Around Town Feb. 2

• Concordia Choral Arts' mixed choir, Concordia Voices, is holding auditions for its spring concert series, “The Book of Love: Part 2 - Complications.”
 Auditions are being held on Sunday, Feb. 5 and are by appointment only. Please e-mail auditions@concordiachoralarts.org to sign up for a time slot. Rehearsals are on Sunday afternoons in Paoli beginning on Feb. 12. The concerts are on Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30.

Mike Huggins of Transformation Yoga Project will be part of the Uptown! speakers' series on Knauer Performing Arts Center on Feb. 21, at 6:30 p.m.

Mike Huggins of Transformation Yoga Project will be part of the Uptown! speakers' series on Knauer Performing Arts Center on Feb. 21, at 6:30 p.m.

• The Uptown! Speaker Series joins the now nine resident companies at Uptown! The Speaker Series opens their 2017 season at the Knauer Performing Arts Center on Feb. 21, at 6:30 p.m. The first speaker in the series will be Mike Huggins of Transformation Yoga Project. Huggins is the founder of the project, which offers, “healing through empowerment.” For a full listing of events, visit uptownwestchester.org.

Eminence Salon and Spa will be offering henna hand designs for $15 to benefit Kennett Area Food Cupboard on Feb.14.

Eminence Salon and Spa will be offering henna hand designs for $15 to benefit Kennett Area Food Cupboard on Feb.14.

• On Tuesday, Feb. 14 from 2 to 8 p.m., the Eminence Salon and Spa located at 6 Ponds Edge Drive Suite 3 in Pennsbury Township will offer “Henna Against Hunger,” benefitting the Kennett Area Food Cupboard. They will be putting henna designs on your hand for $15. Light refreshments will be served. Please call 484-776-5140 to make reservations.

The Kennett Area Senior Center offers free in-person tax preparation service with the AARP Foundation TAX-AIDE volunteers, from Tuesday, Feb. 7, thru Thursday, April 13. Please call 610-444-4819 for an appointment. Offering free tax preparation help to anyone and if you’re 50 and older, and can’t afford a tax preparation service, this team is made especially for you. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., by appointment only.

• This summer marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Andrew Wyeth. Preview this summer’s special exhibition in a fascinating talk by curator Audrey Lewis. She will discuss themes such as Wyeth’s conception of portraiture and expressions of loss and death that have emerged in the process of planning the upcoming exhibition, Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect.” The talks will be 2-3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15 and Saturday, Feb. 25. The talks are included with the price of admission.

Kevin Cope will perform at Darlington Arts Center on Saturday, Feb. 11.

Kevin Cope will perform at Darlington Arts Center on Saturday, Feb. 11.

• Darlington Arts Center hosts a professional recital for teaching artist Kevin Cope on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 3:15-4:15 p.m. Cop has been teaching guitar at Darlington to students of all skill levels since 2008, in addition to performing professionally throughout the region. In this solo recital he will be playing a classical guitar with original compositions by the artist and additional pieces by international composers. Tickets are $10, available at www.darlingtonarts.org or by calling 610-358-3632.

• Women interested in developing their leadership skills and empowering themselves in order to catapult up the professional ladder will gather on March 11, for the Junior League of Wilmington’s second annual Women’s Leadership Summit. The Summit will be held from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Executive Conference Center in Newark. Tickets are $115, $75 for students and military. Space is limited. Tickets will be on sale through March 3 at www.JLWWomensLeadershipSummit.org.

"Fall in Chester County" by Kathryn Mims.

"Fall in Chester County" by Kathryn Mims.

• Kathryn Mims, of Pocopson Township, was the second place finisher in Chester County’s Landscapes3 photo contest during the County Commissioners’ sunshine meeting. The photo contest was launched last October as part of Chester County’s development of its next comprehensive plan, Landscapes3.   The contest’s purpose was to engage residents in the County’s efforts to manage growth by protecting open space and revitalizing the county’s towns and communities. Mims’ entry is entitled “Fall in Chester County.” The winning images will be posted on the Landscape3 website.

 

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