Around Town May 12

Join Victoria Wyeth as she shares her uniquely personal perspectives on the art of her grandfather, artist Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) on May 24 at 7 p.m. on Zoom. The cost for the one-hour conversation — Thoughts on Paper — is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. To register and pay, go here.

Chadds Ford Township Supervisors’ Chairman Samantha Reiner addresses a small crowd at the municipal building during the annual Volunteer Appreciation Night on Friday, May 7. Reiner thanked the volunteers for all their help, especially referencing the opening of the township playground.

The 2022 Primary election is this coming Tuesday, May 17. There are no special questions or elections this spring, so it is a closed primary, only for Democrats and Republicans. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The next stop on the way to approval for a rebuilt Hank’s Place is at the Chadds Ford Township Zoning Hearing Board, scheduled for 7 p.m. on May 18 at the township municipal building. The restaurant needs variances and waivers for outside dining, parking spaces, and to rebuild in the flood plain.

Fountain displays are back at Longwood Gardens.

Now through October, Longwood Gardens is offering its Illuminated Fountain Displays. Through Aug. 28, the displays are at 9:15 p.m. on Thursday through Sunday. Find a place to sit—or stand back in awe—as water in all shapes, sizes, and heights combines with music and infinite colors. Before or after the 30-minute show, stroll through the five-acre garden for a nighttime experience evoking old-world charm.

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 the website.

West Chester University has announced a series of summer camps for 2022. Camps are geared for ages 7-22 and cover subjects ranging from music to art, and health to technology to sports. For a list of the camps and more information, visit the school’s summer camp page here. Programs are taught by expert faculty, student-athletes, and by local professionals who are specialists in the camp’s field. All programs take place on West Chester University’s campus in state-of-the-art facilities.

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