Calendar

Jun
18
Mon
Toastmasters – Kennett
Jun 18 2018 @ 5:45 PM – Jun 18 2019 @ 7:00 PM

Toastmasters a fun and encouraging group with one common goal: To help each other improve our speaking and leadership skills. Introverts and extroverts welcome! Step out of your comfort zone, and give it a try! We meet from 5:45 pm to 7 pm typically on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month at the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Administrative Offices.

Check website to confirm dates: http://www.kennettsquare.toastmastersclubs.org.

Come check us out - and bring a friend along with you!

June 4, 2018

June 18, 2018 (Location to be confirmed)

 

Jun
21
Thu
2018 DCAD Summer Art Sale Exhibition @ Delaware College of Art and Design
Jun 21 @ 10:00 AM – Jun 24 @ 4:00 PM

The 2018 DCAD Summer Art Sale show features artwork from the DuPont collection being sold to benefit DCAD and United Way of Delaware along with items by students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends. Support DCAD by purchasing pieces from a selection of paintings, drawings, sculpture and more at prices discounted from the DCAD@20 exhibitions! Visit bit.ly/2018SummerArtSale to view the exhibition catalog and make a purchase! For more information, call 302-622-8000, ext. 108.

Jun
22
Fri
2018 DCAD Summer Art Sale Exhibition @ Delaware College of Art and Design
Jun 22 @ 10:00 AM – Jun 25 @ 4:00 PM

The 2018 DCAD Summer Art Sale show features artwork from the DuPont collection being sold to benefit DCAD and United Way of Delaware along with items by students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends. Support DCAD by purchasing pieces from a selection of paintings, drawings, sculpture and more at prices discounted from the DCAD@20 exhibitions! Visit bit.ly/2018SummerArtSale to view the exhibition catalog and make a purchase! For more information, call 302-622-8000, ext. 108.

Jun
23
Sat
“Natural Wonders: the sublime in Contemporary Art” opens @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Jun 23 all-day

Natural Wonders: the Sublime in Contemporary Art will showcase the work of thirteen American artists who engage nature in all its fierce magnificence.  Beyond just highlighting nature’s beauty, the featured artists—Suzanne Anker, Lauren Fensterstock, Patrick Jacobs, Maya Lin, Roxy Paine, Miljohn Ruperto & Ulrik Heltoft, Diana Thater, Jennifer Trask, Mark Tribe, Kathleen Vance, T.J. Wilcox, and Dustin Yellin—also hint at the more disquieting aspects of the natural world. As such, the works in this exhibition can be viewed as a type of neo-sublime, mixing the beautiful and terrifying to produce awe in the beholder in accord with tenets of eighteenth-century philosopher Edmund Burke.  And not unlike nineteenth-century sublime landscapes of the Hudson River School or the Romantic era, these recent works conjure the raw power and unruliness of nature along with its harmonious effects—a state at once captivating and unsettling.  Indeed, a menace can be found lurking within most of the work in Natural Wonders, and this danger often stems from human intervention.

Exhibit runs through October 21, 2018

http://www.brandywine.org/museum/exhibitions/natural-wonders-sublime-contemporary-art

 

2018 DCAD Summer Art Sale Exhibition @ Delaware College of Art and Design
Jun 23 @ 10:00 AM – Jun 26 @ 4:00 PM

The 2018 DCAD Summer Art Sale show features artwork from the DuPont collection being sold to benefit DCAD and United Way of Delaware along with items by students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends. Support DCAD by purchasing pieces from a selection of paintings, drawings, sculpture and more at prices discounted from the DCAD@20 exhibitions! Visit bit.ly/2018SummerArtSale to view the exhibition catalog and make a purchase! For more information, call 302-622-8000, ext. 108.

Jun
24
Sun
2018 DCAD Summer Art Sale Exhibition @ Delaware College of Art and Design
Jun 24 @ 10:00 AM – Jun 27 @ 4:00 PM

The 2018 DCAD Summer Art Sale show features artwork from the DuPont collection being sold to benefit DCAD and United Way of Delaware along with items by students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends. Support DCAD by purchasing pieces from a selection of paintings, drawings, sculpture and more at prices discounted from the DCAD@20 exhibitions! Visit bit.ly/2018SummerArtSale to view the exhibition catalog and make a purchase! For more information, call 302-622-8000, ext. 108.

Jun
25
Mon
Grandparents University @ Grandparents University
Jun 25 all-day

Runs June 25 through June 27.

