Around Town May 24

The Chester County Balloon Festival is Friday through Sunday, June 22-24 at the New Garden Flying Field.

• A reminder that Pennsylvania State Police will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints at various locations this Memorial Day weekend, beginning Thursday evening, May 24.

• The annual Antiques Show at the Brandywine River Museum is this weekend. The show, now in its 47th year, will feature objects displayed throughout the museum and in the courtyard from 26 of the country’s most distinguished dealers, hailing from 10 states across the mid-Atlantic. Following the Friday night preview where tickets are $120-$150, the show continues May 26-28 for an admission fee of $20, which includes entry to the museum galleries featuring the current exhibit, The Way Back: The Paintings of George A. Weymouth.

The annual fundraiser for the Concordville-Chadds Ford Rotary featuring wine, beer and food is set for 6 p.m. Thursday, June 14

• It’s Twisted Vintner time again. The annual fundraiser for the Concordville-Chadds Ford Rotary featuring wine, beer and food is set for 6 p.m. Thursday, June 14 in the Concordville Town Center parking lot. Admission is $60. For tickets, go here.

• With an increasing interest in home food preservation, the Penn State Extension, Chester County, is offering a class on pressure canning from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on June 4 in the Chester County Government Services Center at 601 Westtown Road in West Chester. Pressure canning is the only safe way to can low-acid foods such as vegetables and meats. In this workshop, you will learn the science behind pressure canning recommendations as well as the basics of using a pressure canner based on current USDA canning guidelines. Register online at https://extension.psu.edu/food/preservation or register by phone at 877-345-0691.

Cancer Survivors' Day on Monday, June 4.

• Crozer-Keystone Health System will host a special celebration of life at Cancer Survivors' Day on Monday, June 4, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Springfield Country Club (400 West Sproul Road, Springfield). Current and former cancer patients and their families are invited to join in the festivities, which will feature inspiring remarks from local survivors about their cancer journeys. In addition, Crozer-Keystone physicians will speak about the latest advances in cancer diagnosis and treatment. Attendees are encouraged to register by calling 1-800-CK-HEALTH (1-800-254-3258) or visiting crozerkeystone.org/Calendar.

• It’s time for enchantment at Winterthur on June 16. Enchanted Summer Day runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors can enjoy activities in Enchanted Woods to exploring the 13 garden follies in the first-ever outdoor exhibition for making magic and memories. Enchanted Woods is a three-acre garden that encourages children and their families to engage in imaginative play and creativity. Designed to look as though it were created by fairies, Enchanted Woods has several play areas to climb in, on, and over, including a Faerie Cottage with a thatched roof, a giant Bird’s Nest, and an Acorn Tearoom for make-believe tea parties. Enchanted Summer Day activities take place from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, rain or shine, and are included with all tickets. Admission costs $20 for adults; $18 for students and seniors; and $6 for ages 2–11. For more information, go here, or call 800-448-3883.

• The 12th annual Chester County Balloon Festival is coming to New Garden Flying Field this June 22-24. New special-shaped balloons will make their debut in addition to evening balloon glows. As many as 20 hot-air balloons will take part in the mass launch on Saturday. There will also be fireworks and tethered and untethered balloon rides. Go here https://ccballoonfest.com/tickets.html#ticketform for ticket information. For more information, go here.

 

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