Tavern Talks: Colonial “Cocktails”
Mar 23 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Did you know that rattle-skull, syllabub, and bogus were all names for mixed drinks in the 18th century? Join us for this month’s Tavern Talks on Thursday, March 23rd from 7-9 p.m. as we cover the topic of Colonial “Cocktails.” Samples will be available from featured participants including Thistle Finch Distillery, Frank’s Wine, and Greenbank Mills & Philips Farm. Guests can sing along to tavern drinking songs with local Irish band Seven Rings, watch a Colonial brewer at work and more!

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 as space is limited. All attendees must be 21 and older.

Interested in what other topics we will be covering this year? Our other 2017 Tavern Talks include:

April 20–Tavern Night
May 18 –Spy Games

June 9 – Quack-ing Up! 18th Century Medicine

September 14 – Well-Preserved

October 12 – Spirits & Spirits

November 9 – Feast Mode!

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



Chadds Ford Elementary Art Show Opening
Mar 24 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Welcome to the Chadds Ford Art Sale & Show

Founded in 1949 by Betsy Wyeth, the popular Chadds Ford Art Sale & Show features works by over 70 professional artists from the Brandywine Valley and beyond. Artists showcase a variety of works to satisfy every taste and budget. The 68th annual show will be held on March24 & 25, 2017
Friday, March 24, 2017 7:00PM-10:00PM - Opening night complimentary reception & Sale (Adults only)
Enjoy live music and fabulous complimentary hors d’oeuvers from prominent local restaurants and food service businesses. Meet and talk with the artists, many of whom will be available to sign or personalize their work.
Saturday,  March 25, 2016 10:00AM - 4:00PM - Art exhibit & Sale (Children welcome)

Saturday features live music and a raffle drawing at 3 pm. Come early for the best selection and don't miss a chance to win one of our wonderful raffle prizes. MasterCard/Visa accepted. 30% of all purchases are tax deductible.  All proceeds support educational enrichment programs at Chadds Ford Elementary School.


Bird Walk @ Newlin Grist Mill
Mar 25 @ 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

Downtown Divas
Mar 25 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Downtown Divas is back!

Spring fever kicking in? Grab your friends and come out for a day of shopping, food and fun.

Stop by Oxford Mainstreet at 10:00am for your diva bag filled with coupons, giveaways and information. We only have 120 bags!

Please note: This free event is for ladies over 21.

Click here to register and for more information.


Brandywine in Black
Mar 25 @ 6:00 PM

Tickets on sale!! Don't miss the opportunity to attend the spring's hottest event! Brandywine in Black is Saturday, March 25th 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at:

Chester Children’s Chorus Concert
Mar 25 @ 7:00 PM

Chester Children's Chorus will be performing a free, family-friendly concert on Saturday, March 25, 7 p.m. at United Church of Christ - East Goshen. The church is located at Route 352 and Greenhill Roads just outside of West Chester.

The Chester Children's Chorus (CCC) includes 130 boys and girls, age 8 to 18 years old from the Chester Upland school district. Established in 1994, it is a division of Swarthmore College. 40 Chorus students will be singing in the event.

The Chorus will be singing classical and sacred selections ranging from Mozart to spirituals arranged by founder and artistic director, Dr. John Alston. More information on the Chester Children's Chorus can be found at A free-will donation will be taken to support the program.




Guided Hike at the Laurels Preserve
Mar 26 @ 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Guided Hike at the Laurels Preserve

March 26, Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Enjoy a leisurely hike while learning fun facts about the property's history and its unique natural resources. Meet in the Laurels Preserve parking lot. This is a free event for members. Not a member? Join today!

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Intro to Yoga & Meditation
Mar 26 @ 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Intro to Yoga & Meditation March 26th, 1:30pm-3:00pm
Instructor: Nicole Breen

This monthly beginners workshop with Nicole will focus on introducing students to a well rounded yoga practice. You will learn the foundations of the postures and how to align yourself properly as the postures are broken down and studied. Learn how to quiet your mind and achieve mindfulness through meditation.

No yoga experience is necessary, all ages event. Bring your questions and your curiosity and we will show you the path!

We will recommend classes and styles for you to move into after your beginners session. Come join us, yoga is for everyone!

3 Ways to Invest in Wellness:
Pre-registration: $35
Beginner Package: Workshop & 1-mo. unlimited yoga $65
Auto Renew Member Passport: $45 for 3 workshops
Non-Member Workshop Passport: $75 for 3 workshops

Here is the link for registration:

Yoga Underground
1609 Baltimore Pike Building 500
Chadds Ford Barn Shoppes
Chadds Ford, PA 19317

Toastmasters – Kennett
Mar 27 @ 5:45 PM – 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:

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

March 27

April 17

April 24

May 8

May 22

June 12

June 26

Her America: Women Artists from the Phillips Collection
Mar 29 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Second and third of the series have been moved back one week due to weather.

