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Oct
24
Tue
Brandywine Business Network
Oct 24 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Welcome to the home of Brandywine Business Network (BBN), a business networking group located in Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

BBN members are local business owners, and employees, that meet weekly to showcase their business offerings and to network with other like-minded individuals.

Bertucci's Restaurant
(Banquet Room)
501 Byers Dr
Glen Mills, PA 19342

Contact us

Toll Brothers Conditional Use Hearing
Oct 24 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Civic Association Annual Wine and Cheese
Oct 24 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Annual Wine and Cheese with Historian Bruce Mowday

Join us on Tuesday, October 24, 7pm, for the Civic Association Annual Wine and Cheese Annual Membership Meeting.  Our speaker will be popular author and historian Bruce Mowday.  Bruce will be discussing his book September 11, 1777: Washington’s Defeat at the Brandywine Dooms Philadelphia.  Location will once again be the lecture room of the Brandywine River Museum.  Enter on the right side of the building, on the lower level.

2017 Outstanding Chadds Ford Citizen, Philip Wenrich will also be honored!  All residents of Chadds Ford Township and business members of the Chadds Ford Civic Association are invited.  Complimentary wine & cheese will be served.  Admission is free for members.  If you have not paid your annual dues of $20 per household, you may forward $20 to the Civic Association, P. O. Box 823, Chadds Ford, PA  19317, or pay at the door.

Oct
26
Thu
Landscapes3
Oct 26 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

County Invites Public to Attend Landscapes3 Public Meeting

The Chester County Planning Commission will be hosting its first public meeting on Thursday, October 26 about Landscapes3, the County’s next long-range comprehensive plan for the future. There will be opportunities for reporters to take photos, film, and conduct interviews at the meeting.

WHO: Chester County Planning Commission and Landscapes3 Steering Committee

WHAT: Public meeting for Landscapes3, the County’s next long-range comprehensive plan

WHERE:  West Whiteland Township Building,

101 Commerce Drive Exton, Pa.

WHEN:          5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 26, 2017

(There will be an open house style presentation from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., with a presentation on the progress to date and next steps at 6:30 p.m. A formal public comment period will follow the presentation.)  

 WHY:  The Planning Commission and Landscapes3 Steering Committee are conducting this meeting as a way to share information about the comprehensive plan with residents and listen to their feedback.

For more information, visit www.chescoplanning.org. If you have any questions, please contact Chester County Planning Commission Communications Specialist Danielle Lynch at 610-344-6285 and dlynch@chesco.org or Chester County Communications Coordinator Rebecca Brain at 610-344-6279 and rbrain@chesco.org.

Oct
27
Fri
Live2Lead
Oct 27 @ 7:45 AM – 3:00 PM

Live2Lead is delivered in partnership with The John Maxwell Co. and includes a morning simulcast session with John C. Maxwell and his guests (Dave Ramsey, Cheryl Bachelder, and Warrick Dunn) and an afternoon session with live speaking, fun, and training. Previous events averaged over 200 attendees from throughout the 5 county region, DE, NJ, MD and, of course, the local Kennett Square community. For me it’s part of my personal mission to invest in growing leaders at the CEO, Corporate and Community levels. Well, I’m pleased to announce that Live2Lead – Chester County is scheduled for October 27th and this year it will be hosted at the Red Clay Room in Kennett Square. My personal highlight will be an opportunity to introduce a new leadership concept that has been in work for several months called Transformissional Leadership™.  I hope you are able to be a part of this now annual event and look forward to seeing you then. Feel free to contact me with any questions.

For a “personal” invite please visit the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Cjm4nMrVog&feature=youtu.be

Scott Walker

Walker Services Group

204 Peonie Drive

Kennett Square, PA 19348

610.724.9043 (local)

www.walkerservicesgroup.com

Creating Brilliance: A 21st-Century Look at 19th-Century Lighting @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Oct 27 @ 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

October 27 and 28 at Winterthur Museum

Join lighting specialists and enthusiasts, museum and historic house curators, students, and preservation and technology experts for a two-day symposium focused on material and social histories of artificial light in North American interiors.

During the nascent era of electrical lighting, Winterthur Museum’s founder Henry Francis du Pont sought to balance desires for modernity and authenticity in the rooms and spaces he created. The dialogue between artificial light and decorative arts remains pertinent today. Please join us for these illuminating conversations and live demonstrations of nineteenth-century lighting devices. For more information, download our conference brochure.

