Fresh Air Fund looking
for July host families
The Fresh Air Fund still seeks host families in Delaware County and on the Main Line to take children from New York City into their homes for one week this summer.
Since 1877, more than 1.7 million children from underserved New York City neighborhoods have enjoyed summer vacations in hundreds of suburban and rural communities from Canada to Virginia through the program.
Last summer, 55 Fresh Air children visited families in Lower Merion, Paoli, Wallingford, Media, and other local communities.
Local volunteers will organize swimming lessons, nature hikes, bike trips, soccer clinics and other activities for Fresh Air children and host children.
Fresh Air families usually host one child at a time and may choose the visitor's gender and age. Fresh Air children must be between the ages of 6 and 12 on their first visit to a host family, but may stay in the program through age 18.
Families can host children from July 10 to 17 or from July 17 to 24. Two-week July visits or one-week August visits are also possible.
For more information, call Anne Umbrecht at 610-527-3629 or the Fresh Air Fund at 800-367-0003, or visit
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marks 30th anniversary
The Young People's Theatre Workshop will celebrate its 30th anniversary of training young actors at The Players Club of Swarthmore with a silent auction and vocal competition May 30.
The competition is open to all ages, and the registration fee is $10. Singers should prepare a two-minute song of their choice, in any genre, and provide an accompanying CD or sheet music.
Local vendors will contribute massages, jewelry, restaurant gift certificates, opera tickets and other items for the auction, which will begin at 7 p.m. "YPTW Idol" will start at 7:30. Tickets cost $5.
The Young People's Theatre Workshop began as an offshoot of the Players Club of Swarthmore. The two have become separate organizations, but the Young People's Theatre Workshop still is based in the same theater.
For a registration form or more information, visit
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or send an e-mail to
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. The Players Club is at 614 Fairview Rd., Swarthmore.
Memorial Day 5K race
set for Lansdowne
The second annual Lansdowne Memorial Day 5K Race will take place May 26, starting at 8:30 a.m. More than 130 people participated in last year's event.
The race will begin in the parking lot of the farmers market, next to 28 N. Lansdowne Ave., and run through the borough's central business district and historic areas. The Lansdowne Memorial Day Parade will follow.
For those who sign up by Friday, the race costs $10 for children younger than 14, $15 for adults, and $40 for families. The race costs $15 for those younger than 14, $20 for adults, and $55 for families who sign up after Friday.
Proceeds will be split between the Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation and the Lansdowne Boys & Girls Club. Visit
» READ MORE: www.lansdownesfuture.org/5k
for more information or to register.
- Ed Mahon