Around Town Oct 14

It’s Luminaria Nights tonight, tomorrow, and Saturday as Longwood Gardens shares an artfully designed display inspired by sashiko —a traditional hand-stitching practice developed in Japan that is as meaningful as it is beautiful. Best viewed from the elevated perspective of the Fountain Terrace on the south side of the Main Fountain Garden, take in the sight of 1,723 glowing lights lovingly placed in the popular sashiko pattern of Seigaiha (Blue Waves). You’ll even find another 1,000 luminaria beautifully illuminating the Conservatory walkways and pools. Advanced timed tickets are required. Go here for tickets.

Customers of the U.S. Post Office in Chadds Ford can once again go into the Post Office. It finally reopened after being closed because of floor damage caused by the Sept. 1 flooding.

The Great Pumpkin Carve begins tonight, Thursday, Oct. 14, at the Chadds Ford Historical Society. The Carve runs through Saturday night, Oct. 16. Gates open at 4 p.m. tonight and tomorrow, 3 p.m. on Saturday. All three nights will have a kid-friendly haunted trail, raffle prizes, and live music from Kenny & Friends. In addition, each night, "America's Got Talent" contestant, Dylan Zangwill, will be singing on stage from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults 18 and older, $5 for kids 7-17, and free for 6 and younger, as well as society members.

Dancers from the Garnet Valley Performing Arts Center entertain visitors to Concord Township Park during the final day of DelCo Art Festival.

Old Swedes Church is offering a walk through a graveyard. It’s Ghosts in the Graveyard on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22 and 23. It’s a self-guided tour of the 1638 burial ground. Visitors can hear the stories of famous –and infamous –people buried here –from their ‘ghosts’ themselves. Ghosts in the Graveyard is offered Friday, Oct. 22, and Saturday, Oct. 23 from 6–8:15 p.m.; grounds open at 5:30 p.m. Spread out your picnic blanket in the amphitheater; enjoy a storyteller’s spooky tales and Halloween music. Popcorn and apple cider are free. Reservations are required. Admission is $15. Not recommended for children under 12. All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Call 302-652-5629, or reserve and buy tickets securely online at 

Studio Two will bring Beatlemania back to West hester this Saturday night.

The British Invasion is hitting Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center this Saturday, Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. as Beatles era tribute band Studio Two headlines West Chester’s popular theater. Studio Two is known for authentically recreating hits from the Beatles’ “The Red Album Years,” including “A Hard Day’s Night,” “Ticket to Ride,” and “Love Me Do.” Studio Two will also perform songs from the Beatles’ first seven albums, including their number one hits and some of their better-known covers performed during the Beatles’ many club and touring performances. Tickets — $35 with a $3 service fee per ticket — for Studio Two Early Beatles at Uptown! can be purchased here.

Clover Market is returning to Kennett Square for its final market of the fall season on Sunday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the 600 S. Broad Street lot. The market will once again be featuring a curated lineup of 90 antique, handmade and vintage vendors along with a terrific lineup of food trucks, live music, and more. For more information, visit the market’s website. Clover Market is produced in partnership with Historic Kennett Square.

The Residence at Chadds Ford is offering a virtual presentation on how to Outsmart the Scammers. Financial advisor Brendan Murphy will examine the five common fraud scenarios and teach participants how not to fall victim. The session is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 27, from 2-4 p.m. To register for the session and o get a zoom link, contact Cindy Graul at 610-222-3333 or via email at RSVP by Wednesday, Oct. 20.


Westtown Township unveils a sign commemorating the site on Osborne Hill where British troops and Hessian Jaegers fired on colonial forces under George Washington on Birmingham Hill during the Battle of Brandywine.


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