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Community Briefs: Batch cooking and potluck dining in Media |

Community Briefs: Batch cooking and potluck dining in Media

MEDIA Transition Town Media (TTM) invites the community to join them for some batch cooking Monday, July 16. It’s first-come, first-cook for five participants eager to chop, blend and fire-up some healthy Middle Eastern cuisine to take home and serve. The group will gather around 4 p.m. in the new kitchen at First United Methodist Church, 350 W State St, Media. People must enter on Lemon Street between Baker and State Streets.The vegan menu includes building hummus from scratch, Baba ghanoush from fresh local roasted eggplant and homemade organic falafel.

Jason McHugh of Desert Rose restaurant will stop by to check progress and give pointers. Those who want to try the results, but don’t want to cook can stop by at 6 p.m. for TTM’s sixth monthly potluck dinner. Attendees can bring a salad, side dish or dessert to round out the dinner. A guest speaker will talk about the common market’s vision and values regarding the local food economy. The 15-20 minute presentation will be followed by QA session. People should contact Rhonda Fabian to batch cook or with questions at or 267-235-7888.

Also remember to BYOE (Bring Your Own Everything) to help make these events waste-free, including dinnerware and beverages, including wine and beer. The event is free, but donations to help cover costs will be appreciated. For more information, contact or visit

Ice cream, magic and balloons

The Friends of the Grange will host their annual “Magic Show and Ice Cream Treat,” 7-9 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 2, at the St. James United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, 135 Myrtle Ave., Havertown. The unique ‘Balloon Artistry and Magic of George Gallo’ will entertain young and old alike.

Admission is $6 and seating is limited. No tickets will be sold at the door. This event fills up quickly, so all reservations must be made by July 26. Send check, made out to Friends of the Grange, to Friends of the Grange, 143 Myrtle Ave., Havertown, PA 19083, or RSVP by calling the Grange office at 610-446-4958 or e-mail Proceeds benefit the preservation of the Historic Grange Estate.

Corn Boil to benefit VFW

Eddystone VFW Post 7949, 1015 Saville Ave., Eddystone, will host its third Annual Corn Boil 12-5 p.m. Saturday, July 14. The menu will include chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers, sweet sausage with peppers and onions on a roll, corn on the cob and an assortment of salads. Coors Light and Budweiser will be on tap for the adults and soda and water for the kids. The event will have a live DJ. Cost is $15 for ages 13 and up; $10 for ages 6- 12; and $3 for 5 and under. All proceeds will go toward the VFW building fund. The event is open to the public.

Sign up now for shopping day trip

The Chester Senior Center will host a shopping trip Saturday, September 8,to the Poconos Bazaar Flea Market. Shop indoor and outdoor vendors for some great bargains on jewelry, clothing, shoes, house wares, books, antiques, cosmetics, Amish Market, Antiques Mall and much. Lunch is on your own at the large on-site food court. The trip includes roundtrip motor coach transportation. The bus will depart at 8 a.m. from Chester Senior Center, 721 Hayes Street, Chester,and the cost is $45 for members and $55 for non-members. For information, or to sign up, call 610-497-3550.

Support group for families of imprisoned loved ones

The Mary Mother of Captives support group meets at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at St. Charles Borromeo parish center in Drexel Hill. The group lends support to anyone who has a loved one in county, state or federal prison or who is on probation or parole from prison. For more information, call Maryann McCaffrey at 484- 620- 1586 or 610-626-2304. Total Anonymity is guaranteed.

Chair yoga to begin

Senior Community Services will offer a Chair Yoga Class beginning Thursday, July 12 and continuing through Thursday, August 9. The class will meet from 2 to 2:45 p.m. at the Brookhaven Municipal Building, 2 Cambridge Road, Brookhaven. Registered Yoga Instructor Donald Simpson will lead the class. The cost is $22. Pre-registration is required. For registration and questions, call Eileen, 484-496-2137.

American Legion to hold blood drive

John Wesley Cross American Legion Post 507 will hold their annual Red Cross Blood Drive 2-7 p.m. Thursday, July 12 in the upper hall of the post, 20 W. Cleveland Ave., Norwood. For more information, call the post at 610-586-0158.

License plates available to honor and support veterans

The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) announced PennDOT’s Honoring Our Veterans license plate is available for Pennsylvania residents’ vehicles as a way to show patriotism and also support veterans in need. Available for passenger cars, motorcycles and light duty trucks up to 14,000 pounds, an Honoring Our Veterans license plate costs $35, with $15 dollars benefitting Pennsylvania’s Veterans’ Trust Fund (VTF). The VTF issues grants to statewide charitable organizations that aid veterans service organizations and county directors of veterans affairs. These valuable advocates use available grants to assist veterans in need of shelter and necessities of living, among other services.

In addition to the sales of these license plates, there are a number of other programs designed to help fund the VTF in support of Pennsylvania veterans. To learn more about other VTF programs or to purchase an Honoring Our Veterans license plate, visit or follow DMVA on Facebook at

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