Around Town Nov. 9

Better Than Bacon will perform a benefit at the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center on Nov. 24.

• The planned Nov. 15 residents’ forum in Chadds Ford for discussion of Pettinaro’s Ridge Road project has been postponed. Supervisors’ Chairman Frank Murphy sent an email Nov. 7 saying that representatives from PennDOT were unable to attend that night. PennDOT did offer alternative dates and they are being reviewed for availability.

• It’s SHINE in the Vines at Galer Estate Vineyard & Winery in Kennett Square on Saturday, Nov. 11. The event benefits Chester County Hospital’s SHiNE program to support patients living with cancer. This year’s event is laid back and open-house-style, rather than the formal gala held in years past. Casual, weather-appropriate attire is encouraged for this outdoor event for those 21 and older. Although the event theme has changed to a more relaxed feel, the goal remains the same: to raise money for Chester County Hospital’s SHINE program, a volunteer organization that provides vital services for patients of The Abramson Cancer Center at Chester County Hospital. Tickets may be purchased online or at the door and are $100 each. For general information and tickets, contact Kate Pergolini at 610-431-5054 or

• In honor of Veterans Day, the Brandywine River Museum of Art will offer veterans free admission and 20 percent off purchases in the Millstone Café on Sat. Nov. 11. The museum also offers free admission to active-duty military personnel every day of the year.

Up Front at The Baby Grand in Wilmington on Nov. 17 and 18.

• First State Ballet Theatre presents Up Front With FSBT on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 17 and 18 at The Baby Grand Theatre Studio 1 in Wilmington. Up Front gives audiences the chance to experience the dancing in an intimate setting. The program includes highlights from the classical repertoire and new contemporary work. Join FSBT dancers after the performance for a reception in our studios. Tickets are Tickets: $25 - $45

• Concord Township Public Works will be conducting leaf pickup on Wednesday, Nov. 15. This is for leaves only. Leaves must be in approved paper leaf bags. You must be signed up for this service. To sign up for collection or to obtain leaf bags, please contact MaryLou Worland at the township municipal office at 610-459-8911.

Cory Branan performs at The Kennett Flash Tuesday, Nov. 14.

• Alt-Country/Folk-Punk artist Cory Branan, performs at The Kennett Flash Tuesday, Nov. 14 with special guest Paul Keen. Doors open at 7 p.m. And the show starts at 8. Tickets are $14 in advance, $17 day of the show. Advance tickets

• The 2017 UHS Art Gala will be held on Friday, Nov. 17 from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Unionville High School Art Center. Friday evening includes appetizers and live music. This event raises money for educational enrichment projects that help enhance the overall educational experience for UHS students as well help fund community outreach efforts in the local area. Admission to the event is free. Free parking is available. Thirty percent of any purchases are tax deductible. The Art Gala will also be donating 10 percent of proceeds to Hardin-Jefferson school district in Houston, Texas, which was devastated by Hurricane Harvey.

• Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center is hosting a Better Than Bacon benefit on Friday, Nov. 24 at 7:30 p.m. The show, Bacon Gives back, is an improvisational comedy benefitting Act in Faith of Greater West Chester, an interfaith organization that provides support for unemployed and underemployed members of the community. The performing arts center is at 226 North High Street in West Chester. Tickets are $20 and are available at, at the box office or call 610.356.ARTS (2787). (See top photo.)

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