ROSE VALLEY – Hedgerow Theater Company and Delaware County Community College are teaming up to present a rare theatrical experience, Jewel Walker’s Tuesday. With a limited two-week run from April 21 to May 1 on the Hedgerow Stage, this Barrymore Prize-winning miniature masterpiece is directed by Stephen Patrick Smith.
Tuesday features a cityscape in everyday America, from dawn to dusk. Reminiscent of the silent films of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, a nimble ensemble cast brings the story to life through movement and music, without speaking a word. The bubbly, multi-generational play has charmed audiences of all ages on Broadway and across the country with its humor, grace and heartfelt evocation of timeless values.
Tuesday is the creation of legendary artist and theater teacher, Jewel Walker. The piece evolved from teaching exercises and performance pieces used in his classes. It was made into a full show in the early 1970s. Because it was created primarily in the 70s, it depicts certain facets of life that are disappearing or have disappeared, capturing a particular moment in time.
The Hedgerow Theater is at 64 Rose Valley Road. Cast includes Dontay Driver, John Hoover, Anthony Jennings, Ranita Lawrence, Chelsea Lombard, Corrina O’Lock, Connor Wiseley, and stunt doubles Tyler Reichle and Oniha Warren. The stage crew includes Peter St. Amour, G Wonder Gaye and Brayan Torres-Alvarez. The producers are Marcie Bramucci and Stephen Patrick Smith; The stage manager is Cara Ochs; and props, costumes and sets are by Mimi Kenney Smith.
Tickets for the Tuesday, April 21 preview are $20. For the duration of the show, adult tickets are $30, tickets for youth under 18 are $20. For tickets or group discounts, call the box office at 610-565-4211 or visit http://www.hedgerowtheatre.org.
Brian Niedelman Memorial Foundation Presents 5K Run and Walk
The Brian Niedelman Memorial Foundation will host its first-ever 5k run and walk in support of the foundation, at 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 24, on the campus of Cardinal O’Hara High School, Sproul Rd., Springfield.
Marple Police Officer Brian Niedelman, 31, died suddenly in December 2020. The foundation was established in the late officer’s name to provide support and financial assistance to seriously injured or fallen first responders in local communities, as well than to their families during their time of greatest need.
Registration is $50 per person or $175 for a team of four. On-site registration begins at 9 a.m. Digital registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 1.
Prizes will be awarded to the best men and women, as well as to the top three runners. All proceeds from this race will go to three local families of deceased first responders. Food and beverages will be available after the event. To register, visit https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/Springfield/BNMemorialFoundation5KRunWalk.
Benefits of the Ridley Park Swim Club Bingo Bag
The Ridley Park Swim Club will be hosting a Designer Bag Bingo, at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, at Eddystone Lighthouse, 1401 E. Ninth St., Eddystone. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Everyone must be 18 or older to participate and play.
Tickets are $30 presale and #35 at the door, pending eligibility. Tickets include ten bingo games. Only 200 tickets will be sold. Additional games, as well as odds on a 50/50 draw and basket will be available for purchase.
For more information, to purchase tickets or to donate a raffle basket, call Laura at 610-635-5870
Crumbl Cookies opens in Newtown Square on Friday
Crumbl Cookies — the sweet treat known for its explosive social media following and mouthwatering, rotating weekly flavors — will officially open at its sixth Philadelphia-area location on Friday, March 25.
The new Crumbl Cookies store opening in Newtown Square will be located in the Ellis Preserve Mall at 3741 West Chester Pike. Crumbl opened its first Pennsylvania location in Jenkintown in August 2021 and the region has seen four more locations open in the surrounding Philadelphia suburbs, staying true to its title as the fastest growing cookie company in the United States. Crumbl offers a menu featuring over 120 unique and rotating dishes. flavors, with six flavors featured each week. All prepared fresh in an open kitchen for customers to view and presented in the brand’s signature pink boxes for customer approval. Recently, Crumbl transformed its award-winning cookies into Crumbl Ice Cream, with six rotating flavors that will also be available at the Newtown Square location. In addition to in-store ordering, pickup, and delivery options, Crumbl offers catering so customers can request large orders for parties, weddings, corporate events, and beyond. Food Orders allow customers to choose from an expanded selection of flavors beyond the limited weekly rotation, proving a great way to access fan favorites year-round.
With more than 360 stores already open to satisfy customers’ cookie and ice cream cravings in more than 40 states, Crumbl has garnered more than 4.2 million followers on TikTok and uses the platform every Sunday night to “drop the upcoming week of flavor rotation. Starting this Friday, Crumbl Newtown Square will be open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. Due to the extremely high demand that accompanies each new Crumbl opening, the Newtown Square store will initially only open offering in-store ordering, but will add the full line of curbside, pickup and delivery in early April. Doordash and Uber Eats will also offer a curated menu. Catering is available for all occasions and welcomes inquiries about contractual delivery times to businesses, institutions and hospitality venues.
For more information, visit https://crumblcookies.com/panewtownsquare.
COSA offers a final call to enroll in the “Healthy Steps” program
The Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging (COSA), in collaboration with Crozer-Health, will offer “Healthy Steps,” a virtual falls prevention program, via Zoom, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 31 and Friday April 1st. The evidence-based Healthy Steps program is designed for people age 60 and older living in Pennsylvania. This program helps reduce the risk of falling by helping participants overcome their fears while educating them and equipping them with the right tools to make a difference in their lives.
All program costs, including the Healthy Steps manual, are covered by COSA, so the program is free. However, class size is limited.
Registration is mandatory. To register, contact Ellen Williams at [email protected] or call
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