What better way to raise a little “CASH” for the Community Arts Center in Wallingford, than to plant your feet in some cowboy boots, slip into your Western-style best (or your favorite jeans!) and grab some delicious down-home grub, a few cold beers (or a bourbon and branch water), and a dance partner to swing across the dance floor!


And speaking about raising ‘Cash’ – don't miss the chance to bid on the
sensational painting of Johnny Cash by David McShane (pictured left). 
And Reed Hadley (pictured right) of the Twangabilies will keep
the dance floor rocking! Photos provided by CAC.
Two-step to great music by The Twangabillies (roots rock n’ roll and vintage country), plus get food, open bar and more for a $75pp ADMISSION.  Funds raised support everything from on-site art classes and exhibitions to off-site programming designed to increase access to the arts throughout Delaware County.
Purchase tickets early because last year's event was a sell-out!

PLUS HERE'S ANOTHER MUSIC & ART EVENT! 
Friday Night Live Concert, April 27th, 7 – 11 p.m.
Features Lisa Chavous – R & B from Motown to Philly & Beyond
Each event features a live music performance from a local artist - while a featured artist creates  visual art inspired by the music. The work is auctioned off by a silent auction taking place throughout the evening.  These events are BYOB and BAYF (bring all your friends).  Water and light refreshments will be available but you are encouraged to bring your own tasty morsels to enjoy during the concert.  ADMISSION: $10 members, $15 non-members

LOCATION: ON OUR MAIN STREETS
414 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford, PA 19086
Community Arts Center Website
610-566-1713

The World’s Leading Chinese Acrobatic Troupe – The Golden Dragon Acrobats – Performs Two Shows at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center on April 7th

The Golden Dragons are recognized throughout the United States and abroad as one of the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring companies of today. 

Combining award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques, the troupe has traveled to all 50 states and to more than 65 countries on five continents. They have performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, on Broadway, and in hundreds of cities across North America. The Golden Dragon Acrobats received two prestigious New York Drama Desk Award nominations for its Broadway performances. 

These acrobats represent the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago. The ancient art of acrobatics has developed into one of China's most popular art forms. As well as evolving into many forms of performance — dance, opera, martial arts and sports — acrobatics has served an important role in the cultural exchange between China and Western nations.

  • Two performances on April 7th: 3 and 7pm. 
  • Tickets are $15 - $20. 
  • Members of UDPAC and children 12 and under save $1. 
  • Purchase Tickets online at Golden Dragon Acrobats Tickets or call the box office at 610.622.1189. 
  • The performances are two hours with intermission, and appropriate for children 4+

LOCATION: AT OUR CROSSROADS
601 N. Lansdowne Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA 19026.
610-622-1189
Upper Darby Performing Arts Center Websit

Celebrating its 8th Year, Delco’s Crossroads Communities present International Restaurant Week, inviting residents and tourists, alike, to sample amazing global cuisines that will whisk your taste buds to Morocco, Thailand, China, Japan, Italy, India, the Caribbean, Spain, Mexico, Peru and half-a-dozen more food capitals around the world! American flavors also abound, including Cajun, Southern Home Cooking, Soul, BBQ plus nods to a NY-style Delicatessen and Diner faves.

32 Restaurants in Upper Darby, East Lansdowne, Lansdowne, Millbourne, Drexel Hill and Yeadon are offering either 10% off Regular Prices or a fixed low price on a full, Multi-Course Meal!
Sample delicious Pervian dishes like Chupe de Camaranes (above)

Eight years ago this event launched as a result of a Resolution passed by the House of Representatives who designated  April 11th as “Eat 4 Peace Day.”

It was inspired by local and national food personality Tony Luke, who opened a restaurant in Bahrain where he observed firsthand the phenomenon of healthy and positive relations being forged between multinational patrons who dined together exchanging cultural foods.

The Eat-4-Peace movement is embraced by the following restaurants who proudly invite you to celebrate foods from around the world...discovering new flavors and making new friends!

