Around Town Dec. 12

• Brandywine Baptist Church will host a musical Christmas celebration on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. featuring songs and carols performed by the choir and guest musicians.

• Concord Township supervisors will be voting on the 2014 budget during a meeting on Dec.  17. The proposed budget is for slightly more than $3.5 million dollars with no tax increase. Supervisors’ Chairman Dominic Pileggi said this is the fifth consecutive year that that township millage has held steady.

• The Civic Association of Chadds Ford Township is partnering with Chadds Ford Township to collect needed items for the Veterans Group. The Veterans Group is a Philadelphia based organization that provides shelter, case management and supportive services to homeless veterans. Led by Executive Director and Chadds Ford resident, Matt Dunphy, the shelter houses 48 men. The mission of the Veterans Group is to empower veterans and their families to once again become productive members of society. Visit their website for more information at A donation box is located at the Chadds Ford Township Municipal Building, 10 Ring Road, Chadds Ford.

• The Delaware Museum of Natural History's popular Dino Days swoop in on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 27 and 28, and this year promises to be bigger and better than ever, a press release said. "We're tremendously excited to continue our tradition of highlighting the fascinating world of dinosaurs," Executive Director Halsey Spruance said in the release. "This year promises to be our best yet — from live bird shows to special guests and exhibits — and we can't wait to see everyone there." Highlighting this year's event will be bird expert Phung Luu and his team from Animal Behavior & Conservation Connections, LLC. This highly-trained team of experts will lead free-flight, live bird shows at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. each day with hawks, owls, falcons, and other birds of prey flying untethered in the Museum's Hall of Birds. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for children (3-17), $9 for seniors, free for children 2 and younger. There is also a member discount, half-price for Household members; free for sustaining level members and above.

• There’s a new quilt display at the Brandywine Valley Tourism Information Center. The display features several beautiful quilts, owned by and depicting scenes from Longwood Gardens, celebrating the history of the Longwood Progressive Meeting that was part of the Underground Railroad and now the center’s home. Quilts were made by members of the Brandywine Circle Quilters. The Brandywine Valley Tourism Information Center is located at the gates of Longwood Gardens, 300 Greenwood Road in Kennett Square and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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