Around Town April 5

• Natural Lands Trust is planning two tree plantings this weekend in Chester County. The first is Friday, April 7, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Stroud Preserve. (Use private entrance: 449 Lucky Hill Rd., West Chester.) The goal is to plant 300 trees and 50 shrubs at the preserve. On Saturday, April 8, also from 9 to noon, NLT hopes to plant 500 trees and 100 shrubs at its 1,263-acre ChesLen Preserve. No experience necessary to volunteer; instructions and tools will be provided. Older kids (12+) are great helpers, so bring them along. These events are free of charge, but pre-registration is requested. Go to natlands.org/events to register.

• The Concord Township Easter Egg Hunt will take place Saturday, April 8 with the Easter Bunny arriving at 11 a.m. Children should bring their own baskets to participate in the egg hunt which will begin at 11:15 a.m. sharp. Enjoy crafts, snacks and more. The 11 a.m. event is at the Park & Rec Building, 40 Bethel Road.

• Author Christina Baker Kline will have a discussion and book signing at the Brandywine River Museum of Art on Tuesday, April 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 for members and $20 for non-members. They are available at http://www.brandywine.org/museum/events or by calling 610-388-8326. She will give a short reading from her new book, “A Piece of the World,” and share the true story behind the novel, which focuses on Christina Olson, the model for Andrew Wyeth’s iconic painting, “Christina’s World.”

• The Kennett Area Senior Center invites you to attend our popular monthly Tea Party, Tuesday, April 11, from 2-3:30 p.m. The theme is “Easter Parade.” Ladies are encouraged to wear their favorite Easter bonnet. Enjoy homemade tea sandwiches, desserts and fine teas, all prepared by our KASC Tea Committee.  Cost is $10 for members and $12 for non-members.  Reservations can be made by calling 610-444-4819.

Celebrate wildflowers at Mt. Cuba on Sunday, April 23.

• Surround yourself with wildflowers this spring at the 13th annual Wildflower Celebration at Mt. Cuba on Sunday, April 23. This daylong, free event invites people of all ages to learn and play in nature. Discover rare and beautiful wildflowers, observe tadpoles in the iconic ponds, and enjoy family-friendly activities at Mt. Cuba Center’s annual springtime festival. The first 1,000 families that attend the celebration will receive a free native plant to bring home. This year’s plant is Chocolate white snakeroot, or Ageratina altissima ‘Chocolate’, which blooms with small, white flowers in early September and delights all summer with deep burgundy leaves.

Walk MS is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday, April 23 at Ridley Creek State Park. Walk MS unites teams of families, friends, neighbors and co-workers to raise funds that drive groundbreaking MS research, provide life-changing services and guarantee a supportive community for those who need it most. More than 800 people are expected to raise more than $113,000 at the event. Walk MS has been in existence since 1988 and has raised close to $1 billion.

• Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library is planning several Friday evenings of live music, guided garden walks, refreshments, and other attractions in varied locations in the new Winterthur After Hours. The casual series, which will run through November, will be in the Galleries Reception Area and on the East Gallery Patio, from 5:30-8 pm. Tickets are "pay what you wish" and can be reserved at http://www.winterthur.org or at 302.888.4600. Beer, wine, and food can be purchased in the beer garden set up each evening. The next event will be April 28 and will feature the band Marlboro Road.

• State Rep. Eric Roe, R-158, is hosting an open house at his East Marlborough Township district office at 400 Old Forge Lane, Suite 407, on Friday, April 28 from noon-6 p.m. Roe said in a press release that the open house is an opportunity to discuss local and state-related issues over light refreshments.  If you have any questions, call the office at 610-388-3100.

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