Community Calendar

Aug
22
Sat
Yard Sale at Greenbank Mills and Philips Farm @ Greenbank Mills and Philips Farm
Aug 22 @ 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Join Greenbank Mills and Philips Farm historic site on August 22 from 7 am to 12 pmfor a socially distanced yard sale! While we'll be selling our own items, you can sign up for a space to sell your own. Here's your chance to get rid of all those items you've been holding onto during quarantine! If you wish to be a vendor at our yard sale, please follow the link to sign up by August 14: https://forms.gle/gEUP5c2ap34FP2aYA

Proceeds from the yard sale benefit Greenbank Mills and Philips Farm, a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the Greenbank Mill National Historic District and expanding public knowledge of Red Clay Valley industrial, agricultural and social history through educational programming, recreational rental facilities, and community partnerships.

More information can be found by visit www.greenbankmill.com or calling 302-999-9001. 

Aug
28
Fri
VIRTUAL Newlin Series: “Seeing the Enslaved Cook: Behind the Stereotypes & the Myths” @ Online via Zoom
Aug 28 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

PLEASE NOTE: Due to ongoing concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Newlin Series programs scheduled for August will be going virtual. The presentations will be free to the public, but attendees must register ahead of time through Zoom.

Enslaved cooks frequently appear in the historical record, but the lack of personal information about them often leaves us with a problematic view. Historic cooks Jerome Bias & Karen Becker will look at enslaved cooks as skilled tradespeople.

In addition to the presentation, they will also be offering video demonstrations of traditional African and African American cooking, in lieu of the scheduled "History at Work" demonstration. These videos will be posted on NGM's Facebook page that weekend!

Register for this online talk at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJArfuisqjMsG9JxNI9RpkvTsMg7zP0bzsGt

Aug
29
Sat
CANCELLED – Bird Walk @ Newlin Grist Mill
Aug 29 @ 8:00 AM – 10:00 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!

PLEASE NOTE--BIRD WALKS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED THROUGH JULY

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

Get a closer look at trades of the eighteenth century in Newlin’s “History at Work” series. Members of Newlin Grist Mill’s staff, volunteers, and outside artisans will demonstrate their crafts and talk with visitors about how different trades and skills were integral to life in colonial Pennsylvania and to the operation of Newlin Grist Mill. These demonstrations take place on the last Saturday of the month from April through October between 10am and 3pm.

  • April 25:  Pottery - CANCELLED

  • May 30:  Cooperage - CANCELLED

  • June 27:  Laundry & Soapmaking - CANCELLED

  • July 25:  Ropemaking - CANCELLED

  • August 29:  African-American Cooking - ONSITE DEMOS CANCELLED - Video demonstrations will be posted to Newlin Grist Mill's Facebook page!

  • September 26:  Blacksmithing - Forging Utensils for the Kitchen

  • October 31:  Preserving Foods with Salt

“History at Work” is free and open to the public of all ages.

CANCELLED – Pop-Up Naturalist @ Newlin Grist Mill
Aug 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 on the bridge by the Log Cabin 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 2020, our naturalist will pop-up from 1pm to 5pm on the following Saturdays:

April 25:  Frogs & Toads - CANCELLED

May 30:  Perfect Pollinators - CANCELLED

June 27:  Tiny Pond Life - CANCELLED

July 25:  Crazy Camouflage - CANCELLED

August 29: Dancing Dragonflies

September 26:  Terrific Turtles

October 31:  Fall colors

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

Sep
1
Tue
Innovative Networking Professionals (INP) – Kennett Square @ The Market at Liberty Place
Sep 1 @ 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Join us each week and experience exceptional networking, guest speakers, workshops, and member promotionals. Membership to INP is free, as are all of our weekly meetings. There are no attendance or referral requirements and we do NOT limit our attendance by industry. We want you to feel welcome on your first visit. While we foster a relaxed atmosphere, we are a professional group and expect you to be polite, welcoming and ethical in your interactions with others. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting!

