Around Town March 16

• The Kennett Area Senior Center invites you to an afternoon “Sunday Dinner with Friends” on Sunday, March 19, from 1-3 p.m. Our themes are based on “dining across the United States” with this dinner being New York City.  What comes to mind when you think “New York City?”  What about “Broadway?”  Well, we are hosting R.T.C.’s Rising Stars of Broadway.  West Chester residents know R.T.C. as the Resident Theatre Company responsible for bringing the new music-based program “Broadway in the Borough” to West Chester. The cost for dining and entertainment is only $12 for KASC members and $14 for non-members.  Everyone is welcome regardless of age.  Reservations are needed – please call 610-444-4819 to reserve your seat a week in advance.

Peep show in Oxford on Thursday, March 23.

• Oxford Feed & Lumber invites all backyard poultry fans to Union Fire House, 315 Market Street in Oxford on Thursday, March 23 for their first Peep Show. Highlighting the evening’s agenda will be 20 rare varieties of chicks available for purchase that evening only. Registration, along with lite fare, begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by a presentation by Nutrena at 6.  Chick sales begin at 6:30 using a lottery system as well as a limit to make the purchasing process as fair as possible. Please RSVP by stopping in or calling Oxford Feed & Lumber at 610-932-8521.

• It’s First Sundays for Families at the Brandywine River Museum of Art on Sunday, April 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The April 2 event is “Art-Cycle.” Imagine creative uses for a variety of repurposed materials, from fashion accessories to three-dimensional assemblages, in this eco-friendly arts adventure. The environmental theme continues with a lively musical offering from "Two of a Kind," the award-winning duo that will have everyone singing along. This event is offered in conjunction with the 2017 Longwood Community Read. PNC Arts Alive First Sundays for Families at the Museum presents free, hands-on workshops with creative art activities and performances for visitors of all ages.

• Commander Aurora I. Fleming of the U.S. Coast Guard is coming to the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center in West Chester on March 21 at 6:30 p.m. to give a lecture as part of the Uptown! Speaker Series. Fleming, an officer of Search and Rescue, Chief, Policy Division, is primarily involved with International and National Search and Rescue. She will provide a glimpse into the vital role the Coast Guard plays in keeping America safe, as well as the important mission of the Search and Air Rescue service. The Uptown! Speaker Series is hosted on the third Tuesday of each month. To learn more about the speaker series and to purchase your tickets, visit

• “ONCE,” winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, will play The Playhouse on Rodney Square for a limited engagement from March 31-April 2. Tickets for “ONCE” are available now and can be purchased by calling The Playhouse Box Office at 302.888.0200 or online at Tickets range in price from $40 to $85.

Re-enactor Noah Lewis, portraying teamster Ned Hector, gives a history lesson for visitors at the Brandywine battlefield Park during the March 12 observation of Charter Day.

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