Havertown Irish Festival features performers, vendors, beer gardens and more this month – Delco Times – Low Calorie Diets Tips

HAVERFORD – Delaware County and Havertown, often referred to as Ireland’s 33rd county, welcomes the fourth annual Havertown Irish Festival with a full and exciting program of Irish music and dance, Saturday 25th at the back lot of Manoa Shopping Center in Havertown. People should bring their own chairs to have a relaxing day, listen to music and enjoy a family friendly day.

Kelly Music for Life Chairman Tom Kelly said: “We are proud to announce a lineup that includes international touring artists as well as local musicians and dancers including Runa, Jamison, John Byrne Band, Irish Wilburys, Shades of Green, the David Brown Band and performances by the Emerald Isle Dancers.

Kelly Music for Life is a 501c3 non-profit organization that operates the Kelly Center for Music, Arts, and Community in Havertown. Net income from festivals supports their arts and education mission.

For the first time since 2019, the Havertown Irish Festival returns after a hiatus during the pandemic. The free festival is one of five major open air music festivals that Kelly Music for Life is planning in Haverford Township for 2022. Live music, a beer garden, food vendors, a kids’ fun zone, arts and crafts and more will be featured. Sponsorship and supplier opportunities are available at all events.

The event takes place, rain or shine. For information on artists, directors, secure bike parking, live streaming options and more, visit https://kellycenter.ticketleap.com/havertown-irish-festival-2022/details.

The Delaware County Department of Health is partnering with Personic to open a free COVID-19 testing site

To ensure equal access to COVID-19 testing in the face of a recent spike in positive cases, the Delaware County Health Department has partnered with Personic Health Care, a local health care provider based in Springfield, to open a new testing center in Delaware County Wellness center in Yeadon.

The county opened the Delaware County Wellness Center in Yeadon in January 2021, converting a shuttered supermarket into a center offering a variety of public health services. The building is now one of several sites housing the new Delaware County Health Department established in April this year.

The new COVID-19 testing site, located in the parking lot of the Delaware County Wellness Center in Yeadon at 125 Chester Ave., Yeadon, will provide free rapid foot and vehicle COVID-19 testing to hundreds of Delaware County residents to address the urgent need for testing to slow the spread of the virus amid the current BA.2 surge. Opening hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. COVID-19 tests are not available on Thursdays and Sundays.

COVID-19 vaccinations are also available for Delaware County residents at the Wellness Center. Visit https://delcopa.gov/covid/vaccination.html for the latest information on the vaccination clinic schedule.

The new website, which will operate free of charge for the county, is part of a broader effort by the county to address health inequalities exacerbated by the pandemic by offering convenient and free testing to communities of color and working families who are more likely to contract COVID-19 who are more likely to have chronic diseases that can be made worse by COVID-19 and who have less access to testing and other health services.

The new testing site at the Delaware County Wellness Center provides access to both on-site rapid antigen testing, with results available in just 15 minutes, and RT-PCR testing, the gold standard in COVID testing. Since Personic runs its own laboratory, PCR results are available via email in less than 24 hours.

This is the second partnership between Personic and Delaware County. Personic was operating a drive-through proving ground at a county-owned facility in Sharon Hill earlier this year at the height of the pandemic. And it’s part of a broader effort by Personic to expand access to care in underserved communities.

In addition to this new location, Personic is offering free testing services in North Philadelphia through a partnership with St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.

COVID-19 testing appointments at the Delaware County Wellness Center in Yeadon are not required but are highly recommended. Individuals can schedule a test at https://covidtestdelco.com.

The Tinicum Township Historical Society hosts flea markets and car shows

The Tinicum Township Historical Society is hosting their annual Flea Market and Classic Car Show on Saturday, June 18 from 9am to 3pm at the Gov. Printz Park Waterfront, Second Avenue, Essington. In addition to the flea market and car show, the event features face painting, history exhibits, and crafts.

The Chesco Chamber Foundation hosts the Summer Solstice Celebration at Grace Winery

The Chester County Chamber of Commerce and Industry is hosting a Summer Solstice Celebration on Tuesday, June 21 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at The Inn at Grace Winery, 50 Sweetwater Road, Glen Mills.

The Summer Solstice celebration is an opportunity for everyone to come together for a fun-filled evening of cabernet, cuisine, and camaraderie. Enjoy tasty appetizers from Brandywine Prime, great silent auction items and music from the Lenape Brass Ensemble while sipping wine in the summer sun while overlooking the beautiful grounds of the Inn at Grace Winery.

This event will support the Foundation Youth Leadership Program. The Chester County Youth Leadership Program is a cornerstone of the Foundation’s work. This program focuses on creating business education opportunities for junior and senior Chester County High School students. Through a range of educational events, activities and group participation, students gain first-hand knowledge of local and national issues affecting the world around them.

For more information on sponsorships, contact Lynn Shine, Lynn@chescochamber.org/. Tickets for the event are available at http://chescochamber.org or by calling 610-725-9100.

The Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry is a not-for-profit organization representing businesses across all industries and is the largest chamber in Chester County.

The Delaware County Victim Assistance Center provides victim assistance and volunteer opportunities

The Delaware County Victim Assistance Center has provided services to victims of sexual assault and their significant other since 1974. The non-profit organization relies on the support of its volunteers to help meet customers’ needs 24/7. Victim services include accompaniment to hospital/police interviews and telephone crisis intervention. Volunteers receive 40 hours of training to prepare them for their duties and are asked to support a night or weekend shift at least twice a month. The Delaware County Victim Assistance Center encourages interested community members to contact Lauren Guenther at 610-566-4342 or lciatteo@delcovictimassistance.org
The Delaware County Victim Assistance Center offers victims of sexual assault free and confidential one-on-one counseling and a 24-hour helpline. The agency offers medical, police and judicial support.
DCVAC also supports support groups for adult sexual abuse survivors, adult rape survivors, and adolescent sexual assault survivors. Educational programs are available to schools, professionals and community groups. For answers to questions or for services, contact the 24-hour hotline at 610-566-4342.

Children invited to register for First Baptist Church of Ogden VBS

The First Baptist Church of Ogden, 2446 Mill Road, Upper Chichester, is taking children ages 4 to 7 on an Australian adventure at this year’s Vacation Bible School from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Friday 12 August. The VBS offers Bible stories, crafts, games, dolls, snacks and prizes. VBS is free but an offer is taken up to support a mission project. Visit http://FBCOGDEN.org for more information and pre-registration.

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