Calendar

Jan
20
Sat
UHS Book Pickup
Jan 20 all-day
The UHS neighborhood book collection is this Saturday, January 20th.

Have books on your curb by 9am and students will be by to pick them up and deliver to the high school.

Check here to see if you live on one of the 'pick up' routes:UHS Used Book Sale Information

If you do not live on a pick up route, donations can be dropped off at any UCFSD School.  Clean out your closets and help the UHS PTO - a win-win!
Questions?

Email uhsbooksale@ gmail.com or visit uhsbooksale.org

Jan
23
Tue
William Bunch Auction
Jan 23 @ 11:00 AM

Tuesday, January 23, 11 AM

Preview:

Monday, January 22nd from 9 AM - 7 PM

Tuesday, sale day from 9 AM

William Bunch Auctions & Appraisals

One Hillman Drive, Chadds Ford, PA 19317

More Information

Brandywine Business Network
Jan 23 @ 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

Jan
24
Wed
Chester County Fund for Women and Girls Hosts Panel Discussion
Jan 24 @ 8:30 AM

Chester County Fund for Women and Girls Hosts Panel Discussion
Reflecting on the Female-Led Cultural Movement of 2017

 The Chester County Fund for Women and Girls will host a panel discussion in our WomenTalk series on the changes we have seen in our communities – and throughout the country – in 2017 as we turn our collective focus to the work that still needs to be done. Women on the Rise: Stories from a Movement will be held on Wednesday, January 24 at 8:30 am in West Chester, PA. We welcome any and all interested members of the community to join us at this free event for light refreshments, constructive dialogue and ideas for moving forward together as we reflect on the cultural movement that 2017 sparked in the women in our community.

Nia Meeks, Principal at bgConnex, communications leader and political consultant, will moderate the discussion. She will be joined by panelists Patricia Maisano, Chester County Treasurer-Elect, Jasmine Sessoms, founder of the non-partisan organization She Can Win and Kate Young, concerned citizen. To RSVP, email Maeve at mkelly@ccfwg.org or call 484-356-0940.

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The Chester County Fund for Women and Girls is a grantmaking and education foundation that addresses needs of women and girls in the county. For 20 years, CCFWG has raised awareness and awarded nearly $3 million to 71 non-profit organizations. To learn more about our work, visit www.ccfwg.org.

Jan
26
Fri
Volunteer Appreciation Reception
Jan 26 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Volunteer Appreciation Reception and Open House

  • Board of Supervisors
  • 610-388-8800
Jan
28
Sun
ST Thomas The Apostle Open House @ ST Thomas the Apostle School
Jan 28 @ 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Drop  in  to  our  Open  House  to see the classrooms and meet the teachers. Parents, siblings and friends welcome! Come and learn about our comprehensive curriculum and tour our facilities.

New Pre-School Program Options!

St. Thomas the Apostle has so much to offer including:

  • Integrated Curriculum with Technology
  • Middle States Accredited School
  • State-of-the-Art Campus
  • Faith Formation

Extracurricular & Enrichment Activities and more!

http://www.stthomastheapostle.net/

Jan
30
Tue
Blood Drive at The Gables of Chadds Ford
Jan 30 @ 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM

The Gables Restaurant is holding a blood drive in honor of Timothy "Timmy" Gaige. Timothy passed away last year from complications of B cell lymphoma. He is survived by his wife MaryBeth Saunders Gaige and three beautiful children.

His treatment included many blood products, most of which came from anonymous donors. His family is so thrilled that was an option, one which would not have been possible without donations at drives like this.

Ann Kolenick asks for your help as to prepare for the upcoming blood drive scheduled for January 30th, 2018 from 2 to 7 p.m. There are still plenty of open appointment times. Click here to schedule a time.

Kolenick suggest you invite your spouse or significant other. Share the love as you share the lifesaving gift of blood together. Also invite a friend. Donating blood is always more fun with a friend, so bring one along or in place of your donation.

If you have any questions or concerns about donating blood, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Your donation means so much to The Gables at Chadds Ford and the American Red Cross. Patients in need count on drives like ours to provide a steady supply of blood. The need for blood is constant, and every donation makes a difference! Each donation can help save up to three lives, so by meeting our goal, we can touch numerous lives, both in our community and around the country.

Your commitment to our blood drive's success and The Gables at Chadds Ford are greatly appreciated! Let's get those appointment times filled up. Each person who donates receives a coupon for a free medium Dunkin Donuts coffee and donut! You'll also receive a coupon for a free appetizer or dessert from us, and the restaurant will also be open during the drive, so after you donate, come downstairs to grab a bite to eat!

