Around Town Sept. 27

• The annual Harvest Market at the Brandywine River Museum begins Sept. 29 and 30 in the museum courtyard. Visitors can browse the wares of regional artisans, including beautiful quilted items from members of the Brandywine Quilters, and a variety of fine crafts made by members of The Chester County Guild of Craftsmen, plus other unique handcrafted objects. Other dates through the fall are Oct. 6, 7, 13, 14, 27 and 28, and Nov. 3 and 4.

• The Smithsonian Museum on Main Street exhibit The Way We Worked, opens to the public on Sept. 29 during a special fundraiser event at the Auburn Heights Invitational Historic Automobile Display at the Marshal Steam Museum in Yorklyn. The exhibit, which is made possible by the Delaware Humanities Forum, will remain on view at the museum through Nov. 24. The exhibit is adapted from an original exhibition developed by the National Archives and Records Administration that explores how work has become a central element in American culture. It traces the many changes that have affected the workforce and work environments over the past 150 years, including the growth of manufacturing and increasing use of technology. The exhibition draws from the Archives' rich collections, including historical photographs, archival accounts of workers, film, audio and interactives, to tell the compelling story of how work impacts our individual lives and the historical and cultural fabric of our communities.

• Lice Lifters of Chadds Ford will be hosting an Alex’s Lemonade Stand on Sunday, Sept. 30. Lice Lifters is at 1410 Baltimore Pike in Chadds Ford Township.

• The second annual B2B Table Top Expo and Networking Event is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 3, 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Red Clay Room, 423 Dalmation Street in Kennett Square. This event is free for attendees. There will be free hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

Darlington Arts Center in Concord Township presents a public exhibition of oil paintings by award-winning Lancaster artist Kerry Sacco. Inspired by the play of light and shadows in landscapes both locally and in her travels, Kerry explores the many facets of color, texture, and form in her paintings. The free opening reception is Sunday, Sept. 30 from 2-4pm, and will provide an opportunity for visitors to meet the artist, view her new work and discuss her inspiration while enjoying complimentary wine and snacks. The show will be open to the public through Oct. 30. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sat 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information visit or call 610-358-3632.

• The Business Network International of Garnet Valley will be hosting a special Visitors Day Networking meeting at the Concordville Inn Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 11:15 a.m. This special meeting is geared toward helping local business people gain insight on how BNI works, a press release said. How to build a successful referral based business through a structured word-of-mouth marketing program will be the focus of this meeting. For information about getting involved, or to get directions to this event please visit the "Calendar of Events" section of www.BNIDVR.Com" or call Linda Holobovich at 610-350-8063.

• The Chadds Ford Business Association’s next meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 4 at the Chaddsford Winery. See the sights and smells of the 2012 harvest at the winery, tour the cellars with founding partner Lee Miller, and taste some exciting local wines paired with foods from Brandywine Catering. Cost is $25 per person; $40 per couple. RSVP by email to

• Concord Township will conduct a recycling day on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 8-10 a.m. There will be paper shredding as well as recycling for all types of electronics including computers, monitors, printers, air-conditioners, computer accessories and household appliances. The event will be held at the township garage, 675 Smithbridge Road.

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