Around Town March 6

The YMCA of Greater Brandywine launched its Annual Campaign with a goal of raising $1.25 million. The campaign will continue to ensure that everyone in Chester County has access to vital community programs and resources that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Y’s campaign supports financial assistance programs that inspire, protect and empower all in Chester County, regardless of ability to pay. Last year alone, more than $3.4 million in financial assistance was granted to 11,745 Chester County residents, providing them with access to YMCA membership, summer camp, swimming lessons, sports, childcare and more. Contributions to the YMCA’s Annual Campaign are tax-deductible and 100 percent of all donations support individuals in need in Chester County. Donations can be made online. If you are interested in making a corporate donation or would like additional information, contact Patti Campbell, vice president of Mission Advancement, 610-643-9622, ext. 2153 or

Author gene Pisasale will be giving a free lecture at the Kennett Square Library, 216 State Street Saturday, March 9, at 2 p.m. The lecture is titled “Meet the Founding Fathers: What They Thought About Government, Taxation and Individual Liberties.”

West Chester University presents the National Dance Company of Ireland’s Rhythm of the Dance on Friday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, Philips Memorial Building at 700 S. High Street, West Chester. Tickets range from $15 - $27 and can be purchased at or by calling 610-436-2266. This two-hour dance and music extravaganza features a cast of step dancers, singers, and live musicians, in a richly costumed show that marries the ancient and the contemporary. Since its debut performance in Norway in 1999, Rhythm of The Dance has played to over 7 million fans in 50 countries worldwide. With all new costumes, choreography, music and multimedia, it’s a St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

Chadds Ford Elementary School will present the 70th annual Art Show & Sale March 22 and 23. The event will showcase more than 65 local and regional artists and will include a visit from Karl J. Kuerner, whose family’s farm was the inspiration for many of the late Andrew Wyeth’s paintings. The adults-only opening reception Friday, March 22 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. will feature music, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, and an opportunity to meet and talk with the artists, many of whom will be available to sign or personalize their work. The family-friendly exhibit is open Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

Brandywine Ballet is proud to present a new ballet, Cinderella, as its final performance of the 2018-2019 Season. Performances will take place May 17-19, 2019 at the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall in West Chester.


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