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December 1, 2016 | Newsletter #108 | visit the LEDC online at
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Winter Markets
The first edition of the Lansdowne Farmers Market's 2016-17 Winter season is almost upon us. Winter Markets take place at the same location as always (30 N. Lansdowne Avenue) on the third Saturday of each month through April 2016, meaning we are just over a week away from the December 17 market. Please note that Winter Markets last only two hours -- from 10 am to noon. Mark your calendars and set those alarms -- don't be one of those folks that shows up at 12:10 with tears in your eyes. Additional Winter Markets are scheduled for January 21, February 18, March 18, and April 15 -- be sure not to miss them!

Even though its Winter, our bustling borough is still on the move. Take in some of the events listed below -- you will be glad you did.

What a Weekend!
More than 1,000 folks came to Lansdowne to join in out annual A Bit of the Arts Holiday Sale. At the Twentieth Century Club on Friday and Saturday, more than 30 artists sold their wares at A Bit of the Arts. There was photography, student art, ceramics, jewelry, musicians, great food, and much more. A big hit was the make-your-own-silk-scarf booth. Watching something being created into wearable art was mesmerizing. The Delaware County Daily Times covered the event with this article. Area merchants had a coupon page available at our event to celebrate Shop Small Saturday. Merchants offered incentives to keep visitors and residents in the borough leading up to the LBPA's tree lighting. It was a big hit with kids and adults alike (the visit from Santa certainly didn't hurt!). There were dancers, music, and folks dressed up in period garb. Many thanks to Liz Steele-Coats and everyone who volunteered and helped with all of the events over the past weekend. We couldn't do it without you!

Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert
The Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Reuben Blundell, presents its 2016 Holiday Concert, featuring a lively selection of holiday favorites accompanied by the Upper Darby High School Concert Choir. The 3:00 pm performance takes place at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center. Tickets ($20/adults, $17/seniors, $5/students) are available online.

Lansdowne Folk Club
Lansdowne Folk Club presents Christine Havrilla on Thursday, December 8. Held at Twentieth Century Club, 84 S. Lansdowne Avenue. Doors open at 7:00 pm, show begins at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $17 with advance reservation and $20 without an advance reservation. Free on-street parking. For advance tickets, reservations or information call (484) 466-6213, visit their website, or email at

Winter Concert at Penn Wood High School
Come listen and be entertained by the Penn Wood High School Winter Concert featuring the Concert Band, Choir and Jazz Band. This free concert takes place on Friday, December 16, at 7 pm, at the Penn Wood High School Green Avenue Campus Auditorium.


The Winter Ball to be held at Lansdowne Ballroom
Come and celebrate with the Lansdowne Ballroom and Latin Dance Social Club on Saturday, December 17 from 8 pm to midnight. Cost for the celebration will be $15 at the door or $12 in advance. Dress is Formal or Semi-Formal. No experience is needed and there will be mini-lessons throughout the night. Showcase, refreshments and drinks will be available. Lansdowne Ballroom and Latin Dance Social Club is located at 211 W. Baltimore Avenue in Lansdowne.

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Lansdowne Arts Board Presents Annual Reading of A Christmas Carol
The Lansdowne Arts Board cordially invites you to a free, special reading of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” as performed by Jared Reed. Mr. Reed is a Julliard graduate, artistic director of Media’s Hedgerow Theater, and a Lansdowne resident. The event will take place on Friday, December 23, at 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:00 pm, running time: 90 minutes). This event will be held at the 20*20 House (20 Lansdowne Court behind the 20th Century Club).

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In addition to the wonderful goings-on listed in the column at left, don't miss these upcoming events:

Closing Reception for Elisabeth Nickles exhibit
Process: Work from Nepal
Presented by the Lansdowne Arts Board
Saturday, December 3, 4:00 - 6:00 pm; free
20*20 House, 20 Lansdowne Court

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital Christmas Tree Lighting
Tuesday, December 6, 5:30 - 6:30 pm; free
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital
1500 Lansdowne Avenue, Darby, PA 19023

Penn Wood High School Winter Concert
Friday, December 16, 7:00 pm; free
Penn Wood High School
100 Green Avenue

Lansdowne Arts Board presents A Christmas Carol
Reading by Jared Reed
Friday, December 23, 7:00 pm; free
20*20 House, 20 S. Lansdowne Court
RSVP here

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