Around Town July 28

• It’s an evening at the Kuerner Farm on Aug. 2 for artists. Get access to Kuerner Farm, a National Historic Landmark, where Andrew Wyeth found intriguing subjects for hundreds of tempera paintings, watercolors and drawings for more than 70 years. Artists working in all media are invited to explore the property where they can sketch, paint or photograph and may gain insight into Wyeth’s creative process on an optional guided tour. Participants will meet at the Brandywine River Museum of Art parking lot at 4:15 p.m. before driving to the farm. Water and bathrooms are available at the site. Participants are responsible for providing all art materials. Spaces are limited; register online at www.brandywine.org/museum/events or by calling 610-388-8326. Event will be held rain or shine. Costs are $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers. For more information, contact Laura Westmoreland at 610-388-8120 or LWestmoreland@brandywine.org.

• The Marshall Steam Museum is having an open house on Tuesday, Aug. at 7 p.m. Admission is free for the event that explores the history of the Stanley Motor Co. and the connection between that company and Auburn Heights. There will be a cash bar, pizza and a raffle. There will be no car or train rides during the open house. The museum is at 3000 Creek Road in Yorklyn. Call 302-239-2385 for more information.

• Members of one of the original Chadds Ford area families are inviting the general public to their special event. It’s the Brinton 1704 House Family Day, Saturday, Aug. 13, from 1 to 5 p.m. The family is making its extensive genealogical database available for research. Discover some family connections you might not have known. In addition, its World Explorer membership subscription to Ancestry.com will be available for use. While you're learning more about genealogy, the kids can play authentic colonial games, such as Hoops, Nine Pins, and more. General admission is $8, free for children younger than 12.

• Terrific Tuesdays for children aged 3 to 10 will continue in August from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library. Each week will focus on a different medium and venue with crafts and activities, a guest conservator, and a local craftsman.  In the event of inclement weather, crafts will be made indoors in the Brown Horticulture Learning Center. The program is free for members with discounted admission for non-members: $5 per child with one free adult. For more information, visit http://www.winterthur.org/?p=1282&src=eblast-terrific-tuesdays.

• Join La Comunidad Hispana and participate in its first annual 5K & Family Fun Walk on Sunday, Sept. 25, at Anson B. Nixon Park in Kennett Square. The 5K race is a fast, fun course with chip timing, which will start at 9 a.m. The event will include food, live music, goody bags, event t-shirts, and family activities, including an appearance by Philadelphia Union team members. Registration is now open, and teams are welcome. To sign up, visit https://www.runtheday.com/registration/race_info/lch-lets-choose-health-run.

• The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary & Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is holding a public listening session to discuss a two-year process to revise the Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan for the estuary, a network of rivers and streams in four states that supports all life in the region. It will be held on Thursday, July 28, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Russell Peterson Wildlife Refuge, 1400 Delmarva Lane, in Wilmington. For more information or to register for the free forum, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/delaware-ccmp-listening-session-tickets-26181393252.

Explorer Family Workshops run each Thursday morning through Aug. 25

Explorer Family Workshops run each Thursday morning through Aug. 25

• The Brandywine River Museum of Art is hosting Explorer Family Workshops each Thursday morning now through Aug. 25. These family-friendly mornings include an interactive tour of the museum and a hands-on art activity inspired by the exhibition, “Get the Picture! Contemporary Children's Book Illustration.” Join us on Thursday, July 28, to meet artist Bryan Collier, whose artwork is featured in the exhibition, as he greets families and signs copies of his books from 11 a.m. to noon. Participate in one or all of the workshops, which are free for members, making this a good time to join. For more information, visit http://www.brandywine.org/brandywine/get-involved/become-member.

 

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