Around Town Sept. 14

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Lila Downs plays Longwood on Wednesday, Sept. 20.

Longwood Gardens is open again now that the search for convicted killer Danelo Cavalcante has been captured. The next scheduled performance is Wednesday, Sept. 20. The performer is Lila Downs, a Grammy Award winner known for her charismatic performances and unique compositions that combine genres and rhythms as diverse as Mexican rancheras and corridos, boleros, jazz standards, hip-hop, cumbia, and North American folk music. Buy tickets here.

Sunday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Oct. 8 is DelCo Arts Week. The celebration of the performing, visual, and creative arts includes concerts, film, dance, exhibitions, festivals, workshops, activities for kids, and more — many free to the public. Darlington Arts Center and Concord Township will be involved from noon to 3 p.m. on Oct. 7 at the township park on Smithbridge Road. View works from local arts vendors, listen to musical performances, food and drink, and catch art demonstrations.

The Kennett Arts Festival is on Saturday, Sept. 23, and Sunday, Sept. 24.

Kennett Library will host its second annual Kennett Arts Festival on Saturday, Sept. 23, and Sunday, Sept. 24. This two-day celebration of art in Kennett Square will showcase more than 100 local and regional artists’ work in various mediums across palates and price points. Patrons may purchase the artwork and artisans’ jewelry, wooden items, glass designs, etc.

Active members of the U.S. Air Force and Air Force veterans are invited to join Delaware County officials in the raising of the U.S. Air Force flag on Monday, Sept. 18, at 12:30 p.m. in front of the courthouse at 201 W. Front Street in Media. The flag will be raised to commemorate the anniversary of the U.S. Air Force which was established on September 18, 1947. It will fly from the flagpole in the courtyard of the Government Center and Courthouse complex throughout the week.

Allan Freelon, Gloucester Harbor, ca. 1929, oil on canvas, 24 x 30 in. Purchased with museum funds, 2021.

Take a strolling tour of the Brandywine River Museum of Art on Oct. 23. Enjoy a relaxed morning out with your little one while engaging with art in the galleries. The theme is Allan Freelon: Painter, Printmaker, Teacher. This guided tour is designed especially for adults accompanied by babies. Stroller Tours are offered once a month, each with a different theme. It starts at 10:30 a.m. The tour is free with museum admission.

Learn about the first American cookbook with upcoming programs at Newlin Grist Mill. Visit the site on Saturday, Sept. 23 for a cooking demonstration and lecture with historian Pamela Cooley. The demo will be in the newly restored Trimble House and will go from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. After the demonstration, Cooley will present “Searching for Amelia: A Quest for the Author of the First American Cookbook.” The talk will take place at 4 p.m. in the site’s Log Cabin. The cost for the talk is $5 for Newlin Grist Mill members and $10 for non-members. Pre-registration is suggested. To register for the lecture or for more information, call the site at 610-459-2359. Information about other upcoming Newlin Series talks and History at Work demonstrations can be found at

There’s a new writing contest for young writers in grades seven to 12. It’s the Mighty Writers writing contest with prizes of $500 and $100 for the first- and second-place finishers in both the middle and high school levels. The theme is Connections & Relationships and we're looking for entries about the meaningful connections and/or relationships in your life or the lives of the characters created. The deadline to enter is Nov. 27. For more information, visit, or send an email to

An honor guard and bagpiper flank Fred Magner, portraying Gen. George Washington, as he reads Washington’s letter to the Continental Congress about the defeat at the Battle of Brandywine. The event was a remembrance ceremony on Monday, Sept. 11, the 246th anniversary of the battle. The ceremony was held at the Brandywine Battlefield Park.

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