Around Town May 9

Concord Township Historical Society Museum — 659 Smithbridge Road — will be open 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, May 12. The museum will open again on second Sundays in October and November, and will also open on Community Day, Saturday, Sept. 7. Visit the Concord Township Historical Society website for more information, go here.

Take a sky tour at Anson Nixon Park this Saturday night.

Members of the Chester County Astronomical Society will guide visitors of all ages through a sky tour of the night sky on Saturday, May 11, starting at 8:30 p.m.  Bring a small flashlight (light pollution), dress for the weather, and meet at the Tino Leto Athletic Fields, North Walnut Street, near the main Nixon Park entrance.  Several high optic telescopes will be set up for viewing, and the night sky will be pointed out using green laser light.  Learn about the use of laptops, I phones, tablets and the best apps to identify and find planets, their moons, nebulas, the constellations and satellites. We will meet at Tino Leto Athletic Fields, North Walnut Street, near the main Nixon Park entrance. For more information, contact Don Knabb of the Chester County Astronomical Society by e-mail at observing@ccas.us or phone 484 888 1831. For Park information contact Pete at 610-444-4479 or pjkjr7@gmail.com.

Teens in grades 7-12 will explore bioluminescence in the deep sea at the Delaware Museum of Natural History’s Delaware Teen Science Café on Friday, May 10 from 6-7:30 p.m. The event features Jon Cohen, an assistant professor in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment at the University of Delaware. His research includes deep-sea biology and polar biology. He is interested in how environmental factors influence marine animal physiology and behavior, with many of his projects focusing on sensory biology of marine invertebrates. The team for the 2018-2019 school year includes Kristian Tolbert of Unionville High School. For more information, go here.

The Chester County Camp Cadet Golf Classic is June 24, at Whitford Country Club in Exton. The outing benefits Chester County Camp Cadet,  a fun and unique, overnight summer camp for kids ages 11-13 who live or attend school in Chester County. It was established in 1971, as a way to promote good relations between police and young people. The program provides kids with an understanding of law enforcement activities, as well as comfort with the professionals who serve their communities. To register for the Golf Classic, go here.

This summer the Brandywine River Museum of Art will present N. C. Wyeth: New Perspectives, the first exhibition in almost 50 years to examine in depth the entirety of Wyeth’s multifaceted oeuvre. A formidable yet often overlooked figure in the history of American art, N. C. Wyeth was the foremost illustrator of his generation and the patriarch of an extraordinary family of artists. By repositioning Wyeth as a distinguished painter who worked across the perceived divisions of visual culture in painting, illustration, murals and advertising, the exhibition offers new insights on Wyeth’s place within the broad spectrum of early 20th-century visual arts. The exhibit runs from June 22 to Sept. 15.

Fair Acres, Delaware County’s skilled care facility, invites friends, family and the entire community to its main fundraiser of the year, the annual June Fair, on June 12 from the 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The event will be held on the grounds of Fair Acres — 340 Middletown Rd, Media, PA 19063. Along with food, entertainment, and raffles, the Fair Acres Office of Volunteer Services will hold an Attic Treasures sale to raise funds to support resident activities.

Winterthur is hosting a one-day historic autos event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 1. Winterthur will celebrate famous British vehicles of the post–WWII era featured in the hit Netflix show The Crown and include a 1 p.m. lecture. Port Royal Circle will be filled with a collection of Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Jaguar, MG, Triumph, and Austin-Healey vehicles from 1947–64. In addition, this event will include Winterthur’s newly acquired Rolls-Royce Phantom I Pall Mall. Members free. Included with admission. Special Lecture at 1 – 2 p.m. in the Rotunda: “Ten Best British Motor Cars, 1947–1964” For more information, go to the event website.

 

 

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