Around Town June 21

• The Rev. Dr. William H. Scott, of Brandywine Baptist Church in Chadds Ford Township is retiring on June 30 and he will be preaching his last sermon on Sunday, June 24. The congregation will celebrate his ministry of 24 years at the church in a program following the 10 a.m. service. A banquet will be held in the Fellowship Hall immediately after the program.

• On July 3, the Brandywine River Museum will open Andrew Wyeth's Chadds Ford studio for tours. Wyeth painted in the studio from 1940 until mid-2008, and the studio is virtually intact, looking as it did when he last left it. The building also served as home for Wyeth and his family for more than 20 years. Tours take place Tuesday through Sunday at 10, 10:45, and 11:30 a.m. and 12:15, 1, 1:45, 2:30 and 3:15 p.m., from July 3rd through November 18. Tours are approximately one hour long and are for ages 6 and older. Children under 6 are not permitted on the tours. Advanced ticket purchase is recommended. The cost is $8 per person in addition to Museum admission.

• There’s a free July 4 celebration at Chester Park, according to a press release. There will be free food and American Roots music. Come for the food and music, and stay for the fireworks. The program features the bluegrass group the Rockdale boys and local award winning country artist Sarah Spicer of Yacht stock fame as well as two other bands. It starts at 3:30 p.m. at the Foundry Church 25 Cedar Road Wallingford.

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