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Apr
25
Tue
A celebration to support the Volunteer English Program
Apr 25 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

A celebration to support the Volunteer English Program’s efforts to
teach English to those living or working in Chester County.
Master of Ceremonies: WHYY’s Delaware First Anchor, Shirley Min
Music & Entertainment: The Dramateurs at the Barn Playhouse
Program: Honoring long time tutor Connie Patridge (Betsy Hawkes
Award), Fulton Bank – Brandywine Division (Community Partner
Award), Silvia Ramirez-Cubos (Student Speaker)

WHERE: The Desmond Hotel - Great Valley
One Liberty Blvd Malvern, PA 19355

WHEN: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | 6 - 9 p.m.

WHO: For thirty-one years, the Volunteer English Program (VEP) has strengthened Chester County communities with FREE one-on-one English instruction. Thanks to VEP’s dedicated work, thousands of hard-working adult immigrants and refugees, who have received
English instruction and cultural guidance, are succeeding in the work place, at home, and in our communities.
TICKETS: $75 Adult (Includes dinner, beverages and entertainment)
LEARN MORE: www.VolunteerEnglish.org and watch for updates at
twitter.com/VolunteerEng

Building the Chester County Community Celebratory Fundraising Dinner @ The Desmond Hotel - Great Valley
Apr 25 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Media Alert/Calendar Listings

April 10, 2017

 

Public Tickets Still Available to Building the Chester County Community Celebratory Fundraising Dinner and Musical Reveue  

What:

A celebration to support the Volunteer English Program’s efforts to teach English to those living or working in Chester County.

Master of Ceremonies: WHYY’s Delaware First Anchor, Shirley Min

Music & Entertainment: The Dramateurs at the Barn Playhouse

Program: Honoring long time tutor Connie Patridge (Betsy Hawkes Award), Fulton Bank – Brandywine Division (Community Partner Award), Silvia Ramirez-Cubos (Student Speaker)

 

When:

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

6 – 9 p.m.

 

Tickets:

$75 Adult (Includes dinner, beverages and entertainment)

 

Where:

The Desmond Hotel - Great Valley

One Liberty Blvd Malvern, PA 19355

Who:

For thirty-one years, the Volunteer English Program (VEP) has strengthened Chester County communities with FREE one-on-one English instruction. Thanks to VEP’s dedicated work, thousands of hard-working adult immigrants and refugees, who have received English instruction and cultural guidance, are succeeding in the work place, at home, and in our communities.

 

Learn More: www.VolunteerEnglish.org and watch for updates at twitter.com/VolunteerEng.

Apr
26
Wed
If you could ask God one question, what would it be?
Apr 26 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Hope Explored course

  • What: If you could ask God one question, what would it be? Everyone is looking for lasting hope in a chaotic world. Why does life often feel hopeless? What is hope and where is it found? You're invited to join an informal 7-week course called Hope Explored which offers you time to consider life's big questions and a forum to ask your own. A meal and childcare are provided each week.
  • Where: Garnet Valley Elementary School (LGI Room)
  • When: Wednesdays 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, Starts April 26th and runs 7 weeks through June 7th.
  • Why: In the age of social media, it often seems impossible to have a civil conversation. Hope Explored is a place where people from all backgrounds, religious and irreligious, can have real conversations about the big questions of life.
  • How: The entire course is offered free as a gift to you and your family. All you need to do is register at http://explorehopechurch.org/hope-explored
  • About us: Hope Presbyterian is a new gospel-centered church coming to the Garnet Valley/Chadds Ford area. Learn more at ExploreHopeChurch.org.

 

Pastor William C. Stern
Church Planter
Hope Presbyterian Church
explorehopechurch.org
Garnet Valley/Chadds Ford
(610) 715-7492

Parent Workshop on ADHD
Apr 26 @ 7:00 PM

Huntington is offering a parent workshop with information and tips for students with ADHD on April 26 at 7 pm at 3615 Silverside Road.  There will be an overview of ADHD and how it affects learning.  Tips will be given for motivating students with ADHD, as well as homework strategies for parents and students.  We will also discuss how the Huntington ADHD program can help ADHD students across any grade level.  Please RSVP to 302-478-4343.  We hope to see you there!

