Around Town Nov. 25

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If the wreath is up at the Brandywine River Museum of Art, it must be holiday time. Happy Thanksgiving.

The annual Christmas in Miniature tradition is back despite the pandemic. The event started more than 30 years ago when Barbara Moore was the director of the Chadds Ford Gallery. It’s now in its fourth year at Moore’s Barbara Moore Fine Art Gallery. Same location, different name. Christmas in Miniature allows people to buy professional-quality art from more than 30 artists at reduced prices for smaller pieces. It begins Wednesday, Dec. 2 from 1-7:30 p.m. at the gallery in the Barn Shops, 1609 Baltimore Pike. Purchases may also be made online at It runs through Dec. 31.

Jim Leader of Leader Sunoco issued a brief statement saying the annual Christmas Eve open house at the station is canceled for this year because of the pandemic. However, there will be a small dedication for the late Janet Smith. Leader said they planted a Japanese Red Maple at the station in her memory. The dedication ceremony is scheduled for 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5.

The Delaware Center for Horticulture is hosting a virtual wreath making class on Wednesday, Dec. 2, and again on Thursday, Dec. 3, from 7-8 p.m. Learn to create a festive wreath or centerpiece from an unusual collection of fresh, locally-sourced greens and an assortment of dried seeds, seedpods, and bows. Simply purchase materials from the DCH Market (Details on the registration page), and pick up supplies on Wednesday, Dec. 2 from noon to 6 p.m. at DCH. Then, join expert flower arrangers and wreath makers on our live Zoom session as they provide a demonstration, answer any questions, and provide guidance. Zoom link will be provided the morning of the event. The cost is $19 per household. To register, visit

It's Love in the Park on the Opera Philadelphia Channel beginning Friday, Dec. 11. (Courtesy photo.)

The Opera Philadelphia Chorus stars in "Love in the Park," a five-episode series of performances on the Opera Philadelphia Channel, beginning Friday, Dec. 11. During the performances, 16 singers under the direction of Chorus Master Elizabeth Braden and accompanied by pianist Grant Loehnig perform beloved opera arias and choruses alongside popular musical theater selections. All five episodes of  LOVE in the Park will premiere on Dec. 11 and will be available for seven-day rentals for $15 or unlimited on-demand viewing for Season Pass holders through May 31, 2021. Visit for details.

Join Dr. Tonya Thames Taylor and CCHC for a discussion on the Black Lives Matter movement and the roots of historical activism. From a Twitter hashtag to a decentralized, international movement, #BlackLivesMatter galvanized America into a conversation regarding race and justice. Please join this conversation to measure how the activism of #BlackLivesMatter relates to historic outliers who moved from the margins to the center. The discussion is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 7, from 7-8:30 p.m. via Zoom. This is a pay as you wish event. CCHC is accepting donations as low as $1. Go here to reserve a space.

The second of six virtual "Concerts on Demand" from the Delaware County Symphony is available for your viewing pleasure on the symphony’s YouTube Channel and/or Facebook Page. This two-part program features strings in a string chamber orchestra comprised of ten players (three first violins, three second violins, two violas, and two cellos) and a piano quartet (piano, violin, viola, and cello).


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