Calendar

Feb
25
Sat
Tech Brunch at Kennett Library
Feb 25 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Did you get a new gadget this Christmas? Did you get it last Christmas but haven't taken it out
of the box yet? Need help using the Chester County Library System app to put books on hold? Come in to the Kennett Library for brunch and help setting up and using your devices. For more information, contact program coordinator Alex Caliva.
Kennett Winterfest
Feb 25 @ 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Welcome to the Kennett Winterfest – Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017

Kennett Brewfest presents the 5th Annual Kennett Winterfest
Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017
12:30 – 4:00 p.m.

TICKETS NOW ON SALE, GET THEM WHILE THEY LAST.  

Bundle up and enjoy winter brews from at least 50 unique craft breweries – live music with Shady Groove

Includes unlimited tastings of delicious craft beer.  New this year a Food Truck selection instead of a food ticket. Food is pay as you go (food is not included in the price of admission).

Thank you to our presenting sponsor:

Things to Come: Contemplating Andrew Wyeth Gallery Talk
Feb 25 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Things to Come: Contemplating Andrew Wyeth Gallery Talk

February  25, 2 p.m.

Preview this summer's special exhibition in a fascinating talk by Curator Audrey Lewis. She will discuss themes such as Wyeth's conception of portraiture and expressions of loss and death that have emerged in the process of planning the exhibition, Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect.

Jazz Along the Brandywine
Feb 25 @ 6:00 PM

Saturday, Feb. 25 is a night of jazz at Unionville High School.  The 19th annual “Jazz Along the Brandywine” features 14 regional high school jazz bands performing a variety of styles from soul to swing to samba and runs from 6 to 11 p.m. Tickets for Jazz Along the Brandywine are $8 for adults; $6 for students and seniors. For more information, go to http://cavalcadeofbands.com/jazz/

Committed A Capella Comes to WCU @ Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre
Feb 25 @ 7:30 PM

Grammy-nominated a cappella group Committed will bring its talents to West Chester University on Saturday, Feb. 25. Committed is considered one of the top 10 a cappella groups in the country, and was the season two winner of NBC’s hit singing competition "The Sing Off." The group creates diverse resonances and a soulful vibe. The five young men of Committed infuse their performances with their love of creativity, music, and religion. They take the stage at 7:30 p.m. in the Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre at the Performing Arts Center.

Feb
28
Tue
Workshop for Agricultural Business Owners
Feb 28 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Agricultural business owners who interact with the public at markets, stores and on their farms will have an opportunity to learn techniques that will enhance their customers experience and increase sales. Connie McCaw, president of Guest Experience Management Services, will give a workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Chester County Economic Development Council. For registration and information, see www.agconnectpa.com. The workshop will focus on the importance of setting the stage to welcome customers, basic customer interaction techniques, including how to mirror body language, storytelling that upsells, and the art of saying no. In addition to customer service essentials, McCaw will share best practices in human resource and brand management along with small business strategies that will have a positive financial impact on the bottom line.

Mar
1
Wed
SCCCC Women in Business
Mar 1 @ 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

Mar
2
Thu
Yes, All Women
Mar 2 @ 4:30 PM

The Chester County Fund for Women and Girls welcomes women representing all generations for a facilitated discussion on how we can work together in a period of history when we cannot afford not to. The public event will be held on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 at 4:30 PM at Sykes Student Union, West Chester University in Ballroom C. The event will feature light refreshments, great conversation and empowering ideas.

How can women leverage our commonalities rather than stand divided because of our differences? Come take the first step. Lilah Saber, West Chester University student and Juliana Mosley, Consultant will lead the group through engaging activities and intriguing conversation. The goal is to ensure the voices of women of all ages are heard and brought together to move towards progress.

RSVP to katherine@ccfwg.org or 484-356-0940.

Open House New Resource Center for Family Promise
Mar 2 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Family Promise of Southern Chester County, a nonprofit dedicated to helping families with children experiencing homelessness, is hosting an Open House on Thursday, March 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. at its new Resource Center located at 1156 West Baltimore Pike, in Kennett Square.  At this exciting event, Family Promise will celebrate the generosity and support from over 600 volunteers, congregations, businesses and community service clubs.