Huntington Learning Center - Wilmington, DE Your Tutoring Solution https://HuntingtonHelps.com/center/wilmington-de

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Apr
27
Thu
Relax and Unwind
Apr 27 @ 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Apr
29
Sat
Bird Walk @ Newlin Grist Mill
Apr 29 @ 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Newlin Grist Mill and Wild Birds Unlimited-Concordville are teaming up to explore the wonderful world of bird life. Join us for monthly naturalist-led walks through the 160-acre park at Newlin Grist Mill. We will meet year-round residents, visit exciting migrants, and learn the basics of bird identification and biology.
Families and beginners are welcome!

When: last Saturday of each month, 9-11am
Where: meet at the NGM Visitor Center
Cost: Free

Pennsbury Township Shreading and Cleanup event
Apr 29 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Event Title: Township Shredding Event and CLEAN UP DAY

Event Description:

9-noon in the parking lot of the township building, 702 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, PA

Pennsbury Township Annual Yard Sale in the Park
Apr 29 @ 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM

 Annual Yard Sale in the Park

Event Description:

April 29, 2017  9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

ChesCo Drug Back Day
Apr 29 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Chester County’s Department of Drug & Alcohol Services is raising community awareness for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day taking place on Saturday, April 29th. Organized nationwide by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), National Prescription Drug Take Back Day provides local sites for safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while educating the public about the potential for abuse of medications.

From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 29nd, temporary prescription drug disposal sites will be set up throughout Chester County, in locations including Avondale, Berwyn, Coatesville, Downingtown, Kennett Square, Malvern, Phoenixville and West Grove. These temporary sites will join the 23 permanent drug disposal sites throughout the county.

“Prescription drug abuse is an ever-growing epidemic nationwide, and Chester County is not immune to the problem,” said Vince Brown, Executive Director of the Chester County Department of Drug & Alcohol Services.  “Current estimates are that nearly 35,000 people in Chester County are suffering from some sort of substance use disorder which occurs when a person uses a drug or alcohol substance and the use results in physical, behavioral, or social problems at school, work or home”.

Commonly abused prescription drugs fall into three different categories: opioids, which are pain relievers and have a similar chemical make up as heroin; sedatives, which are used to treat anxiety and depression; and stimulants, which increase attention, energy, blood pressure, heart rate and breathing rate.

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the average age for the first use of prescription drugs in the United States is 13 years old. Prescription drugs are often mistaken by adolescents as a “safe” alternative to illegal street drugs, which leads to increasing use, and they are easily accessible in medicine cabinets.

“In order to decrease first time use of prescription drugs, it is imperative to begin with prevention efforts,” added Vince Brown.  “In addition to education and awareness, prescription drug abuse prevention includes locking up or monitoring prescription medications that are in the home and disposing of any unneeded or expired prescription medications at a medication collection box.”

Collection boxes for prescription drugs in Chester County are at 23 permanent locations, and for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 29th, an additional 10 temporary locations will be established.  For a full list of permanent locations, go to www.chesco.org/DrugandAlcohol, and for temporary locations, go to www.DEA.gov.

Medication collection boxes are just one of the several prevention, education and awareness initiatives undertaken by Chester County to combat the opioid and heroin epidemic plaguing the region.

In 2015, the Chester County Overdose Task Force was created bringing together the Chester County Commissioners’ Office, the District Attorney’s Office, the Health Department, the Department of Drug and Alcohol Services and many other County and community partners to address the opioid epidemic by sharing education, awareness, and innovative ideas.