Registration is open. There are three ways to register: print, complete form, and mail with payment to Winterthur Information and Tours Office, 5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, Delaware 19735 or fax to 302.888.4953; or call 800.448.3883. Download our scholarship application

Longwood Gardens Illuminated Fountains – Fri & Sat
Oct 27 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Dates & Price

Now–September 30, 2017

6 to 9 p.m. except October 7


Free with Gardens Admission

Timed Admission Tickets or Timed Member Reservations Required

Sell Out Likely

Oct
28
Sat
Run For the Mill @ Newlin Grist Mill
Oct 28 @ 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

5K trail run, one mile walk and kids dash to benefit the Newlin Grist Mill.  Proceeds will go towards the rebuilding of the waterwheel that powers the 1704 Grist Mill.

Bird Walk @ Newlin Grist Mill
Oct 28 @ 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Newlin Grist Mill and Wild Birds Unlimited-Concordville are teaming up to explore the wonderful world of bird life. Join us for monthly naturalist-led walks through the 160-acre park at Newlin Grist Mill. We will meet year-round residents, visit exciting migrants, and learn the basics of bird identification and biology.
Families and beginners are welcome!

When: last Saturday of each month, 9-11am
Where: meet at the NGM Visitor Center
Cost: Free

History at Work @ Newlin Grist Mill
Oct 28 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Join us each month as we explore historic skills and trades with our "History at Work" demonstration series.

April 29: "Dairying"

May 20: "Potash & Soap Making"

June 24: "Woodturning"

July 29: "Coopering"

August 12: "Papermaking"

September 30: "Baking Ship Bread"

October 28: "Candlemaking"

All ages; FREE.

Annual Howl-o-Ween Fall Festival
Oct 28 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Annual Howl-o-Ween Fall Festival

Saturday October 28th from 11-3 outdoors rain or shine

Join us for a fun filled afternoon of Fall activities and Puppy games! We'll have a moon bounce, pumpkin painting and scare crow building for the kids as well as Paw painting, a treat eating contest and lots of other fun for the pups.

Leashed dogs are welcome no flexis please

This is an outdoor event that will be held rain or shine

 

Treasures on Trial Guided Gallery Walks on Sat. & Sun. @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Oct 28 @ 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Take a guided walk through the Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes, every Saturday and Sunday at 11:30am, 1:00pm and 2:00pm.

Pop-Up Naturalist @ Newlin Grist Mill
Oct 28 @ 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Join Newlin's staff naturalist for an afternoon of exciting environmental activities. Look for the pop-up naturalist tent in different parts of the park and discover the plants and animals that call Newlin home. While specific activities will vary by theme, you can expect to find interactive demonstrations, live specimens, games and crafts, and fun for the whole family!

In 2017, our naturalist will pop-up from 1pm to 5pm on the following Saturdays:

April 29: Animal Tracks
May 27: Fabulous Forests
June 24: Pond Life
July 29: Reptiles & Amphibians
August 26: Water, Water, Everywhere
September 30: Bird Migrations
October 28: Camouflage

The Pop-Up Naturalist Program is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome.

For more information, please email info@newlingristmill.org or call 610.459.2359.

Oct
31
Tue
Halloween
Oct 31 all-day
Nov
1
Wed
Winterthur 101 Lecture: “Winterthur’s Needlework Collection” @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Nov 1 @ 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM

Copeland Lecture Hall, 6:00 pm

Linda Eaton, John L. and Marjorie P. McGraw Director of Collections and Senior Curator of Textiles, discusses H. F. du Pont's love of needlework; the extensive Winterthur needlework collection; and the embroidery style in the coronation gown feature in our Royal Splendor exhibit. Members only. Members free.

FREE concert by Lowdown Brass Band
Nov 1 @ 8:00 PM

Hadley Presents a FREE concert by Lowdown Brass Band

at The Kennett Flash

 Wednesday     November 1   7 pm doors  with 8 pm show

 102 Sycamore Alley (between State & Cypress Streets)

Kennett Square, PA  19348

(484) 732-8295  www.kennettflash.org

The Lowdown Brass Band flawlessly synthesizes brass band, hip hop, reggae, ska, rhythm & blues, Afrobeat, Latin, rock, and jazz with the street beat, second line sound of New Orleans, Louisiana.  Lowdown’s infectious and diverse sound has something for every listener.  The LDB brandishes a powerful veteran brass frontline of trumpets, trombones, saxophones, and a funky backline of drums and sousaphone.

www.lowdownbrassband.com

 

PLUS – BONUS Event before the show:

Hadley Presents a FREE Music Workshop with members of

Lowdown Brass Band at

The Garage Community & Youth Center

Wednesday   w  November 1   w 4:30 – 5:30pm

115 S. Union Street

Kennett Square, PA  19348

(610) 444-6464  www.garageyouthcenter.org

 

Members of the band will perform and speak about the composition of second line brass music of New Orleans, Louisiana and explain its cultural significance to workshop attendees.