Feb
1
Thu
Read Aloud at the Brandywine River Museum
Feb 1 @ 10:00 AM

Children’s Read – Aloud Tours

      Thurs, Feb 1, 2018 through Thurs, March 15th 2018.

      10:30 am , $5 per child, with one adult admitted free per  child; free for members

Young children and their grown-ups hear a story, interact with art in the Museum and make their own creative works in this popular program. Registration is requested by contacting the education office at 610-388-8382 or education@brandywine.org.

The Read-Aloud Program has been made possible by Joseph and Diane Packer in memory of Emily Grace Koenig.

Read-Aloud Schedule

February 1: The Museum by Susan Verde

February 8: Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett

February 15: A River by Marc Martin

February 22: A Splash of Red by Jen Bryant

March 1: Olivia by Ian Falconer

March 8: Longwood Gardens Community Read selection

March 15: The Tallest Leprechaun by Emily Grace Koenig

Feb
2
Fri
Plein Air Inside Out
Feb 2 @ 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Plein Air Inside Out

      Friday, Feb 2, 2018, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

     $10 members, $20 non members

    This event repeats on Sat, Feb 3, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

    Enjoy the wintry beauty of the Brandywine Creek from the Museum’s expansive atrium windows. Artists working in all media are invited to explore the vista from inside the Museum where they can sketch, paint, or photograph while staying warm. Participants may also enjoy sketching (with pencil) in the Museum’s galleries. Participants are responsible for providing all art materials (including drop cloths).

Spaces are limited. For questions, contact Laura Westmoreland at 610-388-8120 or LWestmoreland@brandywine.org.

Winter Group Show Opens
Feb 2 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

February 2 - 24

Winter Group Show

Wine & Cheese Opening Reception Friday, February 2, 5 – 8 PM.

Marlene Dubin – Bold mixed media abstracts; Elaine Lisle - Regional landscapes in oil; Mary Ann Weselyk – Whimsical animal and still life paintings.

Gallery Hours: 9 – 5 Monday – Friday; 10 – 3 Saturday

The Station Gallery

3922 Kennett Pike

Greenville, Delaware

302-654-8638

www.stationgallery.net

 

Whiskey Tasting
Feb 2 @ 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Scottish Burns Supper and Whisky Tasting

      Friday, Feb 2, 2018, 6 – 8:30 pm

      Millstone Café in Brandywine Museum

     $100 member, $110 non-member

Each year, Scots from all over the world gather in the dark days of winter for a traditional evening meal and a joyous celebration to commemorate the birthday of one of their favorite sons, Robert Burns. Born on January 25, 1759, on a tenant farm, Burns captured the imagination and spirit of the Scottish people with his prose and poetry. He was lionized during his lifetime all over his native land. A few years after his untimely death at 37, his friends began to gather on his birthday for a meal and to toast to his “immortal memory.” The tradition has continued for over 200 years and spread to every country where Scots have settled.

The Brandywine Burns Supper consists of a hearty meal of traditional Scottish fare prepared by chef MacGregor Mann, including haggis and a tasting selection of a Belhaven ale and three single malt whiskies. A bagpiper will perform stirring Scottish music to accompany the haggis as it is brought to the table, and special guest Alasdair Nicol—PBS Antiques Road Show presenter and Freeman's Auction chairman—will deliver the “Address to a Haggis.” During the meal, Brandywine Board Member Jack Hines will guide us in single malt whisky tastings carefully paired with each delicious course.

The Museum galleries will be open for an hour before dinner for guests to enjoy the collections and view three N. C.  Wyeth paintings used to illustrate The Scottish Chiefs, the classic novel recounting the life of Scottish patriarch William Wallace—who was made famous by the Hollywood blockbuster “Braveheart”—and Scotland’s fight for Independence.

