Around Town Feb 1

Hankering for History, benefitting the Chadds Ford Historical Society,will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 11.

• On Sunday, Feb. 11, the Chadds Ford Historical Society will be hosting their annual fundraising dining event at Hank’s Place restaurant. The fundraiser, called “Hankering for History,” will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. A portion of the day’s sales will be donated to the Society to support its mission of history, education and preservation. The Historical Society will be in attendance throughout Sunday’s “Hankering for History” event to share information about the Chadds Ford Historical Society and the history of the area.

Connor Mears

• Chadds Ford Township Board of Supervisors presented Connor Mears, Eagle Scout candidate from Chadds Ford Troop 31 with a proclamation in appreciation for his Eagle Scout Projects for the Harvey Run Trail. Mears' projects serve to enhance in the beautification of the Township’s Harvey Run Trail. Mears built and installed a Purple Martin birdhouse, butterfly house, bat house and a bench with accompanying lending library.

• Mt. Cuba Center is offering classes on transforming a garden into a haven for bluebirds. The classes are scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 10 at 1 and 3 p.m. The cost is $30. Attendees will also receive guides and construction plans to build a box specialized to house eastern bluebirds. To register for the class, go here.

• The Mushroom Capital goes chocolate on Feb. 11. It’s the annual Kennett Chocolate Lovers Festival at Kennett High School. The event benefits the United Way of Southern Chester County and runs from 1-3 p.m. that Sunday. Special Connoisseur tickets will allow visitors to get in at noon. General admission is $10 per person and includes six tastings (special deal of $30 for a family of four). General admission parking is $5. Connoisseur tickets allow for admission at noon for a private hour of wandering the aisles of chocolate and costs $25 per person or $45 for two people (includes beverages and parking). Advance tickets and info: www.KennettChocolate.org.

• Longwood Fire Co. is offering two free CPR classes on Monday, Feb. 19, at the station. The EMS staff will be conducting the hands only CPR classes at 4:30 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. The station is located at 1001 East Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square. The classes are open to the public and are free. Registering for the class is recommended but not necessary. To register, either go to chestercountyhospital.org/wellness, email EMS@longwoodfireco.com or call the firehouse at 610-388- 6880 or Chester County Hospital at 610-738- 2300.

• CASA Youth Advocates, a nonprofit that recruits, trains and supports volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in Delaware and Chester counties, is now accepting applicants for its March 2018 training session. CASA seeks dedicated individuals who are willing to journey with a child and help them navigate the Delaware County or Chester County Dependency Court System. Applicants can apply online or by mail, and can learn more about the process as well as dates and times for March training courses by following this link: https://delcocasa.org/volunteer/casa-spring-2018-volunteer-training-schedule. This year, CASA will hold daytime training beginning March 1 through April 25, and nighttime training beginning March 19 through April 25.

• The Delaware Center for Horticulture has received recognition from the Delaware Nursery & Landscape Association as the winner of its Landscape Award in the Commercial category. The award-winning project provided landscape design for a redeveloped section of The Flats neighborhood at North Union Street on the west side of Wilmington. The design, which DCH installed in October 2016, included Cornus sanguinea ‘Arctic Sun’, Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Ruby Slippers’, and Sedum ‘Red Carpet,’ among other plants, such as milkweed and coneflowers, which serve as both host and food plants for butterflies. DCH offers public landscape design and consultation services for groups, governments, and organizations looking to beautify their public spaces. For questions or more information about these services, contact Ann Mattingly, Director of Programs, at amattingly@thedch.org.

• La Comunidad Hispana is offering Zumba Fridays from 5-6 p.m. every Friday through March. Classes are free for adults of all levels and no registration is required. People who attend four sessions get an LCH T-Shirt or water bottle. LCH is located at 731 W. Cypress Street in Kennett Square. Contact Laura Mackiewicz at 610-44-7550 X256 or lmackiewicz@lchs.org

• Delaware County Council is reminding all dog owners to join them in protecting their pets with a current or lifetime license which is required by law. The 2018 dog licenses are now available at the Treasurer’s office at the County Government Center in Media and at other locations throughout the county. Dog owners can apply for the license online and their license will be mailed to their home within seven business days. The state fee for an annual license for a spayed or neutered dog is $6.50; for all other dogs, the fee is $8.50; a lifetime license for spayed or neutered dogs is $31.50, and $51.50 for all others. Discounts are available to senior citizens 65 and older and people with disabilities.

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