Around Town Feb. 7

Pocopson Township resident Laura Densmore will share her fascination and photography of birds from 7-9 p.m. at Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church, 101 Old Kennett Road in Wilmington on Feb. 21. Her photography of birds has taken her from Texas to Florida, Alaska, Canada and beyond. The event is free.

Unionville High School presents “Little Shop of Horrors” on March 14, Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16 at 7 p.m. A cast of more than 60 students brings this unique sci-fi musical comedy to life with a captivating mixture of memorable storytelling, catchy songs, exciting dance numbers and amazing stagecraft. It’s the 1960s and Mushnik’s rundown flower shop on Skid Row hardly ever gets any customers. All that changes when Mushnik’s nerdy apprentice, Seymore Krelborn, brings in a strange, new species of plant that looks like a Venus Flytrap. Online ticket sales begin Feb. 24 at Tickets are $12 in advance, $14 at the door and $12 students/seniors.

Glen Williams will discuss the Siege at Yorktown during a revolutionary Dining event at The Gables, 6 p.m. on Feb. 19. Cost is $50. For reservations, go here.

The Chadds Ford Historical Society presents "Colonial Courtship & Victorian Valentines” from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15 as part of its Tavern Talk series. Cost is $20 for nonmembers, $15 for members. This adults-only event provides an opportunity for you to learn the art of historic courtship, superstitions, and traditions while getting hands-on with history. The program features wine courtesy of Chadds Ford Winery, chocolate provided by Neuchatel and English Colonial Dancing with Dance Master George Tolton. For tickets, go here.

The Kennett Symphony will sponsor its annual Instrumental Competition for Young Artists at noon on Saturday, April 27, at the Kendal at Longwood Auditorium. Competitors must apply here by April 13. The competition is limited to twenty gifted young musicians in grades 9 to 12, each of whom will perform a classical composition or movement of a larger work for solo instrument and orchestra. The auditions are open to the public and are free of charge.  Each of the young musicians will be judged by a panel of professional musicians.  Three prizes will be awarded - first prize provides a $750 cash award and the opportunity for a solo performance with the Kennett Symphony, second prize is $300, and third prize is $100. For information on how to apply, visit, or contact the Kennett Symphony at 610-444-6363.

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