Around Town June 21

• Secrets of an ancient world await visitors to the Delaware Museum of Natural History this summer with Mystery of the Mayan Medallion, on exhibit from June 23 to Sept. 3. Through immersive and interactive activities, visitors will discover Palenque, Mexico, where the Maya prospered for thousands of years, and — closer to present-day — an archaeological team mysteriously disappeared from their dig site while investigating rumors of a priceless jade medallion buried in the ruins. Visitors can follow clues to locate the precious medallion but must heed warning signs left by the archaeologists. Visitors will explore the mystery and intrigue of the Mayan empire through archaeology, biology, and astromathematics field stations.

It’s Steamin’ Day at Auburn Heights on Sunday, July 1.

• It’s Steamin’ Day at Auburn Heights on Sunday, July 1, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. As you’re getting ready for your family road trip this summer, stop into the Marshall Steam Museum at Auburn Heights and explore what road trips were like at the dawn of the automotive age. Enjoy rides in historic automobiles, rides on the 1/8-sized Auburn Valley Railroad, tours of the historic 1897 Marshall Mansion and explore exhibits and activities in the Marshall Steam Museum. Admission ranges in price depending on what you want to do. A Rides Ticket includes four rides in the antique autos or Auburn Valley. Railroad: $11 ages 13 and up, $8 ages 12 and under (infants free). Rides Ticket admission is free for Friends of Auburn Heights Preserve members. Mansion Ticket includes tour of two floors of Auburn Heights: $12 all ages. Combo Ticket covers it all, rides and mansion: $19 ages 13 and up, $16 ages 12 and under (infants free).

The Heather Pierson Trio will perform at the Friends Folk Club on Friday, July 13.

• The Heather Pierson Trio is coming to the Friends Folk Club on Friday, July 13. Heather Pierson is an award-winning pianist, multi-genre singer/songwriter, arranger, bandleader, and performer. Tickets are $15 and will be available at the door. Children 12 and under are free. Doors open at 7:00PM, and concert will start at 7:30PM. The concert will be held at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church 116 Lancaster Pike Oxford, PA 19363. Attendees are asked to bring nonperishable food items which will be given to the local area food cupboards.

There is a plaque mounted on the ambulance acknowledging the generosity of the Lasko Family Foundation.

• The Lasko Family Foundation donated $184,000 to Good Fellowship Ambulance to a purchase of a 2017 Ford F450 Lifeline Paraliner Type 1 ambulance. Good Fellowship Ambulance is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in West Chester and responds to over 5,000 emergency service calls per year. The Lasko Family Foundation recognized the service Good Fellowship provides to the community and wanted to assist in the purchase of the most utilized asset. Lasko Family Foundation board chairman, Dr. Maury Hoberman, hopes that this type of donation prompts other donors to give to their local emergency services providers. A dedication ceremony was held May 24, 2018 at Good Fellowship honoring the late Oscar Lasko and all his contributions to the greater West Chester community.

• The Chester County Commissioners received an American Diabetes Association Health Champion Designation award at this week’s Sunshine public meeting. Presented by Dr. Kevin Kelly, Area Executive Director of the organization, this national designation recognizes companies that inspire and encourage organizational well-being and is part of the American Diabetes Association’s Wellness Lives Here initiative. To qualify for the Health Champion Designation, Chester County had to meet the healthy living criteria in the areas of nutrition and weight management, physical activity and organizational well-being. In addition to establishing a smoke-free workplace policy, the County qualified for the award through offering many other initiatives such as access to free drinking water, providing healthy eating choices, establishing health and fitness classes and coaching, health & wellness fairs, walking routes and health assessments.

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