RESTAURANTS OFFERING 10% OFF
2312 Garrett Bar - Lansdowne
Africans & Jamaicans Kitchen -Yeadon
Avianna - Lansdowne
Brothers Pizza - Drexel Hill
Carib Grill - Upper Darby
Casey’s Restaurant - Drexel hill
Crawley’s Irish Pub  - Upper Darby
Carlette’s Hideaway - Yeadon
Coconut Breeze - Yeadon
Crystal’s Comfort Food - Lansdowne
Delaney’s Soul Food - Yeadon
Drexel Hill Pizza & Grill - Drexel Hill
Empire Diner - Lansdowne
Five Points Coffee Shop - Upper Darby
Halal Kabob & Curry - Upper Darby
Pig Daddy’s BBQ - Drexel hill
Sabor Latino - Upper Darby
Shere E. Punjab - Drexel Hill 
(The photo on the left was snapped by a Yelp reviewer who loved their appetizer called 'papdi chat crispy' -  priced at $6 the dish features flour crackers served with yogurt, potatoes, onions, chick peas and chutney.)
Avenue Delicatessen - Lansdowne
Tropical Spices Café - Upper Darby
Mr. Wings - E Lansdowne
The Icery - Lansdowne
Asian Family - Upper Darby
Thai Aroy De - Drexel Hill
Fanta International - Upper Darby
Visions Restaurant - Yeadon

Moroccan Beef Stew with Plums is a popular dish, topped with almond slices....
RESTAURANTS OFFERING A MULTI-COURSE FIXED PRICE MENU
El Cuscatieco - Upper Darby
El Pueblito - Upper Darby
Inka Wall - Upper Darby
Mexican Grill - Upper Darby
El Sazon De Dona Eva
Upper Darby                             
King & Queens African
Upper Darby


The Theme of this year's Earth Day is Stopping Plastic Pollution!  At the end of this story are 5 THINGS EVERY PERSON ON THE PLANET CAN DO to reduce Plastic Use!

The origins of Earth Day date back to 1969 when the devastating Santa Barbara oil spill killed more than 10,000 animals along the California coastline and caused catastrophic damage to the region’s once-pristine environment.

In response to the disaster, environmental activists began to quickly organize to push for a day dedicated to protecting the environment as well as promoting environmental education and regulation by the government.

Check out Haverford Township's Earth Day program which includes a
demonstration on how we can better treat the world's Pollinators...
Today, the holiday is believed to be the largest secular holiday in the entire world, celebrated by roughly one billion people around the globe in 192 countries.

IN HAVERFORD TOWNSHIP - Sat., April 21st
Join them outside the CREC building to learn about the steps we can all take to reduce our environmental impact, and have FUN doing it. Test drive an electric car, try a bike-powered blender, learn about being friends to our pollinators, DIY worm bin composting, recycling, and so much more with fun activities for ALL AGES. It’s going to be a great event for the whole family to enjoy,

0LOCATION: AT OUR CROSSROADS
At the Haverford CREC (Community Recreation & Environmental Center)
9000 Parkview Dr., Haverford, PA 19041
484-380-2730 -- Time: Noon
Click here for more information

Test out a Bike-Powered Blender at the Haverford Twp. event!
Click here to see how to create one of your own :)

IN THORNBURY TOWNSHIP - Sat., April 21st
It’s Clean Up Day!  Show your children what it means to be a good steward! Head over to Thornbury Park at 9am to help make our roads and green spaces better, greener and and more beautiful for all residents to enjoy!

LOCATION: IN THE BRANDYWINE
6 Township Drive, Cheyney, PA 19319
(610) 399-8383
Click here for the Thornbury Township Website



AT THE NEWLIN GRIST MILL – Sat., April 21st

Help celebrate nature and protect the environment with their Earth Day volunteer event. Each year they invite volunteers, including individuals, families, scout troops, and youth groups, to work on projects that improve habitat for wildlife, protect important natural resources, and preserve the park’s plant and animal communities.

Past projects have included planting  trees, installing bird boxes, and stream cleanups.  Pre-registration is required to make sure that there is enough equipment for everyone! Register by emailing info@newlingristmill.org or calling 610.459.2359.

LOCATION: IN THE BRANDYWINE
Newlin Grist Mill Park, 219 South Cheyney Road, Glen Mills, PA 19342
Time: 10am to Noon
Click here for the Newlin Grist Mill Calendar of Eventshttp://www.newlingristmill.org/calendar

Join the Friends of Ridley Creek State Park on Sat.,April 21st for their Annual Streams Cleanup Project!
Be prepared to wade through the Creek! Participants will be provided with work gloves, water, snacks and a commemorative CRC T-Shirt!  Advanced sign up is strongly suggested. 9 to 11am.   Click for more information

EARTH DAY IS NOT JUST ABOUT WORK! Sunday, April 22nd Tyler Arboretum Invites you to Take a Walk....
Celebrate the beauty of of nature with a walk through this famous local arboretum.  Examine the changes that occur with the start of warmer weather and the end of winter dormancy.  John Wenderoth will highlight buds, flowers and the emergence of new leaves on deciduous trees.  FREE with admission.

