Join the more than 2000 people expected to line State Street for Media's 59th Annual Veterans Parade on Monday, November 12th at 11am.  
Friends and neighbors all over the county look forward to this annual opportunity for us to step forward and show our  appreciation for every soldier that has served this country. 

As one of the most anticipated events of the year, join us in celebrating our Veterans who, in times of both war and peace, chose to protect and serve our nation. These heroes made a commitment to defend their country, their families and every fellow citizen with their lives, if necessary. This is our way to say thank you.

Please join us in honoring their service.  In case of rain ceremonies will be moved to the Media Theatre.

LOCATION: ON OUR MAIN STREETS
State Street in Media


Join the big Rock Out at the Block Nov 16th starring THE TEN BAND: A Tribute to Pearl Jam!  Rated as one of AXSTV's  "World's Greatest Tribute Bands," the Ten Band will have you on your feet cheering for more!  Photo credit: #rocknrollsocialite
If you love rock n' roll, then don't miss the action at The Block  Center, at Harrah's Philadelphia on November 16th when THE TEN BAND brings down the house with your favorite Pearl Jam hits!
The band is back by popular demand, because they rock the house and provide an unmatched level of rock authenticity.

Showtime: 8pm    Tickets: $7 to $8    Read more about The Ten Band here

On Saturday, November 17th see Rock Legends Winger and FireHouse
Two great bands come together for an unforgettable night at The Block! The stylish pop-metal of Winger will be complimented by the soulful, melodic hard rock of FireHouse. Get tickets now!

Tickets:  $36pp
To purchase tickets to one or both of these shows: Click for The Block Center Event Webpage

Before the show enjoy a great meal at the Casino!!

Dine at The Cove
The Cove Steakhouse and Raw Bar features classic dishes made with the finest ingredients, and an extensive wine list.  This memorable dining experience offers you a wide variety of steaks and prime rib, or you can indulge in your choice of the freshest seafood from the Raw Bar.  SSS

Wrap your hands around this burger beauty
at Fieri's Philly Kitchen + Bar
Guy Fieri’s Philly Kitchen + Bar offers boasts Fieri’s great signature cuisine, with daring flavors and unique twists on traditional dishes. Open for lunch, dinner and late-night dining this restaurant offers a delicious blend of casual foods, including an extensive variety of burgers, wings, tacos, small bites and shareable food items. GFPK+B also offers a diverse beverage selection including a California influence… $$

Another choice at the Casino is Mien Noodles, a sleek, quick casual dining Asian restaurant that offers a wide array of classic cuisine. A Sushi menu is also available Wednesday through Sunday.  $$

And if the weather's smiling on you, pick a winner at their Race Track!  The Live Racing season doesn't end until December 16th! Post Time will be 12:40 P.M.

LOCATION: ON OUR RIVERSIDE
777 Harrahs Blvd, Chester
(484) 490-1800
Close your eyes, click your heels and transport yourself and your family to the Media Theatre to see 3 totally different shows!

The Wizard of Oz runs through mid-January
Opening November 14th, this beloved tale of a Kansas farm girl's travels over the rainbow only to discover the magical power of 'home' has been entertaining audiences for generations, and tickets are sure to go fast.

The two-act Broadway musical includes these iconic songs “Over The Rainbow,” “Munchkinland (Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead),” “If I Only Had A Brain/A Heart/The Nerve,” “We’re Off To See The Wizard (Follow The Yellow Brick Road),” “The Jitterbug,” and “The Merry Old Land of Oz”  and “If I Were King Of The Forest.” Featuring professional performers and a live orchestra!
Click here for tickets

On November 3rd Two Funny Philly Guys will have sports fans laughing out loud at the antics, impressions and observations of more than 20 years of Philly sports lore by Joe Conklin and Big Daddy Graham.

