SWARTHMORE – Spotlight Theater is back on stage, producing live theater and starting this year’s season with a tender, upbeat and imaginative family performance suitable for all ages, “Junie B. Jones, Jr. The Musical,” at 8 p.m. on October 1. , 2, 8 and 9 and 2 p.m. on October 3 and 10.
The community is invited to take a magical journey with brave, curious and delightful Junie B. Jones as she takes the audience to her âTop Secret Personal Beeswaxâ where fun, but sometimes difficult, adventures begin as she is starting a new school year. See how old friends, new friends, family, and two very special people at school play a central role in helping her feel comfortable being herself.
Brianne Caldwell of Wallingford stars as Junie B. Jones, and her castmates and classmates are Shelby Seidman of Wallingford, Julia Thomas of Broomall, Kelly Montague of Wallingford, Sophia Roeder of Wallingford, Carter Sturgis and Jacob Sturgis of Wallingford , Violet Wiley from Ridley Park and Lucy Karn from Wallingford.
Adult actors include Chas Thomas of Broomall, Eileen Wiley of Ridley Park, Brian Roeder of Wallingford, Jack Lyons of West Chester and Todd Linebaugh of Brookhaven. The show is directed by Jean Marie Martin.
Tickets cost $ 20. High school and college students with ID, as well as those 65 and over, are $ 16. Spotlight Theater is located at Swarthmore United Methodist Church, 129 Park Ave., Swarthmore.
For tickets and more information, visit http://www.spotlighttheaterpa.org.
Toys for Tots program is looking for warehouse space
The US Marine Corps Toys for Tots program in Folsom is in desperate need of a warehouse to store the toys by the second week of January. Approximately 4000 square feet of warehouse space is required, but all space offers will be considered. Anyone who can help please call Colleen Smiley, Coordinator of Delaware County Toys for Tots at 484-619-9083 or email [email protected]/ To learn more about the 2021 Toys for Collection Tots and how to help, visit http://folsom-pa.toysfortots.org/.
Paper shredding event available in Glenolden
McCausland, Garrity and Marchesani Funeral Home Crematorium, 343 S. Chester Pike, Glenolden, will be hosting a paper shredding and expired prescription pill drop-off event from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 10. People are asked to bring a good canned donation. for the local food bank. The event is approved by the Delaware County DA office and the Glenolden Police Department. For more information, visit https://mcgfh.com/.
Harrah’s is hosting a hiring event
Harrah’s Philadelphia in Chester will be hosting a hiring event for all positions from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 6 at the Human Resources office on the second floor. Participants will have the opportunity to apply for a career opportunity at Caesars Entertainment, one of the world’s most diverse casino entertainment providers. Great employee benefits include: an employee assistance program, a 401k plan, tuition reimbursement and free meals for employees.
More information is available at https://bit.ly/3hIMvU8.
County recognizes September as International Underground Railroad Month
Delaware County Councilor Kevin Madden presented a resolution to Delaware County Historical Society Executive Director Laurie Grant at the Delaware County Historical Society in Chester on September 23, recognizing September as International Railroad Month clandestine.
September has been recognized in many states and by the National Park Service as
International Underground Railroad Month, a time set aside to commemorate and encourage study, observation and celebration of the vital role the Underground Railroad system has played in the struggle for freedom. September was chosen because it was the month when two of the best-known freedom seekers and Underground Railroad operatives, Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman, escaped slavery.
Delaware County is home to many historic homes, halls, mills, and farms that were essential parts of the Underground Railroad network that helped slaves escape bondage. The county was home to countless numbers of men and women, including abolitionists and people once enslaved, who risked their own freedom to help freedom seekers escape bondage.
Delaware County is also home to the historic Eden Cemetery in Collingdale, the burial site of many freedom seekers and abolitionists with ties to the Underground Railroad including Henrietta Duterte, James Forten, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Stephen Smith, William Still, “Father of the Underground Railroad,” and William Whipper.
The Delaware County Historical Society is home to an impressive collection of artifacts and information representing the collective history of Delaware County and proudly remains true to its original 1895 mission: “To collect, protect and preserve the history and culture of the county. of Delaware and make it accessible through strong educational outreach.
The location is home to a research library, museum gallery, children’s education center, and several period-themed rooms filled with 17th-century furniture.
The Delaware County Historical Society is open to the public Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and the second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Private meetup and group tours are available upon request. Tours are free and donations are graciously accepted. For more information, email [email protected] or call 610-359-0832.
The Lansdowne Arts Board presents the exhibition “Created in Covid”
The Lansdowne Arts Council will host the opening reception of ‘Created in Covid, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 2 at 2020 House, 20 Lansdowne Court, Lansdowne. Inspired and pandemic-related art from more than 30 local artists will be on display. The exhibition will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. until October 24.
Other Lansdowne events during Delco Arts Week, October 2-9, include two movie nights at Vinyl Revival, 35-37 N. Lansdowne Ave., with free admission. Charlie Gracie Fabulous will air at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 3, and the Tender Days trailer screening will air from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 7.
The Lansdowne Theater, 31 N. Lansdowne Ave., will be holding an open house in the lobby from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 3.
Jamey’s House Of Music, 32 S. Lansdowne Ave., will present Benjamin Vo Blues Band on October 2, Sunday Blues Brunch and Jam on October 3, MK and MM Quintet on October 8 and Deb Callahan Band on October 9. All shows start at 8 p.m. except Blues Brunch on October 3 which starts at noon.
For more free events during Delco Arts Week, visit http://DelcoArts.org/
Readers can send community news and photos to Peg DeGrassa at [email protected].