Sep
3
Thu
Gentle Yoga, Year-Round @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Sep 3 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Try practicing yoga in a beautiful garden setting, strengthening your body and spirit. Our yoga class is open to all levels. We will practice slow, easy motions to get into the rhythm of nature. Led by Beth Sheehy. Bring Yoga mat, small towel, and a water bottle. Wear layers appropriate to the season. Classes are rain or shine.  Class will move outdoors as weather permits. Drop-in rate of $10.  No advance registration necessary.

Sep
4
Fri
First Friday – Kennett, Wilmington, West Chester
Sep 4 @ 5:00 PM

Art Stroll Kennett Square

Art Stroll

 

Art Loop Wilmington

http://artloopwilmington.org/

 

First Friday West Chester

http://www.downtownwestchester.com/view_program.php?id=468

Sep
7
Mon
Toddler Storytime @ Rachel Kohl Community Library
Sep 7 @ 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Every Monday - Toddler Storytime

Sep
10
Thu
CANCELLED – Sip Behind the Scenes @ Newlin Grist Mill
Sep 10 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Newlin’s unique series of informal happy hours will return in 2020, each featuring a different local brewery, winery, or distillery! They will take place from 6 to 7:30pm on the following dates:

April 9: Sterling Pig Brewery - CANCELLED

May 14: Levante Brewing Company - CANCELLED

June 11: 2SP Brewing

September 10: Penn's Woods Winery

October 8: Painted Stave Distilling

Samples are free, additional drinks may be purchased. Must be 21 or older to attend. No reservations necessary.

Sep
12
Sat
Archaeology Festival @ Newlin Grist Mill
Sep 12 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Join us for a day of archaeology fun and discover the rich archaeological heritage that lies beneath our feet!

Activities include:
• Assist archaeologists with excavations
• Clean artifacts in the lab
• “Kids' Dig” and Pottery Assembly
• Archaeology displays & exhibits

This annual event is held in partnership with the Delaware County Planning Department.

Sep
19
Sat
Chadds Ford Days @ Chadds Ford Historical Society
Sep 19 @ 10:00 AM – Sep 20 @ 5:00 PM

Welcome to a colonial festival celebrating the history of Chadds Ford. This event has been a community tradition since 1958 and features Revolutionary Reenactors, encampments, colonial demonstrators, artisan booths and children's activities. Enjoy live Bluegrass music along with food, wine and craft beer vendors. Tours of our historic John Chads House and Springhouse are free and available throughout the day. Stop in the Visitor Center to view our 2020 exhibit. Join us and have an historically good time!

Sep
20
Sun
Chadds Ford Days @ Chadds Ford Historical Society
Sep 20 @ 10:00 AM – Sep 21 @ 5:00 PM

Welcome to a colonial festival celebrating the history of Chadds Ford. This event has been a community tradition since 1958 and features Revolutionary Reenactors, encampments, colonial demonstrators, artisan booths and children's activities. Enjoy live Bluegrass music along with food, wine and craft beer vendors. Tours of our historic John Chads House and Springhouse are free and available throughout the day. Stop in the Visitor Center to view our 2020 exhibit. Join us and have an historically good time!

Sep
24
Thu
The Newlin Series: “Clues, Craft, & Cookery: Reconstructing a 1739 Kitchen” @ Newlin Grist Mill
Sep 24 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Newlin Grist Mill’s director Tony Shahan and programs manager Laura Adie will talk about the process of documenting, restoring, and furnishing the original kitchen and pantry of the Trimble House in order to accurately interpret foodways on site.

Advance registration is suggested for programs in the Newlin Series. To register, please call 610.459.2359.

Sep
26
Sat
CANCELLED – Bird Walk @ Newlin Grist Mill
Sep 26 @ 8:00 AM – 10:00 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!

PLEASE NOTE--BIRD WALKS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED THROUGH JULY

CANCELLED – History at Work @ Newlin Grist Mill
Sep 26 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Get a closer look at trades of the eighteenth century in Newlin’s “History at Work” series. Members of Newlin Grist Mill’s staff, volunteers, and outside artisans will demonstrate their crafts and talk with visitors about how different trades and skills were integral to life in colonial Pennsylvania and to the operation of Newlin Grist Mill. These demonstrations take place on the last Saturday of the month from April through October between 10am and 3pm.

