Around Town May 3

Celebrating Hank’s Place next Friday are, from left, Casey Kindig, Sissy Davis and Vicki Sylvester along with owners Katie (top left) and Anthony Young (far right).

• On Friday, May 11, Kate and Anthony Young will celebrate the first anniversary of their stewardship of Hank’s Place, the iconic Chadds Ford landmark restaurant. Everyone is welcome to enjoy complimentary cake and coffee during regular business hours, 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Hank’s Place, at Route 1 and Creek Road, was established in 1950, and is where art, hand crafted food and history come together.

• State Sen. Tom Killion, R-9, will be hosting a Kids Fun Fair for local families this Saturday, May 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Brandywine Youth Club Fieldhouse at 43 Thornton Road in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania. This event is free and open to the public. The Kids Fun Fair will feature the Philadelphia Zoo, the Franklin Institute, a moon bounce and face painting. There will be dozens of state, county and local exhibits geared toward children and families. Snacks and drinks will be provided free of charge.

• The first of four Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events, offered by the Delaware County Solid Waste Authority, will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, at the Emergency Services Training Center at 1700 Calcon Hook Road in Sharon Hill. Electronic items, latex paint, smoke detectors, and BBQ sized propane tanks will not be accepted. For information including driving directions and recycling options, visit www.co.delaware.pa.us/recycle or call the Delaware County Solid Waste Authority directly at 610-892-9627. The next event will be Saturday, June 9 at Rose Tree Park.

• 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. During 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. For more information or to register, contact Kathy Brady Shea at kbradyshea@chesco.org or 610-344-6860.

• Brandywine Ballet will open its spring performance series, Sleeping Beauty May 18-20 at the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall on the campus of West Chester University. Brandywine Ballet would like to invite school and senior groups to make a reservation at a discount for the performance on May 18 at 10am. Further, information for group reservations and individual ticket sales can be found at boxoffice@brandywineballet.org or by phoning 610-696-2711.

• The Brandywine River Museum of Art will host a watercolor demonstration from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 12. Members of the Philadelphia Watercolor Society will demonstrate watercolor media and techniques.

• 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. Free parking is available adjacent to the festival grounds. 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.

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