Around Town June 1

• A reminder for Concord Township residents that the recycling igloos located at the Public Works Garage are being removed. Effective June 1, the County-provided igloos will only be located at Clayton Park (Garnet Mine Road entrance). Residents are also reminded they can contact their private waste hauler to collect recycling. In compliance with Act 101, Pennsylvania’s Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act, private haulers registered in Concord Township are required to provide the curbside collection of recyclables at least twice a month. Contact your private hauler for specific details concerning twice-monthly collection.

The Cabaret Crew from Unionville High School will perform Saturday.

• There’s been a change for Unionville High School’s annual May Play. In a production produced, directed and starring UHS students, the school will present Selections from Broadway: A May Play Cabaret. The show will be presented on Saturday, June 3 at 7 pm, and admission is free. Original plans to present “Sweeney Todd” were canceled due to a technical problem. The show will include musical numbers from such Broadway classics as “Sweeney Todd,” “Les Miserables,” “Cats,” “The Sound of Music,” “Phantom of the Opera” and “Annie.”

• The Kennett Square Resale Book Shoppe is sponsoring a “Bring a Friend Day” on Saturday, June 10 When you and a friend visit on that day, you’ll each receive 10 percent off any items purchased. The Book Shoppe location is 113 South Union St., Kennett Square, PA 19348. Normal hours of operation are Monday through Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Phone number: 610-444-6069.

The Sin City Band will be at the Oxford Friends Meeting on Saturday, June 24. Tickets are $15.

• The Friends Folk Club will present an “unplugged” performance by The Sin City Band on Saturday, June 24 at 7:30 p.m. The Sin City Band has been playing Americana, roots, folk music throughout the Delaware Valley since 1974. They have been ambassadors of ”genre-blending" from The Grand Bahamas to The Grand Opera House, from New England to Colorado and from Wilmington to Oxford. The concert will be held at the Oxford Friends Meeting, 260 S. 3rd Street in Oxford. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15. Children 12 and under are free. Refreshments are available at a reasonable price. For more information, call 610-869-8076.

• Penn State Extension and Chester County 4-H announce their line-up of summer project camps for children ages 8 years of age and older. The programs offer kids the opportunity to learn, make new friends, and have fun experiencing a wide range of activities including babysitting, candy making, environmental and more. 4-H membership is not required. Camps are held between June 20 and Aug. 4. Registrations for the Summer Special are processed through the Chester County Extension office. Information for the classes can be found at our website For more information, call the extension office at 610-696-3500.

• 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.”

• The hamlet of Yorklyn, 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

• 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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