SWARTHMORE — The Players Club of Swarthmore will perform “Three Tall Women” by Edward Albee at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2.
The powerful and funny play won Albee his third Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1994. It tells the story of an elderly woman named “A” bringing back memories of her life to her middle-aged caregiver “B” and his young lawyer. named “C.” This strong and funny dark comedy wowed Broadway audiences and won the Drama Critics Award, Critics Circle Award and Lucille Lotrel Award.
This production of “Three Tall Women” features Kathleen Coll Senkow as “A”, Karen Johnson as “B” and Elizabeth Houser as “C” and Bohdan Senkow as director. For tickets, call 610-328-4271 or visit http://www.pcstheater.org.
Rutledge invites the community to Snow Jam 2022
Rutledge will present Snow Jam, 6:30-10:30 p.m., Saturday, April 2, at Rutledge Borough Hall. The annual Snow Jam, a free, family-friendly concert led by retired Rutledge Mayor Kevin Cunningham, will feature musicians from across Delaware County, including Ridley, Swarthmore, Rutledge and beyond.
Pennsylvania State Senator Tim Kearney and Swarthmore Mayor Marty Spiegel will perform with Swukestra, a ukulele band, and Rutledge Councilwoman Susan Hunt will lead the band Just Roses. The Strath Haven High School Modern Band and Rustic Imperfections will also be featured artists.
People can bring their own snacks and drinks to the free community event.
Lunch cruise benefits dog rescue
A Drag Queen Brunch fundraiser for the Philly Bully team, hosted by Courtney Carrozza Dampman, Samantha Simmons-Mackay and LeeAnn Sullivan, real estate agents at Keller Williams Real Estate in Media, will take place from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, August 7 on the Spirit of Philadelphia Cream.
The cost is $130 and includes a brunch buffet, unlimited Bloody Marys and mimosas, live entertainment, a cruise, and an event t-shirt. The ship will depart from Penn’s Landing, 401 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia.
Philly Bully Team is a foster-based 501c(3) bully breed rescue. Their mission is to rescue the most at-risk types of Pit Bull dogs in Philadelphia, as well as shelters across the south. The Philly Bully team typically takes on serious medical/neglect cases, rehabilitates neglected animals, and finds them forever homes.
All tickets must be purchased in advance and are based on availability. For more information and a link to purchase tickets, contact Courtney at 484-904-8557 or [email protected]/.
Habitat for Humanity and 300 volunteers plant 250 trees
This Earth Day weekend, Habitat for Humanity Montgomery and Delaware Counties will mobilize 300 volunteers in three cities to revitalize public spaces with new trees, a community garden and new landscaping.
On Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Rock the Block is happening simultaneously in Norristown, Pottstown, and Upper Darby — Habitat’s three Neighborhood Revitalization Zones in which Habitat works to stabilize neighborhoods and grow communities.
In addition to planting trees, cleaning up and removing invasive plants in Norristown Farm Park and Pottstown’s Edgewood Cemetery, the organization will visit the community of Bywood and Upper Darby Township parks. Rock the Block will plant 80 trees, landscaping and construct a community garden with a children’s garden area and meditation space on the grounds of Church of God in Christ, 7099 Locust St., Upper Darby.
“Habitat is known for building homes for families, but we also build communities,” said Rebecca Cain, CEO of Habitat for Humanity Montgomery and Delaware Counties. “At Rock the Block, neighbors support each other and make their neighborhoods better, greener and more connected places to live.”
Rock the Block is an extension of Habitat for Humanity’s neighborhood revitalization efforts, with a particular focus on helping neighborhoods where Habitat is active with community projects and advocacy. This annual event has existed for ten years.
All ages are welcome and no experience is necessary. All participants will receive a Rock the Block 2022 t-shirt, lunch and snacks. The $25 registration fee makes this initiative possible. Habitat has also partnered with a local church to collect old electronics for recycling. Rock the Block is made possible by generous event sponsors: AVE Living, Harleysville Bank and BioCoat, and food sponsors: The GIANT Company, Browns and Wegmans.
The night before Rock the Block, Habitat MontDelco will hold its annual fundraising event, Habitat Rocks Earth Day, at the Inn at Villanova from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, April 22. The event features live music provided by a 10-piece, media-based band, “The Whitewalls”, as well as hors d’oeuvres, an open bar and an auction. Tickets start at $100 and proceeds support MontDelco’s Habitat for Humanity work.
Now in its 33rd year, Habitat for Humanity’s Montgomery and Delaware Counties mission partners with local residents to lend a “hands up” by helping build or improve a place they can call at their home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable 0% interest mortgage. Habitat also offers low-cost home repairs, financial education and empowerment classes, and revitalizes neighborhoods. For more information, visit https://habitatmontdelco.org.
Springfield High School student wins Daughters of American Revolution essay contest
The Delaware County chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, announced the winner of the new national high school essay contest focused on figures of the American Revolution, in preparation for the 250th anniversary of the founding of the nation. The competition was open to students in grades 9 through 12 in public, private, or parochial schools, or those who are home-schooled.
This year, students chose a character from the time of the American Revolution (1773 – 1783) and discussed how he or she influenced the course of the American Revolution, including who he or she was and his or her contribution to the founding of a new nation.
Jasmin Jerry of Springfield High School is this year’s chapter winner. Her essay was about Nancy Hart, a strong and loyal heroine who protected her land and fought in the Georgia backcountry. At the recent Delaware County NSDAR meeting, Jasmin read her outstanding essay and was later honored with a certificate, a beautiful medal, a monetary gift, and a bag of goodies.
The rich history of the Delaware County Chapter of the NSDAR continues to stay alive through educational and creative activities like the Essay Contest.
For more information on the NSDAR, contact Barbara Shaw, Regent at 610-876-0219.
Historian Robyn Young speaks at the Delco Business and Professional Women’s Club
The Delaware County Business and Professional Women’s Club will meet on Wednesday, April 13 at Anthony’s Ristorante, 865 W. Springfield Rd., Springfield. The speaker will be author and women’s historian, Robyn Young. The subject of Young’s presentation is “A woman’s work is never done”.
It will present a history of women’s work and their contributions to society, ending with a presentation of historical elements. Young is the author of “Women in Penn’s Woods.”
The cocktail and networking will begin at 6:30 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. The cost is $30. All are invited to attend.
The Delaware County Business and Professional Women’s Club is a group of working and retired women who focus on women helping women. For more information or to reserve, call 610-566-5035 or visit Delaware County BPW on Facebook and Instagram.
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