Around Town May 30


It’s Wine and Jazz at Longwood this Saturday, June 1. Visitors can enjoy spectacular live jazz by award-winning musicians throughout the Gardens, all while savoring wines from around the world. Enjoy refreshing Main Fountain Garden performances throughout the day and cap off the evening with our In the Mood Illuminated Fountain Performance. Ticketholders may enter the Gardens starting at 1 pm. The Gardens are closed June 1 to everyone except Wine & Jazz ticketholders. This is a rain or shine event. Tickets limited. Sell out likely. For tickets, go here.

The bi-annual Girls on the Run and STRIDE for Boys 5K will be held at 9 a.m. this Saturday, June 1 at the New Garden Airport in Toughkenamon. The event celebrates the culmination of the girls’ and boys’ 10-week running and self-esteem programs. There is still time to register if you wish to join the hundreds of girls and boys, as well as their buddies and community runners for this inspirational run. Register now.

The Sin City Band

The Sin City Band will be appearing at the Friends Folk Club on Friday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring nonperishable food items which will be given to the local area food cupboards. Tickets are $15; children 12 and under free. For more information call: 610-869-8076. The Road Rancher Food Truck from West Grove will be there on site at 5:30 p.m. for food to purchase. All of the concerts are held at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church 116 Lancaster Pike, Oxford.

Chester County Art Associations Summer Art Camps begin June 10 and run through August 23 from grades K to 12. Join us for one of our 11 weeks of camp for a half or full day. Before and After Camp Creative Sessions available for those who need it. For more information and to register, go here. https://public.chestercountyarts.org/public/SummerCamps.faces

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 at 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 www.pawsforpeople.orgor call 302-351-5622 for more information.

The 2019 Anson B. Nixon Park free Summer Concert Series in Kennett Square opens on Wednesday, June 19 with the group Western Centuries from Seattle, Wash. On June 26, All Good People, a tribute to the group Yes, will perform.  Shows start promptly at 7 p.m. and run until 9 p.m. with a brief intermission every Wednesday through Aug. 7. Dinner is available for purchase from area restaurants at all performances, with desserts offered by La Michoacana Ice Cream and Sweet Magnolia Bakery.

Dave Mason will perform at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, Aug. 27.

Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center presents living rock legend Dave Mason on the Main Stage. Mason’s Feelin’ Alright Tour comes to the Knauer on Tuesday, August 27 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be available to Uptown! Members in a one-day presale, Thursday, May 30 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, May 31. Online access for tickets to this West Chester event may be found at UptownWestChester.org and Ticketmaster.com. Tickets may also be purchased at the box office or by calling 610-356-ARTS (2787).

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