Around Town March 10

The Brandywine River Museum is offering pie at pi prices on “Pi Day,” March 14 (3.14). Pi is the mathematical constant 3.14, and the price of a slice of pie at the museum’s café will be $3.14 that day. This also coincides with the final month of the exhibit, Wayne Thiebaud 100: Paintings, Prints, and Drawings. Thiebaud is famous for his pop art paintings of pies.

Attention Chadds Ford Township high school seniors. The Chadds Ford Township Residents Association is accepting applications for its annual $1500 scholarship. The application deadline is April 9, 2022. The applicant must live in Chadds Ford Township, be a high school senior, must have been accepted into a post-secondary educational program, and have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0. The applicants shall apply on their own behalf. The application form, as provided by the Residents Association, shall be received by April 9, of the current academic year. See full application and submission details on their website at cftra.org

The Chester County History Center will be reminding people not to forget the ladies on March 19.

In early America, women were all too often the people who just weren’t there: not in the records, not in the censuses, not on juries, not in the voting booth. Now, Chester County History Center is offering a virtual class, "Don't Forget the Ladies": A Genealogist's Guide to Women and the Law. The class is scheduled for Saturday, March 19, beginning at 10 a.m. It’s a free class for members $q10 for non-members. Click here for tickets.

COSA, The Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging, in collaboration with Crozer Health is offering the evidence-based Healthy Steps program virtually for those 60 and older living in Pennsylvania. This program helps reduce fall risk by helping participants address fears while educating and equipping them with the right tools to make a difference in their lives. The Healthy Steps program will be held virtually on Zoom 1-3 p.m. Thursday, March 31, and Friday, April 1. All program costs including the Healthy Steps workbook are covered by COSA, so the program is free. However, class size is limited, and registration is required. To register, contact Ellen Williams at williamse@co.delaware.pa.us or call 610-499-1937. When calling, please provide your name, address, phone number, and email address.

Legendary composer and conductor John Williams will join violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, and The Philadelphia Orchestra on the Verizon Hall stage at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, April 19, at 8 p.m. Mutter will perform Williams’s Violin Concerto No. 2, a piece created especially for her. This special one-night-only event will also feature Williams leading the orchestra and Mutter in some of his most cherished works, including “Flight to Neverland” from Hook, selections from Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and “Throne Room and Finale” from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope as well as selections of some of Williams’s beloved film themes specially adapted for Mutter for their 2019 album Across the Stars. For more information and tickets, call 215.893.3140 or visit www.philorch.org/constellations.

Wrecking crews tear down the former Farmers’ Road restaurant in Painter Crossing shopping center. In addition, the old Arby’s and the original El Gran Rodeo building have also been torn down.

 

 

 

 

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