Grandparents University is a specially designed program for grandparents and their grandchildren to share an unforgettable, three-day educational experience on West Chester University’s beautiful campus. Whether you’re an alumnus of WCU or one of our local neighbors, this opportunity – now in its eighth year – is the perfect combination of fun and interactive learning to enjoy with your grandkids. Stay on campus in our new suite-style residence halls and share meals in the Lawrence Dining Hall, select your favorite courses, and attend classes across campus! If you live close by and do not want to stay in the residence halls, you can also choose to go home at night.

Jun
26
Tue
Free Screenings for Veterans at Bianco Family Chiropractic to Promote New Law @ Bianco Family Chiropractic
Jun 26 all-day

In late March, Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, giving military veterans greater access to non-invasive, non-addictive pain relief through chiropractic care at more Veterans’ Affairs (VA) facilities throughout the country.

With the new measure in place, Chadds Ford-based chiropractor, Dr. Tom Bianco, is on a crusade to educate local veterans and their families about the benefits of chiropractic care, dispel concerns about treatment, and introduce them to the highly-specialized Gonstead technique.

“This legislation is a great start in continuing to care for those who served our nation,” said,” Dr Bianco. “Many of our veterans suffer from extreme back pain and other musculoskeletal conditions resulting from their service. However, there is reluctance in many to seek chiropractic treatment out of fear and misconceptions. Having used Gonstead for more than 25 years of practice, I have genuinely healed people who suffered debilitating pain and had no hope. I want to make a difference”

 Now through August 31st, Dr, Thomas Bianco of Bianco Family Chiropractic is offering free individual evaluations, diagnostic X-rays, and personalized exercise regimens to get military heroes on their way to feeling good.

Currently, veterans have access to chiropractic services at more than 70 major VA treatment facilities in the United States, but nearly 100 VA sites offer little to no availability. This disparity comes at a time when the need for drug-free options for musculoskeletal conditions is urgent. VA data cites “diseases of the musculoskeletal system/connective system” such as back pain as the No. 1 ailment experienced by veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who access VA treatment. Moreover, surveys show that, like the civilian population, many veterans struggle with prescription painkiller (opioid) addiction.

“The Gonstead Technique is the gold standard of chiropractic care,” said Dr. Bianco. “It goes beyond what many chiropractors consider a spinal assessment. It is such a specialized approach that I am one of fourteen physicians in Pennsylvania with the credentials to practice it.”

For more information about Bianco Family Chiropractic or schedule a free consultation, call 484-840-9100 or visit biancofamilychiropractic.com .

 About Bianco Family Chiropractic

Established in 1996, Bianco Family Chiropractic tailors a chiropractic and wellness program specifically targeted to each patient’s needs, using the least invasive, yet highly-effective, techniques and services.

Founded by Dr. Thomas Bianco, the Chadds Ford-based practice is built on the principles and techniques of world-renowned chiropractor, Dr. Clarence S.Gonstead.

The Gonstead Technique goes beyond what many chiropractors consider a spinal assessment by conducting a thorough analysis of the spine using five criteria to detect the presence of the vertebral subluxation complex - visualization, instrumentation, static palpation, motion palpation, X-ray analysis.

Since its inception, Bianco Family Chiropractic has successfully restored the health and functionality of thousands of patients suffering with everything from stiff necks and aching backs to ruptured and extruded discs in the lumbar spine and much more.

For more information about Bianco Family Chiropractic, visit biancofamilychiropractic.com or call 484-840-9100.

 

Free Time Adventures @ Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Jun 26 @ 10:00 AM – Aug 16 @ 2:00 PM

Join TLC for twenty-one days of fun in the sun. Our interactive, outdoor summer program focuses on creating a common bond with the natural world, building independence, enhancing problem-solving prowess and teaching stewardship skills. Join any or all days.

Each nature walk through the preserve will include an activity such as:

-Hiking and Friendship Building -Scavenger Hunts
-Reptile and Amphibian Searches -Native Plant Identification
-Native Animals and their Habitats -Stream Exploration
-Bird Identification and Counting -One off-site field trip

Please pack a lunch. Snacks/drinks provided.
Register ASAP - limited spots available. Join us for any or all days. Water shoes a must!

Week 1 (June 26-28) Birds: Feathered Friends
Week 2 (July 10-12) Streams & Ponds: Water Worlds
Week 3 (July 17-19) Mammals: Wildlife Detectives
Week 4 (July 24-26) Herpetology: Scaly and Slimy
Week 5 (July 31-August 2) Invertebrates: Creepy Crawlies
Week 6 (August 7-9) Field Trip Week: Gnomes for Nature!
Week 7 (August 14-16) Wilderness Skills: Survival in the Woods

WOW! Wee Ones at Winterthur @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Jun 26 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Wee Ones is now offered every week! This early childhood series intended for children ages 3-5 incorporates active learning through music, movement, and the exploration of objects in a warm and welcoming setting. Themes relate to the museum and garden. Members and children under 2 free; nonmembers: $5 per child and $5 per adult with paying child; additional adults $15.