Menu

BRADEN IS GRUTH 
Housemade Crowdie cheese & Scotch Cured Salmon
Belhaven Scottish Ale

CULLEN SKINK
Smoked Haddock & Potato Chowder
Bunnahabhain 12 year-old

HAGGIS WITH RED BERRY WHISKY SAUCE
Neeps & Tatties — Rutabaga and Mashed potatoes
Deanston Organic 14 year-old

CRANACHAN
Candied Oatmeal & Berry Parfait, Heather Honey and Whipped Cream Cheese
Glendronach Allardice 18 year-old

Feb
3
Sat
Paint Out Chadds Ford: Plein Air Art Reception and Wet Paint Sale @ Chadds Ford Historical Society
Feb 3 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Paint Out Chadds Ford: A Plein Air Event

Saturday, February 3, 2018 - Reception & Wet Paint Sale from 6 to 8pm

CFHS Barn Visitor Center

The Chadds Ford Historical Society is hosting its 10th annual Plein Air art event, Paint Out Chadds Ford.  From February 1 to 3, 2018, artists from the Mid-Atlantic region will be painting outside around the Chadds Ford area as well as at the Barns Brinton House, John Chads House and along Brandywine Creek.

The Society will host a special art exhibition at the CFHS Barn Visitors Center that will be open on Saturday evening, February 3. From 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. there will be an Artist Reception and Wet Paint Sale, where guests can view and purchase artwork made during the event. Tickets are $15 per person ($30 for Chadds Ford Historical Society members) and includes light refreshments. Guests can view and purchase displays of the work just completed by the artists for the plein air event as well as other plein air paintings of the Brandywine Valley.

Please help support local artists by joining us for this fun event that steps back into time when early American illustrators and painters such as Howard Pyle, Bayard Berndt, and N.C. Wyeth were inspired by the beauty of our region and painted outdoors.

Feb
8
Thu
Read Aloud at the Brandywine River Museum
Feb 8 @ 10:00 AM

Children’s Read – Aloud Tours

      Thurs, Feb 1, 2018 through Thurs, March 15th 2018.

      10:30 am , $5 per child, with one adult admitted free per  child; free for members

Young children and their grown-ups hear a story, interact with art in the Museum and make their own creative works in this popular program. Registration is requested by contacting the education office at 610-388-8382 or education@brandywine.org.

The Read-Aloud Program has been made possible by Joseph and Diane Packer in memory of Emily Grace Koenig.

Read-Aloud Schedule

February 1: The Museum by Susan Verde

February 8: Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett

February 15: A River by Marc Martin

February 22: A Splash of Red by Jen Bryant

March 1: Olivia by Ian Falconer

March 8: Longwood Gardens Community Read selection

March 15: The Tallest Leprechaun by Emily Grace Koenig

Valentine Wine Indulgence at Tyler Arboretum
Feb 8 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Join us on February 8th for Our Valentine Wine Indulgence!

Valentine Wine Indulgence

Thursday, February 8, 6 - 8 pm

This event will sell out! Buy your tickets early!

Back by popular demand, join noted wine collector and educator Joe Buchter for a decadent evening of sparkle and fizz just in time to celebrate with your Valentine. Paired with delectable desserts, seasonal fruits, cheeses and rich chocolates, you'll enjoy three dessert wines and three sparkling wines to indulge your inner romantic. $40 members, $50 non-members, suitable for ages 21 and over.

Don't delay, register your spots tonight, while it's fresh in your mind!

For Valentine Wine Indulgence registration, click here.

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Feb
10
Sat
Polar Plunge
Feb 10 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Join us for our Annual Polar Plunge! Experience the Brandywine Creek in a whole new way. Whether you go knee deep or take the full plunge you are welcome to make a splash! Online registration is now closed.  Participants may register at the event.
Please see the documents below for more information or to register.
Registration and Waiver:
Sponsorship Information:
Feb
11
Sun
Breakfast at Hank’s Place to benefit CFHS @ Hank's Place
Feb 11 @ 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Breakfast at Hank's Place to benefit Chadds Ford Historical Society

Sunday, February 11, 2018 from 7am to 3pm

Hank's Place, 1625 Creek Road, Chadds Ford, PA  19317

Join us for Breakfast at Hank's!   This annual event raises funds for Chadds Ford Historical Society. Enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal while helping preserve local history!  A portion of the day's proceeds will benefit the Chadds Ford Historical SocietyA huge thank you to our neighbor, Hank's Place, for their generosity!

Feb
13
Tue
Free Business Networking Event
Feb 13 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Saloon 151 located at 151 Gay Street, West Chester

Hosted by Patricia Duffy, Streamline Payroll

Phone: 484-343-4683

Cell 267-721-4670

E Mail: pduffy@streamlinepayroll.net

Parking

Meters available on the street

Cash -- .25 for every 10 minutes  up to 3 hours

Credit cards -- .75 per ½ hour up to 3 hours

Garages

Justice Center Garage – 220 W Market St at New (right around the corner from Saloon 151) and parking is free after 5pm

Bicentennial Garage – 20 S High St at Market

Chestnut St Garage – 14 E Chestnut St at Walnut

Hope to see you there!!