THE SPECIAL EMCEE is none other than Ray Didinger, nationally renowned sports journalist.
Comedian Joe Conklin has been a constant in Philadelphia radio for more than 20 years, with his spot-on impressions of Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Cole Hamels, Allen Iverson, Charles Barkley, Harry Kalas, Bobby Clarke and more. Fearless and hilarious, he skewers some of the country's top politicians, pro athletes, sports executives and film stars – sometimes to their faces! Big Daddy has performed more than 4,000 comedy shows over the past 20 years, along with hosting his popular overnight radio show on WIP.   Click here for tickets

JACK FROST SAVES CHRISTMAS is a children's holiday favorite and opens November 25th and runs through December 30th. Show are Sundays at Noon.
Join Jack and the animals as he goes from the North Pole to a small village to ensure that the holiday will happen. But everything he touches turns to ice, so how can he be friends with anyone in town?  This is a hilarious one hour adventure for children ages 4 and up.

LOCATION: ON OUR MAIN STREETS
104 E. State Street, Media, PA
Media Theatre Website
Bootsie Barnes, Lisa Chavous and Skip Denenberg perform in Media's 16th Annual Jazz By Night Festival
Like your food served with a generous portion of hot jazz?  Then Media's the place to be on Saturday Nov 17th - when the region's top jazz acts will perform on 19 different stages all over town, including more than a dozen restaurants and bars where tasty food will be served alongside talented artists like Bootsie Barnes, Lisa Chavous and Skip Denenberg.

This year's Jazz By Night Festival is dedicated to the memory of Aretha Franklin and Philly's own legendary jazz vocalist and drummer, Don Gardner.


Media's growing jazz scene lures  hundreds of people to restaurants and bars all over town...creating 6-8 blocks of everything tasty, hip and musically exciting! 

Click here for more info and to purchase tickets

Tickets are also  available at each of the venues listed on the left or call 610-566-5039

About Don Gardner...
Don was an internationally recognized singer, songwriter and drummer, who worked with some of the greatest singers of his time, such as Curtis Mayfield. and George Benson.  With keyboardist Dee Dee Ford, he hit the R&B charts in the early 60s with hits such as “Glory of Love,” “Don’t You Worry” and “Need Your Lovin.”  In the 70s he teamed up with Baby Washington for their hit, “Lay A Little Lovin’ On Me”.  He continued to perform as a solo artist and remained in music as an artist and repertoire (A&R) manager and nightclub owner into the 1980s, working with greats like Dinah Washington and Count Basie.

LOCATION: ON OUR MAIN STREETS
Official Media Website
If you love great food & spirits, welcome to Delco!  We take our food and wine  very seriously... and when it comes to Thanksgiving, let's just say there are no empty places at the table ;)

So if you're looking to put a fresh spin on your holiday feast, Scott Arboretum will help you make a beautiful Table Arrangement to take home with you - and two of our Award Winning Vineyards, Penns Woods Winery and Grace Winery have some grape ideas on what wines to pair with each course of your meal, no matter what items are on your menu!

Sign up now for Scott Arboretum's Thanksgiving Table Arrangement Workshop 

Gardener and Workshop Presenter, Adam Glas
On Tuesday, November 20th, from 5:30 to 7:30pm, join Garden Supervisor  Adam Glas  (yes, only one 's' in his name :) - in this hands-on evening to guarantee that your holiday table setting draws as many oohs and ahhs as the gorgeous turkey.

Using fresh autumn greens and flowers (that will be supplied to all participants), Adam will lead a symposium on how to choose the best  plant materials and creatively display them to make your table a conversation piece!

The registration fee is $55 for non-members and $45 for members. Limit 18. 
To register call 610-328-8025.  Meet in the Gillespie Room, in the Wister Education Center.

The Scott Arboretum is a unique garden of ideas and suggestions encouraging horticulture in its broadest senses through displays on the 350-plus acre campus of Swarthmore College.  The Arboretum is frequently ranked among the most beautiful campuses in the world. 

