Around Town Sept 8

The Brandywine Conservancy’s Bike the Brandywine is set for Saturday, Sept. 17. Now in its fifth year, Bike the Brandywine will have three scenic loops that take in the Brandywine Creek Greenway and surrounding countryside. Routes with distances of 25, 45, and 62 (Metric Century) miles will be offered, each with a unique and thrilling experience for both the recreational and more avid seasoned cyclist. The cost to take part is $55. Go here to register.

The Battle at Chadds Ford is this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10 and 11, at the Chadds Ford Historical Society. The event, formerly Chadds Ford Days, commemorates the Sept. 11, 1777, Battle of Brandywine. It begins with a bang, a cannon shot at 10 a.m. Saturday morning. Live music is also on tap, with fan favorite Charlie Zahm returning on Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults 18 and older, $5 for youngsters 7-17, and free for younger kids and CFHS members. For more information and a list of lectures and speakers, go here.

Glen Eagle Square opens a butterfly Garden this Saturday and donates to GO GOLD for Childhood Cancer.

Glen Eagle Square invites the community to celebrate the opening of its new Butterfly Garden. The event will kick off at 11 a.m. on Sept. 10 with a live butterfly release and a dedication ceremony honoring childhood cancer warriors and heroes and shining a light on the center’s commitment to GO GOLD for Childhood Cancer and several supporting charities. The event will include live music, activities for children, sweet treats, special offers, and giveaways. After the event, Glen Eagle Square will donate to GO GOLD for Childhood Cancer to support the fight against childhood cancer. This event is free and open to the public; no pre-registration is required. The event will take place in the new Butterfly Garden located at the front (main) entrance to the square, adjacent to Harvest Seasonal Grill. For more information about Glen Eagle Square, visit

The Brandywine Battlefield Park Associates will host an evening of commemoration at their annual Remembrance Day ceremony on Sep. 11, beginning at 6 p.m. at Brandywine Battlefield Park. The event is free.

Taste nature’s sweet bounty at Rachel Kohl Library on Sept. 29.

Rachel Kohl Library will host a honey tasting on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Pure, natural honey produced by bees will not only be sweet but will also have a flavor related to the nectar source. Learn how to recognize good-quality honey and identify the floral source of the honey by its color, aroma, and flavor. Also, learn how to discriminate and use liquid, creamed, chunk, comb, dried, or fermented honey. Registration is required, as well as a $5 fee per person attending for supplies (honey). To register, call 610-358-3445 or come into the library and speak with the circulation desk.

Penn State Extension is offering a ServSafe Food Safety Manager course at the Penn State Extension Chester County office, 601 Westtown Rd., Room 370 in West Chester. The course will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23, and from 9 to 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 30. The exam will begin at 11 a.m. on the 30th. Participants who score 70 percent or better will receive a ServSafe Food Protection Manager certificate. This certification is good for five years. The new, lower course fee of $165. Participants should register by Sept. 16. Go here to register.

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