Around Town Nov. 16

• The first ever Potts Meadow Holiday Tree lighting is this Saturday, Nov. 18 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event is courtesy of the Barn Shops and the Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art. Visitors should park at the museum; there will be shuttle buses taking people to and from the barn Shops. There will be musical performances by students from the Oxford Arts Alliance, hot chocolate, local gourmet food, and wine for purchase. There will also be a visit from Santa. The lighting of the Potts Meadow holiday tree will be at 5:30 p.m.

• It's Beer and Blues at Darlington Arts Center on Saturday, Nov. 18. Visitors can sample beers from Sterling Pug Brewery and dance to a blues pop band Run Come See during a coffeehouse concert. The evening begins at 6 p.m. Cost is $40, or $15 for just the concert. RSVP by phoning 610-358-3632.

• Patriots' Day at the Brandywine Battlefield Park is Saturday, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Interact with encamped continental soldiers during musket and drilling exercises, interact with 18th century interpreters at various stations on the grounds, meet George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Edward "Ned" Hector. There will also be interactive children's games and historic house tours. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for

• The Kennett Symphony presents Pops Goes the Holiday with special guest Philadanco! on Saturday, Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m., at Unionville High School. Featuring holiday music from traditional Christmas carols to the exhilarating Christmas on Broadway and Sleigh Ride, Pops Goes the Holiday is the perfect way for your friends and family to ring in the season. Single ticket prices are $30-$53 in advance, $35-$58 on the day of the concert. Students 18 and under are $10. Group discounts are available, and there is free parking on site. For complete information visit or call the Kennett Symphony at 610.444.6363.

• It's Art and Nature and Yoga at the Brandywine on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Begin the day with a restorative yoga class, then have a light breakfast before taking a tour of the Brandywine Conservancy and River Museum campus and the Wyeth Studio. From there it's a guided walk back to the museum and lunch. Cost is $65, all-inclusive. Reserve tickets online at

• Elementary school students honor their selected veterans during a special Veterans’ Day assembly at Unionville Elementary School last week.  Tim Hoffman, director of curriculum and instruction for the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District, attends as Uncle Sam.











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