Rosary gath­er­ings, fes­ti­vals, fundrais­ers, more this week­end

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To com­mem­o­rate the 100th an­niver­sary of the Mar­ian ap­pari­tions at Fa­tima, Por­tu­gal, there are an es­ti­mated 22,000 na­tion­wide Rosary gath­er­ings held this week­end around the coun­try, in­clud­ing the fol­low­ing events in Delaware County:

• Holy Cross Church, 651 E. Spring­field Road, Up­per Darby, prays the Rosary for peace at 7 p.m. tonight, Fri­day, Oct. 13. If needed, Rosaries are avail­able.

• There is a pub­lic Rosary at noon Satur­day, Oct. 14, in the for­mer Path­mark park­ing lot on MacDade Boule­vard in Fol­som.

• St. Pius X Le­gion of Mary’s Mys­ti­cal Rose Prae­sid­ium holds an out­door Rosary at 1 p.m. Satur­day, Oct. 14, in front of the St. Pius X school au­di­to­rium, 220 Lawrence Road.

Cel­e­brate Ch­ester his­tory Satur­day

CH­ESTER » Join the Ch­ester His­tor­i­cal Preser­va­tion Com­mit­tee in cel­e­brat­ing Ch­ester’s his­toric past dur­ing its “What Ch­ester Makes Makes Ch­ester” event from 1-4 p.m. Satur­day, Oct. 14, at the for­mer Third Pres­by­te­rian Church, 420 E. Ninth St. Come out to see ex­hibits and in­for­ma­tion on Ch­ester’s his­toric past, and to share me­mories, old pho­tos and memorabilia of Ch­ester.

Light re­fresh­ments are served. For in­for­ma­tion, call 610-872-4497.

Williamson re­unions Satur­day

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 610-5661776 or To regis­ter on­line, visit re­unions

Mor­ton fundraiser Satur­day morn­ing

MOR­TON » Mor­ton-Rut­ledge Fire Co. holds a LuLaRoe Fundraiser from 9 a.m.-noon Satur­day, Oct. 14, at borough hall, 500 High­land Ave. Mul­ti­ple LulaRoe re­tail­ers have joined forces to raise money for the fire com­pany. A por­tion of all sales are do­nated di­rectly to the fire de­part­ment along with a match­ing do­na­tion from LulaRoe.

Visit Bethel Founders Day fest

BETHEL » The Bethel Town­ship Preser­va­tion So­ci­ety cel­e­brates its 20th an­nual Founders Day Fes­ti­val from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Satur­day, Oct. 14, on the grounds of Bethel Hose Co. No. 1, 3737 Foulk Road. The fes­ti­val is free and held rain or shine.

Bethel Town­ship Park and Recre­ation Board, in con­junc­tion with the fes­ti­val hosts, spon­sor car rally with the fes­ti­val as one of the stops. There are re­pro­duc­tions of an­tique toys vis­i­tors can try, in­clud­ing “lim­ber­jacks,” which are wooden toys that seem to walk on their own, Ja­cob’s Lad­ders and an un­usual toy called “Close the Lid.” Chil­dren are able to try dip­ping can­dles and mak­ing punched tin or­na­ments to take home. The In­ter­act Club at Gar­net Val­ley High School help vis­i­tors demon­strate how the toys work. There is also a bee keeper with honey for sale and a wood carver.

Other crafters on site in­clude pot­tery, bas­ket weav­ing, spin­ning, lace, but­ter and cheese mak­ing, quil­ters, felt­ing and book mar­bling. So­ci­ety mem­bers dressed in pe­riod cloth­ing are on hand to help you try a craft. Colo­nial gun re­pro­duc­tions on dis­play for vis­i­tors to hold and try the sites. Vis­i­tors are not per­mit­ted to fire the guns; trained re-en­ac­tors do fir­ing demon­stra­tions through­out the day.

Mike Wil­son from Wil­son’s Auc­tion is on hand to ap­praise an­tiques. The first item is be free and sub­se­quent items are ap­praised for $5 each. For those with an item too large to bring, pho­to­graph it from sev­eral an­gles for ap­praisal.

Ply­wood sil­hou­ettes in colo­nial dress, both adult and chil­dren’s, are avail­able for pic­ture-tak­ing; bring a cam­era.

Mem­bers of Siloam United Methodist Church are col­lect­ing non-per­ish­able food the area food pantry and vis­i­tors are en­cour­aged to bring at least one food item to the fes­ti­val.

For in­for­ma­tion, email or call 610466-5583.

Hear party band at St. Joe’s As­ton

AS­TON » The Fab­u­lous Grease­band re­turns to St. Joseph’s Par­ish, 3255 Con­cord Road, at 8 p.m. Oct. 14. Doors are at 7. Cost is $21 per per­son. There is a cash bar and bar food avail­able for purhcase. No out­side food or bev­er­ages are per­mit­ted. For reser­va­tions, con­tact Joe Zack at 610-888-4767 or jaz1030@aol. com

Regis­ter for West Catholic event

UP­PER DARBY » West Catholic Girls’ Alum­nae As­so­ci­a­tion’s 89th an­nual Com­mu­nion Break­fast is set for Sun­day, Oct. 22, at Drex­el­brook, 4700 Drex­el­brook Drive, Drexel Hill. Cost is $30 (tick­ets are not be is­sued). Cof­fee is avail­able in the lobby from 9:45 a.m. and doors open at 10:30. Mass fol­lows at 11 a.m.

Lun­cheon is af­ter Mass and in­cludes Chicken Pi­catta, salad, rolls and but­ter, and Prof­iteroles for dessert. Veg­e­tar­ian and Gluten Free are avail­able. Please note this on the reser­va­tion when mail­ing a check.

Checks should be made payable to WCGAA and mailed no later than Oct. 16 to Bette Mc Grath Diedrich, 870 Springhill Road, Se­cane. Guests should in­di­cate with whom they would like to be seated. West Catholic Girls’ gift items are avail­able for sale.

The alum­nae as­so­ci­a­tion is cur­rently 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

Rid­dle Vil­lage res­i­dents re­cently en­joyed an Ok­to­ber­fest cel­e­bra­tion, start­ing with live ac­cor­dion mu­sic and a themed menu of beer and light fare, fol­lowed by a de­li­cious Ger­man meal and live en­ter­tain­ment by Glenn Miller, the One Man Band. Pic­tured are Bob Brown, Gerry Brown and Phil Nied.

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