LOCATION: ON OUR MAIN STREETS
500 College Ave.
Swarthmore, 19081 PA
610-328-8023
Click here to register online or get more information

I already know the weather forecast for Thanksgiving:  
There's a 99% Chance of Wine.  And a 100% chance I'll be drinking it :)  The only problem is, so will my guests and I don't want to serve a wine that doesn't enhance the food I serve.
So who better to advise us all, than two award-winning vineyards.

Winemaker Gino Razzi and his daughter, Carly invite you
to visit their beautiful Chadds Ford vineyard. 

Enjoy live music on the Porch every Saturday afternoon
in November - and November 7th is National Merlot Day,
with 15% off glasses & bottles and free tastings of their
Merlot Reserve.  Fondue lovers should check out their
November 17th-18th Fondue for Two event and instead
of fighting the crowds on Black Friday, relax and enjoy
special festivities at Penns Woods
CARLY RAZZI MACK, CO-OWNER AND MARKETING  DIRECTOR OF PENNS WOODS WINERY SUGGESTS THE FOLLOWING WINE PAIRINGS FOR THANKSGIVING'S APPETIZER COURSE, and a POULTRY OR VEGETARIAN MAIN COURSE  
Click here to explore Penns Woods Winery's Website

Wine pairing for an Appetizer Course that features Artisanal Charcuterie and Cheese Board
I'd suggest something light bodied...like Penns Woods Pinot Noir 2016. It's light, with bright acidity and earthy qualities that pair nicely with nutty and delicately flavored hard cheeses as well as fresh and soft goat cheese. Pinot cuts through cuts fatty pate, and can hold up to the rich, saltiness of prosciutto and salami.

For a Turkey, Chicken or Vegetarian Main Course
I suggest our Chardonnay Reserve 2016.  This French-style Chardonnay has a vivid acidity that balances the fat of crisp oven roasted chicken or turkey skin, the soft body with hints of oak fit the palate bill for roasted cherry tomatoes and green beans with shaved almonds topped with sea salt and olive oil.

GRACE WINERY'S WINE MAKER, ANDREW YINGST SUGGESTS THESE WINE PAIRINGS FOR HAM OR  ROAST BEEF MAIN COURSES  - AND CHOCOLATE DESSERTS
Click here to explore the Inn at Grace Winery Website

Pairing for a Thanksgiving Ham with Green Beans
I'd suggest something medium bodied that could compliment the saltiness from the ham and the earthiness of the vegetable. Grace Winey’s 1734 Red Blend is a medium to full bodied blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon that would pair well with this fall dish.

For Roast Beef and Mashed Potatoes
Heavier beef dishes require a hearty wine that will be able to stand up to the richness of the meat. Cabernet Franc is a dry and peppery wine that would enhance the heaviness of this dish.

For a rich dessert like Chocolate Molten Lava Cake
A gooey and rich chocolate dessert pairs well with an off-dry wine like Gracie Red. This balanced blend gives off a subtle sweetness that compliments the richness of the chocolate.

The Inn at Grace Winery is a Bed and Breakfast and winery in Glen Mills. Located on a 50 acre historic property of an original Quaker farm house, the estate vineyard and winery grows and produces the majority of it’s grapes on site. 

LOCATION:  
Both Penns Woods Winery and Grace Winery are located in Delco's Brandywine Country



SHE LOVES ME is considered one of the most charming musicals ever written - so grab a friend or a significant other and get lost in a funny, romantic tale that reminds us that when it comes to love, we  can be our own biggest roadblock  This heartfelt love story has colorful characters and a great melodic score.  We think it could score a big 10 for you!


Passing by the Anthony Wayne Theater are SHE LOVES ME
stars Mina Kawahara and Ethan Mitchell, also pictured
at the top of this story.
From November 5th through the 18th, Villanova's Vasey Theatre whisks you to an elegant Budapest parfumerie where two combative clerks, Amalia and Georg, are constantly butting heads on the jobAfter both respond to a “lonely hearts” advertisement in the newspaper, these unwitting pen pals become the most unlikely of lovebirds. Will their hearts still sing once their true identities are revealed? 

