Around Town June 16

It will be music under the stars on June 26 when the Kennett Symphony plays at Longwood Gardens’ Open Air Theatre. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Performances include The Lark Ascending – Ralph Vaughan Williams, Kennett Symphony Instrumental Competition Winner Kristy Chen, violin, Selections from The Planets – Gustav Holst, and Star Wars Suite – John Williams. For more information and for tickets, visit the symphony’s website.

The zoning hearing for Hank’s Place in Chadds Ford Township has been continued to 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 22.

Enjoy an evening of music and dance at Mt. Cuba Center on June 24.

Music and flowers come together from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Mt. Cuba Center on Friday, June 24. Dance to the beat of your own drum while students and staff from Christina Cultural Arts Center showcase their talents. Create and express yourself with family-friendly activities as you unwind from the week and enjoy a variety of live dance, voice, and musical performances. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Go here for advanced tickets. The rain date is Thursday, June 30.

The West Chester Chamber of Commerce is taking applications for this year’s Christmas Parade.

Christmas is still six months away, but The Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce is opening applications for participants in the West Chester Christmas Parade, which will be on Friday, Dec. 2. This marks the parade’s long-awaited return since the beginning of the pandemic. Applicants for the parade should visit to fill out the 2022 parade application form. The parade committee will review applications on a rolling basis. The application deadline is Aug. 1. Local entries will be prioritized during the review process.

Submit photos by Aug. 31.

It’s a photo contest for Chadds Ford Township residents called Chadds Ford in Bloom. Residents are asked to send their photos of open space, wildlife, historical sites, and countryside views of Chadds Ford by Aug. 31. Selected photos will be used on the township’s website and Facebook and Instagram accounts.

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