Around Town March 30

Mr. and Mrs. Bunny coming to Brandywine Ace hardware.

• On Saturday, April 1, the Mill at Anselma will open for the 2017 season. Hours are Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Memorial Day. Expanded hours Thursday through Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. from June 1 through Labor Day. Weekends only after Labor Day through Dec. 9. New this year: tours of the Mill will also include the Spring House and the historic Anselma Post Office. Learn what a springhouse was used for and what a post office looked like 75 years ago. Milling demonstrations will take place on the second Saturday of the month, beginning April 8. For more information, go to http://anselmamill.org/

• Sunday, April 2, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. is PNC Arts Alive First Sundays for Families: “Art-Cycle” at the Brandywine River Museum. Free admission. Imagine creative uses for a variety of repurposed materials, from fashion accessories to three-dimensional assemblages, in this eco-friendly arts adventure. The eco-friendly theme continues with a lively musical offering from Two of a Kind, the award-winning duo that will have everyone singing along.

• The Kennett Area Senior Center is pleased to present “Concussion & Seniors” by Michelle Epstein from Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital outreach program. Join us on Tuesday, April 4, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. for this informative presentation. Concussions don’t just happen to athletes. Learn what causes a concussion in older adults and the signs you have a concussion. Michelle has her master’s degree in social work and is a licensed clinical social worker and certified brain injury specialist.

• The Pennsbury Land Trust’s annual meeting is Thursday, April 6. The featured speaker is Steven Staffier of the National Audubon Society. Staffier’s talk will be “The Native Bird Connection.” The event is free, but reservations are requested for the 7 p.m. event at Pennsbury Township municipal building on Route 1. RSVP by email (pennsburylandtrust@gmail.com or by note to PLT- Speaker Series, 702 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, PA 19317. Wine, cheese, sweets and coffee will be served.

• American Big Bands and the Big Band era, the brassy, all-singing, all-dancing, all-American 1940s musical revue, IN THE MOOD is coming to Wilmington in celebration of 23 years on tour. Hop aboard the “Chattanooga Choo Choo” to “Tuxedo Junction” and get “In The Mood” for a “Moonlight Serenade.” IN THE MOOD is a fully staged tribute to Glenn Miller, The Andrews Sisters, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Harry James, Erskine Hawkins, Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra and other idols of the '40s. IN THE MOOD, A 1940s Big Band Music Revue presented by Turnaround Artists will appear at The Playhouse on Rodney Square for two shows on Thursday, April 6 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets, which are on sale now, are $34-68 and may be purchased by calling The Playhouse Box Office at 302-888-0200 or online at www.ThePlayhouseDE.org

• Mr. & Mrs. Easter Bunny visit Brandywine Ace, Pet & Farm in Pocopson Township on Saturday, April 8 from 9 to 11:30 a.m., and then they hop over to Oxford Feed & Lumber the following Saturday, April 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. At both stores the bunny couple visits with the youngsters and family pets, making a great photo opportunity.

• April 17 is the last day to register to vote in the May 16 primary election. The deadline for absentee ballot applications is 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, and the deadline for civilians to return a voted absentee ballot is 5 p.m. Friday, May 12.

• The Delaware County Heroin Task Force is holding its third annual Community Day on Saturday, April 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Rose Tree Park. It’s a day dedicated to celebrating prevention and empowering the community to believe that we can win the war on drug use. Community Day is a free, family-oriented day open to all residents with a focus on drug abuse education, prevention and recovery. The Task Force will also have a mobile medicine drop box set up where residents can dispose of their expired, unwanted medications.

• Darlington Arts Center will celebrate the arts at a community day on Sunday, April 23, from 2-5 p.m. The event will be held at the Concord Country Club. The community is invited to celebrate and enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres, live music by Brandywine Jazz, a silent auction, student performances and more. Tickets are $40 for members, $45 for nonmembers. To reserve a ticket, got to https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?llr=r5qeqicab&oeidk=a07eduytknj06512ecb

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