Feb
15
Thu
Read Aloud at the Brandywine River Museum
Feb 15 @ 10:00 AM

Children’s Read – Aloud Tours

      Thurs, Feb 1, 2018 through Thurs, March 15th 2018.

      10:30 am , $5 per child, with one adult admitted free per  child; free for members

Young children and their grown-ups hear a story, interact with art in the Museum and make their own creative works in this popular program. Registration is requested by contacting the education office at 610-388-8382 or education@brandywine.org.

The Read-Aloud Program has been made possible by Joseph and Diane Packer in memory of Emily Grace Koenig.

Read-Aloud Schedule

February 1: The Museum by Susan Verde

February 8: Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett

February 15: A River by Marc Martin

February 22: A Splash of Red by Jen Bryant

March 1: Olivia by Ian Falconer

March 8: Longwood Gardens Community Read selection

March 15: The Tallest Leprechaun by Emily Grace Koenig

Jim Graham: Behind the Lens, Lecture
Feb 15 @ 6:00 PM

Jim Graham: Behind the Lens, Lecture

      Thurs., Feb 15, 2018, 6:00 pm

      $15 members, $20 non-members

      Award-winning photographer Jim Graham will discuss his creative approach to capturing a broad range of subjects in over 35 years as an editorial, commercial and fine art photographer.  Graham is a former staff photographer for the News Journal Papers, and his editorial clients include USA Today, The Associated Press and Bloomberg News. He was Southern Photographer of the year and has been nominated twice for the Pulitzer Prize. His local subjects include The Cheshire Hunt, Winterthur Point to Point, and portraits of George “Frolic” Weymouth in action with both carriage and paintbrush.

Brandywine River Museum of Art

Tavern Talks: Chocolate and Courtship @ Barns-Brinton House
Feb 15 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Tavern Talks: Chocolate and Courtship

The Chadds Ford Historical Society’s Tavern Talks will kick off its third season on Thursday, February 15th from 7-9 p.m. with “Chocolate and Courtship”. If you are looking to bring dating back to the basics – 300-year-old basics – then you will not want to miss out!

Guests will have the opportunity to watch chocolate-making demonstrations by Mars’ AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate’s very own Chocolate Historian David Borghesani, receive courtship advice from General George Washington (portrayed by Carl Closs), learn about dating in the Colonial period from historical novel writer Susan Holloway Scott, delight in historical chocolate pairings, 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.

Be sure to mark your calendars for other Tavern Talks we will be doing throughout the year, including:

March 15 – Mind Your Pints & Quarts
April 12 – Law & Order
May 17 – To Market, To Market
June 21 – Enlightened!
September 13 – Liberty or Death
October 11 – Fermented & Tormented
November 8 – Sugar & Spice

PURCHASE EVENT TICKETS HERE

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. Tickets can be purchased directly at http://bit.ly/2A0LouN

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About AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate:

The AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate brand was developed in 2006 by MWC to help educate consumers about the history of our multi-cultural nation through the engaging story of one of our most beloved foods…chocolate! With a flavor profile drawn directly from the archives of chocolate’s historic past, AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate provides an inspiring, versatile way to make, bake, test, explore, play, share and show love. With AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate, individuals have a culinary partner for making new stories of their own - from creating to entertaining to educating. Made with all-natural ingredients and no preservatives, AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate currently comes in four unique formats: chocolate sticks, chocolate bites, chocolate baking/grating blocks, and finely grated chocolate drink mix. 2018 will see the introduction of new product formats. More information about chocolate history is available at http://americanheritagechocolate.com/home/about_book.

AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate is sold at over 200 fine gift shops at historic sites, museums and historic inns across the USA and Canada.

Feb
22
Thu
Read Aloud at the Brandywine River Museum
Feb 22 @ 10:00 AM

Children’s Read – Aloud Tours

      Thurs, Feb 1, 2018 through Thurs, March 15th 2018.

      10:30 am , $5 per child, with one adult admitted free per  child; free for members

Young children and their grown-ups hear a story, interact with art in the Museum and make their own creative works in this popular program. Registration is requested by contacting the education office at 610-388-8382 or education@brandywine.org.

The Read-Aloud Program has been made possible by Joseph and Diane Packer in memory of Emily Grace Koenig.

