Around Town May 5

Wine, spirits, and cheese? That’s what’s on tap for the inaugural Kennett Summerfest, arriving on June 12. Limited tickets are now available, including a few tickets to an exclusive food and wine connoisseur event that includes early admission to the festival. The event will give ticket holders the unique opportunity to taste wines from some of the best local and regional wineries, paired with cheeses from local restaurants as well as mixed drinks featuring spirits from local distilleries and mocktails for designated drivers. There will also be live music. Summerfest runs from 3-7 p.m. in the 100 block of S. Broad Street, between State and Cypress streets in Kennett Square. Go here for more information and tickets.

Pennsbury Land Trust is sponsoring a seminar “Gems and Thugs” on Thursday, May 19 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the township building at 702 Baltimore Pike. Karen Travers will facilitate the event and talk about native plants (Gems) and the non-native ones (Thugs) and how to reduce the negative effects on our landscape. There will be a walk in the township park to see some of these plants in the wild. Wear sturdy walking shoes. Call the township building to register at 610-388-7323. The cost is $5 at the door, but free to Pennsbury Land Trust members.

Coming to Delaware Theater Co. June 1-19.

It's billed as being “One part lasagna, one part kreplach, and two parts Prozac.” It’s a one-man comedy, “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy,” featuring actor and comedian Peter J. Fogel. It will be coming to Delaware Theatre Company from June 1-19. For tickets, visit delwaretheatre.org or call 302-594-1100.

Interested in learning a bit about foraging? Then check out the four-day Chadds Ford Forage Festival planned for Thursday, May 19 through Sunday, May 22. Organizer Ryan Derfler said it’s a great way to get out into the woods and explore. In addition to rooting around in the woods, there will be talks about the healing power of mushrooms at the Chaddsford Winery on Saturday, May 21. For more information, including a schedule of events and costs, visit https://www.cfjunxion.com/foragefest

Dinners, trucks, and trains on the third Thursday of the month at Auburn Heights.

Relax and enjoy a food truck dinner from 5-8 p.m. at Auburn Heights every third Thursday from May through September. The weekly event is Auburn Heights After Hours. Each program features a different food truck, exhibiting group, and other fun activities. The series launches with trains galore on Thursday, May 19. Here guests can indulge in dining car-themed fare from Katering by Chef Anthony Carnevale II, such as a typical meal you would find on the Southern Pacific Railroad. Inside the Marshall Steam Museum, guests can explore special train displays, including an exhibit on vintage railroad china. Admission to the event is $6 for those 13 and older; $3 for kids 6–12. Members and children 5 and under are free. Learn more and purchase tickets in advance at https://bit.ly/AHAfterHours

Adults 60 and older who live with chronic health conditions may register for the Steps to Healthy Living: Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. The program runs from 9:30 a.m. to noon on six Fridays, from May 20 through June 24, except for Friday, June 17. That session will be held on Wednesday, June 15. Space is limited and registration is required.  Anyone interested in registering should contact Ellen Williams, the health and wellness program manager, at williamse@co.delaware.pa.us or call 610-499-1937.

Delaware County Community College will hold a Spring Open House from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Thursday, May 12 in the upper lobby of the college’s STEM Center at the Marple Campus, 901 South Media Line Road in Media. The event is designed for prospective students who are looking to start their college education, return to school, or advance their careers. Prospective students and their parents or guests will also meet professors and enjoy a guided campus tour. Enrollment is currently open for all summer and fall sessions. To register to attend the open house, visit dccc.edu/openhouse or call 610-723-4000. Face masks are currently optional at all college facilities.

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