Havertown Irish Festival This Month Features Artists, Vendors, A Beer Garden And More – Delco Times
HAVERFORD – Delaware County and Havertown, often referred to as Ireland’s 33rd county, will host the fourth annual Havertown Irish Festival, with a full and exciting lineup of Irish music and dance, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 25 . in the back lot of the Manoa Mall in Havertown. People should bring their own chairs to have a relaxing day, listen to music and enjoy a family day.
Kelly Music for Life President Tom Kelly said: “We are proud to announce a lineup that includes internationally 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 nonprofit organization that operates the Kelly Center for Music, Arts, and Community in Havertown. Net festival revenues support their Arts and Education mission.
For the first time since 2019, the Havertown Irish Festival returns after a hiatus during the pandemic. The free-entry festival is one of five major outdoor fundraising music festivals planned by Kelly Music for Life in Haverford Township in 2022. Live music, beer garden, vendors food, a children’s entertainment area, crafts and more will be featured. Sponsor and supplier opportunities are available at all events.
The event will take place rain or shine. For more information on artists, directors, secure bike parking, live streaming options and more, visit https://kellycenter.ticketleap.com/havertown-irish-festival-2022/details.
Delaware County Health Department partners with Personic to open free COVID-19 testing site
In an effort to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 testing amid a recent surge in positive cases, the Delaware County Health Department has partnered with Personic Health Care, a local healthcare provider based in Springfield, to open a new testing site in Delaware County. Wellness Center in Yeadon.
The county opened the Delaware County Wellness Center in Yeadon in January 2021, converting a closed supermarket into a center offering a variety of public health services. The building is now one of several locations that house the new Delaware County Health Department, established this year in April.
The new COVID-19 testing site, located in the Yeadon County Delaware Wellness Center parking lot, 125 Chester Ave., Yeadon, will provide free, walk-in rapid 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 outbreak. Hours of operation will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. COVID-19 testing will not be available on Thursdays and Sundays.
COVID-19 vaccines are also available for Delaware County residents at the Wellness Center. For up-to-date information on vaccination clinic hours, visit https://delcopa.gov/covid/vaccination.html.
The new site, which will be operated at no cost to the county, is part of a larger county effort to address health disparities exacerbated by the pandemic by providing convenient, free testing to communities of color and families. workers who are more likely to contract COVID-19, more likely to suffer from chronic illnesses that can be made worse by COVID-19, and who have less access to testing and other health services.
The new Delaware County Wellness Center testing site will provide access to both rapid on-site antigen testing, with results available in just 15 minutes, as well as RT-PCR testing, the gold standard in matter of COVID testing. Because Personic operates its own lab, PCR results will be available by email in less than 24 hours.
This is Personic’s second partnership with Delaware County. Personic operated a drive-through testing site at a Sharon Hill County-owned facility during the height of the pandemic earlier in the year. And it’s part of a larger Personic effort to expand access to care in underserved communities.
In addition to this new site, 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 strongly suggested. Individuals can schedule a test at https://covidtestdelco.com.
The Tinicum Township Historical Society hosts a flea market and car show
The Tinicum Township Historical Society will hold its annual flea market and vintage car show, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 18, at Gov. Printz Park on the waterfront, Second Avenue, Essington. In addition to the flea market and car show, the event will include face painting, story exhibits and crafts.
Chesco Chamber Foundation Hosts Summer Solstice Celebration at Grace Winery
The Chester County Chamber of Commerce and Industry will host a Summer Solstice Celebration, 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, June 21, at The Inn at Grace Winery, 50 Sweetwater Road, Glen Mills.
The Summer Solstice celebration is a time for all to come together for a fun night of cabernet, cooking and fellowship. Savor delicious bites of Brandywine Prime, great silent auction items and music from Lenape Brass Ensemble while sipping wine in the summer sun overlooking the beautiful grounds of the Inn at Grace Winery.
This event will support the Foundation’s Youth Leadership Program. The Chester County Youth Leadership Program is the cornerstone of the Foundation’s work. This program focuses on creating business education opportunities for Chester County junior and senior high school students. Through a series of educational sessions, activities, and group participation, students gain first-hand knowledge of local and national issues that influence the world around them.
The Chester County Chamber of Commerce and Industry is a not-for-profit organization that represents businesses from all sectors and is the largest chamber in Chester County.
Delaware County Victim Assistance Center offers victim assistance and volunteer opportunities
The Delaware County Victim Assistance Center has been providing services to victims of sexual assault and their loved ones since 1974. The non-profit organization depends on the support of its volunteers to help meet the needs of clients 24 hours a day. of 24. Victim services include accompaniment to hospital/police interviews and telephone crisis intervention. Volunteers receive 40 hours of training to prepare them for their responsibilities and are asked to provide support at least twice a month for an evening or weekend shift. The Delaware County Victim Assistance Center asks interested community members to contact Lauren Guenther at 610-566-4342 or [email protected]
The Delaware County Victim Assistance Center offers free, confidential counseling in person and via a 24-hour hotline to victims of sexual assault. The agency provides medical, police and legal support.
DCVAC also facilitates support groups for adult survivors of sexual abuse, adult survivors of rape, and teen survivors of sexual assault. Educational programs are offered to schools, professionals and community groups. For answers to questions or for services, contact their 24-hour hotline at 610-566-4342.
Children are welcome to register with the VBS at the First Baptist Church of Ogden
Ogden’s First Baptist Church, 2446 Mill Road, Upper Chichester, will take children aged 4-7 on an Australian adventure at this year’s Holiday Bible School, 6.30-8.30pm on Monday 8 August . Friday August 12. The VBS will feature Bible stories, crafts, games, puppets, snacks and prizes. VBS is free, but an offer will be accepted to help support a mission project. For more information and pre-registration, go to http://FBCOGDEN.org.
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