Around Town July 27

The Brandywine Ballet opens its season with the fall production of “Dracula” in October.

A 4-day-old zebrafish embryo. The winning photo by Oscar Ruiz,

• Take an extraordinarily close-up look at nature through the Nikon's Small World 2016 Photomicrography Competition's 20 winning photographs, currently on exhibit at the Delaware Museum of Natural History as part of a national tour. The photographs' microscopic perspective displays scientific images-including a butterfly's proboscis and actual human brain cells-in an artistic way. The winning photograph is of a four-day old zebrafish embryo. The exhibit runs through Sept. 17. DMNH is open Monday - Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sunday from noon to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $9 for ages 3-59, $8 for seniors ages 60 and up, $3 for toddlers ages 1-2, free for babies younger than 12 months. Free admission for DMNH members.

• Tuesday, Aug. 1 is Night Out in Kennett. The Carter Community Development Corporation and the police forces of the Borough of Kennett Square and Kennett Township will observe their seventh annual community policing celebration on Tuesday, Aug. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the 200 block of East Linden Street in Kennett Square. The name this year, “The Ed Zunino National Night Out,” is different but the message and impact will be the same, community policing and camaraderie within the town at its finest. The new name is in honor of The Borough of Kennett Square’s recently retired police chief, Ed Zunino, who died on May 12. Zunino was a co-founder of this event.

• Tickets will be available for the 2017/2018 season of the Brandywine Ballet beginning next week. The Season opens with the fall production of “Dracula” in October, continues with “The Nutcracker” in December, and concludes with “Sleeping Beauty” in May. Brandywine Ballet continues its performance residency on the historic campus of West Chester University at Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall on 700 S. High Street in West Chester. Season subscriptions will be available Aug. 1, and single ticket purchases will be available on Aug. 16.

• PAWS for People Training is holding a training session for potential pet therapy teams on Wednesday, Aug. 2 and Aug. 16 at Adult Care Chester County, 500 Old Forge Lane. Anyone with a gentle, people-friendly pet who is interested in volunteering time to work with children and adults with varying needs is encouraged to check this out. PAWS for People provides therapeutic visits to individuals who will benefit from interaction with a well-trained loving pet.  Therapy teams consist of one volunteer and one pet that have both completed rigorous training and testing.  Visitation sites range from nursing homes and hospitals to schools and libraries, with a wide variety of programs including eldercare, psychiatric support, developmental disabilities, literacy skills development and many more. Pre-registration requiredOnline: or call 302-351-5622 for more information.

• It’s Arts Alive First Sundays for Families at the Brandywine River Museum of Art beginning Sunday, Aug. 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. It’s free with no reservations required. Aug. 6 is “Magic.” Explore the magic used by both artists and magicians to fool the eye. Learn the secrets artists use to make things look real, create optical illusions and engage with magicians through interactive performances.

• Concord Township Historical Society will hold “Papermaking in Concord,” a joint event between the Newlin Grist Mill, the Society, and Ivy Mills on Saturday, Aug. 12. The event is free. At the gristmill, Richard Aldorasi will be demonstrating historic papermaking, while the Historical Society will open the Polecat Road House, a two-family early mill-workers’ home that supported the Trimble Mill in the 18th century. Ivy Mills will have the family homestead open.  This is where the paper for the first currency in our new country was made. For more information, go to, under UPCOMING EVENTS/Calendar.

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