The Lansdowne Folk Club will feature American singer-songwriter Diana Jones at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, January 27 at the Twentieth Century Club, 84 S. Lansdowne Ave., Lansdowne. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets, on sale now, are $ 20 when purchased in advance online or with an advance phone reservation, and $ 25 without an advance reservation.
American singer-songwriter Diana Jones has been dubbed “Emily Dickinson of the song” and “Johnny Cash’s wife” in reviews. His craggy, authentic and American storytelling became his life’s work and his live show. With five original recordings to his credit, Jones made the genre of records that marked the popular breakthroughs of artists such as Joan Baez or Judy Collins in the heyday of the folk movements or singer-songwriters of the 1960s and 1970s. Her 2006 debut, “My Remembrance of You,” earned her a nomination as Best Emerging Artist at the Folk Alliance Awards, leading to tours with Richard Thompson and Mary Gauthier, appearances at folk festivals on both sides of the globe. ‘Atlantic and covers of his songs. by Gretchen Peters. Jones has performed and toured with artists such as Richard Thompson, Nanci Griffith, Steve Earle, Mary Gauthier, Ralph Stanley, and Janis Ian.
To learn more about Jones, visit https://www.dianajonesmusic.com.
For reservations, parking information, advance ticket sales and more information, visit http://www.folkclub.org, or email [email protected] or call 484 -466-6213. Cash only is accepted at the door.
Founded in 1993, the Lansdowne Folk Club is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit company dedicated to the dissemination of folk, acoustic and blues music.
Penn State Brandywine Celebration Honors the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
Penn State Brandywine’s Center for Ethics and Civic Engagement will present a week of programming featuring opportunities for service, education and activism in honor of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be offered both remotely and in person.
Community members are invited to join Penn State Brandywine students, faculty, and staff on Martin Luther King Jr. Day for a morning of family service activities. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, January 17 at the Student Union Campus, 25 Yearsley Mill Road, Media.
On Tuesday, Jan. 18, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. via Zoom, attendees will learn how to become an agent of social change using the Wheel of Social Change 2.0, a model of the University of Minnesota Compact Campus.
On Thursday, January 20, 7 to 8 p.m., Penn State graduate Jacob Mejias will discuss his documentary on the racial justice protests in Philadelphia in the summer of 2020. The event will be held in person at Brandywine and via Zoom.
On Friday January 21 at 8:00 p.m., Brandywine will host a screening of “I Am Not Your Negro,” a 2016 documentary expanding on James Baldwin’s work on the danger America faces in the face of institutionalized racism.
A full list of events, registration information, and other details can be found at http://engage.bw.psu.edu/mlk-day.
All events are offered free of charge. For in-person events, masks are mandatory for all participants.
“Evening with the Legends” arrives at Oaks Ballroom
The Oaks Ballroom, 511 W. Oak Lane, Glenolden, will present “An Evening with Legends,” hosted by emcee Joe Staffieri, at 5 pm on Sunday March 13. The doors will open at 3:30 p.m. and the dinner buffet will begin at 4 p.m. afternoon
The event will feature Dino Anthony as Dean Martin, Greg Martiello as “The Man of Many Voices”, Jeff Krick, Jr. as “Elvis”, Connie McGuirk as “Patsy Cline “and Scott McConnell in that of” The Voice “.
Tickets cost $ 55. For tickets, call Joe at 610-745-2672.
Dino and Dragon Stroll returns to the region this month
Dino & Dragon Stroll will transform the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks January 15-16 into the Mesozoic Era with prehistoric Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous dinosaurs, and some fantastic dragons throughout. Creatures have movable heads, necks, tails and wings, blinking eyes, mouths that open and close, breathing movements, synchronized sounds, roars and other details that make them real and alive.
Dino & Dragon Stroll is an interactive event allowing guests to walk through the inner experience. As guests wander at their own pace, they can approach dinosaurs throughout the exhibit, as well as a selection of large serpentine, winged, horned, and legendary fire-breathing dragons.
According to CV Event, the company that produces the nationwide touring event, Dino and Dragon Stroll features the largest touring creatures in the country. Dinosaurs and dragons are massive, some measuring over 28 feet tall and spanning over 60 feet long.
Dino and Dragon Stroll will have a friendly sensory session that will take place at 8:30 am on Saturday January 15th.
At every stop on their North American tour, Dino and Dragon Stroll are teaming up with a local food bank / pantry as part of their “Stomp Out Hunger” initiative to help those struggling within every local community. In Philadelphia, in partnership with Philabundance, guests are encouraged to bring items to the event to donate. There will be collection bins located at the main entrance to the promenade.
For exact times or tickets for this weekend-only event or for more information, visit http://www.DinoAndDragonStroll.com.
Free health insurance advice available
One-on-one Medicare telephone counseling, sponsored by Senior Community Services, will be available by appointment only from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month and from 12:30 p.m. to 4:40 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month, from January to September.
Individual Medicare counseling sessions last from thirty minutes to an hour to help the Medicare beneficiary and potential Medicare beneficiaries with questions, concerns, plan comparisons and enrollment in Medicare Advantage plans, prescription plans. Part D and the Medicare Cost Reduction Program.
Registration for an appointment is required by calling Eileen Haupt at 484-496-2137.
Senior Community Services, based in the Township of Ridley, is a non-profit agency that also operates four nationally accredited seniors’ centers in Southeast Delaware County and provides home support services to seniors. confined to homes throughout the county. SCS works in partnership with the Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging.
Green Family Foundation and Firstrust Bank call for scholarship applications
The Green Family Foundation and Firstrust Bank are now accepting applications for the 53rd Annual Samuel A. Green Scholarship Program. High school students attending college are invited to compete for scholarships totaling $ 180,000.
Eligible to apply for the Samuel A. Green scholarship are high school graduates of a public, private, parochial, or charter school, or a homeschooled student or technical school graduate and GED recipient, which provides for complete a four-year, non-accredited, for-profit college or community college. The Samuel A. Green Scholarship is available only to legal residents of the United States or citizens living or attending school in the Greater Philadelphia or Lehigh Valley areas. Applicants who are already attending college or who are at least 30 years old will not be considered.
Fellows will receive a one-year scholarship ranging from $ 2,500 to $ 10,000 for their first year of college. Those who attend community college are eligible to receive prizes ranging from $ 1,000 to $ 5,000.
Students must submit an essay of 300 words or less that answers the question, “How will you use your college education to help make a substantial impact in your community?” “
Based on the essays submitted, the top 75 applicants will be semi-finalists. Semi-finalists will then need a letter of recommendation attesting to their demonstrated leadership.
Students must apply online no later than March 6. For more information and other scholarship rules and details, visit http://www.GreenFamilyFoundation.org/Samuel-A-Green-Scholarship.
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