Her America:
Three Women Artists from the Phillips Collection

In honor of Women's History Month, join us as we delve into the art of Georgia O'Keeffe (March 8), Doris Lee (March 22) and Grandma Moses (March 29) in this lively lecture series presented by Amanda C. Burdan, associate curator. Purchase tickets to individual lectures or the entire series today!

Wine & Design Workshop – Chaddsford Winery
Mar 29 @ 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Wednesday, March 29 from 6:30 - 9:00 PM

Join DIYer, House Flipper, and Designer, Denise Sabia of The Painted Home for an incredible Wine & Design workshop at Chaddsford Winery!

Create a completely custom Etched-Glass Wine Flight & Board with Denise’s expert guidance.  The craft includes three wine glasses that you can etch with words, numbers, or images, along with a flight board that you will transform with chalkboard paint.

While you’re crafting, enjoy a Chaddsford Wine Flight of your choice – either Dry Red, Dry White, or Sweet – which includes three 2-ounce servings of wine.  

Feel free to bring snacks or pack your own picnic.  Additional wine by the glass or bottle will be available for purchase.


Take home your finished craft and use it to host your own wine tastings or create your own wine pairings!

Wine & Design makes an excellent Girls Night Out, birthday gathering, or no-excuse-needed reason to drink wine & craft.

2017 CFHS Guest Bartending Event @ BBC Greenville @ BBC Tavern and Grill
Mar 30 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

The Chadds Ford Historical Society is hosting a Guest Bartending Fundraising Event at BBC Tavern and Grill in Greenville, DE on Thursday, March 30th from 6pm - 9pm.   Chadds Ford favorites as well as new friends will be joining us as guest bartenders, all for a great cause - supporting local history!  Eat, drink and celebrate history during this event, as 100% of your tips at the bar and a portion of your dining purchases are donated to us, when you mention CFHS to your server.  If you can't make it out to the event, you may also make a donation to this fundraiser by mail, including "BBC Guest Bartending" in your memo.  For more information on this and our upcoming events, please visit our website at  Thanks for your support and we hope to see you there!

Science Seminar Series
Mar 30 @ 6:00 PM

Science Seminar Series

A Win for the Farmer and a Win for Fresh Water: Cover Cropping

Thursday, March 30
Doors open at 6 p.m. for light refreshments

Lecture begins at 6:30

Cover crops are helping farmers to produce more yield, protect our waterways, and take better care of their soil. Learn about the cover cropping approach from the “Coach” himself, Steve Groff. “I will always be a farmer first. My decades of experience with cover crops fuels my passion for sharing what I’ve learned.”

Then hear from Stroud Center scientists about the research they are doing in conjunction with local farmer, Jamie Hicks, and his experiences thus far with cover cropping.

Calling all farmers, large landowners, and CSA, conservation, and agricultural groups -- you don’t want to miss this! RSVP's are appreciated but not required, visit: For more information, call 610-268-2153, x288 or email

Sponsored by Exelon Generation and PECO.



Relief from Migraines
Mar 30 @ 6:30 PM


w/Danielle Aberman, Nutritionist, RDN, LDN

When: Thursday, March 30th, 6:30 pm

Where: Dr. Jill Pagliei's Office (at Bianco Chiropractic)

220 Wilmington Pike, Chadds Ford, PA  (next to Rita’s)

Are you searching for relief from migraines? Are you frustrated with the toll the headaches are taking on your life? There are many studies showing a strong relationship between food and migraines. Perhaps you know some of your triggers but not all and are overwhelmed about what to do next. Join us as Danielle Aberman, Nutritionist, RDN, LDN, discusses the mechanisms by which triggers cause pain.

Feel free to bring a friend! Food will be served.

Please RSVP if attending, space is limited:

484-840-9100, or email

Trout Fishing Opening Day @ Newlin Grist Mill
Apr 1 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Trout anglers can join us for Regional Opening Day for Trout Season in Delaware County. Please see our website for additional information, requirements and fees.

Mendelssohn, Mimosas, and More!
Apr 1 @ 1:00 PM

Mendelssohn, Mimosas, and More!

Saturday, April 1, 2017 • 1:00 pm

Grand Ballroom, Mendenhall Inn
Kennett Square, PA

Mendelssohn, Mimosas, and More is a brand new, informal, hour-long concert event. Seated in the round, you will experience the music and the orchestra as never before. With fascinating musical insights, and food and drink available during the concert, it will be a relaxed and engaging event. Perfect for all who want a fun new symphonic experience!


