Around Town Dec. 7

Darlington Holiday Jam participants come in all ages and levels of experience.

• Santa will be making his rounds this weekend and next courtesy of Longwood Fire Co. Longwood is escorting Santa on a company fire truck, beginning 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 when Santa visits East Marlborough Township. At 9 a.m. Sunday, he heads to Pennsbury. The following weekend, Dec. 16 and 17, Longwood will take Santa to Kennett and Pocopson townships, also beginning at 9 a.m. The fire company is also joining with other groups in conducting a blood drive at the Kennett Township building from 2 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 14. Longwood Fire Co. and Kennett Township police are also collecting toys, through Dec. 13, for children at A.I du Pont’s Hospital for Children.

• St. Michael Lutheran Church on Doe Run Road in East Marlborough Township will host the Brandywine Valley Chorale’s performance of Kim André Amesen’s “The Christmas Alleluia” and “Cradle of God” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students.

Darlington Arts Center's Holiday Open House and Art Jam is this Saturday, Dec. 9.

• Darlington Arts Center will hold its annual Holiday Open House and Art Jam on Saturday, Dec. 9. Events include an afternoon Gallery Opening at 2:30 p.m. featuring work of abstract expressionist Lois Schlachter, Student Recitals at 3 p.m. followed by the festive Holiday Jam with audience participation. In the evening, DAC teaching artists take the stage for the Coffee House Concert beginning at 7:30 with open mic and concert at 8 p.m. Reserve your Coffee House Concert table here.

• Brandywine Baptist Church, Chadds Ford, 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. Brandywinebaptist.org. Everyone welcome.

• Winterthur's Yuletide Jazz & Wine Series continues every Wednesday night through Dec. 20. On Dec. 13, visitors can hear the beautiful soundscape of Sharon and Shawn. The musical paths that brought Sharon Sable and E. Shawn Qaissaunee together are rich and varied, weaving elements of jazz, world, pop, and much more, for their memorable and engaging performances that appeal to music lovers of all kinds. On Dec. 20, Winterthur presents the Rob Zinn band working its musical magic with elements of smooth jazz, blues, funk, Latin, R&B, and pop -- all woven around a smooth jazz groove. All December Yuletide Jazz & Wine events will be held in the Galleries Reception Atrium from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Cash wine and beer bar; fruit and cheese for purchase. To attend only Yuletide Jazz & Wine, the cost is $10 for nonmembers; $5 for members. Yuletide Jazz & Wine is included with the same-day purchase of a General Admission ticket. Advance registration is strongly recommended, spaces fill early. Visit winterthur.org or call 800-558-3883.

“A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play” runs Dec. 15 through 31 at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center.

• The Resident Theatre Company at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center brings Charles Dickens’ holiday classic to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast, complete with vintage commercials, live sound effects and engaging musical score. “A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play” offers evening and matinee performances Dec. 15 through 31 at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, at 226 North High Street. Showtime and ticket details are available at uptownwestchester.org, at the box office or by calling 610-356-ARTS (2787).

 

• Crozer-Keystone Health System will once again partner with the Community Action Agency of Delaware County and the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce for their annual toy drive, delivering joy to local children in need this holiday season. The toy drive runs through Monday, Dec. 18. All donations will benefit children age 15 and under living in Delaware County. Crozer-Keystone employees, family members and members of the public are invited to drop off a new, unwrapped toy at the Crozer Medical Plaza at Brinton Lake: Main Lobby (300 Building).

A small patch of ground in Glen Eagle Square is now dedicated to active and former U.S. military personnel. A brief ceremony was held Friday, Dec. 1, dedicating the area beside Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar.

 

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