Around Town Oct. 11

The Chadds Ford Civic Association will be hosting a Fall Roadside Clean Up at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13. The group will meet at the township building, 10 Ring Road, and start with donuts and coffee. Trash bags and gloves will be provided. The rain date for the event will be Saturday, Oct. 20.

Concord Township Council is hosting its Recycling Day this Saturday, Oct. 13 from 8-10 a.m. at the Public Works garage, 675 Smithbridge Road. Bring your unwanted electronics, shredding and gently used household items and clothes for responsible disposal and recycling. In addition, the Delco Mobile Drug Collection Unit will be on site for residents to dispose of their unwanted or expired medications. One TV or CRT will be accepted per Concord Township resident. Proof of residency is required. Not accepted are smoke detectors, large appliances, projections TVs, wooden console TVs, hazardous waste/liquids, loose batteries or fluorescent bulbs.

Delaware County’s 18thannual Run for Heroes, a 5K walk/run that’s the largest fundraiser for the Delaware County Hero Scholarship Fund, will be held on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 9 a.m. at the Springfield Township municipal building. Registration information can be found here:

History consultant Robert Selig, who specializes in on the role of French forces under the comte de Rochambeauduring the American War of Independence will be the speaker at The Brandywine Battlefield Park Associates Revolutionary Dining Series at 6 p.m. on Oct. 23 at the Gable Restaurant on Route 1 in Pennsbury Township. Admission is $48. For tickets or more information, go or phone 610-459-3342.

Mt. Cuba Center will be highlighted in an upcoming episode of the nationally syndicated, Emmy Award-winning television show, Growing a Greener World, broadcast on PBS. The episode, titled "Mount Cuba Center: A Treasured Garden for Native Plants," is scheduled to be broadcast on WHYY-TV on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 1:30 p.m. and will be available to stream online at the Growing a Greener World YouTube channel, here: The episode will feature interviews with Mt. Cuba Center staff and experts about the garden’s ecologically sound gardening techniques, conservation work, and du Pont family legacy. The botanical garden’s mission, to inspire an appreciation for the beauty and value of native plants and a commitment to protect the habitats that sustain them, will be front-and-center.

Bournelyf Camp in West Chester was founded in 1980 and serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The nonprofit will hold its Barn Gala fundraiser on October 25. Visit for ticket information.

October marks Down Syndrome Awareness Month. To help raise funds for its summer camp, Bournelyf Special Camp is holding its fourth annual Barn Gala on Oct. 25 at The Inn at Grace Winery in Glen Mills. Last year’s gala netted over $20,000 for the nonprofit. The ticketed event, which includes dinner, live music and a silent auction, will be held on October 25. To learn more about Bournelyf or its upcoming Barn Gala, visit or call 610-692-9027.


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