Around Town June 10

The Chadds Ford Historical Society raised another $2,300 at the yard sale held last Saturday, June 5. According to event co-chair Jenn Manderscheid, the donations were four times more than donated in previous years. She said the yard sale would be held every June to kick off having the society’s historic homes open to visitors in the summer. She added that everyone enjoyed being outside with no masks on.

The raffle runs for all 31 days during July.

The Friends of Kennett Library are sponsoring a community Shop & Dine Raffle, with 31 chances to win $100 (two $50 gift certificates) to local shops and restaurants. Every day in July, the library will draw a raffle ticket to win $100 in gift certificates. So, with 31 days in July, there will be 31 chances to win. Raffle tickets are now available through the end of July at the Kennett Library, 216 E. State Street, Kennett Square. One ticket for $10; four for $30; eight for $50; and 20 for $100. Call the Library at (610) 444-2702 with any questions about the Shop & Dine Raffle

The strolling begins June 16 at Mt. Cuba Center.

Mt. Cuba Center is celebrating the start of summer with the return of its Garden Highlights Walks beginning June 16. Discover the seasonal interest of the gardens with an expert guide, offered Wednesday-Sunday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Or encounter nature, music, and dance at one of our upcoming June events like Twilight on the Terrace, Ladybug Garden Crawl, or Christina in the Gardens. Plan your visit here.

Delaware County Community College’s Kids Summer Camps begin June 21. Camps will be held Monday through Thursday, June 21 through July 29. To register, contact the College’s Community Education division at 610-359-5025. To learn more about available camp classes and to register online, visit dccc.edu/summer-camps. DCCC offers camps in acting for the camera, Arts & Crafts, cheer dance, coding, dance, introduction to film & TV, and music video. In addition, the college offers babysitting with American Heart Association certification in Pediatric and Infant CPR and first aid.

Hot jazz and swing music will fill the air in Wallingford on July 20.

Cornetist Ben Mauger and his Vintage Jazz Band will be performing at the Tri-State Jazz Society’s outdoor concert (weather permitting) at the Community Arts Center, 414 Plush Mill Road in Wallingford, on Sunday, June 20, at 2 p.m. No reservations; tickets at the door. It’s a performance of old-time hot jazz from the 1920s and ‘30s, NYC-style swing revival jazz made famous in the ‘50s and ‘60s, and select Gatsby-era dance numbers. Admission is $10 per person payable at the entrance; full-time students with IDs and children are free. During the pandemic, seating is outdoors on the lawn beside the Duke Gallery, so picnicking is encouraged!  Seating areas are marked with red flags, set at socially distant intervals.

The Philadelphia Orchestra will resume in-person performances beginning July 9 at the Bravo! Vail Music Festival, the Mann Center for the Performing Arts. The annual Bravo! Vail Music Festival kicks off with Slavonic Dances, Op. 46, Nos. 1, 2, and 8 by Dvorak, Saint-Georges’ Violin Concerto No. 9 (first Philadelphia Orchestra performance), and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7. Tickets are available through the Box Office, by calling 877-812-5700, or by visiting www.bravovail.org.

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