Time to warm up voices for fourth 'Delco Idol'

Auditions for the fourth season of

Delco Idol

will take place at 6 p.m. on June 4 and 5 at the Media Theatre for the Performing Arts.

Singers must be between the ages of 14 and 24 and live within a 55-mile radius of the theater, located at 104 E. State St. in Media.

Over the last three summers, more than 3,000 people have watched the vocal competition, according to Jesse Cline, the theater's artistic director.

Thirty contestants will be chosen for the contest, which will begin at 7 p.m. on July 9. Five of them will be eliminated each Wednesday, until 10 remain for the finals on Aug. 6.

The winner will receive $1,000, prizes and promotional opportunities.

Singers can register the day of the event or by calling 610-891-0100. For more information, visit

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Twilight Concerts open in Bryn Mawr this week

The Bryn Mawr Twilight Concerts series will begin this week at the Bryn Mawr Gazebo, 9 S. Bryn Mawr Ave. The concerts and a play will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturdays, rain or shine. Tickets are $10, and children under 16 are free.

Picnics, lawn chairs and blankets are welcome at the smoke-free, outdoor venue. For more information, call 610-864-4303.

The 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.

Homeowners in need could get free house repairs

Homeowners in Darby, Lansdowne and Yeadon will have until June 6 to apply for free home repairs.

About 400 youth and adult volunteers will provide assistance to as many as 80 local homeowners in the three boroughs during the weeks of July 28 to Aug. 1 and Aug. 4 to Aug. 8.

Repairs will include interior and exterior painting, weatherization, and porch and wheelchair ramp construction.

Applications are due by June 6. Priority will be given to elderly, handicapped and lower-income homeowners.

To obtain an application, call Yeadon Borough Hall at 610-284-3110; Lansdowne Borough Hall at 610-623-7300 ext. 232; or Darby Council President Janice Davis at 610-721-4203.

Running of the Monk takes off on June 6

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. The event features three races: a kids' fun run at 7 p.m.; a 5K race 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, micro-brewed beers, children's activities and music.

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

or call 610-328-3979.

Registration forms also can 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