Around Town Aug. 30

• An estimated 285 motorcyclists took part in the 12th annual MDA Run from Hannum’s Harley Davidson of Chadds Ford to the Conowingo Dam in Maryland on Sunday, Aug. 26. This year’s event raised $5,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Photo caption: Andy and Diane Bell of Chadds Ford take part in the run. (Photo by Rich Schwartzman)

• The Chadds Ford Business Association will hold a meet and greet at Brandywine Prime, 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6. There will be a presentation to the Brandywine Battlefield of $1,300 from the Blue Rocks baseball benefit. Cost of the event is $15. There is a cash bar.

• Brandywine Ballet will feature three full-length ballets during its 2012-2013 season: Dracula, The Nutcracker, and an innovative balletic interpretation of the popular musical Grease. Brandywine Ballet continues its residency this season at Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall in West Chester, PA. Individual tickets ($25-$40) and subscriptions are on sale now. Subscriptions, tickets, and a complete schedule are available by calling 610-696-2711 or by visiting

• Darlington Arts Center in Concord Township is will present its first annual Arts for Adults preview night on Thursday, Sept. 6, from 6 – 8 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample Darlington classes for adults (ages 16 & up), browse the art gallery, and enjoy free refreshments. Visitors can also explore the photography of Laird Bindrim in the Darlington Arts Gallery. This solo exhibition reflects the artist’s fascination with intricate design in nature and man-made objects and runs until Sept. 25.  Darlington Arts Center is at 977 Shavertown Road in Garnet Valley. For more information call 610-358-3632 or visit


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