Last November, over 750 people of all ages participated in the first Color 5k Run/Walk which raised $25,000.  The funds were donated to Chester County’s five hospitals for their warm hand-off program, transitioning those who have been saved from an overdose into long-term treatment, while also educating and supporting the individual and their family.

The Narcotics Overdose Prevention and Education (NOPE) Task Force, a project of Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems in partnership with the Chester County District Attorney’s Office, has presented to over 40,000 middle and high school students and over 1,000 parents and community members educating on the dangers of prescription drugs.

Good Fellowship Ambulance & EMS has trained 46 municipal police department in Chester County to carry Naloxone, a live saving opioid antidote that reverses an opioid overdose. In addition to training the police departments, Good Fellowship provided 300 kits of Naloxone to trained police officers from Chester County. Since the program’s inception in January 2015, there have been 165 administrations of Naloxone resulting in 156 saves, which is a 95 percent success rate.

Chester County’s Department of Drug and Alcohol Services wants to ensure that residents are aware of the drug and alcohol treatment services and resources available for both the insured and uninsured. Insurance holders, including Medicaid, should call the number listed on the back of the insurance card to receive information accessing drug and alcohol services. Uninsured individuals can call one of the following agencies for help: Gaudenzia Coatesville (Coatesville) - 610-383-9600; Mirmont Outpatient (Exton) - 484-565-1130; Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems (Kennett Square) - 610-388-9225; Creative Health Services (Phoenixville) - 610-933-1223; Gaudenzia West Chester (West Chester) - 610-429-1414.

For more information and resources, visit the Chester County Department of Drug & Alcohol Services website: www.chesco.org/DrugandAlcohol, or call the Chester County Information and Referral line at 866-286-3767.

 

 

History at Work @ Newlin Grist Mill
Apr 29 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Join us each month as we explore historic skills and trades with our "History at Work" demonstration series.

April 29: "Dairying"

May 20: "Potash & Soap Making"

June 24: "Woodturning"

July 29: "Coopering"

August 12: "Papermaking"

September 30: "Baking Ship Bread"

October 28: "Candlemaking"

All ages; FREE.

Bacon Fest Chaddsford Winery
Apr 29 @ 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Saturday, April 29 from 11 AM - 7 PM

and Sunday, April 30 from 11 AM - 6 PM

BACON & WINE: Better Together.

Come experience an unrivaled bounty of wine & bacon!

This fan-favorite event is back by popular demand for the third year, and the epic festival is sure to make any bacon lover’s dreams come true.

Dig into an abundance of pork-centric culinary creations, prepared by some of the best food trucks in the bacon business, then quench your thirst with a variety of award-winning, flavorful Chaddsford wines.

Vintage Bridal event
Apr 29 @ 11:00 AM – Apr 30 @ 4:00 PM
The Pennsbury-Chadds Ford Antique Mall, located at 640 Baltimore Pike, will be hosting a Vintage Bridal Event the weekend of April 29 and 30. Visit both days from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to see how you can incorporate beautiful vintage elements into your wedding. From jewelry to architectural salvage, their 100-plus dealers provide a very eclectic mix of items that can help you bring your Pinterest wedding boards to life. They’ll also be displaying information about some of the area’s top wedding professionals, offering sweet treats, and giving away some great door prizes! For more information, please visit facebook.com/pennsburychaddsfordantiquemall/ and pcfantiquemall.com.
Pop-Up Naturalist @ Newlin Grist Mill
Apr 29 @ 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Join Newlin's staff naturalist for an afternoon of exciting environmental activities. Look for the pop-up naturalist tent in different parts of the park and discover the plants and animals that call Newlin home. While specific activities will vary by theme, you can expect to find interactive demonstrations, live specimens, games and crafts, and fun for the whole family!

In 2017, our naturalist will pop-up from 1pm to 5pm on the following Saturdays:

April 29: Animal Tracks
May 27: Fabulous Forests
June 24: Pond Life
July 29: Reptiles & Amphibians
August 26: Water, Water, Everywhere
September 30: Bird Migrations
October 28: Camouflage

The Pop-Up Naturalist Program is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome.

