Around Town Aug. 3

• For those who love rock ‘n' roll of the 1960s and ‘70s, The Playhouse on Rodney Square is presenting the Happy Together Tour on Monday, Aug. 7 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are on sale now, are $51-70 and may be purchased by calling The Playhouse Box Office at 302-888-0200 or online at www.ThePlayhouseDE.org. The tour includes six headline artists with 53 Billboard hits amongst them. The incomparable lineup includes The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, The Association, Chuck Negron, formerly of Three Dog Night, The Box Tops, The Cowsills, and The Archies starring Ron Dante.

•  It's music at the museum with Concerts in the Courtyard: Bruce Ewan and Steve "Baby Jake" Jacobs on Friday, Aug. 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. $12-$20; prices increase on the day of the concert. "Harmonica wizard" Bruce Ewan is bringing the blues to the Brandywine River Museum of Art's outdoor courtyard. Accompanied by the legendary guitarist, Steve "Baby Jake" Jacobs, the duo will reach deep into the blues heritage for an intriguing blend of obscure as well as familiar blues tunes originated by great blues harmonica players. Cash bar and food will be available for purchase. Advanced tickets cost $12, members; $15, non-members; and $8 students. Prices increase on the day of the concert to $20, members; $25, non-members; and $10, students.

•  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 www.concordhist.org, under UPCOMING EVENTS/Calendar.

•  Registration is now open for Darlington's fall preschool and kindergarten enrichment programs. Arts-based early learning activity emphasizes creativity, imagination, exploration, and active participation. Get your preschooler ready for next year. Open the doorway to learning by utilizing the arts. Stop in, tour the facility, and meet new friends, discover why Darlington's arts-integrated preschool program is the right fit for your little learner. RSVP to programs@darlingtonarts.org.

•  The new Kids' Dream Playground in Concord Township is open for play. The handicapped accessible playground was made possible with funding assistance provided by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Bureau of Recreation and Conservation, Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund. Residents are invited to join us for the formal ribbon cutting at 4 p.m. on Community Day, Saturday, Sept. 9.

 

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