Around Town March 11

Learn the language of birds at Mt. Cuba Center.

Learn the language of birds this Sunday, March 14, with an online lecture from the Mt. Cuba Center. Increase your chances of successfully sighting and identifying songbirds "by ear" this spring using birding instructor Holly Merker's strategies. Learn how, why, and when birds sing, and come away with basic skills for understanding and using bird language on your next birdwatching expedition. The cost for the lecture is $29 and runs from 1-3 p.m. Register here.

Conceived in the era of eugenics as a solution to what was termed the “problem of the feeble-minded,” state-operated institutions subjected people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to a life of compulsory incarceration. One of nearly 300 such facilities in the United States, Pennhurst State School and Hospital was initially hailed as a “model institution” but later revealed to be a nightmare. Learn more about Pennhurst and “The shame of Pennsylvania” during a lecture offered by the Chester County History Center on Wednesday, April 7 from 7-8 p.m. This is a pay-as-you-wish event held via Zoom. To reserve a spot, go here.

Spring break workshops begin March 29 at Darlington Arts Center,

Darlington Arts Center is offering a series of spring break workshops from March 29 through April 1. Workshops are geared for kids in first through the sixth grade and go from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For a list of workshops, their costs, descriptions, and registration information, go here.

Delaware County Community College continues its Dialogues for Diversity series of free, virtual, community-centered discussions with, “Health Equity: Past, Present and Future.” This dialogue features Vanessa Briggs, president and chief executive officer of the Brandywine Health Foundation, which serves children, teens and families in the Coatesville Area School District; Joanne Craig, chief impact officer at The Foundation for Delaware County, the county’s largest community foundation; and Dr. Judith Wolf, MD, senior consultant at Moderna, a biotechnology company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The event is from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, March 29. To register, visit The Dialogues for Diversity series is sponsored by the Village of Four Seasons and Visual Sound.

The 13th annual Chester County Camp Cadet Golf Classic is scheduled for Monday, May 24, at the Kennett Country Club. It’s a golf outing that helps raise money for the Camp Cadet program, run by the Pennsylvania State Police. The cost is $150 per golfer. Go here to register.

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