Around Town May 12

C.F. Patton Middle School students pack the school's gymnasium Friday when rainy weather forced the annual carnival to move inside.

• After five years in the making, Uptown! Entertainment Alliance is thrilled to be hosting a groundbreaking event at the Armory, 226 N. High St. on Wednesday, May 18, at 5:30 p.m. Join the Uptown! “family” and the Bancroft Construction team. Put on your hardhats, strap up your boots and join us for a ceremonial groundbreaking, snacks, photo ops, and remarks from elected officials, including state Sen. Andy Dinniman. All are welcome to this free event, so bring the family out and experience this unique opportunity to celebrate bringing a theater to West Chester in 2016.

• The Delaware County Partnership for Public Safety will hold a special public safety program on Thursday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to noon entitled "Strategies to Protect You and Your Work Place from an Active Shooter." Interested individuals are invited to attend and register on behalf of Delaware County Council, District Attorney Jack Whelan, Neumann University's Center for Leadership, and the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce. The program will provide public safety leaders, business owners and executives, and the general public with current information on the potential threat of an active shooter in the workplace and other public venues. Registration is free and open to the public; however, space is limited to the first 300 registrants. Advance registration is required and can be performed online on the Partnership for Public Safety website here.

 “Flowery Thoughts: Ceramic Vases & Floral Ornament at Winterthur” opens May 28 at the Brandywine River Museum of Art

“Flowery Thoughts: Ceramic Vases & Floral Ornament at Winterthur” opens May 28 at the Brandywine River Museum of Art

• A new exhibition, “Flowery Thoughts: Ceramic Vases & Floral Ornament at Winterthur” opens May 28 at the Brandywine River Museum of Art. In this free exhibit, Leslie B. Grigsby, Winterthur’s senior curator of ceramics and glass, presents a selection of some of the enormous range of ceramic vases and floral-decorated wares from the Winterthur Museum collection. These eye-catching objects primarily date from the 1700s and 1800s, and were produced in America, Europe and Asia. The high-fashion wares among these ceramics originally found homes in elegant settings, while other objects reflect what was enjoyed by those of lesser means. Some of the featured floral designs studiously imitate imagery from botanical publications, while others display a freedom and originality not expressed in nature.

• The Kennett Area Senior Center sponsors an AARP Driver Safety Program for drivers age 50 and over on Thursday, May 19, from noon to 4 p.m. This course is applicable for those who have previously completed the eight-hour course. The session explains the changes that occur in vision, hearing, and reaction time as people 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.

• Iron Hill Brewery is inviting the public to the 16th year of the Brandywine Valley Craft Brewers’ Festival, a showcase of live music, great food and the finest handcrafted beers from 25 regional craft breweries that benefits the Media Youth Center. The festival will be held rain or shine on Saturday, May 14, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Iron Hill Media, 30 East State Street Media, 19063. A $45 ticket includes admission, tasting cup and the chance to sample the beers; designated drivers and King of the Hill members will receive a free food voucher. To purchase tickets, visit here.

• Batter up: On May 21, at 3 p.m., the Kennett Middle School’s 8th Grade Chorus will be singing the national anthem at the Phillies game, and the public is invited to join in the fun. For more information, visit

• The ServSafe food safety certificate course conducted by Penn State Extension is being held at the Chester County Extension Office in West Chester on May 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and May 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. After attending the class sessions and passing the multiple-choice exam, participants will receive a ServSafe certificate, which meets the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s requirement for food safety certification. The course covers information related to preventing cross contamination, safe handling of food, temperature control, cleaning and sanitization, proper storage, and pest control in addition to other relevant topics. Register online here (choose ServSafe under “Courses and Workshops”) or call the Chester County Extension office at 610-696-3500.

• The annual Elder Justice Day is being presented by the Chester County Elder Abuse Task Force on Tuesday, June 14, at Westminster Presbyterian Church in West Chester from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. “This program is open to the public, but any organization that works with seniors, such as staff members of senior centers and continuing care facilities, are encouraged to attend,” said Sandy Murphy, director of the Chester County Department of Aging Services. The topics to be covered include information on scams and identity theft, the services of the Crime Victims Center of Chester County, and crime-reporting procedures of the District Attorney’s Office. Those wishing to attend should call 610-344-6035 by June 2 to reserve a spot. A sponsored ride with Rover is available for a $1 each way.

• The Kennett Public Library is inviting amateur chefs of all ages to try out new recipes and explore its fantastic cookbook collection with its Cookbook Challenge. Culinary-minded kids can stop in during the month of May, pick up a cookbook (section 641.5 in the children's area), and choose a recipe. Get a parent's help to make a batch, and then join us on May 21 at noon for the Cookbook Challenge Potluck with a prepared version of your recipe (enough to share with at least 15 people). No prizes will be awarded, and it's not a competition – just an opportunity to meet neighbors, create something tasty, and share recipes.

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