 

 

Nov
3
Fri
Pop up show – T.S.Kist
Nov 3 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You are invited to Philter (111 W State Street, Kennett Square) for a family-friendly pop-up exhibit of new work. New paintings and prints of various sizes for sale. 20% of sales will be donated to hurricane relief through Americares.

Light refreshments and beverages for kids & adults 🍷🍪 Art supplies will also be provided to keep little hands busy!

Part of downtown Kennett Square's November Art Loop, stop in on your way to/from dinner and be sure to check out the other participating merchants in charming KSQ!

RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/124142821621366/

 

Nov
4
Sat
Chester County Second Color 5k
Nov 4 @ 8:00 AM

Event takes place November 4th in Everhart Park in West Chester

Following the success of the first Color 5K last year, the Chester County Commissioners, District Attorney, and members of the County’s Overdose Prevention Task Force announce details of the second annual Color 5K run and walk, raising funds to combat the opioid and heroin epidemic.

This year’s Color 5K will take place at Everhart Park in West Chester, on Saturday, November 4, 2017. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the race starts at 9:00 a.m. For details of the event and to register, go to http://chesco.org/color5k.

Chester County remains committed to tackling the opioid and heroin epidemic through intensive health, education, treatment, and law enforcement measures, coordinated by the Overdose Prevention Task Force.  The 2016 Color 5K attracted more than 800 participants and supporters, and raised $25,000 to help coordinate a “warm hand-off” program with the county’s five hospitals, helping to transition those who have been saved from an overdose into treatment and counseling.

Chester County Commissioners’ Chair Michelle Kichline said: “The amazing community support that we received for last year’s Color 5K proved that there are, unfortunately, many people in Chester County who have been affected by this epidemic. This event helps to raise awareness of, and funds for, the opioid and heroin crisis, but it also shows that those suffering from addiction, their families and friends are not alone.”

“The opioid and heroin crisis is a great concern plaguing the nation, and it’s a concern that we, as a county, have been cooperatively addressing for some time now,” said Commissioner Kathi Cozzone.  “While in Chester County the number of those abusing opioids is less than other areas of the Commonwealth, we still need to provide education, counseling, and rehabilitation services to help our residents.”

Funds raised through this year’s Color 5K will benefit a new program to provide one-to-one support for overdose survivors and their families and friends; provide overdose prevention information and outreach to first responders, hospital staff, family members and friends; and importantly, provide expedited admission into detox and a review of all treatment options for overdose survivors who agree to treatment.

“Americans are the number one consumers of opioids and they are being abused by young and old, rich and poor, urban and rural,” added Commissioner Terence Farrell.  “Prescription drug abuse has opened the door to heroin use, especially among young people, because heroin is cheaper and easier to obtain.”

Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan said, “The hard truth of the matter is that heroin and opioids have decimated this generation of American youth.  In Chester County, we lock up the dealers and the pill pushers.  But we also understand the need for a comprehensive approach to this health care crisis, including drug court, naloxone in the hands of our first responders, and coordination of innovative strategies by our Overdose Prevention Task Force.  We work together every day to save every life that we can.”

 

Open House Episcopal Academy
Nov 4 @ 10:00 AM

 

The Episcopal Academy will hold an Open House for prospective students and their families on Saturday, November 4.

10-11:30 a.m. for families interested in applying for Pre-Kindergarten-2nd 10-11:30 a.m.

1-2:30 p.m. 3rd-5th grades.

Families are invited to visit our classrooms and meet our faculty and staff.

https://www.episcopalacademy.org/admissions/upcoming-events

Address:

1785 Bishop White Drive

Newtown Square, PA 19073

484-424-1400

 

Treasures on Trial Guided Gallery Walks on Sat. & Sun. @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Nov 4 @ 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Take a guided walk through the Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes, every Saturday and Sunday at 11:30am, 1:00pm and 2:00pm.

Lecture: “Collecting Classics: Henry Francis du Pont’s Pursuit of New England Masterpieces” @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Nov 4 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Copeland Lecture Hall, 2:00 pm

Walking through the rooms of Winterthur, visitors gaze upon the finest furniture from early America.  The quality of the collection is so high, the quantity so great, that it is easy to overlook the unmatched grandeur of individual pieces.  Join Brock Jobe, Professor Emeritus at Winterthur, as he focuses on five New England landmarks from this splendid collection, explores their groundbreaking significance, and traces the diverse paths that brought them to Winterthur.  Along the way, we will witness the discipline, persistence, and artistic eye that guided Henry Francis du Pont in his pursuit of excellence.

Amigos and Amigas of LCH Dinner
Nov 4 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
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Where:

Hartefeld National Golf Club
1 Hartefeld Drive
Avondale, PA 19311


Driving Directions

For more information:

Click Here http://lacomunidadhispana.org/event/amigos-dinner/

Contact:

LeeAnn Riloff, Director of Development
La Comunidad Hispana (LCH)
610-444-7550 x220

Nov
5
Sun
Nov 5 @ 2:00 AM

Nov 5, 2017 - Daylight Saving Time Ends

When local daylight time is about to reach
Sunday, November 5, 2017, 2:00:00 am clocks are turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, November 5, 2017, 1:00:00 am local standard time instead.

