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UPPER PROVIDENCE — Upper Providence Township will celebrate Community Day, with fun for all ages on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rose Tree Park, 1671 N. Providence Road in Upper Providence.
Community Day will begin with the Giddy-UP 5K Run and 1K Walk at 9 a.m. Warmups begin at 8 a.m., with a pre-race sendoff by members of the Penncrest Marching Band at 8:45 a.m.
Chip timing is provided by Bryn Mawr Running and each participant will receive an Upper Providence Township Giddy UP 5K T-shirt and start/finish line support. Participants can still register for the race online at: https://runsignup.com/Race/Events/PA/Media/UPTGiddyUP5K
At 12:30 p.m., the township has planned family friendly field-day activities including tug of war, three-legged races, an egg race and potato sack race.
Games of skill will also be available, including a ring toss, feats of strength, football toss, and two bounce houses.
Food will be available from Auntie Anne’s, Carmona Mobile Foods, DiFabio’s, Kona Ice, Muy Buenos Nachos, Philly Funnel Cakes, Pinocchio’s Pizza, La Padella and more. Over 70 local organizations and craft vendors will also participate, including Wawa who will be sending Wally Goose to visit. Local fire and police departments will host demonstrations for all those in attendance.
Residents are asked to bring nonperishable food items for the Media Food Bank to receive a signature Upper Providence Township headband. Food items may also be dropped off at the Township Building prior to the event.
The Friends of Ridley Creek State Park will host a 50th anniversary Community Day and Fun Run Saturday, Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
During the event, the community can enjoy several activities at Picnic Area 17, including food trucks, music by the Midnighters Band, entertainment, face painting, balloon artists, scenic and historical hikes, tours of the grounds, and the chance to learn more about the park.
The untimed, noncompetitive Fun Run on the multi-use trail will kick off the day. Attendees may bring their own chairs, refreshments and picnic items. Food trucks will also have food to purchase.
This event is free and open to the community. Pre-registration is required for the fun run and guided hikes. Learn more about the event and register at https://bit.ly/3Dr1PjP.
Volunteer opportunities are also available. To volunteer, contact event coordinator Sarah Haas at sarah.haas9@yahoo.com.
The Friends of Ridley Creek State Park was created by caring individuals to preserve, protect and enhance Ridley Creek State Park. The parent organization is Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation.
Vendors can sign up now for the next Rose Tree Media Optimist Club’s Flea Market, Sunday, Oct. 2 at Delaware County Community College, 901 Media Line Road, Media.
The flea market and food booth fundraiser offers vendors spaces for the new lower cost of $50 for a three-parking-space sized spot. The flea markets attract hundreds and hundreds of shoppers.
The Optimists need members to volunteer for their award-winning food booth, and also with setup and cleanup that day. All proceeds from food and vendor spaces will benefit the Optimist Club’s many projects and scholarships.
Vendors can reserve their space now using Venmo and PayPal. Members of the Optimist Club can get a friends and family deal and pay only $30 for a space.
The Optimist Club’s partner, Kona Water Ice, will be there again with their Shaved Ice Dessert Truck to dish out their cold treats.
To reserve a space, contact optimistfleamarket@gmail.com or call 484-908-9662.
St. Joseph Parish in Collingdale will host a bus trip to the Notre Dame-Navy game in Baltimore on Saturday, Nov. 12. Game time is noon.
Bus will leave St. Joseph’s Collingdale at 8 a.m.
Cost is $230 and includes a ticket to the game, bus, breakfast on the bus, full tailgate before and after game.
Money is due by Wednesday, Oct. 12, paid to St. Joseph’s Parish, 500 Woodlawn Ave., Collingdale, PA  19023.
For information, contact Mary Carney at mbolc59@comcast.net or 610-362-1177.
The Ridley Township Fall Festival will be held Sunday, Sept. 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the grounds of the Ridley Township Municipal Building, 100 MacDade Blvd., Folsom. Rain date will be Sunday, Sept. 25.
The day will begin with a bike auction at 10 a.m., followed by entertainment on the main stage by Janice’s Danceworks dancers, magician Ran’ D Shine and Michael Greto.
The festival will also feature crafters and vendors, along with food vendors, balloon twisting, face painting, arts and crafts for kids, trackless train rides, a moon bounce slide, and the Ridley Township Library Book and Bake Sale.
Additionally, Ridley Township police will be scheduling car seat inspections by appointment only from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. To make an appointment, contact Capt. Dougherty at 610-532-4018.
The Brookhaven Recreation Board is sponsoring an indoor flea market on Sunday, Oct. 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Brookhaven Municipal Center, 2 Cambridge Road, Brookhaven. Set up begins at 8 a.m.
The cost is $20 per space. Onsite tables are available.
Make checks payable to Brookhaven Recreation Board/Flea Market.
Registration forms are available at the municipal center or mail a check with contact information to Brookhaven Recreation Board, 2 Cambridge Road, Brookhaven, PA 19015.
Proceeds will help fund community activities sponsored by the rec board. For information, call 610-874 2557, ext. 110.
Direct from Springfield, Moe’s Tavern is returning to Springfield, Delaware County, Thursday, Sept. 19 to Sunday, Oct. 16.
Fans of “The Simpsons” can get ready to visit their favorite fictional watering hole at Springfield Mall.
Moe’s is a ticketed, family-friendly fan experience operating three days per week, Friday through Sunday.
“We are excited to return to the location of our first Moe’s Pop Up. We have heard from many of our fans that they wanted us to return,” stated Joe McCullough, founder and CEO of JMC Pop Ups LLC. “We encourage everyone to dress in costume, load up the kids and head to the place where nobody knows your name for food, drink, photo ops and fun!”
Patrons can shoot pool, try their luck with the Love Tester, sit in Moe’s “office,” write their punishments on the blackboard, and catch the crank phone calls.
Timed tickets must be purchased in advance and food selected when purchasing ticket. Ticket packages start at $37 for adults and include food, photo ops, and a non-alcoholic drink.
The Maggie food selection provides a smaller portion for kids at a less expensive price. Kids under 2 are welcome without a ticket. Additional food items will be available for purchase at the event.
Some ticket packages include commemorative swag. Most swag items will be available for purchase separately. Beer will be available on site.
For tickets, visit https://bit.ly/3xpinVE or email moespopup@gmail.com/. For more information, http://www.moespopup.com/.
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