Family Promise staff and board will conduct tours of the new Resource Center, answer questions, and share the organization’s vision for providing families experiencing homelessness with a path toward a financially stable future.  “Every child deserves a home,” said Susan Minarchi, executive director of Family Promise of Southern Chester County.  “I wake up every morning determined to fulfill that promise.  It’s the driving force behind everything we do at Family Promise.”

Music on the Brandywine
Mar 2 @ 7:30 PM

Music on the Brandywine

March 2, 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of music by rising stars of classical music. Pianist Zhenni Li has performed throughout the U.S., Europe, and China. Violinist Katie Hyun has performed as soloist with the Houston Symphony, Dallas Chamber Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra.

Mar
4
Sat
2017 Paint Out Chadds Ford Plein Air Event @ Chadds Ford Historical Society
Mar 4 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

The Chadds Ford Historical Society is hosting its 9th annual Plein Air art event called Paint Out Chadds Ford on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Artists from the Mid-Atlantic region will be painting 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 to the public on Saturday evening, March 4. From 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. there will be an “Exclusive Preview Party” where guests can view and purchase artwork made that morning. Tickets are $35 per person ($30 for Chadds Ford Historical Society members). Admission includes heavy hors d'oeuvres and our signature cocktail plus $15 of the ticket cost can be applied towards each art purchase you make (cannot be combined).
From 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. join us for “Wine & Cheese with the Artists” reception and a wet paint sale. Admission is $15 per person ($10 for Chadds Ford Historical Society members). Guests can view displays of the work just completed by artists for the plein air event as well as select art from the artists' collections.
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.
Bonfire for Beaver Valley
Mar 4 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Mar
5
Sun
PNC Arts Alive First Sundays for Families
Mar 5 @ 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

PNC Arts Alive First Sundays for Families
Free admission all day to Brandywine River Museum of Art!
March 5, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Find inspiration in the works featured in From Homer to Hopper: Experiment and Ingenuity in American Art while uncovering rhythms within Mende dance, drum, song, and storytelling traditions with Jeannine Osayande & Dunya Performing Arts Company.

Mar
8
Wed
Her America: Three Women Artists from the Phillips Collection
Mar 8 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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 15) and Grandma Moses (March 22) in this lively lecture series presented by Amanda C. Burdan, associate curator. Purchase tickets to individual lectures or the entire series today!

Her America: Three Women Artists from the Phillips Collection
Mar 8 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Her America: Three Women Artists from the Phillips Collection

March 8, 15, 22, 11 a.m.

In honor of Women's History Month, delve into the art of Georgia O'Keeffe, (Anna Mary Robertson) Grandma Moses and Doris Lee in this lively lecture series presented by Amanda C. Burdan, associate curator.

Beaver Valley Fundraiser at Mrs. Robinos
Mar 8 @ 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Beaver Valley Fund Rasier

Mar 8 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Creative Escape:
Felted Flowers

March 8, 6-8 p.m.

Unwind, mingle, and make art. Bring a friend and enjoy a hands-on needle-felting activity inspired by From Homer to Hopper: Experiment and Ingenuity in American Art. Includes art materials and light refreshments. BYOB!

Mar
12
Sun
Family Concert – Music from the inside out
Mar 12 @ 2:00 PM

Our Family Concert is a great way to introduce children to a lifelong love of classical music. Join us on Sunday, March 12 at Henderson High School as we look at music from the inside out and discover the building blocks of music: RhythmMelodyHarmonyTexture
Orchestration/Dynamics, Emotion

Program:

Elfman/Arr Wasson – Spiderman
Bernstein – Mambo
Rachmaninoff Vocalise
SibeliusAt the Castle Gate
TchaikovskySymphony No. 4, Movement 3
BerliozRakoczy March
Elgar – Nimrod from Enigma Variations
Bizet Farandole

Kids even get to try out the instruments of the orchestra and meet the musicians of the Symphony. Create memories with the whole family!
All tickets are $5, children and adults.
$5 order fee, per order

For more information and tickets

Mar
15
Wed
Her America: Three Women Artists from the Phillips Collection
Mar 15 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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 15) and Grandma Moses (March 22) in this lively lecture series presented by Amanda C. Burdan, associate curator. Purchase tickets to individual lectures or the entire series today!

Her America: Three Women Artists from the Phillips Collection
Mar 15 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Her America: Three Women Artists from the Phillips Collection

March 8, 15, 22, 11 a.m.

