Friday, August 22, 2014

Tyreke Evans Basketball Camp

First Ladies Course on Saturdays at Widener University

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Widener University will be offering a three session Saturday morning course on the First Ladies of the United States. Join us as we discover what part these women played in the formation of our government, in influencing political decisions, and in the formation of social and cultural ideas. The course will be taught by Barbara Fallini, BS, MA, West Chester University, MA, Villanova University, who was nominated as “Teacher of the Year” for Pennsylvania during her career as an educator in the fields of economics and government. 

The course is open to everyone and will take place from 10:00-11:30 a.m. on September 27, October 4 and October 11 in Kapelski Learning Center, Room 236B on the university’s main campus in Chester, PA. Interested individuals can mail in or drop off $40.00 and completed registrations by September 19. Registration forms can be found at or by contacting Matt Weidman at

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Fall Open House

Make plans to attend Widener's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Fall Open House on Thursday, August 28th, between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. at our Exton Campus. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about the 75 lifelong learning classes we will be offering this fall. Light refreshments will be served. Contact the Exton Campus at 484-713-0088, or email to reserve your spot.

You can also visit us at for more information.

Public Stargazing Sessions to Resume at Widener

Widener University Observatory offers free public telescope viewings

CHESTER, Pa.— The Widener University Observatory resumes its public stargazing sessions on Friday, Sept. 5 at 8 p.m. All are invited to see the stars, planets and other celestial wonders using the observatory’s 12- and 16-inch computerized reflecting telescopes. Widener astronomy professors, with assistance from undergraduate students, will be on hand to offer assistance.
Upcoming stargazing sessions include Monday twilight viewings on Sept. 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 8-9 p.m. and Oct. 6, 20 and 27 from 7-8 p.m. In addition to the Sept. 5 viewing, the observatory will host a Friday evening session on Oct. 3 from 8-9 p.m.
The viewings will run throughout the 2014-15 academic year on Monday nights and one Friday night a month.
For a complete schedule and to register, visit or call 610-499-4003. Because space is limited, participants are encouraged to register in advance.
The Widener University Observatory is located on the 5th floor of Kirkbride Hall on 17th and Walnut Streets in Chester, Pa.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

NBA Star Tyreke Evans to Host Events in Chester

According to a delcotimes report, Chester native Tyreke Evans will be hosting two free community events in September to benefit the children of Chester.

September 3rd to September 7th Free Eyecare Clinic for vision exams and glasses
Sponsored by Chester’s Bureau of Health and VSP Vision Care
Contact Mrs. Livia Smith at 610-447-7770
 Scheduling will be held until Aug. 29th
September 6th and September 7th Free Basketball Camp at Chester High School
For children in grades 4 to 12
The first day of the camp is open to students in grades 4 through 7
The second day is for grades 8 through 12
Camp times 9:30am-3pm
 Register with the Department of Parks and Recreation at City Hall
 Contact the department at 610-447-7725
Click on to delcotimes for more