For more information, please email info@newlingristmill.org or call 610.459.2359.

Meet Tangerine Bell at book signing
Apr 29 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

 

The public is invited to: Meet the Author

Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017 Place: The Kennett Library

Time: 2:00 P.M.

Mrs. Tangerine Bell will read selections from her recently published book of poems “Tangerine: Poems at 94”. Mrs. Bell, a resident of Friends Home in Kennett, selected poems that are “witty observations on the human condition and tender meditations on the nature of love.”

Books will be on sale and will be graciously autographed by the Author.

For more information about this event or about Friends Home in Kennett please call Dot Folz 610-444-8785

 

Bonfire & Hayride For Beaver Valley
Apr 29 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Bonfire & Hayride For Beaver Valley

At Ramsey’s Farm

Saturday April 29 5:00 pm -9:00 pm


Celebrate Earth Day by helping to save Beaver Valley – join us for our Bonfire for Beaver Valley on Saturday, April 29 at Ramsey’s Farm!

$10 per person (kids 6 and under are free) | Tix sold at the event | Food, drinks and event tshirts available for purchase | No alcohol or pets |
Proceeds will go to the purchase of 240 acres of Beaver Valley.

GUARANTEED TO BE WARMER THAN 14 DEGREES

Apr
30
Sun
2nd Annual Superhero 5K Run and Walk
Apr 30 @ 9:00 AM

2nd Annual Superhero 5K Run and Walk Scheduled for April 30

 Event to benefit CASA Youth Advocates, support its mission to provide advocates for all children in Delaware and Chester Counties’ child welfare systems

On Sunday, April 30, at 9:00 a.m. at Ridley Creek State Park in Media, runners and walkers will gather in their second year for a great cause. Participants are encouraged to hit the trails dressed as their favorite superheroes to support CASA Youth Advocate’s mission of providing champions for children.

“With the success of last year’s race, we were eager to begin plans for this year’s,” said CASA Youth Advocates Executive Director, Anne Shenberger. “This year’s race will be a wonderful opportunity to not only get in shape, but do good in the community, too.”

CASA Youth Advocates recruits, trains, and supports volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates who work to ensure that abused and neglected children in Delaware and Chester Counties’ child welfare systems find a safe, permanent, and nurturing home.

According to research conducted through the National CASA Association, children with a Court Appointed Special Advocate move through the adoption process more quickly, are half as likely to re-enter foster care, receive more services while in the system, and perform better in school. Insuring these improved outcomes for all children in Delaware and Chester Counties’ child welfare systems becomes a matter of scale and resources, which is where fundraising events like the 2nd Annual Superhero 5K Run and Walk play an important role.

At this year’s festivities, FOX 29 News Reporter Chris O’Connell will help kick-off the race with good wishes and encouragement and Delaware County District Attorney, Jack Whelan, will judge the superhero costume contest.

Each 5K registrant receives a t-shirt, refreshments, water stations, and prizes. The event includes awards for the top overall male and female race finishers, overall age group winners and top sponsors. Timing and logistics will be coordinated by Bryn Mawr Racing Company.

Event registration is $30 for adults and $15 for children 7-17 before April 23, 2017; $40 for adults and $20 for children 7-17 after April 23, 2017, including the day of the race. All children 6 and under are free.

For more information or to register for the 2nd Annual Superhero 5K Run and Walk, visit http://delcocasa.org/news-events/2017-superhero-5k-runwalk-back or call 610-565-2208. See you there!

