Media Arts Fright Fest presented by the Media Arts Council

MEDIA – Fall Fright Fest 2022 is coming to Media Borough Hall, Saturday, October 8, from 2-11 p.m. with a full day of scary vendors and indie horror shorts.

This year, Fright Fest will feature 17 independent horror shorts from eight countries: Austria, Belarus, Canada, France, Netherlands, Spain, UK and USA. Various genres are represented, including psychological horror, serial killers, creatures, folk tales, comedy/horror, and more. Filmmakers will also be present.

Starting at 2 p.m., the vendors’ showcase, “Delco’s Arcade of Unearthly Delights,” showcases local artisans and their spooky and macabre wares.

At 7 p.m., the cinematic portion of Fall Fright Fest begins with two 90-minute blocks of horror shorts.

Media Fright Fest Co-Chair Karen Chiarini said, “I am pleasantly surprised each year with the film submissions we receive and review. It never fails to amaze me how much a story can be told in minutes.

Lisa Pietras, Co-Chair of Media Fright Fest, added, “We bring together talented local artisans and international filmmakers to celebrate all things spooky, weird and wonderful. Media Fright Fest is Delco’s home for horror.

Tickets are $25 in-person and virtual and are available at For any questions, email [email protected]

Media Fright Fest is a program of the Media Arts Council. MAC is a non-profit organization that provides leadership and programming for art in media. For more information, visit

Holy Myrrh-Bearers hosts Halloween Beef and Beer

Holy Myrrh-Bearers Parish, 900 Fairview Road, Swarthmore, will host a Beef and Beer Halloween, complete with food, music and dancing, on Friday, October 28 from 7-10 p.m. Live music will be provided by Jeff Bellfy and Company.

Tickets are $25. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Reservations for a table of eight are available. Advance ticket purchase is required by calling 610-544-1215.

The women’s club organizes a bingo

The Woman’s Club of Media will be holding bingo, with prizes, on Sunday, October 9 from 1-4 p.m. at VFW Post #3460, 11 Hilltop Road, Media. The cost is $30. To reserve a ticket or a table, call Marie at 610-639-5867.

Delaware County Symphony presents Strings and Winds with Piano Chamber Concert

Under the direction of the Delaware County Symphony’s new Chamber Series director, Kristine Strecker, the first chamber concert of the season will feature two pieces: a piano quintet with strings and a piano sextet with winds.

The show will take place on Sunday, October 2 at 3 p.m. at the Meagher Theater at Neumann University. Tickets for the concert can be purchased at Neumann University in Aston.

The Dvorak Quintet in A major for piano and strings is one of the finest pieces of music created by the 19th century Czech master, full of wonderful melodies and innovative compositional styles.

The Poulenc Sextuor for piano and winds, written in 1932, shows lightness, lively airs and jumping rhythms, characteristics of the composer. For information or tickets, visit

Rose Tree Place invites local seniors to fall outings

Rose Tree Place, a Watermark retirement community in Media, is inviting local seniors to a series of field trips and events this fall. All offers are free and open to Rose Tree Place residents and area seniors who are vaccinated.

Seniors can join Rose Tree Place residents at the following events:

• Thursday, Oct. 6, 1:30 p.m., 45-minute hay wagon ride and guided tour, followed by shopping, at Linvilla Orchards, 137 W. Knowlton Road, Middletown Twp.

• Sunday, October 9, 2-4 p.m., fall-themed carriage rides and photos by a professional photographer at Rose Tree Place, 500 Sandy Bank Road, Media

• Wednesday, October 26, 3 p.m., Ghost Stories of Delaware County at Rose Tree Place, 500 Sandy Bank Road, Media

• Thursday, October 27, 1:30 p.m., guided bus tour of historic Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Ave., Philadelphia

• Tuesday, November 8, 8:30 p.m., Big Band Night with Archie Lane’s 18-piece band at Rose Tree Place, 500 Sandy Bank Road, Media

All events at Rose Tree Place are free and require advance RSVP due to limited availability. For more information or to reserve a spot, contact Rose Tree Place Community Life Manager Karen Holahan at 610-565-1405 ext. 105 or [email protected]

East Lansdowne continues the long tradition of Community Day

The Borough of East Lansdowne will host a Community Day celebration on Saturday, September 24 at 11 a.m. outdoors at East Lansdowne Borough Hall, 155 Lexington Ave.

As small-town traditions quickly die out, East Lansdowne is hosting this free, family-friendly community event that will include food, music, bouncy houses, crafts, games, prizes and resource tables.

For more information, contact the mayor’s office at 610-623-7131.

Readers can send community news and photos to Peg DeGrassa at [email protected]