Around Town Sept. 17

On Thursday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m., Newlin Grist Mill’s Director Tony Shahan and programs manager Laura Adie will present “Clues, Craft, and Cookery: Reconstructing a 1739 Kitchen.” They will talk about the process of documenting, restoring, and furnishing the original kitchen and pantry of the Trimble House in order to accurately interpret foodways on site. Register for “Clues, Craft, and Cookery” here.

Chester County History Center presents "Many Nations" on Sept. 21.

Chester County History Center is launching a virtual speakers’ series about local history topics. Learn about the people and events that shaped our community. The first presentation is on International Peace Day, Sept., from 7-8 p.m. That presentation, "Many Nations," will highlight 300 years of immigration to this area. Artifacts from the History Center’s permanent collection and the community will illustrate many stories of resilience, creativity, and innovation. CCHS is asking for a donation of at least $1. Go here to register for this Zoom discussion.

Chester County and are reminding residents that the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 3 election is Oct. 19. The last day to apply for a mail-in or absentee ballot is Oct. 27. Those mail-in and absentee ballots must be received by 8 p.m. on Nov. 3.

Chester County Archives and Records Services has released a new interactive tool that helps you discover who lived on your property in Sept. 1777, the year of the Battle of Brandywine. The 1777 Chester County Property Atlas is an interactive map that allows researchers to easily see who owned properties in 1777 and if those owners or occupants reported any losses caused by British troops during the Philadelphia Campaign of the Revolutionary War.

Delaware County is urging residents to get flu shots this year. The next public flu shot clinic will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the U.S. Army Reserve in Upland. (500 West 24th St., Upland PA 19013). Flu shots will be available to all county residents who are 3 years of age or older. Residents are asked to pre-register by calling 610-891-6129. Walk-ups will also be allowed. The shots will be provided to both insured and uninsured residents. There are no out-of-pocket expenses or co-pays for those with health insurance. Individuals are asked to bring their insurance cards.

The Chester County Historical Center will hold a genealogy workshop on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 9:30-11:45 a.m. Sifting through the Evidence: Analyzing Documents and Sources for Genealogy will go over research methods.

The Philadelphia Orchestra launches its 121st season on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m. with the Opening Night Celebration Concert, presented on the Digital Stage at Led by Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the orchestra will officially kick off its reimagined 2020–21 season with a celebratory program featuring selections by Rossini, Verdi, Mozart, and more, as well as the first onstage performance of Valerie Coleman’s Seven O’Clock Shout, commissioned by the orchestra and written in honor of frontline workers in the COVID-19 pandemic. The opening night concert will be presented on The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Digital Stage and will remain available to view through Oct. 7. Tickets start at $50 and are on sale at or by calling Ticket Philadelphia at 215.893.1999.

State Rep. Stephen Barrar will be hosting a shredding and drug take-back event on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Elam United Methodist Church, 1073 Smithbridge Road in Concord Township. Residents are asked to drop off outdated and unused medications and over-the-counter drugs.

PennDOT announced that it has resumed issuing REAL IDs at reopened Driver License Centers offering driver license services throughout the state. PennDOT paused REAL ID issuance in March, and the federal Department of Homeland Security postponed the enforcement date for REAL ID from Oct. 1, this year to Oct. 1, of 2021, in response to COVID-19 and the national emergency declaration. There is no requirement for any resident to obtain a REAL ID; PennDOT continues to offer standard-issue driver's licenses and photo IDs.

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