Around Town April 27

Chadds Ford Township volunteers gather at Turner’s Mill before heading out to pick up trash along township roads on a soggy Saturday. The semi-annual road cleanup is an on-going effort by the Chadds Ford Township Civic Association.

• The rain on Saturday, April 22 forced the postponement of two area events. The Pennsbury Township Yard Sale and the bonfire at Ramsey Farm in support of preserving Beaver Valley have both been moved to Saturday, April 29. The yard sale begins at 9 a.m. in Pennsbury’s park behind the municipal building. The bonfire is scheduled for 5-9 p.m. at Ramsey’s Farm, 500 Ramsey Road in Wilmington.

• Members of the Pennsylvania Police will be at Wegmans in Concord Township on Sunday, April 30 as part of State Police Community Day. Troopers will demonstrate horse, K-9 and marine units, as well as special operations response teams. There will also be a motorcycle demo. The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The West Chester Studio for the Performing Arts now has a new home at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center.

• The West Chester Studio for the Performing Arts now has a new home at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center. Residents of Chester County and surrounding areas can now send their children to summer camps and classes in a professional, functioning theater environment under the guidance of professional actors, with teaching experience. The West Chester Studio for the Performing Arts has expanded its summer camp programming in 2017 to offer one, two, and three-week camps with prices as low as $215 each week. To learn more about the West Chester Studio for the Performing Arts and to register for classes and camps, visit http://westchesterstudio.com

• Delaware Nature Society will host a free spring into nature event coupled with a native tree giveaway at the DuPont Environmental Education Center on Saturday, April 29. This event will give community members a unique opportunity for hands-on nature learning by planting native trees in their own yard improving their community and providing wildlife with food, water, cover, and places to raise their young.  The tree giveaway, which is free and runs from noon to 4 p.m. at the DuPont Environmental Education Center on the Wilmington Riverfront, will teach children and community members about wildlife, science, and ecology through planting and then care for trees in their communities.

• PAWS for People is holding a training session for potential pet therapy teams on May 8 and 22, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Adult Care Center, 500 Old Forge Lane in Kennett Square. Anyone with a gentle, people-friendly pet, who is interested in volunteering time to work with children and adults with varying needs, should attend. PAWS for People provides therapeutic visits to individuals who will benefit from interaction with a well-trained loving pet. Visitation sites range from nursing homes and hospitals to schools and libraries, with a wide variety of programs.

• Would you have survived as a spy during the Revolutionary War? At this month’s Tavern Talks on Thursday, May 18 from 7-9 p.m., join the Chadds Ford Historical Society as members go on an adventure to decipher codes, solve riddles, and decode puzzles. Guests will be able to try a variety of spy craft techniques used during the Revolutionary War to receive clues to solve one main puzzle for the evening.  Will you be able to discover the 596 to 459 the 642? Our guest participant for the event includes living historian Noah Lewis (portraying soldier Ned Hector). Tavern Talks is a monthly experience (not a lecture!) aimed exclusively for adults 21 and older that focuses on unexplored aspects of early American history and culture. Admission is $20 for non-members and $15 for members. Tickets must be purchased in advance over the phone, in person or online as space is limited. All attendees must be 21 and older.

• Second annual Kennett Rotary PetFest is coming Saturday, May 13 from noon-4 p.m. at Anson Nixon Park in Kennett Square. The event is free and is rain or shine. Dogs on leashes are welcome along with cats in appropriate carriers. PetFest this year will feature Lefty’s Fuzzy Butts Doggie 1 K Walk, sponsored by Terry Lynn’s Pet Sitters. Lefty’s Walk starts at 2 p.m. and costs $20 with registration at Eventbrite. Medals, T-shirts and swag bags will be available for fits 50 entrants. Lefty's Walk is a fun stroll through the woods of the park for dogs and their human companions. Water Bowls will be placed along the route. Last year over 100 dogs walked in a light drizzle. Proceeds from Lefty's Walk will go to La Mancha Animal Rescue.

 

Cinderella, along with her friend Batman, greets members of the Encore Elite Wildcatz after a gymnastic performance at the Main Line Health Fitness and Wellness Center on Route 1 in Concord Township Saturday.

 

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