LOCATION: ON OUR MAIN STREETS
515 Painter Rd, Media, PA 19063
(610) 566-9134
Click for the Tyler Arboretum Website

Take a Villanova Campus 'Tree Tour' on April 17th or 18th.
 (It's especially beautiful and was once a registered Arboretum!)
Villanova University invites you to join them at a series of  events dedicated to the enhancement of our planet, its biodiversity, and our shared mission to make it better for future generations: 

  • April 17th: Take a Campus Tree Tour - 10am - meet at the Corr Hall Arch
  • April 18th: Take a Campus Tree Tour- 11:30am - Meet at the Corr Hall Arch
  • Also on April 18th:  Attend an a presentation with Earth Day Keynote Speaker Joseph Majkut: 
  • "Climate Change: Will we ever agree?" At 6pm in the Connelly Auditorium/ Cinema 
  • April 19th: Stop by their Sustainability Fair and Farmers Market, 11am to 2pm at the Connelly Plaza/Oreo
  • April 29th: RUN FOR THE PLANET!  Sign up for their  Kilometers for Climate 5K- 3pm at the Corr Hall Steps. Register online.
  • Also on the 29th:  Enjoy a MOVIE UNDER THE STARS!  See "Wall-E" at the Oreo, time TBA.    
2018’s Earth Day Mission is to End Plastic Pollution: From poisoning and injuring marine life to disrupting human hormones, from littering our beaches and landscapes to clogging our waste streams and landfills, the exponential growth of plastics is now threatening the survival of our planet.

Here are 5 things the Natural Resources Defense Council says we can ALL do to make a difference:


1. Wean yourself off disposable plastics.
Ninety percent of the plastic items in our daily lives are used once and then chucked: grocery bags, plastic wrap, disposable cutlery, straws, coffee-cup lids.

2. Stop buying water.
Each year, close to 20 billion plastic bottles are tossed in the trash. Carry a reusable bottle in your bag, and you’ll never be caught having to resort to a Poland Spring or Evian again. If you’re nervous about the quality of your local tap water, look for a model with a built-in filter.

3. Boycott microbeads.
Those little plastic scrubbers found in so many beauty products—facial scrubs, toothpaste, body washes—might look harmless, but their tiny size allows them to slip through water-treatment plants. Unfortunately, they also look just like food to some marine animals. Opt for products with natural exfoliants, like oatmeal or salt, instead.

4. Cook at home more often.
Not only is it healthier, but making your own meals doesn’t involve takeout containers or doggy bags.

5.  Recycle (duh).
It seems obvious, but we’re not doing a great job of it. For example, less than 14 percent of plastic packaging is recycled. Confused about what can and can’t go in the bin? Check out the number on the bottom of the container. Most beverage and liquid cleaner bottles will be #1 (PET), which is commonly accepted by most curbside recycling companies. Containers marked #2 (HDPE; typically slightly heavier-duty bottles for milk, juice, and detergent) and #5 (PP; plastic cutlery, yogurt and margarine tubs, ketchup bottles) are also recyclable in some areas. For the specifics check Earth911.org’s recycling directory.

READ ABOUT MORE WAYS TO REDUCE PLASTIC USE at
NRDC's10 Ways to Reduce Plastic Pollution
Pre-professional dancer, Madeline Glinki (pictured above) is a student of IBT Academy and portrays Princess Aurora in Sleeping Beauty. Photo by Tatiana Lumiere




I remember seeing my first live performance of the Nutcracker.   My feet couldn't touch the floor and my heart was beating like a drum as I watched a storybook leap off the printed page and spring to life like magic - combining music and movement in a way I'd never seen before. I spent the next 3 weeks running around on my toes...and the rest of my life attending as many live performances as I could.

If you love ballet, or have children who’ve never been to a live performance – DON'T MISS THE CHANCE to give them an evening of Fairy Tales and Grand Celebrations!

On April 28th, take the family to Neumann University's Meagher Theater for a stunning Ballet Festival presented by International Ballet Classique – featuring excerpts from both SLEEPING BEAUTY and PAQUITA!  

Act I: an excerpt from Sleeping Beauty (Act III, The Wedding scene).  Fairy tale characters come to life as they dance across the stage to celebrate the wedding of Princess Aurora. Sleeping Beauty, a ballet in three acts with prologue, was first performed in 1890. The score was composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and completed in 1889, the second of his three ballets. The original scenario was conceived by Ivan Vsevolozhsky, and is based on Charles Perrault's fairy tale, La Belle au Bois Dormant. The choreographer of the original production was Marius Petipa.

