Community Calendar

May
24
Tue
Keynote Speaker Brigadier General Maureen Weigl
May 24 @ 7:30 AM

Southern Chester County Chamber Inspirational Breakfast to host

Keynote Speaker Brigadier General Maureen Weigl

 

The Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce will hold its

7th Annual Inspirational Breakfast on Tuesday, May 24, beginning at 7:30 am at The Mendenhall Inn in Mendenhall, PA. The springtime signature event features an inspiring theme with patriotic components. The keynote speaker, Brigadier General Maureen Weigl, will present a powerful presentation entitled “Together We Serve.”

Brigadier General Weigl is Pennsylvania’s Deputy Adjutant General for Veterans Affairs. In this position, she supervises the administration of state veterans’ programs, reintegration and outreach, and veteran initiatives for nearly 800,000 veterans and their dependents. General Weigl also oversees operation of the Commonwealth’s six veterans’ homes & ensures compliance with all federal, state and local laws and regulations related to nursing home care, and, acts as the agency liaison between federal, state and local government agencies and veterans' organizations on all matters concerning veterans in PA. Weigl is a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Project Manager, Executive Leadership Coach, and member of the American Legion.

Brigadier General Weigl retired from the Army in May 2016 after serving for 25 years. Since her retirement, she has started her own woman-owned/service-disabled Veteran-owned small business, Pro Rec Resource Solutions, LLC, where she provides government consulting, talent management, & recruiting services. She also continues to serve Veterans by partnering with clothing manufacturers to make adjustable clothing for Veterans and others with prosthetic limbs. Brigadier General Weigl’s service and dedication are impactful and will be sure to influence all in attendance.

The event includes a Coffee Reception with Reception Sponsor, Qnectus, followed by a formal sit-down breakfast and program with Presenting Sponsor, Constellation Energy. Special guests include the American Legion Color Guard of Kennett Square Post 00491, led by John DiMatteo, Corporal, United States Marine Corp and local business owner and Chamber member, The National Anthem, performed by Leon R. Spencer, Jr., the Chamber’s 2016 Outstanding Citizen of the Year, and “TAPS” performed by Bill Anderson of Grieco Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.

 

May
25
Wed
Unionville High School Student Art Show & Coffeehouse @ Unionville High School
May 25 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

The Unionville High School Art Department will host a Student Art Show and Coffeehouse on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Unionville High School. Visitors will enjoy an evening of live music and light refreshments, and will experience the amazing work of UHS student artists from grades 9-12. Admission is free.

The UHS Student Art Show Committee is pleased to announce that Josie Tucker has been selected as the 2021-2022 Featured Senior Artist for the show. Additionally, Jessica Hall has been awarded 1st Honorable Mention and Mariel DiNatale has been awarded 2nd Honorable Mention. Local artist and Student Art Show Committee Member Sarah Snyder-Dinsel says “I am constantly amazed at the caliber of art work created by UHS students. It is a pleasure to view their work, and our decision is never an easy one.”

The community is encouraged to attend the Art Show and Coffeehouse on May 25. For more information, please visit the Unionville Art Gala website at https://www.unionvilleartgala.com/student-artists.

May
28
Sat
Pet Nail Trimming – Brandywine ACE
May 28 @ 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Pet Nail Trimming

on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month

Brandywine Ace Pet & Farm
1150 Pocopson Rd
West Chester, PA 19382
Phone: (610) 793-3080

 

Store Hours:

Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Jun
2
Thu
Gentle Yoga, Year-Round @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Jun 2 @ 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.

Jun
3
Fri
First Friday – Kennett, Wilmington, West Chester
Jun 3 @ 5:00 PM
Jun
4
Sat
Locust Grove Schoolhouse Re-Dedication and Open House @ Locust Grove Schoolhouse
Jun 4 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Please join us for a re-dedication of the Locust Grove one-room schoolhouse.  Over the past 18 years, the Pocopson Township Historical Committee has been working on restoring this schoolhouse for community use and day in the life events.