In honor of Women's History Month, delve into the art of Georgia O'Keeffe, (Anna Mary Robertson) Grandma Moses and Doris Lee in this lively lecture series presented by Amanda C. Burdan, associate curator.

Mar
16
Thu
Mary Poppins! at UHS
Mar 16 @ 7:30 PM

Don't miss the 2017 Unionville High School Musical,

Mary Poppins!

The classic tale of everyone's favorite nanny comes to life with unforgettable songs,

amazing dance numbers and a spoonful of magic!

Thursday-Saturday March 16, 17 and 18

All Showtimes 7:30 p.m.

​Tickets on sale starting February 27, 2017 at www.showtix4u.com

​Advance online tickets -$12.00

At the Door-$14.00  ($12.00 for Students and Senior Citizens​)

 

Mar
17
Fri
Mary Poppins! at UHS
Mar 17 @ 7:30 PM

Don't miss the 2017 Unionville High School Musical,

Mary Poppins!

The classic tale of everyone's favorite nanny comes to life with unforgettable songs,

amazing dance numbers and a spoonful of magic!

Thursday-Saturday March 16, 17 and 18

All Showtimes 7:30 p.m.

​Tickets on sale starting February 27, 2017 at www.showtix4u.com

​Advance online tickets -$12.00

At the Door-$14.00  ($12.00 for Students and Senior Citizens​)

 

Mar
18
Sat
Public Archaeology Days @ Newlin Grist Mill
Mar 18 @ 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.

3rd Annual AHMEC Girls Science Expo
Mar 18 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center (AHMEC) will present its 3rd Annual AHMEC Girls Science Expo on Saturday, March 18, from 2 to 4 pm. The museum, located at 1220 American Boulevard, West Chester, will host the event in conjunction with its Women in Aerospace and Technology Program (WATP).

The exciting Expo offers participants in grades 3 through 12 an opportunity to present their science projects to the public. Registration is free and open to young women in three categories: Elementary (grades 3 to 5), Middle (grades 6 to 8) and High (grades 9 to 12) School. Download a registration form and guidelines from AHMEC’s website at www.americanhelicopter.museum.

All participants will receive a certificate of participation, and a participation letter will be sent to their respective schools. An awards ceremony will be held at 3:30 during which the first, second and third place winners from each age group as selected by visitors attending the Expo will be recognized.

“It’s a way to promote the wonderful scientific projects that girls in the area are doing,” explained Erica Zwilling, AHMEC Education Coordinator and WATP Director. "We are thankful to sponsors the Boeing Company, Bell Helicopter and Bentley Systems for their support of this year's Science Expo."

Museum admission is $7.00 per person and includes full access to AHMEC, as well as hands-on investigations in such fields as physics of flight, space, mechanical engineering and robotics. Contact AHMEC at 610-436-9600 for more information.

The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center, located in the land of industry innovators in the Philadelphia region, is the nation’s premier aviation museum devoted exclusively to helicopters. Established in 1996, the nonprofit organization collects, restores and displays rotary-wing aircraft, including over 35 civilian and military helicopters, autogiros and convertaplanes.

Mary Poppins! at UHS
Mar 18 @ 7:30 PM

Don't miss the 2017 Unionville High School Musical,

Mary Poppins!

The classic tale of everyone's favorite nanny comes to life with unforgettable songs,

amazing dance numbers and a spoonful of magic!

Thursday-Saturday March 16, 17 and 18

All Showtimes 7:30 p.m.

​Tickets on sale starting February 27, 2017 at www.showtix4u.com

​Advance online tickets -$12.00

At the Door-$14.00  ($12.00 for Students and Senior Citizens​)

 

Mar
21
Tue
Brandywine Business Network
Mar 21 @ 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
22
Wed
Her America: Three Women Artists from the Phillips Collection
Mar 22 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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 15) and Grandma Moses (March 22) in this lively lecture series presented by Amanda C. Burdan, associate curator. Purchase tickets to individual lectures or the entire series today!

Her America: Three Women Artists from the Phillips Collection
Mar 22 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Her America: Three Women Artists from the Phillips Collection

March 8, 15, 22, 11 a.m.

In honor of Women's History Month, delve into the art of Georgia O'Keeffe, (Anna Mary Robertson) Grandma Moses and Doris Lee in this lively lecture series presented by Amanda C. Burdan, associate curator.

Mar
24
Fri
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.

 

Mar
25
Sat
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