 EVENT INFORMATION

 

What               2nd Annual Superhero 5K Run and Walk benefitting CASA Youth Advocates

When              Sunday, April 30, 2017, 8:00 a.m. registration; 9:00 a.m. race start

Where             Ridley Creek State Park (Pavilion 17)

1023 Sycamore Mills Rd.

Media, PA 19063

Awards           Top overall male/female race finishers, overall age group winners, and top 1-3 sponsors

Entry Fees       Before April 23, 2017: $30 for adults, $15 for children 7-17 (children 6 & under FREE)

After April 23, 2017 & Day of Race: $40 for adults, $20 for children 7-17 (children 6 & under                              FREE)

More Information: 610-565-2208 or http://delcocasa.org/news-events/2017-superhero-5k-runwalk-back

About CASA Youth Advocates

Since 1992, CASA Youth Advocates has worked to ensure each child in Delaware County’s child welfare system a safe, permanent and nurturing home. Delaware County CASA recruits and trains volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates to advise the courts on the best interests of an abused or neglected child, with support and guidance from CASA’s professional staff of social workers and attorneys. In 2015, CASA expanded services to Chester County Children.

May
3
Wed
SCCCC Women in Business
May 3 @ 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM


SCCCC WIB was launched  as a networking and educational breakfast program for professional women and offers thought-provoking presentations conducted by SCCCC members.

Meets first Wednesday of the month at 8:30 am at different member locations

Click here  for this month’s program and to register

If you could ask God one question, what would it be?
May 3 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Hope Explored course

  • What: If you could ask God one question, what would it be? Everyone is looking for lasting hope in a chaotic world. Why does life often feel hopeless? What is hope and where is it found? You're invited to join an informal 7-week course called Hope Explored which offers you time to consider life's big questions and a forum to ask your own. A meal and childcare are provided each week.
  • Where: Garnet Valley Elementary School (LGI Room)
  • When: Wednesdays 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, Starts April 26th and runs 7 weeks through June 7th.
  • Why: In the age of social media, it often seems impossible to have a civil conversation. Hope Explored is a place where people from all backgrounds, religious and irreligious, can have real conversations about the big questions of life.
  • How: The entire course is offered free as a gift to you and your family. All you need to do is register at http://explorehopechurch.org/hope-explored
  • About us: Hope Presbyterian is a new gospel-centered church coming to the Garnet Valley/Chadds Ford area. Learn more at ExploreHopeChurch.org.

 

Pastor William C. Stern
Church Planter
Hope Presbyterian Church
explorehopechurch.org
Garnet Valley/Chadds Ford
(610) 715-7492

May
4
Thu
Paralympic Athlete Amanda McGrory at SCCCC Breakfast
May 4 @ 7:30 AM

Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce to Host Annual Inspirational Breakfast May 4 at Hartefeld National Golf Club
Keynote Speaker is Award-winning Paralympic Athlete Amanda McGrory

Kennett Square, PA - The Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce will hold its Annual Inspirational Breakfast Thursday, May 4, beginning at 7:30 am at Hartefeld National Golf Club. The keynote speaker is Amanda McGrory, award-winning wheelchair athlete who will present Go for the Gold: My Quest for Success, which shares her story and discovery of wheelchair athletics, and highlights from her award-winning athletic career that has taken her around the world.

The Inspirational Breakfast welcomes business and community leaders from across the region. The fee is $45 for Members and $55 for Non-Members. Visionary Tables are available for $375. To register, visit www.scccc.com.

The event includes a coffee reception at 7:30 am with Reception Sponsor, WSFS Bank, followed by a sit-down breakfast and program at 8:30 am. Special guests include Leon R. Spencer, the Chamber’s 2016 Outstanding Citizen of the Year, who will perform The National Anthem.

Southern Chester County native Amanda McGrory woke up one morning at the age of 5 and discovered she could no longer walk. After weeks of hospital visits and testing, doctors’ best diagnosis was Transverse Myelitis, with little hope of recovery. At age 7, McGrory attended a Variety Club of Philadelphia sleep away camp designed for kids with physical disabilities. That, combined with the later discovery of wheelchair sports, proved to be life-changing. McGrory graduated from Unionville High School with honors, and accepted an athletics scholarship to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a dual sport athlete to play wheelchair basketball and race as a member of track and road racing team. Since graduating with a BS in Psychology, she has traveled the world, and won seven Paralympic medals and more than 25 marathons. Currently, she is pursuing a master degree in Library and Information Science, with a focus on Archival Work from the University of Illinois. In addition, Amanda competed in the London Marathon on Sunday, April 23rd and she is in training for one final Paralympic Games in Tokyo 2020.

About Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce
The Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce, the region's leading pro-business member organization, is dedicated to the growth and development of its members and the business community by providing opportunities to connect businesses and support sustainable economic development. Founded in 1929 in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, the Chamber’s nearly 500 member businesses consist of influential business leaders and professionals, not-for-profits, institutions, legislative leaders, and more. The Chamber hosts more than 70 events and programs each year in the Southern Chester County region. To join or learn more about the Chamber, visit www.scccc.com.

CFBA Network at Noon
May 4 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

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May 4 Network at Noon

Brandywine Catering

Bring Business Cards

Exchange Ideas

What do you like best about your business?

Prepay click here

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RSVP to CFBAboard@gmail.com

May
5
Fri
CCFWG Annual Luncheon
May 5 @ 11:00 AM

Featured Speaker Katherina M. Rosqueta

The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center

For more information

 

May
6
Sat
Bonfire Fundraiser – Thornbury Farm CSA
May 6 @ 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Fundraiser to rebuild from storm damage to green house

On Saturday, March 25th volunteers to helped take down our damaged green house and prep for repairs.  This is the first step to rebuild the green house and ordering parts.

Damages are roughly $8000 and we have crops to be planted in the next three weeks. We are the last working farm around at over 308 years old. Our farm market is what keeps the farm working but we need your support to rebuild.

Thornbury Farm Green House

 

May
7
Sun
Point-to-Point at Winterthur
May 7 all-day

39th Annual Point-to-Point

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Join us at the 39th annual Point-to-Point, the Brandywine Valley's signature spring event. Enjoy a festive day of professional horse racing, elegant tailgating, and fun family activities. Kids of all ages will delight in the ever-popular pony rides, stick horse races, Winterthur Hunt, face painting, and canine-friendly activities for the family pup. Or, perhaps you'd like to dine trackside with an elegant brunch at our Winterthur Hunt Brunch Hospitality Tent. Point-to-Point has something for everyone. See you at the races!

Point-to-Point General Admission
Wristbands
General admission wristbands include access to all of the race day activities, free remote parking on Winterthur grounds, and the option to picnic on the Infield hill overlooking the race track and finish line. Please note that general admission wristband holders do not have access to the tailgating areas.

To Purchase

  • Online (beginning March 1 until April 28)
  • By phone at 800.448.3883 or 302.888.4994*
  • By fax at 302.888.4650*
  • At Winterthur
  • At satellite wristband partners' sites. See list below.
    *Credit card sales only

Cost

  • $30 adult general admission (March 1–April 28)
  • $50 adult general admission (April 29–May 6)
  • $15 under 21, ages 12–20
  • Children under 12 free, but must have a wristband for admittance (not available on race day)
  • Winterthur Member discounts available

 

Premium Parking
Shorten your walk to the races and gain early entrance for $15–$25 per car. See the Point-to-Point map for locations.


To Purchase

  • Online (beginning March 1 until April 28)
  • Visit Winterthur
  • Call 800.448.3883 or 302.888.4600 (credit card sales only).
  • Print and mail in the registration form.

Advance sales only. All parking and admissions must be purchased by Saturday, May 6, 2017. No wristbands will be mailed after April 28. No reservations will be processed without payment. Races run rain or shine. No refunds.

