Lions Got Eggs!
The Swarthmore Lions Club invites all children age 2 to 9 and their families to its annual Lions Egg Hunt, this Saturday, April 8, at Little Crum Creek Park in Swarthmore. Bring a basket for the bounty of the Easter Bunny, and a camera to lock in the memories. The fun begins at 10 a.m. sharp. Little Crum Creek Park is at Harvard and Cresson avenues. Rain date is next Saturday, April 15, at 10 a.m.
Egg-Stravaganza at Wallingford Pres this Saturday
The eighth annual Egg-Stravaganza is on for this Saturday, April 8, at Wallingford Presbyterian Church, 110 E. Brookhaven Road.
Check in as early as 9:30 a.m.; the program begins at 10 a.m. There will be three separate egg hunt areas, set up for children aged 0-3, 4-6, and 7–11.
Following the hunt, join together with other Eggs-uberant families for a pancake brunch. The event will be held rain or shine, with hunts indoors in case of rain. Questions? Call Walt Kaminski at (610) 334-2025.
Holy Week Schedule for Trinity Episcopal Church
Sunday, April 9: Palm Sunday services at 8 a.m., 9:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. Weather permitting, the congregation will begin with Liturgy of Palms outside & process into the church at 9:15 a.m. At the 11 a.m. service, the congregation will gather in the Shero room for the Liturgy of Palms and Procession.
Monday & Tuesday, April 10 and 11: No scheduled services. Church open for meditation.
Wednesday, April 12: 9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist.
Maundy Thursday, April 13: 6 p.m. Potluck Agapé Dinner in Parish Hall. 7:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist with the choir and Stripping of the Altar.
Good Friday, April 14: 7:30 p.m. Proper Liturgy of the day with the Choir. Holy Saturday, April 15: 10 a.m. Holy Communion from Reserve Sacrament after Altar Guild sets Easter Altar.
Easter Day, April 16: 6 a.m. Easter Vigil. 9:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. Festival Eucharist. Trinity Episcopal Church is located at 301 N. Chester Road in Swarthmore.
Trolley Time at Springfield Library
Springfield Historical Society invites the public to a free presentation by Bob Foley of Wallingford on the trolley lines of Delaware County, on Tuesday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Springfield Township Building, 50 Powell Road.
Foley will share about 90 historic and contemporary photographs of the streetcar and interurban railway companies, as well as the electrified lines of the PRR, that served Delaware County from 1897 to present, as well as route maps of the various lines. Refreshments will be served following the presentation.
Prime Time Talk at WPC
Whether you are a member of the Greatest Generation or a beneficiary of their sacrifices, you are welcome to bring a lunch and a friend to the Prime Time Luncheon next Tuesday at Wallingford Presbyterian Church.
Dr. Thomas Childers, retired history professor at the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss his latest book Soldier from the War Returning: the Greatest Generation’s Troubled Homecoming from World War II, which digs beneath the superficial myth of the heroic homecoming of American soldiers from the “Good War.” Dr. Childers explores the human consequences of the war, and the ways in which American society was forever changed by the experiences of the warriors.
The free Prime Time talk begins at 12 noon on Tuesday, April 11. Beverages, chips and dessert will be provided. Wallingford Presbyterian Church is at 110 E. Brookhaven Road.
Flower Arranging School at Scott
Learn to create an elegant flower arrangement under the guidance of a certified teacher of the Ohara schools of Ikebana, during one of two sessions on Saturday, April 22, at Scott Arboretum.
The cost of $48 for Scott members ($10 more for nonmembers) includes a ceramic container and kenzan “frog,” as well as flowers. You bring clippers and an apron.
Call (610) 328-8025 to register for either the 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or the 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. session. The workshop coincides with a free exhibition at Scott by the Delaware valley Chapter of Ohara Ikebana during the weekend of April 21–23; information is at scottarboretum.org.
Party Island Style at CAC April 22
Island breezes will blow; reggae, steel drum, and ska music raise spirits; and dance lessons will set bodies in motion at the “Island Style” party on Saturday, April 22, at Community Arts Center, 414 Plush Mill Road in Wallingford.