ARTZ at Brandywine @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Jun 26 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

ARTZ Philadelphia joins with Brandywine to offer this popular program which welcomes a small group of visitors with dementia and their care partners to the Museum to view and discuss art in a supportive setting. ARTZ Philadelphia was founded on the belief that people living with dementia should be accorded the benefits of well-being and quality of life that others enjoy. The Museum is pleased to partner with ARTZ to provide these cultural and creative opportunities.
There is no charge for this program, but registration is required. To register, contact ARTZ Philadelphia at info@artzphilly.org or 610.721.1606. Space is limited; please register at least a week in advance.

Brandywine Business Network
Jun 26 @ 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

Natural Wonders Gallery Talk @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Jun 26 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

= Natural Wonders Gallery Talk
Tues June 26,2018, 2:00pm
Free with Museum admission
Explore exhibition themes with Conservancy and Museum staff.
The talk will be led by Ellen Ferretti, Director of the Brandywine Conservancy and Mary Cronin, Dean of Education for the Brandywine River Museum of Art.

Evening at Kuerners: Plein Air at Kuerners Farm @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Jun 26 @ 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM

– Evening at Kuerners: Plein Air at Kuerners Farm
June 26,2018 4:30 – 8:30 pm
$15 members, $20 non members. Purchase tickets online http://www.brandywine.org/museum/events

For information call 610 388-8120 or email Lwerstmoreland@brandywine.org
Get access to Kuerner Farm, a National Historic Landmark, where Andrew Wyeth found intriguing subjects for hundreds of tempera paintings, watercolors and drawings for more than 70 years. Artists working in all media are invited to explore the property where they can sketch, paint or photograph and may gain insight into Wyeth’s creative process on an optional guided tour.
For more information, contact Laura Westmoreland at (610) 388-8120 or LWestmoreland@brandywine.org.

Jun
27
Wed
Estate Tour @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Jun 27 @ 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Visit the former dairy and farm while exploring the ever-changing estate landscape on this narrated tram tour. Hear accounts of estate history as you see how we have repurposed historic work areas. Glimpse behind the scenes on this tour led by a specially trained guide. The 45-minute tour will leave from the east circle near the Dorrance Gallery. Reservations recommended by 4:00 pm. $5 per person upgrade. Members free. Capacity of 20. Weather permitting; handicapped-accessible.

Artist’s Talk: Kathleen Vance @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Jun 27 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

– Artist’s Talk: Kathleen Vance
Wed., June 27, 2018 6-8pm
$15 members, $20 non members

Kathleen Vance will discuss her work, including her site-specific installation that recreates a segment of the Brandywine River on the core wall of the Museum’s atrium. Vance will share insights about projects that connect people to aspects of nature that are overlooked or underappreciated. Vance creates miniature landscapes inside vintage suitcases and trunks. The bucolic scenes harken to a place out of time and a romanticism of nature, with lush foliage and flowing streams. These relaxing scenarios consider personal land ownership, water rights and the need for stewardship and preservation of our green areas and water sources. These works bring nature back into everyday life and the hurried pace of each person's travels can be slowed to a moment of respite for contemplation and reflection.
The Museum will open at 5:30 p.m. with the program at 6 p.m. and a reception to follow.

Jun
28
Thu
SCCCC Network at Noon
Jun 28 @ 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Network at Lunch at the Kennett Country Club

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Thursday Evening Follies and Beer Garden @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Jun 28 @ 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM

June 14, 21, & 28
July 12, 19, 26
August 9, 16, 23 & 30
5:00–9:30 pm

On all other Thursdays, June–August, join us to stroll through the Follies exhibition or to take a twilight tram tour of the exhibition. Twilight trams will be offered every half hour from the Visitor Center until sunset. Weather permitting and space available.  Members free. $10 per nonmember.

Jun
30
Sat
Bird Walk @ Newlin Grist Mill
Jun 30 @ 8:00 AM – 10:00 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 from 8-10am (May-October) or 9-11am (November-April)

Where: Meet at the NGM Visitor Center

Craft a Fairy House @ Mt. Cuba Center
Jun 30 @ 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Children - and those young at heart - love to play in the woods, so building a fairy house is a great way to nurture an appreciation of the natural world and exercise the imagination! Work with foraged twigs, bark, leaves, cones, and other botanicals to construct an enchanting abode for fairies, elves, and trolls. Turn a walk in the woods into magical memories for you and your favorite youngster! Dress for the weather. Class is held rain or shine.