May
10
Wed
If you could ask God one question, what would it be?
May 10 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Hope Explored course

  • What: If you could ask God one question, what would it be? Everyone is looking for lasting hope in a chaotic world. Why does life often feel hopeless? What is hope and where is it found? You're invited to join an informal 7-week course called Hope Explored which offers you time to consider life's big questions and a forum to ask your own. A meal and childcare are provided each week.
  • Where: Garnet Valley Elementary School (LGI Room)
  • When: Wednesdays 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, Starts April 26th and runs 7 weeks through June 7th.
  • Why: In the age of social media, it often seems impossible to have a civil conversation. Hope Explored is a place where people from all backgrounds, religious and irreligious, can have real conversations about the big questions of life.
  • How: The entire course is offered free as a gift to you and your family. All you need to do is register at http://explorehopechurch.org/hope-explored
  • About us: Hope Presbyterian is a new gospel-centered church coming to the Garnet Valley/Chadds Ford area. Learn more at ExploreHopeChurch.org.

 

Pastor William C. Stern
Church Planter
Hope Presbyterian Church
explorehopechurch.org
Garnet Valley/Chadds Ford
(610) 715-7492

May
11
Thu
Sip Behind the Scenes @ Newlin Grist Mill
May 11 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Visit us after hours for this special program series where guests get to sample local beverages and have a chance to chat with the staff about what's happening at Newlin Grist Mill.

April 13: "Punches & Pizzas"

May 11: "Sea Shanty Singalong"

June 8: "Archaeology"

September 14: "Blacksmithing"

October 12: "Lighting & Libations"
Free; must be 21 or older to attend. No reservations necessary.

May
12
Fri
Dinosaurs at the Museum
May 12 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Enjoy evenings at DMNH...or stay all night!

Want to explore the Museum after work? DMNH is hosting Dinosaur Night at the Museum on May 12 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Explore Dinosaur Revolution and our galleries, the Nature Nook will be open, and concessions will be for sale (including soda, wine and beer). Regular admission prices apply; free for DMNH Members.

Want to stay even later? The next Community Overnight is April 29.

 

The Music of Broadway with Charlie Zahm!
May 12 @ 7:30 PM

Join Charlie Zahm for an Evening of Broadway Music on Friday, May 12th. With a baritone voice some have described as “coming along once in a generation,” Charlie is perfect to perform for us a great variety of Broadway Tunes. Charlie is also one of the most popular soloists at Celtic music festivals, Maritime, and American Traditional music events anywhere east of the Mississippi. A master of the guitar as well, Charlie brings an authentic love and respect for the music he sings-and with dashes of humor and a light in his eyes, he will draw you into the stories of his songs! Charlie will be accompanied by guitarist Steve Hobson.
Charlie has always been taken by the senses of time, place and social consciousness preserved in traditional music, and through years of dedication and a wide variety of studies and travels he has earned a reputation of truly being committed to his craft.

Tickets are $15, and will be available at the door. Children 12 and under are free. Refreshments are available at a reasonable price. Doors will open at 7:00 PM, and concert will start at 7:30 PM. The Oxford Meetinghouse is located at 260 S. 3rd St, Oxford, PA. For more information call: 610-869-8076. Email: friendsfolkclub@aol.com or www.charliezahm.com.

Come visit the best (and loved) little concert series in Southern Chester County for over 20 years.

The Friends Folk Club is an all volunteer-community run concert series.  Proceeds benefit the Oxford Friends Meetinghouse

May
13
Sat
Run for Conservation @ Stateline Woods Preserve
May 13 @ 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

#4 in Trail Run Series by Trail Creek Outfitters.

Over the stream and through the woods!

10K/5K Trail Run through Stateline Woods Preserve

See first hand the efforts of The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County.   All proceeds benefit TLC.

Light refreshments/instant results/great prizes/ free children's activity corner while parents run/ free kids fun run.

For more information visit www.tlcforscc.org

Kennett Rotary PetFest
May 13 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Second Annual Kennett Rotary PetFest is coming Saturday May 13 Noon-4 p.m. at Anson Nixon Park in Kennett Square. The event is free admission and is rain or shine. Dogs on leashes are welcome along with cats in appropriate carriers.