Jun
25
Sat
Pet Nail Trimming – Brandywine ACE
Jun 25 @ 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Pet Nail Trimming

on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month

Brandywine Ace Pet & Farm
1150 Pocopson Rd
West Chester, PA 19382
Phone: (610) 793-3080

 

Store Hours:

Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Jun
26
Sun
Symphony Under The Stars
Jun 26 @ 7:30 PM

Symphony Under The Stars

Sunday, June 26, 2022 – 7:30pm
Open Air Theatre, Longwood Gardens

  • The Lark Ascending – Ralph Vaughan Williams, Kennett Symphony Instrumental Competition Winner Kristy Chen, violin
  • Selections from The Planets – Gustav Holst
  • Star Wars Suite – John Williams

Enjoy a beautiful summer evening outdoors with our final concert of the season. The Lark Ascending is a piece that is indebted to English folk music which portrays nostalgia for a simpler time; joining us will be our Instrumental Competition winner Kristy Chen, currently a student at the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music. The Planets was inspired by the astrological significance of the planets and is the perfect piece to hear under a night sky. We close with John William’s legendary score for Star Wars, an instantly recognizable work that hearkens back to old Hollywood film scores.

Jul
1
Fri
First Friday – Kennett, Wilmington, West Chester
Jul 1 @ 5:00 PM
Jul
7
Thu
Gentle Yoga, Year-Round @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Jul 7 @ 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.

Jul
23
Sat
Pet Nail Trimming – Brandywine ACE
Jul 23 @ 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Pet Nail Trimming

on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month

Brandywine Ace Pet & Farm
1150 Pocopson Rd
West Chester, PA 19382
Phone: (610) 793-3080

 

Store Hours:

Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Aug
4
Thu
Gentle Yoga, Year-Round @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Aug 4 @ 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.

Aug
5
Fri
First Friday – Kennett, Wilmington, West Chester
Aug 5 @ 5:00 PM
Aug
27
Sat
Pet Nail Trimming – Brandywine ACE
Aug 27 @ 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Pet Nail Trimming

on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month

Brandywine Ace Pet & Farm
1150 Pocopson Rd
West Chester, PA 19382
Phone: (610) 793-3080

 

Store Hours:

Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Sep
1
Thu
Gentle Yoga, Year-Round @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Sep 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.

Sep
2
Fri
First Friday – Kennett, Wilmington, West Chester
Sep 2 @ 5:00 PM
Sep
10
Sat
Mushroom Festival
Sep 10 @ 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

The 37th Kennett Square Mushroom Festival is heading back to State Street in 2022, the Mushroom Festival Board announced today. The two-day event is a popular community experience—spanning nearly 40 years—and celebrating everything mushrooms and more, including Kennett Square, PA, the Mushroom Capital of the World, mushroom farms, and the community. The Festival will take place on State Street, September 10, (10am-7pm), and September 11 (10am-4pm).

“We are thrilled to be able to host this popular community event in the center of town,” said Gina Puoci, Mushroom Festival Board President. “It’s where the Festival first began, and it’s where we belong.”

The Festival was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID. Last year, while still facing some logistical challenges and uncertainty, the Festival was held, but in a different location in Kennett Square.

Gale Ferranto, Mushroom Festival Coordinated explained, “Our goal is to celebrate mushrooms and the community that supports the industry. There’s no better place to do that than in the center of the Mushroom Capital of the World.”

Fan favorites like the Amateur Mushroom Eating and Mushroom Cooking Contests will be back this year, along with other favorites like Mushroom Soup, Mushroom Cooking Demonstrations, the Mushroom Growers Tent, Painted Mushrooms, Kiddie Rides, Car Show, and more.

Mushrooms are on the Move. With their significant health benefits and variety of uses, they are topping trend lists from outlets like New York Times, and have been cited as a go-to ingredient this year from retailers like Whole Foods. From traditional dishes like Mushroom Soup to powdered in coffees and teas, jerky, dried snacks and more, Mushrooms will be on full display at this year’s Festival.

Follow the Mushroom Festival on Facebook (@themushroomfestival) for details as they become available.

