LANSDOWNE — Lansdowne Folk Club will perform The Black Feathers, an award-winning duo from Gloucestershire, England, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 22 at the Twentieth Century Club, 84 S. Lansdowne Ave., Lansdowne. Doors will open at 7 p.m.
The Black Feathers, made up of Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler, write songs that are both modern and old, blending Americana, folk and acoustic indie rock sensibilities.
Having already built up a loyal following in the UK, the Black Feathers spread their wings across the United States, performing at the Philadelphia Folk Festival and Americana Fest. For more information on the duo, visit https://theblackfeathers.com/.
Tickets, on sale now, are $20 when purchased in advance online or with an advance phone reservation and $25 without an advance reservation.
Other upcoming concerts at Lansdowne Folk Club include Marc Berger on October 27, The Kennedys on November 17 and The Rough and Tumble on December 1. Founded in 1993, the Lansdowne Folk Club is a 501(c)(3) all voluntary non-profit organization dedicated to the dissemination of folk, acoustic and blues music.
Pennsylvania fishermen mobilized to report litter in state waterways
Labor Day marks the start of a month-long trash-logging initiative, launched by Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, the state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, in conjunction with Fishbrain, a free mobile app, social network and a social commerce platform for people who love fishing.
With 2022 marking the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, which was passed in October 1972, Fishbrain is asking its Pennsylvania-based users to find and record instances of litter in the state’s waterways, attracting attention to the importance of protecting the environment and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s vision for a clean and beautiful Pennsylvania, according to a press release.
National geographic reported in 2020 that the United States is the world’s largest generator of plastic waste – having produced 46 million tonnes in 2016 – and last year reported that plastic reaches the world’s oceans through a network of more than 1000 rivers. This data underscores the importance of keeping waterways across the country clean and litter-free, a mission to which anglers can contribute positively, according to Fishbrain.
While many fishing enthusiasts head out to enjoy the countryside and fresh air this Labor Day, it also offers Pennsylvanians the opportunity to get involved in stewardship and protection of the environment.
For a one-month period from Monday, September 5 through Wednesday, October 5, using the Fishbrain app, Pennsylvanians can log litter they see in the state’s waterways by creating a message on the Fishbrain app, photographing the trash, tagging the water where it was seen and simply including the hashtag #trashoftheday, the group said.
The data collected will help Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful monitor litter in the waterways and better direct their volunteer cleanup and litter prevention efforts.
Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful asked Fishbrain users to pay special attention to these common trash items: cigarette butts, glass, plastic or metal beverage containers, polystyrene containers, food wrappers, plastic bags, tires, fishing gear , personal protective equipment such as gloves and masks, pieces of plastic and any other waste in waterways.
Pennsylvanians interested in getting involved in the work of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful beyond this litter logging project can look into the Waterway Steward program at https://bit.ly/3cDrDON
Registration begins for the American Legion Veterans Bible Academy
The Veterans’ Bible Academy will be held from 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning September 6, at American Legion Station 214, 6914 Chestnut St., Upper Darby. Secure off-street parking is behind the post. Membership is not compulsory.
The Bible study is for all veterans and their family members and will be especially helpful for chaplains who want to do more for veterans. For more information, contact 610-931-7182 or [email protected]/.
Calvary Independent Baptist Church celebrates 45 years
Calvary Independent Baptist Church in Ridley Township is celebrating its 45th church anniversary with a full day of special events on Sunday, September 11. Calvary Founding Pastor Dr. John Cartwright vividly remembers that day on September 11, 1977 when Calvary was launched.
“I was only 31 when our family of six moved here from Lynchburg, Virginia to start work. God moved in miraculous ways to allow us to see the birth of this new church, and He continues to do great and mighty things today,” Cartwright said.
In 1982, the church congregation purchased the former Kedron Elementary School at 716 Amosland Road and have called it home for 40 years. The church is making plans to build at its current location and hopes to build within the next two years.
According to a press release, “Calvary has provided a beacon for the needy, wounded, troubled and lost over the years, proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ to all who will hear it. Families have been strengthened as the church has provided an example for parents, husbands and wives to follow as they seek to maintain a safe and spiritual place for their children to grow and learn the word of God.
Anniversary events begin with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., followed by morning service at 11 a.m., with kindergarten and children’s classes for all. There will be a family dinner at the church at 4 p.m. and the day will end with an evening service of praise to the Lord.
The guest preacher for the anniversary services is evangelist Bryan Treadway, who is the director of Operation Go International. He, his wife and seven children have served the Lord in ministry for over 25 years. Everyone is welcome to attend the day’s events. For more information, call 610-328-4330 or visit cibc.org/.
Club Champion opens its doors to Wayne
After more than a decade of driving down golf scores in Bala Cynwyd, the Champion Club is moving its main Philadelphia area store to Wayne.
This new studio is now open and accepting developments in the Gateway Shopping Center at 179 E Swedesford Road, Suite 179. This is the company’s third location in Pennsylvania.
While the Bala Cynwyd site, which opened in April 2012, will remain open and operational for the near future, Club Champion’s base of operations in the Philadelphia area is heading to Wayne, the company said.
The new club assembly studio features two indoor hitting bays with TrackMan launch monitors for analyzing performance, a SAM PuttLab system for finding the perfect putter, and a build shop for repairing and hand assembling golf clubs. The approximately 3,000 square foot space also includes a demo matrix to display the head and shaft options that make up their 50,000 hitting club combinations using brands such as Callaway, TaylorMade, Ping, Titleist, Cobra, Fujikura, Golf Pride and many more, says the club champion.
Club Champion is one of America’s premier names in custom club planning and construction services. Established in 2010, there are now over 100 Club Champion sites worldwide.
For a limited time, Wayne’s store will celebrate the grand opening by offering 50% off fitting fees with an equipment purchase of $500 or more.
Putter fittings are the only exception: they are 50% off with the purchase of a new putter. The studio is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More information can be found at www.clubchampion.com or by calling 888-340-7820.
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