PetFest this year will feature Lefty’s Fuzzy Butts Doggie 1k Walk, sponsored by Terry Lynn’s Pet Sitters. Lefty’s Walk starts at 2pm and costs $20 with registration at Eventbrite. Medals, T-Shirts and swag bags will bear available for fits 50 entrants.

Lefty’s Walk is a fun stroll through the woods of the park for dogs and their human companions. Water Bowls will be placed along the route.  Last year over 100 dogs walked in a light drizzle. Proceeds for Lefty’s Walk will go to La Mancha Animal Rescue.

We will also feature Bob’s Critters Exotic Animal Show. Bobs has been showing animals for over 30 years. The shows will run continuos fro 1pm to 3pm. Attendees will be able to handle a variety of snakes lizards and a tarantula.

Bob’s Critters  manager Mike Buleza says ”I will bring a variety of snakes, a bearded dragon, a blue tongue skink, a variety of geckos, turtles, a toad, a tarantula and hissing cockroaches. All of my animals are safe to touch and hold. I am an elementary school teacher who enjoys sharing my animals with others. I will set up a table with my critters on display and invite the children to touch and hold them if they choose to. Children of all ages really enjoy interacting with my critters. I have shared my fascinating animals at many community programs. I guarantee the children and adults will enjoy their experience.”

Pet Psychic Laurie Blomer will be on hand to help people communicate with their living or deceased pet. Laurie says  "As an animal communicator, or “pet psychic,” Laurie can help you communicate with your pets — both living and deceased — to better understand their thoughts, behaviors, and needs.She also teaches workshops to help people learn how to communicate with animals. Laurie will be giving pet readings at this year's PetFest. Come find out what your pets are thinking!

Photographer Danielle Vennard will be on hand to take photo portraits of attendees and their pets. Charcoal sketches of the photos will be available for purchase from Danielle.

Blessing of the Pets Every hour will be given by Rev Annalie Korengal of Unionville Presbyterean Church

Pet First Aid workshop will be given by Trish if PETS 1st Aid & CPR

Live Music by “Younger Than Charlie”  and Bruce Richards Group”

Food Trucks including LaBamba Mexican food,

Silent Auction with Pet and Non-Pet items….

Doggie Fashion Show, Dog Agility course,  Drees up your Pet Contest with prizes for Mr and Mrs Kennett Square…and Looks like Owner and Best Dressed

Adoptable Dogs and Cats on display from La Mancha and Forgotten Cats

Appearance by mascot   “Amyel”..The Husky,  will be made Amyel is a human size wolf mascot.

Proceeds of Fest go to:

La Mancha Animal Rescue
The Garage
Family Promise
Kennett Senior Center
KAU Little League
Maternal child Health Consortium
Kennett Area Community Service
Boy Scout Troop 53
Kennett Library

Vendor and sponsorship info is available at www.kennettsquarerotary.org

Rotary is community and business leaders making our local and global world a better place. Kennett Square Rotary meets Tuesdays at La Verona Restaurant for lunch at 1130 a.m. except for the third Tuesday when we meet a5pm. First time visitors and guests are welcome.

For more info President  Brian Roberts  302-293-9443

May
14
Sun
Cupcakes with Mom at the Chaddsford Winery
May 14 @ 12:00 PM

Seatings Available on May 6, 7, 12, 13, and 14

Give Mom what she really wants this Mother’s Day – cupcakes and wine!

This seasonal, sit-down pairing will feature four gourmet mini cupcakes from The Sweetest Rose, paired alongside your favorite, flavorful Chaddsford wines.

Tickets are $20/person and various seating times are available:

  • Friday, May 12 at 1:30pm, 3pm, 4:30pm, and 6pm
  • Saturdays, May 6 + 13 at 12pm, 1:30pm, 3pm, 4:30pm, and 6pm
  • Sundays, May 7 + 14 at 12pm, 1:30pm, 3pm, and 4:30pm