Bits & Pieces March 22

• Pennsbury Township supervisors are still studying the possibility of moving the Hope House onto township land.

Aaron McIntyre, supervisors’ chaiman, prepared a letter to support a grant application for Phase 2 of the Strategic Action Pan for the Brandywine Creek Greenway. Pennsbury joins sixteen other townships named to support the application. There will be no cost to the township.

• Birmingham Township supervisors approved participation in the "Strategic Action Plan for the Brandywine Creek Greenway." Birmingham joins 16 other townships named in the grant application that was described by supervisors’ Vice Chairman Bill Kirkpatrick as "yet another study." There is no cost to the township to participate. Also approved was expenditure on the 20-year sewer plant for $2589.25 for maintenance on the brush auger part of the intake system.

• The Chadds Ford Business Association’s April meeting will be a luncheon and business expo at Penn Oaks Golf Club on Route 202. The event is noon, Thursday, April 12, 2012. Cost is $15 and includes lunch and entrance to expo.

• Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Chester County will be holding a garden fair and sale on April 28, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the East Goshen Township Building, 1580 Paoli Pike in West Chester. The event will include classes, workshops, plant sale, demonstrations, and a silent auction. A fee of $25 ($35 at the door, space permitting) provides admission to all talks and activities. The plant sale is free and open to the public.

• Artist Bob Jackson will discuss his art and a new book about his art in a lively and informal chat at the Brandywine River Museum, Saturday, April 7, from 1-3 p.m. Robert C. Jackson Paintings contains 130 images of Jackson's paintings with details, photographs of the artist at work, sketchbook reproductions, and an interview. Jackson is one of a group of contemporary artists dedicated to preserving the great American still life. Copies of the book are available in the Brandywine River Museum Shop for $59.99 (hard cover).

• The Delaware Museum of Natural History celebrates the science of small at NanoDay, sponsored by ING Direct, on Saturday, March 24, 2012, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Family-friendly activities illustrate the world at the nanoscale, making this new field of science accessible and fun. Visitors can investigate nano particles used in sunblock, grasp forces stronger than gravity, and play with sand that doesn't get wet — even under water! Other activities include using super thin materials used in solar cell technology and measuring yourself in nanometers. NanoDay runs from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

• Darlington Arts Center is hosting an open house for parents to learn about their unique Preschool at Darlington Program for ages 3 - 5 on Friday, March 30 from 9 a.m. to noon. Darlington has had a preschool enrichment program for many years, and this fall will be launching a full-fledged preschool curriculum. Learn about the use of the arts to teach early education curriculum, and how this unique program is set up. For more information, please visit or call               610-358-3632       .

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