Around Town April 28

 WSTW Radio personalities Brian Soscia and Ashley Reed do a remote broadcast from the new offices of the Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union at Brandywine Mills on April 23. The remote was part of the credit union office’s grand opening in the new shopping center along Route 202. Branch Manager Marta Lang said the office opened in January, but the decision was made to have the grand opening after the weather warmed up.

WSTW Radio personalities Brian Soscia and Ashley Reed do a remote broadcast from the new offices of the Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union at Brandywine Mills on April 23. The remote was part of the credit union office’s grand opening in the new shopping center along Route 202. Branch Manager Marta Lang said the office opened in January, but the decision was made to have the grand opening after the weather warmed up.

• The annual Charles F. Patton Middle School Carnival is next Friday, May 6, from 2:30 to 7 p.m. There will be carnival games with prizes, a giant obstacle course, drag racing, a dunk tank and more. The carnival will be held rain or shine.

• The Playing with Colors Art Workshop returns to the Kennett Area Senior Center in May. Led by Chester County painter and teaching artist, Rhona Candeloro, this innovative class provides students of all levels an opportunity to express life in color. Classes will be weekly on Fridays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. beginning May 6 and continuing through June 10. Please call KASC and ask for Andrea to register for this free art class.

• “PNC Arts Alive First Sundays for Families Inspired by Nature” is Sunday, May 1, at the Brandywine River Museum of Art from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free with no reservation necessary. Encounter nature in art and song and gain inspiration from the Brandywine Conservancy’s Native Plant Gardens and the exhibition, “The Poetry of Nature: The Golden Age of American Landscape Painting.” Bring nature home by creating fanciful paper flowers and planting seeds to grow real ones. A high energy performance by singer-songwriter and environmentalist Dana Lyons will set the tone for this day of family adventure. There will also be a Dana Lyons musical performance at 1 p.m.

• Christiana Care Health System is offering a free program designed to reduce the risk of falls and increase physical activity among older adults. “A Matter of Balance” is an evidence-based program that uses volunteer coaches to teach participants how to overcome their fear of falling, increase their strength and balance and improve their environment. The program is a series of eight weekly classes, 1 to 3 p.m., from May 4 until June 23 at the Christiana Hospital in Newark. Four more classes are offered through the end of 2016. For more information or to register for the free classes in New Castle or Kent counties, contact Susan Fox at 302-255-9690 or susan.fox@state.de.us.

Lisa Daughen, right, of Concord Township, picks up a box of fresh-out-of-the-oven pretzels from Jill Heck, district sales manager for Philadelphia Pretzel Co. at the company’s Route 202 store. Daughen said the pretzels were for the Garnet Valley High School Tennis Team.

Lisa Daughen, right, of Concord Township, picks up a box of fresh-out-of-the-oven pretzels from Jill Heck, district sales manager for Philadelphia Pretzel Co. at the company’s Route 202 store during National Pretzel Day. Daughen said the pretzels were for the Garnet Valley High School Tennis Team.

• Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library announces the May 7 opening of the new exhibition, “Embroidery: The Language of Art,” a look at how the creation of embroidered objects fits into the changing definitions of art, craft, and design throughout the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. The exhibition will be open through June 2, 2017.

• Blues and jazz group Christopher Davis-Shannon Trio will perform on Saturday, May 7, at Darlington Arts Center’s Coffee House Concert Series. The concert begins with an opening performance by Duo Festivo, a piano ensemble featuring two Darlington teaching artists, followed by Christopher Davis-Shannon Trio at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for members and include free coffee, tea, and desserts. All Coffee House Concerts are BYOB. Advance ticket purchase is recommended by calling 610-358-3632 or ordering online at www.darlingtonarts.org.

• The Photography Workshop announces open registration for its new Summer Kids Photography Camps, ages 8 to 16. Choose from 17 weekly camps across the area, including Downingtown, West Goshen, Ridley Creek State Park, Longwood Gardens, and Malvern. At the end of each week, parents are welcome to come and enjoy an art show, displaying the kids’ most creative images. Weekly camps start June 20, and run throughout the summer. For more information, go to www.photography.camp or call 484-604-2004.

• The new Kennett Square classroom site is official:  The Chester County Art Association is partnering with the Friends Home, a nonprofit senior living community started in 1898 and located at 147 W. State St., Kennett Square. Classroom parking and entry will be in the rear of the building, off of Linden Street. The courses being offered are Plein Air Painting with a Plan with Randall Graham and Still Life Watercolor with Jim Fitzgerald. Class opportunities in Kennett made possible in part by CCRES, and educational and behavioral health services nonprofit. For more information, visit http://www.chestercountyarts.org/classes--workshops.html.

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