Around Town May 16

Pennsylvania State Police from the Media barracks will be conducting a child car seat safety check at the barrack’s parking lot on Thursday and Friday, May 23 and 24 from 2-6 p.m. Appointments are required. To make an appointment, phone 610-558-7074 or email

The Tim Wadsworth exhibit at Barbara Moore Fine Art has been extended through the end of June.

PAWS for People will hold training sessions for potential pet therapy teams in Kennett Square on June 13 and 27. Both sessions are from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and both are required. They will be held a The Friends Home, 147 W. State Street.  Anyone with a gentle, people-friendly pet who is interested in volunteering time to work with children and adults with varying needs should attend. Therapy teams consist of one volunteer and one pet who have both completed rigorous training and testing.  Visitation sites range from nursing homes and hospitals to schools and libraries, with a wide variety of programs including eldercare, psychiatric support, developmental disabilities, literacy skills development and many more. Pre-registration is required.  Go to or call 302-351-5622 for more information.

Tickets are now on sale for the Chester County Hospital Polo Cup, to be held at the Brandywine Polo Club Sunday, June 9. Proceeds from this year’s event, presented by the Turks Head branch of The Women’s Auxiliary, will benefit the hospital’s Ob/Gyn Clinic and The Women's Auxiliary's Heart to Heart pledge. Festivities begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Brandywine Polo Club, 260 Polo Road in Toughkenamon, with a 3 p.m. start. Advanced purchase prices are $30 for general admission where create your own tailgate, and $100for an exclusive VIP area. Children under 16 are free. For ticket questions, contact

Penn State Extension is offering a class on Home Food Preservation: Jam and Jelly Making on Thursday, June 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 601 Westtown Road, the county’s Government Services Center. Register online at https://extension.psu/food/preservation or by phoning Andy Hirneisen at 610-378-1327

Delaware County Symphony is offering a one-hour cultural enriching program for children ages 4 to 10 with parents at Neumann University on Monday, June 10, from 6 to 7 p.m. Children will see a colorful PowerPoint presentation on how the symphony creates beautiful classical music. Included in the program will be a session on how to conduct with children given pencils as batons followed by one of our professional violists explaining and demonstrating the difference between a violin and a viola to the children. Seating is limited to 40 and reservations are required at 267-872-6880. After the one hour program, all are invited to step into the adjacent theater to observe and enjoy the symphony during a regularly scheduled rehearsal. Ample free parking is adjacent to the theater.

Sunday, June 2 is Yorklyn Day. Explore the humble hamlet of Yorklyn and experience the best in local artistry & history, live music, craft beer, train and antique auto rides, children’s activities, food trucks and more. Join the fun on from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., for a free family event guaranteed to have something to entertain all ages. The event includes live music, an artisan’s market, antique autos & train rides, kid’s activities, vendors & food trucks galore! Ample free parking is provided at H.B. Middle School, with complimentary shuttles allowing easy access to Auburn Heights (for Steamin' Day fun), the Center for the Creative Arts (for the best in arts activities for all ages), and the Yorklyn Bridge Trail (where lively kids entertainment plus exhibitors and food trucks await). There is no Yorklyn Day admission charge, though some fees are associated with select activities. For more information, call 302-239-2385, visit the Yorklyn Day Facebook page or

The Chadds Ford Township Community Emergency Response Team is offering a seminar on Lyme Disease at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 20 at the township building. This seminar has been designed to provide residents the information needed to help themselves and their families.

The Chester County Health Department and Neighborhood Health Agencies Senior HealthLink are looking for volunteer coaches to assist with the Matter of Balance program. A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls is an 8-session program that uses group discussion, problem–solving strategies, videos and gentle physical exercise to help older adults learn positive coping methods to reduce the fear of falling and remain active and independent. The 8-hour training session will take place on Friday, June 7, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm at the Government Services Building, 601 Westtown Road, West Chester. There is no cost for the training. Funding is provided by the Chester County Health Department and the Pennsylvania Department of Health. To register for the MOB Coach Training, contact Katie Kuffner, or 610-344-5340. recently compiled statistics from the Consumer Product Safety Commission showing which sports are responsible for the most trips to the emergency room for athletes ages 13 to 17. Chiropractor Thomas Bianco and Rob Rabena, from Maple Zone Sports Institute, will discuss sports injury prevention and non-surgical treatment at a Dinner with the Doctor at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28 at Bianco Family Chiropractic 220 Wilmington Pike. The dinner will be catered by VitaMix!

The First Ladies of Rock and Soul return to Uptown Knauer Performing Arts Center for a third time Saturday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m. Their tribute to the "Girl Groups" of the 1960s consistently delivers on their promise to turn the clock back to the time and place in pop music history when the Dixie Cups were going to the “Chapel of Love” and the Crystals did “Da Doo Ron Ron.”  Purchase tickets at, at the box office or call 610.356.ARTS(2787).

Visitors to the Brandywine River Museum of Art courtyard checkout the plants on sale at the museum’s annual Mothers’ Day Weekend Native Plant Sale. This was the 38thyear for the event.



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