Little Red Riding Hood (portrayed by Lia Issakov) and The White Cat
(portryed by Raica Tarr) are among the many wedding guests! 
Photos by Taitana Lumiere.
Act II: Paquita The original two-act ballet takes place in Spain during the occupation of Napoleon's army. The heroine is the young gypsy girl named Paquita. Unbeknownst to Paquita, she is really of noble birth, having been abducted by gypsies when she was an infant. She saves the life of a young French officer, Lucien d'Hervilly, who is the target of a Spanish governor who desires to have him killed by Iñigo, a gypsy chief. By way of a medallion she discovers that she is of noble birth. As such, she and the Officer are able to wed.

Guest Artist Narek Martirosyan, a Principal Dancer with the New Jersey Ballet Company, will perform the roles of both Prince Desire and Lucien.

Presented by: International Ballet Classique.
April 28th, 7-9 pm
Adults $15 children $12
Click Here to Purchase Tickets or call 610-986-2474.


LOCATION:  IN THE BRANDYWINE
Neumann Univerisity
Neumann's Fred P. Meagher Theater
1 Neumann Dr, Aston, PA 19014
(610) 558-5505

Pictured above is a self portrait by Peter Hurd. It is set against the beautiful home of the Brandywine River Museum of Art.

In case you haven’t heard  – the beautiful lithography of artist Peter Hurd is currently featured in a new exhibit now on display at The Brandywine River Museum of Art.  
While Hurd is most famous for his paintings, his life and passion for art is also a lesson in turning life's lemons (in this case the Great Depression), into lemonade (finding a new style of art to keep his family fed.)

Peter Hurd was an American painter who lived and worked in San Patricio, New Mexico. He is equally acclaimed for his western landscapes and his portraits. He studied under the famous illustrator NC Wyeth and later married Wyeth’s eldest daughter, Henriette Wyeth, also an accomplished painter.  

He is noted for his experiments in egg tempera painting and particularly for introducing Andrew Wyeth to the medium which become his favorite!


The Windmill Crew by Peter Hurd
But in the 1930's, to support his young family during the Depression, Hurd taught himself the late 18th Century printmaking technique called lithography.

During this period, Hurd split his time between San Patricio, in his native New Mexico, and Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, the family home of his wife, the artist Henriette Wyeth.

  • Though he worked on many of the prints in Pennsylvania, nearly all of them represent scenes of ranch life in New Mexico. 
  • The exhibition will feature twenty-four of Hurd’s rarely seen Southwestern lithographs, as well as a selection of his drawings and temperas of similar subjects from the same period which will provide unique insight into his artistic process. 

Shepherd Herders Christmas by Peter Hurd
The Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art preserves art and the environment in Pennsylvania and Delaware. The Conservancy preserves the land and water of the Brandywine watershed for the community through source water protection, farmland preservation, and work with local governments. The Museum of Art features an outstanding collection of American art housed in a nineteenth-century mill with a dramatic steel and glass addition overlooking the banks of the Brandywine. 

Hours:  Open daily, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Admission:
-$18 adults
-$15 seniors (65+)
-$6 students with ID and children ages 6-18
-Free for children ages five and under
-Free for members

LOCATION:  IN THE BRANDYWINE
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman's Mill Road
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
(610) 388-2700
On April 10th, 6:30–8:30pm The Gables at Chadds Ford will be stylin' with a fashionable event called HOTTIES-4-HUMANITY where you can SIP & SHOP while helping people in our own community!

Admission, appetizers, desserts and swag bags are FREE, and a cash bar offers DISCOUNTED drinks.  But come ready to buy on-trend items like makeup, jewelry, fitness equipment and more.  Raffles will be held throughout the evening, as well.  You'll have the opportunity to find some amazing gifts for yourself or start your holiday shopping early, all while benefiting local people in need.

Hotties-4-Humanity was named Best Charitable Organization in Main Line today, and with The Gables hosting this event, the atomsphere and food are guaranteed to be fabulous!
   
About Hotties~4~
Humanity: Proceeds from the event will support Holiday Giving Programs, Adopt a Family, and will provide food for those in need. Since its inception 4 years ago, this social nonprofit group has celebrated many exciting milestones such as earning 501c3 status, breaking fundraising goals with incredible charities, selling out events, and growing a committed, hardworking team of volunteers.

