Around Town April 9

• The Pennsbury Land Trust’s annual public meeting, on Thursday, April 9, at 7 p.m., will feature a landscape designer who will provide tips on how to make yards look beautiful with native plants at the township building. The staff of the renowned Mt. Cuba Center in Delaware will offer practical advice on selection, placement and care of some of the best native plants, which provide aesthetic appeal and ecological benefits. Attendees will receive a resource guide listing native plants and local nurseries that supply them.

• Concord Township will hold a special meeting regarding a Greenways and Open Space Network Plan at 7 p.m., April 13 at the municipal building. The township was awarded a $30,000 grant from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources toward a $60,000 township-wide study of open space and greenway networks. This planning document will guide Concord regarding future trail projects, bicycle and pedestrian connections, open space preservation, and similar. Additionally, it is an effort to update a multitude of older studies and coordinate with Delaware County efforts. The concept plan will be presented to residents for initial feedback.

• Professional women and their female colleagues are invited to join the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce for a networking lunch, Tuesday, April 14, at the Crozer Medical Plaza at Brinton Lake in Concord Township. Bring your colleagues and connect with other ambitious women to create strategic business partnerships during our Women in Business networking events. To register, visit

• The Chadds Ford Gallery is gearing up for another exhibition. April 17, at 5 p.m., is the opening of an exhibition featuring the works of Bill Basciani and John Hannafin. This is the second time the pair has shown together at the gallery. Hannafin, from West Chester, is an impressionist who says he’s inspired by music, nature and other artists. Basciani apprenticed with Bill Ewing, which led to his studying at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

• The Chadds Ford Historical Society is hosting its first Barn Market on Saturday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be 50 quality vendors offering unique collectables, vintage items and antique goods. Plus a variety of food trucks will be on hand serving up everything from gourmet specialties to all-American standards, including desserts and other treats. The event is co-sponsored by the Chadds Ford Historical Society and Brandywine View Antiques on Route 1.

David Kim

David Kim

• David Kim, violinist and concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra, will be playing a benefit concert for The Garage Youth Center 7 p.m., Friday, April 17 at Kennett High School. His performance will help raise funds for the Garage Community & Youth Center’s After-School Programs in Kennett Square and West Grove.

• “Flights of Fancy” is the second installment of the concert series Magic, Myths, and Mysteries presented by the choirs of Pennsylvania Academy of Performing Arts. The program features Eric Whitacre’s “Leonardo Dreams of his Flying Machine,” along with the well-known spiritual, “Ezekiel Saw de Wheel,” — an a cappella arrangement of the beloved Beatles hit Blackbird, and a setting of ee cummings's poem “Who Knows if the Moon’s.” Performances are April 18, 7:30 p.m. at Christ Community Church in West Chester and April 19, 3 p.m. at Church if the Good Samaritan in Paoli. For tickets, go to

• Nike will be the official sponsor for the 12th annual Unionville Track and Field Invitational on Saturday, April 25. Gates will open at 8:30 a.m. Events begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude around 3 p.m. There is a $5 entrance fee, and seniors and students are free. Approximately 50 teams will be represented this year with top athletes who have competed on the national, state and district level. Food concessions and Nike t-shirts will be on sale.

• Mt. Cuba Center will offer more opportunities for the public to explore its gardens. The gardens at Mt. Cuba Center will now be open for general admission on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The public is also invited to enjoy Mt. Cuba Center’s Garden Tours, Second Saturdays programming, free events, and a range of educational courses from introductory to advanced.  Mt. Cuba Center is located at 3120 Barley Mill Road in Hockessin, De.

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