All materials are included in the registration fee.

Children ages 5 to 17 must be accompanied by an adult.

History at Work @ Newlin Grist Mill
Jun 30 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Get a closer look at trades of the eighteenth century in Newlin’s “History at Work” series. Members of Newlin Grist Mill’s staff, volunteers, and outside artisans will demonstrate their crafts and talk with visitors about how different trades and skills were integral to life in colonial Pennsylvania and to the operation of Newlin Grist Mill. These demonstrations take place on the last Saturday of the month between 10:00am and 3:00pm.
April 28th: Beer Brewing
May 26: Cooperage
June 30: Spinning & Weaving
July 28: Tinsmithing
August 25: Paper Marbling & Bookbinding
September 29: Joinery
October 27: Food Preservation

“History at Work” is free and open to the public of all ages.

“Escape Brandywine” Historic Escape Room Experience @ Chadds Ford Historical Society
Jun 30 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Escape Brandywine

Escape Brandywine is a new, historically immersive escape room experience available every Saturday this spring and summer! 

PURCHASE TICKETS
Tickets are $28 per person 
Tickets must be purchased in advance online, as space is limited.

Escape Brandywine is an escape room experience, set inside the historic Chads House, c.1725,  located along site of the Battle of Brandywine. This escape room program is unlike any other, since it places you directly inside an authentic historical space with a Revolutionary War mission!

Escape Brandywine places participants into roles of spies on the eve of the Battle of Brandywine, and charges them with finding General Howe's battle plans that have been hidden inside the Chads House for safe keeping. Using real Revolutionary War spy techniques, codes and cyphers, players will have 60 minutes to solve puzzles that will allow them to locate the plans and escape the house to deliver the plans to George Washington!

To purchase your tickets, click here.  Private escape room experiences are available for corporate outings, team building, private parties and special events!   Please email info@chaddsfordhistory.org or call 610-388-7376 to check availability.

For more information about Chadds Ford Historical Society, please visit our website at http://www.chaddsfordhistory.org.

 

Art Classes with Karl J. Kuerner @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Jun 30 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Immerse yourself in Kuerner Farm, a source of inspiration for Andrew Wyeth for over 70 years, and a featured property on the National Register of Historic Places, with an art class led by Karl J. Kuerner. As the grandson of two of Andrew Wyeth’s best-known subjects and a student of Carolyn Wyeth, Karl’s personal experiences with the farm provide special insight into the property and its rich history. Participants will provide art materials of their own choosing, and should dress appropriately for working outdoors. Class size is limited to allow for individual instruction.
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Learn more about Karl J. Kuerner by visiting his website: http://www.KarlJKuerner.com

Pop-Up Naturalist @ Newlin Grist Mill
Jun 30 @ 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 2018, our naturalist will pop-up from 1pm to 5pm on the following Saturdays:

April 28:  Animal Homes

May 26:  Wonderful Wildflowers

June 30:  Frogs & Toads

July 28:  Plant Superheroes

August 25:  Stream Life

September 29:  Persistent Pollinators

October 27:  Mighty Oaks

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

Jul
3
Tue
WOW! Wee Ones at Winterthur @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Jul 3 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Wee Ones is now offered every week! This early childhood series intended for children ages 3-5 incorporates active learning through music, movement, and the exploration of objects in a warm and welcoming setting. Themes relate to the museum and garden. Members and children under 2 free; nonmembers: $5 per child and $5 per adult with paying child; additional adults $15.

Jul
4
Wed
Independence Day
Jul 4 all-day
Squeaky Wheels @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Jul 4 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend time with your child  and make friends with new families while you learn a little about the amazing collections that make Winterthur special. Members and children under 2 free; nonmembers: $5 per child and $5 per adult with paying child; additional adults $15.

Estate Tour @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Jul 4 @ 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Visit the former dairy and farm while exploring the ever-changing estate landscape on this narrated tram tour. Hear accounts of estate history as you see how we have repurposed historic work areas. Glimpse behind the scenes on this tour led by a specially trained guide. The 45-minute tour will leave from the east circle near the Dorrance Gallery. Reservations recommended by 4:00 pm. $5 per person upgrade. Members free. Capacity of 20. Weather permitting; handicapped-accessible.

Jul
5
Thu
Gentle Yoga, Year-Round @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Jul 5 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

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.

Museum Explorers Family Workshop @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Jul 5 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM