Around Town June 30

• The Chadds Ford Township Board of Supervisors meeting scheduled Wednesday, July 6, has been cancelled. The public hearing scheduled to consider the adoption of Ordinance 143, Solid Waste Authority Agreement, is also cancelled. Regular township business will be addressed at the Wednesday, July 27 workshop at 7 p.m., and the public hearing to consider the adoption of the Solid Waste Authority Agreement, will be held then.

• “Get The Picture! Contemporary Children’s Book Illustration” opens July 1 at the Brandywine River Museum of Art. The exhibit features illustrations that run from the sublime to the ridiculous, with remarkable creativity and wit, and shows the works of eight renowned illustrators. Their works reveal the artists’ broad spectrum of working methods and subject matter, as well as the ever-increasing inclusiveness in the field of children’s book illustration. The exhibit runs through Oct. 9.

• In conjunction with the Special Olympics of Chester County, the Pennsylvania State Police are inviting children and adults with special needs or disabilities, along with their families, to the first annual free law enforcement-based “Sunny Day Camp.” The day includes games, lunch and snacks, K-9 units, police vehicle displays and demonstrations. It takes place on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Penn Township Park in West Grove. The park is located at 260 Lewis Road. To register or get more information, visit, or contact Trooper Samantha Minnucci at 610-268-2102.

• Christiana Care Health System will host free bone health screenings and consultations on Saturday, July 9, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the John H. Ammon Medical Education Center on the Christiana Hospital campus. The local screenings are part of the 4th Annual National Bone Health event by American Bone Health called “Freedom from Fractures.” To find out more about the free bone health screening and consultation, and to register for the event at Christiana Care on July 9, visit Space is limited and registration is required.

• The next Tavern Talk at the Chadds Ford Historical Society’s Barns Brinton House, scheduled for July 14 from 7-9 p.m., is all about tea: “LiberTEA! EqualiTEA!” is the title. Learn about the role tea played leading up to the Revolutionary War. Taste some Colonial era “anti-tea” drinks, learn how women used tea parties as a form of protest, create your own “Stamp Act” taxes and bust some 18th century tea myths. Tavern Talks takes place at the Chadds Ford Historical Society’s Barns Brinton House, an historic 1714 tavern, located next to the Chaddsford Winery at 630 Baltimore Pike. Admission is $15 for non-members and $10 for members. Tickets must be purchased in advance over the phone, in person or online as space is limited. All attendees must be 21 and older.

• Rep. Dan Truitt, R-156, will host his annual Community Day and Free Market on Saturday, July 23, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Ira Hicks Pavilion at East Goshen Township Park. The Free Market allows individuals to bring household items, with the exception of TVs, that are in working condition and share them with their neighbors. No items can be sold during the Free Market; it is an opportunity to find a new home for useful but unwanted items or to pick up new items at no cost. New this year will be a free shredding truck. RSVPs to Eric Smith at or 610-696-4990 are requested regarding Free Market items to ensure sufficient space is available.

• PennDOT announced that all driver’s license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, July 2, through Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services online at Driver and vehicle online services available online include driver’s license, photo ID and vehicle registration renewals; driver-history services; changes of address; driver’s license and vehicle registration restoration letters; ability to pay driver’s license or vehicle insurance restoration fee; driver’s license and photo ID duplicates; and driver’s exam scheduling. There are no additional fees for using online services.



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