Vendors, many of which will be providing Raffle Prizes, include: 
Feast your eyes on the infamous "Gables Burger..."
  • Premier Designs Jewelry (raffling a piece of jewelry and a gift card)
  • Touchtone Crystal by Swarovski (raffling a pair of stunning crystal earrings)
  • Stella & Dot (raffling Anika Pearl drop earrings)
  • Monat Hair Products (raffling off a Travel Set with shampoo, conditioner, hairspray, hair masque and oil)
  • Rodan & Fields (raffling fine eye cream)
  • Exclusive Touch Massage (raffling Gift Baskets of home made skin care products & a gift certificate for $20 off a Massage)
  • Pampered Chef (raffling an  Ash Wood & Slate Cheese Serving Set with Wine)
  • Orangetheory Fitness (raffling 1 free class)
  • LaChic Boutique (raffling off  a Gift Card and Merchandise)
  • Color Street 
  • Miller Flooring
  • Giggy Bites
  • Piphany
  • One Hope Wine
  • Hotties 4 Humanity
  • NuSkin and more!

LOCATION: IN THE BRANDYWINE
423 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, PA 19317
(610) 388-7700
Cuisine: American
Check out the menu: The Gables Website


If the title alone has brought to mind the infamous theme song of the long running LAW & ORDER TV Show...
click here to set the mood for this ADULTS ONLY Delco Episode !?!?!?!


Benson and Stabler wouldn't have looked quite so dashing in Petticoats and Breeches...but attire wasn’t the biggest difference between Colonial period justice and today’s 3-strikes and you're in jail for a long, long time brand of sentencing!

The Chadds Ford Historical Society’s April Tavern Talk “episode” of Law and Order: Colonial Intent premiers Thursday, April 12th from 7-9 pm -- and it's strictly for adults only...not for being naughty, but because adult beverages ensure a spirited evening ;)

Personally, I suspect America's first wave of settlers were a little light on lawyers and judges...and a little heavy on adventurers and scoundrels.  But even if I'm wrong, legal matters definitely took a back seat to basic survival.


WARNING! Guests caught 'breaking the law'
may be subject to public ridicule!
But CFHS historicans will illustrate the many unique and interesting ways in which laws were enforced (or not) during Colonial times!  You'll even get to participate in a mock courtroom scene, learn about the early art of counterfeiting and explore the peculiar punishments of the day.

Tavern Talks is a monthly experience (not a lecture!) aimed exclusively for adults 21 and older that focuses on unexplored aspects of early American history and culture. Guests will experience history with hands-on activities, food and drink tastings, demonstrations, and more.

The event takes place at the Chadds Ford Historical Society's Barns Brinton House, an historic 1714 tavern, located next to the Chaddsford Winery at 630 Baltimore Pike.

Admission is $20 for non-members and $15 for members. Tickets must be purchased in advance as
space is limited. All attendees must be 21 and older.  For more info on the CFHS or to purchase tickets, call (610) 388-7376 or visit their website at: Chadds Ford Historical Society  or for tickets click here:Tickets can be purchased here

LOCATION: IN THE BRANDYWINE
1736 Creek Road, Chadds Ford, PA
610-388-7376
Whether you’re planning a Delco STAY-CATION or you're planning to visit us for a  Summer VA-CATION– there’s so much to do and see that we suggest making a DELCO DIARY OF FUN so you and the family don't miss a thing!

