Around Town June 9

• The topic of the Brandywine River Museum of Art Gallery Talk on Wednesday, June 15, will be The Plein Air Approach. Visitors will be able to explore varied artistic practices in landscape painting by artists whose work is featured in the Richard M. Scaife bequest, such as Albert Bierstadt, John Kensett, John La Farge, William Merritt Chase, and Julian Alden Weir, in a gallery talk led by Virginia O’Hara, curator of collections. Gallery Talk begins at 2 p.m. and is free with museum admission.

• Wednesday, June 22, is Delco Night at the Philadelphia Union, and the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a tailgate party from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Talent Energy Stadium. Pat’s Pizzeria and Sterling Pig Brewery will provide food and beer. Discounted tickets are available for $20. To register for a ticket for individuals and small groups, go here. http://www.delcochamber.org/events/Philadelphia-Union-Delco-Night--55758/details?utm_source=Delco+Night&utm_campaign=Delco+Night&utm_medium=email Groups of 10 or more should phone 610-497-9909 or email groups@philadelphiaunion.com

Winterthur, Museum, Garden & Library announced a $35,000 Art Works grant recommendation from the National Endowment for the Arts to digitize 1,500 important works of art on paper. The project is part of a Winterthur initiative to document its entire collection, upgrade its cataloguing content, and provide broad access through museumcollection.winterthur.org. The project is part of Winterthur’s commitment to foster lifelong learning in the arts and humanities, educating and engaging the widest possible audiences through online collection access.

The Brandywine Ballet will perform at the Rose Tree Media Park on July 29.

The Brandywine Ballet will perform at the Rose Tree Media Park on July 29.

Brandywine Ballet will be performing on Friday, July 29, at 7 p.m. in the Delaware County Summer Festival (June 15-August 14), held at Rose Tree Park in Media. This is a free performance. Brandywine Ballet will be headlining the performance with resident choreographer Nancy Page’s “Never Ending Road.” This ballet is set to the music of Canadian-born, Celtic singer/songwriter Loreena McKennitt. The style of this work is contemporary ballet, a fusion of classical ballet and movement from other dance styles, which create a unique viewing experience for an audience member.

• As part of its plans to serve more elders in West Chester, The Hickman, a Quaker senior community, is scheduled to begin demolition of its existing Sharpless-Hall Building. In its place will be a new, larger building that will include a secure dementia program.  This new program will be located on the first floor and the only one of its kind in West Chester.  Demolition is scheduled to begin the week of June 13 with construction to follow this summer. The new building is slated to open in late 2017.

• The Maternal & Child Health Consortium will hold its first annual Father’s Fun Day – which translates to a mother’s night off – on Thursday, June 16, from 5 to 8 p.m. Dads and their kids are invited to the Oasis Family Fun Center in Glen Mills. Tickets will be sold at the door, and half of the proceeds will benefit the consortium.  RSVPs are requested at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ecnq1af72755450b&oseq=&c=8e12d0c0-1ef7-11e3-a59d-d4ae52844279&ch=8e7478c0-1ef7-11e3-a5be-d4ae52844279.

• Kennett Area Community Service, home of the Kennett Food Cupboard, is holding an open house to celebrate the grand opening of the new KACS Resource Center at 138 West Cedar Street, Kennett Square. It will be held on Wednesday, June 15, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and is open to the public. It will showcase the newly renovated center with tours of the facility and light refreshments.  A ribbon cutting is scheduled for 6 p.m. The multi-use facility is focused on service delivery of the KACS programs and several partner social service agencies with the goal of helping individuals and families secure resources and end poverty in Southern Chester County.  The KACS Resource Center will house the KACS Emergency Assistance program, new sustainability programs, bathing and laundry facilities for those experiencing homelessness, as well as administrative offices.

• The Delaware All State Theatre will present the five-time Tony Award-winning “Titanic the Musical” in the Laird Performing Arts Center at the Tatnall School for two weekends from June 18-26. Tickets range from $12-$20 and can be purchased at DASTonline.org. Group rates are available. “Titanic the Musical” is a historically accurate depiction of the maiden voyage of the ocean liner RMS Titanic, in all its spectacle and grandeur. The ship is packed from bow-to-stern with fascinating and memorable characters, each with a unique story and set of dreams. The DAST production will feature the same Tony Award-winning set that was used in the Broadway and touring productions of the show.

• For the past 25 years, patrons of the Pocopson Post Office have been greeted by Susan Kelly, a 34-year veteran of the U.S. Postal Service. To celebrate that milestone, Kelly will be serving cake, cookies and snacks on Thursday, June 9, from 10 to 3 p.m.

Amanda Thomas, Steve Turner, and Matt Gorham from the Matt Gorham Group of Keller Williams Realty; Toren Peterson, Business Relationships Manager for United Way of Chester County; and Larry Welsch, Executive Director of the Chester County Food Bank.

Amanda Thomas, Steve Turner, and Matt Gorham from the Matt Gorham Group of Keller Williams Realty; Toren Peterson, Business Relationships Manager for United Way of Chester County; and Larry Welsch, Executive Director of the Chester County Food Bank.

• United Way of Chester County and the Chester County Food Bank held their second annual Community PB&J for United Way Drive last month.  A friendly competition between local service organizations and businesses produced dozens of local drives, cumulatively collecting over 9,000 pounds of peanut butter and jelly products for the cause. The drive originated as a call to action to help local food pantries keep their shelves stocked over the summer months, when donations are typically at their lowest. The Matt Gorham Group of Keller Williams (Pictured) reigned again this year as PB&J King and singlehandedly brought in 2,093 pounds of PB&J, nearly tripling their donation over last year. For more information on how you can help end the cycle of poverty and hunger visit www.liveunitedchestercounty.org or www.chestercountyfoodbank.org

 

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