Around Town July 18

• The Sanderson Museum in Chadds Ford Township is extending its hours through November. In addition to its weekend hours, the museum is now open noon to 4 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays.

• The staff at the Brandywine Conservancy and Brandywine River Museum will be planting more than 5,000 “landscape plugs” to turn three presently lifeless, barren, extremely brown areas into thriving native plant communities that are literally buzzing/humming/singing with life. A press relief said the planting will strengthen the ecological health of the Chadds Ford campus, reduce storm water runoff from and improve the quality of water in the Brandywine, lower the carbon footprint by reducing the amount of turf grass that is regularly mowed and be a key player in creating a display that demonstrates the beneficial qualities of native plant communities.

• The Delaware County Office of Intellectual Disabilities is partnering with Networks for Training and Development to offer a breakfast workshop on customized employment for people with intellectual disabilities 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at the Delaware County Intermediate Unit, rooms 171-172, 200 Yale Avenue in Morton. The goal of the initiative is to individualize the employment relationship between employees and employers in ways that meet the needs of both. Job responsibilities are customized and negotiated and attempts are made to provide reasonable accommodations for the individual. There is no cost for the workshop but space is limited. For information or to register contact Marsha Komara at the Delaware County Office of Intellectual Disabilities by July 22. Komara can be reached at komaram@co.delaware.pa.us or at 610-713-2210.

• Darlington Arts Center will hold Thursday Night Live!, an indoor concert series by Darlington’s teaching artists on Thursday nights this August. All concerts are BYOB and guests are invited to bring a small picnic to enjoy. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 610-358-3632 or at the door for $10 (Darlington members) or $15 (General Admission).

• On Wednesday, July 24, local chiropractor Thomas Bianco hosting Dinner on the Doc at Pescatore's Italian Restaurant in Keystone Plaza. The evening is a wellness forum along with a free, three-course dinner. Register by calling the office at 484-840-9100. Bianco will be giving away a $50 Visa Gift Card and a host of other prizes. This event has become extremely popular so reserve your spot early. Seating is limited.

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