Around Town March 14

Golden ragwort (Packera aurea) is one of many spring-blooming wildflowers featured in Mt. Cuba Center's gardens.

Unionville High School presents the musical “Little Shop of Horrors” this weekend. Opening night is tonight, Thursday, March 14 at 7 p.m. Showtimes for Friday and Saturday, March 15 and 16 are also 7 p.m. Tickets are available online at www.showtix4u.com. Prices are $12 in advance, $14 at the door and $12 for students and seniors.

The Pied Piper is on stage Saturday, at 2 an 5 p.m. in West Chester

Missoula Children’s Theatre will present The Pied Piper Saturday, March 16, at 2 and 5 p.m. in the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, Philips Memorial Building at 700 S. High Street in West Chester. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children, students and seniors. They can be purchased at http://wcupatix.com/wculive.

Brandywine Battlefield Park Associates presents Nancy K. Loane, a former seasonal ranger at Valley Forge National Historical Park, who has studied more than five hundred Revolutionary War-era diaries, journals, letters, returns, orderly books, and records. She is the author of  Following the Drum: Women at the Valley Forge Encampment(Potomac, 2009). She will discuss her work on Tuesday, March 19, at The Gables Restaurant, 423 Baltimore Pike, in Pennsbury Township from 6-9 p.m. Cost for dinner and the talk is $50.

It’s sunflower season and Mt. Cuba Center is celebrating. The gardens will open for general admission starting Wednesday, April 3. The gardens will be open to visitors from Wednesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be open until 8 p.m. on Fridays between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The annual Wildflower Celebration, where garden admission is free to the public and includes family-friendly activities, will take place on Sunday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Rachel Kohl Library hosts an Instrument Petting Zoo from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 23.

The Delaware County Symphony invites all families to a free Instrument Petting Zoo for children at Rachel Kohl Library from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 23. Seven classically trained musicians will explain and demonstrate to the children how their specific instruments: flute, violin, viola, cello, bassoon, oboe, French horn, bass, and clarinet, individually sound and are uniquely used in classical music to make a full symphonic sound. The program will conclude with an ensemble performance of “Simple Gifts” and “When the Saints Go Marching Inso the children may hear the sounds of the instruments performing together.

Unionville High School presents the a capella ensemble, Chanticleer in concert on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.The group takes its name from the “clear-singing” rooster in Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales. Chanticleer was named Ensemble of the Year by Musical America in 2008 and inducted into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame the same year. Tickets are $25 for preferred seating or $35 for premiere seating. Purchase online at www.showtix4u.com.

The Veterinary Dentistry Specialists at 455 Old Baltimore Pike

A new veterinary dental office is now open in the Chadds Ford area. Veterinary Dentistry Specialists is located at 455 Old Baltimore Pike. According to a press release, “VDS is entirely dedicated to advanced dentistry and oral surgery for pets. It is one of only a few dentistry practices in the country where a full-time, board-certified veterinary dentist and a full-time, board-certified veterinary anesthesiologist work together onsite to ensure the best care and outcomes.” To contact VDS, call 484-775-0557.

In recognition of Historic Kennett Square's efforts to make the borough a vibrant and welcoming place to live, Tom Bentley, CEO, Bentley Homes (right) presented Executive Director Mary Hutchins (center) and Board President Tom Sausen (left) with a check for $2,500 at the March 6, Grand Opening of the Stonehouse Model Residences.

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