Around Town Nov. 17

• The Chadds Ford Township Board of Supervisors will have a special meeting at 3 p.m. on Dec. 7 the Hillman Drive extension, the loop road. This meeting will include representatives from the township, PennDOT, the school district’s Transportation Department, and the applicant to discuss the traffic calming measures to be planned on Hillman Drive.

• Brandywine Battlefield Park will hold its annual Patriot's Day on Saturday, Nov. 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for kids 6 to 17 years old. Programming includes visits from Gen. George Washington, and Benjamin Franklin will perform some of his experiments. There will be tours of Washington’s headquarters and an 18th century dance program.

The Delaware County Festival of Lights begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2.

The Delaware County Festival of Lights begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2.

• The public is invited to a tree lighting ceremony that kicks off Delaware County’s 2016 Festival of Lights on Friday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. Through the years, the tradition has grown to include dozens of hand-painted wooden figures and more than 100,000 holiday lights. The public is invited to a tree lighting ceremony. The light show runs each evening through Jan. 1.

• The Chadds Ford Historical Society is hosting its 31st annual Candlelight Christmas Tour on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 1 to 6 p.m. This year’s tour is unique because it includes important sites related to the Battle of Brandywine in 1777 including Thornbury Farm, the Old Kennett Meetinghouse, Brandywine Baptist Church, the John Chads House and the Barns-Brinton House. Tickets for Candlelight Christmas tours are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the event. Please visit our website at www.candlelightchristmasinchaddsford.com for additional information or to purchase tickets in advance. The Barn Visitors’ Center is at 1736 N. Creek Road, Chadds Ford, PA 19317.

Kimberly Reighley is the guest soloist with the Delaware County Symphony on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m.

Kimberly Reighley is the guest soloist with the Delaware County Symphony on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m.

The Delaware County Symphony under the direction of Music Director Joseph Caminiti will present the second full symphonic concert of the 2016-2017 season on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m. in the Meagher Theatre of the Thomas A. Bruder, Jr. Life Center at Neumann University, One Neumann Drive in Aston. The concert opens with “Overture to the Magic Flute,” by Wolfgang Mozart, and continues with guest soloist Kimberly Reighley, flute, performing “Concerto for Flute and Orchestra,” by Lowell Liebermann. Tickets are $18 or $15 for seniors and students. Children under 12 (one child per paying adult) are admitted free. Upon presentation of the Delaware County or Montgomery County Library card, two tickets may be purchased for the price of one at the ticket table the day of the concert. For information call 610-879-7059 or visit www.dcsmusic.org

• Looking for the right gift for that special person? The Village of Marshalltown is inviting the public to enjoy its Sixth Annual Holiday Bazaar at the Village Blacksmith Shop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26, Friday, Dec. 2, and Saturdays Dec. 3 and Dec. 10. Shop for wreaths, gifts, cards, antiques, special local handiwork, and much more.

Internet safety is the topic at Hillendale Elementary School on Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m.

Internet safety is the topic at Hillendale Elementary School on Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m.

• A Parent Night at Hillendale Elementary School on Wednesday, Dec. 7, will focus on Internet safety. Starting at 6:30 p.m., the Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County will analyze social media, games, and apps that young people are using today, and they will share the best ways for parents to interact with their children and how to address safety concerns that may arise.  The CVC will also address issues related to cyber-bullying and how schools and parents can work to resolve these problems that may arise within the school community. A question and answer period will follow the presentation, which will be held in the large group instruction room. For more information, visit http://www.cvcofcc.org/elementary.

The Kennett Food Cupboard is the recipient of 15,700 pounds of donated food from the Diwali Food Drive .

The Kennett Food Cupboard is the recipient of 15,700 pounds of donated food from the Diwali Food Drive .

• The Kennett Food Cupboard was one of the recipients of the Diwali Food Drive on Satureday, Nov. 5. Kennett Area Community Service, home of the Kennett Food Cupboard, received a total of 15,700 pounds of donated food from the drive – a much needed donation to fill the empty cupboard shelves. The food drive honors the celebration of Diwali, an ancient Hindu “Festival of Lights” and emphasizes  a strong tradition of giving back to the community. Ten communities in Chester County participated in the food drive, including The Reserve at Eagle Village, Whiteland Woods, and The Reserve at Chestnut Ridge.

• See history unfold through the eyes of nationally acclaimed artist Adrian Martinez as he reveals the story of Humphry Marshall, Chester County's first great botanist and environmentalist. Set in the period of 1750-1800, it's a story told in a compelling fashion reminiscent of the great painters of the Brandywine Valley. The exhibit is now open and runs through December 2017 at the Chester County Historical Society, 225 N High St, West Chester, 19380. Museum hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday (closed holidays). Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3.50 for students and children over 6, and free for CCHS members. For more information, visit DowntownWestChester.com.

• National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week is held each year the week before Thanksgiving.  This is a time not only to give thanks, but also to share compassion with neighbors who are experiencing homelessness and work toward a world without hunger and homelessness. Throughout the week, there will be events happening around Chester County to raise awareness about hunger and homelessness in the community. Please click here for more information about these events and a backpack drive to provide support for children and youth experiencing poverty.

 

 

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