Around Town March 29

Marlena Umland performs "The Dying Swan" in the Meagher Theatre of the Thomas A. Bruder Jr. Life Center at Neumann University, 3 p.m. on April 8.

• Delaware County Symphony presents a classical chamber ballet concert on Sunday, April 8 at 3 p.m. The event features Jennifer Nicole Campbell and Dasha Bukhartseva two classically trained pianists from Duo Impromp2 performing (four hands) on one Steinway Grand Piano accompanied by exquisitely costumed classically trained ballet dancers from the Academy of International Ballet. Included in this concert is a breathtakingly beautiful performance of "The Dying Swan" by Saint-Saens performed by Ms. Marlena Umland. Concert tickets at the door are $15 or $12 for seniors. Children under age 12 (one child per paying adult) are admitted free. The concert will be in the Meagher Theatre of the Thomas A. Bruder Jr. Life Center at Neumann University, One Neumann Drive in Aston. For information call 610-879-7059 or visit www.dcsmusic.org

Learn about egg tempera at the Brandywine River Museum of Art, Tuesday, April 10.

• Learn the history and techniques of egg tempera painting from the early Renaissance through the medium’s resurgence in the 20th century. University of Delaware Paintings Conservator Brian Baade will explain the materials historically used for tempera painting and introduce the scientific tools employed for their identification. Demonstrations will include the creation of organic pigments and the practice of egg tempera painting. “The Art of Tempera: Painting, Lecture and Demonstration” is Tuesday, April 10, at 6 p.m., $15 members, $20 non-members.

• The Chadds Ford Historical Society introduces a brand-new music festival this year, "Music in the Meadow." Don't miss out on joining us for this relaxed, community music fest right in the heart of Chadds Ford and the Brandywine Valley on Saturday, May 19, from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Music in the Meadow is held on the grounds of Chadds Ford Historical Society, 1736 N. Creek Road, Chadds Ford, PA. Advance tickets are available for $15 for adults 18 and older and free for children 17 and under. CFHS members are free with membership card. Visit our website at www.chaddsfordhistory.org to purchase tickets and for additional information. A rain date is scheduled for Sunday, May 20.

• The Chester County Art Association hosting three student art exhibitions this spring with art by students in Chester County high schools, Technical College High School, and Art Goes to School’s program in West Chester elementary schools. All art exhibitions are free and open to the public. The opening reception for the Art Goes to School West Chester Elementary program is on Thursday, April 5, 6:30 to 8 p.m., at CCAA’s Exton Square Studio Gallery and will be up from April 5th through April 28. The opening reception for Technical College High School is on Saturday, April 7, 1-3 p.m., at CCAA’s Exton Square Studio Gallery and will be up from April 5 through April 28. The opening reception for the Chester County High School Art Show is on Monday, April 23, 5 to 7 p.m., at CCAA’s main location at 100 N. Bradford Ave., in West Chester. The art show will be available for viewing Saturday, April 21, through Saturday, April 28. 

• Folly Beach, N.C. Newgrass Band Dangermuffin make their Kennett Flash and Kennett Square, debut on Thursday, April 5.  Blending bluegrass, folk, jam, and Americana together, Dangermuffin has created their own take on Newgrass music.

• State Rep. Steve Barrar is hosting a free paper shredding and drug take-back event on Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to noon at his district office, 1 Beaver Valley Road, Chadds Ford. The office is at the intersection of Route 202 and Naamans Creek Road. Residents of the 160th District will be able to shred up to three packing boxes of materials using the on-site industrial paper shredder. The boxes will be returned to residents. Only paper, not cardboard, will be accepted. Staples and paper clips need not be removed. Also, prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs and medicines can be dropped off for safe disposal by the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office. By law, needles and epi-pens will not be accepted. Refreshments will be served. The event is free and will be held rain or shine. For more information, please call Barrar’s district office at 610-358-5925.

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