Around Town Aug 29

Celebrate Labor Day Weekend at the Chaddsford Winery’s three-day Jazz Festival. This weekend of wine, food and music kicks off on Saturday, Aug. 31 with back-to-back sets from local jazz musicians so you can kick back, relax, and enjoy summer's last hoorah. Choose from a variety of seasonal, Pennsylvania-made wines and wine cocktails, or select an ice-cold craft beer. Food trucks will be onsite dishing out snacks and street food. Admission to the festival is free, and all wine and food purchases are pay-as-you-go. Hours  are Saturday, Aug. 31 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, Sept. 1 and 2.

Jon Pousette-Dart Duo are scheduled to perform atThe Kennett Flash on Friday, Sept. 13.Tickets are available at www.kennettflash.org. Advance tickets are $30 and tickets at the door will be $35.Doors open at 7 p.m., show time is 8 p.m.

The Department of Art + Design at West Chester University is offering a new program aimed at area youth and adults. Called Community Clay, the program offers public ceramics classes for ages 8 and up. The first 10-week session begins Saturday, Sept. 14. Class levels and Saturday times are: Grades 3 – 6 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., Grades 7 – 12 from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m., and Adult Open Studio from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Classes are held in room 162 in the E.O Bull Center for the Arts, 2 E. Rosedale Avenue.Cost for the 10-week session is $250 and includes all materials and firings. Contact Laurie Moran in the Department of Art + Design to enroll at 610.436.2872, or lmoran@wcupa.edu. Class size is limited to 15 students per class.

NFL Hall of Fame writer Ray Didinger at Uptown! on Sept. 17,

Uptown! Speaker Series welcomes NFL Hall of Fame writer Ray DidingerTuesday, Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m.. The beloved Philadelphia Sports Radio celebrity, author and sportswriter presents, “The NFL at 100: How Pro Football Became America's Game.” He will take the audience on a journey from the game’s humble beginnings to its stronghold as the country’s most popular sport. VIP tickets are available, with preferred seating, a signed copy of the book, private reception with cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres and meet and greet with living Philadelphia legend, Ray Didinger. The event is partially sponsored by the West Chester Public Library. Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center is located at 226 North High Street, West Chester. Purchase tickets at UptownWestChester.org, at the box office or call 610.356.ARTS(2787).

The Center for the Creative Arts, in association with Dew Point Brewing Company and GingerFox Productions, presents Hot Jam 2019: A Celebration of Local Music and Woodstock on Saturday, Sept. 21from noon-10 p.m.at the Center for the Creative Arts and Dew Point Brewing Company in Yorklyn, Del. The concert will take place on three outdoor stages (two at CCArts and one at Dew Point Brewing Company) and will feature twenty-one local musical acts both large and small, professional and amateur. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first Woodstock Festival, each artist will present their own original music as well as cover an artist who played one of the three Woodstock festivals. Admission is $15 at the door for adults (18 and older), $5 for children (12-17), and free to children under 12, or tickets may be purchased in advance online at a discount at: http://www.ccarts.org/hot-jam-festival.

Beginnings, a Chicago tribute band, will perform at Uptown on Sept. 21.

Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center presents Beginnings, a family friendly celebration of the music of the band Chicago. Their familiar songs span 40 years and include five number one albums and 20 top ten hits. Kids, parents, grandparents and even great grandparents will share this melodic adventure Saturday, Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. Purchase tickets at UptownWestChester.org, at the box office or call 610.356.ARTS(2787).

The Brandywine Conservancy’s annual Bike the Brandywineevent returns for its fourth year on Sept. 28, with four bike routes — including a new metric century option (100 kilometers/62 miles) — that explore the beautiful Brandywine Creek Greenway and surrounding countryside. Riders can choose from distances of 25-, 45-, 62- and 80-mile routes — each with unique and thrilling experiences for both the recreational or more avid seasoned cyclist. Proceeds from the ride benefit the clean water programs of the Brandywine Conservancy, which has been dedicated to helping preserve water quality and quantity in the region for over 50 years. Each loop starts and ends at the Chadds Ford Historical Society. A post-ride celebration at the Chadds Ford Historical Society includes free lunch for all riders. The event takes place rain or shine from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Advance registration is $50 per rider, but the fee will increase closer to the date of the event. To register, visit www.bikethebrandywine.org

 

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