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May brings the bustle back to the Philadelphia Italian Market, two nights of nursing awards, and also some sort of horse race

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RENEE PATRONE RHINEHART 
CEO & FOUNDER OF PARTY HOST HELPERS AND EVENTS BY RENEE / PARTY PLANNING & NATIONWIDE PARTY STAFFING
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ANTHONY MIRARCHI
OWNER/VICE PRESIDENT, J.M. PATTON ASSOCIATES, WBENC CERTIFIED
anthonym@jmpatton.com
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(215) 370-9811


DONALD MOORE
CO-FOUNDER/CO-OWNER: CALISTA SALON & SPA, CALISTA TOOLS, SOCIAL LOUNGE (WEST CHESTER AND DOWNINGTOWN)
domoore@comcast.net
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(610) 399-6677


GARY GRECO, AGENT 
NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
ggreco@ft.newyorklife.com
(484) 318-1292

The Academy of Vocal Arts presents Gioachino Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville,” which will leave you humming and giggling long after the curtains close. (May 2, AVA, 1920 Spruce St., Philadelphia, Pa.; May 4, Central Bucks South High School, 100 Folly Road, Warrington, Pa.; May 7, Haverford School, 450 Lancaster Ave., Haverford, Pa,; May 12, Baker Hall at Lehigh University, 420 E. Packer Ave., Bethlehem, Pa., avaopera.org)

The Down and Derby Wine Festival features samples of delicious wines from South Jersey’s leading wine producers. Immerse yourself in Derby-themed fashion and festivities at this fun event. (May 4, Veterans Island at Cooper River Park, Cooper River Park, Westmont, N.J., eventbrite.com/e/2024-down-and-derby-wine-festival-tickets-864144207587?aff=ebdssbdestsearch)

Enjoy a live Derby watch party from 5-7 p.m., live music, Derby drinks, Derby swag, a best-dressed contest for best hat, best-dressed man/woman, and best-dressed couple, as well as an interactive photo wall perfect for your social media posts at Rosalie Wayne’s Second Annual Derby Day Celebration. (May 4, Rosalie, 139 East Lancaster Ave., Wayne, Pa., eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-derby-day-party-tickets-856264148117?aff=oddtdtcreator)

Interested in learning more about Italian art, music, architecture, history, and lifestyles? Attend the Italian Culture Meeting in-person or online. Registration is required; to register to attend via Zoom, please visit the Avalon Library events calendar. (May 8, Avalon Free Public Library, 235 32nd St., Avalon, N.J., avalonfreelibrary.org)

Delaware Today and 302Health are excited to present the 12th annual Excellence in Nursing Awards and pay tribute to the outstanding nurses who have made a difference in their community. This elegant event will recognize the state’s top nurses who will also be featured in Delaware Today’s May 2024 issue. The awards program includes cocktails, dinner, entertainment, and the opportunity for the honorees to celebrate with their distinguished peers. (May 9, The Executive Banquet & Conference Center, 205 Executive Drive, Newark, Del.,
showclix.com/event/topnurse2024)

Two superstar Motown groups combine for one night of incredible music at The Grand; The Temptations and Four Tops take the mainstage bringing their phenomenal catalogs of music to audiences. (May 9, The Grand at Copeland Hall, 818 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del., thegrandwilmington.org/productions/7891-temps-and-tops/)

Growing up in Bergenfield, N.J., with the music of Elvis Presley, The Ventures, and The Beatles, Al DiMeola gravitated to guitar as a youngster and was an accomplished player by his early teens. A pioneer of blending world music and jazz, see the hugely influential guitar hero live. (May 10, Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside, Pa., keswicktheatre.com/events/detail/496454)

Enjoy unlimited samples, good eats, and live music by York Street Hustle at the Main Line Outdoor Beer & Wine Festival. With 20-plus beer and local wine vendors, food trucks and Ripplewood Whiskey and Craft, live music, Rags 2 Riches Rescue Open Adoption, coffee vendors and more, it’s a fun afternoon at Schauffele Plaza. Proceeds benefit Ardmore Initiative. (May 11, Schauffele Plaza directly across from Ardmore Music Hall, 23 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, Pa., wl.seetickets.us/event/main-line-outdoor-beer-and-wine-festival/583100?afflky=ArdmoreMusicHall)

Main Line Today recognizes nurses from across the region in its May 2024 issue and with an evening of celebration, the Excellence in Nursing Awards. They will celebrate outstanding nurses and will also recognize one Nursing Legend who has made exceptional contributions to the field over a decade or more. (May 16, Desmond Hotel Malvern, One Liberty Blvd., Malvern, Pa., mainlinetoday.com/events/nursing)

The South 9th Street Italian Market Festival is a family-friendly event that features live musical entertainment, arts and crafts, greased pole contest, halfball tournament, the traditional procession of saints, and lots of delicious food. Entertainers include DJ Timmy DeSimone, DJ Eric Bartello, Variable Elements, Amanda & Teddy, Juliano Brothers, and Heart & Soul. (May 18 & 19, Ninth Street and Montrose Piazza and surrounding blocks, italianmarketfestival.com)

Penns Woods Winery’s Derby at the Vineyard features a horse show, live music, food trucks, artisan market, and a chance to meet and greet the horses. The all-day event is perfect for families and offers an opportunity to see the beauty and majesty of horses up close. (May 18 & 19, Penns Woods Winery, 124 Beaver Valley Road, Chadds Ford, Pa., pennswoodswinery.com/derby) 

Enjoy a delicious three-course dinner menu with a cash bar per table and the fine voices of the singing wait staff at The Victor Café in support of the Mario Lanza Museum. Checks for the benefit dinner which costs $80 per person can be made out to the Mario Lanza Institute. For information or to make a credit card payment call 215-238-9691. RSVP by May 15. (May 22, The Victor Café, 1303 Dickinson St., Philadelphia, Pa., mariolanzainstitute.org)

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CYNTHIA DESTEFANO PHILLIPS 
SCIENTIA CONSULTING LLC, MANAGING PARTNER – ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
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(267) 567-4777


DR. MARC CHIACCHIO 
FOUNDER, COURTLY TOURS, TRAVEL ADVISOR; CUSTOMIZED EUROPEAN DESTINATIONS
marc@courtlytours.com
courtlytours.com
(856) 514-0390


CAVALIERI ANTHONY D’ALESSANDRO
FOUNDER OF ACCENT UNIFORM INC. FOUNDER OF ASSOCIAZIONE REGIONALE ABRUZZESE DELCO
arduniform@aol.com
(610) 874-4871

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