Around Town Nov. 23

Running on Hay Bales, by Beth Uhler is the first place winner in the adult section of Chester County Planning Commission's Landscapes3 photo contest.

It's art and yoga at the Brandywine River Museum of Art on Dec. 7.

• It's an evening of yoga held in a contemplative video environment in the Brandywine River Museum of Art's exhibition gallery on Thursday, Dec. 7 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Surrounded by a sixty-foot long floor-to-ceiling video projection, be immersed in the soothing reflection of nature along the backdrop of the Brandywine River and the local communities through which it flows. This multi-sensory experience combines yoga and art to relax your body, refresh your mind, and find inspiration in the art of nature. Yoga at the Brandywine is suitable for all levels. Limited space is available, and advance registration is required. Guests should enter through the Museum's Riverside Entrance upon arrival.

• Following a major fire that took place at the farmhouse on park property, the Concord Township Dog Park at Bush Hill Farm (30 Bethel Road) will remain closed until further notice as fire investigation continues. Residents will be notified when the Dog Park reopens. UPDATE: Concord Township reports the park has reopened.

Balladeer Charlie Zahm performs Friday, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m. at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church

• The Friends Folk Club, along with St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, announces the return visit of a Friend Folk Club favorite, Celtic balladeer Charlie Zahm on Friday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. St. Christopher's Episcopal Church is located at 116 Lancaster Pike. Doors open at 7 p.m.Proceeds from this concert will benefit St. Christopher's Episcopal Church. Tickets are $15 for adults. Children 12 and under are free. Refreshments are available at a reasonable price. Visit the best little concert series in Southern Chester County. The Friends Folk Club is an all volunteer-community run concert series. Please call 610-869-8076 for more information.

• Brandywine Baptist Church, in Chadds Ford Township, celebrates Christmas with a sing-along of favorite carols on Sunday, Dec. 10 from 4-5 p.m. Come, rejoice with us and enjoy reflections, singing and refreshments. The church is located at 1463 Baltimore Pike. Phone: 610 459-1302. Everyone welcome.

First State Ballet Theatre in Wilmington presents The Nutcracker on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 22 and 23.

• First State Ballet Theatre presents The Nutcracker, Friday and Saturday,  Dec. 22 and 23. Showtime Friday is 7 p.m. There will be two performances on Dec. 23, 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $14.99 - $50. The Grand Opera House Copeland Hall is at 818 Market Street, Wilmington.

Andy Zhang's "Sunset" is the winning photo in the youth division of this year's Chester County Planning Commission's Landscape3 photo contest.

• Three adults and three youth from Chester County won awards for their entries in the Chester County Planning Commission's Landscapes3 photo contest, which focused on the county's greatest asset: people. The photo contest, "Putting a Face on Chester County," was a great way for the public to share how they spend their time in the county. The entries will help the Planning Commission better understand what is important in the daily lives of residents as the development of Landscapes3, the county's next long-range comprehensive plan, continues. The winners in the youth photographer category include first place, "Sunset," by Andy Zhang; second place, "Sunset Fishin,'" by Michael McBride; and third place, "Lost in the Sunshine and the Flowers," by Abigail Williams. The winners in the adult photographer category include first place, "Running on Hay Bales," by Beth Uhler; second place, "Doesn't Get Any Better…" by Miranda Wade; and third place, "Sunrise," by Heidi Whitmore.

Jessica and Josie Glessner, of Pennsbury Township, enjoy a fire at the Barn Shops during the first-ever Holiday Tree Lighting across Route 1 at Potts Meadow. Rain kept many people away, but those who attended enjoyed food, wine and what many hope will be an annual event.


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