant. She has been providing private readings for the past 35 years. Donna also has a background in nursing along with over 25 years of experience in the paranormal and psychiatric research industry.

As a practitioner in Holistic Health, Metaphysics, Spiritual Healing, Chakras Energy, Past Life Regression, Yoga, and Hypnosis, Donna has traveled all over the United State as a Spiritual Life Counselor teaching others to bring love, peace, joy, harmony and abundance into their lives. These positive experiences have given her a well-rounded perspective on Spiritual Healing treatments as well as demonstrating its true value as effective and efficient medical & physiological healing alternative.

Grimm Brightstave has been a reader since the day he was born. Gifted with very strong empathic senses he was naturally drawn to the mystical as a young child.  Grimm is a holistic healer and spiritual advisor. He has been performing Psychic Readings for over 20 years at various fairs and events. Grimm’s focus is on a mix of Reiki, psychometry and empathy to help his clients come to healing and wisdom. He started reading professionally at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire from 1982 to 1985 and was a reader at Harry’s Occult Shop in South Philadelphia until 2006. He reads Rune Cards, palms, and auras.   

Kathee is a Psychic, Medium, Tarot Channeler, Certified Paranormal Counselor & Reiki Practitioner. She has been an experienced, compassionate, and insightful psychic, practicing in the tri-state area for 25 years! Kathee provides a clear, concise, and empathic reading, combining the past, present, & future to help you in the here and now!  Kathee can feel the emotions of other people in your life and is able to help you work through the karma of your relationships through spirit guidance.  Her ability to see the true potential in people helps her to assist others in seeing the potential in every aspect of their lives…self, relationships, career, spirituality, choices, obstacles, events, people, etc., that will have a bearing on the present and future; helping people to be aware of how to change negative situations, actions, or trains of thought that may affect their future; turning situations into positive life lessons thus learning to move with the cosmic flow. 

Colette: Born in Quebec, Canada, now living in Merion PA, Colette have been a psychic all of her life, and a tarot reader for the past 30 years.  The gift passes to her by way of her mother, and from her mother before.  Colette is deeply involved on a spiritual path, and prays for guidance every day.

Her readings provide useful guidance for everyday life, times of crisis, spiritual growth, relationships and business dealings.  After a reading, people feel they have the direction and tools needed to embrace their life and a sense of peace in making their decisions.  Many diverse people come for readings: the businessman in Grand Cayman who checks prior to making any deals; the geologist in the northwest who consults with her before she leaves on an exploration trip; many women, unsure about the path they should follow when in the midst of making very personal decisions  ...there are so many who have come and left with heartfelt appreciation for the guidance they received.

The joy, compassion and love Colette feels when she is reading she is also communicated and nourishes the hearts and souls of all during the session.

Dr. Todd May has been a practicing chiropractor for over 18 years. His  Havertown Chiropractic and Wellness Center will provide the free chair massages. Dr May works with patients of various needs, including, acute and chronic pain, sports injuries, and wellness care.

So come and meet the psychics, receive a free massage and don’t forget the jewelry party.  Also, not to forget the free refreshments and the artwork that line the walls of the gallery. If you come the fair is Saturday October 29th from 11:00 to 4:00 pm. Come ask your question and see the splendor that is Tyme Gallery. Tyme Gallery is located at
17 W. Eagle Road
in Havertown. For directions or questions call Tyme Gallery at 610-853-1215 or check out their web site at .  The gallery is open Tuesday through Friday 10:00 to 6:00 and Saturday 10:00 to 4:00.

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