Around Town Sept. 27

It’s Fall Festival time at Newlin Grist Mill. The event is Saturday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Old favorites will be returning, joined this year by millwrights, a cooper, a shoemaker, and a bloomery iron furnace. Listen to music by the Colonial Revelers, learn colonial dancing, and enjoy performances by Tuckers’ Tales Puppet Theatre. Visitors can shop for handmade soaps, colonial games, pumpkins, and cornmeal ground in the site’s 1704 grist mill. Traditionally-made pretzels —baked in the onsite bake oven — will be available for purchase. There will be a food truck and adult guests can visit a colonial tavern from 1 to 3 p.m. Admission is free for all ages, but parking is $5 per car. Shuttle buses between the parking area and the festival site will run every 15 minutes throughout the event. For more information, visit or call the site at 610-459-2359.

“My World, Chapter 4” opens with a reception 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 10 at Barbara Moore Fine Art Gallery.

Barbara Moore Fine Art Gallery presents a new exhibit, “My World, Chapter 4” featuring the work of watercolorist Ray Hendershot. Hendershot is a long-time contributor to the gallery in Chadds Ford and calls it his favorite gallery. “My World, Chapter 4” opens with a reception on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 5 p.m. and runs through Oct. 24. Barbara Moore Fine Art Gallery is in the Barn Shops on Route 1 in Chadds Ford Township.

The Resident Theatre Co. presents a production of “Evita” at the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center in West Chester, Oct. 12 – 28. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Tony-Award winning musical follows the journey of Eva Peron from an ambitious 16-year-old girl who longed for an acting career, fame, and fortune, to the most powerful woman in Latin America, winning the love of her countrymen, and more than a few enemies along the way. Tickets for “Evita” are on sale now at ($25-$53).

Longwood Fire Co.will hold its 16thannual open house on Sunday, Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Residents will be able to tour the firehouse, talk with the fire and EMS members of Longwood and get an up-close look at the company’s firefighting and other life-saving equipment. The family-friendly event is free. Food and beverages will be served at the firehouse, 1001 East Baltimore Pike, and an auction will take place. A new addition to this year’s event will be Hood’s BBQ Food Truck. Longwood Fire Company has served the communities of Kennett, East Marlborough, Pennsbury and Pocopson townships since 1921. Longwood Fire Company provides fire and rescue and emergency medical services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For more information see

The Friends Folk Club presents The Sin City Band on Friday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. The group is the 2018 Delaware Rock and Roll Hall of Fame newest inductee. Attendees are asked to bring nonperishable food items which will be given to the local area food cupboards. Tickets are $15 and will be available at the door. Children 12 and under are free. Refreshments are available at a reasonable price. Doors open at 7:00PM, and the concert will start at 7:30PM. The concert will be held at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church 116 Lancaster Pike Oxford, PA 19363. For more information call: 610-869-8076. Email:

Dance For Plants on Friday, Oct. 12 from 6-11 p.m. at the Delaware Center for Horticulture.

The Delaware Center for Horticulture holds its signature fundraiser, Dance For Plants on Friday, Oct. 12 from 6-11 p.m. at the DCH. Too Tall Slim and the Guilty Pleasures will be playing in our courtyard beer garden and a DJ will spin dance tunes inside. Enjoy food trucks, wine, and our specialty drink, along with a Trader Joe’s dessert bar and an all-night raffle of unique items. The first 50 people registered will receive an exclusive specialty plant. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Ticket includes one drink ticket. To purchase tickets, go to

PAWS for People will host its 10th annual Wag-n-Walk & 5K Run on Saturday, Oct. 20 at Glasgow Park, 2275 Pulaski Highway in Newark. The event will be held  rain or shine from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wag-n-Walk is PAWS for People’s biggest fundraiser of the year and this year, in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the event, the theme is “PAWS makes Magic.” Participants can run or walk as individuals or as a team in either the 5K run/walk or 1-Mile “Doggie Walk”; and if they come the day of the event dressed in something related to MAGIC, they will be entered to win a prize. Registration fees are: adults (13 & up) - 5K or Doggie Walk: $30; Both events: $55. children (12 & under) - 5K or Doggie Walk: $15; Both events: $25. Save $5 if you register by Sept. 30. Registration for the 5K Run/Walk opens at 8 a.m., with the race starting at 9 a.m. It is followed by a more relaxed, family-friendly “Doggie Walk.” Registration for this event begins at 10 a.m., with an 11:30 a.m. start time. To register or for more information call 302-351-5622 or go to

Business owners, CEOs and managers of a small business are encouraged to attend a workshop on the changes in the new 2018 tax law. The workshop will focus on the key changes that may affect your business. It’s sponsored by The Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Edwin Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center and Chester and Delaware County SCORE. It will be held at the West Chester University and is FREE to attend. The workshop is Thursday, Nov. 1 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at West Chester University – Business and Public Management, 50 Sharpless Street, West Chester, Room 212  To register, go to


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