Around Town Sept. 20

Andy Bell and his wife, Diane, of Chadds Ford, will be special guests at Center for the Creative Arts’ Luck of the Draw. Luck of the Draw is a fund-raiser to be held on Sept. 29 at CCArts that features Victoria Wyeth as the emcee. The funds from this event support art scholarships for children and CCArts programs. Bell posed for Wyeth’s final Chadds Ford painting, entitled “Stop.” In the 2008 watercolor Andy Bell was painted sitting on his Harley Davidson motorcycle. A signed (by Bell and Victoria Wyeth) reproduction of “Stop,” signed by Bell and Victoria Wyeth will be auctioned off during the Luck of the Draw. Tickets are $85, $15 for non-participating guests. For more information on Luck of the Draw, call 302-239-2434 or visit, or stop in at 410 Upper Snuff Mill Row, Yorklyn. Reservations are required and space is limited. Caption for photo above: Victoria Wyeth, granddaughter of Andrew Wyeth rides a Harley with Andy Bell, Andrew Wyeth’s friend and last model. (Courtesy image)

• Everyone is invited to a party and dance, Saturday, Sept. 29, to celebrate 50 years of the Hadley Memorial Fund presenting free programs for the Kennett community. Come help the Hadley Fund celebrate 50 years with our party. A light supper will be available for purchase from 6:30- 7:30 p.m. and the free dance is 7:30-10 p.m. Come to dance or just listen to the 60's music played by our DJ Del Bittle and maybe sing along. The celebration will be at the Kennett Senior Center, 427 South Walnut Street in Kennett Square.  Parking is easy at the center and it is handicapped accessible.

Brandywine Ballet presents "Dracula," Oct. 26 and 27 at Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall in West Chester. (Courtesy image)


• Brandywine Ballet, Chester County’s largest non-profit ballet company, announces its 2012-13 season-opening performances of Nancy Page’s Dracula. Brandywine Ballet continues its residency this season at Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall in West Chester. Individual tickets ($25-$40) and subscriptions are on sale now. Performances are Oct. 26, 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 7 at 2 p.m. Subscriptions, tickets, and a complete schedule are available by telephone at 610-696-2711 and on-line at


• Joe Vilardo, emergency coordinator for Chester County ARES/RACES has announced that the all volunteer radio and data communications group, which backs up the Chester County 9-1-1 center and the Chester County Department of Emergency Services, is eagerly looking for new volunteers.  Required for direct activity in the organization is an FCC issued amateur radio license.  Vilardo and his team of volunteer trainers and examiners have set aside Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13 and 14 for training and testing for the FCC exam.  No prerequisites are necessary, other than a strong desire to serve. To learn more, including locations and times, visit or call Lloyd Roach, PIO, Chester County ARES-RACES at 610-793-1900.

• The Kennett Symphony of Chester County begins its 72nd season with Opening Night Concert, under the direction of Maestra Mary Woodmansee Green, featuring pianist Igor Resnianski. The concert will be presented at West Chester University’s Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 8 p.m.  The concert includes two youthful works: Prokofiev’s spirited and elegant Classical Symphony, and Brahm’s passionate First Piano Concerto performed by Igor Resnianski. Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Corigliano’s Creations, narrated by Leon Spencer, rounds out the program. Single ticket prices are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Students are $5. Subscriptions are available featuring a variety of packages and prices as well as group discounts. Free parking. For complete information visit or call the Kennett Symphony at 610 444 6363.

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