  • April 25:  Pottery - CANCELLED

  • May 30:  Cooperage - CANCELLED

  • June 27:  Laundry & Soapmaking - CANCELLED

  • July 25:  Ropemaking - CANCELLED

  • August 29:  African-American Cooking - ONSITE DEMOS CANCELLED - Video demonstrations will be posted to Newlin Grist Mill's Facebook page!

  • September 26:  Blacksmithing - Forging Utensils for the Kitchen

  • October 31:  Preserving Foods with Salt

“History at Work” is free and open to the public of all ages.

CANCELLED – Pop-Up Naturalist @ Newlin Grist Mill
Sep 26 @ 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Join Newlin's staff naturalist for an afternoon of exciting environmental activities. Look for the pop-up naturalist on the bridge by the Log Cabin 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 2020, our naturalist will pop-up from 1pm to 5pm on the following Saturdays:

April 25:  Frogs & Toads - CANCELLED

May 30:  Perfect Pollinators - CANCELLED

June 27:  Tiny Pond Life - CANCELLED

July 25:  Crazy Camouflage - CANCELLED

August 29: Dancing Dragonflies

September 26:  Terrific Turtles

October 31:  Fall colors

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

Oct
1
Thu
Gentle Yoga, Year-Round @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Oct 1 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Try practicing yoga in a beautiful garden setting, strengthening your body and spirit. Our yoga class is open to all levels. We will practice slow, easy motions to get into the rhythm of nature. Led by Beth Sheehy. Bring Yoga mat, small towel, and a water bottle. Wear layers appropriate to the season. Classes are rain or shine.  Class will move outdoors as weather permits. Drop-in rate of $10.  No advance registration necessary.

Oct
2
Fri
First Friday – Kennett, Wilmington, West Chester
Oct 2 @ 5:00 PM

Art Stroll Kennett Square

Art Stroll

 

Art Loop Wilmington

http://artloopwilmington.org/

 

First Friday West Chester

http://www.downtownwestchester.com/view_program.php?id=468

Oct
3
Sat
Kennett Brewfest Backyard Edition
Oct 3 all-day

2020 Kennett Brewfest – Backyard Edition

Kennett Backyard Brewfest

48 renowned Breweries

48 unique beers

2 distinct cases

Pick up October 3, 2020

Click for More Information

Newlin Grist Mill’s Harvest Festival: Food Traditions Past and Present @ Newlin Grist Mill
Oct 3 @ 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Historic Demonstrations: 10am-4pm, Food Festival: 11am-7pm

A local favorite, this event provides fun for the whole family with demonstrations, family activities, shopping, and food!

Tradespeople and artisans will demonstrate a variety of 18th-century skills. Family-friendly activities include puppet shows, musicians, hayrides, pumpkin painting, and colonial games. Visitors can shop in the Colonial Market for unique, handcrafted items, and food. This year’s festival will focus on food with demonstrations of cooking techniques, a variety of historic foods, and the trades that made it possible to put food on the colonial table. New this year will be local food and beverage artisans who continue to reflect these traditions, and the area’s top chefs will compete in food challenges. This year’s event is co-sponsored by Visit Delco.

All ages; FREE admission; parking: $5 per car. 

Oct
5
Mon
Toddler Storytime @ Rachel Kohl Community Library
Oct 5 @ 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Every Monday - Toddler Storytime

Oct
6
Tue
Innovative Networking Professionals (INP) – Kennett Square @ The Market at Liberty Place
Oct 6 @ 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Join us each week and experience exceptional networking, guest speakers, workshops, and member promotionals. Membership to INP is free, as are all of our weekly meetings. There are no attendance or referral requirements and we do NOT limit our attendance by industry. We want you to feel welcome on your first visit. While we foster a relaxed atmosphere, we are a professional group and expect you to be polite, welcoming and ethical in your interactions with others. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting!

