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Blessed Be the Animals at SUMC

Did you sing “All things bright and beautiful! All creatures great and small!” when you were a child? You and all members of the Swarthmore community are invited to reprise those lyrics along with the congregation of Swarthmore United Methodist Church this Sunday, October 13, at 10:30 a.m. at a Blessing of the Animals.

Henry Horenstein Screening and Talk

Henry Horenstein, whose photo show “Selected Works“ continues on display at the List Gallery in Lang Performing Arts Center, will screen his documentary entitled Partners on Thursday, October 24, at 4:30 p.m. After the screening in the LPAC cinema, Horenstein will talk about his process in making photos and the film.

‘Harvest Gathering’ is Brewing at CAC

Celebrate autumn, art, music, and the bounty of local food and drink  on Saturday afternoon, October 19, in a new event at Community Arts Center in Wallingford. The Harvest Gathering, a partnership of CAC and LandArt Events Farm-to-Table Plein Air, celebrates the season from noon to 4 p.m. in a rain-or-shine event on the grounds of CAC at 414 Plush Mill Road (or in the Duke Gallery if it rains).

Are You on the Path of the First Railway?

Many historians say that the horse-drawn railway with wooden rails, laid out by Thomas Leiper in 1809, was the first commercial railway in America. Pierre Lacombe, a New Jersey geological historian, will give an illustrated talk mapping out a more precise route for the railway than was known before. Come learn whether it went through your back yard!

Donate Items to SPL Book & Bake Sale

The fall Book & Bake sale at Swarthmore Public Library is coming up November 7 to 9! Further details will come in future issues of the Swarthmorean; for now, please note that the deadline for donating gently used books and AV items (DVDs, CDs) is Saturday, October 19. Please donate only items in good condition ... clean, spines intact, no scribbling.

Benefit at WH3 for Exonerated Ex-Prisoner

Elmer Daniels was released in December, 2018 from Howard R. Young Correctional Institute in Wilmington, Del. It was the day after his 57th birthday, and the first day he had spent as a free man since turning 18. After serving 39 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, Daniels is living and working in Elkton, Md. A fundraiser this Saturday night at waR3house3 will raise money to help Mr. Daniels buy a used car. A donation of at $20 per person is suggested.

Archers Will Take Aim at Crum Woods Deer

Beginning next Friday, October 11, Swarthmore College will for the tenth consecutive year conduct a public hunt of the deer population in the college’s Crum Woods, on the west (i.e. Blue Route) side of the creek. This year’s archery hunting will occur in the woods during the college’s fall break from October 11 to 19, between October 28 and November 8, and over Thanksgiving weekend (November 27-30).

An Unsung Medical Hero in Film at DCIS

On Monday, October 14, the Delaware County Institute of Science will host a free screening of HILLEMAN: A Perilous Quest to Save the World’s Children, a documentary produced by Medical History Pictures. The work done by Dr. Maurice Hilleman to develop vaccines is estimated to save eight million lives every year.

SPL Seeks Trustee

The Swarthmore Public Library will soon have an open position on the nine-member Swarthmore Public Library Board of Trustees, and is seeking community-focused applicants interested in helping the library grow and develop.

ACT@Furness Caps Delco Arts Week

At noon this Saturday, September 28, ACT@ Furness, join members of the community in celebrating diversity in the arts at the Helen Kate Furness Free Library in Wallingford. Musical groups from the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District, an open mic for community members, art on display, and a Shakespearean twist on Star Wars await your enjoyment.

Weird Delco? Get Out!

Weird Delco? You could write a book – at least if you were Matt Lake, who has explored our beloved but decidedly weird county along with the rest of the state for his book Weird Pennsylvania. He’s got tales to tell about our part of the commonwealth in his talk at Swarthmore Public Library on Wednesday, October 2, at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

Confronting the Challenges and Opportunities of 5G

Curious about the outlook for new technologies in the new era of data heralded by the rollout of 5G communications? You’ll want to be in Chester on Wednesday, October 2, when Widener University and the Oskin Leadership Institute present a keynote address by Widener alumnus Terry Halvorsen on Leading in the 4th Industrial Revolution; Data Explosion and the Expected Impact of 5G.