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List Gallery Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Night Window–Red Curtain, 1972 Falling Window Sash, 1992. Oil on linen, 66 x 36 inches Oil on linen, 60 x 38 inches.

Night Window–Red Curtain, 1972 Falling Window Sash, 1992. Oil on linen, 66 x 36 inches Oil on linen, 60 x 38 inches.

Swarthmore College’s List Gallery is 25, and you are invited to celebrate at a reception at the gallery on Thursday, December 15, coinciding with the closing of List’s exhibition “Lois Dodd: Windows and Reflections.”

Gallery intern and Swarthmore undergraduate Tess Wei wrote, designed, and will distribute an anniversary catalog. Beverages sparkling and still, hors d’oeuvres, music and art await guests.

The event is free, and open to all. For information, e-mail apackar1@swarthmore.edu.

Judith Schachner

Judith Schachner

Judith Schachner To Visit Schoolhouse

School visits are nothing new to renowned children’s author Judith Schachner. Next week, though, will be different when she goes to the Schoolhouse Center in Folsom.

At Schoolhouse, grandparents and grandchildren will join together to meet Schachner and hear her read from her books, including the Skippyjon Jones series that top bestseller lists.

Schoolhouse Center is a social and program hub for Delaware County seniors, operated by Senior Community Services. This event is open to all fans of children’s literature as well as Schoolhouse regulars, with or without grandchildren.

Copies of Schachner’s books will be available for signing, and refreshments will be served. Call (610) 237-8100 to register. Schoolhouse Center is located at 600 Swarthmore Avenue in Folsom.

Special Holiday Hours for Xscape the Room

Banish boredom during this year’s holiday school breaks with an Xscape the Room-Media, Pa., adventure with family or friends. You can now book times every day of the holidays for three Xscape adventures in Media.

Monday through Friday games are available for booking from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, book from noon to 9 a.m. Info and bookings are at xscapetheroom.com; HOLIDAY is the promo code that gets you a 10% discount.

Delco’s Colorful Characters Come to Life
With Nancy Webster

Nancy Webster

Nancy Webster

Delaware County has been home to myriad notable and notorious figures. On Thursday, December 15, at 7 p.m., come meet some of the most interesting ones as evoked by local historian Nancy Webster, herself a colorful character.

Webster, a former Delaware County planner, has a vast knowledge of county history and lore, which she generously shares in her talks.

The Swarthmore Public Library will present Webster’s talk, which is rescheduled from earlier this year; there is no charge, but you should register first at (610) 543-0436 or Swarthmore@delcolibraries.org.


Media Chamber Chorale presents its 2016 holiday concert “Peace and Love and Hope Abide” on Friday, December 16, 7:30 p.m. at Wallingford Presbyterian Church, and Saturday, December 17, 3 p.m. at Swarthmore Presbyterian Church. The 50 voice choir, directed by John Stroud, will perform seasonal favorites. Ticket Info is in Calendar and at mediachamberchorale.org.

Silvertones To Serenade The Gathering Place

A high point on The Gathering Place calendar comes next Wednesday, December 14, with the annual appearance of The Silvertones choral group.

Under the direction of John Shankweiler, the Strath Haven High School ensemble will sing at 12:30 p.m., following a bring-your-own-bag lunch (beverages and dessert provided.) The program is free and open to all ages.

The Gathering Place is held in the Swarthmore United Methodist Church, 129 Park Avenue.


Andrew San Filippo as Alexander and Carli Anderson as his mom star in Alexander Who’s Not Not Not Not Not Not Going to Move, playing at the Players Club of Swarthmore on Sunday, December 11, and Saturday, December 17, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day. Anne Marie Scalies directs the 50-minute musical production of PCS’s Children’s Series, which features juice and cookies with the cast following the show.

Sing Carols at SUMC

This Sunday If the Christmas season moves you to song, warm up your voice for a community carol sing at Swarthmore United Methodist Church this Sunday, December 11, at 11:15 a.m.

All ages are welcome to join in singing carols, or just listening. Beth Murray will accompany the carolers on piano following the regular worship service at the church, 129 Park Avenue in Swarthmore.

Don’t Forget – Hire the Vet

Buoyed by a grant from Boeing to its Veteran Employment Project, the Community Action Agency of Delaware County is seeking partners among county employers.

The project places military veterans in paid jobs where they can launch or advance careers as they learn skills.

The Veterans Employment Project initially pays the salaries of the new employee; employers are asked to consider placing these motivated veterans in permanent positions once the employee has gained skills and momentum.

A few slots remain for ambitious veterans in search of career advancement through the program. Employers and interested vets should contact CAA’s Eileen McCoy at (610) 874-8451 or emccoy@caadc.org.

Pendle Hill New Year’s Eve

Enjoy a fulfilling and peaceful New Year’s Eve at Pendle Hill in Wallingford this year.

Start with hors d’oeuvres around the fireplace, enjoy a home-cooked and locally sourced gourmet dinner, dig a Latin band in concert, and indulge in an ice cream social. At midnight, commune in a candlelit meeting for worship.

Tickets are available for $85 apiece. Accommodations are not included; register and get more information at http://bit.ly/2gILA7D.

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