Jeffrey Miller catering serves up Caribbean cuisine, an open bar features tropical cocktails, and live and silent auctions offer a chance to bid on experiences and goods, and to add to your own gallery of art by local painters and sculptors.
Celebrate the coming of the carefree season in your most creative and colorful island garb, and prepare to dance with your friends to Jimmy Shoe and the Shine and Trinidad North from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday the 22nd.
The cost is $55 per person, and advance purchase is recommended. For party info and tickets, visit communityartscenter.org or call CAC at (610) 566-1713.
Free Guided Tour at Scott
Scott Arboretum staff members lead a breezy, free walking tour of the evening highlights of the arboretum’s plant collections on Wednesday, April 19.
Muster at 5:30 p.m. at Scott’s office on College Avenue at Cedar, and plan to walk about until 7 p.m. Inclement weather will cancel the tour.
Three Ensembles Play this Weekend at Lang
Three student musical groups bring diverse sounds to Lang Concert Hall in free concerts at Swarthmore College this weekend.
The Swarthmore College Wind Ensemble, led by Andrew Hauze, will perform its spring concert on Saturday, April 8, at 8 p.m. at Lang Concert Hall on the Swarthmore campus. The program includes Gershwin’s overture to Funny Face, Neibergall’s Hoosier Rag, Marquez’s Danson no. 2, and Jacob’s William Byrd Suite.
On Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. the classical percussion orchestra Gamelan Semara Santi takes the stage with its array of tuned gongs, xylophones, drums, and flutes. The repertoire includes compositions old and new from Bali, some accompanied by dance.
At 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, the Swarthmore College Jazz Ensemble will perform a program of traditional and contemporary music composed and arranged for big band, directed by Andrew Neu. This and the other concerts are free and open to all.
Tee It Up May 15 in Foundation Fundraiser
The Foundation for Wallingford-Swarthmore Schools will hold its first fundraising golf tournament on Monday, May 15. at the Springhaven Club in Wallingford. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m.; come early and hit some balls before breakfast at 8:30. The shotgun start is at 9:30 a.m. in the scramble format tournament, and buffet luncheon with open bar follows the event.
Springhaven’s jewel of a course hosts the Foundation’s first golf fundraiser. Registration — $165 per golfer and $600 per foursome — is available now at supportwssd.org, where you can also find out about sponsorship opportunities at levels from $100 to $5,000. You can also e-mail questions to Janet D’Amico at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get Tech Savvy at Schoolhouse Center
The Schoolhouse Center offers a pair of courses for those aiming to make more of their interactions with technology.
Next Wednesday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to noon, learn the basics of selling online through eBay and Craigslist. Clear out unwanted stuff, and bring in some extra cash — safely.
On Monday, April 24, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., the subject is Microsoft Excel, a powerful database for contacts, inventories and budgeting. Learn how to unlock the power of its formulas, features and shortcuts.
Each course is $20 for Schoolhouse members and $25 for others. Preregistration is required; call (610) 237-8100. The center is at 600 Swarthmore Avenue in Folsom.
Hamlet at TGP
Have you read Hamlet lately? This would be a good time to brush up, then come to The Gathering Place on Wednesday, April 12, for a discussion of two key passages led by retired English teacher Louise Coffin.
The pertinent sections are in Act 3, Scene 3, beginning with the exit of Polonius. That’s food for thought; food for the body, available for a small donation, is soup and a roll from Occasionally Yours — or bring your own and enjoy provided dessert and beverages.
The Gathering Place is open to all beginning at noon in Swarthmore United Methodist Church, 129 Park Avenue.
Walk in the Woods with Scott
Scott Arboretum staff will lead a walking tour of the Crum Woods at noon on Wednesday, April 12, leaving from the stage of the Scott outdoor amphitheater at Swarthmore College.
The tour is free and open to gardeners of all stripes. Wear sensible shoes, and be prepared for cancellation in the event of inclement weather. Information is at (610) 328-8025 and scottarboretum.org.