MEDIA â Margaret Kuo’s Kitchen will host the Delaware County Press Club’s Lunar New Year Luncheon with special guest, Fox 29’s Sue Serio, Wednesday, Feb. 16 at noon. Kuo’s new restaurant is located on the Granite Run Boardwalk, 1109 W. Baltimore Pike, Ste. A, Middletown. Networking and registration will begin at 11:30 a.m.
The Lunar New Year lunch will include an assortment of Chinese specialties prepared by the award-winning team at Margaret Kuo’s Kitchen. Over lunch, FOX 29 personality and meteorologist Sue Serio will talk about her 25 years on the FOX 29 News team as the weather anchor for “Good Day Philadelphia.” She will also answer questions from participants after her speech.
For the past two decades, Serio has delivered outdoor forecasts in everything from blizzards and thunderstorms to wild winds on the shore. In the studio, she often shares the green screen with neighborhood kids who win the opportunity to “do the weather with Sue” to benefit local charities. A five-time Emmy nominee from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Serio was honored by the Academy in November 1994, when she received the Outstanding Individual Achievement Award for weathercaster.
All Press Club events are open to the public. Lunch tickets are $32 for members with reservations and $38 for non-members and walk-ins. Reservations are recommended, but guests can also pay cash, check, or credit card at the door. Attendees are asked to wear masks at the event when not eating or drinking. For more information and tickets, visit http://thepressclubpa.org/events.
Attendees are encouraged to consider bringing a new book or two for K-8 students for the Press Club book drive. Membership of the Press Club is available to individuals, businesses and students working in all fields of communication and communication related fields. For more information on eligibility for Club membership, visit http://thepressclubpa.org. The Press Club season runs from September to May.
Founded in 1979, the Delaware County Press Club is comprised of professionals, serving and retired, from all areas of communications, including print and broadcast journalism, public relations, marketing, writing and photojournalism, as well as communication teachers and students and professionals. in allied areas. For more information about the club, send an e-mail to [email protected]
Support group available for those who have a loved one in prison
The Mary Mother of Captives Support Group for those with a loved one in prison meets monthly at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at St. Charles Borromeo Parish Hall, 422 Dennison Ave., Drexel Hill. Total anonymity is guaranteed.
For more information, call John or Sue at 610-259-3178 or email [email protected]/.
Joe Conklin Comedy Night benefits the Delco Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation
Tickets are on sale now for a Comedy Night fundraiser featuring Joe Conklin at Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack, Chester, from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, March 5. Proceeds will go to the Delaware County Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation.
To buy tickets, go to http://dclemf.ticketleap.com/dclemf-comedy-night-featuring-joe-conklin.
Everyone is invited to dine and laugh as the Delaware County Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation enters its 25th year of commemoration. Comedian Joe Conklin and his comedic guests will keep everyone laughing during the hour and a half show. Dinner is a buffet meal with cash bar.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for dinner and the show starts at 8 p.m.
The DCCC offers high school equivalency test preparation courses
Through the generosity of the Justamere Foundation, Delaware County Community College will soon begin offering test prep classes for 60 students for the High School Equivalency Examination (HiSETÂ®) or Educational Development Examination General (GED).
Four different sections will be offered. Students will study the five subjects required to pass the tests. They will also receive support with resume writing, interview techniques and personal finances, as well as information on financial aid for college.
The mission of the Justamere Foundation is to impact generational poverty through career education grants and support programs. Working with community partners, the Foundation is committed to supporting students in non-traditional programs so they can receive the education they need to improve their lives.
Students must be registered to attend. Testing fees are not included. Here is the schedule for the HiSET Â® and GED test preparation classes: 10 a.m. to noon, Thursdays and Fridays, February 24 to May 13, at the Upper Darby Center, 1570 Garrett Road, Upper Darby (Course 9331: CRN 2669 ); and 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 1 to May 24, at the Marple Campus, 901 S. Media Line Road, Marple (route 9331: CRN 2670).
For more information or to register, call 610-359-5025.
The Lansdowne Folk Club features a gypsy jazz band
Lansdowne Folk Club will perform Harmonious Wail, Thursday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Twentieth Century Club, 84 S. Lansdowne Ave., Lansdowne. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets, on sale now, are $20 when purchased in advance online or with an advance phone reservation and $25 without an advance reservation.
The members of Harmonious Wail are purveyors of Americana-infused gypsy jazz, who continue to take their listeners on a journey through music from the warm sounds of Parisian cafe clubs, to the deep blues of the Memphis Delta. , to heartfelt folk scenes across every-city-America. This harmonious clique are sublime artists, great educators and spirit lifters.
Harmonious Wail is a trio of multi-award winning musicians. Sims Delaney-Potthoff, mandolin virtuoso and singer, Maggie Delaney-Potthoff, singer extraordinaire, whose favorite percussion instrument is a cardboard box, and Jeff Weiss, a master bassist who dazzles and hypnotizes both upright bass and 5-string electric.
The Wail celebrates 10 recordings in over 30 years of performing and is currently entering its 4th decade by simultaneously releasing two new CDs. One project features the original compositions of Harmonious Wail, and the other is a collection of gypsy jazz standards recorded in collaboration with some of the world’s biggest gypsy jazz stars.
Learn more about the unique group at https://harmoniouswail.com.
Founded in 1993, the Lansdowne Folk Club is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation dedicated to the presentation of folk, acoustic and blues music.
The eighth annual Freezefest comes to Ridley on Saturday
The eighth annual Freezefest will be presented at Ridley House, from noon on Saturday February 5 until 2 am on Sunday February 6. One of Delco’s biggest annual winter festivals, Freezefest will feature an all-day, all-night party, with ten concerts, cover bands and DJs, drink specials, piano duels, tournaments beer pong and baggo, an ax throwing trailer, silent helmet party, themed rooms and ballroom, giant photo booth, free parking and more.
The event will take place rain or shine. The Ridley House is located at 2107 MacDade Blvd. at Holmes. For tickets, visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/freezefest-8th-annual-tickets-243096808097.
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