Around Town Dec. 1

"Taking Off" is one of Emily Reed's paintings to be on display at CCArts Corridor 410 Gallery  exhibit beginning Dec. 5

"Taking Off" is one of Emily Reed's paintings to be on display at CCArts Corridor 410 Gallery exhibit beginning Dec. 5

• The Center for the Creative Arts presents “Landscapes and Birds in Multimedia” by artist, Emily A. Reed as part of its Corridor 410 Gallery monthly art exhibits. The exhibit runs from Dec. 5, through Jan. 27. Artists reception is Thursday, Dec. 15, 7-9 p.m. at the Center for the Creative Arts at 410 Snuff Mill Row, Yorklyn, DE 19736. Work may be viewed during regular hours Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sat. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information about all that CCArts offers, please visit our website at www.ccarts.org, or call the center at 302-239-2434.

• Chadds Ford sisters Azelie and Catherine Faia will be dancers in The Academy of International Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker” at Unionville High School on Saturday, Dec. 10. There will be shows, at 2 and 7 p.m. The 7 p.m. show includes Azelie Faia dancing as the Snow Queen. Cheryl Kuhn, president of the Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce will be the guest narrator for the show. General admission seating is $20. Tickets are available online at www.academyballetru.com or by phone at 866-908-5666.

• Westtown Township’s annual Winter Festival, sponsored by its Parks and Recreation Commission, will take place on Sunday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Oakbourne Mansion.  Enjoy holiday games, crafts, music, photo booth, and refreshments. Several craft vendors will also be offering their wares.  In addition, the mansion will be decked out for the holidays.

• The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a first ever, Women in Leadership panel and lunch on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at Drexelbrook Special Events Center in Drexel Hill. Starting with the Education Edition focusing on higher education, this Women in Leadership will be the first with plans to host two per year, each session with a different focus. The program will be moderated by Steve Highsmith of Cabrini University, formally a PHL17 anchor, followed by Q&A.  Reserve your seat for this event at delcochamber.org under the events tab.

• The Kennett Library will host its Solstice Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., offering a cheerful holiday market for area shoppers. Local artists and craftspeople will be set up and selling their wares – a perfect opportunity to support local crafters and give unique holiday gifts.

• The Neumann University Center for Leadership is offering a program Cyber Safety and Social Media - What Today's Digital Citizen Needs to Know on Tuesday, Dec. 13 between 9 a.m. and noon. There is no charge. Registration is limited to 300 people and must be done in advance by going to http://www.neumannpublicsafety.com/.

• The Kennett Library is looking for the public’s help to collect 200 two-pound bags of rice to fill holiday baskets at Kennett Area Community Services, also known as the Food Cupboard. Bring your bags of rice or cash donation to the library before Wednesday, Dec. 14. All donations will aid families in our community during this holiday season. For more information, contact Filomena Elliott at felliott@ccls.org.

• Help keep community members warm this winter by participating in the annual Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Coat Drive. Please consider donating clean coats,hoodies, hats, mittens, gloves, snow pants and boots.All sizes and styles, infant through adult are needed. Donated items can be dropped off in the lobbies of any UCF district school now through Thursday, Dec. 15A collection box is also located at Landhope at Routes 926 and 82. Items should be clean and in good condition. New items and monetary donations are also gladly accepted. Collected items will be distributed in December to over 500 families in need in our area. For questions contact: ucfsdcoatdrive@gmail.com.

• On Sunday, Dec. 18, at 7:30 p.m., Marlborough Friends Meeting will hold a Christmas Carol sing. It will be held in the Quaker Meetinghouse that anchors the Historic Village of Marlborough. The address is 361 Marlborough Road in Kennett Square. This event has become an annual Christmas experience for many families. The Spirit of Christmas never fails to visit as the Marlborough community gathers for a time of song and fellowship. Harp and guitar music blend easily into centuries old woodwork. Candlelight creates an authentic holiday atmosphere as children shake sleigh bells and sing Rudolph’s story.

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