Read-Aloud Schedule

February 1: The Museum by Susan Verde

February 8: Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett

February 15: A River by Marc Martin

February 22: A Splash of Red by Jen Bryant

March 1: Olivia by Ian Falconer

March 8: Longwood Gardens Community Read selection

March 15: The Tallest Leprechaun by Emily Grace Koenig

Happy Birthday, Horace Pippin
Feb 22 @ 10:30 AM

Happy Birthday, Horace Pippin, Family Program

       Thurs., Feb 22, 2018, 10:30 am

       $5 per child, with one adulted admitted free per child:

       Free for members

“Music on the Brandywine”
Feb 22 @ 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

“Music on the Brandywine”

      Thurs., Feb 22, 2018, 6 – 8:30 pm

      $12 members, $15 non-members

      $8 students through Feb. 21

      Prices increase day of performance

      http://www.brandywine.org/museum/events

Feb
23
Fri
UHS Used Book Sale
Feb 23 @ 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

UHS Gymnasium

7500 Unionville Rd

Kennett Square PA 19348

Chef’s Table Caribbean Dinner
Feb 23 @ 6:00 PM

Chef’s Table Caribbean Dinner  Friday, Feb 23, 2018, 6:00 pm

        Cost: $100 members, $110 non-members
Location: Millstone Café at the Brandywine River Museum of  Art, Chadds Ford, PA
http://www.brandywine.org/museum/events

       Brighten up the dreary days of winter with a delicious culinary Caribbean experience.

Presented by Chef MacGregor Mann, this four course feast will transport you to the sunny shores of the Caribbean with the fresh and zesty flavors of the Islands. Work up your appetite with a stroll through the galleries of the Brandywine River Museum of Art between 6 and 7 p.m. Dinner begins at 7 p.m. and will include specialty cocktails and beer or wine paired with each course.

Menu

AMUSE

Red Snapper Ceviche
Chili, basil, coconut

SMALL BITES

Served family style

Accras de Morue
Salt cod fritters, Salsa sofrito

Mofongo con Pernil y Camarones
Puerto Rican plantain cake

Jamaican Conch Curry
Sope Corn Cake

MAIN

Served family style

Vaca Frita
Hereford beef skirt steak

Moros y Cristianos
Plantain Tostones with Chimichurri
Mojo de Ajo y Limon

DESSERT

Blood Orange Flan
Caramel popcorn, cocoa nib

Feb
24
Sat
UHS Used Book Sale
Feb 24 @ 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM

UHS Gymnasium

7500 Unionville Rd

Kennett Square PA 19348

Kennett Winterfest
Feb 24 @ 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Welcome to the Kennett Winterfest – Saturday, February 24, 2018

Kennett Brewfest presents the 6th Annual Kennett Winterfest
Saturday, February 24, 2018
12:30 – 4:00 p.m.

TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

Bundle up and enjoy winter brews from 60 unique craft breweries – live music with Shady Groove.

Includes unlimited tastings of delicious craft beer.  Food Truck selection instead of a food ticket. Food is pay as you go (food is not included in the price of admission).  Stay tuned as we announce participating food trucks.

http://kennettwinterfest.com/

 

Feb
27
Tue
Brandywine Business Network
Feb 27 @ 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

Mar
1
Thu
Read Aloud at the Brandywine River Museum
Mar 1 @ 10:00 AM

Children’s Read – Aloud Tours

      Thurs, Feb 1, 2018 through Thurs, March 15th 2018.

      10:30 am , $5 per child, with one adult admitted free per  child; free for members

Young children and their grown-ups hear a story, interact with art in the Museum and make their own creative works in this popular program. Registration is requested by contacting the education office at 610-388-8382 or education@brandywine.org.

The Read-Aloud Program has been made possible by Joseph and Diane Packer in memory of Emily Grace Koenig.

Read-Aloud Schedule

February 1: The Museum by Susan Verde

February 8: Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett

February 15: A River by Marc Martin

February 22: A Splash of Red by Jen Bryant

March 1: Olivia by Ian Falconer

March 8: Longwood Gardens Community Read selection

March 15: The Tallest Leprechaun by Emily Grace Koenig

Mar
2
Fri
Cokesbury Village Spring White Elephant Sale @ Cokesbury White Elephant Sale
Mar 2 @ 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Furniture, clothing, jewelry, china, kitchenware, tools, appliances, pictures and picture frames, luggage, lamps, and books.