Evening concert series to begin in Bryn Mawr

The Bryn Mawr Twilight Concerts series will begin this week at the Bryn Mawr Gazebo, 9 S. Bryn Mawr Ave. All concerts take place Saturday at 7 p.m., rain or shine. Tickets are $10, and children under 16 attend for free.

Picnics, lawn chairs and blankets are welcome at the smoke-free, outdoor venue. For more information, visit

or call 610-864-4303.

A Shakespearean play will be performed on July 26 at 7 p.m., and the other concerts will feature:

John Gorka with opener SEVE on June 7; Beau Django with opener Phyllis Chapell on June 14; Susan Werner with opener Tracy Grammer on June 21; Steve Forbert with opener Old and Grayling on June 28; Al Bien and Friends on July 5; Chris Smither with opener Outside the Box Unplugged on July 12; and Tom Chapin on July 19.

Hadassah of Greater Phila. gets new leader

Jill Goldstone of Wynnewood was named president of Hadassah of Greater Philadelphia on May 21. She succeeded Bobbi Kraft of Philadelphia as the head of a Hadassah chapter that stretches across eight counties and has 10,000 members.

Goldstone, a flute teacher at Friends' Central School in Wynnewood, has held several positions in Hadassah, which is also known as the Women's Zionist Organization of America. In the United States, the organization promotes health education, social action, volunteerism, Jewish education and research, Young Judaea, and connections with Israel. For more information, visit

.

Goldstone also served as treasurer and vice president of Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El Sisterhood in Wynnewood and cochair of the temple's Spring Gala.

5K run/walk to benefit children's summer camp

The annual Running of the Monk 5K Run/Walk will help support a one-week summer camp for asthmatic children at the Healthplex Sports Club in Springfield. Proceeds will also go toward Knights of Columbus charities.

The June 6 race will begin at the Knights of Columbus, 18 Baltimore Pike in Springfield. More than 600 people participated last year.

The event features three races: a kids' fun run at 7 p.m.; a 5K race, beginning at 7:20 p.m.; and a 5K family walk at 7:21 p.m. Awards will be given to top overall male and female runners, and top finishers in various age groups.

A barbecue, beginning at 6 p.m., will include food, microbrew beers, children's activities and music.

A pasta night and pre-race meeting will be held June 5 at the Knights of Columbus at 6 p.m. For more information or to register, visit

or call 610-328-3979.

Registration forms can also be picked up at the Healthplex Sports Club, 194 W. Sproul Rd. in Springfield. Participants can register the day of the race beginning at 6 p.m.

- Ed Mahon