Mendelssohn – Symphony No. 4 Italian

Adults – $25 in advance; $30 day of concert
Students up to age 18 – $10
$5 order fee, per order
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Tick Tock Wine Tasting
Apr 1 @ 1:00 PM


Tick Tock to Host a Tasting Tour of Southern Chester County Wineries

New this year, on April 1, 2017, Tick Tock Early Learning Center will host a wine tasting tour featuring four of Southern Chester County’s premier wineries. The tour will  include Paradocx Vineyard and Patone Cellars of Landenberg, PA and Galer Estate Vineyard and Winery in Kennett Square, PA.

Lele Galer, winery owner and artist who design the exterior mosaic of Tick Tock, said, “Galer Estate Winery in Kennett Square just celebrated our 5th Anniversary having garnered 100 medals and awards for our own hand-tended vineyards and handmade wines.  Tick Tock does great things for the entire community, and we are happy to support this great cause.”

The event begins with tastings from Flickerwood Wine Cellars at 1:00 PM at the Atrium in Genesis in the heart of Kennett Square.  Free parking is available in the parking garage located at East Linden Street.  For a $75.00 ticket, guests will also be transported to 3 venues to sample locally crafted wines and gourmet snacks. Buses will return to Genesis for guests to enjoy coffee, something sweet, and an opportunity to participate in a fabulous silent auction.  Want more wine?  Flickerwood Wine Cellars will be there as well!  The event ends at 6:00 PM, just in time for dinner at one of Kennett Square’s excellent restaurants.

“We are so excited for our new fundraiser and hoping to see many of our supporters, donors and friends enjoying wine tasting for a great cause,” states Jackie Neidigh, Executive Director. “All of the money raised will go directly to high quality child care at Tick Tock ELC.”

Guests can easily order tickets online by clicking on the events tab at  RSVP by March 18th, as seating is limited!

Since 1964 Tick Tock Early Learning Center has been providing reliable, affordable childcare and preschool for the children of working families in Southern Chester County. The Center has grown from one classroom serving seven children, to six classrooms serving over 150 children a year.  Tick Tock Early Learning Center is setting the standard of nurturing and educating young children today, to build a stronger Chester County tomorrow.

Contact:  Jackie Neidigh

1694 Baltimore Pike

Avondale, PA  19311



CERT Presentations – Opiate Abuse Prevention
Apr 4 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

"Opiate Abuse Prevention" &

"Active Shooter Emergency Preparedness"


 April 4 - 7pm to 9pm

Chadds Ford Township Building

10 Ring Road, Chadds Ford, PA

Chadds Ford Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) invites you to two important presentations the evening of April 4 in the Chadds Ford Township Building.

The first presentation, "Opiate Abuse Prevention" will be given by Raychel Kernicky, Certified Recovery Specialist, Access Center, Crozer’s Recovery Department.

The second presentation, "Active Shooter Emergency Preparedness" will be given by Tim Boyce, Director, Delaware County Emergency Services.

Feel free to invite your friends and family to this very informative event. To reserve your free seat(s), please email CERT at

SCCCC Women in Business
Apr 5 @ 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

SCCCC WIB was launched  as a networking and educational breakfast program for professional women and offers thought-provoking presentations conducted by SCCCC members.

Meets first Wednesday of the month at 8:30 am at different member locations

Click here  for this month’s program and to register

Chester County Orphans’ Court seeks guardian program volunteers
Apr 6 @ 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Chester County Orphans’ Court seeks guardian program volunteers

Training for volunteers to take place on Thursday, April 6th in West Chester

The Chester County Orphans’ Court is seeking volunteers to serve as its “eyes and ears” by visiting individuals who require guardianship.

The visits by volunteers assist the court in maintaining contact with the any person deemed by the court to be incapacitated. The amount of volunteer time required is flexible, and training for the guardian program includes topics such as individual’s rights, Alzheimer’s disease, and information on public agencies that provide the guardianship services.

“The court appoints a guardian for an individual who is determined to be ‘incapacitated’ within the meaning of the law,” said Judge Katherine Platt, Orphans Court Judge.  “The standard for that determination is whether the individual’s ability to receive and evaluate information and communicate decisions is impaired to such a significant extent that he or she is unable to manage his or her financial resources, or meet essential requirements for physical health and safety.”

Anyone interested in becoming part of the Orphans’ Court guardian program is invited to take part in a free training session that will be held on Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Chester County Justice Center, 201 W. Market Street, West Chester.  A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

For more information about the program or to request an application for the upcoming training, please contact Diane Mulhearn at (610)344-5212 or email



Pennsbury Land Trust “The Native Bird Connection”
Apr 6 @ 7:00 PM

Steven Saffier, National Audobon Society

"The Native Bird Connection"

Free Event RSVP to

Wine, cheese, sweets and coffee will be served

701 Baltimore Pike Chadds Ford PA 19317


Healthy Kids Running Series Spring
Apr 7 @ 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Healthy Kids Running Series Spring 2017 registration is now open. Healthy Kids Running Series is designed provide kids with a positive, educational, and fun experience in the world of running. To combat the increasing rates of child obesity in America, this running program that would motivates kids to be healthy and active and provides a fun environment to improve their self-esteem.  Races are held on Fridays beginning April 7th, 2017 and continuing for the following Fridays 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12. Each race begins at 5:30 PM and ends at 6:30 PM. The races are held at the Smithbridge Park beside the Concord Township Rachel Kohl Library, and Garnet Valley Middle School. Registration is $35 per child for a full series, or $10 per individual race.

