Around Town July 4

• Chadds Ford Township resident Frank Murphy has been elected vice president of the Temple University College of Engineering Alumni Association. Murphy is also a member of the Temple University College of Engineering Board of Visitors and is a partner in the law firm of Deeb Blum Murphy Frishberg & Markovich. He is a former member of the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board and is the Republican candidate for supervisor in Chadds Ford.

Brandywine Ballet Company will perform in Delaware County’s Summer Festival at Rose Tree Park’s Amphitheater, Friday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m. The performance at Rose Tree Park is admission-free and open to the public. Rose Tree Park’s performance venue is a scenic hillside amphitheater, which features four grass terraces and is conveniently located at Route 252 & Rose Tree Road, just off Route 1.

Darlington Arts Center invites the community to the opening reception of “The Brandywine Valley,” an exhibition of oils and pastel originals by Garnet Valley artist Annette Alessi, and a book signing of “100 Artists of the Brandywine Valley” by author Catherine Quillman. The free reception is Tuesday, July 16 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet Annette and Catherine while enjoying complimentary wine and cheese before the book-signing.

• Each of the three candidates vying to become the new music director and conductor of the Kennett Symphony will conduct a concert during the symphony’s 2013-2014 season. Michael Hall will conduct the opening night concert on Sept. 21; Rei Hotoda takes the holiday concert on Dec. 7; and David Alexander Rahbee will conduct the spring concert on March 22, 2014. Tickets for the finalist concerts will be available mid summer. Phone 610-444-6363 or visit

• Thd Brandywine River Museum is offering free admission on July 12 in honor of Andy Wyeth’s birthday.

• The Bizzigirls Community Marketing Cooperative is volunteering time to the United Way of Southern Chester County with a series of Pop Up events. The first event is a Bizzigirl Pop Up Sip N Shop scheduled on Thursday, July 11, from 6 - 8:30 p.m. at Brandywine Prime in Chadds Ford. The event features local indie vendors selling unique and totally desirable hand crafted goods. The lineup of vendors is Squidge & Bean and Bog Berry Handicraft both of Philadelphia, 3 Sisters Soaps & Scents of Media, Milk Truck Vintage of Wilmington, and Vintage Faerie Jewelry Studio of Chadds Ford. Event admission is $5 per person and includes reduced price drinks, complimentary nibbles, music, networking, friend-making, and do-gooding.

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