1. Go Free-Picnicking on the Delaware Riverside
Check out Market Square Memorial Park in Marcus Hook
or Governor Printz Park in Essington
2. Enjoy Free Summer Concerts at Rose Tree Park in Media
Enjoy Mummer's, Rock Bands, Big Bands, Kid's Shows and more...every Wednesday through Sunday at 7:30pm, starting June 13th and running through mid-August, 
3. Visit a Garden (after all, Delco lies at the heart of the Nation's Garden Capital: 30 Gardens within 30 miles)... Go to DelcoGardens.com to read more.
A quiet corner at Swarthmore College, home of the renowned Scott Arboretum.
4. Tour a Museum
Art lovers should head for the Brandywine River Museum of Art - High flyers will love the American Helicopter Museum & Education Center - or park yourself at a famous vintage race car “Garage” ... (The Simeone Museum)
5. Go Up, Up and Away! 
The Helicopter Museum offers rides April 16th...but check often for future dates at  The Rides Page of the American Helicopter Museum Website Or why not take a hot Air Balloon Ride over the region!  Tours are offered by US Hot Air Balloon Team
6. Pet a Pig...oh yea, we said pig.  
Find them at the Colonial Plantation (rich in both Wildlife & Colonial History :)
These little piggies are just a few of the animals you'll meet 'up close and personally'
at the Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation.
7. Hop a Hayride at Linvilla Orchards 
One of the region's oldest family owned and operated farms featues  orchards, hayrides, every food festival imaginable, children's events, cooking demonstration and much more.  Linvilla Orchards Website
8. Be a Hobo!
Climb all over Vintage Train Cars and then check out the Train Museum at Drexel Lodge in Newtown Square
Grab a stick and a bandana filled with treats and take 'hobo' selfies on vintage train cars
like the one above, at the Train Museum in Drexel Lodge Park in Newtown Square.
9. Go Plein Air Painting
Plein Air artists create their masterpieces outdoors!  The Wayne Art Center's 12th annual Plein Air Festival is May 6th through June 30.  Why not participate?  Read more at: Wayne Art Center's Plein Air Festival.  The Brandywine River Museum of Art offers Kuerner Farm to Plein Air Artists on specific dates. A Nat'l historic landmark, Andrew Wyeth lived there, finding intriguing subjects for hundreds of tempera paintings, watercolors and drawings for more than 70 years.
April 15, May 4th, June 3rd... Click for prices and details
10. Hike our Trails 
Our website has the only comprehensive guide to Hiking Trail and Walking Parks in the County! Go to Delco Hiking and Biking Trail Guide
11. Catch Your Dinner
Hang up the Gone Fishing sign and head for Ridley Creek State Park, Newlin Grist Mill Park or Linvilla Orchards.
Fishermen of all ages can toss a line in the water at the Newlin Grist Mill!
12. Plan a High-flying Father's Day!
The Helicopter Museum has a day full of fun, antique cars and motorcycles, food, and you can even fly! $60pp
13. Get Theater Tickets to the best Plays, Musicals and Kid's Shows:
Click on the following links for current and upcoming shows!
14. Dine with Grace
Enjoy a dinner for your group of 6 – 10 guests in the speakeasy wine cellar at the Inn at Grace Winery. Chef Scott Megill designs a seasonal 5 course farm to table menu that is paired with the boutique wines from our estate winery. Call to inquire about dates now: (610) 459-4711
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15. Get swept away at a Symphony or Ballet Performance  at Neumann University
Home of the Delaware County Symphony Orchestra and the International Ballet Classique Dance Company.  Click here to read about them in our Arts Guide
16. Enter a Pie-eating Contest...Apple? Blueberry, anyone?
Check out Linvilla Orchards' Calendar of Fruit, Vegetable and Holiday Festivals: Linvilla Website
17. Do a Warrior’s 5K Run for Veterans
May 20th at Rose Tree Park - Do a 2 mile WALK or a 5K RUN to help raise funds for wounded soldiers and their families!  Read more at Operation First Response - Walk for the Wounded & Warrior’s 5 K Run
The event includes a 2 mile Walk, 5K Run, live music, food, kid's games, military speakers and more!
18. Dine under the Stars along 'Restaurant Row' (State Street!) in Media
Every Wednesday night Mid June through Mid-September, 5-10pm - weather permitting
19. Rock Out in Upper Darby where Bowie, Bruce, and John Legend have performed!
To read more about this famous theater, check the concert schedule and purchase tickets, click:  The Tower Theater
20. How much fun can you have in a Vineyard?
Besides enjoying great wines, take part in a 5K Run, browse a Vintage Car Show, enjoy Movie Nights under the stars and more at Penns Woods Winery in the Brandywine. Click here for Penns Woods' Event Page for Dates
21. Paddle down a river in a Kayak or Canoe!
If you don't have your own Canoe, check out Northbrook Canoe Company and Wilderness Canoe Trips.  If you have your own Kayak or Canoe The John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge is the perfect spot to go! Click for Canoeing/Kayaking info at John Heinz Nat'l Wildlife Refuge
22. Take a Blues Stroll
This is one of Delco's biggest & best Music Festivals featuring top Blues performers at restaurants and bars throughout Media!  Read more about it at State Street Blues Stroll Website
Almost 2 dozen restaurants, bars and theaters showcase some of the finest blues performers in the east!
23. Find your bliss doing Yoga outdoors in a gorgeous vineyard setting...
May 12th & 13th -- June 3rd & 24th at Penns Woods Winery in Chadds Ford
24. Rock out at the 20th Annual Yachtstock RiverJam Festival on the Delaware River
This annual festival is wild and crazy and crammed with great music and high spirts!
Proceeds from this year's event will benefit the families of local children with grave health issues and Shriners Hospitals Philadelphia Unit. Yachtstock is a 100% volunteer run organization and all profits from the RiverJam will be donated to beneficiaries. The outdoor concert is held each year on the banks of the Delaware River at the West End Boat Club.
Click for the Yachtstock Website

