Around Town Oct. 11

• Habitat for Humanity of Chester County will hold a car show on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 8 a.m. to noon (rain date Oct. 20), in the parking lot of the New Garden Shopping Plaza, Baltimore Pike and Scarlet Road in Kennett Square. As part of this event, HfHCC will raffle a restored 1973 Mercedes Benz 450 SL. An anonymous supporter donated the Mercedes, a press release said. Proceeds from the show and raffle will be used to build decent, affordable homes in West Grove. Top Dead Center Motor Club, a Chester County organization that sponsors numerous car-shows each year, is helping to coordinate the event. Habitat for Humanity of Chester County’s primary objective is to build affordable, owner‐occupied housing, which leads to more stable neighborhoods for God’s people in need, the press release said. Since 1989, Habitat volunteers have provided housing for 126 families in Coatesville, Downingtown, Phoenixville and West Chester.

• The Mill at Anselma will hold its annual Fall Festival — featuring apple cider making and beer brewing — on Saturday, Oct, 13 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visitors can learn how apples were turned into the traditional drink of fall, apple cider. Children will enjoy turning the handles of the antique cider press, and samples of hot and cold apple cider will be available. Visitors will also learn about the ancient art of brewing beer. Beer historian Rich Wagner will demonstrate the finer points of brewing available to the early Americans. Children’s activities are also planned. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors (60 and older), and $3 for children 4-17.  Children under 4 are admitted free of charge. The Mill at Anselma is located at 1730 Conestoga Road (Rt. 401), ½ mile west of Rt. 113 in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania.  For more information, contact the Mill at Anselma Preservation and Educational Trust at 610-827-1906, email or visit

On The Edge of Battle: Chester County and The Civil War is a new exhibit opening Friday, Oct. 19 at the Chester County Historical Society. One hundred and fifty years ago our country was engulfed in turmoil. Battles for hearts and minds raged over union and secession, freedom and slavery. Chester County was not united in support for the Union or President Lincoln, and public meetings and rival newspapers fanned the flames of conflict. Experience the hopes, struggles, victories and losses of local men and women who lived during our nation's bloodiest war and see how their words and actions echo in our lives today. The CCHS is located at 225 North High Street in West Chester.

• Unionville High School hosts the “March on the Brandywine” marching band competition on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 6:30-10 p.m. This event features the area’s best high school musicians and color guard squads in friendly competition. Judges from the Cavalcade of Bands, Inc. will rate the bands for precision, creativity, musicality, and complexity. Participating high schools are West Chester East, Pottsgrove, Penn Manor, Great Valley, Sun Valley, Methacton, Mt. Pleasant, Kennett, and Coatesville. When the competing bands are finished, the Unionville High School Marching Band will step up to the plate to perform an exhibition of its 2012 show, “Baseball: An American Tradition." The "Red Raider" Marching Band from Shippensburg University will also perform.

• Concord Township will hold its annual Harvest Festival and Halloween Parade from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 40 Bethel Road in Glen Mills. The rain date is Sunday, Oct. 28. Scheduled events include a bake contest, a costume contest, pumpkin painting, hayrides and more.

Longwood Gardens set a record number of visitors for their fiscal year ending Sept. 30. According to Paul Redmond, director of Longwood Gardens, 1.165 million visitors came to the gardens during the year. Local businesses were given a sneak preview of the upcoming Christmas Season. Jim Sutton, display designer, has been working on "Stary Day and Stary Night" for more than a year. The east conservatory will be decked out in white and silver. Timed admission tickets will be required again this year.

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