Oct
8
Thu
CANCELLED – Sip Behind the Scenes @ Newlin Grist Mill
Oct 8 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Newlin’s unique series of informal happy hours will return in 2020, each featuring a different local brewery, winery, or distillery! They will take place from 6 to 7:30pm on the following dates:

April 9: Sterling Pig Brewery - CANCELLED

May 14: Levante Brewing Company - CANCELLED

June 11: 2SP Brewing

September 10: Penn's Woods Winery

October 8: Painted Stave Distilling

Samples are free, additional drinks may be purchased. Must be 21 or older to attend. No reservations necessary.

Oct
17
Sat
International Archaeology Day @ Newlin Grist Mill
Oct 17 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Dig into history at Newlin Grist Mill as the site celebrates and participates in International Archaeology Day.

This year’s International Archaeology Day coincides with the final Public Archaeology excavation of the year at Newlin Grist Mill. Members of the public are invited to assist professional archaeologists with excavations.

This event is free to the public and open to all ages. No reservations are required. If you would like to help out with the dig, be sure to wear clothes that can get dirty and close-toed footwear. Bring work gloves if you have them; the site has a limited number of pairs to lend.

Oct
22
Thu
Pumpkin Carve @ Chadds Ford Historical Society
Oct 22 @ 4:00 PM – Oct 24 @ 9:00 PM

An annual Chadds Ford tradition, the three day event highlights over 70 giant pumpkins carved into spooktacular creations. Carvers work through the early evening on Thursday and then illuminate their masterpieces by candlelight. Guests can view the carvers at work Thursday and the finished products Friday and Saturday. In addition to the pumpkin patch, there is a giant 'kid friendly' Haunted Trail, hayrides and live music. Food and Fall treats are offered by area eateries along with local craft beer and wine.

Oct
23
Fri
Pumpkin Carve @ Chadds Ford Historical Society
Oct 23 @ 4:00 PM – Oct 25 @ 9:00 PM

An annual Chadds Ford tradition, the three day event highlights over 70 giant pumpkins carved into spooktacular creations. Carvers work through the early evening on Thursday and then illuminate their masterpieces by candlelight. Guests can view the carvers at work Thursday and the finished products Friday and Saturday. In addition to the pumpkin patch, there is a giant 'kid friendly' Haunted Trail, hayrides and live music. Food and Fall treats are offered by area eateries along with local craft beer and wine.

Oct
24
Sat
Pumpkin Carve @ Chadds Ford Historical Society
Oct 24 @ 4:00 PM – Oct 26 @ 9:00 PM

An annual Chadds Ford tradition, the three day event highlights over 70 giant pumpkins carved into spooktacular creations. Carvers work through the early evening on Thursday and then illuminate their masterpieces by candlelight. Guests can view the carvers at work Thursday and the finished products Friday and Saturday. In addition to the pumpkin patch, there is a giant 'kid friendly' Haunted Trail, hayrides and live music. Food and Fall treats are offered by area eateries along with local craft beer and wine.

Oct
31
Sat
CANCELLED – Bird Walk @ Newlin Grist Mill
Oct 31 @ 8:00 AM – 10:00 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!

PLEASE NOTE--BIRD WALKS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED THROUGH JULY

CANCELLED – History at Work @ Newlin Grist Mill
Oct 31 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Get a closer look at trades of the eighteenth century in Newlin’s “History at Work” series. Members of Newlin Grist Mill’s staff, volunteers, and outside artisans will demonstrate their crafts and talk with visitors about how different trades and skills were integral to life in colonial Pennsylvania and to the operation of Newlin Grist Mill. These demonstrations take place on the last Saturday of the month from April through October between 10am and 3pm.

  • April 25:  Pottery - CANCELLED

  • May 30:  Cooperage - CANCELLED

  • June 27:  Laundry & Soapmaking - CANCELLED

  • July 25:  Ropemaking - CANCELLED

  • August 29:  African-American Cooking - ONSITE DEMOS CANCELLED - Video demonstrations will be posted to Newlin Grist Mill's Facebook page!

  • September 26:  Blacksmithing - Forging Utensils for the Kitchen

  • October 31:  Preserving Foods with Salt

“History at Work” is free and open to the public of all ages.