25. Plant a ‘Victory’ Garden
Delco is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1...with a call to gardeners throughout the county:  "Plant a Victory Garden" in memory of those who died in WW1, and those who served on the home front.  Get all the cool details (including a downloadable sign for your window just like they used during the war) at WW1 Victory Garden Guide 
26. Ride a Trolley…or eat one!
Hop the trolley and explore all the fun shops and restaurant along State Street in Media
or make your way to Bevan's Candy Shop...where you can order a trolley (much smaller!) made of Chocolate! (FYI: They do not accept credit cards)  Bevan's Candy Website
27. Attend a  “Hunt” or a famous Horse Show
The 88th Radnor Hunt Races are Saturday, May 19th in Malvern and
the famous Devon Horse Show is May 24th to June 3rd
The Devon Horse is a nationally acclaimed Horse Show &  Festival with a week of activities and events.
28. Doop it up at a MLS Game
There's no better view in the County than from the seats at Talen Energy Stadium where
the Philadelphia Union Soccer Team plays! Check out their schedule at:
Philadelphia Union Game Schedule
29.  Nosh Your Way Around the World
Go to State Street in Media, affectionately known as Delco's Restaurant Row, featuring 20+ restaurants representing cuisines from all over the world. Plus there are even more global choices in Delco's Crossroads Communities of Upper Darby, Lansdowne, Yeadon, Millbourne and Drexel Hill.  Get more ideas at the Bureau's Delco's Restaurant Guide
30. Tour a Battlefield
Visit historic Brandywine Battlefield Park in Chadds Ford. For hours and more info: Brandywine Battlefield Website  June-July: Wineberry Days, $5 per bucket. Available during normal hours of operation. Tuesday, September 11: Remembrance Ceremony, 6-7 PM, free to public. This event will feature re-enactors for a musket salute, and the ringing of the 9/11 bells.
Brandywine Battlefield Park - check website above for re-enactment dates.

31. Recreate a Famous Meal with a one-of-a-kind Dinner Party
Call Hamanassett B&B and ask for Ashley to plan a Famous Feast (like the last meal served on the Titanic?!) with a few close friends or family.  (610) 459-3000.  Read more about this beautiful historic inn at Hamanassett Bed, Breakfast and Carraige House
32. Chill (like wine!) with Live Music in the Vineyard
Penns Woods Winery offers wine tastings and live music on various Saturdays and Sundays throughout the spring and summer.  Click here for their Events Calendar
33. Pick your own Fruit & Vegetables
Linvilla Orchards draws people from all over the tri-state area - and many of them come to pick their own fruits and vegetables, warm from the garden!  Click here for their Events Calendar
34.  Park at a Famous Vintage Race Car “Garage”
Whether you love to drive fast or slow, make your way over to the Famous Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum. It's faaaaa-bulous!  Simeone Museum Website
One of the displays at the Simeone Automotive Museum

35.  Speaking about cars...don't miss Media's 11th Annual Downtown Car Show
It takes place Sunday, July 15th from 11am to 4pm along State Street in Media.
36. Join an Archeological Dig
Don the boots and gloves and head for the Newlin Grist Mill, a historic site and park with fishing, hiking and fun events like onsite Archeological Digs that open to the public April 14th, May 19th, June 16th, July 21st, and September 8th is their big Archaeology Festival. Newlin Grist Mill Website
37. Walk the Plank
The Colonial Plantation in Ridley Creek State Park is a working Colonial Farm ..and one of their many summer family events is "Pirate Fest" which takes place July 14th, 11am to 4pm
38. Take Art Classes
The Community Arts Center in Wallingford is offering classes for both adults and children!  Check their schedules and upcoming exhibits at The Community Arts Center in Wallingford
39. Go Bird-Watching
Grab the binoculars and head for these two exciting bird spotting locations:
The John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge in Essington offers monthly Guided Bird-watching Tours Click for Refuge Monthly Calendar   -  as does Newlin Grist Mill Park in the Brandywine. Newlin Grist Mill Website
Exploring nature is always fun - and our John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge
was America's First Urban Refuge!
40. Too Hot? Go Skating!
IceWorks in Aston draws more than 4 million skaters a year for both Hockey and Ice Skating Tournaments - and they also offer public skating hours almost everyday, year-round. IceWorks Skating Complex
41. Escape Room Fun
Media's newest fun house is called X-Scape ...if you can! Check out all the different room experiences at Xscape The Room Website
42. Tee off!  Then watch the Top 70 Players in the World do it Sept 4-9
Check out some of our fine Public Golf Courses at Delco's Gardens & Greens Driving Tour
AND BUY TICKETS NOW for the 2018 BMW Championship being held at our Aronimink Country Club in September!  Follow our BMW blog at 2018 BMW Championship at Aronimink Sept 4-9th
43. Mushroom Festival Draws 100,000+
If you love mushrooms, mark your calendar - September 8th & 9th.  A nationally acclaimed salute to the mighty mushroom! Check out all the events, tours, and activities at:
44. Celebrate Father's Day with Helicopters, Antique Cars & Motorcycles
June 17th’s Fatherfest at the American Helicopter Museum features
a Classic Cars & Motorcycle Show...plus they'll be offering Helicopter rides.  $60pp.
45. Grab your Parrot and head for the Pirate Festival on the Delaware Riverfront
Ahoy there!  September 14th & 15th is the Marcus Hook Preservation Society's Annual Pirate Festival at the Plank House (rumored to be the home of Blackbeard's Mistress and the site of an archaeological dig!) Music, historic demonstrations, battle re-enactments and more.
Details about the Plank House and Pirate Festival
The Pirate Festival showcases period costumes, combat techniques, historic demonstrations,
great food and lively music!  A perfect family day in Delco!

