Around Town March 23

• The annual Chadds Ford Elementary Art Sale and Show begins Friday, March 24 from 7-10 p.m. and resumes Saturday, March 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday night is adults only. Saturday will feature a talk by local Chadds Ford artist Karl Kuerner.

• Rachel Kohl Library is having an open house this Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to noon. There will be entertainment and light refreshments as the library shows off new carpeting, lighting and a new director. Rachel Kohl Library is located at 687 Smithbridge Road in Concord Township. Also, Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza, on Route 202 in Wilmington, is donating 20 percent of tracked dine in and carry out sales to the library on March 27 and 28.

• The Kennett Area Senior Center invites you to attend a discussion on Nutrition with Matt Jones, Registered Dietitian for the YMCA of Greater Brandywine, at the Senior Center on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 12:30-1:30 p.m.  March is National Nutrition Month. The public is welcome to attend.  Please join Matt for "Put Your Best Fork Forward."

• The Brandywine Conservancy has been awarded a grant of $57,000 from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to plant eight acres of buffers along waterways in the Lower Delaware watershed. The Conservancy was one of several organizations throughout the state to receive these funds.

The Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point is scheduled for Sunday, April 2.

• The Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point's 75th running is scheduled for Sunday, April 2 at Red Clay Alliance's Myrick Conservation Center on Route 842. The gates open at 11:00 a.m. with the children's pony races kicking off the action at 12:30 p.m. Admission is as low as $20 per carload. Call 610-793-1090 for more information or to purchase parking passes or raffle tickets in advance.

• TheDCH, Delaware Center for Horticulture, 1810 N. Dupont Street in Wilmington, and the Delaware Urban Farm and Food Coalition will hold their annual Community Gardens Spring Kickoff this Saturday, March 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. Learn from our Community Garden experts on how to get involved in or start your own community garden. The event will feature a "Nutritional Quality of Soil" presentation, an "Introduction to Backyard Composting" youth session, a seed swap, community exhibitors, and a seedling giveaway. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free, but registration is required. For information or tickets, go to TheDCH.org/RPA

PAWS for People will conduct two training sessions for potential pet therapy teams in Media, on Fridays, April 7 and 21. Both sessions are required, and they run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Anyone with a gentle, people-friendly pet who is interested in volunteering time to work with children and adults with varying needs.  PAWS for People provides therapeutic visits to individuals who will benefit from interaction with a well-trained loving pet.  Therapy teams consist of one volunteer and one pet who have both completed rigorous training and testing. Pre-registration is required. Visit www.pawsforpeople.org or call 302-351-5622 for more information.

• Rep. Steve Barrar, R-Chester/Delaware, is hosting a shredding and drug take-back event on Saturday, April 1, from 9 a.m. to noon at his district office, One Beaver Valley Road, Chadds Ford. The office is located at the intersection of Route 202 and Naamans Creek Road.

• The paintings from the Chadds Ford Historical Society’s Plein Air event are on display and for sale at the Society’s Barn Visitors’ Center Wednesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The art displayed includes paintings executed plein air earlier this month by 24 selected artists as well as fine works from their collections. The art will be available for sale through the end of this month.

 

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