Please visit  to register for this event! Contact for more details.

Mini Barn Market
Apr 8 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Brandywine View Antiques

1st one will be April 8th. Starts at 9AM. We will also be hosting, "meet the vendor" Al, the tool guy. Believe it or not, he's in his 80's and has been with us close to 10 years now. He will be here from 11-2. That day as well will be Christine from House of Red doing a "make it and take it" for a small fee. She'll be here from 12-4.

Brandywine View

The Newlin Series: “An Historical Archaeology of Cuisine” @ Newlin Grist Mill
Apr 8 @ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Join us as we explore different aspects of Newlin Grist Mill's unique historical and environmental resources. Get an in-depth look at the site with programs that range from presentations by guest speakers to hands-on workshops. In this session, archaeologist Teagan Schweitzer will discuss how archaeological resources can be combined with documentary evidence to paint a picture of the food culture of the Delaware Valley from 1750 to 1850.

Cost: $5 members / $7 non-members. Pre-registration is required.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Apr 8 @ 7:00 PM


First State Ballet

First State Ballet Theatre presents A Midsummer Night's Dream on April 8 at 7:00 p.m. and April 9 at 2:00 p.m. at the Baby Grand Theater, 818 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801. Tickets $25-50. Call 1 800-37GRAND or visit

Photo credit: Tisa Della-Volpe

Friends Association Benefit
Apr 9 @ 5:00 PM

On April 9, 2017 at 5:00 pm, you are invited to our annual benefit concert “Life is a Cabaret”at Sprout Music Collective in downtown West Chester.

How does enjoying great music and eating delicious hors deuvres help homeless families?

By attending, your donation will support the work that we do.

Click here for tickets.

Life is a Cabaret
Apr 9 @ 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

On Sunday, April 9th Friends Association for Care & Protection of Children will be hosting their annual “Life is a Cabaret: an Evening of Jazz and Broadway” concert to benefit the families and children at Friends Association located in Chester County at West Chester’s Sprout Music Collective from 5 – 7.30 pm.

Think of a cabaret as a great meal that’s extravagant, prepared with great care, nutritious and good for the soul. During such a meal, one expects balance and variety–savory and sweet, familiar and perhaps unfamiliar with a variety of textures and flavors. The corollary in cabaret is that you want both familiar and unfamiliar songs, both humorous and serious songs, as well as songs of different tempos and styles.

Performing cabaret classics will be: Catherine Friedman, Joshua Graves and Heidi Starr, vocals; John Braceland, guitar; Rob Sparre, keyboard; and Timothy Crawford, pianist.

Heavy hors d’oeuvres are included in the $45 ticket price.  Reserved tickets are available online at  For further information, including becoming a program advertiser or event sponsor please contact Robin Meixner at

Friends Association promotes the independence of families with children by providing shelter, programs and services that prevent and end homelessness in Chester County.  In 2016, Friends Association saved over 124 families and 247children from homelessness.

Sip Behind the Scenes @ Newlin Grist Mill
Apr 13 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Visit us after hours for this special program series where guests get to sample local beverages and have a chance to chat with the staff about what's happening at Newlin Grist Mill.

April 13: "Punches & Pizzas"

May 11: "Sea Shanty Singalong"

June 8: "Archaeology"

September 14: "Blacksmithing"

October 12: "Lighting & Libations"
Free; must be 21 or older to attend. No reservations necessary.

History Hike through Beaver Valley
Apr 15 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Learn about the mills, houses, businesses, and former residents of Beaver Valley on this guided tour back through time. Scout out old remnants that tell a rich history of the past. Discover places you may have seen before but would never have know have a story to tell.

Use this google maps (see link below), because Bing maps is showing the wrong location.

Please print out your trail guides and bring them to the event. Downloadable here:

About Save The Valley

 We are a group of concerned citizens who aim to prevent the development of land owned by the Woodlawn Trustees, and aim to preserve it for public recreational use.


701 Beaver Valley Rd, Wilmington, DE 19803-1108




Public Archaeology Days @ Newlin Grist Mill
Apr 15 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Public Archaeology Days invite volunteers to assist our professional archaeologists with site excavation, artifact screening and care. Public Archaeology Days currently center on the tailrace of the 1704 Grist Mill and the Archive, formerly a mid-eighteenth century general store.

No registration is required. Free to the public and open to all ages.