Around Town May 25

• Concord Township Council will hear a presentation by Bentley Homes during its June 6 meeting. Mitch Kotler of Bentley will present a concept plan for townhouse and carriage homes proposed for Route 1 and Thornton Road. The public meeting begins at 7 p.m. The presentation will be given under “Other Business.”

• For the 10th year, Unionville High School students, mostly seniors, are taking over the stage to produce, direct and star in the dark musical “Sweeney Todd” on June 2 and 3 at 7 pm. The musical, in the UHS Auditorium, is open to all and admission is free. The musical stars seniors Jeremy Do, Alex Kallis, Adam Kimmel, Dina Spyropoulos, and Leah Tedesco; juniors Alex Koban-Hogue, Troy Macie, and Ethan Pan; and Freshman Josiah Taylor.

• The hamlet of Yorklyn, Del., nestled along the state’s northern border and hugging the Red Clay Creek, will hold Yorklyn Day on Sunday, June 4 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The day is free, according to a press release, and will celebrate the spirit and heritage of the hamlet. The event will include live music, an artisan’s market and children’s art show, a sidewalk chalk contest, antique autos and train rides, kids activities and crafts, vendors and food trucks. While the event is free, some fees are associated with select activities.

• Twisted Vintner is back. This year’s fundraiser is scheduled for Thursday, June 8, from 6-9:30 the parking lot of the Concordville Town Centre. The cost is $50 in advance, $75 at the door. This is the 7th year for Twisted Vintner, an amateur wine making competition to raise money for various programs of the Concordville/Chadds Ford Rotary. For tickets and more information, visit

• The 43rd annual Delaware County Summer Festival, featuring many local Delaware County performers and some of the best tribute bands on the East Coast kicks off on Wednesday, June 14 in Rose Tree Park. This year, Delco’s own Audra McLaughlin from NBC’s The Voice will headline the June 29th show. The free outdoor concert series is held every Wednesday through Sunday for nine weeks throughout the summer. This season’s concert series features 45 live performances at the outdoor amphitheater in Rose Tree Park and offers residents the chance to enjoy a wide variety of free music with family and friends.

• It’s time for Tavern Talk at the Chadds Ford Historical Society on Thursday, June 15 from 7-9 p.m. The June adults only session will explore various aspects of 18th century medicine, health and hygiene through hands-on activities, living historian demonstrations, food tastings and more. Our special guest demonstrators for the evening include Clarissa Dillon and historian Nancy Webster. Tavern Talks takes place at the Chadds Ford Historical Society’s Barns-Brinton House located next to the Chaddsford Winery on Baltimore Pike. 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.

• Do you have a great mushroom recipe that features chicken? The 2017 Mushroom Festival Amateur Cook-off’s theme is Mushrooms and Chicken. The challenge for 2017 is to develop a creative, flavorful and unique recipe featuring the mushrooms that are commercially grown in Kennett Square and chicken. From all the entries submitted, six finalists will be selected to prepare their recipes in the Mushroom Festival's Special Events Tent on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 10:30 am. Rules, regulations and the application can be downloaded for the Mushroom Festival’s Amateur Mushroom Cook-Off online at, click on the Amateur Mushroom Cook-Off link on the home page. The deadline to enter is midnight, June 16.


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