Based on a play by Miklos Laszlo, the book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, music by Jerry Bock and directed by Matthew Decker

Tickets range from $19 to $25pp
Purchase Tickets Here

LOCATION: ON THE MAIN LINE
Vasey Theatre
Villanova University
800 E. Lancaster Ave, Villanova PA 19085
610-519-7474
Our County-seat town of Media invites one and all to bring the family and help them usher in the 2018 Christmas season on Thanksgiving Weekend.  

Because November 25th Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town! 

‘Twas the Month Before Christmas...
On this special day the parking is free
No cost for admission, no money, no fee!
If possible, just bring a canned good or toy
for local food banks or CityTeam kids to enjoy.

The shops will be bursting with big sales & deals... 
while restaurants will be serving sensational meals! 

The air may be nippy, as the Fun Run begins
But hundreds will watch, to find out who wins!
Thousands of neighbors and new friends to be made
will then line up on State Street to see the Parade!


Parade Photos by Michael Cheung
Mummers, musicians, and dancers galore
will join magical floats as they pass by each store.

Then what to your wondering eyes will appear?
But Santa himself, with a sleigh full of cheer!

So much fun will be had with family and friends
you'll be sad when this wonderful Sunday ends.

Come make special memories at Santa's Parade
Wear a hat, a string of lights or even a lampshade.
All are welcome, and all will find favor...
with great shopping, food and memories to savor.

The Block Party starts at 2:30pm at Veterans Square 
> Bring donated toys and canned goods to the Veterans Square Booth when you arrive
The Run Run kicks off at 4:15pm
> The Parade begins at 5pm sharp!

Presented by Kenny's Flowers of Media
Click on the Website below for more event details and a full list of the generous sponsors who help make this event possible.

Santa Parade Website with Times, Parade Route Map and more
Click here for the Santa Parade Facebook Page

LOCATION: ON OUR MAIN STREETS
State Street in Media

Seeing Hedgerow Theatre's famous annual production of Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL has been a long time family tradition for thousands of people.  But whether you've been before, or may be coming for the first time - you, like Scrooge, himself, have a choice to make!

Hedgerow is doing two productions of the play, back to back.  The first is a tour de force portrayal of Scrooge in a moving, one man show...

Jared Reed's acclaimed performance begins November 23rd and runs through December 2nd.  It is a rare and riveting version of the classic tale, capturing the darker notes of Dicken's most famous character.  

None of us walks down the road of life without being changed by our experiences along the way.  For some, painful experiences squeeze our former selves into the smallest corner of our hearts, replacing that space with a somebody we're not proud of.  Christmas is the perfect time to reflect on how Scrooge, as well as we ourselves, can let go of that hurt and open our hearts once again.


The 26th Annual Production of this popular show opens on December 7th and runs through Christmas Eve!

Relive the transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge, laugh with all the Cratchits, and journey through space and time with the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come - as merriment and mirth fill your heart with joy.

Hedgerow's setting in an 1840's Grist Mill, lends itself perfectly to Dickens' version of Victorian London. And professional actors are joined by over 60 members of the community, making this a true Community celebration.

Regular Ticket $37, Senior Discount $34, Age 30 and Under $20
For reservations or more info, call 610-565-4211 or visit the Hedgerow Box Office.
Hedgerow Theatre Website

 LOCATION: ON OUR MAIN STREETS
 64 Rose Valley Road, Rose Valley, PA 19063 (minutes from Media)
 (610) 565-4211




Two outstanding acts are appearing at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby this month.

On Saturday Nov 10th Grammy Award-Winning Platinum Recording Artist Tamela Mann and NAACP Image Award-Winning comedian, David Mann bring their 'Us Against the World' Mann Family Tour to the stage.

Sensational gospel artist Tamela Mann along with comedian and husband David are performing at the Tower Theatre - and they're bringing their family!

