Discover Lansdowne

February 4, 2016 | Newsletter #100 | visit the LEDC online at
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Registration Now Open for Memorial Day 5K!
The 10th Annual Memorial Day 5K starts in the Central Business District and proceeds through our historic tree-lined streets. Come enjoy our varied terrain, historical scenery, and energized spectators. Food, drinks and water stations provided. Make a morning of it by staying for the Memorial Day Parade. SHOW YOUR COLORS! Groups or organizations consisting of 20 or more participants who pre-register can get a special team-colored t-shirt and registration rate of $15 per person. This is a great way to support your favorite cause or run in memory of a loved one. Register early to be guaranteed a t-shirt.

Lansdowne Farmers Market Vendor Applications Available
Vendor applications are now available for the 2016 Lansdowne Farmers Market season, which begins this year on Saturday, May 28, Memorial Day weekend. If you know of a food vendor that would be an ideal fit for our market, tell them about us and send them links to our 2016 vendor application and rules.

Don't forget -- our next Winter Market is just over two weeks away! In the usual North Lansdowne Avenue location, 9 am to 11 am on Saturday, February 20. Hope to see you there!

Free Trees
If you're a homeowner in Lansdowne who would like a new tree in your front yard, you're in luck -- Lansdowne's Tree Advisory Board is once again providing them free to willing participants. Not only will you improve the look of your property, you and your new tree will help improve air quality and temperature for all of us. If you're interested, please call Mary Lou Jennings at 610-622-0162.

Lansdowne Boys & Girls Club Baseball Registration
Tee-ball and intramural baseball teams provide a great introduction to baseball teams for younger players, and opening day is just around the corner! Registration is now open for the tee-ball program (boys and girls ages 4-6), intramural baseball (boys 7-8), and travel teams (boys 9 to 12). The LBGC -- a volunteer organization -- is also looking for coaches and people to run the snack shack at games. Visit for a registration form and information about volunteer and sponsorship opportunities.

UAA's Designer Bag Bingo Fundraiser
Round up your friends and join the Union Athletic Association's fun evening of bingo on Friday, April 15. Designer bags will be offered as bingo prizes and door prizes, plus there will be silent auction items and a 50/50. The BYOB event takes place from 7 to 10 pm at St. Philomena's Church Marian Hall. Reserved tables are available for groups of eight or more. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door; buy online at or by calling 610-733-4863. Come join us and support the UAA!

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

PA Diversity Project Poetry Slam
Saturday, February 20, 3:00 pm
Art Space Lansdowne
25 S. Lansdowne Avenue

Lansdowne Folk Club presents John Gorka
Thursday, February 25, 7:00 pm; $20-$23
Twentieth Century Club
84 S. Lansdowne Avenue

Union AA's Designer Bag Bingo
Friday, April 15, 7:00 pm; $30-$35
St. Philomena Church Marian Hall
Order online or call 610-733-4863.

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