Around Town May 4

A school bus negotiates the roundabout under construction at the intersection of Hillman Drive and Evergreen Place in the Chadds Ford Business Campus in Chadds Ford Township. The roundabout is part of the Hillman Drive extension. Township engineer Mike Schneider wanted the bus to drive around the circle before the roundabout was finished to make sure buses could get through.

• Delaware Nature Society will hold its annual Native Plant Sale at Coverdale Farm Preserve Saturday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday, May 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year's theme is "Plants for the Birds." According to the State of North America's Birds: 2016 report, more than one-third of the bird species that reside in Mexico, the United States, and Canada are in urgent need of conservation action. Not only will your plant purchases support birds, butterflies, and bees in your garden, but proceeds from our sale directly support the conservation and management of bird habitats in our region. Proceeds also support the protection and conservation of our water.

• The Brandywine Valley Chorale will take concertgoers on a journey through The Evolution of Musical Theater in a tribute to standards from Opera, Operetta and Broadway on Saturday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. The concert, to be held at Unionville High School, will feature members of the 42-member adult choir accompanied by Mary Ellen Schauber, a critically acclaimed soprano and director of the Choir of St. Joseph's on the Brandywine.

Pennsylvania State Police from the Media barracks display their various units and equipment during a Community Day event in the Wegmans parking lot Sunday, April 30. Police showed their horses, dogs, motorcycles and had SWAT equipment on display.

• Residents, visitors, family and friends are invited to enjoy the harmonious sounds of the Unionville Presbyterian Church Choir, directed by William E. Johnson, at a special benefit concert to support Family Promise of Southern Chester County on Saturday, May 13, beginning at 6 p.m. The concert is free, open to the public and will be held at Unionville Presbyterian Church located at 815 Wollaston Road, in Kennett Square. A dessert reception will follow the concert.

• The annual Mothers' Day weekend Native Plant Sale at the Brandywine River Museum is Saturday and Sunday, May 13 and 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Native plants are adapted to local growing conditions and require less water and maintenance. Many varieties will attract songbirds, hummingbirds and butterflies and help strengthen the local ecosystem. Expert gardeners are on hand to help you select plant varieties for your garden or lawn.

• State Rep. Eric Roe, R-158, will speak during a May 11 meeting on Fair Districts PA, an effort to eliminate gerrymandering in Pennsylvania. The session is 7 p.m. at Unionville High School. Fair Districts PA, a nonpartisan group, is promoting reform of this redistricting process. Republican Representative Roe (158) and Democrat Steven Samuelson (135) have co-sponsored HB722, a bill enabling a change in the State Constitution that would take redistricting power from politicians and place it in the hands of an Independent Citizens Commission.

• Sunday, June 4, is the first ever Yorklyn Day in Yorklyn, Del. The event, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., will feature live music, an artisan's market and children's art show, antique autos & train rides, kids activities and crafts, vendors and food trucks. Primary activities will take place at three central locations —Auburn Heights Estate, 3000 Creek Road; Center for the Creative Arts, 410 Upper Snuff Mill Road and Route 82; and Yorklyn Bridge Trail, 1157 Yorklyn Rd.— with shuttles providing continuous pick-up and drop-off service to all areas, including ample free parking at H.B. Middle School (745 Meeting House Rd., Hockessin). There will be complimentary shuttles allowing easy access to Auburn Heights (for Steamin' Day fun), the Center for the Creative Arts (for the best in arts activities for all ages, an artisan's market and live music), and the Yorklyn Bridge Trail (where a lively Kid Zone plus more vendors and food trucks await). There is no admission fee, but some fees are associated with select activities. For those interested in volunteering but unable to make the meeting, please email Susan Randolph at srandolph@auburnheights.org to express interest. For more information, call 302-239-2385 or visit www.yorklynday.org.

 

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