Around Town July 9

• The Kennett Area Senior Center sponsors an AARP Driver Safety Program for drivers age 50 and over on Thursday, July 16 from noon to 4 p.m. This course is applicable for those who have previously completed the 8-hour course. The session explains the changes that occur in vision, hearing, and reaction time as we age and provides useful driving safety tips for handling those changes. There is no test and participants may be eligible to receive a discount on their auto insurance premium (consult your insurance company for details). Call the KASC at 610-444-4819 for further information and to reserve your seat in the class.

• It’s Wineberry Days at the Brandywine Battlefield Park in Chadds Ford on July 17, 18 and 19. Visitors can pick their own wineberries, a type of red raspberry. Each person must use an official Brandywine Battlefield Wineberry Pail, which can be purchased for $5 each at the visitors’ center. Wear protective clothing, apply insect repellent, use buddy plan (accompanied by one or more of your friends or family. No limit on amount of berries picked or fun you have. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 17 and 18, and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday.

• Pony Partners will be offered through Chester County 4-H from July 27 through -30 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Romano 4-H Center, 1841 Horseshoe Pike (Route 322) in Honey Brook. Geared for children with no prior horse or large animal experience, campers will learn safety, grooming techniques and non-verbal communication. Learning how to recognize horse emotions, horse nutrition and distinguishing different horse breeds and colors will also be taught. Students will experience hands-on grooming and leading with miniature horses and ponies. For more information or to download the registration form, please visit the website at or call the extension office at 610-696-3500. Registration is on a first come-first serve basis. Please call the Extension office to verify class availability prior to mailing in payment.

• Every Tuesday in August, the Delaware Museum of Natural History is partnering with Artisans' Bank to lower admission prices to just $2 per person during Two Dollar Tuesdays. Visitors are invited to explore the wonders of the natural world at the Museum for just $2 on Aug. 4, 11, 18, and 25, courtesy of Artisans' Bank. Admission includes entry to the Museum's special exhibit, Dr. Entomo's Palace of Exotic Wonders, where visitors can explores the truth, myths, and mysteries surrounding some of nature's most curious creatures, many of them alive and on view.

• Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library has set an annual fundraising record, surpassing $12 million for the first time in its history. “It is with great thanks and pride that we share this exciting news,” said Dr. David P. Roselle, director of Winterthur. “I hope everyone will take heart in the number and generosity of our friends, including many Winterthur employees, who contributed.” Winterthur received more than 12,000 gifts from nearly 11,000 donors, which will be used for initiatives such as exhibitions and collections acquisitions as well as various capital projects and operating expenses.

• The Southeastern Electric Exchange has named PECO as the organization’s safest member company and the recipient of its 2015 Total Company Safety Award, a PECO press release said.  The award, presented last month at the SEE Annual Conference and Trade Show in Hershey, recognizes the participating member company that achieves the lowest Occupational Safety and Health Administration recordable incidence rate for the year, the third year in a row that PECO achieved its best-ever safety performance, the release said.

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