The ladies inside the Ellis Preserve Ballroom in Newtown Square talked, laughed, drank, shopped, listened to music from the BVTLive Jazz Trio, munched on hors d’oeuvres provided by Finley Caterers and watched a fashion show of this season’s latest trends at Ladies Night Out 2022 hosted by Main Line Today Magazine last Wednesday night.
Presenting sponsor AME Salon and Spa in Wayne provided hair and makeup for the fashion show models, provided by sponsor Barbizon Chique Models & Talent in Broomall, who modeled the clothes for various participating boutiques.
The annual event spotlights women-owned retail stores, boutiques and salons, as well as other small, mainline and western suburban businesses. Vendors included Heyday Skincare, Somnvie, Brooke Alexandria Laser Spa, Contoured Med Spa, 5:dirty, Valley Creek Productions, Skyline Laser, 12 West, Boutique on Thirty, Bridge Your Style, Co-Chic Boutique, Danielle Luongo Design, Grace and Kate Boutique, Green Eyed Lady, J. McLaughlin, Kathy Romano Collection, La Chic Boutique, LuLaRoe, OMVE, Saint James Boutique, Bra Spectrum, UnEarth, Vida Beale, etc.
To view photos from the event, visit Main Line Today on Facebook or Instagram. A portion of the proceeds from the event were donated to http://Breastcancer.org/.
Former Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman speaks at May’s Dine and Dish
Dine and Dish, presented by real estate agent Michelle Leonard, will feature an evening with special guest speaker Mike Schad, at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 16 at Margaret Kuo’s Wayne, 175 E. Lancaster Ave., Radnor Township. The event will include a five-course gourmet dinner. Proceeds will go to Queen’s University.
Mike Schad is a former NFL offensive lineman, who was selected in the first round of the NFL Draft by the LA Rams in 1986. He played eleven years in professional football. Schad played a total of 62 games with the Rams and Philadelphia Eagles. He is currently in his 21st year in the mortgage business.
Tickets are $60 including tax and tip, and everyone is welcome. Reservations are requested by May 12 by calling 610-688-7200.
Learn about Medicare in four Zoom presentations
APPRISE will offer four free Zoom Medicare presentations to Delaware County residents in May via Zoom to help beneficiaries learn more about their plans.
“Medicare 101” will be presented from 2-3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4. This Medicare presentation will explain the basic principles of Medicare. People can learn more about Medicare Parts A, B, C, and D; Conditions of eligibility for health insurance; enrollment in the health insurance scheme; and other health insurance benefits.
“How to Complete a Medicare Drug or Advantage Plan Comparison on Medicare.gov” will be featured from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, May 11. This Medicare presentation will explain how to use the online program at Medicare.gov to find the best Medicare Advantage plan or Medicare prescription plan for you. This is designed to help people enrolling in Medicare and continuing Medicare beneficiaries who need to check their plans each fall during open enrollment to make sure they have the best plan for the following year.
“Medicare Cost Sharing” will be presented from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Friday, May 20. This Medicare presentation will discuss Medicare cost-sharing programs to help pay for Medicare, premiums, and certain benefits.
“Medicare Supplemental/Medigap Plans” is the final presentation, from 9-10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 24. This Medicare presentation will discuss Medicare Supplemental Plan programs that cover the 20% of Medicare costs that Medicare A and B do not cover. These plans are the alternative to a Medicare Advantage plan.
To register for any or all of these presentations, email Louisa at [email protected]/.
South Media Fire Company Hosts Food Truck Friday
Food Truck Friday arrives at the South Media Fire Company, 535 Washington Ave., Wallingford, 5 p.m. Friday, May 6. Vendors this week will include the Plum Pit Food Truck and the Menagerie Food Truck for dinner and dessert options.
For those unable to attend the recent all-volunteer South Media Fire Company 100th Anniversary Open House, there will be another chance to purchase t-shirts, glasses, mugs, books and coins of challenge.
For more information about the South Media Fire Company, visit http://www.southmediafire.com/
Registration in progress for the free diabetes self-management program
People with or at risk of diabetes are encouraged to enroll in a free, evidence-based diabetes self-management program that teaches the skills needed to manage diabetes today. The program, originally developed at Stanford University, is designed to help people gain self-confidence with the ability to maintain and/or increase life activities.
Small group workshops last six weeks and meet once a week for 2.5 hours. The meetings are highly interactive, focusing on skill building, experience sharing and support. Participants will learn how to make weekly action plans and help each other solve problems they encounter while creating and implementing the self-management program.
For more information call 484-477-8514 or email [email protected]
Haverford Spring Music Festival returns
HAVERFORD – For the first time since 2019, the Haverford Spring Fest music festival will be back. Kelly Music for Life has released plans for Haverford Spring Fest Music Festival with live music scheduled on two stages, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 14 in Havertown. Free entry. The festival will feature over 20 bands and artists and is the first of five major outdoor music festivals planned for Haverford Township in 2022.
In addition to live music, the annual festival will feature a beer garden, children’s entertainment area, food vendors, crafts and more. People, or all ages, are welcome to bring their own chair or blankets to sit on. Performers will be on the outdoor band stage at 50 E. Eagle Rd., Havertown and indoors on the singer/songwriter stage at the Kelly Center for Music, Arts and Community, 4 E. Eagle Rd., Havertown.
The outdoor stage schedule and times are as follows: 11:00 a.m., Lea Bassant, National Anthem and Haverford High School Jazz Ensemble with director Michael Fein; 12:05 p.m., Rock-Delta Squad Main Line School; 1:10 p.m., Edge Hill Rounders with Joe Mass – American Revival; 2:15 p.m., David Coppa and Scrapple – Post Modern Blues; 3:20 p.m., Lisa Chavous – Tribute to Tina Turner; 4:25 p.m., I Love Annie – Indie Rock; 5:30 p.m., Angry Young Band – Tribute to Billy Joel.
Performances on the Kelly Indoor Stage will include: 1 p.m., The New Notes; 1:30 p.m., Katie Blickley; 2 p.m., Vincent James; 2:30 p.m., Michael Tearson and Bill Fergusson; 3 p.m., Katherine Daly; 3:30 p.m., Jack Stanton; 4 p.m., Kate Assiran; 4:30 p.m. Miss Nay and Mr. Maas; and 5 p.m., Peeks.
For up-to-the-minute festival details, plus live stream options, parking options and more, visit https://kellycenter.ticketleap.com/haverford-spring-fest/details
Readers can email community news and photos to Peg DeGrassa at [email protected]/.