46.  Visit the Sports Legends of Delaware County Museum in Radnor
Located in the heart of our Main Line, it is dedicated to Delco’s more than 200 outstanding athletes that have competed on famous courts & fields ... as well as in world-class pools, rings and rinks. Click here to read more  (If you also love flowers and want to see the sole Main Line Estate that is open to the public, historic Chanticleer Gardens is just 5 minutes away!) Read more about this 48 acre Botanical Garden
47.  Music & Wine pair perfectly Sundays at Grace Winery in the Brandywine
Every Sunday from noon to 6pm, pair a wine tasting with 3 hours of great live music performed form 1-4pm.  Stroll the gorgeous grounds and make some new friends... call 610-459-4711 for tasting groups of 6 or more.  Grace Winery Website
48. What's summer without a little 'Horsing Around?!'  
We've got Pony Rides for Children & Horse Racing for Adults...
Mid-May through September Pony rides are offered every Saturday & Sunday at the Stables at Ridley Creek State Park, from 2-4 pm weather permitting.  There's also Live Harness Racing at Harrah's Casino and Race Track which boasts one of the fastest 5/8 mile horse racing surfaces anywhere with its first-of-its-kind in North America miracle turn that actually extends over the Delaware River with a specially constructed bridge. The season is April 13th through December 16th.  Click for more details on Harness Racing at Harrah's Philadelphia
Sign up for a Fairy House Workshop at the Brandywine River Museum of Art.
49.  Build A Fairy House with Your Child
Celebrate the beginning of summer and the magic of the natural environment by making a fanciful fairy house for your garden. All ages are welcome. Natural materials will be provided to create an enchanting home. Click for Fairy House Workshop Details
50.  Tyler Arboretum invites you to Climb into a Birdhouse...literally! 
(If you're cuckoo for taking selfies, this is the perfect place ;)
Start with a bird's eye view of some of their amazing tree houses! Plus visit their Butterfly House where you can learn about, photograph, and get a close-up look at local butterflies in all stages of development. Click to read more!

“Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever” Walt Disney

Kick off your summer on Friday, April 20th with a fabulous Disney Dance Party at the Tower Theater!  Trust me, with schools verging on summer vacation everyone under the age of 16 is chomping at the bit to cut loose - so let them burn off a little energy at a ONE SHOW ONLY “Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour!”

This is an interactive live concert experience where kids and parents can sing along to Disney Junior’s greatest hits with your children's favorite characters: Mickey and the Roadster Racers, Sofia The First, Puppy Dog Pals, Elena of Avalor, Doc McStuffins, Vampirina, The Lion Guard and more!

Mickey, Minnie and the newly re-launched Muppet Babies
will make magic at the Tower! Photo from funnycat.tv
Kids of all ages and their families are invited to get up and dance, play games and join the biggest dance party around! Meet the DJ Dance squad and hosts, Dee and Jay. The show features Disney Junior's greatest hits like “Hot Dog Dance”, “Zuka Zama”, “Happy Helpers” and “Time For Your Check Up”.

The event will also incorporate an interactive experience built around the re-launch of Muppet Babies, one of the most highly-anticipated Disney Junior’s series.

ONE SHOW:  6 pm

LOCATION: AT OUR CROSSROADS
69th And Ludlow Streets, Upper Darby, PA 19082
(610) 352-2887
Click here for the Tower Website