Nov
7
Tue
Election Day
Nov 7 all-day

7:00 am to 8:00 pm

Birmingham Township - Birmingham Friends Meeting - 1245 S. Birmingham Rd

Chadds Ford Township - Calvary Chapel -  500 Brandywine Drive

Concord Township - 11 precincts

Pennsbury Township - 4 precincts

Pocopson Township -Pocopson Home - 1695 Lenape Rd. West Chester

ALL Chester County Polling Places

Royal Splendor Lecture: “The Royal School of Needlework’s Role in British Coronations of the 20th Century” @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Nov 7 @ 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM

Copeland Lecture Hall, 6:00 pm

 

In this fully illustrated lecture, Dr. Susan Kay-Williams, chief executive and curator of the Royal School of Needlework (RSN), which was founded in 1872 and worked on cornation regalia for all four British monarchs of the 20th century,  will reveal the work that was done for coronations and discuss pieces that were reused by different monarchs and elements that  are still in use today.

Nov
8
Wed
Royal Splendor Lecture: “The Royal School of Needlework: Keeping Hand Embroidery Alive” @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Nov 8 @ 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Wednesday, November 8

Rotunda, 12:15 pm

 

The Royal School of Needlework (RSN) was founded in 1872 to keep the art of hand embroidery alive and to offer suitable occupation to ladies who would otherwise be destitute. Dr. Susan Kay-Williams, chief executive, RSN, will explore objects from its collection and show the wide range of work produced by its students today. Members free. Included with admission.

Image:  Courtesy of Winterthur. Copyright RSN Archives

Current State of Carbon Capture
Nov 8 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Current State of Carbon Capture: One approach for reducing greenhouse gas and yet still burn fossil fuels is to capture the CO2  from utilities, large chemical units & steel. This captured C02 can be  used  to make chemicals, or can be sequestered  deep underground.  Dr. Celia; Professor of Environmental at Princeton, will address the current status and future of carbon capture techniques, including the cost and technical barriers & safety.

Wed Nov 8  at 7-9 pm at the West Chester Boro hall on 401 east Gay st & Adams st.  http://chescocooler.org/online/

Nov
9
Thu
Gentle Yoga, Year-Round at Winterthur @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Nov 9 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Every Thursday, 9:00 am, Brown Learning Center

Try practicing yoga in a beautiful garden setting, strengthening your body and spirit. Our yoga class is open to all levels. We will practice slow, easy motions to get into the rhythm of nature. Led by Beth Sheehy. Bring Yoga mat, small towel, and a water bottle. Wear layers appropriate to the season. Classes are rain or shine.  Class will move outdoors as weather permits. Drop-in rate of $10.  No advance registration necessary.  Members may bring a friend.

Film series at West Chester
Nov 9 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Nov. 9, “We The People 2.0” at 7 p.m.  Lobby open at 6:15 pm.  Come early for tours of WCU’s new LEED-certified Business and Public Management Center.  Refreshments and community group displays will be available in the lobby preceding each film.  Expert panels and question and answer session will conclude each film.  Contact Margaret Hudgings – mhudgings@gmail.com or Sean McLaughlin sm852549@wcupa.edu . Location is Business and Public Management Center Room 101, West Chester, PA 19383.

 

Tavern Talks: Feast Mode! @ Barns-Brinton House
Nov 9 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

We will have your taste buds tingling for this month’s food-centric Tavern Talks: Feast Mode! On Thursday, November 9th from 7-9 PM at the Chadds Ford Historical Society’s Barns-Brinton House, become a historical foodie as we delight in the delicacies of 18th Century cooking through several interactive stations. Learn about tavern fare with historic foodways historian Susan Plaisted and cheer on TV host, podcaster and competitive food eater Monty "Moe Train" Wiradilaga as he does the “Colonial Food Tasting Challenge.” Other guest participants include New Castle Historical Society and Chaddsford Winery.

 

Tavern Talks is a monthly experience (not a lecture!) aimed exclusively for adults 21 and older that focuses on unexplored aspects of early American history and culture. Guests will experience history with hands-on activities, food and drink tastings, demonstrations, and more. 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 $20 for non-members and $15 for members. Tickets must be purchased in advance over the phone, in person or online (http://bit.ly/2i1qCDs) as space is limited. All attendees must be 21 and older.

For more info on the CFHS or to purchase tickets, call (610) 388-7376, email us at info@chaddsfordhistory.org or visit www.chaddsfordhistory.org.