Around Town Feb. 12

• A Concord Township supervisors’ decision regarding a liquor license for Wegmans was rescheduled. Supervisors were to have voted on Feb. 10, but the new date is now Feb. 24.

• It’s Music on the Brandywine when guitarist Jordan Dodson performs at the Brandywine River Museum of Art on Thursday, Feb. 19. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m., but the galleries will be open at 6 p.m. Dodson is an active soloist and chamber musician based in New York and Philadelphia. Tickets are available online, by phone at 610-388-8326, or at the museum. Prices are $12, $10 for members and $6 for students, through Feb. 16. After that date, prices increase to $25, $20 for members, and $10 students.

• The Kennett Symphony is looking for singers for the 2015 Voice Competition to be held on March 28 in the Kendal at Longwood auditorium. The competition is open to singers between the ages of 18 and 26. Competitors must perform three operatic, oratorio or concert arias from the 18th to 21st centuries. At least one piece must be in English. Only 16 singers will be in the competition. There will be cash prizes and the first-place finalist will be invited to perform with the symphony. Applications are available at or by e-mailing

• The Chester County Historical Society will open a new exhibit called “The Sixties! Winds of Change.” Part I of the exhibit, “1960s Pop Culture: Movies, Memorabilia and The Media, The Steve and Michell Friedman Collection,” will open Feb. 21; the second part, “The ‘60s! Winds of Change,” will open Nov. 7, with programming throughout the time frame. This two-part installation will use original objects, photographs, documents, and oral histories to help visitors see how national events influenced Chester County, and also how the area, in turn, contributed to those events.

Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library has received a $425,000 federal challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and raised an additional $1,275,000 to endow a key leadership position that has just been named the Charles F. Hummel Director of Conservation. The grant and match funding, part of Winterthur’s $50 million Building on Strength Campaign, will allow Winterthur to create a new post-graduate fellowship program in conservation.

• Chester County is offering Adult Mental Health First Aid, a new free public education program designed to teach everyday citizens the skills to help another person who is struggling with a mental health concern or crisis. Participants will learn risk factors, warning signs, and the impact of mental health concerns. They will also practice the Mental Health First Aid action plan and learn about local treatment resources as well receive a comprehensive, user-friendly 136-page manual. Participants who attend the entire eight-hour Saturday class will receive certification. To register, visit

• The Chester County Fund for Women and Girls announced this week that Phyllis Copeland is the recipient of the 2015 Kitchen Table Award for her contributions to the community. Copeland is an activist most widely recognized for her work with the Chester County Historical Society. Her achievements will be spotlighted at the fund’s "Making a Difference Luncheon" on May 1 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center. To learn more about the Chester County Fund for Women and Girls, a grant-making organization that has awarded more than $2 million to 60 county organizations since its inception, visit

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