U.D. welcomes Bobby Rydell, more to launch veterans memorial fund
UPPER DARBY » Upper Darby Township salutes veterans with an “Oldies Night” featuring live performances by the celebrated Bobby Rydell, Lou Christie and The First Ladies of Rock and Soul at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill.
Tickets are $40 for reserved seating; $35 for veterans. The show is hosted by radio personality Lou Costello of Cruisin’ 92.1 WVLT FM. Mayor Tom Micozzie recognizes local Veterans to kick off the show.
“This is an incredible night of music that will take people back to the late ‘50s and early ‘60s when early rock ‘n’ roll, doo-wop, and teen idol crooners was all the rage and the music we listened to on our transistor radios,” said Harry Dietzler, executive director of performing arts center.
“Part of the ticket proceeds will help to jump start a Veterans Memorial within Upper Darby Township,” said Lou Ballezzi, who is producing the show and who produces and performs with The First Ladies of Rock ‘n Soul.
Appearing along with legendary teen idol Bobby Rydell and distinct falsetto performance of fellow ‘60s hit-maker Lou Christy, the First Ladies of Rock and Soul start off the evening by turning the clock back to a time and place in music history that only comes around once. Their performance includes hits from the Supremes, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, The Shirelles, The Marvelletes, and Mary Wells. With a musical line-up that includes “Da Do Ron Ron,” “Going to the Chapel,” “Be My Baby,” “Too Many Fish in the Sea,” “Stop! In the Name of Love,” “The Locomotion,” “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?” audience members will enjoy an electrifying performance by this “girl group.”
The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center is jointly sponsored by Upper Darby Township Mayor and Council and the Upper Darby School District Board of School Directors through the Department of Recreation and Leisure Services.
For tickets, call the box office at 610-622-1189 or visit www.udpac.org
Hear world music in downtown Chester
CHESTER » Chester Arts Alive! welcomes vocalist Phyllis Chapell to Andre’ Café Acoustique, Fifth Street and Edgmont Avenue, at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22. Doors open at 7:30. The performance features Phyllis Chapell on guitar and vocals, Ken Ulansey on horn and pennywhistle, and Jim Hamilton on percussion.
Chapell has spent her life developing a universal musical style, singing “world songs.” Her repertoire includes songs in 13 languages from Brazil, Latin America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, as well as American folk, jazz and popular music. She also has a repertoire of award-winning original songs.
Chapell was named one of the top 521 jazz vocalists of all time by Scott Yanow (Down Beat, Jazz Times, All Music Guide) in his book “The Jazz Singers: The Ultimate Guide,” by Hal Leonard. For information on Chapell and other upcoming performances, visit www.siorajazz.com or www.andre-cafe.com and click on “schedule.”
Ticket donation of $20 at the door includes food and drinks. For information, visit www.andrecafe.com or call 609-6429000.
Apply for SSD nursery program
SPRINGFIELD » Springfield High School’s Rainbow Junction Nursery School is currently accepting applications for the 2018 session. Rainbow Junction is a four day per week preschool taught by the Child Development classes held at the high school. The preschool meets 9:30 a.m.-noon TuesdayFriday from March through June for approximately 13 weeks. Recognizing that this is one of a child’s first school experiences, Rainbow Junction addresses the total development of the child through free play, organized lessons/activities and learning centers.
Children must currently be toilet trained, be between ages 3-4 by Feb. 1, 2018 (and not turn 5 before the end of the school year in June) and be residents of the Springfield/ Morton school district in order to be eligible. The cost of the entire program is $125 per child to be paid at the initial parent meeting (in February).
Students are picked by accepting the first five girls and the first five boys who apply (and meet all of the criteria). A waiting list will be kept. Parents are notified within a week of application.
Applications are now being accepted through the end of January; send firstname.lastname@example.org. Application forms are available on Ms. Snyder’s page on the Springfield School District website, https://sites.google. com/ssdstudent.org/snyder/rainbow-junction
Free screenings at Crozer-Keystone sites
Crozer-Keystone Health System will host two free comprehensive screening events this fall at Taylor Hospital, 175 E. Chester Pike, Ridley Park, on Saturday, Sept. 23, and at Crozer Brinton Lake Cancer Center, 500 Evergreen Drive, Glen Mills, on Saturday, Nov. 18. These events
allow members of the community to receive a range of health screenings all in one place at one time.
Both events will include the following screenings: Glucose/cholesterol; prostate PSA levels; blood pressure; bone density; breast exams; mammogram scheduling; podiatry osteoporosis; sleep disorder; colorectal and lung screening information.
Free flu shots are also be available. Pre-event registration is required. A free continental breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m., followed by screenings from 9-11:30.
For information, contact Crozer-Keystone Community Outreach at 484-446-3647 or email email@example.com
Buy note cards, support students
West Catholic Girls Alumnae Association is selling note cards by the art students of West Catholic Prep to benefit the association’s Student Scholarship Fund. To purchase, send a check made payable to WCGAA for $7.40 per pack (six cards for $6 + $1.40 postage) to WCGAA, 1325 Robinson Avenue, Havertown, PA 19083
Williamson announces reunions
ASTON » Williamson College of the Trades holds reunions for the classes of 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007 and 2012 from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Barnaby’s Aston, 5501 Pennell Road, Media.
For information, contact Michelle Martella at 610-566-1776 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To register online, visit www.williamson.edu/reunions
Bobby Rydell see Phladelphia teen idol at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center Oct. 7 as part of the township’s “Oldies Night” salute to veterans.