The Mission of the Mushroom Festival is to promote the mushroom, educate consumers about the health benefits of mushrooms and to promote tourism in Southern Chester County, all while financially supporting local and regional charities through a grant process.

 

Sep
11
Sun
Mushroom Festival
Sep 11 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

The 37th Kennett Square Mushroom Festival is heading back to State Street in 2022, the Mushroom Festival Board announced today. The two-day event is a popular community experience—spanning nearly 40 years—and celebrating everything mushrooms and more, including Kennett Square, PA, the Mushroom Capital of the World, mushroom farms, and the community. The Festival will take place on State Street, September 10, (10am-7pm), and September 11 (10am-4pm).

“We are thrilled to be able to host this popular community event in the center of town,” said Gina Puoci, Mushroom Festival Board President. “It’s where the Festival first began, and it’s where we belong.”

The Festival was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID. Last year, while still facing some logistical challenges and uncertainty, the Festival was held, but in a different location in Kennett Square.

Gale Ferranto, Mushroom Festival Coordinated explained, “Our goal is to celebrate mushrooms and the community that supports the industry. There’s no better place to do that than in the center of the Mushroom Capital of the World.”

Fan favorites like the Amateur Mushroom Eating and Mushroom Cooking Contests will be back this year, along with other favorites like Mushroom Soup, Mushroom Cooking Demonstrations, the Mushroom Growers Tent, Painted Mushrooms, Kiddie Rides, Car Show, and more.

Mushrooms are on the Move. With their significant health benefits and variety of uses, they are topping trend lists from outlets like New York Times, and have been cited as a go-to ingredient this year from retailers like Whole Foods. From traditional dishes like Mushroom Soup to powdered in coffees and teas, jerky, dried snacks and more, Mushrooms will be on full display at this year’s Festival.

Follow the Mushroom Festival on Facebook (@themushroomfestival) for details as they become available.

The Mission of the Mushroom Festival is to promote the mushroom, educate consumers about the health benefits of mushrooms and to promote tourism in Southern Chester County, all while financially supporting local and regional charities through a grant process.

Sep
24
Sat
Pet Nail Trimming – Brandywine ACE
Sep 24 @ 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Pet Nail Trimming

on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month

Brandywine Ace Pet & Farm
1150 Pocopson Rd
West Chester, PA 19382
Phone: (610) 793-3080

 

Store Hours:

Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Oct
6
Thu
Gentle Yoga, Year-Round @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Oct 6 @ 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
7
Fri
First Friday – Kennett, Wilmington, West Chester
Oct 7 @ 5:00 PM
Oct
22
Sat
Pet Nail Trimming – Brandywine ACE
Oct 22 @ 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Pet Nail Trimming

on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month

Brandywine Ace Pet & Farm
1150 Pocopson Rd
West Chester, PA 19382
Phone: (610) 793-3080

 

Store Hours:

Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Nov
3
Thu
Gentle Yoga, Year-Round @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Nov 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.

Nov
4
Fri
First Friday – Kennett, Wilmington, West Chester
Nov 4 @ 5:00 PM
Nov
11
Fri
Veterans Day
Nov 11 all-day

Federal Holiday to honor the people who served in those who have served in the armed forces.

Nov
26
Sat
Pet Nail Trimming – Brandywine ACE
Nov 26 @ 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Pet Nail Trimming

on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month

Brandywine Ace Pet & Farm
1150 Pocopson Rd
West Chester, PA 19382
Phone: (610) 793-3080

 

Store Hours:

Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Dec
1
Thu
Gentle Yoga, Year-Round @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Dec 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.

Dec
2
Fri
First Friday – Kennett, Wilmington, West Chester
Dec 2 @ 5:00 PM
Dec
24
Sat
Pet Nail Trimming – Brandywine ACE
Dec 24 @ 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Pet Nail Trimming

on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month

Brandywine Ace Pet & Farm
1150 Pocopson Rd
West Chester, PA 19382
Phone: (610) 793-3080

 

Store Hours:

Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Dec
25
Sun
Christmas Day
Dec 25 all-day