Philly Fun Stuff Feb 28 to March 11

A Serendipitous Life: From German POW to American Psychologist

February 28, 2012  6:30 pm

Penn Bookstore

3601 Walnut St. Philadelphia



An intimate and inspiring look at the life story of one of the century’s foremost psychiatrists. Penn Professor Karl Rickels shares his amazing life story – from growing up in Berlin, time spent as a POW during WWII and his life-long medical career in the U.S. specializing in psychopharmacology.


Kids Join the Continental Army

March 3  11 am to 12 pm

Valley Forge National Historical Park

1400 N. Outer Lane Drive, King of Prussia, PA


Young recruits will receive enlistment papers and be issued dummy muskets to learn the techniques and marching maneuvers necessary to be a soldier.


Historic Fallsington Informative Lecture—Chocolate!

March 8, 2012  7:30 pm -9 pm

Fallsington Friends Meeting house

3900 S. Main St. Fallsington, PA



Program presented by Susan McLellan Plaisted Dietitian & Proprietress of Heart to Hearth Cookery. The aroma of chocolate will waft in the air as this presentation connects the cultural use of chocolate from Meso-America to Europe and back to Colonial America and Pennsylvania. Learn the basics of cacao cultivation, harvesting and fermentation. Participants have the opportunity to sample a historic chocolate beverage. Call to reserve your spot.


Human Contraband: African Americans in the Civil War

March 8, 2012 7 pm

Hagley Museum and Library

Rt 141 Wilmington, DE



Hagley Museum and Library presents the first spring program of its Civil War Education Series, “Human Contraband: African Americans in the Civil War” by Hagley Reference Archivist Lucas Clawson.

The free lecture will be held in the Copeland Room of the Hagley Library. Use Hagley’s Buck Road East entrance off Route 100.

The current Hagley exhibit in the Visitor Center, An Oath of Allegiance to the Republic: The du Ponts and the Civil War, will be open and free from 4:30-6:45 pm.


Charter Day

March 11, 2012 1-4 pm

Pennsbury Manor

400 Pennsbury Memorial Road, Morrisville PA



We’ll be demonstrating plantation crafts and offering tours of the Manor House. Best of all, it’s FREE! Pennsbury Manor will be holding a food drive to benefit the Bucks County Housing Group’s Penndel Food Pantry. Please bring a non-perishable food item.



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