Around Town March 17

Take a walk with Fierce Women of Chester County. Women make up half of the population, yet their stories have often been neglected, excluded, or marginalized in public memory. Long the center of battles for equality and civil rights, West Chester has been home to several trailblazing women who left an indelible mark on the history of law, abolition, suffrage, education, politics, and science. This 1.5-hour walking tour will visit the homes and businesses of the women that shaped West Chester from colonial times to the present. Tickets are $15 (members of CCHC receive a discount.) Once purchased, tickets are nonrefundable. Tours are scheduled for March 19, 23, 26, and 30. Times vary.Register here.

The Unionville Community Fair will hold its first “Spring Shindig” fundraiser on Friday, April 22 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Red Clay Room in Kennett Square. The night is planned with dinner (beef sandwiches, stuffed shells, salad, and beer), a cash wine bar, and raffles. Dance to the popular 2uesday Nite Band. Caricatures by Max McCourt will add to the excitement. Dress is casual. Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased at www.ucfair.org.

Learn how to spruce up the garden at Mt. Cuba Center.

It’s time to gear up for the spring gardening season at Mt. Cuba Center with Spring Gardening Saturday on March 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn tips on how to prepare garden beds for native plants that will not only bring beauty but invite insects and wildlife to your landscape. Enjoy the whole day or register for individual sessions. Learn more and register here.

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. 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.

The Brandywine River Museum of Art is offering an online course on paper cutting.

It's not quite cutting out paper dolls, but the Brandywine River Museum of Arty s offering an online class for adults to awaken their inner artist. It’s Papercuts with Annie Howe. The virtual program features a hands-on opportunity to explore the art of paper cutting with master papercut artist, Annie Howe. Leave the shopping to us—we’ll assemble a kit for you that contains the supplies you will need for the workshop. Then we’ll gather on Zoom for an in-depth demonstration of the techniques used to create custom papercuts. The program fee of $35 for members, $40 for non-members includes a supply kit with a craft knife, cutting mat, paper templates, and mounting paper — shipping, and the live Zoom program. The event is Wednesday, April 6, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. via Zoom. But tickets here.

The 14th annual Golf Classic for Chester County Camp Cadet is scheduled for Monday, May 23 at Kennett Country Club. Chester County Camp Cadet is a fun and unique, overnight summer camp for kids ages 11-13 who reside, or attend school in Chester County. It was established in 1971, as a way to promote good relations between police and young people. The program provides kids with an understanding of law enforcement activities, as well as comfort with the professionals who serve their communities. Go here to register.

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