Around Town July 8

In honor of Jamie Wyeth’s 75th birthday, The Brandywine River Museum of Art's gift shop is launching a new art-on-demand program allowing people to create customizable art. Available for purchase through the museum’s online shop, five new art reproductions have been created in collaboration with Wyeth. These reproductions are handcrafted on-demand, using state-of-the-art technology, and printed on 100 percent acid-free fine art paper to ensure quality and longevity. All works are available in multiple sizes and frame choices and will be shipped directly to the buyer. View the collection here.

Because of a threat of rain, Concord Township has rescheduled both Patriotic Pet Parade and the concert with Paul Downie & Friends to Thursday, July 15. The pet parade is slated for 6 p.m. and the concert for 7 p.m. Both events are to take place in the township park on Smithbridge Road.

The Chester County Concert Band will perform at East Goshen Park on Sunday, July 11 at 7 p.m. The concert is free and features a Sousa march, a Rolling Stones medley, and some Irving Berlin tunes. Bring a blanket and celebrate the return of live music.

Celebrate Christmas in July at Olde Ridge Village on July 28.

It’s Christmas in July at Olde Ridge Village on Wednesday, July 28. Summer Santa will be visiting from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Stay tuned for more details as the merchants of Olde Ridge Village join in the party. Also as part of Christmas in July, Giggy Bites, the pet treat shop, will be having Yappy Hour from 5-8 p.m.

Chadds Ford Township is holding a plein air event, Paint Along the Trail, from 10 a.m. until dusk on July 21. Painters and photographers are invited to explore the Harvey Run Trail. The cost to participate is $20. Parking is available at the township building, and participants will have access to water and restrooms in the building.

State Rep. Craig Williams is hosting a job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 29, at the Brandywine Youth Center, 47 South Thornton Road, in Concord Township.

Chester County History Center’s next Underground Railroad Walking Tours are on Saturday, July 24. Two tours are scheduled for that day at 11 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. A third is planned for Wednesday, July 28 at 6:30 p.m. Cost for the tours is $15. Go here for tickets.

The Chester County Art Association is resuming adult art classes and workshops later this month. Offerings will include watercolor, jewelry design, and comic drawing, among others. Please view our class guide below and visit www.chestercountyarts.org for registration. Masks are optional but encouraged.

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