Around Town Oct. 4

• Explore the Picturing Poe exhibition and sample wines of Spain at an event "inspired" by Edgar Allan Poe's short story, "The Cask of Amontillado." The evening, Oct. 10, 6-8 p.m., is hosted by the Young Friends of the Brandywine Conservancy and sponsored by Brandywine Fine Properties Sotheby's International Realty. The Museum's galleries will be open, there will be light refreshments, and full glasses of wine will be available at cash beer and wine bar. Cost is $25 for members, $35 for nonmember adults. Go to to purchase tickets.

• Concord Township presents its seventh annual Senior Citizens Expo on Thursday, Oct 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the BYC Gymnasium, 41 Thornton Road. Exhibitors from state agencies and local organizations will be on hand to provide information on services available to seniors. For more information, call the township office at 610-459-8911, ext. 100.

• Local nonprofit Yes U Can USA will hold its Gift of Movement celebration dinner and silent auction on Thursday, Oct. 11, at the University and Whist Club. Speakers include Delaware First Lady Carla Markell and Paralympian Amanda McGrory, a gold, silver, and bronze Olympic medalist and current world record holder in the women’s marathon. Tickets for the Gift of Movement are $125 per person or $225 per couple. Register online at

• The Chadds Ford Gallery presents Robert R. Stack's, "Defining Light," an exhibit of new and recent works of original art, opening Friday, Oct. 12, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; the exhibit continues thru Oct. 28. Located at Chadds Ford Village and Barn Shops, 1609 Baltimore Pike, Building 400, Chadds Ford, the gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday from to 5 p.m. For more information, please call toll free, 877-993-8425 or visit

• State Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi, R-9, of Chester, is hosting a Kids’ Fun Fair in West Grove on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free event will be held rain or shine at Avon Grove Intermediate School, 395 S. Jennersville Road. Parents and grandparents are encouraged to attend with their children and grandchildren. For additional information about the Kids’ Fun Fair, contact Senator Pileggi’s district office at 610-358-5183 or email Leslie Lobb at

• St. Michael Lutheran Church, on East Doe Run Road, presents Principally Harps on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 3 p.m. Principally Harps offers audiences a unique opportunity to see and hear concert grand harps on center stage. Janet Witman and Mindy Cutcher are masters of their instruments, showcasing their harps with exciting repertoire and demonstrating the uniqueness of pedal harps with the varied sound effects that can be produced from them. Their programs are accessible to young and old, both experienced and casual concert-goers. Suggested donation is $5 per adult and $2 per child under age 12.

• Chadds Ford native Tara Keefe, now living in California, is having an exhibit of her original art, "Mood and Emotion," at the Stuart Kingston Galleries, 2010 Pennsylvania Avenue in Wilmington. The opening reception is 5:30-8:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19.

• The Chester County Historical Society, in partnership with the Cheshire Hunt Conservancy, is holding a special program by David Shields, Associate Director of the Brandywine Conservancy’s Environmental Management Center. Shields, co-author of Catalyst for Conservation, will explore the story of 5,400-acre King Ranch property in Chester County. The ranch once raised 5,000 steer annually to feed consumers across the eastern seaboard. The event is set for Tuesday, Oct. 23, 6 p.m., at The Whip Tavern in Coatesville. This 30-minute program will be followed by discussion, a Q & A session and good conversation. And of course, there will be lots of great beer, and good food available for purchase. History on Tap brings history to you in the casual atmosphere of your favorite local bar or restaurant. The program is free, but an RSVP is required by Oct. 18 as space is limited to 75 attendees, available on a first come first served basis! RSVP to

Buckley’s Tavern on Route 52 in Centereville is scheduled to reopen this month, according to proprietor Tom Hannum. He said the first Sunday brunch is scheduled for Oct. 21. Hannum added that the menu would be much the same as it had been, including favorites like the Buckley burger and Thai noodle soup.


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