Media Theater presents ‘Frozen Jr.’ October weekends – Delco Times
MEDIA – The Media Theater will present “Frozen Jr.” on the weekend, October 2-24. The shows will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday and at 12 p.m. on Sunday. This will be Media’s first production of children’s series since March 2020.
A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, “Frozen Jr.” develops the emotional relationship and the journey between princesses Anna and Elsa. In the face of danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of brotherhood.
“Frozen Jr.” will be performed by a talented youth ensemble that includes members of the Media Theater School and children from Delaware County and surrounding areas. Leading the show is Serena Barone from Glenmoore as Elsa and Emily Humphreys from West Chester as Anna. As younger versions of these characters, Brookhaven’s Sadie Wynne will play Young Elsa and Havertown’s Delilah App will play Young Anna. Dean Fagioli of Media plays Kristoff, Greyson Heneks of Springfield plays Olaf, Elliot Behrens of West Chester plays Sven, Preston Newton of Glen Mills plays Hans, Lily Jo Shelkin of Springfield plays Queen Iduna, Zoë Nesbitt of Drexel Hill plays Bulda, Alyssa Sauppee of Broomall playing Pabbie, Kai Quimbo of Media playing Weselton and Tyler Pugh of Media playing Oaken.
The rest of the ensemble playing various roles throughout the show are Elisabeth Popa of Drexel Hill, Quinn Assiran of Drexel Hill, Darby Yozallinas of Lafayette Hill, Will Lesniak of Media, Aubrey Cartledge of Media, Alexa Hurchalla of Media, Lucy Salcedo of Media, Maeve Lesniak of Media and Keira Quimbo of Media. Tickets cost $ 20 for adults and $ 15 for children. Tickets can be purchased online at www.mediatheatre.org or by calling 610-891-0100.
1696 Thomas Massey House invites the community to see history come to life
1696 Thomas Massey House, 469 Lawrence Road, Broomall, will celebrate Living History Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, October 24.
The fun, free event for the whole family will include baking bread in a beehive oven, visits to the forge, and learning how to make hand-dipped candles.
Visitors can witness the churning of sweet butter, find out what is harvested from the garden, and tour the 1696 Thomas Massey House, learning about the rich history of some of Marple’s early settlers. Everyone is welcome to visit and celebrate the history.
Win purses and cash at St. John’s Bingo Night
Designer Bag Bingo is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 16 at the Saint John Chrysostom Parish Gymnasium, 617 Providence Road, Wallingford. Sponsored by SIC Knights of Columbus Council 10935, the bingo will benefit the Delaware County Hero Scholarship Fund and the St. Katharine Drexel Food Pantry.
Participants can win handbags, cash and more. One ticket costs $ 30, which includes 15 games, snacks, and non-alcoholic drinks. Advance tickets for a group of ten are $ 25 each. The event is BYOB and everyone must be over 21 to attend. For tickets or information, call David Colletti at 267-549-2264 or Jim Josten at 610-613-4966.
Lansdowne announces annual Safety Day
Lansdowne Safety Day will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 2, at the Highland Avenue parking lot, adjacent to the Lansdowne Fire Company, Lansdowne. Sponsored by the Lansdowne Police Department, Lansdowne Fire Co., and Lansdowne Business & Professional Association, the event will feature fire and crime prevention tips, exhibits and demonstrations, free food and non-alcoholic beverages , live music by DJ Joe Foley, and fun and games for everyone.
The event is similar to the town’s annual “National Night Out” and all community members are welcome. Masks are in demand and think about social distancing. For more information, contact Constable Larry Albertoli, Lansdowne Police Department, 610-623-0700, ext. 115 and / or by email to [email protected]
Elam UM Church organizes blood drive
Elam United Methodist Church, 1073 Smithbridge Road, Concord, will be hosting a Bloodmobile Red Cross event from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 12 at the Pierce Family Life Center, the building behind the church . Blood supplies are currently low due to the COVID outbreak, according to the Red Cross, so contributions are vital to help maintain a healthy and abundant blood supply. Healthy individuals aged 17 and over who weigh 110 pounds or more are usually eligible to donate.
To make an appointment, go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsorship code: “Elam” or call the Elam Church office at 610-459-2911.
Senior Community Services needs volunteers for meal delivery
Senior Community Services is looking for volunteers to deliver meals. Drivers are needed to deliver meals to feed the housebound in Darby, Ridley Township, Darby Township, Yeadon, Sharon Hill and surrounding areas.
Volunteers must have a valid license and insurance, and be vaccinated. Drivers will be reimbursed for mileage. For more information, contact Michèle O’Brien at [email protected] or 484-496-2149.
Elder law handbook available to the public
The Delaware County Bureau of Aging Services (COSA) and the Delaware County Bar Association’s Seniors’ Law Committee have announced that the 7th Edition of the Elderly Law Handbook is available.
The book is up to date with chapters on Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans Benefits and Long Term Care, and more. The manual is a vital resource for older people and their families involved in their care.
Copies are available at many local libraries and state representative offices, but it is recommended that you call ahead to ensure that a desired location has them in stock is recommended. Leaders of higher groups are encouraged
collect bulk copies for distribution to members.
Copies are available at COSA, 1510 Eddystone Ave., Suite 250, Eddystone, and at eight COSA-sponsored senior centers across the county. To locate a center, visit www.delcosa.org and click on Community Services or call 610-490-1300. The Elder Law Handbook can also be viewed on the COSA website, www.delcosa.org.
Children and teens offered free eye screening and glasses
Children and teens ages 6 to 17 who need an eye exam can get a free eye exam, thanks to Wills Eye Hospital and Children First. Uninsured and underinsured children and youth in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties can schedule a free remote eye screening on Saturday, October 9.
Children who do not pass the screening will have a free comprehensive exam at Wills Eye Hospital in Center City Philadelphia. Those in need of glasses will receive two free pairs, courtesy of the Essilor Vision Foundation.
Parents, counselors, school nurses, teachers or family members can call Children First at (215) 563-5848 x21 during business hours to schedule remote eye screening for October 9. There are only 700 slots available, so call early to ensure availability. .
Too many children and adolescents do not have regular ophthalmologist visits, mainly because vision care is expensive, even with insurance. This means that many children cannot see the page of a book, the whiteboard in a classroom, or the ball on the field. Children First, Wills Eye and many other sponsors started Give Kids Sight Day twelve years ago to address this important but unmet need in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
For more information, visit https://www.childrenfirstpa.org/sightday.
Readers can send community news and photos to Peg DeGrassa at [email protected]