Around Town June 8

• History and art collide in a new lecture series at the Brandywine River Museum of Art that will explore the impact of WWI on regional artists, especially the works of N.C. and Andrew Wyeth. Coinciding with the Museum's centennial celebrations surrounding Andrew Wyeth's birth in 1917 and the upcoming Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect exhibition opening on June 24, the lecture series also marks 100 years since America entered the Great War. Entitled "Brandywine Artists and WWI," the series will run at the Museum on June 14, July 19, and Sept. 13. The series cost for all three lectures is $35 (members, $25); individual lectures are $15 each (members, $10). All lectures will take place in the lecture room at the Brandywine River Museum of Art

•  The award-winning Clover Market will be popping up for the first time in Kennett Square on Sunday, June 18 (Father's Day) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. rain or shine. The event will be held in the Genesis HealthCare parking lot at 600 S. Broad Street, and will feature more than 100 vendors with antiques, vintage, and finely handcrafted items along with a lineup of food trucks, sweet treats, beer by Victory Brewing Company, wine from Paradocx Vineyards, and music in the afternoon by local favorites Couple Days.  Also included are free kids crafts by the Handwork Studio and the Chester County Arts Association, a photo booth from Tiny Tin Photo Booth, face painting, and "meet and greets" with the adoptable animals from Finding Shelter Animal Rescue (no onsite adoptions permitted). More info can be found at www.theclovermarket.com and http://historickennettsquare.com.

• Youth ages 8 to 18 are invited to join Chester County 4-H on a candy-making adventure. Candy-making day camp will be held June 30, from 9:30 a.m. to – 3 p.m. at the Penn State Extension Chester County 4-H Office. The cost of the program is $35. Participants will learn various candy-making techniques and leave with various sweet samples of their work. Participants should bring a bagged lunch and are encouraged to bring an apron. All other supplies will be provided. Please notify us if your child has any food allergies before the class. Registration for Candy Making and all Summer Specials are processed in the Penn State Extension/Chester County office.  The registration form and more details are available at http://extension.psu.edu/4-h/counties/chester/news/2017/2017-4-h-summer-camps or by calling the Extension Office at 610-696-3500.

• As opioid abuse and addiction impact a growing number of individuals and families throughout the region, Neumann University will host a free program that examines the problem from a variety of perspectives. The program will include an update on recently approved and pending state legislation, details on efforts at the county level to help families and individuals who are dealing with substance abuse, information from the medical community on treatment efforts, and the perspective of an individual who is currently in recovery. The program is free and open to the public and will take place on Thursday, June 15 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Neumann University. Featured speakers will include state Sen. Tom Killion, Delaware County Councilman Dave White, District Attorney Jack Whelan, an addiction expert from Crozer-Keystone and an individual struggling with addiction. Although there is no cost to attend the program, attendees are asked to complete a free registration online to ensure there is sufficient room: http://neumannpublicsafety.com/course/opioid-safety-and-education/

 

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