Around Town April 5

Kuerner Farm Photography Day is Friday, April 13.

• There is a drug collection event at Westminster Presbyterian Church this Saturday, April 7 from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Drive by and drop off all unwanted or expired medication. Intravenous solutions and injectables will not be accepted. The event is hosted in conjunction with the Chester County Department of Drug and Alcohol Services and Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police in support of the Eagle Scout project of Joe Fariello.

• Friday, April 13, is Kuerner Farm Photography Day. For $15 for members, $20 for non-members, visitors can access Kuerner Farm, a National Historic Landmark, where Andrew Wyeth found intriguing subjects for hundreds of tempera paintings, watercolors, and drawings for more than 70 years. Photographers are invited to explore the property and may gain insight into Wyeth’s creative process on an optional guided tour. Participants will meet at the Brandywine River Museum of Art parking lot at 3:15 p.m. before driving their own vehicles to the farm. Water and bathrooms are available at the site. Participants are responsible for providing all equipment and materials. Spaces are limited; register online or by calling 610-388-8326. For more information, contact Laura Westmoreland at 610-388-8120 or email LWestmoreland@brandywine.org.

The Radnor Hunt Races are Saturday, May 19, in Malvern.

• The springtime tradition of steeplechases, tailgating and tent parties returns with the 88th Radnor Hunt Races on Saturday, May 19, in Malvern. As one of the nation’s top three steeplechases in the spring, the Radnor Hunt Races draw the best thoroughbred horses, riders and trainers across the country, along with nearly 25,000 spectators enjoying a day in the countryside. Tickets are now on sale to the public, with the proceeds benefiting the open space and clean water programs of the Brandywine Conservancy. BNY Mellon Wealth Management—which has been the lead sponsor for over 30 years—returns as the presenting sponsor of the races. Gates open at 10 a.m. There are six jump races throughout the day —starting at 1:30 p.m. — with about a half an hour between each race. Admission is sold in advance only, through May 11. Admission starts at $100 per car (includes entry for all people in the vehicle). For details, visit www.radnorhuntraces.org or call 610.388.8383.

Sheriff’s Community Golf Classic is Monday, May 14

• The Chester County Sheriff’s Office will hold its 25th annual Sheriff’s Community Golf Classic on Monday, May 14 and the public is invited to get into the swing of this popular event. The tournament will take place at the Downingtown Country Club golf course from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Proceeds from the event have helped to fund a variety of community programs. Over the years, those programs have included D.A.R.E., Kids Safe, Deputy Phil, Bullying Hurts, Eddie Eagle Gun Safety, Safe Kids Car Seat program and the TRIAD program, which was created to protect senior citizens. This year’s tournament currently has several openings. The cost, which includes lunch and a dinner buffet, is $650 for a foursome or $175 for an individual. Those who don’t golf can support the event by just attending the dinner, a steak and lobster buffet available for $75 per person. For more information or to register, contact Kathy Brady Shea at kbradyshea@chesco.org or 610-344-6860.

 

• The Unionville-Chadds Ford Education Association is hosting a shredding event 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, May 12 at CF Patton Middle School.

 

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