Featured each night are DJ David Mann, Jr., Tia Mann performing new music, a comedy set by David, a full concert by Gospel’s leading lady, Tamela Mann, and a unique sit-down with David and Tamela where they’ll share from their new book, Us Against The World: Our Secrets To Love, Marriage & Family.

Tamela has had a stellar career with 4 studio albums (2 of which hit #1 on Billboard’s Gospel Albums chart), 1 live album, 5 singles, and 2 soundtrack albums (Diary of a Mad Black Woman and Meet The Browns). David is a stage actor, gospel singer, and stand up comedian who has starred in many plays and films (including 'I Can Do Bad All by Myself', 'Madea's Family Reunion', and 'Meet The Browns') by Tyler Perry.
Click here to watch a video and purchase tickets

November 11th Hanson, Oklahoma’s sensational alternative pop/rock artists will bring their signature sound to the Tower as part of their Hanson String Theory Tour featuring a live Orchestra.

The band was formed in Tulsa in 1992 by brothers Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson. Together, they've sold more than 16 million records. 

The tour features performances of the group’s most widely known material alongside fan favorites encompassing their extensive catalog. Doors open at 7pm, show at 8pm.

Founded in 1992, the trio of brothers began performing classic rock ‘n roll and soul music, and writing original material, crafting a unique blend of harmonies and organic soulful pop-rock. The group took the world by storm with their debut major release in 1997, ushering in a string of top 40 singles and establishing them among the world’s leading artists.

Click here for a Music Video and Tickets

LOCATION: AT OUR CROSSROADS
69th And Ludlow Streets, Upper Darby, PA 19082
Phone: (610) 352-2887
Tower Theater Website

The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center invites you on a 90-minute journey to the Land of the Sweets...November 16th-18th

For over 25 years, the Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet has been bringing the holiday classic ballet “The Nutcracker” to the UDPAC stage.  It's a fun way for families to kick off the holiday season, and features professional soloists and many of the region’s best dancers.  The enchanting music by Tchaikovsky is one of his best-known works and the ballet, set at Christmas time, has become an American holiday tradition.


  • Audience members are invited to take pictures with the cast members after the Saturday performance.
  • Ninety-minute performances are appropriate for children four years old and up. 
  • Before and after the show the lobby is a winter wonderland filled with nutcracker gifts ideal for holiday shopping.

Dates
•Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:00 pm
•Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:00 am
•Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:00 pm
•Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:30 pm
•Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:30 pm

The Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra opens its 73rd season with an exciting concert on November 4th at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center

The November concert opens with the “Concert Fanfare” by Curtis graduate (1922) Jeanne Behrend, leading into the “Star-Spangled Banner.” Following is Bizet’s “L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2” featuring the orchestra’s rich sound and solo instrumentalists. Next in the lineup is “Harlem, a Tone Parallel for Orchestra” by Duke Ellington, composed at the invitation of Toscanini. It’s a spirited portrayal of Uptown 1940s New York (with some New Orleans for good measure). The afternoon’s finale is Bartók’s “Concerto for Orchestra” a tour-de-force infused with Hungarian dance idioms to make it an instant classic of the symphonic world.

Music Director Reuben Blundell is thrilled to begin his fifth year with the Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra. Blundell conducted and produced the orchestra’s debut CD “American Romantics III,” recently released worldwide through Naxos and New Focus Records, and which is a nominee for the 61st Grammy Awards. All three CDs in Blundell’s collaboration with Philadelphia’s Fleisher Collection have received glowing reviews in the United States and beyond.

Upper Darby Performing Arts Center Website
  • Show begins at 3pm
  • Tickets for the concert are $20 for adults, $17 for senior citizens, and $5 for students and can be purchased on their website above, or by calling the box office at 610.622.1189.  They are also available at the door.  
LOCATION: AT OUR CROSSROADS
601 N. Lansdowne Avenue
Drexel Hill, PA
Parking is free.