Around Town Nov. 16

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Happy Holidays from the volunteers who make the holiday wreath that hangs on the wall outside the Brandywine River Museum of Art during the winter holiday season.

The Delaware County Symphony Explorers are offering a free introduction to symphonic music for school-age children accompanied by a parent or guardian. The children will learn about the violin and have the opportunity to experience part of a rehearsal. DCS Symphony Explorers will take place on Monday, Nov. 27 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Please verify attendance by emailing: Symphony Explorers will be located in the McNichol Art Gallery of Neumann University Thomas A. Bruder Life Center, Campus Map Building No. 3:

Santa and friends come to Olde Ridge Village on Saturday, Nov. 25.

Santa and Mrs. Claus, along with a live reindeer, are scheduled to make their traditional holiday appearance at Olde Ridge Village on Saturday, Nov. 25 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Take your own photo with Santa and the reindeer. Dogs are allowed for pictures with Santa but please respect the reindeer and keep dogs away from her.

Delaware Theatre Company will present the Tony Award–winning play Peter and the Starcatcher from Dec. 6 to 24. DTC’s Executive and Artistic Director Matt Silva will direct the show, which was written by Rick Elice, based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, with music by Wayne Barker. Peter and the Starcatcher is an epic adventure, filled with swashbuckling pirates, beautiful mermaids, a nameless orphan, and a precocious Starcatcher.​ A dozen actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters, employing ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination. Tickets are available online at

The Brandywine Pops Orchestra will present a free concert on Monday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. at the St. Cornelius Church Parish Life Center. This program of Christmas and Holiday music will include music from Polar Express, Wizards in Winter, Canadian Brass, and Sarajevo Christmas Eve. The Parish Life Center is located at 160 Ridge Road. Parking and the entrance are behind the building.

Concord Township residents enjoy an oldies dance at the BYC on Thornton Road on Saturday, Nov. 11. It was a free event, but attendees were asked to donate to Operation Gratitude which benefits first responders and U.S. military personnel.


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