Springfield Garden Club decorates Colonial Plantation – Delco Times

SPRINGFIELD– Springfield Garden Club volunteers arrived at the Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation in Ridley Creek State Park last week with their car trunks full of pumpkins, squash and ornamental cabbage donated by Wolff’s Apple House and members provided fresh herbs, pine, acuba, holly, hydrangeas, pine cones, nandina, apples, chrysanthemums, and magnolia pods from their gardens. After unloading their collections, they set to work creating and transforming the farmhouse kitchens and living room into a warm and welcoming home for visitors to Colonial Plantation during the Thanksgiving season. They will be open to visitors from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, November 27 and 28. The last visitors will be admitted at 3 p.m. For more details, visit colonialplantation.org.

Pumpkins and squash used in the decor will be distributed to farm animals residing at the plantation.

The Garden Club of Springfield is a member of District I GCFP and National Garden Clubs, Inc. If you are interested in participating in one of their programs, contact Sue Simpson, 610-328-9111 or like their Facebook page, “Garden Club of Springfield -DELCOPA.”

Thornton Farmers Market holds the Grace Winery Holiday Market

The Thornton Farmers Market will feature the Holiday Market at Grace Winery, 50 Sweetwater Rpad, Glen Mills, from 4-9 p.m. on Friday, December 3. Artists and artisans will sell their creations at the free event to help shoppers find unique items for people on their gift list, or to decorate their party table or home. Wine, beer and food will be available. Carolers will ring in the season.

Nether Providence Turkey Trot takes off on Thursday

The Nether Providence Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization has announced that 600 runners have signed up for this year’s Turkey Trot which will start from Nether Providence Elementary School, 410 Moore Rpad, Wallingford on Thursday November 25th. This year, the Delco Turkey Trot will be in-person, with a virtual option, and includes both a 5K Road Race, starting at 9 a.m., and the One-Mile Little Drumstick Race, starting at 8:30 a.m. This is a family event and strollers are welcome.

Prizes will be awarded to the first man and the woman, the best dressed and the small pestle. First, second and third place finishers.

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/DelcoTurkeyTrot or contact Bryn Mawr Running Company, 1 W. Front St., Media, at 610-627-0600.

Krueger announces grants for Aston Valley Baseball League and Nether Providence

State Representative Leanne Krueger, D-161 of Nether Providence, said state funding was awarded for two projects in her district.
The Commonwealth Funding Authority this week approved a grant for the Aston Valley Baseball League, totaling $167,080 in greenways, trails and recreation funds to improve Weir Park in Aston Township . Plans include field lighting on a field, as well as the construction of a pole barn that can be used year-round for teaching clinics, indoor practices, and equipment storage.

A $500,000 grant was also awarded to the Township of Nether Providence by the Multimodal Transportation Fund for the installation of sidewalks along Providence Road. In addition to replacing the sidewalk, plans include pedestrian signal upgrades and school light relocations.

Wayne Art Center celebrates 26 years of CraftForms

Wayne Art Center will celebrate the 26th anniversary of CraftForms, one of the nation’s premier contemporary craft exhibits. In conjunction with the CraftForms juried exhibition, the 12th annual curated exhibition, “The Process of Becoming: Carolyn LE Benesh’s Jewelry Collection” will also be on display. Both exhibitions open on a preview night on Friday, December 3 and remain on display during normal gallery hours until Saturday, January 29.

CraftForms continues to be dedicated to educating the public about contemporary craftsmanship and has grown from a modest display of local artisans to a widely recognized juried show that attracts talent from around the world.

This year, the Wayne Art Center will welcome as a juror, Carol Sauvion, executive director of Craft in America, the PBS documentary series. Sauvion sits on the board of the American Craft Council and is director of Freehand, her Los Angeles gallery specializing in functional crafts for over forty years. She is originally from Philadelphia.

After reviewing 1,795 images from 478 craft artists, Sauvion selected 85 superbly executed works in ceramic, fiber, glass, metal, mixed media, wood and 3D printing technologies to be included in the CraftForms 2021 exhibition. These works will be installed in the Davenport Gallery. The Wayne Art Center will give away $10,000 in prizes at the Preview Party and Artists’ Reception, 6-10 p.m. on December 3.

CraftForms’ status as an arts and crafts show continues to grow, in large part, thanks to the expertise of acclaimed jurors lined up at the show.

On display at the Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Gallery, The Process of Becoming: The Jewelry Collection of Carolyn LE Benesh, will feature selected items from the personal collection of the late Carolyn Benesh, co-founding editor of Ornament magazine. She was also a judge for the PMA Craft Show and the Smithsonian Craft Show.

In addition to the preview night on December 3, a free meet-the-artists and jury talk will take place from 2:30-4 p.m. on Saturday, December 4, as well as a holiday shopping weekend , featuring over 30 craft and culinary artists. artisans, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday December 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday December 11 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday December 12. Admission is $5. In addition, a collectors panel, free and open to the public, will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 15 and a wine pairing dinner, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, January 27. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.wayneart.org or http://www.craftforms.org.

Wayne Art Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the community through the arts. Since its founding in 1931, Wayne Art Center has established itself as a vital cultural resource, welcoming artists from around the world who share their passion and commitment to the visual arts. With a wide range of classes and workshops for youth and adults, artist demonstrations and talks, local, national and international exhibitions and special events, Wayne Art Center remains true to its mission of providing artists and to the wider community an interdisciplinary place to explore, share and learn, while fostering a sense of community for education and appreciation of the arts.

Wayne Art Center is located at 413 Maplewood Ave. Wayne. For more information, call 610-688-3553. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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